Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Big Flame Thrower releases new rap single 'I Be Working'

The hip hop performer known as Big Flame Thrower has released his latest rap single, “I Be Working.” The track has been proudly published on the Flamed Up Records independent music label without the control of the corporate music industry. Booming with bass and flexing with healthy aggression, “I Be Working” by Big Flame Thrower proves that hip hop in 2016 is stronger than ever.

New Orleans' Big Flame Thrower cites as main artistic influences Jay-Z, D.M.X, Soulja Slim, Jadakiss, the Notorious BIG, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent and Birdman.

“Really everyone who's making a living doing music,” writes Big Flame. “Successful artists influence me. Young Thug, Future, 2 Chains, Drake, and Yo Gotti are the artists of this era that I look to for influence.”

Big Flame Thrower's name hints at his style of hip hop production. “I Be Working” brings big, big sound and intelligent, even inspiring lyrics. Flame raps from the heart with drum and bass to back him in a solid, sonic wall. Synth melody lines are clever and surprising, unique and effective. While it's a positive, empowering hip hop track, the sound of “...Working” is ominous and dark.

“I Be Working” is the first single from his upcoming project, “Real Talk Vol II.” It's also a personal track.

“My album will tell my story,” Flame writes. “How I live, how I came from nothing and against all odds – I still do this. It will display pain, raw talent, strong sexual music, and also songs that's thought provoking, just something a little different from the normal. It will give you a look into my life.”

Big Flame Thrower broke into the scene with his debut solo project, “My Time to Shine.” He has been called by fans and friends by several names: Black Sheep, World Wide, and simply, “Rap.” He has been freestyle rapping since 12. He has shared the stage with popular Louisiana artists such as Lil Josh & Lil Earnest, Sam I Am, U.N.L.V, Outlaw Music Group, 5th Ward Weebie, Webbie, Asia Sky, Lil Boosie, Hot Boy Ronald, U.T.P, BDMG, Mr. Magic (No Limit), Lava House Records, and more. He has opened for acts as well-known as the Party Boys, B.G., Huey, Canibus, and U.G.K. Records.

The rapper is a humble man but one with plenty of ambition.

“Though very few people outside of Louisiana and Mississippi have heard of Big Flame Thrower,” he says, “make no mistake that my drive, persistence, humility, and talent will take me just where I'm destined to go – to stardom.”

“I Be Working” by Big Flame Thrower is available online worldwide at over 700 digital music stores beginning 19 July 2016.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Country star Rhea Francani releases new LP 'Now or Never'

The singer and songwriter of country music known as Rhea Francani has released her debut full-length album, “Now or Never.” The track has been proudly published on the Limestone Records LLC independent music label. It contains 12 original songs for an approximate listening time of 45 minutes. These include her hit singles, “Dizzy” and “Shotgun Baby,” which have won her country and pop music listeners all over North America. Populated with catchy hooks, danceable rhythms and the genuine, warm singing for which fans have come to love her, “Now or Never” showcases Rhea Francani as the most important new country artist of 2016.

Rhea Francani cites as artistic influences Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson. The overarching character present in her “Now or Never” record is her own, however. This is partially due to sonic roots which stretch far into her past.

“I started singing when I was really young,” notes Francani. “Being around my family inspired me a lot with music.”

The familial aspect of Francani's “Now or Never” debut is such that two of its 12 tracks are written by her sister, Adria. It's an album of much emotional and tonal scope, with traditional rock-tinged country songs like “Runaway,” harder tracks like “Whatcha Gonna Say,” delicate ballads like “I Want You to Know,” and songs of great intensity like “Is this Love.” It's a highly personal record, one in which Francani wears her heart on her sleeve.

“My debut shares honest experiences with listeners I think they are familiar with,” Francani writes. “It's filled with lyrics about life and love. Both can be beautiful and fleeting at the same time and I believe the songs off the album portray the beautiful experiences, as well as the challenges that come throughout the journey of life.”

