Monday, November 30, 2015

DJ Pad releases new LP 'Welcome Aboard'

The French DJ known around the world as DJ Pad has published his new full-length album, “Welcome Aboard.” Like Pad's previous releases, “Welcome Aboard” has been published independently on the 4000 Records label without the support of the corporate music industry. Also like earlier records from DJ Pad, “Welcome Aboard” boasts no fewer than 20 original titles for a grand total of over 100 minutes' worth of digital music, nearly three times the amount which denotes a full-length LP album.

A spectacularly creative EDM record with elements of house, deep house, post-trance, jungle, gabber, old-school techno and even a dash of rock 'n' roll, “Welcome Aboard” is perhaps the most inclusive and impressive album from Pad yet.

Since his first appearance on the global digital music stage in spring of 2014, DJ Pad has gained a reputation for being the most prolific composer of EDM currently producing music in France (perhaps in Europe overall and conceivably even across the entire world). With a rapidly growing repertoire that will almost certainly consist of more than 700 original songs by summer of 2016, “Welcome Aboard” is another milestone which proves that DJ Pad can create high-quality music at a rate far surpassing that of any other internationally known digital musician.

DJ Pad's albums change radically from one to the next, each having its own character and intended subgenre of electronic music. Pad has at one time or another cited as main musical inspirations such artists as ATB, Tiesto, Armin van Buren, Afrojack, Sebastian, Swedish House Mafia, Infected Mushrooms, Psycraft, Hallucinogen, Cosmic Gate, Atomic Cat, Angerfist, Hanz Zimmer, Mike Oldfield, and a great many more. He has been crafting his iconic brand of EDM since 2008 and shows no sign of slowing his remarkable creative pace.

The ability to write music across many categories is a rare talent. For DJ Pad, his musical skill extends even beyond digital music altogether, and in fact his creative roots are in traditional playing. He is an accomplished accordionist with nearly 20 years' experience.

A man of few words, DJ Pad has been quoted as saying he makes music to “share the craziness and the happiness of the songs’ beats, making listeners have a sudden urge to move their feet and forget all the worries of life.”

With more than 50 hours of music by DJ Pad since he began making digital music, the sonic world wouldn't be the same without him.

“Welcome Aboard” by DJ Pad is available online worldwide from 4000 Records. Go get a taste.

-S. McCauley
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pianist Roger Proctor releases new album 'Field'

The pianist and composer of solo contemporary classical music known internationally as Roger Proctor has released his new album, “Field.” The record contains 11 original instrumental songs for an approximate listening time of 25 minutes. It has been published as an independent release without the influence or support of the corporate music industry. Elegant, textured, and bearing a refreshing balance of melodic minimalism and tonal complexity, “Field” by Roger Proctor stands as a fine example of taste and excellence in modern classical piano.

UK-born Roger Proctor cites as personal favorites some of the world's most innovative and multifaceted composers, including Ludovico Einaudi, Yiruma, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, and Hans Zimmer. Proctor's own “Field” album explores the expressiveness of his piano without additional tracks, synthetic sounds, or instrumentation, however the record shows the influence of these titans in terms of emotional range and creative diversity.

Fans of piano not yet acquainted with the work of Roger Proctor will be enthusiastic to hear his innate sense of timing and natural flow. While a great deal of this stems from his initial composition, the execution of each song on “Field” suggests an intuitive connection with his music that cannot be transcribed with pen and ink.

Asked to comment on the overall themes of his new album, Proctor writes that it is “inspired by the landscapes of the Chiltern Hills close to where I live. The music is also dedicated to my young family and two of the tracks are lullabies for them.”

Roger Proctor's “Field” is preceded by his 2012 debut release, “Summit,” which received much media attention and which Proctor also dedicated to his family and bucolic homeland. In addition to live performances by Proctor, music from “Summit” received public radio airtime on the BBC.

Proctor has performed at well-loved venues like London's world-famous Jazz Cafe, and at locales such as Lucerne, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Strasbourg, Glasgow, and Oxford. His classical music training involves the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, music studies at Oxford University, and a focus on jazz piano at Goldsmiths University.

His work with the popular alternative-rock group, Holton's Opulent Oog, helped win the band great critical and fan acclaim for their 2008 LP, “The Problem of Knowledge” (9/10, New Musical Express) and for 2011's “Love in the Mist,” which was praised by widely circulated magazines like Uncut and Mojo.

“Field” by Roger Proctor is available online worldwide beginning 27 November 2015.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Rapper Tru Born releases new single 'Pain Hurts'

The NYC rapper known as Tru Born has released his latest single track, “Pain Hurts” feat. Ermaine. The single has been concurrently published with two B-side bounce songs, “Somebody Lied” and “Da A Team (feat. Brooklyn Benny).” Each of these new Tru Born tracks have been proudly published on the Frank Perry Productions Music Publishing independent record label, outside the support and influence of the corporate music industry.

Bumping with bass, rattling with beats and showcasing the rhymes and lines of one of the East Coast's most aggressive urban poets, “Pain Hurts” by Tru Born is a sure sign that the birthplace of hip hop is still on top.

