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Azuhl – Fresh Air

By 44faced on Jun 11, 2019 in Music - 0 Comments

Fresh Air is a new single by veteran South African producer Azuhl featuring the talented of female wordsmith Andy Mkosi. Cape Town born Ricardo Nunes, better known as DJ Azuhl, has become a household name on the South African Hip Hop and DJ scene. Considered a veteran he has also performed alongside international artists like Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas, Coolio, Twalib Kweli, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Kofi, Atrak, De La Soul, Coolio and many more.

Stream on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KrySsdmcCg

Follow on Twitter: @AZUHL

These Keyboard Leads Will Make You Go Woooow!

By 44faced on Jun 10, 2019 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

When P. John Livingston turns on one of his many keyboards, you can expect a virtuosic display of sensitivity, touch and feel to encapsulate your senses as he takes flight on his leads. Pure love of music and dedication to communicating a joyous flow fill P. John Livingston’s many keyboard-based tracks on his YouTube channel. Here are a few to go over:

1) CLASSICAL LEADS FIRST OF IT’S KIND IN THE WORLD – THANTHAANAI THUTHIPPOAMAE SONG

Depending on the keyboard it could be either a MIDI distorted guitar sound or a brass sound (I’d bet on distorted guitar), but within a couple of bars, it becomes clear that no matter what the sound he’s using, P. John Livingston has got that special knack that separates the great musicians from the ordinary ones: that his technical mastery of the instrument becomes his toolbox to simply enter into a zone of joyous energy that he wishes to communicate through his beyond flawless keyboard lead extravaganza. This song is sung by his wife, who also shares that flow with him, and after just a few seconds, P. John Livingston and his wife sweep you into a flight of harmonious intensities and interplays.

2) KEYBOARD LEADS & PITCH BENDER – FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD – AADHIYIL VAARTHAYAHA IRUNTHA SONG

Taking off where the first song finished, P. John Livingston adds an impressive display of control of the pitch bender wheel in his leads on “Aadhiyil Vaarthayaha Iruntha Song.” If the keyboard sound only mirrored a real distorted guitar, then you could close your eyes and think that you were listening to a great lead guitarist bending those strings. As a demonstration of this technique, this video holds much interest, however unfortunately the song gets cut off in the middle of its playing.

3) KEYBOARD LEADS -FIRST OF IT’S KIND – FIERY GUITAR LEADS – DEVA KIRUBAI ENDRUM ULLATHU

Oh, the joy of music! Wonderful connection between husband and wife on one hand, outstanding technical display of keyboard lead mastery on the other. In “Deva Kirubai Endrum Ullathu,” P. John Livingston switches from brass to distorted guitar, as if he picked up a guitar a few bars into the song, and continued to hover around the vocal intervals in such an amazing complementary way. The beautiful aspect of this song is in how, although such a legendary keyboard lead player playing so many notes and rhythms, that P. John Livingston also knows how to complement a singer, giving the singer the role they need to have, while filling in the keyboard role with such impressive fills.

4) FIERY KEYBOARD GUITAR LEADS – ANANTHA THUTHI OLI KETKUM SONG – FIRST OF IT’S KIND IN THE WORLD

The harmony of the spheres sings and plays with such joy, optimism and enthusiasm in the song, “Anantha Thuthu Oli Ketkum Song” by P. John Livingston and his wife. The seamless, effortless-looking demonstration of keyboard lead wizardry through distorted guitar and brass effects together with the beautiful singing of P. John Livingston’s wife makes me simply want to get out of my chair smiling, dancing and clapping hands. Despite the undeniable expertise on the keyboard that’s brought to the front in the titling, the sheer happy and pleasurable energy of the whole music is really what excites me more, with the lead playing being a major part of that. There is some encouragement by commenters requesting better production quality. Indeed, it would be good. But the rawness of the display of simply plugging in and letting go has a raw joy central to music’s main function in the world, like an Internet version of walking past people playing music and lighting up the atmosphere with joy. It should be an inspiration to everyone who is an upcoming musician and artist to not be afraid to simply plug in and record, that often the over-produced sound can actually miss out on what is captured in the raw moment.

Listening to more of P. John Livingston’s music, I don’t really have much more to say. In summary, the technical and musical virtuosity is all there, and he knows how to make it serve the more important factor of the energy that the music enlivens. It’s simply a joy to listen to and watch these videos P. John Livingston uploads on his channel. I will place a few more tracks here for your enjoyment, but go and subscribe to his channel to get all his updates:

Subscribe to P. John Livingston Piano Classics » https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9jW05hEle2fQUokdjmcokg

And here are the other tracks!…

5) KEYBOARD GUITAR LEADS WITH VARIABLE TIMING – BEING THE FIRST TIME – KIRUBAYETHAE SONG

6) FIERY PIANO COVER – LONG TIME AGO IN BETHLEHEM – HYMN – KURZWEIL ARTIS SE KEYBOARD

7) FIERY PIANO COVER – NEERARUM KADALUDUTHTHA – STATE ANTHEM OF TAMILNADU – MY OWN VERSION

Iluminative – Kundalini Rising [Album]

By 44faced on Jun 10, 2019 in Music - 0 Comments

Illuminative - Kundalini Rising

Iluminative’s Kundalini Rising is an album that brings some cool flows and ideas to some lyrical content. The concepts incorporated can appeal to some new audiences. This is a self-funded passion project that has a consistent theme throughout the album.

