Alt R&B artist Deb Fan unveils her highly-anticipated debut EP ‘Gemini Moon’.

Hong Kong raised, Los Angeles-based artist/producer DEB FAN releases her highly anticipated debut EP ‘Gemini Moon’.

The haunting six-track offering is centralized around duality in two parts; first being the search for control both internally and externally while grieving a heart-wrenching breakup, and second being the duality of Fan from a cultural perspective, as she continues to embrace expressivity while unlearning the social standards that were ingrained deep in her mind as a young girl in Hong Kong.

Written in the solace of her Los Angeles bedroom, the 24-year-old’s lush, ethereal vocals juxtaposed against brash, grungy production intentionally paint the polarity of her natural being, furthering the narrative of the vulnerable experience of searching for oneself post-breakup. In Asian culture, the moon serves as a symbol of feminine power, and Fan’s striking debut EP is a nod to this new chapter.

“Growing up in a traditional Chinese household, I didn’t know what expressivity meant because of how my culture views my gender,” Fan explains. “Moving to America was a huge step in understanding the essence of being a woman. I’ve learned to embrace the power of being hard and soft at the same time. This is captured in Gemini Moon. Because of my innate duality, this project was written from a place that is half realistic, and half delusion, Gemini Moon taking into account all perspectives.”

‘Gemini Moon’ is constructed around cinematic themes, each track detailing a specific feeling throughout her mourning process while listeners immerse themselves deeper into Fan’s world. From numbness (‘Run My Mind’), to lust and love (‘Rules’), depression (‘Pull My Hair’), delusion (‘Thru & Thru’), anger (‘Three Nights’), and passion (‘Rules – Acoustic Version’), ‘Gemini Moon’ tries to answer the unanswerable questions such as ‘why am I here,’ ‘why do I do this,’ and ‘what is my purpose here.’

In the early stages of her artist career, Fan has been championed by an impressive list of music tastemakers, including Billboard, Lyrical Lemonade, MTV, Earmilk and Early Rising to name a few. She has landed placements on Spotify Editorial Playlists including All New Indie, Ethereal, .ORG, Poses, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds: R&B, Fresh Finds: Indie, Mood., Radar: Hong Kong, Simmering, +852 Rising as well as over 20 New Music Friday playlists.

Deb Fan’s debut EP Gemini Moon solidifies her position as the must-watch artist of 2023. Have a listen below…

Must Listens: Thru & Thru, Rules, Run My Mind, Three Nights

Oloye Coldman offers encouragement in new single, ‘Anything’.

After claiming the #4 spot on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Albums 2022 list, multi-award winning artist, song writer, record producer and an entrepreneur Oloye Peter Oluwamayowa – better known as OLOYE COLDMAN returns , offering pure empowerment for listeners to pursue their dreams with his first release of 2023 titled ‘Anything’.

With a catchy melody and uplifting lyrics, the gentle guitar licks introduces the inspirational piece which builds up to an energetic chorus, featuring dynamic vocals and lively instrumentation.

Oloye Coldman say “I wrote this song to remind people that they have the power to achieve anything they want in life,”. “We often limit ourselves with negative self-talk and self-doubt, but this song encourages listeners to break free from those limitations and pursue their passions with all their heart.”

‘Anything’ is now available on all major streaming platforms. Get inspired and have a listen below…

Song of the Day: Down For Me – C.T

UK’s rising artist C.T (which stands for Contraversial Tekniche) has been gaining attention and captivating listeners with his distinctive sound. Since bursting on the scene in 2018, he has been featured as artist of the month by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Radio and has built a fanbase through numerous freestyles, podcasts and live shows, including performing at festivals such as Godiva. Set to continue his momentum and reach new heights in 2023, C.T has just unveiled his latest single, ‘Down For Me’, alongside a music video directed by Peppermint Studios (Byron Ismail), which follows the release of his “Joey Clipstar Freestyle”.

“Down For Me” is a melodic track that showcases C.T’s smooth vocals as he glides effortlessly over a laidback trap beat. Packed with catchy melodies and a huge, anthemic hook that will no doubt have everyone singing along after one listen, ‘Down For Me’ shines the spotlight on a fast-rising talent with undeniable star quality and a bright future ahead.

Speaking further on “Down For Me”, C.T says, “For me, it’s about that question you ask yourself in the early stages of a relationship when you like or love someone, but you don’t quite know what their intentions are, so you stay guarded and reserved, almost unsure but maintaining interest out of curiosity and want for connection.”

‘Down For Me’ is available via various music platforms. Check out the video below…

Bullet Brak returns with ‘Bullet Man’ Video

Veteran rapper BULLET BRAK has been turning heads for over a decade with his dynamic delivery and witty wordplay. The spellbinding Maryland-born entertainer is now living in SouthWest, Florida and has worked with heavyweights such as Papoose, Grafh, OT The Real, The Beatnuts, Noreaga, Curren$y, The LOX, Gunplay, Torch, Ty Dolla $ign, Torae, Chevy Woods, Termanology, Chris Rivers and more.

In 2014 he was honored with a nomination for a prestigious Underground Music Award in the category #1 Contender. His clever lyricism, magnetic delivery, efficient rhymespitting, and irresistible personality has led to major features in Sway In The Morning, Hip Hop Weekly, XXL, The Source,,,,,,,,, and various other high profile media publications.

Now he’s back in the spirit of Gus Alex in his newest video, ‘Bullet Man’. As the newest addition to the Bullet Brak catalog, Bullet represents for his Greek heritage on this record, which is produced by Gus, an Athens, Greece native. Gus Alex is known for his underworld hits, so is Bullet … Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Jazz Bar – Otysee

Independent composer and recording artist OTYSEE made his solo debut in 2019 with the single ‘Almond’. That track introduced a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist producer from Germany who deals in laid-back grooves. His mostly instrumental tunes mix elements of jazz, pop, and hip-hop into laid-back lo-fi vibe.

Since his debut, the prolific producer has amassed a remarkable volume of work. In less than four years, otysee has released four full-length albums and over fifty singles. Growing up in a musical household, the young artist learned to play a number of instruments. Prior to launching this current project, the multifaceted musician collaborated on a number of projects and worked as the drummer in a rock band.

‘Jazz Bar’ is the latest single from otysee, released last month via all major streaming services. A wah-wah electric guitar introduces the track as the beat drops on a downtempo jazz-hop groove. Piano, bass, drums and guitar accompany the soloist, conjuring images of a smoky late-night cocktail lounge.

Check out ‘Jazz Bar’ below….

Written by The Static Dive