Friday, September 5, 2014

London Based Electro-Pop Band Ooberfuse Revive An Iconic Classic

You know a song is great when it keeps being played generation after generation. These songs are known as classics, and they are an iconic piece of art that help shape pop-culture throughout the world. While the concept of redesigning and remixing songs isn’t unheard of, it takes talented musicians to revive an old song and re-establish it’s glory. Ooberfuse, an Electro-Pop band from London is set to do just that with their version of the popular Filipino folk song “Anak” and has a music video to accompany it. You can watch it here:

The music video for “Anak” follows the band, a British Filipina lead singer and British musician on a journey through the hustle and bustle of the Philippines. During their journey, they encounter various aspects of typical life in the Philippines, as well as some shady, underground features as well. Throughout the clips of the video, the band meets several people and ask them to interpret the lyrics of “Anak’, thus capturing a genuine moment of how people feel about the song. At times, you see people singing, and even dancing to the song, having made up an entire choreography for Ooberfuses’ version of “Anak”.

What’s unexpected however is how the video all ties everything together. From the trips to the market, to a moment with a real-life rooster fight, the video ends with the band assembled in an attire that express their journey through the Philippines. The lead signer is wearing an all black, feathered dressed, while the musicians all wear different clothes representing the different locations they visited through the music video.

Ooberfuse wanted to revive a classic song and may have done so with their visually enriched and catchy pop tunes. As a global release, their hopes are to revitalize the feeling that “Anak” provoked in the 70’s and give a new pop anthem for the new generation of music lovers to enjoy.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ben Mauro Partners With The V Foundation

Ben Mauro is proud to partner with Dick Vitale’s V Foundation for his upcoming solo CD Release Party. Mr. Mauro is a talented Syracuse native best known as the guitarist for Lionel Richie. He came back to Syracuse for the release of his most recent solo work, an EP entitled “Take Your Time” in May of 2014 and has since continued to work on his first full length solo CD. He plans to debut the new work on Saturday, December 6 in grand style at The Palace Theatre – an historic venue in his hometown. He has partnered with Dick Vitale’s V Foundation as the national charity partner for this event. On a local level, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park will benefit from Mr. Mauro’s generosity.

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Ben first learned of The V Foundation through a series of online interactions his publicist had with Dick Vitale. Mr. Vitale is a huge music fan and Ben was glad to set up an introduction to Lionel Richie when their recent tour stopped in Tampa, FL. After meeting Mr. Vitale and learning more about his zeal for cancer research, Ben decided that he wanted to help. Mr. Vitale’s passion for life and what he does to raise awareness is so contagious that one cannot help but share his feelings. Ben Mauro has planned a CD Release Party to rival any event in town. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 6th at the historic Palace Theatre on James Street in Syracuse. The V Foundation will receive a portion of ticket sales plus concert goers will have the opportunity to donate directly to the Foundation when purchasing tickets or by bidding on fantastic items donated by Mr. Vitale for this special evening.

"Ben is a brilliant musician who also has a heart of gold. We at The V Foundation are proud that Ben has agreed to donate proceeds from the sale of his new CD to help us raise dollars for kids battling cancer. In "Vitale-ese", I would simply say that Ben is Awesome Baby, with a capital A." – Dick Vitale

Follow Through
Ben Mauro will also be donating a portion of ticket sales to help support one of his favorite hometown organizations, The Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. He plans to include the Zoo in the same capacity as Mr. Vitale’s Foundation – both on site and by donating ticket sales. After visiting Syracuse in May and enjoying a special tour of the Zoo, Ben wanted to help raise awareness on a local level and provide his hometown with an opportunity to give back to one of its own local treasures.

For more information, press only:
Stacey Sherman
734-564-6640 (mobile)
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2Four And DJ Majestik - EP Intergalactic

2Four and DJ Majestik announce the release of their electronic meets hip-hop EP Intergalactic

2Four and DJ Majestik announce the release of their electronic meets hip-hop EP, Intergalactic, out on September 22nd and available now to pre-order. Alongside 2Four’s energetic lyrics and vocals, the EP takes in elements of electronic house, combined with hip-hop fusions, creating an upbeat and powerful record.

2Four, represented by Juggernaut 24 Entertainment, does not rest long enough to get comfortable in a particular sound. This time around, he has found a lucrative alliance in artist Jim Giordano, aka DJ Majestik. Over the past few months the two have shared both the stage, including their first ever performance together at Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, and the recording studio. What has come out of their collaboration is a four-song EP, Intergalactic - producing a unique blend of both electronic and hip-hop music. The project was recorded and engineered entirely by Sidney “Super” Nelson in Nashville, Tennessee, 2Four’s hometown.

From September 22nd Intergalactic will be available across all major digital distributors, including CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon, and it will be available for download directly from 2Four’s own website, You can also pre-order the EP via iTunes at
For more information, visit:


DJ Majestik:

"Evangeline"- Taylor Batton//Tyler Brock//Kyndal Gehlbach

"Evangeline"- Taylor Batton//Tyler Brock//Kyndal Gehlbach

Cover of the Emmylou Harris and The Band classic "Evangeline." This is a promotional single for Taylor Batton, Tyler Brock and Kyndal Gehlbach's new record which will be released on September 9th, 2014.

