Matt Record releases new EP ‘Black Swan’


Acoustic-pop musician Matt Record has released his latest album, “Black Swan.” The record is an EP release containing five Matt Record originals for a total listening time of about 20 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Captain Beardo independent music label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Catchy, groovy, thought-provoking and pleasantly mellow to hear, “Black Swan” is a sign that Matt Record deserves all the attention he’s been getting.

Indiana’s Matt Record cites as main artistic influences Wilco, Sturgill Simpson, the Allman Brothers and bluegrass music, as well as certain “elements of the Grateful Dead and Phish.” This classic rock / folk rock / indie rock blend is exactly what music fans can expect from “Black Swan,” with the surprising bonus that Record’s EP album is neither predictable nor derivative.
Asked about the themes of his new EP, Record writes, “A Black Swan is a catastrophic event that comes completely by surprise. This EP touches on some of the things we think about in relation to these catastrophic events in one’s personal life as well as those that can affect everyone worldwide.”

The result is relaxing, intriguing music that makes “Black Swan” a subtly philosophical little album for music fans who like some meat on their lyrical bones. Matt Record goes on to explore the effects of sudden tragedy on the individual – tragedies like death – explaining:

“Death in general is a Black Swan. In preparing for something that we cannot possibly prepare for, we lose sleep from thinking too much. We probably have regrets. We think about the passing on of our genetic information. Sometimes we just decide to have fun while we wait for the inevitable when we will return, in some ways, the energy that makes us alive back to the universe.”

Matt Record’s current official bio describes him as a “singer/guitarist/songwriter performing and recording in a multitude of genres.” His singing has been called “dynamic and soulful,” his guitar work, “expert,” and his songwriting, “raw and handcrafted where small town roots meet big city struggles.” He has written, recorded and performed acoustic rock, indie folk, soul, funk, country and bluegrass music. Originally from Plymouth, Indiana, Matt lived and performed in Los Angeles, Chicago, Oregon and London before returning to Indianapolis, IN for this present release of “Black Swan.”

“Black Swan” by Matt Record is available online worldwide from over 700 digital music stores now. Get in early, singer-songwriter fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Black Swan” by Matt Record –
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Swan-EP-Matt-Record/dp/B06XG2B3QC/
Website –

http://www.mattrecord.com

Dutch music artist Madbello releases new EP ‘New Acid Wave’ feat. Dyezzie

The musician and producer known internationally as Madbello has released his latest EP record, “New Acid Wave” feat. Dyezzie. The EP contains four original tracks, but provides more than an hour’s worth of quality electronica music. It has been proudly published on the Madbello independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Widely varied, full of groove, and featuring the original Euro-house music sound, “New Acid Wave” is an EP record for nightclub DJs and music aficionados alike.

Madbello, who hails from Holland, cites as main artistic influences several whole genres, including house, jazz, Latin, samba, death metal, and alternative music. His own style is a contemporary spin on the foundational house-music sound which arrived in the early nineties, the same early digital sound which would eventually morph into the global EDM scene as it is known everywhere today.

This makes sense, coming as it does from Madbello, whose first prominent releases were a full-length LP and a shorter EP which came out on the Polydor Records Italy major music label circa 1992. A quarter of a century later, Madbello has returned as a solo artist with a humble mission.

“I hope you will enjoy my music,” writes Madbello. “I try to create my own sound with the resources and knowledge that I have – but not for the money. I’ve made music with love. This is music from Holland with LOVE and a Dutch kiss.”

Madbello is Mike A. Di Bello, who has been playing music since 14 years old when he started on recorder, then guitar. Bass guitar followed, then drums, flute, violin, piano and synthesizers.

“I did this until the computer was powerful enough to take over all the instruments, add up to the final production,” Madbello says. “Before that I’ve been in several bands of various styles, from punk, metal, rock, new age and alternative styles. I worked for years with a four-track recorder and experimented a lot with it.”

True to form, Madbello’s “New Acid Wave” EP is entirely solo.

“The only record deal I ever got was from Polydor in 1992 when I worked with my companion. Ultimately, this resulted in a flop; therefore, I’ll now bring out my work by myself.”

“New Acid Wave” from Madbello feat. Dyezzie is available online worldwide from over 700 quality digital music stores now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –
https://www.amazon.com/Acid-Wave-madbello-feat-Dyezzie/dp/B06XG2GGV4/
Website –

http://www.madbello.com/

Sam Levin releases debut LP ‘Frame of Mind’


Young singer and songwriter Sam Levin has released his debut full-length album, “Frame of Mind.” The record contains 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Clarence Productions independent record label. Boasting heartfelt lyrics and equal portions indie rock and alternative pop styles, “Frame of Mind” makes it clear that Sam Levin will be a prominent voice for the next few years, and potentially for decades to come.

Sam Levin, 15, has cited as early artistic influences the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. Today Levin says he listens to the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bon Iver, Alt-J, Childish Gambino, Galactic, Gorillaz and JJ Grey (among others). Fans of these legends have much to look forward to in “Frame of Mind,” which builds on classic song structures while featuring many contemporary qualities that polish it to a high shine.

“’Frame of Mind’ is really about the last year and a half of my life,” Levin says of his debut’s theme. “It’s not a good thing or a bad thing, it’s just what happened.”

Music-News.com says of Levin’s music, “[Sam Levin] weaves together complimentary melodies and tight rhythms with ease and finesse … From the acoustic base, Levin adds in tasteful electronic albums, giving them a modern, folktronica style.”

