Rapper Xtravagant releases new single ‘Wonder Why Lil Shawty’

The rapper and producer of hip hop known as Xtravagant has released his latest official single, “Wonder Why Lil Shawty.” The track has been proudly published on the 6 Figure Gang independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Riding a deep, rolling bass track with rat-a-tat percussion and an ultra-smooth vocal style, “Wonder Why Lil Shawty” shows every sign of being Xtravagant’s new flagship track in 2018.

Xtravagant cites as main artistic influences Tupac Shakur, Master P, Lil Boosie, Lil Webbie, Future, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Durk, Yo Gotti, Tee Grizzly, Lil Durk and “plenty others.” His own sound bears elements of each of these while retaining a signature all its own.

Since I was a child I always had passion for music,” writes Xtravagant. “Think I was about 16 when I really wrote my first couple bars though. During my incarceration I really started to take it serious while it became a better way to express myself and to relieve stress.”

Incarceration helped Xtravagant’s music career in more than one way, though. “Wonder Why Lil Shawty” is based on an autobiographical behind-bars story.

It gives an insight of my life to the listeners,” Xtravagant says. “It speaks about an ex-girlfriend not remaining loyal nor keeping it real by holding me down while I’m incarcerated. In the song, it’s other females being spoken about, also. Once I’m free and they see me doing good, now they trying to be a part of life again. The song is real. So I guess you can say I’m sharing one of my life stories with my fans.”

Xtravagant is the stage name of Moses Le’Cal Stallings from Aiken, South Carolina. Having grown up on the rougher north side of town, Xtravagant’s youth revolved around drug addicts, drug dealers, gang violence, and school expulsion.

My mother moved me and the family to Norcross, GA, where I was then enrolled at Norcross High,” writes Xtravagant. “Running the streetz and selling drugs on the daily, my mother knew it wasn’t no changing me, so she took me back to South Carolina to live with my auntie and uncle. She always said if I was ever to get locked up, at least it would be where we are from.”

Xtravagant knew his lifestyle could not end well, so he made plans for college and the US Army, respectively.

I was going to end up dead or in prison,” he says. “I told my mother and my girlfriend about my plans, however they disagreed, not wanting me that far off. Couple months later I was locked up for armed robbery and assault and battery with intent to kill.”

Xtravagant was sentenced to 13 years and received an additional 10 years ran concurrently for actions he says resulted in self defense.

I started reading books,” Xtravagant writes. “I started seeking knowledge of self. I found out who I truly was and what I really wanted out of life. I learned that I could do anything I put my mind to. I started writing music without being taught. I told myself I would never let the devil try to destroy me again. I switched from negative to positive with the help of God. So now I’m here waiting to be released, so that I can really pursue my dreams.”

Wonder Why Lil Shawty” from Xtravagant is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Wonder Why Lil Shawty” from Xtravagant –


https://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Why-Lil-Shawty-Explicit/dp/B07DSHKJJF/

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Alt-country artist Mike Johnson releases new single ‘Full Time Habit’

The singer and songwriter of alt-country music known as Mike Johnson has released his latest single, “Full Time Habit.” Like the rest of Johnson’s recent repertoire, “Full Time Habit” has been proudly published on the Chewy Records independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. A genuine blend of country, blues and rock which both respects the old sounds and builds something fresh on their foundations, “Full Time Habit” by Mike Johnson is a track fans of many music genres can get behind.

An official music video for “Full Time Habit” has also been made available for viewing and listening online (link provided below).

Gainesville, Florida’s Mike Johnson cites as main artistic influences the Zac Brown Band, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Kenny Chesney. His own singing has drawn comparisons to that of Shawn Mullins and also of John Popper (Blues Traveler). Having grown up in the town famous for raising country-rock acts such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Sister Hazel, and Don Felder and Bernie Leadon of the Eagles, it may come as no surprise that Mike Johnson’s “Full Time Habit” possesses likewise elements of these, as well.

Asked to describe the themes of his latest single, Johnson says, “You can love and depend on your significant other so much that it feels like an addiction, but in a good way!”

Mike Johnson is a live performer with a full schedule in excess of 280 shows annually. Since his start in professional music in 1994 at the age of 19, Johnson has performed literally thousands and thousands of times, both as a solo act and with bands. His set lists have included originals and cover tunes for decades, his own music being renowned crowd favorites throughout the North Florida area.

Full Time Habit” by Mike Johnson is available at over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide from Chewy Records now. Get in early, country music fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Mike Johnson “Full Time Habit” Official Video –

https://youtu.be/jiJ4PjrnIZc

Full Time Habit” by Mike Johnson –


https://www.amazon.com/Full-Time-Habit-Mike-Johnson/dp/B07CXLXL8V/


Official Website –

https://www.chewyrecords.com

Paolo Stante releases new blues-rock album ‘At It Again’

Singer and songwriter Paolo Stante has released his latest LP blues-rock album, “At It Again.” The record contains nine original tracks and a Howlin’ Wolf cover for a total listening time of approx. 45 minutes. Like the rest of the Stante repertoire, “At It Again” has been proudly published on the Vision Records & Publishing Ltd. independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Bringing the traditional blues sound into the 21st century with groove, funk, soul and Stante’s inimitable guitar stylings, “At It Again” exemplifies Stante’s blues-rock status as a true titan for today.

Montreal’s Paolo Stante cites as main artistic influences the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, BB King, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker. His own sound marries the classic modes of Hooker, King and Guy with the distorted guitars and prominent drums of bands like the Stones and Zeppelin. The result has something likely to appeal to fans of modern or classic rock, modern or classic blues, or other genres altogether.

Paolo Stante has been playing rock music since the age of fifteen.

My parents forced me to take piano lessons in grade school,” he writes. “Then I saw ‘Back to the Future,’ and I switched to guitar.”

Asked to describe the overall themes of his new “At It Again” LP, Stante says, “There is no particular message. The album is an expression of the emotions of life.”

Stante’s previous records include “Man Out of Time” (2015), “One Way Back” (2013), and singles such as “4 Bases” and “Your Kind of Pain” (2014).

Paolo Stante has performed widely in Canada in such locales as Montreal, Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Hull, Gatineau, Hudson, Saint-Anne de Bellevue, Ils Perrot, Beaconsfield, Pointe-Claire, Ottawa, Cornwall, Toronto, Alexandria, Brockville, Martin Town, Vankleek Hill in the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario, respectively, and many more.

“Playing blues rock allows me to get in touch with my innermost feelings,” writes Paolo Stante. “It takes me away from the drudges of everyday life.”

At It Again” by Paolo Stante is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, rock fans.

At It Again” by Paolo Stante –


https://www.amazon.com/At-Again-Paolo-Stante/dp/B07DJ2Y8PZ/


Official Website –

https://paolostante.com

Alt-rocker Winter Darks releases debut album ‘Any Place All the Time’

The singer and songwriter of alternative rock music known as Winter Darks has released her debut album, “Any Place All the Time.” The record contains 11 original Winter Darks songs for an approximate total listening time of 42 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Spaceship Radio independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Bearing elements of alt-rock, early indie rock and even pre-millennium emo, “Any Place All the Time” showcases Winter Darks as one of today’s most intriguing rock songwriters.

Portland, Oregon’s Winter Darks cites as main artistic influences Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, classical guitar music, ’90s grunge rock and alternative rock. Elements of these are easily discerned in “Any Place All the Time,” so that fans of the above are sure to find something they appreciate in this Freshman release from Winter Darks.

As her stage moniker hints, Winter Darks began in music under bleak circumstances. Asked to describe her start as an artist, Darks writes, “Isolation + trauma + desperation.” However, she also reveals that creativity in music comes naturally to her: “I started writing melodies and ideas the day I picked up a guitar.”

Darks has described her music as “gloomily optimistic.” A down-to-earth and discernably genuine person, she openly declares her songs “honest and relatable.” Nevertheless, Winter Darks does have an introverted facet to her musical character.

When I started playing guitar,” writes Darks, “I didn’t want anyone to hear what I had written, so I only played guitar for other people’s bands and never sang. I wasn’t that happy, so I tried making my own project using my songs but finding someone to sing my lyrics for me. I never found the right chemistry with anyone, so I tried playing and singing one of my songs at an open mic, and it finally felt right.”

Any Place All the Time,” the debut album from Winter Darks, is available at over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, alt-rock fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Any Place All the Time” by Winter Darks –


https://www.amazon.com/Any-Place-Time-Winter-Darks/dp/B07DYYXVJK/


Official Website –

https://www.winterdarks.com

The Godfathers of Deep House SA release new album ‘The Story Of The Godfathers Vol1’

The composers and producers of EDM known as the Godfathers of Deep House SA have released their latest LP album, “The Story of the Godfathers Vol1.” Like other fresh releases from the Godfathers of Deep House SA, “The Story…” has been proudly published on the Godfada Recording Label (Pty) Ltd without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Booming, soaring, and full of the kinds of melodic hooks which keep their fans coming for more, “The Story of the Godfathers Vol1” is an album sure to catch the attention of house music fans everywhere.

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, the Godfathers of Deep House say little but that they are “influenced by the likes of Frankie Knuckles.”

Speaking of the overall themes and intents for their new release, they describe it as “a nostalgic experience of deep house music. This is the kind of music you can listen to in any mood and any situation. It is environmentally friendly.”

The Godfathers Of Deep House SA (South Africa) have defined themselves as “a leading Deep House Music Production which is a vision that is created and founded by Masia Mashapa. This is a deep house movement distributing its locally produced content digitally and garnering great love and support in South Africa and Internationally.”

Mashapa, himself (AKA Masia the Godfather) has been called “an avid music collector and lover with a keen ear and eye for talent.

