Cody & The Blackouts release single ‘Time Stood Still’

Weve all had those moments.

That instant when realisation hits. The sudden knowledge destiny is unfolding right before our eyes. It could be meeting a potential soulmate, achieving a lifelong goal, watching your team salvage victory from almost certain defeat.

Moments when time stood still.

The new single from Los Angeles five-piece Cody & The Blackouts captures that lightning in a bottle not just once, even twice, but thrice. Time Stood Still, penned by the bands lead singer and songwriter Cody Hudock, references three momentous events in history: the birth of Gutenbergs printing press, Freuds breakthrough theories of psychoanalysis, and how the Beatles and their producer George Martin changed the game forever when it comes to writing and recording popular music. Hit, hit, hit.

If anyone could weave these wildly disparate subjects together in the context of a single pop song, its Cody Hudock. Born into a family of songwriters, Hudock learned the trade from his father and older brother. I picked it up quite naturally, in much the same way the son of a baker might understand intrinsically how to make a good loaf of bread from their first go at it,Hudock says.

After acquiring early performance experience playing keys in older brother Jordans popular LA indie bands, Coalinga and Marvelous Toy, Hudock launched his own songwriting vehicle, Cody The Band. The group released three EPs before Hudock embarked on his solo debut, 2016s ambitiously titled The Great American Album. Released under his own name, it garnered some delirious word of mouth: If there were an award for greatest living songwriter youve never heard of, then Cody Hudocks sterling solo effort would place him firmly in the running,gushed LA blog The 704.

What would become the core of The Blackouts played together on The Great American Album: Cody, his wife and vocalist Joanna Hudock, and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Bennett. Drummer Brent Stranathan and bassist Will Weissman were soon added to the fold, as the band began playing shows across Los Angeles. When Bennett moved to Atlanta a year later, guitarist Jimmy Holman proved a worthy replacement.

Recorded at Hollywood studio Elephant In The Room, produced by Ethan Kaufmann (Avril Lavigne, Wild Party) and Brent Stranathan, and mixed by longstanding Capitol Records engineer Chandler Harrod (John Mayer, Neil Young), Time Stood Still captures the unique studio chemistry of Cody & The Blackouts. That chemistry translates to the songs accompanying performance video, shot in crisp black and white at The Room Downtown, LA, with Matt Soson as Director of Photography and edited in Australia by Emmy award-winning Jason “JJ” Jamieson. Time Stood Still, from the album Gold, released on Chance MUSIC. Hit, hit, hit.

Time Stood Still” by Cody and the Blackouts –

https://chancemusic.com/cody-the-blackouts-time-stood-still/

Jason M releases new single ‘Mi Querencia’

 

The DJ and producer of Latin electronic dance music known as Jason M has released his latest official single, “Mi Querencia.” The single is a tribute to Venezuelan icon Simón Díaz and features vocals by the famed Venezuelan singer, Kiara. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Techno|logy Records music label. Pulsing, jiving, and bringing all the groove inherent to the southern Caribbean in the 21st century, “Mi Querencia” showcases Jason M as one of the most important Latin artists in recent memory and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Miami’s Jason M cites as main artistic influences Chus and Ceballos, as well as Nic Fanciulli. Jason M’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on class, style, and the genuine spirit of Simón Díaz, “Mi Querencia” by Jason M and Kiara has a little something for every fan of Venezuelan culture.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of his new single, Jason M writes, “’Mi Querencia’ is one of Simón Díaz’s most important pieces of his career. I am very happy to have the opportunity to mix two totally different genres and very proud of the result. The lyrics are a masterpiece, sung by one of the most famous Venezuelan singers worldwide and recognized for her great voice, Kiara, and it is an honor for me to have her in this project, too.”

Speaking of his goals with his songs, Jason M talks about being evocative.

From the moment I went to an electronic party,” he writes, “feeling the power of the bass, the surrounding sounds and the vibes of the people there I was hooked. Music can change my mood in seconds and I wanted to do that for other people with my music.”

