Monday, March 31, 2014

DJ Pad releases new single '4000'


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The French composer of digital music known as DJ Pad has released his most recent single track, titled, “4000.” The track has been independently released of support from major corporate music companies on the 4000 Records music label. Not literally a single release but rather only a single in the categorical sense, DJ Pad's “4000” has been published with two other digital music tracks alongside, “Pride” and “Prism (Reloaded).” The trio of songs have a combined approximate total listening time of 15 minutes, longer than some EP album releases.

DJ Pad cites such artists as Hallucinogen, ATB, Cosmic Gate, Angerfist, Afrojack, Sebastian, Hanz Zimmer, and Mike Oldfield as main artistic influences. He describes himself in one online bio in the following few words: “I’m a french producer who makes trance, house, hardcore/gabber and some other styles of music like psytrance/ambient/dubstep.”

“4000” is DJ Pad's most significant official release since his late 2012 double LP record, “Waiting to be Discovered,” a gigantic and remarkable record which included two hours of music. It was this record which broke DJ Pad to the music listening world, and one which permanently lifted him to the status of one of France's most imminent and creative EDM artists in recent years.

To date, DJ Pad has composed a great many hours of music – 35 at last public count – and has made five albums available to the public. He has said that his goal in making music is to inspire good feelings in the hearts of his fans, and to “share the craziness and the happiness of the songs' beats, making listeners have a sudden urge to move their feet and forget all the worries of life.”

“4000” by DJ Pad, as well as his past LP records, are available online worldwide.

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The hardcore band known as Grace.Will.Fall have released their latest LP record 'No Rush'


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The hardcore band from Sweden known as Grace.Will.Fall have released their latest LP record, “No Rush.” The record is comprised of 11 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 35 minutes. It has been proudly published independent of support from major record companies on the HoboRec music label. A triumphant return to the post-hardcore sound of the new millennium, “No Rush” stands as proof that the hardcore spirit hasn't merely survived the most recent onslaught of big-money marketing and pop-music agendas, it still blasts strong enough to strip the paint right off your car.

Fans of the hardcore scene will be enthused to know they finally have some fresh meat to sink their teeth into with “No Rush.” Grace.Will.Fall cite as main artistic influences such hardcore heroes as Converge, the Bronx, the Dillinger Escape Plan, and Every Time I Die. Maintaining the high-octane aggression of these, while also recalling the chunkier, harsher sound of the hardcore sounds that came before them, Grace.Will.Fall will appeal also to listeners of bands such as Madball, Born Against, and Youth of Today.

At least as important as the titanic, raging overtones of Grace.Will.Fall's “No Rush” are the themes underlying its gargantuan sound.

“The basic message of Grace.Will.Fall,” the band writes candidly, “is about the great DIY music movement. All is about the passion for music. Producing and releasing is something that we do on our own together with friends. No big sponsors or commercial interests.”

This core principle of making music from the ground up and releasing it personally is one many modern bands have engendered, but one which no band has espoused as heartily and vocally as Grace.Will.Fall. GWF have gone so far as to have a track dedicated to the idea located right at the heart of the album, track 5, “DIY.”

“No Rush” by Grace.Will.Fall is available online worldwide.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

GrooveShine releases debut self-titled album


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The funk-flavored reggae band from California known as GrooveShine have released their debut self-titled LP record, “GrooveShine.” The album is comprised of 15 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. The crew have proudly published the record independent of support from major music labels. An upbeat, celebratory feel-good album with hooks galore and rhythm to spare, “GrooveShine” is perfectly named and a sonic delight from start to finish.

GrooveShine cite as main artistic influences Jimmy Page, Dr. Dre, J Dilla, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, A Tribe Called Quest, James Brown, and Ernest Ranglin. The list reads like a recipe for their sound, which is rich in roots reggae with a healthy portion of funk and a dash of hip hop. An acoustic singer-songwriter's sound is overlain throughout, with the result that “GrooveShine” works equally well as background music, singalong music, or as a subject for attentive listening by the true audiophile.

In addition to the (rather large) band's regular and numerous talents, the “GrooveShine” LP also features the skills of Michelle Williams, who sings on four of the album's songs. It also features a cameo appearance by Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, the Wallflowers) playing keyboard on the record's closing track, “All the Ways of Love.”

“The song is different from the rest of the album, as it is not beat-based,” writes GrooveShine of Jaffee's performance. “However, Jaffee’s melodic keyboards and synth strings move the message of the song beautifully.”

GrooveShine hails from the sunny seaside town of Santa Barbara. It was assembled by producer and songwriter, Mike Mchugh (not to be confused with Mike McHugh of the Distillery music studio in Costa Mesa). Lyrical themes on “GrooveShine” are sometimes introspective, often humorous, and occasionally socially conscientious. GrooveShine also stands out for being one of the remarkably few music groups to sport their own software application, the GrooveShine App, available free from Apple and Google Play stores. The GrooveShine App provides fans with music, videos, and an updated show schedule.

“GrooveShine” by GrooveShine is available online worldwide.

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Emaculent releases new LP '15 Minutes to E'


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The writer and performer of hip hop known as Emaculent has released his latest LP record album, “15 Minutes to E.” The record is comprised of 14 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of a full hour. It has been released on the Brightlife Music record label. Busting at its seams with heavy back beats, witty rhymes and imaginative, catchy melody lines, “15 Minutes to E” is easily one of the most remarkable hip-hop albums of 2014 to date.

A gigantic and hugely entertaining rap record from one of the underground's most imaginative urban poets, “15 Minutes to E” is already turning heads from coast to coast in the United States as well as worldwide. In addition to the considerable talents of Emaculent, himself, “15 Minutes to E” also features the skills of such artists as R 'n' B's Ray J, Anthony Gates, Gee Kass, and Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs 'n' Harmony.

Having been born and bred in the American Motor City of Detroit, Emaculent now hails from Los Angeles, CA. Having been asked to describe his start in music, he gives a straight, direct and appropriately proud answer.

“I entered a freestyle battle at the age of 13, and won.”

Emaculent's official bio includes the following description of his highly charismatic style of rap music:

“Emaculent (AKA Emac) delivers the true representation of the art, grit and skills of a seasoned MC. He possesses a self-assured swagger. His words bob and weave throughout each track like a professional verbal athlete. Filled with linguistic portraits of his early years and nail-biting imagery, Emaculent's music delivers punch after punch of power and personality. Whether you’re a snap back and tattoos kind of guy, a rhythmic beat boxer, backpack rapper or old-school DJ, one thing is certain throughout – Emac’s delivery, rhythmic melodies, and detailed lyric visuals will have you vibing and bobbing along with every beat and flow. Enjoy it!”

“15 Minutes to E” by Emaculent is available online worldwide. Get in early.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cali Conscious releases debut LP 'High Times'


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The roots reggae band known as Cali Conscious has released their debut LP record, “High Times.” The album is comprised of 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly and independently published on the Organic Roots Records music label. A warm, friendly, groovy and consistently uplifting collection of songs, “High Times” is both aptly named and one of 2014's most pleasantly fun records so far.

Cali Conscious' official bio describes them as a blend of roots reggae, folk rock, jazz, rhythm 'n' blues and alternative music. Their songs are populated with melodic choruses and three-part harmonies, upbeat rhythms and socially and environmentally conscientious lyrics. They cite as main artistic influences Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, Jack Johnson, James Taylor, Rebelution, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Sublime, Donovan Frankenreiter, Mishka, and Saritah.

While elements of each of these can be easily picked out in various songs on “High Times,” Jack Johnson and Bob Marley are perhaps most closely related in terms of tone and feel. Music by Cali Conscious is summery and bright without a tinge of saccharine. Their instrumentation alone communicates genuinely good vibrations, while their carefully penned lyrics espouse humanist and naturalist ideals.

Asked to comment on the themes of their music, Cali Conscious mentions four topics in capital letters: “Positivity, One Love, Peace, Environmental Stewardship. The industry is so saturated with negative messages and electronic music,” they write. “We want to bring back musicianship, a great live performance, and a message of peace, love, and unity.”

Cali Conscious are more than members of a band, though. They're also active members of the global community. In 2013, they ran a beach clean up every third Saturday of the month in their home base of Huntington Beach. They raised $5000 from tips earned at live performances and donated the funds to build a water well in Ethiopia through the non-profit organization, charity:water. They even released their debut LP, “High Times,” as a digital download card embedded with carrot, lettuce, and tomato seeds on their own label, Organic Roots Records.

That Cali Conscious are guided by lofty and admirable principles seems clear. That their music sounds even better than their philosophies makes “High Times” a record not to be missed, as spring hits its stride and the beach-party boombox aches for new material.

“High Times” by Cali Conscious is available online worldwide. Get in early.

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Kontradikshn releases new EP 'Anatomy'


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The eclectic hard rock crew known as Kontradikshn has released their debut EP record, “Anatomy.” The album is comprised of six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour, making for a comprehensive introduction to this heavy-hitting group from Slovenia. The album has been released on the Implicit Division Production music label. A striking, aggressive record with elements of electronica, drum 'n' bass and industrial music, “Anatomy” is sure to prove that Kontradikshn isn't your kid brother's EDM band – they're here to bring sonic violence and a healthy dose of philosophy.

Kontradikshn cite as main artistic influences such artists as Laibach, the Prodigy, Borghesia, Demolition Group, and the Units. Their unique sound is in some ways most comparable to the Prodigy, though their tones are decidedly more contemporary, their digital music component much more drum 'n' bass than Prodigy's 1990's techno-style underpinnings. Kontradikshn are more than just the power of their sound, however. Kontradikshn's lyrics form one of their most impressive characteristics.

Upon being asked, “How did you start getting involved in music?” Kontradikshn reply directly, “We felt an urge to express ourselves and to save the world from apocalypse.”

Speaking of the theme of “Anatomy,” Kontradikshn write:

“The world is just the anatomy. On Anatomy EP, rushing synths collide in an apocalyptic guitar wall, and in the resulting emptiness, the cognition of absurd man’s struggle with his animal mind becomes a reality.”

Kontradikshn were awarded second place at the popular Bosnian music festival, Jelen Demofest, held annually in Banja Luka. They also notably appeared at Festival Lent in Maribor, Slovenia, and have been touring the nations of former Yugoslavia since March of this year. Their breakout EP record, “Anatomy” herald's the coming of their debut full-length release, due in the fourth quarter of 2014.

“Anatomy” by Kontradikshn is available online worldwide. Get in early – very early.

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Wiltay releases new single and video 'Less Is More'


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The singer, songwriter and performer known as Wiltay has released his latest single and official music video, “Less Is More.” The track is the most significant release from Wiltay since the success of his popular single and video, “Hola.” “Less Is More” has been independently released on the Hola Records music label. An upbeat, optimistic song about empowerment and love for one's self, “Less Is more” is a song from the new generation for the world at large.

Wiltay cites as main artistic inspirations such legends as Coldplay, the Pet Shop Boys, OneRepublic, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Madonna, Robbie Williams, Take That, Ricky Martin, and Damien Rice. Of these, Coldplay and Robbie Williams stand out as having the most in common with Wiltay's style and sound, though his positive attitude and energetic charisma give his music a panache that is all his own.

Asked to describe the themes of his new video, Wiltay writes, “Nothing can stop us! Keep running, we'll reach our destination. Be bold, be strong, be brave and dare to be different. Be you! Love yourself. Have gratitude. Life is so short – you better live it fully. Game on. Face the challenges that fall on us and we will win the battle.”

Born originally in Singapore, Wiltay was discovered performing pop music in Madrid, Spain on holiday. His wildly popular single, “Hola” was the first music video shot and released by an Asian performer in Spain. “Hola” was viewed more than two million times in less than two weeks (and counting).

The youth of China, Taiwan and the Philippines quickly caught on, and Wiltay was catapulted to stardom around the world. His “Hola” video supported the “It Gets Better” project, which supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world, encouraging them to courageously make the changes needed to make life better for them.

Wiltay has performed for audiences of larger than a million and his fan base continues to grow exponentially.

“Less Is More” is available online worldwide.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mickangel Leprince releases new LP 'Creation (Genesis)'


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The singer and songwriter known as Mickangel Leprince has released his new LP record album, titled, “Creation (Genesis).” The record is comprised of 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been released on the Creation Entertainment Group record label. A collection of songs in a wide variety of genres and subgenres, “Creation (Genesis)” by Mickangel Leprince is a pop record with flavors from many locales and styles that has been underlined as a new form of music altogether.

Mickangel Leprince cites as his main artistic influences such legends as Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Marc Anthony, and Jon Secada. As such, his own unique musical character bears a great many marks of having been inspired by each of them, though the result is emphatically new and unfamiliar.

Leprince's official Facebook page and bio proudly declare him to be the innovator of a new school of music he has called zoukrock, being a mix of both rock 'n' roll and zouk music. Wiki defines zouk as “a fast tempo jump up carnival style of music originating from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, popularized by the French Antilles kassav in the 1980s.” Appropriately, several of Leprince's songs on “Creation (Genesis)” are infused with a distinctive island tone.

Thematically, music by Mickangel Leprince is centered on topics of both personal and social importance. Leprince himself describes the themes of his lyrics simply: “Hope, Perseverance, Love, Truth, Politics…”

“Creation (Genesis)” is the third studio album from Mickangel Leprince, who has recorded over 200 songs. The new LP is partially named after his live band, Creation (sometimes stylized as CREATION). Born in the musical hotbed of the 1980s, Leprince grew up playing music with artists twice his age, which experience taught him about writing and performing music as a professional. He has also worked as a music producer for some time.

“As a songwriter,” his bio reads, “Mickangel Leprince focuses on lifting up the less fortunate. Most of his writing is based real-life experiences that bless people.”

“Creation (Genesis)” by Mickangel Leprince is available online worldwide.

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Acmesound releases new LP 'Better Late Than Never'


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The singer and songwriter known as Acmesound has released his debut LP record, “Better Late Than Never.” The album is comprised of 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly released independent of support from major music companies. A rock record played neck-deep in rhythm and infused with copious amounts of cool, “Better Late Than Never” is a tremendous accomplishment from one of rock's most multi-talented and expert musicians.

Hawaii's Acmesound (often stylized as acmesound) cites as main artistic influences such explosive acts as the Who, Santana, Eric Clapton, U2, the Police, and Lifehouse. In addition to certain nuances of these discernible in “Better Late Than Never,” Acmesound has a flavor all his own that pulses with measured amounts of groove and sonic aggression. These traits are perhaps most clear on his three instrumental tracks, “Juggernaut,” “Angst,” and “North Shore Revisited,” as well as on his electrifying live take of “Enough for the Night,” which showcases Acmesound's vibrant delivery and charisma onstage.

Speaking of the general tones of his record, Acmesound writes, “To me it covers a wide range of styles, and I’m not really sure even how to describe some of it. Some of it is geared toward the beat and sounds, others have thoughtful lyrics. Once in a while they both come together, which is the goal.”

Thematically speaking, Acmesound's songs are neither preachy nor self-interested.

“Sometimes the lyrics are straightforward and the meaning is clear,” he writes of this, “but I also try to write with vague references, things that will allow the listener to come up with a personal meaning for themselves based on their own experiences. These are the ones I think I enjoy the most.”

Acmesound started as the personal project of a rhythm guitarist and keyboard player best known from his work with Kona's popular cover band, Fargo. Commenting on the issues involved with time constraints of band members, available facilities, and other such complications, Acmesound decided to go back to the studio for his creative outlet. Always preferring the precision of recording to the unpredictability of live performances, anyway, he went to work on “Better Late Than Never.”

“In this environment, time could be allocated as available,” he explains. “A half hour to mix some tracks, a late night insomnia session fueled by inspiration, or a weekend marathon, to record, layer, experiment, tweak, and finalize an idea. One person with the option to be creative without a schedule. In the end, you eventually come out with something tangible for your efforts, and if you did your job, others may like it too.”

“Better Late Than Never” by Acmesound is available online worldwide.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Axel Wayn releases new single 'Step by Step (feat. Anthya)'


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The multi-talented musician and producer known as Axel Wayn has released his latest single, an electronic dance track titled, “Step by Step (feat. Anthya).” The track has been published on the TuneAxademy music label. “Step by Step” has been made available in its original, seven-minute mix for DJs and fans as well as in a truncated five-minute edition edited for radio. Both versions feature singing and lyrics by Anthya. An upbeat, energetic and vivifying song, Wayn's “Step by Step” is one of the most exciting additions to the EDM repertoire in recent months.

