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Music is spiritual Many new & upcoming releases. From Oriental Jazz Fusion To Hip
Hop with a lot of Afrobeat & Contempary High Life. World Excusive Première from
Florie Namir & Franck Biyong Music
Make sure you check the Hip Hop phenemonal Blk Odyssy, thanks to Anne-Sophie
Mattéi the must have ‘Whips-X-Chains feat. FP from Youthstar & Miscellaneous
out March 24 on Chinese Man Records Magical soulfull tune from Mr Bird ´Back
in Détroit’ To be released on Tangential Music along Jules Brennan - Hana
Voodoo that we support. Super Funky Tropical single ‘I Need à Stick’ from
Laurence Gastine, Jazz Soul Etnik To be released soon on Bandcamp A great
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Febuary 10 Upcoming new explosive ANALOG AFRICA ´The Good Samaritans’
chapter one out March 3 Kaleta & Super Yamba Band feat Osei Korankye 7
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Discovering The Foreign Films Bill Majoros aka The Foreign Films is an award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. Deeply fascinated by the musical alchemy of the past and the present, he creates retro-futurism: sparkling melodies that dream of tomorrow.

Imagine yourself as a ghost floating away from this earthly life. Free from everything yet forever tethered to your memories. That’s the premise of “Perfect Future” from new full-length album, Magic Shadows.

Majoros has played hundreds of shows spanning North America and the UK. From legendary clubs such as the The Cavern Club in Liverpool (of Beatles fame), CBGB’s in NYC, 1st Ave in Minneapolis (Prince, Purple Rain), to stadium shows and festivals supporting many well-known artists.

Live supporting dates include work with Alanis Morissette, The Tragically Hip, Echo and the Bunnymen, Daniel and Bob Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan) Pete Best (original drummer for The Beatles), Jewel, Blue Rodeo, The Goo Goo Dolls, Fountains of Wayne, 5440, Taylor Hawkins, Big Sugar, Robyn Hitchcock, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Sadies, Ron Sexsmith, The Grapes of Wrath, Big Wreck, Universal Honey, The Grapes of Wrath, Del Amitri, and more.

Recording work with various artists and members of Blue Rodeo, The Cowboy Junkies, Giles Martin (the Beatles), The Spoons, Carl Jennings (Freedom Train), Dave Rave (Teenage Head) Universal Honey, Flux AD, The Nines, and more.

Sparked by the magical realism of The Twilight Zone (1959), “Perfect Future” is reminiscent of a lost summer deep in the memory. The nostalgic and dreamy pop track conjures up hazy imagery of summer twilight.
Magic Shadows is a time machine, connecting the dots between reality and the dream world, transitioning between the organic and synthetic sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Listen in here: https://open.spotify.com/album/764WHnDmqFWxaOtzhcO2yj?go=1&sp_cid=09a772ebdc89ba3e23afcefb6f60d87c&utm_source=embed_player_p&utm_medium=desktop&nd=1
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Kicking off this week with some reggae from Guinea-Bissau from KimiDjabate, more from
Pa Bobo & Razoof. We take a thumb piano detour to US jazz musician Kahil El Zabar & the
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble before hitting some afrobeat with a new release from Togo All
Stars and Brighton's own Yamaya featuring stunning Senegalese singer Khadim Sarr, Brasil
based I.F.A., and Nigerian singer Okwei Odili & Aweto Band. More from the new single from
South African duo Msaki & Tubatsi and new realease from guitarist Franck Biyong. Not
forgetting Tanzanian multi instrumentalist and bush technologist Saidi Kanda & Mvula
Mandondo who play Brighton's Rosehill venue on Saturday Feb 18

Hosted by John Warr

Long time African and Latin record collectors and music enthusiasts, John Warr
and Guy Morley formed AfroBase as a monthly club back in 2002.


1/ Afonhe - Kimi Djabate
2/ Salya Dub - Pa Bobo Jobarteh & Razoof
3/ Don Cherry - Kahil El’Zabar & Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
4/ Up to the Sky - Togo All Stars
5/ Senegal - Yamaya
6/ Menelik - I.F.Á.
7/ If you love me - Okwei Odili & Aweto Band
8/ Napenda Nkewangu (I love my wife) - Saidi Kanda & Mvula Mandondo
9/ Zibonakalise - Msaki x Tubatsi
10/ Ome Ogo - Azuka Moweta & his Anioma Brothers
11/ Njombi - Franck Biyong

As bright and exciting as a summer day at the beach, the new world-pop single “Main Aaungi” was produced by Hollywood filmmaker-photographer Nick Saglimbeni of Slickforce Studio in collaboration with dynamic singer-songwriter S. J. Jananiy and her 3 Dot Recording Studios, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. The song was released digitally around the world as part of a commercial promotion for the Slickforce Light Frame, a lighting accessory for aspiring photographers.