Jason M had the honor of being the first DJ to play historical places in Caracas such as “Esfera de Soto” and “Obelisco Altamira” during his Technology Experience project. Jason M and Technology Productions also works with other organizations making donations to help people in difficult or dangerous situations in Venezuela.

Mi Querencia” by Jason M on the Techno|logy Records label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, Simón Díaz and Kiara fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.Octiive.com

Mi Querencia” by Jason M –

https://www.amazon.com/Mi-Querencia-Extended/dp/B08FH8N326/

Official Website –

www.jasoninthemix.com

Instagram –

@jasonmanuedj

T Northstar releases new album ‘The Life of T Northstar’

The songwriter and producer of hip-hop, soul and RnB music known as T Northstar has released his latest official album, “The Life of T Northstar.” It contains 13 original T Northstar tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 mins. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Imfamous Entertainment Group record label. Thrumming with beats, packed with rhymes and lines, and filled with genuine inspiration, “The Life of T Northstar” introduces T Northstar as one of the most intriguing artists of the year so far.

In addition to the considerable skills of T Northstar, himself, “The Life of T Northstar” also features the talents of Breana Marin, Paul St. Paul, DreamLife, and Dopeboyz.

Atlanta, GA’s T Northstar began playing music as a percussionist in church at the age of four. He picked up piano in middle school. The rest came when he has stories to tell.

“I don’t like to think that I make music,” he writes. “I like to think that I’m just sharing a part of myself in a way other than talking. I just use rapping to do it. Music is not something that I do — music is who I am.”

Asked to describe the overall theme of “The Life of T Northstar,” T Northstar writes, “I make feel-good music. I really don’t try to put myself in a box when im writing songs. I just like to make good music.”

He also talks about being direct with his lyrics.

“I dont try to hide a message,” he says. “I just come out and say it. Doin’ that, my fans and people who is hearing my music for the first time always get a real feeling, a feeling that they can relate to. My inspiration for my music is of course God, but having a talent that can change lives also inspires me to help people on a major scale. And music is my way of reaching people.”

Regarding “The Life of T Northstar,” he says, “With this project, I really put a lot into it. I wanted to invite everybody into my world. Without God, none of this would be possible.”

“The Life of T Northstar” by T Northstar on the Imfamous Entertainment Group label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip-hop, soul and RnB music fans.

– S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.Octiive.com

The Life of T Northstar” by T Northstar –

Instagram: @therealtnorthstar

Woosie Kat releases new single ‘Big Bang’

The songwriter and performer of pop, hip hop and modern soul known as Woosie Kat has released her latest official single, “Big Bang.” The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Momma MAC Enterprise record label. Classy, catchy, and brimming with heart, “Big Bang” showcases Woosie Kat as one of the most intriguing hip-hop artists of the year so far and promises that she has plenty more where that came from.

Self-styled “Lady Rap Singer” Woosie Kat cites as main artistic influences Aaliyah, Queen Latifah, Mia X, Missy Elliot, Vivían Green, MC Lyte, and Keke Wyatt. Kat’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds a soulful tone like those of India Arie, Jill Scott, and Anita Baker for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on clarion vocals, evocative songwriting and a naturally poetic aesthetic, “Big Bang” by Woosie Kat has a little something for everybody.

I was born into it,” says W. Palm Beach, Florida’s Woosie Kat of her career. “Music is not only in my DNA, it’s a way of life.”

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Big Bang,” Momma MAC Ent. writes, “This is an introduction to Woosie Kat: Lady Rap Singer and The Fire of MarLewTown.”

Woosie Kat’s current official bio notes that she was born Mary Shardae Lewis in Jackson, Mississippi in 1988. After moving her and her two brothers to South Florida, Woosie’s mother “found a way to keep them entertained by teaching them to sing in harmony on long trips to visit family.

Woosie soon discovered her own voice in music,” it reads, “idolizing the the vocal styling and warm energy of the late, great Aaliyah in her adolescence. One day she decided to play around with a song by Slimm Calhoun. Her mother discovered that she could also rap and encouraged her to expand her talents and not limit herself to only one genre of music.”

