The Saga Continues… | Interlude EP by Leo Vance

Toronto Recording Artist-Leo Vance Releases Heart And Soul With Interlude EP

Interlude EP by Leo Vance - BRASH! Magazine BlogInterlude, is part of the 5 EP Series Leo will be releasing that feature different styles in the rap and hip hip genre. Vance wrote, mixed all the songs and produced two songs on the Interlude EP, “Something About You” and “Lessons”. Producers Vybe Beatz and Patrick Carmelo also make an appearance on Interlude as well. The EP captures the heart and soul of Leo Vance, each song reveals relatable timeless stories that strike a chord with conscience lyrics. Moody tracks that feature a chill, laid back vibe which can crossover into many genres, and captures anyone’s heart at any age.

Watch the Official Video for “Something About You”
Director: Mercenary Films


Interlude EP is Available Now on Apple Music, Spotify, & Tidal!

About Leo Vance
Leo Vance, 22 is a recording artist from Toronto, Canada and burst into the scene a year ago with his debut album The Legend Begins. He was nominated for The Break Through Artist Of The Year Award at the Canadian Urban Hip Hop Awards in Toronto in May 2017, and won his first industry award for the album.

A visionary, artist, writer and music producer Leo has been honing his skills since the age of 13. Coming from a musical family, Leo knew his passion for music would lead him to where he is today. A serious artist Leo leaves it all on the stage when he performs, he has performed both here and in the US in many events and festivals. Leo works hard on his craft on a daily basis, never taking anything for granted.
Twitter: @LeoVanceMusic
IG: LeoVanceMusic


BRASH! Magazine Fall ’18 Cover Reveal | Godz Chyld

Bronx Hip Hop Artist, Godz Chyld Covers BRASH! Magazine’s Fall ’18 Issue

Cooling winds aren’t the only thing blowing into the Autumn skies as Summer comes to a close. To kick off a new season, BRASH! brings you Rap Music in the form of honesty and the true spirit of spitting lyrics, Godz Chyld. The True Game of Hip Hop. In our Fall ’18 Issue, we get an exclusive look into which legends inspired him, his thoughts on the music industry and his latest project Woke EP. Be on the look out for our latest Cover Story and see why Godz Chyld is a rapper to keep on your playlist!

BRASH! Fall '18 Cover ft. Godz Chyld

Cover Photo Credit: Danny Ferreras

Get a sneak peek here:
Inspired by conscious thinking, Godz Chyld wanted to create a body of work that would represent the thoughts of like-minded music lovers, without falling into the trend of “Staying Woke” that has swept the world as a temporary feeling.

“…there’s so many false prophets out here tryin to get a profit, I’m the real thing.”

Twitter: @G0dzChyld
IG: godzchyld7

Also in this issue:

BRASH! Exclusives
~ R&B Artist, Porcelan talks with BRASH! about hitting the Billboard Charts!
~ How Canadian Indie Label Post Music Productions are doing more than just representing indie artists!
~ Ian Harnarine’s Latest…Caroni at the Toronto International Film Festival!

Recaps from New York Fashion Week & London Fashion Week!

Throughout our features, you’ll find how the 90s era is motivating artists today and true artistry from the world of indie!

Get Ready to Bring in the Fall MAKING NOISE!

Fall ’18 Issue of BRASH! Coming Sept 28th!

Making It Last | “Notify Me” by Jared

R&B Singer/Songwriter, Jared, Releases New Single “Notify Me”

Notify Me by Jared - BRASH! Magazine Blog

In an ever-changing industry, musicians come a dime a dozen but there is always one that stands out above the rest. With his style, talent, and eagerness to share his gift with the world, Jared is the next best thing. Today Jared officially transitions from the guy behind the scenes to the star that was always destined to shine. With his first digital release of the self-penned song “Notify Me”, music lovers are sure to take notice.

Notify Me is about waiting & wanting to hear from that special someone at some point during your day. Call me, text me, send a pigeon or SOMETHING! I like to think of the song as the millennial, mobile version of ‘Get Here’ by Oleta Adams. However you need to reach me, do it. Notify me! – Jared.

“Notify Me” is Available Now on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, & Tidal!

Watch Official Music Video for “Notify Me”


RnB Recording Artsit, Jared
Twitter: @nexbestjared
IG: nexbestjared

Chart Topper | Clayton Morgan

Dallas Singer-Songwriter Clayton Morgan Tops iTunes Canada Chart

Taste for Love by Clayton Morgan

The artist’s track, “Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” hit number one on the iTunes Canada Electronic Songs chart on September 13, 2018. It’s his first #1.

It’s been quite a summer for Dallas r&b/soul/dance singer-songwriter Clayton Morgan. His critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” back in June 2018. The remixes and official music video dropped on July 16th. Since then, the video has been named as an Indie Best Videos Festival Selection, and the single has been racking up airplay, charting on the Airplay Today charts.

