Monday, July 24, 2017

MusicDish Review: Kenn Rowell Music Video "It's Good To Be Back"

Kenn Rowell, the rhythm guitarist, lead singer/frontman and main songwriter for the NYC based old school punk 'n roll band, The Baghdaddios, released his solo album "Instant Solo Album". The first track "It's Good To Be Back" perfectly reveals Rowell's vocal strength and guitar skills. Its acoustic folk and classic rock feels immediately draws us into the story. The lyrics expresses Rowell's happiness of returning to his old hometown: "back to those who knew me, no longer feels down". Clearly Rowell cherishes the old friendships and connections, which reflects his determination of releasing this album. As members of Baghdaddios one by one departed, many were surprised Rowell's decision of putting himself out in the industry again. Rowell responded: "I never thought I'd be doing this, at this age". But he made it! A solo debut absolutely reaffirms his musical talent and self-improvement.


Suzann Christine's New Single "Dope Queen"

Hydra Management has announced that the long-awaited EP Project by Suzann Christine has been completed and is now scheduled for release. The lead single "DOPE QUEEN" which is also the title of the EP will release on June 16, 2017. The full EP which will include 3 additional tracks will release on August 25, 2016. The project which features songs written and performed by Suzann Christine includes a variety of producers including the well know Kajmir Royale.

Over the past few years Suzann has demonstrated that she is one of the hardest working singer/entertainer in the game. With very little support prior to working with Hydra Management Suzann has managed to make a name for herself by releasing independent recordings as well as performing live in her hometown of Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding areas.

With the help of Hydra Management Suzann has begun to expose the world to her vocal and song writing talents. This EP will be an example of the diverse musical skill set of Suzann Christine. Hydra Management is poised to launch a full promotional campaign behind this project including a video to be shot in NYC.

Suzann continues to write songs and perform throughout the Tri State area. For information on upcoming shows check her website at For inquiries regarding the release of her single and EP on Hydra Management Records and the subsequent video contact Hydra Management at (845) 926 - 1930 or

ABOUT: Hydra Management:
HyDra Management Records is about the essence of Rap/Hip Hop. It is old school in its approach and was founded the Old School Way. HyDra Management Records was founded by Big Roy after having spent 8 years on the grind as an artist manager, showcase promoter, producer, engineer, etc. Many CD's were released independently under HyDra and its former company name Onyx Management.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Diamond Light Releases "Queen Of All"

Los Angeles rock band, The Diamond Light, have released the first of several tracks from recording sessions with Producer Joshua Brooks at Hybrid Studios. The latest release, titled "Queen of All," was released in late May and is available now on YouTube.

"The Diamond Light have been picking up momentum for years all over Southern California," said Joshua Brooks, "We were able to find some great tones in studio, and these guys really knocked it out of the park performance-wise. I think fans are really going to be excited by this latest single."

More songs from The Diamond Light are planned for release later in 2017. The band is coming off a residency at The Satellite in Los Angeles, and fans can see upcoming show announcements on their facebook page at

Check out "Queen of All" at

About Hybrid Studios
Hybrid Studios is a fully integrated multimedia production facility in Orange County, CA. Not only does Hybrid feature a state-of-the-art analog & digital recording studio; it also boasts a massive sound stage, including a pre-lit cyclorama. Equipped with the best gear and an experienced staff, Hybrid provides a variety of products and services to clients across the creative spectrum from recording, mixing and mastering to video and photography.

For more information on Hybrid Studios, please visit

Saturday, July 22, 2017

First Acts For ADE LIVE Announced: Hercules & Love Affair, Fatima Yamaha, Anna Of The North, Phlake, Vessels And More

After a sold out first edition, ADE LIVE returns to Paradiso, Melkweg and Sugarfactory to showcase the best live electronic music artists. For the second year in a row, the Amsterdam venues join forces with Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) to offer live electronic music a serious spot within the biggest club festival in the world. Among the first artists that will perform on ADE's Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are Fatima Yamaha, Hercules & Love Affair, Anna of the North, Phlake and Vessels

The first edition of ADE LIVE proved that electronic live acts an exciting and growing part of the dance music scene. Adventurous fans and professionals saw talented artists like RÜFUS, HVOB, SUUNS and Jesssy Lanzy burn the house down. They built the foundation for a prominent place within the biggest club-festival of the world. We pick up where we left off, with even more ambition: more venues, more artists and more to discover. In addition to the OZ and Upstairs, Melkweg will open their biggest hall Max and Sugarfactory will also be showcasing on the first night, in addition to the second. Paradiso only used the small room last year, but this year they open up all doors. A statement that shows ADE LIVE deserves to get bigger and the acts more recognition. Expect dark-romantic electro-funk from Fatima Yamaha, also known as Bas Bron, who amassed a cult status with 'What's A Girl To Do' and recently made a comeback with his latest EP 'Araya'. The nu-disco, house and drop of Techno of Hercules and Love Affair, Arjunadeep's Cubicolor and the jazzy electro of Marian Hill are just a few of the names we released and know there's still a lot more to come!

Check the full line up below.

Wednesday October 18 Paradiso:
Fatima Yamaha (NL)
Palmbomen II (NL)
Bruxas (NL)

Wednesday October 18 Sugarfactory:
(presented by PIAS nights)
Anna of the North (NO)
Vessels (GB)

Thurs October 19: Melkweg / Sugarfactory
Hercules & Love Affair (US)
Cubicolor (NL)
Marian Hill (US)
Phlake (DK)
Nambyar (NL)

ADE LIVE is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL.

About ADE
Since its inception in 1996, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has evolved into the leading business platform of the global electronic music scene. It is the place to be and spot the latest developments: from musical trends and upcoming talents to the most recent output of dance's pioneers and superstars.

The Amsterdam Dance Event takes place from the 18th to 22nd of October, 2017.

For more information about ADE:

The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Melissa B. Releases - Computer Love Album

Indie selling singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer MELISSA B. releases her brand new album today, "Computer Love." The album is available at all streaming partners and on her website

MELISSA B. is giving her album away to fans for FREE.

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In promotion of her project 'Computer Love', presents to you the new single "Mindframe" from Electro/Pop singer Melissa B.

"MindFrame" is a song is about a girl program being created by her maker and having the love of wanting to give him anything he wants by all his commands.

'Computer Love', which is set to drop on 6.5.2017, this is a project that brings about the idea of incorporating technology with that retro R&B sound which makes up the whole feel of this upcoming EP.

Melissa B. is the real "girl geek" incorporating the sounds of today's technology in which she connects with her fans (aka G.E.M.S.) across the internet.

She’s a powerhouse singer, a world traveler, technical engineer, with an undeniable talent for crafting melodic, catchy pop/R&B songs. Melissa B. has been considered for three Grammy nominations for her song "Maria" which was up for Song of the year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance. She has gone on to win Gold for "Best Pop Artist" & "Emerging Artist" from Global Music Awards.

She won "Best Pop Song" for "Maria" for Hollywood Music Media Awards.

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OC Singer Featured At White House Day Of Prayer For Our Nation

She's no longer just the "Voice of the Voiceless," now, she's also joining the global music movement: "We Are One."

Popular, globally conscious, Orange County singer Laura Angelini was among hundreds of musicians from coast to coast who joined with internationally known recording artist David Longoria for the debut of Longoria's song of unity "We Are One" at the White House Day of Prayer for our Nation May 20 on the lawn of the White House.

The National Day of Prayer for our Nation was created nearly two decades ago by the Rev. Terry Lee, and iconic New York pastor and founder of Bi-Ways and Hedges Youth for Christ Ministry, Inc.

The event annually gathers hundreds to thousands of people from all political and ethnic backgrounds in music and prayers for government, law enforcement, families and more.

This year's event included an hour of music from Longoria and his eclectic crew of singers and musicians. Performers hailed from various points across the country, among them Tacoma, Wash., Hollywood, Calif., Las Vegas, Nev., and Charlotte, N.C.

"We Are One," was written by Longoria, he said, as a way to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie song "We Are The World," which brought an awareness to hunger in Africa.

"I felt the time was now to uplift and bring all people together when our nation is so divided by race, cultures, faiths and ideology," Longoria said, adding, "I knew I had to make the time and effort to perform for the Day of Prayer, as this song needs to be at the center of our divide where it can shake things up for the good."

Longoria began the recording of "We Are One" with the goal of uniting up to 20 artists from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The song and its message reverberated so well that he was soon receiving messages from people across the country and in several other countries as well – from China to Europe and across the Pacific -- all wanting to be part of the project. The list of artists performing on the song snowballed into upwards of 700 artists from Motown to current country, r&b and pop, before it was complete.

"Because of all the different styles of music the various artists perform I combined elements of EDM, dance music; Gospel; Country; Jazz; and, Rock to create a new sound", Longoria said, adding "the result is fresh and uplifting and so powerful with all the great voices."

Longoria said he is honored to be able to bring so many wonderful voices together in what has been called "The biggest song in the history of pop," because of all the artists singing together.

Longoria invited Angelini to sing on the recording and at the event because he knew she'd bring to the project her authentic compassion and concern for worldwide unity.

"She is a strong advocate for championing uplifting efforts and we are an uplifting effort," he said.

Angelini said "We Are One" fits into her passion for unity and concern for others. She said she loves to sing and, "spread joy entertaining audiences everywhere, while making a change in the world.

Angelini has been a regular performer at The Balboa Bay Club and Bistango, as well as many other popular live music venues since moving to Orange County from Las Vegas in 2004.

She's involved in several community and worldwide environmental, animal and health advocacies, including: Ocean Defenders Alliance Fundraiser; the John Lennon Vigil; Angels Of Charity, Music For The Children Of Peru, the Japan Disaster Relief Benefit; Leukemia Foundation; and, World March for Peace and Non-Violence. Additionally she developed music programs OCSA and APA Commercial Music Department as a Vocal Director.

