Monday, September 15, 2014

Jay Charm releases new EP 'Lovers Lane'

The songwriter and performer of hip hop known as Jay Charm has released his latest EP record, “Lovers Lane.” The EP is composed of five original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 15 minutes. It has proudly been published as an independent release entirely without support of the corporate music industry. It is the most recent official release from Charm since his June 2013 record, the “P – Game” EP. Innovative, upbeat, and full of urban poetry of the highest caliber, “Lovers Lane” by Jay Charm is a record that defines his style better than anything Charm has released before.

Jay Charm cites as main artistic influences Jay-Z, Jada Kiss, and Freeway. He also notes in a recent interview, “As a teenager I started to like Eminem, Son the RNB Side, Michael Jackson, and of course Janet Jackson and TLC are awesome! I was also a Big Punisher and Brian McKnight fan.”

Still, Charm's history as a youth in the East Coast's urban center of Philadelphia molded his art at least as much as his favorite music has. He says of this, “Due to the life I lived in the streets of Philadelphia, I grew up hypnotized by music and influenced by words. The seduction of sex, violence and drugs drew me ever closer in touch with my own personal musical talent and entertainment abilities. Overall my own life lessons, experiences, and circumstantial mishaps are the major inspirational influence over my music.”

Though only 26 years old at the time of this writing, Charm has already published more than 14 official releases in one form or another. His repertoire includes nine video shoots at last count, with more on the way. He has already performed at countless venues with several popular artists, such as DJ Kay Slay and Young Jeezy. His countless cameo appearances have placed him with living legends like Fred the GodSon, Mack Maine, Cory Gunz, Uncle Murda, and many, many more.

Speaking of the themes in his music, Jay Charm says, “My music usually pertains to something that has occurred in my life, so when I’m in front of an audience performing, I give more than just a performance; I give a connection, a real life experience. From my anecdotes of victory and strife I hype crowds with tales of triumph. I want to empower those who wanna give up. I want to free those who shy away from confidence. I have a message and a desire to positively influence the youth of yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

Proof of Charm's desire to change the world is evident in the not-for-profit organization he co-founded to support the family of his friend, called Brian's Army, the letter of recognition he received from Suffolk County legislator, Kate Browning, and an honorable mention from the town of Brookhaven.

“Lovers Lane” by Jay Charm is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

P.O.P. releases new LP 'Pappa's Back'

The rapper known as Patterns of Perfection (P.O.P.) has released his latest LP, “Pappa's Back.” The record is composed of 13 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. It has been proudly published on the World Records independent music label entirely without support of the corporate music industry. A cutting-edge rap record with endless amounts of ingenuity and imagination, “Pappa's Back” is hip hop with all the best qualities of the old school, published at a time when the urban music scene so desperately needs it.

P.O.P. cites as main artistic influences an amalgam of different artists, including Pink Floyd, Blockhead, Eminem, Freddy Machette, Bob Marley, Lil Wayne, Dylan, Linkin Park, Fort Minor, and Zion I. His own sound, however, cannot be surmised on the basis of his listening habits.

“Pappa's Back” boasts great variety in terms of tempo, tone and themes. There are party tracks, groove tracks, chillout tracks, hardcore tracks, and tracks P.O.P. seems to have included just for fun. Taking a moment to sample tracks like “Anthem” “Horizon”, “Teach Me How to POP” and “Expialidocious” yields a quick conclusion: “Pappa's...” is clearly worth its weight in vinyl.

Thematically speaking, P.O.P.'s lyrics are intelligently crafted, ranging from clever to downright impressive, and often with a healthy dose of humor besides. Though packaged with both lighthearted and heavier songs, “Pappa's Back” doesn't make the mistake of taking itself too seriously, as P.O.P.'s grinning face on the album cover seems to hint.

Patterns of Perfection was born in South Lake Tahoe, CA. His first record, “A New Age,” appeared on digital shelves in 2013 bearing no fewer than 17 original tracks, and is still available from iTunes and various other outlets. Shortly after, the artist's hand was caught in machinery, leaving him with a full year's recovery time during which he composed only instrumental music. Having relocated to Gardnerville, NV by way of Colorado, P.O.P. toured the US for his second and third times and settled down to produce “Pappa's Back” under his own World Records label.

Upon being asked, “What message does your album share with its listeners?” P.O.P. answers simply, “We all are in this together.”

“Pappa's Back” by P.O.P. is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Glitch Arsonist G5 releases new LP 'The Great Tribulation'

The East Coast rapper known as Glitch Arsonist G5 has released his latest LP album, “The Great Tribulation.” The record is composed of 9 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 30 minutes. It is the most recent official release from Glitch Arsonist since his spring 2013 album, “Ten Years of Writing.” Both LPs are produced and distributed on New York's independent music label, the Establishment Records. Backed with unstoppable beats, bass, rhymes and lines, “The Great Tribulation” is the latest in what is sure to be a long series of titanic records from Glitch Arsonist G5.

Glitch Arsonist cites as main artistic influences only one legendary rapper, Nas.

“I used to always try to top Nas' album lyrically after every [album] he dropped,” writes Glitch Arsonist. “He used to put me in the real lyrical mood and mental state and would have me rapping about similar content.”

Intuitively, “The Great Tribulation” is packed with many of the same attributes and qualities which have made Nas' music so integral to the lasting power of the hip-hop movement. Glitch Arsonist's thought-provoking lyrics, aggressive vocal delivery and pounding, thumping back beats drive his record from start to finish like a steam engine gone off the rails. His long-standing promise to restore the rap scene to its former glory by bringing back the “REAL hip hop” sound was partially fulfilled by “Ten Years of Writing,” and “The Great Tribulation” brings his goal even closer.

Glitch Arsonist G5 got his start by recording “dis” records during the Nas / Jay-Z feud in the early 2000s.

“During that era my 'hood was split up into record labels (cliques, groups),” writes Glitch, “and we were all making dis records at each other at my niggaz crib on his karaoke machine. We used to go outside with a radio playing our songs to get a response for it, to see how good it was and for bragging rights and competition.”

The response, as it turned out, was strong. By the time he was 15, Glitch had attracted the attention of a manager.

“He pushed me to record my first album and make songs. He got me the beats and I used to rap my songs to him in his car when he came through to see if it was good enough to record in the studio. They were always good enough to record, but that helped me keep my skills sharp and to try to produce my best work, as well as using his guidance to learn how to perfect and master the recording process.”

Glitch Arsonist printed 1000 CDs and sold them on the street. 700 albums deep, everything started to fall into place. His latest record is undoubtedly his greatest work to date, founded on more than ten years of writing, rapping, and putting everything he's got into making straight-up, heavy-hitting hip-hop records.

“The Great Tribulation” by Glitch Arsonist G5 is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Burgo releases new single 'Hit It'

The composer and producer of digital music known as Burgo has released his debut dance single, “Hit It.” The track has been distributed to iTunes, Beatport, and all of the relevant music outlets the Internet has to offer with an official drop date of 13 September 2014. Billed variously online as progressive house music, electro- house music, and simply EDM, “Hit It” is the latest example of dance music done right from the independent music producers of Australia.

Burgo is described online as a veteran, professional DJ with many years of experience spinning discs at parties and in dance clubs. Having played enough music by other people to know he could do it himself, Burgo became addicted to producing his own tracks, and the present release of “Hit It” is evidence that he can mix beats with the best of them.

Asked to cite some DJs with whom he has performed, the modest producer politely declines.

“It’s irrelevant whom he has supported as a DJ,” says one Burgo representative, echoing Burgo's own thoughts on the matter. “You're only as good as the last DJ set you performed and we can safely say he has supported some of the biggest names in the music industry.”

Burgo's live performances have created a sprawling, loyal fan base for him. His official bio describes his act as a sure thing, an inarguably good time, an energetic performance which unites any crowd in back beats and grooves.

“One thing is for sure,” writes Burgo's A&R rep, “what you see is what you get. There's nothing fake about this mix-master and crowd-pleasing legend.”

Although Burgo's “Hit It” debut has been shipped with a release date of 13 September, it has been available for pre-sale for several days. Early signs indicate that this DJ's first foray into producing his own tracks is bound to be just the start of a long line of power-packed dance titles. Fans of electronica have little reason to wait. Burgo's “Hit It” is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Bells and Robes release new EP 'One Should See Sound'

The electronica duo known as Bells and Robes have released their latest EP record, “One Should See Sound.” The EP comprises six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release entirely without the support of the corporate music industry. Smooth, groovy, stylish and infinitely danceable, “One Should See Sound” by Bells and Robes is a record that anyone with ears can get into right away.

Bells and Robes cite as main artistic influences such various musicians as Flying Lotus, Flume, Beats Antique, Frank Sinatra, the Flaming Lips, and Darkside. As might be imagined, their sound takes various cues from each of these and arrives at its own character with a cool, jazzy ambiance and a crisp, clean overtone. Their drums are clever and spacious, a living part of the record, a rare treat in a genre of music often criticized for being overly mechanical and filled with loops.

Speaking of the themes present in “One Should See Sound,” Bells and Robes write: “The album takes listeners on a colorful journey through time and space. The name 'Bells and Robes' comes from a Zen koan referencing the merging of color and sound.”

The merging of color and sound on their new EP is palpable, like the visions which often accompany listening to classical music or the background score to a feature film. The connection Bells and Robes have to classical music principles is ever-present in their own composition of digital music. They speak of this openly.

