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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ARLO PARKS/COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS

Born Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho in Hammersmith, West London, the singer, songwriter and poet is better known by her stage name Arlo Parks. She began her musical career by uploading her demos to BBC Music Introducing, which led to her meeting her first manager. Her first solo release was a track called “Cola”, which brought her critical and commercial attention. Her first EP, SUPER SAD GENERATION, was released in April 2019, followed by the SOPHIE [...]

By | January 29th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ARLO PARKS/COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BRIGHT SIDERS/A MIND OF YOUR OWN

Children’s music is much more complicated than you’d expect. The genre extends far beyond the old days of grown-ups dressing like cowboys or clowns and singing silly songs to entertain the special tykes in our lives. Children’s music is no longer created just to make the kids giggle – it now touches deeper and teaches them lessons. Mostly subtle, the messages are sprinkled in songs that sound simplistic yet are extremely sophisticated in their arrangements [...]

By | January 22nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BRIGHT SIDERS/A MIND OF YOUR OWN

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: PEARL CHARLES/MAGIC MIRROR

In most cases, when a new artist comes along, you have absolutely no preconceptions of what the music is going to sound like. Sure, you maybe read about the artist on some blog or you saw their release (s) in the local record store bin, but in most situations, that doesn’t really help in describing the artist’s sound. So, when you lay the needle down or press play on your CD player, your expectations are [...]

By | January 15th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: PEARL CHARLES/MAGIC MIRROR

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By | January 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ is hiring!

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: AARON FRAZER/INTRODUCING…

Soul music, when done correctly, will touch you right down to your… ahem… soul. Anyone can repurpose the Soul and R&B formulas and create something that vaguely resembles the sound of Soul, but it isn’t Soul if it doesn’t have the heart or the passion to affect the emotions of the listener. For the music to really mean something, everything has to be ‘right’: the singer, the song, the arrangement, the production, the band dynamics, [...]

By | January 8th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: AARON FRAZER/INTRODUCING…

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SINEAD O’CONNOR/TROUBLE OF THE WORLD (7″)

For many, Sinead O’Connor appeared out of nowhere in 1990 with the heart-melting ballad “Nothing Compares 2 U”. The song and video were everywhere during the first half of that year. You couldn’t escape Sinead and that song. And to be honest, why would you want to? It was a beautiful song – originally written by Prince – and an outstanding performance by an artist that is often misunderstood. However, O’Connor’s career goes back to [...]

By | December 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SINEAD O’CONNOR/TROUBLE OF THE WORLD (7″)

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: M. WARD/THINK OF SPRING

In many cases, singers, songwriters, and musicians walk in the door and immediately make their presence known. They’ll dazzle you with their songs, they’ll hit your over the head with their charm, and they’ll demand you to pay attention to them. And in the process, they’ll tread the line between arrogance and confidence. Ultimately, many of them never live up to their own hype and they end up wheeling their amp and guitar out through [...]

By | December 11th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: M. WARD/THINK OF SPRING

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BRAND NUBIAN/ONE FOR ALL (30th ANNIVERSARY)

Like any genre, Hip-Hop evolves. In fact, it can evolve so quickly that by the time any given artist releases an album, it could already sound dated. However, the best albums have their own personality and charm and easily rise above the albums that were once considered ‘groundbreaking’. In Hip-Hop, there have been a lot of albums and songs that have signaled a new movement or direction: from The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, and De [...]

By | December 4th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BRAND NUBIAN/ONE FOR ALL (30th ANNIVERSARY)

Congratulations to our Grammy® Award-nominated AMPED™ artists!

By | November 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Congratulations to our Grammy® Award-nominated AMPED™ artists!

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HATEBREED/WEIGHT OF THE FALSE SELF

Formed in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1994, Hatebreed has been one of the most respected Hardcore and Metal bands for over a quarter of a decade. From their original Hardcore demo that was released on a split 7” single in 1995 to their most recent recordings, the band has evolved over the years, sticking to their Hardcore Punk roots but also embracing a menacing Metal sound. This blending of two aggressive styles has been referred to [...]

By | November 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HATEBREED/WEIGHT OF THE FALSE SELF