Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ras Marcus releases new LP 'Turn Another Page'

The singer and songwriter of roots music known as Ras Marcus has released his latest LP record, “Turn Another Page.” The LP has been proudly published on the Mind Music Production independent music label without support from the corporate music industry. The album comprises no fewer than 13 original tracks from the artist for an approximate total listening time of nearly one full hour. Partly traditional, yet with fresh innovations which bespeak a brand of reggae the world has not yet heard, “Turn Another Page” by Ras Marcus is at once a return to classic roots music and a worthy addition to the reggae canon at large.

Ras Marcus cites as main artistic influences such contemporary titans of the reggae and toasting scene as U Roy, I-Roy, Big Youth, Ranking Joe, Sister Nancy, Sugar Minott, Capleton, and Beres Hammond. His own signature mode of roots reggae often sounds unlike anything fans of the genre are likely to be familiar with, while at other times he invokes the same spirits of the tradition which gave rise to perennial favorites like the Marley family and Desmond Dekker and the Aces.

Describing of the major themes of “Turn Another Page,” Ras Marcus writes, “My music shares the sweet essence of life through real music which embodies the upliftment, the joy, and the happiness of one's mind, body and spirit. My fans will realize that the message of Rastafarian will ever be true and inspiring. Keep in mind that as we trod along life's way, one have to make sure that when you know that you have something good don't just throw it away.”

The understanding – or overstanding, as it is often stated in Rastafari – of self and of personal identity is central to the way of life that is Rastafari. This way of life is a central idea in the music of Ras Marcus.

He writes that the message of his new album, “Turn Another Page,” is “The message of understanding one's self and that there is a divine power that guards over us and gives us the ability to create music for the world. The music that I sing will help to unify the nation through the message and teachings of Rastafari.”

Also at the heart of the Rastafarian way of life and of roots music, therefore, is the concept and practice of love.

“As a Rasta I will always show love to everyone,” Ras Marcus writes. “My music is always sending the message of love, peace, equal rights, and justice to everyone in this universe. I hope that my fans will never give up on their dreams and always keep in mind that in the midst of challenges, you must find a way to work with what the Almighty has given to you. Jah bless and one love.”

“Turn Another Page” by Ras Marcus is available online worldwide. Get in early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Sebastian R releases new single 'Starlight'

The singer and songwriter known as Sebastian R has released his latest single track, “Starlight.” It has been proudly published as an independent release without financial backing from the corporate music infrastructure. Creative, inspiring, melodic and funky all at once, “Starlight” by Sebastian R is a song in a genre all its own.

Sebastian R cites as main artistic influences such legends as Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Jon Secada, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Al Green, and Carlos Santana. Coming from such a mixed musical background, the signature Sebastian-R sound is appropriately fresh and unexpected, exhibiting many of the best attributes of them all. Additionally, the artist's specific aim is to make a new style of his own, and he has very explicit reasons for so doing.

“My main goal is to provide listeners with a music that sounds unlike anything they've ever heard in current commercial genres,” writes Sebastian R, adding that he intends likewise to make a sound that is “clearly rooted in the work of great musicians of the past, like the soul, R&B and Motown legends, and other many other performers from the '80s and '90s.”

Like many other independent musicians and music critics of the last few years, Sebastian R sees something desperate in the state of modern music as a whole. With his own sonic art, he actively works to rebuild the scene from the inside out.

“I want to offer crafty tunes, quality lyrics and high production values so that many music lovers regain hope in the future of this art.”

The Columbian-born Sebastian R has been performing music since the age of 12, when he took up guitar and played in metal bands. From guitar he moved to drums, keyboard and bass guitar, but finally decided that vocal work was most fascinating to him. Using many lyrics penned by his brother, David, it is in singing that Sebastian R has found his proper niche. His official artist's bio concludes, “After concluding his studies of industrial engineering, he continues to broaden his skills as a singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur.”

“Starlight” by Sebastian R is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Electronica band Factions releases new self-titled LP

The eclectic digital music group known as Factions has released their long-awaited, self-titled LP record, “Factions.” The record has been proudly published on the Genre Electronica Records independent music label without financial support from the corporate music industry. It is composed of six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. Colorfully nuanced, masterfully textured, and founded on groove after groove of booming back beats, “Factions” by Factions is much more than an EDM album, one which fans of any genre can take interest in.

Factions cite among main artistic influences such popular acts as Hardwell, Getter, Lucky Date, Mak J, Kavinsky, Botnek, Daft Punk, Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, and Deadmau5. Intuitively, their definitive album has many of the attributes which first made the dubstep sound recognizable (and unstoppable) in the first decade of the new millennium. Nevertheless, each member of Factions has a sonic character that stands out as unique against those of his band mates, giving the LP twists and turns not unlike those of a compilation.

Additionally, “Factions” is a concept album for the modern era.

“We created an idea about a futuristic society that has reached it's apex and is on the verge of collapse,” writes Factions. “This overall feel of the record carries through the rise and falls of the energy in the album. The title 'Factions' actually relates to the process in which it was created, as well, because of the different people that came together, put in efforts as a group, and made one solid project as a whole.”

This amalgam is at the heart of the overall Factions tone, and is part of what makes listening to the LP so satisfying.

“The team that created this album was diverse,” they write, “and therefore the album itself is diverse. The genres found on the album range from house music to dubstep and beyond and serve to reflect the title, the team, and the message, 'Factions.'”

The band has been described elsewhere as “a group of students that have wholeheartedly devoted themselves to going after their goals in life; each individual student brings a different component into the mix biased on their techniques and background. Most members of this team started with music at very early ages and started the pursuit of producing high-quality music out of the passion of listening to it.”

“Factions” by Factions is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Jordan Phamus Stewart
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Steven Bates
Mitch Lincoln
Cody Ball
Gabriel Martinez

Monday, October 27, 2014

Devon Diep releases new video 'Ain't That a B-tch!'

The singer and songwriter known as Devon Diep has released her latest video single, “Ain't That a B-tch!” The video has been distributed to every major site at which official music videos are debuted (link supplied below). Stylish, danceable, sexy and fun, “Ain't That a B-tch!” by Devon Diep is a video listeners of any music genre are sure to be attracted to.

