Sonen – All The Lights

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Synth-Pop duo SONEN launches new album with epic debut single ‘All The Lights’ 

ATLANTA, GA – SONEN is an Atlanta-based Electro-Pop duo whose resonant bass lines, vintage-tinged strings and harmonious male/female vocals come together to form a seductive, compelling sound that will consume listeners entirely and leave them sweaty and satisfied.  

Made up of Keith Evans and Holly Mullinax, SONEN hails from ATL which has a rich underground music and art scene that is both inspiring and exciting, and it’s in that creative incubator that SONEN came to be. SONEN is both a Japanese and Swedish word, the former being a term that loosely translates to “innermost attitude” or the layer that exists between the conscious and subconscious mind, and the latter a more literal translation to son. 

SONEN’s debut LP “Inside the Sun” put them on the map and gave them the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Diplo, STRFKR, Flying Lotus, Dam Funk, and Casio Kids. They’ve developed a reputation for “turning the kids into a sweaty mess,” according to The Big Beat. When the time came for SONEN to create their next full length, The Pink Moment, the group took a multifaceted approach to the project. The duo set out to capture the passion of their live performances and combine that rapturous energy with a more intimate, alluring tone; hoping to not only compel listeners to dance, but to move them to feel. 

Conceptualized, written and recorded in two drastically different settings, the album reflects a dichotomy of influences that resulted from splitting time between their studio in the heart of Atlanta and a secluded lake house in the mountains of North Carolina.  The pink moment is a term used by Evans and Mullinax to describe the time when the sun falls behind the mountains during sunsets in NC; an instant when the sky creates a brilliantly pink hue and is described by Evans as having “an emotional and epic value we wanted to recreate in our music”. 

 “The Pink Moment” finds the band moving deep into the electronic realm yet tempering the harder edges with moaning analog synthesizers, carefully developed tension and purposeful melodies. The end result is a sound that is both thoughtfully dynamic and reflective of their evolution as artists and humans. In short, SONEN took some time to live and absorb their life experiences. “The Pink Moment” is a reflection of those junctures; a beautiful, poignant expression of life’s greatest adventures in love, loss and lessons learned. 

The debut single from the project is a song called “All The Lights.” Setting the stage for the epic feeling of the album, “All The Lights” is a heartfelt, emotional buildup of a song that encourages listeners to reevaluate priorities and look to a different way of life. Currently available across all streaming platforms, the song showcases the beautiful harmonies between Keith and Holly over the top of a soaring Synth-Pop groove that invites audiences into a pace that won’t let go. 

To listen to SONEN’s music or to follow them on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/sonenmusic/
https://www.facebook.com/sonenmusic
http://sonenmusic.com/ 

ALL THE LIGHTS
https://soundcloud.com/sonen/all-the-lights
https://youtu.be/xS112mdWN9I (Promo Video) 

“THE PINK MOMENT”
https://soundcloud.com/sonen/sets/the-pink-moment/s-KTe2v 

Ellie Rivers – Leavin’

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Iowa born and raised Ellie Rivers is putting her own twist on Country Music 

“LOS ANGELES, CA – Born and raised in the Midwest City of Ames, Iowa, Ellie Rivers couldn’t escape Country music even if she wanted to. Luckily, she couldn’t be happier to be putting her own twist on the sound that has always been close to her heart. While her smoky alto voice has been compared to artists such as Celine Dion, Amy Winehouse and Bobbie Gentrie, her music takes on an untouched aesthetic that others have labeled a “soulful twist on California meets Nashville.” 

Rivers’ latest single, “Leavin, talks about finding your way through the end of a toxic relationship. It’s an empowering track that just cannot be beat. Co-written by Rivers and the artist Page, “Leavin” is what some artists would call ‘a creative download’.   

We actually wrote the bones of the song from scratch in about 8 minutes. We had been working on another song all day, and as we were wrapping up the session, I started playing something on the piano without paying attention to it. We stopped talking for a second because we both tuned into what was being played. We hit record on my iPhone and 8 minutes later, we had the entire first verse, bridge and chorus. We ended up putting it away for a few months and then when I was going through a really toxic breakup, we pulled it back out, finished it up and gave it a little more direction. I guess you could say this song was foreshadowing my future the day we first wrote it.” 