“Main Aaungi” is a melodic new world-pop single about heroes coming to one’s rescue. Seeking the right voice for his film project, producer Nick Saglimbeni of Slickforce Studio, partnered with music producer S. J. Jananiy to compose, produce, and perform the thematic single, which has released worldwide on all platforms. Jananiy, a renowned polygenre singer-songwriter and composer, performs the song in Hindi, and will also record it in English, Tamil & Malayalam versions for the international market. The innovative video, featuring Shaun Romy, Mira Patel and Asmita Kumari, earned over 50,000 views in 3 days.

The uplifting lyrics, sung in Hindi by S. J. Jananiy, are inspired by the idea of everyday heroes coming to the rescue of those in need. Heartfelt and universally empowering, the English language translation is along the lines of "I'll rise up" or "I will come (to help you)." The song is also slated for global release in English, Tamil & Malayalam language versions, too, and the sound lends itself perfectly as the theme for an Indian reincarnation of an American action drama television series about lifeguards who patrol the warm sunny beaches and revolves around their interpersonal relationships, with plots usually centering on dangers related to the beach lifestyle. When they come to your rescue, to save you from a bad situation, they run across the beach in slow motion, usually wearing distinctive lifeguard gear, and the music keeps you breathlessly on the edge of your seat.

Listen to the original version on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3BZrYehqyC5QJeQUabLre7?si=4f4ae92b4c10431d

Saglimbeni, who is renowned for his visually creative work with companies such as Disney, Apple, Skims, and many more, shares, “I first reached out to Jananiy in early 2020, looking to create a specific sound for our project that essentially didn't exist in the music space,” says Saglimbeni. “We wanted an uplifting American-style title track—inspired by the theme songs of the ‘80s and ‘90s—but with a completely Indian personality. I was searching for an artist who could pull this off when I came across Jananiy's song ‘Believe in You’ and right away I knew we’d found our artist. Jananiy has the voice of an angel—soft yet hauntingly powerful.”

Jananiy, a lover of collaborations, fully embraced the challenge and opportunity. “When Nick approached me with his concept, it was such a wonderful experiment for me! I wrote the melody backed with a lot of dynamic musical arrangements including zestful electric guitar runs and some surreal synth tones that deliver a power-packed kick, while the heart-pounding drums give a necessary flamboyance. Nick wrote the English lyrics firstly for my melody/tune which was the major underlying lyrical theme, & translated to the Hindi version by Janak Kaviratna. As far as my vocals, I layered beautiful conversations between the melody & lyrical plays, along with vocal effects that add a spark to this exciting track!”

Jananiy’s vocals on “Main Aaungi” seemingly fulfills a prophecy put forth in 2018 by Indie Pulse Music, who wrote, “She has an astonishing voice and deceptive range – a brief perusal of her professional résumé might suggest, to the uninformed, that she is a singer whose sound is strongly connected to the Indian world, but that’s not the case. Jananiy has a voice ready for the global pop stage, capable of intense emotional shifts, and flawlessly tuned into the song’s musical demands. Many listeners will marvel at the control she exerts over her vocal instrument…”

S. J. Jananiy is a Multi-Global-Award-Winning Composer, Singer, and Scholar who has received a prestigious Indian National Award & State Awards. She is a Film Score Composer, a Polygenre Indie Artist, Carnatic & Hindustani Classical Vocalist, Western Classical Singer, Music Director & more.

S. J. Jananiy (Subramanian Jaya Jananiy) is a singer-songwriter, musician and composer of Indian Classical, modern Indian Trap, Western Classical, and Pop/Spiritual music. A child prodigy with 25-plus years of music experience, “S. J. Jananiy” founded 3 Dot Recording Studios and JSJ Audio in Chennai, India, where she produces and performs on select projects as a lead vocalist, playback singer, songwriter, music producer, record producer, instrumentalist (keyboard, piano, harmonium, percussionist). She often serves as a Music Director, composer and performer at live events and festivals, and is rated as an "A Grade" artist of All India Radio.

A lifelong student of Brahmakumaris World Spiritual University, S. J. Jananiy has completed her Graduate degree in Economics (SMC, Chennai), an MA in Indian Music & M.Phil Music (QMC, Chennai), and, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. - Research in Music. In Western Classical Music, she is an ATCL Vocal (Diploma), Grade 8 in Western Classical Vocal, Keyboard & Western Classical Theory (Trinity College London), and holds a Senior Diploma in Hindustani Classical Music (Prayag Sangeet Samiti, India)

S. J. shares some of her thoughts about how this project came about, “When Nick approached me with his concept and ideas, it was such a wonderful experiment for me to write the melody that is backed with a lot of dynamic and pragmatic stylistically musical arrangements which involves the zestful Electric Guitar runs, some surreal synth tones that attributes to the power-packed throw to this track, the heart-pounding drums create the flamboyant articulation. Nick wrote the English lyrics firstly for my melody/tune which was the major underlying lyrical theme, and the Hindi version was translated by Janak Kaviratna. As far as my vocals are concerned, I’ve implied some beautiful conversations between the melody and lyrics which plays along with the vocal FXs that adds up the spark to this title track!”

