Saturday, November 8, 2014

JES Release New Remixes And Music Video For Classic Tiesto - Taxigirl Tune "High Glow"

Expectations were high when JES decided to start work on a remix project for the genre-busting, progressive trance classic "High Glow" which she released with Tiesto under the mysterious "Taxigirl" moniker. "It's not everyday that you write a song with a guitar in a hotel bathroom and it translates perfectly to the dance floor," JES said about her experiences of writing while on tour. "As a songwriter you're always searching for inspiration, but sometimes the inspiration finds you".

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Channeling the same creativity that she used to create the song, JES set about finding the perfect remixers. Hungarian producer and DJ Sunny LAX delivers a full tilt, progressive trance mix that brings "High Glow" right into 2014 without compromising the enchanting beauty of the original. Extended builds and a breathtaking, anthemic string-infused plateau perfectly compliment JES' ethereal vocals. Sunny's earliest releases on Anjunabeats quickly brought him to the forefront of the progressive trance genre with support from the likes of Above & Beyond & Armin van Buuren.

Ciaran McAuley's uptempo retro UK influenced trance mix creates a surprising reinvention of the song. Keeping the emotion as it's focus and featuring layered haunting arpeggios and subliminal vocals this mix is sure to translate well to the dance floor and playlists alike.

Hamptons Chill make a welcome return to the scene with their own inspired down tempo remix of "High Glow". Their last remix (As The Rush Comes) from JES' chill out album "Into The Dawn" went on to become a staple of poolside playlists worldwide. Once again putting the cool back into chill with a truly deep mix that combines emotion and emersion in equal measure the Hamptons Chill mix turns lounging into an art form.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Soundplant 42 Released - QWERTY Keyboard Software Sampler Used From Studios To Stadiums Gets Major Update On Mac & Windows

Independent developer Marcel Blum has released Soundplant 42 for Windows and Mac, the first major update since 2010 of the popular computer keyboard sound triggering program following a yearlong beta. Soundplant turns the standard QWERTY keyboard into a playable instrument with ultra low latency, allowing the instant playback of any format sound files on 72 keyboard keys with no need for extra hardware.

Soundplant's cult following has taken it to some amazing places. Hollywood engineer Ed Novick used it in his 2010 Academy Award-winning sound mixing on Inception as well as in The Dark Knight Rises, Moneyball, and other films. Surf rock band Man or Astro-Man? played their sci-fi samples with Soundplant; metal band Nile used it for exotic percussion. When the foley artists of NPR's A Prairie Home Companion aren't handmaking their sound effects, they turn to Soundplant for a digital assist. The NFL's Tennessee Titans used it at LP Field stadium. Soundplant even made it to Carnegie Hall, with new music champion Paul Pinto performing on the software for the 2014 premier of composer Erin Rogers' Mother Earth. Organizations like London's Drake Music taught disabled children to create music through Soundplant's intuitive simplicity, and artists, educators, and DIYers delighted kids and adults with Soundplant-powered installations like the 2013 New York Maker Faire Editor's Choice Award-winning xylophone drum pad Nazca Beats.

Soundplant, now in its 15th year, turns an input device you've been practicing on for as long as you've been typing into a versatile multitrack playback tool, providing hours of audio at your fingertips while avoiding the need for expensive dedicated hardware. New version 42 maintains its beloved rock-solid stability, low cost, straightforward drag-and-drop sound file assignment, and flexibility as standalone software, while bringing powerful new features such as 32-bit floating point mixing and 96 kHz output for audiophile accuracy, 256 channel polyphony for rich sound design, several new lightweight realtime effects, direct output recording, and finer key press and release control. Playing sounds are displayed with a progress bar and track time, and you can even continue triggering sounds while using any other program with Soundplant hidden. Soundplant works identically on Windows or Mac and keymaps can be transferred across computers with ease.

Availability and pricing
Soundplant is offered as a free download at which includes a 25-launch trial of the registered features. In unregistered mode it is free for non-commercial use with limitations on some professional features. The registered version (USD $50, or a $40 upgrade from v.39) allows expanded sound file format support, audio output device selection, higher quality output sample rates, recording, and background triggering.

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Pink Velvet Krush Release Details

F.S.O.A. (Fifty Shades of Anything) the new E.P. by Long Island rockers PINK VELVET KRUSH is set for release later this month on November 25th. The project was recorded last month at Red V Studios in New York with producer Vic Rivera (Adrian Gale, Poley/Rivera). Rivera also engineered, mixed and contributed backing vocals on the project. Bill Leverty (Firehouse) will handle the mastering at Leverty Sound in Virginia.

F.S.O.A. contains five tracks of which the track F.S.O.A. was released as an advanced single last month.

