Interview: Set It Off

Tampa Band, Set It Off, have maximized their creative synergy to bring to life their own Pop and Electronic infused niche that is idiosyncratic and abounding with heart. Gearing up for the upcoming release of ‘MIDNIGHT’, I caught up with Lead Vocalist, Cody Carson, to discuss the paradoxes of facing rejection, the power within realizing your worth, being proactive and aware of anxiety triggers stemming from social media, choosing not to sacrifice your moral compass for success and more. 

Congrats on the upcoming release of ‘MIDNIGHT’. Tell us about the creative and recording process so far and what you have learned along the way.

Thank you so much! It is been an absolutely amazing process filled with growth, vulnerability, and experimentation. Once we had our start date to begin the record, it wasn’t an endless grind every day to try to produce what we consider to be our best songs yet. We came in with around 60 ideas and wrote as many songs as we could to end up tasking ourselves with narrowing it down to just 15. This will be our longest release yet, and we’re happy to say that we feel this is the best we’ve been.

What new techniques or skills did you acquire during the process of record ‘MIDNIGHT’?

For me personally, three skills that I honed in on the most were learning when to subtract rather than add, fighting for the best possible metaphor (that I have never heard before) whether it be one line or the concept of the song itself, and how to come up with better titles for the songs overall.

Showcasing the human in you, what is a challenging thought that you recently had and were able to overcome over time?

Rejection within my career. It is one of the most difficult things I’ve had to personally face because in all honesty, we are talking about our dreams. For someone to make you feel like your dream doesn’t count or that you’re not wanted is a hard pill to swallow. That’s how I felt in November of 2017, right before we started creating this album due to being dropped by people we were working with in the past. But we needed that feeling, it’s good to feel low sometimes, because if we never did, we would never know exactly what we have to fight for. It gives you time to realize your own worth and refuel that fire to succeed.

What is your perception on the digital world that we live in and social media culture?

I think like anything in the world it has it’s pros and cons. It is incredibly convenient that we can access any song we want to whenever we want to because of the digital world. It is also incredibly hard for musicians to sell the albums they create now due to the format of digital streaming. But then you factor in that anyone can access your music with incredible ease and you can’t really complain. Another example is that we are simultaneously the most connected and disconnected we have ever been. Random phone calls or knocks at the door used to be an exciting thing with a positive connotation and now it triggers anxiety. But we also have the ability to talk to whoever we want to whenever we want to on a device just bigger than our hand. Just like anything in life there are positive sides and there are negative sides. For me personally, I think we’re extremely lucky to have the technology that we do.

No career path or amount of followers negates the fact that you are a human being that has feelings. Tell us about some parts of you beyond being a musician that you take pride in.

I take pride in the fact that each member of this band will never sacrifice their integrity or their moral compass to gain success. I pride myself in the fact that I will always be real with all of you, If I’m happy you will know it, if I am sad you will know it, and you will know my flaws. I don’t want there to be a separation between who we are supports us. I want Set It Off to be a home where people can go to cope with everything that they are going through or have been through.

As you are exposed to tons of stimulus, how do you proactively take care of your mental and emotional health when you’re out on the road?

Funny enough, but by feeding it more stimulus. I am a big believer in positive distractions. I deal with my problems, but if they are too hard to face in that moment, then I will just turn to video games, music, or movies. It is okay to take your brain away from stressful situations sometimes. Personally, video games are my escape from the real world.

You have toured with a wide variety of musicians over the past years and have played at some major festivals. Tell us some words of wisdom that you collected along the way.

There is something that can be learned from every artist no matter if they’re outside of your genre or a spitting image of yourself. You can learn what you should be doing and what you shouldn’t be doing. You should constantly be evaluating how you can better yourself. I’m happy with the fact I will never feel secure in my level of success because that means I will always feel that I have room to grow. Playing shows alongside people who have the same passion as you is the perfect place to learn.

If any of our readers have never been to Tampa, what are three of your favorite restaurants that you recommend to visit?

This may not be a restaurant, but if you go to Florida in general and don’t go to Publix and get a Publix sub from their deli then you’ve wasted your trip! You can customize whatever you want and they will do it with a smile. I miss it so much! Also, my favorite date spot in Tampa is definitely Ciro’s Speakeasy & Supper Club, it’s a real intimate vibe with craft cocktails and amazing food. Right up my alley!