Tru Born cites as main artistic influences many titans of the old school. These include Michael Jackson, Kid 'n Play, the Fat Boys, Run-D.M.C., and even members of his family. His new “Pain Hurts” single has a legitimate connection to the King of Pop, in fact, in the form of its featured vocalist, Ermaine. Ermaine Coleman's unmistakable singing can be heard in the choruses to “Pain Hurts,” as well as in background vocals she recorded for Mary J. Blige and studio session work she did for Michael Jackson, himself.

Tru Born's “Pain Hurts” is preceded by his “Lyrical Minded” single, published in 2013, and by an EP, “All Me,” which arrived in 2011. Both remain available at online music stores for listening and purchase today,

Asked to comment on the themes of his new “Pain Hurts” single, Tru Born writes that the song is “an expression of what we experience in today's world.”

The rapper got his most significant introduction to the hip-hop stage while performing with the underground rap crew, Black Army, circa 1996.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support and for believing in me,” writes Tru Born, “and thanks to Frank Perry Productions Music Publishing for making it happen for me.”

“Pain Hurts” by Tru Born feat. Ermaine is available online worldwide beginning 26 November 2015 (Thanksgiving Day, United States).

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Rocker Cathy Richardson releases new single 'What I Am'

The rock singer known as Cathy Richardson has released her latest solo single, “What I Am.” The track is her most prominent solo release since 2006, an upbeat, catchy, incredibly empowering rock single with which fans of many music genres will identify and instantly love.

Richardson is perhaps best known for her work as front woman for Jefferson Starship, in which role she helped bring about the legendary band's first full-length record in over a decade, “Jefferson's Tree of Liberty,” in 2008. The year before saw Richardson singing lead for Janis Joplin's Big Brother and the Holding Co. alongside Joplin's original band members on the Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

“When Richardson pours her magnificent, flexible voice into one of Joplin's signature numbers,” says the San Francisco Chronicle, “the experience is more real than any live recording ever captured.”

Grammy nominee and four-time DIY Music Award winner Cathy Richardson has been called “the best female voice in rock today.” She has published no fewer than seven official releases with her universally loved group, the Cathy Richardson Band, the earliest record going back to 1993's “Moon, Not Banana.” Another project for which she sings, the Macrodots, has been steadily adding to their loyal fan base since their 2010 LP, “The Other Side.” The Macrodots' sophomore LP is expected to drop in coming months, also.

Michael Allison of the Global Muse calls Cathy Richardson “one of the most interesting and inspirational singer/songwriters that I've heard. This music is simply amazing and as off the wall and unpredictable as anything I could imagine.”

Richardson's new “What I Am” single has been turning the heads of audiophiles in every music genre since its appearance on 2 November worldwide. For this capital release Richardson signed to the popular Australian independent label, Chance MUSIC, which is rapidly gaining prominence at home and around the world.

Commenting on the themes of her new “What I Am” track, Richardson writes, “Like anyone, I struggle with insecurities, that push and pull of confidence and self doubt. Whether onstage or in daily life, for me, it's really about not being afraid to shine my brightest and own my awesomeness.”

The idea isn't about self-aggrandizement, however. Richardson's goal for her music is to make life warmer for everyone, everywhere.

“When you step into your greatness,” she says, “you elevate the vibration of the world around you. You literally make the world a better place. That's the message I would most like to instill in my kids, and when I hear them singing along to every word – and they don't even know what some of the words mean, yet – it brings a tear to my eye. In my dreams, people across the world are singing 'What I Am' as a love song to themselves.”

“What I Am” by Cathy Richardson from Chance MUSIC is available online worldwide. Get in early, music fans. Be sure also not to miss the official music video (link provided below).

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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2R3D releases new electronic dance single “Escape” feat. Collin Morgenstern

The composer and producer of digital dance music known as 2R3D has released his new single, “Escape.” The track has been published as an independent release without the support or direction of the corporate music industry. In addition to the already considerable skills of 2R3D himself, “Escape” features the talents of Collin Morgenstern. Part ambient, part trance, part dance pop and with still more elements of electronica and EDM sewn into it, “Escape” is easily one of the most creative and unique singles to arrive for the winter 2015 season.

2R3D's “Escape” has been billed under various music genres, mainly indie dance and the relatively fresh nu disco category, but it will appeal to a much larger variety of music fans than only these. The track weighs in at a cool 90 bpm, less than 20 fewer than the average EDM single sold on Beatport, making it a relaxing single with an upbeat edge that manages to be surprisingly danceable in spite of its mellowness.

Nevertheless, many audiophiles are sure to appreciate 2R3D's “Escape” for its fascinating scope in terms of sonic texture and depth of tone. True to the artist's name, “Escape” is very three-dimensional and can be as immersive as the listener prefers to enjoy it. On the surface, excellently executed and innovative vocals are more than enough to hold one's attention for the duration of the single, but should one choose to listen beneath these, there are also waves, undercurrents and still subtler sounds moving down there, and these, too, can take the listener to seemingly countless faraway places, making the song's title likewise very apt.

