Review: ‘1990’ by Blacklite District

Music is an escape for a lot of folks like me, like you, and like Blacklite District. Born from trials and tribulations of every day life, addictions, heartbreaks, Mental of Physical ailments, we all need ways to cope with these and as mentioned, it’s Music for many. 1990 by Blacklite…

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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: ‘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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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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Review: When We Were by Sleepwar

  Sleepwar is a interesting band that combines elements of synth-pop and new wave into an Alternative Rock sound that is heavy and vivid in context. From airy vocals to echoey guitars with a bit of crunch when needed this is a refreshing peak into a past when bands like this were a dime-a-dozen.  Hailing from…

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Review: Jakub Zytecki – Ladder Head

Jakub Zytecki is a musician from Cracow, Poland that creates unique soundscapes that can echo, captivate, and transcend the traditional genres.  When considering a body of work and a one-man band operation, most often think of the impossible task of pure selfish creation from the artist. Jakub Zytecki however seems to create music not only he can enjoy but…

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Music That Matters: Cameron Blake

Music That Matters: Cameron Blake From Grand Rapids, Michigan comes Cameron Blake, an introspective songwriter who balances personal experiences and poetry to mix the singer/songwriter within.   Bouncing from folk, rock, songwriter and other genres, Cameron Blake has created a sound that is truly pleasant to the ears. His latest…

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Review: ‘Everything All At Once’ by Sea In The Sky

Redwood City, CA founded Sea in the Sky unleash their 10 track album entitled ‘Everything All At Once‘ onto the world to provide a bit of heavy, melodic, and whatever can fit in between.  Created in 2012, Sea In the Sky are currently a 5 man band that stretch out their musical knowledge and…

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