Friday, June 13, 2014

Bulletproof Snow Makes CD Release Celebration A "Hometown Event"

Trey McLaughlin Music (TMM) announced today that the lineup for Bulletproof Snow's (BPS) Sophomore CD release celebration on June 28th at 59 West, Highland, MI will definitely include other local area teen music artists.

Bulletproof Snow, one of Metro Detroit's fastest rising rock artists will headline the event and be joined by other Livingston County area teen artists. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with music beginning around 8:00 for an evening of acoustic/alternative/modern rock. This is an ALL AGES event with tickets available at the door for just $5. The show is presented by Trey McLaughlin Music and The Inner Light Agency (iLA).

Sharing the bill with other Livingston area teen artists, BPS is looking forward to an event with a real sort of "hometown" feel. The celebration is intended to draw attention to BPS' new music and aims to highlight the talents of other Hartland/Brighton area teens.

Brian McLaughlin who manages BPS said, "This is not just a chance to celebrate our EP release with a few hundred close friends, but it is also an opportunity for us to say thank you to BPS supporters, including several local and Metro Detroit area businesses. We could host the event at any one of several well-known live music venues around Detroit, but we chose 59 West for its close proximity to our hometowns and its laid back atmosphere. We feel like this is the best all-around location for fans of all ages to really have a great time. It just has that sort of comfortable feel to it."

Fans attending the June 28th show will be among the first to hear the new BPS music and will receive a copy of the (6) song CD "Here We Come" (recorded at Metro 37 Studios).

The Inner Light Agency is a longstanding band management & artist development firm ran by Damon Moreno and Bruce Swink (Former Roadrunner Records) and based in Los Angeles, CA.

Metro 37 Studios is Detroit's premier recording studio in Rochester Hills, MI offering full-service recording, mixing and mastering.

59West is an entertainment complex located at 786 Highland Road, Highland, MI featuring a health and fitness facility, sports bar and billiards, and a full service banquet facility.

Trey McLaughlin Music is the Hartland, MI based music artist management and publishing company for Bulletproof Snow.

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Editor's note: High-resolution photos are available on request. The band is available for interviews.

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Shambhu Wins 2013 ZMR Music’s Best Contemporary Instrumental Album Award For "Dreaming Of Now"

'Dreaming of Now,' the Zone Music Reporter's #2 charting album by composer/acoustic guitarist Shambhu, was voted the 2013 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 10th Annual Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Music Awards Show in New Orleans on May 17th, 2014.

Shambhu exploded into the contemporary instrumental music world in October 2010 with his acclaimed #1 debut CD, 'Sacred Love,' which earned nominations for Best New Artist, Best Album of the Year, Best World Music CD, and Best Acoustic Instrumental. Reviewer Kathy Parsons wrote, "'Dreaming of Now' firmly establishes Shambhu as a leading guitarist and composer of the contemporary instrumental/new age music movement" and Michael Diamond of Music and Media Focus called 'Dreaming of Now,' "A musical masterwork that sets a new standard for music in this genre."

An accomplished guitarist and composer, who has performed with Carlos Santana, Narada Michael Walden, and Whitney Houston on her multi-platinum debut album, 'Whitney,' Shambhu's solo releases display an exquisite fusion of contemporary instrumental, world, Indian and jazz styles. His technical mastery of the guitar enables delicate expressions of nuance and subtlety while engaging audiences in deep spirit. Shambhu's music has been called 'magical,' a 'journey', and 'opening a space within.' Aside from his musical pursuits, Shambhu studied meditation for three decades with the renowned spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy and is the co-founder and former executive director of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.

'Dreaming of Now,' released in September 2013 on the Acoustic Shine label, was co-produced with Grammy award-winner Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records, and Thomas Eaton. Will Ackerman has been at the forefront of the New Age music scene, having produced such artists as George Winston, Michael Hedges, Alex DeGrassi, Liz Story and countless others.

