Author: James McQuiston

Posted on: May 28, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

DJ Amaze “LOCO LIMBO” 

DJ Amaze’s LOCO LIMBO is one of those dance tracks that will be absolutely perfect for this summer season. There”s a quick tempo, infectious beats, and smart repetition of the titular phrase with just enough in the way of changes to keep things interesting until the performer closes up shop. I can just imagine a bar setting up a limbo bar and putting this single on. With ample amount of…

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Uncle Ryano “Run Wide Open”

Hey, it’s someone local to us! Uncle Ryano starts his latest video over at The Stroud, a Shreveport-area institution. Run Wide Open is a track that is destined for country radio, something that both works in the current paradigm as well as draws mightily from the country standards of the 1990s and early 2000s. From its quick tempo to a luxurious production that allows the titular performer the ability to…

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Mrs. Henry “Everybody Wants Peace and Love”

Mrs. Henry’s “Everybody Wants Peace and Love” starts out with a tremendous bass line and a hooky repeat of “Everybody” that calls back to the pop-rock of the 1970s. In addition, there are numerous nods to styles as wide-ranging as funk, gospel, soul, and psychedelic. The track sparkles with so many disparate elements striving for dominance. Mrs. Henry’s ability to corral all of these nuances into a cogent and coherent…

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Morgan Hudson feat. Lonnie Britton “Lonely Together” 

On Lonely Together, Morgan Hudson and Lonnie Britton are able to reinvigorate traditional country music in a way that new generations will be able to appreciate. The song’s instrumental opening will draw in listeners, while Morgan’s vox start out in a crisp and clean fashion. The tautness of the guitars, keys, and drums are on display here, providing ample highlighting for each line that Morgan belts out. When Lonnie enters…

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Dasgasdom3 “Leave Me” 

Leave Me has a backing beat that calls back to the late 1990s, with equal amounts of Nelly and Will Smith influence creating a luxurious bed upon which Dasgasdom3 is able to lay his own unique flair. There’s a supreme confidence that is interlaced in each bar. The track’s yin and yang of vox and beat combines to make for something that is decidedly greater than the sum of its…

Posted on: May 17, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

DEF MACHINE feat. Frank Nitt, Diggidy & VOIS “Slam Dance” 

Slam Dance is a refreshing of the rap-rock style of the early 2000s. There are nods to Limp Bizkit, Crazy Town, and P.O.D. inserted within the track. The dynamic established between the guitars and the ropy bass lines on DEF MACHINE’s newest track ensures that this track goes hard. There are so many things that are going down within the soundscape of Slam Dance that one will have to play…

Posted on: May 17, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Greg Hoy & The Boys – Holy Mother of God 

Holy Mother of God is a straight-forward rock track that shines because of Greg Hoy’s charismatic vocals and the strong relationships that are fostered between the aforementioned vocals, drums, guitars, and bass. Part of the allure here has to be how uniquely Hoy’s the track is. It works well with The Hives, The Kinks, and The Strokes but in no way sounds like any of them. We love the intense…

Posted on: May 17, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

DEF MACHINE feat. MOD Diggidy and DEF SQUAD “Break Thru”

On Break Thru, DEF MACHINE is able to speak directly to listeners with his message of hope and faith. There’s a rapid-fire flow that begins things before a more ethereal, gospel-infusedset of vocals takeover. It is this ability to quickly shift through styles that will keep listeners’ attentions throughout the entirety of the track’s run time. The production of Break Thru creates emotive calls to action all while making Break…

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Kelly Morgan “I Remember PT2”

On her new single I Remember PT2, Kelly Morgan is able to make a bouncy dance-meets-pop track that showcases how one can overcome challenges in one’s life – personal, professional, or spiritual – and become even stronger for it. Kelly’s vocals sit softly upon the booming bass lines and guitar strums. The single’s infectious beat will have fans get on out to the dance floor, while there’s enough in the…

Posted on: May 17, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Lauren Hulbert “Honeydew”

Honeydew is the newest single from Lauren Hulbert. On this track, a very close-knit composition with guitar and vocals open things up before percussive elements enter into the mix. It is this trio of contributions that are able to gel together and create something much greater than their constituent parts. The single reminds me of early-1990s alternative fare like Jill Sobule and Rusted Root. The brightness of Honeydew will put…