Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dr. Kenneth Love's (aka Kenny Love's) Music Takes A Chance

Detouring slightly from his normal Jazz element, groove, and on the musical heels of his recent "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" CD release, Dr. Kenneth Love (aka Kenny Love) slams the 2012 dance floor with his new high energy dance single titled "Chance." The ever pulsating single can be experienced firsthand on Dr. Love's YouTube channel. The aforementioned "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" compilation release that featured ten modern Jazz selections garnered a number of respectable compliments from the music industry, deejays, and fans alike, of which can be viewed at Likewise, the compilation spurned an ongoing dance floor hit appropriately titled "Let's Dance!" which is available for review on YouTube. Airplay Direct member radio station personnel, disc jockeys, and deejays may also download both a radio edit version and a longer dance floor version of "Chance," as well as download both versions of the "Let's Dance!" single at ABOUT Dr. Kenneth Love Dr. Kenneth Love began his studio recording career in 1982 after having served four years in the military. He produced and released several singles independently during an eight-year period (1982-1990) before spending the following twenty years (1990-2010) representing other independent musicians and recording artists as an international radio/video promoter and media publicist. He retired from promotion and publicity in 2010 to return to his musical artistry. Dr. Kenneth Love holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education, a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Marketing, and a Ph.D./Doctorate degree in Business Marketing. For more details and information, please visit his website at

Friday, February 24, 2012


If the pressure of being a new artist in this ever-changing music industry landscape and balancing all the time and dedication it requires of a musician today, while going for a masters degree at the University of Texas and trying to hold on to any normalcy in life with family and friends isn’t enough, singer/songwriter Chris Diaz seems to take it all in stride; especially the exciting news that he will be performing on the Main Stage (7th St. and Neches St.) in downtown Austin, TX with headliners at the 13th Annual Heart of Texas Rockfest ( on Saturday, March 17th 2012 @ 7:30pm during SXSW week. Perhaps it was his brush with local stardom on the radio in his hometown in the Dallas metroplex area as a freestyle and hip-hop artist before he matured into a singer/songwriter drawing on the classic influences of The Beatles and Elton John and capturing the attention of dedicated fans and music bloggers that affords Chris the opportunity to be so laid back in times of extreme pressure (a good thing for his bandmates who look up to him for guidance in these situations). Riding on the ever-growing popularity and positive industry reviews of his new album, The Ride Home, and his growing popularity in the live, downtown Dallas music scene, Chris says he’ll take these once in a lifetime opportunities like performing at this years’ Texas Rockfest in Austin on the 17th and put on “one hell of a show” with his talented band made up of some of the top musicians on the Dallas scene. “Rocking out to a fresh, new audience in Austin at the Rockfest and winning them over one fan at a time, is a challenge I welcome and an opportunity to expose my music to an audience eager to discover talented, new independent artists and bands.” Chris Diaz’, The Ride Home, is available on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon. Email: Website: Music:

DPulse/Sony Germany Signs Sylencer For Star Studded European Release

dPulse Recordings / Ovrtone Music Group, Inc., and distribution partners NEO MCC GmbH/ Sony Music Entertainment Germany are pleased to announce the addition of Sylencer to our growing family of artists for the European market. Featuring guests performances by Rob Caggiano (Anthrax); Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater); Brendon Small (Dethklok); Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory) and a roll call of many other top names in metal, prog and thrash. The yet un-named Sylencer debut is the conceptual brainchild of founding members Markus Johansson (Lead Vocals / Lead Guitar) and Johnny Rox (Bass Guitar). Scheduled for release in Europe early Summer 2012, the album is currently in post-production at legendary Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA. The much-anticipated LP is produced by Christian Olde Wolbers (Arkaea, Fear Factory); Orlando Villasenor and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Halford; Yngwie Malmsteen). A North American release of the debut album from Sylencer is also expected later in 2012 and an aggressive 2012-13 tour schedule is in the planning. Founded in 2003, dPulse Recordings is a US-based independent label and part of the Ovrtone Music Group. The label releases music across all genres, and recently celebrated its 500th catalog release. dPulse Recordings Europe was founded in 2009, and is based in the United Kingdom. Sylencer is represented by Denver-based Fervent Management Also Featuring: Larry Tarnowski - Lead Guitar (Iced Earth) Kevin Talley - Drums (Six Feet Under, Dååth) With Guest Appearances: Gene Hoglan - Drums (Fear Factory, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Death) Brendon Small - Lead Guitar (Dethklok) Andy LaRocque - Lead Guitar (King Diamond, Death) Michael Angelo Batio - Lead Guitar (MAB, Nitro) Roland Grapow - Lead Guitar (Helloween, Masterplan) The Heathen - Vocals (Zimmers Hole) Emil Werstler - Lead Guitar (Dååth, Chimaira, Levi/Werstler) Rob Caggiano - Lead Guitar (Anthrax, The Damned Things) Metal Mike Chlasciak - Lead Guitar (Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, Painmuseum) Steve DiGiorgio - Bass Guitar (Sadus, Death, Testament, Iced Earth) Eyal Levi - Lead Guitar (Dååth, Levi/Werstler) Sean Reinert - Drums (Cynic, Death) Jordan Rudess - Keyboards (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment) Steve Smyth - Lead Guitar (Forbidden, Testament, Nevermore) Christian Lasegue - Lead Guitar (Jag Panzer) Marco Minnemann - Drums (Necrophagist, Paul Gilbert, Kreator) Production By: Christian Olde Wolbers - Vocal Production (Arkaea, Fear Factory, Threat Signal) Orlando Villasenor - Mixing Maor Appelbaum - Mastering (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mikel Rouse To Release Double CD: Boost|False Doors

Composer, filmmaker, director and solo performer Mikel Rouse announces the May 1, 2012 release of his first double album, Boost|False Doors (Exit Music 1015-1016), through iTunes and all major retailers. Boost|False Doors will be available via iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby, CD Connection and CD Universe and on disc through All Major Retail Stores and through Exit Music Recordings on May 1. Both CDs will be available for Pre-Order from iTunes on April 15 (to commemorate the Hedge Fund theme of Boost). “False Doors has been described as my Buddhist record, probably because of an impression of acceptance that pervades the recording,” explains Rouse. “And Boost was about the anticipation of a loss of love through the metaphor of hedge funds and banking. The recordings are a year apart, but somehow, they seemed to become bookends, so I thought I’d release them together.” Rouse’s musical and theatrical repertoire has its roots in the high art-meets-popular culture, mix-and-match aesthetic of the early ‘80s downtown Manhattan music and art scene from which he emerged. As the Toronto Globe and Mail puts it, Rouse’s music has brought “comparisons to Laurie Anderson, Steve Reich and occasionally Talking Heads, though Rouse's love of complex rhythmic patterns far exceeds them all.” And Rouse has been credited with anticipating the orchestrated pop music of Postclassical 30 years before the term was coined. As the New York Times noted in 2010: “If Mr. Rouse had built his career in a different era, he might be playing these songs to indie-rock fans alongside bands like Dirty Projectors or an earlier Sufjan Stevens.” But music is just a part of what he does: His pieces also build a hypnotic effect through their non-narrative approach and the use of surreal film images. The Los Angeles Times notes, “Indeed, what makes Rouse's music so fascinating is that it completely merges speech and song into a rich overlay of textures. The songs have a lush pop music texture (some have noticed a seeming Rouse influence on Beck). The melodies are immediate but complexly structured like poetry; his beautiful lyrics are highly musical in tone and rhythm.” And after the premiere of Rouse’s multimedia opera, The End of Cinematics, The New York Times reported, “Sometimes built on heavy, repetitive beats, and sometimes couched in Beatle-esque psychedelia, the songs are vivid, pleasingly visceral and often engagingly harmonized, with amusingly off-kilter lyrics.” Rouse is perhaps best known for his modern media trilogy: Failing Kansas, Dennis Cleveland and The End Of Cinematics, presented for the first time in repertory in 2008 at the Luminato Festival in Toronto. Praising part one, the Washington Post wrote “There is no standard vocabulary adequate to describe Failing Kansas…for full appreciation, it should be seen more than once.” Of part two, Dennis Cleveland, Daily Variety wrote “highly sophisticated, using imaginative harmonies, contrapuntal techniques (even fugue!), complex overlays of rhythm and Minimalist phasing, rap and hip-hop. It is a musical language substantial enough to make statements, direct enough to make theater.” Dennis Cleveland began its life with a sold-out run at tiny New York City avant-garde venue the Kitchen, where theatre-goers had to turn to scalpers to nab hard-to-come-by tickets, and returned to Manhattan years later in a more full-blown form, for a critically-acclaimed engagement at Lincoln Center. Village Voice critic Kyle Gann called it “the most exciting and innovative opera since Einstein on the Beach.” And the Toronto Star said of The End Of Cinematics: “If the job of an artist is to upset expectations, stimulate the viewers’ imaginations, critique the corporate driven culture and expand the possibilities of any given genre, then Mikel Rouse is at the top of his league.” The End of Cinematics was inspired by two essays –“The Decay of Cinema” and “A Century of Cinema” – written by Susan Sontag. It explores the domination of film by corporations and commercial interests, and was premiered at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana and subsequently performed in Chapel Hill, New York, Miami, and Liverpool. In 2006, Rouse’s International Cloud Atlas was commissioned by The Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the John Cage Trust and Betty Freeman, and premiered at The Joyce Theater in New York. The piece was scored for multiple iPods set to “shuffle” so that each audience member had a different realization of the score. International Cloud Atlas was released exclusively on iTunes and was available for download prior to the premiere. In 2010, the New York Pubic Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center announced the acquisition of Rouse’s archive including analog recordings, films, manuscripts and correspondence. Also in 2010, Rouse presented the New York premiere of Gravity Radio at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. For full bio and more info on Mikel Rouse, please visit Email:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kool And The Gang Guitarist Chooses Raven West Guitars

Kool and The Gang's guitarist, Amir - Salaam Bayyan is known to audiences world wide for his incredibly expressive, funky and soulful playing. His credits as a composer, engineer and producer include Vanessa Williams, Color Me Bad, Jimmy Cliff, Gloria Gaynor and many more and his silky guitar work has been a cornerstone of the Kool and The Gang sound for many years. So when he needed to expand his arsenal for Kool's new tour with the recently regrouped Van Halen, RavenWestGuitar would become Amir's first choice! Founder Of RWG Eric Bergquist explains " We were all thrilled a true Legend like Amir thought enough of our guitars that he chose to make RWG's his for this incredible tour with Van Halen" Amir chose the RG6900 birds-eye maple and the RG5200 Ebony, both neck thru instruments feature EMG pickups and black Satin Stealth hardware. He will be taking them on the stage with him nightly, throughout the tour. The VAN HALEN tour featuring special guest KOOL AND THE GANG will kick off FEBRUARY 18th and promises to be one of the most incredible concerts of the year. Tickets are available through TICKETMASTER. For more information check out - - RAVEN WEST GUITARS webstore:

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Bungay Bash - live instrumental music and space music!

The Suffolk market town of Bungay again hosts 'The Bungay Bash' electronic music Concerts, nicknamed 'BBC', on 9th June 2012 at The Fisher Theatre. Last years BBC1 presented an all day event by some of the UK finest instrumental music, electronic music and space music acts and was such a big hit as to prompt an annual space music event. The BBC2 concert features three highly respected UK instrumental music, space music acts; David Wright, Michael Shipway and Modulator ESP, plus Glenn Main, Norway's answer to electronic music maestro Jean Michel Jarre. The show also features light show and graphic backdrop. Doors open at 13:00 hours with 2 afternoon electronic music concerts then two evening space music concerts ending at around 22:00 hours. There will be other electronic music artists in attendance during the day including Code Indigo, Callisto, Geigertek, Steve Orchard, Steve Barnes and Divine Matrix plus CD and merchandise from the AD Music stall. Tickets are just £12:00 and available direct from the Fisher Theatre box office, telephone +44 (0) 1986 897130 or online from the AD Music website where you'll find more information about this event. So please come and join us for a great day of classic live, instrumental music and space music. Email:

MusicDishTV Presents "Day Dreaming" by JC Flow

Hip hop MC/Singer/Songwriter/Producer JC Flow's video and song "Day Dreaming," co-written by and featuring soul/pop artist Jennifer Newberry and directed by photograph/videographer Mike Folden is a beautiful and touching story of a young man's struggle to make the right choices, overcome depression, and face life's many obstacles. Everyone, young and old, can relate to wanting to live your dream - whatever that may be. JC Flow is extremely smooth in his delivery and Jennifer Newberry adds a very sweet break to an already strong song. The music is original, as is the video, which shows beautiful outdoor scenery of the Pacific Northwest. Lyrically deep, "Day Dreaming" is capable of moving the multitudes with just the right music and a violin break by Ben Hunter that makes this a winner on every level. This is an original and innovative piece of work, in addition to being inspirational and uplifting.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hip-Hop Recording Artist JC Flow Releases His Debut Music Video "Day Dreaming" Featuring Soul/Pop Artist Jennifer Newberry

JC Flow's debut music video "Day Dreaming" was directed and edited by one of the Pacific Northwest's most talented up and coming photographer/videographers, Mike Folden. The video showcases some of the many beautiful outdoor scenery's of the Pacific Northwest and features a powerful storyline about a young man's struggle to make the right choices, and how one decision can change the course of a person's life. "Day Dreaming", is a beautiful and emotional song about one's journey to overcome depression and face the many obstacles of life. It shares a story of inspiration and hope to all those who navigate and fight through difficult times. "Day Dreaming", was a collaborative songwriting effort between 2 of the Northwest's most dedicated and talented future music stars; Hip-Hop MC/Singer/Songwriter/Producer Jacob Croft aka JC Flow and Swedish American Soul/Pop Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Newberry. The song and video also features amazing violin work by the Northwest's own, Ben Hunter. "Day Dreaming" single released worldwide on Valentines Day (2-14-2012) and marks JC Flow's NINTH single off his upcoming music project and album, "Identity Crisis", scheduled to release spring of 2012. --------- Official Music Video "JC Flow - Day Dreaming (feat. Jennifer Newberry)" Link: --------- For more information: