Thursday, September 14, 2017

Modern jazz artist Łukasz Adamczyk releases new EP 'Affirmative'


The artist of modern jazz known as Łukasz Adamczyk has released his latest EP record, “Affirmative.” The album consists of four original Adamczyk tracks and one bonus for an approximate total listening time of 20 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. Postmodern, spacious, and implementing attributes of electronica, funk, and even classical music, “Affirmative” is clearly a jazz record for the 21st century.

Łukasz Adamczyk is a composer and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist from Kraków, Poland. He cites as main artistic influences Paco de Lucia, Tycho, Christian Scott, Ludovico Einaudi, and (perhaps most notably), “Awareness of myself.”

His music is a blend of modern instrumentation and traditional composition. His pieces are highly narrative, making them suitable for use as soundtracks in cinema and video games. They are also evocative enough to hold the music fan's attention when listening on headphones in an armchair or on a car stereo. Fans of thought-provoking music are likely to take interest in “Affirmative” and other releases from Adamczyk, such as his 2014 album, “After Ego.”

Asked to expand on the themes of his new EP album, Adamczyk writes, “It's instrumental, so its field of interpretation is wide. What inspires me the most is the great energy of joy that comes from being yourself.”

That Adamczyk is excellent at being himself as an artist becomes obvious from the first few bars of his new record, and really from any selection from his repertoire. His sound is attractive to fans of nearly every music genre, but sounds derivative not at all. Even hardcore jazz fiends are likely to find themselves falling into “Affirmative” when the first track begins to play.

Chiefly a bass player (but also skilled at violin, piano, drums, double bass, and bass guitar) Łukasz Adamczyk works as session musician with popular artists such as Zbigniew Preisner, Lisa Gerrard, and Grzegorz Turnau. His song “The Trip” was chosen among the top-fifteen instrumental songs in the International Songwriting Competition in 2014. Selections from this new release of “Affirmative” are also expected to perform well.

“Affirmative” from Łukasz Adamczyk is available online worldwide now. Get in early. Very early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Composer Jason Gillard releases single 'Determined'


The songwriter, composer and music producer known as Jason Gillard has released his latest official single track, “Determined.” The track has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction or financial support of the corporate music industry. Gilt with synthetic instrumentation and featuring melody lines that are sure to hook listeners of every music genre, “Determined” is an instrumental track which appropriately heralds the start of the autumn 2017 season.

Australian Jason Gillard makes music in the Queensland northeast corner of the land down under. “Determined” represents his first officially distributed song in the vast wilderness of independent music, but it is not his first composition.

“I created pieces of music before 'Determined,'” he writes, “but once that was created I knew I had something special.”

The process of making the present instrumental single contributed much to the end product.

“I use specialized German music creation software to create the tracks,” says Gillard. “It's actually quite funny as half the program is in German, so it made a bit of a challenge to create the tracks.”

Asked to list some main artistic influences, the composer and musician cites only the Irish pop rock group, U2. The flavor of U2 exists in “Determined” in Gillard's prominent use of acoustic guitar and forward placement of the bass guitar in his final mix. His melodies are handled largely by synth brass instruments which sound akin to saxophones and have a warm, harmonious sound.

On the topic of the song's themes, Gillard is a man of few words. He mentions only, “hope,” and “the power to dream.”

“Determined” by Jason Gillard is available online worldwide beginning 12 September 2017.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Friday, September 1, 2017

Amanda Almius releases single 'Get Up On the Dancefloor'


The DJ, singer and songwriter known as Amanda Almius has released her latest official dance single, “Get Up On the Dancefloor.” The track has been proudly published on the Heart Attack Music independent record label. Catchy, upbeat, and based on a deep groove that gets audiences out of their seats, “Get Up On the Dancefloor” by Amanda Almius is likely to find a home in nightclubs and personal play lists alike.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, Amanda Almius mentions Beyonce, Amanda Marshall, and Krewella. Her own style takes some of the qualities and attributes common to these three, but has also a strong emphasis on being danceable, coming as it does from a full-time dance instructor from Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city.

