Author: Jake McCullough

Music Review – “Runaway” by Xavier Toscano

Youtube Twitter Instagram Facebook “Runaway” Dance-Pop Track Xavier looks to be a very classy artist. Plenty of style and loads of flair! It’s not very often you come across an artist with a good image and the confidence to back it up. It’s also really great to see that Xavier has been actively producing music for a few years, fairly consistently. That aught to help him out in a search for a larger fan base. Pop music fans tend to desire the artists who can produce consistently. The Production The rhythm section is really well balanced. The mix and the...

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Music Review – “Shake, Rattle and Roll” by Dynamos

“Shake, Rattle and Roll” A brand new track by Dynamos, out today! (October 13th 2017). It encompasses everything you would consider when hearing that title. Plenty of hip-swinging beats and a wicked guitar solo! The bass and the drums are so tight that the whole track has a very solid foundation and the vocals and rhythm guitar parts are so rhythmic that the verses and choruses stand out. That makes it so much more satisfying when the guitar solos come roaring in! Now, I’m not certain as to which of the two guitarists played those solos but I’ll break the tie,...

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Music Review – “Tomorrow Is Christmas Morning” by Katie Garibaldi

“Tomorrow Is Christmas Morning” Tomorrow Is Christmas Morning is delightfully written in the spirit of Christmas. It was eady for last year’s festivities and it’s coming around again, ready for St. Nic in 2017! The lyircs are beautiful and they help to set the entire scene and mood of the track, along with the well-recorded and well-produced instrument tracks. There are the typical jingling instruments that you would expect from a good christmas track and the strings sections help to make it sound just as great as some of the more well-known Christmas songs. It even starts and ends with...

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Music Review – “Have Faith” by Rika-Rai (feat. Jenn-Jenn)

Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube “Have Faith” (Feat. Jenn-Jenn) The perfect musical balance. Delicate at times yet ferocious at others. Have Faith. The next release by R&B / Hip-Hop artist Rika-Rai, is her best to date. Although social profiles tell a story of little connection, there is a brewing intensity in her music that is NOT about to end. I can see Rika-Rai gaining some serious traction with this song. If she can crack the code for social media growth by marketing the music effectively, I believe she may open many doors for herself in the music industry in the few months...

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Music Review – “The Starz” by Blow_Flyy

Facebook Twitter Youtube “The Starz” Hip-Hop The production, more specifically the mastering, of the track is excellent. Plenty of the EQ frequencies are taken by different tracks and it’s easy to pick each of them out. But… When I first heard The Starz by Blow_Flyy, I initially thought the mix of the track was slightly off, just because the vocals were quieter than the music. After multiple listens, I think it’s treading a fine line. The vocals are audible, but only if the listener’s settings are altered to “mid-boost” (which is the round-about frequency that the vocals are covering, just a...

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