Introducing, Lemonade Gang – Coming to you from Soweto, South Africa

Lemonade Gang is a new group based in Meadowlands Soweto, South Africa. They  consist of four members who go by the names of Tlotliso Lephoto (SpeedyGoSlow), Tshiamo Sengwatsi (Slxmm Ravenous), Tebogo Sengwatsi (Quan) and Thapelo Kgama (Cheps Chenko). Spread the love by sharing and subscribing and enjoying their tracks on soundcloud.

Lemonade Gang
Lemonade Gang

Introducing, Anthony – A left of center, independent, solo recording artist

Hailing from Edmonton, Canada, Anthony describes himself as, “A left of center, independent, solo recording artist.” His genre is as varied as it is unknown but, something like, Alternative Indie Rock Pop, kinda fits. Added to this, Anthony is an amateur sound engineer to a bizarre array of uncommon and mostly non-conforming musical gestures.

Anthony is also a talented writer, penning some insightful and poetic articles.

How what was ugly, bloomed some pretty petals.

By Anthony Devyn

For whatever reason, a sizable portion of my life, I have been overly aware and ashamed at the ugliness much of humanity is intentionally entangled in.  I have never been quite able to fathom the absurdities and they certainly have been on an exponentially outrageous rise.  A case of recent to point that I vaguely recall and thinking back on it now, I wonder if it was even a factual case because it is really that absurd, a woman was suing or wanted to sue God in our courts for some wrong or something or other He allegedly did to her.  How in the heck is that even possible or even considered?

There are too many oddities to expand on and my word count could soar into the billions.  Aside and along with that however, let me confess, I am no saint but no monster either.  I haven’t personally met anyone in the flesh who was perfect and the word, folly, comes to mind for anyone seeking it as well as the word, bullshit, for those who think they’ve achieved it.  I have personally and knowingly left errors, errors that the world of music would claim as such, in my music throughout my recording career, although they’ve become subtle over time, I know I will never nor can ever claim it perfect beyond it being perfect for me.

Let me clarify, to me when I’ve concluded the writing portion to a new song, it is perfect for me and the Inspiration that brought me to such a wonderful place.  Not that we haven’t gone back to enhance some issues that we’ve mulled over between us, but, an out of tune voice… a seemingly wrong bass note… a line of lyrics that I am not truly fond of, it is as it is because Inspiration said it so, she is happy even when my schooled mind thinks she’s crazy.

For informational purposes, I began my formal introduction and practice in music beginning at age 10.  The private instruction ended at about 17 or 18 but the learning never stopped even when I wasn’t playing regularly.  Before 2015, I wasn’t a recording artist and my catalogue of originals was pretty much non-existent.  At 48 and 3 years later, I now have 60 some odd tunes recorded fully in various stages of mix and master plus maybe a dozen more still on the lyrical workbench.  I was immediately astounded when it all started to pour out of me and not like it came out one glass at a time, I was drenched.  Much of my learning now is D.I.Y. and primarily revolves around mix and mastering as well as the business side to the industry.  I am most fond of the creation aspect more and I wish all my time could be devoted to it.  But, a question remains, what happened? What changed that opened the floodgates up?

I have always had an affinity for words, putting them together and squishing them in with my obscure thoughts and ideas.  If there were teams debating me, they would be squabbling over which side understands what the heck I meant the least.  The, “he’s speaking gibberish again honey, better call the pharmacy”, is nothing new to me, family used to tell me I thought too much.  I like pondering and I like to write.  I have always wanted to, and, I have started a few times only to burn the pages on the barbeque, write a book or a novel.  In 2014, for 5 days straight during Easter, I barely ate, I barely slept but at the end, I had my book.  WTF?

Not long after I wrote my book, unpublished, “To Chase the Wind”, and I kid you not, I had a dream that was very real and very vivid at the time but now all I have are the words the dream left me, “Music wants you back!”.  There was intent behind that dream and, whatever or whomever or however you determine that the dream was delivered is, a whole entirely different discussion altogether and not truly relevant.  What is of interest is, I could not refuse.

What happened?  Did time ultimately reveal and total up the life experience to get Inspiration’s attention enough to kick Passion’s butt into overdrive instead of lounging around gorging out on Twinkies?  Maybe, kind of, sort of.  Humanity’s ugliness had to go and infect and disease and pervert my happy go life that I was thoroughly enjoying to the utmost degree at the time.  I was devastated, I am still recovering 6 years later.  Some who know might say, “it was a divorce, get over it”, it was so much more than that and as a result, want to start a group called D.A.D.D., Dads Against (the) Divorce Disease but, I haven’t come across any who really care.

This event, ugliness, was the inspiration for the book and the catapult that flung me into my jungle of words and phrasings, melodies and tempos, crazy ass “semi-schizophrenic (in a good way) alt. rock sounds” as quoted to the official reviewer, a first ever for me, for my 5th album Bitter Dry.  I am not well known, probably not well liked or thought of in the few small circles I am in.  Maybe I overly and eagerly expected too much in the virtual world, trying to find goodness in folk to restore some hope I want to have for humanity, now that I feel able to converse without the venomous explosions and tear ducts opening up.  Mostly I guess, I want to let my music do the talking despite my fingers being drawn to the keyboard like a magnet.  My message here to you today is, without the outlandishly fluorescent and Ace Frehley inspired attire, I would like to live on the Earth with an excellent adventure in a Community like Bill and Ted led.