By 14 Woosie Kat had created her Lady Rap Singer persona, the one she lives out today. 15 saw her performing in popular RnB and hip-hop crew MarLewTown, whose debut EP, “They Call Us” appeared in 2013. Woosie went solo in time, leading her to this present release of “Big Bang.”

Woosie was raised to believe that everything in life is a choice,” Momma MAC says of Woosie Kat. “Her choices push her to be true to herself and in turn true to her fans.”

Big Bang” by Woosie Kat on the Momma MAC Enterprise label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.Octiive.com

 

Big Bang” by Woosie Kat –

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Bang-Woosie-Kat/dp/B082PG6CFK/

Official Website –

https://www.woosiekat.com

Whelan releases new album ‘Mental Health’

The songwriter and producer of hip hop and rap known as Whelan has released his latest official album, “Mental Health.” The album contains 15 original Whelan tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 mins. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Recalling many of the best qualities of hip hop from the 1990s while updating the sound with contemporary edges, “Mental Health” showcases Whelan as one of the most intriguing hip-hop and rap artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

East Missouri’s Whelan cites as main artistic influences Atmosphere, Tupac Shakur, and the Beatles. Whelan’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on lyric gymnastics and rock-solid, minimalist beats, “Mental Health” by Whelan has a little something for every fan of underground hip hop.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Mental Health,” Whelan writes, “The album centers around mental health and a bunch of emotional issues. I really try to invoke emotional feelings and thought.”

Whelan was born in Poplar Bluff, and raised in Wappapello, MO. Having grown up with who he describes as “a very kind, godly mother and a great father,” as well as with “a wonderful brother and beautiful nephews and nieces,” the author notes that he also experienced more loss than many at a fairly young age.

I have no surviving grandparents,” Whelan writes. “My dad is dead, and I lost a niece when I was 14. One of my biggest supporters and best friends, Chaz, passed away in 2016.”

Whelan cites this as the most crucial of his artistic muses, dark though it must be. Nobly, he mentions his struggles with addiction and schizophrenia diagnosis only as an afterthought.

When I first started writing raps, my inspiration was party songs,” he says. “Then I started to think I could do something positive and special. I use the name Whelan because it is my middle name and my mother’s maiden name. I have been making music for 16 years. I didn’t have any training in this, it just kinda happened. I have only been in true love once, but my battle against addiction screwed that up. I have schizophrenia, but I don’t let it get in the way.”

Mental Health” by Whelan is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip-hop and rap fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.Octiive.com

Mental Health” by Whelan –

Official Twitter –

@Whelan46146206

Leonard Jackson, Jr. releases new album ‘Stringdom Com’

The songwriter and producer of jazz known as Leonard Jackson, Jr. has released his latest official album, “Stringdom Com.” The album contains 11 original Leonard Jackson, Jr. tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Inventive, colorful, and positively rippling with sonic texture, “Stringdom Com” showcases Leonard Jackson, Jr. as one of the most intriguing smooth-jazz artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Proceeds from the sale of “Stringdom Com” go to non-profit charity Millennia Ministries to feed, house, and clothe homeless families and people in need (link provided below).

Seattle’s Leonard Jackson, Jr. cites as main artistic influences George Benson, Norman Brown, Peter White, Ken Navarro, Marc Antoine, and Michael Powers. Leonard Jackson, Jr.’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on intuitive guitar phrases, clever hooks, and a razor-clean use of minimalist composition, “Stringdom Com” by Leonard Jackson, Jr. has a little something for every fan of the sound.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Stringdom Com,” Leonard Jackson, Jr. writes, “My album was recorded in mid 2019 before COVID, but I believe it carries inspiration useful for this uncertain season of life in our world. The aim of the album was to use minimal instrumentation and digital fx in composing a mellow range of smooth, soothing, alluring, and easily accessible nylon string music.”