Track listing

1. Nothin’ to Lose
2. F.S.O.A. (Fifty Shades of Anything)
3. Take My Life
4. Obsession
5. These Chains

PINK VELVET KRUSH will be out this month in support of F.S.O.A. at the dates below:

11/11 Ichabod’s – Effingham, IL
11/12 Treehouse Lounge – Bloomington, IL
11/13 Boondocks – Springfield, IL
11/14 The Backstage – Covington, KY
11/15 Rock N’ Skull – Pekin, IL
11/16 Rock N’ Skull – Pekin, IL
11/21 O’Sheckys LIVE – Columbus, OH
11/22 Courtyard Lounge – Englewood, OH

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Scorpion Resurrection Of Kung Fu Cowboy Is American Zen's New Rock Music Video Performed Live

Concert Appearance: "Scorpion Resurrection” performed by Kung Fu Cowboy
September 22, 2014.
Kulak’s Woodshed, North Hollywood, California

YouTube Video Link: Kung Fu Cowboy “Scorpion Resurrection” (Live)

“Scorpion Resurrection” was written February 2013 by Richard Del Connor, "The Hippy Coyote" of American Zen for the completed screenplay, Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1. Richard explained to the Kulak’s Woodshed M.C. before his performance that he hopes this song will win an Oscar for ‘Best Song in a Movie.’ “Scorpion Resurrection” is track #3 on the End of the Line album by American Zen and tells the story of his Las Vegas adventure that led him back to his San Diego homeland. Richard has been living out of his 1996 forest green Toyota Tacoma truck with a purple fiberglass shell since he left his family in Montrose, California to start a Kung Fu and Tai Chi school in Las Vegas, Christmas 2011. "We're not homeless we have cars," sings Coyote. "I need a financial injection--to complete my scorpion resurrection." The album was recorded inside his “Tacoma Studios” with Richard pretending to be all four members of American Zen, "America's first Buddhist rock band™." Recorded using a Zoom-4Hn 4-track digital recorder, (a Christmas gift from one of his Kung Fu students), this album sounds like the first albums of Led Zeppelin and Cream with Coyote performing two original instrumental flute songs similar to “Bouree” by Jethro Tull.

Richard, known as "Kung Fu Cowboy" to his fellow stagehands, was stung in the neck by a tan scorpion October 2012 while working a Brad Paisley concert at the Cricket Amphitheater near the Mexican border. Two weeks prior to this, Richard had signed a “Life Option Agreement” with Scott Karahadian to write the Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1 screenplay based upon his life. Unable to work or do Kung Fu, swollen Richard became a writing partner and reshaped his true life story to now include ghosts jumping out of his body to do his Kung Fu fighting for him and rescue his children.

Promardi Empowers Music And Arts Industry Professionals To Reach New Heights

Technology startup Promardi, located at the Camden CoLab, unveils a grassroots movement for music and arts industry professionals and businesses. According to CEO of Promardi Donta’ Bell, “Promardi connects professionals from the music and arts industries to promote, market and distribute their brands globally. The movement is powered by a mobile directory that provides access to endless opportunities. The business to business directory also serves as the single resource to find upcoming events such as seminars, performances, workshops and more.”

Promardi has three channels for which members can register
1. Music Network
2. Arts Network
3. Faith Based Network

According to COO of Promardi Baron Harris, “For years, I have often heard music and entertainment professionals say that they need to get connected. My answer to them is, ‘If you were connected what would you do?’ You do not become successful by getting connected but by knowing what to do when the opportunity knocks. Our mission is to help you define your goal, prepare for your success, and execute your plan. Stop waiting for someone else's dream and make your own! With Promardi, you now have an ecosystem in place to help you achieve your goals.”

Promardi Benefits
• Apply for Opportunities
• Sell Your Own Sponsorship Opportunities
• Promote Your Brand with Our Virtual Office
• Showcase Your Talents in Our Music Distribution Centers
• Interact with Fans

According to Eric Roberson, 2x Grammy nominated recording artist, “Promardi comes to the rescue to provide a movement that reintroduces the culture of knowing how the song was created and the ability to connect with those who created the song. I remember as a kid reading credits as I listened to an album. It completed my experience. Who played what? Who wrote what? Was there a sample in the song and where was it from? What studio did they record in? I wouldn't have my career if people didn't see my name on credits for artists like Jill Scott, Musiq Soul Child and Will Downing.”

Suzanne Zammit, Director of Camden CoLab, states “ solves a critical challenge the music industry faces today.”

