Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Adult Film Star Amai Liu Signs To Unable Records


Unable Records, a Cherry Hill, NJ-based independent record label, has signed adult film star Amai Liu to a recording contract. Together, Amai and Unable Records will write, record and release a brand new single; but that isn't the biggest story of the day. It has also been revealed that this unlikely team will be filming the entire process, from songwriting and rehearsal to recording and marketing, in order to produce and release a compelling, behind the scenes docu-series.

"When Amai came to us and expressed an interest in trying to break into the music industry, we knew immediately that this was a project that we wanted to work on," said Jason Ruch of Unable Records. "Amai has always had a deep love for music, and she is quite talented."

While discussing the project during meetings at Unable's Cherry Hill headquarters, it quickly became apparent that the project was larger than just a single. "Everyone kept talking about what an interesting story this is - the porn star turned pop star," said Mike Ransom, Managing Partner at Unable Records. Despite the risks involved in a project of this type, trying to break someone into an unforgiving industry like music, grappling with the formation and coaching of a new artist, and overcoming the stereotypes and preconceived notions that go along with an adult performer; Unable Records decided to open the entire process to the public in order to tell that story. "All of us will be putting a lot on the line throughout this project; both Amai and the label have a lot to lose. With that said, we felt we had a amazing opportunity to give people a behind the scenes look at not only the making of a record, but the transformation of a career."

Good or bad, it will all be on display in the docu-series that Unable Records is calling Porn to Pop. It is unclear at this point exactly when the series, and the single on which it is focused, will be released, but the label has indicated it will likely be in early 2016. Additionally, the label has not revealed the genre of Amai's work, saying only that it falls outside of the rock, metal and punk with which they usually work.

Amai Liu and Unable Records will be jointly launching a crowd-funding campaign in the coming weeks in order to raise the money needed to complete the process of producing, filming and editing the docu-series. Unable Records is currently weighing several options for the release of the series, including shopping it to television networks and other video providers, such as Netflix and Amazon. For more information about Amai, the single and the Porn to Pop docu-series, fans should visit UnableRecords.com/Amai for updates and a longer description of the series.

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Johnoscar Releases "Cinema Paradiso: A Night At The Movie

This June fans of Johnoscar have cause to celebrate as the concert pianist releases his new album: Cinema Paradiso, A Night At The Movies. This is Johnoscar's second independent release and the follow-up to his 2013 album "Christmas,"which has scored solid five stars with every review. The Filipino born resident of the San Francisco Bay Area will premiere his album in live performance, and in its entirety, at the restored and historic Rio Grand Movie Theater in New Mexico June 23--the date of its release.

The Cinema Paradiso program features arrangements and interpretations of some of the greatest film music ever composed from some of the greatest films ever made including Cinema Paradiso, The Mission and Modern Times. It covers a span of almost 100 years of film music and includes some of the pianist's signature pieces such as Somewhere In Time, Warsaw Concerto and the piano score from Schindler's List John Williams penned for Johnoscar while he was still a student at Juilliard. Johnoscar's interpretations and performances become the common thread tying these pieces together into a cohesive whole and endows this body of work with emotion, development and meaning. "The album tell a story," says Johnoscar, "an entire civilization's story--by using music to trigger the power of film." The album's performances utilized the rich sound of a 100 year old Steinway in a state of the art recording studio.

Johnoscar has performed as a soloist, and as a soloist with orchestras, on three continents including a head of state and an appearance at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. He debuted as a soloist with The San Francisco Symphony at 17 performing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and has appeared in many of the great concert halls around the world. Some highlights include Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Davies Hall, Herbst Theater at the San Francisco War Memorial, The Royal Palace in Brussels and the Paris Conservatory with Joshua Bell. He has worked with IMG Artists and has been contracted to Sony Classical. He is currently represented by Brant-Muzik Management. Johnoscar has appeared consistently on the Juilliard annual list of notable alumni.

Website: http://www.johnoscar.com
Music: http://youtu.be/I6xsEEuYuMg

Monday, June 29, 2015

ARSENALES 'Closer' (Feat. Sigrid Zeiner)


We present with the latest giveaway from Arsenales' brand new self-tilted EP. This newest piece from the Italian-based electro-pop band is available exclusively for you to enjoy and is presented alongside an official visual for the record.

