Articles By: Leslie Traylor
writer.model.dancer.painter.singer. Lover of all things creative. Most of all, I love music. nostalgic by nature. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Kingston Story proves that Vybz Kartel is much more than controversy. From the skin-bleaching scandal that shocked those across the music world to his conviction for murder that garnered international attention, with the release of Story months before his incarceration, solidified Kartel as not only a force in Dancehall but in contemporary music as well. The album, while still following in the traditional steps of island music, was given a contemporary, hip-hop feel being brought together by Brooklyn-based producer Dre [...]Read more →
To say this album is very dreamy would be both a pun and an understatement. Released in July, Restless Dreams borders on the lines of Soft Rock, is steeped in Electronica, and manages to put you to sleep – in the pleasant means of course. Still with all of those positives, for me, the album failed to deliver. In both of my listens, be they closely or through the midst of background noise, the music failed to capture my attention. [...]Read more →
Immediately intrigued, I turned the volume to louder levels and let the music move over my body. I let every track replay in a loop, almost in a hypnotic trance by mixture of unique sounds and beats. Born Colin Bailey, Drums of Death, gathers an acute blend of techno, old school, house, punk rock and electronica to create his own distinct sound that has made him a staple in the British club scene. Since his debut in 2005 with Love [...]Read more →