Thursday, May 5, 2011

Video: O.D - My Town

"My Town" by O.D. is a strong hip hop/rap piece with a fresh flow! With a catchy hook, and a nice flow to the track, O.D. is banging out beats with a steady buildup to get the ballers on the dance floor. The video shows O.D. and his crew in several different public sites in London as he flexes his musical muscle and declares that it's his town. The lyrics are smooth and flow well to good club beats with a nice horn and synthesizer background. The bass is pumping, bodies are bumping, and when you see it, you'll know "It's A London Thing!!!"

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


TAYLORMADE, a collection of remarkable songs by Tasha Taylor, the talented youngest daughter of Stax R&B icon, Johnnie Taylor, will be released June 14 on Sing Records. In addition to performing the soulful vocals that highlight her expressive and commanding voice, Ms. Taylor took on all the writing and arranging duties, producing the CD with Noisy Neighbors' Rob Arbittier and Gary Adante (Songs In The Key of Life), and Stuart Benjamin ("Ray").

First to radio in April is the ballad "Queen," with an indelible Tasha vocal that puts her in company with the most eloquent women of soul. A pre-release Holiday sneak preview of "Merry Christmas Baby" was featured prominently on Sirius Radio's "Bluesville" satellite program, Dallas' KKDA and Los Angeles' KJLH, and was named Clear Channel's New! Artist to Watch.

TAYLORMADE'S personal collection of thirteen songs were written with the traditional R&B and Soul that she grew up with in mind. "The concept for this album has been percolating for years," Tasha explains. "The longer I performed some of these songs, the more the spirit of my father infused my work, so TAYLORMADE is for my dad and the legacy of the music that he gave me."

Included on the album, the kick-off jam is a funky duet by Taylor and Taylor-daughter Tasha with father Johnnie "The Wailer"-reprising Johnnie's first million-selling Stax Records' hit, "Who's Making Love," (originally released by Johnnie in 1968). An accompanying video with a special technologically included "guest" appearance by a very "vintage" Johnnie is now available for viewing on YouTube ( /watch?v=8tI3qLdXt84).

Most evocative of Tasha's essence on the album are the sexy ballads, "Refund." "Somebody," and "Queen," in addition to mid-tempo vamps "Wonder Woman," and "Sexy Lady." The musicianship behind her soulful vocals is immaculate, providing the perfect setting for these instant R&B classics. Award-winning bassist Nathan Watts was musical director of the impeccable tracks which feature Tasha Taylor on lead, background vocals, guitars and keys; Kerry Griffin on drums; Kyle Bolden and Jon Taylor on guitar, Rahn Coleman, Roman Johnson, Rob Arbittier and Mike Finnigan on keys, Kevin Ricard on percussion; and Joey Berkley, Zane Musa, Stephan Baxter, Nolan Shaheed, Brian Pareschi and Gerard Carelli on horns.

The talented Taylor is also an accomplished actor who saves the legacy of her father's church with the help of three spritely lady spirits and a very handy man in the indie film "Heaven Ain't Hard to Find," just released to DVD.

TAYLORMADE is now available worldwide at physical and digital locations including, CDBaby and iTunes on June 14, 2011.

Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Who's Making Love
3. Somebody
4. I Got Love
5. Queen
6. What Difference Does It Make?
7. Middle
8. Wonder Woman
9. Badman
10. Refund
11. Merry Christmas Baby
12. All This Time
13. Best Friend
14. Sexylady
15. Daddy's Girl
16. Outro

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Tony Adamo Listening Party On US NEW JAZZ

The first U S New Jazz radio listening party is scheduled for next Sunday at 7pm eastern. Featuring "The Voice" Tony Roc Adamo and his album "What Is Hip?" He's Lou Rawls with an extra helping of Funk and Cool...

Monday, May 2, 2011

MusicDish*China "12 Hours Into The Future" Tour

From May 3-29, MusicDish*China President Eric de Fontenay will be conducting a month-long tour of Asia we're calling "12 Hours Into The Future." The title is both literal and figurative as peering into China in many ways is like looking into the future, something largely true of the US in the last century.

"12 Hours Into The Future" Tour Schedule * Taipei, Taiwan: May 4 - 11 2011 The International Music Market Development Forum (May 5) * Shenzhen, China: May 12 - 15 "China Sounds" at the China International Cultural Industries Fair (May 12-15) * Shanghai, China: May 16 - 19 * Beijing, China: May 20 - 25 * Singapore: May 26 - 29 Music Matters 2011 (May 27-29)

In Taiwan, Eric will be giving a presentation called "International Festivals As A Platform For Taiwanese Music" at the 2011 The International Music Market Development Forum organized by the Pop Music Project Office of the Government Information Office. The presentation will examine the opportunities and challenges offered by international festival/conferences such as Canadian Music Week (Toronto), Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg) and CMJ Festival (NYC) in developing Taiwanese music on a global scale. Eric will also be interviewing some of Taiwan's hottest indie bands such as The Whites Eyes, Go Chic and Mavis Fan as well many shows at Taipei leading livehouse, The Wall.

In Shenzhen, Eric will be giving a presentation called "Telescoping China's Next Generation Of Music From NYC!" at "China Sounds" as part of the China International Cultural Industries Fair. The presentation will take the development of MusicDish*China as a case study in developing a cross-cultural-national platform bridging eastern and western music. Eric will also be unveiling MusicDish*China's Mandarin name after conducting a crowdsourcing project on major chinese social media sites like douban and sina.

As well as showcasing China's top bands and artists, China Sounds is an exclusive networking event which provides access to all the players in the Chinese music industry in one place. China Sounds is part of the China (Shenzhen) Cultural Industries Fair 2011 which is China's only national-level, cultural exchange platform at this time. Now in its seventh year, it will take place in over thirty venues throughout Shenzhen City, with over 15,000 exhibitors covering all facets of the cultural industries.

As a media sponsor, Eric will be closing the 'tour' at Music Matters 2011 which just recently relocated from Hong Kong to Singapore. Music Matters is the pioneer music industry event in the Asia Pacific region and is a gathering of key players in the global music industry. In between, Eric will be visiting the clubs, bands and industry professionals in Beijing and Shanghai that have fueled China's explosive indie scene.

The "12 Hours Into The Future" Tour can be followed online throughout the month, with articles, written and audio interviews, pictures and videos regularly featured on its website ( and the following social media sites:

In the West:

In China:

In Taiwan:

For information on the "12 Hours Into The Future" Tour

About MusicDish*China
Launched at MIDEM 2010 in Cannes, France, MusicDish*China is the latest online brand from MusicDish LLC, a digital music company, providing a unique insight into China's emerging music industry. Focused on the cultural hubs of Beijing and Shanghai as well as broader markets in Taiwan and Singapore, MusicDish*China has sponsored major events such as Midi Festival and INTRO 2010 and works closely with local stakeholder.

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Funkefeller Makes Headlines With First Major Release On Sonic Masterworks

Sonic Masterworks announced this week their first major release since signing a distribution deal with the UK-based Acuna Digital. The release comes from the artist Funkefeller (a.k.a Dan Orlando), who also makes his debut on the Sonic Masterworks record label with the release. The EP, entitled SUPER TOXIC, is described as "an explosion of electronic music styles that combine hard-hitting electro sounds with juicy dubstep and catchy melodies." The EP is comprised of 5 tracks, 4 of which are original mixes produced by Funkefeller, and a remix by the well-known veteran producer, Jason Camiolo. This first major release by Funkefeller has garnered a significant amount of attention in the music community after yielding high sales numbers in it's first week. The high sales figures are largely attributed to the high-energy blend of electro house, dubstep, and breaks in the release. “I get bored pretty easily, so I change up the rhythms and melodies a lot in the tracks to keep things interesting,” said Funkefeller.

As always, Funkefeller's tunes are funky, reflecting observations, personal experiences and relationships. The track "Super Toxic", which the EP is named after, incorporates his favorite elements of dubstep with high-energy distorted leads and driving four-on-the-floor beats. "Live For The Music" depicts the amount of passion that is behind his music. "For The Hardcore" has a harder dance vibe to it and shows respect for the harder genres of electronica, which Funkefeller grew up listening to in Chicago. “Bounce” was created during the later part of 2010, during a very hard time in Funkefeller's life. As the artist explains, "making music helped me pull through a tough time in my life, and 'Bounce' is the culmination of a roller coaster of emotion that took place during those months." Soon after producing "Bounce", Funkefeller was introduced to Jason Camiolo, a Phoenix based composer scoring original music for film and television. Camiolo is the music supervisor and composer for audioEngine, where he has scored several Addy, Telly, and Emmy Award winning commercial spots, films and documentaries for the last seven years. Originally a drummer by trade, he is also a member of the Platinum Award winning power-pop band Fuzzbubble, (formerly on Bad Boy/Arista Records).
Jason makes his Sonic Masterworks debut appearance on SUPER TOXIC as producer / remix artist of the D&B remix of "Bounce".

Funkefeller plans to support the release with extensive touring in both the US and Europe. "I am very excited about the release of this new EP. Although my tracks can sometimes become ambitious projects, I am happy with the outcome of these and am having a blast playing them live. I am already looking forward to my next release coming out soon," said Funkefeller.

Distribution for this EP is being handled by Acuna Digital around the world. Digital downloads are available now from

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