In a piece titled, “Amazed by the Music of Sam Levin,” Beat.Media writes, “Sam Levin is only fifteen, but he has the musical genius of someone much older than his decade and a half … He can only get better, and he’s already creating amazing music far beyond his years.”

Sam Levin has been recording and releasing music since the age of seven, with his first EP record, “I’m In Here,” appearing in 2014. He writes everything, and performs nearly all of the instruments on his studio projects. His music is warm, welcoming, soulful, and introspective without sounding self-absorbed.

“Frame of Mind is exactly that,” writes Clarence Productions about the record. “It’s full of loneliness and love, friendship and struggle. It’s about choices, changes, reflection and joy.”

Levin himself says, “It’s about music’s place in all of that, in my life.”

Sam Levin has been performing live since the age of seven, too, and is known for his dependably entertaining shows at festivals and humble venues in the New York area and beyond. Last year saw him on a week-long open-mic tour in London. Live performance also plays a major role in his new official video, “Everything’s Okay” (link provided below).

“Frame of Mind” by Sam Levin is available online worldwide from over 700 digital music stores now. Get in early, singer-songwriter fans and fans of the Head and the Heart, Kings of Leon, the Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Bon Iver, Bahamas and Jose Gonzales. Sam Levin will be around a long time.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Frame of Mind” by Sam Levin –
https://www.amazon.com/Frame-Mind-Sam-Levin/dp/B06XH597WH/

Everything’s Okay” Official Music Video –
https://youtu.be/LMcOAfoMPTo
Website –

https://www.thesamlevin.com/

Paragone releases new compilation album ‘Eastern Society’

Paragone has released his latest compilation LP record, “Eastern Society.” The album showcases performances by a bevy of artists including Bronze Nazareth, Timbo King, William Cooper, 9th Prince, Leech, Pone-Op, Purpose, Str8 Bizz, Shannon Sharp, Sume, Pistola, Salute, and additionally features Blue Raspberry, Solomon Childs, StoneFace, Majesty, Napoleon, Dexter Wiggle, and Shaka Amazulu the 7th. Many of them are are affiliates of the Wu-Tang Clan. It has been proudly published on the Black Stone of Mecca independent record label.

Aggressive, creative, clever and blending old-school qualities with a contemporary edge, “Eastern Society” is a towering example of what Paragone and Black Stone of Mecca can do for the underground hip hop scene.

We asked Paragone who were some of his artistic influences and he mentioned NWA, Ice-T, Public Enemy, Easy-E, Rakin, Guru, Tupac Shakur, the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dog, and Cypress Hill to name a few.

“Hip-Hop music has always been a part of my life ever since I was young,” writes Paragone. “After going to several different studios with some of the homies back in the days, I just knew it was something I wanted to get into and be a part of.”

While “Eastern Society” is nearly an hour long with 14 different tracks, it’s a work of non-fiction. Paragone describes the LP as a kind of window into the life we live on a day to day.

“It basically depicts our lives and what we see and go through on a daily basis,” Paragone writes. “Nothing is fabricated or exaggerated, we just spit about reality and circumstances we deal with on the daily.”

Paragone is the founder of PremiereHipHop.com along with Kevlaar7 RIP. Kevlaar7 is blood brothers with Bronze Nazareth and Kev tragically passed a few years ago. Basically they wanted to create an outlet that would showcase artists with real lyrical skills who don’t conform with the mainstream media trash!

PremiereHipHop.com’s bio page says: “Along with [Paragone’s] partner, Sunez, contributing his hip hop element as executive editor, PremiereHipHop.com has become the most progressive online hip hop music publication. PremiereHipHop.com has now connected with Classic Storm Radio and DJ Toshi to interview artists on their podcast featuring exclusive news and music, launching and promoting different concerts and artist showcases all around the New York City area.” You could see some of these interviews on Premiere’s Youtube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/premierehiphopdotcom

Paragone also mentioned that he has recently teamed up with Mr. Ceza from 1WorldMagazine to design their physical magazine and there currently working on issue #3. 1World is a hip hop publication that focuses on artists from all around the world and brings you indept interviews, news and album reviews. Paragone also developed there website which can be seen at http://1worldmag.com 1World recently signed a magazine distribution deal which will put them on store shelves all around the world!

“Eastern Society” by Paragone and Black Stone of Mecca is available online worldwide from over 700 quality music stores now. A limited edition CD of the album (only 200 copies available) can be bought directly from https://celestialproductions.bandcamp.com/releases.

Eastern Society” by Paragone and Black Stone of Mecca –

https://www.amazon.com/Eastern-Society-Explicit-Various-artists/dp/B06XJ1NCXF/

Physical Limited Edition CD –

https://celestialproductions.bandcamp.com/releases

Websites:

http://celestialproductions.com

http://premierehiphop.com

http://1worldmag.com

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.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Bad Mammi” by Malik –
https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Mammi-Malik/dp/B06XFZW71G/
Official Website –
www.eternalmarchcraft.com

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.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –
https://www.amazon.com/Harder-Explicit-Kollektiv-feat-Curtis/dp/B06XQ6M7T3/
Website –

info@tuffstudios.se

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.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Ride the Night” by Eric Slater & Brian Graye –

https://www.amazon.com/Ride-Night-Slater-Brian-Graye/dp/B06XKRZZV8/

Website –

www.ericslater.com