Friday, December 2, 2016

Nobodies release LP album 'Nobodies'

The hip hop duo from Florida known as Nobodies have released their self-titled full-length record, “Nobodies.” The album contains nine original tracks for a total listening time of half an hour. It has been proudly published on the Blackhouse Records independent music label without the direction or support of the corporate music industry. Intelligent, iconoclastic, and aggressively shouting down the ills of modern society, “Nobodies” by Nobodies is a rap record fans of hip hop from every walk can get behind.

The official music video for the record's popular single, “Zero Tolerance/Inaction,” is here: An official video for its opening track, “Hermes Trismegistus,” has also been made available for listening and viewing online.

Asked to cite some main influences, Florida's Nobodies say their music is for “fans of Denzel Curry, Vince Staples, Awful Records, Miami, punk rock, trap, and hip hop.” Their sound is a mixture of contemporary dirty south and New York styles, with artistic principles drawn from social activism and subcultures such as the punk movement and late 19th-century occultism. The result is a smart, heavy-hitting collection of songs that recalls acts like Dead Prez and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

Speaking of the themes of their new record, Nobodies write, “Nobodies are about bringing home the idea that we are all here to serve a greater purpose than to cycle through the mundane day-to-day tasks, and that we should all embrace our greatness. Music that pushes boundaries, in a sonic sense, as well as lyrically, and spreading the message to masses to do the same.”

Nobodies are a duo comprised of longtime pals MTFR (Matt the F'n Rapper) and Jah (usually stylized 'JAH'). They have distinguished themselves in rap circles by eschewing the shameless self-aggrandizing and ostentation practiced by many hip hop artists today, choosing instead to “be prolific and release nothing but precedent-setting, groundbreaking new material.”

Music videos by Nobodies have been directed by the recent underground favorite, FXRBES.

Blackhouse Records have described Nobodies saying, “This addition to the Blackhouse Records lineup is unlike anything we have ever taken on in 15 years of operation. In this partnership, the future will see not only an upcoming full length by NOBODIES, but also solo releases from MTFR and JAH separately. We couldn't be more elated to have these guys aboard and absolutely cannot wait to present to you what they have coming your way.”

“Nobodies” by Nobodies is available online worldwide from Blackhouse Records at over 700 quality digital music stores now. Get in early, rap fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wilx releases new single 'Trap Nasty'

The music artist from Nashville, Tenn. known as Wilx has released his latest official single, “Trap Nasty.” The track has been published on the Bancroll Entertainment independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. An official music video for Wilx's “Trap Nasty” has also been released. A gritty, guts-real rap track written and performed in the tradition of the dirty south scene, “Trap Nasty” is evidence that Wilx is an artist to watch in 2016 and beyond.

Asked to cite some of his main artistic influences, Wilx writes: “A lot of Atlanta, Outkast to Future, Jay Z and a plethora of producers.” His own “Trap Nasty” is no mashup of existing music, however. “Trap Nasty” is trap music with a new spin and style which are unique to Wilx, himself.

A born creator, Wilx credits evocative music for his start as a rapper.

“How did I get involved? Just loved the feeling certain songs evoked,” he writes. “After being a fan for so long, I decided to try my hand at it.”

For his fans, the Nashville scene is all the better for it, as Wilx writes all his own music. His new, official video for “Trap Nasty” showcases him performing at a range of venues for a variety of audiences.

Speaking of the themes of “Trap Nasty,” Wilx lists: “The rhythm of life; Growth, the power to overcome hindering situations by staying productive and pursuing progression.”

Bancroll Ent. describes Wilx: “Nashville artist, Wilx, gives listeners further insight of his life speaking about his growth and transition from criminal to musical catalyst in middle TN. Citing landmarks such as 'Hot Murphy x Hell Road' (Murfreesboro rd x Bell rd) and 440 West End, Wilx speaks from a very identifiable perspective that connects with the people.”

His official SoundCloud bears the following descriptor: “Wilx is a distinct voice & feel that captures listeners upon impact. 3 projects in, he has shown consistency & progression with every drop. Wilx also makes a point to mention landmarks of his city (Nashville) in his music so that he's always puttin' on!”

“Trap Nasty” by Wilx is available online worldwide at over 700 quality digital music stores now.

-S. McCauley
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Sin Leche releases new single 'El Baño'

The international rock artist known as Sin Leche has released his latest culture-crossing single, “El Baño.” The track has been proudly released on the American Values Latin independent record label without direction from the corporate music industry. It is the most prominent official release from Sin Leche since his 2015 track, “Cielo Azul.” Aggressive, grooving, and striking in its social conscientiousness, “El Baño” stands as the latest reason for rock fans to take note of this exciting Panamanian artist from New York.

As can be seen in the single's cover art, “El Baño” is a song about tolerance which has themes of gender equality at its heart.

Sin Leche says of this, “'El Baño' is about having tolerance and remembering that we can all experience things that seem far fetched. It's about being honest with ourselves and with others to avoid hurting the ones we love.”

Asked to describe his influences for “El Baño,” Sin Leche names only James Brown and AC/DC. While the heavy guitars in “El Baño” are more reminiscent of AC/DC than James Brown, there's plenty of rhythm in Leche's new single which denotes his deep love for the Godfather of Soul. This affinity runs so powerfully in Sin Leche, in fact, that when asked about his start in music, he states that it was at the age of 11 after attending a James Brown concert that he decided to start making his own.

Panama-born Sin Leche's current official bio describes him as also known as Septimus (usually stylized SEPTIMUS). Both Sin Leche and Septimus blend various musical genres and cultures to achieve a worldly, international sound which reflects Sin Leche's multicultural roots, himself.

“El Baño” by Sin Leche is available from over 700 digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, Latin rock fans.

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Chrysta Bell & BellaSun release singles 'In My Life' and 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot'

The chanteuse Chrysta Bell and BellaSun have released their dual singles, “In My Life” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Both prominently feature the work of Chrysta Bell's mother, Sunny Markham, and that of Austin producer and guitarist David Rosenblad. The tracks have been published on the Thirteenth Moon Studio independent record label. Sonorous, heartfelt and remarkably performed, “In My Life” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Chrysta Bell and BellaSun are singles any fan of great music can get behind.

Asked to give some artistic influences for “In My Life” and “Swing Low...,” they cite the Beatles, Goldfrapp, RadioHead, Kate Bush, Miles Davis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Brian Eno among others. That the Beatles appear first makes sense, as “In My Life” was originally penned by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The rest of the short roster gives a clear view on the overall tone and feel for the production of both songs, which is subtly blue, yet uplifting in its unmistakable humanity.

The result is a chimera of feeling which manages to be full of joy and suggestive of sorrow at once, giving access to most of the emotional spectrum in just under seven minutes of music – a singular achievement in any art medium.

Chrysta Bell has been described as a “vocal enchantress, actress and lover of all things moody, sensual and sophisticated.” She is internationally noted for her music collabs with legendary filmmaker David Lynch. Chrysta Bell is expected to reach millions of new eyes and ears with her upcoming appearance in the new, anxiously awaited season of Lynch's “Twin Peaks.”

Sunny Markham, Chrysta Bell's mother, provides stunning vocal accompaniment on both tracks and proves herself a star in her own right by giving a tender, genuine performance reminiscent of the folk titan, Joan Baez.

David Rosenblad is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist and sound designer. His company is Sir Reel Sound and he spends most of his time when not on the road working out of his south-Austin studio, Thirteenth Moon. Rosenblad has worked and/or played with artists ranging from David Newman to Sara Hickman, from Cheap Trick to Bad Company, and a great many more.

“In My Life” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Chrysta Bell and BellaSun is available online worldwide at over 700 digital music stores now. Get in early, fans of great singers everywhere.

-S. McCauley
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Monday, November 14, 2016

DJ Pad releases new album 'Let's Bounce'

The French producer of EDM known as DJ Pad has released his newest LP, “Let's Bounce.” This is (only) the latest in a long line of full-length releases from Pad stretching back to 2008, all of which have been published on his own 4000 Records independent music label. “Let's Bounce” is one of the giants in his repertoire, containing 30 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of more than two and one half hours. Danceable, energetic and colorful, yet having spacious moments of chillout and ambient, “Let's Bounce” is DJ Pad's offering of Melbourne-bounce songs for EDM lovers Down Under and up top.

France's DJ Pad has cited as main artistic influences artists from all over the stylistic spectrum. At different times these have included Afrojack, Sebastian, Swedish House Mafia, Infected Mushrooms, Psycraft, Hallucinogen, ATB, Cosmic Gate, Atomic Cat, Angerfist, Hanz Zimmer, Mike Oldfield and many more. However, when asked to mention inspirations for his “Let's Bounce” LP, Pad remarks, “This album is Melbourne Bounce and Big Room oriented, so it's difficult to cite just a few because my inspiration came from mixes on Mixcloud and YouTube.”

It is incorrect to say the entire “Let's Bounce” album is Melbourne-style, though, when in fact it is much more.

“This album contains four genres of music,” writes DJ Pad: “Melbourne bounce (one of my favorite styles of electro), big room / electro house, progressive house, and electronica. But the first two take most of the space on this very big album simply because I have so much fun producing them.”

Many of these Pad songs are uncommon additions to his enormous collection of original music – more than 700 songs and constantly growing. Tracks such as “Johnny's Guitar” and “Funk Me” will turn heads of both new listeners and longtime DJ Pad fans.

He comments on this, “Another point to stress is that in almost all tracks there are some orchestral instruments (more or less epic). It's my manner to evacuate my frustration of not really being able to produce full symphonic tracks.”

“Let's Bounce” from DJ Pad is available from hundreds of quality digital music stores online worldwide beginning 14 November 2016. Get in early, EDM fans.

-S. McCauley
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Singer Diana Thompson releases EP 'Trumuzic' and single 'Luv 4 U'

The singer known internationally as Diana Thompson (aka DD Rose) has released her latest EP record, “Trumuzic,” and a single, “Luv 4 U.” Both singles have been proudly published on the Mind Music Production independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Grooving with the original reggae and roots sound and produced with public radio and global sensations in mind, “Trumuzic” and “Luv 4 U” are evidence that Diana Thompson is a true voice of the island tone today.

Diana Thompson / DD Rose cites as main artistic influences Tarrus Riley, Marcia Griffiths, Tessanne Chin, Queen Ifrica, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston. DD Rose's own sound takes elements from the roots and reggae traditions and adds to this her own, updated style which will appeal to fans of pop music, reggae and dancehall alike. This sound is warm, welcoming, and elegant, making for uplifting, toe-tapping music anyone can lose themselves in.

Speaking of the themes of her music, Mind Music Productions writes that, “DD Rose really wants her fans to get the true feelings found in every musical note and word she sings. She wants her fans to get transported in the rapture of her songs such that they can be taken to a place of respite for the moment, thus enabling them to have a renewed vision about life's problems they may face, knowing that with God all things are possible.”

Thompson herself has been cited as saying, “Music has the power to unite all people irrespective of their class or race. I believe in the regenerative power of music to heal the soul from the ills it encounters daily.”

Jamaica's Diana Thompson grew up in St. Thomas. By the age of 12 Thompson was already singing live at church, and was leading the choir by 15. Soon after, she was appointed director of both the youth and adult choir. While reserved in her private life, DD Rose's natural stage presence is explosive and entrancing. She was encouraged to compete as a singer, and won several medals from silver to the national gold. Her frequent performances in the community made a name for her as a beloved artist.

She has worked with such prominent musicians as John Holt, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles, Sizzla, Queen Ifrica, George Nooks, Nesbeth, Kililah Rose, Uncle Johnny and Yvad, among others.

She has performed at such popular Jamaican venues and events as the Ocean Palms Night Club in St Thomas, the Independent show in Long Bay, Portland, the Rebel Salute 2012, the Reggae Show at Emancipation Park 2012, Charity at Hectors River for Survivors/Victims of Fire, the Red Bones Club, the Allshmar Jerk Center, Portland Jerk Festival Show in 2013, Rebel Salute 2016, Hotel Round Hill, and a great many more.

DD Rose's tireless work ethic as a performer has been described as enabling her “to hone and to routinize her stage presence such that her performances are electrifying, ecstatic, and heart throbbing.”

“I would like to thank all my fans,” writes DD Rose, “without whose support I would not be here. I am forever indebted to their kindness, blessings, and love. I will always keep you in my heart and prayers... I will remain committed to you all in making feel-good music. Most important, in all of your life endeavors, put God first and remember to show love to all of God's children. One Love – DD Rose.”

“Trumuzic” and “Luv 4 U” by Diana Thompson / DD Rose are available online worldwide now.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Sitar player Paul Best releases new album 'Sounds of Adventure'

The sitarist and producer of world music and kirtan known as Paul Best has released his latest LP record, “Sounds of Adventure.” Like the rest of his most recent repertoire, the album has been proudly published on the Yatte Yattah Beat independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Kaleidoscopic, highly imaginative, and elegantly blending sounds from east and west with invention and aplomb, “Sounds of Adventure” is both aptly named and perfect for the modern era.

Australia's Paul Best has cited as main artistic influences Cream, Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, John Lennon, the Cure, the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Tina Turner and the kirtan genre. His own “Sounds of Adventure” is no less diverse a record than this varied roster, being a cross between electronica and traditional sitar music – a tone nearly impossible to imagine but one which is surprisingly intuitive and pleasant from start to finish. Fans of kirtan and of electronica both will be well pleased with Best's new LP.

Paul Best is an autodidact of the rarest caliber. Having purchased his first sitar four decades ago on the banks of the Ganges, Hinduism's most sacred river, Best taught himself to play and immediately began fashioning his own tone, style, and manner of songwriting. His first album, “Still Waiting,” appeared in 1997. Since then he has amassed eight solo albums and been featured in numerous collaborations.

“Sounds of Adventure” contains nine original tracks for an approximate total listening time of a full hour. While based on Best's inimitable sitar playing, it also features the artist playing sitar with a bow, on keyboards, and even a vocal track about the harms and dangers of the gas fracking industry.

“Sounds of Adventure” by Paul Best is available online worldwide at over 700 excellent digital music stores now. Fans of world music, music for yoga, electronica and fusion in general should get in early.

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