Friday, September 10, 2010

Sub Bubble Recording Studios - The 360 MusicExperience

Situated in Wembley, North West London, UK - Sub Bubble Studios is a newly created complex incorporating recording studios, a warehouse space and private indoor skate park.

Whilst the core services at Sub Bubble are Recording, Mixing & Production the studios also boast an impressive warehouse space. The space can cater for a variety of uses ranging from photo and video shoots, showcase gigs through to full-scale live events.

Label Manager and Director Ian Bennett explains "Over the past eight months we're created a veritable smorgasbord of delights for the visual and recording artist. There's no other location in London (or the UK for that fact) where you can write, record, rehearse, skate, slam-dunk, spin tunes, play pool and rave. We have a very simple ethos at the centre of our enterprise... nurture and develop talent from the ground up, support from all angles to benefit all and the greater good. What we have here is more than just a recording studio, it's a bubble of creativeness right next door to one of the world's greatest venues."

The pro recording studio facility consists of two air-conditioned control rooms connected to a central Live Room and additional Recording Lounge on the floor below. The space has been designed to be completely flexible. As well as the acoustically treated recording studios themselves we have tie lines in place so that any area of the building, including the adjoining warehouse area and skate park can potentially be used for recording purposes.

Studio 1 is Sub Bubble's premier recording studio and control/mixing room, centered around the amazing SSL AWS 900+ SE console locked to a fully expanded Pro Tools HD5 rig. Studio 2 at Sub Bubble is a production and editing suite, boasting a separate vocal booth and full connectivity to the live room, Studio 2 and the vocal booth can be used as its own space or fully utilised in conjunction with Recording Studio 1.

Transgressive producer Jim Anderson has recently made Studio 1 his home after adding his exceptional collection of vintage gear to the studio spec and consulting on the ergonomics of the space. Jim has worked with a diverse range of artists including: Blood Red Shoes, Oceansize, The Enemy, Los Campesinos!, Mark Ronson and Hockey. He has recently been mixing upcoming electro outfit Hook And The Twin, producing /recording Hatcham Social and Two Door Cinema Club and has various other bands lining up to work with him?including Flats and Electricity In Our Homes.

Sub Bubble Recordings, now on its second release, focuses on underground house sounds covering the more techy end of the spectrum. Launching with fledging production duo Matt Williams and Bahar Canca. As the label expands it will naturally grow to cover wider styles of music. Each release will include high profile, credible remixers from the cream of the dance scene.

Superdark Music focuses on indie, left of field electronica and grew from a reaction to the mainstream and tired music industry. Always forward thinking and with a fiercely independent ethos, Superdark has championed artists as diverse as Nu-Grave mavericks Lesser Panda, art-indie-oddballs Laurel Collective (current A&R quarry) and garage-rock pop-quirksters Innercity Pirates. The latter's new single "Seen it all Before" is creating a stir in music bibles such as Artrocker, Rocksound and Guardian and early doors radio support comes from the King of Alt. John Kennedy on Xfm.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Chosen View Is Set To Release, The Common Thread On September 21st With Sunset Records

Trying to categorize the Memphis, Tennessee base, Chosen View is an extraordinary assignment, not because the band is considered to confront pure classification of their sound, it is actually because they are indeed, a potential classic indie rock act. The label (Sunset Records) is all about being an indie and the band compliments it by infusing classic art sounds, with other indie rock. The signature Chosen View sound cannot be defined quickly and is suggestive of other Indie acts like The Temper Trap; with soaring vocals, tight guitar work, and colorful layers of production, hooks that build up steadily, and lyrics that are accessible to modern rock listeners today. This first album is filled with attention grabbing vocals, real, and undeniable thoughts in their lyrics, The Common Thread has a classic rock sound with the rigor of a modern day rock act, that technically, the songs and production work perfect making up the ten (10) song debut CD.