Axel Wayn cites as main artistic influences such artists as Miles Davis, Jerry Mulligan, Bach, and Carl Cox. If this list seems counter-intuitive, it is because Wayn has himself taken a long and interesting journey to reach his current place in the modern electronic music scene.

Italian-born Axel Wayn's introduction to music began with his parents, who sang in a choir. A famous musicologist inspired him to begin studying, and he began with classical music, attending conservatory. After years of private tutoring with renowned teachers, Wayn found himself performing for the Pope in Vatican City (among a great many other places).

Classical led him to study jazz, which gave him a soloist's chops and trained him in experimental music. Having been invited to collaborate with some DJs and digital music composers as a soloist, Axel Wayn finally came to love house, trance, and EDM, the style of music showcased in his new track, “Step by Step.”

There are similarities, of course, and Wayn is quick to point out that his past training often comes in handy.

“Every track in the DJ's set or at concerts is rearranged and also uses jazz techniques for improvisation,” he explains.

Speaking of the themes of the single he created with singer Anthya, who penned the lyrics, Wayn writes, “I prefer don’t speak about a specific message, because I think the listeners have to be free to feel their own emotions, or perhaps more messages that they are able to sense by listening to the song.”

“Step by Step (feat. Anthya)” is available online worldwide.

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Jose Uceda releases new single 'Lala Song'


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The producer and composer of digital music known as Jose Uceda has released his latest electronic dance music single, “Lala Song.” The song is the most significant worldwide release from Uceda since his September 2013 single with Funtastik Legacy, “Juntastic (The Rise).” “Lala Song” has a playing time of nearly seven minutes and has been published on the Unconventional Records music label.

Spanish composer Jose Uceda cites as main artistic influences Eddie Amador, Deep Swing, Roger Sanchez, and Junior Jack. As one might suspect, elements of each of these can be found in subtle tones and nuances throughout his music. This latest single, “Lala Song,” represents his revisiting of the origins of EDM, back to its roots in the 1990s when it was called alternative music and techno.

“I wanna return with this track to the classical house music grooves,” he writes, “but giving it the powerful sound that new technologies bring us today.”

As such, fans of European house and contemporary nightclub fare will both very exceptionally pleased. Fans of artists such as LA Style and KLF will also find familiar excellence in “Lala Song.”

Uceda began his musical career somewhat differently than his fans might suspect.

“I began when I was 10 years old,” writes Uceda, “studying classical piano in professional conservatory for 6 years. When I was 18 I joined university to study my graduate [work] in computer engineering, and at the same time began to work as a DJ and producing my own tracks for different labels worldwide: USA, Spain, Portugal…”

Uceda, who has more than 17 releases available online everywhere, has worked with such talents as Sampleking and Junior D’Acosta (Privilege Ibiza 2011 residents), Katrina Q, IreneB, DJ Frisco, Lily Day, Groove Garcia (today known as UNER), Adrian Rey, Ruben de Lis, Sophia Sans, and Fran Ramirez and Mich Golden (Groove Ministers).

Uceda's music has been published on an array of popular music labels, such as Remode Records (Germany), Kaos (Portugal), Full Throttle (USA), Neurotic Groove (USA), Dance All Day (Germany), Roster Music (Spain) Blanco y Negro (Spain), and Kaos Records (Portugal).

His remixes find him in collaboration with such names as Chris Ahrens (Germany), Samuel Blacher (Israel), WowWeek Zamsha (Russia), Amos (Germany), Phonic Lounge (Portugal), Junior Rodgers and Tina Cox (USA).

He has reached #7 on the list of global sales of all music genres from the DJDownload.com online store, a partner of Ministry of Sound, as well as # 9 on the TopSpain chart.

Jose Uceda was nominated in 2011 as Best Spanish Producer and DJ by Vicious Magazine Music Awards.

“Lala Song” by Jose Uceda is available online worldwide.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

IB Odd releases new single 'Coconut Rum'


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The singer and songwriter known as IB Odd has released his latest dance single, titled, “Coconut Rum.” The track is the newest in a growing repertoire from IB Odd which includes his popular 2013 tracks, “Sprezzatura” and “Solen,” as well as earlier titles such as 2010's “Nordic Jam.” All of the songs released by IB Odd has been published on the Nuzzai music records label.

Music by IB Odd (also previously referred to as IB Odd Vegger) is warm, tropical, danceable and fun with tons of style and zero pretense. He mixes and performs music in the soca, funk, coupe decale, zoblazo, and funana genres, most of which come from sunny, tropical locales such as the Caribbean, Cape Verde and the Ivory Coast of Africa.

IB Odd, who hails from Stockholm, Sweden, cites as main artistic influences DJ Arafat, Kaysha, Bunji Garlin, Prince, Morris Day and the Time, Meiway, Soum Bill, Machel Montano, and the Bar-Kays. His music takes many of the best traits of these and boils them down into a sound that is largely island-inspired in tone and feel, but with a European gloss that makes a finished product all his own.

One of few bios available in English from IB Odd reads: “I’m currently a student at Songwriters Academy (musikmakarna) in Sweden. My style is funky/urban/world. I collaborate a lot with my partner, Derry Flynn. We try to make happy, fresh world music that will fit the masses, but with a unique sound. I have a DJ and a live band to help me out live. Three videos are ready for the songs. I produce and arrange everything. This music always works very good live and I am very secure on stage. I have touring experience.”

A quick glance through photos and videos online of IB Odd's live performances showcase him as a charismatic and crowd-friendly front man who interacts with music fans and loves his sound.

“Coconut Rum” by IB Odd is available online worldwide beginning 20 March 2014.

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Sha-D and DC release new single 'I'm Gone'


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The rap team of Sha-D and DC have released their latest official single track, “I'm Gone.” The single comes from the larger official LP mixtape, “State of Mind.” Both bodies of music have been released on the What If Y Not Entertainment record label (often stylized WiYnE) one of the hip-hop genre's most remarkable and creative rising-star companies. “I'm Gone” by Sha-D and DC represents the most prominent publication from the duo and What If Y Not Ent. in recent months, and is slated to become available from online outlets soon after 20 March 2014.

DC and Sha-D (short for Derrick Carl Onuoha and Shakeem Durden, respectively) are urban poets from the New Jersey area, one of the world's oldest hotbeds of underground hip-hop music. DC has been described by WIYNE as having been led to music via an arduous and gritty youth in Newark.

“He remembers growing up and not always having the luxury of certain things that his peers around him had,” writes the New Jersey label on his behalf. “Making music is his passion. He loves the way it makes him feel whenever he produces a track or writes to a song or makes a hot club beat … For him, being a DJ and a rapper is like getting the best of both worlds. He loves the way he can put mixes together and write verse and have the whole audience relate to him and flow with everything that he says.”

Brought up in Asbury Park, Shakeem Durden attended high school at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, where he started a column in his school newspaper called “The Notebook.” In it he would draw, write poems, short stories, and riddles, as well as showcase his fellow classmates' talents.

“Since high school he has combined his passion for music along with his passion for the arts and poetry together,” writes What If Y Not Ent.

Displaying with beaming pride all of the above, the What If Y Not Ent. website is filled to brimming with dazzling color and creativity. Like no record company website before it, the homepage features a great deal of original poetry, writing, visual art, and of course music from the label's artists, friends and affiliates. It is a wonderland of innovation and imagination from urban America in which music fans and Internet wanderers alike can get happily lost for hours.

A preview of “I'm Gone” is available for listening from WIYNE's official Soundcloud page (link provided below). “I'm Gone” by Sha-D and DC will be available from online retailers such as Amazon, iTunes, and over 700 more in coming days. Be sure to visit the What If Y Not Entertainment website, link also provided below.

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CMG Bosses release new singles 'Russell' and 'Play Harder'



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The rap crew known as the CMG Bosses have released two new singles, titled “Russell” and “Play Harder,” respectively. The poets based in the Maryland and Washington, DC area have released these tracks on the Catch My Game Entertainment LLC music label. Each single has been concurrently released with both a version edited for radio play and a version tagged with the “Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics” sticker. In addition to the considerable talents of the CMG Bosses, themselves, “Russell” also features the skills of Skinny A. Gritty, hard, ground-level and real as rusty nails, “Russell” and “Play Harder” are two singles which will challenge the underground hip-hop scene of today and place the CMG Bosses at the forefront of the East Coast urban music movement.

The official Facebook page of CMG Bosses describes them largely through the display of a large image banner at the top which reads, “Military Issue; the tools and situations survived only by the grace of God which are given in life to aid in your walk toward success.” This quote derives from their most recent LP album, also published on the Catch My Game Entertainment LLC music label, “Military Issue.” The album was released in a format labeled “street mix” containing 13 original tracks. It served to garner attention for CMG Bosses late in 2012 and again throughout 2013, and to set the stage for this new audio assault in “Russell” and “Play Harder.”

Both “Russell” and “Play Harder” focus on back beats and sly rhymes, with an emphasis on aggressive delivery and danceable grooves. They continue the CMG Bosses' tradition of making rap music for hardcore fans of hip hop, and seem to promise that CMG Bosses and Catch My Game Ent. will be active in the scene for many years to come.

The motto of Catch My Game Entertainment as it is posted on the official CMGE Facebook page reads: “The Future of Music Business, Game on Steroids.”

“Russell” and “Play Harder” are available online worldwide.

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

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iTunes – Russell by CMG Bosses ft. Skinny A


iTunes – Play Harder by CMG Bosses



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Thursday, March 20, 2014

DJ Vagif releases new EP 'In Dreaming'


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The composer of electronic music known as DJ Vagif has released his debut EP record, “In Dreaming.” The album is comprised of six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent music release. A rolling electronica record based on a variety of grooves and contemporary digital music styles, “In Dreaming” stands as proof that DJ Vagif is one of America's most creative artists in the digital genre and outside of it.

Finding artists with whom to compare DJ Vagif's “In Dreaming” is difficult. The digital composer's official ReverbNation page cites such popular fellow DJs as Bonobo, 9th Wonder, Pretty Lights, RJD2 and Ratatat as similar in style or sound. Still, Vagif's work on “In Dreaming” isn't like anything else. It's a record full of character and subtle innovations.

“I love Flume and his bouncy vocals and kick snare,” comments DJ Vagif. “I would say for this album Flume influenced me the most.”

Further discussing the raw ingredients that go into his music, DJ Vagif writes, “I produce all of the songs from the ground up. I had the chance to work with a young singer [Alms] from outside of the U.S. on track 2 from my album called 'Over You.' She did great, and wrote the lyrics herself.”

