Saturday, April 15, 2017

Morsy And Never Yet Contested Present Their New Album "Formative Feedback"

The multi-cultural spirit which defines New York is encapsulated in this versatile project which combines hip-hop, RnB and house to create a compelling album. Never Yet Contested (N.Y.C.), one of the most lyrically versatile upcoming hip-hop artists in New York combines with veteran DJ and Producer, Morsy to create a truly unique album.

Whatever your personal taste in music, you can find something to dance to on "Formative Feedback". The project's global appeal is assisted by its’ range of global influences, which include Brazil's Bossa Nova style on the Raphaello Mazzei collaboration, "Nao A Solidao" , as well as the anthemic "Party in Dubai" song coming to a radio near you. Unlike any other album currently available, the tone of the album then switches to deep house with "Crystals" (featuring and co-produced by MopTop and Codes) bringing soulful vibes which demonstrates the diversity of this eclectic project. Collaborations like this have enabled Morsy the ability to work with legendary labels, such as Strictly Rhythm, Nervous Records, Jango Music and Good For You Records and performing at Coachella. Last but definitely not least, Never Yet Contested hones in on his hip-hop skill set over Morsy’s alternative club sound to combine and close the album out with their final track "Beast". Stay tuned for the debut video release of this song coming soon.

The scale of genre mixing presented on "Formative Feedback" may appear daunting to other artists, however, Morsy and Never Yet Contested pull it off spectacularly, seamlessly hopping between genres to provide a unique listening experience and craft out their own genre. Without a doubt, Morsy and Never Yet Contested are making a statement on this visceral, irresistibly catchy project.

"Formative Feedback" will be released on March 20th 2017. Pre-Orders of the album will be available on iTunes - February 20th 2017. Here's a preview

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Hybrid Studios and Orange County Production House Hold ReverbNation Competition

Hybrid Studios and their subsidiary production company, Orange County Production House, are holding their annual competition through ReverbNation. The winning band or artist wins two days of recording in Hybrid's Studio A with full production provided by OCPH and Producer/Engineer Joshua Brooks. The submission deadline for this year's contest ends May 4th, and a 2017 winner will be chosen by May 15th

"We always get a ton of submissions for the ReverbNation competition," said Hybrid Manager Mike Miller, "It's always hard to narrow down a winner out of so many talented local artists, but we're looking forward to working with whoever wins the grand prize this time around!"

Orange County Production House provides services such as mixing and mastering, as well as Single and EP production packages. The winner of the ReverbNation contest will be treated to the full set of services that OCPH provides at Hybrid Studios. This will be the third year that Hybrid Studios hosts the competition; past winners include independent artist, Andy Allo, and OC rock band, Hoity Toity.

To apply for the competition, visit

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:

About Orange County Production House
At Orange County Production House the goal is to foster growth within the local entertainment industry. From music and video production, to distribution and marketing, the experienced staff works alongside artists in their creative endeavors to reach a much broader audience. Not only does Orange County Production House assist in turning creative ideas into polished, finished projects; they have a strong emphasis on sharing industry knowledge and educating clients in order to set them up with a solid foundation to make an impact in the world of entertainment.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jazzy Gives J Hus' 'Friendly' A Fly Remix

 UK rapper Jazzy provides a female perspective to J Hus' hit 'Friendly'. In her remix she makes clear that guys who are broke, having no money or ambition should not even consider moving to her. Jazzy hopes that girls who are tired of broke guys trying to chat them up, will immediately relate to this remix, which maintains the original beat and will be a fixture in clubs and on radio.

Jazzy also uses this remix to demonstrate her singing talents, introducing soulful melodies into her rap, to emphasise that she is a boss.

Jazzy's next show is at the Grove Bar in Manchester on 25th February. A campaigner for world peace, Jazzy will address the issue in her next single P.E.A.C.E, which will be available everywhere shortly and features David Ojo and Glenn.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Auditions For All Music Fest And Sustainability Conference Announced

More than 200 songwriters, artists, and bands will be selected to perform at showcase slots during of original music performances and educational workshops on Friday April 21, and Saturday April 22, 2017.

The first annual All Music Festival & Sustainability Conference will kick off with two afternoons of music business panels, sustainability panels, workshops and clinics, with night time showcases at area restaurants and other venues in historic Ambler, PA, open to the public.

The original music of both emerging and established artists, representing many popular genres will be performed back to back on Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, beginning at 6:30 PM.

During the day, artists will have the opportunity to network and hear from music industry professionals, with a focus on sustainability for musicians for touring and income.

"Ambler is ideal for this event, and we've received tremendous support from the community to make this happen," said Rick Denzien, President of Slot One Entertainment and co-founder of the All Music Festival.

Corporate sponsors and vendors are welcome to contribute and display products and services, available to conference participants as well as the general public throughout the event. This can be done online through or by contacting Slot One Entertainment at

"Ambler has been host to live original music artists for many years," he explained. "The Ambler Cabaret, formerly called the Tap Room, continued a live music tradition hosting bands like The Hooters, Tommy Conwel, Flaming Harry, Richard Ace & the Sons of Ace. "Hit songs including The Greatest Love of All were written in Ambler area resident songwriter, Linda Creed; Johnny Mathis used to hang out at the Tap Room, and hit songwriters in the area would tailor make song lyrics for him to sing." More recently Ambler has been host to OMG, JayReem, Christo, Lyra Project, Ronstadt Generations, Craig Bickhardt, Michael Ronstadt and hundreds of other artists.


Allan Holdsworth Reissue Release Party & Performance April 4 In Venice, CA

Manifesto Records is presenting a special record release party for Allan Holdsworth on Tuesday, April 4, at 8:30 PM, at the Del Monte Speakeasy in the Venice Townhouse.

The Venice Townhouse is at 52 Windward Ave., in Venice.
Opening is Cameron Morgan.
This is a 21 and over show.
Admission is $20.
the venue phone is 310-392-4040.
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Allan Holdsworth has two reissue packages coming out on April 7. There is his 12 CD Box Set, THE MAN WHO CHANGED GUITAR FOREVER and a 2-CD retrospective, EIDOLON, which features songs handpicked by the maestro, himself.

Guitar innovator, jazz, and progressive rock legend Allan Holdsworth career as producer, bandleader, and lead composer is documented in this box set, and with the artist's 28-track selection of favorites in Eidolon. Both packages include extensive liner notes, and an updated 2016 interview with Holdsworth discussing each release, his history, and approach to the instrument.

From 1982 through 2003, Holdsworth recorded a dozen albums that have been lovingly put together for The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever collection. Featured on the box set are eleven remastered studio albums, starting with the 1982 studio release, Allan Holdsworth, I.O.U., and ending the archival 2003 live release, THEN!, recorded LIVE IN TOKYO in 1990. All feature additional bonus tracks added for special editions or the original Japan releases, along with the original artwork and studio credits. Also included are the Grammy-nominated ROAD GAMES, (1983), METAL FATIGUE (1985), SAND (1987), SECRETS (1989), WARDENCLYFFE TOWER (1992), HARD HAT AREA (1993), NONE TOO SOON (1996), THE SIXTEEN MEN OF TAIN (2000), and FLAT TIRE: MUSIC FOR A NON-EXISTENT MOVIE (2001).

Holdsworth has been recognized by many of the world's most accomplished and unique rock and jazz guitar virtuosos. Luminaries including Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Joe Satriani, Tom Morello universally expressed reverence and astonishment at Holdsworth's pioneering approach to his playing and vast vocabulary of "uncommon" chord voicings.

He further expanded the guitar's orchestral potential with a range of electronic effects, then moved on to become one of the early innovators of guitar-based synthesizer controllers. In the nearly five decades Holdsworth has been touring, collaborating, and recording, he has created an immense sonic and musical legacy.

Both THE MAN WHO CHANGED GUITAR FOREVER and EIDOLON will become precious to those who love the world's great guitarists. Fans of deeply unique, sonically rich and pristine recordings of great musicians taking their music to the next level and beyond, will also be in awe of these collections.

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Jabberjaw Media Network Launches New Podcast Shows

Jabberjaw Media, an independent talk and entertainment podcast network founded by Matt Carter (Emery, The BadChristian Podcast) and Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management & Records), has been paving the way for podcast platforms since their launch in November 2015. The network's unique and groundbreaking shows include Lead Singer Syndrome with frontman Shane Told of rock band Silverstein, the Modern Vinyl Podcast, Washed Up Emo, The Mike Herrera Hour, The MetalSucks Podcast, The Bad Christian Podcast, Break it Down with Matt Carter, 100 Words or Less, Peer Pleasure, and more. In its first year, Jabberjaw Media has hosted groundbreaking shows and interviews - such as John Bunch's final interview before his untimely passing on Washed Up Emo. The success of Lead Singer Syndrome has paved the path for the show's exclusive All Access Club, and the show continues to produce engaging interviews with a diverse array of lead singers with the approach of peer to peer candor. Further, the shows Break It Down with Matt Carter,Modern Vinyl, Mike Herrera Hour and Peer Pleasure are all shows that can be heard weekly on idobi Radio.

Today, Jabberjaw Media Network is thrilled to announce a massive addition of six new podcast shows covering topics from the music industry, to dating in the 21st century, and even cocktail creation. Starting tomorrow, Jabberjaw Media will welcome Kill Rock Stars' The Future of What, The Ex Man Podcasthosted by Doc Coyle, O Marks the Spotby Outerloop, The Metal Podcast with Chuck and Godless, Too Old to Date, and cocktail-focused The PourTaste Podcast. This is what co-founder Mike Mowery has to say about the addition of the new shows:

"It's a fantastic honor to be able to add new shows to the network. In the time since we launched, I've watched broader acceptance of podcasting within the music business, and the proliferation of more and more great shows. I'm excited that in this round of additions we are adding our first female host, our first podcasts not directly associated with music and our first scripted show. Our community continues to grow and we look forward to what's in store for the remainder of the year." - Mike Mowery

Jabberjaw Media was formed after founders Matt Carter and Mike Mowery saw a need for podcast hosts to strategize and find ways to build stronger audiences and share tips under one roof. They collaborated to create an entertainment-centric podcast network that enables direct communication between artists and their audience without the influence of media conglomerates or other gatekeepers. The artist-friendly network will work with its hosts in creating compelling content and encouraging free expression of thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. Jabberjaw Media exists to aggregate present podcasts and help them thrive while seeking to produce great content from interesting personalities within independent music and beyond. Jabberjaw Media shows will provide a wealth of knowledge, offer insightful stories, and thought-provoking topics. Network members and hosts not only work in the their respective industries today, but they are also genuinely passionate about the people that make up this community. As a result, the network is full of shows relevant for both fans and professionals alike.

More about The Future of What Podcast:
The music business is evolving rapidly, and can be difficult to understand - even for those who have been in it for years! These changes have had significant effects on those who love music, and everyone from creators to distributors are trying to keep up. The Future of What is an hour-long radio show and podcast that explores issues and trends in the recording industry - where it is and where it's headed. Host, Portia Sabin, president of the independent record label Kill Rock Stars cuts through the noise with music business experts to provide an authoritative look at this multi-billion dollar industry. In the last two years, The Future of What has discussed issues facing the music business for the benefit of musicians, independent artists, people working in the industry, and the general public. On joining Jabberjaw Media, Sabin says "Jabberjaw hosts a bunch of great music-related shows, and many of them are hosted by actual musicians, which makes Jabberjaw unique amongst podcasting networks. We're so excited to be joining them!"

The newest episode of The Future of What looks at musicians in podcasting and features Shane Told, frontman of rock band Silverstein and host of Lead Singer Syndrome, Hrishikesh Hirway, musician and creator of Song Exploder, and musician and podcaster Joe Pug. Catch Portia Sabin and The Future of What at upcoming events such as a panel on "The State of Indie Music" at Treefort Festival, Boise ID (March 2017), keynote interview with Robyn Hitchcock at The Recording Academy's Songwriters' Summit in Seattle, WA (April 2017), keynote speaker at Upstream Music Festival + Summit in Seattle, WA (May 2017), and a panel on "Investing in Independents(ce)," at A2IM Indie Week in New York, NY (June 2017).