Leonard Jackson, Jr. is a musical autodidact, but has also studied at the Al Turay Jazz School and the Berklee School of Music.

“Stringdom Com” by Leonard Jackson, Jr. is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, jazz fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Official Website –

http://leonardjacksonjr.com/

Millennia Ministries –

http://www.millenniaministries.org/

Shaudy Prince releases new album ‘Crabs in a Bucket’

The songwriter and performer of rap and hip hop known as Shaudy Prince has released his latest official album, “Crabs in a Bucket.” The album contains six original Shaudy Prince 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 on the Hood Royalty Empire record label. Hard, true, and packed with urban poetry, “Crabs in a Bucket” showcases Shaudy Prince as one of the most intriguing rap and hip-hop artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

“Disgusta” (Augusta) GA’s Shaudy Prince cites as main artistic influences Future, Peewee Longway, Young Thug, Young Dolph, Drake, Gunna, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Master P, and Trouble. Shaudy Prince’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on concrete beats, linguistic gymnastics, and plenty of irresistible hooks, “Crabs in a Bucket” by Shaudy Prince has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Crabs in a Bucket,” Shaudy Prince writes, “My city is filled with crabs. I’m just going to turn up the heat on them and boil them on the stove.”

Sounds vicious, but rather, Prince is holding up a creative standard.

“All I ever tried to do was uplift the artists where I’m from,” he writes, “but because I was in their reach, they took me for granted. Well, now I’m cutting everybody off, and those who aren’t righteous are going to feel the wrath from the Garden City God. Judgment day is upon us.”

“Crabs in a Bucket” is produced by the legendary Augusta engineer Dolo Hendrixx.

“We grew up together uptown in Highpointe,” writes Prince of his producer. “He’s an important part of the project because when we were kids, he basically saw the start of the very beginning of my music journey. He saw my first studio session, saw the birth of what has taken place now. It was only right we come together as grown men to create history because it was something that was already bubbling from youth.”

“Crabs in a Bucket” by Shaudy Prince on the Hood Royalty Empire label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rap and hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.Octiive.com

Crabs in a Bucket” by Shaudy Prince –

Official Website –

shaudyprince.net

Instagram –

@shaudyprince

Ty the Writer releases new EP album ‘Street Related’

The songwriter and producer of rap music known as Ty the Writer has released his latest official EP album, “Street Related.” The EP album contains four original Ty the Writer tracks for an approximate total listening time of 12 mins. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Truth Seekers Music Group record label. Raw, direct, and 100% comprised of straight-up urban poetry, “Street Related” showcases Ty the Writer as one of the most intriguing rap-music artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

The American Midwest’s Ty the Writer cites as main artistic influences Tupac Shakur, Lil’ Wayne, Juelz Santana, and Fabolous. Ty the Writer’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on grit, truth, and rock-solid back beats, “Street Related” by Ty the Writer has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Street Related,” Ty the Writer writes, “’Street Related’ is inspired by the pain that comes with the street life.”

The heart of the EP lies in the dissolution of a famous Chicago project complex, the Cabrini Greens.

“The affects of its disappearance are still relevant today,” writes Ty, “being part of the cause of excessive violence in Chicago. The album artwork is inspired by Cabrini Greens.”

Still, “Street Related” manages to be more personal than public. It’s an EP with Ty the Writer conducting the orchestra through and through.

“My personal experiences also inspired the creation of ‘Street Related,” he writes. “On the EP I touch on my view of proper street ethics, my personal beliefs, and the day-to-day street-related lifestyle.”

Ty the Writer grew up loving music. He started writing poetry first, then turned it into bars and verses about his everyday living. He’s been writing, recording and performing rap since the age of 14.

In talking about his creative process, he talks constantly about truth.

“[I love] being authentic in my writing process, even though I sometimes do not write my songs and just enjoy creating good music in the moment,” Ty the Writer says. “So I’m going off the top of my head. The ending results are always fun to hear, some of things I came up with.”

Ty the Writer extends special thanks to “engineer Mars Monarch and of course my team at Truth Seekers Music Group.”

