I'm James. A writer and musician trying to find new ways to express my views on music and to help out bands who can't get featured in many places. My goal is make this site the best possible and provide top notch content for you, the reader.

Review: Static EP by Blacktop Mojo

Written below is my initial review of a EP from Blacktop Mojo entitled “Static EP”,  4 rocking tracks that resonate so true as 2020 rolls into a ever hardship filled year. With bands like Blacktop Mojo continuing to create in these unprecedented times of human history, always remember that music…

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Track Analysis: Mi Sueño by Lesibu Grand

  Pronounced “Le-SEE-boo Grand”, Atlanta based Lesibu Grand has recently released an artful video for their track titled “Mi Sueño” or translated to english My Dream is a jam session song brought to life with a tame and calming video setting.    Atlanta, GA being one of America’s melding pots…

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Review: Blacktop Mojo “Under The Sun”

Palestine, TX native’s Blacktop Mojo are geared up once again with a 3rd album successfully crowd-funded that brings a new flavor and adventure to this bands Journey. Contrast CTRL has been a huge supporter of BTM for quite some time, and it’s very apparent why. With each album we see…

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Review: Slant “With or Without You” [U2 Cover]

In this review we take a look at the aspects of Mental Health awareness and a very surreal experience in a music video from Alternative Rockers ‘Slant’.  Originally released in 1987 by Irish rockers U2, With or Without you was the third track on their 5th studio album entitled ‘The…

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Review: ‘Honey Bee’ by RVBY

  It’s rare we take a look at just one singular track from an artist here at Contrast CTRL. Today we are looking at a promising song from Bristol, UK founded pop artist RVBY entitled ‘Honey Bee’. Bristol is quite the landmark in the United Kingdom from it’s Clifton Suspension…

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Video Review: Ric Zweig “Box”

Louisiana based Ric Zweig is returning to Contrast CTRL in the feature of a review for the video of his latest single entitled “Box”. On the surface, Ric is always a smoother entertainer and ‘Box’ is no exception to the formula is a life of experience that only the voice…

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Music That Matters: Marisa Nikole “Warrior”

Contrast CTRL is a website founded one many elements. However, one thing above the rest is the mission of this little spot on the internet. Sharing music that matters. So here we are with Colorado based singer/songwriter Marisa Nikole. A unique entity in the independent music scene, Marisa is a…

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Interview w/ Jacob Porter of State of Illusion

  “The struggles and how you react to them is what defines you.” – Jacob Porter    From Greenville, South Carolina comes State of Illusion. A band that has been ran through the ringer and rebuilt themselves from the ashes and have since moved up in the music scene as…

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