Friday, April 18, 2014

The Vandal releases new single 'I Make It Hot'


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The singer and songwriter known as the Vandal has released his new official single track, “I Make It Hot.” The track has been proudly released on the Mosa Records music label. An undeniably infectious, pop-rock and modern rap song with the Vandal's lines and rhymes at the forefront of its aggressive demeanor, “I Make It Hot” is the #1 song the Vandal's fan base has been waiting for. The song has been published alongside its accompanying music video, officially the Vandal's first (link provided below). It is also included on his new LP album, “Pyro.”

The music of “I Make It Hot” is founded on hard rock with powerfully catchy guitar riffs manning the melody and with concrete-solid drums forming its back beat. The rest of the song is all Vandal, whose performance is what the song's chorus promises he will be: absolutely titanic. In fact, the Vandal's intelligent, top-notch writing is perhaps only outstripped by his straightforward, toes-to-the-line delivery of every phrase. Listeners will know they are not merely listening to the Vandal, but being directly spoken to by him.

The Vandal's official bio describes him as an artist expressing himself in the plainest language he can use, a sort of urban Hemingway on drum and bass.

“The Vandal,” his bio reads, “spits his life, his feelings, his fears and his heart out in his songs. An honest Rapper with nothing to lose and everything to gain, he’s only in it for the music, and is a long way away from fast cars, money and bitches. His music is real and has been sculpted to showcase something that is unique to Scotland, the sound of a raw American ghetto rapper, with the lyrics of an award-winning storyteller.”

Asked to describe himself with regard to his unadulterated mode of rap writing and performing, the Vandal replies, “I’m just telling my story, or as I see it, my version of my life, not what others think they know – no bullets, no bullsh*t.”

“I Make It Hot” by the Vandal is available online worldwide. Don't miss the official music video or his new LP album on Mosa Records, “Pyro.”

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
www.MondoTunes.com

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Tom Newman releases new LP 'The Secret Life of Angels'


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Music composer Tom Newman, who produced Mike Oldfield's iconic, multimillion-selling album “Tubular Bells” and founded Virgin Records with Sir Richard Branson, has released his latest record, “The Secret Life of Angels.” The album has an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes and has been released on the Viral Discs and Downloads music label. An instrumental record with both spiritual and mythic themes and Irish, pastoral overtones, “The Secret Life of Angels” is a highly imaginative, refreshing album for fans of any music genre.

“The Secret Life of Angels” might well be cataloged as contemporary classical music. Its sonorous highs and lows tell the wordless tales of Catholic heroes and characters such as Raphael, Gabriel, and Lucifer himself.

Newman writes of this underlying plot: “The one thing that eludes the beautiful ones is that they cannot, being immortals, feel the fascinating, strange and fearful press of mortality. For instance, 'Raphael’s Bicycle' – the experience of learning to ride a bike is something the Archangel Raphael would cherish.”

“The Secret Life...” is populated with many more such vignettes. The “Angel Freeway” moves with rhythmic contentment and bustling subtlety. Uriel, who helped to bury Adam and Abel in the book of Genesis, contemplates a well-kept secret. Michael also has much to consider in “Michael's Conflict.” Raphael, previous to his attempt to ride a bicycle, dances a gorgeous, flowing sarabande. Tom Newman composes music to evoke intuitive and colorful emotions as if he were seeing these stories unfold firsthand.

Hearing him describe the experience of the angels, one is almost convinced that he does see them so.

“Through the machinery of our consciousness,” he writes, “the angels see and feel and have discourse, however the taste and timbre of our feelings towards ourselves and our fate, our despair, fears, aspirations and concerns are all complex combinations of DNA, upbringing, education and cultural influence. These are feelings that are denied the creatures of air.”

The result is an inspirational and mildly blue one.

“This music is their sadness, their yearning to experience the frisson of physical danger.”

“The Secret Life of Angels” by Tom Newman is available now from the Viral Discs and Downloads website (link provided below) and from hundreds of sites online in the very near future.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
www.MondoTunes.com

“The Secret Life of Angels” at Viral Discs and Downloads -

http://www.viraldiscsanddownloads.com/buy-music

Chink Lives releases debut LP 'And Let Die Vol. 1'


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The rapper known as Chink Lives has released his latest full-length mixtape, “And Let Die Vol. 1.” The album is comprised of 14 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly produced by Pokaface Productions. A cruising, bruising record with an old-school soul and a new-school feel, “And Let Die Vol. 1” stands as evidence that Chink Lives and Pokaface Prod. are a force to be reckoned with in today's explosive hip-hop music underground.

Chink Lives is a songwriter and hip-hop performer from the East Coast of the United States. His new LP, “And Let Die Vol. 1,” has been turning heads since its appearance on virtual urban music websites late in 2013. In addition to the considerable skills of Chink Lives, himself, the record also features the supporting talents of Jodeci on “The DeVante Swing” and Luis Rumeo on “Main Event.” Unsurprisingly therefore, the album is chock-full with heavy-hitting party anthems which will add the octane to any Friday night with the volume on high.

In addition to the record, Chink Lives has also released an official music video for “The DeVante Swing” which can be viewed online around the world (link provided below). Though the LP had not yet hit digital music shelves at the time of this writing, the video had already garnered nearly two thousand views and hundreds of enthusiastic comments.

Pokaface Productions, based in New York City, has been active in the music industry for some time. Pokaface has produced music featured in all genres, as well as on television shows, feature films, and radio. Music produced by Pokaface Productions has made it's way onto releases by indie labels and on industry powerhouses like Def Jam. Music produced by Pokaface has been featured on projects by BET, MTV, Oxygen, and various major radio stations, including NYC's Hot97, and also in the Tribeca Film Festival.

“And Let Die Vol.1” by Chink Lives will be available online worldwide from Amazon, iTunes, and hundreds of other online retailers in the very near future.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
www.MondoTunes.com

The DeVante Swing” Video -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9JrqBa_Ik8

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Swiggamortis releases new single 'Hard to Handle'


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The songwriter and performer of hip hop known as Swiggamortis has released his latest official single, “Hard to Handle.” The track is the first Swiggamortis single to be globally distributed and may be viewed as a debut release in that respect. Swiggamortis is currently signed to the Riitazblock Management music label.

Swiggamortis is the professional name of Milton Thompkins. He cites as main artistic influences such legends of the mic as Nas, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, and KRS One. Naturally, many traits and nuances of these musicians can be heard in Swiggamortis' own material, and especially on his present offering to the urban music underground, “Hard to Handle.”

Swiggamortis got his start in music in high school, where one of his chief intellectual pursuits was, in his own words, “being a student of hip hop.”

Asked to expound the inherent message of his new single, “Hard to Handle,” Swiggamortis writes that his song is quite simply “Good lyrical content, music you can listen to all day, boom bap hip hop.”

Though his main category of sound is rap and hip hop music, Swiggamortis is a fan of all categories. His official bio describes him thus:

“My name is Milton Thompkins, A.K.A. Swiggamortis. I am a Riitazblock henchman. I am a student of all genres of music, especially hip hop. I'm influenced by lyrical content and beats that are gritty and infectious. I hope to leave a impression in hip hop and hope at the end of the day when they dig up a time capsule and discuss the music that influenced the masses, I'd like to be in on that conversation!”

Listeners and longtime fans of hip hop and rap are enthusiastically encouraged to take a good look at Swiggamortis' “Hard to Handle.” It is not just a clever name.

“Hard to Handle” by Swiggamortis is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
www.MondoTunes.com

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Maj releases new single 'Motivation'


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The singer and songwriter known as Maj has released his latest official single, “Motivation.” The track is the most significant official release from Maj since his wildly successful “Grenade” single appeared in September of 2013. It has been released on the Browns Town Music LLC record label, which is home to such popular artists as Tje Austin, George Pettus and Shot Dinero. An upbeat, rhythmic party anthem with house music influences and island undertones, “Motivation” is a track for anyone who wants a shot of fun.

Though technically a single, Maj's “Motivation” has been released in six variations: a radio mix, a “Browns Town House” mix, a “Dope Dexter” drum 'n' bass mix, an “Earbleed” mix, an instrumental mix and an a cappella mix. Taken as a whole, these editions make up over 20 minutes of listening, enough for it to be billed as an EP record release.

Maj cites as main artistic influences Bone Thugs 'n' Harmony, Twister, the Notorious B.I.G., Outkast, Nas, Big L, Ludacris, Timbaland, Nate Dogg, and 112.

Asked to comment on the themes of his new single, “Motivation,” Maj writes, “It tells the struggle of my life and the music business. I promote having fun and to party like there is no tomorrow because life is too short.”

Fans loyal to Maj are familiar with his face from television appearances and his live act onstage. Few are aware of the tribulations he has overcome to bring his music to the masses, though.

“I’ve been through many ups and downs during my music industry endeavors,” he writes, “learning many things along the way, and I can honestly say that 'the struggle is real.' Getting so close to your dreams only to be let down over and over again [is extremely difficult]. I’ve stayed strong this whole time and not once have I let my dreams slip away from me because, other than a family of my own, this is all I want in my life.”

Maj concludes the interview with an impressive flexing of his own motivation.

“Know that I am a man on a mission and will stop at nothing to reach that ultimate goal of mine.”

“Motivation” by Maj is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
www.MondoTunes.com

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lo.Lux release new LP record 'Avino'


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The East Coast hip hop crew known as Lo.Lux have released their latest LP record album, “Avino.” The album is comprised of 13 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. “Avino” is the first LP record to appear on the official Lo.Lux website, and represents their most significant official release since their “Mario” EP, preceded by a collection of seven mixes simply titled, “Instrumentals.”

Lo.Lux cite as main artistic influences the Wu-Tang Clan, Clipse, Kanye West, Nas, and the Three6Mafia. With hooks like Wu-Tang's and rhymes like Kanye's early material, Lo.Lux have already proven themselves to be strikingly creative writers and remarkably intuitive producers of hip hop music. Tracks on “Avino” such as the unstoppable third track, “456,” have a panache that is all their own.

Lo.Lux's mixes on the “Avino” LP show a wide variety of styles. From the old-school, live-drums groove of “The South” (Track 5) to the 808s and 909s sound of “Game of Thrones” and “Experimental” (Tracks 7, 8) to the more complex and electronic tones of “Fear” and “Bands 'n' Girls” (Tracks 8, 13), Lo.Lux's music has a little something from nearly every area of hip hop and drum 'n' bass, and from other genres of music as well.

Asked to comment on the themes inherent on “Avino,” Lo.Lux write simply that, “It's OK to question yourself sometimes…”

Nevertheless, few questions remain after a complete listen of “Avino.” Stylish, crisp and cool, the album manages to be both intelligent and relaxed, cruising yet declarative. A record capable of intriguing both the casual listener and the dedicated audiophile, Lo.Lux's “Avino” can be listened to in nearly every conceivable circumstance, but lends itself especially to a mellow atmosphere where its subtleties can be enjoyed without raucous interruption.

“Avino” by Lo.Lux is available online worldwide (links provided below). Get in early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
www.MondoTunes.com

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Emma Stenbeck releases new single 'Something About You'


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The singer and songwriter from New Zealand known as Emma Stenbeck has released her long-awaited new single, “Something About You.” The track has been co-written and produced by popular NZ artist, Mphatic, and published on the Li'l Dog Records New Zealand music label. Classy, stylishly smooth and darkly sensual, “Something About You” by Emma Stenbeck is a pop single that will appeal to fans of any music genre.

Stenbeck cites a long list of music legends as main artistic influences that shows her fine musical taste. She includes Jewel, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Duffy, Lily Allen, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Etta James, Train, Elton John, Peggy Lee, and Gloria Gaynor.

“I could go on forever!” she writes.

Of the aforementioned, Stenbeck's tone on “Something About You” lies mostly between Amy Winehouse and Etta James, which is not as far a sonic distance as one might suspect. Her high-gloss, bluesy yet feminine crooning on “Something...” is perfectly paired against the tasteful, sonorous bass bumps played deep in the groove which form the primary musical accompaniment. Choruses are filled with tidal synths flowing in dark neon, violet colors and give Stenbeck's voice a velvet backdrop against which to sparkle.

“I have been working alongside a great producer and songwriter – Mphatic – to co-write this track,” writes Stenbeck. “We wrote this track along with many others we are working on that are to be released as an EP in the coming months.”

Speaking of the theme of “Something About You,” which is alternately titled “S.A.Y.,” she comments:

“This single talks about having that special someone in your life – who just has something about them that makes you feel calm and know that everything is going to be OK no matter what is going on in your life. It's a song about celebrating 'The Rock in Your Life' you can rely on! It's a song about love and appreciation for them and their character.”

Emma Stenbeck has been writing and performing music from a very young age and has made a name for herself in her native scene in Auckland and elesewhere. Stenbeck, her producer Mphatic and label Li'l Dog Records New Zealand have been proud and enthusiastic about their growing roles in the New Zealand music scene.

“I am so excited to finally share 'Something About You' with all of my amazing fans and followers,” writes Stenbeck. “I’ve been working for awhile now on quite a few different tracks and it has been an exciting process – it truly is a dream come true.”

“Something About You” by Emma Stenbeck is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
www.MondoTunes.com

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