Hip hop and dancehall performer Malik releases single ‘Bad Mammi’

The music artist of hip hop and dancehall music known as Malik has released his latest official single, “Bad Mammi.” The track has been proudly published on the Eternal March Craft Records music label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Sexy, classy, and thumping with an unstoppable back beat, “Bad Mammi” is evidence that Malik is one of the most likeable hip-hop/dancehall crossover artists to date.

A uniquely intercultural musician, Belgium’s Malik cites as main artistic influences Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Coldplay. His own sound can’t be imagined in terms of this trio, however. “Bad Mammi” is a mellow, warm-toned song with an infectious bass drum and extremely subtle, well performed vocals. It’s backing synth melody is chill and pretty, but unobtrusive. Fans of hip hop, dancehall, pop music and even reggae are likely to appreciate this independent music gem.

A solo performer and songwriter, Malik became a musician with a simple desire which blossomed into a recording career.

“I wanted to record songs but I needed beats,” he writes, “so I decided to learn how to produce music. Since then it only went further.”

Asked to comment on the themes of his new track, Malik writes: “My single shares a refreshing feeling to its listeners. I always try to express myself and give a message through my songs. It’s mostly about real-life situations and that’s why I think people enjoy it.”

Malik is a young music artist at just 17, but he’s not new to the game. Having been writing and recording music for about a third of his life, music makes up much of his identity. His songs have been called “emotionally driven and uplifting sounds.” He first bounded into public view at 16 with the international release of his debut mixtape, “Red Light.”

The success of “Red Light” led to his being courted by several American labels, but he obtained publishing through Universal Music France and founded his own indie label, Eternal March Craft Records, under which umbrella “Bad Mammi” has been released.

“Bad Mammi” by Malik is available from over 700 quality digital music stores online worldwide beginning 31 March 2017.

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Swedish POP-music crew The Kollektiv release debut single ‘Harder’ feat. G. Curtis, produced and written by Mani & Siie

The artists and producers of contemporary pop music known as The Kollektiv have released their debut single, “Harder,” feat. G. Curtis. The track has been proudly published on the Heart Attack Music independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Slick, exciting, and fun for fans of pop, funk-pop, and contemporary pop music alike, “Harder” feat. G. Curtis is the latest track from the popular music group from Sweden, written and produced by Mani & Siie

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, The Kollektiv [often stylized, THE KOLLEKTIV] say they enjoy listening to “Everything from pop to classical music.” Their new “Harder” single boasts heavy pop elements with funky frills, while back beats and melody lines will appeal to fans of pop, funk-pop, and contemporary pop music and other electronic genres. Vocals by G. Curtis are impeccable, and painted with contemporary studio effects which make the song a shoo-in for radio and club play lists alike. The production value of “Harder” couldn’t possibly be higher, which is unsurprising considering the caliber of sound Heart Attack Music is known to release.

The Kollektiv are a collective of approximately ten songwriters and producers working together to make some of the most exciting music in Europe and beyond. The Kollektiv are also the owners and operators of Tuff Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. Among a great many other productions, Tuff has produced three Ace of Base records, several tracks for David Hasselhoff, and sound for the award-winning, classic children’s film, Ice Age.

The current official bio for The Kollektiv describes them as having “come to light at the famous Tuff Studios” as “an ambitious group of young, Swedish writers and producers who have decided to put their heads together and release their favourite tracks on a regular basis.”

“We’re used to pitching tracks to major labels,” writes The Kollektiv. “Now the team have decided to move forward and promote their work collectively as a production unit.”

“Harder” by The Kollektiv is available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music stores now.

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Musician Eric Slater releases new collaboration ‘Ride the Night’ with Brian Graye, produced by Cory Yothers

The guitarist and songwriter t known as Eric Slater has released his latest collaboration pop/EDM single, “Ride the Night” with Brian Graye. The track is a collaboration between Eric Slater, DJ Brian Graye, and producer Cory “Cnote” Yothers (Snoop Dogg, Nikki Flores, Christoper Breaux/Frank Ocean). It has been proudly published on the Harvest Product independent record label. Energetic, upbeat, and exploding with the spirit of good times, “Ride the Night” by Eric Slater & Brian Graye is one of the easiest dance tracks of 2017 to recommend so far.

Asked to cite the main artistic influences for “Ride the Night,” Eric Slater writes, “Our personal influences range widely because we all come from different musical backgrounds. Brian and I are from the same hometown and thought it would be cool to do a song together. I played a guitar riff and sang a vocal line, and Cory took the production from there. We didn’t have an exact idea what it was going to be, we just wanted to do something that fused our styles and tastes together.”

