Articles By: Hislahavus

Hislahavus is an avid Jewish music collector. He gets a kick out of varied and eclectic music, and is in heaven when friends join him at the Shabbos table to sing some Chabad d'veykus niggunim and Sefardi zemirot. He works in the youth industry, where he puts his passion for good Jewish music to work. He plays flute - though not professionally, by any means, and is the Baal Tefillah and Baal Koreh at his local shteeble.

Hislahavus’ Review of Inner Flame

Hislahavus’ Review of Inner Flame

                      Written fresh out of an 8th Day concert at the Chabad on Campus International Shabbaton, with some 1000 Jewish college students in attendance, it’s time to finally finish something that was started a long time ago. Ink has been spilled on this album before, [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Tzamah 1 and 2

Hislahavus’ Review of Tzamah 1 and 2

                      As Niggunim albums go, anyone producing them has got a difficult balance: on the one hand, you want to retain the original power and spirituality; at the same time, you want to mix it up. And some albums opt for more of the former; [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Shuky’s Yamim Ba’im

Hislahavus’ Review of Shuky’s Yamim Ba’im

                    Shuky Sadon is one of a brilliant freshman class of singers, and in his debut, he gives us an Israeli dance-pop album with lots of flavor. Let’s check it out. Kol Mitzahalos: (****) First of a few dance tracks, and this one’s a hora. Fun, [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Shapiro’s Kol Haderech

Hislahavus’ Review of Shapiro’s Kol Haderech

                    Another newbie pops out into the Jewish musical scene, but his sound is no rookie effort. Mordechai Shapiro and his fantastic production staff have masterfully delivered one of the most enjoyable pop albums to come out in the past few years. His faster numbers are [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Rogers Park

Hislahavus’ Review of Rogers Park

A fresh duo on the scene blends styles with an alluring new album. Rogers Park, made up of two Chicagoans Yosef Peysin and Mordy Kurtz, draws on a folk-rock sound. They keep their harmonies light and easy; their cheery vocals are upbeat and intriguing. Jewish music junkies will find echoes of Megama and Moshe Hecht [&hellip

New Artists: Chillent!

New Artists: Chillent!

              Talk about some guys cooking up a mash! Chillent is a live jam funk band based in Pittsburgh, featuring Sruli Broocker (Harmonica), Shua Hoexter (Sax, Wind Synth), Gedaliah Aronson (Guitar), Alan Meyers (Keyboard), Jules Coulson (Drums). A whole new taste, a whole new sound! Check out some of [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Bishvili

Hislahavus’ Review of Bishvili

                        Unfortunately, seems as for recent events in my life have overtaken my reviewing capabilities, and these reflections find themselves long after the release of these albums. Despite the fact that some may look at this as yesterday’s news, maybe some of you may [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Zion80’s Adramelech

Hislahavus’ Review of Zion80’s Adramelech

Zion80 blasted onto the New York scene with their tantalizing self-titled Carlebach tribute. I reviewed that wild album here. And having waited way too long, I’ve finally gotten to a working computer to express this simple point: Music lovers and audiophiles beware – An album of magic addictiveness is available for your hypnotic pleasure. Jon [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Moshe Laufer with Chabad 3

Hislahavus’ Review of Moshe Laufer with Chabad 3

Moshe Laufer has now released his third album of Chabad niggunim in partnership with Levik Touboul, and fourth overall (in addition to being the arranger for Avraham Fried’s first two Chabad albums). I have had the pleasure of reviewing the other 2, so here’s #3, the chazaka! As is his modus operandi, the albums rely [&hellip

Hislahavus’ Review of Yossi Green’s Yiddishe Nachas

Hislahavus’ Review of Yossi Green’s Yiddishe Nachas

                      I’ll be honest – I’m not quite sure I ever expected to hear a decent choir again. My apologies to all those out there involved with boys productions, but I just find the modern choirs to be intense, sharp and somewhat obnoxious. Them’s fightin’ [&hellip

Chabad Niggunim You’ve Never Heard

Chabad Niggunim You’ve Never Heard

Those two geniuses behind A Groyse Metsie and Peshita are at it again, with an album of Niggunim that even this Chabad niggunim junky has never heard before! Check this out, Niggunei Chabad from the Town of Kublitz

Video: Maoz Tzur with Avi Piamenta

Video: Maoz Tzur with Avi Piamenta

What are you singing around your menorah? Avi Piamenta and Gad Shoshani join together for this epic Maoz Tzur, wishing the whole world an incredible Chanukah! Check out this video for some superb vocals, let alone that Avi flute that we know and love!

Pick Lazer Lloyd’s New Single!

Pick Lazer Lloyd’s New Single!

Blues and rock master Lazer Lloyd is well on his way to a new album. But you are invited to join the process! The record company has suggested that we let Lazer’s fans pick the single for the new upcoming album. All of your feedback is much appreciated. Send all comments to https://www.facebook.com/lazerlloydmusic!