While most of the new EP encompasses a fun and energetic sound, "Closer" is possibly the most mysterious track from the project. Get ready to shimmy your way into the weekend with this one.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Jey Row Unveils New Album Titled 'XXXDEEPERTHANEVER'


Every now and then we're treated to something truly unique, different from everything we've heard before. And so enter Jey Row and his stunning new album XXDEEPERTHANEVER.

Dubbed as alternate R&B, Jey Row's new album encompasses a distinctive sound of glazing vocals with enchanting production, the rest is, as they say, history!

The 20-year-old Russian quotes the likes of Banks, The Weeknd, Broods and Drake as major influences. Now living in New York, Jey is well on the way to making major moves. His new album is just the start of what is sure to be an exciting journey.

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P Dubb Shares New Track 'Girl Dem Know' Featuring Bisk


Listen: https://soundcloud.com/biskswiisshmusic/p-dubb-ft-bisk-girl-dem-know-prod-ayobeatz

Swiish Music present you with the latest offering from rising afro-beats artist P Dubb. This latest release comes in the shape of the uplifting and summer kick-starter titled "Girl Dem Know".

Let the Swiissh music pair take you on a journey of appreciation for the sun, Afropop & Afro style.

Get ready to come deep into the depths of P Dubb's soundboard, as vibrant atmospheres collide with enticing wordplay. Enjoy!

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Armonite's Album 'The Sun Is New Each Day'


Armonite, a new band by composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi kick off their disruptive rock project with the release of their album, The Sun is New Each Day available for free on the band's official website, armonite.com

Produced by the first producer of Muse, Paul Reeve, and mastered by Geoff Pesche at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios in London, The Sun is New Each Day is an exciting mix of electric violin, keyboards, bass, and drums, including amazing participation by Porcupine Tree's bassist, Colin Edwin and Dutch drummer Jasper Barendregt.

"Working with a team like this is fantastic," says Fosso, composer of the album, "Everyone's unique skills and talents added something special to the album and the final result is powerful. We tried to give the album one sonority, but also characterize each track with a different setting.

"For example, in the song "Suitcase war" you'll see a rejection of how our life has changed after becoming workaholics. Whereas "Insert Coin", featuring 8-bit sounds by Swedish demoscener Anders 'Goto80' Carlsson, is a tribute to 80's and 90's arcade coin-ops."

Each track captures the various passions found in the band. "Satellites" is a reflection on space exploration and technology, "'G' as in Gears" features Samuel Gomper's famous speech, "What does the Working Man Want?" and "Die Grauen Herren" recalls the Men in Grey from Michael Ende's novel, Momo.

The Sun is New Each Day is a whirlwind of sounds, themes and emotions. "Connect Four", a track composed by Bigi, finds its sound in a protest against gambling addictions. While the track "Sandstorm" is a look at the living energy that can be found in Marrakech.

"We hope the album connects you to the world around you," says Fosso, "Tracks like "Le temps qui fait ta rose" from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery suggest 'It's the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important.' Yet, the track "Slippery Slope" explores that unclear side of the human soul."

The band's hopes and goals go well beyond the free release of their album. "Releasing our tracks for free is a way to instantly share this music we all love so much," says Bigi, "But what we really want to do is bring these tracks live. In order to do this, we need to show how great our fan base is. So follow us on Twitter and YouTube, 'like' us on Facebook and download our free album. The more people that get involved with us, the sooner we can go on tour and share our music live!"

TRACKLIST
1) Suitcase war
2) Connect Four
3) 'G' as in Gears
4) Sandstorm
5) Slippery Slope
6) Satellites
7) Die Grauen Herren
8) Le temps qui fait ta rose
9) Insert Coin

Contact info
merry-go-sound
Artist Management
info@armonite.com

Website: http://www.armonite.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Armonite/375012772574516
Twitter: http://twitter.com/armonitemusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc2jTstKBeJe0BI6o1pLGLA

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Kwame Binea Shakedown Announce Second Single/Video, "Hang On"

Harlem-based roots rock singer/songwriter Kwame Binea, who fronts the Kwame Binea Shakedown, has announced the worldwide digital release of their second single, "Hang On" for Tuesday, June 16, 2015 via CDbaby.com and all their major digital distribution partners including iTunes and Amazon.com.