Chosen View does make their music genuinely, with ambitious production work (Jason Gillespie). Sub modern / Alternative rock tracks like "Under The Swell" and "Her" offer exceptional vocal chops, with a lot of accessibility, yet a classic feel that breeds longevity in music careers. The other songs loosen up right away with the opener, "Fell Apart," along with "The Dive," and then the added colorful touches on "Reaching Out," create a full length album worth listening to from beginning to the last song ("Over The Line"). The five (5) piece rock act is made up of David Cowell (Guitar/Vocals), Andy Lockley (Vocals), Joshua Myers (Guitar), Davis Sawyer Bass) and Ryan Kildahl (Drums/Percussion).

Some other bright spots are "I Will Rise" and "You Ask Me". The latter song offers music fans many levels of guitar fret work before giving way to a broad based bridge where the lead vocalist David Cowell shows off his chops. The former song has a striking tempo coupled with a high leveled bass line keeping the listener involved all the through to the powerful peaks. "When bands are trying to get record deals, they sometimes give up what is real and what is authentic, to try to achieve that mass popular appeal in the market places, says Don Lichterman, the head of Sunset Records, "these guys (Chosen View) have hefty songs, with great avenues and serious color, that it’s amazing that we get to work this debut CD." (Don) Lichterman goes onto say about the band, "this is the type of band that will be working making music for decades."

The best moments on the debut CD, The Common Thread, is a sound that has great influences by the likes of Indie bands, Foals, Bloc Party, Temper Trap, Phoenix, and even has that Radiohead feel at times. And, new artists and bands that have a thri9ving industry buzz ("Under The Swell" is featured on the CMJ Sub Modern CD Sampler for September 2010), tends to get plays at popular radio stations. Keep in mind too; the members of Chosen View are very young in age and most young bands have to develop their sound and production. The craftsmanship on this album is very impressive and especially for what is a debut CD being released by Sunset Records on September 21. The musicianship production and sound are exceptional, with the band, and many technically proficient studio players (Richard Thomas, Krysta Wroten, Anna Acosta, Darin Davies, Nick Hein, Rick Steff), and overall, the band has a great ten song full length album ready to be released in September this year (2010).


About Sunset Records
Sunset is a privately owned Don Lichterman Company. Sunset is one of the leading independent record labels and entertainment companies in the world. Sunset’s Entertainment Companies, and its global operation, acquire, develop, and distribute major music recording artists, home visual entertainment products, online-digital entertainment technologies and music and filmed entertainment worldwide. Sunset's four major divisions are the Sunset Distributed Label Group, the Sunset Strategic Marketing and Licensing Division, the Radio Sunset Network and the Sunset Filmed Entertainment Division.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) Announce Final Festival Program

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world's leading international conference and festival for electronic music is excited to announce a record breaking line up for the 15th anniversary edition, with 165 events are taking place at 44 different stages around Amsterdam. Taking place from 20 to 23 October, ADE expects 2.500 conference delegates and 100.000 festival visitors from all around the world to descend on the city of Amsterdam during the four-day event.

Already crammed with a multitude of artists newly confirmed acts for the festival program include; Kevin Saunderson (US), Fedde Le Grand (NL), Martin Solveig (FR), Paul Kalkbrenner (DE), Carl Craig (US), The Martinez Brothers (US), Sébastien Léger (FR), Todd Terry (US), Kaskade (US), Ron Carroll (GB), John Acquaviva (CA), Chocolate Puma (NL), DJ Pierre (US), Nobody Beats The Drum (NL), Stacey Pullen (US), Marco V (NL), Gene Farris (US), Seamus Haji (GB), C-Mon & Kypski (NL), Mark Knight (GB), Robert Owens (GB), Secret Cinema (NL), Josh Gabriel (US), Peter Horrevorts (NL), Tomcraft (DE) and Goose (BE) the festival program is complete. In total 700 DJs/Acts are scheduled to play at the ADE.

Amongst the earlier announced acts are: Kelis (US), Armin van Buuren (NL), Sven Väth (DE), Chuckie (NL), Dave Clarke (GB), Sasha (GB), Paul van Dyk (DE), Roger Sanchez (US), Joris Voorn (NL), Daniel Haaksman (DE), Boys Noize (DE), Dubfire (US), Richie Hawtin (CA), M.A.N.D.Y. (DE), Riva Star (IT), Adam Beyer (SE), Ida Engberg (SE), Steve Bug (DE), Josh Wink (US), Markus Schulz (DE), Ferry Corsten (NL), Jeff Mills (US), Afrojack (NL), Chris Liebing (DE), Goldfish live (SA), Joost van Bellen (NL), Moodymann (US), Derrick May (US), Sander Kleinenberg (NL), Boemklatsch (NL) , Juan Atkins (US), Ellen Allien (DE), Dr. Lektroluv (BE), Shinedoe (NL), Don Diablo (NL), Flying Lotus (US), Monika Kruse (DE), Nick Warren (GB), Karotte (DE), Radio Slave aka The Machine (DE), Ryan Marciano & Sunnery James (NL), Girl Unit (GB), DJ Yellow (FR), Live: Hercules & Love Affair (US), Live: Tensnake (DE), Boris Werner (NL), Live: Redshape (DE), Dixon (DE), Melon (NL), Sasha Funke (DE), KINK live (BG), Terry Toner (NL) and Paul Harris (GB).

A full list of acts that will perform at the ADE can be found on

During the ADE 2010 a record number of 44 different venues are participating, including Air, Bimhuis, Bitterzoet, Boom Chicago, Canvas, Club 8,Club Home, Club NL, Escape, Flex Bar, Hotel Arena, Jimmy Woo, Little Buddha Amsterdam, Melkweg, NDSM, Ocean Diva, Odeon, OnefourOne, OT310, Panama, Paradiso, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, The Powerzone, Pureliner, Rain, Studio / K, Studio 80, Sugar Factory, Supperclub, Trouw, WesterUnie and Winston Kingdom. Together they have programmed a grand total of 165 events.

In the last fifteen years the ADE has become the most important event for electronic music worldwide.

"In the past fifteen years ADE has proved that the Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular offers the best in electronic music. We are proud on the international involvement of the scene and also the fact that this is possible in city like Amsterdam. Now we have more stages this year we can ensure even a better mix of emerging talents and established names. One thing is certain: Amsterdam will be the epicenter of dance music for four days long". says organiser Richard Zijlma.

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is organized by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Robert Lauri - Life

"Life" is a fresh new song from electic musician Robert Lauri's upcoming album entitled 'New Face'. In "Life," Lauri explores wide soundscapes and fluctuant melodies with the use of a series of different instruments. He mixes waves of sound with powerful sonic images to create the effect of music suspended in a time and place where you control the flow of your journey while listening to it.

Lauri enjoys the simple life and the things of nature. The music is very relaxing and the video captures your imagination with scenes of life and native culture.

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MusicDish Focuses On GSA Market At Popkomm With New Portal And PR Service

MusicDish, in partnership with Vienna-based, will be officially launching the MusicDish Edelweiss website and services at this year's Popkomm conference. MusicDish Edelweiss will bridge the linguistic and marketing barriers between the English language and GSA (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) music markets. Cosinus-arts' Dom Kamper and Anthony Kammerhofer will be holding a press conference to unveil the new portal and bilingual PR services on September 9th at 4:00PM at the Glass Lounge by the Popkomm Entrance. Popkomm 2010 will take place in an extraordinary venue between 8th and 10th of September - the now decommissioned airport Berlin Tempelhof.

The latest in MusicDish's international expansion, MusicDish Edelweiss will just as effectively support a German musician touring North America as a US-based recording artists releasing their latest album in the GSA market. Offering full English-German language translation and copywriting, the service provides web-based PR distribution and syndication in both English and GSA online music markets, through Cosinus Arts and Mi2N's integrated networks.

"The global music market is still largely an uncharted and untapped frontier for the independent music industry," noted MusicDish founder Eric de Fontenay. "While we are all united through the Internet, language and culture still represent major barriers for artists and labels wishing to tap into international markets. By partnering with Cosinus Arts, we are able to extend our established PR business to the GSA market and effectively act as a bridge between both markets."

In keeping with MusicDish's longstanding model of information sharing and education, the MusicDish Edelweiss portal will provide coverage of the GSA's music industry with news - including one of the most comprehensive European music newswires - analysis and exclusive interviews with major stakeholders in the GSA live music scene.

Says Anthony Kammerhofer, " and MusicDish's partnership means giving independent musicians access to intercontinental communication in an unprecedented way." Dom Kamper added that "we are witnessing kind of reverse thrust in communication. Finally, there's 'equality of arms' with both the independent and the major music industries. and MusicDish will highlight this aspect".

Coinciding with MusicDish Edelweiss' launch this month, MusicDish is a media sponsor of Popkomm 2010 (Berlin), Play Prague (Prague) and Reeper Bahn Festival and Campus (Hamburg).

MusicDish Edelweiss is the second international brand launched this year by MusicDish. MusicDish*China was officially launched at MIDEM 2010 in Cannes and has since been working closely with stakeholders and partners in China and across Asia to build a trans-Pacific platform bridging the two regions. MusicDish*China has sponsored major events from Beijing INTRO 2010 to the Yangtze MIDI Music Festival and Underground HK as well as launching the Tomas Doncker "Small World" Shanghai World Expo Tour this fall.

About is an enterprise overcoming any barriers in our focus on 'communication', living up to the expectations of the times we live in. Persuasive advertising or trust-building and comprehension-oriented public relations activities - it all boils down to a coherent concept. We cover all aspects - design, photographs, sound and wording. Claiming to be an 'advertising agency' or a 'pr business' is at odds with what we think communication is about.

MusicDish LLC has been serving the music industry since 1997, creating a model for original, successful representation of artists and firms. The company is a leading source of knowledge on the music industry, providing a personal, yet business-minded perspective on key issues affecting professionals and executives through its network of portals. Formed by media culture veteran Eric de Fonteney, MusicDish has been a pioneer in web-based PR (, supported the development of hundreds of artists through MusicDish Network and built global bridges through its branded family of internationally-branded MusicDish portals.

Monday, September 6, 2010

World Premiere - New Mixtape Dj King Assassin Presents Lokixximo "Enigma" Mixtape

Here it is finally, Lokixximo's latest mixtape "Enigma", hosted by The Beat 98.2FM Dj King Assasin, special features includes Wordsmith, Mr Nes, T Weaponz, Jose Josexx & Soborno, another classic material from the #1 New York Latin Movement, presented by L.O.C Entertainment, Add On Music Group & Lokixximo Music.

New York latin rapper Lokixximo spoke to the media in regards to his new mixtape with the Official Slip N Slide Dj Squad Leader Dj King Assasin , his thoughts on Hip Hop music and next projects, and more. "Me being around in the industry for years i learned there's people who are fake, and people who are real about music, me and Assasin are both real with music, Dj King Assassin is a legend in the game, working alongside Wyclef and legends like Rappin 4 Tay and now for him to take the time and work with me in my first solo project it's an honor, it's like working with Dj Jam Master Jay may his rest in peace, it's the level of experience and respect we both have, this body of work it's about expressing ourselves about the conditions around us, at the same time not forgetting about making hits for the fans, said Lokixximo when asked about choosing Dj King Assasin & the direction for the mixtape.

The quality of work we been putting out its major, and at the end of the day i'm independent , when you see songs like "Mucho Money" recorded in my home studio and watching it elevate to the top of the charts there's a reason for it, great music will always speak by itself. Lokixximo also explained that his inspiration comes from listening to 90's Hip Hop, - "The passion they had for Hip Hop it's different from today's music, that's why we still listen to those albums, the best artists came out in that period of time, that's when i fell in love with Hip Hop, even though i didnt know one word of English, i could relate to the struggle, i know in the long run my music will have that kind of effect in the Latin Industry. In his interview Lokixximo also spoke on his collaborations with Wordsmith and Mr Nes, respect in the industry and motivation.

Lokixximo states that all true artists have a mutual respect in the industry, they all motivate each other by staying on the grind, and the new collaboration with Wordsmith & Mr Nes on the Enigma mixtape is is one of his favorite on the project. It doesnt matter what language you speak, we all know what's good music when we hear it ,said Lokixximo.