Kygo Delivers Enjoyable Debut With ‘Cloud Nine’


It’s safe to say that the profile of electronic music has grown over recent years. Yep, everybody loves a bass drop, not to mention the ability to groove to an electrifyingly, sick, minimalist groove – what a mouthful! Anyways, a newbie has joined the electronic music ranks – 24-year old Norwegian pianist/DJ/producer Kygo. Kygo is…

Mike Posner Presents Mike Posner 2.0 On Superb EP ‘The Truth’ (Review)


Mike Posner • The Truth (EP) • Island • US Release Date: June 22, 2015  On The Truth (EP), chameleonic musician Mike Posner repositions himself as a singer/songwriter – quite a departure from his debut pop album 31 Minutes To Takeoff, which seems like an eternity ago (2010). Posner possesses such a distinct voice it’s…

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: LW, ‘Extraordinary Revisited’


R&B singer/songwriter and producer LW releases a decisively urban LP in Extraordinary Revisited. From start to finish – “rooter to the tooter” – LW shares his self-proclaimed “out of the box” brand of R&B. LW is no household name (YET), but the album definitely shows the audience how robust the artist’s potential and ceiling is….

Review: Pharrell Williams, ‘G I R L’


G I R L easily one-ups Williams’ 2006 debut, In My Mind Pharrell Williams • G I R L • Columbia • US Release Date: March 3, 2014 Arguably, no one had a better year in 2013 than Pharrell Williams.  A longtime veteran of the music game in a numerous capacities, things had become considerably…

DJ Khaled, Kiss The Ring – Extended Analysis


Introduction… DJ Khaled has always been a hard person to pinpoint. Is he merely a DJ or is he also a producer and occasional rapper? Even with 2012’s Kiss The Ring (released August 21, 2012), those questions still loom heavily. Regardless of his status or placement within hip hop circles, what is definitive is “he’s kind of a…