Friday, July 5, 2013

Jowin Actually Has Friends Impressions

Jowin Actually Has Friends Impressions

If you’ve spent any time as a fan Jowin his announcement of his new project may have taken you back a bit. A bold statement from a cosmic loner, “Jowin Actually Has Friends” is meant to be taken literally, not as a figurative suggestion that the open ended lone soul music that we’ve come to love may be ending. Instead, it is Jowin’s way of bringing like minded individuals together.

His most collaborative project to date, the five track EP features production and verses from friends old and new. The production team of JAHF lends an R&B and Jazz influenced sound to Jowin’s inquisitive and observational lyrical style. Tracks that stand out are “Please Save Mii” with production by Luff, Jowin costar Plue Starfox and his melodic beats and “Stranger,” with production by Nick Dynamite who lends a dark and atmospheric tone to the project. Lyrically, Jowin continues his trend of keeping his listeners attentive and willing participants in his music.  He asks questions with his lyrics in a style that begs listeners to explore options, “If I was your stranger, would I stay your stranger,” is an anthem that comes to mind. Overall, JAHF comes in as a pleasing step forward guided by a little help from his friends.

Hear “Jowin Actually has Friendshere and be on the lookout for Jowin’s full length album “Circumescent” in the near future.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Jowin. Unsigned Artist of the Week

Our Unsigned Artist of the Week is Jowin from Nashville, Tennessee. Jowin can only be described as a complete and revolutionary artist. Not only are his lyrical style and wordplay one of a kind but how he presents the themes in his music exudes a personal touch that cannot be replicated.

The topics of his music and some of his anime, video game and other references can really only be fully understood by those who share these interests, however they are executed well enough that there is something for everyone and an added joy for those willing to search for answers.

To back up such a unique lyrical talent can only be production that can come from himself. Most of his music are either self produced or produced by talents who share the artists similarities and can match the animation of his style.

There can be no doubt that Jowin is in a different league , both as an artist and as a producer and is paving the way for a new sound in Hip Hop.

My Favorites from Jowin are, "Hue Freeman", "Cosplay Girl", and "Super-Cool-Action"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordspit. Unsigned Artist of the Week.

Our Unsigned Artist of the Week is Wordspit from Brooklyn, New York. Wordspit mixes a classic sound of 90's Hip Hop, unique samples and  his creative mix of lyricism, storytelling and passion for Hip Hop to create a raw unprecedented sound that defines the potential for Hip Hop to return to its former glory and go beyond it.

Wordspit characterizes the new age of Hip Hop by presenting himself honestly and communicating his unique struggle as an artist beautifully. He successfully relates to the new generation of Hip Hop by tapping into everyday life and nostalgic topics, giving them new perspective with his clever and unwavering lyrical talent.

His presence never falters, his energy stays consistent and he tells his story in a way that can be understood by anyone as a journey into his thoughts and his alone.

My Favorites from Wordspit are, "Joystick Madness" and "Poet's Haiku"

Muzik MOBB. Unsigned Artist of the Week.

Our Unsigned Artist of the Week is the Muzik MOBB from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Muzik MOBB consists of four artists, J-Heat, Young Trigga, Fre$hman, and Zee Zee with occasional singer Raysean. The group as a whole has a very unified sound, with each artist complementing the next effortlessly.

Everyone holds their own and there are no places in their music where one part lacks effort because someone is slacking. This group uses its power in numbers to open up the range of topics that they touch upon and clearly explain their position without sounding repetitive.

Their greatest strength would be in their overall energy.  They posses the lyrical talents to make a song and keep a level of energy that is consistent and intense, keeping any crowd on their feet and entertained without being gimmicky.

Overall their energy and ability to manage so much talent into a unified machine is unmatched, making them worth multiple listens daily.

My Favorites from Muzik MOBB are "Switch Up" and "This is the Life"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Goose. Unsigned Artist of the Week.

Our Unsigned Artist of the week is Goose from Syracuse, NY.  Goose is a talented storyteller and lyricist who has tasted success and has a hunger for more. In 2006, he took his first bite into fortune with his appearance on the Madden 2007 soundtrack. Now, after some years of in and outs in life and in his career, he brings turns his struggle into a blissful musical experience. Goose weaves engaging stories that range around personal experience and an extrospective sense of everyday human interaction. He does this while having a knack for creative and entertaining lyricism.

In listening to Goose you get an artist that has a profound connection with his music, every word and punchline sounds as if it has a personal story, which makes his music easily likable to those with the slightest bit of empathy.

My Favorites from Goose are "Homeless In Hollywood" and "Forever Young"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dumbfoundead. Unsigned Artist of the Week.

Our Unsigned Artist of the week is Dumbfoundead from Los Angeles, California. An accomplished Grind-Time Battler and talented rapper, Dumbfoundead, is an incredible lyrical monster who meshes his punchline style to create a sound that reminds the world of Hip Hop's golden age. He has escaped from the stigma of Battle rappers who can't make songs, by embracing his style and flowing well over beats effortlessly and adding substance to his music while using his lyrical skill to present it with an outstanding level of creativity.

On the production side of Dumbfoundead's music are intelligent multi-dimensional beats that include cuts from DJ Zo that bring the overall production that brings out the full Hip Hop feel of Dumbfoundead's music.

Put simply, Dumbfoundead easily solidifies his spot as a Hip Hop Emcee, who fuses all that is good in Hip Hop's past with a vision and style that catapults his music far beyond a lot of what we hear today.

My Favorites from Dumbfoundead are "Night Riders" and "Different Galaxies" ft Sam Ock

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

JayVon Phillips. Unsigned Artist of the Week.

Our Unsigned Artist of the Week is JayVon Phillips from New York, New York. With JayVon Phillips you have a talented singer with a futuristic sound. From a young age, he has followed in his mother's footsteps with his pursuit of music, training with professionals for most of his music career. In his songs, he displays a smooth, and melodic voice while his lyrics are fun yet strong and emotional when they are needed to be. His lyrics range from songs to make ladies dance to the cosmic nature of relationships.

Behind the pop inspired lyrics and melodic voice is electro inspired production that gives his sound the finishing touch. A majority of the production comes from the talented Geek Squad, who uplift JayVon Phillips with their thoughtful production.

Overall, JayVon Phillips puts on a classic act with his voice, heartfelt lyrics and amazing production. His sound is very new, unique and here to stay.

My Favorites from JayVon Phillips are "Let it Go" and "Photogenic"