Devon Diep is a multi-talented music artist, model, and actress from Boston, MA. She cites as main artistic influences Michael Jackson, 30 Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park, and Demi Lovato. The inspiration of each of these can be felt, heard and seen in “Ain't That a B-tch!” though the overall package has a panache that belongs to Devon Diep alone.

An impetuous, passionate and creatively driven artist, Diep not only co-wrote the song with her producer, sang the track and performed in the video, but also acted as executive producer of the video, herself. As a result, her “Ain't That a B-tch!” music video provides a window into the endlessly colorful character of Devon Diep which reveals her to be an indomitable and free-spirited young woman, as well as a caring and thoughtful one.

Asked to describe the main themes of “Ain't That a B-tch!” Diep writes simply: “Strong; Independent; Love; Passion; Fun; Hope.”

Devon Diep's “Ain't That a B-tch!” video follows close on the heels of her most widely recognized music success to date, “Green Dragon,” which has been featured on the official soundtrack to Martin Scorsese's September 2014 film, “Revenge of the Green Dragons” as the film's title track. She is educated in music, theater, dance, and art.

Devon Diep has appeared in campaigns and commercials for such names as Estée Lauder, Donna Karan, Axe Men's Body Spray, Reebok, Puma, Converse, Coke, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bose, Toyota, Lexus, Target, L.L. Bean, Walmart, Foxwoods Casinos, Timberland, Bailey's Irish Cream, Skyy Vodka, Pinnacle Vodka and AT&T. She has played in such popular TV and film titles as “Top Gear,” “Body of Proof,” “Something Borrowed,” “Ted,” and “The Heat.”

She has also worked as an art and beauty director, her work having been featured at the Forbes Gallery in New York City and in many publications. Her debut record album is currently being produced by Grammy Award winning producers J-Roc and King Logan of Timbaland Productions.

“Ain't That a B-tch!” by Devon Diep is available for viewing online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

LJ Bey releases new EP 'Black Rose'

The singer and songwriter known as LJ Bey has released his latest EP, “Black Rose.” The album is composed of six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 23 minutes, making for a satisfying and comprehensive introduction to this performer from Benicia, CA. It has been proudly published on the Elite House LLC independent music label without financial support from the multinational, corporate music industry. Smooth, stylish, and strikingly classy, “Black Rose” is a romance-filled record any fan of pop, hip hop, R 'n' B or soul can get into.

LJ Bey cites as main artistic influences such popular legends as Beyoncé, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Usher, John Mayer, Maroon 5, and James Brown. His signature sound, however, is all his own. Rooted mainly in a masculine, yet tenderhearted vocal style that never gets gaudy nor bland, Bey's voice is consistently crystalline and stunning. His self-penned lyrics, too, are a major part of his music.

Asked to discuss the major themes of his “Black Rose” EP, Bey writes in succinct English just five words, each on their own respective line:

“Love / Justice / Freedom / Peace / Truth.”

Bey's official artist's bio describes him as a dichotomy. These two halves stem from his having been bred in Benicia before having moved to West Oakland at an early age.

“The two dynamics were intriguing to him,” it reads. “Both the urban life and suburban life educated him and enlightened him to both sides. He used this influence in his music at early ages, swooning his crew's way into a spot in the USA World Showcase as a mere high-school freshman.”

LJ Bey has since collaborated and worked with such artists and organizations as E40, who is perhaps best-known for songs like “Tell Me When to Go” and “Function,” Drew Money, producer of Nikki Minaj's “Right Through Me,” BET 106, Park 'Blaze the Stage,' Tha Outfit, San Quinn, Iamsu, Rayven Justice, and still more.

Bey has been variously described as an MC, guitarist, pianist, vocalist and composer, as well as a songwriter, vocal coach, director and philanthropist.

“Black Rose” by LJ Bey is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Chrono releases new single 'All We Do'

The rapper from Chicago known as Chrono has released his latest hip-hop single, “All We Do.” The track has been released in both a definitive version and one edited for public radio, both of which are available to the public online. It has been proudly published on the Laconic Music Group independent record label. Rowdy, aggressive, and full of thumping, pounding bass, “All We Do” is evidence that Chrono is a name to watch in the global hip-hop underground.

Chrono cites as main artistic influences such names as Tupac Shakur, Dolla, Eminem, and Chance the Rapper.

“My influences are a small portion [of my sound],” Chrono writes, “but they matter to me.”

He also makes particular mention of his older brothers.

“I wasn't much of a music head when I was little, but when my older brothers would rap and record in the basement in my house, they inspired me to check hip hop out. They would always rap and I was just around them, soaking it in at the age of seven, but I didn't think it would make me be involved in what they're still involved with now.”

Chrono's “All We Do” has beats to spare and plenty of space, in which Chrono's rhymes and lines take center stage. He raps with tact and patience, always razor sharp, never letting up the attack. His single is a party anthem which is highly danceable and endlessly exciting, a catalyst for explosive Friday nights.

Describing his new track's main themes, Chrono writes, “The single is a fun, club banger meant to be played in the club or while driving, just having fun. It's meant to make people feel good while they are hanging out together.”

A key line from the song goes, “Ballin', yeah, that's all we do.”

“My Producer, GL, went HAM [Hard As a Mother--] on the beat. He also produced 'Girls Gone Wild' by Montana Da Mac which was a club anthem.”

Performing hip hop isn't any new thing to Chrono, either. Though still young, himself, he's already a veteran of the mic.

“I've been rapping since I was 13 years old,” he relates, “but at the age of 15 it became something I wanted to take serious. I knew there was always something in me that was special and every time I would converse with someone that was interested in me, they would say something along the lines of 'You're going to be something one day.'”

The day is now.

“All We Do” by Chrono is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tyde Moore release new EP 'Edifier'

The Christian songwriters from Concord, CA known as Tyde Moore have released their latest EP record, “Edifier.” The record contains five original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 18 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the support of the corporate music infrastructure, and has an official drop date of 28 October 2014. In addition to the considerable talents of core members David Andrew Moore and Krista Tyde Moore, “Edifier” also features the talents of popular musician and songwriter, Nathan Brumley. Touching, uplifting, and full of rhythm and groove, “Edifier” by Tyde Moore is a Christian pop album which does much more than merely 'pop!'

Tyde Moore cite as main artistic influences Casting Crowns, Kutless, Matthew West, Keith Green, Rich Mullins, Chris Tomlin, and “countless others.” Their own sound is easy to get into and hard to pigeonhole, a tone that is rich and natural without seeming contrived in any way. Their personal characters are discernible in both their careful songwriting and matter-of-fact performances, the recordings of which on “Edifier” are earnest, evocative, and clearly played with Jesus Christ in mind.

Speaking of the themes of their new EP, Tyde Moore write, “'Edifier' has more than one message because the subject of edification is so broad. It's about lifting other people up spiritually; it's about sharing God's love, and it's about personal triumph and the need to change and be better. It's about giving all of yourself to Jesus.”

Tyde Moore is the professional name of husband-and-wife duo, David Andrew Moore and Krista Tyde Moore.

“I started writing poetry,” writes David, “and found that I enjoyed it very much, but I wanted to take it to another level and learn lyric writing. With some help, I did that and now my wife Krista and I write songs together under the name Tyde Moore.”

Among the tracks on “Edifier,” one in particular stands out in terms of style and theme: the memorial anthem, “Irreplaceable.”

Speaking specifically of the track, Tyde Moore write:

“This song is about us (all children of God), each being irreplaceable in His eyes. Just as a parent may have several children, if they lose one child, that child can never be replaced by another no matter what similarities they may have.

“We consider 'Irreplaceable' to be the most suitable for radio from the new 'Edifier' EP, along with 'Let Me Be Your Mouth,' but all songs from the EP were made with radio airplay in mind. 'Irreplaceable' is dedicated to David Moore's brother, Kenneth Howe, who is proof that each of us are irreplaceable.

“Kenny died in 1992 of Leukemia and if you ask any of his family, especially his mother and David's mother, Betty, they will tell you that he can never be replaced in their hearts. If we can love someone so much, how much more can God love each of us?”

A recent post to David's Twitter account reads, “Kenny didn't have last the name Moore, because he had a different dad, but he and my bro Vee, I will always consider to be my full (not half) brothers.”

David Andrew Moore also has a sister, Tina Howe, who shares the same mother and father as David.

“Edifier” by Tyde Moore is available online worldwide beginning 28 October 2014.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Over the Reason release new LP 'Qualms of Reality'

The metalcore music crew from Toulon, France known as Over the Reason have released their latest LP record, “Qualms of Reality.” The record is composed of nine original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes, making for a roundly comprehensive introduction to this heavy-hitting rock group for fans of the genre not yet acquainted with their brand of sonic violence. Grating, explosive, vitriolic and as dark as ocean trenches, “Qualms of Reality” by Over the Reason is the latest evidence that France has one of the most thriving metal scenes in the world today.

Over the Reason cite as main artistic influences such popular bands as Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, All That Remains, and Avenged Sevenfold. Additionally, their official Facebook page also makes mention of Trivium, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Azyd Azylum, The Arrs, Dagoba, Korn, and Slipknot. Fans of these can intuit what they're getting into with the new OtR record, which fits exceedingly well between any of the above.

Speaking openly of the themes of “Qualms of Reality,” Over the Reason write: “With this album, firstly, we wanted to [raise a glass] with our listeners with the song 'We Are,' where it's all about leaving our problems behind and enjoying our time together, the band and the audience.

“After that the lyrics of this album are mostly about all the difficulties and tragedies that may be encountered as a [romantically involved] couple, from nervous breakdowns and cheating ('The Truth') to molestation ('It Ain't a Game'), but also about rape and murder ('The Danger').

“Long story short, we wanted to denounce one of the most insidious sides of mankind.”

Over the Reason have been described as creating a positive atmosphere with a powerful, energetic and “aerial” sound. Their new LP was mastered at Homeless Records and features the new Over the Reason sound which has emerged following some lineup changes and a lengthy stint writing and recording their first independent release. The band has called their fresher, revamped set list, “a combination of the spirit and the versatility of the old songs with some new, louder and heavier influences.”

“Qualms of Reality” by Over the Reason is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Larisa Gosla releases new EP 'Suddenly'

The pop singer and songwriter known as Larisa Gosla has released her debut EP record, “Suddenly.” The record contains six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the support of the corporate music industry. Upbeat, pretty, and bursting with creative colors and sonic textures, “Suddenly” by Larisa Gosla is one of the most intriguing and unique records to drop in 2014.

Gosla, who performs and lives in Los Angeles, cites as main artistic influences pop favorites such as Jason Mraz, Marc Broussard, Sara Barreilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Peggy Lee, and Renee Olstead. As a singer, Gosla's own tonal character is a surprising blend of the traditional and the singular, resulting in a high-quality, high-gloss timbre that lends itself exceptionally well to both melody and harmony. “Suddenly” by Larisa Gosla is a flawlessly executed and produced EP that is reminiscent of certain attributes of Feist, Regina Spektor, and Helen Reddy.

Writing candidly of the themes of her debut record, Gosla explains, “The messages I like to share in my music are ones that are uplifting and positive. Ones that show you the TRUTH of life and echo back those words of truth. Songs that MOVE you, that when you listen to the lyrics you know exactly how to feel. Things you can relate to in your own life. And lastly the message is one of hope and continuing strength.”

A natural performer, Gosla has been onstage since the age of five. She is a veteran performer of the famous nonprofit performing arts group, the Young Americans, with whom she toured both domestically and abroad. She has kept her chops sharp between gigs by performing in community theater and at a western theme park, in which capacity she has sung, danced, and even engaged in stunts. Gosla's “Suddenly” EP represents the artist in her truest, purest form.

