Wulf Morpheus enlists Gnarly Marley, MARCO PLUS & Sedona for “Get a Load of Me” – Aipate

A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Wulf Morpheus is a talented hip hop producer who continues to improve his craft. For his latest offering “Get a Load of Me”, he teamed up with rappers Gnarly Marley and MARCO PLUS and singer Sedona, who delivers the background vocals.

“Get a Load of Me” is characterized by thoughtful and heavily lyrical verses. Still, it makes for an easy listen, thanks to the soulful melodies and Sedona’s smooth harmonies.

The song was independently released by the producer. Listen to it and follow Wulf Morpheus, Gnarly Marley, MARCO PLUS and Sedona on Instagram.

Where Did You Go: North Norfolk country artist Ervin yearns for her return on Carolynn – Independent Music – New Music

Known throughout his local area for hosting the legendary open mic called Rock the Lobster, Ervin shows the value in working with producer Aeron Z Jones with a riveting display on Carolynn.

Ervin aka Ervin Munir is a North Norfolk-based indie country singer-songwriter and a member of the band Cutting the Mustard.

He writes heartfelt songs about life and social injustice with an eye for the ridiculous. His influences are Paul Simon, James Taylor and the Eagles and one of his early highlights has been performing “The Boxer” at a folk group hosted by Peggy Seeger.” ~ Ervin

Performed with a dynamic exuberance and an endearing romance, Ervin sings with the kind of quality which is rather rare in this overly-rushed world. Lathered in so much excellence, it’s hard not to like this outstanding effort.

Carolynn from North Norfolk-based indie country singer-songwriter Ervin is a rather sweet single about wishing for a return from the sweetest girl in the world. Sung with kind tenderness and comforting energy, this is a single to take us into a happier state of mind despite the distance between two loving hearts.

When love is real, anything is attainable.

Hear this excellent song on Spotify. See more on the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Neek Bucks Drops ‘Blessed to the Max’ Album

It’s been a long journey for Neek Bucks, who’s making the most of his second chance at life. This, of course, is in regards to him being shot in the head in 2011 (only to realize fragments were still in his skull three years later). Now, after years of grinding, the Harlem rapper is ready to take the next step in his career with the release of his new album, Blessed to the Max.

Executive produced by Hitmaka, the album checks in at 14 tracks with features from 2 Chainz, Benny the Butcher, Raekwon, Tink, Wiz Khalifa, Vory, CeeLo Green, Ivory Scott, and Chrishan.

“I learned so much about myself recording this project. So many emotions,” Neek says. “Lost my pops. Lost Zah. People came in my life, people left. Hitmaka! Thank you for being patient with me. Thank you for thinking of me when you heard some dope sh*t I should rap on. Thank you for sharing your platform and believing in a young ni**a from the Eastside of Harlem.”

Press play and be sure add Blessed to the Max wherever you get music.

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Hill Records Opens New Call for Music Submissions

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The U of A’s student-run record label, Hill Records, is now accepting submissions from musicians of all genres to be considered for acceptance into the Hill Records repertoire and inclusion on an upcoming compilation EP. The submission period will run now through Friday, March 10.

Interested artists can submit one unreleased recording of an original song for consideration by the Hill Records team. During the selection process, preference will be given to Arkansan artists and artists affiliated with the U of A. Submissions themselves will be evaluated based solely on musical quality and artistic merit.

Selected artists will be included on Hill Records’ third compilation EP and offered live performance opportunities to promote the project. They will also have the opportunity to work with students studying the music industry for promotional services and future releases.

Additionally, selected artists may elect to purchase further label services in the future from Hill Records, such as media promotion, booking services and personalized artist development campaigns.

Instructions for submission can be found at hillrecords.uark.edu/submissions.

Questions regarding submissions and Hill Records’ services should be directed to hillrec@uark.edu.

St Francis Hotel and Liam Bailey share collaborative album, Enfant Terrible – Aipate

Enfant Terrible is the just released collaborative album pairing Irish producer St Francis Hotel and Nottingham, UK-born soul singer-songwriter Liam Bailey. The sounds explored on this 12-track LP range from dub and soul to punk and indie.

Arriving with the album is the soulful lead single, “Recovery Time”. It’s a vulnerably rueful song that I’ve totally been obsessed with.

Enfant Terrible started as an EP which naturally grew into a full-length project. While creating it, Liam and St Francis were supported by Carl Benjamin (drums) and singers Emily Holligan and Simone Daley-Richards.

Listen to the whole album on Spotify. Remember to follow St Francis Hotel and Liam Bailey on Instagram.

Stamina Master drops a mellow beat for us to locate Ground Control – Independent Music – New Music

Swimming in an ocean-like experience to wash away the tears, Stamina Master tingles our spines with a rather bone-healing track to start any week with as he leads us through Ground Control and into the light.

Stamina Master is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based experimental instrumental hip-hop music producer who is emerging from the shadows and into our lives with much substance.

My musical style takes influence from notable electronic producers such as Flying Lotus and Aphex Twin, with a spaced out, psychedelic atmospheres, and wonky/off-kilter drum beats.” ~ Stamina Master

Finding his sound and yearning for a new wave of fans to unite us all, Stamina Master indicates to us what kind music sounds like in 2023. This is a tranquil experience to get enthusiastic about for all the right reasons.