Longoria explains his vision for the "We Are One" song and movement in a Youtube video, in which he plays his original song. "We Are ONE" at: v=iE5eC2Ey9j8 and: v=sYzJitssaDA

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Ray Ramon Releases Brand New Single 'Jen-I-Lea'

Australian Recording artist Ray Ramon is back with the release of a brand new song titled 'Jen-I-Lea'

Ray describes the song as "Jen-I-Lea is a derivative of my wife's name "Jenni Lea".

The reason behind the song is the love I have for my wife, that feeling of wanting to appreciate everything we've been through reminiscing about the ups and downs that life may throw at us and determine that come rain or sunshine, she's the one person who sticks around and shows me so much love."

(The Super Fan Review)- Tracey Tiplady (Australian)

"Most of us know one love song that we can relate to. That brings the memories flooding back of a love we shared or a moment we had. Now thanks to Ray Ramon's latest song "Jen-I-Lea", there is a love song we can all love. This song in the pop and dance genre is sure to get you off your chair and onto the dance-floor.

The remixes are superb and the beats just get you up on your feet. You can feel the influence of the late great Michael Jackson in Ray's work with this fabulous song. You can hear the admiration and love he has for Jen-I-Lea but at the same time without even knowing who these people are you just want to get up and boogie. There's no need to bring out the tissue box for this one. All you are going to need is your dancing shoes. Now that's a love song."

Buy JEN-I-LEA Single now on iTunes

Buy JEN-I-LEA Remixes now on iTunes

Lyrics were written by Ray Ramon
Vocals Recorded at Jagos Productions (Jason Gossner)
Music Produced by Dave Cherry aka Andromeda



New Album Mayhayley's House By Lonesome River Band

After 35 years of releasing hit after hit, Lonesome River Band is back with yet another stellar project. Their new album Mayhayley's House is out today on Mountain Home Music Company. It is available for purchase and streaming at many outlets including iTunes where it is a featured release on the Country music home page.

Mayhayley's House is dedicated to Mayhayley Lancaster, a self-proclaimed "Oracle of the Ages" who handed out "readings" and personal predictions at her home in southwest Georgia's Heard County. She was a quintessential southern woman seer, a well-known lawyer, political activist, midwife and teacher until her death in 1955. Folks would come to her house, pay her "a dollar and a dime" for a reading—to find lost items, predict the future, even to solve crimes. She would also dabble in local politics, lawyering, and farming. Most of all she represented the stout hardiness of independent backwoods folk that sustained traditions and distrusted the encroachment of modern ways. It was rumored, for instance, that what money she had was buried in multiple plots somewhere on her property.

Lonesome River Band, the bluegrass tinkers of tradition, dedicate this album to Mayhayley; to its fans; and, to people who understand that traditions once lost are rarely recovered.
Tracks and songwriters include:
1. Wrong Road Again (Allen Reynolds)
2. As Lonesome As I Am Matt Lindsey, Shawn Camp)
3. Mayhayley's House (Adam Wright)
4. Old Coyote Town (Larry E. Boone, Gene Nelson, Paul Nelson, Jr.)
5. Blackbirds And Crows (Don Humphries)
6. Ida Red (Arr. Lost and Found, PD)
7. Diggin' (Eli Johnston, Kevin McKinnon)
8. As The Crow Flies (Melba Montgomery, Billy Wayne Yates)
9. Lonesome Bone (Curtis Wright)
10. Think I'm Gonna Be Alright (Robert J. Gateley)
11. It Feels Real Good Goin' Down (Shawn Camp)
12. Hickory Hollow Times and County News (Matthew Lindsey, Herb McCullough)
13. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (PD, arr. Mike Hartgrove, Jesse Smathers)

Lonesome River Band's 35th Anniversary tour is in full swing with the band performing songs from this new Mountain Home Music Co. release. Summer tour dates include:
• June 23-24 – Hosting RudyFest in Grayson, KY
• June 29 - Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival, Conway, MO
• July 1 - Bon Aqua BluegrassFest, Bon Aqua, TN
• July 8 - Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival, Murfreesboro, TN
• July 9 – Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, Chillicothe, OH
• July 14 – Wayside Bluegrass Festival, Stuart, VA
• July 19 – Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, Lockbourne, OH
• Aug 2 – Pickin' in the Parsons, Parsons, WV
• Aug 3 – Milan Bluegrass Festival, Milan, MI
• Aug 5 – Osborne Brothers Hometown Festival, Hyden, KY
• Aug 12 – Les Chateaux De Sable Des Iles, Magdalen Islands Canada
• Aug 18 – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Gettysburg, PA

Sammy Shelor, a five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Year, Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, and winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, leads the group that is constantly breaking new ground in acoustic music. With two stellar lead vocalists, Brandon Rickman (guitar) Jesse Smathers (mandolin), and the impressive talents of Mike Hartgrove (fiddle) and Barry Reed (bass), the band seamlessly comes together, performing the trademark sound that fans continue to embrace.

For more information on Lonesome River Band, visit and follow them on Instagram/LonesomeRiverBand, and Facebook. 



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Houston-Based Rapper Vile Intentionz And Guitar Instrumentalist Seismic Anamoly Release Their Latest Thought-Provoking Single "Solidz N Stripez"

Houston-based rapper Vile Intentionz and guitar shredding instrumentalist Seismic Anamoly have released their latest thought-provoking single "Solidz N Stripez". The new collab delivers a contemporary message that hits ya in the face like a concrete block. What's that, you ask? Sooner or later, the Hatin' has got to stop, and better sooner than later, for all of our sakes. We hope you agree.

Featuring a Rock/Funk beat/backing by Seismo and a to-the-point Rhyme by Vile Intentionz, it's guaranteed to satisfy your Rock-Rap sweet-tooth and initiate creative thought about one of the front-running dilemmas in the World today; hate/racism.

VI and Seismo send out this message to newcomers and fans: "We genuinely hope you enjoy the tune and that it creates or enhances feelings of compassion and tolerance within you...we only got one World to share so we might as well do it together in Peace for everybody's benefit."

"Solidz N Stripez" is available online worldwide at CD Baby NOW. Get there, check it out, and Feel Tha Love.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

'Where Is Your Heart?' From Award-Winning Album 'Pop' Released By NYC-Based Young Pals Music

There are times when life events prompt us to hide behind inner walls, and then, methodically, to break out of loneliness, darkness and anxiety. That journey - and its ultimate redemption - personify the sonic triptych of "Where Is Your Heart?"

Co-written and co-produced by award-winning Ayhan Sahin with hit songwriter Bernadette O'Reilly and released by New York City-based Young Pals Music, "Where Is Your Heart?" is the unprecedented eighth single from the album "Pop."

As the song explores that internal pilgrimage to find strength on the other side, its gently cascading melody, acoustic guitars, plucky piano and rat-a-tat percussion boost the track with an inherent spirit of optimism that helps propel its missive of recovery.

In the lead vocal from Sahin, he sings, "When night goes never-ending, when winter is your heaven, why is this the story of my life?/Where is your heart, Where is your soul, Who reaches out there when you fall?/Never say never when you're down.

"Where Is Your Heart" was recorded live with renowned New York musicians Tom Gallaher on piano, Rob Preuss on keyboards, drummer Mike Sorrentino, and bassist Carras Paton, with background vocals from Jerri Bocchino & Keith Fluitt. It was mixed by Sahin and mastered by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound.

"This single is particularly close to my heart and to Bernadette's, reflecting on a very real struggle that a dear friend endured," Sahin says. "The happy ending is that through such sadness she found strength she never knew she had."

The album project, meanwhile, "took three years of planning to find the right vocalists to go with the songs. We've been really fortunate to gather so much talent," he adds. "It's been so gratifying—and a lot of fun—to release each single and watch them find their audience in diverse and often unexpected ways."

Indeed, "Pop" is the album that keeps on giving. "Where Is Your Heart?" follows last winter's single "Hard Times," sung by multi-platinum recording artist and American Music Award Winner Randy Jones, who is beloved as The Village People's iconic cowboy.

The single before that, "Another Bad Mistake," features lead vocals from beloved disco act Anita Ward, renowned for her seminal No. 1 "Ring My Bell," which hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Disco, and Soul Singles charts in 1979.

In all, the 12-track "Pop" showcases more than a dozen diverse vocalists & musicians across a myriad of styles, including R&B & soul, dance, jazz, country and of course… pop. All songs are co-written and co-produced by Sahin. In April, "Pop" was awarded The Akademia Music Award for Best Rock Song for single "Drink."

The album is the first namesake project for award-winning Turkish-born Sahin. He founded independent label Young Pals Music in 2007, through which he has released a dozen albums over the past decade. He has worked with Olivia Newton-John, Mexican superstar & Broadway star Bianca Marroquín, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Turkish superstars Sezen Aksu and Sertab Erener, Sandra Bernhard and five "American Idol" finalists.

Sahin has appeared on Univision, while his music has been featured in Billboard, The Los Angeles Times, Playbill, MTV, Yahoo! Music and on CNN and "The Wendy Williams Show."

Thursday, July 13, 2017

GrooveShine New Album - So Cal Acoustic Funk Reggae & Instrumentals

LA-based GrooveShine new album "Story Time" provides upbeat Southern California vibes. Formed by producer Mike McHugh, GrooveShine combines acoustic-based songwriting with funk, reggae, and hip hop rhythms. As a prolific songwriter, beat-maker and DJ, McHugh merged favorite genres to create a unique sound and style of musical production. GrooveShine music melds the energy of acoustic rock with hip hop production techniques and multi-influenced beats.

Instrumental versions of all songs are available for listen and download at the band's website:

Originally formed in Santa Barbara, GrooveShine embodies the Southern California beach vibe with upbeat rhythms, island grooves and acoustic guitar strums.

"Story Time" is GrooveShine's third album, focussing on McHugh's lyric-based material. Now based in Los Angeles, most of the album was recorded at GrooveShine Studio in Hermosa Beach. Drums by Zeb Dekofsky (Tribal Seeds, Barrington Levy, Sean Paul) were recorded at Studio 637 in Hermosa.

Currently, GrooveShine plays live in the South Bay and is beginning production on new material.