“Suddenly” by Larisa Gosla is available online worldwide. Fans of singer-songwriter music should get in early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gil Martin releases new EP 'Forward'

The composer and producer of digital music known as Gil Martin has released his latest EP record, “Forward.” The EP comprises five original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 23 minutes. It has been proudly published on the GMP, Inc. Records independent music label entirely without financial support from the corporate music industry. Sonically innovative, digitally clean and full of drum and bass for an endlessly danceable set of songs, “Forward” by Gil Martin is an electronic drug of sound that will leave fans of EDM wanting much more of the same.

“Forward” is the title track of the EP which makes up the record in five parts, including an “Extended Club Mix,” a “Radio Mix,” Martin's “Rewind Part 2 Remix,” his “Hard & Nasty Remix,” and a “Do Me Dubstep Remix.” These tracks are each different enough from the others to warrant a single release of their own, with each of them as definitive a treatment of “Forward” as the others. Packaged together, they give a round perspective of the song and offer everything a Gil Martin fan could want from this latest dance anthem.

Originally from Ft. Lauderdale and currently residing and performing largely in the West Palm Beach area, Gil Martin is a veteran digital musician who can (and does) it all. He is billed on his official online bio as a DJ, producer, singer and songwriter, most of which talents are spotlighted and showcased on his “Forward” EP.

Having performed at a great many large and popular night spots, his appearances at prestigious venues include spinning for the opening celebration of HBO's “Game of Thrones” program. He has collaborated with some of the industry's most titanic names, including Sherese (“I’m Not Afraid to Fly”), Jennifer Carbonell, Amos Otis, DC Cruz, and James Carlos.

“Forward” by Gil Martin is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The W91 release new single 'The Sun Still Shines'

The music duo known as the W91 have released their latest official single, “The Sun Still Shines.” The single is the debut selection to be showcased from their upcoming record, the title and release date of which will be announced in the months to come. Tinted with the classy, stylish pop gloss of the 1960s, “The Sun Still Shines” is a track fans of any genre of music can get behind.

The W91 cite as main musical influences a broad swath of artists from various categories, including Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Elton John, Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Fabrizio de Andrè, and George Brassens. But music by the W91 is concerned with more than mere sound, their lyrics having inspirational roots in the poetry of Charles Baudelaire and Walt Whitman, as well as in the stories of Ernest Hemingway.

The tone and feel of the W91's “The Sun Still Shines” is sure to please fans of contemporary bands such as Air and Phoenix, and especially aficionados preferring pop singers and songwriters of the twentieth century, like Astrud Gilberto, Francoise Hardy, and Serge Gainsbourg.

Music fans who appreciate pleasingly complex textures in themes, meanings and messages are perhaps most likely of all to find what they're looking for in “The Sun Still Shines.”

Speaking of their creative aims with their music, the W91 write:

“The W91 is a duo born in 2006 to carry on the 'Memories from '900' project, an album on the tragedies of the last century, focusing on some historical episodes like D-day, witnessed through the eyes of men who were part of them. It took some years to define the stories; the stories are some kind of little novels, and all the particulars are real. We recorded even the seaside waves at Omaha Beach, Normandy, on an evening in Summer 2011.”

Half of the W91, Massimo, began his music career as a bassist in the 1990s before leaving pop music to play classical guitar for more than a decade.

“I played as classic guitarist in theatres [pieces such as] Antonio Vivaldi's 'Concert in D-Dur for guitar and Orchestra,' and some of Johann Sebastian Bach's Suites – 1001 and cello suites.”

The other half of the W91 is Jacqueline, who takes her name in memory of the beloved Jaqueline du Pre.

“I needed a voice from the past,” explains Massimo, “warm and sad at the same time, a voice able to live and love the stories while singing them, able to make each single word meaningful to the listener.”

Jacqueline's clear, clarion, crystalline vocals stand out as one of the single's chief charms. Alongside her remarkable singing, the singular studio production of the single is also noteworthy.

Massimo writes of this, “And then I needed a particular vintage sound: so I asked Simon Heyworth (Tubular Bells, King Crimson) to master the songs using only tapes, to have as analog a tone as possible.”

The following is a partial explanation of the core meaning of “The Sun Still Shines,” provided by the W91 themselves. “The Sun Still Shines” by the W91 is available online worldwide.

From Massimo of the W91: “'The Sun Still Shines' is a phrase that Sophie Scholl, a member of the 'White Rose' said before she died, sentenced to death by Nazi regime at the age of 22, guilty of spreading information on the real conditions German soldiers were facing on the Russian front. This song is about the peaceful opposition to the regime.

“All this work carries one message: if we are able to remember and to bring our conscience deeply through the tragedy of the past, we can find the hope and the strength to build a better tomorrow, remembering the men who gave out their lives allowing this. The album has been written to leave a testimonial for the young generations, a message of peace and sharing of history as 'magistra vitae' [the teacher of life].”

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Meninx releases new single, 'Breathe'

The rapper, singer and songwriter known as Meninx has released his latest single, “Breathe.” The track has been proudly published as an independent release entirely without financial support from the corporate music industry. Classy, shadowy, stunning and emotionally fecund, “Breathe” is a high-impact track which deserves the avid attention of music fans across the genres.

Meninx cites as main artistic influences masters of sound from virtually every corner of listening.

“I love all kinds music,” he writes. “If it connects, I will continue to listen. As far as influences go, growing up it was Tupac, Nirvana, Chino XL, Evanescence, Wu Tang, Tech n9ne, Eleni Karaindrou, Rakim, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Linkin park, BBD, Bobby Brown, Boyz to Men, James Horner, Harry Gregson-Williams.”

Everything written and performed by Meninx is as passionately intense as it is intellectually stimulating. In fact, the very stage name, 'Meninx' is shared with the Greek word which means the membrane which covers the human brain and brain stem, itself. Inside the razor-sharp rhythm with which Meninx raps, a towering wit amuses and even educates. The performer slides vocabulary through his mic with deft aplomb, making words like 'phrenology' seem commonplace and cool as ice.

While this cerebral tack has been slightly explored in the rap genre by artists like the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and KRS-One, it remains vastly atypical. It's less counter-intuitive considering Meninx's lyric history, however.

