* Sambassadeur * Lucinda Belle * Stephanie Rose * Octavio Mai *

Sambassadeur “Foot Of Afrika”

Sambassadeur is back in full effect with “Foot Of Afrika.” After a seven year hiatus, the group has returned strong. “Foot Of Afrika” sounds like a lost Spanky and Our Gang single. It is a soothing, sixties infused pop ditty that you can groove along to. It makes sense that Gustav Ejstes and Reine Fiske from Dungen were invloved in the recording. Sambassadeur’s Survival comes out April 12 on the band's newly launched label European Records. Dig it.


Lucinda Belle “Baby Don’t Cry”

Lucinda Belle is a musical marvel. With harp in hand, she is a pop-noir singer songwriter with credits and collaborations galore. Her talent is a rare find these days, and “Baby Don’t Cry” shows off her ability to be classy and contemporary. The tune has a James Bond vibe, with a cinematic flare and pop production. Check out her latest eclectic offering, the Urban Lullabies EP — a collection of classical meets rock and roll covers. Neat for sure.


Stephanie Rose “Luxury”

Stephanie Rose pulls at the soul with her latest single, “Luxury.” The song has a classic country vibe with a modern commercial touch. It is smooth listening that makes you smile and weep at the same time. The theme relates pure emotion set to song. Stephanie Rose delivers a warm and flawless vocal atop an endearing arrangement. Nominated for two Saskatchewan Country Music Awards, she is taking her timeless talent to the masses. Beautiful voice.


Octavio Mai “Yeux Turquoise”

Octavio Mai has us transfixed with “Yeux Turquoise.” The lyrics may escape English speakers, but the ethereal vocal delivery is moving and mesmerizing. The production is wide, with a classical electronic arrangement that is both modern and thought-provoking. The chorus blooms into a fantastic sonic wonderland — like a French Enya meets The Pet Shop Boys. Everything about Octavio Mai’s “Yeux Turquoise” is awe inspiring. A piece of art.

Bakermat "PartyStarter"

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Put on your dance shoes and electrify the dance floor with Bakermat’s “PartyStarter.”

Bakermat’s most experimental release to date, “Partystarter” blasts off like a rocket ship. From start to finish, this song cooks. We like to think of it as a modern mash up of Dick Dale, Fatboy Slim, and The Ventures. Energetic vocals and guitar riffs are sprinkled throughout, along with a request to bump things up. It is masterly produced and “boosters” kick batteries to power and turbines to speed. This is a tune worthy of any dance floor across the entire galaxy.

Enjoy the energetic surf beat and bumping party time fun of Bakermat and “Partystarter.”

Penelope "Across The Room"

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Penelope knows how to write a hook. “Across the Room” is all about the 1:19 mark.

This soccer star turned recording artist first penned “Across the Room” in a Stanford dorm. With the help of producer Two Fresh, VFILES, and Caroline — the Independent Distribution & Label Services arm of Capitol Music Group (CMG) — Penelope is ready to grab ears around the world. She has written and recorded a chorus worthy of toppling charts.

This is the kind of stuff that puts other songwriters on their toes. Keep an ear on Penelope and pick up “Across the Room.”


Right The Stars "California Sun"

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Mention California sun, add Beach Boys flare, and you have a great song.

Right The Stars’ “California Sun” is Phoenix meets Brian Wilson — shimmery with a proper helping of reverb soaked “ooohs.” The production is slick with automated panning keeping the listener waving from left to right and back again. The chorus centers with a sunny treat and we are hooked. Loving the formula. It works. Fronted by Grammy winning producer Rich Jacques, it sounds like more catchy ditties are on the way.

Definitely enjoying the cosmic pop of Right The Stars and “California Sun.”