“Street Related” by Ty the Writer on the Truth Seekers Music Group label is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rap music fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Street Related” by Ty the Writer –

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Kimlyn Mc Shine releases new single ‘I Say Come’

The songwriter and producer of soul music and contemporary gospel known as Kimlyn Mc Shine has released her latest official single, “I Say Come.” The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Clarion, uplifting, and founded on the scriptures of the Christian Bible, “I Say Come” showcases Kimlyn Mc Shine as one of the most intriguing soul music and contemporary gospel artists of the year so far and promises that she has plenty more where that came from.

Montreal, Canada’s Kimlyn Mc Shine cites as main artistic influences Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Cece Winans. Kimlyn Mc Shine’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on heartfelt witnessing, sonorous worship and naturally warm vocal work, “I Say Come” by Kimlyn Mc Shine has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “I Say Come,” Kimlyn Mc Shine writes, “This song is a message from God to the world. He knows that there are many people who are hurting, feeling lost, lonely, and broken-hearted. He wants them to know that no matter where you are in your life, or what you have done, he is waiting on you, and wants you to come to him, so he can heal your heart and give you a brand-new start if you so desire.”

Kimlyn Mc Shine’s music career began by singing in the church at the age of just eight.

I started singing in choirs as a child in the island of Trinidad,” she writes. “I migrated to Canada where I sang in choirs for over 10 years. I presently sing on my worship team at church for over five years now.”

That present worship team is hosted by the Resurrection Center. Previous to that illustrious crew, Mc Shine sang with the Word of Life worship team for six years, the Montreal Gospel Choir for three, and the Jireh Gospel Choir for seven. With such a storied and successful career, it comes as no surprise that today, she remains a largely ecclesiastical performer.

“Music soothes the soul,” says Kimlyn Mc Shine. “It can change your mood in a heartbeat. Music can uplift your spirits when you are feeling a bit blue. Music can be used to help you express your most deepest thoughts and emotions.”

I Say Come” by Kimlyn Mc Shine is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide 26 August 2020. Get in early, soul music and contemporary gospel fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.Octiive.com

Official Website –

http://www.kimlynmcshine.com

Official Instagram –

Kimlyn_McShine

George Yanni Karamanlis releases new EP album ‘My Music Garden’

The songwriter and producer of European and Mediterranean music known as George Yanni Karamanlis has released his latest official EP album, “My Music Garden.” The EP album contains 10 original George Yanni Karamanlis tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 mins. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Lively, exotic, and bringing the unmistakable Greek sound to locales around the world, “My Music Garden” showcases George Yanni Karamanlis as a true ambassador of the sound and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

In addition to the considerable skills of Karamanlis, himself, “My Music Garden” also features the talents of Thanos Gkiouletzis (violin), Stavros Pazarentzis (clarinet, winds), Kostas Matsigos (guitar), Dimitris Keramidakis (piano), Dina Sarantzi (cello), Kostas Vavalas (bassoon), Cosmas Papadopoulos (clarinet), Jim Kehagias (guitar), Thanos Gkiouletzis (orchestration, “Sahara”), and especially Jim Kehagias (orchestration, mastering, artist management).

The ancient city of Thessaloniki’s George Yanni Karamanlis cites as main artistic influences Manos Hatzidakis, classical music, and the regional sounds from Greece and the Middle East. George Yanni Karamanlis’s own style on “My Music Garden” takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on genuine tones, traditional phrasing, and danceable rhythms, “My Music Garden” by George Yanni Karamanlis has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe his impetus in creating “My Music Garden,” George Yanni Karamanlis writes simply, “Listening to all the music which has been collecting in my mind over my entire life since I was a kid until the present day.”

My Music Garden” by George Yanni Karamanlis is available from quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, Mediterranean music fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.Octiive.com

My Music Garden” by George Yanni Karamanlis –

https://www.amazon.com/Music-Garden-George-Yianni-Karamanlis/dp/B08DFJ6ZJ7/