Last but certainly not least, any closing messages for your fans?!

Yes! We are lucky to have you. We are also very lucky that you’re so kind to each other and also some of the funniest people we’ve ever seen online. Thank you for being a part of our lives and for letting us be a part of yours. Here’s to the new era of Set It Off!

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Interview: Sad Alex

Los Angeles Artist, Sad Alex, fuels her artistry with her emotions from a candid and human stance that leads listeners and viewers back into themselves. In celebration of the release of “All The Way Over”, I caught up with Alex for a great chat about taking time to dig deeper into herself as a human being, choosing to not sugarcoat her life experience or thoughts, being in tune with reality beyond the digital world, being signed to Red Bull Records and much more.

Congrats on the release of your new single, “All The Way Over”. Tell us about the message that you intended to portray throughout the track.

Thank you! I’ve been really happy with the response. I texted my manager a rant once about the meaning behind this song which I think depicts it pretty accurately:

“Sometimes the worst thing about being heartbroken is when you aren’t anymore. It’s better to cry-drink a bottle of wine and overshare about the breakup sex to a bartender than to admit it’s over, right? It definitely feels safer. But then time passes and you start dating a barista/model/aspiring screenwriter/uber driver and you start to forget about what came before. well SHIT. I’m moving on. Does that mean you’re moving on too? does that mean we are actually, finally, ALL THE WAY over?

Though a broad question, what have you learned about yourself and what skills have you developed through working with Red Bull Records so far?

I feel like I am having to learn more things about myself every day as I focus on my artist project. What do I wear? What should this artwork be? What is my voice? What do I stand for? Who am I trying to reach? Are drops still cool? Luckily, I’ve had a few years now to focus on these questions and feel much more in command of them than I ever have before. That being said, I still struggle with what to wear. and drops. We’ve been focusing a lot on content this year: video promos, photoshoots, voiceovers for spotify and social media ads. So, I actually feel like I’ve really had to tap into my acting chops a lot. It has been unexpectedly fun and rewarding; I audited an acting class because I was having so much fun with it. I think it’s really important to strengthen performances, music videos, photoshoots, etc. Lots of all those coming soon!

Showcasing the human in you, what is a challenging thought that you recently had and were able to overcome over time?

I think the inadequacy demon has a funny way of showing up over your shoulder even at the times when you should feel like your on top of your game. It whispers all the fears to you: “How will you have longevity in your career? What if you aren’t good enough? What if you don’t write a good song today? What if you never write a good song EVER AGAIN” and you’re just like WOAH BRO, I’m eating tacos can you take it easy? The battle of social media convincing us we are both superheroes and simultaneously not enough is also a very difficult path to navigate. Recently, I’ve been trying to practice a bit more compassion, dedicate time to just be a normal human, read more….weed helps too.

What is your perception of the digital world that we live in and social media culture?

It’s both a nightmare and the most powerful tool we have. Some of my most notable achievements so far this year have been in the digital space: the “All The Way Over” game available in the app store, the campaigns we’ve been running on Instagram and Spotify, and the coverage so far for the latest single on the dsp’s to name a few. I have a lot of new fans reaching out via Instagram from the Spotify + YouTube coverage we have received (thank you Mr. Suicide Sheep and everyone else supporting!) and those are some of the most rewarding messages I receive- people truly connecting with the music and wanting to know more about the project. I am doing my best to keep up and connect with all of them because I truly love that aspect. However, it’s important to maintain a separation and remember that there is a real LIFE happening all around us, at all times. That’s way cooler than life on our phone. So, I try to disconnect as often as I can and focus on the human stuff.

No career path or number of followers negates the fact that you are a human being that has feelings. Tell us about some parts of you beyond being a musician that you take pride in. 

I take pride in being as real, blunt, and honest to a fault as I can. I don’t want to sugar coat anything. I’m over trying to make it look like I’m killing it when I just took the bus to my session cause of a lyft surge. I definitely am doing better now than I ever have, but LA is expensive AF and the music industry is tough. My goals now are more to enjoy life and what i do and who I’m with. Hopefully success and wild riches comes with that, but at least I have a good time. 

As you are exposed to tons of stimulus and explore throughout the new release and beyond, how do you proactively take care of your mental and emotional health when you’re out on the road?