Vagif's sounds are spacious and ambient without at all belonging to the ambient subgenre of electronic music. His official bio calls him a Salt Lake City DJ, “releasing versatile mixes, singles, EPs, anything from electro, hip hop, mash-up, instrumental to dubstep and classic, all that consist of his own personality and different genres that surge through his headphones.”

In the end, his turntables prove to be one of his most important sonic weapons.

“I started getting involved [with music] after high school,” he writes, “with buying my first set of turntables. I loved the experimental style of turntablism, and making something your own unique sound. After a year I started spinning at local hip-hop shows and have not stopped. Producing has always been in my heart, and the turntables brought that out in me.”

Speaking of the themes in “In Dreaming,” DJ Vagif says, “I think my albums message generates everyday life with my listeners. From the ups and downs of the day and moods we go in through sound, and beats.”

The remarkably versatile “In Dreaming” by DJ Vagif is available online worldwide.

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

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https://soundcloud.com/DJ Vagif

DJ Zink releases debut single 'Psychic Progression'


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The composer of digital music known as DJ Zink has released his official debut single, “Psychic Progression.” The track is an upbeat, energetic and cutting-edge dance track to rival the very best electronic songs of the modern era. It has been proudly released on the BZ Records music label with the partnership and guidance of fellow DJ Brock. A whirling, driving track with attributes of the traditional European house musicians as well as the best qualities of contemporary EDM, “Psychic Progression” is a single slated to put DJ Zink and BZ Records on the map once and for all.

DJ Zink cites as main artistic influences some of the heaviest hitters of the post-2000 EDM scene, such as Avicii, Hardwell, TiĆ«sto and Nicky Romero. As such, DJ Zink's sound is related to the tones and instrumentations of these notable giants of the dancefloor. Mixed between tracks by all four of them, “Psychic Progressions” fits in precisely. It has elements of both house and trance music, and is turning heads in the music production world for its singular build following the track's drop, which plunges the song toward its final crescendo.

DJ Zink has been paying attention to sound for many years.

“From a very young age,” he writes of his musical beginnings, “passion for music was in the blood. After years of practice and experience, I decided to get into original track production.”

DJ Zink was born and raised in West Bengal, India, as Asim Poddar. He began DJing in 2009, and soon after started performing at popular nightclubs. Having learned the fundamentals of studio music production, DJ Zink began training others in the art in 2011. “Psychic Progression” is DJ Zink's first official release.

“Psychic Progression” by DJ Zink is available online worldwide.

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

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DJ A+ releases new single 'Girl You Feel So Good'


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The DJ and performer of music known as DJ A+ has released his latest single, “Girl You Feel So Good.” The track is the most recent official release from DJ A+ and his debut original track to be distributed worldwide. It has been proudly released on the Rockdapartycrew Records music label. A contemporary pop track with an island feel and romantic themes, “Girl You Feel So Good” is a piece of music that no fan of independent pop should miss.

DJ A+ is most well known as a DJ in some of Las Vegas, NV's most exclusive party locations. He commonly mixes percussion instrumentation into his performances, such as bongos, congas and timbalas, and never plays with a set list.

“I'm open minded and spin on the fly,” he told a reporter for Las Vegas Weekly. “Every night is fresh and every crowd is unique. I go with my crowd's vibe.”

DJ A+'s repertoire includes a broad variety of music styles, including electronica, hip hop, house, jazz, Latin, reggae, and rock music. “Girl You Feel So Good,” therefore and unsurprisingly, has flavors of many of these.

His recording skills are trumped only by his live performances, which are too many to count and spread roughly over a six-year duration. In that time DJ A+ has spun at Rhumbar at the Mirage, Pure, XS, Tao, Tao Beach, Cherry, the House of Blues, Ghost Bar, Sugar Cane, Playboy Suites, Palapa Lounge at the Palms, Coral Reef at Mandalay Bay, and the Lake Las Vegas Resort, among others. As of the time of this writing, dancers and listeners can catch DJ A+ live at the Mirage 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. every Friday and Saturday night.

Listeners both with and without access to Las Vegas are encouraged to download DJ A+'s latest single, “Girl You Feel So Good” in the meantime.

“Girl You Feel So Good” by DJ A+ from Rockdapartycrew Records is available online worldwide.

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

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Rolly Gibb releases new LP 'We Are the Boomers!'


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The singer and songwriter known as Rolly Gibb has released his new LP record album, “We Are the Boomers!” The album is comprised of 13 original songs and a reprise of the popular 1950's single, “You Were Not There” by Jack Ledru, Gibb's uncle. The record contains more than an hour's worth of music and is Gibb's most significant rock-'n'-roll release to date. It has been published on the Eagle Nest Music recording label. A tribute to and revival of the great rock spirit of the 1960s and '70s, “We Are the Boomers!” stands as a reminder that the heart of rock 'n' roll is here to stay, now and forever.

Though the songs on Rolly Gibb's new record are nearly all originals, still each is reminiscent of an echo from the past, one of rock 'n' roll's most striking and historical pieces.

“All the rock bands of the '60s, '70s have a great influence on me,” Gibb writes. “My song creation process starts with a riff that sounds like coming out of the great bands of these years.”

Fans of the Velvet Underground, the Rolling Stones, and others will undoubtedly hear a roar beneath the notes of “We Are the Boomers!” that comes from the same musical soul, the same thrumming thread which blew speakers out and blew people's minds nearly fifty years ago. It is aggressive, groovy, bluesy, and full of soul.

Speaking of the themes with which he has infused his LP, Gibb writes: “It is sharing the love for rock music, the soundtrack of our lives for us Baby Boomers, and also sharing the reality of our present, past and future. By sharing my own emotions and stories in music, I should not only revive the sound of our younger years but also highlight some of my generation’s [perspective] of today.”

One of the album's most touching moments comes at precisely its middle, at its heart, when Gibb's version of “You Were Not There” by his uncle, Jack Ledru begins. The piano for the song comes from one of Ledru's French records of the 1950s, accompanied by his nephew Rolly Gibb on guitar and singing. The English lyrics are Gibb's own, as is the new musical arrangement. It is a deeply touching moment and a work of great beauty. Ledru's original recording could not have been more profoundly moving than this edition, published nearly 70 years later.

“We Are the Boomers!” by Rolly Gibb is available online worldwide.

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

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Rolly.Gibb@gmail.com

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http://rollygibb.com

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Sound of Life releases new EP 'Rain'


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The musician known only as Sound of Life has released his debut EP record, “Rain.” The EP is comprised of five original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 16 minutes. It has been released independently of assistance from major music record labels. A gentle, yet emotionally striking extended-play record, “Rain” is one of the most intriguing and startling examples of modern folk music to emerge in recent years, one which is certain to mark Sound of Life as the genre's youngest inspiration.

Sound of Life, from Sweden, cites only Bob Dylan and Bon Iver as artistic influences, yet his sound is absolutely his own. At only 19 years old, his sound is genuine and heartfelt, his songs remarkable in their simple complexities and seemingly casual deliveries. His lyrics are poetic without seeming overworked, almost as if the artist had merely put his thoughts directly into ink and set them to music.

His tones persist in mellow, optimistic chord progressions which contrast against lightly sorrowful and occasionally cynical themes. The chorus from the EP's closing track, “When You Die,” runs:

“What happens when you die? I guess that this is all a show. We're all waiting on death row.”

In the same characteristic fashion, Sound of Life bases his explanation of his “Rain” EP on hues of blue, but not without a streak of daylight amid the clouds.

“Sometimes you feel stuck in rain like you’re walking in quicksand,” he writes of his record. “But if you want to get it done, you can fly right to the sun.”

Speaking candidly of himself, Sound of Life proves incredibly introspective and more than somewhat introverted, as well, both of which his EP communicates.

“I write acoustic indie folk songs,” he writes. “They are about feeling down mostly. My biggest interests are music and politics. I’m walking around in quicksand right now, not moving myself forward. I really want to do something important in life. I don’t really play music anywhere, just at home. Right now I just want to get a girlfriend, play some shows and talk politics really. I guess getting your songs out there is a good first step.”

His final note is both humble and touching.

“I really don’t know what to write, I’m not sensational.”

Without a doubt, Sound of Life is soon to learn what it means to make a musical sensation.

The “Rain” EP by Sound of Life is available online worldwide. Get in early.

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

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Preme Writez releases new EP 'Love Letter'


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The Los Angeles singer and songwriter known as Preme Writez has released his long-awaited EP record, “Love Letter.” The extended-play album is comprised of six original tracks for a total listening time of over twenty minutes. It has been proudly released on the Flyboy Rockstar Music Group Inc. record label. A contemporary pop record that blends elements of R&B and soul for a smooth, stylish sound with undertones of deep groove, “Love Letter” is one of the most passionately crafted records to be released in recent years.

Preme Writez is a singer, songwriter and performer based in Los Angeles, CA. His live shows have been turning heads since he gained prominence on the area's historic Sunset Strip in June of 2013. His singing voice, which bears similarities to both Michael Jackson and Prince, is the most immediately striking feature of Preme Writez's new record, but it is the artist's obvious dedication to the fine art of music which causes these songs to ring true.

“I write music illustrating what I witness on a daily basis, regardless of race or background,” writes the singer.

The lyrical themes of his “Love Letter” EP are often romantic in nature, but can also evoke feelings of compassion.

“I am simply touched by how people manage to solve life puzzles and as a songwriter,” his official bio reads. “I try to translate their stories or messages musically.”

The quality of “Love Letter” shows Preme Writez's attention to every minute, sonic detail. His performances are flawless without feeling strained, the record's studio production a work of art in itself. The creativity, delivery and effect of each song show consistently exceptional musical taste.

“Due to the emergence of the digital age,” Writez says, “I feel that there is a disconnect to how music makes you feel. Forget all the debates of digital vs. analog. I am distinguishing that feeling you had when you first heard the the Beatles or Earth Wind & Fire. That pounding of your heart when you first went to a Madonna or Prince concert? The electricity running through your veins when you first heard a verse by Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Nas or Hov? How about when you first saw a Michael Jackson video?”

It is this feeling that Preme Writez and Flyboy Rockstar MGI have aimed to sculpt in his “Love Letter” EP.



“I would feel honored … to re-establish that connection,” writes the performer. “ I feel when you are able to connect to someone, it transcends any barriers, paving the way towards a harmonious union. That is why [Music] means everything to me. She has my heart.”

“Love Letter” by Preme Writez is available online worldwide.

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

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-letter-ep/id830732009

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Valleyman releases new album 'Hertzhague'


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The long-admired composer of electronic music known as Valleyman has returned with a new version of his 1995 classic record, “Hertzhague.” The record has been digitized at top-quality for download everywhere in the world and is the proud debut release of Belgium's latest and most adventurous music label, Zon Records (link provided below). The 2014 release also includes a bonus track, “Thymus,” a crucial new addition for fans of Valleyman and of ambient electronica in general.

