Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dirty Lowdown & Dominican Don To Release New Single Tributing Michael Jackson

Florida-based artists, Dirty Lowdown and Dominican Don , are preparing to release a brand new single on Friday, July 31 . The new single, 'Just A Little Bit Of You,' is a reworking of the 1975 Michael Jackson classic. The track, distributed by CD Baby, will be available on every major digital music platform and streaming service. (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.) 'Just A Little Bit Of You' was originally released on Michael Jackson's fourth solo effort, 'Forever, Michael.' The soulful nature of the record laid the groundwork for the rest of Jackson's career, and his departure from the famous Motown Records shortly after opened a new chapter in the young prodigy's career. (The album was released when Jackson was sixteen.) The late legend passed away six years ago, leaving an incredible legacy and catalogue. He was, after all, the King of Pop.

Dirty Lowdown and Dominican Don shed the Motown vibe of the track for a more contemporary, modernized sound. The two artists are elegantly accented by heavy electronic instrumentation, tight beats, and string sections. There's also a significant addition of hip-hop lyricism on the latter half of the tune. While remaining faithful and respectful to the original song, both Lowdown and Don take creative liberties when reenergizing it for a new generation.

The creative license that Dirty Lowdown and Dominican Don take with 'Just A Little Bit Of You' is widely successful. Paying homage to the King of Pop seems natural and fitting, as the musical lineage of both these artists can most certainly be traced back to Jackson and the Motown sound. In 1975, Jackson charted well with the song, scoring his biggest hit in three years and top honors on both the pop and soul charts. Now, in 2015, forty years later, 'Just A Little Bit Of You' is ready to return. Both Dirty Lowdown and Dominican Don are seasoned, veteran performers that have extensive live and studio experience, especially in the Florida area. Dirty Lowdown was previously featured on the song 'Unstoppable,' a tune supporting the Miami Heat.

The song was remixed into several versions and was successful in harnessing the community's support of the team. The single will be released under the rising independent label, Mark Of Excellence Productions . Information regarding the artists and the label can be found below. The release will be available globally on July 31.

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Mark Of Excellence Productions Inc | Miami, Florida | 888-429-9493 | PO Box
55-2533, Miami Gardens, Florida 33055-5533

Monday, August 24, 2015

London based emcee Original One drops new single "We Rock Dis Place" ft. HardLee ParTee

OUT NOW!! Released via THEBKS.COM

With the weekend in sight, Hackney-based Original One is celebrating by sharing his new upbeat single "We Rock Dis Place". Combining enticing Rap wordplay with a fun and energetic production, the song shares a simple message: to live life to the fullest.

Blessing your ears with a totally original sound, Original One hopes that new single will win over some new fans, showcasing his unique take on Hip Hop music, all the while keeping the existing followers happy! Give it a spin for yourself, it’s a breath of fresh air.

Scheduled for release in August 2015, the single features label mate HardLee Partee, with production coming from 75 Productions.

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Journey Through a Forest With New Colourz Release 'Nemodom'

Progressive house duo Colourz has released their latest track Nemodom. The mysterious yet epic soundscape of the song guides the listener through an eerie forest. Playing with moments of darkness and high intensity, Nemodom perfectly illustrates why the duo describes their sound as cinematica. The song is available at:

Combining cinematic, orchestral sounds and progressive house beats, Colourz seeks to explore a new genre and stand out with their creative approach to electronic music. Their newest creation Nemodom brings together the epical and otherworldly storyline of a journey through a forest and inspired use of dramatic beats.

Nemodom is Colourz's fourth release, following the last single "Vivify", released in June.

THE POLICE Manager & Music Mogul MILES COPELAND Delivers Keynote Interview at IES 15

Miles Copeland, longtime manager of THE POLICE & STING, came from an extended European stay to deliver the Keynote Interview at the IES 15 Music, Film-TV, Touring & Tech conference August 7 in the NoHo Arts District, Los Angeles California. Copeland, a longtime maverick & innovator, talked about turning a thousand UK pounds (approx $1800) recording into a 'billion dollar brand', creating a global touring empire from a brother & 4 guys in a van, & getting a car manufacturer to put up $18 million dollars in TV ads to support a STING album, among other groundbreaking moves he made in his legendary career.

IES – the INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT is a four day, comprehensive conference, with a wide array of panels, seminars, workshops, networking events, honors, & concerts/showcases. In it's fourth year, the global event takes place in the NoHo Arts District in N.Hollywood, surrounded by a thriving region of film & recording studios, theatres, dance studios & the Television Academy (home of the EMMYS). Miles Copeland was one of over 100 industry speakers this year, & special events are already being planned for the big FIFTH YEAR Anniversary IES 16, August 10-13, 2016.

