Careless Grooves | “No Worries” by Devin Kennedy

Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist, Devin Kennedy Releases New Single, “No Worries”

No Worries by Devin Kennedy - BRASH! Magazine BlogDevin Kennedy adds another track to his hit list on blissed-out new single, “No Worries.”
The Berklee College of Music graduate has seen rapid success since his string of singles in 2018. These days, his music is everywhere, with successful rotation on Los Angeles radio stations as well as features on “Today At Apple Playlist” in Apple stores nationwide, and BMI’s Music Monday. He’s partnered with “’Steereo’ to stream his music for over 100k listening minutes in Lyfts and Uber’s across the U.S. In 2018, he was awarded “Best New Emerging Artist” by Hollywood Music in Media and sold-out his first headlining show at Los Angeles’ Peppermint Club LA. Hard at work on new music, he calls his new single “No Worries” one of his favorite songs yet.

Recording artist, Devin Kennedy

Devin Kennedy’s chill “No Worries” is an anthem for the anti-FOMO crowd. Written and produced by Kennedy, the lite-R&B track glistens to a cool groove, the perfect backdrop for Kennedy’s wistful falsetto and soulful aesthetic. All about settling into the quiet of a moment with the one you love, “No Worries” is the perfect soundtrack to a romantic night in or a quiet dinner with friends and family. The bossanova-infused groove and layered vocals build an atmosphere of relaxation, reminding us all to be in the moment and let go of negative influences. Devin Kennedy uses his flawless songwriting and memorable sound to craft this soulful summer night single, “No Worries.”

“No Worries” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

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Beautiful Renditions | “I Love You” by Arika Kane

Pop-Soul Chart-topping Recording Artist Arika Kane Releases Her New Single, “I Love You”

I Love You by Arika Kane“I Love You” was originally produced by Buckwild, Mario Winans and Sean Puffy Combs and written by Anthony Best, Faith Evans, Jennifer Lopez, Bobby Springsteen, Issac Hayes, Mario Winans, Mechalie Jamison, and Sean Puffy Combs. The newly released version is co-produced by Arika Kane, Lou Humphrey, and Jasmon Joyner. “This tribute release is something that I am beyond proud of”, mentions Arika Kane. “Faith is one of my all-time favorite vocalists and this song has always spoken to my heart and soul…recording this song brought back so many emotions that it just felt right. I hope that Faith and all of her global supporters feel that I did this iconic R&B song justice”, she adds.

The new rendition of “I Love You” by Arika Kane is available now, via the Orchard/Sony/BSE Recordings label imprint. The songstress is gearing up for the release of her next studio album, to be released later this fall.

Stream “I Love You” Now on Major Digital Music Platforms!

Pop-soul recording artist, Arika KaneAbout Arika Kane
Songstress & soulful songwriter Arika Kane is one of the music industry’s leading pioneers of substance. With over 50 billboard charting positions under her belt and multiple best-selling singles and albums, Kane is ever growing in her accomplishments.

Arika Kane is known to many as the VH1 Songstress. She has had over 80 synchronization placements within the Viacom network on various shows that include VH1, BET and MTV with multiple features on shows like “Love and Hip Hop”, “Basketball Wives” and “Single Ladies”. Kane scored 2 major theme songs on television with her song “Make It” that you heard on VH1’s TV series “Hollywood Exes” and “Atlanta Exes”.

In 2014, Arika Kane lit up international radio with her song “It’s There”, an epic collaboration with the legendary Brian McKnight. This timeless ballad climbed the U.S. sales charts reaching #1 in R&B. It also climbed the Billboard charts reaching #8 in Billboard Sales and was quickly cherished by music fans of all-genres worldwide.

In 2016 Kane released “The Remix Album” which took over the U.S. sales charts climbing to the #1 position and staying the #1 Dance Album in the country for 10 weeks. “The Remix Album” also charted in Billboard in both the Heat-seekers chart and the Top 25 Dance charts for 8 weeks straight. Kane’s chops and her music cross all-genres. Her message is liberating, inspirational and positive.

Later this fall, Arika will release her new album and continues to take pride in creating music that empowers everyone especially women. Her songwriting and producing skills makes her a triple threat. With having over 10 songs that reached #1 in U.S. best sellers in both the R&B and Pop genres, Kane has shown and proved that she is a force to be reckoned with.

