Music Genre

Dave Hawley – Burrito (little donkey)

“How sometimes I want to leave the city and be in the vastness of endless prairies, whose fields are flooded with the rays of the sun. In your hands a favorite musical instrument, notes of Blues play in your soul, behind a small backpack, aluminum flask with cool water and the whole world at your feet. (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Как иногда хочется уехать из города и оказаться на просторах бесконечных прерии, чьи поля залиты лучами солнца. В ваших руках любимый музыкальный инструмент, в душе играют нотки Blues, за спиной небольшой рюкзак, алюминиевая фляга с прохладной водой и весь мир у ваших ног.”

"Burrito (little donkey)" is the second track from Dave Hawley's latest instrumental album entitled "Gift Horse" (released 5-7-22). This tune features harmonica, 3-string box guitar, slide guitar and washboard- perfect for Americana, roots & blues playlists. "Gift Horse", a guitar-centered album featuring ten tracks inspired by horses, releases on same day as the U.S. 2022 Kentucky Derby Horse Race. 'Little donkey' is the literal translation for Spanish word, 'burrito.'

Suzanne’s Band – Night Blues

“With influences from country, blues and pop this is a soundtrack for a get together night with your friends where the mission is: “get away and shake those night blues”. And indeed Suzanne does some serious groove shaking on this new drop. A musical encouragement to set aside your worries for a while and just let a bit loose.”

Uncle Nef – That Was That

“Classic rhythm and blues, with a warm atmosphere of cozy evenings, capable of please connoisseurs of high -quality, instrumental music. Velvet vocals as a way to plunge into the unique atmosphere of jazz music. (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Классический ритм и блюз, с тёплой атмосферой уютных вечеров, способный порадовать ценителей качественной, инструментальной музыки. Бархатный вокал как способ погрузиться в уникальную атмосферу джаз музыки.”

Dasha Logan – Nice!

“The overall tone and atmosphere of this track is transmited without abrupt transitions and emotional gaps. Everything sounds smooth and very harmonious. In specific moments it becomes very innovative and memorable. Also the vocals can easily attract our attention.”

“Общий тон и атмосфера трека без резких переходов и эмоциональных ям, всё ровно и очень гармонично. Местами встречаются очень инновационные и запоминающиеся моменты. Вокал фокусирует на себе всё внимание на протяжение всего трека.”

Suzanne’s Band Interview on Nagamag


Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Suzanne's Band:
Country, Blues, Pop

Few words about your musical background and career?

Suzanne's Band:
Suzanne has always been involved in music in some way, shape or form such as choirs, ensembles and solo singing performances. In 2016, upon the urging of a friend, she started playing guitar and it opened the door to songwriting and public performances in a band setting. In 2017, she was moved to start her own music business Suzanne's Band with the focus of writing, producing and performing songs having a vintage sound along with heartfelt understandable lyrics; something sadly lacking in today's music environment. Listeners both young and old have been drawn in to the messages and the positive vibes. In just a few short years, she has grown an impressive fan base, a thriving You Tube channel, produced two Christmas singles, an EP, two albums and been nominated into the Grammy (Recording Academy) organization which is no small feat these days. She uses one band for recording and another band for public performances. She enjoys playing classic rock, pop and country along with her originals in her home state of Texas in the United States.

Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Suzanne's Band:
I remember as a toddler how much I loved to play records and sing along. Being a dancer too, my body loves to move with music.
When I retired, I wanted to do something every day that I wouldn't ever get tired of. Music was the one thing I knew was in my soul
and that I needed to bring out into the community.

Do you do anything musically outside of your business?

Suzanne's Band:
Yes, I'm involved in two different groups. I play guitar or piano every Sunday with my church band. Every Monday, I'm part of an over 50 in age and also number of people that go out to all the assisted living and over 50 in age communities in our area and perform a one hour variety music show. This brings music to those who never get to go out and hear their favorite songs any more. These folks don't have radios any more or other electronics to hear music familiar to them.

Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Suzanne's Band:
Styx "Don't Let It End"

Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Suzanne's Band:
Brandi Carlisle "The Joke"

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Jo-El Sii – Blessings (Spotify)

“Music saturated with light shades of Blues, Afrobeat vocals and melodiousness. It simply stimulates feelings and make your heart, beat in the same rhythm. This track has a unique individuality, capable of touching everyone's soul.”

“Музыка насыщенная лёгкими оттенками жанров blues & afrobeats, с вокальными партии и мелодичностью, которые будоражат чувства и заставляют биться сердце в ритм с песней. Трек со своей уникальной индивидуальностью, способный затронуть душу каждого. ”

"Blessings," featuring Free.Vurz is a upbeat, Amapiano influenced celebration of life. The lyrics is about thanking God for his blessings in the midst of the challenges and successes on his musical journey. The song was inspired from a creative spark Jo-el Sii and Free.vurz experienced when they took a trip to Lagos and rubeed shoulders with producer "Froshtunez" and other creatives in the Afrobeats hub.

Suzanne’s Band – Back to Brown (Spotify)

“"Suzanne's Band" strikes with a real dynamite to set fire in their audience. This single can captivate you for many reasons. Whether it's the wild guitar solo, crazy drums or the singer's exuberant voice... your total amuzement will be guaranteed!”