I think the key is to remember to take time for yourself. I am so excited to go on tour; I have been rehearsing with the new band and am stoked. I’m down to have fun but i also want to have a voice after show. I value my alone time hella and even if I need to cover myself with a blanket in the tour van for 20 minutes to get my head right I will do that so I am not overwhelmed with the social aspect of tour.

If you could trade existences with your favorite cartoon character growing up, who would you choose and why?

Danny Phantom was hot AF. And had a pretty cool secret life situation going on. And prob got laid a lot; sounds cool.

Last but certainly not least, any closing messages for your fans?

People ask me how I chose my name, and I think a lot of people think I arbitrarily chose “sad” to jump on the emo train or something. My last name is actually “saad”, which is palestinian and pronounced with a long a, but has been mispronounced as sad since I was a kid. I was called saadface, saadski, and saad alex for as long as I can remember. On top of that, I obviously struggle with my own share of mental health issues, and for a long time my songs were mostly sad too, so the name change stuck. But a lot of my upcoming releases are also tapping into my sarcasm and humor, which is also part of the meaning of “sad” for me. The name allows me to be more honest about my personality and also connect with my heritage. Shout-out DJ Khaled– fellow Palestinian, hit me up let’s make another one.

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Interview: Beware of Darkness

Los Angeles Musician, Beware of Darkness, is on an uncanny human journey that aids in providing both wisdom and a sense of lightness that overcomes his fans with joy. I caught up with Kyle for an in-depth conversation about spiritual practices that have aided in him finding peace within, growing and shifting perspectives through the ever-changing tide of social media, the release of “Bloodlines” and more.

Congrats on the upcoming release of your new single, “Bloodlines”‘. Tell us about the message that you intended to portray throughout the new track.

It’s just a simple and fun song about sticking together with someone you care about, whether that’s a friend, family member, loved one, or even yourself. There are some subtle undertones that humans and civilization are destroying the planet and if we’re going to change anything we need to rethink capitalization and raise human consciousness, but other than that it’s a cute song to play at family barbecues.

Though a broad question, what have you learned about yourself and what skills have you developed through working in the music industry.

I think that most unexpected and profound thing I’ve learned from the hardships, let downs, pain, devastations, collapse, emotional abuse, and violent uncertainty of the music industry is that I am spiritual being. All these emotions and energies had to be dealt with in some way, and I was lucky enough to know my body couldn’t handle drinking or drugs so all these uncomfortable situations and “failures” in the music industry led me down a spiritual path of meditation, Zen and Buddhism, yoga, and plant therapy. Thank you for asking this, because it’s the first time I’ve put these two things together. It’s almost like all the pain alchemized and became purpose. I’m now seeing a spiritual practice as a wild and unexpected fruit borne of songwriting. Working in the music industry has been a master class in how to listen to yourself and how to handle yourself when everything is falling apart and everyone is selling you a different way forward. I think it’s also taught me how to be resilient, how to have grit, how to be smile in the face of madness, how to deal with change, trust your gut, and especially how to handle uncertainty. I’ve also dealt with just the most ridiculous stunningly absurd bullshit, which has also been a blessing, because it’s helped me remain a calm frivolity in the day to days of life. 

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Showcasing the human in you, what is a challenging thought that you recently had and were able to overcome over time? 

The most challenging thought I’ve ever faced is one that simply says, “Kill yourself”. It doesn’t scream or shout, it just appears there with the same banal tone as someone asking “Can you pass the butter knife?” It was present with blaring frequency that past 2-3 years of my life, every day, often multiple times a day. It was the first thought when I woke up, last when I went to sleep. It appeared as I was pouring coffee, between chattarangas in yoga class, during sex, subconsciously in every lyric I wrote, and it slipped between every heartbeat, became of part of me and it wrecked me. It added so much more weight to my already present depression and made it life unbearable. That one single thought, I’d compound with guilt, shame, fear, anger, until it became this daily depression tornado of death,  and I didn’t know what to do with it. Thank god, this year I found therapy, anti-depressants, mindfulness meditation, and ayahuasca, which have all help me sit with that thought, get to the actual root of the thought and problem, and now if and when it comes, I can almost befriend it. Now when it comes, I recognize it is only a thought, and I don’t need to label it good or bad, or do anything with it really. I found that when I gave it space, and asked simple questions like, “Who are you? Do I have any control over you? Why are you here?” Its power and grip over my life loosens, and now it barely comes and when it does I treat it like an old friend, and ask, “What can you teach me today? Why are you here?”