Joining Shambhu on 'Dreaming of Now' are revered session players who have performed with a who's who of artists from Sting to Pat Metheny to John McLaughlin, including Eugene Friesen on cello, Jeff Oster on flugelhorn, Charlie Bisharat on violin, Premik Russell Tubbs on wind instruments, Kai Eckhardt on bass, Frank Martin on keyboards, Celso Alberti on drums and Jeff Haynes on percussion.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mongrel Releases Music Video For "Oxygen Mask" Today

The hardest working band in Boston is showing no signs of slowing down in the wake of the June 3rd release of their Evolution EP. In fact, Mongrel has been working overtime to deliver the aggressive hard rock that this female-fronted band has become famous for; this time unleashing a brand new music video upon the world.

The Official Music Video for the song “Oxygen Mask” premiered early in the morning on June 11, 2014 on YouTube,, DailyMotion and other premium video services. The video was shot and produced by Niki Melish of Lynx Productions and features a notable cast of Bell Time Club wrestlers performing along with Mongrel. “Oxygen Mask” was recorded by Jim Foster at Red13 Media, mixed by Dave Fortman and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Metallica, Nirvana, Soundgarden).

Fans can watch the “Oxygen Mask” Official Music Video on YouTube,,, and other video services. The Evolution EP is available on CD from, Amazon, and from Mongrel directly. The EP is also available in digital format from iTunes, Amazon, Google and other major retailers.
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The FiiX Debut CD Release

The FiiX is a young Pop, Rock, EDM, Hip/Hop group from Orange County, CA. The FiiX will release their Debut LP, If The Walls Could Speak, on June 24 followed by a CD release party at The Vault in Orange (June 28). Doors open at 7pm and tickets are $7.00 (ticket only) or $12.00 for a CD/ticket bundle and can be purchased at the door.

The FiiX focuses their music on hard issues like abortion, suicide and children being used as rebel soldiers. Each of the songs on their debut LP is grounded by their generation's social conscious and has a definitive point of view. While their music and topics are aggressive, the vibe of the music is almost EDM club like with a Hip-Hop edge. The music is similar to Linkin Park and Eminem with hints of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The FiiX prides itself on writing songs containing messages of Positive Controversy. When you talk to 18-year-old, DJ De Neve (who is graduating High School this year), you quickly realize you are talking to someone way beyond his years. DJ has written both lyrics and music as the FiiX. Taylor Christian, the other half of this dynamic duo, has been able to channel some of his spotted past into the lyrics he has written for If The Walls Could Speak. Taylor focuses primarily on the rap elements and complements the EDM POP rock sound DJ creates. Together their energy is perfectly balanced and explosive. Both DJ and Taylor are unapologetic in their lyrics and unafraid to speak the truth they feel. Unique, Alive, Driven, and full of Positive Controversy is the best way to sum up If The Walls Could Speak and The FiiX.

Check out their first official Single Fool's Gold.

Both of the boys attend Saving Grace Community Church and have had great support from the members there.

Eventide Ultrachannel Native Channel Strip - Free Download

Today, Eventide announced the immediate availability of its new channel strip plug-in which delivers unprecedented flexibility and sonic control. The UltraChannel 64-bit native plug-in for AU, VST, and AAX64 for Mac and PC features micro pitch functionality from our flagship H8000, stereo delays with variable feedback paths, plus two stages of compression, gating, and five bands of parametric EQ. UltraChannel is available as a free download. Please copy and paste Access Code: 05E2272C and go here: through midnight July 8, 2014. After this promo ends, UItraChannel native will cost $249.

UltraChannel features a pair of dynamics processors: the O-Pressor, capable of extreme compression (this is the compressor section of the Omnipressor®) and a conventional compressor with de-essing and side-chain capability.

UltraChannel also offers Soft-Saturation, and Transformer emulation which recreates transformer core saturation. This feature adds harmonics to low frequency material while remaining relatively transparent to the rest of signal. While relatively subtle, in aggregate, Transformer can bring life to otherwise dull mixes and help glue disparate sound sources together.

FlexiPath routing allows drag and drop for reordering the signal path of the top level components (O-Pressor, compressor/de-esser, EQ, Gate).

UltraChannel includes a variety of factory presets tailored to signal sources such as guitar, bass, kick drum, snare, piano, strings, synths and vocals. A number of the presets were created by Eventide artists.

"Eventide invites all native plug-in users to own this flexible sound shaping tool with our compliments," remarked Ray Maxwell vice president sales and marketing. "We can think of no better way of inviting new users to join the Eventide family than to share this great plug-in with everyone. We are confident that once you've had a taste of Eventide, you'll be back for more."

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, Omnipressor and Harmonizer are registered trademarks; UltraChannel, O-Pressor, and FlexiPath are trademarks of Eventide Inc. ©2014 Eventide Inc.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Intimate Sunrise Concert Welcomes the Dawning of Summer in the World's Largest Gothic Cathedral

June 9, 2014 - NEW YORK – The 19th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration by the Paul Winter Consort with special guests trombonist Chris Brubeck (The Brubeck Brothers Quartet/Triple Play), multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless (Oregon/Pat Metheny) and world-renowned pipe organist Timothy Brumfield will once again welcome the summer on June 21st in the world's largest Gothic cathedral, St. John the Divine located at Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street. Winter and colleagues will premiere a new work, "Morning of the Phoenix," inspired by the two spectacular 100-foot long bird sculptures, entitled Phoenix, by renowned Chinese artist Xu Bing that were recently installed in nave of the Cathedral. Beginning in complete darkness at 4:30 AM, musicians play for two hours as the sun gradually illuminates the Cathedral's stained-glass windows.
Immediately following the concert, the entire audience is invited to a tea and coffee reception in the Crossing of the Cathedral, during which members of the audience can meet each other along with the musicians.

"This may well be our most revolutionary event yet in the Cathedral," says seven-time Grammy-winning soprano saxophonist Winter, "given the unique spatial placement of the players, the visual dimension that will emerge, and the nature of our performing 'partners.' For we and the audience members alike will be 'consorting' with these two gigantic birds suspended above us."

The Paul Winter Consort first performed Summer Solstice in 1994 as a counterpoint to its popular Winter Solstice concert series, which attracts 10,000 audience members and is broadcast on 300 National Public Radio stations.

The Cathedral has recently mounted what perhaps is the most colossal exhibit of an artistic work that New York has ever seen. Over the course of two years, pioneering Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing culled detritus from construction sites across the rapidly changing urban landscape of Beijing, and transformed it into his most monumental project to date: Phoenix (2008-10). An engineering feat, Phoenix is composed of a male and a female bird whose combined weight exceeds 12 tons.

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Salvatore Addeo - Mixing Engineer & Producer Based In The Lake Como Area, Italy

His has been doing this work for fifteen years now, during which he has mixed more than 700 songs. He collaborated with Italian and foreign Artists and Bands. During these years he has developed a sound that has an international flavor due to the great interest he nurtures for American and British productions.

All these efforts have been rewarded by encounters with top level Artists, Sound Engineers and Producers, both Italian and foreign. Specifically he has mixed the single "Praise The Lord" (international production), a duet of the renowned singer Giuseppe Davi (USA) alongside John Slitt, singer of the band Petra (USA). Salvatore Addeo has collaborated with names such as Vinnie Colaiuta, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Marcello Surace, and in 2014 he had the pleasure to work with Scot Russo, the singer of Unwritten Law (the American band with multiple presence in the charts selling 15 million copies) for whom he produced and the mixed the project. For Salvatore Addeo the technical aspect always plays a primary role: the final product must have a high audio quality. In fact, for the realization of his productions he owns a recording studio with high-end gear, which is

For his mixes, which is his peculiarity, Salvatore Addeo prefers the use of analogue equipment. In fact, for mixing he uses an SSL 4000G+ console and high-end analogue compressors and equalizers. To view the entire studio equipment list, click My Toys.

He likes to have many contacts: with musicians, colleagues, and in general, people that are involved in music and that love music.

The reason for this is that he ascribes great importance to the human aspect in his work: For Salavatore Addeo it is very important to create an advantageous human relationship with his clients.

He likes to create an atmosphere of collaboration and togetherness, of exchange of ideas with musicians for whom he nurtures great respect (he is also a musician). This is an essential factor for the good outcome of a work project. Salvatore strongly believes that the best results don’t depend solely on the skill and commitment of the band but also on the atmosphere that is being created in the studio, with the producer or engineer. All in all, he mostly believes in teamwork.

Agency¡K #¡¥Of Ghosts¡¦ 28 July 2014


Introducing ¡¥Of Ghosts¡¦

On 28th July 2014, The Agency¡K will release their second album, ¡¥Of Ghosts¡¦, through Solarbear Records. The album¡¦s lead single, ¡¥She/The Temple¡¦, earned critical acclaim, and over the last two years, the band has built up a loyal local following in their native North-East, following a string of successful shows and radio airplay.

For full press EPK, streaming etc visit the secret page here

The Agency¡K are currently promoting ¡¥Of Ghosts¡¦ with a series of gigs, before the official album launch takes place at Cluny 2 in Newcastle in July:

„X 26 April Radio Hive (session guests)
„X 10 May Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast
„X 5 July HMV Newcastle in-store performance
„X 19 July Radio Hive (guest presenters - the Records Bureau)
„X 25 July Cluny 2, Newcastle (¡¥Of Ghosts¡¦ official album launch)
16 August Pop Rec Ltd, Sunderland
„X 23 August Sound It Out Records, Stockton
„X 29 August Washington Arts Centre
„X 05 October Newcastle Oxjam

More dates will be announced shortly.

About ¡¥Of Ghosts¡¦

¡¥Of Ghosts¡¦ is the second album from The Agency¡K, following their highly applauded 2012 debut, ¡¥For the Brave and Troubled¡¦. The opening track, ¡¥She¡¦, was single of the month in Crack Magazine and the recently released ¡¥Child So Careless¡¦ also helped win the band a wider audience. Tracks such as ¡¥For the Daughter¡¦ and ¡¥Border Song¡¦ show the gentler side of The Agency¡K, with heartfelt tales of political imprisonment and criminal fraternity; both great examples of how the collective have carved out their own unique way of marrying cinematic storytelling with striking musical soundscapes. There are some surprises too, most notably the stripped back ¡¥Jack and Spade¡¦. A hidden bonus track celebrates the gothic theme running throughout ¡¥Of Ghosts¡¦ in all its magical glory. A further track, ¡¥Fast¡¦, about the corruption of good politicians is now also available as a pre-release.

¡¥Of Ghosts¡¦ is due for release on 28 July 2014. It is currently available to pre-order through Bandcamp and all good online retailers.

Exploding Soul Reveal New EP 'SLOWMOTION'

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Released via Exploding Audio Records

Every so often a new EP arises that gets people talking, and so enter Exploding Soul. With his dark and heavy Slowmotion EP, the young Swede takes Dubstep sounds into a new-found territory.

Exploding Soul is Jack Lund from Sweden, a one-man music-making maniac, who loves making noise!

Having let go of previews of the records from the EP via his Soundcloud page recently, Exploding has been working hard to ensure he delivers something totally fresh and exciting for listeners. The 4-track EP Slowmotion is exactly this, packed full of cloudy Dubstep sounds of a distinctive slow tempo nature.

With 'Slowmotion' Exploding Soul has obtained a somewhat new found identity and gears up perfectly for the shimmering summer ahead, which will no doubt see more exciting releases to come from him.

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Beatvoxx Records Signs DJ & Producer Twenty-Faux Carat

Beatvoxx Records signs DJ and Producer, Twenty-Faux Carat (TFC) announces Beatvoxx founder Rokelle. The signing of TFC marks the first artist signing for the Indie Dance Music imprint and expects the first single of this association to be released later this Summer.

TFC is a Chicago-based music producer and DJ who brings his genre-agnostic music influence into the Beatvoxx Records fold. He is a relative new-comer to the National dance music scene, but has built a credible following in the Mid-West, especially in Illinois and Indiana. "I'm an artist that isn't defined by a single genre of dance music," states TFC. "I'm excited to be joining Beatvoxx because they have an appreciation for artists that don't fit a specific mold".

