Friday, April 23, 2010

"We All Worship Satan": New Single Shows The Devil Has The Best Tunes


Proclaiming itself "here to win your hearts and interfere with your daughters", The Band of the Eye has released a new single with indie label Red Square Records 77. This is the second single from the debut album by the alt-rock band, based in Bristol, UK.

Irish front-man Chris Murray explains that the single is about "idolizing manipulative people and letting yourself be told what to do", and name-checks Yoko Ono in a viciously cynical song that attacks control freaks and people who follow them. As Murray puts it, the quirky song "marries the timeless pop of 'sha-la-la' with the crushing metal of 'we all worship Satan.'" The tune bears The Band of the Eye's trademark mixture of hard-rock sounds and throat-shredding vocals with witty lyrics, poppy hooks, and a keen sense of melody.

Having played its first US shows in November, been broadcast around the world, and featured on Nickelodeon, The Band of an Eye is sure to make an impact with this Satanic new single, available worldwide from iTunes, Amazon, HMV and other platforms.


About The Band of the Eye:

In 2007, an Irish youth living in the UK attempted to name a group Full Intercourse. He was prevented from doing so, and The Band of the Eye was born, and emerged with a hard rock sound onto an English music scene fixated with flaccid indie-pop.

Progress was made from the offset. The toilet-venue tour led to better venues, and an early demo got the band international exposure as it worked meticulously to find people to play the music on radio, college stations, podcasts and internet shows. A track was used on the compilation CD included with Alternative magazine. Favourable reviews began to appear too: "amped-up gutter riffs" and "neo-grunge" declared the journalists. Here was a band that – without having anything so preposterous as a message – was singing songs that were about something, and they shouted enough to sound like they meant it.

In early 2008 The Band of the Eye’s first demo was heard by producer Paul Tipler (Placebo, Stereolab, Idlewild, 80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster). Tipler recorded 3 songs for the band, from which "Dress-Down Day", their first single, was released by excellent indie label Shifty Disco. Airplay, interviews and features increased in standing, including various BBC shows and a featured band week on XFM. It was decided that the band should record an album, so late in 2008 they went back to London to record more material with Tipler. Emerging from the studio, the title chosen for the album was Maximum Fisting. Realizing that DJ’s might refuse to utter this title, Contagious Ignorance was settled on instead.

Comedy At Gonzalez Y Gonzalez Presents Kenny Ortega, Sean Patton, Gina Brillon, Mike Britt, Julian McCullough On Wednesday, April 28


Come join us at Gonzalez y Gonzalez to experience New York City's newest comedy night sensation. The last Wednesday of every month, Gonzalez y Gonzalez and Comix bring you five of the funniest NYC-area comedians for a night of great laughs and fantastic food & drinks. Our next show on Wednesday, April 28 has confirmed to the lineup host Kenny Ortega, Sean Patton, Gina Brillon, Mike Britt, Julian McCullough.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Doors open at 6pm
Performance starts at 7:30pm
$5 cover

Kenny Ortega -
Kenny Ortega is a native of Spanish Harlem, A stand up comedian and although he has been a comedian for under 6 years he has grown up fast by working along side some of the best Latino comedians out there today. Kenny like any other kid always found himself getting into mischief, which now reflects his comedic style of story telling on stage. Kenny enjoys helping those starting out in the comedy field by organizing shows to make the transition on to the comedy club stage a lot easier. He worked in venues like "The Dave Chappelle show" the second season and Metro TV. Kenny takes great pleasure in putting a laugh into everyone's day.

Gina Brillon -
Who's that girl? That's the question on everyone’s mind lately when rising star Gina Brillon hits the stage. Gina is one of the funniest New Faces of the Latino and mainstream comedy scene. Starting when she was only 18 yrs old, she blew the crowd away with her very first performance at Stand-UP NY. It was only up hill from there, she would go on to grace the stages of The Comic Strip, Boston Comedy Club, and Caroline's. Her comedy is the perfect blend of personal experiences, growing up racially mixed (Puerto Rican, Italian, American), and Sex Therapy.

