Nashville resident Justin Spillner, who performs under the stage name DJ KO is fighting his way through the music industry in a heavy hitting kind of way. Not only has he become a platinum producer, and worked with some of the top artists in the music industry, but he also is a touring DJ that performs at major events and festivals across the country, and now has recently released his first solo E.P High Gravity which skyrocketed to the top of the iTunes charts overnight.
DJ KO is one of two founders of the powerhouse music production company Phivestar Productions, which is currently based in Nashville. With his partner Jarrod Scullio, the duo would start making music together and overtime, magic began to protrude from the speakerbox. They quickly realized that they had something special and Phivestar Productions and DJ KO was born.
Breaking through the mainstream music scene is a task that is sought after by many, but accomplished by few. After many dedicated years as a DJ and music producer, DJ KO scrapped his way to elite status. Further solidifying his abilities as an artist and a legitimate player in the music game, is the release of High Gravity, which is an EDM/Dance music album with six top class tracks that will change lives.
Where all the tracks demonstrate his talent as an artist, and his resistance to be confined by genre or limitation, this album shows a musician letting loose and doing what he loves to do, and making incredible music. “Goddess” is incredibly put together, with a clever blend of hip-hop and dance music, it will grab a hold of people and fill their insides with fire. “Can’t Live Without You” is a deep heavy bass love song with the outstanding vocals of Rizzi Myers, and is a very emotion driven and soul filling track.
As an album that is good from start to finish, High Gravity is an intricate piece of any music collection.
Dark Side of the Mountain
Brandon Fulson is an Independent American/Country Music artist from Cumberland Gap. This soul filled artist with a bleeding heart started performing at local honky-tonks around the area, and never looked back. After a relentless effort paved the way, he would eventually get discovered by Robby Turner, who was the guitarist for Waylon Jennings, and a believer in Fulson’s sound. Brandon’s first single “Writing about Waylon” was produced by Robby Turner in 2015.
With the winds of momentum at his back, Brandon Fulson would produce his second full length solo album Dark Side of the Mountain, which chronicles the lives of people in small town Appalachia, and was released in June out of the Arbor Studio in Knoxville. With a great sound and a tremendous personality, Brandon finds a way to keep the sound groovy, with a hint of humor. He finds a way to relate his personal life, and implement it into his music very poetically, in a honky-tonk kind of way.
With twelve tracks on the album, Brandon Fulson mixes it up very well. There are no two tracks on the album that have a similar sound, each one brings its own element to the table. Where all of the songs are really deep and remarkable, a couple of songs really stand out.
“Zombie Town” is a song about life in the Tennessee hills with the various people that suffer from addiction, and how it is nearly impossible to escape the void. It is a very real, and thought provoking song. “Mackie Bend” has a rock and roll sound, with a country twist, and it sounds fantastic. It really shows off Brandon Fulson’s musical abilities.
This album is for people that love music. It has all of the elements of a great album. It has poetry, a rocking sound, great vocal, a lot of hidden humor, and most importantly music with soul that will shake people’s bones.