Ground Control from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based experimental producer Stamina Master is a mellow reminder that all is well in the world after all. Sending shivers through many spines, we find a rather calming effort to ease all worries away into the sky like they were never there.

Listen up on Spotify. View more news on Twitter.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Flo Milli Drops “Nasty Dancer” Single

Fresh from releasing the remix to her popular single “Conceited,” Flo Milli has released her latest focus track “Nasty Dancer.”

Like many of her previous drops, which came with tongue-in-cheek parodies of various 2000s-era reality shows (Flavor of Love, America’s Next Top Model, I Love New York), the uptempo single comes with her rendition of Braxton Family Values. The senior citizen in me can readily admit that I’ve never seen an episode of that show, and I had to use my Googles to get the reference…

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Academics for All: Rockwell excels in music, computer science | Local News

SHERIDAN — Academics for All honored Kyle Rockwell, son of Lisa Rockwell, as a Summit Award finalist this week.

Rockwell is a National Merit semifinalist and a member of the National Honor Society, the 2022 state champion We The People team and both the Sheridan High School and Sheridan College bands. He has maintained an impressive 4.0 GPA while managing a rigorous course load featuring numerous Advanced Placement classes including calculus, psychology, U.S. history and government, two computer science classes and physics. Rockwell also has completed college level courses in calculus, statistics and computer science.

“Being at SHS has helped me learn the value of good friends and surrounding yourself with good people. It makes life much more enjoyable,” Rockwell said. 

Rockwell named Chad Rose, SHS band director, as an outstanding educator. 

“Mr. Rose has been an amazing teacher and guide over these three years as my band director, teaching us to be responsible adults,” Rockwell said. “He’s done exciting things in our band program, like starting up a brand new marching band this year — a huge investment of time and money.” 

Rose also spoke highly of Rockwell.

“Kyle has established himself as the premiere scholastic clarinet player in Wyoming over the last two years,” Rose said. “His playing is incredibly creative, sensitive, and precise. It has paid off for him, as he has been selected to the All-State Band twice and the All-Northwest band as well.”

Rockwell has enjoyed an outstanding musical career.

“Playing clarinet and alto sax in various high school and college groups is my favorite activity,” Rockwell said. “Music is a great emotional outlet; you can really express feelings and thoughts through music.”

He has excelled in symphonic band on clarinet, sitting second and then first chair in the All-State Band and even making All Nationals in 2022. He was also the head drum major for the first marching band SHS has had in decades. The brand new marching band competed at the state competition in Casper this fall, earning a superior rating — the highest rating — under Rockwell’s leadership.

“The most impressive thing about Kyle is his ability to lead and connect with people,” Rose said of Rockwell. “He is always a joy to be around. He is a leader in the most positive way. Kyle’s impact on this band program will be felt for years to come.” 

In his limited spare time, Rockwell enjoys reading books like the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and short stories from the likes of Stephen King and Franz Kafka. 

“I really like world building in literature. Each book of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series is a window into a vast and expansive world that Tolkien built through his writing. ‘The Jaunt’ by Stephen King is similar; it has a very fascinating concept of teleportation, and builds upon it realistically, using it to drive the plot of the story,” Rockwell said.

Rockwell said Jennifer Reed, English teacher at SHS, has also made a positive influence on his career and been a valuable mentor.

“Kyle Rockwell is a multi-talented creative phenom,” Reed said. “On top of his keen understanding of literature, he always has something fun to add making the class even more enjoyable. He often added musical accompaniments when we read and performed plays. Kyle is a joy to have in class and I am excited to see his contributions in the future.”

While music has been a large part of Rockwell’s life, he also has developed a passion for technology and computer science.

“Programming is about the fun of problem solving. It’s cool to have something you need done, spend some time writing code to do it, and then it just works,” Rockwell said. “It’s really rewarding, the process is fun and the end result is very satisfying.” 

Rockwell has aspirations to attend either Michigan State University or the University of Michigan to obtain a degree in computer science, focusing on programming and software development. He also plans to participate in as many music ensembles and the marching band as he is able.

Malian legends Ali Farka Touré & Oumou Sangaré link up on “Cherie” – Aipate

Renowned Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré is set to release a new album called Voyageur on 10th March via World Circuit.

Three of the tracks on that upcoming LP feature Malian songstress Oumou Sangaré. First one is christened “Cherie” and follows the single “Safari”.

“Cherie” was released with a studio-performance video which you can see above.

Listen to the song and check out the Instagram pages of Ali Farka Touré and Oumou Sangaré.

More details about the album can be found on Ali’s offcial website.

FLEAS became agitated alt-punk icons in the making with the visceral rancour in their post-rock hit, Nightmare – Independent Music – New Music

Slip into the visceral disquietude of the latest single, Nightmare, from the Suffolk-based alt-punk five-piece FLEAS.

Starting with a raw spoken-word verse over sludgy post-rock guitars, the candid rancour slowly builds until you’re palpitating at the same pace of the frenetic arrangement that conceptually ties together to replicate the sensation of being torn from a dark trip curated by your subconscious mind.

FLEAS banded together while studying at West Suffolk College, which saw them put their own spin on an iconic track by Slaves and finding the inspiration to orchestrate their signature aggressively versatile sound. Since forming, FLEAS have been lauded by BBC Introducing, won the NMG award for the best rock act and supported major acts, including Fightmilk and Dingus Khan.

The reissue of Nightmare will officially release on February 17th. Hear it on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast