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‘Wow’ by Ty Showers

For a slice of upbeat uniqueness check out ‘Wow’ by Ty Showers! A dubstep, electronic, jazzy fusion of amazing proportions, Ty Showers continues to top himself by consistently bringing us cool and unusual music. Music Lover’s Tip: Play this one on your best headphones or speakers…the drums really do give a good thump!

Lyric-less and rhythmic, this track is all groove. Indeed, this instrumentation is so spot on that it would likely take away from the tracks had lyrics been added in. Despite the lack of lyrics, the track in conjunction with promotional picture seem to tell the story of a man who is simply smitten by the beauty of an unnamed woman…and decided to compose a song to speak to the awe inspired by her elegance.

A soundtrack of sorts, be sure to play this track every time you find yourself in a situation that is indescribably awesome. Whether it’s the beauty of a mysterious woman, the fact that you just got that long shot of a promotion, an amazing meal, a marriage proposal, or just an overall fantastic day…put this track on repeat and let Ty Showers speak for you. Indeed, we all have those moments in life that makes us go…’Wow’!

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‘Hold Me Now’ by Ty Showers

For a rhythm and blues infused soundtrack for lover’s, listen to ‘Hold Me Now’ by Ty Showers! Highly bluesy and chock full of hip-hop flavor, this track is an urban music-lover’s dream come true.

Imagine a cool, calming love song with just the right amount of hip-hop flair… A song that is just perfect for the young and in love as well as the seasoned and committed. A song that has as much passion as it does punch; one of those tracks you can just listen to on repeat and discover a different part to love each time. You no longer have to imagine…it exists! Indeed, ‘Hold Me Now’ by Ty Showers is one such creation.

Beginning with a lengthy and hypnotic and melodic introduction, the track gains intensity when Showers slowly relishes his smooth vocals. With tight melodies and catchy, meaningful lyrics, this song takes the notion of love songs in 2015 to all new levels. A crowd favorite, this track is fastly becoming a standard for the ingenious musician/vocalist, Ty Showers.

Far from the drab love songs of old, Showers manages to fully embrace the new age sound while simultaneously remaining a stickler to his timeless, core sound. Now is all we have…but sometimes now lasts forever.

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‘Astronomical’ by Trestal

For a cosmic trip through ambient funk, try Trestal! One of Taliferro’s best kept secrets, Trestal has been creating quite a buzz with his colorful brand of electronic music fusions for the past few years. With a catalog that’s exploding almost as quickly as his fan-base, the ability for this artist to adapt and shift is a large part of his massive appeal.

One of his latest tracks, ‘Astronomical’ is definitely one you won’t soon forget. A spaced-out groove that feels like an audio backdrop to your favorite 80’s movie (the remix), this is one of those tracks that seems to lead you into another world. An epic ambiance is orchestrated from the moment you press play leaving the listener in awe of the many twists and turns this song takes.

This one is for the silent visionaries. For those of us who tend to enjoy the time spent just sitting around, listening, and envisioning the many possibilities of life, this is your song. A track that could easily be played just about anywhere that something legendary might take place, play this when you need to ‘level-up’ in the world. Life is certainly not a game but if it was, this would be the background music. Indeed, discover Trestal. The possibilities are ‘Astronomical’!

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‘My Sugar’ by Ty Showers

Sometimes love seems to sing us the sweetest melodies…get a taste of the real thing with ‘My Sugar’ by Ty Showers. A sensual r&b/slow jam, this track is the stuff that creates sweet dreams as well as tasty memories.

Simultaneously about love at first sight and unadulterated lust, this track is one that is rather relatable to most human adults. With smooth, romantic-feeling instrumentation and calming, vocals to match, this track is a proverbial love spell for those who are already feeling spellbound. The tune essentially takes on the tone of a man who is trying to both woo and romance his object of affection. Though he is clearly in the mood to get physical, he also makes it very clear that he has strong feelings for his lady that go far beyond his sexual desires. A bit of a throwback to the love songs of yore, this is song outlines a moment in time in which a man is putting his pride aside in order to offer admiration and some may even say a bit of worship to his lady-love and the power of the female form overall.

