Friday, October 10, 2008

"Pound-4-Pound" by BiGGs (Rap Artist from Florida(FL))

RadioIndy is pleased to present BiGGs with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Pound-4-Pound"
"Pound-4-Pound" is a three-track southern gangsta single featuring the original, instrumental, and a capella versions of BiGGs' "Look Good." BiGGs' has the vocal ability to intimidate as well as to bring the ladies to their knees. He has a great singing voice as well as a great flow reminiscent of the Notorious B.I.G. and Lil Wayne. The backing music sequence supports this intimidation/coercion dichotomy, as you get a thick, bumping beat with subtle and varied accents and quirky yet atmospheric synths. The second track, the instrumental version of "Look Good," gives you a whole different perspective on the track and allows you to focus on the dramatic hints. The a capella version stands on its own as well; you definitely feel the rhythm without hearing it, and it paints a complete picture of BiGGs' talents as an emcee. This single is recorded excellently, so the track sounds great as a whole and broken down. "Pound-4-Pound" certainly leaves you wanting to hear more of what BiGGs has to offer the music world in both arrangement and vocals. If you enjoy the Miami style of hip-hop, you'll enjoy this CD.
-William and the Reviewer Team
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"Old Neighborhood" by Sherman Hunter (Blues Artist from Florida(FL))

RadioIndy is pleased to present Sherman Hunter with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Old Neighborhood"
"Old Neighborhood" is a soulful classic blues album from Sherman Hunter, a veteran of the music industry. If you are looking for a collection of songs by a bona fide bluesman, this is certainly it. Hunter brings you a full sound behind his smooth, seemingly effortless playing style and deep weathered vocals. The band is comprised of great performers, masters of their craft that really succeed in pulling together the timeless quality of the sound. The sound quality of "Old Neighborhood" is excellent: All of the songs are ready to hit your speakers crisply and cleanly. Highlights include the title track, "Old Neighborhood," which establishes the big picture right off the bat with great guitar work, horns, female backing vocals, and a quality that puts you right in the room with the band. "Stormy" is a great little jazz number that features a delicate touch and nice progressions. "I Drink Muddy Waters" is a gritty track with an energetic, wailing vocal performance and quirky guitar solos. With "Old Neighborhood," Sherman Hunter has put together an incredible blues album full of great vocal performances and professional musicianship. If you enjoy great blues guitar and a classic blues sound, pick up this album.
-William and the Reviewer Team
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"Kisses in the Evening" by Dynamic Destony (Electronic Artist from Florida(FL))

RadioIndy is pleased to present Dynamic Destony with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Kisses in the Evening"
"Kisses in the Evening" by Dynamic Destony is an enjoyable '80s-influenced, hard-hitting club album that features pulsing rhythms, thumping beats, and a sound comprised of many different electronic elements. This album is simultaneously energetic, aggressive, loud, and smooth, and it doesn't waste any time in giving you the urge to dance. Shades of '80s bands like Dead or Alive and Human League are ever-present in both the arrangements and the vocals, but Dynamic Destony create a unique sound by combining this with electronica and trance elements. With "Kisses in the Evening," you get power and pump as well as catchy melodies and flavorful vocals. The production quality is excellent, and the songs are all ready to spin. Standouts include the title track, "Kisses in the Evening," which bursts out of the speakers with a fat beat, strong vocals, and extreme danceability. "My Angel" features classic '80s hooks and opens a window into a bit of a darker side of Dynamic Destony's sound. "Baby Don't You Want Me" is a good choice for a closer that starts out very minimal and erupts into an epic final burst of energy. If you enjoy '80s synth pop and new wave combined with electronic and club beats, give this excellent CD a spin.
William and the Reviewer Team
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

“Game Of Life” by The Teague Stefan Band (Blues Artist from Florida(FL))

The sophomore effort from Central Florida's power trio "The Teague Stefan Band" entitled "Game Of Life" combines elements of blues, rock, and funk to create a highly original, fresh sound. The album is a collection of aggressive, pounding tracks full of intoxicating heart and soul. Teague Stefan, the gifted songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for this trio, employs his talents in both musicianship and composition. The songs are well-written and performed with an enthusiasm and spirit that shines through on each track. "The Leavin' Blues" is a blistering opener, with a strong groove and blazing guitar work. The production is raw and natural, with no post-production trickery. Stefan's dominating guitar is accompanied by drums that are upfront in the mix, providing a powerful, hammering sound. "Tell You Truthful" is a driving shuffle tune with an expressive strut and swagger. "Power Of A Woman" is a soulful blues tune, showcasing Stefan's vocal range as well as his mastery of the guitar. Another highlight is "High Maintenance Woman," which features a passionate performance of emotional vocals and energetic acoustic guitar. "Dues" is a great closer, a straight-ahead rocker that is radio-ready. This is a polished group of songs that will be enjoyed by any fan of rock and blues in the vein of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, or Buddy Guy.
-Rodney and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

“He Is Here” by Rosalina Vega (Spiritual Artist from Florida(FL))

"He Is Here" is a great praise & worship album from Panamanian gospel vocalist and songwriter Rosalina Vega. Vega delivers with an inspiring and heartfelt vocal performance and a great range that breeches the operatic, similar to the vocals of Dionne Warwick. On the majority of the tracks, Vega's vocal is solely accompanied by traditional, though skillful, piano arrangements crafted by pianist Michael Andrews. These simple arrangements bring the message of her words to the forefront which is, simply, praising God through song. "He Is Here" has four Vega originals and six traditional hymns and worship songs, and she sings each song beautifully, with immense inspiration and an open heart. The album is well recorded and creates a nice balance between the vocals, piano, and gospel message. "I Give My Heart" is a Vega original with nice piano work and inspiring, heartfelt lyrics about giving it all to Jesus. "Forever More" is a spiritual track with a soothing arrangement and hopeful lyrics about the afterlife. Her variations on traditional songs, including her operatic, multilingual rendition of "O Glorious Love" and her beautiful rendition of the standard hymn, "I Surrender All," are also noteworthy. "He Is Here" is a great album with an inspiring message, and should be looked into by anyone who enjoys praise & worship music and great female vocalists.
-Chris & the Reviewer Team
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