Thursday, July 2, 2015

Reggae artist CraigyDread releases new single 'Gone'

The singer and songwriter of reggae music known as CraigyDread (AKA Craigy Dread) has released his latest reggae single, “Gone.” The single has been proudly released on the Mind Music Production LLC independent record label without the influence or financial support of the corporate music industry. “Gone” is the most prominent official release from CraigyDread to date and represents an important milestone in the singer's career.

“Gone” has already dropped at larger music stores online and falls into the categories of reggae and Caribbean music. Fans of either genre are likely to be enthusiastic about this island-born party anthem, as are fans of live dance music, dancehall music, and on some levels even R 'n' B music. Sporting some of the most heartfelt lyrics and one of the most passionate performances ever to be recorded from the reggae scene, “Gone” by CraigyDread stands as evidence that CraigyDread is a voice to watch for fans of reggae music everywhere.

CraigyDread's “Gone” has romantic themes and describes a lover's fall from grace in the eyes of her lost love. The singer recounts how the object of his affection has mistreated, misjudged and at last spurned him so that she is ultimately 'gone' out from his life. CraigyDread's “Gone” single is particularly special in that it has blue notes riding on an upbeat and highly danceable rhythm and groove, making it one of a very few such unique reggae songs to be released in 2015 or ever before.

CraigyDread's “Gone” has been distributed to over 750 online music retailers around the world in time for an official release date of 4 July 2015, the same date on which the United States of America celebrates their largest national holiday, Independence Day. Full of groove, modern studio effects and the characteristic singing style of CraigyDread himself, “Gone” is a contemporary reggae track with something for everyone.

“Gone” by CraigyDread is available online worldwide beginning 4 July 2015 from the Mind Music Production LLC label.

-S. McCauley
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

House of Goon release debut EP 'Up in Smoke'

The hip-hop duo known as House of Goon have released their debut EP record, “Up in Smoke.” The album contains five original House of Goon tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Haas Attack Records independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Packed with beats, exceptionally well written and sporting some of the best performances and studio production in the independent scene today, “Up in Smoke” by House of Goon is easily one of the best rap records of 2015 so far.

House of Goon are rappers Ace and I'm S. They cite as main artistic influences such rappers as Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Lil' Wayne, Drake, and Big Sean. Their own sound is razor sharp, quick witted and lyrically focused, with lots of space in the back beat and musical accompaniment so their lines and rhymes are always clearly heard. This skillful, top-shelf combination of qualities makes for a rap EP that is consistently good for repeat plays and never gets tired.

House of Goon were signed to the Haas Attack label late in 2014 and went to work on “Up in Smoke” immediately. A handful of months later, and the album is a reality. This work ethic is one of House of Goon's best attributes, as it means fans have plenty of music coming to them from the duo over the next few months, as well as exciting live shows in the Omaha area and elsewhere.

Their official SoundCloud page currently features three tracks available for listening, including two tracks not on their EP: the booming homage, “Hailey,” and popular debut single, “About It” [link provided below]. It also showcases “Up in Smoke”'s opening track, “Howitzer,” which has been receiving radio play on premier hip-hop stations such as Power 106.9FM, Omaha and shaping up to be their most prominent single to date.

House of Goon's Ace and I'm S connected through a mutual love of rap music when they met at the Defense Language Institute in 2010. Their daily R 'n' R consisted largely of freestyle rapping, and it quickly became obvious that there could be more to their pastime than mere fun. They remained in contact throughout their military careers and reunited to form House of Goon as soon as their military tours were complete. Their record label picked them up soon after.

The “Up in Smoke” EP by House of Goon from Haas Attack Records is available online worldwide. Rap fans should definitely get in early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Dianca Denay releases new LP album 'Halo The Painkiller, No. 2'

The Euro-Canadian singer and songwriter known as Dianca Denay has released her new LP record, “Halo the Painkiller, No. 2.” The album contains 14 original Dianca Denay tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. The LP has been proudly published on the Panther Records independent music label outside the influence of the corporate music industry. Colorfully creative, full of bass-driven back beats and characterized by an overarching feminine mystique, “Halo the Painkiller, No. 2” is a clear sign that Dianca Denay has arrived.

Dianca Denay cites as main artistic influences a surprising array of various sounds, including music by Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Madonna, Lil' Kim, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Abba, Liona Boyd and others. Her “Halo the Painkiller, No. 2” record is the followup to her debut EP album, “Halo the Painkiller,” which appeared in 2010. “Halo the Painkiller, No. 2” is therefore her debut full-length release and the most significant musical milestone of Denay's repertoire to date.

Dianca Denay's LP is best described as electronica or euro-house music, but its main feature is the singing of Denay, herself. Each of the record's songs sports plenty of vocals with the exception of its closing instrumental. These are wrapped around carefully constructed lyrics concerning a broad variety of topics. Some songs are socially conscientious, others more intimate, while still others seem deeply personal in nature.