“Great composers of the past once created 'absolute music,'” they write. “This music was given the title because it had no meaning and simply wished to express the pure emotion felt and heard by the listener without narrowing itself down to a tangible meaning. Bells and Robes wish to expand upon this abstract idea and make music devoid of a concrete and tangible meaning. The music expresses being and sight as one, creating a sonic atmosphere that will leave listeners traveling through a populous and flowing world.”

Though they acknowledge that there is more to their record than mere music, the actual listening experience is a mellow, expansive one which calms and remains invigorating at the same time.

“Bells and Robes has always attempted to make music that draws visual imagery into the listeners mind through the use of psychedelic textures and ambient elements,” they explain. “This EP hopes to continue on that voyage to unite both sound and vision into one form that allows listeners to take whatever meaning they may wish from the music.”

Bells and Robes have performed with such artists as Beats Antique, Emancipator, Odezsa, Papadosio, Reptar, Break Science, Stokeswood, the Heavy Pets, Antihero, Dynohunter, Sounduo, the Savants of Soul, and Ruby. They have been featured on Purple Hatter's Ball, 1 Spark, and the Swamp Records Showcase.

“One Should See Sound” by Bells and Robes is available online worldwide. Get in early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Healing Rain Christian Music releases new LP 'Miracles Still Happen'

The purveyors of spiritual music known as the Healing Rain Worship Team have released their new LP record, “Miracles Still Happen.” The album is composed of 42 minutes' worth of uplifting and empowering music in eight original recordings. It has been published on the Healing Rain Christian Music, Inc. record label. Billed variously as Christian contemporary music, adult contemporary music, and even rock music, “Miracles Still Happen” is an example of the continuing creativity and passion expressed by the children of God in the music world today, and a solid listen both for those looking to worship and those in need of a heavenly hand, alike.

Asked to cite a few musical influences, Minnesota-based Healing Rain cite Hillsong Australia and Darlene Zschech, as well as gospel legend Andrae Crouch. Their own sound is bold and impetuous while maintaining a steadfast focus on their principles, as well as on their lyric roots in the Christian Bible. They aren't a traditional praise group, however. They're changing the way Christian music is done.

“Under the performing name of Healing Rain Worship Team,” the band writes, “we have assembled a cross-cultural group of Christian musicians and singers, and together are creating this subgenre of Christian music called contemporary-Christian fusion. By 'fusion,' we imply combining the music scales of western christian music with that of other cultures.”

The band's official bio goes on to explain that this blend can be tailored to produce “a melody and rhythm that sits well with the ear of audiences across most continents which have a Christian population.”

This means everywhere but Antarctica, it can be surmised, and Healing Rain intends to bring this music into entirely new contexts – not just the Sunday worship service.

“Our goal is for Christians to sing our songs in their homes, in their cars and in their churches,” they write.

“Miracles Still Happen” by the Healing Rain Worship Team is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Monday, September 8, 2014

24SE7EN (Two-Four-Seven) releases new single 'Zero2Hero'

The rapper from the UK, known as 24SE7EN has released his new international single, “Zero2Hero.” In addition to the skills of 24SE7EN, himself, the single also features the talents of Alex Buchanan and Dani Vi. The track has been proudly released on the S2N Records (Second2NoneRecords) independent music label, entirely without support from the corporate music infrastructure. Filled with strings, lines, rhymes, beats and bass, "Zero2Hero" by 24SE7EN is the latest reason for fans of pop and rap music to stand up and take notice of this up-and-coming artist and music label.

24SE7EN cites as main artistic influences a broad spectrum of artists, including such disparate names as Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Elton John, and Fleetwood Mac, as well as many of the most seminal names in hip hop. These include Eminem, Nas, Dr. Dre, the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Madchild, MGK, Slaughterhouse, the Wu-Tang Clan, Ill Bill and Talib Kweli. 24SE7EN's own sound blends the most powerful attributes of these with his own unique and inimitable style, one which includes razor-sharp, digital sound engineering and equally cutting urban poetry.

Speaking of the themes of his new single, S2N Records writes that 24SE7EN's song is about "personal belief, growth and success. 24SE7EN describes in many ways that you can be whatever you want to be and do what ever you want to do. Anything is possible if you believe."

24SE7EN's first official single under the S2N banner was published in spring 2014, titled, "Eyes of a Child." Like "Zero2Hero," the track features Alex Buchanan, best known as a semi-finalist on the popular BBC program, "The Voice UK" in 2013. "Eyes of a Child" has been made available on such major music websites as ,, and 24SE7EN's music is ready now for broadcast on MTV Hits and MTV Latin in America both on cable and satellite.

Whilst 24SE7EN is on the road gigging and doing shows, he is also currently in the studio working on new material for his first studio album, "Pain Breeds Strength."

"Zero2Hero" by 24SE7EN is available online worldwide.

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