The track has a surprising analog feel, regardless of its falling squarely within the bounds of electronica and dance music. While boasting a catchy, creative rhythm and unique, yet intuitive melody lines, it showcases prominent vocals as one of its chief charms and is therefore a revisiting of traditional electronica more than it is a hardcore house music track.

“The song is all about losing yourself in a moment,” Slater says, “and sharing that with someone else. Letting go, taking chances, being free, being young, being yourself.”

Eric Slater’s previous releases include “Following the Blind” (2016), “Dead Men” (2013), “Redemption & Disorder” (2007), and “On the Edge of Something More” (2005).

“Never be afraid to try something new, different, or unexpected,” writes Eric Slater. “The surprises teach us what we’re truly capable of.”

“Ride the Night” by Eric Slater & Brian Graye is available online worldwide beginning 31 March 2017. Get in early, music fans.

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Rapper yA releases historic eight LP albums at once

The rapper known internationally as yA (Yeshua Alexander) has released a historic eight LP records at the same time. This is the first time in known music history that an artist has released as much music virtually overnight. The records have all been proudly published on his own yA Music Group LLC independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Packed with more lines and rhymes, tunes and beats than a typical music fan can even listen to in a single day, yA’s new collection for 2017 is a true moment in independent rap music history.

Yeshua Alexander’s new titles include “Madness (The Ides Of March),” “Coexist,” “Block Muzik,” “Reficul (The Angle Of Music),” “Blue (Lost Pieces),” “Vintage Music 2008,” “Fruition,” and “Concrete Rose.” Too difficult would be the task of breaking down each LP in a single press release, but fans of yA are sure to find many of the same hooks and grooves which have helped Yeshua Alexander build a fan base and name for himself already in these three-score and more tracks.

Asked to describe his main artistic influences, Alexander writes, “I’m like a sponge, I am influenced by everything and everyone around me. Music is everywhere.”

One single in particular, “Wait,” was created with Lil Uzi Vert, who was featured on the Migos #1 Billboard single, “Bad and Boujee.” Another single, “Dream” feat. Ne-Yo, has also been making waves since its recent release.

Regarding the overall themes of the records, yA writes, “Enjoy life, never give up, always believe in yourself, and stay positive!” and, “If your dreams don’t scare you, then I’m afraid to say that your dreams aren’t big enough!”
Yeshua Alexander’s “Madness (The Ides Of March),” “Coexist,” “Block Muzik,” “Reficul (The Angle Of Music),” “Blue (Lost Pieces),” “Vintage Music 2008,” “Fruition,” and “Concrete Rose” are all available online worldwide from yA Music Group now.

The following information has been included by the artist’s label, yA Music Group.

Production by Mix Engineer and producer Lu Diaz, three-time Grammy Award winner with over 30 gold and platinum awards credited to his name. He has been mixing and producing some of the biggest names in the music business for the past 20 years.

Additional Production by Jimmy Douglass (also known as the Senator), an American four-time Grammy-winning recording engineer and record producer, whose prolific career has spanned more than four decades, by Amara Freeman, by Sidney Samson, Jean “Casely” Carlos, by Phillipe Rodrigues,

by D-Sharp International, by Juss Lu, by Bam Savage, by Clinton Sparks partner Bobby Kariotis (BK), and by Timbaland’s protégé, J.Mizzle.

Yeshua Alexander aka yA has worked with Chad Hugo, the other half of the Neptunes. The Neptunes are an American production duo composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The Neptunes went home with two Grammy Awards in 2004, one for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, and another for Best Pop Vocal.

RIP: John Fiore Thank you for the cover art for “Coexist” and all you’ve done! I told you one day I would use the photo as the cover art for one of my albums.

It’s now 2017; here it is!!

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Rapper Ace Freez releases new LP ‘The Red Print’

The artist and producer of hip hop known as Ace Freez has released his latest full-length album, “The Red Print.” The record contains 15 original Freez tracks plus an intro and closing for a total listening time of nearly an hour. It has been proudly published on the Strickly Digitz Entertainment independent music label. Aggressive, cleanly produced and highly narrative, “The Red Print” is the best work of urban poetry from Ace Freez yet.

Toronto’s Ace Freez makes his own way in the hip hop community by setting his style apart from that of others. He has cited his main influences as “East Coast, West Coast, and Down South.” His delivery combines natural flow and true-to-life storytelling with colorful harmonies and back beats which make for a unique tone unlike that of most rappers on the mic today from any scene.

This last is part of what Ace Freez intends to do with “The Red Print.”

Asked to describe the themes of his new record, Freez writes, “’The Red Print sends a message that it doesn’t matter the person, or what part of the world. The real will always rise from any metropolitan to reveal nothing but the sour and harsh truth from the bottom to the top. The truth of the true, will always come to light. From one young person in the north to another person in the north, reaching out as a 6 culture [West Toronto] filled with a smooth, action-packed ride. From the streets to childhood experiences, to partying and to coming to an ongoing road of greatness.”

Ace Freez is Rasheed Sayed. Sayed began rapping in a childhood group, the Outlaw Fam, which he started with longtime friend, Tizzie. Sayed and Tizzie would freestyle battle regularly, a practice which would sharpen Freez up for what was to come. He began writing and recording his own EP albums under the name Big C.

Now recording under the moniker, Ace Freez, the reason for his new title has been described as, “He’s Freez because all his family and friends are kings, not above everybody. Freez came from having a really ice-cold style, and from having a lot of cold days and nights growing up in the north, and from being one of the most talented since he was 15.”

“The Red Print” by Ace Freez is available online worldwide from over 700 digital stores now.

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Goth electronica artist Viii releases new singles ‘Lovedecay’ and ‘Lovesong’

The performer and producer of goth electronica known as Viii has released his latest single, “Lovedecay,” with companion B-side, “Lovesong.” The twin release has been proudly published on the Voodoo Creation Records independent music label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Mellow, sensual, shadowy and techno-chic, “Lovedecay / Lovesong” is the most prominent release from Viii yet.

Viii, which is pronounced ‘Vee,’ cites as main artistic influences Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) Crosses, Banks, Nine Inch Nails, Portishead, Massive Attack, and Prince. His own material takes the softly thumping rhythms of Portishead and mixes in a dash of Massive Attack’s melody style, then tops the blend with vocals that are understated, elegant and sincere.

Also notable is that “Lovesong” is an electronica cover of the third single from the Cure’s “Disintegration” LP. Fans of the above groups are sure to be enthusiastic about “Lovedecay / Lovesong” from Viii.

Asked to comment on the themes of “Lovedecay,” Viii writes, “’Lovedecay’ is a story of two lovers who know their relationship is close to an end. They are both extremely unhappy and are causing each other emotional harm in their reluctance to leave due to the fact that being without each other is a frightening unknown to them.”

Viii has referred to himself as “a painter of frequencies and thoughts channeling his views, experiences and surroundings into sonic creations of varying style.”

His current official bio describes him: “An artist raised in the music scene, Viii has been producing and engineering artists since 2005, as well as being involved with numerous projects of his own. Not content with fitting ideas into a predefined genre, he sought freedom under the moniker ‘Viii’ in 2016 and drew from his eclectic assortment of influences ranging from triphop, trap and pop, to industrial music, goth rock, and everything in between.”

Viii has said he plans to release several EP records over the course of 2017.

“Lovedecay / Lovesong” by Viii are available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music stores beginning 24 March 2017.

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Singer-songwriter Jeff Livingstone releases new EP ‘A Matter of Time’

The singer and songwriter of modern folk music known as Jeff Livingstone has released his anxiously awaited EP record, “A Matter of Time.” The album contains seven original Livingstone tracks for an approximate total listening time of 23 minutes. It has been proudly published on his own Livingstone Productions independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Heartfelt, sonorous and bursting with sonic poetry, “A Matter of Time” by Jeff Livingstone paints a comprehensive portrait of this talented multi-instrumentalist from Long Beach, CA.

Jeff Livingstone cites as main artistic influences legends ranging from John Lennon and Bob Dylan, to Jeff Tweedy and Mac DeMarco. His own sound focuses on song structure and instrumental mastery without ever seeming forced or pretentious, while keeping the spotlight on the introspective nature of his lyrics and his intimate yet unassuming vocal style.

Asked to comment on the overarching message of his record, Livingstone writes: “Reflecting on my experiences, good and bad, throughout my younger years. I also think it is about the process of how those experiences become real and how I can represent those feelings in songs.”

He has described his latest release as a representation of himself both as a person and as a music artist.

“This album reflects my most current work,” he writes. “It shows my strengths as a musician and my passion for playing multiple instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, mandolin, and vocals.”

Livingstone goes on to explain that the title of the record, “A Matter of Time,” has a dual interpretation.

“’A Matter of Time’ comes from the lyrics of the album’s opening song, ‘On Your Own.’ But to me it has another meaning, which is that I have been writing songs and recording my music for years now, and it was only a matter of time before I finally put some music out to the public.”

Jeff Livingstone’s first instrument was the clarinet, which he learned at the age of nine. By 10, he had taught himself guitar, and during his freshman year of high school, he began taking private guitar lessons. By 15 he had begun writing songs, forming bands and performing at local venues. After earning an AA degree in music from Cypress College, he went on to further his music pursuits at the California State University of Fullerton.

Today, Livingstone enjoys performing as a guitarist, bassist, drummer, and mandolin player. When he is not recording original music in his home studio, he teaches private music lessons and performs locally in groups, including his band, Brown Stone Love.

“A Matter of Time” by Jeff Livingstone becomes available online worldwide beginning 24 March 2017.

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House music artist Troy Fernandes releases single ‘Take Me Away’

The singer and songwriter of house music and electronica known internationally as Troy Fernandes has released his latest dance single, “Take Me Away.” The track has been proudly published on the All In Entertainment independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. “Take Me Away” by Troy Fernandes has been made available in both radio-edit and extended versions. Sharply produced by Gabriel Robella and energetically performed by Troy Fernandes, “Take Me Away” is a track certain to find its way on playlists from Ibeza, Spain to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a track dancers and house fans alike are sure to enjoy.

Troy Fernandes cites as main influences artists as disparate as Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, and Tone Depth Just. This melange lends his style an uncommon tendency to shirk the same-old, same-old trends in house music, a rare trait in the EDM scene. His emphasis on great vocals on top of beats and melodies which would work fine on their own balances well with the work of Gabriel Robella (Cr2 Records, House Calls, KULT Records NYC, Kultivated Sounds BMI) whose music manages to blend sounds without burying any in the mix.

Asked to comment on the theme of his new track, Fernandes writes, “The message is that in life no matter what you wanna do or where you wanna go, there will always be obstacles and challenges along the way.”

“Take Me Away” answers this uplifting sentiment with a suggestion and an invitation to all music fans.

“Everyone has their own special place where they would like to be taken to,” says Fernandes, “a place that gives them a feeling they’ve never felt before, a getaway from the everyday feeling inside that needs to fed, eventually. We all experience this!”

“Take Me Away” manages to deliver on this promise by elating the listener and transporting him or her on a wave of sound and emotion which is just as nice to relax to with earbuds as it is to dance to alone or at a nightclub, party or rave.

This may seem like an unlikely offering from musician in Canada. The fact is, Fernandes is actually from the island of Trinidad off the Venezuelan coast, where many colorful music cultures intersect, including calypso, soca, chutney, and many more, all of which express themselves to the world during the world-famous Carnival festival celebrated in South America.

The exceptionally international Troy Fernandes, who made a name for himself with his group, Made by Monkeys, has performed and/or worked with Chris Kurbanali of Trinidad, Alex Poxada of Colombia, Tall Rick of Puerto Rico, Ivan D of Miami, and of course, his long time mentor, Gabriel Robella. He has lately been lauded for his collaboration with DJ and producer Omar Cito Perez and the signing of their track, “House Music” with Pacha Records, Ibiza.

Fernandes has said he “intends to leverage his international style with his Caribbean roots to develop his own niche in the house music world.” With the present release of “Take Me Away,” he has clearly crossed the vestibule of this goal.

“Take Me Away” by Troy Fernandes and Prod. by Gabriel Robella is available online worldwide early April. Get in early, house music fans.

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Rapper Bigface Dolla releases debut single ‘Dumb Hard’

The rapper and hip hop recording artist known as Bigface Dolla has released his first official single, “Dumb Hard.” The track has been proudly published on the Pipeline Entertainment, LLC independent record label with veteran producer Yak Beats of Winners Circle Worldwide behind the production of the exceptionally well executed, “Dumb Hard” record that is destined to make hip hop fans and industry executives sit up and take notice.

Asked to cite some favorite performers, Bigface Dolla lists Jay Z, tha Notorious BIG, Nas, T.I., Beans, and Styles P. Judging solely by his sound on “Dumb Hard,” it’s difficult to tell how much of these are in the same lane as Dolla’s own sound, but easy to tell his music is heavily influenced by the greats, but with an original and unique sound that can be best defined as East Coast Rap.
“I grew up in the streets of Philly,” Dolla writes. “Music wasn’t just a way to escape, it was a way of life.”

