Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Okay Funky Drops Fierce New Single Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) Feat. Slim Kofi


A kaleidoscopic celebration of global art and culture which transcends national borders and the limits of creativity, Okay Funky's latest single, Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) feat. Slim Kofi, arrives just in time to make a huge splash at festivals the world over. Available worldwide on May 5th, 2017, Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) feat. Slim Kofi is musical expedition you will not want to miss!

A taut dancefloor workout first and foremost, this latest single, in keeping with the group's long established aesthetic, brilliantly combines the best of forward leaning European electronic dance music with global genres such as Afrobeat, Azonto and Tropical Bass. Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) feat. Slim Kofi is the perfect party song and will provide a thrilling soundtrack to dancefloors around the world.

Since 2012, Okay Funky, the collective comprised of BIZ, Anders Tresselt, Linus E and OK Preston have cultivated a global approach to creating infectious, rhythmically complex dance music infused with traditional worldwide dance genres. Though their project was born in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, these four DJs and Producers have been inspired by a rich tapestry of world music which spans scenes from Accra to Rio, Capetown to Kingston.

Okay Funky has collaborated and produced tracks for an ever expanding cast of global talents including: Eddy Kenzo (UG), Pharfar (DK), Brainna Jahsig (GH), Syssi Mananga (BE/CD), Elodie (CI), Raske Penge (DK), Lady Smita (DK), Fufu Afreaq (DK), Camilo & Grande (DK) and remixed for Emil Stabil (DK), Kaka (DK), Afrikan Boy (UK/NI), Eaggerstunn (DK), Klumben (DK), Marwan (DK) among others. The “Free Style” a collab with Ugandan super star Eddy Kenzo has received more than 6 Million worldwide plays and continues to expose these European party starters to new international audiences. Okay Funky's releases have been championed by influential media outlets such as: Mad Decent, MTV Base, La Croixx, Bitchslap Mag, Noisey, Vice, Africa No1, AfricanMuzikMag, We African Nations, DR P3, SR P3, Red Bull Music Academy, & Soundvenue among others.

Be sure to check out Okay Funky's bumping new single Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) feat. Slim Kofi, available worldwide May 5th, 2017!


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Gospel Blues Singer/Songwriter, Kimberlee M. Leber, Reveals How To 'Fight The Good Fight Of Faith' In Her New Music Video

Gospel Blues Singer/Songwriter, Kimberlee M. Leber, has written a song about how to "fight the good fight of faith" in our every day lives. Many of us have heard this scripturally based expression before, maybe not realizing just how one can do such a thing.

Inspired to share its profound meaning, which Kimberlee came to learn is rooted in our words, this song overflowed out of her heart and onto paper, while she was working in the studio. Giving birth to the single, "Fight the Good Fight of Faith", from her new album, "Like a Tree", Kimberlee is now launching a lyric music video to help others know about the Biblical teaching of speaking God's Word over daily circumstances.

The Bible refers to God's Word as "Seed" in Luke 8:11. When these Seeds are sown into our hearts by speaking them out of our mouths regularly, the faith-filled Words can produce a victorious outcome over our daily lives. Furthermore, when there are trials that occur, we can actually "fight them with faith" by finding the Promises of God in the Bible, and declaring them over the situation, thereby overcoming it with the blessing of Christ.

"Truly, this Biblical law has changed my life", professes Kimberlee, "and continues to make a recognized difference in my circumstances and relationships." "God's Word is really amazing and can literally transform environments and situations when operated in consistently!" "Having experienced these victories", she says, "the Holy Spirit prompted me to write this song with the desire to spread the revelation of this blessing to as many people as possible!"

Preview "Fight the Good Fight of Faith" music video on YouTube:

Releasing music from her Indie Christian label, Real Star Records, alongside her husband, the team has answered God's call, producing a sound for the Christian market that also appeals to a secular audience, thereby allowing the Gospel message to permeate to a wider area demographically. Offering musical medicine for the soul, it provides a timeless musical soundscape with a message for all, and it is entertaining, as it is spiritually fulfilling.

"Like a Tree", definitely finds Kimberlee in a place of spiritual maturity, sharing revelation knowledge that she has learned over the last few years. It showcases Kimberlee's most recent written music to date based on the Biblical principles she has marinated in spiritually, which ultimately brought about this album. And now, it is a wonderful spiritual resource with the power to inspire change and restore lives, as well as, relationships.

Dedicated to her beloved stepdad who passed away this last year, the album truly presents an honest delivery of deep wisdom enveloped in flavorful melodies, soulful vocals, and inviting sounds. Kimberlee's acoustic driven guitar serves as a familiar presence on the album, along with her Telecaster being featured, adding a clean, bluesy tone to many of the tracks. However, seven of the ten songs were written with the Fender Rhodes keyboard or the Wurlitzer, which was new for Kimberlee as a songwriter. The album is also appropriately highlighted with a Gospel-infused aura from the Hammond B-3 organ, providing a perfect backdrop for the Biblically inspired words. And favored percussive sounds, such as the Brazilian cuica, among others, are uniquely placed in her production, reminiscent of Kimberlee's musical time spent with the Latin group, Breath Spirit & Life. Overall, Kimberlee's appreciation for R&B is truly acknowledged on, "Like a Tree", reminding the listener of the musically diverse background she comes from, while always letting God's Word shine through brightly.

"Like a Tree" is now available at Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, and other major online music stores.

Born and raised in California, Kimberlee trained nearly nine years with world renowned Vocal Coach, Judy Davis. Kimberlee had the fortune of working with Multi-Platinum Producer, Paul Laurence, and 14-Time Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer, Gilbert Velasquez, on previous released albums.

For more information on Kimberlee M. Leber, visit

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