Saturday, October 31, 2015

Xsidion Displays Versatility With New EDM EP Release 'Anarchy'

Electronic music DJ and producer Xsidion has released 'Anarchy', a four-track EP. Deriving from a variety of genres, such as dubstep and house, 'Anarchy' straddles musical genres and style eclectically and intuitively. Balancing straight-laced synth melodies, apocalyptic atmosphere, soothing piano and intricate percussion, 'Anarchy' is a versatile demonstration of Xsidion's diverse range of style. The EP can be found here:

Bringing together the tracks is Xsidion's will to channel raw, genuine emotion to his music, conveying it to the listener just as he experienced while creating it. The erratic distress present in the first three tracks of the EP leads into uplifting finale, balancing their intensity. Overall, 'Anarchy' is a biting album with an extreme dedication.

Xsidion is a DJ and producer based in Las Vegas, whose musical stylings cover electro, house, hip-hop, trap, dubstep and more. He's opened for the likes of Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris in Las Vegas, as well as several other DJs in Las Vegas.

MusicDish*China and AAW Partner On Canadian Guitarist Lyric Dubee China Tour

MusicDish*China, committed to developing and touring foreign music acts in China, has partnered with Beijing-based Asian Art Works (AAW) to book Canadian rock guitarist Lyric Dubee and his band on their debut China tour. Lyric was recently nominated "Best Young Songwriter" at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and his single "Linger" has entered the Top 200 National Airplay Chart as well as debuting #21 on the National Independent Chart and #7 on the National Rock Chart.

Following a tour of Japan, Lyric Dubee will be performing in a dozen cities in China between November 21 and December 7, including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Changsha, Wuhan, Shijiazhuang, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Changzhou, Jiaxing, Wuxi and Baoding.

MusicDish*China and AAW will also be providing marketing and logistical support for the tour. Founded in 2006, Asian Art Works has been committed to introducing and promoting Asian contemporary art and culture to the international market. In addition to booking one of China's biggest rock bands Second Hand Rose in the mainland, they launched the Rock This Game multi-band tour across the country this year.

Launched in 2010, MusicDish*China has been presenting events featuring award-winning Chinese and Taiwanese acts as well as developing and touring foreign acts for the Greater China market. MusicDish*China has been providing marketing, digital distribution and social media promotion in China as well as representation through its network and partnerships. We've booked bands to several festivals such as OCT-LOFT, Taihu Music, UNITY Festival and SOTX as well as events like Beijing Music Day, Shanghai Formula 1 and HitFM Live Series. We've organized/managed several multi-city tours each year for acts from various countries such as France (Voodoo, Clotilde), Australia (PlanB) and Canada (Soulier, Eagle I Stallian, Jessica Stuart Few,...).

Lyric Dubee is a multi-genre artist born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Proficient and at ease playing ROCK, POP, BLUES and JAZZ, his deep appreciation and experimentation with all the genres led Lyric to personalize his own style of music known as REVOLUTION ROCK. A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, he performs his own works as a solo artist and fronts his own band.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Deadline looms for 12th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

The deadline of the 12th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is fast approaching. IAMA is the preeminent musician awards for up-and-coming music artists. It promotes excellence in Acoustic Music performance and artistry, it is geared towards today's best up-and-coming music acts. Together for an exclusive, once-in-a-year event. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Win a Top Prize of US$11,000 worth of Prizes.

Entrants come from all over the world: Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, South Africa, etc. Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition/song choice, music production and originality/artistry. You can enter in a number of categories such as: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group, Folk, Alternative, AOG (Open Category), etc.

IAMA has been generating buzz in the musician scene.

"I have felt more connected with International Music Acoustic Awards far more than any other music award competitions or musician awards. IAMA has followed my facebook page, responded quickly with any questions I've had and I continue to have positive interaction with the staff" said Amanda Grace, a singer-songwriter from Minnesota.

"The favourite thing for me is that its so easy to enter your competition online. I experience very helpful people working at the company. I would say that it’s a great competition to enter into and it is well run and the company are a very professional outfit" said Paul O'Brien, a singer-songwriter from Ireland.

Past years' winners include: Meghan Trainor, Carl Wockner, Kelley James, AJ Croce, Maddy Rodriguez(Canada), David Francey (Canada), Liz Longley, Charlie Dore (Hit Singer-Songwriter from UK), The Refugees (USA), Kate Lush (Australia), Wayne Southards (USA), Larry Pattis (USA), Omega (Uganda), El McMeen, etc. Last year’s winner went to Australian singer-songwriter Carl Wockner who won the overall grand prize as well as the Best AAA/Alternative Song.