"Out of Time & Out of Tune" is a collection of classic country/western covers from the greats such as Waylon Jennings, Neil Young and Emmylou Harris. The "Evangeline" single can be downloaded for free here!

NazB's Latest Video Hammer (Higher) Celebrates The Spirit Of Life And Inspires People To Go "Higher"

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"You would be able to enjoy it from iTunes & all the other internet stores," stated NazB's media personnel.

Originally from Nigeria, NazB hails from a musical family who left the home at 18 to make his mark in music. The years that followed saw the young teen evolving steadily into a star rapper through a struggling yet enriched musical odyssey. Presently settled in Zurich, the hip hop singer follows a unique style of Africa inspired RnB & hip hop, his compositions are revered as profound, witty, talking about hardships, social issues and philosophy of life.
NazB's latest video Hammer (Higher) celebrates the spirit of life and inspires people to go “Higher".

“Now we're getting higher… higher..," the song unfolds showing NazB jogging along the beaches, roads and city landscapes in full vigor.

“The new album Hammer is all about taking up on life's challenges with confidence and to move on with great pace and high spirit. It says that there's nobody to follow and you have to go solo on the journey of your life-where moving on & getting higher is the main maxim," explained the singer's manager while speaking on the theme of the new video.

About NazB
NazB is a Swiss rapper & hip hop star originally from Nigeria. He follows Africa inspired RnB & hip hop and his musical compositions highlight on hardships, social issues and philosophy of life.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Russian Born, Ireland Based Singer-Songwriter Larissa Tormey Releases Debut EP, Doors To Joy

Larissa Tormey, a Russian born, Ireland based singer-songwriter, is releasing her debut EP, Doors to Joy, on September 1st with a full-length to follow later in the Fall.

The adult-contemporary artist spent over a year crafting these meaningful, thought provoking songs that are sure to pull at the heartstrings of every human emotion.

The title track, Doors to Joy, is a true love song. But not in the standard sense of one person loving another romantically. It’s much deeper than that. It’s a song about loving life in every possible way, and being able to help someone realize their fullest potential in life. And to realize this full potential, one must unlock their Doors to Joy. This type of love is highlighted in the music video for the title track, which will be released shortly after the EP.

Doors to Joy was recorded in Ventry Studios, Ireland with producer and multi instrumentalist David McCune. The EP additionally includes two bonus acoustic versions of earlier singles, “Addiction” and “Enchanted Night” which were recorded with Irish pianist and musical director, Gavin Murphy, who played piano on all tracks for the EP and album and feature internationally renowned guitarist Bill Shanley, who has worked with artists like Ray Davies, Mary Black and Sinead O Connor.

The Doors to Joy EP is being distributed through JTV Digital and is available to purchase on all popular digital sites, including iTunes at

This Fall will also bring the release of a full-length record – Larissa’s first LP ever recorded in all English.

ABOUT LARISSA TORMEY: Larissa is a native of Russia, where she was educated as a pianist and vocal coach. In 2001 she moved from the busy city of Moscow, to the quieter countryside in Ireland. Living on a rural farm has given Larissa a new way of writing music that is influenced by classical, contemporary, jazz, pop and folk music. In June 2014, Larissa was accepted as a guest singer at YOUBLOOM Global Music Village, a music conference event for the best international artists, in Dublin. Larissa also spends a lot of time working for charities and fundraising for different causes that are dear to her heart.

For further information contact:

Justin Ellenson
Dotted Music

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bongo Boy TV It's Like Watching MTV When It Was Cool

TV producer/Musicologist Monique Grimme and Record Producer/ Songwriter/TV Producer/Grammy member Gar Francis have produced another exciting episode of The Bongo Boy Rock n’ Roll TV Show series Presents: Indie music Video From Around The World Ep1032; airing September 2, 2014 on ManhattanTV; then on 23 other TV channels in cities across the US, including channel 9 in Nashville, TN.
Each episode can been seen by over 4.1 million cable subscribers, six days a week for four weeks on cable providers like NBC Comcast Universal, Time Warner, RCN, FiOS, AT&T, Suddenlink, Cablevision and Charter Cable. Bongo Boy TV is also available through the Go Indie TV ROKU Channel.

The new episode No 1032, has seven indie artists that have accomplished a lot to get their music videos on television. Some have traveled around the world like the Russian band Mumiy Troll, who were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “A Russian Band Looks for a Home Abroad” , an article by Robert P. Walzer.
In May, The Bongo Boy Rock n’ Roll TV Show enlisted together with Broadjam, to hold the first “Bongo Boy Indie Music Video Contest” and generated a winner with Texas band Life Is Hard. Their song "Ten Miles 'till Empty", is a cool country song with enjoyable harmonies, and a great slide guitar. Along with a pretty slick production of their video, it’s easy to see why they were the winners!