The new “Hertzhague” is a mammoth LP, comprised of 14 original compositions for a listening time of more than an hour. The record has stood for decades as one of the most principle and foundational albums in the electronica genre, and one which no fan of digital music can afford to miss.

Valleyman's sound is described variously as ambient, chillout, or progressive electronica, and sometimes all three, but at the time of its release the term “alternative music” was still the most widely used term to describe such music in the English world. Valleyman's tone has been compared to Pluto and Manuel Gottsching, Colfax, Mijo, Fingertwister, and Elba.

The title of “Hertzhague” is a compound of two words, 'hertz' and 'Hague,' the first of which is the scientific unit of measurement for sound wave frequencies, and the second being the capitol building and seat of government for the Netherlands in South Holland.

Valleyman is the professional name of Peter Velleman. He has also published records under the name, the Launch Project, and to date has four full-length, deeply respected records: “Exe,” first published in 1993 on 49-Parallel Records; “Boatdrill,” and “Angle,” both released on the popular XXP Records label. XXP was also the publisher of “Hertzhague” in its original form. “Managing the Meat” by the Electromen was released on Terminal Antwerp in 2002, and was a Velleman collaboration with the respected electronica composer, Dirk De Boeck. Velleman's talents appear on two De Boeck records to date.

Velleman's new label, Zon, describes themselves on their official Facebook page:

“[We are] a brand-new indie record company based in Aalst-Flanders-Belgium. We love electronic and dance-related music. Our motto: 'We do what we like'.”

Get in early, this is real ambient from the heart of electronic music – and though Valleyman has gone on record to state that there will be new Valleyman LPs to come, there's no reason to wait. “Hertzhague” by Valleyman is available once again around the world.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
MondoTunes

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Gospel singer Andre' Williams releases new EP 'Throw it Up!'


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The singer of gospel music known as Andre' Williams has released his new EP record, titled, “Throw it Up!” The extended play record is comprised of three original tracks and a remix of the EP's title single for an approximate total listening time of 17 minutes. The album has been published on the SOS Productions music label based in Fort Worth, TX. An inspirational, worshipful and entirely heartfelt collection of contemporary Christian music, “Throw it Up!” by Andre' Williams is an early breakout must-have for listeners of the genre, and for believers in Christ around the world.

The official website of Andre' Williams (link provided below) describes the singer and his music as, “anointed gospel artist whose soulful sounds will inspire and stir your spirit while preparing you to receive an uplifting message from Christ through the gift of music. Andre's music is a unique blend of rich harmonies and background vocals that give a message of hope and encouragement.”

All of Williams' music is written, arranged, performed and produced by the singer, himself. His music combines attributes of modern gospel, soul, R 'n' B and contemporary fusion jazz.

He has said of his songs that, “My hope is that God will touch and anoint each and every vision he creates. My goal is to give people a second option to secular music with a life changing message for current and future generations. I am a man of God and have committed myself spiritually, and I submit my life to God's calling.”

Andre' Williams has also said that his passion is ministering through his love of gospel music, and that he relies on the Lord to give him the message in his songs.

Williams was born in Florida but has lived most of his life in Fort Worth. He confessed his life to Christ at the age of 10 and began his music career in choir, orchestra, jazz and concert band. He studied music theory and composition at U. of Texas at Arlington and works full-time as a healthcare director for a local hospital. He is the head and founder of the SOS Productions music records label. He has performed with such popular artists as Tony Terry, Roger, and ZAPP.

“Throw it Up!” by Andre' Williams is available online worldwide beginning March 15, 2014.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
MondoTunes

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Rapper Jok'a releases new single 'D.R.I.V.E'


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The rap artist from Kansas City, MO known as Jok'a has released his latest official single, titled, “D.R.I.V.E.” The track is the most significant global release from Jok'a to date, and is expected to signal his forthcoming publication of many such professional quality tracks. In addition to the obvious talents of Jok'a, himself, “D.R.I.V.E” also features the extensive emcee skills of fellow mic man, Mr. Reece.

A heavy-hitting and explosive urban anthem from the heart of Missouri, “D.R.I.V.E” is already gaining traction as a surprise hit from the underground, and seems certain to put Jok'a on the map in short order. An official video teaser for the single has been published concurrently (link available below). Both “D.R.I.V.E” and its corresponding video have been released on the Turf Entertainment music records label.

Jok'a (AKA the Real Jok'a, and sometimes referred to as the Metaphor King) and Mr. Reece (AKA the Prince of Missouri) make a volatile combination in this, Jok'a's most prominent single. While “D.R.I.V.E” represents a first for Jok'a in terms of universal record distribution, he has self-published many excellent tracks on certain online avenues open to the public, such as Soundcloud, where the earlier releases which spring-boarded him to local and regional fame in the hip-hop scene, such as “Hell 2 Pay (feat. Marley Young)” and “It's Mine (also feat. Mr. Reece)” can still be enjoyed as of the time of this writing.

On his official YouTube channel, Jok'a himself writes of his new single, “I chose the title for the song 'D.R.I.V.E' because it captured the motivation of a lyrical artist, as well as being a family man and a father of four children. Every letter in the word has a meaning as follows – D: Determination, R: Respect, I: Integrity, V: Versatile, E: Energetic.”

As anyone who hears “D.R.I.V.E” can tell you (and particularly having seen the video) Jok'a has all these traits in spades. There's never been a better time to get acquainted with his material.

“D.R.I.V.E” by Jok'a is available online worldwide beginning 3-15-14.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
MondoTunes

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