“I used to write poetry,” he explains. “Things progressed on from there.”

Meninx has described the message of his new single thus: “'Breathe' is about feeling trapped in a situation and wanting to scream to release the tension.”

The artist's official bio, which colors him in clever language not unlike that of his songs, reads in part:

“A departure from the bubblegum rhetoric of your archetypal modern 'MC,' when listening to Meninx, you're more likely to have parts of your brain you never knew you had stimulated, than to be made to feel like Scarface sitting in the bath surrounded by piles of cocaine and guns.”

This cultural difference cannot be overstated.

“Is this conscious rap, alternative or something else?” the bio continues. “Should he be onstage holding a mic with Jay Z, or onstage holding a mic announcing bingo numbers? We will let the music speak for itself and you can decide.”

Meninx has a pending patent on his own line of headphones. He first garnered airplay on public radio on the “BBC Essex Introducing” show.

Regarding this last, he writes, “It's a start, and it's good to see that half-a-rainforest's worth of paper used writing letters asking for spins wasn't completely wasted. Here's to the beginning of something special ... hopefully.”

“Breathe” by Meninx is available online worldwide. Get in early. Very early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Christian K. releases new gospel LP 'Complete in You'

The singer and songwriter known as Christian K. has released his latest LP record, “Complete in You.” The album is composed of 14 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of over one full hour. It has been proudly published on the Loveworld Records independent music label, entirely without support from the corporate music industry. Loveworld Records is a popular gospel music entity known for producing albums by such names as Ada, Sinach, JoePraize, Lyke Onka, and Raph Femi Daniels. Soulful, heartfelt, exultant and exalting of the Christian God, “Complete in You” by Christian K. is a collection of gospel ballads that is sure to support the spirits of faithful listeners the world over.

The “Complete in You” LP has been wholly composed and written by Christian K., who also provides masterful lead vocals for each of the 14 tracks. An encompassing album with nearly twice the amount of content delivered on a usual long-playing record, “Complete in You” brings a round introduction for unacquainted Christian listeners to this startlingly talented songwriter and performer. It is commonly cataloged as gospel, Christian contemporary and/or adult contemporary music. Fans of Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman will be enthusiastic upon hearing “Complete in You” by Christian K.

Loveworld Records, which is based in the United Kingdom, describes “Complete in You” as, “A music album that will bless your life in a tremendous way, containing songs for every season which will enable you to worship and praise the Lord as you contemplate his greatness through these songs.”

Loveworld Records in renowned for their international scope in terms of talent and attention to music-oriented locales. With tones and moods across the sonic spectrum, “Complete in You” is as multicultural as the label which published it, and thereby also contains music in the French and Italian languages.

“Complete in You” by Christian K. is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Dria releases new EP 'Turn It Up'

The singer and performer known as Dria has released her latest EP, “Turn It Up.” The track has been published on the 4-Sight Entertainment music label, originally famous for inspiring records by such popular names as Jermaine Dupree, YMCMB (Cash Money), Master P., and for beginning the career of such artists as Usher. In addition to the considerable talents of Dria, the track features performances by Lil Jose, Jeff Foxx, and M.C. A.D.E. Upbeat, full of bass and groove, and above all, powerfully fun, “Turn It Up” by Dria is one of the most intriguing new hip-hop tracks to appear in recent years.

Dria cites as main artistic influences such legends as Drake, Missy Elliot, Wale, Lauryn Hill, and M.C. A.D.E., himself, who in addition to performing on the EP also happens to be Dria's own father, son of 4-Sight Ent. founder Billy Hines. Dria's sound on “Turn It Up” is natural, heavy-hitting and full of youthful verve, everything fans of southern hip hop can want in a party track.

Speaking of the message of her new EP, Dria writes, “That everyone goes through life's trials and tribulations, ups and downs, but no matter what you have been through (or maybe still going through) just know that as long as you have breath in your body, you can make your mark in life; hence, Dria can still color the world.”

This is the optimism and joyful strength with which listeners are first confronted upon hearing the record. It is lighthearted, uplifting, action-packed and explosively creative. Unlike much of the hurried and dispassionate urban productions which are pushed out the factory door today, “Turn It Up” is a modern masterpiece and reminder of the big, big sound which made hip hop a notable genre to begin with more than 30 years ago.

Particularly notable regarding the release of Dria's “Turn It Up” is the involvement of Dria's father, M.C. A.D.E. (M.C. Adrian Does Everything). Commonly credited as the innovator of Miami bass music, his 1985 single, “Bass Rock Express” is typically considered the first example of the popular style. Scores of Miami-bass tracks have been produced since that time, each of them borrowing from the original track by M.C. A.D.E. The sudden, unannounced resurfacing of M.C. A.D.E. has made a media ripple through hip-hop radio stations across America, giving “Turn It Up” much well-deserved attention.

“Turn It Up” by Dria is available online worldwide. Get in early, hip-hop fans.

-S. McCauley
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bubba Groove releases debut EP 'Music for the Average Hillbilly'

The singer and songwriter known as Bubba Groove has released his debut EP record, “Music for the Average Hillbilly.” The EP is composed of six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 minutes, making for a round introduction to this hitherto undiscovered entertainer from Springfield, Missouri. It has been proudly published on the Blackwater Productions independent record label entirely without support from the corporate music industry. Homegrown and heartfelt, earnest and free-spirited, “Music for the Average Hillbilly” by Bubba Groove is exactly what it purports to be, as well as a wonderful collection of songs for the average everyone.

Bubba Groove cites as main artistic influences such legends of the country-western sound as Junior Browne, Marty Robbins and Roy Clark, as well as rockers and rockabillies such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Roy Orbison.

Groove's EP cleaves mostly to the former style, building on solid songwriting with natural, American narratives and filling itself out with well-orchestrated strings, classic electric guitars, and a balanced dose of synthesizer chords. A healthy presence of rock 'n' roll is felt throughout, also, and the closing track, “When Angels Fall,” is a sonorous ballad which brings the record to a thoughtful, mellow conclusion.