Influences include Sublime, Dr Dre, Led Zepplin, J Dilla, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Tribe Called Quest, James Brown and Ernest Ranglin


Betty Moon Announces Multiple Remixes For "Sound"

Multi-talented songstress Betty Moon has announced the release of three new remixes for her latest single "Sound". The track has been gaining momentum worldwide throughout May, and is strongly positioned via radio and placed throughout major retailers globally. In collaboration with Mahalo, Ganberg and Loud N' Killer, Moon carefully selected these three artists that would best interpret her sound.

Southern California has proudly been called home by Betty Moon, as 2017 marks her 5th year in Los Angeles since relocating from Toronto, Canada. Late last year, Moon carefully began planning, recording and drawing media attention to a new collection of singles, which will all be included in her upcoming album CHROME. Slated for a summer release, CHROME will be the follow-up to her successful 2016 album Pantomania.

Moon will continue to release multiple singles from CHROME paired with music videos that take the viewer down the rabbit hole of her larger-than-life style, lyrics and sound. Listen to the "Sound" (Ganberg Remix) below.

"These remixes are the real deal and super clubby, working with three of my favorite electronic artists really pushed things to new levels I didn't think were possible. Not only do these mixes give a fresh take on the track, but it opens doors for new audiences to discover my music. It's a win for everyone, and I'm thankful to get the opportunity to work together" - Betty Moon

For more information please email:

Bob Bradley

About Betty Moon:

"...You can't help but give Ms. Moon her due as a true child of the '60s who embodies that era's gung-ho spirit of sex and revolution and rock & roll...and who couldn't use a good healthy dose of that in these Skrillex times?" - LA Weekly

Betty Moon is a Toronto-born singer, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker. Known for her sultry voice, rock n' roll attitude and visionary appeal, Moon is an always-evolving tour de force. Moon's music has been featured in a variety of television shows and films including Californication, Dexter, Bounty Hunters, Walking the Dead directed by Melanie Ansley, and Last Gasp starring Robert Patrick.

Moon's first album deal was with A&M Records, and her self-titled debut LP was released while living and touring throughout Canada. She has been nominated for four CASBY Awards including Best Album of the Year, Best Single of the Year, Best Video of the Year, and Best Artist of the Year. Moon released multiple records after her debut album, which includes Doll Machine (EMI), STIR (St. Clair), Demon Flowers and multiple releases via her label Evolver Music including Rollin' Revolution, Amourphous and Pantomania.

In 2010, Moon relocated to Los Angeles and released her 5th album Rollin' Revolution, which garnered airplay on famed L.A. rock radio station KROQ. In 2013, Moon was a featured artist at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, sharing the stage with Marilyn Manson, Quiet Riot and The Offspring. She continues to be a regular performer at iconic venues such as The Roxy, Whisky a Go Go, and The Viper Room in Hollywood. Her collaboration with top music industry professionals includes Kenny Aronoff, Randy Cooke, Wes Scantlin, John Christ, Jason Sutter, Glenn Milchem, Gavin Brown and Chris Lord-Alge.

Moon's 8th studio album CHROME has been announced for a summer 2017 release.


Natalie Jean Scores 6 Nominations In The 2017 Josie Music Awards

Natalie Jean has received 6 Nominations in the 2017 Josie Music Awards. Natalie Jean has been nominated in the following categories: Pop/Contemporary Category for Artist/Group of The Year, Pop/Contemporary Category for Song of the Year with "Red Room", Music Video - Mon Ange,
R&B Soul/Song of The Year - Please Don’t
World Category - Music Different Languages, and
Best Musical Collaboration – Shine On.

Natalie Jean is an award winning singer/songwriter performer and a dynamic artist who grew up loving music. She enjoyed singing with her Haitian father - who was also an artist. She writes for many genres, which would include Jazz, R&B, Dance, Pop, Country, Rap, Heavy Metal, Contemporary, etc. She can also sing in French and Spanish. Natalie takes inspiration from her daily life and hopes to touch the lives of others through her music.

From 2014-2016, Natalie Jean’s songs have received over 50 nominations and several wins, including the Artists in Music Awards, LA Music Awards, The Indie Music Channel Awards, The Indees, American Songwriting Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, The International Music and Entertainment Association, the Akademia Music Awards Josie Music Awards, International Songwriting Competition, Australian Songwriting Contest, Global Music Awards, Libera Music Awards, Wammies, World Wide Music Contest, Hollywood Songwriting Contest, International Songwriting Contest, Australian Independent Music Awards, AMG Music Awards, UBeat Music Awards and UK Songwriting Contest. She was named one of the Top Five Vocalists in the Singer Universe Vocalist of the Month for June 2014. She is also a featured artist in the book "The Artist Collection - Every Music Artist Has a Story" by the Josie Show and Country Blast Radio.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Happy Note Records Opens Its Vault For Music Licensing Initiative

Happy Note Records, based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2006, is opening up its extensive vault of full mix recordings and atmospheric cues to music supervisors, producers and creative production professionals everywhere. Never before has the world's creative producers had such access to the talent of composer and arranger Charles Xavier, whose ear turns to building creative sonic soundscapes, created from his sound design experience working on independent feature films to composing percussive electronic grooves. The Happy Note Vault, now under the directorship of label co-founder Stephanie Xavier, offers a range of genres and cross overs: electronic; pop rock; jazz, funk soul, traditional winter holiday music and Americana social issue protest. The catalogue is originally written with publishing rights intact through Whaling City Music Publishing. The label is meeting with sync professionals from around the world at Midem, the international B2B Music Market, June 6-9 in Cannes, France.

"We know the demands and short turn around deadlines that music supervisors face daily. We felt that a personal and direct service would be beneficial to creative producers who are interested in new talent with high quality outcomes," said Stephanie Xavier, co-founder and managing director of Happy Note Records.

Music supervisors and creative producers are encouraged to work directly with Happy Note Records for full service support and access to a broader set of songs and cues. Alternatively, Happy Note Records partners with The Orchard and for licensing transactions.

About Charles Xavier - Composer, Electronic Musician and Percussionist
Charles Xavier has built multiple businesses and endeavors in the music and recording industries for the past 30 years, including an independent record label Happy Note Records. He is a voting member and a member of the San Francisco chapter for The Recording Academy, which sponsor The Grammys, a peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry.

Since Happy Note Records was established in 2006, the Xman has been performing live with regional tours in the United States. The label will continue to release new material and the extensive, unpublished material written by Charles Xavier.

Xavier is currently developing a new series of music productions, which will feature multi-media performance arts. Part of the planned series is a music-theater work titled "FROM SIRI TO BOSCO," which will be based on Charles Xavier's previous career in a real-life, post production studio. This story will personify his contribution as a member of the voice-over, creative team that produced the new version of SIRI, the world's natural language voice command for Apple mobile devices. The planned production re-imagines his work in the post studio as a technologically-infused jazz musical, envisioned as equal parts meditation, improvisation, and fantasia. The new series of hybrid performances, which will vary in its use of multimedia, music and theatrical storytelling, is named and dedicated to Xavier's Newfoundland dog companion, BOSCO.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Nick Brodeur Wins Studio Package From ReverbNation

For the third annual year, Hybrid Studios and Orange County Production House have selected a band or artist to receive free studio recording time through a ReverbNation competition. The 2017 winner is Laguna Beach's Nick Brodeur, a talented singer and guitarist who will now get his opportunity to record at Hybrid Studios under the direction of OCPH.

"Part of the mission of Hybrid Studios and Orange County Production House is to bolster the local music scene," said studio Co-founder Billy Klein, "with that in mind, we decided to pick a local artist this time around, and we believe Nick is really going to shine in studio."

Nick Brodeur was chosen from a list of nearly two thousand applicants. Previous winners of the ReverbNation competition include Los Angeles' Andy Allo and Yucaipa's Hoity Toity. Now a studio tradition, Hybrid and Orange County Production House have every intention of running the contest again in 2018.

You can catch Nick Brodeur live at the Montage in Laguna Beach on June 16th.

About Hybrid Studios

Hybrid Studios is a fully integrated multimedia production facility in Orange County, CA. Not only does Hybrid feature a state-of-the-art analog & digital recording studio; it also boasts a massive sound stage, including a pre-lit cyclorama. Equipped with the best gear and an experienced staff, Hybrid provides a variety of products and services to clients across the creative spectrum from recording, mixing and mastering to video and photography.

For more information on Hybrid Studios, please visit

For more information on Orange County Production House, please visit

Friday, July 7, 2017

David Longoria, April Diamond, Trent Park, Larissa Lam Head Up White House Event

Washington DC, International recording artist and producer David Longoria brought other artists to join at the 19th Annual White House Day Of Prayer For Our Nation on Saturday for a full day of prayers and uplifting music on the lawn of The White House in Washington DC on Saturday. The music was highlighted as church leaders, pastors and others from across America rallied to pray for leaders of our country, the local leaders and each other.

"We are proud to bring my new song of unity 'We Are One' to the White House lawn to launch the iconic music and message," says Mr. Longoria, adding "my message is that every person deserves our support and love with a blind eye to race, color and culture."

"We Are One" is the theme of the event this year as it brought people from as far as Africa and China along with Americans from both coasts, who performed and prayed together.

"We started the recordings of 'We Are One' in Brooklyn, NY two years ago and added voices across America," explains Mr. Longoria. "The movement has begun now and we will take it across the country lifting up kids and adults though the message of this song".

The song was performed with the help of many artists from California, Las Vegas, Seattle and other places.

Ruth Longoria came from Tacoma, Washington to join the lineup. "What a wonderful experience to sing on the White House lawn to pray and praise today" she says, adding "my songs have always been about lifting people up and sharing God's love and this event is a perfect venue for this, and without politics too!"

The event drew attendees from across the country as well.

"It is a beautiful day to pray together as we lift our hearts and voices to seek guidance and God's favor for our country and our people." Rev Dr. Terry Lee announced on stage at the event.

Rev Lee is the founder of the event and has directed it each of the nearly two decades of it's observance. He has brought busses filled with church members and others from his Brooklyn based congregation every year faithfully under each of the presidents and administrations singe 1998.

