Author: James McQuiston

Posted on: May 6, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

J.P. “Bad Bitty”

Milwaukee has came into national recognition with J.P.. His new effort Bad Bitty is one of those feel-good tracks that will get people out on the dance floor. Existing in the space between rap and R&B, the song incorporates tremendously catchy lyrical hooks and perfectly-placed percussion. Bad Bitty comes in at a hair under two minutes but will stick with listeners long after it ceases to play. This is one…

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Ryck Jane “You Gone Learn Today”

Ryck Jane’s “You Gone Learn Today” is a hard-edged track that will get fans’ heads banging. The repetition of the titular phrase in the single’s chorus further hammers this home. Adding a secondary set of vocals to the aforementioned chorus provides a bit of bass, separating it from the main bars. The synth that plays behind these vox is the element that glues everything together. Ryck Jane has a track…

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devoN Nickoles – “Gold Star”

Gold Star is one of those songs that you’ll have to play numerous times before hearing everything that devoN Nickoles has placed inside the composition. While the song works perfectly in the pop paradigm, there’s a thoughtful, indie-infused guitar and drum composition that fills the backing space. It is there where one will find numerous nods to 2000s indie and alternative rock. Gold Star succeeds because Nickoles is able to…

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AG GATLING feat. LATICE CRAWFORD & READYAVE “Name It” 

One will immediately be drawn in by the interesting vocal delivery that starts out the new single from AG Gatling, Name It. There’s a drive to his delivery that starts out the song with a splash before settling into a more moderate tempo. The presence of Latice Crawford’s inimtable voice on Name It spins the effort into a bold new direction. It is this desire to keep things dfresh and…

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Ryck Jane “No Problems”

The opening seconds of Ryck Jane’s No Problems is tremendously alluring. There’s a mid-1990s Outkast sound that gets whipped up during the single’s opening that allows a strong lyrical flow to dominate. It is this flow that continues to impress as listeners progress through No Problems, as RJ continually switches things up. One will be firmly locked onto their chairs throughout this cut’s run time. Cutting out at the three…

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Jes Marie “Girls Night Out” 

On Girls Night Out, Jes Marie makes a track that speaks to the last twenty years of pop and country music styles. There’s a supersonic set of vocals that are placed front and center, while the shuffling backing instrumentation will tattoo itself deep into the minds and hearts of listeners. We’re amazed at the vocal range that Jes Marie achieves here. A crystal-clear production makes each element shine singularly while…

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Jim Vierra & Friends “Just One Touch”

Jim Vierra & Friends’ “Just One Touch” is a tremendously hopeful track that will have listeners firmly on the edges of their seats. The swelling instrumentation that washes over the composition provides tremendous emphasis to the lyrics that immediately preceded it. Jim Vierra is able to masterfully utilize tempo changes to constantly refresh Just One Touch. The song will be appreciated by anyone that is a fan of gpsel and…

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Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir feat. Shawn Cotterell “God Is Good”

On God Is Good, Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir is able to put forward solid messaging with tremendously compelling instrumental arrangements. The dynamic that is established here provides both the vocal and instrumental sides of the act ample time to shine separately as well as to contribute to a greater whole. The inclusion of Shawn Cottrell’s vox into this mix provides further complexity and depth to the song. The back and…

Posted on: May 3, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

D. Watkins “Slow Wine”

Slow Wine is the new track from Ohio’s D. Watkins, providing a tremendous introduction to the performer. The cool beat is filled out with a bit of an island sound, while the smooth voice of Watkins is able to achieve a considerable range over the song’s run time. The bit of echo that is placed on these aforementioned vocals do well in tattooing them deeply into the minds and hearts…

Posted on: May 3, 2024 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Michael V. Doane “Let’s Go!” 

Michael V. Doane’s Let’s Go is a hooky track that crosses over a variety of genres and styles during its three-minute run time. There are hints of 2000s country, rock, and even the lightest trappings of pop music that all bubble through at points. Doane’s current single is able to appease music fans through thoughtful compositions, a bombastic production, and a charismatic set of vocals that tie these elements together.…