Trevor English releases new single ‘Give Mi Little Loving Girl’

The singer and songwriter known as Trevor English has released his latest single, “Give Mi Little Loving Girl.” The track has been released on the Takae Records music label. Full of rhythm and island flavor, “Give Mi Little Loving Girl” is the most recent reason Trevor English has been revered as one of the best contemporary reggae performers of the last three decades both in the United States and the Caribbean, as well as further abroad.

 

Trevor English (who is also often billed as Trevor AKA English) cites as main artistic influences such legends of the island sound as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson, Bob Andy, and former ska artist from the Police, Sting. His own inimitable singing and music composition style falls not far from these trees, either. English’s singing on “Give Mi Little Loving Girl” is expertly executed, rich in natural undertones yet startlingly precise.

 

This should not come as a surprise, as Trevor English has been singing professionally for over 25 years.

 

“I started music at an early age,” writes the musician, “listening to to all the great reggae artists of my era.”

 

Trevor English was born in London, England to Jamaican parents from Malvern, St. Elizabeth. He emigrated to California’s music hub of Los Angeles in 1982, where he immediately gained traction as a performer and began to work with some of the most influential reggae artists of the last three decades. His roster of legends with whom he has worked reads like a list of must-hear musicians from the genre: Joe Higgs, Tinga Stewart, Fully Fullwood, Santa Davis, Tony Chin, Pato Banton, Papa Michigan, Richie Spice, Warrior King, Konshens, and Yellow Man.

 

English recently took part in the Sing with Reggae Legends competition, held at Don the Beachcomber’s in “Surf City,” Huntington Beach, CA.

 

Asked to describe the message his new single has for his fans, English said simply, “Love, fun and harmony.”

 

“Give Mi Little Loving Girl” by Trevor English is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“Give Mi Little Loving Girl” by Trevor AKA English at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Give-Little-Loving-Girl-Radio/dp/B00KJUOFUC/
Website –

http://TREVORAKAENGLISH.COM

 

Justin Blankenship releases new LP ‘Turpentine’

The singer and songwriter known as Justin Blankenship has released his latest LP record, “Turpentine.” The record comprises nine original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly published without support from the corporate music industry as an entirely independent release. Heartfelt, raw, highly melodic and narrative, “Turpentine” by Justin Blankenship is one of the best modern examples of America’s continually evolving folk tradition.

 

While Blankenship’s “Turpentine” will and should be found most commonly in the folk section of online music stores, it is peppered with influences from a broad swath of various genres. Blankenship cites as main artistic inspirations such disparate artists as: Hank Williams and Soundgarden; Otis Redding and Tool; Old Crow Medicine Show and Kurt Cobain; Aretha Franklin, Radiohead, Amy Winehouse, and the Black Keys. This surprising melange is in addition to a longer list including a great many lesser-known performers from an even wider sonic territory.

 

This mentality shows in the creative variance of “Turpentine” and it’s delightfully deliberate.

 

“I’m always drawn to albums that aren’t so formulaic,” Blankenship writes. “I like stylistic variety to be present and intentional. That’s something I strive for when creating an album, always expecting it to somehow all fit together in it’s own way without having to be forced.”

 

The elasticity of Blankenship’s style emerges as an effect of his multifaceted musical personality. His songs change in sound, tone, and theme sometimes radically, yet somehow dovetail to make a consistent whole.

 

Blankenship writes, “This album is as random as my own life. It’s an accurate reflection of my transiency, while reminding the listener that simply because something refuses to be clung to or captured, doesn’t mean it can’t stay with you in other ways. It’s also a challenge to the audience to find value in that which is not so methodically gathered together and packaged to be easily digested by some undiscerning lowest-common-denominator.”

 

And the album’s title?

 

“Turpentine is a solvent. And much like a solvent, my main object is to dissolve other substances: mainly expectations, genres, standards of perfection, etc.”

 

“Turpentine” by Justin Blankenship is available online worldwide. Get in early.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“Turpentine” by Justin Blankenship at iTunes –

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/turpentine/id882960555
Website –

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Meditation Toronto releases new album ‘Mantra Meditation’

The yoga group known as Meditation Toronto have released their new EP music album, “Mantra Meditation.” The record has been released by Meditation Toronto, also sometimes billed as the Toronto Meditation Group. Although “Mantra Meditation” is listed as an EP for containing just five original tracks, it has an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes and is therefore longer than many full-length releases. “Mantra Meditation” is intended as accompaniment to the ancient practice of mantra meditation, but serves equally well as soothing music in general.

 

The sound of “Mantra Meditation” is mellow and natural, guided by delicate female vocals in the tradition of India’s best-loved kirtan and mantra singers. Its instrumentation is tastefully composed and played in such a way as to not obstruct the listener’s peace of mind, but rather to enhance the meditation experience by providing a refreshing and uplifting environment. Songs from the record may be sampled at the Meditation Toronto official website (link provided below).

 

“We are a group of people who meditate,” writes Meditation Toronto. “We practice and teach an ancient form of yoga known as mantra meditation. Mantras are spiritual or transcendental sounds that have a soothing effect on the soul. We teach others how to meditate free of charge.”

 

The group’s official website describes meditation with the following:

 

Although meditation is oftentimes thought to be nothing more than a method for stress relief and the improvement of physical health, the real value of meditation goes far beyond these benefits. The immediately noticeable effects of meditation are that we feel a little lighter, less burdened by artificial ‘needs’ and desires. We become calmer and more relaxed. Gradually we will develop insight with regard to our true needs and how we can attain real satisfaction and happiness.”

 

They also describe the effects of meditation as not only bringing relief from stress and anxiety, but also giving the practitioner a taste of spiritual happiness. “A happiness that is beyond the senses and mind,” they write “– a happiness in the heart.”

 

Meditation Toronto’s message for their “Mantra Meditation” EP can be summarized in this short blessing taken from their site.

 

Take a break from the world. Rest your heart and mind. Be happy and satisfied by experiencing your inherent spiritual nature.

 

Welcome to the world of meditation, the spiritual essence of yoga! You are very welcome to attend any of our meditation events or come to a free meditation class.”

 

The “Mantra Meditation” EP by Meditation Toronto is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“Mantra Meditation” by Meditation Toronto at Amazon –

http://www.amazon.com/Mantra-Meditation-EP-Toronto-Group/dp/B00KUN2B0Y/
Website –

http://www.meditationtoronto.com/

De Lion release new LP ‘Ego Maniacs’

The alternative rock crew known as De Lion have released their latest LP album, “Ego Maniacs.” The record comprises eleven original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has proudly been published without support from the corporate music industry on the Ariel De Lion independent record label. A modern, creative twist on the alt-rock and grunge tradition of the early 1990s, “Ego Maniacs” is a colorful and thought-provoking record that proves there are still unique sounds yet to be found in rock music today.

 

De Lion (often stylized De///Lion) cite as main artistic influences some of the most avant-garde and intelligent rock groups ever to hit the stage or studio: System of a Down, Alice in Chains, Rage Against the Machine, Chris Cornell, Amen, Anti-Flag, Crass, and Radiohead. Of these especially, De Lion have blended the funky, offbeat feel and precision songwriting of System of a Down with the shadowy, skulking undertones of Alice in Chains to arrive at a character that is all their own. Fans of any / all the aforementioned artists will be enthused by the similarities and surprising singularities of De Lion on “Ego Maniacs.”

 

De Lion are composed of brothers Yaron and Adi Vaknin, Carla Saul, and Ariel De Lion, all hailing from Tel Aviv and New York respectively. Early recordings of “Ego Maniacs” became a popular background score to the Occupy Wall Street movement, as its lyrics are exactly worded and politically charged in the vein of acts such as Rage Against the Machine, Crass, and Dead Kennedys. Topics include such themes as dictatorships, celebrities, and nuclear warheads.

 

De Lion’s first single, “Trash, Birds? Rats. Idea!” has been in regular circulation on hundreds of radio stations in the U.S. since its original publication. The animated video of the title track from their new LP, “Ego Maniacs,” has been viewed many thousands of times and was featured at the Sacramento film and Music Festival, CA, as well as in many online magazines.

 

“Ego Maniacs” by De Lion is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Ego Maniacs” official video –

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MouIdgtx6c

 

Website –

 

http://www.arieldelion.com

Fadi Awad’s New Awesome Album “Ultimate Selection”!

On the 27th of May 2014, Fadi Awad has released his new album “Ultimate Selection”, distributed through the same panel that distributes to Universal Music Group digitally! The album contains new versions of many existing tracks that fit radios, clubs and more… As well as 2 brand new tracks: A mash up of “Take Me Higher & Into Deep”, and the long instrumental mix of his upcoming single “World Soccer”, that will be released in June! A single that fits all the Soccer tournaments, starting from FIFA WORLD CUP 2014!…

 

After being posted by Juno Download for around a week as Pre-Release, the album has made it and leaded the sales charts of Pop-Trance albums there straight after the release!!!… The album was charted in ITunes new releases chart, as well as many tracks have been highly charted in Beatport and other stores which is a good kick off!

 

“Our team has done a good step forward! Our aim is to be hosted completely by a Major Company! We deserve this, we have good charted pieces and wonderful artists on board! Effective promotion costs a lot these days, we don’t have a sponsor and we have families to feed!” and Fadi proceeded: “I’m not a limited electronic music producer, I’m a music producer and composer who composes many good genres! We always try not to imitate anyone! We have our own style that is in the middle between Music & Electronic Music, taking from what we consider good from new and old styles, which gives our music a distinguish flavor… We take what is beautiful from everywhere because the good music doesn’t have an expiry date! Many artists do that… After all, when you consider music composing a limited science project, it’s not music anymore… We basically do music for audience ears from all ages, that’s why we focus on the beauty of the melodies and we avoid using noisy instruments and over using effects to cover our musicology weakness, because it doesn’t exist!!! We are Musicians, we studied music, we play music & play on music instruments, we are not Webmasters who work in music composing! Notice that most of our singers are professionals, perform with top bands, and we even have famous ones on board, not just simple vocalists. And, we don’t use vocoders in our recordings!… I do many genres because I’ve been in the industry since 1986 and been there when many genres went up and down, so I’m naturally influenced by the good tracks from many good genres! In the 80s & 90s and in the first years of the second millenium, the radios & clubs didn’t use to hire DJs unless they test them well in every good genre! Not like now… The old school days were different. We counted on our hands to build up, not basically on technology… We now respect every old and new artist & think that they should respect the same way we do… Making fun of old artists & bands is ironic, childish, & unprofessional because those who do this don’t even have the quarter of music Awards & achievements that were earned & done by those old gold Legends… It’s better for everyone to focus on minding their own businesses to dig their ways to success… I do believe that it is time for the DJs/Producers to unite more in the Industry! It’s not necessary to collaborate only with those who produce your same genre! On the contrary, collaboration is more successful with different producers because the volume of audience will grow more and you both introduce yourselves to each others fans! It’s like the different fingers in a hand! I’ve been asking all the nations since 1998 to do Governmental Syndicates for DJs to organize this job and to secrure a better future for all the DJs (just like labors and all…)! We hope that many DJs work on this matter effectively to achieve it as well, it is needed because if this job continues to go backwards, the real DJ will soon add to his long jobs list “GOGO DANCER”!!!”

 

At that time, everyone who were there laughed, then a reporter asked him: “We have noticed last year and the years before that many brilliant International Artists were honored in USA, which is good for them, while their countries main music & media institutions didn’t even know about their existence & achievements, or pretended not to! Generally speaking, isn’t it a humiliation for such local institutions when their local artists are discovered, evaluated and honored abroad, in a Major Music Country, without being discovered and supported locally first? How do you explain this???”… Fadi replied:” USA was always been and still the Mother of the international English Music Artists. It has the biggest capacities & the best policies to discover, help and promote international artists based on clear requirements (high talent level, clear criteria…). Throughout the History, the majority of the Legends & Artists became famous due to their concerts & deals done in USA & still… In the music and media institutions, there are Star Makers and copy pastors… USA’s music and media institutions are the leading Star Makers worldwide… Generally speaking, the policy and the capacity of every music & media institution in the world vary! But after all, the institution is like a person, they handle all the responsibilities & consequences of their decisions and business policies… If the decisions taken are right, they will collect good results, if the decisions & policies are wrong, I don’t think that they are stronger than the Old Empires on Earth who took wrong decisions that assisted in making them weak, then weaker, before they vanished!… Finally, we are always open for serious approaches with everyone, without any exception! Our policy is to gather and not to divide! But it is normal to give the priority of effective support to all those who effectively support us! We are loyal people who give according to what they get! Last but not least, I thank all who participated from every side in doing & releasing my new album, hoping for the best :)”…

 

A general useful press conference by artist Fadi Awad in this new release occasion, wishing this album a big success, stay tuned to all future related news & follow-ups!: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fadi-Awad/238539839502517

DJ SeanKev releases new LP album ‘HouseFunkysco’

The DJ from New York’s Queens borough known as DJ SeanKev has released his latest LP album, “HouseFunkysco.” The record comprises 16 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of a full hour. It has been published on the AMAdea Music record label. Funky, groovy, and packed with the genuine nightclub sound of the early 1990s, “HouseFunkysco” is the latest example in DJ SeanKev’s growing repertoire that he may be Queens’ most talented emcee on wax.

