TOKYO, Japan, 2021-Feb-24 — /IMNN/ —

he songwriter and producer of lo-fi, instrumental hip-hop music known as Lofi Bento has released his latest official album, “Sashimi.” It contains 12 original Lofi Bento tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 mins. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Green Plant Records record label. Chill, cool, and bringing a fresh cultural groove, “Sashimi” introduces Lofi Bento as one of the most intriguing artists of the 2021 year so far.

Tokyo, Japan’s Lofi Bento cites as main artistic influences James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, and DJ Krush. Blending funk, soul, jazz and world music in a whole new way, “Sashimi” by Lofi Bento has a little something for everybody.

“The album was made during a visit back home in Japan recently, and seeing how much my country has changed since I grew up. The album is a form of meditation for me to create and listen to, and so I hope that feeling shines through into the listeners.”

Asked to describe the overall theme of “Sashimi,” Lofi Bento calls it, “a result of my imagination filtered through my body, ears, and hands. There are no deep meanings, just music for relaxing and thinking.”

Still, Bento talks in no uncertain terms regarding the effect he wants the record to have on his audience.

“A feeling of relaxation,” he says. “Thought-provoked, imaginative journeys in one’s mind … the weirdness and wonderfulness of the Japanese country — the food, the landscape, the characters, the music, the energy.”

Green Plant Records describes Lofi Bento as having got his start in Japan “listening to old american jazz and funk records on his parents’ record player, and things have only got better since then.”

Asked for a message for his new, global audience, Lofi Bento doesn’t mince words.

“Be safe. Be kind. Enjoy your life,” says Lofi Bento, adding only, “Thank you to my label for helping me release my first record.”

“Sashimi” by Lofi Bento on the Green Plant Records label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, instrumental hip-hop fans.

– S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.Octiive.com

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Sherrell Mitchell releases new single ‘I Belong to You’

The songwriter and producer of urban and contemporary Christian music known as Sherrell Mitchell has released his latest official single, “I Belong to You.” Like previous drops from Mitchell, it has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Psalm 96 Records music label. With hands-high praise and eyes-down humility, “I Belong to You” is the latest reason for fans of modern gospel music to hear Sherrell Mitchell with fresh ears and an inspired heart.

Seattle’s Sherrell Mitchell cites as main artistic influences Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Jeff Lorber, Chick Corea, Take 6, Vivian Perryman, Cora Jackson, Walter “Doc Lewis” Finch. His own music blends elements of pop, RnB, soul, and contemporary Christian styles for a 21st-century mode of music sure to appeal to a wide variety of listeners.

The track comes at a trying time in history when people remain huddled for fear of COVID-19.

“In a time of uncertainty when all seems lost,” Mitchell writes of this, “remember that God is always on the throne! And whether it be on this side of heaven or the other side of glory, we belong to God.”

Though he writes, records and performs music today in the Pacific Northwest, Sherrell Mitchell has played across the American west in locales as disparate as Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, and California. Asked to describe his start in music, Mitchell balks.

“Music has always been down in my soul from the beginning,” he says, “a gift from God. Over the years I’ve just learned to cultivate it, embrace the epiphany that it’s not mine, and release it back out into the universe.”

Of course, Mitchell points to faith for his success.

“God will handle the rest.”

“I Belong to You” was engineered by Joel Maddox, mastered by Blake Bickel, and features album art by Hung Pham. “I Belong to You” by Sherrell Mitchell on the Psalm 96 Records label is available from over 500 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, Christian music fans.

– S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.Octiive.com

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Finnish future-bass artists Dance Nation release new single ‘Room’

The producers of techno, EDM and future-bass music known as Dance Nation have released their latest official single, “Room.” While Dance Nation have been on the BMG Ariola, Edel Records and Warner Music labels, “Room” is on their own Dance Nation LTD label and published via OLEMUSIC Publishing & Edition Intro Meisel GmbH. Colorful, uplifting, and overflowing with groove, “Room” introduces Dance Nation as one of the most intriguing European crews in 2021 so far.

Helsinki, Finland’s Dance Nation cites as main artistic influences Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, “’90s dance music generally,” West Bam, Marusha, Sash, Julian Jordan, Dillon Francis, and Brohug. With an emphasis on melodic hooks and a metric tonne of rhythm, “Room” by Dance Nation has a little something for every fan of modern EDM.

Asked to describe the overall theme of “Room,” Dance Nation say they wanted to, “create a track that makes people want to party and dance, even in these hard times.”

Founded in 1989, Dance Nation are veteran producers DJ Patu (Pasi Elo) and Peter Räsänen. Their previous official releases include such popular drops as “Extended Play” (1992) and “Don’t Panic” (1993) as well as many others. Today, having joined forces in 2019 to produce Dance Nation tracks with a modern twist, their contemporary catalog already includes 2019’s “Arena” and 2020’s “The Force,” “Love Is a Game (Festival Mix)” and “Dirty (Dance Nation Remix)” originally by Serena Deena. Over the years these titans have performed in disparate locales such as Russia, Thailand, England, Sweden and Germany, not to mention their mother country of Finland.

To their fans new and old, Dance Nation had this to say: “Loving and caring are the most important things. After this all is over and we can party again, we will!”

“Room” by Dance Nation from Dance Nation LTD is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, techno, EDM and future-bass music fans.

– S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.Octiive.com

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