Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dallas Brass 2014 - 2015 Tour Schedule Available!

Dallas Brass 2014-2015 Tour Schedule

September 12 - Denver, CO
September 13 - Denver, CO
September 15 - Sidney, NW
September 17 - Minneapolis, MN
September 18 - Minneapolis, MN
September 19 - Minneapolis, MN
September 20 - Onamia, MN
September 22 - Russellville, AR
September 23 - Hot Springs, AR
October 17 - St. George, UT
October 20 - Logan, UT
November 7 - Van Wert, OH
November 8 - Newark, OH
December 5 - Jacksonville Beach, FL
December 6 - Tampa, FL
December 9 - Englewood, FL
December 11 - Bradford, PA
December 13 - Lansdale, PA
December 15 - Linwood, NJ
December 17 - Richmond, VA
January 20 - Clarksville, TN
January 21 - Collegedale, TN
January 28 - 31 - Colorado Music Educators Convention - Colorado Springs, CO
February 19 - Whitewater, WI
February 20 - Wisconsin Rapids, WI
February 21 - Dubuque, IA
March 6 - Allentown, PA
March 9 - Boca Raton, FL
March 10 - Boca Raton, FL
March 16 - Boca Raton, FL
March 17 - Boca Raton, FL
March 18 - Boca Raton, FL
March 19 - Boca Raton, FL
March 21 - Boca Raton, FL
March 23 - Boca Raton, FL
March 24 - Boca Raton, FL
April 7 - Redondo Beach, CA
April 10 - Rancho Cordova, CA
April 11 - Rancho Cordova, CA
April 28 - Jonesboro, AR
April 29 - Jonesboro, AR
May 1 - McKinney, TX

Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.

According to Mr. Levine, "a Dallas Brass concert is intended for the entire family. Our ideal audience has a range in ages from 5 to 95. Our goal is to entertain and enrich by playing great music, while showing our audience how much we enjoy what we do."

In addition to their solo engagements, the Dallas Brass appears with symphony orchestras nationwide. Symphonic credits include the Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel, New York Pops conducted by Skitch Henderson, and the Philly Pops conducted by Peter Nero. The Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and has toured overseas to Europe and the Far East. They have shared the stage with the late Bob Hope, have performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, have appeared on the CBS “Early Show,” and their music has been used numerous times on the television show, “The Young & The Restless.”

The ensemble has released six recordings: Debut, Dallas Brass II, A Merry Christmas with Brass, Windborne, Nutcracker and American Musical Journey. The Dallas Brass has a strong dedication to working with young musicians, frequently going into the public schools to present clinics and workshops for students of all ages.

Dust Maestar Beatz 'Instrumental EP'


Introducing producer Dust Maestar Beatz and his brand new 7-track Instrumental EP.

The up-and-coming London based (Zimbabwe born) music manufacturer and Qh Music signee shares sounds that are embossed with real life experiences, and expressed through the use of eloquent sounds of R&B and Hip Hop genres.

Dust Maestar Beatz conveys a sound that connects with its listeners, testimony to its artistic format. Presented with engaging, energetic, and calming sounds, this is an Instrumental EP like none other.

More About Dust Maestar Beatz

Dust Maestar is a music producer born in Zimbabwe currently living in South East London. Dust Maestar has been producing music for just over ten years, having started making music at a young age and developing his skills during work experience at YAP (Youth Awareness Project).. Since then he hasn't stopped producing music. More recently Dust studied Music Production & Sound Engineering at Point Blank Music College in North London for two years.

"I do not just consider music production as making a sound.. I consider it an art form. I want people to feel the emotion and see a picture not just hear a sound."

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Today – What better way to start the week than with some highly charged audio vibes, provided by Berlin energetic beat making trio My Woshin Mashin Following on from their previous 2014 release, "Easy Rider", the alternate pop/ electronic creators return, with another enjoyable track, "Dragon". My Woshin Mashin once again keep the energy levels high, dispensing yet another record that will get the party started. My Woshin Mashin is most certainly a group to keep your ears tuned into.

Their latest record is once again released via their own label TAME CORBIE.





OOBERFUSE - "March Of The Downtrodden"

Introducing the debut single from Peakflow Records signee Ooberfuse, titled "March of the Downtrodden".

The Woolwich, London-based trio, consists of band members Hal, Cherrie and producer Kinky Roland. The brand new release provides listeners with a taste of things to come, a catchy dancefloor/radio friendly record, with infectious vocals and wide appeal.

With a celebratory production and rallying vocals, the single explores the bands unfolding, marking their introduction in the best possible way, through song!