"I am blown away with this huge win. When you are so passionate about the music you create, it's hard not to live it, but to know that others love it as much as me feels ninja amazing" said an elated Carl Wockner, who became the first Australian to win the top award at IAMA.

"I am very excited and surprised to win", said Meghan Trainor, 6th Annual IAMA Best Female Artist Winner, who stunned the music industry by hitting #1 with a debut single and album on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 Album charts respectively last year. Her debut single "All About That Bass" became a mega hit and Meghan has become an international household name, her hit single sold over 12 million copies in the first 6 months. She has two new songs on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" a duet with John Legend, at #28 and "Marvin Gaye" a duet with Charlie Puth, at #21.

IAMA is sponsored by: D'Addario Strings, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Lewitt Microphones, Aspri Reverb, Music Industry Blueprint, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show,, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, SongU, and Sonicbids

Win prizes in 8 different categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo, Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open and Country/Bluegrass. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada. Winning songs will be heard on radio! Winners and runner-ups will be featured on our CD compilation. Also, we feature up to 10 different artists get featured and promoted on IAMA website every month, which provides a review, ratings, CD information and more.

Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry professionals. Winners and finalists of the Awards will be featured in the IAMA website and e-newsletters, read by music press, talent buyers, promoters and other industry insiders. All songs submitted must be submitted must be original and submitted online or via CD, the artist may also perform original material not yet released and written by other songwriters or composers. Cover songs are permitted. Deadline to enter is November 6th. Information:

Junior Wright Releases Poignant Music Video for Single "Without You"

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Junior Wright has released a video for his single "Without You". The video is directed by seasoned indie music video maker Gordon Cowie, and features Aria Song and David Brackett as equal victims to a fallen romance. The video can be viewed here:

The music video showcases Junior Wright's dancing talents, alongside of a heartfelt song which follows the symbolic yet tragic death of a deep relationship. The song demonstrates the complex and turbulent nature of love, as portrayed by actors Aria Song and David Brackett.

Junior Wright is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor originally from North Carolina, currently based in Los Angeles, California. His previous releases include EP Come to Me and a debut album 666, both published in 2012, as well as videos for his singles "Private Dancer" and "Never". He released his single "Blood" earlier this month, and is currently working on more new music.

"Super Lady" Single Release Breaks All the Rules

LJP Work's rocker mom, Lori Jean, releases a track with love from her French Meme and Pepe. Available for prerelease now at GooglePlay and will be available worldwide.

Release Date: 23 December 2015
Genre: Rock, Alt Country
Featured Artist: Lori Jean
Featured Track: "Super Lady"

Release Notes: Wisps of hair, a swaying apron, and hidden fragrance in cleaning products to lure attention, all eyes are glued. Sitting on their porch swing, Meme and Pepe grow with love.

Lori Jean came about in 2011 with her first track release "The Voice of Woman" under LJ Film and Music, a subsidiary of LJP Works. Since then her work with women introduced, "Love Of A Child" at Amazon, "Transition" with Tim Cheatle and Lori Jean at CD Baby under LJ Productions and Publishing, another subsidiary of LJP Works, and most recently "She Finds the Chords Herself" with Ned Euphorya and Lori Jean featured through LJP Works, which is the first track to be released under that label. Also recently released through Jean is "Under Your Pillow" by Factory Fast Records on "Harp's Soul" and more in the past, "Say You Love Me" by Griffith Records. Regular play at @AppleMusic, Spotify, Rdio, and iHeart.

Please get in touch with Lori at LJPWorks@outlook for interviews and promo copies of "Super Lady."

Wednesday, October 28, 2015



The Grus is North-West Russian duo Alexandra Zhuraleva and Simon Gendor, who together embrace dramatic reverberations for this skillfully imbues cosmic drum ‘n' bass meets intense trip hop sound.

The Grus' creative pedigree stems from their desire to be both distinguished and creative. While their debut album Nest encompasses so many sounds and influences, it works surprisingly well.

Although The Grus have already taken the Russian music scene outside of its pre-existing comfort zone, there's no plans of stopping yet, and this latest piece is testimony.

Fascinated by music that makes people feel like they're going crazy, The Grus hope their debut album will give their currently simmering career a much needed boost.