What is your perception on the digital world that we live in and social media culture?

I have a lot of feelings and opinions on it. I understand how great social media can be if you are capable of mindfully using it in a healthy way, but I also understand how damaging it can be and how it can wreck your moods or life. I think you have to be very, very, awake and aware to use it in a positive way.

First off, realize that companies build these apps to be as addictive as possible to keep us logged in 24/7. It’s as if we were all handed these 24/7 casinos in our pockets, developers spend billions of dollars on studying how the human brain works to make them as enticing and addictive as possible, finding out what sets off our dopamine receptors in the quickest possible way, while making it so easy and as immediately satisfying for you to gamble all the time, and they smile and say, “Go ahead, just play one hand.” And you, you’re a nun who’s never stepped inside a casino and has never heard of gambling addiction. How do you win? This is what I don’t think most people understand yet. I am aghast when I see small children glued to devices. The CEOs of some of the biggest tech companies have recently come out saying, “We don’t give these devices to our kids because we realize the detrimental effect they have.” You have a classic case of the dealer selling drugs but not using.

We don’t need access to ANYTHING 24/7, and we don’t need Facebook on all 6 devices we own, so I think self-imposed limits and restrictions is key. I also think social media is a mirror. It shows you exactly who you are. I do like that part. If scrolling through and seeing someone else’s “happiness” makes you feel bad about yourself, you now know you have self esteem issues to work on. You can blame social media for wrecking the world or you can take responsibility for yourself, how it makes you feel, and change your habits. Instagram doesn’t care if it makes you feel terrible about your life or gives you low self esteem no matter how many hours you give it, or how many followers you have. Self-awareness is key. Be honest with yourself and how it makes you truly feel, then adjust. Unfollow anyone who doesn’t bring you joy. I also think a lot of social media is theatre. It’s people showing the world who they want to be, instead of who they actually are, and I don’t think that’s healthy.

Years ago, I was asked to played a beauty launch at what was rumored to be David Lynch’s mansion. There were around a 100 people there, and every single room had a photo booth in it. No one talked to each other, everyone looked sullen, and they’d walk into a room to take a content photo, and when the camera was up they’d put up the “I’m having the time of my life with all my friends” face, and when the photo was done they went back to being lifeless drones, and would repeat that throughout the night. I thought, oh my god, it’s all smoke and mirrors. It’s all bullshit. Social media is about sacrificing real experience you can give the illusion to a stranger of an experience. 

I think of the girl in the Midwest who looks up to these “influencers.” She doesn’t see the makeup, professional cameras and lightening, touch up and edits, and the overall isolation in the room. She just sees someone having fun and will probably compare how lame her life with how glamorous their lives are. And it’s all bullshit.

For years, I was addicted to social media.  I let it wreck my moods, ruin my self worth, and hurt me. I was on it all the time, thinking it mattered. I hated it, and I’d use it and feel terrible about myself. It wasn’t until an ayahuasca journey where I truly saw how it made me feel, and was able to have the clarity to become free of the addiction, and now it’s something I can enjoy. I took immediate change and put all my social media on an iPad that never leaves the house and I’ve never been happier. 

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No career path or amount of followers negates the fact that you are a human being that has feelings. Tell us about some parts of you beyond being a musician that you take pride in. 

I love reading books. This year I started reading through Don DeLillo’s books. Mao II was spectacular. I’m now pouring through Tom Robbins entire collection. A friend recommended Still Life with Woodpecker and it floored me. I’ve never read anything like it.

I am a diehard Nintendo and video game fan. I love been taken to other worlds and living inside their stories for a while. Some of my favorite games are Breath of The Wild, Sonic Adventure 2, Ocarina of Time, Fire Emblem Awakening, Skyrim: Elder Scrolls.

When the band was falling apart in 2016 I clumsily started a daily yoga practice, because it was the only thing that reduced my depression and anxiety at the time. I’d show not knowing how to do any of the poses, not doing anything right, but kept at it, and over the past 3 years, yoga has blossomed into one my life’s passions. I did a 200 RYT teacher training and became a certified teacher. To this day it’s so much more than a physical practice but has become a way of life for me.

