Out tomorrow 16 April, ‘Anybody Home?’ is the latest single from Alabama based tropical house and EDM producer, DJ Rocstar. The track marks the return for the DJ, after a 20 year hiatus from his previous moniker of Heavy Roc, and allows him to vent his frustration about the terrorist attack on the US Capitol building, on January 6 this year.
The music video for The Orange Apples. track ‘Naked Love’ opens with a shot of two young women and a young man, similarly dressed, all very attractive, together in a field, with their backs against a tree. The grasses are swaying in the wind, and it’s both idyllic and slightly unsettling. The unease continues when another man approaches the trio; it’s all very intriguing and confusing, deliberately ambiguous.
Formerly known as Maxxy From The Trap, Atlanta based R&B singer MaxKaella launched her new persona in August, with ‘In My Bag’, a soulful and buoyant, yet uproarious duet with Dasia Gray. Her new single, ‘Money Dance’, keeps the momentum going – she previously showed she’s got it, now she’s gonna flaunt it.
Stacy Gabel has made the step from behind the scenes to centre stage, moving from her position as a promo producer and writer at Nickelodeon, to in front of the camera as a creative. A native of Eastern Pennsylvania, Stacy is a bit of a local icon, and has won two Global Music Awards for Lyricist, Song, and Musician, and the Lehigh Valley Music Awards of Fans Choice Award, Discovered Artist, Outstanding Female Artist, All-Around Performer, and Best Song, in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Phew! Seems like Stacy made the right choice to move to the front of the stage!
The lyric video for Keldamuzik’s latest single, ‘Can’t Keep Up’, was directed by Rob Fitzgerald, who’s matched it to the upbeat pop track. Keldamuzik’s attitude is empowering; she exudes pride and confidence, and we are encouraged to do the same. She will never tolerate time wasters, and that much is made clear with the assertive words on screen, appearing as she sings them.
‘Disaster’, by Ultra Major, harks back to those days when all you needed was a few friends, a few chords, and an earworm of a song to have a hit. There’s no gimmicks with these guys though, it’s straight up fuzzed-out rock guitars reminiscent of the 90s, the sort of thing that you listen to for years after.
2020 is a year that has proven, and continues to prove, to be one which saps our strength and test our positivity. Every day is another day filled with headlines and news stories that in turn fill us with worry and despair. Even the most positive people find their thoughts are taking a more negative bent.
Never in the history of the USA has it been more important to vote than in this year’s presidential elections. For too long people have believed that their vote doesn’t matter, but it’s simply not the case. And to help that cause, to encourage people to vote, a group of every day American women from all walks of life, have rallied together for the cause, united in the belief that even a small group can make a big difference. The single, ‘We Need You’, by Women Get Out The Vote, is a powerful protest folk-pop song, and with any luck should prove as important and memorable as the rallying cries in the 60s and 70s.