Speaking of his start in music, Bubba Groove writes, “In the 1960s, every young boy wanted to start his own garage band a be a rock star. I was no exception. At fourteen, I picked up a flat-top guitar and started pounding on it!”

Groove explains that though he had instrumental chops enough to make music as a younger man, he had nothing to write about, being too green yet to have anything much to say.

“I had not lived enough life to write about it,” Groove relates. “The songs in my album, 'Music for the Average Hillbilly,' tell stories of life. Some are sad, others I hope bring laughter to the listener, but all are always told through the joy of music.”

Bubba Groove had graduated to playing live at bars around town by the age of 22, but rearing children and supporting his family put his music career on the back burner.

“I never took music seriously,” he writes. “I was too busy getting on with life, marriage and raising kids, and holding down a steady job.”

Little did he suspect that while he was preoccupied with real life, he was also socking away the stories and meditations which would later become “Music for the Average Hillbilly.”

“Providing for my family through recessions and economy ups and downs took all my time and energy. Family has, and always will, take first place in my life. But, at last I am in a place in life where I can return to my first love, making music. Please enjoy the music my efforts have created for you, the listener.”

Groove's bio on his official website (link provided below) gives this final benediction:

“And no matter what else you do in life, be good to God's children. Sincerely, God bless to all – Bubba Groove.”

“Music for the Average Hillbilly” by Bubba Groove is available online worldwide. Fans of the legitimate American sound should get in early.

-S. McCauley
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DarkFromDayOne release new single 'All I Can Say'

The rock crew known as DarkFromDayOne have released their latest single, “All I Can Say.” The track is the first glimpse of their upcoming full-length sophomore album, “Love Without Pain,” due to drop in fall of 2014. It is their most significant official release since their debut LP, “The Fire Within,” appeared on digital shelves around the globe in 2012. Arresting, throttling, and charged with adrenaline, emotion and aggression, “All I Can Say” by DarkFromDayOne is vicious alt- rock for this brutally modern era.

DarkFromDayOne cite as main artistic influences a slew of seminal and innovative bands from the alternative music canon, including Nirvana, Tool, P.O.D., and Korn, into which base they stir attributes of more traditional metal makers, such as Pantera, Metallica and Black Sabbath. This results in a sonic alloy which is both melodic and chunky, guided by epic songwriting characterized by sweeping bridges and towering crescendos, measurable in terms of impact on the Richter scale.

Speaking of the messages their single and upcoming second LP may have in store for fans and new listeners, DarkFromDayOne guitarist Red Beard writes, “Our mission and message is to invoke hope and love into your soul, body, and spirit through our music. In essence, to connect and share life together, reaching for happiness.”

The name of the band further signifies their inherent compassion for humanity at large. Their official bio begins with a short manifesto which reads, “In the beginning, we are born unto this earth innocent, not knowing the pressure of stress, nor the evils that humanity is capable of. We just know to embrace life. Our hope is that life will never be anything short of extraordinary. Therefore, we are in the dark from day one.”

Originally formed in Russellville, AR in 2006, DarkFromDayOne currently hails from nearby Knoxville. They have performed with such bands as Korn, Mudvayne, Black Label Society, Static-X, Bury Your Dead, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Avenged Sevenfold, and many more. Their debut single, “New Addiction” can be purchased for download on the Rockband Network for Xbox 360. They have consistently topped charts over such acts as Korn and Lamb of God across North America. Their new single, “All I Can Say,” first debuted on July 8th on iHeart Radio and Arkansas' KDJE 100.3 Fm, the Edge.

“All I Can Say” by DarkFromDayOne is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Maine releases new single 'Salute'

The rapper and songwriter known as South Maine has released his latest single, “Salute.” The track has been published on the Indie Music Factory independent record label, under which umbrella such acts as Sina, Cell Spitfire, Treasured Peace and others have gained widespread popularity. A pounding urban anthem with a booming back beat, galvanized by electrifying lines and rhymes, “Salute” is the latest sign that rapper South Maine and the Indie Music Factory label are names to watch in the 21st century.

South Maine cites as main artistic influences T.I., Ludacris, Jay-Z, Nas, Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., and Andre 3000 (formerly of OutKast). His signature, in-your-face delivery is directly in the spotlight on “Salute,” each chorus bringing the rap fan to the foot of the stage with South Maine as if he were performing live in the listener's room. This explosive, powerful, sonic undertow is a palpable quality of South Maine's, and one which fans of the genuine urban-American sound are sure to feel as soon as the track begins.

Speaking of the lyrical content of his new single, South Maine writes, “It doesn't matter where you come from. If it's something you want to do in life, go after it. Prime example, I'm from Arkansas and people tell me everyday nothing will ever happen for me.”

Proving these naysayers wrong is a daily event for South Maine, whose “Salute” has been climbing online charts since its appearance on October 8th.

“South Maine is a rare talent and we are excited about introducing that rare talent to the world,” Indie Music Factory's business-affairs manager, Knowledge Stevens, told GTN News in Gainesville, FL.

Having been performing rap music since the young age of 12, South Maine is both a born natural and a practiced veteran of the sound.

“Music is my life so I’m-a live it,” he told GTN News. “This journey began with being able to write in ways that catch the ear. Seeing the power of word play, I began to structure poems and love letters into what I then-thought was real music.”

Fans of South Maine and of rap in general can look forward to a healthy dose of honesty from the up-and-coming artist.

“My inspiration comes from truth and life experiences,” he said, “so I vow to forever give you me.”

“Salute” by South Maine is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Josh One releases new single 'Wrong Way' feat. Shana Halligan on Plug Research Records

The songwriter, DJ and producer of digital music known as Josh One has released his latest single, “Wrong Way,” featuring Shana Halligan of Bitter:Sweet. The track, dropping October 14th, has been published on the Plug Research Records music label, which sports such popular acts as Boom Clap Bachelors, Coultrain, and Mwahaha. Dark, jazzy, and unstoppably stylish, “Wrong Way” by Josh One is an electronica anthem sure to snare fans of every music genre.