Now, one of the remixes, “Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” has topped the iTunes Canada Electronic Songs chart. The track reached the pole position on Thursday, September 13th, ahead of releases by Thom Yorke, Major Lazer, and FatBoy Slim.

“Yes, monumental! Omg! This is great news!” said Clayton, upon hearing of his #1 status. “Thank you to all of the fans for supporting this track. What a blessing.”

“Taste For Love (Deep House Remix)” is Available Now on Spotify! 

Watch the official video for “Taste For Love” (original mix)


Clayton Morgan in the Press
“It’s been several days. It’s been several hours. It’s been a long time. I still have this song stuck in my head. ” — Gustave Carlson, Vents Magazine DALLAS , TEXAS, UNITED STATES, September 14, 2018–

“Morgan appears to be on his way to soaring to new heights” – Markus Druery, Neufutur Magazine

“It’s been several days. It’s been several hours. It’s been a long time. I still have this song stuck in my head” – Gustave Carlson, Vents Magazine

“Clayton Morgan warms up his listeners with a hot and spicy track” – Mindy McCall, NoDepression Magazine

Clayton Morgan - BRASH! Magazine BlogAbout Clayton Morgan

Based in Dallas, TX, Clayton Morgan released his critically acclaimed single, “Taste For Love” back in June. The son of Four Sonics member, Eddie Daniels, Morgan has proven to be one of the most original and talented new artists to come out of the area, this year. Music played a big role in Clayton Morgan’s upbringing, both at home and at school. Clayton was regularly part of school musicals, choir groups and drama clubs. Outside of school, he always looked up to his father as his mentor and was also heavily influenced by a wide range of singers, including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Whitney Houston, to name a few. All of these ingredients combined, have no doubt, been the main contributing factor toward Clayton’s unique and authentic vocal style.
Twitter: @ClaytonMorganMusic
IG: ClaytonMorganMusic

Anticipated Releases | “Speak In Tongues” Music Video by Cooper Phillip

Pop/Soul Artist, Cooper Phillip, Releases Captivating Visual for Upcoming Release “Speak In Tongues”

Pop/Soul Artist, Cooper Phillip

Russian born, Los Angeles based pop soul artist Cooper Phillip succeeds in capturing the undivided attention of listeners across the globe. With her intense drive, soaring vocals and passionate songwriting, Phillip is elevating herself to the top of her genre with her highly anticipated upcoming release, “Speak In Tongues”.

After a couple of successful releases, the stunning performer is now ready to grace audiences with “Speak In Tongues”, a single co-written with Emmy Award-winning Max Matluck and Alessandro Calemme. Featuring dreamy and sensual soundscapes, metaphorical lyricism and powerful vocal melodies, the song takes you on an emotional journey, allowing listeners to open up to a new feeling of reality. “Speak In Tongues is about living through the feeling of love and passion and capturing this state of mind – love that has no drama, no tension and no limits”, reveals Phillip. Highlighting soaring, angelic background vocals, the single takes inspiration from Enya. “There is a big influence in this particular arranging style of Celtic pop. I thought it could be really cool to bring that element and combine it with the urban pop sound of today”, confides the artist.

Watch Official Music Video for “Speak In Tongues”

Phillip’s music features an underlying theme of strength, grace and empowerment. “I believe we underestimate ourselves often and our fear takes over. My goal is to show people that they are stronger and can do much more then they think they can”, she admits. Using true life stories, hardships and experiences, the songwriter emits authenticity and courage throughout her music.

Cooper Phillip has seen success with her previous single garnering over 10 million listens online. She has also developed an impressive and loyal fanbase, particularly on social media and has performed at some of Los Angeles most prestigious venues.

About Cooper Phillip
Born in a small town in Russia to a family of accomplished classical musicians, her early years were shaped being raised by her grandmother and aunt while her mother, a master violin player, toured around the world with various symphonies. This separation led Phillip to take comfort in music where she was enamoured by the vocal stylings of Ella Fitzgerald. A young Phillip taught herself Fitzgerald’s songs inside and out, noticing every nuance of phrasing and jazz intonations. Phillip eventually enrolled at the prestigious Moscow State Classical Academy where she studied classical piano, music theory, harp, jazz, blues, ballet and voice. The songstress worked diligently to expand her vocal range and control, taking everything that came in her path and feeding off of the challenge.