Listeners are bound to question their sanity while progressing from the pounding vibes and trippy wordplay on tracks like "God Is In The Rain", while tracks like the sizzling "So Glad I'm Here" shows a softer side to the album. Overall the duo offers something incredibly different, an adept sound, from two talented musicians who refuse to conform.

Website / Bandcamp / Facebook / SoundCloud

Hip Hop Artist Nadiel Releases Kid Flash Produced Single, "Broken Love Song"

American hip hop artist Nadiel has released a new single "Broken Love Song", produced by Kid Flash and featuring Chris Carter, who has previously worked with artists such as Backstreet Boys, J. Holiday, and Jasmine Trias. Highlighting Nadiel's unique and emotionally-driven style, the lyrics deal with desperation over memories of past love, images that do not leave but keep coming out as songs. The song is available here:

The hi-hat rich song helps drive the heartfelt lyrics. According to Nadiel, the lyrics contain several metaphors that illustrate how ultimately all other temptations to numb the pain are second to the memories both cherished and obsessed over in the song.

Nadiel's music is heavily inspired by personal hardships and psychological turmoil he has faced in his life. Despite his lyrics dealing with complex emotions and dark themes, they're seamlessly paired with flowing tracks and more light-hearted musings. Nadiel is currently working on completing his debut album Move.

It's A "Glory"ous Day For David St. Romain

On October 23rd DSR Entertainment will release David St. Romain's first album of new material in 2 years, GLORY. David will be available for phone interviews prior to and following its release.

David will celebrate the launch with an album release party on Friday, October 23rd at Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge, LA with a live performance at Center Stage. Doors open at 8pm and concert begins at 9pm. Tickets are $20 at the door and includes a copy of the newly released CD.

David continues to delight audiences with his talent and vocal range. With the release of his previous two successful albums, David has proven he is so versatile, people just can't pigeon-hole this amazing voice. Whether he's singing country, or rock, or R&B, David connects with his audience because he delivers every song with passion and heart.

The next stop on David's musical journey is GLORY, a passionate and soul-searching collection of songs that will establish David as the king of Blue Eyed Soul. GLORY is a musical journey that incorporates all the music that has influenced him over the years.

"This record is the next step to finding my true sound. A mixture of soul, country, and rock & roll is what you'll hear when you're listening and I'm hoping to capture a new broader audience that will appreciate the music that comes from my heart" says St. Romain.

David's early influences ranged from pop and rock, such as Boys II Men and Metallica. Van Morrison's Tupelo Honey, along with great singers from all genres like Ray Charles and Travis Tritt gave David a wide scope in his musical direction. His soul-drenched voice loaned a unique quality to his interpretations of that music, and added many fans to his burgeoning popularity.

Glory's inception came in the spring of 2014 with the completion of DSR Entertainment's studio in Baton Rouge. "Being able to record my own band in my own studio allowed me full artistic control. That type of satisfaction only comes when you create the music that truly resonates in your heart" explains St. Romain. His previously released material includes the self-produced EP, "Dealing with the Man" (2013) and two full-length albums, "DSR" and "All I Really Wanted to Say."

The first single to drop from the album will be "Glory," co-written with Tommy Tutone, who also performed the huge 1982 pop hit single, "867-5309/Jenny."

The album will release on David's own DSR Entertainment record label, and will be available on Amazon, iTunes, as well as others. Fans can pre-order the album on iTunes here:

The new album will be registered with Gracenote and will be added to his Pandora channel.

GLORY Produced by David St. Romain
1. If You Want It
2. Even the Bad Times Are Good
3. It's Gone
4. Subtleties of Rain
5. Glory
6. Hold On
7. There's A Lot of Room in This Love
8. Every Little Thing
9. Trouble
10. She Can't Remember
11. Glad That I'm the One
12. I'm Not Just Anybody's Fool

5 Shades of Black - 'Wiggle That'

Released via Weststone Records

Hailing from London, 5 Shades of Black are '5' brothers with a shared appetite for delivering a distinctive brand of electro reggae sound that's totally original.

Today, 5 Shades of Black continue with their breakthrough progress, with a new jam titled "Wiggle That". The energetic single fuses sounds of Hip Hop, Reggae and EDM genres for the creation of this funky playful sound.

With 2015 still very much the beginning for the South London band, the future is set to be full of surprises, although it promises more good music and swaying vibes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Steve Saluto To Release Rainbow November 11, 2015

Acclaimed Italian guitarplayer, singer and songwriter Steve Saluto, known for his past works with Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr.Big, Winery Dogs) and many more, will release his 14th studio album Rainbow on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 via Imputlevel Productions. Starting today fans can pre-order online the version of the highly anticipated album.