Fusing Pop and Electronica sounds, Ooberfuse provide a lethal floor-filling injection, demonstrating their ability to leave footprints on some of the hottest parties this coming summer.

"March of the Downtrodden" will be available for download via Beatport on the 28th April 2014 .


Songs For Blake Out Now

Independent Melbourne Label, YakMusic Records, is thrilled to announce the release of “Songs for Blake – Embracing Autism”, a digital fundraising compilation which is now available via online stores iTunes and Bandcamp.

Over a year in the making, “Songs for Blake” is the brainchild of Mark Davis, whose youngest son Blake was a given a preliminary diagnosis of Autism (or ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder) in February 2013, at the age of 2 years and 7 months. In August 2013, Blake’s final diagnosis was that he showed “severe symptoms of ASD.”

In April 2013, Mark began approaching various artists from the USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia, asking if they’d be willing to contribute their own songs to help raise funds for Blake to support his ongoing early intervention programme. Blake’s treatment includes ongoing intensive therapy relating to speech, occupation, and behaviour, that will help him develop skills that are so important in life; in particular, his communication and socialisation skills.

“With what started as just an idea has turned into one of the most fulfilling projects I’ve ever been involved with,” Mr Davis stated. “I’m simply over the moon at the bands we’ve managed to get on this album.”

“Some of the artists are musical heroes of mine that I’ve enjoyed listening to since I was a teenager, while others are close friends and old work colleagues that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing over the years” Mark added. “It’s quite a remarkable how it’s all come together.”

A small percentage of the proceeds will also be donated annually to a number of handpicked Autism organisations worldwide.

Songs for Blake – Embracing Autism is a double-disc album, labelled Side A and Side B, that will be sold as one compilation. It comprises of various genres of music, ranging from Alternative Rock to Acoustic Folk and Electronic.
Songs for Blake features the amazing talents of:

● Seattle Soul / Funk / Alternative multi-instrumentalist Shawn Smith
● Alternative Pop Rockers sElf
● Canadian Rock giants Monster Truck
● New Zealand born (now LA based) singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist Ladyhawke
● Blind Melon front man Travis T Warren
● US Alt-Rock internet “Supergroup” Digital Noise Academy
● New Zealand born (now Norway based) R&B / Soul Beats Digital Dub singer / songwriter / producer Adi Dick
● Minneapolis Indie Grind Blues outfit La Madness
● London UK’s Alt-Rock band Black Orchid Empire
● Kiwi Progressive Indie Rock icons The Phoenix Foundation
● Melbourne bands Son of Rico, Greenthief, Woodlock, The Dead Elected
and many many more!

Songs for Blake – Embracing Autism was mastered by STL Audio in Wellington, New Zealand.

The full tracklisting is as follows:
01. Monster Truck - Sweet Mountain River
02. Digital Noise Academy - Stop Running
03. Ladyhawke - Danny & Jenny
04. sElf - Stranger than Strange
05. Sons of Rico - In My Eyes
06. Greenthief - Black Wine
07. So So Modern - Transpacific Express
08. Shinobi Ninja - Rusty Stab
09. Radio Free Universe – Happy
10. La Madness - The Break
11. The Mark Inside - Shark Attack (I Can See Them Circling)
12. The Dead Elected - When I was a Boy
13. July Fighter - Groove Horizon

14. Shawn Smith - Standing In Your Power
15. Woodlock – Lemons
16. Travis T Warren - Salvage All That Remains
17. The Phoenix Foundation - Wave Machine
18. Adi Dick - Lonely Traveller
19. East Road - Warm July Sun
20. The Seaport & the Airport - And The Days That Follow These Ones
21. Haarlo – Dreamlands
22. Black Orchid Empire – Melancholia
23. Marcus Meston - We Need Time
24. Grayson Gilmour - In a Former Life I Worshipped the Sun

Show your support for a great cause by purchasing a copy of the album now!

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Dixie Daye First Lady Of Jam Brothers Music Gears Up For Single Release.

A remarkably talented artist, the stunning Dixie Daye, the imaginary love child of Rock royalty Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, currently lays the finishing touches on her debut US album. The disc will feature productions from famed music producers like Scorp Dezel (Twista, Young Jeezy) Alan Nglish (Cee-Lo Green and Taio Cruz) and Grammy award winning producer Dunlap. Across the Atlantic, to wow audiences with her electrifying performances.

Concert goers leave a Dixie Daye show unequivocally convinced they haven’t witnessed this type of passion in years, which according to the singer is a magical concoction of powerful music mixed with genuine confidence which she has dubbed "B*tch Funk."

Dixie Daye was recently spotted filming a new video in the UK and her followers couldn’t be more excited! Dixie has yet to announce what single the video is for but her fans are looking forward to see what she has in mind for them. A new album from her is expected later this year on Jam Brothers Music.

Jam Brothers Music can be found online at or via email at info(at)jambrothersmusic(dot)com.

Lutenants "Your Rays" OUT NOW!


Today, we present you with the latest offering from rising London duo Lutenants. Their latest release comes in the shape of the uplifting and Caribbean styled record "Your Rays".

Let the pair take you on their journey of appreciation for the sun, calypso style.

Get ready to come deep into the depths of Lutenants's soundboard, as beachworthy atmosphere and prism of melody and ethereal atmospheres supported by island-inspired vocals. Please enjoy!

Lutenants will be performing at the Isle Wight Festival, Liverpool Carnival and The Vibe (London) and many more tbc in the coming months!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014


LITTLE FERRY, NEW JERSEY, May 20, 2014 — Today, Eventide announced the release of a new version its H9 Control app for Windows, Mac, and iOS which includes a number of UI enhancements suggested by users and delivers a new algorithm to the H9: EQ Compressor for H9.

EQ Compressor combines a multi-featured, parametric equalizer with a dynamic, intuitive compressor to create a powerful tone shaping tool for guitar, voice, or any spectrally-rich sound.

The EQ section is comprised of four independent filters: two parametric bands, a low shelf and a high shelf. H9 Control’s graphical interface makes carving your tone easy.

Combining the tone-shaping ability of an EQ with the dynamics processing of a compressor makes for a world tone fun. The compressor section can be placed before or after the EQ and features up to 12 dB of boost to push an amp to awesomeness and beyond for your soul-shredding solos, enabling you to emphasize, harness, and control the parts of your sound you want to shine through a mix

“EQ Compressor has been in the works for quite a while and evolved over a period of alpha and beta testing,” said Ray Maxwell Vice President Sales and Marketing. “Despite the wide-range of effects that the H9 is capable of, “spank” wasn’t one of them. It is now.”

EQ Compressor is available free to H9 owners through Friday, June 20.

EQ Compressor demo video for guitar

EQ Compressor demo video for bass

Concurrent with the release of H9 Control v1.5.2 are v5.0 updates for ModFactor, PitchFactor, and Space which require the new H9 Control for updating. Users can download the new H9 Control here: .

For a step-by-step instructional video on how to update your ModFactor, PitchFactor, or Space pedal

For a step-by-step instructional video on how to use H9 Control with your ModFactor, PitchFactor, or Space pedal

About Eventide
Eventide was founded in 1971 in New York City. Eventide is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital audio processing products for recording, broadcast, and live performance. Headquartered in Little Ferry, NJ, Eventide invented the H910, the first Harmonizer effects processor in 1975, followed in 1977 by the H949, the first de-glitched Harmonizer with additional delay. Visit Eventide online at

Eventide and Harmonizer are registered trademarks of Eventide Inc. ©2014 Eventide Inc.

New Release "Crazy Heart" By Matthew Schultz Ft. Alessia Guarnera

Song: Crazy Heart
Artist: Matthew Schultz ft. Alessia Guarnera
Genre: Top 40 - Pop

Links to stream the song for free:

Link for ITunes release date today May 15th 2014:

"Crazy Heart" by Matthew Schultz ft. Alessia Guarnera starts off with a really relaxing sounding acoustic guitar, and Alessia Guarnera's voice which is stunning. With a voice like that, it is no wonder that she has been labeled the 'Janis Joplin of her time'. She effortlessly reaches high as well as low notes, and she is complimented by the deeper male voice in the verses. Matthew Schultz takes this song to a whole new level with his rhythmic singing, making this song outstanding. I am also very impressed with the quality of this song; it is right up there with the worlds top artists, such as Rihanna. The acoustic guitar in the background is well played, and the song really makes you feel what the artist's want you to feel. The lyrics are also really well written, I love the line "the way you spin me round and round works like the weather". The song is full of catchy lines and I can see this being played on the radio as well as TV and Internet. All in all I would definitely recommend this song to anyone out there who is looking for a relaxing tune that could well be the soundtrack of this year's Summer.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Dave Clarke Hosts Stage At Tomorrowland

Dave Clarke returns to Tomorrowland for the 10th anniversary edition to host the 2nd largest stage for not one but two Sundays, alongside some of the leading names in techno.

Entrusted with a stage for a third year, techno anarchist Dave Clarke will showcase his undying passion for techno to a sold out crowd of 360,000 people from 220 different countries, with special guests including Green Velvet, Heidi, Seth Troxler, Marcel Fengler, Octave One (Live), Vitalic (Live) and many more!

