Thursday, October 19, 2017

Electronica artist Vire releases new EP 'No Screens'


The artist of electronica known as Vire (often stylized VIRE) has released his latest EP album, “No Screens.” The extended-play record contains five original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 minutes. It has been proudly published on the VIREmusic independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Ambient, pulsing, and somehow retro and futuristic at the same time, “No Screens” by Vire gives a fitting voice to the 21st century.

Vire cites as main artistic influences Fugazi, Battles, Mogwai, and Justice. While his own sound has something in common with each (the creativity of Fugazi, the modernity of Battles, the epic buildup of Mogwai, the solid beats of Justice) Vire's “No Screens” conjures memories of the original 1982 Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis right away.

This will impress audiophiles for two reasons: first, because music lovers have appreciated Vangelis as a vanguard of electronica for decades; and second, because Vire has used 100% analog instruments for “No Screens.” Presumably, this fact provides the inspiration for the title.

Vire himself says of this, “The latest record 'No Screens' is a move in a completely new direction. It's an instrumental record that contains no drum machines, pads, loops, or samples. Instead, 'No Screens' was created completely with live-recorded drums and percussion combined with analog synths and other instrumentation. This new approach creates a far more appealing and 'real/organic' sound and feel.”

Quick Before It Melts calls Vire's “Human Contact” EP, “a propulsive, kinetic performance, and some of the best dance music I’ve heard in ages.”

I Die: You Die called his “One After the Other” from the “Surrender” EP, “Fresh acid from emerging Toronto producer VIRE. Nice builds with some classic electro stabbing.”

The We F-cking Love Music Blog writes of Vire, “This amazing one-man band literally built his own electronic drum kit.”

The Torontoist writes, “Noisy, distorted, and just a little disturbing, yet also really, really danceable, VIRE is probably one of the more interesting electronic acts of the festival.”

“No Screens” by Vire is available from over 600 quality digital music retailers online worldwide now. Get in early. Very early.

-S. McCauley
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Beat composer Mo Beatz releases new LP album 'Mo Better Beatz Than Blues'


The producer of hip hop instrumentals known as Mo Beatz has released his latest LP album, “Mo Better Beatz Than Blues.” The album contains 14 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Mo Better Beatz independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. A cutting edge hip hop record packed with instrumental grooves, “Mo Better Beatz Than Blues” from Mo Beatz is a study in hip-hop music making.

Nigerian-born Mo Beatz cites as main artistic influences Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, Pete Rock, and J Dilla. His own sound on “Mo Better Beatz Than Blues” borrows mostly from the hip hop producers of the late eighties and mid- nineties, but Beatz's sound is all his own. Primarily a work of minimalism and surgical precision, “Mo Better...” teaches that a clean beat with just a dash of melody should give any rapper more than enough to work with.

Mo Beatz originally released “Mo Better Beatz Than Blues” in 2013 to widespread critical and fan acclaim. Now newly remixed and remastered, this clutch of beats never sounded more clear, more crisp, or more dialed-in to that sweet spot every rapper shoots for.

Mo Beatz started his career in hip hop in the 1990s. Disillusioned with his dependence on producers for beats and instrumentals, Beatz learned to work the boards himself.

“Shortly after this move, independent artists and up and coming rappers and singers began to take notice of his hip hop experimental sounds and quickly befriended him for beats,” says the artist's current official bio. “However, due to the lack of freedom, airplay, respect for the underground artists and their creativity, and the constant changes in the music industry, Mo Beatz decided to take a break from music and went on a little hiatus.”

It was during this period that Beatz discovered instrumental recordings by titans of the 808s and 909s like Jay Dilla and Madlib.

“Mo Beatz found gratitude in their art and began to feel the need to make music again,” his bio reads. “He began to change his approach from a producer to more of an instrumental artist.”

“I love making music,” says Mo Beatz. “It's a passion of mine. The money is secondary. The joy of making a song and having somebody else feel it is priceless. That's the validation.”

“Mo Better Beatz Than Blues” by Mo Beatz is available from over 600 quality digital music retailers online worldwide now. Get in early, beat fanatics.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

JasiCaesar releases new single and video 'Wake'


The performer and producer of hip hop and pop music known as JasiCaesar has released his latest official single, “Wake.” The track has been dropped with an official lyric video freely available for listening and viewing online (link provided below). Both have been proudly published as independent releases without the direction of the corporate music industry. Rattling, bumping, full of melody and groove, “Wake” proves that JasiCaesar is a name to watch in 2017 and beyond.

The internationally acclaimed JasiCaesar cites as main artistic influences Fela Kuti, Nas, Mode9, 2pac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne. His own sound blends elements of many music styles for a pop melange that appeals to a broad spectrum of listeners. His recent singles, “Eskelebe” and “Bang Bang,” have been featured on Indie Music Chat in Europe and the Americas since they appeared online. Music videos have also been made available for both tracks.

“I never thought people with different backgrounds could appreciate and love my art,” JasiCaesar says of his widespread success.

One of the first glimpses of his upcoming “The World Is Yours” EP album, “Wake” has a tale to tell that is both autobiographical and easy to relate to no matter where you're from.

“Music kept me out of trouble but also got me into different experiences,” writes JasiCaesar. “My music shares true life experiences. “The World Is Yours” EP [on which 'Wake' will appear] is not a project but a life. The song shares strength, hope, power, courage and many more treasures.”

In the end, Jasi notes that the overall theme of his recent music and of “Wake” is one of progress and perseverance.

“Everyone needs to move on no matter what they have been through or are going through,” says JasiCaesar. “These words have got some positive forces behind them.”

JasiCaesar's current official bio describes him as “a hip hop artist with diverse entertainment skills and a master's degree holder in economics – cybernetics and management. His creativity has no boundaries from poetry to rhyming, singing to rapping, inspirational quotes and acting. He has proved he is genuine by being consistent yet flexible with his style.”

“Wake” by JasiCaesar and its accompanying official lyric video are available online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Australian singer Paula Punch releases new single 'Steer My Boat'


The singer-songwriter of contemporary folk known as Paula Punch has released her latest official single, “Steer My Boat.” The track has been proudly published on the Punch Park independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Mellow, melodic and uplifting, “Steer My Boat” is the latest reason for fans of contemporary folk music to take notice of this creative and unique voice from Australia.

Sydney's Paula Punch has cited as main artistic influences Ed Kuepper, Joni Mitchell, Ron Sexsmith, Fleetwood Mac, LP, Elton John, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Alanis Morissette, Shawn Colvin, and Lucinda Williams. Her own style varies from track to track, but runs from a bouncy Sheryl Crow to a cross between Carole King and Paul Simon. An acoustic writer at heart, Punch populates her studio tracks with spare instrumentation that never sounds intrusive.

Asked to comment on the overall themes of her new “Steer My Boat” single, Paula Punch writes, “It's a journey ..... speaking from a woman's perspective about love, freedom, pain, passion, fun, fear, and hope through my life experience.”

“Steer My Boat” is the fifth release from Punch in a flurry of official 2017 drops including “Lucky Girl,” “Run and Hide,” “Watch over Me,” and “Match.” These popular singles, as well as the rumored upcoming EP album, have all appeared with global distribution under the Punch Park umbrella.

Paula Punch first began performing in the Philharmonic Motet Choir before she started fronting university bands, eventually settling into a career as a session singer. Her success led her to provide backing vocals for Ed Kuepper and recording some of her own originals with husband Phil Punch and Matt Fell. She has since embarked on live performances of her solo material including a string of opening spots for Ed Kuepper.

She is the founder of female singer-songwriter shows at which local Sydney acts perform under the collective banner, the Friday Girls.

Paula Punch now collaborates with guitarist and recording engineer/producer Rob Gist to bring her songs to life, with some music recorded at Electric Avenue Studios.

“Steer My Boat” by Paula Punch is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Get in early, contemporary folk music fans.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Dutch rocker Robin Roelofs releases new album 'Row Your Boat'


The singer and producer of rock music known as Robin Roelofs has released his latest official LP album, “Row Your Boat.” The LP record contains 16 alternative rock originals for an approximate total listening time of one hour. It has been proudly published on the Land of Words Productions independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Raw, varied, and bearing the power and confidence that made rock music a staple around the globe, “Row Your Boat” stands as evidence that Robin Roelofs knows a solid jam when he plays one.

Netherlander Robin Roelofs reads as much as he rocks, if not more so. It should not surprise his fans, then, that he cites as main artistic influences Picasso the painter, Gaudi the architect, and Steinbeck the writer before reaching the category of music and mentioning Mozart the composer.

His music style has been called “unique in rhythm, in broadness, in warmth and chill-factor.” His lyric themes often tend toward the romantic. When they do not, Roelofs writes and sings about social injustice. His current official bio mentions many “shout-outs for peaceful solutions and a crystal clear way of sketching complicated matters in three verses and a bridge.”

One particularly poetic chorus runs, “Against the back ground of a sleazy love affair, a theme like indifference in politics is barbed wire cutting strong.”

Asked to comment on the topics of his new “Row Your Boat” LP, Robin Roelofs writes: “Hope, critical thinking, growth and developing as a human being; Love; Humour.”

“Row Your Boat” is the second LP album to appear from Roelofs in 2017, the first being “English Movies,” which also brought nearly an hour's worth of music to fans everywhere.

A new single has also dropped from the Dutch rocker, “Hillbilly Setta Balls,” in March.

So unlock yourself and dream away, dance away, groove away, rave away.

The current official bio of Robin Roelofs describes him as “always searching for something new, and only working from the heart and soul.” It's safe to say, therefore, that we can expect much more from this complex creator from the Old World.

“Row Your Boat” by Robin Roelofs is available online worldwide from over 600 digital music retailers now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Singer Nova releases debut single 'Secret Love'


The Canadian-Brazilian singer of pop music known as Nova has released her debut single, "Secret Love." The track has been proudly published on the Independent indie music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Pulsing with an ultra-modern house music style and thumping with a back beat that will fill dance floors anywhere it goes, "Secret Love" is a fitting pop track for any DJs play list.

Nova cites as main artistic influences Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera. Her own style belongs beside them seamlessly, bearing many of the same qualities that made these singers legends. "Secret Love" has all the trappings of today's most popular dance tracks, but Nova manages to stand out with natural, raw vocal strength and attractive verve in her delivery.

Living now in the snowy region of Canada, Nova's South American fire and passion yet prevail, giving her performances a glow that stands out among her northern peers.

"One lifetime seems to be not enough time to live, love and learn as much as I would like," she writes.

Nova has been singing since the age of four. Though still very young, she has been writing original music for over ten years. Today, she still pens all of her own music, a feat in a music genre noted for cover tunes and frequently traded lyrics.

At a very early age, Nova entered performance competitions for both dance and song. Her other talents found her acting in musicals and theater, as well, dramatic attributes she shows off in unlisted music videos online and in her live performances.

Asked to comment on the major themes of her new "Secret Love" single, she doesn't waste time.

"To love fearlessly, to remember that each one of us matters, and to never stop dreaming."

"Secret Love" by Nova on the Independent music label is available now from over 600 quality digital music retailers online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
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Rapper Treythelegend releases new single 'Struggle'


The rapper, song-writer, and composer of hip hop known as Treythelegend has released his latest official single, "Struggle." The track has been proudly published on the rapper's own Struggle independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Boasting catchy, melodious chords and heartfelt urban poetry from this veteran of the 21st century sound, "Struggle" is evidence that Treythelegend is a name to watch in 2017 and beyond.

Dallas, Texas' own Treythelegend cites as main artistic influences Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Chris Brown and Usher. His own style on "Struggle" is subtle, genuine, eloquent and refined, which is to be expected from an artist who has been making music since the age of three. Fans of Usher and Logic in particular will find much to appreciate in this recent offering.

Asked to describe the overall theme of "Struggle," Treythelegend writes, "A very large percentage of our younger generation is being raised without a positive father-figure within the household. The topic is not a 'race' issue, but a 'world' issue as a whole."

Treythelegend has noted his mother as a source of inspiration in the past. He describes her guidance by quoting her: "Believe that no matter what you do, no one can stop a man or woman that has a vision. Successful people are people of vision. You can lose everything, but as long as you got a vision, you will get back up again."

Speaking of the problem of single-parenthood around the globe, Treythelegend writes, "Together we can turn a negative situation into something positive – but it takes a village to raise a child."
He prominently mentions the need for selflessness.

"It may require temporarily putting self on the back burner, especially when we make the adult decision to become a parent. Parenting is much more than the sperm meeting the egg."

Much like Treythelegend's own phoenix-like rise in the hip hop community, his message is one of perseverance and forward thinking.

"No matter what the background of our parents may be," he writes, "life's about choices, and we can choose to do the right thing!"

Treythelegend's current official bio describes him as an artist who "doesn't view hip hop as an escape but as a method of inspiration to inspire others."

"Struggle" by Treythelegend on the Struggle music label becomes available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music retailers October 12 with iTunes, and October 13, 2017, with all other retailers.

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

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Friday, September 29, 2017

San Francisco busker Little Happy releases EP 'Hi People'


The popular busker from California's Bay Area known as Little Happy has released her debut official EP album, “Hi People.” The album contains three integral Little Happy singles, “Jealous,” “If This Really Is Goodbye,” and “Little Happy” for an approximate total listening time of 10 minutes. Raw, unadulterated and overflowing with heart and soul, “Hi People” may very well be the most genuine pop-punk record of 2017.

Little Happy cites as main artistic influences Goo Goo Dolls, Smashing Pumpkins, New Found Glory, Phil Collins, Boys Like Girls, and Gin Blossoms. Her music is perhaps most akin to that of New Found Glory, but ultimately her sound and style are her own.

“I feel I've pretty much lived and breathed music all my life,” says Little Happy. “When I was 15, I started writing my own songs. I probably started seriously pursuing it as soon as I left home. That was when I started playing for money at train stations.”

A popular and well-known face around the Bay, Little Happy is mostly famed for busking with her frequent collaborator, DSueetz, but has already been featured on 89.9FM in Vallejo in spite of having no publicity manager nor advertising agents.

If it isn't her upbeat music or the infectious positive attitude with which she infuses each song that is responsible for the growth of her popularity, then it may be her startling work ethic as a music artist.

“I do most of the writing,” she says. “I have probably about 100 songs saved up over the last 10 years. Once in a while, my friend and frequent collaborator, DSueetz contributes a verse or composes the music.”

Asked to comment on the general theme of her new EP, Little Happy writes, “I don't think I'm really trying to share one message in particular. I just write what I feel, and hopefully people can relate to it. I guess if I had any particular message, it would be, stay happy. No matter what happens to me, no matter how bad things get, staying happy always gets me through it.”

“Hi People” from Little Happy is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music retailers now.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Electronica artists Raffolade release new single 'The Giraffe'


The Norwegian electronica artists known as Raffolade have released their latest official single, “The Giraffe.” The track has been proudly published on the Killerbörd Productions independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. An upbeat, sparkling, and kaleidoscopic shower of rhythmic notes, “The Giraffe” is the latest reason for fans of electronic music to take note of these creative composers from Norway.