Also partnered with Masia Mashapa is DJ Spring, born Victor Ngcongwana, whom Mashapa has called, “a lifelong friend who saw the vision and believed in it. We partnered up, and the Godfathers of Deep House SA came alive. Where words fail, our music speaks.”

Asked to describe the music of the Godfathers of Deep House SA in general, they write, “Music is the great way that unites and heals us. For every experience in life, there is a song for that moment as a reminder – an incredible force, something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”

The Godfathers of Deep House SA have also gone on record to state that their mission through music is one of unity.

Our hope,” they write, “is that through sharing good music, the lifestyle and the love of music we can all be equal.”

An online 24hr radio station is also running courtesy of The Godfathers of Deep House SA, and a Godfathers Application for mobile has also been made available, having been “created for people living anywhere in the world, so that all can get the Nostalgic experience at their fingertips.”

The Story of the Godfathers Vol1” by the Godfathers of Deep House SA is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com


Official Website –

https://www.thegodfathers.co.za

Official Radio Station –

https://godfadasofdeephouse.airtime.pro/

Balinese DJ Agoes releases psytrance single ‘Olly Olly’

The Balinese DJ known internationally as Agoes has released his latest official single, “Olly Olly.” Like the rest of Agoes’ recent repertoire, “Olly Olly” has been proudly published on the AAAM independent music label without the direction or support of the corporate music industry. Thumping, exotic, classy and cool, “Olly Olly” presents Agoes as one of Bali’s most intriguing EDM artists.

Agoes cites as main artistic influences Berg, Vini Vici, Armin van Buuren, and Morten Granau. Fans of these will find much to appreciate in “Olly Olly,” as it contains many of the same elements which have drawn fans of electronic dance music to nightclub dance floors and neon-lit music festivals for decades. His own style on the track takes samples from Indonesian music and uses them as hooks over a subdued, subtle beat based on smooth, pounding bass whumps for a blend of psytrance that drives without feeling brash, noisy or aggressive.

Asked to describe the message or theme of his latest single, “Olly Olly,” Agoes says simply, “The ability to reach them and take them on a journey.”

Agoes Mulyadi is an EDM composer, performer and producer from Bali, Indonesia. He has been professionally creating music in the scene for more than two decades. He is half of the popular EDM duo, Shahada, the other half being the popular DJ Jaux Ion. Agoes has gone on record to say that he intended the inception of Shahada to express his “love for old-skool deejaying with psytrance music.”

“Olly Olly” by Agoes is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, fans of EDM and psytrance music.

Also be sure not to miss the other tracks from Agoes available for listening, purchase and download from his official Soundcloud account or from the AAAM label (links provided below).

Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/agoes/693570

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/30kDzfA0pChERbPfCCj9sj?si=7H-tBNX0SSePW8cWAKcpsA

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/id/album/olly-olly-single/1396949795

Pop singer Geron releases new single ‘That’s Me’

The singer and performer of pop and hip hop known as Geron has released her latest official single, “That’s Me.” The track has been proudly published on the Bergeron Musique independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Impeccably performed, precisely produced, and intuitively written, “That’s Me” is a single to put Geron on the map across several music categories.

Geron cites as main musical influences Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera. As such, her own style often moves between the pop and hip hop genres. Geron’s vocal tones have been described as “unique, with a serious, soulful, and mysterious quality that lends itself to alternative R&B.” Her current release of the “That’s Me” single is the public’s first glimpse into a debut EP album which she has hinted will drop in Q4 of 2018.

By Kindergarten, Geron was already playing piano. Her first performance in a recital came just two years later. She performed as a soloist in her church choir by nine years old. She is classically trained as a vocalist.

Geron’s musical beginnings stay alive on her parents’ VHS tapes. Since a toddler, she’s been singing and dancing. By Kindergarten, she was playing piano and her first recital followed a couple years later. At age nine, she became a soloist in the church choir, and eventually took vocal lessons. When the lessons ended, she continued playing and singing. Then in high school, she told her mom she wanted to pursue a career in music.

An avid songwriter, Geron enjoys speaking openly about her personal life in her music. Songs by Geron tend toward the introspective, the genuine, and the autobiographical. She has gone on record to state that the three-decade-strong marriage of her parents “has influenced [her] greatly.”

Some of her songs weave a tale about the dark side of relationships, too, though,” says Bergeron Musique, “and her lyrics often have complex or dual meanings.”

Geron has attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has started a career in TV and film, but also looks forward to working in the theatre, which combines her love of acting and singing. Her current official bio notes that, “In every role, Geron wants to be a role model and a testament of all that’s possible when you keep your eye on the prize.” It concludes by saying, “Geron is excited about releasing ‘That’s Me’ as it marks the revamping of her sound and the hard-launch of her brand.”

That’s Me” by Geron is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

That’s Me” by Geron –


https://www.amazon.com/Thats-Me-Geron/dp/B07D33NPNC/


Official Website –

www.justgeron.com