HIE’s Excellent New Genre-Hopping Syncopated Pop


Call him Derek Wilkinson, call him HIE, or call him the Human Instinct Ensemble. By any other name, he is the singer/songwriter, producer and creative force behind the new EP “All Things, Athena.” HIE’s new single is “Koufax,” a complex and layered Pop song that’s as smart as it is entertaining. The song incorporates elements […]

The Keymakers “Spectra” – A Triumph In Both Form And Substance

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I was first turned on to The Keymakers last month with the release of their single “California in the Sun.” Over a mellow groove the song fantasized about disappearing into the West Coast horizon. You can read about it here. The Keymakers The talented duo of brothers Rome Alexander and Rederic are back. Their debut […]

Ambre IV Goes Into The Dark

Ambre IV

“Into the Dark” is the aptly titled new song and video from UK artist Ambre IV. The talented singer showcases her impressive vocal range and ability while recounting a dark tale loaded with complicated and conflicting emotions. Ambre IV Over a churning EDM bass line and a deceptively singable melody, Ambre sings of a toxic […]

Dan Miftari’s Uplifting Pop Funk

Dan Miftari

Dan Miftari has a knack for writing hooks. The Chicago-based, Albanian-born musician works in multiple genres and with a wide variety of collaborators. The one common denominator in all of his music is his innate ability to write catchy melodies. Wherever your tastes lean, Dan has some music that is sure to have you singing […]

Joseph Eid Throws a Party, But Pay Attention

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After each spin of Joseph Eid’s ‘Listening to Madonna’ I began writing a different review. In the first draft I described the tune as a love song to Pop music. It was one in which he expressed his devotion to the genre as both a fan and an artist. In that review he was a […]

Two-Line Reviews – Lo-Fi, Hi-Fi, and Quirky Alt-Pop

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I curate two Spotify playlists. When I update them I write short two-line reviews here. Sometimes the reviews are three lines. The rules are not strict. Click Here to See Your Music on These Pages Artist: LonebornTrack: Bad Times Location: Miami, FL I love the production on this radio-ready track. It starts with a cool understated […]