All posts by iSPYSOUL

Emcee JSWISS recaps what he cooked up in “The Lab”

During the summer of 2017  talented emcee JSWISS, who's steadily turning up the volume on the radars of A-list musicians and industry cognoscenti while at the same time building an enthusiastic and burgeoning fan base, electrified New York City with a 3-show residency at Rockwood Music Hall workshopping brand new, yet-to-be-released music with 15+ different musicians and guests. ...

Samir Zarif as FKAjazz is a “Stereotype Threat.”

Saxophonist/Producer Samir Zarif aka FKAjazz represents a hefty number of young, talented artists and musicians whose palettes, influences and paths, although heavily draped by the imperial musical idiom that is Jazz, also count Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and more as pivotal to their overall stylistic outlook. Jazz cats being moved by popular music of the day ...

In Focus: James “Biscuit” Rouse

If your belief has been that drummers ONLY keep time, well for starters you may not truly understand how crucial that is to the vibe of a successful song or live performance. When you check the impressive resume of James “Biscuit” Rouse it’s pretty clear he’s quite adept at setting the “pocket” just right based on the array ...

In Focus: Killiam Shakespeare

Cheesesteaks, Rocky, and the Liberty Bell aside, the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA is chock full of rich history that rivals if not surpasses many other cities in the good old U.S. of A and that includes its phenomenal legacy of soulful music and incredible artists. It flaunts luminaries and pioneers like Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, ...

In Focus: Actress Sandra Daley-Sharif

It would be accurate to describe Sandra Daley-Sharif as a Renaissance woman for sure. The Jamaican-born, New York raised creative geyser wears a number of “hats” stylishly, proudly, impressively and effectively. Once a burgeoning and successful fashion designer with notable stints, amongst others, producing her own line and working for the wrap–dress icon, Diane Von ...

Ty Causey- A few new “angles”, the same great voice

Acclaimed, soulful crooner, songwriter and producer, Ty Causey can truly be described as prolific. Crafting enjoyable tracks that keenly and eloquently interpret the intricacies of love and life is a daily obsession or as he describes it, therapy. “I write every day”, says Causey. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t write ...

DJ Jazzy Jeff and crew give us “Goosebumps” in seven days

Jazzy Jeff & The PLAYlist Shatter Music Industry Rules with New Album, Made in Just 7 Days  When February began, the DJ Jazzy Jeff-curated PLAYlist, a collection of more than 30 producers, musicians and singer/songwriters including Eric Roberson, James Poyser, SiR and Daniel Crawford, were yet to record one note. By the middle of the ...