Clearly not your average love song, (especially in this day and age) this, and other tracks like this, are the crux of what makes Ty Showers’ tracks so different from most mainstream music. Not only are his instrumentals timeless, but so are the messages of each song. Sing and dance of true love, and let Ty Showers be your guide…how sweet!

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‘All I Need is You’ by Ty Showers

Laud for life and love with a track made specifically for those filled with fondness for another. ‘All I Need is You’ by Ty Showers is one such track; brimming with the patented r&b fusion-sound Showers is quickly becoming known for. Part r&b, part soul, this song is 100% lovey-dovey goodness.

A funky, festive intro, this tune quickly unfolds into the love ode its title promised it to be. A serenading Showers immediately delves deeply into a love story of epic proportions. The artist renounces his need for most worldly pleasures asserting that the love of his life is all he truly needs to be happy.

‘I don’t need no fancy car
I don’t need to be a star
I don’t want what you bought
I don’t want any THOTS

(All I need Is You).

Clearly contemporary lyrics with a timeless arrangement and sound, this track is for couples of all ages and backgrounds. Not for the faint at heart, this track is for proud lovers. Those who have and will continue to fight for something that we are constantly being told is overrated, or even a thing of the past. This is for those who believe in relationships of longevity in lieu of instant gratification via the ‘hook-up’ culture of present-day society.

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The Artistry Recipe: On What it Takes to Make a REAL Artist

In light of the Internet-music revolution, many question what being a music artist really means. Going from an age in which the chances of making an honest living as a vocalist or musician were ridiculously slim, to an age in which almost everyone knows someone who is supposedly “the next big thing,” is certainly an understandable concern. So, what does it take to be considered a “legit” artist in this day and age? It may not be what you think. On that note, I present the top 3 signs that you’ve discovered a real artist.

3. Good Tunes - This may seem to go without saying…but you’d be surprised! Artists are works in progress…but if their entire catalog sound like something that belong on a VH1’s “Awesomely Bad…” list, music may not be their calling. Certainly, there is much to be said about humble beginnings…but if an artist’s music has shown zero improvement, spanning decades of practice…perhaps it’s time to endure that painful ending.

2. The Creativity Gene - This is a huge one! Beyond stellar vocals and awesome stage presence…is this person innovative? Does he or she need someone to guide their every musical career move? If so, you are more than likely looking at a poser. Creativity is the very crux of artistry! Not to say that a good artist will never ask for help, quite the contrary. However, all great artists rely on their own intuition more so than input from any source. You often hear mainstream artists explain away their most ingenious hits with phrases such as, “I just felt inspired” and “It just felt right,” this is no coincidence. Great artists have a natural instinct to create, musically. They may collaborate, but their divine spark shines brightest expressing that which comes most naturally, their personal affinity for the creation of music.

1. Passion for Music - The number one reason why music is one of the most sought after career paths is because we all love music on some level. However, there’s a huge difference between someone who joined a band in high school out of boredom, and one who started a band in middle school, then again in high school….and again in college, the latter of which clearly being the one who has a burning desire to create music to be heard.

Furthermore, there is a huge difference between artists who give up because something doesn’t sound right…and those who record the same line 50 times (if deemed necessary) to ensure a track comes out as perfectly as what is heard in their heads. True artists love music and musicians from all genres. They extensively study and know all of their favorites by absolute heart. Passion cannot be faked, excitement and neuroticism are 2 other traits that often accompany passionate artists. Seems cool from the outside, but some of the greats have driven their camps almost insane!

The Bottom Line

Overall, the meaning of being an artist is defined by each artist respectively. In a time in which Youtube views are readily bought and sold by the thousands, the illusion…or even true existence of a so-called “fan base” is not nearly enough. Are they motivated by money or the love of the art? Do they truly love music or just like it a lot?

Answers to such questions reveal the true motives of a musician’s heart.

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