Katie Hampton releases EP “Deep in the Rust”

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Katie Hampton has released her new EP “Deep in the Rust”

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Katie Hampton has released her new EP “Deep in the Rust.” The extended-play album is the newest and most official release from Hampton (although she is also noted for singing the theme for the popular ABC television program, “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23”). The album, which was written by Hampton in collaboration with composer Steve Hampton, her father, is one of the most genuine records to come out of the singer-songwriter genre in perhaps many years, and represents the very best qualities of music produced by a small number of contributors.

 

The most obvious characteristic of “Deep in the Rust” is the clarity and chiming tone of Hampton, herself, whose lilting voice is delicate without sounding vulnerable, direct without seeming aggressive. Stylistically, she is in the same vocal category as great modern chanteuses like Regina Spektor, Lily Allen and Feist; however, where these excellent acts wield their respective stylistic nuances with great ostentation, the earnest beauty of Katie Hampton’s voice, combined with her natural and unadorned personal style, sets her apart.

 

This quality persists throughout each composition on “Deep in the Rust,” too. Everything from the individual notes to the chosen instruments, the effects-free engineering to the phrasing of the lyrics, sounds absolutely and plainly genuine. It is difficult to tell where this trait comes natural to the Hamptons and where it has been conscientiously designed – if indeed it were designed at all.
They write of their project, “The core of this EP is integrity and creativity. We wrote what we felt, and didn’t have an end-goal in mind. We tried to write songs with honest, identifiable lyrics and inventive instrumentation.”

In fact, the “inventive” instrumentation and composition is striking. Expect unlikely brass in carefree measures, unpredictable chord progressions, haunted-mansion vibes that sneak up on the listener and burst from the shadows into an impromptu, New-Orleans jazz bridge in the (supposedly) inimitable tradition of second-line music.

Katie Hampton’s “Deep in the Rust” EP is a shocking discovery and deserves every music fan’s attention. It is sure to presage a long line of LP records from her, and if they prove to be one whit the album this one clearly is, then the scene will be that much happier for having known her “when.”

“Deep in the Rust” is available online worldwide beginning February 4, 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP “Deep in the Rust” 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:

 

eMail –

info@katiehampton.com

website –

www.katiehampton.com

Mojo Mayne releases single “Got Dat Body”

Iowa hip-hop rapper Mojo Mayne has released his breakout single, “Got Dat Body.”

Iowa hip-hop rapper Mojo Mayne has released his breakout single, “Got Dat Body.” The single is a dance floor anthem suitable for any establishment that features nightclub-style dancing, but also makes for fine listening on long cruises down the highway. “Got Dat Body” is Mayne’s introductory release to his up-and-coming full-length album, “Born to Do It,” tentatively due for distribution in March of 2013.

[A more recent article concerning Mojo Mayne may be found here: http://www.parlemagazine.com/lifestyle/new-blood27/1764-mojo-mayne-the-pride-of-iowa%5D

 

Mojo Mayne’s personal history has been riddled with family tragedy, but in spite of this (and perhaps because of it) his music exhibits a degree of optimism. “For me,” he writes, “my music has achieved the greatest success when it grabs someone who has been down and lifts them up, transforms them to their highest level of excellence.” This go-get-’em, let’s-have-a-real-good-time attitude is the first thing one hears in “Got Dat Body,” and it is a Mojo Mayne standard of excellence throughout all his music.

 

Although talk and press about Mojo Mayne is only now reaching a fever pitch, Mayne himself is not exactly a newcomer to the scene. He released a full length LP album in 2011 titled “Street Voodoo” on SIMM / Sony Red Distribution. Mayne was also a member of the group Onetyme, which rocketed to popularity before being prematurely dismantled after an unfortunate turn of events south of the border. The enterprising Mayne managed to sell over 5,000 of their albums from the trunk of his car in order to salvage what was left of the situation. Later, he founded the popular Augusta music TV program, “The Unsigned.”

 

Mayne has toured in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbia, and Aiken, as well as in other South Carolina and southwestern locations. He has had relationships with Def Jam South in Atlanta and Octane Records in Phoenix.

 

One thing is certain, regardless: Mojo Mayne isn’t in it for self-aggrandizement. He says of what he wants for his music, “My goal in the industry reflects my life choices – that is to be the best man that I can be, with a helping hand toward humanity. [I want to] leave a hopeful legacy for my children to learn from and appreciate, and carry on the good news to the next generations to come.”

Mojo Mayne’s “Got Dat Body” is available online everywhere beginning February 3, 2013. Watch for his full-length, “Born to Do It” in March.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “Got Dat Body” 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:

 

eMail –

info@mojomayne.com

website –

http://www.mojomayne.com

Legendary DJ from Japan Izzy Utsumi releases new album “Live at Eleven Expo EP”

DJ Izzy Utsumi has released his new extended-play album, the “Live at Eleven Expo EP.”

DJ Izzy Utsumi has released his new extended-play album, the “Live at Eleven Expo EP.” The record features 17 minutes of original digital music in three tracks. Those familiar with Utsumi’s music will not be disappointed with this latest installment to his collection, which features postmodern techno and house effects, and melodies that change from movement to movement like classical compositions. His beats vary from driving, heavy-hitting industrial sounds to natural percussion partially inspired by traditional Japanese music. This dichotomy in tone, the blend of high-tech digital sound and native naturalism, is one of Utsumi’s key characteristics.

 

This attribute is seen even in his stated influences. Where most artists name great musicians and bands, Utsumi (born Izuru Utsumi) right away begins naming his real inspirations. In the order he gives them, they are faithfully reprinted here: “Nature, Astronomy, Budgerigar [a singing bird], Ethnic music around the world…” But he is by no means deaf to the music of humankind. He goes on to name “Miles Davis, Moondog, Egberto Gismonti, etc.” He also urges dancers and music listeners all over the world to realize their “global ethnicity.”

 

Utsumi has been making music since the 1980s, and is well-known and respected in the Japanese EDM underground scene, as well as in the industry. His experience in music is as well-rounded and open-minded as his tastes. He began by singing hymns in his youth, and learned to play keyboard. His listening habits grew to encompass soul, funk, jazz, rock n’ roll; later he moved into the Central and South American flavors, Latin, Brazilian, reggae, dub, and from there into so-called world music, the indigenous music of peoples around the globe. He decided to learn the bamboo flute, an instrument in traditional Japanese culture. When electronic music hit in the ’80s, Utsumi was there. He became enthralled and entrenched in every corner of it: hip-hop, house, techno, breakbeat. Now he stands as one of the underground movement’s founding fathers.

 

When asked about the message his “Live at Eleven Expo EP” may have for fans and listeners, Izzy Utsumi is very brief.

“Express free will through music,” he says.

Izzy Utsumi’s “Live at Eleven Expo EP” is available worldwide beginning February 1, 2013 on Auwa Records.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The “Live at Eleven Expo EP” 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:

 

eMail –

thanks@auwarecords.com

website –

http://www.auwarecords.com/

Atlanta heavy metal band Asphalt Valentine releases single “Living Dreams”

Atlanta heavy metal band Asphalt Valentine has released their single, “Living Dreams.”

Atlanta heavy metal band Asphalt Valentine has released their single, “Living Dreams.” The single represents Asphalt Valentine’s debut introduction to their up-and-coming second album, “Into the Red.” This record will be the first of a two-volume release that Asphalt recorded in 2012 (Volume II is tentatively scheduled for release later in 2013). The single works as an excellent primer for music fans for whom “Living Dreams” is the first Asphalt music they have heard, as its major attributes are at the core of everything for which AV stands.

 

Also important to note is that “Living Dreams” has been released with an accompanying official music video, also available for viewing online. The video is as perfect a match to its audio as a left boot can be to a right, and provides a polished window through which fans can watch as Asphalt Valentine reminds the world what rock music in general – and heavy metal in particular – has always been about.

 

The track, slated first on the “Into the Red” album, busts out of the gate with a charge of guitars and adrenaline, drums blazing, vocals piercing, and this is the general bolt of lightning that is Asphalt Valentine’s show. “Gimme, gimme love, gimme sex, gimme rock and roll,” screams the opening line, an apotheosis over every other lyric in the song. The guitars wail like banshees (flying-V style guitars, no less), the drummer kicks out a superhuman beat (through a double-kick pedal, naturally) and the bass-player chugs his notes out with a twinge of funk hanging off the end of every riff, just to show exactly how hard he could shred if he weren’t needed to marry the other guitars to the percussion.

 

All these things are available from the track, itself, but the video also includes those elements of rock that only videos can provide: women twisting from the ceiling in silk wraps, women playing with fire, recreational destruction at large, loads of liquor, loads of black clothing, and loads of music pounded out like a jackhammer’s staccato at the speed of sound.

 

Asphalt Valentine’s “Living Dreams” is available online everywhere beginning late January, 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “Living Dreams” 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:

 

eMail –

josephflynt@gmail.com

website –

asphaltvalentine.com

Johnny Good releases new single “Your Love”

Canadian singer-songwriter of alternative music, Johnny Good, has released his newest single, “Your Love.”

Canadian singer-songwriter of alternative music, Johnny Good, has released his newest single, “Your Love.” The single is the predecessor to and harbinger of his upcoming LP album, “FEAR.” The single itself is a bluesy rock track with a classic ’60s feel that features Beatles-esque clean channel guitar work, beautiful brass accompaniment, and straightforward, no-nonsense drumming, all of which are played deep in the groove. The most prominent attribute of Johnny Good’s track remains, like most if not all of Good’s work, his own raw, rich vocals.

 

His singing on “Your Love” is heartfelt, direct, and full of passionate power that contrasts well against the easy, romantic roll of the track to create a sense of tragic urgency. However this overarching tone never edges near melodrama, thanks to the live, classic feel of the song, which Good manages to perform like a rockabilly cross between Ray Charles and John Lennon. Still, for a proper understanding of Johnny Good’s music, it must be understood that Johnny Good is not a “character actor” of the microphone, and that he sings with a wide variety of nuance across a number of styles throughout his rapidly growing repertoire, which in itself is fairly diverse and shows a considerable amount of scope.

 

This comprehensive approach to music writing and performance adds a level of depth and complexity to even the most pop-minded aspects of Good’s music (which aspects are relatively few – his tracks feel as if each song is written for its own sake). Of this stylistic elasticity, Good says, ”I suppose I have a bit of ADD with things and don’t like to do the same thing for too long. I get bored really easily, and in order for it maintain my attention I need it to be a constant challenge.”

 

Finding a constant challenge cannot have been easy over an entire lifetime. Johnny Good, a literal born natural to music, has been penning songs since the tender age of three. ”I was an artist even before I knew what the word meant,” he says. “Things just spoke through me and as a child I never questioned it… When I was three years old, I used to sit on the corner of our street and play the harmonica and tell jokes as a busker. My father always got a kick out of it. I really should have known sooner then I did.”

 

His fans worldwide know, too. “Your Love” by Johnny Good is on online shelves globally as of January, 2013.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The single “Your Love” 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:

 

eMail –

JohnnyGoodMusic@gmail.com

website –

http://www.johnnygoodmusic.com

Connecticut hip-hop artist Daddy T releases EP “The Poetry”

The Connecticut hip-hop rapper known as Daddy T has released his premier extended play record entitled “The Poetry” to wide fan acclaim.

The Connecticut hip-hop rapper known as Daddy T has released his premier extended play record entitled “The Poetry” to wide fan acclaim. The record is contains three original tracks comprising approximately 15 minutes worth of quality listening time. The album is listed as explicit for particularly direct lyrical quality of the colloquial as well as sexual natures, as Daddy T is a lyricist and musical artist who takes wide and clear advantage of his poetry in all its characteristic color and variation.

 

Daddy T (who is also and previously known as the Dutty Foreigner) began his music career in the late 1980s after having been released from the comforts of his home at the age of 15 by his parental units, which undue punishment resulted from his having attended a high-school dance party of which they disapproved. Daddy T got a job working a record store, where he deejayed and MC’d for customers. He was known for a flamboyant fashion sense: red suede Bally shoes, a triple-fat goose down jacket, a fur Kangol cap being among his most high-profile attire.

 

Around this time he joined the hip-hop forces of such names as D.J. Snow, the Canadian patois-speaking reggae rapper and owner of the Klassique Klymaxx sound system, most famous for his 90s hit single, “Informer.” Daddy T also teamed up with Snow’s younger brother, D.J. Richie Groove. In this period Daddy T opened for a slough of artists, including (but not limited to): Bounty Killer, Lady Saw, Mega Banton, Sister Charmane, Mr.Lexx, the Monster Shack Crew, and more.

Of this newest EP, Daddy T speaks thus about his message to fans and new listeners alike: “The EP is a mix of songs for the ladies, like ‘Shorty Looking Hot,’ a poem to the ladies I had a crush on. ‘Get It Good’ is for my girl friends who dance at night clubs and strip bars — a real hip-hop party song. And the third track on the CD, ‘Back Biter’ features two young rappers from the hood, Kal Cutter and Juice Canon. I was feeling their energy and they was feeling mine. They was rapping about fake people, and I was rapping about people who want no good in life.”

 

Daddy T’s EP album, “The Poetry” is available worldwide as of December 17, 2012 on the Bashy Wave Music B music label.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The EP “The Poetry” 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:

 

eMail –

duttyforeigner@aol.com

 

 

Bruce Cropley releases new LP album “Modal Podal”

Australian musician Bruce Cropley has released his newest LP album, “Modal Podal.”

Australian musician Bruce Cropley has released his newest LP album, “Modal Podal.” The record is unlike anything being produced today, and showcases in detail Cropley’s remarkable elasticity, range, and scope. It has no definitive genre, containing 24 instrumental tracks comprising just over an hour’s worth of quality listening. These tracks, all of which are original (except for “Go for Baroque” and “Funky Cantor” by the Harlan Bros., as well as some accompanying lyrics on “Loss” by Leilani Roosman) belong to as many genres as there are tracks on his album.

 

“Modal Podal contains a large variety of musical styles,” says Cropley, understating the fact by an immeasurable expanse. “My aim is to stretch the listener’s musical palette.”

The truth is, however, that the variety of styles is somehow, someway, interwoven so that the overall result is a record that stands with its own character that blends from song to song in a way that melts the heart, it is so unlikely. The record’s first track, “March into April,” is a Sergeant-Pepper’s-style parade of childlike happiness. This dovetails into “Pixie Rock,” a fifties-era piano jam the likes of which Topper or Jerry Lee Lewis would be proud. “Pixie…” moves into a Latin-flavored bossa nova. The bossa nova begets a ’60s era spy-film theme called “Razorwire.” And on, and on, and on. Also represented on Cropley’s record are compositions in the following veins (including but not limited to): jazz, lounge, ambient, easy listening, polka-esque, traditional Peruvian, traditional Arabic, and classic Southern California keyboard-driven pop rock.

The overarching similarity binding all these together, however (besides a stupifying finesse on the keyboard that is at first amusing, and becomes slowly staggering as the album progresses) is a general warmth and outstretched friendliness that Cropley communicates through an evident fraternal love affair he obviously has with music at large, the music of the world, the music of timeless humanity that is too-often pigeonholed and forced to conform.

Cropley’s personal message to his fans, though, is far simpler.

“I hope you enjoy listening to my music as much as I did making it!” he writes with a presumable smile.

The enjoyment is there. Listeners are invited to share in it.

Bruce Cropley’s LP record “Modal Podal” is available online worldwide. His seasonal audio satire with Alan Morris, “The Twelve Calls to PhoneCorp,” is also available.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

The LP “Modal Podal” 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:

 

eMail –

bruce@bruce-cropley.com

website –

http://www.bruce-cropley.com