Hear new episodes of The Future of What here:

More about The PourTaste Podcast:
Cocktail team, Jon and Lindsay Yeager will be hosting the cocktail-focused PourTaste Podcast, which will feature Jon, along with special guests, and discuss cocktail and spirit history, methodology and trends with each 30-45 minute episode ending in a cocktail recipe. Jon will walk the guest through the concept of the recipe, offering tasting notes and seasonal variations along the way. Each podcast episode will have a 10-minute bonus in conjunction, highlighting another cocktail recipe based off each episode's theme. PourTaste officially began in 2011 after Jon Yeager held one of the opening bartender positions at the Holland House Bar & Refuge in Nashville, TN. After a year of working at this highly acclaimed, speakeasy-style cocktail bar, the Yeagers were asked to help design other menus throughout the city, train bartenders and help to provide a craft bar experience at various events. Since 2011, PourTaste has grown to become the go-to epicenter for all things cocktail. In addition to their product line, E Harlow, which focuses on handcrafted tonic and the world's only Magnolia Bitters since the Civil War, Jon and Lindsay Yeager have created cocktail, beer and wine menus for hotels, restaurants and bars while consulting for events, festivals, retail shops and brands. The Yeagers are also the creators and producers of Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival, Nashville's premier festival focusing solely on the craft of the cocktail. Their yet to be named beer-cocktail recipe book, from Skyhorse Publishing, will be released fall 2017.

Hear new episodes of The Pour Taste Podcast here:

More about The Ex Man Podcast:
Ex-God Forbid guitar player Doc Coyle talks to professionals in the music world and other creative industries about the challenges and transitions of leaving monumental ventures. This podcast is for those passionate and driven 20 & 30-somethings at a crossroads trying to figure out "What's next?" On joining Jabberjaw Media Network, Coyle states, "I couldn't be more thrilled than to announce this partnership with The Ex Man and Jabberjaw Media Network. I am a fan of and have been a guest on a few of the Jabberjaw shows like Metalsucks and 100 Words Podcast. I have to give huge thanks to Mike Mowery at Outerloop for thinking of me, and the opportunity to grow The Ex Man Podcast to a wider audience is a tremendous opportunity."

Hear new episodes of The Ex-Man Podcast here:

More about Too Old to Date Podcast:
So you're single. You've tried Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, OKCupid, JSwipe, Christian Mingle, Farmers Only, Purrsonals. Shut up, we know you have. So we wrote a show about using them to find dates. Not an advice show, a scripted show. Like on TV, but you can't watch it. You can listen to it though, and imagine that we're more attractive than we really are. You can feel comfort in knowing that you're not alone. Well, technically we're all alone. We all die alone anyway. But this show is funny! Way funnier than dying alone. Too Old To Date consists of eight-episode seasons culled from the desperately lonely minds of creators Brad Garoon & Mike Tanzillo. Keep an eye out for bonus episodes as well. They're generous like that. On joining Jabberjaw Media Network, the hosts state:

The Too Old To Date team is proud to announce that we will be joining the Jabberjaw Media Network. In just one short month since its creation, Too Old To Date has been downloaded by thousands listeners and garnered a passionate Instagram following. Too Old To Date is very excited to bring its dating world-obsessed audience to Jabberjaw."

Hear new episodes of Too Old to Date here:

More about The Metal Podcast:
The Metal Podcastcontinues a long pairing of hosts Chuck Loesch and Godless (formerly of MetalSucks), delivering their take on the world of metal today. Their weekly examination of metal news headlines, topics and generally inane banter warrants tuning in, but stay for the interviews. Affectionately dubbed the "Barbara Walters of Metal" this duo has interviewed the top brass in the metal world from the old guard: Slayer, Anthrax, Metallica, Testament to the up and coming bands: Psycroptic, Black Dahlia Murder,Deafheaven, and so many more. Staying away from the typical face palming questions and trying to dig deeper into their subject showing their human side, and sometimes getting some true confessions. A truly unique podcast in the world of heavy metal. On joining Jabberjaw Media network, Chuck Loesch states:

"Now that The Metal Podcast created our own nest, being part of the Jabberjaw Network is a no brainer, bringing like-minded podcasters together to grind it out every week, we'll make millions, well, maybe not millions, but you know what I mean."

Hear new episodes of The Metal Podcast here:

More about O Marks the Spot Podcast:
Mike Mowery, Lance Rowe, and Suzie Lee give behind-the-scenes looks to the happenings at Outerloop, a boutique music management firm and record label. Detailing budding ideas and how they come to fruition to moments where everything that can go wrong does go wrong, the podcast reveals what goes into the work of teams behind every band, a rare perspective for fans, musicians, and aspiring music professionals. Guests on the podcast include current clients and industry professionals.

Hear new episodes of O Marks the Spot here:

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