New Wave

  • Suave_UK: “Walls Up” – an emotional relationship ballad

    Growing up, you see two different types of people. The first are the people who welcome others into their world with open arms. They’re excited to meet new people and learn about their lives, readily sharing intimacies about themselves. They believe the best in people, having no qualms about...
  • DOWNRIGHT: “Break Me Out” – Loaded with pulsating keys

    DOWNRIGHT is a driven and eclectic multi-genre collective based between Birmingham, AL & Nashville, TN. I say ‘multi-genre’ because I ran through a handful of their songs, and not one track sounds like another. DOWNRIGHT seem to explore many avenues of music, using both synth and guitar driven motifs....
  • Wave Treyy: “New Wave” is handled with flair and style

    Over the last few years the Arizona hip-hop scene has taken things to the next level, with everything from city-sponsored festivals to artists making their mark on national TV. The Arizona Hip-Hop Festival which takes place in Phoenix every year, had a line-up of over 300 artists for last...
  • Virgin Skulls: “The Calling” – catchy, addictive, and danceable

    Virgin Skulls are Marco and Tiro Rivera. The duo share a 20-year friendship, but only recently joined forces artistically. Their creativity is inspired by new wave, disco, and the UK’s eloquent and chic new Romantic Movement. Among their influences they count such diverse artists as Depeche Mode, Donna Summer,...
  • EZ Raxx – “Off-White” – Melody, delivery and bars

    We live in an era in which rap and hip hop music is no longer considered subversive and has been sufficiently integrated into the core of mainstream culture. With the genre continuously expanding and evolving, it’s always interesting to see what kind of direction rap is headed to with...
  • Barendo: “Contradictions and Disconnections” – a bridge between art and technology

    Barendo, a songwriter from Amsterdam, recently released his 11 track debut album, entitled “Contradictions and Disconnections”. The Netherlands based artist describes himself as being influenced by Bowie, Depeche Mode and classical piano music. This music is beautiful, inspiring, engaging and fully dance-able in places, if your body still allows...
  • The Corn People: “Corn People Are People Too” offers much to chew on

    The first time you listen to the album “Corn People Are People Too”, by…The Corn People, you think you will quickly fall in love with “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, not because it is a cover of famous The Beatles song, but because it might be the most...
  • Future Shock: “Time & Space” marries both melody and power

    Slap-bang in the mid-eighties, a brilliant electronic duo, called Sharpe & Numan set about to record some music. The British based duo was formed by Shakatak’s Bill Sharpe (keyboards, producer) and Gary Numan (vocals, keyboards). They had a hit single during 85’ entitled “Change Your Mind” and went on...
  • Living Trust: “The Heavens”: rewrite the ’80s glory new-wave sound, into a modern-day Gospel continuation

    In the 1980’s, Mark played keys, sang and wrote as an original member of the Christian rock band Trust. During the 1990’s he was music minister at Story Road, a non-denominational Christian church in Irving Texas. He currently contributes keyboards as a member of the praise band at Cross...