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

Midnight & Music | “12:00 am” by Matt LeGrand

Pop Vocalist, Matt LeGrand, Releases Music Visual for New Single “12:00 AM”

12:00 AM is more than just a place in time but a feeling of exhilaration that encompasses our soul. – Matt LeGrand

Produced by Elvis “Blac Elvis” Williams (Fergie’s “London Bridge,” Usher’s “Lil Freak,” and Beyonce’s “Ego”), Matt’s new single, “12:00 AM,” is an ode to his club audience with its slick production, booming beats, and sizzling vocals. His voice drips effortlessly over the synthy melodies and bumping rhythm, as he anticipates the moment he can finally get his hands on the one he loves. It’s pristine pop perfection wrapped in a club friendly aesthetics, delivering on its promise of feel good summertime vibes. It fits the video treatment, which plays out its own love affair with night life. Women in sparkly miniskirts make their way through the streets in search of that thumping underground oasis where they can lose themselves in the music. Between choreographed dance moves and Matt’s charismatic live performance footage, the video centers around a crowd coming together to celebrate living in the moment.

Pop Vocalist, Matt LeGrand,

And according to his social media, there is an EP coming soon! Stay tuned…

Watch Music Video for “12:00 AM”
Twitter: @MattyLeGrand
IG: MattLeGrandMusicOfficial

Week13 | Tobi’s New Music Monster Picks

A totally random, whatever came to mind first, selection of the latest additions to our
New Music Monster

Music Reviews written by Tobi Davis

Tobi's new music monster

Leg Puppy Twit MachineArtist: Leg Puppy
Track: “Twit Machine”
Following up on their Freshnet selected summer romp & stomp, and two fingered salute to the corporate nob culture (lack thereof), “Meds and Beer”, south London electro punk nutjobs, Leg Puppy are back with another trademark punch in the gut public service announcement, new single “Twit Machine”. A 2 minute 25 second, high speed rant of ear catching mantra and sing along chant, “Twit Machine” oscillates like a bi-polarized particle between, alarm driving riff and dub infused, delay drenched, guitar breaks; drum and bass style ‘one shots’, resonate deep in reverb; rapid stuttered beats break dry; dancefloor style kick, punches hard and tight, down the centre. Smart use of vox delays, further enhance the percussive assault; saturation used to contrast vocal lines and introduce a ragged edge to the accomplished production. Although ‘snapped to the grid’ on point, the track is willfully illformed; musical sections intentionally jutt out, left ugly and ‘user unfriendly’; Leg Puppy crafting satirical commentary into the construction of the track, as they rail against our lazy, convenience obsessed culture, with the very the act of composition; the knowingly heavy handed sonic juxtapositions, also adding a compelling and unconventional dynamic structure. From “Selfie Stick”, through to “Meds and Beer” and now, “Twit Machine”, Leg Puppy continue to put aggressive, fiercely contemporary, social commentary at the heart of their music. A tech-noir clown mask wearing rabble rouser; demented beats slinging, cage rattler; set the puppet amongst the pigeons (Watch Music Video), Leg Puppy are the rising noise on the UK scene, and you better be ready to listen, because they have something to say.
Twitter: @LegPuppyMusic
IG: LegPuppy


Evalyn Pill to CrushArtist: Evalyn
Track: “A Pill to Crush”
Scattered gutter trash, stereoized, saturated ripe in the Californian sun; stuttered vinyl scratch, caught in the wake, the updraft; sonic flash flood, ‘Revelry!’, delayed wash, left to right, storm drain trapped and carried downstream, ‘I wish that I could be a younger me’; singer/songwriter Evalyn releases 3 minute 41 second, ode to the sin, excess & grit of her adopted home/lover, the city of fallen angels, with new single “A Pill to Crush”. Taken from her forthcoming and eagerly anticipated EP, Salvation, produced by fellow Angeleno, Nicopop, “A Pill to Crush” swaggers and struts, with a limp; warped sickly, uber cool, ‘heroin rock’ infused, guitar loop and pitter patter, six string cracks, rattle and twine through the track. Beats burst and defuse, gated and modulated; pitch shifts and drops, crank and sling through dynamics on the hop. Evalyn’s vocals arrive in waves of fizzing reverb, expanding and enveloping the song; her voice intoxicates, lyrics lift ethereal; nonchalant in tone, irreverent in topic; she breathes vapor pop. Melodies build in teasing phrases, like perverted nursery rhymes. Creative use of double track, altered off-tonal, sit uneasy; the track, like the city of its birth and subject matter, at odds with itself. Driven by clear Artistic intention, the hyper-tight pop production stands apart, and a cut above; Artist and Producer crafting a composition of singular vision and bespoke aural experience. The toughest gig in town right now, female electro pop singer/songwriters struggle to make their mark in a crowded market, where supply and talent, more than outstrips the public’s demand/appetite for the overhyped, playlist-bot-bloated, alpha consumer-targeted, marketing department orientated, ‘more often than not, style over substance’ musical genre. Bringing lashings of both style and substance, “A Pill to Crush” is both bold artistic statement and confident marker within the marketplace; Evalyn’s obsession with and idolization of, her adopted home, Los Angeles, testament to the value of working to a singular vision. With so many of her contemporaries struggling to find ‘their sound’, Evalyn is focused on finding herself.
Twitter: @YoEvalyn
IG: ThisisEvalyn


JEEN_GiftShop_1800x1800_v3.jpgArtist: Jeen
Track: “Pull Out Your Knives”
Cut on the rush, the overdrive, the fuzz, jump up and down drums and glorious noise, Canadian singer/songwriter Jeen drops new album, Indie Alt Rock, DIY dream , Gift Shop and opening track “Pull Out Your Knives”. Having already made a name for herself, writing songs for an impressive and eclectic array of recording artists, from folk rock band Great Big Sea to JPop, Idol Group Fawa Fawa, Gift Shop marks the third full length solo release for the prolific and talented artist ; and does so, in stark contrast to the growing trend of releasing EPs and lone singles, as a way to tame, and hopefully conquer the almighty streaming media beast. Jeen is no stranger to self produced material, her 2015 and 2016 releases “Tourist” and “Modern Life” having been recorded in her attic, latest release Gift Shop has a warm, roomy feel, rich in dreams and nostalgia; and a lovingly, joyful and disorganized sound ‘un-design’, successfully reminiscent of Pavement’s 1994 release, “Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain” and the more recent home-brewed offerings of DIY superstars, Swearin. Tortured guitar tones run the gambit, between screech and shimmer; garage drums thump, crash and slap, with raspy hi hat and deep, thunderous loud. Jeen’s vocals echo and dance in the layers of delay, diffusion and reverb; moving from distant cries at the back of your mind, to huge, cathedral like voicing, towering above the frenetic noise and sonic energy of the track. Gift Shop is an immensely enjoyable and rewarding experience and very much plays, like a proper independent release. While many unsigned artists lose the value of their independence in misguided attempts to create ‘cut price’ mainstream style productions, Jeen has chosen to celebrate and embrace the freedom of self produced / home recorded music; the result is an album of beautiful oddities and introspections, hazy dazy soundscapes and off-kilter sonic delights. Untidy, under produced and undeniably wonderful, Gift Shop is out now.
Twitter: @ThisisJeenMusic
IG: ThisisJeenMusic

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You can now submit / recommend new releases for our New Music Monster, every Friday via our new Reddit!

About Tobi Davis (BRASH! Magazine/Blog Writer)
​Good producing is like good plumbing. If you do your job right, no one notices. Mix, Remix + Master. Run @monsterthread w/ Singer Songwriter Jon Magnusson. Host Thursday’s @musichouruk. Music Reviews for BRASH! Magazine. Promote. Occasional Lyricist. Love my beagle Enzo + fav bands Little Empire and Moxi. Check out Tobi Sonics – Mixes + Remixes!

Twitter: @producedbytobi
Instagram: ProducedbyTobi

About The Monster Thread
The #MonsterThread is a community of Independent Musicians, Bands and Artists supporting each other in making and sharing Indie Music.
Twitter: @MonsterThread

Mic Session with Underground Hip Hop | F.Y.I.

Los Angeles Hip Hop Artist, F.Y.I. Drops His Rap Gems on Underground Hip Hop Blog’s Mic Session

FYI on Underground Hip Hop Blog - BRASH! Magazine Blog

LA Hip Hop Artist F.Y.I. Psalms is not stopping in spreading his rap talents for the culture. Recently, he stopped by the Headquarters of Underground Hip Hop Blog to perform the single “Spend Godly” for an exclusive Mic Session. The track is off his latest album AmeriBLACKKK Available Now! The performance reached of 4K views in one day, showing the validity of F.Y.I.’s rhymes and music.

Watch the Exclusive Full Mic Session feat. F.Y.I.