"I am extremely proud to be given the opportunity to oversee and host the second biggest stage at the world's most successful dance festival for two Sunday's, this year I believe we have a perfect balance of good quality Techno and look forward to seeing you all there." Enthuses Dave.

Last year Dave played alongside Green Velvet, Jeff Mills, Ben Klock, DJ Heidi and DJ Deg. Check out the official aftermovie from 2013 here:

(artists listed alphabetically)

Weekend 1 - 20th July 2014:
Dave Clarke, Green Velvet, Heidi, Marcel Fengler, Octave One (live), Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Pierre, Vitalic (live), Mc Gunner,

Weekend 2 - 27th July:
Dave Clarke, Green Velvet, Heidi, Gregor Tresher, Octave One (live), Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Pierre, Seth Troxler, Vitalic (live), Mc Gunner,

He may be known as The Baron Of Techno, a moniker given to him by renowned BBC Radio DJ / journalist John Peel, but Dave Clarke has an anarchist streak a mile wide and punk in his soul, having no truck with establishment figures or authoritarianism.

A hard working purist, forward thinking futurist, technology geek, part Gothic and gadget lover who embraced the digital revolution in an early stage while his peers where still sniffing the smell of vinyl, a format he hasn’t used professionally in eleven years. It’s unsurprising he revels in the libertarianism of the World Wide Web. It gives symmetry to his savvy techno vision.

As a talented DJ and producer Dave Clarke will continue his newfound love for making music, gather air miles by the gallon and preach his vision on techno both on the decks and on the radio, whilst never forgetting the long and bumpy journey he had to undertake to get where he is now: on top of the game, respected by both fans and peers and very much relevant in today’s scene. "He might be established, but he will never be establishment".

This year over 400 artists will once again be appearing on the various colourful stages that have been constructed in the spectacular festival park De Schorre in Boom. For three whole days, 180,000 visitors will immerse themselves in a magical world. The fairytale decor, gigantic dance valley, incredible fireworks and the best DJs in the world will provide an experience like no other. The 10th anniversary of Tomorrowland is being celebrated with a double edition: held on both 18-20 July and 25-27 July.

The festival that started in 2005 as a one-day event already had its first edition on foreign soil in 2013: TomorrowWorld in Chattahoochee Hills (Atlanta, Georgia). 140,000 visitors found their way to this magical site in the United States. The originally Belgian festival will once again be living The American Dream this year when the festival is held there for the second time on the last weekend of September 2014.

New Spanish Music Artist Grace Rodson Has "Samba In Her Bones"

London, England - Like a simmering plate of succulent seafood paella, Spain native Grace Rodson is serving a mouth watering concoction of Latin flavors with her debut release "Samba in My Bones" from Global Media Group and JFM Records. Skillfully stirring the flavors of flamenco, Latin, funk, Celtic and yes, samba in her delectable pot seasoned with a pop music base, Rodson sizzles as an engaging new international artist with an enchanting look and sound.

"Samba in her Bones" is a tantalizing dish of nine original recipes for dance, straight from Rodson's heart. Performed with the intention to incite uninhibited movement, Rodson's luscious vocals carry the listener into a realm of whirling, syncopated rhythms. While the title track sways with Brazilian heat and intensity, moving sonic beats through the air, "Way of Life" is an uptempo concoction that sprinkles in a dash of fervent hip hop flow from UK rapper T. Smith. Rodson sweetens the offering with "It Will Rain," a seductive and sensual serenade that pulses, sways and swings with compassion. "Everything," another entree on the menu, is a beautiful ballad that renders strength and hope.

A native of Galicia, Spain, currently living in London, Grace Rodson is a product of the music she was surrounded by as a child. "Galicia is a land of migrants. I grew up listening to salsa, cumbia, merinque and bachata." Expresses Grace, "My great-grandparents lived in Cuba and Texas, my aunties in Venezuela and Brazil, my grandparents, mother and uncle in Argentina. So I am a wonderful smorgasbord of Latin sound, dance and rhythm. 'Samba in My Bones' is a celebration of the diversity in the varied cultures around me with movement being the common denominator. Music and dance are the essence of my expression. For me this project is a journey of my love stories and music is my ultimate love!"

Grace Rodson was the winner of the GSD Latin Music Awards 2011 in the categories of Best Album, Best Female Singer and Best Song. She tours and performs throughout Europe and is a singer and bandleader for Yes!!! Brazil Show, a Latin-Brazilian group. She is also the bandleader for "The Godfather of Salsa in the United King, Roberto Pla and his Latin Ensemble, who are known as the best salsa band in Europe.