Pressed to describe “Now or Never”'s overall theme, she writes:

“Take in every moment and live in the now.”

Francani’s first single, “Dizzy,” has reached #11 on the global HotDisc chart and is in rotation on All Access Nashville radio services. Raised in New York but living now in Nashville, TN, her debut EP, “I Want You to Know,” was the anthem of a city girl with a country spirit.

“Although I am from New York,” she writes, “I am drawn to the southern charm of country music’s heartfelt lyrics – songs about love, life, and good times. I bring a bit of the city to the country.”

Previous to her career as a singer-songwriter, Rhea Francani performed jazz and theater, and nurtured her future career as a musician by listening to Motown soul.

“Now or Never” by Rhea Francani is available at over 700 digital music stores online worldwide beginning 19 July 2016. Get in early, country fans.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Davis Cooper releases inspirational single 'Jesus'

The singer and songwriter internationally known as Davis Cooper has released his flagship inspirational single, “Jesus.” The track has been proudly published as an independent single outside the control of the corporate music industry. Mellow, uplifting and unerringly true to the Christian tradition, “Jesus” is a track showcasing Davis Cooper's musical intuition and earnest spiritual depth as both a writer and performer.

Toronto, Canada's Davis Cooper cites as main artistic influences Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, as well as those he refers to as “the great classical musicians of long ago.” The common elements of these are most present in Cooper's 25-song LP record which is available for streaming online, but his “Jesus” single remains the track for which he is best known and most loudly lauded.

Published in its definitive form in 2013, the single has remained popular and prominent since that time though it has always been a download-only offering. Cooper himself calls it his proudest work to date.

“This is a very precious song for me,” Cooper writes. “It was largely inspired after a very difficult period in my life.”

The religious aspect of the song stands out as its most compelling feature in spite of beautifully minimalist chord progressions and unassuming folk-rock vocals by Cooper. With careful and deliberate lyrics Davis Cooper narrates the story of Jesus Christ in poetic, yet simple language which paints familiar imagery in a way that is fresh and new.

Fans of artists like Elton John will appreciate the elegant piano playing and pop-minded, infectious music structures, while listeners of Bob Dylan will hear a similarly heartfelt tenor in Cooper's words and vocal performance. Longtime music aficionados are certain to note the live aspect of his “Jesus” studio recording. Hearing the song is a very close experience to being in the room as the artist plays, one which is palpable and in some ways the song's best feature – a trait many musicians and producers attempt to create which can never, ever be imitated.

All in all, Davis Cooper's “Jesus” is a track which Christians and fans of great songwriting should hear at their earliest convenience.

“Jesus” by Davis Cooper is available at over 700 digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Announcing: Break These Chains Music Video by Master Mark featuring K-Rino

Announcing: Break These Chains Music Video by Master Mark featuring K-Rino

Hip hop artist Master Mark took the gardening world by storm with his recent "Gardening is Gangsta" Music Video.  Today he released Break These Chains, a song about the invisible chains that keep us in bondage.  Mark believes these metaphorical chains have been used to turn modern society into one giant slave plantation. 

Mark argues that there is a spiritual realm that coexists with our physical realm, "It's real, it's there and it's important.  If you are not aware of it's existence then YOU ARE ASLEEP!"

The typical image of a slave brings up memories of whips and actual chains, but Mark says credit card debt, mortgages, car notes, and student loan debt, are the modern day slave's new chains. Parking tickets, late fees, overdraft fees, over the limit fees, taxes, etc.. serve the same purpose that the whips and lashings once served.  

Instead of plantation owners, we have politicians and militarized police who are still as violent and brutal as ever.  In fact, modern policing was developed to return slaves to their owners before and during the Civil War. Mark argues that new slave masters are elected by the slave population under the guise of a Democrat Republican form of government that creates a false illusion of freedom.

"Stop playing their silly democrat/ republican games.  This is so blasphemous!  A bunch of old men dressed up in suits trying to create division within the masses to protect the corporatocracy that they created out of our once great nation.  Ignore them.  Don't vote.  Their phony system will then soon come to an end." - Master Mark 

According to Mark the public school systems and television programming contribute to the slave-like mind state of modern Americans. This upbringing convinces people that they are free, even though they are met with force and theft at every turn.  Mark gives the analogy of a no seat belt ticket;
"Say you get a no seat belt ticket for $300 and you pay it.  And say you work hard every day for $60 per day after taxes and deductions.  A $300 ticket equals 5 days of work.  So you had to serve 5 hard days of work for free just because this cop wanted to protect and serve you.  You were just sentenced to be a slave to the system."

The message Mark brings with this video is that you don't have to wear these chains. They are voluntary. Stay out of credit card debt by not getting credit cards, or stop using them if you have them. Eliminate all debt in your life and stop taking on new debt. If you cannot pay cash you cannot afford it. 

In the video there is a fight sequence. Mark says the fight scenes represent the spiritual battle that goes on inside each and every one of us. 

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."  -Ephesians 6:12

Watch video here >>>>>>>>> https://youtu.be/BaKEgwH20qw

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Roland Parker releases new album 'Gonna Make It'

The singer and songwriter known as Roland Parker has released his latest LP record, “Gonna Make It.” The album contains 11 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It features the popular Parker single, “Better Not Quit.” Both have been proudly published on the Roland Parker Records independent music label outside the creative control of the corporate music industry. Funky, groovy, full of bass, rhythm 'n' blues, “Gonna Make It” by Roland Parker is a soul album for the new millennium.

Chapel Hill, NC's Roland Parker cites as main artistic influences Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Ernie Isley (the Isley Brothers) and Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush). As a result, his guitar style is steeped in the funk-infused classic rock style of the late '60s and '70s, particularly with regard to Hendrix and Marino, whose seminal guitar modes are most like the playing and songwriting of Roland Parker on his “Gonna Make It” record.

Upbeat, positive and even heartwarming at times, Parker's “Gonna Make It” is a friendly, welcoming collection of soul songs with a good sense of humor and more than its fair share of groove. Sporting songs with titles such as “Luva Hata,” “Put that Funk in My Face” and “Fried Chickhen and Wallamellon,” “Gonna Make It” is an album with variety in spades. This variety is indicative of Parker's own personality and manner of songwriting and performance.

“Don't be afraid to play what you wanna play!” exclaims Roland Parker on being asked to describe the major theme of his new LP. “These days you must be rap or rock or pop. I play from rock and jazz to country, and whatever you hear, it is from my heart.”

A self-taught professional from the old school, Roland Parker has been performing live for more than three decades. He isn't afraid of painting with unconventional colors, either.

“I like to take chances,” he says. “If it works, fine. If not? Oh, well. I'm an artist and I love people!”

Asked to provide a copy of his current bio, Parker is quick to reply.

“Love is my bio.”

“Gonna Make It” and its single, “Better Not Quit” by Roland Parker are available now at over 700 digital music outlets online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Tanya Dartson releases new EDM single 'Run for Your Life'

The music composer and singer from New York City known as Tanya Dartson has released her latest EDM single, “Run for Your Life.” The track has been proudly published independent of the corporate music industry at over 700 digital music stores online worldwide. Upbeat, vivacious and poised for play at nightclubs around the globe, “Run for Your Life” proves that Tanya Dartson can produce electrifying pop with the best of them.

A composer with experience in several music genres, Tanya Dartson cites as main artistic influences Axwell, Zedd, David Guetta, Alesso, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, and Steve Angello, but also composers of film scores such as Thomas Bergersen and Hans Zimmer. Elements of these show through in her own repertoire.

Asked to comment on the themes of her new single, Dartson writes, “'Run for Your Life' speaks about stripping inhibitions, grabbing the moment and seizing your freedom. Life is short and we all owe it to ourselves to run for our lives and pursue our dreams by all means possible!”

Like all Dartson's prominent hits, “Run for Your Life” has inspirational themes. It's one she's especially proud of, as “Run for Your Life” is not just her first pop/dance single, but also the first on which she appears as both co-producer and lead vocalist.

“It has such a positive and uplifting message,” she writes, “and it’s one of those catchy tracks that you can dance to in the nightclub, listen to in the gym or nod your head to on your way to work.”

Until her “Run for Your Life” EDM hit, Dartson was best recognized for her 2010 “Morningside Park” piano composition, which received an Honorable Mention Citation Award from the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, as well as for her “Escape from Planet Earth” for symphony orchestras.

“Escape from Planet Earth” was selected by the International Composition Competition organized by the Ravel Association of Bergamo, Italy, as one of the 15 best symphony orchestra pieces from thousands of international submissions in 2015. Dartson was one of the youngest composers to reach the final round and the only female composer in the Symphony Orchestra category to be selected.

Since that time, Tanya Dartson's music has appeared on NYC's News 12, Brooklyn TV channel, in UCAN! Magazine, on iHeart Radio, on Canada’s FM 98.5 CKWR, on WFCF, Flagler College Radio, on 88.5 FM, Radio Horizon, on 93.9 FM in South Africa, and elsewhere.

“My ultimate dream is to have 'Run for Your Life' heard and shared by millions of people all over the world,” writes Dartson.

An official music video for the track is expected to drop in August 2016. A teaser for the video is available for viewing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5O8rvOwllY.

“Run for Your Life” by Tanya Dartson is available online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
Freelance Music Journalist

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Henry Nilsen releases new single 'Mind of Ice'

The singer and songwriter known as Henry Nilsen has released his new single, “Mind of Ice (And a Heart of Stone).” The track has been published independent of creative control from the corporate music industry. It comes with two B-side tracks, “When You Smile” and “The Way You've Got Me Tremb'lin,” for a total listening time of nine minutes, just short of being a debut EP record. Evocative, original and accessible to music fans of nearly every genre, “Mind of Ice” is a sign that Henry Nilsen is a voice to listen for in 2016.

Nilsen cites as main artistic influences Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Nelly Furtado, and Natasha Beddingfield. Of these, Nilsen's own style is similar to the uniqueness of Waits, the songwriting of Furtado, and the pop sensibilities of Beddingfield, while retaining an unmistakable blues foundation which he shares with Bruce Springsteen. Nilsen's songs thereby have something for everyone with an interest in music written for vocals and guitar.

Asked about the themes of his “Mind of Ice (And a Heart of Stone)” single, Nilsen replies, “The mystery and frustration of love and life I'd guess.”

Henry Nilsen is a Norwegian lorry driver, or truck driver, who began writing music in his spare time as he hauled around the United Kingdom. This connects him to a long musical history in the UK and US of many celebrated trucker/musicians which most notably includes Elvis Presley. His English comes also from his spare time, during which he listened to audio books and read what he could.

“I'm particularly fond of older English,” he writes, “with nice, unknown words that have changed meaning over a few hundred years.”

This linguistic bent, along with a natural ear for tone and an inborn talent for songwriting, led Nilsen to put modern technology to use so the world could hear what he's been doing with a guitar all this time. A solo artist, he hires a bassist and drummer for recording purposes. The rest of the music is Nilsen.

“I got my head around computers enough so I could install my own little studio at home,” he writes. “I know nothing of music production, so I kind of make a whole mess of a song before I exclude what doesn't work and end up with some sort of product that I send off to someone who knows about production.”

Any music lover can tell that whoever made “Mind of Ice” and its two B-sides is a musician with more up his sleeve. How much more? Nilsen hints that a debut album may be in the works.

“I'm 44 years old and got a bunch of songs written,” writes the artist, “so I figured what the hell. These songs ain't gonna do no one no good in these notebooks. Why not publish?”

Music fans everywhere are certain to be glad he has, and to hope he'll continue to do so.

“Mind of Ice (And Heart of Stone)” by Henry Nilsen is available online worldwide at over 700 digital music stores now. Get in early, music fans.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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