Asked to comment on the themes of her new LP, Denay writes, “Some of my songs such as 'Painkiller,' 'Pulse' and 'Addictions' provide a metaphor of surviving against all odds and overcoming adversity. I would like to help raise understanding and awareness around life challenges that are so prevalent, such as bullying, addictions and other types of struggles. I want to help show how people can get the supports they need to cope and to spread the message that there is hope.”

Denay's current official bio describes her music as weaving “elements of inspiration, tragedy, pain and perseverance into original songs with sounds of pop, hip hop, dance and European world flavours.”

A second full-length Dianca Denay album is already in the works under the title, “Uno.” Her online fan base is burgeoning with over 75K followers as of today, her album having only just been released. She has a cluster of official music videos on her YouTube channel, also, each of which has been played thousands of times.

She is often quoted as saying, “All it takes is just one person to believe in you even if that one person is yourself.”

“Halo the Painkiller, No. 2” by Dianca Denay is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Reggae singer Apocalypse releases new LP 'A Life 4 a Life'

The singer and songwriter of reggae music known as Apocalypse has released his latest LP record, “A Life 4 a Life.” The full-length modern reggae record contains 10 original Apocalypse songs for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It has been proudly published on the Black Circle Records independent record label entirely without the financial or managerial support of the corporate music industry. Dark, intelligent, and infused at its heart with the contemporary reggae tradition, “A Life 4 a Life” is a modern reggae album with a fresh edge and a powerful message.

Apocalypse (also sometimes billed simply as Apoc) is first and foremost a careful lyricist with plenty to say. His themes range between a wide variety of topics, such as social theory, international and domestic politics, and easy-going, lighthearted party anthems. His latest LP, “A Life 4 a Life” also features the considerable talents of Nova on its two closing tracks, “Gas Cloud” and “Universe.”

Apocalypse and Black Circle Records are based in one of the Caribbean's most active reggae hotbeds, South Florida. “A Life 4 a Life,” while not Apocalypse's first full-length album, is his most prominent official release since Black Circle's 2012 record, “Silver and Gold,” a compilation showcasing the label's best artists, Bone, Taz, Ragga, and Darwin, as well as the two appearing on “A Life 4 a Life,” Nova and Apocalypse.

Black Circle Records has been steadily climbing the charts at bustling online music outlets such as iTunes and ReverbNation, and the label's official pages at Twitter and other social networks have many hundreds of followers. Setting new high standards for production and musical integrity, Black Circle Records is showing how albums like “A Life 4 a Life” represent the aim of conscientious reggae music and all art forms seeking to change the world.

“A Life 4 a Life” by Apocalypse is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

New Pilgrims release rock album 'World to See'

The alternative rock act known as New Pilgrims have released their new LP record, “World to See.” The album contains nine original New Pilgrims tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It has been proudly released on the Stereophonic Records independent music label. Genuine, intimate, remarkably written and performed with its heart on its sleeve, “World to See” by New Pilgrims is a surprise delight for fans of indie folk, alternative rock and pop music alike.

The mastermind behind New Pilgrims is singer-songwriter Bobby Gray from Nashville, TN. Gray cites as main artistic influences many of the mainstays of the alt-folk sound, including Brite Eyes, Dr. Dog and Tom Waits, as well as pop heroes like the Eels, Tricky and the Arcade Fire. Critics and fans have drawn comparisons between the music of New Pilgrims and the Decemberists, the Postal Service, and even Death Cab for Cutie. Gray himself also insists that his producer, Vinny Constantine, was chiefly important to the style and sound of the “World to See” LP.

One review described “World to See” by New Pilgrims as “straddling the appeal of alternative, indie-folk and pop music with tasteful amounts of ear candy, bittersweet hopefulness and good vibes.”

Regardless of sonic similarities, however, this is song-centric music, and these tracks stand as small, solitary works of art.

“For me songwriting is definitely not a guitar/vocal kind of thing,” writes New Pilgrims' Bobby Gray. “I think there is a sense of honesty in a song that sometimes lends itself to a certain sound or instrument.”

For this reason Gray has become an autodidact and multi-instrumentalist to a startling degree. This lends his new record a textured depth in terms of tone which many bands can't achieve with five core members, let alone just one. Gray explains that he doesn't make songs work with flash and pizzazz. To him, rather, “it’s always really whatever the song needs. I may play guitar on one song and piano or organ on another, or pick up something more unusual that really captures the feel of the song.”

That the song is Gray's unit of creativity also shows in his attention to lyrics. Each track seeps with personality like a photograph, a sonic snapshot of time in which something that has happened occurs again. This gives “World to See” a melancholy which is neither melodramatic nor overly sentimental.

Gray says of this, “I guess there is sadness in a lot of my music … in my life I’ve been through a lot of tough times. It’s bound to make its way into the music. I also think that’s just part of the honesty coming out. You know, even when I’m at my happiest, there are thoughts of the past and things that creep in there at times.”

The word 'bittersweet' is a common one to hear when discussing the themes of “World to See” with fans of Gray's music.

“I think that everything in life is sort of bittersweet like when you actually stop and look at it,” writes Gray. “Time flies, and next thing you know it’s gone. Some of the most touching music that I love is sort of like that. Songwriting and recording is a way for me to process it all.”

The audiophile will agree before the opening track has finished that this “World to See” is definitely something to stop and look at, not least because it's a gorgeous way for music fans to process it all, too.

“World to See” by New Pilgrims is available online worldwide. Get in early, fans of indie rock and folk, and be sure to catch them on your favorite streaming services such as Last.FM, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer Radio, iHeartRadio, and others.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hip-hop performer K4hnween releases new single 'Little Red Is Riding Hood'

The singer and songwriter of hip hop known as K4hnween has released his latest official single, “Little Red Is Riding Hood.” The track is the most prominent release from K4hnween to date. It has been proudly published on the Dogg Head Gang independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Classy, dark, bursting with bass and showcasing an unusually clean studio production, “Little Red Is Riding Hood” is one of the most uniquely excellent rap tracks to appear in 2015 so far.

Caribbean-born K4hnween (often stylized K4HNWEEN) cites as main artistic influences Lil' Wayne, Meek Mill, Migos, 2 Chainz, Rich Homie Quan, and Bird Man. His own sound on “Little Red Is Riding Hood” is spacious and ambient, extremely stylish and well-performed, decorated with plenty of popular effects and written with poetic deliberation and lyrical care.

Asked to describe the intended meaning of his latest single, K4hnween writes, “As I see how the world goes, I see younger and younger teenage girls having sex, getting pregnant just because they can do it without a parental look on this spreading common habit. This is my vision of [the problem].”

K4hnween was born on the island of St. Lucia in the Lesser Antilles and grew up speaking both French and English. His professional name of 'K4hnween' is pronounced the same as “can win,” and the artist has stated that indeed it carries the same meaning.

K4hnween discovered music working as an electronic consultant for recording studios arranging audio components to achieve the best sound. Originally interested in the island styles of music such as dancehall, reggae and rock reggae, he was turned to hip hop through the music of Snoop Dogg and has been a rapper ever since. He intends to perform as soon as possible in foreign locales including France, England, and the United States.

“Little Red Is Riding Hood” by K4hnween becomes available online worldwide beginning 25 June 2015.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Rapper Patterns of Perfection releases new LP 'The Big P.O.P.'

The rapper and songwriter known as Patterns of Perfection has released his long-awaited, third studio LP record, “The Big P.O.P.” The album contains no fewer than 14 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. It has been proudly published on the rapper's own World Records independent music label. Widely varied, highly textured, extremely well-written and impeccably performed, “The Big P.O.P.” isn't just a surefire hit of the summer – it's quite likely to be among the most addicting hip-hop albums of the year.

Nevada's P.O.P. sites as main artistic influences some surprising inspirations, including Pink Floyd, Zion-I, Eminem, Blockhead, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, the Cool Kids, Black Eyed Peas, Godsmack, Lil' Wayne, Freddy Machete, and Fort Minor. If music fans can glean anything from this sonic spread, it's that Patterns of Perfection is an artist with a knack for music appreciation. Appropriately, his new LP is a grab-bag of goodness that punches from several angles at once.

“The Big P.O.P.” is definitely a rap record through and through, but calling it a rap album doesn't at all describe it. P.O.P.'s new LP is easily one of the least-derivative hip-hop releases ever produced, unique to the bone and totally peerless. Comparisons are impossible.

Patterns of Perfection's instrumentation turns on a dime. His effects each seem newly invented specifically for its track. The result is that “The Big P.O.P.” is totally unpredictable from track to track except that every song delivers, every song being of the highest quality, so that the top-shelf skill with which the rapper performs becomes the running thread which keeps the LP consistent from beginning to end. Back-to-back plays of the record on repeat are virtually guaranteed.

Fans of old-school rap will love “The Big P.O.P.” for its ingenuity and raw beats. Fans of contemporary rap will love it for its pure hip-hop soul. Fans of other music genres will love it for its intellect and creativity. In short, “The Big P.O.P.” by Patterns of Perfection doesn't just have something for everyone, it's got more of it than anyone is likely to get anywhere else.

“The Big P.O.P.” by Patterns of Perfection is available online worldwide beginning 4 July 2015. Get in early, rap fans. Get in very early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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