As you are exposed to tons of stimulus, how do you proactively take care of your mental and emotional health when you’re out on the road?

Well the short story is I didn’t. I got high. I got depressed and suicidal. I broke down. I developed such an uncontrollable anger problem that my own band and crew were afraid of me, afraid to go near me or confront me. When we toured with the Smashing Pumpkins I took so much anger on stage, their tour manager forcibly grabbed me after our set, and said, “What the hell are you doing? You’re gonna kill yourself, and it’s not helping anyone.” It was a lesson I had to learn the hard way, and it took me years. 

Here’s my advice:

Make taking care of your mental and emotional health a priority whether you’re touring or not. Reminds of the quote by Bruce Lee, “I’d rather be a warrior in a garden, than a Gardner in a war.” I’d suggest meditation, yoga, eating right, exercise, being sober(especially on the road), finding a therapist, and making sure you have an attitude of gratitude, and have the right perspective. There will be hard days no matter what your job is, and just remember every single day how much of a blessing and miracle it is that you are a musician on the road.  It doesn’t matter whether your crowds are 3 or 3,000 people. For years, I have been pre-buying my food for tours so I can ensure I’m eating healthy on the road. It’s also much, much cheaper.  Also if you need to stop, stop, because no amount of followers, fame, or success is worth your mental health and well being. 

You have toured with a wide variety of musicians over the past years and have played at some major festivals. Tell us some words of wisdom that you collected along the way. 

Treat people well.  I mean everyone. You’d be horrified to know how many of your favorite bands treat their members and crew like disposable pieces to a financial puzzle instead of real humans. Some of the stories are shocking and heartbreaking. People don’t want to help you if you’re a dick, and its marvelous how much the world will open up to you if you’re kind. I just ask you, “What kind of legacy do you want to build? What do you want people to say about you?” How about you make every show, every night the best experience for everyone involved; fans, promoters, bands, local hands? My dream is to build an empire on kindness and treating people well, curating an environment that is healthy and nourishing where everyone wins.

Last but certainly not least, any closing messages for your fans?

I deeply and truly love and care about my fans as people. I want to make them happy, to see them win, I want to give them the best experience possible, and want you to know I’m on your side, on your team, and I support you.

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LA Post-Hardcore Band, Chotto Ghetto, Releases New Album: ‘WILDFIRE’

LA Post-Hardcore Band, Chotto Ghetto, bring the noise and elevate their fans perspective of their artistry as they dive into a pool of balls-to-the-wall Hardcore/Punk throughout their latest album release, ‘WILDFIRE’. Here’s our track-by-track thoughts.

Kicking off with the first track, “Debrief”, the guys mimic ignorant news-lines that have come across our screens as mass society members sit and wish away their lives and minds through what’s on the idiot box. The second track, “Multiversal Receiver”, revs up listeners’ engines with an array of instrumentals that come together with ease as the guys lyrically travel down an uncanny imaginative world that is entirely their own. “New Horror” is the third track that picks up the pace as lyrics tell the tale of how technology has taken over our entire world and has subconsciously caused wildfires in the minds of vulnerable souls. The fourth track, “The Work”, begins with an intro that mimics the likes of Rob Zombie as the guys of Chotto Ghetto lyrically bring lack to the forefront and how individuals’ realities become a drain when they are stuck in the horror of routine and greed. “Unstable Isotopes” is the fifth track that once again ties in news-lines that are swarming and taking over innocent minds as the guys of Chotto Ghetto subliminally try to portray the importance of learning to think for yourself. The sixth track, “The Odd Man”, is the ideal title that speaks of the group of men which are Chotto Ghetto as the guys slow down to a nearly acoustic spill which speaks of being and feeling like the fly on the wall in spaces that aren’t of their own. “Dr. Gerald is Trying to Chill” is the seventh track that begins with a long instrumental that feels like a trip back to the 90’s as blurry and scattered vocals and lyrics elevate the intention of showcasing how subconsciously triggered we all are when it comes to distractions.

The eighth track, “Like Old Times”, highlights the strength of Chris Candy’s vocals that mimic the likes of Davey Havok of AFI. “Eternal Return: Temple FuckIt” is the ninth track that picks up the pace as instrumentals mimic the likes of Explosions in the Sky as the guys lyrically attempt to return back home into themselves. “HIRO AI” is the eleventh track that slows it down into a deep and dark instrumental that meshes with the Sci-Fi attempt toward mental closure. Closing out with “Charlie Cluster 8”, the guys end with a bang as they lyrically take back control of their minds away from the debris of modern-day TV.

If you’re a fan of a mixture of fellow musicians such as Bad Brains, Rob Zombie and Minor Threat then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Chotto Ghetto on SoundCloud.

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LA-Based Musicians, Historian, Releases New Single – “Witch Hazel”

LA-Based Musicians, Historian, are back in style with a frenzied furry of Rock and Roll laced with soul throughout their latest single, “Witch Hazel”. Through the dark and sinister lyrical trajectory mixed with the smooth and mastered to perfection instrumentals, Historian finds their way into the homes and hearts of listeners with this fun track that stands out in their ever-growing discography.

Adding a dash of Punk that is both unexpected and pleasant, Historian has created a genre-bending dose of musical medicine that takes listeners to the depths of Rock and Roll heaven throughout “Witch Hazel”. Eluding to the fact that they are able to bring their introverted nature’s outward with style and class, Historian is bound to last and continue to stand strong in their true Indie colors. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as MUTEMATH, Modest Mouse and The Modern Lovers then keep an eye on the promising ride ahead for Historian on SoundCloud.

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Los Angeles Songstress, May Devun, Releases New Single – “Say the Words”

Los Angeles Songstress, May Devun, strips down to the soul for a bare-bones version of musical beauty emitted throughout her highly-charged new single, “Say the Words”. Beginning with a dash of class through instrumentals which highlight the piano, May Devun lyrically pleads for another to open up their chest and finally say the words that they have been hiding within throughout “Say the Words” which showcases her ability to write music about her inner life beyond the surface. Sensuality pours forward with ease as May stands embodied in a place of grace as she showcases that it is her time to receive rather than continue to be the giver as “Say the Words” can serve as a relational ode for listeners to reaching beyond ones previous experiences to expect more in the future.

Having found her inner voice to shed light on the comfort that she has built deep within herself, May Devun is a soulful artist that is abounding with wisdom and passion that ignites fires within the hearts of listeners. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige then keep an eye on the ride ahead for May Devun on SoundCloud.

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LA Rockers, ROCKET, Release New Single – “GIANTS”

Los Angeles Musicians, ROCKET, are flying through an alternative universe of their own to end the year with their stand-out new single, “GIANTS”. Lyrically reminding listeners that everything that you desire begins with what you act on today, ROCKET mixes music that is mastered to precision with songwriting perspective that inspires listeners to find more within themselves and bring it outward artistically. Through playing the lead role with humble pride that naturally draws listeners their way, Janelle Barreto embodies the desired Lead Vocalist of a bands dreams as ROCKET continues to develop the confidence that keep them ahead in the ever-changing world of the music industry.

Having a variety of accolades under their belt including being voted as one of “Best Bands to Catch” by CBS Los Angeles, ROCKET is a group of impassioned rockers who have a bright 2020 to look forward to. If you’re a fan of a mixture of fellow musicians such as Social Distortion, Paramore and CKY, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for ROCKET on SoundCloud.

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LA Hip Hop Musicians, Young Goats, Release New Album: ‘Goat Life Vol. 1’

LA Hip Hop Duo, Young Goats, mix together the classic flair of the old school with a modern-day dose of love and awareness throughout their latest full-length album, ‘Goat Life Vol. 1’. Here’s our track-by-track thoughts.

Kicking off with the first track, “Welcome to Goat Life”, the guys let the world know exactly who they are over a beat that sounds akin to Drake as lyrics that push boundaries and tell of the confidence that the guys have developed catch the ears of both young and seasoned listeners. The second track, “Only Need You”, lyrically speaks of the love of an individuals life that they can’t stray away from over a summer beat that is bound to bump in the club. “Beautiful” is the third track that begins with a worldly instrumental that brings in some Reggae flair over a fun track that lyrically dials down to the simplicity of recognizing the beauty deep within a one-of-a-kind woman. The fourth track, “Gaze On”, carries an Electronic feel over an infectious beat that showcases the guys spittin’ skills over lyrics that pour a cup of nothing short of romanticism. “Take You With Me” is the fifth track that lyrically speaks of committing to bring the love of the guys’ life to the sacred place that makes them feel at home when the time is right. The sixth track, “Got It All”, is a club banger that reminds the world that the guys of Young Goats have exactly what they need to succeed and can see the same within another.