Another Texan, J-Hen, joins in the new episode and delivers a super cool classic hip hop/pop song with "Baby Come On". The video is outta this world and can this guy sing! Dynamite on the vocals!

Also in this episode is previous BBRR guest, Funkmaster Milo Z, from New York City. Milo Z current song "Do Ya Thang” is a rap/hip hop tune with a twist! This danceable song has some cool guitar riffs and a great horn section!
You can still catch Milo Z previous interview online with BBRR host Wayne Olivieri. Check out The Bongo Boy Rock n' Roll TV Show series Ep1014:

Be sure to catch Gar Francis, the New Jersey garage guru, in the new episode! He does a great job with effects in the lyric video for "Man on the Moon". This video includes some wonderful art by Dutch painter Cornelis le Mair, along with some cool guitar licks and a beautiful melody by Gar; this is one video you don’t want to miss!

Next up we have Bruce Lev, out of Arizona. He does a nice job on his song "Catwoman", and his video is titled "Catwoman Returns!” The song is filled with great guitar riffs and licks, and a cool solo played over a great bass line. There are sweet changes, with nice harmonies and a cool melody. The video edits back and forth between the band playing on a river bank, and other images. Bruce Lev also received songwriting & video honors in the 2014 Akademia Music Awards:
for Best Hard Rock Song – CATWOMAN and Best Music Video CATWOMAN RETURNS!

Natalie Jean, from the United States, provides us with the electro/pop dance track, "Mission". Her vocals have great effects, while the video uses time lapse techniques. Natalie Jean was nominated in the #IMEA's - International Music and Entertainment Association, Inc. - IMEA - Christian/Gospel Female Artist of The Year and nominated in the HMMA Hollywood Music in Media Awards for Vocal (Female).

Also included is a cool teaser for The Satisfactors' new album "Gimme My Rock n' Roll", which is coming soon from Bongo Boy Records.
Bongo Boy TV-Indie Music From Around The World always available online

Read more reviews like in this press release by International Indie Music Review Bobby Gottesman, Toronto Canada online here

The Bongo Boy Rock n’ Roll TV Show series TV guide can be found at

Each episode can be watch also online:

If you want to be on Television; check out the opportunities on promoting your music video on Bongo Boy TV at or for info.

Media contact:
Monique Grimme 908-455-1576

Ooberfuse Release Far East Dance Track 'Anak'


Straight out of the blocks once again are London-based electro-pop duo Ooberfuse who today follow up their notable previous release "Different Drum" with a modern day twist of a classic Far East track "Anak", originally by Freddie Aguilar.

The Woolwich based pair team up with the Filipino legend and inject fresh Dance sounds into this Far Eastern classic, a track which has sold over 30million copies worldwide since its original release back in the 1970s.

The Fish Lipz Records pair provide yet another reminder that summer can last forever thanks to their formidable soundscape! Alongside its release, Dan McKie & Dan Kelly have both cooked up individual remixes, one deep and one tech.

Acclaimed And Innovative Artist Ac Killer Continues Building Movement With U F*cked Up Video

Breaking out of Southern California, buzz artist AC KILLER drops his next popular video for the track U FUCKED UP from this highly anticipated forthcoming release!

The video is live at

Multi-talented & seriously entrepreneurial artist/producer/label head AC KILLER describes the video:
"Deeply embedded into the human sub-conscious is a desire to self-depreciate. Regardless of the situation, sometimes the biggest psychological or physical wound we inflict is to ourselves. "

CNO head and recording artist AC Killer eloquently pays homage to human error in his latest offering, "You Fucked Up."

"You Fucked Up" features a hypnotic beat with a catchy chorus you can chant to: "You Fucked Up."

Come and take a trip into the mad mind of The AC Killer. This video has cameos from all walks of life including Bud The Bud Leaf, The Apocalyptic Preacher, a 90-year-old grandmother, a judge and, a sumo wrestler all driving home the message: "You Fucked Up."

Filmed primarily in Killer's-native Tarzana, California, AC aims to drive home a message that we can all relate to. It's a non-traditional Christian message explaining because we all "fucked up" we are all in need of God's forgiveness, washing away our sins compacted into a 4 minute, 32 second music video.

The "You Fucked Up" video includes famous cameos such as Tattoo Nightmare's Reese Hillburn from "Tattoo Nightmare Miami" on Spike TV at her Tarzana tattoo shop "SoCal Tattoos".

"You Fucked" up is a catchy, comedic look on mistakes of all magnitudes. AC's video will hypnotize you with his simple message showing that we all "fuck up". Mistake makers will immediately resonate after realizing the error of their ways: "You Fucked Up."

AC drives home a message in this entertaining video that embodies the LA-vibe: "to err is human." With marketing powerhouse INDIEPOWER involved in his campaign, AC & his movement is growing exponentially nationwide as well as worldwide.

AC Killer and all his videos and more can be found at CriminalNation.Org