Comprised of Johnny D (vocals, guitar and keyboards) and Matty G (keyboards, sampling and vocals), the Miami, FL-based indie elector pop duo EONS have received praise from the likes of Huffington Post and others for […]
Comprised of Julio Mejia and Matt Toth, the Miami, FL-based production duo GTA have developed a reputation for a genre defying sound that caught the attention of renowned producers Laidback Luke, Diplo, and A-Trak. And […]
Multi-Grammy nominated, Grammy-winning, Canadian-Jamaican DJ and reggae vocalist Shaggy is probably best known for his mega-hit singles “Boombastic,” “It Wasn’t Me,” “Hey, Sexy Lady” and “Angel.” More than enough ink has been spilled throughout Shaggy’s career but I will say that “Boombastic” and “It Wasn’t Me” are so hugely popular that you’ll still occasionally hear both of those songs at parties, more than 15 years after their initial releases.
Miami, FL-based pop artist Brika has been something of a mainstay on JOVM as I’ve written about her a number of times over the past year or so. And in that time, Brika received attention across the blogosphere for an electro pop sound that at times seemed to owe a debt to trip-hop and jazz. Interestingly, Brika recently covered Shaggy’s mega-hit “It Wasn’t Me,” turning the uptempo reggae song into a slow-burning, sensual neo-soul-leaning reggae reworking that completely changes the song’s melody while employing the use of strummed guitar, organ, skittering percussion, double bass and Brika’s breathy coos. Certainly, by having a woman sing the song’s lyrics, it creates a completely different interpretation of the song while retaining the original’s spirit.
maticulous is a Pittsburgh-born, Brooklyn-based producer, who has worked with the likes of Doom, RA the Rugged Man, Ruste Juxx, and is one half of emcee/production duo Audimatic, with Audible Doctor of the renowned hip-hop collective, Brown Bag AllStars. As a producer, […]
Much like VIRGO, Red Traces the solo recording project of Miami, FL-based musician, producer and electronic music artist Albert Ovadia has been written about a number of times on JOVM over the past year or so. With […]
Live Concert Review: New Music Seminar, New Music Nights Festival 2015 Misfires in its Attempt to Showcase New Music New Music Seminar can trace its origins back to 1980 when over 200 people gathered at […]
Originally starting her career in Miami, where she attempted to forge an identity which captured “the essence of melancholy and yearning, while finding beauty in the sadness and pain that all of us carry inside,” up-and-coming […]
As we all know that there has been a proliferation of independent labels of all sizes across the world; in fact, I’d bet that you’d likely know someone who has started a label or is […]
Comprised of John Paul Pitts (lead vocals, guitar), Thomas Fetke (guitar, backing vocals), Kevin Williams (bass, backing vocals) and Tyler Schwarz (drums), the West Palm Beach, FL-based indie rock band, Surfer Blood can trace their […]
If you’ve been following JOVM for quite some time, you may be familiar with the Miami, FL-based pop artist Brika, who has received quite a bit of attention across the blogosphere for an electro pop-based […]