Josh One cites as main artistic inspirations the Beatles, A Tribe Called Quest, James Brown, and Portishead. Of these, the last seems to have influenced “Wrong Way” most. However, as a veteran DJ/producer, Josh One has gained a reputation for making records that are derivative of exactly no one. Asked to describe any themes his new single may have in store for listeners, he says the message is, “That music does not have to be genre specific.”

Neither is his artistic aim without a corresponding methodology. Original tracks by Josh One develop through a homegrown system of inventiveness on the part of various talented performers and individual imaginations.

“I write, produce, program and arrange the music,” writes Josh One. “I also collaborate and write with brilliant musicians to obtain a live sound nobody else can create, and my vocalists usually write their own lyrics.”

As a result, “Wrong Way” sounds like the ghost of Billie Holiday hardwired to a circuit board. A classy, cool and haunting ballad, it is as cross-cultural as it is timeless. To describe its timbre as fresh and unique understates the importance of such rogue and unexpected tones in contemporary music.

The need for new sounds is particularly dire in today's electronic music category, which has been increasingly plagued by “press-play” DJs since the explosion of EDM fueled by the dubstep fad. Unlike these doppelganger singles intended to bait a specifically targeted audience, “Wrong Way” can mesmerize fans of Skrillex and Ella Fitzgerald equally well.

Josh One first topped the charts in Europe with his #1 hit, “Contemplation (King Britt Funke Mix)” in 2001. His remixes of tracks like “Po' Folks” by Nappy Roots and “Out of My League” by Fitz and the Tantrums have kept him in the spotlight for more than a decade. His music has been a staple of popular television programs like “CSI New York,” “CSI Miami” and “CSI Vegas,” and also appears in advertisements for Acura and Microsoft. It has been featured on MTV, VH1, ESPN and HBO. Prior to his 2006 Grammy nomination for “Miss Me,” Josh One founded the Boomnote Music label, which has published titles by such artists as Goapele, Blu, Ta’Raach, Uncle Imani (the Pharcyde), Lili De La Mora, Poet Name Life (Black Eyed Peas), Lateef the Truthspeaker (Latyrx), Beat Ventriloquists, Rosey, Julie Walehwa (Contemplation) and Repeater.

Providing clarion, crystalline vocals on “Wrong Way” is Shana Halligan of Los Angeles' Bitter:Sweet. Bitter:Sweet has been listed on iTunes' Top 10, and released one of KCRW radio's “Top 5 Most Requested CDs” in 2006. Their music has appeared on such television programs as “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Grey's Anatomy,” “Moonlight,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Smallville,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Bitter:Sweet have also placed songs in advertisements for “Samantha Who?,” Zune and Victoria's Secret, and have been singled out on MSN's front-page feature, “Ones to Watch.”

Shana Halligan released her first solo EP, “Paper Butterfly,” in 2011, which peaked on the iTunes charts at #3.

“Wrong Way” by Josh One featuring Shana Halligan is available online worldwide beginning 14 October 2014. Get in early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bemet release new self-titled EP

The composers of electronic music known around the world as Bemet have released their self-titled EP, “Bemet.” The extended-play record contains five original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 15 minutes. It has been proudly published on the InchPerSecond Records independent music label, entirely without financial support from the corporate music industry. Innovative, colorful, infinitely danceable and alive with sonic textures, “Bemet” by Bemet is the latest EDM record to prove that Israel's electronic music culture produces some of the best in the world.

Rather than naming names, Bemet cite as main artistic influences whole categories of music, including rock, jazz, psychedelia and experimental music, but their actual style belongs to more specific modern categories such as bass music, drum-&-bass, and breaks. The five tracks offered on “Bemet” showcase them as an act which utilizes elements of each to elicit various effects. Their aggressive overtones and tribal, yet sophisticated drums are akin to those found in rock and jazz, respectively. Their opening intro track, “Saboye,” is both psychedelic and experimental in nature, a fitting primer for the rest of the record. They are known in Israel and abroad as a vivifying live performance group.

Bemet are Hod Moshonov and Amir Bresler, composers who blend acoustic and electronic instrumentation for a top-shelf sound that has been turning heads internationally. Prior to Bemet's official formation in 2013, both Moshonov and Bresler enjoyed years of success as solo artists respectively. Amir Bresler toured the world with famous bassist, singer and composer Avishai Cohen, and has shared the stage with such talents as Daniel Zamir, Alon Olearchick and Shlomo Gronich. Hod Mosohonov, a widely respected composer in the Israeli electronica underground, himself, has collaborated with artists including Yossi Fine, Terri Lyne Carrington, Matti Caspi, and others.

Bemet's official bio describes them as having together “developed a language based primarily on rhythms, melodies and harmonies,” and an “open sense of humor.” “They combine their personal interpretations and thus form an honest and touching statement out of true, modern music,” it states. Bemet have already collaborated with such names as Laroz, MC Rebel Sun and Ruslan Sirota.

“Bemet” by Bemet is available online worldwide. Get in early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Angelina E releases debut single 'He Creepin'

The singer and songwriter known as Angelina E has released her latest single, “He Creepin.” The single has been concurrently released with a corresponding official music video, available now. The single track, “He Creepin,” is also available for listening and download online everywhere. Both feminine and aggressive in her urban style and themes, Angelina E has made this anti-infidelity anthem from endless amounts of rhythm, bass and bump.

Angelina E hails from the hip-hop hotbed of West Philadelphia. She cites as main artistic influences titans like Kanye West, Drake, Frank Ocean and Childish Gambino. Her own mode of music is unlike that of anyone else, however, baring much of her strong character and creative sonic vision. Angelina E has been a music artist for most of her life.

“I started writing at the age of 10,” she writes. “Music came to me very naturally and organically. It's my passion.”

Her official bio quotes her as having given the following mission statement for her music: “To break new grounds, to explore different topics, and to do something that's never been done before.”

These topics Angelina E explores are widely varied enough to ring true to virtually any music listener. Her lines and rhymes take misfortunes from all areas of life and extracts from them messages of hope, confidence and encouragement. She is particularly equipped to write and perform songs of this nature, having come from family who mostly disdained her lofty music goals.