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Hot Drops! | “Drop Dead” Music Video by Josh Dean

Josh Dean Debuts New Music Video For “Drop Dead”

Drop Dead by Josh DeanNew York, NY – Rising singer, songwriter and visual artist, Josh Dean debuts his new music video for his single, “Drop Dead”. The dreamy, yet futuristic visual oozes fashion, sex appeal, color and unconventional choreography. The video is directed by acclaimed director, Child (Lucky Daye, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ari Lennox) and serves as the first visual introduction to the amazing young talent.

“Drop Dead” is a soul, pop and funk-infused track taken from his debut EP, Dear BlackSheepe, which was released in March 2019 and was praised by Billboard for it’s innovation and breakthrough sound! The project draws its name from his experiences feeling like an outcast while growing up in Alabama, Florida and Atlanta. It was during this time that Josh developed a love for music, first singing with his grandmother in her church choir.

Watch Music Video for “Drop Dead”

Stream Dear Blacksheepe EP Now!

Dear Blacksheepe EP by Josh Dean

While, Dean has recently earned writing credits on Janelle Monáe’s GRAMMY-nominated LP, Dirty Computer as well as sung background on the #1 GRAMMY-nominated hit single, “Classic Man” by Jidenna, he actually received his first big break in the music industry as a graphic designer! Yes, Josh started his career as an intern for Bryan-Michael Cox before eventually becoming Art Director for Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records, where Janelle accidentally discovered his raw musical talent after Josh left his vocals on a Jidenna demo when learning how to engineer his voice.

Singer, songwriter, visual artist, Josh Dean

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New Release! | “Headcase” by Kyan Palmer & nicopop.

Kyan Palmer & nicopop. Deliver Pop Perfection With New Single “Headcase”

Headcase by Kyan Palmer and nicopop. - BRASH! Magazine BlogPowerhouse pop duo Kyan Palmer & nicopop. are back with the release of their third collaborative single, “Headcase.” Kyan Palmer’s sleek soulful vocals and irresistible pop hooks perfectly compliment nicopop.’s futuristic pop production, resulting in an irresistible summer-ready anthem.

As many music love stories go, Palmer and nicopop. first connected when their managers set them up for a songwriting session. nicopop. explains that when the duo met, it was an instant match made in musical heaven: “We have a similar work ethic and taste pallets that compliment each other really nicely in the studio.” He continues, “I truly feel that when Kyan and I work together, we make the music we’ve always wanted to be making.”

“Headcase” comes hot on the heels of the duo’s first two releases, the R&B tinged “Unofficial Lover” and the effervescent “Antisocial Socialites.” The response to the first two songs has been prodigious, with early support from Billboard, Atwood Magazine, and Hilly Dilly, as well as nearly 1M+ cumulative streams and 20+ official Spotify playlists, no small feat for any unsigned act. The duo plan to release more singles over the course of the summer, culminating in a full-length project later this year.

“Headcase” is Available Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

Kyan Palmer and nicopop.

About Kyan Palmer
Persian-American pop artist Kyan Palmer kicked off his career behind the scenes of the music industry working in marketing at Republic Records and RocNation. He uploaded his debut single “Burn Mona Lisa” on a whim and much to Palmer’s surprise, the track skyrocketed up the Spotify viral charts. To date the single has amassed over 3.5M streams, leading Palmer to quit his job and relocate to Los Angeles to focus on songwriting full time. In September 2018 he revealed his debut EP also titled Burn Mona Lisa.

Known for his buoyant melodies, poignant lyricism, and silky R&B vocals, Palmer has also become an in demand songwriter. He’s attended writing camps for stars such as PRETTYMUCH, Bhad Bhabie and Little Mix, and has recently been in the studio with Timeflies, MOONZz, Kira Kosarin, Aiden Alexander, and Emily Zeck. As of late Palmer has also penned original tracks for this season’s Vanderpump Rules (Bravo).

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About nicopop
Drawing inspiration from the visual overstimulation of the early 2000s, electronic artist, animator, and producer nicopop. is the answer to two decades of pop culture obsession. nicopop.’s effervescent pop sound is fun, danceable, addictive, and flawlessly produced. It’s old meets new; it’s y2k meets Gen Z.

Since the unveiling of the nicopop. project this past summer, the praise has already been flying in from key tastemakers such as Buzzfeed and Billboard, as well as a multitude of HypeM blogs. With more original music on the way and writing credits on songs with Naomi Wild, Kyan Palmer and Evalyn, there is no doubt that nicopop. will soon be the quintessential sound of pop.

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Musical Journal Entries | Resist EP by Rachel Norman

Soulful Pop Singer Rachel Norman Sparkles on Impressive Debut EP, Resist

Resist EP by Rachel NormanSinger-songwriter Rachel Norman recently released her debut EP Resist, taking listeners on a soaring journey of tightly bound jazz-pop harmonies, synthy string compositions, and layered melodies, all led with soaring vocals. Drawing on a variety of influences, such as Ariana Grande and Overcoats, Norman shines on her debut release with a dynamic, powerful, and irresistible delivery.

Celebrating her college graduation this spring, Norman’s lyrics reflect on her personal life and transition to adulthood, revolving around themes of family, relationships, and the female experience. Self-described as “musical poetic journal entries”, she provides an intimate and personal reflection of emotion and truth. Finding her bearings as a young adult, as well as a musician, Norman hopes others will take inspiration and self-actualization from her work, towards their own creative and artistic pursuits.

Resist is an incredibly personal album that documents moments of tragedies as well as revelation and self-affirmation,” shared Norman. “I wrote the Intro when I was sixteen years old in the wake of my parents divorce. I wanted to include this on the album because it provides context for the duality between abandonment and consolation expressed in later songs, especially ‘Sadness’. Despite life’s hardships, there are many different kinds of love that are eternal! Romantic love is not the only kind that is capable of fulfillment, and we must resist the temptation to place our self worth in the hands of other people. It is engrained in our society for women to define themselves within the context of men, and I hope to subvert that pressure and resist it.”

Ensuring that her writing, production, and release process wouldn’t be rushed, Norman planned the release to coincide with her graduation from Muhlenberg College. Balancing devotion to both her studies and music, she gave time for musical growth, pursuing opportunities and networking through her college community and beyond. “Recording this EP has been a whirlwind, as I’ve traveled far and wide to utilize my resources across the country! Between my New York, Boston, and Washington collaborators, I’ve recorded vocals all over the place.” In a unique and non-traditional process, Norman worked with Executive Producer and Engineer Lukas Selig remotely, using technology and constant communication to share recordings, demos, and notes for development. She also worked with composer/jazz pianist Jason Leonhard, guitarist Kris Wong of the Canvas Collective, producer/engineer Michael Abiuso of Behind the Curtains Media, and producer/DJ CLOCKWORKDJ for input and collaboration across the release. “It’s been interesting to incorporate the perspectives of all of my collaborators, while also staying true to my original views and instincts,” shared Norman. “All of them have different styles and areas of expertise, so I’ve learned so much just by experimentation and stepping out of my comfort zone.” Norman performs on a regular basis at venues throughout NYC, Boston, and PA, and looks forward to expanding her reach this summer.

Resist EP is Available Now on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music!

At the start of her musical and acting career, Rachel Norman delivers a strong debut, with the exciting promise of more to come. A music video for her single “Sadness” will be released in coming weeks, and summer shows will be announced soon.

Singer/songwriter, Rachel Norman

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About Rachel Norman
Rachel Norman is a soulful pop songstress and trained actress from NYC. She is currently finishing up her last semester at Muhlenberg College to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a double minor in Women’s & Gender Studies and Italian Studies. Over the past four years, Rachel has been performing at local venues throughout NYC, Boston, and PA in promotion of her upcoming freshman EP Resist. Most recently, she made her Rockwood Music Hall debut and headlined WMUH 91.7 FM Allentown, PA’s Red Door Concert Series, Boston Summer Music Series, and the Eastchester/Tuckahoe Summer Fest. To be released April 26th, Resist will feature collaborations with a multitude of artists, including: master producer/engineer Lukas Selig, composer/jazz pianist Jason Leonhard, guitarist Kris Wong of the Canvas Collective, producer/engineer Michael Abiuso of Behind the Curtains Media, and producer/DJ CLOCKWORKDJ.

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Full of Soul | Spr ’18 Cover Artist Pat Soul

ATL Artist, PAT SOUL, Gets Real w/ BRASH! Magazine

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BRASH! came to know PAT SOUL with his single “BLAME THE GOV”. An upbeat soulful track with the lyrics “Something’s going wrong so I wanna blame the government…” The Atlanta singer’s motivation for the song came from social media’s reaction to problems occurring and always placing the blame on the government.

“I think there’s a lot of talent out there. Unfortunately, the music seems to be the lesser part of the industry (to the business). Labels and business moguls seem to run the industry with artists who catch people’s eyes before their ears, but I’m not really concerned with all of that. I think there’s great R&B/Soul out there, and people will always find a way to the good stuff. ”
– PAT SOUL

Check out his full interview in the SPRING ’18 issue of BRASH! Magazine OUT NOW!

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PAT is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

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Bedtime Thoughts | “Torn Up” by Denny White

Writer/Singer/Producer, Denny White, Release New Soulful-Pop Banger Torn Up”

pop, indie singer, male vocalist, new music release, denny white, torn up by denny white, independent artists, torn up, indie musicSaturated in bluesy cinematic aesthetics, White is now taking listeners on a new voyage forging ahead with his latest solo project. The highly anticipated upcoming release entitled “Torn Up”, highlights White’s soulful vocals over layered melodic synths, driving sampled beats and futuristic textures. “Torn Up” is a unique sonic landscape without reservation. Taking a fresh delivery to the electro pop genre, White has crafted a vivid infectious song, embodying everything a hit single should be.

“Torn Up” is a one of a kind song that you need to keep on repeat  because you want it to keep going. The unique vocals of White compliments the music production that will make you dance, vibe out, or take a drive with the volume on MAX. We are definitely waiting to hear more from Denny White. But in the meantime….

Listen to “Torn Up” Available Now on iTunes & Apple Music!


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Denny White is an inventive writer, producer and artist, hailing from the luminous desert valley of Hemet, California. Since moving to Los Angeles, White’s musical career propelled and he found himself playing along side notable acts such as Young the Giant and Dawes. White has collaborated with One Republic’s Brent Kutzle on his debut EP Colors in 2013. He has also penned songs for The Fray with Julia Michaels, Lukas Graham, and house legend, Tiesto among others.

White finds his musical inspiration and creativity from becoming a new father and experiencing the reality of parenthood alongside his wife. White reveals, “It’s exciting and terrifying bringing a kid into this world and it’s brought new perspective to everything, whether it’s nostalgic feelings of when I was kid, or struggles with depression and how I need to be a better person for everyone around me”. These powerful and emotive feelings are portrayed within his dynamic and energetic music. Brimming with passion and life, White expresses what new fatherhood feels like through his intense soundscapes and heartfelt lyricism.

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It’s That Time Again | A Soulful Christmas Album by Kevin Kelley

Musician Kevin Kelley Gets Jazzed For The Holiday Season With
A Soulful Christmas Album Release

musician, kevin kelley, soulful christmas, a soulful christmas album, gospel music, christmas music, soulful, holiday music, indie music news, album release, new music release, entertainment mediaOmaha, NE — Kevin Kelley is one of the nation’s most versatile and sought after professional drummers and musical directors. The St. Louis, MO native has played with Yolanda Adams, Tony Bennett, Shirley Murdock, Erykah Badu, Ramsey Lewis, The Temptations and so many more across Jazz, Gospel, Pop and Latin music. After performing and recording with and for a countless number of artists, Kevin is releasing his own album of 10 best-loved holiday tunes. Kevin and his band of fellow musicians recorded A Soulful Christmas is Available Now on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

A Soulful Christmas is a vibrant collection of holiday music ideal for Jazz fans and fans of soulfully and intricately orchestrated Sacred music. On the album, Kevin and his band jazzed the classic hymn “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and offer up the funk on “Hark The Harold Angels Sing”.

“Everyone that played with me on this album is very close to me and it was such a great experience,” Kevin explains. “My biological brother is Kyle Kelley. Tony, Lawrence and Keith are like brothers to me – we have a genuine brotherhood shared through music and shared in life!”

Kevin’s brotherhood of musicians includes: Kyle Kelley, Tony Simmons, Lawrence “Larry” Johnson and Keith Fowler. The comradery among these gentlemen is felt on every song. Their love for music and bond in beat exudes on the high energy big band track “I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas”.

Listen To “I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas”

“We are all musicians from St. Louis and have played together for so many years,” says Kevin. “But sadly, Tony passed away and this album is my last recorded memory with him.”

Kevin is known for his extraordinary musical talents on drums and for his exemplary aptitude in production and sound engineering. Utilizing his gifts, Kevin skillfully produced and captured the essence of the Christmas spirit on A Soulful Christmas. A diverse audience of music fans can cherish this collection of songs year after year.