 

DJ SeanKev is notable for his rock-solid skills at matching beats, sculpting a playlist, and creating colorful, inventive new material from mere fragments of audio. But what marks SeanKev as truly outstanding is his devotion to the authentic methods and traditions of disc-jockeying: he does it all with vinyl records from the period. His disco comes from the ’70s. His old-school beats come from the ’80s. Now, with this latest installment, SeanKev proves that he can do it with the sounds of the early 1990s.

 

“I’m releasing my second dance album which contains some real, vintage, funky, ’90s-style house music,” writes SeanKev.

 

SeanKev’s other LP releases, “1982 Disco, Funk and Soul” and “Soul Trap Music,” have been garnering him a loyal and populous following since their releases in 2013. These newcomers are only happy additions to a fan base he’s been inspiring since his first performances in the clubs of the 1990s.

 

Speaking of “HouseFunkysco,” he writes: “My album shares a real divine message in dancing and feeling free to the music. It gives off a certain vibe to the body and soul. Takes a person back to the good old days in New York City, when the clubs of my era (the ’90s) were the place to be.”

 

Make no mistake, SeanKev brings the funk and soul of the ’80s alive just as well, but he’s truly at home spinning music from 1990-1999, as the results show.

 

“I had a real good time producing this sound for the world to enjoy,” writes SeanKev.

 

SeanKev cites as main artistic influences Tee Scott, Larry Joseph, Boyd Jarvis, Larry Levan and “all the vintage club heads.” Sporting a well-deserved degree of fame in the old-school DJ subculture, SeanKev has mixed with some true, modern titans, Natasha Diggs among them.

 

“HouseFunkysco” by DJ SeanKev is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

“HouseFunkySco” official video —

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcEM88j8rbY&sns=em

HouseFunkysco” by DJ SeanKev at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Housefunkysco-SeanKev/dp/B00K9FXR92/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1402074753&sr=1-1&keywords=housefunkysco

 

DJ SeanKev at SoundCloud –

www.soundcloud.com/seankev

Pete McCabe releases new LP ‘Homeward’

The singer and songwriter known as Pete McCabe has released his latest LP record, “Homeward.” The full-length album comprises 14 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of nearly an hour. It has been published on the LazyCats Records music label. Usually filed in the folk and contemporary folk music sections of digital and vinyl record stores, “Homeward” is a monument to McCabe’s sonic and lyric ingenuity, and solidifies his place in the chronicles of American songwriting as a whole.

 

Pete McCabe first took this place with the release of his 1973 record, “The Man Who Ate the Plant,” produced by the legendary Bill Szymczyk who later produced the Eagles and other titans. The LP has become known among audiophiles everywhere for its unabashed blend of pop and folk music sharpened with tinges of psychedelic rock.

 

“The orchestral arrangements from that record are echoed in my current music,” McCabe writes.

 

And indeed they are. Fans of folk music will find all their time-honored traditions intact on “Homeward,” but scaled up to include sweeping instrumental rises and soaring, multi-tiered harmonies. Inspirations from a great many musical subcultures are present, giving the album a swirling myriad of colors which easily arrest and mystify the listener. The source of this variety is McCabe’s own mixing bowl of influences.

 

“My folk background included influences from singer-songwriters Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor,” he writes. “Along the way there was a bit of Dixieland and jazz. My greatest influence was the Beatles. More recent influences include Randy Newman and Stephen Sondheim.”

 

Fans of lyric precision and creativity are likely to be especially pleased.

 

“Many of my lyrics are informed by my lifelong obsession with movies. My overriding desire is to offer words and music that are truly original.”

 

Asked to describe the general themes and messages of his new album, McCabe describes it thus:

“Each song is a world to explore. Each has its own style and personality, yet as a whole the collection is unified by a strong point of view. A sense of humor as well as a sensitive look at human relationships and a fondness for fantasy and dreams inform the lyrics. I want the listener to look at the world in a new way. There are meanings and emotions to be found in ourselves that different genres of music and unusual lyrics can awaken. Good old songwriting craft can still transport us beyond what so much of the marketplace offers these days.”

 

“Homeward” by Pete McCabe is available online worldwide. Get in early. Get in as soon as possible.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

Homeward” by Pete McCabe at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/Homeward-Pete-McCabe/dp/B00KHDIE0I/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1402077680&sr=1-1&keywords=%22homeward%22+pete+mccabe
Website –

http://petemccabe.com/