About Promardi
Promardi is a grassroots movement that connects professionals in the music and arts industry with opportunities to promote their brands and share their talents globally. For more information about Promardi, please refer to the following details –

Contact Info
Website –
Contact – Baron Harris – (856) 671-1090 –
Address – Waterfront Technology Center, 200 Federal Street, Suite 300, Camden NJ 08103

MusicDish*China Founder To Speak At Beijing's Dongdong Conference

MusicDish*China founder Eric de Fontenay has been invited to speak at the Dongdong Music festival & convention being held at the Meridian Space in Beijing, China on November 26-28, 2014. MusicDish*China serves as a bridge between East & West, presenting events award-winning Chinese acts in North America as well as developing and touring for Western acts in China.

Mr de Fontenay, who manages China's top rock band Second Hand Rose, will be speaking on "The Art Of Artist Management" to discuss the development of artist management in both the western and the eastern world, and to examine how the necessary skills and applications can be adapted for different cultural environments. He will also be speaking on the "China Export: Meet The People Who Take Chinese Talents Across Borders" panel gathering key players bringing Chinese artists to far away markets and audiences.

Eric de Fontenay founded digital media firm MusicDish, subsequently launching the largest music newswire Mi2N. In 2009, he turned his focus on China's music industry, culminating in the MusicDish*China brand that has partnered with key stakeholders in the music market. Eric has collaborated on cultural export missions from Taiwan to Paris, Toronto and NYC since 2011 as well as developing and booking Western acts in Greater China. He has signed mainland Chinese rock band Second Hand Rose who recently completed a successful tour of the US. He's been quoted in media as diverse as FT China and China Daily to Portugal's DIF magazine, and was featured in The Beijingers' 2012 Music Issue.

DongDong is the new international meeting point for music in China . It provides a stage to showcase the creativity and vitality of the independent music scene of China, Asia and the rest of the world. DongDong is 4 days event, including a 2 days convention with conferences debates and workshops open to professional and a festival open to everyone spread out over many venues of Dongcheng district, the lively cultural corner of Beijing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Drowning Pool To Reissue Sinner, Launch Unlucky Sinner 13 Tour


The Two-Disc Sinner (Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Due 11/11/14

New Zombie Themed Lyric Video For “Bodies” Released
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA - October 15, 2014 - Dallas, Texas legends Drowning Pool are set to release the two-disc Sinner (Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on 11/11/14 via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord and launch their Unlucky Sinner 13 Tour performing Sinner in its entirety beginning October 21st in San Antonio, Texas. The expanded reissue of their debut album Sinner, originally released on 6/15/01, represents the definitive version of Drowning Pool’s classic Dave Williams years, whose untimely death on 8/14/02 at the too early age of 30 marked an unlucky end to a rising star.

Sinner (Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) is re-mastered and features a new bonus disc of 13 studio demos direct from the band’s vaults, officially available here for the first time. The unreleased track “Soul”, from Disc Two, was serviced to the Active Rock radio format on 10/13/14 and a video for “Soul” will premiere in November featuring rare and never before seen footage of Drowning Pool from the Sinner era. Watch now the brand new zombie themed lyric video for "Bodies", on the verge of platinum certification, at the official Drowning Pool Vevo channel.

“Bodies” Lyric Video

Go to for an exclusive fan bundle offer including the compact disc, a brand new T-shirt and commemorative guitar pick set. Special VIP Meet and Greet packages are available now at for the Unlucky Sinner 13 anniversary tour.

Pre-order Sinner (Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) now
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Sinner (Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Track Listing
Disc One – Re-mastered
1. Sinner
2. Bodies
3. Tear Away
4. All Over Me
5. Reminded
6. Pity
7. Mute
8. I Am
9. Follow
10. Told You So
11. Sermon

Disc Two – The Unlucky 13th Bonus Demos
1. Sermon
2. You Made Me
3. Care Not
4. Mask
5. Soul
6. Break You
7. Less Than Zero
8. Follow
9. Told You So
10. I Am
11. Tear Away
12. Bodies
13. Heroes Sleeping

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Tour Dates:
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Campaign Hashtag: #UnluckySinner13

For more information, please contact:
Gregory Szaro at 10th Street Entertainment
212-334-3160 /

Mark Copeland at The Bicycle Music Company
310-286-6600 x237 /

New Hit Single "Impossible" JA The DragAn Ft. Gudda Gudda

JA The DragAn has been in the game for a while and not only known for his Lyrics but his producing, engineering and directing he has been blessed to work side by side with some of the top national hip hop recording artist such as Pusha T Live at NKU he was also a videographer/editor/director/producer of this concert video at NKU 3/2/14. This probably makes him the only American/Macedonian rap artist/producer/videographer on this earth unique and diverse some call him the Eminem of Cincinnati.
Ja The DragAn Work-Rick Ross Live at Cameo Link: , Snoop Dogg's Studio confidential studio video w/ Curtis Young "Son of Dr. Dre" & Lil Eazy "Son of Eazy E" 2013, Juvenile (He opened in his show & was solo videographer, editor/producer of his concert video 2013) (G-Units) Kidd Kidd (He opened in his show & was solo videographer, editor/producer of his concert video 2013)

