New Releases! | “Temporary” by Greg Rider

Rising country artist, Greg Rider Releases New Single, “Temporary”

Temporary by Greg Rider

Nashville, TN – Greg Rider has been performing around the country including performing regularly at Luke’s 32 BridgeFGL House, and Jason Aldean’s rooftop bar. In 2017, Greg released his debut single, “She Don’t Matter” on all digital platforms.

Music had been an influence on Greg, but he never did anything to pursue it until his 20’s, considering himself a closet singer and only picked up guitar at age 20. In time, this was to change. As he built his confidence, he began to play locally in a duo. When the duo disbanded, it was time for Greg to take his next leap of faith. He accepted a job as a Bartender in the Cayman Islands and spent his off time writing and performing at open mic opportunities.

Aside from music, Greg is also an author. His first book, The Uneasy Man, was released through Amazon early in 2018. It is a self-help guide based on his story of how he over-came his struggle with Anxiety and Depression. The book is geared towards youth and young adults but, can benefit anyone looking to expand their knowledge on the subject.

“Temporary” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

www.GregRiderMusic.com
Facebook.com/GregRiderMusic
IG: GregRiderMusic

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.

www.LeoVanceMusic.com
Facebook.com/LeoVanceMusic
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
SoundCloud.com/godzchyld

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!

BRASHION!
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!

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”

 

www.MattLeGrandMusic.com
Facebook.com/MattLeGrandMusic
Twitter: @MattyLeGrand
IG: MattLeGrandMusicOfficial

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

www.nexbestjared.com
Facebook.com/nexbestjared
Twitter: @nexbestjared
IG: nexbestjared
YouTube.com/nexbestjared

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.

Facebook.com/LegPuppy
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.

Facebook.com/ThisisEvalyn
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.

Facebook.com/ThisisJeenMusic
Twitter: @ThisisJeenMusic
IG: ThisisJeenMusic

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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!

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