TFC is signed to an initial three-song deal, with the first single, "We Live," slated for an anticipated mid-Summer release via all major digital music retailers including iTunes and Beatport. "As a brand new label, it's exhilarating to come across a young talent like Twenty-Faux Carat," says Rokelle. "We see a bright future in his talent as a producer and are thrilled Beatvoxx is going to be a part of sharing his music with the world".

About Beatvoxx Records
Founded in 2011 by singer/songwriter, Rokelle, Beatvoxx LLC is an independent entertainment and lifestyle brand that includes Beatvoxx Records, Beatvoxx publishing, and Beatvoxx Artist Management. The company's commitment to preserving a limitless, forward-thinking music community is at the heart of the brand and its goal is to champion truly inspired pieces of work.

Beatvoxx Records is distributed by The Orchard worldwide.

Historias - Feat Chela Rivas

It's not too often you can enjoy a song that's not in your native language, but that's anything but the case for "Historias.

"One of the most powerful aspects of EDM is its ability to be translated universally no matter where you are in the world, and Joe Parra and Tony Dark Eyes' release of "Historias" is perfect evidence of that.

Featuring delicate vocals from Chela Rivas, "Historias" is a progressive house stunner that will light up any room. With recognition from DJs all over the world, including David Guetta, Chuckie, Armin van Buuren and Roger Sanchez, Joe Parra is becoming an international EDM sensation, paying perfect homage to the Mexican electronic scene

Release date : June 3,2014


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Monday, June 9, 2014

New Release From Blujon

Following the success of the band’s first release in many years “Good Man Feeling Bad”, which topped the Spanish Indie Chart (Reverbnation), much has happened.

The band’s European success triggered the foundation of a supporters club called the Rockers. The name comes form the Blackpool Rock sound, which the band was a part of in the early 1980s. Within twenty four hours the band had attracted over 177,000 plays and signed up over 9000 supporters.

The follow up track Destiny Is A Hard Road is the title track of the band’s new album is to be release this week. Destiny Is A Hard Road is a gentle song with a more personal message. The song is a real departure form the solid Good Man Feeling Bad sound.

Blujon was born in Blackpool, Lancashire in the early 80s. Since then the band has grown to become a truly European band with international support. The current line up is Krasi Zorbov (the Voice and Guitar of Blujon) is from Bulgaria, Will Fletcher (Keyboards) and Tommy Duffy (Bass), are both from the UK and Grazy Carol (Drums and Percussion) is from Venice Italy.

Blujon is currently recording in the UK and Bulgaria and plan to return to their Spanish Base in August.


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Ashley Jordan's National Radio Promotion

Ashley Jordan Music (AJM) today announced the initiation of a National Radio Campaign in collaboration with Powderfinger Promotions (an indie radio promotion and publicity firm from MA).

Ashley Jordan is the award winning and emerging singer-songwriter from Harvard, Massachusetts and has garnered many enlightening musical reviews that are included on her website

"The intent for this collaboration is to provide national accessibility and presence for Ashley's music," according to Marvin Collin, Managing Director of AJM. "With the release of her critically acclaimed new CD, Nothing in Doubt, we wanted to set the stage for Ashley's desire to tour to various locations and connect with her listeners as well as to extend the generosity of her sponsors to her musical audiences." Ashley's sponsors include: Exces (Sunglasses), Life is Nutz ( Profit for Charity) and New England Brokers (Organic Cosmetics).

"The collaboration with Powderfinger will provide Ashley musical exposure to the leading Americana-Country and AAA radio stations in the US," according to David Avery, President and Founder of Powderfinger Promotions. "Radio promotion is an important strategy for musicians so as to build relationships with fans and build a lasting presence with listeners."

Ashley was recently headlined in the May issue of Metronome Magazine discussing her new album release as well as her songs and music videos that are reflections of her country-rock style.

Contact Information:

Marvin A. Collin
Managing Director
Ashley Jordan Music

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