Raffolade cite as main artistic influences Jedi Mind Tricks, Placebo, and Yello. Their own style hearkens to the original early '90s sound that launched more electronic music subgenres than most audiophiles remember today, including house, acid house, Euro house, deep house, jungle, ambient, trance, and many, many more. It's a sound filled with clever, amusing samples, rainlike patters of colorful synth tones, and a big, bouncy beat to get feet off the floor.

“We make silly music,” says Raffolade's personal info section at their official website.

Certainly, humor pervades the entire repertoire, of which “The Giraffe” is only the most recent. Other notable and popular official releases available online include “Banshee,” “Deja Vu,” and two versions of “The Wizard.”

Asked to describe the overall theme of “The Giraffe,” Raffolade replies only, “The giraffe is the most beautiful animal in the world!” Asked to talk about how they got into electronica music production to begin with, Raffolade's nameless mastermind remains a man of few words.

“I've been trying to get the voices out of my head!” he says.

The current official bio of Raffolade describes their inception and general character as, “From deep within the Norwegian Fjords comes a new electronica project. With friends from around the globe Raffolade has created some weird and disturbing tunes now to be unleashed on the unsuspecting public.”

“The Giraffe” by Raffolade from Killerbörd Productions is available online worldwide now. Fans of '90s Euro-electronica should definitely get in early. Very early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Modern jazz artist Łukasz Adamczyk releases new EP 'Affirmative'


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Composer Jason Gillard releases single 'Determined'


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-S. McCauley
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Amanda Almius releases single 'Get Up On the Dancefloor'


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-S. McCauley
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Jemes releases single 'Brand New 1985'


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-S. McCauley
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Rapper EriickMoore releases new single 'All I Need'


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

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

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

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

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

Resolve and tenacity run throughout the songs of EriickMoore.

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

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

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

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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Kiron releases new single 'We Gotta Do Something'


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

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

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

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

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

-S. McCauley
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Rex Stax releases new singles feat. DØZE and Principe Baru


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

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

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

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

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

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

-S. McCauley
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Singer Krisheena releases official single 'Coconuts' ft. iamDES


The singer and performer of rap and hip hop music known as Krisheena has released her latest official single, “Coconuts,” featuring iamDES. The track has been proudly published on the Suarez !nspired Republic independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Exotic, pulsing, danceable and primed for play on radio and in nightclubs, “Coconuts” by Krisheena ft. iamDES is the newest reason to keep eyes on Suarez !nspired Republic.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences for “Coconuts,” Suarez !nspired Republic mentions Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, Quincy Jones, Bobby Womack, Etta James, Chaka Khan, “and more!”

Their “Coconuts” track from Krisheena and iamDES takes cues from these and moves pop, hip hop and R&B sounds into the 21st century for a blend that is all new, unique to these Suarez !nspired Republic artists. It is a party track with elements common to Miami beach clubs and Las Vegas pool resorts, alike. “Coconuts” is likely to appeal to fans as far away as Ibiza and as local as Suarez !nspired's hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Asked to comment on their new single, Suarez !nspired Republic writes, “'Coconuts' is meant to be the 2k17 summer anthem that everyone vibes to.”

Speaking of the theme of “Coconuts,” they write, “I'm sure most people have been in one of those bittersweet relationships, or in this case, 'situationships' where you allow yourself to give your all, but settle and not really get anything in return. For all the listeners who are in this situation, my advice is to look at yourself and your worth, and know that you are great, so don't sell yourself short. Enjoy!”

“Coconuts” by Krisheena and iamDES from Suarez !nspired Republic is available at over 600 quality music retailers online worldwide now. Be sure also to see their 2016 single, “23 #Likemagic.”

-S. McCauley
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Singer-songwriter Paula Punch drops second summer single 'Match'


The singer and songwriter from Australia known as Paula Punch has released her second official single for the summer 2017 season, “Match.” Like her other recent releases, the track has been proudly published on the Punch Park independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. A contemporary folk piece with an emphasis on soulful singing and graceful lyric poetry, “Match” is a track likely to find a home in the hearts of many music fans around the world.

Paula Punch has cited as main artistic influences rock, pop, blues and folk music, the latter two seeming to lend the most to this current release of “Match.” Her songs are frequently introspective and autobiographical, her themes largely romantic, inspirational and individualist, all of which lend power to a music style built on the considerable talents of a solo music artist.

The crystal-clear studio production of music by Paula Punch belies her otherwise devil-may-care attitude.

“Music is what happened to me while I was '...busy making other plans,'” quips the singer, quoting a famous line from John Lennon.

Nevertheless, “Match” is a gleaming example of how to write, perform and record folk music. Its strength lies in its minimalist songwriting. Punch's performance elucidates the song, rather than revels in it. Recorded at Electric Avenue Studio and mixed by Rob Gist, the studio production merely polishes the track to a high shine.

“Match” is a mellow counterpart to Paula Punch's previous “Lucky Girl” release. She has hinted that more music is to come in 2017, perhaps leading up to an EP release.

Fans of contemporary folk and folk rock music have good reasons to watch Paula Punch and Punch Park to see where this chugging train is headed.

“Match” by Paula Punch from the Punch Park label is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Get in early, folk fans.

-S. McCauley
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Comedic rapper Raja RG releases official single 'American Crazies'


The comedic rap artist, entertainer and dance innovator known as Raja RG has released his latest official single, “American Crazies.” The track has been proudly published as an independent release without the direction of the corporate music industry. It is the official single release of his popular YouTube video of the same name which has garnered more than 80,000 views as of the time of this writing (link provided at bottom). Funny, witty, and socially on point, “American Crazies” by Raja RG is a hip hop track anyone can get behind.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, Raja RG (AKA HinduHomeboy) mentions only Michael Jackson. That his rap song shares few attributes with the King of Pop isn't surprising, but it's notable that his videos impart a novel dance to the listener which he, himself, invented.

The dance looks fun to do and easy to learn, as evidenced by Raja RG's charming video in which he meets strangers in New York City's Central Park, gifts them a homemade “American Crazies” mask made from a paper plate and red, white and blue paint, and dances with them as he sings his song. It looks much less ridiculous than the macarena, and is less likely to annoy the average viewer.

“I am a mixed-race 28-year-old music artist who sings, acts, and dances,” Raja RG says of himself. “I just released a fresh, trendy bit of comedic fun, an original American hip-hop dance single and music video about us Americans called 'American Crazies.' I think it has a lot of potential.”

With the number of views moving steadily closer to the 100,000 mark, it's fair to say Raja RG's “American Crazies” has more than just potential.

“American Crazies” by Raja RG is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Don't miss the official music video!

-S. McCauley
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Monday, July 31, 2017

Folk crew Merry Hell release new EP 'Come On, England!'


The UK team of contemporary-folk artists called Merry Hell have released their latest EP album, “Come On, England!” The EP has been proudly published on the Merry Hell Music independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Genuine, polished, proud and uncompromising, “Come On, England!” is as much a humanitarian rallying cry as it is an English one.

Asked to cite some chief musical influences, Merry Hell speak of “A hugely diverse range, from church music to classic folk, including Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and English artists such as Dick Gaughan, all that married to the energy of punk and global politics.”

Merry Hell's new “Come On, England!” EP showcases two tracks from last year's popular “Bloodlines” full-length and one from their 2011 LP, “Blink... And You Miss It,” a new live take of “The War Between Ourselves.” Also showcased on the EP is an an acoustic reworking of 'Lean On Me, Love' from their debut 2011 record as it is now performed live.

It generally has the effect of bringing even large audiences to silence,” writes Merry Hell of the track. “It brings couples together, too. They get inspired by the words and sentiments of the song.”

Lean On Me, Love” is the public's first peek at their forthcoming 2018 album, “Anthems To The Wind.”

Merry Hell's current official bio describes them as offering “a joyful, uplifting slice of folk-rock with a message: an alternative national anthem for these troubled times. Based in North West England, this award winning group celebrate community, togetherness and love as antidotes to conflict, division and hatred.”

Asked to describe the themes of their new EP, Merry Hell write, “The songs express the hope that togetherness can be an antidote to alienation and division, both in politics and personal relationships. Invoking the power of peace and united voices, ‘We Need Each Other Now’ speaks for itself, while ‘Come On, England!’ is an alternative national anthem appealing to the nation’s traditions of tolerance and resistance to totalitarianism.”

Merry Hell consistently win awards, often for reasons surpassing those of mere musical quality. Most recently, Manchester's LBGTQ+ Wigan Pride organization selected “Loving the Skin You're In” by Merry Hell as their anthem.

As one website has described Merry Hell's humanist leanings, “The call to counter-racism and the encouragement of collective responsibility has never sounded so damned catchy!”

A tireless band of players, Merry Hell are slated to perform at gigs and festivals throughout the UK as their tour continues over the whole of 2017.

Come On, England!” by Merry Hell is available online worldwide from over 600 quality music stores beginning July 31 2017. Get in early, folk fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Singer-songwriter Paula Punch releases new single 'Lucky Girl'


The singer and songwriter of acoustic pop and adult contemporary music known as Paula Punch has released her latest official single, "Lucky Girl." The track has been proudly published on the Punch Park independent record and fashion label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Heartfelt, outspoken, and built on a solid groove, "Lucky Girl" showcases Paula Punch to be one of Australia's most genuine indie music artists for 2017.

Sydney's Paula Punch cites as main artistic influences LP (Laura Pergolizzi), and "everything from opera to rock, blues, folk and pop." She's quick to mention her upbringing in classical music, and the effect of being married to an Elvis and Stax Records fan. “I also loved all the raw energy of bands like The Pretenders and The Eurythmics and the genius of Joni Mitchell,” she writes. Her own music is most similar to that of the aforementioned LP, whose career as a performer is undercut by her titanic work as a songwriter for the likes of Cher, Rihanna, the Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, and more.

"I just love, love, love LP at the moment," writes Paula Punch. "I immediately felt I had met a musical sister."

The likeness is immediately apparent in Punch's straightforward approach to song crafting. Her structure is standard pop, her lyrics equal parts earnestness and radio hooks. Appropriately, "Lucky Girl" is presented in its studio form without bells and whistles beyond the considerable talents of Punch, and her producer Rob Gist. The music fan gets the impression that she's right there, playing live for an audience of one.

Rob Gist has brought his great experience as a sound engineer, music producer, and performer in the band Girl Overboard, when working on Paula's songs.

Asked to describe the themes of her new single, Punch writes, "[It's about] my life experiences, my goals, my disappointments, my joy, my love."

Paula Punch has been in music since her youth, playing guitar, singing in the Philharmonic Motet Choir, fronting university bands, recording as a session singer, and often providing backing vocals for famed guitarist Ed Kuepper (The Saints), and other Australian artists including Anne Kirkpatrick. She is the founding member of the popular women's singer-songwriter event in Sydney, "The Friday Girls," at which venue female artists debut new material live before an audience in a supportive environment.

The Friday Girls has been called home by artists including Jackie Bristow, Suzy Connolly, Fiona Kernaghan, Corrine Gibbons, Helen Ryder, Greta Gertler and popular duo Joy and Lara (Joy Howard and Lara Goodridge).

"Rob and I hope to continue bringing these songs to life," Punch says, "that tell the story of a woman living and working in Sydney, and some of the joys and struggles that come with modern life, and being a "Lucky Girl" in a lucky country!"

"Lucky Girl" by Paula Punch is available online worldwide beginning 12 July 2017 from over 600 quality digital music stores.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Former Tooth and Nail Records artists release debut EP 'Runways to Boulevards'


Tooth and Nail Records alums Jonathan Caro and Justice Gulmatico of Bloodshed have released a new EP album, “Runways to Boulevards,” as My Compatriots. Joining them on the historic release are Matthew Vangalapudi, Hunter Chapman, and producer Matt Lapoint (Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, more). The EP has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Blending power pop grooves with an early-emo aesthetic and painstakingly deliberate song structures, “Runways to Boulevards” by My Compatriots proves that the original spirit of emotional hardcore is still alive.

Founding member, songwriter and vocalist Jon Caro cites as main artistic influences Superchunk, Husker Du, Foo Fighters, and Adorable. The result is a style which never feels forced or ostentatious, but rather invites listeners with undeniable hooks and a warm, welcoming sound which feels both familiar and unique at once. Each of the 30-minute record's six tracks has a character all its own, its own reasons for listeners to make it a temporary favorite over the other five. This makes for an EP album with plenty of replayability and record-collection potential.

Kickstarted with fellow Tooth-and-Nail titan Scott Silletta (Plank Eye) on drums in 2008, My Compatriots dropped their long-awaited debut EP in 2016, followed by a quiet followup in Q1 2017, “Under the String of Lamps,” which has ignited interest in “Runways to Boulevards.” For My Compatriots, the EP has become a flagship release. For music fans, it signifies a triumphant return to the proto-indie sound of early-emo rock, the underground scene gone mainstream of which My Compatriots are veterans.

“For 2017 My Compatriots is looking for a restart,” says Caro. “These two EPs represent our new beginning. There is a mixed foundation of rock and layered space sounds weaved into each individually crafted song. A full-length is in-progress and set to be released later this summer along with performance dates to be announced.”

“Runways to Boulevards” by My Compatriots is available for free listening and album purchase directly from the band now (link provided below). Get in early, fans of early emo and power pop. Very early.

-S. McCauley
Editor
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Rapper Ric Wil releases new official single 'The Bad Guy'


The rapper known as Ric Wil has released his latest official single, “The Bad Guy.” The track has been dropped in both explicit and radio-ready formats. It is proudly published on the R U Wit It Entertainment independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Steady, heavy, and blending elements of old-school and modern hip hop, “The Bad Guy” is a track rap fans around the world can appreciate.

Gary, Indiana's Ric Wil cites as main artistic influences Jay Z, 50 Cent, the Notorious BIG, and Kanye West. Having been raised in Jamestown, New York, it might not surprise anyone to see the East Coast thread running through his list of favorites. Likewise, the original East Coast sound which started it all decades ago is audible in Ric Wil's own “The Bad Guy,” a pared-down, minimalist, uber-direct showcase of an MC on the mic with beats to build on and no unnecessary bells and whistles.

“The Bad Guy” is the third addition to the Ric Wil repertoire, riding on the coattails of his debut mixtape, “Ric Wil the Future,” and a single, “So Outta Here.”

Ric Wil was raised in a musical family, beginning first on trombone while developing his lyric talents on the side. His current official bio says of his early years, “He imitated the famous and influential rappers of the day until he grew comfortable with his own talents and found his performing persona.”

Today, he credits two people with bringing him to this stage in his career as an entertainer, rapper Divinicci (Uttmore Brevard), and rapper J Phenomenon (Jonathan Wilson). Divinicci and Ric Wil played off one another in a rap group, Wit It Wit It, largely specializing in freestyle. J Phenomenon is Ric Wil's real-life younger brother, whose passing in 2010 of heart failure charged Wil with an intense personal mission.

“His death was out of the blue,” writes Wil. “Losing him pushes me to want to do my music and ‘blow up’ like he said I would.”

Doubtless, J Phenomenon would be proud this day has come.

“The Bad Guy” by Ric Wil is available online worldwide from over 600 quality music stores now.

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

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