OptiMystic MC – Dreams Alive feat Tenette Smith, Sickflo & Mic Handz

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With the current hip hop trend soaked with mumbling artists that sound high on crack, it’s refreshing to hear the spit fire energy blasting from my cans as I turn up the volume on OptiMystic’s new track Dreams Alive. This song climbs in a fashion that has me lifting off the floor, the sharp mathematical rhymes are so driven and focused I feel I’m riding shot gun with OptiMystic and crew steering the wheel.

Hailing from Perth, Australia OptiMystic is a roots driven Hard Yakka MC that certainly brings the vibe on any track he touches. With a knack for bringing great international artists together this installment of OptiMystic’s journey is an explosive collaborating with Atlanta MC Sickflo, Brooklyns Mic Handz and Chicago Soul Sister Tenette Smith.

Dreams Alive is heavy with a groove that feels like it’s come from the streets of a ‘Gangsters Paradise’, Tenette Smith’s smooth and soulful voice opens the track and has the listener hooked before the first verse kicks. We hear each artist trade off with devotion, expressing the values of staying true and chasing dreams all professed with blood, sweat and tears – this track is lit and legit! It’s truly a no holds barred experience with every artist leaving everything on the table.

After hearing this gem it’s no doubt that OptiMystic’s new Album Salty Waterz is going to be an absolute thrill ride for fans that salivate to the sounds of artists like KRS 1, Tech 9 and Xzibit. Make sure you give this Album the justice it deserves and turn that sucker up loud!!

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Michael Burrows – Please don’t cry

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Taken from the debut EP “Turn this Love around”, our introduction to Michael Burrows is the first single “Please don’t cry” a brilliant delivery of folk, country-pop artistry.

Opening with a smooth blend of acoustic folk guitars we hear Burrows sing the story of a relationship coming to an end, delivered in an honest fashion that many listeners can relate to.

I picture Burrows sitting back comfortably on his lounge room sofa writing this track with words flowing in between sips of Aussie Ale, It has that vibe. And It has us singing along to the clever lyrics “The cover band have finished playing ‘the last goodbye’, so please don’t cry.”

Burrows voice seeps shades of Pat Monahan from the band Train with a touch of Australian soul you would expect in a Crowded House classic. The iconic country slide guitar is the icing on the cake and the result is sleek and not overdone in the least.

Produced by some of the finest in Australian folk, country production including Grammy-award winner Steve Marcantonio “Please don’t cry” has warmth and depth with a sound that sits comfortably amongst its contemporary folk rock counterparts, leaving the listener keen to hear more music from this emerging melodic storyteller.

Check out the song and video below for the single – Please don’t cry