When you hear the richness of Rivers’ voice, you may wonder why you just heard of her now. Despite her love of music, she grew up in a home where singing outside of church or school was frowned upon. This did not, however, stop her from practicing what she loved and receiving classical training as a vocalist in school.  

I have been singing since I opened my mouth, but I was only allowed to sing in church and we were only allowed to listen to Christian music, so I don’t have the typical background of growing up listening to different genres of music that a lot of musicians have.” 

After high school, Rivers stopped singing completely for several years but deep down she always knew that music was what lights up her soul.  

“I’ve decided to do what it takes to put my past behind me and follow my heart, to follow the music.” 

Now Rivers hopes to bring her take on Country Pop music to the world. One silver lining of Covid has been the amount of time we’ve had to write and produce new music. 

“Virtual sessions with songwriters that have #1 records under their belts and having my debut EP being produced by charting record producer N.O.C.N.Y. has been a dream come true!” 

Rivers’ debut EP is set to release early 2021 and you can check out her latest single “Leavin” here:  https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/YA5M3iCQDJU1mQkV9 

To follow Rivers on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/ellieriversmusic 

https://www.facebook.com/ellieriversmusic

MR. Slade – This Is How We Make The Love

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With a sound that shatters the stereotype, MR. Slade is an artist of his own design 

TORONTO, CANADA – Being a musician that doesn’t prescribe to any preconceived idea of what should or shouldn’t be, MR. Slade has had the unique experience to create an image and a sound that is unmatched and all his own.  

Slade did not come into performance in a conventional manner. His journey began when he started writing songs out of boredom andled himto working with other musicians and creating tracks that he could put out as his own. “I started writing songs unintentionally while at work and found people would hum along to them. Everyone started singing along to them and they were quite catchy. I decided that it was going to be a really cool, creative outlet so I put pen to paper and started writing music. I teamed up with a guitarist buddy of mine and we started creating music that way. Then during lockdown, we had a couple of songs written and ready to go and produce, I thought this might be a good time to go ahead and complete this project. I took advantage of the time and great music that was somewhat reflective of my experience during lockdown and something that I’m very passionate about.” 

With music that is described as having elements of Heavy Metal, 80’s Metal, Electro, Disco and Pop Punk, MR. Slade has created a sound that is completely his own. “I love the aggressiveness of Metal and I love the sexiness of Dance music and Disco. I wanted to create something that was the combination of both of those things. I think previously when we think of Pop music or Dance music or Electro, it’s more fun. And when we think of Metal or Alternative, it’s a little bit more aggressive and borderline angry, but it’d be cool to create something that was aggressively sexy or aggressively dangerous or aggressively fun, if that makes sense.” 

Being more influenced by visuals than anything, MR. Slade takes much of his inspiration from the things he sees rather than what he listens to. “I’m inspired by pictures, or movie scenes, or things like that. I am more so inspired by experiences and pictures and visuals than I happen to be by other musicians.  

Slade puts out a new song just about every other month. With a growing collection of discography available, he is working on making his music accessible and relatable to everyone. “The timing is right. Most of my songs are about partying, going out,havingfun, meeting a stranger, going home with a stranger, things that we used to do. Now for three minutes and 23 seconds, you can kind of feel like you’re able to do that or remember what that’s like especially now with what’s going on, you hold onto that feeling. I think that’s quite important. I think entertainment or good art should involve a certain amount of escapism and self introspection so if you can kind of merge both of those together, it can be truly amazing.” 

With the goal of working on connecting with his audience and growing his platform, MR. Slade wants his music to become the escape that people need. He plans to continue to release tracks every other month and plans to put out more visuals for each of those tracks.  

Check out MR. Slade’s music as well as his social media via the links listed below. 

https://www.instagram.com/mr.slade_musician/ 

“You Make It So Hard” 

https://soundcloud.com/mrslade/youmakeitsohard   

“Call Me” 

https://soundcloud.com/mrslade/callme 

Mac Nova – Steal The Sun

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Mac Nova releases first track after signing with AMG/Sony 

TOLEDO, OH – Having recently signed with his first big recording company, Mac Nova is making a big splash as he breaks into the music scene. With his latest release, “Steal The Sun” coming out in October, he has a new and exciting sound that he is ready to share with the world.  

Mac Nova got into music in his early teens, freestyling and having fun with his friends and family. “I actually got started recording and writing songs on a whim after I freestyled in front of one of my coworkers, Big Steve, in the garage and he pointed me towards a studio. That was about seven years ago.” 

When he was younger, Mac Nova’s mother would not allow him to listen to Rap music. This gave him the opportunity to appreciate a variety of different genres, and he later brought some of those influences into his music. “My mom didn’t actually let me listen to Rap until I was in high school, so I just got a lot of everything but Rap even though that’s what I ended up doing. A few of my main artistic influences are The Fugees, Prince, some Motown artists and Anita Baker, and when I first got my hands on some Rap, I got into  Jay Z and LL at about the same time.” 

With such a wide variety of influences, he is able to create a sound that pulls in different genres and techniques, making the Mac Nova sound unique and rare. “Even though I’m rapping – because that is my main style – Rap is one of the few genres that you can add literally any other genre to.” 

Mac Nova is set to release his latest single “Steal The Sun” in mid-October. “I would say this track is a culmination of my rhetoric as a rapper. I like to think that my style and, more importantly, the content of the Rap helps people understand that there is a difference between success and wisdom and just because someone is successful at what they do, doesn’t mean you should follow what they do or what they say to a tee. So, part of my brand as a rapper is that I would like to achieve ‘acclaim,’ if you will, without having to subject myself to some of the things people do to advertise themselves. So instead of walking around with jewelry and things of that nature, I would like to ‘Steal The Sun’ in that respect.” 

Being recently signed with AMG/Sony, “Steal The Sun” will be Mac Nova’s first big release. While he has made enormous strides in his career this year, he believes that he would not be where he is today without the help of his team and his friends, especially his manager Debra Sue of Glass City Talent, his first producer CJ Mack, and his current producer, Wade from Guerilla Studios, as well as a host of other family, friends and fans who have supported him in his artistic endeavors. 

Keep an eye out for Mac Nova’s new release “Steal The Sun” as well as the music video which is set to release on October 16, 2020. 

King Supreme Da Don – W.F.T.G.U

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King Supreme Da Don releases his latest EP single ‘W.F.T.G.U.’ 

BOSTON, MA – Newly added to the Bentley Records family, King Supreme Da Don is a Hip Hop artist worth looking out for. With his latest EP single “W.F.T.G.U.” coming out on October 21, KSDD shows artistry and talent through a track that can get stuck in your head, exactly where you want it to be. 

Growing up, KSDD was always invested in music. “I got into music at a young age. I always had a strong passion for music especially when I was growing up. Now that I make music of my own, I would say that I have a more creative sound. I think I would label it more as Hip Hop music rather than Trap.” 

The name King Supreme Da Don has a very significant meaning. “Growing up over the years, I had a few different names and I stuck with King Supreme Da Don because I had a name before, L- Supreme Tha Boss. I took part of the name of Supreme from my father who actually made music of his own back in the day. So I took part of Supreme and I added King in front of it because I believe that everyone deserves to be a king or queen. I have always said that however you see yourself fit to be, then that is who you are, so that is what I stuck with. My goal is to do everything possible to live up to that. I am always going to be a king, my wife will always be my queen, and everyone out there was born to be a king or a queen too.”  

KSDD has a few core inspirations. He takes a lot of influence from artists such as Tupac, but is mainly inspired as a musician by his family. “I take a lot of inspiration from Tupac because he is such an important artist to me. But right now I would say that my greatest inspiration and my motivation as a musician comes from my children and my wife.” 