“I really enjoy Christmas music and love to express it in many forms of musicality,” Kevin expresses. “It warms my heart to share Christmas with my family. It’s a special time for all people to come together and to celebrate our Savior’s birth. I hope this album adds a cheerful and blessed atmosphere to the many celebrations, dinners and gatherings throughout this holiday season.”

A Soulful Christmas is the first of many forthcoming albums and special projects on Kevin’s indie label K2Music and music publishing company KellBell Music Publishing.

A Soulful Christmas Track List:
1.   I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas
2.   Deck The Halls (featuring Keith Fowler)
3.   I’ll Be Home For Christmas (featuring Lawrence “Larry” Johnson)
4.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
5.   Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child (featuring Tony Simmons)
6.   O Come, O Come Emmanuel
7.   Hark, The Harold Angels Sing
8.   Winter Wonderland (featuring Kyle E. Kelley)
9.   Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
10. Auld Lang Syne

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Deep Love of a Woman | “Passion” by Omar Wilson

BSE Recordings Newcomer, Omar Wilson, Releases Soulful Track, “Passion”

omar wilson, BSE Recordings, passion, passion by omar wilson, soulful, rnb music, male vocalist, rnb artist, indie music news, new music release, love songs, bonnie and clyde, entertainment industry newsBSE Recordings recently announced signing R&B artist Omar Wilson to its roster. Joining their talented artists, Wilson will be included in the buzz created by this music company which has grown since its inception in 2008, representing chart-topping music artists.

We are very excited about our new signee’, Omar Wilson. Omar is a natural and true talent. He shines from the inside out. His soulfulness is outpouring to all who encounter him from the emotion in his voice to his over-all energy,” says Lou Humphrey, CEO and co-founder of BSE Recordings.

Omar Wilson shares his excitement by adding, “It’s an honor, blessing and a pleasure to sign with BSE Recordings. I have been working hard to join forces with the right label to take my legacy to the next level and I finally found the right fit. I’m definitely looking forward to the future.”

Upon joining forces with BSE Recordings, Wilson also released his latest single “Passion”. Written by himself and Avenue Beatz, “Passion” introduces Wilson under the belt of BSE with his raspy/melodic vocals and talented skills in songwriting and production. The song was inspired by the admiration of an ambitious woman who shares in a deep love with her partner, describing a Bonnie and Clyde style of romance. The soul of the song is not only embedded in the lyrics, but the execution of the track from Omar Wilson.

Listen to “Passion” now on SoundCloud!

About Omar Wilson
As a 3x Apollo Amateur Night winner, Omar Wilson is no stranger to the music scene. He has been able to grace stages abroad opening for the like of Boyz II Men, The Neville Brothers and others.  His music speaks to his own personal experiences growing up in an urban environment bridging the gap between Hip-Hop and Soul.  Growing up 30 minutes from New York City, church members at the Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown noticed his ability to have a spiritual impact through his singing at the young age of seven years old.  While performing regularly in New York, fans gravitated towards his unique, gritty vocals. It was at that point that Omar realized what he was born to do, Soul Music. Omar was named Best R&B Male of the Year for 2 consecutive years at the Underground Music Awards.  He has worked and written with Multi-Platinum selling recording artist Angie Stone and DMX featuring them on songs he wrote. Angie Stone was quoted saying “Working with Omar Wilson came naturally and he is one to watch!”.  A few years back, Omar released the single, “Faith” featuring DMX.

Omar’s voice and personality is contagious. He leaves a long standing impressions wherever he goes, wherever he sings and with whoever he meets.

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Music Video Release | “All Night Long” by Antonio Ramsey

Singer/Songwriter, Antonio Ramsey releases the official music video for his new single “All Night Long”

The heavy hitting #funktrap single, All Night Long, was written by Antonio Ramsey and Kareem James and produced by Brandon “Monstaa” Brown.  The music video was directed by Hyperview Filmz. Read more about the single release here.

Ramsey describes the music video as a scenic visual inspired by the “soulful yet rugged-mannish feel of the song”. The guitar riff bringing in the track gives sexy/throw-back vibe adding to the bold statement of what is desired.

“Coming up in south Florida, I had no choice but to grow up a very straight forward type of person. I grew up listening to icons like James brown, Stevie Wonder & Jodeci! So me being able to put pieces of my life together to create #FunkTrap music is a journey that I look forward to,” says Antonio
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Antonio is currently on the All Night Longpromotional tour in in support of the single and stops include; New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Chicago, just to name a few.  Antonio’s forthcoming debut EP will be released later this Fall.