"Hang On" is catchy, upbeat, funk/rock/soul dance song layered with a poignant, hopeful and uplifting universal message that encourages "little brothers to hang on."

It was co-written and produced by Kwame Binea and guitarist Justin Wilcox for Binea's indie imprint, Pelopos Entertainment Group. The song also features the rest of Shakedown band, drummer Medley Shabazz, guitarist Art Vanterpool, bassist Phil Bass, Daron Wright on keyboards, Kengo Yamada and Michael Quigley on saxophone, Brian Varneke on trumpet, and guest background vocalists Dietrice Bolden and Jindai Joseph.

The video meshes live performance footage with compelling images that accentuate the broader symbolism and inspiration behind the song. The video was edited by Kate Peterson.

"I really wanted to create an anthem-like track to encourage young brothers to keep their heads up and never stop believing in themselves," explains Binea. "These are tough times and a lot of our young people are a bit lost and aren't getting the level of support they need. So, just trying to give them some of the same kind of positive reinforcement and encouragement I received growing up," he added.

"Hang On" follows the group's debut single/video "Let Go" (released in April). The video was culled from a Kwame Binea Shakedown live performance at the Brooklyn Bowl earlier this year.

Binea grew up splitting time in West London (his birth place) and in his native origins, Ghana. He later moved to Cherry Hill, NJ as a teenager where he started to unearth his artistic aspirations as a burgeoning songwriter/singer/guitarist. While in college he teamed up with guitarist/vocalist Justin Wilcox as a duo, which became the nucleus that spawned the rock/funk collective Kwame Shakedown in Harlem, NY (2011). Over the past several years they have built a legion of loyal fans performing at most of the city's most noted music venues including Joe's Pub, Arlene Grocery, Rockwood Music Hall and Brooklyn Bowl, to name just a few.

The Kwame Binea Shakedown will also be releasing their self-titled debut EP July 17.

For more information on Kwame Binea Shakedown: http://kwamebineashakedown.com
View the new video for "Hang On": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MknpsYKwe0I

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Alicia Grimes. YouTube Sensation, Famous Web Video Star And Internet Celebrity


Alicia Grimes (born Alisa Grimes, Sep 10, 1971),in Chicago, Illinois and later relocated to Melvin, Illinois. She is Native Amercian, African American ancestry Cherokee. She is a Amercian singer, songwriter, marketing expert and internet personality who is inspired by alternative, pop, hip hop and jazz music.

Alicia Grimes is a very unique and original music artist that pushes the boundaries through an array of compelling original songs and dynamic sounds. She possesses the talent and musical passion with a new and original sound to turn heads in the music entertainment industry.

Her music career began in 2012.Her Debut single "Love You" was released in 2012 and distributed by Cdbaby.com She released her song "Love You" to over 60 online digital music retail stores.She received regular rotation on the college radio station WQNA 88.3 FM "The Edge" in Springfield, Illinois. Her single "Love You" also have been added to over 32 USA College CMJ Radio Stations and 1 Commercial Radio Station. She was Feature On 92.3 FM in Peoria, Illinois.

She is notable for her songs "Say I Do" and "Love You." This singer and songwriter built her career and her audience online.In early 2015, she had more than one million Twitter followers and over 30,000 Facebook likes.BeforeFame, In 2013, she began promoting her music on YouTube. Her first upload quickly attracted more than 300,000 views.

She has built a fan base which includes over 7 Million impressions on YouTube with 670,000 total YouTube video views with over 488,814 minutes watched with over 7,372 subscribers.On Her Twitter page she has over 1 millions followers. Also she has over 420,000 Facebook followers and 30,000 fan page likes.Her YouTube Video for her song, "Love You" has over 365,321 Views.

She is on the list of Famous Illinoisans, Famous Virgos, Famous Web Video Star, Famous Celebrity Birthday List. #14 Famous Alicia's, #14 Famous Persons Named Alicia, #3 Virgo Name Alicia, #20,000 Celebrity Worldwide.

Apart from her music career, she found success in the marketing profession.Her company A. Grimes Promotion made it on the Evan Carmichael Top Marketers to follow on Twitter from March 2013-April 2015 current. She presently is #1 on Evan Carmichael Jan-May 2015 Top Marketers to follow on Twitter. Also Alicia Grimes Promotion was Top 100 Twitter Users in Chicago, Illinois. She is the current artist from central Illinois to hit over a 1,000,000 real twitter followers so far.