The track “W.F.T.G.U.” is song about the obstacles that KSDD has had to overcome and the way that he has been able to make it through. “This single is about all of the struggles that I have been through and how I came out on the other side. The entire EP goes along with it as an outlining of what I am capable of doing as an artist. It really talks about me aiming for what I want and proving that I am able to keep up with everyone else. It also talks about how I am always going to be trying to provide for my family, no matter what.” 

Along with his musical ventures, KSDD and his wife are doing all that they can to help other artists to have the same opportunities that KSDD had with their new label New Age Limit Records. “My goal is to build a foundation that will strive to be the best that it can be. My wife and I started this company under the principle of helping artists that are struggling and giving them a chance to build a basis right here in Massachusetts.” 

Check out King Supreme Da Don’s music as well as his social media accounts below. 

https://www.facebook.com/kingSupremeDaDon 

https://www.instagram.com/therealkingsupremedd/ 

https://twitter.com/kingsupremedd 

Vanalika Shan – Midnight

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18-year-old Vanalika brightens the world with her new single ‘Midnight’ 

DALLAS, TX – Indie pop singer/songwriter and pianist Vanalika Shan’s open-hearted sound is the result of years immersing herself in diverse cultures around the globe. At only 18 years old, the Indian-born artist has studied music in the U.S., Australia, and India, drawing freely from American Pop, Indian Classical, and musical theater to create an irresistible sound all her own.  

That original sound is put on full display on her new single, “Midnight” which is slated to go wide across all streaming platforms on Oct. 16. The laid-back vibe of the song takes full advantage of a robust array of Synth sounds for a contemporary twist on Indie Pop. The slow organs open the song and create a mellow, ambient vibe that sets the stage for Vanalika’s ethereal vocals. As her voice begins to sour, she welcomes listeners into a nice groove that’ll have them bopping their heads while smiling and reminiscing about that someone special. 

“The idea of it came from a kind of Cinderella theme,” Vanalika said. “It goes around the concept of time being limited. Time is a driving force in any relationship – romantic or friendship or whatever. So I wanted to play on that idea with the nuances from a Cinderella fairytale.” 

The debut single from this fast-rising star is a follow-up to her wildly successful cover mashup “Blinding Lights and Physical” which is currently available across all streaming platforms. Fully embracing the Synth Pop sound, the song takes two chart-topping retro tunes and mashes them into something that’s equal parts throwback and modern, and perfect to showcase this talented musicians naturally ethereal vocals. 

Having just graduated from high school, Vanalika said she’s taking advantage of a gap year to pursue music as a career. Though she started as a singer when she was only 4 years old and has performed in multiple places over the years, it hasn’t been until recently that she started fully dedicating herself to a career in music. While growing up, her father traveled to places all over the world, often moving his family along the way. As such, Vanalika said she’s gotten a very global education about people and cultures and the ways in which art can tie people together. 

“Traveling has been a big part of my life, from meeting new people to seeing different locations,” she said. “Music ties the bridges in between. I’ve experienced different kinds of music, but at the end of the day, it’s still my kind of music that I’m creating. The way I like to approach my music is to take my own story and add a little twist. Music isn’t about just adding a little bit of an edge or technicality to something, but more of a driving force. I want to move an audience through the music as if they’re part of the story. That’s one of my favorite attributes of music – not just listening to a song but how the combination of sound and lyrics can drive an audience together. At the end of the day, I hope my music makes people feel good when they listen to it. Vanalika means sunflower, and I try to embody that in myself and my music. A sunflower is bright and calming, and that’s the effect I want to bring to the world with my music. I want to brighten the world with my music, one sunflower at a time.” 

To listen to Vanalika’s music, or to follow her on social media, please visit: 

https://linktr.ee/vanalikashan

“Blinding Lights and Physical” 

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=KjBpHq9k_nk&feature=share 

https://open.spotify.com/album/2aUsXBvNGPyTC3t9ksVgxr?si=Fq75-j1hSVKCk3UGlgb7YA
https://music.apple.com/us/album/blinding-lights-and-physical-single/1527973733
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Vanalika_Shan_Blinding_Lights_and_Physical?id=Bfj5rgg5beuti3mm2ypitvhawom
https://music.amazon.com/albums/B08G1GYFPG?ref=dm_sh_c3f2-85e0-dmcp-a90e-be53a&musicTerritory=US&marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER 

JT Da Bagga – Remember the Woo

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 JT Da Bagga drops hot new EP to spice up the chilly months of winter 

ATLANTA, GA – Summer is for the ladies, but the men are staking a claim to the winter. That’s the sentiment behind the debut EP from Atlanta-based artist JT Da Bagga. It’s entitled “Cold Boi Winter” and it features a handful of tracks from this fast-rising artist that showcase his unique brand of sound and style. With California-inspired tracks like “Cold Boi Flow” and swaggy tracks like “Remember the Woo,” JT offers music lovers an enjoyable ride that’s perfect for the upcoming colder months.  

“It’s me speaking from a single man’s perspective,” he said. “Basically, it’s me being an ultimate bachelor. Each song is me doing what I do. I’m analyzing women because I like women and I like to be with women. I’m not degrading women. I love women. And I show that through all of these songs.” 

JT said he’s proud of this project because it shows the world a new sound and style in the world of Hip Hop that’s been lacking for a while. The thing he said he’s most proud of is his ability to be diverse and bring original flows across each and every song.  

“I’ve been all over the East Coast and I’ve been influenced by a lot of different genres of music,” he said. “I don’t have a specific sound. I do Drill, I do R&B slow songs, I do Club music, I do Reggae music – my versatility and ability to bring a vibe to any track is what sets me apart. That’s my biggest attribute as an artist.” 

Originally from Newark, New Jersey, JT was raised in the New York foster system. He lived in a group home in Queens and saw and experienced a lot of bad things in life. Music became his escape from life, and a sting in prison gave him somewhat of a blessing in disguise in that it provided him time to focus on the craft of making music and perfecting his unique sound and style. He’s come quite a ways since his early days of performing off-Broadway plays as a child.  

“A few years of me going to prison and making mistakes made me do research in how to perfect my craft and do things with it to stand out,” he said. “Ultimately, I’d like to be somebody known for spreading love. When you listen to my music, it’s more of an educational thing. To be able to bring people together and vibe and love and be able to be around each other without hate would be my ultimate goal for my music. I don’t do raw street music. A lot of my music is a vibe. So come and relax with me. I’m pure. I’m different. My mind is different, and yours can be too when you listen to my music.” 

JT’s album is currently available across all streaming platforms. The debut single “Remember the Woo” has been getting some major attention across the U.S. and is set to drop a music video later this year.  

To listen to JT’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit: 

Instagram.com/jtdabagga 

Twitter.com/jtdabagga 

TikTok.com/BaggaWorld

 

Shea Brown – What It’s Worth

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Multitalented young artist Shea Brown drops two new singles in advance of forthcoming EP ‘Merri-Go-Round’ 

PONTIAC, MI – Though Shea Brown has been writing music with the craft a person well beyond her years since she was age 8, there’s perhaps been no better display of her talents than with the new EP “Merri-Go-Round.” Set to drop before the end of the year, this six-song showcase offers fans all over the world a deeper look into who this young star is and how her unique talent is lighting up the music industry. Displaying a range of abilities across multiple genres, Shea offers a little bit of Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and more on this project, with a distinct nod to the legends of old paired with a modern-day vibe that’s undeniably catchy. 

“It’s all different songs with different sounds and vibes which is what the title refers to,” she said. “I just don’t feel like we have that versatility anymore, and I feel like I’m bringing that back. It’s a little bit of old-school and you will definitely hear some of the things that were done in the 50s and 60s, but in a different type of way. That’s true to who I am as an artist. I’ve always been told that I don’t sound like anyone else. I have a unique voice. I have my own signature sound.” 