From there, he hasn’t aimed at simply emulating his hip-hop heroes.

“The great ones don’t want to be as good as the ones they looked up to,” he says. “They strive to do better.”

Underneath the catchy hook and impressionable verses of “Dumb Hard” are deeper levels of philosophy stemming from Bigface Dolla’s personal view on life. His brand of empowering urban poetry breathes with forethought and a genuine attempt to connect with the listener. It’s not just music that makes the listener move – it’s music that’s relatable. The emotion behind the words are so visceral and palpable that the lyrics for many become a credo to live by.

When asked about the lyrical content of his first commercial release, Bigface Dolla said without skipping a beat, “Dumb Hard is about doing whatever it takes and never letting up until you make it. It’s basically going crazy hard … being aggressive – having your own. I came up from the streets of Philly with nothing in my pockets. The only thing I had was the determination to make something of myself.”

The listener can feel Bigface Dolla’s conviction in the music, in the vocals, in virtually everything about the single from the selection of world class production to the state of the art studio where the vocals were tracked, to the meticulous mixing to ensure the commercial viability of the sound. Dolla isn’t just making records to make money. He’s a true artist with passion, a metric ton of self-expression, and luckily for us, a microphone to capture the message.

“The lyrics to this record aren’t words I just wrote on a piece of paper,” Dolla writes. “This has been my mantra since I was a kid growing up on the streets. Some people say that I’ve recently become an overnight success. What they don’t realize is that I’ve been at this game for a long time. It’s been a daily grind that’s finally paying off for me.”

Bigface Dolla recently signed to Pipeline Entertaniment, LLC and is currently in the studio working with several world-class producers such as Mr. Beatz from Cash Money Records. Dumb Hard may be the first record produced by Yak Beats of Winners Circle Worldwide, but it definitely won’t be the last.

“Dumb Hard” by Bigface Dolla is available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music retailers now. To all of you hip-hop and rap fans, don’t hesitate to take action and “get yours” by going to any major digital retailer to download the record now.

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Rapper Lord Olo releases album ‘Super Pisces Robot Kingdom’

The songwriter and performer of hip hop known as Lord Olo has released his latest LP album, “Super Pisces Robot Kingdom.” The full-length record contains 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of half an hour. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Varied, colorful, stylish and aggressive, “Super Pisces Robot Kingdom” is easily one of the most inventive and entertaining hip hop records of 2017 so far.
Seattle’s Lord Olo cites as main influences Kanye West, MF DOOM, Lex Luger, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg. Of these, his overall sound lands closest to Doom’s, but Olo is an artist with a unique tone, a unique image, a unique message, and a unique delivery. His rhymes and lines sometimes recall the fundamental pioneers of rap and sometimes sound like innovations branching from hip hop artists from 2005 and later, but when his beats and backing melodies are stirred in, the result is often mysterious, enigmatic, and occasionally even mystical – in other words, unique.

This cryptic feeling is integral to the Lord Olo experience, as evidenced by comments from the man, himself.

Asked to describe the theme of “Super Pisces Robot Kingdom,” Lord Olo writes, “This work of Piscean art is to express the true Nature of myself. Inspired by my overwhelming breakdowns and depressions of 2016, I realized that my sign the Pisces is the root of my problems: Understanding more than I want and feeling more than what’s necessary. This Art piece is for anyone who thinks and feels above the modern expectation but especially molded for my water-sign friends.”

Lord Olo, originally from Akron, OH, has been crafting rhymes since third grade. 10th grade found him recording his first mixtape, “Novus,” followed by his “L O R D” full-length in grade 12. By 2016, he was ready to collaborate with Wann Sklobi on a third album, “Goldenfist.” IamtheIndustry.com wrote of the record, “While the production may be unconventional, [Lord Olo’s] flow and lyricism is not. He’s confident on the mic, delivers bars and puns, and has real talent. And even the production itself, which uses sampling, is great.”

In the end, “Super Pisces Robot Kingdom” is a chimerical monster which deserves plenty of attention. The songs average out at three minutes each so the whole album moves, and each track is a beast of a different color. Hip hop fans should definitely apply.

“Super Pisces Robot Kingdom” by Lord Olo is available from over 700 digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early.

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