“I hope my music brings across a feelgood vibe,” writes Almius of her new single, “and that folks want to get up and dance just like I sing in the song.”

Amanda Almius goes on to say the message of the track is simply to, “Be happy and enjoy what you´re doing. It´s all good.”

Having begun in music at a very early age singing, playing guitar and writing original songs, Almius is a successful and popular DJ when she's not teaching dance.

Amanda Almius's label, Heart Attack Music, says of her, “Apart from also being a full-time dance instructor, she still finds time to write songs and tour the country being one of Sweden´s hottest DJs. You can tell why.”

“Get Up On the Dancefloor” was recorded at Gothenburg's famous Tuff Studios, who produced and recorded more than three albums for Ace of Base in the 1990s. “Get Up On the Dancefloor” was also co-written by John Ballard of “It's a Beautiful Life” fame.

Heart Attack notes that this is her first single and hints at an upcoming national tour.

“She´s all ready to hit the road,” says a representative of Heart Attack Music.

“Get Up On the Dancefloor” by Amanda Almius is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music retailers now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Jemes releases single 'Brand New 1985'


The singer and producer of pop and dance music known as Jemes has released his latest official single, “Brand New 1985.” The neo-disco track has been proudly published on the Plug & Play Production independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Part synth, part vocals, and all 1980s, “Brand New 1985” by Jemes is a time machine for fans of dance music everywhere.

Jemes cites as main artistic influences Bruno Mars, Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Earth Wind & Fire, and Kool & the Gang. The sound and style of “Brand New 1985” lies somewhere between Michael Jackson and Jamiroquai, with subtle contemporary flavors peppered throughout. The track is likely to appeal to a wide variety of music fans, particularly those who have a dancefloor handy.

Plug & Play Production says of their new single: “Brand New 1985 is an unbelievable mash-up between the modern sound (mixed by DJ Will and Dave Kutch at the Mastering Palace, NYC) and that good old '80s funk! It will make you dance, sing and move your body all night long.”

Multitalented artist Jemes is an author, composer, singer, guitarist, bassist, drummer, and jazz piano player. When not composing, performing and recording original dance tracks like “Brand New 1985,”
Jemes works in voice-over comedy, for French television, on national radio and for dubbing production studios.

Jemes's current official bio describes him as having become “a professional musician with his family band, Mafamily, which started his collaboration with the bass player and producer, Vince Lam. Together they traveled the world to places like Saint Barth, New York, Scotland and even Miami,” the bio says.

Their new single, “Brand New 1985,” is the result of the collaboration between Jemes and Vince Lam.

“Brand New 1985” by Jemes is available at more than 600 quality online music retailers worldwide now. Get in early. Very early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Rapper EriickMoore releases new single 'All I Need'


The rapper, singer and songwriter known as EriickMoore has released his latest official single, “All I Need.” The track is the most prominent release from EriickMoore to date and has been distributed to digital music stores around the world. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. A pulsing dance single blending elements of hip hop and pop for something for fans of many music genres, “All I Need” makes a fine introduction to EriickMoore's growing repertoire.

New Jersey's Eriick Moore cites as main artistic influences the Jackson 5, Bruno Mars, the Temptations, J Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Tupac Shakur, and Drake. His own sound stands on the hip hop tradition but shines with the polish of pop music, ready for radio play or for selection by nightclub DJs and music enthusiasts everywhere.

Asked to describe the themes of his new single, EriickMoore writes, “No matter what disappointment and struggles life throws at you, keep your head up and remain focused. We are young now, so just live your life to the fullest.”

EriickMoore penned his first song at the age of six. His first real foray into professional music began in a group called GodsoftheNorth. Some unfavorable chemistry in the ensemble led to a falling out, encouraging EriickMoore to branch into a solo career.

