Katy Perry, Witness | Highlights


★★ Pop superstar Katy Perry struggles to find her footing on her fifth studio album, ‘Witness.’ Sometimes it works, while other times it doesn’t.  Katy Perry returns with her fifth studio album, Witness, following a four-year hiatus. Witness earned the pop superstar another no. 1 album. However, the quality of the effort is mixed at…

Thoughts: Flume, ‘Skin’


Flume flexes his tremendous musicianship and production skills on well-rounded, eclectic sophomore LP, SKIN.

Cash Cash,‘Blood, Sweat & 3 Years’(Review)


Depth certainly isn’t the M.O. of dance/electronic music. Depth isn’t the M.O. of Cash Cash either. It doesn’t need to be. The DJ/production trio have hits, and in dance music, isn’t that all that really matters?

Dillon Francis, ‘This Mixtape Is Fire.’ – Review


Dillon Francis’ Mixtape proves sound and enjoyable, not necessarily ‘fiery’ Dillon Francis • The Mixtape Is Fire. • Columbia • Release Date: August 14, 2015 It takes a confident man to praise his own album within the title. Apparently DJ/producer Dillon Francis is a very confident man. Give him credit; there are plenty of moments…

Review: Zedd Delivers Pleasant Sophomore Album With ‘True Colors’


Zedd • True Colors • Interscope • US Release Date: May 18, 2015 Cutting straight to the chase, Zedd’s sophomore album True Colors is an enjoyable, pleasant listening experience. The pleasantry that it is, that characterization alone doesn’t necessarily make True Colors particularly distinctive per se; many songs run into one another. That isn’t to…

Review: Rorschack featuring T.O.N.E.-z, Handcuffs


 Rorschack featuring T.O.N.E.-z • Handcuffs • MalLabel • Release Date: March 3, 2015 What happens when a Los Angeles producer (Rorschack) pairs with an Emmy-nominated rapper (T.O.N.E.-z)? The answer is sheer magic of course – what did you think, chaos?   Rarely it seems the worlds of hip-hop and EDM collide, at least stateside, but perhaps…

Review: 3D The Boss, ‘Lollapalooza’


3D the Boss delivers an interesting LP with their unique mix of ‘a lil bit of everything’. 3D The Boss • Lollapalooza • Messenger Music Group / I AM PR Agency Atlanta, Georgia Trio 3D The Boss represent the current sound and vibe of pop music: a little bit of this, a little bit of…