Ska/Reggae Legends Sly and Robbie Release Newest Album, “New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition”

Legendary ska/reggae innovators Sly and Robbie have gathered an all-star cast for their 2012 album, “New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition.”

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Legendary ska/reggae godfathers Sly and Robbie have gathered an all-star cast for their 2012 album, “New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition.” Sly and Robbie have called this new all-star team of professional musicians the Jam Masters, a truly fitting name for a crew including the finest musicians Jamaica has ever seen on one project: Sly Dunbar on live drums, Robbie Shakespeare on bass guitar, Earl “Chinna” Smith on guitar, and Robbie Lyn on keyboards. Vocals for the album are stunningly supplied by Nioma, winner of Magnum King & Queen of Dancehall 2011. “New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition” includes 10 original tracks, 4 of them instrumental, and is an early standout favorite for this year’s Best Reggae Album Grammy Award.

 

Sly & Robbie + the Jam Masters (as they are billed) have stated that their collective intent with this album is to present authentic, Jamaican reggae music to the world, a lofty goal with no one better-suited to the task. With many detractors wondering what has happened to the original Jamaican groove, this album serves as a timely reminder that Sly & Robbie have been innovators and gatekeepers of Reggae music for 4 decades. This 2012 release stands as proof that they are as relevant today as when they started in the 70s.

If you are curious who Sly & Robbie are, their historic rise to prominence in the chronicles of reggae, ska, and rocksteady music is well-documented on hundreds of fan and news websites all over the worldwide web. After all, they may well be the most prolific recording artists ever, with one staggering estimate declaring that they have played on or produced around 200,000 songs. Discovering their titanic groove is just an Internet search away.

The set will be in 100 countries across 750 digital distribution stores.

For more information on this album please email to taxirecords@gmail.com or live voice at 1(876)373-5677.

-Sean McCauley

MondoTunes Staff Writer

 

The LP “New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/sly.robbie.31

twitter.com/SlyandRobbie1

Ft. Lauderdale Hip Hop Producer Musclebeatz Releases Powerhouse Collection “Musclebeatz Presents: Flex With Me Vol.1”

Heavy-hitting hip hop music producer from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has released his first collection of work, entitled, “Musclebeatz Presents: Flex With Me Vol.1.”

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Heavy-hitting hip hop music producer from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has released his first collection of work, entitled, “Musclebeatz Presents: Flex With Me Vol.1.” The collection spans 10 powerhouse tracks of the heaviest, funkiest beats in the urban music underworld today, and features such collaborators as Nomaad, GunSt8_N8, Casino Luchi and Tsu Nitti. These tracks are hard, sharp-cracking, classic, chock-full of unstoppable funk and absolutely refreshing to hear at a time when the radio is dominated by watered-down, insipid “bling” rap.

 

Muscle originated as a rapper, himself, but the solid wall of groove he has built as a producer stands six-miles-tall as evidence of his sheer genius on wax. His beats lay back, then slam out rat-a-tat, like drumsticks breaking bones. There’s enough space between each thump of the bass and snap of the snare to fit all the grind a promoter can fit onto a club’s dance floor. Each track is entirely unique in its own right, the only similarities between them being honest, raw, old-school quality and unrelenting, sheer power. Muscle himself, in other words, is very appropriately named.

 

Muscle’s collaborating artists, each and all of them, are individually poets in their own right. Their rhymes are straight-up, intelligent, tough as railroad spikes and sharp as busted glass. The combination of these excellent wordsmith/vocalists and Musclebeatz is a sound both reminiscent of old favorites such as Rick Ross and inspired by new blood like Kanye. Muscle’s bass is deeper than Mos Def’s, his compositions classier than Towa Tei’s (Japan), his integrity as bulletproof as Tupac Shakur’s.

 

Music fans have much to be thankful for with this, the first (and certainly not the last) collection of runaway classics from Florida producer Musclebeatz. All ten tracks are positively indispensable, and stand as proof that this man has a long, many-storied career ahead of him. The only reasonable response upon the close of “Sex Machine” by Nomaad and Muscle, the last track on this record, is one of intense appreciation – and of course, the real question: when do we get Vol. 2, Muscle?

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Musclebeatz Presents: Flex With Me Vol.1” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at http://www.datpiff.com/Musclebeatz-Musclebeatz-Presents-Flex-With-Me-Vol1-mixtape.374044.html for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

Address – 6620 nw 29 st Sunrise, fl 33313

Phone – 954-736-7938

eMail – rone@hollandjungle.com (Manager)

website – Hollandjungle.com

Patsy Trigg of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” Fame Releases New Single, “It’s A Merry Christmas When Pigs Fly”

Acclaimed holiday music superstar Patsy Trigg, beloved creator of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” has released her new single entitled “It’s A Merry Christmas When Pigs Fly” on Eight Little Pigs Publishing.

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Acclaimed holiday music superstar Patsy Trigg, beloved creator of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” has released her new single entitled “It’s A Merry Christmas When Pigs Fly” on Eight Little Pigs Publishing. This is her first major release since 2004’s “Percy the Puny Poinsettia,” though she has not left the public eye since first climbing the charts in 1979. Trigg’s music has been extremely popular for more than thirty years, and she remains the only musician especially known for seasonal music who can sell records in the dead of summer, six months away from Christmas.

 

It took until 1983 for Patsy’s “Grandma Got Run Over…” to achieve Billboard Magazine’s #1 rank, inheriting the long-held crown from Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” (Crosby’s version is the Guinness Book’s best-selling single of all time). Trigg’s single held strong at Billboard’s #1 for an additional five years. The track has not been displaced from the top ten since its ’79 debut. It went RIAA Gold in 1989, and Patsy Trigg received her first RIAA Platinum Certification February 15, 1997.

 

While comedic lyrical content has arguably been the best-loved aspect of Trigg’s recordings, her instrumentation and delivery are easily as soulful and genuine as classic hits by country/western artists such as Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and Emma Lou Harris. Her guitar work is cadenced and unadorned, her tones clean-sounding and free from pretense. Anyone unfamiliar with her non-comedic work should give a listen to “Here’s to the Lonely!” as evidence of her genius.

 

Patsy started performing at age 11 in Anchorage, AK. Her father was in the US Army, providing her with ample opportunities to perform in a wide variety of locales. She has performed all over the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. She has appeared in commercials for Hunt/Wesson, Land ‘O Lakes, K-Mart, Orville Redenbacher, Toyota, and for Kellogg’s during a Superbowl. She as been performing for over 50 years. Patsy now resides in the family house at Fayetteville, TN, where her father operated a music store and recording studio.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “It’s a Merry Christmas When Pigs Fly” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at: iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and Google Music for convenient purchase and download.

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

Patsy Trigg

Eight Little Pigs Publishing (BMI)

PO Box 654

Fayetteville, TN 37334

931-433-5661

R&B Singer El DeBarge Jr. Releases First Solo EP, “The Lion’s Den”

El DeBarge Jr., namesake of the famous Motown singer El DeBarge, has released his first solo EP album on Industry Family Entertainment/Entertainment District Records titled, “The Lion’s Den.”

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El DeBarge Jr., namesake of the famous Motown singer El DeBarge, has released his first solo EP album on Industry Family Entertainment / Entertainment District Records. The EP record is titled “The Lion’s Den” and is a collection of original R&B and modern-soul tracks both written and performed by El DeBarge, Jr. “The Lion’s Den” is an expertly executed, tastefully composed record that is sure to solidify young DeBarge as one of the year’s most important up-and-coming R&B artists.

 

The main feature of the extended-play album is El DeBarge, Jr., himself. He is best classified as a singer, rather than merely a vocalist, a distinction that will set him apart from many modern performers of the R&B genre today. His voice and style are crisp, clean, and natural like his father’s, though much more sonorous and soulful. His lyrical content tends mainly toward the romantic, though he has penned lines on several other topics in the past. His music has deep, snappy groove and tasteful melody lines. His rhythms take their cue from the best Motown artists of the late seventies and early eighties. While DeBarge Jr. definitely fits in with contemporary R&B singers such as Babyface or Chris Brown, he exudes a level of class and finesse more akin to Marvin Gaye, or even Al Green.

 

The “Lion’s Den” EP is not his only recent activity, however, as he has also released a new video for his single, “Shawty R U OK.” The video, like the track itself, as well as the entirety of DeBarge’s material, showcases DeBarge’s professional-yet-unpretentious demeanor. The music video, which is expertly directed by Will J. Smith, shows that El is obviously ready for the global arena of sound and stage performance. R&B fans, El DeBarge Jr. fans, and new listeners alike are encouraged to see the complete music video here (and on myriad other music websites worldwide): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV1Ugb8wHEY.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP “The Lion’s Den” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at ReverbNation.com and iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

Phone – Jae Michals (Manager) 424-666-5108

eMail – entdistrict2k@gmail.com (Manager) Eldradebargejr@ymail.com (Direct)

website – www.entdistrict.com www.reverbnation.com/eldebargejr

Las Vegas Shock Metal Band I.D.S.F.A. Releases Flagship Self-Titled L.P.

I.D.S.F.A., a metal band from Las Vegas with heavy punk rock influences, has released their first full-length album to fan and critical acclaim.

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I.D.S.F.A., a metal band from Las Vegas with heavy punk rock influences, has released their first full-length album on Carcass Garden Records to fan and critical acclaim. As evidence of the band members’ mixed backgrounds, the album has even-handed amounts of punk rock and metal, and is sure to please listeners with hardened ears and harder hearts. The record is spotlessly performed and surgically engineered, absolutely certain to garner a new army of I.D.S.F.A. fans. With their psycho-aggressive sound and jaw-dropping stage show (show is the only sufficient word) I.D.S.F.A. is sure to stand out for a long, long time. After all, they are the Vegas Rocks Music Awards first-place winners for Best Shock Rock Band

 

Their music has many of the best elements of the great metal bands of the late eighties and early nineties. It is more punch and charge than melody, and Guitarist Paul G. never strays too far from the headstock. Vocalist J. Bishop schizophrenically channels two personalities. One of these shouts frenetically with the angry pitch, repetition and phrasing of the 80s west coast punk vocalists, such as Casey Royer of D.I., while the other growls like Barney Greenway (Napalm Death) and madly addresses the audience like Dave Mustaine (Megadeth). Bass player TravisD. creates an atmosphere of insanity, too, with sniper precision and rapid, active movements on the neck of his guitar – which guitar, it must be noted, literally bleeds what appears to be living blood. To call their rhythm up-tempo would be saying far too little. Drummer Lowen H. is a human jackhammer with a double-kick style that sounds like a machine gun firing mortar shells.

 

Their stage performance, however, bares especial examination. Flanking the instrumentalists are the “Bio-Bastards:” Slink moves behind the retina-melting array of lights; Drab and Sploch are twin monsters who appear in a variety of personas to pantomime all that is destructive about humanity – just for fun. Sometimes they are the infected in hazmat outfits. Sometimes they are gas-masked freaks. Sometimes they are cleft-chinned, green army men. They play with fire, play with gore, play percussion on open, glowing drums of toxic waste, and sometimes wheel out an 8′ anti-aircraft cannon to shoot a variety of mayhem upon the audience. I.D.S.F.A.’s stage show isn’t the zany cartoon style of GWAR’s nor the obnoxiousness of Insane Clown Posse’s, though. It’s raw, honest, adrenaline-fueled music with a lot of humor and a titanic amount of entertainment.

 

IDSFA will be at Sunset Blvd.’s world-famous Whisky A Go-Go on September 2, 2012 to celebrate their Official California CD Release Party. Guest list invitations are available for A&R representatives upon request. Please send requests to idsfaband@gmail.com

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “I.D.S.F.A.” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

Phone –Travis 702-464-6000 Paul 702-481-7505

eMail –IDSFABAND@GMAIL.COM

website –WWW.IDSFABAND.COM

 

Up-and-Coming Hip Hop Artist Dlaurend Releases New LP

Miami hip-hop artist Dlaurend has released his newest collection of recordings on MondoTunes Music Distribution

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Miami hip-hop artist Dlaurend has released his newest collection of recordings on MondoTunes Music Distribution. These tracks are heavy, yet smooth, and woven over a backbeat that just doesn’t quit. Dlaurend pulls no stops, allows no quarter, gives no room for competition. He does not imitate, and his sound, which may even be too fine for the modern era’s tin ear, is entirely unique to him.

 

D. Laurend Young started singing at the tender age of sixteen, and had already garnered the attention of the music industry in the Miami, Florida, area, which is a highly competitive and unforgiving hip hop scene. Nevertheless, the music of Dlaurend stands out against the usual backdrop of homogenous hip hop, a trait that has alienated him from major labels whom are too scared to release anything but the same-old, same-old. His music mixes the cool, harmonic sweetness of Boyz II Men with the groove of artists such as New Edition, and a subtler funk hearkening to Prince.

 

His loops are background music, not melodies, and his beats are rhythm, not the showing-off of a flashy percussionist. His music reminds one of the tasteful hip hop of the late eighties and early-mid nineties, when hip-hop hit a stride in its quality that stretched from the rawness of gangsta rap to the undeniable expertise found in performers like Seal and Brian McKnight. His sound is sonorous and soulful, executed with patience, precision and tact. His lyrics are heartfelt, honest, earnest, and natural. His lines are full of conviction and steadfastness. Upon being asked about the content of his lyrics, Dlaurend has said his music “reflects love, heartbreak and the celebrations of life.” These themes are perhaps his most permeating topics, but they are far from his only ones.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “DLaurend” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

New Jersey Prog Rock Band Eternal Essence Releases Powerhouse LP “A Light in the Distance”

Following more than five years as an instrumental band, Jersey progressive-rock band Eternal Essence releases their first LP featuring lead vocals, “A Light in the Distance.”

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Following more than five years as pure instrumentalists, Jersey progressive-rock band Eternal Essence releases their first LP featuring lead vocals, “A Light in the Distance.” With guitars that sometimes tear and sometimes caress, bass like a bulletproof suspension bridge, drums that cruise, groove, and kick holes in walls, and a vocalist that soars above the ocean of sound like a bird on the wing, Eternal Essence steps into the rock foreground as if to say, “Oh, that? Yeah, we’ve been that awesome for awhile now. Sorry to startle you.” It would seem that all of a sudden, the East Coast indie scene has an obscene amount of awesome to live up to.

 

Eternal Essence bills themselves as progressive rock in the vein of Dream Theater, Rush, and Pink Floyd. All the best qualities of these powerhouse bands are indeed present in their music. However, fans of hardcore music will immediately identify them with the high-octane sounds of the infant emo scene of the early nineteen-nineties, when east coast bands like Quicksand, and west coast groups like Farside (Revelation Records) were forsaking the insipid, sappy whining of grunge performers to make music that was heavy-hitting and honest, free of music-industry pretentiousness. Eternal Essence is a return to everything that was ever good about punk rock, all the expertise of heavy metal instrumentation, and the exacting values of painstakingly premeditated songwriting. In a word, E.E. is exactly what modern music has, literally, been dying without.

 

Not unlike the Washington D.C. band Ashes, they’ve taken on a female vocalist to front their carefully measured wall of sound (Maria Vastano). Her voice never quite lilts, never panders, never sounds dispassionate, like a statue of the virgin Mary amidst a raging battlefield. She knows when to stand in shadows, and when to strike for the kill. The guitars charge, they race, they let chains of notes fall like Spanish classical music. The bass, perfectly married to the kick drum, walks into melodies with an effortlessness that can’t help but ridicule what passes for bass guitar on most radio stations today. The drums – ah, the drums! – of Eternal Essence are their proverbial backbone, laying back and providing support from behind, right up to the crucial moment when they sharpen up to a staccato machine gun of head-rapping ecstasy, firing volley after volley of beautiful violence, carefully measured and white-knuckled in their triumphant lack of mercy. Plenty of drummers idolize Neil Peart of Rush, but the Peart-like percussion of Eternal Essence practices and does not preach.

 

There are crystalline keyboards, clean-channel strings, crashing cymbals like toppling walls… But the important thing is that the nation of music fans know: Eternal Essence is here, and they have a new album.

 

-Sean McCauley

MondoTunes Staff Writer

 

The LP “A Light in the Distance” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

 

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

Address – 607a north Victoria Ave. Ventnor, NJ, 08406

Phone – 609-457-7014

eMail – eebandnet@gmail.com

website – http://www.reverbnation.com/eternalessence