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

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