Recognizing her daughter’s talent and charisma, Phillip’s mother gave up her flourishing career to accompany a young Cooper on tour throughout Russia. Determined to pursue an international career in music, Phillip moved to New York City at the age of 17. With barely a dollar to her name, the singer worked and hustled, performing in weddings and clubs and sleeping in the storeroom of a restaurant where she sang. It wasn’t easy but she would not be deterred. After a few years in the city, Phillip jumped at an opportunity to sing at a important gig in Los Angeles. She never went back.
Twitter: @CooperPhillip1
IG: CooperPhillip

Music Messages | “Likkle More” Music Video by Stratz

North London Rap Artist, Stratz Delivers a Motivational Message with Debut Single “Likkle More”

The new single, “Likkle More” embodies the best of his afro-Caribbean roots and London upbringing. Inspired by the likes of Popcaan, Vybz Kartel and Movado, “Likkle More” emits a feel good, summer atmosphere. “I want to mix that unique touch from dancehall into dance music in the UK”, explains the British rapper. Produced by Mayfield Studios in Portsmouth, the track features soulful female vocals, sharp percussion and gritty raw beats, giving it all the ingredients for the perfect summer anthem. Narratively, the single is an ode of encouragement for people to give a little more back in all aspects of life. It’s a reminder for others to be happy, proud and graceful and to help others in anyway they can, as you never know what it could do in the long run.

With his distinct delivery and relentless energy, Stratz is on the path to create a sound that encompasses everything that is true to him. He describes, “I’ve always had a different style and I think this is what allowed me to develop a unique sense of lyrical development and instead of adding to problems, I try to find the solution”. Stratz is ready to continue his musical journey with “Likkle More” currently available worldwide.

Watch Official Music Video for “Likkle More”

“Likkle More” is Available Now on Spotify!

North London rapper Stratz - BRASH! Magazine BlogAbout Stratz

Born and raised in North London, rapper Stratz creates a vibrant sonic palette through his collective fusion of modern hiphop and Jamaican dancehall. His fresh and spicy sound, combined with his lyrical craftsmanship and honest narratives are putting Stratz at the forefront of his genre.

Stratz draws his verbal inventiveness through past experiences, having spent his youth in a neighbourhood where you find yourself having to constantly look over your shoulder. The rapper reveals, “It is funny to think this is how most of us used to live and scary to know it carries on and worsens”. Having lost his friend, who was killed in a gang incident, Stratz turned to alcohol and struggled with depression. After narrowly escaping a prison sentence, Stratz fell into his music and immersed himself in expressing his emotions through lyrics and melody, saving himself from the environment he was in and evolving into the artist he is today. “The only way I came out of such a bad stage was the constant reminder that I have to live this life for all of us and having such support from my family and music 24/7. I came out of such a bad stage and have now become so prosperous I don’t think Hulk could stop me if he tried”, confides Stratz.
Twitter: @StratzDontstop
IG: StratzDontstop

Standing on Success | “Stand With Me” by Ginny Owens

Dynamic Entertainer Ginny Owens Celebrates First Week Success of Single “Stand With Me”

Stand With Me by Ginny Owens - BRASH! Magazine BlogNashville, TN – Dynamic entertainer and multiple award-winning artist Ginny Owens became a household name when she was named the Gospel Music Association’s “New Artist of the Year” in 2000. In a meaningful career that now encompasses nearly two decades of music – including 10 full-length recordings, three EPs, a popular Christmas album, number one radio singles, and numerous film and television placements – the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter is now celebrating the recent release of her single“Stand With Me” feat.Resound. With a total playlisting reach of over 4.5 million impressions on Spotify & Pandora, “Stand With Me” received first week adds to premiere playlists including New Music Friday (2.8 million impressions) and Top Christian (982,000 impressions).

‘Stand With Me’ is one of those songs you have the honor of writing. My co-writers and I knew it was special even as we crafted it, and I’m thankful to know so many listeners think so too. I hope this means we’ll all be working to break down the barriers between us and learn to stand together. – Ginny Owens


“Stand With Me” is Available Now on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Google Play, & Amazon!

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, a degenerative eye condition left Ginny completely blind by the tender age of three. As her vision diminished, her love of music and the piano expanded, and Ginny discovered songwriting as a window into her unseen world. The unique perspectives inspired by her vision impairment have resulted in inspirational lyrics paired with her diverse musicianship to afford her a space on an even more diverse set of stages, including the Sundance Film Festival, Lilith Fair and the White House, and recordings that transcend genre expectations.

About Ginny Owens
A 3-time Dove Award winner, Ginny’s songs have also been recorded by popular artists like Michael W. Smith, JJ Heller and Rachael Lampa, and the sought-after songstress was commissioned to write the song, “Fly Away,” for the 2017 film, Trafficked– a song that found itself among the song selections considered for the Academy Awards ballot for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture earlier this year. Ginny is also an author, co-authoring Transcending Mysteries, published by Harper Collins in 2015, and the multi-faceted performer also hosts a popular video blog entitled, “How I See It,” in which Owens helps viewers understand the ins-and-outs of living day-to-day life as a blind person. For more information on Ginny, or her philanthropic work with Love Be the Loudest, visit: and
Twitter: @GinnyOwens
IG: blindchickphotog