“I worked at mastering my craft each and every day,” writes EriickMoore. “I worked two different jobs seven days a week to invest in my music career.”

Resolve and tenacity run throughout the songs of EriickMoore.

“I will not let anything block the vision I have for myself,” he says. “I'm determined to do whatever it take to get to that Number One spot.”

He concludes with a prophecy: “EriickMoore will be #1.”

“All I Need” by EriickMoore is available online worldwide at over 600 quality digital music stores now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Kiron releases new single 'We Gotta Do Something'


The rapper and producer of hip hop known as Kiron has released his latest official single, “We Gotta Do Something.” The track has been proudly published on the Rock & Throne Records independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. A gritty, aggressive look at social issues plaguing humanity everywhere in the industrialized world today, “We Gotta Do Something” is evidence that Kiron is a rap artist to be heard in 2017 and beyond.

“We Gotta Do Something” is the first worldwide release from the rapper as Kiron, who has appeared on album releases from Suaylo such as “My Time to Shine” as Killa K and distributed three singles, “How it is,” “Cast em out,” and “His name is,” as well as an EP album, “No Other Gospel” as
Kiron The Prophet. “We Gotta Do Something” is also Kiron's first release under the Rock & Throne Records label, denoting a new milestone in the artist's music career.

In an interview for his “Cast em out” single, Kiron cited as main artistic influences many legends of the old-school mic. These included Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane & the entire Juice Crew, Rakim, KRS-One, Public Enemy, Run DMC, Ice T, Dana Dane, Nice n Smooth, A Tribe Called Quest, EPMD, Nas, Notorious BIG, Tupac Shakur, NWA, Scarface, and Das EFX. It's a list music fans can agree shows much taste.

Kiron's own style takes many of the attributes of the rap titans of the 1990s and updates them for a new millennium. His lyrics take front seat and make cogent, powerful points worth considering. His beats are pared down to their most integral boom-bap. His melody lines are reminiscent of the keyboards used by heavy hitters like Snoop and NWA. Fans of these and of modern rappers like MF Doom and Kendrick Lamar, too, will find much to be enthusiastic about in “We Gotta Do Something.”

“We Gotta Do Something” by Kiron on the Rock & Throne Records label is available worldwide at over 600 quality digital music stores online now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Rex Stax releases new singles feat. DØZE and Principe Baru


The producer of pop, R&B, electronica and modern soul known as Rex Stax has released a clutch of singles for the 2017 year, including “Eternity Collide,” “Lost in times” and “Trucos.” The singles feature artists such as Anuar of DØZE and Principe Baru. They have been proudly published on the Ants on Mars independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry.

Innovative, danceable, and showcasing a colorful variety of grooves with something for fans of nearly every music genre, “Eternity Collide,” “Lost in times” and “Trucos” stand as evidence that Rex Stax continues to be a force in modern independent music.

Rex Stax cites as main artistic influences the electronica pioneers, Kraftwerk, and one of hip hop's chief innovators, Grandmaster Flash. Imagining a blend of these two sounds arrives at a style of music very close to “Eternity Collide,” “Lost in times” and “Trucos.” Fans of either legendary musician can expect many similarities in music from Rex Stax and the Ants on Mars label.

Electrowow.com calls “Eternity Collide” a “care-free Caribbean anthem.” Writer and DJ Erick writes, “From the first floating notes of Rex Stax’s new single, 'Eternity Collide,' you know you’re in for a treat. The tropical house track is an airy combination of dance beats and sparkling, synthesized percussions that keep the melody bouncing from beginning to end. Playful lyrics like 'Let's play together, closer than ever, please don’t leave no space' give the song a flirtatious tone that would be at home in a club or more intimate settings.”

Music fans are encouraged also to see the official video from Ants on Mars for “Eternity Collide” (link provided below).

“Eternity Collide,” “Lost in times” and “Trucos” are available from Rex Stax on the Ants on Mars label from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Official “Eternity Collide” Music Video