Interviewed onstage by IES Founder & industry veteran Jay Warsinske (who had worked with Copeland, band & label in those early formative days), Copeland had several examples of what led to THE POLICE's astronomical success & some shrewd moves that benefitted the processes along the way. "We found someone in the UK that owned a studio behind their home" says Copeland "& offered him one thousand pounds (approximately $1800) to record 10 songs, & that album became OUTLANDOS d'AMOUR, that contained the classic song 'Roxanne' amongst others". He explained that the producer Nigel Gray was offered points' (a percentage of profits) instead of the small fee that wasn't readily available, an offer he dismissed for the fee & later tried to re-establish after the apparent buzz the band was creating. Copeland says the percentage would have ended up being worth millions of dollars, instead he only got his flat fee of one thousand pounds. Rule 1: back end profits can make you wealthy on a hit project. THE POLICE's last tour grossed almost $400 million & they've sold over 75 million albums, tons of merchandise & endorsements, all totaling well over billion dollar grosses.

Another amazing story was being an 'unknown act' Copeland realized he had no clout or leverage getting big booking agents or promoters to book his fledgling group. He encouraged his brother Ian to form an agency (FBI : Frontier Booking Agency) and sent his three piece band (Sting, guitarist Andy Summers & other brother Stewart on drums) to every club or 'hole in the wall' that would allow them to perform early on in the US. "Being 4 guys, including a trio & one roadie", explains Copeland, "we were lean, mean & ready to go anywhere, not only in the US, but Egypt, India & many faraway lands which gave us a global market, but also exotic footage for our videos & this new exciting channel called MTV, that we embraced greatly!". The band subsequently grew with the burgeoning 'new wave explosion' in North America, videos & radio play on a steady succession of singles such as "Roxanne", "Message In A Bottle", "Walking On The Moon", and an exciting live show fronted by the charismatic Sting. Subsequently they went from a van playing dives, to tour busses playing arenas by their second & third tours. By the fourth they were headlining stadiums, festivals & playing multiple nights in the biggest arenas around the world.

Another amazing example of 'the indie spirit' and sheer entrepreneurially tenacity was when Sting released the solo album "BRAND NEW DAY" & after an initial buzz of the title track, the album has stalled in achieving a major hit song & was losing momentum. "We shot a video for the song "Desert Rose" featuring Cheb Mami", explains Copeland, "we had Sting & Cheb driving through the desert in a Jaguar car singing the song, I realized how great the car looked & took it to the car company's ad agency & convinced them that we have created a perfect 'commercial' for them, that would also promote my artist, & they fell in love with it & proceeded to buy $18 million dollars in TV commercials that just simply aired the video clips, with no voiceover or anything from Sting". The commercial created such a groundswell of excitement in the song, that radio was almost forced to play by public demand & ended up making it a big hit and the album became a multi-million selling smash success.

These are some of the many success stories from less than traditional circumstances he shared with the IES attendees that had come from all over the globe. "Miles was always a true maverick & innovator thinking outside the box", says IES' Jay Warsinske, "a hero & mentor of mine, & an inspiration to us all that with talent, drive & ingenuity, anything is possible if you persevere & go for it & never give up!" Additional successes of Copeland & stories included his success in launching REM, The GO-GO's, Danny Elfman of OINGO BOINGO, The BANGLES, TIMBUK 3, The ALARM, IRS Records, their own MTV Show "The Cutting Edge" amongst many others. For more info on the IES annual event, go to

Shy Wear Reveal New Track "Beat Them Up"

Released via I Am Shy Music

Producers LGB and Aldo Kapone, who together make Shy Wear, are amidst a thirst to take their potent brand of House music out of their respective localities and into the lives of the masses. With this objective in mind, the duo present their stimulating new single, “Beat Them Up”, which boasts heavy house influences and some rebellious significance.

Shy Wear’s latest single is another mesmerising dance floor groove, but one with a striking message. Speaking of the new single, the pair explained how ‘Beat Them Up’ seeks to open the listeners mind to injustice, corruption and international finance. “Freedom is an illusion.

The thought provoking single has all the makings of a track that’s capable of doing the rounds at some of Europe’s major club closing parties. While Shy Wear remain to be somewhat mysterious with their releases, they’re undoubtedly talented and look set to continue stirring up more exciting material with an edge to it.