"It's been harder this time as many are afraid of the uncertainty of immigration activities this year," Rev Lee says, adding "some politicians can scare off the ones who have not gotten their status together".

But the event has no political agenda. "It's simply a day to put politics aside and lift up every leader and every person in our country," says Los Angeles based singer April Diamond. "It's time to share our love and our faith."

Singer Trent Park joined the others on stage for the new song, in which he shares lead vocal lines with Mr. Longoria and other artists. "what a blessed day!" he says after singing for the crowd. His parents came from New York to support and join in the multi cultural and interdenominational event.

Las Vegas resident and singer Nick La Croix sang on the recording when the producer held sessions in that city last year. "I believe in the song and the message and was happy to drive from Vegas to Washington to be a part of this historic day," he says. "When I sang in the studio we had members of many top artists from Motown including Coasters, Drifters, Platters, Fans Of Jimmy Century and others joining on this song with many voices and one message, unity," he remembers.

Mr. Longoria has long been an advocate for including others in his concerts and performances. "I invited artists everywhere to sing on the record and also to sing here at the White House lawn," he says, adding "Larissa Lam, April Diamond and Yocontalie Jackson often join me and they add such a spirit of love and honesty to our performances."

"There is power in the voices all singing together and uplifting others," says Linda Henry-Chapman who flew from Palm Springs to sing in the event. She has enjoyed a long career of singing and acting on television and in movies.

The song, "We Are One" is now available on iTunes and other stores with the profits going to fund continuing efforts of the artists across the country for kids and others needing support and encouragement.

"We have been donating thousands of free concerts to schools and community groups for more than a dozen years and now with "We Are One" we are bringing it in a bigger way with workshops and concerts including local students this year," he says adding "We are so happy to give scholarships as well as encouragement and really hope to many."

"This year's White House event has brought smiles to the hearts and faces of so many this year", Rev Lee exclaims. "It's a wonderful way to lead up to next year's 20th Anniversary event," he adds.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

17-Year-Old Singer/Songwriter Wins Prestigious Music Award In Hawaii

Kūkahi was the youngest singer/songwriter to take home 2017's prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Award. The Na Hoku Hanohano Award is Hawaii's version of the Grammy's.

During the 40th annual awards ceremony that was held at the Hawaii Convention Center, 17-year-old alternative rock musician KUKAHI won his first Na Hoku Hanohano Alternative Album of the Year Award for his self-titled debut album, "KUKAHI." The LP was written and released when the musician was just sixteen years old, and contains ten original tracks.

The teenaged multi-instrumentalist composed his first song at the age of seven, and released his second album, "HUMAN" on May 5, 2017. His album release party was held in Hollywood, California earlier this month.

Kūkahi sings and plays the acoustic & electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboards on his albums. He has performed in front of audiences at venues in Waimea, Hilo, Orlando, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Austin, and Vancouver Canada.

His digital albums "KUKAHI" and "HUMAN" can be found on various internet music stores. Physical copies of his music can be found at big box stores around the U.S. and Japan. Autographed CD's can be found on his website:

Kūkahi can also be found on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram under: Brandspankingku. His facebook address is:

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Nat Berhanu Throws A House Party For Your Ears

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Nat Berhanu's 'Party House II' is about to be the centre piece of parties around the world. Nat's anthem is spreading around the world having received international radio play. The euphoric basslines you would expect from a party anthem are met by psychedelic sounds which take listeners to a different dimension of sound.

However, this futuristic anthem takes in the best of the past as well. The numerous parties which featured throughout Nat's time in college influenced him to make 'Party House II' which he hopes will bring back nostalgic memories for listeners about great parties they have experienced. Disco influences are present throughout the track, adding to these nostalgic vibes.

When he's not making anthems to define your parties, Nat writes published poetry and travels the world. He was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has lived in the US and the UK. Wherever he is in the world Nat seeks to create art which brings people together and celebrates life.

Unlike Nat's beloved Arsenal Football Club, 'Party House II' will not spend 20 years in 4th place. The track will stay at the top of your favourite DJs' playlists for many years to come.

'Party House II' is taken from Nat's latest album 'Incredulous,' released on his own label Electronica Music. You will not believe the quality of the tunes on this album and will have them on repeat for days and days.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mike Maro Expands Minds With New Single "Cold Crush"

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New single "Cold Crush" by 23 year old London based performer Mike Maro, is a dreamy and atmospheric jam that captures the best of what the modern face of rap can sound like. Mike is a conscious MC who excels at crafting smooth yet energetic, consistently thought provoking urban music. Inspired by American and British Hip Hop, Grime, R&B and Gospel, this is a well honed sound meant to inspire and captivate. Forward thinking music meant to move the body, mind and spirit, Mike Maro is a welcome addition to the landscape of global urban sounds and creative expression.

Driven by ethereal and organic beats, "Cold Crush" is a uniquely memorable song that will get heads bobbing around the world. Mike describes his creative process when making the song here:

"When I began producing "Cold Crush" I wanted to make a song that would be very reminiscent of my past and how certain aspects of my personality has come to be. That's why there is the ongoing reverb on the strings I used. Leaving me enough space to vent therefore making the instrumental simplistic and the concept of me reminiscing of my childhood days engaging. My main point when writing "Cold Crush" was to make sure who ever knows me or knew me would be able to testify to the truths that I spit on the record."

A consummate creative who began first weaving poetry and lyrics at the age of 11. Later a member of successful and heavily gospel influenced trio, Mike would record his first solo record at 16. By 18, he would get the chance to electrify audiences at a Nottingham Gate Crasher event as a solo artist. To this day Mike has been known to wear leather gloves on stage in a homage to his childhood hero, Michael Jackson.

Dedicated to social activism like 2Pac, the emotional brevity of Drake, with the storytelling of Kendrick Lamar, a bit of the leftfield sensibility of Danny Brown and the poetic vision of Ghostpoet, Mike Maro is an extremely talented unsigned artist to be on the lookout for. His new single, "Cold Crush" is a funky and rhythmic Hip Hop tune that will excite all fans of conscious and mind expanding urban music.


HISTORIAN Shares Haunting New Video For "Rain (The End Of Another Era)"

Historian is the ethereal brainchild of LA-native Chris Karman. Karman describes Historian's sound as "headphone music". That's precisely what it is: music for anyone who likes to get lost when they put a record on, who wants to be immersed. After his first record, Shelf Life, Karman converted his then studio project into a full-fledged band. With the help he fleshed out and alter the direction that Historian was headed. His sophomore release, Current, was crafted with production assistance from Be Hussey (Radar Brothers, Guides). Current also features strings from Quartetto Fantastico, whose members have recently worked with Father John Misty and Flying Lotus, among others.

With obvious nods to some of the great British album bands – Spiritualized, Radiohead and even Pink Floyd – Historian's music at times resembles a soundscape onto which Karman works increasingly wild brushstrokes. Critics have already warmed to Historian's unique sound. His music has been described as "both nightmarish and dreamlike" or as "sitting on the edge between creative containment and cathartic release". The 2nd video from Current, "Rain (The End of Another Era)" starts off as a hauntingly sparse piano ballad and slowly builds into a string filled epic.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Punk Supergroup The Mutants Announce Shows In Las Vegas And California

Killer Tracks recording artist The Mutants are returning to the United States for shows in Nevada and Southern California. The punk rock supergroup featuring Chris Constantinou (Adam Ant, Sinéad O'Connor, The Wolfmen), Paul Frazer (Black Futures) and Rat Scabies (The Damned) will kick off the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival on Thursday, May 25th at the Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas in a bill that also includes garage rock pioneers The Sonics.

On May 27th, The Mutants will be at Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown, California as part of a very special show presented by legendary recording studio Rancho De La Luna, that will also feature artists including Mojave Lords, Alain Johannes, Gary Wertz, Sweethead and Sumo Princess.

At both shows, The Mutants will be performing songs from Your Desert, My Mind, recently released as part of Killer Tracks' Artists Series. A tribute to the Desert Music scene, the album features 12 tracks recorded at Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree with guest performances by Catching, Chris Goss (Masters of Reality, Queens of the Stone Age), Eden Galindo (Eagles of Death Metal), Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag), Bingo Richey (Mojave Lords) and Dandy Warhols members Peter Holmström, Brent DeBoer and Zia McCabe.

The Punk Site wrote that Your Desert, My Mind "takes you on a dark and mind expanding trip through the desert, and believe me you want to be along for the ride." Get Ready to Rock adds "The music of the desert never sounded so good."
Your Desert My Mind is available on iTunes. Licensing is available exclusively through Killer Tracks.

U.S. Dates
Thursday, 5/25/17 Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival, Las Vegas
Saturday, 5/27/17 Pappy and Harriet's, Joshua Tree, CA

About Killer Tracks
Killer Tracks is a global source for pre-cleared music for film, television, advertising and interactive media. With more than 2,800 active albums from 39 global libraries, the Killer Tracks catalog spans every genre and features original works from some of the music industry's most innovative composers, artists and producers. The premium catalog is continuously enhanced with exclusive recordings and new music updates. Friendly, knowledgeable support is always available through a dedicated team of music search specialists and licensing experts. When music matters, rely on the production music experts at Killer Tracks.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Seay Wins Vocal Album Of The Year In The ZMR Awards

Award-Winning Vocalist and Composer SEAY won the coveted Vocal Album Of The Year for her album In The Garden at the Zone Music Reporter Awards in New Orleans on May 13, 2017. Seay was also a featured performer showcasing selections from the album with her gorgeous 11 piece orchestra of renowned instrumentalists.
An award-winning vocalist/composer who has become a global sensation, SEAY won ZMR's prestigious prize Best Vocal Album Of The Year, with her hit recording 'In The Garden' which spent 5 weeks on the Billboard New Age Charts peaking at #3 alongside Enya and Vangelis and in the Global airplay chart for 9 months ranking at #3 for the year. The album released by Tuscan Sun Music is a culmination of 4 years working across the continents from Nashville, Los Angeles and India. The album was born of collaborations from the across the globe and features Seay's extraordinary voice and uplifting compositions alongside several grammy winning and renowned instrumentalists. Seay was joined in the Vocal Album of the Year Category by Enya (Dark Sky Island), 2002 (Celtic Fairy Lullaby), Rebekah Eden (Rowing In Eden) and Candice Night (Starlight Starbright).

ZoneMusicReporter hosted the 13th Annual ZMR Music Awards live in New Orleans on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Roussel Hall on the campus of Loyola University. In addition to The ZMR Music Award, the concert featured performances by Seay and luminaries and nominees including Al Jewer and Andy Mitran, Amy Faith, Sarah Copus, Michele McLaughlin, Vin Downes, Jill Haley and Michael Whalen. Visit Zone Music Reporter at

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TMA Signs Turkessa Mais To Management

Turkessa Mais (Boston, MA) is an award-winning writer (EditorÕs Choice Award from the National Library of Congress) with poetry published in the National Anthology with the National Library of Congress. She is also an accomplished songwriter and CCM/Gospel Recording Artist.

She was previously signed with DreamWorks Records by the late Jheryl Busby, former CEO/President of Motown Records. She is now an Independent Artist with her current album #Saltnation available on all digital outlets. Based on Matthew 5:13 #Saltnation takes the listener on a journey of remembrance, empowerment and inspiration. Several singles from the album have been released to radio both domestically and internationally.

Turkessa has appeared on television specials from Jamaica to the United States and Europe on TV stations including ÒAtlanta LiveÓ and a performance at the Annual Vatican Christmas Concert in Rome, Italy aired on EuropeÕs #1 TV Station RAI TV.

Currently nominated in five categories in the Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards Season 10 Ballot, Turkessa writes all her songs and sings them with conviction and anointing in her efforts to win souls for Christ and to remind us that God Is Love.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

IndieNinja, An Artist Services Marketplace, Launches At A2IM Indie Week In NYC

Today at A2IM Indie Week, a team of music and tech veterans announced the launch of IndieNinja, the artist services marketplace for the independent music community, into private beta. The marketplace connects "indies" (music artists, managers, labels) to a curated list of "ninja" experts in fields ranging from live gig road crew, marketing & promotion teams, to accountants, attorneys, and more. In this initial phase, IndieNinja is now open to potential Ninjas and Indies to register at IndieNinja is based in New York City, and will initially focus on providing connections to Ninjas in North America and Europe, adding other markets as demand requires.

IndieNinja grew from a direct need the company co-founders, Bill Wilson and Laurens Kusters together with Technical Co-Founder Constantine "Gus" Mavromoustakos, saw in their own interactions in the industry. Wilson is a well-known major label and music startup veteran who got his start in the business when he founded NYC indie label Blackout! Records in the late 80's. Kusters is a label executive and music publisher turned artist manager, who founded I Scream Records in Brussels, Belgium in 1994, and now manages the hardcore and punk bands Sick Of It All and Street Dogs. Mavromoustakos has over 20 years of tech and mobile development experience, including in-house positions at The Lathe, Consumer Reports, and CrowdTap.

"We saw lots of friends posting on social media about needing help for publicity, legal and other essentials, and decided to do something about it to create a proper marketplace to connect verified experts to those that need their services," said Kusters. "Knowing that you have a qualified rock publicist in North America, a guitar tech in Germany or a t-shirt designer that understands metal - that's where IndieNinja comes to the rescue."

"The evolution of the DIY mentality has been enhanced by crowdfunding platforms and easy access to distribution, but the independent community is often still overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done to rise above the noise," said Wilson. "Further, the 'Ninja' community gets a platform through which they can be hired and paid in a secure way, solving a major pain point on the services side."

In addition to the deep experience of the founding team, IndieNinja's Advisory Board includes Aileen Atkins (Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard), Jake Beaumont-Nesbit (International Music Managers Forum),Bryan Calhoun (Freeform Development), Bill Campbell (Bigfoot Media), Doug Keogh, Larry Miller (Associate Professor & Director Music Business NYU Steinhardt), Neeta Ragoowansi, Benji Rogers (Co-Founder at Pledgemusic & CEO at dotBlockchain), Tom Sarig (President at Esther Creative Group), Kurt Soto (Operations Manager at Coachella), and Ken Umezaki (Co-Founder at dotBlockchain).

"Feel The Heat"

After departing the Plasmatics, Jean Beauvoir shot to multiplatinum recording status as a solo artist when Sylvester Stallone walked by a Hollywood studio one day and happened to see and hear his "Feel The Heat" video being edited by famed director Mary Lambert. It led to the single "Feel the Heat" from Beauvoir's debut solo album "Drums Along the Mohawk" being personally selected by Stallone as the lead song for his film Cobra. Stallone's decision for personally selecting music for the film was instrumental, eventually proving choosing the right music matters and fans agreed supporting both the film and Stallone's choice of music.

The initial response for Cobra was harsh by critics enticing the public to believe the film a failure. Fans responded slaying critics when Cobra debuted Memorial Day weekend #1 at the box office taking in over $15.6-million, more than double it's contender Top Gun and broke the previous years record held by Rambo Pt 2.

"Feel the Heat" entered Billboard's Hot 100 in the US, hit the "Top 10" charts across Europe and Australia and was featured in heavy rotation on MTV and VH1 for months upon release. Cobra went on to become a huge financial success taking in over $160-million, over six times its original $25-million budget. The movie and soundtrack are still selling today with both receiving high reviews through Amazon and other outlets.

Since Cobra, music by Jean Beauvoir has been in other successful films including Pet Sematary (Stephen King) School of Rock (Jack Black) Christmas with The Kranks (Tim Allen & Jamie Curtis) and Rock 'n Roll High School Forever to name a few.

Originally with the Plasmatics, the most outrageous, controversial and successful Punk Rock | Metal band ever who influenced generations of up and coming artist's and fashion icons; whose influences are still being seen and talked about today by such diverse artist's ranging from Mikey Cyrus to CeeLo Green, Jean Beauvoir continues writing and producing hit music for himself as well as other artist's.

His iconic look with the Blonde Mohawk has been featured in various outlets including cartoons and his trademark look is still growing in new, up and coming artist's. Even NFL Superstar Odell Beckham Jr. Is sporting a trademark Blonde Mohawk.

Beauvoir talks about his career, Stallone selecting his music for his film Cobra, his thoughts on the recent rumors Stallone is considering bringing Cobra back, The Plasmatics, and his future endeavors with Debbie Mazella, Program Director for Magic 98.3.

Jean Beauvoir | Feel The Heat | COBRA (Official Music Video)


One Of The Best Albums Bongo Boy Has Released To Date - New Release Worldwide - HOMESTEAD VOLUME ONE By Various Artists

The good folks at Bongo Boy are soon releasing a new album called HOMESTEAD VOLUME ONE. The name intrigued me and when I read that this album is comprised of tracks that fall under the genre of Americana I knew I had to give this a listen. When I think of Americana I think of The Band (even though I do believe some of their members were Canadian eh). Songs like Simon and Garfunkel's The Boxer also come to mind. The icing on the cake was when I read that a couple of tracks on this LP are by Gar Francis. Gar is a killer player. So with hopes of songs reminiscent of The Band and the brilliance of Sir Gar I cued up the MP3s in my trusty audio player and sat down to enjoy.

Track 1 - Kathryn Shipley - Shine Your Love - Kathryn starts out with some really nice soulful keys. I really am feeling a Band groove here. Then the vocals come in. Man, she has a great voice! The background singers definitely add to the soulful vibe. Then it dawns on me this is the stuff all the great Motown singers grew up singing. This song could be from a church service, albeit not the kind I attended as a kid. This song would fit into a church service where the people rock out. You have to listen to the piano runs in this track. The piano, with the organ in the background, the wicked guitar on the edge, the backup singers all provide an outstanding platform for Kathryn to absolutely wail! I dig it.

Track 2 - Hunter Sealy - One Family Strong - This folks is what makes American culture
dominate worldwide. Hunter has penned a very soulful tune that extols the virtues of America.
The name says it all, Americans should be one family. The image brought to mind is in the aftermath of 911. America was one country united, which is a far cry from today when half the country believes Obama was from Kenya and had the goal of destroying the United States and the other half of the country believes that Trump is a Nazi who wants to bring back the gas chambers. As a general rule, I try to avoid politics, but anything that can help heal a divided nation is, indeed, worthwhile. When you add the fact that Hunter has a killer voice and the music just rocks, you have something that everyone should listen to. Thank you Hunter.

Track 3 - Tammi T & Klyve with Keith Hines Production - The Runaways - Okay, I have to admit when I first saw the name The Runaways I thought this might be a track from Joan Jett's old band. It isn't. Nevertheless this is a good track. The music is well played and the vocals are outstanding. The artillery sound effects are interesting.

Track 4 - Bobby Rue - I Like The Days - I dig this song! It is just such a massive hillbilly rant. The guitar smokes in a twangy sort of way. I can imagine Grandpa Jones (Does anyone else remember Hee Haw?) getting down to this groove. Music aside, Bobby does make some valid social commentary when he attacks the beast of political correctness. Being naturally grouchy myself I can say wholeheartedly that I too like the days when you could insult someone and not get sued! Bobby, I would love to see your live show.

Track 5 - Gar Francis - Step X Step - Sir Gar opens up with a catchy, yet soulful jam. What is that instrument that is popping in and out with lightning leads? Is it a guitar or a mandolin?
The constant, basic beat keeps the listeners head moving while the strings and keys entertain themselves. Over the top is Gar's voice which is both melancholy and menacing at the same time.

Track 6 - Deborah Henriksson - Trains - I first heard Deborah on a New Age album and her voice blew me away. Deborah, I am still blown away. You have a beautiful voice that I could listen to for hours. Your voice combined with the exceptional players behind you create a memorizing track. Thank you.

Track 7 - JD Carroll - I Guess I'll Never Know - I like this song. I am reminded of the story telling of Jim Croce. The music is good, but what really attracts me to this song is the story. I find myself wondering how it will end. The lyrics sung over what sounds like a violin are nothing short of haunting.

