3rdCultureKid – Mto (Rivers) (Independent, UK)

Lulu James is an exceptionally talented new artist who calls London, England home and goes by the stage name  3rdCultureKid. Her brand new single “Mto” is enchanting and draws you into its beautiful groove and leaves you wanting more. Click play below and see for yourself! 🙂

She was born in Tanzania and was raised there until she reached age  6.  She landed in Newcastle without a word of English or a thick enough coat, swapping Kilimanjaro for South Shields. A turbulent childhood followed, and by 16, Lulu was on her own.

After going back to Africa, to reconnect with her family, her roots and the music, the singer is now back with a fresh new sound that bridges her two worlds. Her music is a patchwork of stories woven from the many lives she’s already lived, told with an unabashed honest that is visceral.

Once again, I implore you to blow this artist on the rise, UP!!! Be sure to follow, share and support 3rdCultureKid via the links below!

Buy ‘Mto (Rivers)’ by 3rdCultureKid  HERE!

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Call Me Karizma – JOHNNY (Independent, New Prague, MN)

Call Me Karizma is an artist coming real live and correct from my home state, Minnesnowta. From a town, I hadn’t heard of by the name of New Prague, but calling Minneapolis home nowadays. I also happen to love the city of Prague in the Chezh Republic, so I’m feeling a vibe, to say the least…

All that irrelevant chatter aside, I’m gonna let the artist explain this one himself. Simply because his message is so raw, and so necessary right now in the USA, and I’m sure elsewhere. It is a message that should hit all too close to home for all my fellow Americans reading. And something my Global readers will no doubt recognize from the news headlines from here in the US.

Anywho, here goes…

I wrote this song to spread awareness.

  This is a statement about mental health. It is what I know about and am passionate about and this conversation should go hand in hand with gun control talks and that should not be taken any less seriously. This is a two-pronged issue that we need to open up the conversation about as wide as possible. If we talk about it we can make a change, even if it’s uncomfortable.

Take it as you will



This part is familiar by now if you’ve been keeping up with the blog… Be sure to follow, share and support this awesome upcoming artist via the links below!

Support ‘JOHNNY by Call Me Karizma  HERE!

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Ben Fairey – Aygm [StoneTowerz Remix] (ZyridMusic, UK)

The lyric video linked below for Ben Fairey‘s “Aygm [StoneTowerz Remix]” has brought much peace to my soul recently.

Life can be overwhelming in so many ways. House music has always been a spiritual thing, and the music that can calm the soul, for me.

“Don’t know where I’d be without you. You are my sun and you are my moon. My heart was caged and you set it free! So grateful, for All You Give Me…” – Ben Fairey

Not that you’re not on it already, but be sure to follow, share and support these awesome upcoming artists via the links below!

Buy ‘Aygm [StoneTowerz Remix]’ by Ben Fairey  HERE!

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And, let us not forget,

Stone Towerz on Soundcloud

Podcast Episode III

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1.  “Disintegrate” by Veinz straight outta WASHING tons of D.C.

2.  “Not Quite Fair” from Liverpool England’s Vile Assembly.

3.  “Alice  from LA’s very own one-woman DIY-pop project Madge

4. Thank Brooklyn’s Yellow Shoots for the “Magic On My Pillow”…

5. “Don’t Be Alarmed” by Olivia Awbrey from Portland. They have nice books there. 

6. “Let It Be Known” by Donald Fittsgill Jr., doing the lone star state proud going hard in the paint from Dallas.

7. Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. That’s where  Indigo De Souza  is from.  “home team”.****FIRE****

8. Orange County’s very own Gertie Fox and “Tilted Axis”. Buy their new album.

9. Golan a  three piece band based in Bucharest, Romania.  – bring us “Rocket Love” Featuring Island Chain. (VIDEO)

10. Lithuanian punk-queens  Crucial Features  with “Badmetis” coming straight outta Vilnius sucka..

11. The Pretty Flowers give us a track titled – “Electrical” out now on Dirt Cult Records from Sunny Los Angeles.

12.  Listen to Minor’s “Silent Cry”, and if you are really cool and listening on release day, you might be able to catch his FB LIVE hurr still, go check!!!

13. “basic.” from ORGANIZED SCUM (wow that doesn’t sound basic…) they live in London and they don’t like Facebook, well maybe they like it but they don’t use it!

14.   Karma Records recording artist Auramancer, a Rock band from Brussels, with a song called “Alike.”

15.  Sanctimonius” by  Port Alberni British Columbia’s Flash Jrive.

16. “Selfish” by Isaac Thursday from “Below The Heavens.”