Written, Recorded and Produced by Steve himself with the help of long time friend and artist Gianluca Mosole, Rainbow showcases Saluto's constant evolution as an artist who transcends musical genres focusing his attention on songwriting and lyricism. Inspired by the dark mood of musicians like Nick Drake and David Crosby and injecting his musical taste with an acoustic, rock and electronic fusion, Saluto creates a new and interesting musical universe, a crossover that will hit the listener for sure.

Saluto will be in Berlin (Germany) to perform at the Holy Grail Guitar Show on October 31st and then in Milan November 15th to introduce his new album.

I Die Almost Everyday
Angel & Destroyer
Sea Of Loneliness
Would You Lie ?

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Jessica Stuart Few Brings Masterclasses and Show to Beijing's DDC

Canadian indie folk-jazz power trio The Jessica Stuart Few will embark on its debut tour of China this fall with events at Beijing's DDC (Dusk to Dawn Club) on Sunday, November 8th. Starting at 3pm, bandleader Jessica Stuart will present three master classes called "Koto Talk," "Rhythm & Groove" and "Harmony & Melody" followed by a full show starting at 9:00pm. Presented by MusicDish*China, the tour is also supported by music portal Kanjian that is distributing her sophomore album "Two Sides To Every Story." The tour also includes events in Tianjin, Shijiazhuang and Taiyuan as well as dates in Japan.

Master Class #1: Koto Talk
Sunday, November 8th - 3:00-3:50 PM
Going into depth about the Japanese traditional 13-stringed harp, a descendent of the Chinese guzheng, and how it became a part of a Canadian indie folk-jazz trio's instrumentation. Learn about different types of textures and timbres that can be created by the koto and how it inspires the songwriting of The Jessica Stuart Few.

Master Class #2: Rhythm & Groove
Sunday, November 8th - 4:00-4:50 PM
Although the vast majority of what we hear on the radio is in 4/4 time, there are dozens of different rhythms and grooves out there to explore. This participatory master class will demonstrate and examine some less common rhythms, through the songs of The Jessica Stuart Few, while leading master class participants to create interesting and unusual grooves of their own.

Master Class #3: Harmony & Melody
Sunday, November 8th - 5:00-5:50 PM
The melody of a song usually gets treated as the star of the show, but what about the harmony surrounding it? This master class will give a new perspective on harmony, using the music of The Jessica Stuart Few to show how chords supporting a melody can change the sentiment of a song, and participants will be led to use their voices to create beautiful layers of harmony on the spot.

Internationally-touring indie folk-jazz power trio, The Jessica Stuart Few has one of the freshest sounds around. The band's sophomore album, Two Sides to Every Story, was released to critical acclaim, winning the 2014 international Independent Music Award (IMA) for 'Best Album' and dubbed, 'endlessly charismatic', by The Globe and Mail's Brad Wheeler. While on tour throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia, the band remains in regular rotation on Bravo! TV and CBC Radio while topping campus radio charts, and appearing on commercial airwaves in Japan, hitting #85 on the Tokio Top 100 and #38 on FM North Wave.

Jessica's unprecedented take on the Japanese koto (13-stringed harp), her exceptional guitar work, and signature songwriting are innovative and refreshing, earning them main stage performances at festivals worldwide. Stuart exhibits a pitch-perfect vocal sensibility reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, with stunning 3-part harmonies onstage, earning the group a spot on music industry and media's must-see lists.

You can discover mor about The Jessica Stuart Few here:

Junior Wright Releases New Single "Blood", Blends Chilling Lyrics With Bold R&B Melodies

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Junior Wright has released his newest single "Blood". Stylishly blending classic pop and spoken word, "Blood" tells a gruesome story of a fight between a married couple, haunted by images of gunshots and bloody hands. The lyrical unease is contrasted with a catchy dance anthem, all highlighted by Junior's smooth and emotional vocals. Overall, "Blood" breaches the boundaries of traditional pop and R&B with its sinister themes, achieving an emotional depth successfully illustrating Junior Wright's innovative approach to the genre. The song can be heard at:

Junior Wright is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor originally from North Carolina, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. His previous releases include EP Come to Me and a debut album 666, both published in 2012, as well as videos for his singles "Private Dancer" and "Never", which demonstrate his broad artistic capabilities. He is currently working on new music, and will release a new video for his single "Without You" shortly.