Track 8 - Nick Marr - Hold Over - This track has a huge Tom Petty groove. That's cool, I like Tom Petty. There is no question that Nick is putting his heart and soul into this track. All in all this is a very strong effort that deserves a listen.

Track 9 - Paul Michael Tondreau - Keep The Fire Burning - This track starts out with an acoustic guitar setting the tempo. The drums and bass pick up the vibe while Paul's unique voice blasts over the top. I find myself drawn to the rhythm section. (I can't help it, as an old drummer I can tell this guy is just grooving and grinning with every fill.)

Track 10 - STEEL - Love Is - My first impression of this song is that there is a Gordon
Lightfoot vibe here. The main difference is I cannot stand Gordon Lightfoot's music and I really like this song. Steel (Is that the singer's name?) has a powerful voice; he not only sounds good, but his voice demands your attention. Steel isn't just a voice though, whoever is playing the strings is a monster player! All in all, this is an excellent track!

Track 11 - Bobby Rue - Country Living - Bobby is back! I dig this guy. Tell me he isn't just having a blast. I am a sucker for twangy guitar. Full disclosure: I used to hate Country music. I was a Punk rock snob. Then Hank 3 showed me the error of my ways. I really like some Country now and include Bobby Rue on the list. Bobby, if you have a full LP out, I would love to review it.

Track 12 - Greg Guba - Only Me - Greg is a soulful cat. I like the minimalist aspects of this track. The guitar is simply pretty. The drummer is spot on, no flash, but rock solid. The vocals are good. The Dylanesque harp puts it over the top in my book. It is so simple, yet there it is taking a lead as if the harp player is saying “So what? It's only me.” Great song Greg, I really enjoyed listening to your music.

Track 13 - Barley Station - Just Begun - Barley Station is a mellow bunch. For some reason I am reminded of Bread. This is a very pretty song. It would be great driving music when you know you will be going through a speed trap. The vocals are good and the music beautiful. I like the percussion work. I feel relaxed after listening to this song.

Track 14 - Michael Resin - Send Me To My Grave - Watch out! The massive grinding energy of this song will hit you like a punch from Floyd Mayweather. The best way to describe this song is WICKED.
Imagine the scene in Crossroads where Ralph Macchio is battling Steve Vai, this song has that much intensity! Michael, you rock brother!

Track 15 -Lisa Coppola - Stuck To My Shoe - Good God I love women who rock! I have said it before and will say it again anyone who thinks women can't rock is an idiot. Man, I love Lisa's voice. As good as her voice is her attitude is even better. Combine her pipes with a massively jamming band and you have a blues based/Country anthem! I REALLY want to see Lisa's live show.

Track 16 - Bobby Rue - Come Along Baby - Bobby is back and this time his ax man is opening up. What can I say? This is a great band. I find myself keeping time with his drummer. The breaks are all exactly where you expect to find them and they allow a space for the guitar to scream. The only thing I don't like about the song is that it fades out during a jam. C'mon man, couldn't you have let him wail a bit more?

So folks, what is the bottom line? Simply put this is one of the best albums Bongo Boy has released to date. I hope to hear full length albums from many of these artists in the future. This album is a worthy addition to any collection, I know I will be listening to this in the car. - The Grouch

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Justin Hibbert [i] Drops The Unforgettable New Album "What [i] Am"

"What [i] Am" by Justin Hibbert [i] is a truly mind expanding statement from a talented young musician who isn't bound by the limits of genre. Inspired by a diverse array of music, "What [i] Am" like the artist behind it, is not easy to pin down. With guest appearances from Riff Raff, Mike Jones, Project Pat, Troy Ave, Lola Monroe, Sole and more, "What [i] Am" will be available worldwide on May 7th. Spanning a rich tapestry of Hip-Hop infused with Rock, Pop, RnB, Reggae, Dubstep, Electronica, Horror-Core and more, "What [i] Am" is a unique statement and unforgettable journey into Justin Hibbert [i]'s world.

The story of "What [i] Am" is the first chapter in the story of Justin Hibbert [i]'s musical journey. As the album cover indicates the album is the sum of all different types of colors and musical hues. Covering virtually every genre and mood, Justin navigates his own mind to show how well rounded the new world artist can be. "What [i] Am" is an album designed to reach people of all colors and nationalities through it's widely varied sound. The track order also points to a day in the life of Justin Hibbert [i] from the 1st track "Wake Up" all the way to the outro of "Say Yes & Rest" and all the songs in between tell of the process of getting from point A to point B.

Justin Hibbert [i] is a consummate professional, Justin produces and engineers all of his own tracks creating a singular and unforgettable sound. Born on the east coast and raised in the west coast, Justin picked up on all types of music, fashion and culture from an early age. Originally playing in bands as a drummer, Justin has innovatively made the Roland SPD-SX electronic drum machine his main instrument much like Jimi Hendrix was synonymous with his guitar. Hot on the heels of releasing singles with established artists like Troy Ave and Mike Jones, Justin is proud to unveil his debut album "What [i] Am".

Justin cites Kanye West, K-os, Gym Class Heroes, Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Gorillaz, Born Of Osiris, Circa Survive, Envy On The Coast, Cutty Ranks, Prince Far I, Peter Tosh, Lenny Kravitz, Jason Mraz, RX Bandits, and Jeff Buckley as influences though when you hear his music you will know he has defined a sound completely of his own. Music designed to break down barriers and bring people of all nationalities together, Justin represents a new world of opportunity and the best of what the future can offer.

Available May 7th be sure to check out Justin Hibbert [i]'s debut album"What [i] Am"!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Baserock Launches Immersive Bass-Frequency Backpack

Baserock, Inc. today announced, the Baserock, a versatile hydration backpack that allows users to physically feel music by vibrating bass frequencies throughout the body. The company has just launched a Kickstarter campaign (June 13th). The $15,000 Kickstarter campaign will be used to fund Baserock's initial run of manufacturing, offering music enthusiasts and adventurers the opportunity to be the first to receive the first bass-frequency backpack at a discounted price.

"We designed the Baserock Backpack to optimize our physical experience of bass frequencies at music festivals," said Jared Becker, Baserock Co-Founder and CEO. "We've been encouraged by the feedback we've received from our early testers who found many ways to use the product - on hikes, at work, on the slopes, walking downtown, mountain biking, you name it."

The state-of-the-art backpack is equipped with a microphone input for use at a live show, as well as an auxiliary input, so it can be used with a phone/computer and headphones/speakers. It runs on an eight-hour rechargeable battery and has an easily accessible user interface on the shoulder strap of the backpack.

Baserock is designed for the active lifestyle, complete with a 2-Liter hydration reservoir, two large storage pockets and five secure zipper pockets organized in a compact 19-inch water resistant backpack. Baserock is ready for a three-day music festival, shredding some powder on the slopes, a trek across town, and everything in between.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Randy Moore's "Sunshine" Radio A1A's Trop 40 Song Of The Year

Texas Music Artist, Randy Moore, like many, has always enjoyed the pleasures and peacefulness of spending time at the beach. But it wasn't until recently that his love for the sand, the sea, the sun, and the waves produced his most successful and widely heralded recording to date, "Sunshine State of Mind". Now, Radio A1A Trop Jock and CEO for the Trop Rock Association's Radio Station Of The Year Harry Teaford officially announces, "Randy Moore's "Sunshine State Of Mind" has captured to hearts of "Trop Rock Music" Fans everywhere and has been chosen by them as the Number One song in the Radio A1A "Weekly Trop 40" many times. It is with great pleasure that we announce that "Sunshine State of Mind" has been selected by the Trop Rock Fans as the Number One song of 2016." So, for those who may be less than familiar with the term ‘Trop Rock' music, Harry offers his insight, "Trop Rock Music is a positive, fun and uncomplicated style of music that celebrates the relaxing Island lifestyle of tropical weather and comfortable surroundings where the beach, sun and water create a stress-free paradise on earth." Randy Moore's "Sunshine" exemplifies that description to a T. The song, tells of a subconscious tropical trip away from the bills, the blues, and the blistering blizzard conditions of someone who longs for that ‘Sunshine State' and all the pleasures that it offers. Randy Moore's Trop Rocking tunes are alongside a new collection of musical offerings on his new album "HWY 59". Randy's album to date is a feature of over 250 radio stations world-wide and domestic.

He was also PHlockers Magazaine Trop Rock Artist of the Month for March 2017. Hall of Fame Songwriter Dallas Frazier (Elvira, There Goes My Everything) has this to say about Randy's music, "I listened for the marriage of melody and lyric that give birth to mental videos. I wasn't disappointed." BUDDY Magazine's Jan Sikes exclaims, "the clever lyrical phrasing, outstanding musicians and unique production make for a great CD." "Sunshine State of Mind" was the first single release from the HWY 59 album and it is still breaking new ground to date. What will be next for Moore, who knows, one thing is for sure, he will keep making those pilgrimages to the tropical shores and surely the inspiration will not be far behind, but as for the present, Randy Moore is in a "Sunshine State Of Mind". You can find more info and this song on and digitally on itunes.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hybrid Studios Donates To KX 93.5 Fundraiser Drive

Friends of Hybrid Studios, Well Hung Heart, took over Laguna Beach radio station KX 93.5 on April 27th to raise money for the independent station. Husband and wife rockers, Robin Davey and Greta Valenti, hosted the takeover in support of local music and KX 93.5, and Hybrid Studio manager Mike Miller was able to call in and pledge $500 on behalf of the studio.

"Well Hung Heart and Grow Vision (Robin and Greta's video production company) have been great friends and assets to Hybrid Studios since we opened in 2014" said Miller, "This fundraiser was a great opportunity to show them support, as well as an opportunity to invest in the local music community and KX 93.5; we're glad we could be a small part of it."

KX 93.5 is not corporate media owned and instead relies on the community to keep it alive via donations. Interested parties can donate funds via the station's website at or through upcoming fundraisers (see site for details).