“Angelina E has faced adversity before and knows that she will again,” states her bio. “The artist's family was not terribly supportive of her dreams, leaving the artist feeling as though they didn't believe in her. Yet her indomitable spirit kept her going, drawing from her unique personal experiences to capture the heartbeat of each moment, bringing honesty while turning negativity into something positive and compelling.”

Angelina E went on to earn a university degree in music business and business and communications, with which she graduated a semester ahead of schedule. At school she joined the Recording Academy, and became a junior music executive just after graduation. She is the founder of the Artful Hip Hop Entertainment music label.

“He Creepin” by Angelina E is available for listening and download worldwide. Don't miss the official music video, available online soon.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Benjamin Maurell releases debut single 'Sticky Situation'

The singer and songwriter of roots reggae known as Benjamin Maurell has released his debut solo single, “Sticky Situation.” The single has been proudly published on the Rudebwoy Entertainment independent music label without support from the corporate music industry. An international roots music juggernaut from the cultural epicenter of South Africa, “Sticky Situation” by Benjamin Maurell is the newest reason for music fans around the world to keep eyes and ears on Rudebwoy Entertainment.

Benjamin Maurell cites as main artistic influences Bob Marley, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Toots Hibbert, Jonny Nash, and Paul Young. His own performance on “Sticky Situation” is full of the rhythm and soul of Bob Marley and the Wailers, as well as retaining the spirit and groove of the ska tradition, not unlike that of Desmond Dekker and the Aces, or Toots and the Maytalls. A corresponding music video for “Sticky Situation” is in the works from Maurell and scheduled for availability online in the near future.

Benjamin Maurell is the young brother of living reggae legend Harley Mukwevho, whose “Lion & Son o' Lion Live in Johannesburg” concert and album were the most significant events in the recent history of reggae music. Asked to describe the general message his music has in store for his audience, Maurell writes that his music is, “uplifting, motivational, happy, and expressing of social issues.” Reggae fans looking for upbeat roots tunes with solid studio production, striking songwriting, and impeccable performances need look no further.

Rudebwoy Entertainment is a South African music label publishing music by such popular acts as Benjamin Maurell, Colbert “Harley” Mukwevho, dancehall artist Jahzo, and others. It was founded in 2012. Its popularity continues to increase with each official release and shows every sign of keeping its status as one of the most important purveyors of reggae, roots, and rocksteady music in the world today.

“Sticky Situation” by Benjamin Maurell is available online worldwide. Get in early.

-S. McCauley
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Zenith Horizon releases debut EP 'Colour Is Key'

The digital music veterans known as Zenith Horizon have released their latest EP record, “Colour Is Key.” The record is composed of six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 35 minutes, making it more of a brief full-length album than merely an extended-play release. It has been published on the Inertech Music Group independent record label. Characterized by intuitive and expert songwriting, old-school electronica effects, and a spaciousness not to be found easily in today's burgeoning EDM music market, “Colour Is Key” is an album for fans of digital music who haven't been excited about a modern release for far too long.

Zenith Horizon cite as main artistic influences Orbital, the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, the Orb, and the Prodigy, all of whom are some of the digital sound's most seminal innovators. Certain to please longtime listeners of the genre, “Colour Is Key” has all of the slick, futuristic, and shadowy undertones which first popularized the underground digital scene in the early 1990s. Zenith Horizon have pared this style down to its core components, as well, making “Colour Is Key” a new and contemporary collection of music in a vein not readily available from other digital composers.

Asked to describe any message their new EP might have for fans and new listeners, Zenith Horizon write, “The overall message is to have something to engage with, to listen to, to relax and unwind with, or maybe have a skank out in your back garden or a field with some friends whilst watching a sunset / sunrise. :-D”

Zenith Horizon's official bio reveals them as Al Dixon and Kev Salisbury, two DJs from the original house music subculture in the United Kingdom. Each performed opposite the other for many years in the DJ, house music and rave subcultures. Now in their thirties, Dixon and Salisbury have banded together as Zenith Horizon to produce modern variations of the original sound that started it all.

“Colour Is Key” by Zenith Horizon is available online worldwide. Get in early.

-S. McCauley
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Art&Sax release new single 'Introduction et Variations sur une Ronde Populaire (Fonai Remix)'

The saxophone quartet known in Europe and internationally as Art&Sax have released their latest single, “Introduction et Variations sur une Ronde Populaire (Fonai Remix).” The track is the most significant official release from the group since their popular July 2014 debut EP, “Gare St. Lazare,” which garnered them positive remarks from music critics and casual listeners alike from around the globe. The Fonai remix of “Introduction et Variations sur une Ronde Populaire” by Art&Sax is the most recent example of today's classical resurgence in modern listening trends, as well as a sign that classic compositions can still be renewed by players like Art&Sax with dazzlingly creative, contemporary flair.

“Introduction et Variations sur une Ronde Populaire” is a standard classical piece for saxophone quartets by French composer Gabriel Pierne. Art&Sax's masterful performance of this selection has also been rendered into its razor-sharp, hyper-futuristic present form by digital composer Fonai, AKA Andrzej Pieszak. Pieszak is a Warsaw-based DJ specializing in sounds and sonic textures of new-millennium urban landscapes. The electronic frills etched by Fonai onto the flawless brass canvas of Art&Sax results in a track that is part classical, part jazz, and all good.

Art&Sax have published “Introduction et Variations sur une Ronde Populaire” on New York's Scotch and Murder Music independent record label, to which they have been unwaveringly loyal. The label's steadily growing strength in both underground and mainstream listening circles is at least partially due to top-shelf remixes of pop music by the likes of Willow Smith and Arcade Fire, but more importantly to original recordings by performance groups like Art&Sax.

Scotch and Murder Music describe themselves on their official Facebook page as, “An exodus from the nonsensical radio waves / A world apart from the mainstream / Only the finest of music belongs here.”

“Introduction et Variations sur une Ronde Populaire (Fonai Remix)” by Art&Sax is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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