Shea has always been somewhat of a musical butterfly and songwriter. She first started getting into music when she was 8 years old, harmonizing and singing melodies and writing her own songs as she explored her skill as a poet. Destined to be a star and inspired by musical legend Brandy, Shea would hear her songs and before long she would be singing them word-for-word, hitting every note just like the musical icon. Shocking even to her parents, Shea’s vocal ability showed that even at a young age she was a superstar in the making. She honed her skills over the years through live performances at various events throughout the area, and started chasing her dream to become a globally recognized singer and songwriter. 

Two debut singles from the forthcoming EP showcase her raw talent impressively. “What It’s Worth” is an R&B and Soul track that showcases both her depth and her range as a vocalist as she sings about a girl who falls in love and does what she can to prove what she’s worth to her man. “Me and My Girlfriends” on the other hand, is an upbeat party track that’s all about all the things that are bound to happen before, and while you are at the club with your girlfriends. 

“They have their little drinks and do all these things before they go out and have fun,” Shea said. “That’s what I wanted this song to be – just a fun party song. Before we go out to the club, let’s get ready for the club. It’s straight Hip Hop and just fun.”

Both singles are currently available across all streaming platforms with the full EP set to drop later this fall. She said she’s also planning on another album for early 2021 

To listen to Shea Brown’s music or to follow her on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/sheabrownofficial
https://www.facebook.com/shea.brown.39501

“What It’s Worth” 
https://open.spotify.com/album/2eSGfJhGwJbaMNzqrp7hAK?si=KHDXKdn7SMytEVZgv3ol1w

“Me & My Girlfriends”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoTWFobxWV9jf8UAGBvz-yA
https://open.spotify.com/track/3TgX5BNjSeiaAXit0ejEgR

Red Giant Project – Betta Man Feat. Tre Aces

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Living legends combine master-level skills for truly original album ‘Red Giant Project’ 

SAN DIEGO, CA – The ultimate collaboration of musicians who are masters at their craft comes together with an deeper progressive new sound on a new LP called “Red Giant Project.” Spearheaded by Matthew Burke AKA Burkey and sound-designed by Matt Madonna, the project features an array of living legend instrumentalists in Karl Denson, Tah Rei, John Avery, Shane Hall, Tre Aces, and Lynx DeMuth. The juxtaposition of vocalists Burkey and Hall, who also plays guitar on some tracks, combines for a human element that weaves tastefully through the music in ways that never distract from the full scope of the production.  

“Beauty is the intention,” Burkey said. “This project could be called R&B and Blues pumped up on bass music. Or it could just as easily be labeled as Americana, or Neo-Soul Trap, or even Lofi-Trip-Hop-Downtempo. It’s ambient poetry with strong hooks and vocal synths that dance through gritty, analog sound. And it’s done by all of these people who are masters of their craft, and then blended together by Matt. It’s something really incredible.” 

Madonna and Burkey met some years back while touring with different EDM projects. Madonna was with Love & Light while Burkey spent about a decade with Vokab Kompany. The two would often bump into each other at festivals or on the tour circuit, and sometimes they’d bounce ideas off each other or even play around with different sounds or write songs together. Both of them were doing songs that were high-energy, club-based EDM music upwards of 120 beats per minute and higher. So their collaborations backstage tended to be slower and more ambient, exploring different ways to incorporate the sounds they’d become familiar with into more downtempo and relaxed vibes. Madonna eventually retired ‘Love & Light’ while Burkey continued with Vokab Kompany, and the two of them kept in touch.  

In 2016, Burkey had the opportunity to start working with Karl Denson who is a legendary sax player best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, KDTU, and Greyboy Allstars. He’s even featured with the band Sexual Chocolate in the iconic Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.” When Madonna heard that Burkey was working with Denson, he sent them a beat he’d been working on at home, and Denson was so impressed that it sparked an idea from Burkey 

“The whole process created a whole pure vibe,” Burkey said. “We’d all gotten older and didn’t fit that party scene anymore, and our songwriting had taken on a deeper aspect – from the chords to the sound design to the lyricism and everything in between. Matt had become the ultimate sound designer. He can spend days on end just making a sound, and he’ll create his own sounds. He’ll spend a 20-hour session searching for the best kick drum, manipulating 200 different kinds of drums until he’s found that best sound. So he was the perfect person to blend all of the things that these masters at their craft were bringing to the table.” 