About Hybrid Studios
Hybrid Studios is a fully integrated multimedia production facility in Orange County, CA. Not only does Hybrid feature a state-of-the-art analog & digital recording studio; it also boasts a massive sound stage, including a pre-lit cyclorama. Equipped with the best gear and an experienced staff, Hybrid provides a variety of products and services to clients across the creative spectrum from recording, mixing and mastering to video and photography.

For more information on Hybrid Studios, please visit

Friday, June 16, 2017

Famed World Renowned Producer DJ Swissivory Preps The Release Of "Real Dreams 2" Backed By The Projects DMX Assisted 1st Single & Much More

The Swiss DJ born in the Ivory Coast, Christian Meyer alias Swissivory has steadily become a force to reckon with in the music industry over the years. Not only has he shared the stage with some of the industry's biggest names (Rihanna, C. Brown, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa) – he has also shared the studio and worked with some of the most respected artists in the game on the production side (LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Busta Rhymes, and many more). Beyond being a celebrity DJ, he has also gained the respect from the legends themselves. His new project "Real Dreams 2" is a testimony to this.


Over a 16-year long DJ career, Swissivory toured DJ-ed for after-parties and performed at many concerts with A-List artists over the years. Finally, in 2015, he released "Real Dreams" as his first official producer album. Backed by the projects 1st single "How We Roll" featuring Papoose which reached the #3 spot on the CMJ's, industry mainstay Ryan Leslie signed SwissIvory as a producer and artist and released "Real Dreams" as a full-length LP project under the DMM Label. The album charted in 3 different countries and solidified SwissIvory's status as a hit-making producer.

Fast-forward to now, after 2+ years of extensive touring throughout Japan, L.A, Vegas, New York, Germany, France, Croatia and more, Zurich based DJ SwissIvory is ready to bless the world with the full length follow up "Real Dreams 2" which boasts as impeccable line-up including the likes of DMX on the projects 1st single "The Dog in Me", Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes, N.O.R.E, Jadakiss, Beenie Man, Dead Prez and Keith Murray and longtime LA based collaborator C-Tru. Under the continued mentorship of Ryan Leslie, SwissIvory and his team believe that the summer 2017 release of RD2 will have fans across the globe labelled the new album as a certified "masterpiece".

Checkout the video for the 1st single "The Dog in Me" featuring DMX, C-Tru and Tariah off the album "Real Dreams 2" now & cop the single on Itunes here:






ALL TRACKS PROD. SWISSIVORY (additional drums by PIXL on "Dreamin", additional synth layer & additional bass layer by Jun Lee on "Cali Party")


Rollout looks as Follows:
April 21st - DMX Single Release & Pre-Order Link on iTunes
June 16th - Drinks On Me Single Release
July and August - 2nd and 3rd Singles (audio only) - "Dreamin" & "Dutty"
25th August - Real Dreams 2 Official Release Date
DMX track will be gratification track when pre-ordering album, as well as Drinks On Me Therefore, you can align the PR campaign for the single and album promo to these dates



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Cold Charlie Presents His Intense New Album NI4NI

Cold Charlie pulls no punches on his intense debut album NI4NI. The Montreal rapper's music offers a relentless social commentary. If you're looking for a fun, easy-going pop album, look elsewhere. NI4N is dark, introspective, sometimes aggressive and fascinating. Most importantly Cold Charlie has created a unique, blisteringly powerful sound.

Listeners will be grateful that NI4NI's album artwork carries the warning 'Parental Advisory:Explicit Bass,' as this bass sounds like a volcano erupting right in front of their face. Unlike many other rappers, Charlie's passion for music was initially sparked by rock as he listened to legendary bands such as Pink Floyd, before finding affinity with the politically conscious rap of artists such as NWA and Ice T which brought the 1980s to a close in a furious musical crescendo. Charlie then combined the two genres as he wanted to shatter what he perceived as common illusions about society, using rap as a platform to present his worldview.


It is not easy to drive a musical bulldozer through social convention. However, with tracks such as 'Death is taxes' Charlie is intent on highlighting the deep flaws he sees in the political system in which we all live. Charlie’s vision of the world is conveyed with some imaginative lyrics and an excellent choice of beats. One of the purposes of art is to creatively convey different ways of looking at the world in an entertaining and creative manner. NI4NI does just that.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wealth Nation And Star Life Tours Announces The Kick Off Of The "Go Hard Or Go Home" Tour

Wealth Nation and Star Life Tours combine to organize a breathtaking nationwide musical extravaganza, the Go Hard or Go Home Tour billed to kick off on June 27, with The Hype Magazine being the official media sponsor.

The Go Hard or Go Home Tour, a musical event organized by entertainment heavyweights, Wealth Nation and Star Life Tours is scheduled to kick off on the 27th of June, 2017, with performances from talented musical acts from various genres of music.

The official Tour kicks off with an elite red carpet affair featuring The Hype Magazine #MediaStop segments and celebrity guest friends at Toshi's Living Room located at 1141 Broadway New York, NY. The event features live performances from the likes of BBOD, Teddie Cain, Daja Marie, and more billed to grace the event. DJ Spins of the Fleet DJ's is the official tour DJ and attendees are guaranteed to be thrilled by the best of music and other forms of entertainment.

The tour moves from New York to Canton, OH June 30. The official tour schedule is detailed below:

6.27 - NYC- Toshi's Living Room- Official Tour Kickoff

6.30 - Canton, OH - El Galeron
7.01 - Lakewood, OH - Phantasy Nightclub
7.03 - Rockville, MD - DC Speakeasy
7.04 - Washington, DC - Uniontown Bar & Grille
7.06 - Leesburg, VA - Bunker Sports Cafe
7.07 - Conyers, GA - TRUTH Sports Bar & Grille
7.08 - Atlanta, GA - Empire Sports Bar (Meet & Greet)
7.08 - Riverdale, GA - Halftime Bar & Grille
7.13 - Grand Rapids, MI - 36th St. Lounge (Meet & Greet)
7.15 - Grand Rapids, MI- 36th St. Lounge
7.21 - Raleigh, NC - Annual Fleet DJ Music conf.
7.22 - Raleigh, NC - Annual Fleet DJ Music. conf.- Pour House

The tour begins at Toshi’s Living Room in New York on June 27th and runs through the 22nd of July, ending in Raleigh NC. The unique tour will showcase up and coming and established artists from across the nation, serving as a platform for artists to reach a wider audience.

In addition to being treated to the best of music and entertainment, the Go Hard or Go Home Tour, with media sponsorship from The Hype Magazine, also features red carpet shoots and live broadcasts of the tour via the magazine’s digital channel.

Love and Hip Hop’s BBOD has also been confirmed to be a part of the tour. Comprised of two talented female artists – Moe Money and Sexi Lexi, Bad Beauties on Deck (BBOD) recently released their new EP, “Reality Check," and is popular for their debut single, “Oopsy Daisy."

Teddie Cain is another featured artist on the tour. The Rhythm & Gangsta artist is known for his unique style of music, gaining prominence with his single “Save Somebody." Cain and his new genre have taken the whole of the United States by storm and the tour is another opportunity for lovers of good music to have a feel of the new genre.

Daja Marie, the multitalented ghostwriter, songstress and broadcaster, is also billed to perform on the tour. After her escapades in the world of broadcasting with award-winning publication, The Hype Magazine, and her exploits as a ghostwriter, Daja returns to the music scene with her recent single, "Raindrops." She will be co-headlining the "Go Hard or Go Home" national tour to promote the song and her other works like "Bankrolls Like Monopoly."

The Go Hard or Go Home Tour is set to be an event that will remain in the hearts of many for a long time to come.

About Wealth Nation
Wealth Nation is an artist development company focused on promoting talents and helping them reach their full potential. The company led by industry expert, Robert Terell, offers entertainment and brand management services targeted at ensuring the success of their clients in the competitive entertainment industry.

About Star Life Tours
Star Life Tours is an entertainment company focused on bringing the best of live entertainment to a global audience. The Company operates through five core business segments: Concerts, Ticketing, merchandising, corporate sponsorship & branding spread over 45 states worldwide, helping over 3,900 indie artists and labels reach their target audience.

About The Hype Magazine
The Hype Magazine is an entertainment publication that has dominated the world of digital publishing for over a decade. Since it was established, it has continued to provide unique and up to date content on the recent happenings in the world of entertainment, providing is readers with detailed and in-depth news.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mother Mother Release "Love Stuck" Official Video + Extend U.S. Tour With New East Coast Dates!

Critically lauded alt-rock band Mother Mother has released the official video for their single "Love Stuck." The video is now premiering on Vevo and can also be viewed on Mother Mother's official YouTube channel. "Love Stuck" has been added to seven alternative radio stations across the country and is continuing to gain adds and spins. The band has added a string of east coast tour dates to their summer tour, including a headline date at New York's Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now, for more information please visit

"In this video we travel through an FX-drenched, animated mind-scape of someone whose soul is lost and fragmented," singer Ryan Guldemond explained. "Such a journey can be varied, fantastical, confusing even, but if one makes it to the other side, they may just find themselves. On the other hand, they may just find themselves a giant, cosmic ice hole to fall down."

With the world roiled by fear and division borne out of politics, economic uncertainty, and terrorism, perhaps there is no better time for the arrival of music underpinned by the belief that love wins. Into the maw of anxiety comes No Culture, which posits that society uses negative byproducts of culture — such as narcissism, hedonism, and addiction — as a means to nurture its fears of the unknown. "If we can strip back what feeds our differences, and just connect as people we might be more united at a time where we really need to be," says Mother Mother's frontman, guitarist, and lyricist Ryan Guldemond.

Co-produced by Brian Howes, Ryan Guldemond and Jason "JVP" Van Poederooyen, No Culture features 10 tracks and is the follow up to their highly successful breakout album Very Good Bad Thing. On the bands' new studio album, Mother Mother continue to honor their synth-driven sound with aspects of alternative pop, creating a shimmering blend of strong hooks, big beats, ethereal vocals, and sing-along choruses, with an injection of punk rock energy.

Following the release of their breakthrough album Very Good Bad Thing, Mother Mother toured the U.S. extensively, including dates with AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons, racking up top chart positions and awards along the way. So, it comes as no surprise that the band were feeling some pressure from fans to deliver a major follow-up.