Sean Patton -
Sean Patton is a one-man comedy bomb whose long rants about anything from accents to heartbreak will have you hooting for more and laughing hysterically. He’s been seen on Late Nigh with Jimmy Fallon, VH1, Comedy Central, and was also a part of the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Mike Britt -
Through dedication and a passion for the art of comedy, Mike Britt has progressed from a promising local talent to a powerhouse comedian. He has had the opportunity to have people "bust-a-gut" all over the world, even as far as China. The thing that Mike loves most about being a comedian is having the ability to make people from all walks of life enjoy some laughter at the same time. He truly believes that GOD has bestowed this precious healing power of "comedy" upon him and he intends to use it to bring much needed smiles to so many heavy hearts.

Mike is also doing his own show at Comix on May 12th!

Julian McCullough -
Julian honed his comedy chops in schoolyards across America as his parents constantly uprooted and enrolled him in new schools. By the time college rolled around, he was ready to enter the world of stand-up comedy. While attending Rutgers University, Julian took a job as house MC of the prestigious Stress Factory Comedy Club. Six years later he burst onto the New York comedy scene, quickly establishing himself in the city's best clubs and has opened for Lewis Black, Colin Quinn, Brian Regan, Kevin James and Dave Chappelle. He has also been turning the heads of major television networks. In addition to Julian's "Live at Gotham" appearance on Comedy Central, the network has recently cast him as the sharp witted host of their newest game show, "Shut Up and Deal." He can also be seen in his own half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Julian McCullough." This is just the beginning of what will no doubt be many television appearances.

About Gonzalez y Gonzalez
Located just steps from Soho and great shopping, Gonzalez y Gonzalez serves authentic, South-of-the-Border cuisine in a festive downtown location. NYC's longest bar is always buzzing, and you can drop by for live Latin music 3 nights a week.

About Comix
Comix is New York's hottest new comedy nightclub featuring headline comedians and established New York-area comics, the best of cutting edge alternative comedy, improv and sketch comedy as well as music and variety programming.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 Releases "Trance Techno Particles" (Wav Acid/Apple Loops) Followed By A Remix Contest


PADUA, Italy April 19, 2010 -- has announced the release of its new sample pack "Trance Techno Particles".

The sample pack includes sounds and loops that can be used for techno, trance, tribal, and other music genres.

The sample pack comes equipped with:
• 13 trance construction kits structured into 5 folders (intro/outro, main kit, variation kit, single sounds, sfx)
• more than 401 loops (basses, pads, synths, strings, etc.)
• 120 kick-free loops (I measure long)
• 157 single sounds (kicks, snares and various percussion sounds)
• 32 crash cymbals
• 13 Logic Pro Projects included in the Aiff/Apple Loops package
• 13 Acid Pro Projects included in the Wav/Acid package
• Total loops and single sounds: 710
• Total size: 656 MB
• Formats: Wav/Acid; Aiff/Apple Loops

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"This new sample pack gives musicians and producers a little bit of the greatest trance and techno sounds of the '90s and '00s" says Daniel Macovei, founder of "We wanted to find a way to combine hundreds of diverse sound effects, loops, and construction kits into one easy-to-use package."

Taking the best and most-loved beats and effects from their vast library, has succeeded in offering a virtual "best-of" collection with this new sample pack. Trance Techno Particles is perfect for beginners who are still experimenting with style or professionals who need specific sounds at a moment's notice. is offering Trance Techno Particles for a six months promo price of 19,99 EUR. Daniel Macovei says that the product's price is revolutionary. "You just can't find that kind of selection for this price. We're hoping to introduce a lot of musicians to the benefits of who wouldn't normally have the chance to obtain premier samples, sound effects and professional construction kits." provides the downloadable sample pack from its website –
Following the release of this brand new sample pack is also hosting a remix contest, starting from May 15, 2010. The contest will enable djs, musicians and producers to create original mix using the samples, sound effects and loops found in the package.

The contest, which will begin next month, will award the tops five winners with the following prizes:
1st place: Lifetime Membership
2nd place: 500 Credits
3rd place: 350 credits
4th place: 250 Credits
5th place: 150 Credits

Contest rules and details will be announced in the coming weeks.
More information:

Sandra Hermann
cell: (320) 481-2900
office: (049) 897-8742
sandra -at- xylote (dot) com

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Credit To The Nation Ready Eagerly Awaited Comeback Single, And Album


British Hip-Hop band, Credit To The Nation, are set for an eagerly awaited return this summer, with the release of a new single in August, and full length album to follow.

Formed by Matthew “Matty” Hanson, aka MC Fusion, the group made a commercial impact in the early nineties with a slew of political hits. Their breakthrough single, ‘Call It What You Want’, sampled the guitar riff used by Nirvana on ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Late legendary DJ, John Peel played it on his John Peel Session show on BBC Radio 1, which led to a record deal with One Little Indian, a label famed for its successes with Bjork & The Shamen.

Their highest selling single, ‘Teenage Sensation’ reached number 23 in the UK Singles Chart, and was backed by veteran DJ Mark Goodyear. The subsequent single ‘Hear No Bullshit, See No Bullshit, Say No Bullshit’ was followed by the release of their debut album ‘Take Dis’.

Remarkably for a Hip-Hop group, all Credit To The Nation singles reached number 1 in the Melody Maker and NME independent label charts. This gathered the band a large indie following, which saw them tour with acts such as the Manic Street Preachers, and perform live at The Glastonbury NME stage (’94), Phoenix Festival (‘94/95), and the Reading Festival Melody Maker Stage (’94).

The album, which is not just a return to form, but a reinvention of the signature sound, features up-and-coming singer/songwriter Nathan White and label mate Charly Vox. Not to mention collaborations with Chuck D (Public Enemy) and Sadat X (Brand Nubian), which reflects the respect Credit holds within the urban community and American artists.

The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, UK will host the bands first show in eight years on 15th May, along with dub trance heavyweights, Dreadzone. Credit are also confirmed to play ‘Endorse it in Dorset’ on 8th August.

Credit To The Nation
New Single/Album Coming Soon
Crossflow Recordings

Connect with Credit To The Nation:

Credit To The Nation - "RAGE"
Free download/mixtape track.

PMT Seasonal Showcase Company Presents Walk With Me: A Journey Into The Light, The First Evening-Length Performance By J. Chen Project


On Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 at 8 PM, PMT Seasonal Showcase Company presents J. Chen Project in its first evening-length performance, Walk with Me: a journey into the light, at the PMT Dance Studio at 69 West 14th Street in Manhattan. Walk with Me, commissioned by PMT Seasonal Showcase Company and choreographed by Jessica Chen, comprises seven individual pieces that tell one story. Dedicated to bringing other art forms into her repertory, Ms. Chen has collaborated with a community of artists, including a novelist, a video artist, a composer, and several photographers to create an athletic and emotionally evocative performance. Chen's choreography blends a wide range of genres including classical, modern, street, and cultural dances, set on dancers with training from the Ailey School, Purchase College, Montclair State University, and other renowned programs.

"This story is a journey from darkness into light," comments Chen. "The world is going through a difficult time right now—financial crises, natural disasters, the list goes on. I am hopeful that it will all turn out to be good in the end." Inspired by an incident in which she and her father miraculously avoided a catastrophic collision on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles after their tire blew out, Chen envisioned a dance work that was "a metaphor for dying—but also a metaphor for living. When you survive death, you decide to live. You are essentially reborn." She translated her near-death experience to the stage by creating the seven individual dances, each of which represents "a different moment, a different experience that changes you. We will use choreography and video and audio material to take the audience on a journey."

Chen is "truly honored and grateful" to PMT Seasonal Showcase Company and founder Pavan Thimmaiah for this commission. "PMT gave me my first opportunity to showcase work in New York City in 2008, which was a springboard for my career. They provided me with a professional production crew, a warm audience, and three sold-out performances." Chen, who has been teaching contemporary dance at PMT since late 2009, describes the studio as "a safe home for me to experiment and develop my voice as a choreographer. It makes perfect sense to premiere my first evening show there, and these performances will help me take J. Chen Project to the next level."

The mission of J. Chen Project is to unveil extraordinary, authentic artistry through the empowerment of movement and the expression of choreography. Its goal is to foster dialogue among dancers, choreographers, and audiences on ways the dance community contributes to creating solutions to issues facing humanity today. This season includes performances at festivals that include DUMBO Dance Festival, the HATCH, Solar Powered Dance Series, Amnesty International's Human Rights Arts Festival, Choreographer's Canvas, Green Space Blooms, and Hawaii's National Dance Week.

Jessica Chen is a New York-based choreographer. She holds a bachelor of arts in global studies with emphases in socioeconomics and politics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. A California native, she moved to NYC to study at The Ailey School and has worked with choreographers who include Earl Mosley, Julian Barnett, Camille A. Brown, and Juan-Antonio Rodriguez of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and members of Naganuma Dance. As a commercial dancer, she has toured internationally with hip-hop artist and America's Best Dance Crew judge Lil Mama and appeared in a Marc Ecko commercial with Vanessa Hudgens.

Founded by dancer and choreographer Pavan Thimmaiah, PMT Seasonal Showcase Company is a nonprofit organization that stages professional productions featuring some of today's best choreographers, dance companies, and artists from TV, video, stage, and film. The company provides its performers with opportunities for exposure, with many acts using the PMT stage to achieve greater success, performing in prestigious venues and attracting media attention. It also offers its participants rehearsal space, professional photography services, and program advertising at no cost, and selected acts receive individual, full-length showcases. Additionally, the company prides itself on its ability to offer heavily discounted tickets to underprivileged young people who would not be able to afford to see performances of this caliber. Its primary goal is to provide the best possible experience for both its performers and its audience members.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

1 Sick Unit - "I Don't Like B.O."

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1 Sick Unit - I Don't Like B.O.

The latest track from 1 Sick Unit new album "Why So Socialist " is a scathing critique of the Obama administration. 'I Don't Like B.O.' is a grungy, crunchy, distortion-laden tongue lashing of the president that decries his tax policy and campaign for change. 1 Sick Unit sings about his preference for the political philosophies of pundits like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. He uses loud guitar and crashing drums to scream his opinions at the ears of the world. The album will know how to satisfy the appetite of rock nostalgics, as well as new followers of rock n roll music.

More from this band at

Buy I Don't Like B.O. at

MXP4 Launches PC-Version Editor Software Giving Artists The Power To Create "MAX IT"-Enabled Interactive Music Singles And Album Web Apps


Paris, France - April 13, 2010 - MXP4, developer of interactive music solutions, today announced the official launch of the MXP4 Editor for PC. Previously available for the Mac OS, the Editor is postproduction software used to create MAX IT-enabled interactive music applications. The MAX IT technology delivers dynamic, on-the-fly arrangements of music in one file that acts as an interactive single or album.

The MXP4 Editor works by importing the separate instrument tracks, which artists then organize to create a MAX IT enabled interactive music app. The MAX IT technology takes the elements of individual songs and automatically re-combines them in hundreds of different ways, giving a different listening experience each time the song is played. Delivered as a single MXP4 file, the song or album app also includes embedding and social media features designed to drive viral distribution of the music as web app. To date, artists using MAX IT to create interactive, auto-remixing albums include Michael Jackson, The Bravery, Basement Jaxx, Passion Pit, The Grouch & Eligh and Pep's.

"MAX IT gives musicians the opportunity to connect with fans in an entirely new way, providing them with an increased level of interaction and a totally unique music experience," commented Albin Serviant, CEO of MXP4. "By offering a completely innovative means of playing with music instead of just listening to it, artists can leverage a more engaged fan-base that is more readily converted from listeners into purchasers."

Recent MXP4 data showed that fans played with an average of 2.6 tracks for an average of 9.1 minutes on each MXP4-powered Web app. Fans also made heavy use of the built in viral tools with 75% of the traffic to the Web apps being of viral origin.

Play with Max It singles at

About MXP4

MXP4 develops interactive music solutions that are changing the music experience for consumers by allowing them to play with the music. MXP4 to engage more closely with consumers and enables the music industry to explore new revenue opportunities. The company founders and board members were previous senior executives of Musiwave, Vivendi Mobile Entertainment, EMIMusic and DivX. The company is backed by Sofinnova Partners and Ventech.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rachel McDonald - B.A.L.T.I.M.O.R.E.

Rachel McDonald - B.A.L.T.I.M.O.R.E.

B.A.L.T.I.M.O.R.E is both a tribute to McDonald's home city as well as a dance anthem. A bouncy beat and smooth bass line make this tune perfect for the club. McDonald's voice shines here with a rich depth of tone and maturity that belies her youth and the breakdown is infectious. This song makes you dance.

Rachel McDonald is not only an extremely talented singer and songwriter; she’s a woman on a mission: bringing soul back to urban music. As her musical influences are Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Chaka Kahn, Yolanda Adams, and Fergie, she certainly seems to be on course.

Find Out More on Rachel McDonald at

Koko Dozo "Feel The Zuzz!" EP Release Party At NY's Union Square Lounge


Koko Dozo, the "Post-Disco" Duo from New York City, will give a deluxe performing their official "Feel The Zuzz!" EP party at New York's hip Union Square Lounge. The EP was released on March 23rd by run by former New York Dolls manager, A&R/record producer Marty Thau (Suicide, The Real Kids, The Fleshtones). Since the release of their first album, "Illegal Space Aliens" in 2008, this daring duo has become a force to be reckoned with! Their single "Boomchi" became an instant dance-floor classic, and was included on the final season of Showtime's "The L Word."

Koko Dozo "Feel The Zuzz!" Album Release Party
Hosted by the Gorgeous Deryck Todd, Etie and Michael Gogel
Featuring DJ's Amylulita (Nacotheque) and Sean MF'n Roberts (Unstoppable Perfect)
Union Square Lounge
30 East 16th Street (Below Coffee Shop)
Tuesday, April 20, 12:00 AM
5$ Drink specials from 8PM-10PM
Vodka Open Bar from 10PM-11PM

Critics are already raving about this Zuzztacular EP!

"Perhaps most importantly, the songs themselves are tuneful little ear-borers, harking back to NYC clubland's '80s heyday—these tracks would have killed at Danceteria." - Bruce Tantum, Time Out NY

"And that's the heart of Koko Dozo, a hodgepodge pop entity that's bathed in dance music's more glammy, grimy past and full of the early 80s excess that birthed pop music from its disco father and mother." - Jeff Meltz, The Culture of Me

"Tunes like "Lay That Body Down" and "Bastards in Bazbador" sound amazing on the pavement of the Lower East Side.." - Peter Davis,

Feel The Zuzz is available at iTunes and iTunes International/Napster and Napster International/eMusic and emusic UK/Yahoo Music and Yahoo MusicMatch/Real/Rhapsody/Microsoft Zune/Amazon Digital/Insound Digita/Liquid Audio-Wal Mart/ Starbucks-Hear Music/ Peer Impact/Sony Connect/Download Punk/Pure Tracks-Canada/Audio Lunchbox.

Polarity/1, multi-instrumentalist/arranger/composer/producer, brings the beat to Koko Dozo's space age disco thump. A veteran of all things electronic, he has four cult classic CDs of both electro-folk songs and all-instrumental electronica on subTEKst Recordings including one by Audioplasm. He also composes for film and for performances by Battery Dance Company and Quorum Ballet of Lisbon.

Amy Douglas is a vocalist/pianist/songwriting extraordinaire who has been vaporizing the earwax of many a listener. With four and a half octaves worth of nuclear acid lung power at her disposal, she is a former member of the notorious Squeezebox House Band, and has worked with legends ranging from Jayne County to George Clinton. Now supplying the fire for many vets of the electro and house genre, from jazz to funk to punk, there is nothing her tongue hasn't torched.

Bending genres and madly tweaking the DNA of Groove -- their mission has proven successful thus far, as they've spread their funky virus to the delight of the blogosphere where they've accrued stellar reviews. KOKO DOZO was named IndieMusicUniverse's " Band of the Month" for September, 2009.