2R3D was born and raised in Colorado. At 18 years old he is already a performing DJ of electronica and digital music with live shows at more than 20 venues under his belt, a number to which he is steadily adding. An avid student of music and sound, 2R3D is currently attending the Art of Audio recording school in Denver, CO, where he will graduate with degrees in electronic music production, music business, and audio engineering.

“Escape” by 2R3D feat. Collin Morgenstern is available online worldwide. Fans of nu disco, indie dance and electronic music shouldn't miss it.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Nivelosky releases new dance single 'Suelta'

The singer and songwriter of dance and reggaeton music known internationally as Nivelosky has released his latest single, “Suelta.” The track has been proudly published on the Direct Supply Records independent music label. Upbeat, pulsing, full of ritmo Latino and Caribbean soul, “Suelta” is a dance track picking up speed in North, South and Central American nightclubs and beyond.

Nivelosky (often simply billed as Nivel) cites as main artistic influences fellow Puerto Rican reggaeton musicians such as Daddy Yankee and Yandle, as well as puertorriqueño rappers including popular Miami-born performer Pit Bull. Nivelosky's own sound takes some of the most effective traits of music by these artists and uses them to make the new, fresh style for which he has become known.

Asked to comment on the overall themes of his “Suelta” single, Nivel says that the idea is to “party, dance, to have good times and to let loose.” 'Suelta' means to let loose.

“Suelta” is not the first official release from Nivelosky to achieve global distribution. It is preceded by his seasonal reggaeton single, “A Reggaeton Christmas,” which appeared on Direct Supply Records' “That Time of Year” EP in 2013. His most prominent work before that was as a featured artist on Skee-lo's Grammy-nominated “Club Song” single one year earlier.

Nivelosky's “Suelta” is the first taste of the singer's upcoming album which will include it. Nivel's label, Direct Supply Records, calls it “full of well-articulated, fun, beat-driven Latin soul music that will leave you sweating and wanting more.” Nivel's manager at DSR says of him, “This guy is busting at the seams with talent and works hard at his craft, so it's just a matter of time before the world becomes aware.”

Nivelosky comments, “This is just the beginning I have so much more music, videos to present, and with the support I have, the sky is the limit!”

“Suelta” from Nivelosky on Direct Supply Records is available online worldwide. Be sure not to miss the song's official music video, due out soon.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Guitarist Stephen Lantz releases new single 'Rockin' at the Cabin'

The guitarist and songwriter known as Stephen Lantz has released his latest instrumental single, “Rockin' at the Cabin.” The track is the third single release from Lantz in 2015, preceded by his “High Sonority” and “Chasin' the Sunbeams” tracks which appeared on digital music shelves around the world in April. Like his previous releases, “Rockin' at the Cabin” has been proudly published as an independent single without the influence of the corporate music industry. With a groove that rolls like the ocean and power that builds like a tide, “Rockin' at the Cabin” showcases Stephen Lantz as one of the indie music scene's most expert guitarists and intuitive songwriters.

Music by Stephen Lantz tends toward the true classic-rock sound, though “Rockin' at the Cabin” has elements of alt- rock songwriting as well, making it somewhat akin to the early acoustic songs of Pearl Jam. Rooted in the active, vibrant acoustic guitar playing which has made Lantz's single tracks stand out in a scene populated by synthetic instrumentation, Lantz's songs have that unmistakably American tone which recalls the influence of country, folk and bluegrass on the classic rock of the '60s and '70s.

Lantz has variously cited as artistic inspirations Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, Cream, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Eagles, Front Range, Hot Rize, Lester Flatt, Merle Haggard and Jerry Jeff Walker. These influences can be heard in every aspect of his music. “Rockin' at the Cabin” has the same warmth and natural feel of the Eagles, the casual aggression of the Rolling Stones, and the unpretentious beauty of Peter, Paul and Mary.

“Rockin' at the Cabin” is a highly narrative piece of instrumental rock. Listening to it is an easygoing, yet upbeat jog through a sonic landscape that is almost palpable. Strident guitar notes dance like eddies of wind in trees. The music fan almost smells pine. Were the song's title not suggestive of the forest, its exceptionally American character would still evoke images of grass in sunshine, wildlife at a full run, and other earthy, Midwestern vignettes.

Speaking of the themes of his new single, Lantz writes: “My long and very close friends own a cabin in the Colorado mountains. In our younger, post-college days we were in a band together and had a blast playing all kinds of gigs. My wife and I were visiting our friends at the cabin recently and we were jammin' when the rhythm guitar part for this new song just popped into my head. When I got home, I recorded it.”

A humble music artist though one of the highest caliber, Lantz insists that his songs aren't attempts at fortune and glory.

“As always,” he writes, “my goal in recording and releasing music is simply to offer musical enjoyment to the world.”

“Rockin' at the Cabin” by Stephen Lantz is available online worldwide. Get your share of musical enjoyment now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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