NOW JA The DragAn has been back in the studio producing more of his own music. Currently working with Gudda Gudda from YMCMB and has just released his Hit New Hit single "Impossible" Ft. Gudda The single is now available worldwide through LRT/INgrooves Music Group on all major digital retail outlets.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

HDQTRZ Mastering Studios (Best Sound)

Earle Holder is well known to American music artists, and is one of the few top legendary award winning mastering engineers who have managed to gain worldwide recognition for his work. He is a voting member of The Grammy Recording Academy for Engineering

HDQTRZ (pronounced Headquarters) Mastering Studios has been the secret weapon behind record labels for years. Send us your music and listen for yourself. We will provide a free 45 second mastered sample of your music along with any recommendations if needed.

They specialize in all styles of music including classical, rock, hip hop, jazz, trance, techno, etc.

We are so confident that we can master your audio to the highest possible standard; we are offering a free master of your 45 second long audio file. Don't take our word for it; listen to the results for yourself.

Hdqtrz Digital Mastering Studio is committed to providing their clients with the best sounding finished product ever. Get a free download of any music contract you need by clicking on our "Tips" link.

Tasteful compression on individual instruments is fine but don’t normalize, compress, limit or eq your stereo mix at the output before you give it to us. The mixes should not peak over OdBFS and if they “look” soft on your editor after the mix-down - DON'T TURN IT UP

You can send (and receive) your project from anywhere in the world over the internet to Hdqtrz Digital Mastering Studios (we have a high speed line with lots of bandwidth allowing us to download your large .wav or .AIFF mix files. Do not send an MP3.

Our clients benefit from the expertise of seasoned, industry professionals with more than forty years of industry experience.

HDQTRZ Digital Mastering Studios is owned and operated by Earle Holder, Professional Mastering Engineer for over twenty years.

Earle Holder is currently the Chief mastering engineer for the world famous Public Enemy and Chuck D's new record label SlamJamz along with many other industry heavy hitters. He has a musical background that spans his entire life and is a high level computer engineer by trade. He studied music with the late Jimmy Cannady of Cannady Studios (former member of the Inkspots for those of you who remember). He has more than twenty-five years’ experience and is the recipient of several prestigious music awards, including the Atlanta Music Industry Award presented by the GA Music Center. He is a regular guest speaker at music studios throughout North America and is quoted in numerous industry magazines. You can also tune into LIB Radio and listen to a few of his tips.

He is also a motivational speaker and is available for large groups. His enthusiasm, passion and drive will surely help you embrace the real you and place you on the track for success in any field. His techniques are phenomenal.

He completed a two-year project with Paavo Jumppanen in 2003, an engineer located in Australia who is an expert in sound technology. They developed the perfect tool to assist musicians, producers and mastering engineers with their final mastering, named "Har-Bal" which is now distributed in 116 countries through 32 affiliates..

Har-Bal was awarded EQ's magazine (EQ Exceptional Quality Award) as a "must buy" and Keyboard Magazine's "Key-Buy" award, and is now considered a required tool in professional studios worldwide. You can read more about this amazing tool at

Monday, November 3, 2014

James Hand Asks “Why Oh Why” On His Latest Single.

Music has always been defined as a way to send compelling messages. Whether through powerful energy, or inspiring lyrics, good music can seep through darkness and affect listeners as they are taken aback from the meaning it holds. It’s with music, that prolific themes can shine through and that’s what Country artist James Hand has done with his exceptional new record “Why Oh Why”.

What James Hand has done with his new effort is bring back that classic Country style while adding a message of love and peace. Though his themes are heartfelt and inspirational, it’s through his Christian faith that he manages to create wholesome records and “Why Oh Why” is no exception. “Why Oh Why” exemplifies an authentic Country record, with up-beat guitar strumming and fiddle playing only found in the heart of Country music. Included in the cheery, yet Christian song is the standout steel guitar playing. Through relentless finger play to intricate arpeggios, “Why Oh Why” defintley exude the Christian Country spirit.

The theme behind James Hand’s record is praise to his faith, but also a lingering message that there is always a time to rectify the wrong and and ask for forgiveness. With Hand’s trademark Country sound, he has managed to uplift spirits and move souls from within with his gospel-laden lyrics yet playful and fun tone, leading to a more satisfying song, than just a hymn.

Overall James Hand “Why Oh Why” is an epitome of Country music blessed with a recurring theme of forgiveness. Without a doubt, his new single from his latest album entitled “Storm Clouds In Heaven” is a standout track and sets the tone for more of his wholehearted music and feel good anthems.