“Whole Snack” is the seventh track that is catchy with the opening line that showcases the adoration that one of the guys feel for a lady that carries the essence of a Queen from head to toe. The eighth track, “LA Chick”, showcases the reality of a lot of the women in LA that are a genre of women that are hard to lock down as they are striving to get money on their own and live the best lives that they possibly can. “Advantage of You” is the ninth track in which the guys of Young Goats keep it as real as they can as they state with clarity that they aren’t the men that they want to be for their Queen. The tenth track, “Catch My Vibe”, begins by slowing it down as the guys lyrically speak of a lady that is having trouble understanding the men that they’ve grown to be as they try to move past enamoring women with money and nights out that leave you high and dry in the long run. “Don’t Know How To Act” is the eleventh track that showcases vulnerability as the guys tie in an Electronic twist that adds an element of surrender to the theme. The twelfth track, “Too Nervous”, is another one that is fun to dance to as the guys lyrically bring up how they are currently unable to approach the girl that shines in their eyes. “Dubai For The Weekend” is the thirteenth track that is bougie and full of positive energy as the guys charm the ladies with their interest to take ladies on lavish trips around the globe. The fourteenth track, “My Section”, is an album highlight that begins with an entrancing instrumental that leads into the guys spittin’ game about how only beautiful women are allowed in their section at the club. Closing out with “Better Than Them”, Young Suave and Goatey remind the ladies not to miss out on all they bring to the table before they reach their next level in life.

If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Drake, Jerimeh and Future then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Young Goats on Soundcloud.

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Music Reviews

Los Angeles Musician, Dirty Chime, Releases New Single – “Fifty One Fifty”

Los Angeles Musician, Dirty Chime, creates a dreamy musical atmosphere that aims to remove fear from love throughout his latest hypnotic single, “Fifty One Fifty”. Through lyrics that speak of denial that is trapped within the veins of his lover, Dirty Chime dives deeper than life under the covers to uncover the remnants of pain within the eyes of a lady that he once perceived as divine. Knowing his emotional limits and lyrically speaking of feeling as though he has reached the point of no return back into a state of love, Dirty Chime is vulnerable and full of human feels throughout “Fifty One Fifty”.

Leaving listeners in a trance through atmospheric instrumentals that mimic the likes of an array of artists such as Bonobo and Blackbear, Dirty Chime has created his own signature rhythm and rhyme that meets both the modern-day of Electronic listeners and those who prefer diving into a more sultry mood through music. Matching the visuals that provide the inner elements of a sinister soul that has lost control, the music video for “Fifty One Fifty” shows Dirty Chime’s ability to extend his creative prowess throughout many genres of art. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Blackbear, Mod Sun and Gnash, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Dirty Chime on SoundCloud

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Concert Reviews

Los Angeles Rockers, Silent Planet, Rock the House in Detroit

Los Angeles Rockers, Silent Planet, packed a punch of Progressive Metal during their stop at The Fillmore in Detroit. Accompanied by August Burns Red and Silverstein, Silent Planet meshes their potent and politically driven lyrical content with a rush of instrumental euphoria that pours forward naturally with passion.

Garrett Russell of Silent Planet • Photo: Jessica Golich

Invigorating the synergy between the band and the crowd, the guys played tracks including “Panic Room”, “Native Blood” and “Afterdusk” while a fan in the front row didn’t miss a single lick or lyric. Lyrics that face the cold-hard facts of their lack of contentment with the judicial system in the states, fascism and more important pieces of the reality of the world stood out at the forefront of why the guys do what they love to do.

Garrett Russell of Silent Planet • Photo: Jessica Golich

Signed to Solid State Records and in the midst of continuing to bring to life a global crowd, Silent Planet emits a musical power and prowess that is loud, proud and sincere. For those of you that have yet to listen, check out their latest album, ‘When The End Began’, and follow the guys on Instagram.

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Garrett Russell of Silent Planet • Photo: Jessica Golich