Americana, Country-Blues combination Suzanne's Band is the official vehicle driven by Texas based singer/songwriter Mia Suzanne Walker. Suzanne’s career highlights include her recent acceptance into the Recording Academy (Grammy’s) and her rapid development as an established You Tube artist. Suzanne’s live shows are a blend of music covering the last seven decades, and are usually a mix of classic rock, pop and country. Suzanne’s original songs are also woven into the set list. The non-genre specific approach to Suzanne’s songwriting creates an entirely different basis to build on along with introspective ideals and the importance of self-worth laced into the lyrics. If you're looking for a deeper connection to life through music, Suzanne's Band is it!

Dani Komari-If You Stay (Video)

“A bright and wonderful voice that is full of many colors. She dances on the natural jazzy beat like a sultry butterfly from the city. The band really pulls this together and really shows off their skills with the many twists and turns, that really make this one stand out in the crowd. ”

Hop on the time-bending, visually sublime feast train, that is Dani Komari’s latest music video

Time is warped. Yes it is, because it was in December 2020 that KL born jazz crooner Dani Komari released her studio recording of ‘If You Stay’ which happens to be Komari’s second official single to hit the Malaysian airwaves. Fast forward one unbelievable year later, we are now treated with an official live recording and music video of ‘If You Stay’ The music video which marks the directorial debut of Sophia Shukeri, of the House of Karyawan (the production company responsible for Komari’s music video to her debut single Circles), was filmed in Angguk Studio and supported by the Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA). CENDANA is set up by the Malaysian government to build a vibrant, sustainable and ambitious cultural economy for Malaysia. The formidable jazz outfit that makes up Dani and the Nightshades consists of; Jerry Lim on drums, Sylvia Wong on keyboard, Tasneem Bolhassan on bass, Bazli Zulkefly on guitar, Wan Zariff on Saxophone Alto and Firdaus Kamaruddin on Saxophone Tenor.

Getting on to business. Five seconds into the music video and you may already be swaying to the gently titillating saxophone and drums, inviting you in for some tete-a-tete, back to a time before the Covid-19 lockdown galore. Emerging from a silhouette in a pallid studio setting, reminiscent of the underground 70s, Dani immediately sets the tone visually for the entire video, whilst decorated in a magnificent chartreuse satin balloon sleeved top, pink palazzos and a matching rager of a hat, courtesy of local designers Behati and Hanna B. Watching this, you already feel like you are transported to the temporal time-space warp that is Angguk Studio, and all you are missing is a red shiraz or a bitter sweet hot chocolate to pair with that intimate retro warmth, and soul stirring jazz.

Right from the get go, as the spotlight and camera zeroes in on Dani, she wastes no time. She pleads with her eyes and raspy pipes, she’s in search of reason, looking for method to this madness. Is there a way? Who knows. Dani and the jazz troop will tell you; they have been waiting. Waiting to re-emerge from their onerous imprisonments. Distance being strenuous, but proximity futile, in the maze that was 2020 and 2021. It may not be no coincidence that this was set up and filmed within the confines of a cozy independent studio, an overlooking KL skyline in the background, with the jazz outfit strategically positioned all across the platform, at a comfortable distance, and armed in masks where needed.

No this is not just a song about hope. It is a dialogue that is inviting you to participate in the back and forth of hope, with the challenges and struggles of the players and shakers of the Malaysian art industry in mind. Struggling for stability, and constantly needing to reinvent how their art and message is being delivered without putting your health at risk. It is no secret that the Covid 19 pandemic has robbed us of our sanity and well-being across all strata of society, but more so for the already struggling arts community, due to the punishing loss of revenue resulting from the cancellation of shows, and events. Thankfully their saving grace comes in the form of CENDANA and their initiative Cendana’s Create Now 2.0, that aims to support practice and operations of Malaysian artists, collectives and art organizations amidst this extremely stressful public health crisis. CENDANA has afforded these young ones a glimmer of hope and mammoth support, replete with the fact that they deserve NO less. Kudos to them for that.

As the song draws into conclusion, there is a shift from morose uncertainty to blinding and child-like hope, as the dazzling songstress offers you an olive branch. She remains hopeful, convinced that we can only stand together in this aloneness. There just is no sense otherwise. So we ask you again, will you stay? Because Dani and the Nightshades are definitely going to be around for a long time. And maybe if you do take them up on their offer, this time warp will finally offer you some absolution….. What!??

Jo-El Sii – Abena (Spotify)

“Add some extra colour in your sound experience with "Abena". An elegant mix of Blues and Afro-fusion, which softly flows in the air and cuddles its listener. The artist, except for the vocal part, has also emphasized on the background rhythms, effects and melodies. Enjoy!”

Anton Commissaris – Living My Life (Spotify)

“The sensual voice of -Anton Commissaris- sounds beautifully and harmoniously under the rhythms of Blues & Jazz. Music with hypnotizing and relaxing effect. Amazing ability to manage the emotions of other people. Bravo!”

“Чувственный голос -Anton Commissaris- красиво и гармонично звучит под ритмы blues & jazz, гипнотизируя и расслабляя. Удивительный и неподвластный дар для большинства из нас управлять эмоциями людей. Браво!”

The song is about just getting on with your life and not complaining about things you can't change or control.

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