About Underground Hip Hop Blog
Underground Hip Hop Blog is an independent Hip Hop site featuring the freshest Indie/Underground Hip Hop music from around the world. Generating thousands of visitors per day + hundreds of submissions a day, allows you to stay on top on the latest music in the independent scene.
Twitter: @ughhblog
IG: ughhblog

About F.Y.I.
LA based Hip Hop artist, F.Y.I. is a self-described hueman, on a mission to continue to color the world with his songs, tweets, and videos by splashing it with new pictures. His latest album, AmeriBLACKK is Available Now!
Twitter: @fyipsalms
Instagram: fyipsalms

Entertainment News | Lionsgate Announces Season 3 Soundtrack For Hit TV Drama Series Greenleaf

Patti LaBelle and Deborah Joy Winans Featured On Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack Single and Official Music Video “Changed” Premiere On YouTube

Greenleaf Season 3 SoundtrackLos Angeles, CA – The Lionsgate hit drama series Greenleaf has returned for season three on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. This shocking series depicts the never-ending secrets of the Greenleaf family and their Memphis, TN based megachurch. Each season of the enthralling show has been accompanied by a dynamic music soundtrack. Lionsgate Music announces the next volume, the highly anticipated Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack and featured single “Changed”.

The Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack will be available for digital download on Friday, September 28th. The soundtrack features songs performed by Deborah Joy Winans, Patti LaBelle, Chimere Scott, Keith David, Josiah Bell and Voice of Atlanta. Deborah Joy Winans and Patti LaBelle join for an inspiring collaboration on the soundtrack lead audio and video single “Changed”.

“Changed” is the iconic Gospel hit by legendary vocalist Tramaine Hawkins that was originally recorded on the late Walker Hawkins’ LOVE ALIVE album in 1975. LaBelle and Winans deliver a soul-stirring remake of the timeless gospel song and perform together in the official music video. The official music video for “Changed” premiered, worldwide, recently on the Lionsgate Music YouTube channel.

“Changed” audio single is Available Now on the Official Greenleaf Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music!

“Changed” Official Music Video on Lionsgate Music YouTube Channel


Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack:
1. “The Root (Gospel Remix)” performed by Mavis Staples
2. “A Leak In The Building” performed by Voice Of Atlanta
3. “Don’t Knock” performed by Deborah Joy Winans
4. “Holy Fire” performed by Josiah Bell
5. “Healing” performed by Deborah Joy Winans
6. “When You Hear Of My Homegoing” performed by Deborah Joy Winans
7. “Free” performed by Chimere Scott
8. “Speak The Name” performed by Koryn Hawthorne
9. “When Jesus Comes” performed by Keith David
10. “Changed” performed by Patti LaBelle and Deborah Joy Winans

Pre-Order Greenleaf Season 3 Soundtrack on iTunes, Google Play, & Amazon!

Greenleaf OWN TVAbout Greenleaf
In season three of Greenleaf, all the turbulent forces that Grace’s (Merle Dandridge) return to Memphis unleashed threaten to destroy not just the church her family built, but the family itself. Fallout from last season’s shocking revelation of Bishop’s (Keith David) infidelities with Lady Mae’s (Lynn Whitfield) sister, as well as reverberations from his current dalliance with that insidious Jezebel, Rochelle Cross (LeToya Luckett) lead to all-out war in the Greenleaf home, setting the Bishop and Lady Mae on a collision course that, unless God or Grace intervenes, can only end one way: divorce. In the wake of the marital mayhem, Lady Mae rushes to reconnect with Maxine Patterson (Patti LaBelle), an old friend and now a world-famous Christian motivational speaker, in an attempt to reclaim her forsaken call to preach and thus do what no First Lady has done before — survive as the sole head pastor of a megachurch after a major rift between its founding couple. Grace, meanwhile, works undercover in the company of Rochelle, hoping to discover Rochelle’s motives and true identity before the Bishop is swept away on a raging river of vanity and desire. Across town at Triumph, Jacob (Lamman Rucker) and Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) try not to make the same mistakes Bishop and Lady Mae made as they work to build their own evangelical empire and manage parenting their teenage daughter Zora (Lovie Simone), but the roots of sin delve deep and old habits die hard. Sophia’s (Desiree Ross) faith is tested when an unforeseen medical issue arises; Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) struggles to make peace with Kevin (Tye White) and find her place in the world; and Grace works to keep an abused woman from death row for the crime of defending her own life. Meanwhile, Darius (Rick Fox) finds himself in conflict due to being entangled in an increasingly strained relationship with Grace.

Greenleaf is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”), Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”), and Kriss Turner Towner (“The Romanoffs,” “The Soul Man”). The series airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on OWN.

Viewers can catch up on the show’s complete first and second seasons on Netflix. For photography and additional show information please visit Greenleaf Press Web and
Twitter: @GreenleafOWN
IG: GreenleafOWN

LionsgateAbout Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, video games, esports and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.

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