[TED Talk] Eric Lewis rocks the jazz world during a TED Conference

Normal music enthusiast would dare say that Jazz and Rock can never go together. It may be because it does not complement each other and the produced music will not sound good or no musician is insane enough to try. Above all these excuses, Eric Lewis proved them wrong. In the recent TED Conference, Eric showed his special skill of mixing two good and well-established genres into a great crossover of the song “Going Under,” popularized by the gothic rock band Evanescence.

Daenjellson “Walk Your Soft Skin On The Edges”

If Daenjellson isn’t an interesting enough name for a singer for you, then perhaps nothing else will make the cut. More than his interesting name, however, Dane’s music is more than worth listening to. His EP, Walk Your Soft Skin on the Edges, is the result of years’ worth of introspection and adventure from different parts of the world. It has provided listeners like me with an impression of the things to expect of Dane, especially with the full album release of Jesus Loves.

Erica Shine “I Will Wait For You” – captivating vocals and beautiful sound in one free pop album

Compelling, captivating, and very beautiful; these are just three words to describe Erica Shine’s “I Will Wait for You.” Released just this September 2009, the album makes listeners thirst for more of this new comer. “I Will Wait for You” has 4 heartfelt songs, all written and composed by her. Being a fan of several famous rock groups such as Evanescence and Linkin Park, Erica brings listeners to the next level with her confidence in blending rock, pop, and acoustic. This album not only reflects her love for the said genres, but also her deep feeling of sharing her emotions to her listeners.

M.W.D. “Singing Forest [BudaBeats]”- NuJazz Relaxation

Looking for the perfect ambient music to listen to while you and your friends hang out on the evenings? Then let M.W.D's Singing Forest be your companion as you listen to its electronic flavor mixed with nujazz and a tast of broken tempos. Released under the BudaBeats Netlabel, Singing Forest would play with your aural senses with stock beats and tunes mixed together to create relaxing nujazz tracks. These is the kind of ambient music that would make you think that free music can really be this good.

Slim “Interstate Medicine” – pop/altrock album with great vocals & captivating lyrics

There are times that you just want to listen to some kind of noisy music, but not exactly loud; something that would lift up your mood, but not exactly to dance; something that lets you pump up some blood through your veins but not exactly to make you filled with adrenaline. Filled with 12 tracks that will sure to keep your head bobbing, Interstate Medicine will let you relate to its song's lyrics by the band leader's Michael Baker. Let his voice be stuck in your head! We couldn't exactly put how they sound into words, but here's what Michael wrote: I crank my amps louder than Tom Petty, but not as loud as Cannibal Corpse. I'm wordier than Jane's Addiction, but not as yappy as e.e. cummings. I'm taller than Prince, but not as tall as Krist Novoseli.

Lisa Richards “Mad Mad Love” featured in FrostWire

Mad, Mad Love is the newest album by an acclaimed singer/songwriter Lisa Richards. It features some acoustic tracks and some full-band tracks, two covers and many more originals, her mesmerizing voice will surely captivate you. Listen to it when you're in love. Listen to it when you want to be in loved. Listen to it when you are loved. Listen to Mad, Mad Love and experience love in many different ways.

Bankai “Quarter Circle Punch” – a real electro feast for your ears!

If you think Bankai is a word that sounds like a positively explosion, then you and Will Dayble, the creative mind behind the electronic music Bankai, have one thing in common. According to Will, the stage name is from an anime series called Bleach, where characters perform the Bankai, a sort of “final ultimate power realease”. The Bankai results in huge explosions and, it goes without saying, sends the opponent off to lick his wounds. That exact same power is probably what you’d get after hearing to Bankai’s music.

Kupek “Tries Again” – great alternative songs to chill out to

Not all songs are meant to be heard while you chill out. Others might be too noisy, and others might make you too sleepy. But Kupek does it differently - they make it just right. For those who like the sounds of John Mayer and Jason Mraz, then Kupek is a great alternative. Think of him as an open-source (read: free) alternative to alternative, relaxed rock styles out there in the market.

Chad VanGaalen “Soft Airplane – B-sides EP”

Canadian singer, Chad VanGaalen, released a wonderful sounding experimental indie rock album “Soft Airplane” last year. And after exactly a year, Chad, together with his record labels, Flemish Eye and SubPop, released “Soft Airplane – B-sides EP,” last September 15, 2009. If listeners loved his other albums, then they will surely love this one more. Chad is not only a musician he also designs his own covers for his albums. He loves drawing and illustrating. Combine that with his unique choice in music, did free himself from the ordinary indie folk rock genre.