Iluminative is a rapper, singer, songwriter, music producer from Byron Bay, Australia. Iluminative has been featured on mainstream radio stations, along with Internet-based radio stations from all over the world. The newest album is called Kundalini Rising, which will be released digitally on September 9, 2019.

Stream on Reverb Nation: www.reverbnation.com/6425842/album/228674

The Ghost – Boo

By 44faced on Jun 10, 2019 in Music - 0 Comments

The Ghost has a hardcore hip hop style like no other! Check out her music, available on all music streaming platforms.

The Ghost is straight out of Queens, New York. She is an artist that has been in music for a while and is finally gaining momentum with her new single “Boo.”

Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6nCfrwjSkYwboHj5eZ7mXs?si=IqpqbzbqT5OVOJpKRizqOw

Follow on Instagram: @theghost_of_hiphop

Cory Ironside – Day Dreaming

By 44faced on Jun 10, 2019 in Music - 0 Comments

Cory Ironside is an international artist an is creating a new wave with his new album Day Dreaming. Check him out, it’s available on all major music distribution platforms.

Cory Ironside is a resident of New Jersey but has been known to travel around the USA spreading positive energy and good music.

Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/0sg9jN2Pigji3ASQeYHWm1?si=av6C0xxNQ7O6JBoVPA8mng

Follow Cory Ironside on Instagram: @coryironside

Adonis Kashe’ – Ah Ah Ah

By 44faced on Jun 10, 2019 in Music - 0 Comments

Adonis Kashe’ is coming with that new flavor called Funk N Roll. He is leading the way with his creativity. Check him out, his music is available on all major music distribution platforms.

Adonis Kashe’ is straight out of Houston Texas. He has been down a long hard road and is now making head way with his new single “Ah Ah Ah.”

Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5APLDXSBMkVQDpadhTDgQR?si=cuiicJ8PRemNxIkndnqOFQ

LAIZO and Ceezy UR – L.O.T.B

By 44faced on Jun 10, 2019 in Music - 0 Comments

“L.O.T.B” (Land Of The Blind) is a conscious rap/trap song about the zombie rappers in the industry. Sounds very dark.

LAIZO is a trap producer and Ceezy UR a rapper, producer and songwriter, both from The Netherlands and this is their first collaboration.

Stream LAIZO and Ceezy UR – “L.O.T.B” on:

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Knightro – Hostile Takeover

By 44faced on Jun 09, 2019 in Music - 0 Comments

Knightro’s Hostile Takeover is a mixture of various sounds from down south, containing laid-back and mellow material, club joints, storytelling, and old school pimp-type music.

Knightro is a recording artist and songwriter hailing from Brookhaven, MS, nearly 15 years in the game. Knightro is also the co-founder of Word Lyfe Inc.

Stream Knightro’s Hostile Takeover:

K’NO – One Time

By 44faced on Jun 09, 2019 in Music - 0 Comments

“One Time” in the words of K’NO: “Why they always fuckin’ with me? No, I don’t give a fuck ‘bout One Time!” Since the reign of T-Pain, the city of Tallahassee has been starved of a star. Places such as Broward County and Miami have been the focus-point of Florida Hip-Hop for years now, leaving T-Town silently in the shadows. That is until K’NO dropped. Although the rapper is now based out of Los Angeles, he represents Tallahassee whole-heartedly; using his savage 2019 single, “ONE TIME”, to cast some rays back on his Gunshine home. Certainly, a star resides in this lyricist, capable of ascribing another face to Tallahassee’s growing list of greats. Only difference between K’NO, and the autotune icon before him, is that this emcee’s artistry hardly caters to the radio. Over hats, snares, and 808s, K’NO is inexplicably cutthroat. His bars are riddled with the ruthless realities of Tallahassee’s streets, matched with clever metaphors regarding the life he lives within them. “ONE TIME” is not a single detail shy of the grittiness, swagger and grime overtaking other areas of Florida. In fact, it may be even better, given that it pumps with an energy only K’NO can accord. This record will be dropping on all platforms May 23rd, and an album will be following it as soon as Miso Rich Entertainment gives the word. Until then, you can catch K’NO’s “ONE TIME” on Youtube; and watch this T-Town talent’s numbers quickly climb.

Stream/download “One Time” by K’NO at major distribution outlets:

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Thor Cipher – So I Can Breathe

By 44faced on Jun 08, 2019 in Music - 0 Comments

Check out the new single by Thor Cipher, “So I Can Breathe.” RnB Soul Trap and EDM

Stream on SoundCloud » https://soundcloud.com/thor-cipher/so-i-can-breath

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