17. Hey Baby! from Brisbane, Australia and “Kids.”

18. Sweet   by Hollywood based ISSA feat LA’s very own Thea Austin on vocals.

19. San Francisco duo Cathedrals bring us the intoxicating single “Behave”.

20. Give a man a mask, and he will tell you the truth. -Oscar Wilde

says this next mysterioso Bad Flamingo from nowhere with their hot desperado single “Lord Knows I Tried.”

21. The irie sounds of Nomad – “King of The Jungle.”

22. The Netherlands Televisor and Simon GreenLead You There” with a very fresh Nu Disco club mix.

23.  WheezeBox a duo from Rovaniemi Finland give us “Cigarette.”

24. Lil’ Dyyyd$  – King.



Oh and this just came out a couple minutes ago:


Kami Maltz – On The Loose (Music Video Premier)

Kami Maltz
Kami Maltz

The city of Brooklyn currently lays claim to the exceptionally talented artist  Kami Maltz, who was born in Israel but calls Argentina home as well. Kami recently sent her fresh new single ‘On The Loose’ to Black Cat Tapes, and let’s be real we obviously LOVED IT! Kami’s voice has the dimension and warmth of a true artist, which bleeds out onto the song in an authentic way you don’t necessarily hear everyday in this disposable music ecosystem we now live in. So when it became apparent we had the great privilege of premiering the cinematically brilliant music video that accompanies this musical pearl with the rest of the new music community, we were stoked to say the least!

So in keeping with my theme of not muddling up your perception of the music with my own personal perception (too much) I thought it fitting to ask Kami her thoughts on the music and how, if at all, she believes her writing has an impact on humanity’s conscious evolution.

(Be sure to hit play on the video below if you haven’t yet, although I’m pretty sure it will make you pause from reading the interview… thankfully it’s not going anywhere!)

  1. What, if any, does inspiring humanity’s collective conscious growth, or evolution if you will, play on your art, and more specifically lyrics?

Well, I don’t really think about that when I write my lyrics, but I do believe in music as a strong connection between me and my listeners.

Someone once told me that listening to me sing made him feel like there was a lot of light in the room – that I shed light on him and feelings that he’d been avoiding.

That’s something that I like to think about when I perform or write – having this ray of light coming out of me, this pure strong energy, and spreading it outwards… connecting people to me, connecting them back with themselves – and helping them realize something about their lives. It doesn’t have to be a big dramatic thing, it could even be “I’m hurting today, and I didn’t allow myself to feel it…” or “I miss this person, maybe I should give them a call and tell them I love them.”

As long as my music keeps making people feel something, anything, I think I’m doing my job.

  1. You were born in Israel, call Argentina a second home, and are now based in Brooklyn, NY… What has this global life experience, living in such diversely different cultures, brought to your songwriting and art in general?

Yes, I’ve moved around, as a kid and now as an adult… I think living in different places, changing my life’s scenery each time, can sometimes be painful and hard. It might sound kitschy but it made me realize that no matter where you dump me, I’ll be ok eventually.

Each place where I lived, with its own stories and the relationships I’ve had with the place and the people there… has definitely affected the topics that I write about and the way I approach creating and songwriting. I mostly write about things that happened to me – feelings, dreams, desires… and I’m trying to be as honest as I can.

“On the Loose” is in English but I also sing in Hebrew, and often people come to me after a show and say how touched they were by one of my songs in Hebrew, even though they didn’t understand a single word. That’s the power of music to connect people – no matter who they are or where they’re from, and I absolutely love it.

  1. The video is brilliant! The cinematography really caught my eye, and allowed the music to sink a deep hook, personally. Can you expand for the readers a bit on what the thought process was behind the video, and maybe go a bit into the creative process you and the director had throughout its production?

I met Gabrièle Laborde (Parisian mood agency) through a mutual friend, saw her work and knew immediately this was going to be a great fit. I didn’t know exactly what we were going to do, but her aesthetics and visuals really fit mine. We started talking about the meaning of the song for me… and realized the music video will deal with the division we all have, our demons, our passions, lusts –  vs. logic and rational thought. How do we deal with this conflict? Who wins?

We started playing with the idea of the two characters, each representing one side of the coin. At the beginning we weren’t sure if the characters would be played by different people, or if I would play both. In the end we decided to have me do both, which was very ambitious. When your set is the streets of NYC, with tons of people passing by, no changing rooms and no privacy… switching between the two outfits and different makeup… it was challenging but we did it!

We did all of this on our own, just us two – which I think we really benefited from, it helped us create all these intimate, minimalistic moments.


Be sure to follow, share and support Kami Maltz via the links below!

Buy ‘On The Loose’ by  HERE!

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