When it came time to write, Guldemond retired to a home studio he had built in the woods on the family's very property where he and sister Molly (vocalist and keyboards) grew up. "It was so perfect and quiet that it became deafening and self-defeating," he says. Three months before heading there, Guldemond put down a long habit of self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. After a few months of sobriety, the honeymoon wore off and he fell into a depression. A debilitating period of writer's block ensued, which inspired the first single "Love Stuck."

It turns out that exploring life, songwriting, and their own identity — and being clear of mind and substances during the year that No Culture was written and recorded — resulted in Mother Mother's most emotionally honest, vulnerable, and least cynical album to date.

But just because the album's themes skew dark does not mean the sonic mood of No Culture is gloomy. "It's not a down record," Guldemond says. "There's never a dark theme that isn't accompanied by an answer or a way out. And it was crucial to take introspective themes and prop them up with energized and optimistic music. Sometimes sadness is better carried in a vehicle of happiness."

"I think a story is better told when you're not so entrenched in living it," he says. "I look forward to performing these songs from the vantage point of having moved on from what led to their creation in the first place."

Mother Mother is Ryan Guldemond on guitar and vocals, Molly Guldemond on vocals and keyboards, Jasmin Parkin on keyboards and vocals, Ali Siadat on drums and percussion, and Mike Young on bass.

For more information on Mother Mother, please visit the band on the web at

Mother Mother U.S. Tour:

May 7 -- Delmar Hall -- St. Louis, MO*
May 9 + 10 -- Marquis Theater -- Denver, CO*
May 11 -- Aggie Theatre -- Fort Collins, CO*
May 13 -- Neurolux -- Boise, ID*
May 14 -- The Showbox -- Seattle, WA*
May 17 -- Hawthorne Theatre -- Portland, OR*
May 18 -- Crystal Bay Club Casino -- Crystal Bay, NV*
May 19 -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Pool -- Las Vegas, NV*
May 20 -- Last Exit Live -- Phoenix, AZ
May 21 -- The Casbah -- San Diego, CA
May 23 -- The Troubadour -- West Hollywood, CA
May 25 -- The Independent -- San Francisco, CA
July 7 -- The Sinclair -- Cambridge, MA
July 8 -- Bowery Ballroom -- New York, NY
July 9 -- The Foundry -- Philadelphia, PA
July 11 -- Pyramid Scheme -- Grand Rapids, MI
July 12 -- Cobra Lounge -- Chicago, IL
July 13 -- The Shelter -- Detroit, MI
July 14 -- Rapids Theatre -- Niagara Falls, NY

*with KONGOS

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Longoria To Headline White House Prayer Event May 20th

Multiple award-winning international music artist David Longoria will lead the featured entertainment at the 19th Annual White House Prayer for Our Nation on Saturday, May 20th on the Ellipse south of the White House. The all-day prayer event begins at 10:00 a.m and closes at 5:00 p.m., with many gathering for the music entertainment from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The White House Day Of Prayer for Our Nation event has been organized every year since 1998. "The yearly gathering is always a momentous occasion promoting prayer and unity of all people from all walks of life," says Rev. Dr. Terry Lee, an emigrant from Jamaica, West Indies, who founded the event.

"The core is the empowerment of bringing various religions together to focus on praying for this Nation, its leaders, families and individuals. This year we will honor our Armed Forces in a celebration of our heroes past and present," he says.

"As divided as we have become, it’s important that we do something for unity and stand up for each other, and stand up for our nation," says Mr. Longoria in a YouTube video. v=iE5eC2Ey9j8

"This is a great chance for people on all sides of the political spectrum to put down their politics and their biases for a day and lift up our voices to pray for each other and for our nation," he adds. "I will be bringing a live performance of my song, 'We are one' supported by a 1,000-person choir – beautiful voices, blessed voices."

Longoria brings the theme song and theme to this year's event: "WE ARE ONE".

"I wrote We Are One to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic song We Are The World from superstars Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie which brought awareness to hunger in Africa," Longoria explains, adding "I needed to take on a big issue of today and bring voices together to add strength to the message."

The production was meant to last a couple of weeks and combine 20 voice with Longoria. "I stared adding artists and more and more came on board until we had more than 700 in total, ranging from Motown stars to artists of today", he says.

They recorded in studios across America over two years and music artists of all genres, races and ages added their voices, holding the message true as they built one strong voice. The effort has gained the attention of both world record books and the music industry with announcements forthcoming.

Longoria was invited to bring the message in music to the annual outdoor event at The White House. To present it he enlisted the help of voices from across the country making up a huge choir for the day. Singers from churches and organizations all over are coming to the nation's mosit famous residence to launch the message of unity and encouragement for all.

"If we believe the message of "We Are One we have to go the distance to get it in front of everyone and this is the place to shout it out, ok sing it out," Longoria says. "Everyone needs to know they are part of our family and we share love and our uplifting message of hope and unity with them," he says, adding, "on this day there are no politics, just love and support."

The May 20th launch leads the way to a series of concerts this fall starting in Los Angeles and visiting cities most affected by raciala dn political divide. The proceeds from downloads help bring the workshops, scholarships and concerts with . On the site are the lyrics and music to learn. The song is available now on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and wherever music is streamed and sold.

The Day Of Prayer's special Music Hour begins at 3pm. "There will be many wonderful surprise guests including recording artists, national leaders and members of the Military, teachers, children's groups and more", Longoria says, adding "you will leave uplifted and encouraged!"

The public is welcome to attend the all day event at the White House Lawn in the Elipse. Registration is free and strongly encouraged. To register online visit . T shirts for the event are availabe on the site and encouraged as well. Organizers remind everyone that this is a day of prayer and uplifting in unity and to please leave all political promotions at home on this special day.

For more information about The 19th Annual Day Of Prayer For Our Nation:

We Are One Concerts:

About The Artist: David Longoria http://davidlongoria.som

The White House Prayer website: www.whitehouseprayer. org features a link to Paypal for donations and purchases. Visit the above for further information and to register for the event, to sign up as an Ambassador, to sign up as a volunteer, to order t-shirts and to learn the songs the 1000 Voice Choir will perform.

Find the words and music to We are One here:

http://www.weareoneconcerts. org/choirs.html


Clergy and prayer warriors from Washington, D.C. are warmly invited to come to a spirt-filled Prayer Breakfast to pray for the nation at 1610 Columbia Rd. NW on Saturday, May 13, at 9:00 a.m., just one week prior to the gathering at the White House. Rev. Lee and David Longoria will be present to brief the clergy and to preview the prayer gathering anthem, "We are One".

Media Contacts:

Company Name: Del Oro Music Publicity
Full Name: Kelly Greene
Phone: 818-371-4653
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jah Mason Empowers Women With New Single 'Its Your Life'

New Creation Records presents a new single from Love and Wisdom titled, 'It's Your Life'. This song features a hard hitting groove with compelling lyrics which refer to normal relationship dynamics while empowering the ladies to make their own life choices.

In 2014, Jah Mason was signed to New Creation Records (NCR), a United States based Record Label.

Jah Mason's latest album titled 'Love & Wisdom' released by NCR journals everyday trials and challenges coupled with love relationship themes and benefits of living an organic life style. Jah Mason shares his vision of the album stating, "It's all about Love & Wisdom and the concept is about everyday living environmentally, and we just put it into words, to deliver the message through music as a transportation to send it across the world."

Andrae Corey Johnson known internationally as Jah Mason, is an established roots reggae artist from the farming countryside of Manchester, Jamaica. As a child he adopted the pet name Perry Mason, due to his ability to pacify situations amongst peers in his neighborhood. His early career began under the guidance of reggae superstar Junior Reid, who in 1991 produced and released Mason's first hit song 'Selassie I Call We' under the name, Perry
Mason. Soon thereafter he made a spiritual journey to Bobo Hill in Bull Bay, Jamaica where he changed his stage name to Jah Mason.

Jah Mason's extensive music catalog includes numerous studio albums; his debut album 'Keep Your Joy' was released in 2002. Mason is recognized for several notable international reggae hits that include Hard Mama Work; Blame The System; Mi Chalwa; Wheat And Tears; and Ruff Times, featuring Norwegian artist Nico D. Run come Love Me Tonight, a combination with his close friend Jah Cure for international singer/producer Beres Hammond remains a fan favorite. In 2005, his signature song, Princess Gone reached the number 1 spot on the Jamaican and Caribbean charts strengthening his enormous international fan base.

Released by New Creation Records
Produced by Dehva House
Available on all Digital Platforms


Monday, June 12, 2017

From Punk To Rock Royalty

The Jean Beauvoir Interview
Featuring Music by The Plasmatics | KISS
Gary US Bonds | The Ramones and others

Most easily recognized by his trademark Blonde Mohawk, artist Jean Beauvoir, originally with The Plasmatics, holds one of the most storied careers in music history. Introduced as the "Greatest Punk Band in the World" by Tom Snyder on his late night TV show, The Plasmatics, were the most outrageous, controversial and successful Punk Rock bands of all time. They dominated the world press performing before millions around the world with their legendary stage antics and rebellious Punk Rock message while influencing generations of up and coming musicians and fashion icons.

Hear the interview with Jean Beauvoir that covers his storied career in the music industry, his early career from being the musical director for Gary US Bonds at age 14, to his time with the Plasmatics, one of the most outrageous, controversial and successful Punk/Metal bands ever, his multi-platinum solo career featuring "Feel The Heat" to his two successful Hard Rock|Metal bands Voodoo X and Crown of Thorns to his many collaborations (writing and/or producing hits) with KISS, The Ramones, John Waite, Debby Harry, NSYNC, Lionel Richie, Nile Rodgers, Desmond Child, Doro Pesch and many others, including five Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The interview also covers some of his music in films throughout his solo career including Cobra (Sylvester Stallone) - Pet Sematary (Stephen King) - School of Rock (Jack Black) - Christmas with the Kranks (Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd) - Rock 'n Roll High School Forever and more.