Grace Rodson may have 'samba in her bones' but after grooving to her debut project, music lovers will have Grace Rodson in their hearts. The project is available on iTunes at .

Dance with Grace at and

The Usual Suspects Music Production

The Usual Suspects Music production & songwriting team of Nate Highfield, Kaelie Highfield & Rob Chiarelli (along with Big City Productions) have a new single, "The Dreamers" which debuted at #90 on the Billboard charts. The song features Norwegian pap artist Sirius and Danish recording artist Sebastian Lind. The record was released by Universal Music on May 2nd in Denmark and Norway and is available for download on iTunes and Spotify.



The American Dream Of Stage Republic

Independent Dutch pop act Stage Republic is about to release its debut album Firstage. In an attempt to generate a buzz and media attention, the album was placed on the Music Xray online A&R platform. In less than 2 months time all 11 songs of the album were placed for inclusion in TV, Film, Sport events and advertising in the US and globally. This puts Stage Republic in a unique position. Frontman Raven explains: "I'm a very small artist without the support of a major marketing machine behind me. I had no way to get the attention of the American public. Music Xray has changed that for me. All songs have been picked up even before the release of the album. Stage Republic is getting some serious attention now. It's great to be heard."

The success means that Stage Republic can now give the album away to the fans for free.

Stage Republic is the vehicle of expression of eclectic Dutch singer and songwriter Raven. With producer ItsBart he created an instantly recognisable sound reminiscent of the 80s superbands like Duran Duran, Wham! and A-ha combined with the best of Dutch beats and Raven's trademark voice.

Deadline Looms - The 19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

The 19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition's deadline is fast approaching. Entries need to be entered by May 30th or earlier.

Winning songs will receive radio airplay in United States and Canada. Entrants vie for a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Gibson Guitars, Sony, D'Addario Strings, PreSonus, Audio-Technica and more. Also, have your winning songs played on radio! Enter in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, Lyrics Only, etc.

Sponsors of the 2014 Competition are: Gibson Guitars, Epiphone, New Music Weekly, AirplayAccess, Loggins Promotion, Sony, Audio-Technica, D'Addario Strings, BerkleeOnline, DiscMakers, Presonus, iZotope, Notion Software, Sonoma Wireworks, musicgateway, Acoustic Café Radio Program, Songwriters Pad, M+ New Release, Sirius XM Radio, Sonicbids.

American Authors, the winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and went Platinum, selling over 1 million copies. The song was also featured in the hit movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". The song is written by Zac Barnett, Dave Rublin, Matt Sanchez, James Adam Shelley, Aaron Accetta and Shep Goodman.

They entered the USA Songwriting Competition as unsigned and independent but came out winning the top prize, getting signed to signed to The Island Def Jam Music Group and hitting the charts. American Authors is an American indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York, and who are signed to The Island Def Jam Music Group.

They won overall grand prize and first prize (Rock/Alternative). Their debut album debut at #15 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts.

USA Songwriting Competition has a long history of having winners getting recording and publishing contracts, have their songs placed on the charts as well as having their songs placed on film and television. The top two winners of 2011: Nenna Yvonne and Alexander Cardinale were signed to Interscope Records after their win. The 2007 winner hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song. The 2005 Winner of the Country category had his winning song cut by Country Superstar Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the Pop category was signed by Interscope Records; she went on to hit Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Album charts. Our 2008 winner appeared on David Letterman TV show and was signed to a record label.

"This is a great place for talent to be found"...Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Records"

"A healthy and important competition, good outlet for creative people"...Andy Karp, Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records

"We are so excited to win this competition. We entered this competition as unsigned acts, came out as top winner, signed to Island Records and we are now #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts!"...Dave Rublin, Winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2013), hit #1 on the Billboard Charts and went Platinum.

"Happily stunned! We have written songs for over two decades, this is our personal victory"...Alannah Myles & Nancy Simmons (CANADA), Winner of the 15th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2010) & Grammy Award winner.

"My Name is Jennifer Adan and I used to enter this contest all the time back in the day. I am proud to say that I am now a hit songwriter who lives in Nashville and travels back and forth to Los Angeles to write. I had a two week #1 hit with Blake Shelton "She Wouldn't Be Gone" and I just released my first childrens book. You guys were a big part of my early career!"...Jennifer Adan, Hit Songwriter with #1 Billboard Hits and BMI Award Winning Songwriter.

Enter with mp3 file, lyrics (if any), or with YouTube, Soundcloud or Reverbnation profile:

Or print out a mail in entry form here: