Thursday, March 11, 2010

MusicDish Presents: IN5 By Sekrett Scilensce

IN5 By Sekrett Scilensce

Sekrett Scilensce Associates has released the first single, "IN5," from the album The Rapman's Attire. This track has a catchy, thumping beat that is sure to be bouncing around in your head long after the song has finished. The song starts out filled with energy and enthusiasm and manages to transition effortlessly into a more subtle, laid-back tune.

The addition of electronics and sound effects gives this song a modern spin that offers something appealing to fans of all musical genres and stylings. "IN5" jumps back and forth through a pumping bass, smooth male and female vocals, electric guitars, and gripping horn solos. Sekrett Scilensce Associates has done an impressive job of spanning through best elements of jazz, rap, hip-hop, pop, dance, soul, and R&B within a mere few minutes.

* All music and vocal production plus performances are reported as composed and recorded by Sekrett Scilensce, who is also a collaborator on many other developments related to literary and video-game publishing.

The current scheduling for releases from “The Rapman’s Attire” are listed as “In5” (February 2010), “Whose Watching?” (March 2010) to be followed by “Control” (April 2010) and “The Wasteland” (May 2010); additional releases are listed into November but have been labeled for extended announcement after May 2010.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kava Kava @ SXSW + Dates In Los Angeles, New York, Texas And Arizona


UK label Chocolate Fireguard announces debut US tour for KAVA KAVA including dates in Los Angeles, Phoenix, SXSW in Texas and New York

Friday 12 March LOS ANGELES @ The Mint (11.30 pm)
Saturday 13 March PHOENIX @ Alice Cooperstown
Sunday 14 March TUSCON, Arizona @ The Hut (tbc)
Thursday 18 March AUSTIN, Texas @ SXSW - The Bedford @ Creekside, Hilton Garden Inn (11.45 pm)
Saturday 20 March AUSTIN @ SXSW - Music Gorilla @ Treasure Island, 413 East 6th street (10 pm)
Monday 22 March NEW YORK @ The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street (on stage 8.00 pm)
Tuesday 23 March NEW YORK @ Spike Hill, 184 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn (on stage 10.00 pm)
(more dates to be arranged)

Kava Kava are a turbo charged funked up live rock/dance act from Huddersfield (Yorkshire) in the UK featuring the soulful vocals of singer Pat Fulgoni alongside guitars, electronica, horns and beats. Kava Kava’s music has been featured in popular US TV series such as DIRT, JOHN FROM CINCINNATI, WEEDS etc, films including BOYS & GIRLS GUIDE TO GETTING DOWN, new snowboarding game STOKED, best selling application TAP TAP REVENGE 3 for iphone and they have played clubs and festivals all over EUROPE, in the STATES and in CHINA. Over the last three years they have played events as prestigious as Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland), Beijing Midi Festival (China), Glastonbury Festival (England) and SXSW Festival, Texas.

"Kava Kava creates party-worthy music by combining rock, funk, dance and soul……" - BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

"quietly pricking the ears of the international music community with their rollicking psychedelic dance….look out!" - MUSIC WEEK MAGAZINE (UK)

"should be on every funk and disco playlist, period!…..Love it!" - DJ MAGAZINE (UK)

"gorgeous new psychedelic funk" - NME (UK)


Kava Kava's official SXSW showcase is on Thursday 18th March @ The Bedford / Creekside, Hilton Garden Inn (11.45 pm). Other appearances include the Music Gorilla Showcase @ Treasure Island on Saturday the 20th at 10.00 pm

Singer Pat Fulgoni also does his bit to promote music from the Yorkshire region of the UK. Following last year's successful debut "Yorkshire SXSW Party"(Wild Beasts, Sky Larkin, Paul Marshall, Talk To Angels and Rolo Tomassi) the popular Showcase is back at the British Music Embassy for 18th March - midday @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto, Austin, Texas. This year the bands performing are: One Night Only, Grammatics, Slow Club, The Crookes and Middleman. For more details check: www

Meanwhile Kava Kava tour the US in support of debut US release "Forwards" licensed to US label Midnight Swimming. The NYC based label has arranged an excellent video for electro - rock tune "Clarity" which was filmed in New York and directed by Michael Slavens

Chocolate Fireguard will soon release the digital single "Clarity" in Europe with remixes by drum n bass maestro "B Complex" an artist who has enjoyed big success for his "Beautiful Lies" release on Hospital Records, a label Kava Kava's soulful singer Pat has also collaborated with on numerous occasions for producers Logistics, London Elektricity, Nu:Tone and most recently for Camo & Krooked's anthem "Turn Up (The Music)" The forthcoming "Clarity" single also features remixes by Lex Loofah (of Warp Records fame) and Two Macs and a Projector

Chocolate Fireguard is the Yorkshire independent run by Kava Kava's singer Pat Fulgoni. Other Chocolate Fireguard acts include the acclaimed 7 piece French hip hop crew LA C├ędille from France who kick out a vibe not far away from The Roots!


Likeblood Breaks Urban Top 50 And Premiere's New Video On MTV Jams


The latest music video from D.C.-bred rap group, Likeblood, "Money Over Here" featuring Bobby V, began its rotation on MTV Jams this past weekend generating a significant amount of buzz on Twitter surrounding the video's debut. It is premiering just as the group breaks into the Top 50, landing at #44 on Mediabase's urban chart last week. After debuting as the #2 most-added urban record earlier this year, Likeblood is continuing their push up the charts and is excited to release their new video to the world.

"The video features a lot of cameos from people who are really doing it big in D.C.," says Yung E. "We just wanted to bring the city together on this one. We feel like D.C. is about to blow and it's time to show people that we have real movement going on here," says Dre Strong. The video was shot in Washington, D.C. at Ibiza Nightclub in late January and was directed by Erica Chamblee and Lindsey Christian, the team behind the recent film, "Jazz in the Diamond District." "We just wanted to have a good time shooting the video. It was great to have Bobby [V] in D.C. and the entire city came out to support," says Mbea Da 1.

To watch the video, click here (link) and for behind-the-scenes pictures and videos from the shoot, click here (pics | video).

For more information about Likeblood, please visit

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Adult Contemporary Singer Susan Barth Confirms March 23rd Release For Latest CD


Adult Contemporary singer-songwriter Susan Barth has confirmed the March 23rd release of her latest album "Songs From The Suburbs". She notes, "It took me 5 years to record "Songs from the Suburbs." It wasn't at all planned the way the others were. I just woke up one morning with 16 songs and tried to whittle it down when I wrote and recorded the 17th track... which opens this album."

Clever songwriting and arrangement, catchy hooks and well laid out instrumental parts are a feature of this latest album from Susan Barth. The harmonies have been executed with taste. Each track on this album has its own charm. To sum up, the overall approach to Susan's songwriting is quite simple - The delivery of each song leaves the listener with a good feeling despite the actual theme. She delves into fantasy, real life characters and even indulges in some introspection. In other words, Susan draws you in with her songwriting charm.

Barth's songs cross musical genres, going from folk tunes like "Rainbows" to rock songs like "Perfect Storm," even throwing in some pop, which keeps her listeners on their toes in anticipation of what's coming next. The instrumentation on "Songs From The Suburbs" have been effectively arranged to complement Susan's vocal style. Elements of Folk, Jazz, World, and Renaissance have been infused with her retro 70's pop style. As Susan aptly puts it "For better or worse, this album may be the most reflective of me as a person."

Susan's first three CDs captured the attention of the music industry, earning accolades. Her songs have landed in the finals in numerous songwriting contests, including the UK Songwriting Contest, Billboard Songwriting Contest and Unisong Song Contest. Susan was named Runner Up for Songwriter of the Year in 2006 and 2007 by DIY, one of the most respected indie artist networks, which also chose "Wonderland" as the 2005 Runner Up for Album of the Year. Susan has also been awarded 7 ASCAP Songwriting Merit Awards over the last few years. Her track "Perfect Storm" is expected to make the semi-finals for the Unisong 2009 contest.

Eric de Fontenay
MusicDish Network

Monday, March 8, 2010

J.P. DeLaire "In My Life" Music Video

J.P. DeLaire "In My Life" Music Video


This is a video JP DeLaire released in 2008, inspired by Barack Obama's leadership, with the intent to support his race to the White House. Just two years later, the video now has even more significance, detailing all of the things that have changed and all that remains to be done. As a member of "The Peterson Family", Minnesota's First Family Of Music, Jason has learned everything from world renowned musicians such as Prince and Michael Bolton with whom he collaborated extensively. His approach to the music is unique and meaningful. Jason plays the piano and sax, is a soulful vocalist, and writes emotionally deep songs which embrace many styles.

Jason's latest CD 'In My Life' is available for purchase on iTunes and on his own website in CD format as well. A new single "Romance, Rumors and Lies" has been released, while he plans on touring with his own band the next spring-summer.

Rachel McDonald Releases Debut Album, "The Return Of Soul"


Maryland soul-singer Rachel McDonald made her national debut November, 2009 with the release of her album "The Return of Soul." This soul-infused dance record is sure to make a staggering first impression on the R&B and soul music community. McDonald's sultry voice, rich in tone and emotion, is coupled with the experienced hand of producer Biblical Jones, of Redefined Music. The album spans a wide gamut of urban music styles from straight-up dance beats to smooth, heartfelt ballads to gritty funk, all featuring McDonald's powerhouse vocals.

McDonald's mission is to bring the soul back to music, to eschew the over-commercialization common in today's music, and to just make great music. She has already launched an full-scale assault on the soul and R&B music scene with the viral release of a music video for her single, "Clenching My PIllow," and is currently filming a video for a new, as yet unreleased, single.

McDonald has been singing and dancing since childhood. At 18 years old, she has acted in nearly a dozen plays and almost as many vocal showcases and dance performances. She has performed at numerous Maryland and national events including NFL 60, the Maryland Education Association's MLK Breakfast, the Maryland House of Delegates African American Patriots Day, and the House of Blues in Los Angeles. She received the National Society of Arts Award for excellent in the arts in April, 2009.

Rachel's fiery style and attitude earn her the nickname The Quick Hotness, a Kung Fu term describing one who moves so fast, they blaze their own path. To learn more about Rachel McDonald, The Quick Hotness, visit her websites:

"The Return of Soul" can be purchased on iTunes:

Eric de Fontenay
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