KODAE Returns With Vibrant Single, ‘Fractals’

Following their debut appearance on the blog with spine tingling Nu soul/jazz piece, ‘Awake With Crystal Eyes’, back in February 2021, five-piece group K O D A E has totally flip the script on their sound with brand new single, ‘Fractals’.

With featherly light tones and guitar licks injecting some groove into the production, ‘Fractals’ feels like a deep breath. The last couple of years reminded K O D A E of the importance of presence and community and as things have opened back up, many people have fallen into the busy trap of trying to make up for lost time. This song is a reminder of savoring the moment and regaining connection to the world.

Combining a mutual love of modern groove with personal connections to nature and mysticism, With their different backgrounds, each member from K O D A E brings a unique flavour to the table: Annie da Silva’s velvety voice and cutting lyrics, Owen Mcpherson’s gospel roots on the deep five, Seyoung Lee’s lush jazz textures on the keys, Curtis Sauer’s ambitious groove on the drums and Eric Osborne’s fluid harmonies on the guitar.

Have a listen to the uplifting single below…

Watch Diamond D’s Video For Latest Track ‘Live My Life’ Featuring Ashtin Marin

Following the release of his reflective new album The Rear View, Grammy-winning Hip-Hop legend DIAMOND D shares the official music video for the project’s celebratory standout ‘Live My Life’. Released yesterday (30th August) via YouTube, the Varras Tower-directed video plays out over sunny scenes of palm trees, beaches, and bikinis, which compliment the song’s warm production by Focus… and hook sung by Ashtin Martin.

“This song is about living in the present and celebrating the good life. It was written post pandemic when everything was shut down and morale as a whole was down globally. Rising out of that whole ordeal was the premise of this song. We should all live our lives to the fullest.” – Diamond D

Watch Diamond D’s single ‘Live My Life below…

Song of the Day: Summer In The Morning – Rob Lea

ROB LEA‘s latest offering, ‘Summer In The Morning’ arrives just in time for the warmer months.

Renowned for his Queen tribute band Majesty, which has toured huge venues across the UK and Europe, Rob’s solo project demonstrates his versatility as an artist, going from an emotive power ballad to a vibrant sun-soaked summer hit.

Speaking about ‘Summer In The Morning’, Rob Lea shares: “This song is about fun, sun, love and freedom. I wanted to create a song you can let go, sing at the top of your voice, dance on the table and have a great time.”

Following on from his debut single ‘Reflection’ earlier this year, ‘Summer In The Morning’ was released via Nashville record label WBA, whose roster includes John Oats, The Little River Band, Michael Londra and many more talented artists. Have a listen below…

Annabel Gutherz Shares New Single ‘Retrograde (Epic Remix)

Montreal-based singer and songwriter ANNABEL GUTHERZ returns with a reimagined version of her latest single, ‘Retrograde (Epic Remix).’

For the remix, Annabel worked with Los Angeles-based producer Bret “Epic” Mazur to put a lively new spin on the track. While many know Epic from his role in the band Crazy Town, he is also an accomplished producer who has helped develop some of the biggest names in music (Black Eyed Peas, New Edition, BBD).

“It was so amazing and humbling getting to work with Bret ‘Epic’ Mazur on this remix,” Annabel says. “I am so grateful for his talents and for the summer spin on he put on the song.”

Check out the infectious remix below…

BadCameo Gears Up For Their Second Album, ‘Friday Night Time Warp’

Three-piece act BADCAMEO is a connoisseur when it comes to mixing and blending an array of old-school styles – funk, disco, and soul with modern pop & R&B, which they call ‘Indie-Funk Fusion.’ They’ve brought their energetic fusion to more than sixty shows since the start of 2021 and were fortunate to share the stages with heavyweights, including electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso, jam-alt rock band Kendall Street Company, and NC band Of Good Nature.

With over twenty shows already lined up for this summer alone, BadCameo is certainly on the go. Currently, the Tampa-based trio is all set to release their upcoming album, ‘Friday Night Time Warp,’ out on 5th August. The ten-track project demonstrates they are masters of putting together an assortment of serious (often nostalgic) grooves which features the lead single, ‘Funk Train,’ which offers up a rich nostalgia of old-school funk mixed with the vibrancy of modern tones, whereas the second track, ‘Healin’,’ is a reflective pop/R&B tune highlighting the importance of self-love.

‘Friday Night Time Warp’ follows their debut album, ‘BadCameo Out Loud,’ released in 2020. They firmly cemented their place in the music scene with hit singles’ baby come back to me,’ ‘so cold,’ and ‘discotec’ in 2021.

You can pre-save ‘Friday Night Time Warp’ here...but for now, get a taste of the upcoming album. Listen to ‘Funk Train’ and ‘Healin” below….