I am hard core this, music/art does, can and will change the world.  It must be tempered with an innocence like Bill and Ted have and I say have because, I hear that the Wyld Stallions are back for a third tour!  We are those who are looked at for inspiration and are admired sometimes.  We should be upright citizens being excellent to one another!

May 16 by Devyn Anthony ©2018

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“Lobsta Stu” – Latest release from Bill Madison

FFM Records are proud to bring to you the latest release from Bill Madison. You can download Bill’s latest directly from FFM.

Madison’s musical career spans more than 50 years; performing in the Folk Music venues of Boston, New York City and Montreal during the Folk Revival of 1960’s, and playing in the ski resorts and honky tonks of Northern New England from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.

Lobsta Stu
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Introducing ‘Bluefingers’ – A duo with a difference.

Bluefingers are an acoustic duo that perform instrumental music in arrangements for classical guitar and percussion. The duo consists of Mladen Veličković, classical guitar and Aleksandar Jakšić, percussion.

Please spread the love by sharing and subscribing to their youtube channel and facebook home.


“Classical Gas” is an instrumental musical piece composed and originally performed by Mason Williams. “Bluefingers” played one of many versions of this composition, which was used as a soundtrack in the movie “The Story of Us”.

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FFM Artist – David (Pete Blue) Powell and ‘Long Time Coming’

Many people possess a talent,  great singing voice or a natural ability in music but are never heard. Occasionally, a few of these unsung heroes will surface after many years of quietly honing their skills and become an ‘overnight success’.

One such musician is Blues guitarist and singer David Powell. David’s voice sits somewhere between Joe Cocker and John Lee Hooker with his authentic and powerful guitar playing completing the package.

FFM are proud to release David’s debut album, ‘Long Time Coming’. 16 of his own songs including the moving Jesus is Crying, You, Her & Me, and this music fan’s favourite Crawling into Yesterday. This song caught my ear as it demonstrates David’s classical guitar technique fused with the blues feel and powerful vocals.

You can download the full album here and FFM will pay directly, to David, his royalties. There are no middle men at Freedom for Musicians.

Sample ‘Jesus is Crying’

Sample ‘You, Him & Her’

Sample ‘Crawling into Yesterday’

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David Powell
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Also available on itunes

Introducing Violeta Skya – Kiss Me

Hailing originally from Lithuania, Violeta Skya’s debut single ‘Kiss Me’ is a deliciously sensual introduction to this highly talented musician and songwriter. Please enjoy the video and spread the love by sharing and subscribing.

Violeta Skya is known for her talents as a songwriter, topliner and memorable ‘hook’ maker. As a lyricist she emphasises the power of feeling. A story behind lyrics is important for her and she puts a new message in every song.

Emotional, often with a dark and edgy vibe, her songs and her versatile vocals leave audiences in an astonished state.

Violeta Skya
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‘Here As We Are’ is the new single from the SOA in the run up to their latest album release – For The Family

In 2012 the law of attraction drew together a group of young, talented, artistic individuals to become the change they wanted to see within the UK music scene.
Their dedication and love for music and creativity soon formed Society Of Alumni: Mula, iSEE, Jaspo Beats, Flewid, Mak, Vels, Badja, Devante and DJ Amari.
Originating from South London, SOA is a hip hop based collective raised and inspired by the era of the 1990’s.
Their focus is on growing  as young creatives within everyday life, while transmitting their experiences through their music.
The creative collective also has non musical members who create within fashion design, graphic design and visual arts.
Check out the single and upcoming album

Here is a word from SOA member, Mula

Babemar Dediva singing her new song ‘Pare Hare’, about partying as a state of mind, not bound by club walls and revolving lights.

At FFM, we champion and share musicians from around the world and we are proud to present to you, Babemar Dediva and Pare Hare. Please share the love by subscribing and sharing.

Hearty Arts Dynasty presents Pare Hare third single off of the ‘Black Power” EP. Written by: Black Heart Performed by: Black Heart Producer: Chao Otieno Studio: Half Live Production pare hare meaning “parting” is a feel good,feel free vibe song in that you don’t necessarily need to go to a club in order to have fun; you can still part YARD and have a blast.

Radar Love Records announces the release of Canadian heavy rocker MIKE JB SKY’s 4th single “Lonewolf”.

RLR’s own Writer / Producer Michael Hanson wanted to nail down “the big one”… something that was unforgettable … but that had a strong dance factor on the bottom. The end result from Hanson and JB Sky was exactly that, and more!

Executive Producer Michael Kensit Michael Hanson Producer/Concept Chan Khamphoomee Director Henry G. Cabrera Director of Photography Trevor Lawley Editor Henry G. Cabrera Production Assistant Jason Giberson Virasak Keosongseng Special Thanks Scott Everett Jason Hutchings Rob Laidlaw Brittney Kramer Highway 11 Cruisers Newmarket Veterans Hall The Jamspot The Arts Music Store Frontier Light and Sound Toronto Camera Rentals and Sales Radar Love Records 2018

A great Country song from Harry Edward Pridemore, jr. – Rainy Day Day


Let’s face it, we’ve all been there Harry. Rainy Day Day somes up that ‘stuck feeling’ when we just can’t move on. Check out Harry’s youtube channel, subscribe and share the love.