Friday, June 24, 2011

Horndriven Radio Strokeland Records

Today, Strokeland Records announced a new addition to their musical "family", with the release of the "San Gabriel 7's" new cd, "Cottonwood Station". Over the past six months Strokeland has added several new artists, as well as new music from existing members of the label headed by “Tower Of Power” founding member “Doc Kupka”. With this in mind, Horn Driven Radio is featuring in our current music rotation, the music of all the artists affiliated with Strokeland. Strokeland artists are as follows: Singer Tony Adamo,Alias Smith and Lane, Barela, Bill Bergman & The Metro Jets, Bononia Sound Machine, Bruce Conte, Chad Rager Groove, Doctor Funk, Funkiphino, Hip Service, Jack Mack & The Heart Attack, Jeff Tamelier, Jimmy McIntosh, John Lee Sanders, Jon R. Smith, Larry Braggs, Lon Bronson, Mark Dolin, Mic Gillette, Mingo Fishtrap, Patrick Allen, Roger Smith, Ron E. Beck, Sage, San Gabriel 7, Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns, The Strokeland Superband, & The Zen Blues Quartet. For a complete list of the artists, and songs in our current rotation go to
For more information on Strokeland go to

Thursday, June 23, 2011

DCS, Gashouse Radio & Becca Lane Media Present The Pandamonium Tour At The Blockley Pourhouse

Davis Concert Staging will be hosting the Philadelphia stop of The Pandamonium Tour featuring The White Panda (Los Angeles, CA) with special guests OCD: Moosh & Twist (Philadelphia, PA), Fortune Family (Philadelphia, PA) and Odysy (Philadelphia, PA) at The Blockley Pourhouse.

WHAT: The Pandamonium Tour featuring The White Panda with special guests OCD: Moosh & Twist, Fortune Family and Odysy

WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2011
**Doors open at 8:30 p.m.**
**Show begins at 9:00 p.m.**

WHERE: The Blockley Pourhouse
3801 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

ADMISSION: $15 in advance, $17 at the door All ages welcome – Tickets available at

About Davis Concert Staging
DCS is a non-profit organization that organizes hosts and promotes concerts and benefit shows in Philadelphia and South Jersey. DCS produces/promotes regular shows at The Hard Rock Café in Philadelphia as well as feature shows at The Blockley Pourhouse. In January 2011, DCS brought underground hip hop giant, Chris Webby, to The Blockley for his first show in the Philadelphia market. DCS has also worked with Hoodie Allen, Ballyhoo!, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin on recent shows. Founded in 2006, DCS maintains a commitment to local artists and numerous charities.

Atlanta Based Ashen Reign Set To Release New CD "An Angels Burden"

One man metal act Ashen Reign has announced the new album "An Angels Burden" will see its release on July 1st, 2011. Samples from the album and additional details on the release are available through the band's official website and A statement from Ashen Reign about the band's sound reads as follows:

"Ashen Reign is One Vision, One Purpose, One Goal. Music played with emotion, passion and integrity. Ashen Reign is a one man band, all instruments, mixing, engineering. It is really for wanting to share my musings with you. Nothing more, nothing less. Music played with precision, attack and focus. The musical direction can be described as melodic metal, modern, dark and brooding, that is played with a true passion for the music and creating something that is unique."

"Brent McDaniel is the force behind the music. Imagine Falconer meets Porcupine Tree, throw in some Opeth and Paul Gilbert and you have the basic influences that inspired the birth of Ashen Reign."

The track listing for "An Angels Burden" is as follows:

1. The Feast
2. An Angels Burden
3. Hope
4. Broken Heart
5. Simple Things
6. Prayer For The Dying
7. Fear of the Snake
8. The Sparrow

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


We are at what is clearly a line of demarcation in our society, where the only thing that can be said with much clarity is that things going forward will be very different than they have been in the past. While that future is uncertain, one of the things that we know is a fact is that our lives, more than at any other time in the past, will be more inter dependent on factors that are global in nature than ever before. Clearly this planet is in need of at least a prayer.

Enter the musical collective Global Noize and their second album, A Prayer for the Planet. Under the collaborative leadership of jazz/pop/r&b veteran, Jason Miles and world class turntabalist DJ Logic, the first Global Noize album was nothing short of a huge exclamation point that very clearly fuzed together the best of the musical styles that we call jazz, funk, rock and hip hop. This was done with an all-star cast of musicians who were contemporary stars of those styles, combined with an all-star cast of musicians from outside of the United States.

Keyboardist extraordinaire Jason Miles has worked with everyone from Miles Davis and Luther Vandross to Ivan Lins, and turntable guru DJ Logic has collaborated with such diverse artists as Phish, Vernon Reid, ?uestlove and Don Byron. The timeless innovators join forces with sensuous Indian vocalist Falu as GLOBAL NOIZE, and release their sophomore album, A PRAYER FOR THE PLANET on August 23, 2011 via Lightyear/EMI. The album will release June 11, 2011 in Europe on Art of Groove Records/MIG.

A Prayer For The Planet is Global Noize’s declaration on the state of our world in the 21st century. Featuring appearances by Karl Denson, Mocean Worker, Jeff Coffin, Oz Noy, Jay Rodriguez, Mailka Zarra, Lica Cecata and more, Jason Miles, DJ Logic & Faliu have crafted a truly imaginative and compelling album without sacrificing the global groove, melody and innovation that made up the first Global Noize CD.

Bombay, singer Falu (aka Falguni Shah) is widely recognized for a rare ability to seamlessly blend a signature modern inventive rock style with a formidable Indian classically-shaped vocal talent.

In her early years she was trained rigorously in the Jaipur musical tradition, honing her talent for up to 16 hours a day at times. She has performed as a soloist with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and onstage at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the White House.

FREE mp3 download of "A PRAYER FOR THE PLANET" (feel free to post)

GLOBAL NOIZE, which DJ Logic describes as "a hip and eclectic musical journey crossing all boundaries," is an organic, free-spirited sonic brew of some of the best elements of jazz, funk, electronica and world fusion – it is music without borders.

Many great world-class musicians and artists have performed with Global Noize: Fred Wesley, Eric Krasno, Billy Martin, Cyro Baptista, Jeff Coffin, Ian Neville, Bernie Worrell, Me’shell Ndgeocello, Oteil Burbridge, Karl Denson, John Popper, Adam Deitch, George Porter Jr., and Christian Scott to name a few.

The group has performed at a number of festivals from Aspen Jazz and Monterey Jazz Festival to Berks Jazz Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Global Noize performed an exemplary set at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival last week and will be at the Belleayre Music Festival on July 30 in Highmount, NY and The Falcon in Marlboro on July 31. More tour dates will be added along with a full tour in the late summer through the fall.

Global Noize makes it easy for artists and musicians from wherever they perform to participate in their performance. The group plans to perform in countries all over the world and have local and national artists perform with them as special guests. Ringmasters Jason Miles and DJ Logic have evolved their collective of some of the best instrumental players and vocalists in the world into an aggregation that provides clarity in direction not only for the music but perhaps for our society as well.

You might be tempted to try and categorize the music of Global Noize on A Prayer For The Planet... take a listen, go ahead and try, because you can't do it. It doesn't fit into any of the categories that you already know about.

Global Noize release A Prayer For The Planet on August 23, 2011 via Lightyear / EMI.

“It’s abundantly clear that the brilliant minds behind Global Noize care little for so-called cultural boundaries, and they make no apologies for it.”
- Global Rhythm Magazine

“innovative, genre-crunching”
- Billboard

“DJ Logic and Jason Miles haven’t merely epitomized the term, ‘world-music’ with their brainchild Global Noize, but rather redefined what that vague musical classification can encompass.”
- Jambase

“a mind-bending, funky and melodic futuristic look as the world through music… Global Noize offers a musical vision of a world you’d be happy to inhabit.”
- JazzTimes

Monday, June 20, 2011

Top US Producer Management Company Joe D'Ambrosio Management, Inc Opens European Office

Joe D'Ambrosio, founder and CEO of one of the top producer/mixer management firms in the United States - Joe D'Ambrosio Management, Inc. (JDMI) - is proud to announce the opening of a European offic

Former EMI Continental Europe and Capitol France executive Emily Gonneau will be running the European office as liaison between the JDMI roster and their European clientele. Ms. Gonneau is a graduate of the Sorbonne and speaks English, French, Spanish and German.

"With all the opportunity that exists throughout the European market, our roster of Brit Award and Grammy-winning producers, mixers, arrangers and songwriters will have more localized access to top quality representation on European soil via Ms. Gonneau," says D’Ambrosio. “We are very excited to offer our roster hands-on European representation, continuing our growth towards becoming a worldwide management firm."

Gonneau adds, “I am delighted to be heading up the European office of Joe D'Ambrosio Management. From our base here in Paris, I am looking forward to working with the talent currently signed to JDMI and expanding our presence by developing new relationships with the amazing array of music production talent already thriving here in Europe."

In its tenth year of operation, Joe D'Ambrosio Management represents such talent as Tony Visconti, Hugh Padgham, Elliot Scheiner, Kevin Killen, Joe Zook, Larry Gold, Rob Mounsey and Thom Monahan among others.

JDMI’s clientele have worked with U2, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Rihanna, David Bowie, Beyonce, OneRepublic, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Sting, Shakira, Pink, Kaiser Chiefs, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, Ayo, Raphael, Norah Jones, Modest Mouse, Beck, Justin Nozuka, The Roots, Fujiya & Miyagi, Little Joy, Angelique Kidjo and hundreds of others.

For more on Joe D’Ambrosio Management/Europe:

To contact Joe D’Ambrosio directly: or 914.777.7677

To contact Emily Gonneau directly: or +33.665.39.65.72

Global and national Media contact: Kevin Fetterplace at Mojo Working:

PALE's "Catastrophic Skies" MV Premieres In China Exclusively On MOGO

MOGO, the largest original music video platform in China, has partnered with MusicDish*China for the exclusively premiere of PALE's powerful music video "Catastrophic Skies" in China. Starting on June 16th, MOGO will be featuring the extended 9 minute video and "The Making of..." on its video platform as well as its branded channel on popular sharing sites Tudou and Youku.

PALE music videos on MOGO
* Extended Catastrophic Skies - PALE
* The Making of Catastrophic Skies - PALE

PALE enlisted the aid of director Sean Duke and Chase Rees of Think Big Productions, as well as producer Remy Carter and countless friends and local volunteers, to create what turned out to be a lavish video. The result is an extraordinary cinematic feast with the futuristic look of a Mad Max film coupled with a contemporary story line. The video premiered in the U.S. at Houston's famed River Oaks Movie Theatre.

Digital marketing company MusicDish has started managing PALE's career in east Asia, including a possible tour this fall. Through its asia brand MusicDish*China, the company has been working with MOGO to feature independent western music videos from its MusicDishTV catalogue. They are also collaborating on a hosted one-hour music video program for China.

About PALE
Sonically compatible with bands like Dredg, Radiohead and Muse, life for the Houston-based quartet PALE started almost a decade ago when they came together based on a common love of powerful, thought-provoking music. Pale's new CD, 'In The Time Of Dangerous Men' is on A-Blake Records (co-owned by Blake Barnes and Pale) and is the result of over a year of soul-searching and musical experimentation that showcases Pale at the top of their game. The 12-track outing, produced by Grammy® winner Steve Christensen, is a deep, pensive look by Pale at the world around us.

About MOGO
MOGO is an ad-driven web broadcast entertainment network for the vast Mandarin-speaking youth market. MOGO specializes in the production and distribution of international standard, short format video content. Unlike other web-based video platforms that aggregate and re-format existing TV content, MOGO produces and owns the copyright of original video content targeting existing and emerging new media platforms. Launched on September 1, 2007 with a library of more than 2,300 completed shows spread over ten separate music and lifestyle channels, MOGO produces more original video content for new media than any other company in the world.

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.

Contact Info:
Eric de Fontenay
skype: musicdish