Burkey said the collaboration has been so overwhelmingly positive that the two friends have decided to pursue more projects in the future. He said they have the first record focusing more on a Neo-Soul, Jazz vibe with Blues guitar and swaggy Hip-Hopesque vocals. And like a Red Giant star that burns at its brightest in its later stages of life, the “Red Giant Project” showcases the bright burning talent of these veteran artists in a way that cannot and should not be ignored. 

To listen to the Red Giant Project or to follow these artists on social media, please visit: 

https://www.facebook.com/redgiantproject 

https://www.instagram.com/redgiantproject 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6w17z0QsctPCHEMW1EV0xY?si=yOUMsiHpTGWBXpqHzuBLMQ 

Wait It Out ft. Karl Denson 

https://soundcloud.com/muti/red-giant-project-wait-it-out-feat-karl-denson

Adonis Alias SoupBone and M.E. NotApologetic – Sir Paul

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Two West Coast artists join forces for creative new album ‘ApoSTGles 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – An impressive blend of Rap, Hip Hop, Jazzy Blues and R&B swag makes its way to the center stage on a new album from West Coast artists Adonis Alias SoupBone and M.E. NotApologetic. Set to release in December, “ApoSTGles” is the ultimate culmination of this super collaboration between two artists who have been making waves in the industry for years. Across six songs, the duo lets the world know that it’s OK to party, but there’s also real issues in life that have to be dealt with and sometimes you gotta step up. Each of them came up with concepts for three of the songs, then worked together seamlessly to create the final product – tapping deeply into each other’s talents and ideas.  

“It’s two brothers coming together and showcasing our skills together,” Adonis said. “It’s us complementing each other’s talents and ideas. We’re talking about positives, not using any profanity and ultimately, it’s all about the music.” 

The debut single from the project is “Sir Paul” and is slated to release across all streaming platforms on Oct. 16. It’s a song that pays tribute to one of the most influential musicians of all time: Paul McCartney. “Sir Paul” is presented with an eye-popping video filmed by acclaimed and award-winning director Jae Synth. Throughout the song, Adonis and M.E. incorporate lyrics and titles from McCartney’s most successful songs and albums, and ultimately use the icon as a metaphor for achieving one’s dreams. 

“If there’s any chance Paul could hear this, I think he’d appreciate it more than anybody,” Adonis said. “There’s no other musician who has transcended the time period he has with quality music. That’s the key. I try to write timeless material, just like he did, and I don’t try to go with the current trend.” 

The beat originally came to M.E. through a mutual acquaintance producer named No Shenanigans, who said she wrote the beat specifically for M.E.’s signature style. It’s a beat that M.E. calls a little bit gritty and hard-hitting. But when M.E. couldn’t come up with a lyrical idea that really stuck, he passed it along to his friend Adonis for help.  

“I passed it along to my bro and he came up with this idea,” M.E. said. “That’s how we always work. We come up with creative ideas and then pass them back and forth to each other until we make something great. With this song, not only are we doing an homage for Paul, but at the same time it shows that you don’t have to stay the same musician throughout your entire career. He stepped away from the Beatles and did what he wanted to do, and he’s made a lot of great music.” 

“Sir Paul” will be followed by “My Queen”, the scheduled second single slated to drop in November. With “My Queen,” the two musicians tap into their R&B side with a song made for the ladies. Adonis said it’s an “encouragement song that’s uplifting for women and encourages men to support their women.” A music video is in the works and should release on Nov. 10. 

“Party All Night” is the third release and it is a definitive club song with a hard, heavy, Hip Hop and Rap feel that showcases the duo’s ability to flow.  

To listen to Adonis and M.E.’s music or to follow them on social media, please visit: 

https://www.instagram.com/m.e._notapologetic/           

https://www.instagram.com/adonis_aasb/     

https://www.facebook.com/NotApologeticME/ 

https://twitter.com/AASB916 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1j1w4erBYSNxG6JpZEWfpQ