Check us out here:
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https://twitter.com/aliciagrimes71
http://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/alicia-grimes.html
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Worldwide Groove Corporation Collaborate With EDM Producer Portarius For Upcoming Release


In their final installment of their Year of the Groove, where they have put out one new music release a month for a year, Worldwide Groove Corporation are incorporating the talents of up-and-coming EDM producer Portarius into the mix. Their June release which will feature 5 entirely different versions of their song "Make Me Free" will include one melodic dubstep remix of the track produced solely by Portarius.

"This next release is unlike any of our previous releases in that we will put out five different versions of the same song at once, four of which we produced ourselves and one produced by Portarius," says Kurt Goebel, producer and programmer for Worldwide Groove Corporation. The four versions of the song produced by Worldwide Groove Corporation will mainly stay within their established sound as electronic music producers, ranging from downtempo chillout to deep house to electro, and the fourth incarnation departs from the electronica world in the form of a piano ballad with solo cello. "This project shows the scope of what we do and has been in the works for a long time. We are so glad to be able to end our Year of the Groove with this collection of tracks," says Goebel.

Worldwide Groove Corporation first became acquainted with Portarius while he was a commercial music major at Belmont University, and their electronic music connection became apparent very quickly. "Portarius played me the remix he had done of Kimbra's song "Settle Down", which had won a remix competition, and from the quality of his work, I could tell that he was someone we would be glad to collaborate with on our tracks," says Ellen Tift, songwriter and vocalist for WGC. "We aren't concerned with the fact that he is currently relatively unknown, we made this decision solely on his amazing talent, we absolutely love what he has done with this song, and we hope he gets some good exposure from this release."

"Make Me Free" is the 12th consecutive monthly music release by WGC, and the first of the series to have utilized the production skills of anyone else. "Worldwide Groove Corporation produces a sound unlike any artist I have ever worked with, and it was an invigorating experience to be able to produce my own interpretation of “Make Me Free” for them," says Portarius. "I was so thankful and excited for the chance to bring this song out of one sonic world and into another. WGC’s unique sound is perfect for this kind of remix, and I’m so thankful to have been able to work with them on this, and for the chance to share this track with the world." Portarius is currently working on various electronic music projects while also working full time in the music industry.

Worldwide Groove Corporation have made instrumental and vocal stems of their previous electronic music releases available to remixers on various digital music outlets and through their own website. To learn more about this or any other Worldwide Groove Corporation releases, go to http://www.worldwidegroovecorp.com and join the mailing list or search the website.

ABOUT WGC: Worldwide Groove Corporation are Kurt Goebel and Ellen Tift, specializing in electronic pop and downtempo chillout music production, string arranging, and remixes. Their music has been featured on national television shows, in independent films, and used in major brand advertising campaigns in the U.S. and Europe. Both members of WGC have a Master of Music degree in Media Writing and Production from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. See their full bios on their website.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Storm Maverick Has An Angel

Storm Maverick made his debut in the EDM music scene in 2012. He is happy to say that he still is part of the indies and is feeling better then ever. That is very evident with his new single called "My Angel".

"My Angel" is a song about a women that he describes is an angel sent from God himself. The song is going to make it's release on Itunes, Amazon and other stores on July 1st, 2015. In mid June; it should be available for pre-order on Amazon. It is already available for a full listen and also for pre-order exclusively on Bandcamp. https://stormmaverick.bandcamp.com/album/my-angel

Along with his single, Storm Maverick has already have fourteen episodes on a series called "Electronic Bliss". His playlist mostly consist of electronic music that is upbeat and smooth with a lot of heart. He usually has one or two episodes a week. https://open.spotify.com/user/georgewashingtonrecords

Storm Maverick is very happy with the playlist series and the new single "My Angel". He is hoping for votes for a competition called "Coast 2 Coast Hottest In The State". One of the hottest mixtapes in the nation and he will like nothing better then to be a part of it. Link to the mixtape submission can be found on the coast2coast website. http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/audiodetail.aspx?audioid=461301

Storm Maverick is ready to take the world by storm. It is just a matter of time before he blows up in the music scene.

STORM MAVERICK
T: http://twitter.com/stormmaverick
F: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Storm-Maverick/839573726074826?ref=bookmarks

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