To connect with S. J. Jananiy’s Profile, Music & Social Media, visit: https://www.flowcode.com/page/jananiysj

She concludes, “Enjoy listening to this robust track!”

Nick Saglimbeni was born in Baltimore, Maryland, Nick Saglimbeni moved to Los Angeles to pursue cinematography at the top-ranked USC School of Cinema. Shortly after graduation, Nick opened SlickforceStudio in LA.

Clients quickly responded to the cinematic nature of Nick’s photography, and Slickforce soon became one of the hottest studios on the West Coast.

In August 2011, Nick Saglimbeni created and launched WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful, the first commercial magazine entirely photographed and designed in 3D. His advancements in 3D photography won him the Grand Prize in 3D at the Sony World Photography Awards in 2012.

Nick currently works on commercial campaigns for companies such as Disney, Apple, Skims, Walmart, Sports Illustrated. His art has been featured on The View, Larry King Live, E! News, and countless others.

He is heavily involved in creating art and raising awareness for several charities, including the Humane Society, The Epilepsy Foundation, Breast Cancer Charities of America, and A21.

In 2019, Nick created Painted Princess Project, a series of cultural-themed portraits featuring models from around the world, with a portion of each art sale donated to fight human trafficking. Keep up with Nick on Instagram at http://instagram.com/nicksaglimbeni

“Main Aaungi” was distributed via Tunecore to all digital and streaming platforms worldwide on Tuesday, January 18, 2023. The track can be heard as the exciting theme song for the new Slickforce Studio commercial with a worldwide premiere on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/SlickforceTV, where it is racking up the views, now at over 50,000 views in just 3 days!

“Main Aaungi” Credits:
Composer, Music Producer, Record Producer, Arranger & Singer - S. J. Jananiy
Lyrics for the Hindi version - Janak Kaviratna
Electric & Acoustic Guitars - Kabuli Rath
Bass Guitar - Keith Peters
Drums - Chris Barber, Musiversal
Drums/percussion - Nate Barnes
Music Assistant - R. Sankerganesh
Recorded by S. J. Jananiy @ 3 Dot Recording Studios, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
Mixed & Mastered by Benny Steele, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Music Links:
Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3wFa9bl
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/main-aaungi-single/1667519446
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3BZrYehqyC5QJeQUabLre7?si=4f4ae92b4c10431d
The Dorons Captivate with Their Alt Pop Rock Single \ “Honey from the Hive” is one the alternative rock singles from The Doron´s debut album, 'The Doronic Verses,' out now.

This catchy pop rock alt rock song is a story about one woman's morals and how they change over time according to her life experiences.

With wistful guitar and lyrics, “Honey from the Hive” develops out into a more embellished rock song, electric guitar twangs and percussion and the occasional minor note highlights the emotions she is feeling.

“Little by little she has allowed herself to loosen the protective moorings that had been keeping her actions and her value system intact and anchored to one another, until she is horrified to find herself well into “enemy territory”, Shares Janice …

“She was not a captive victim, but a willing passenger on a vessel she helped to navigate! When she finally awakens and recognizes just how costly the ticket for her “pleasure cruise” is proving to be, she jumps ship, taking responsibility for her part in the fiasco, and admonishes her partner in crime to do the same.”

The Dorons have just released their brand new album 'The Doronic Verses.' This 4 piece band hail from Providence, Rhode Island and carry a funky style of alternative rock.

The Dorons are a family too! Dad Norman on lead guitar, mom on the drums and brothers Aryeh and Yosef on bass and lead vocals and guitar. It all began when, one day, Aryeh Rosenfield was a music major in college and he decided to perform with the rest of his family for a senior recital.

Parents Norman Rosenfield and Janice Kaidan were retired musicians who had played in many different bands throughout the 1980´s and 1990´s, and had been part of the Boston music scene. Rehearsing for months in advance of the recital, the family group really took off and the band The Dorons were formed!

Their album 'The Doronic Verses' is full of contemporary folk songs, alternative rock. With sensitive and thoughtful lyrics, melodic guitar verses and a strong acoustic folk sound as its foundation, The Dorons have crafted an album of 11 songs in true musical style.

Stay current with The Dorons
Website: http://www.thedorons.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedorons_band/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nailsouprecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nailsouprecords
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMwcTzZOX65yAFlcqZ-n8vw
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZbzHTWxrG2tutOOCb0Tu3?si=hbPBqufTTquCRsaoT38DcA
The powerful Shiva Mantra was chosen to be the first collaboration between India Trap and S. J. Jananiy. The lyric “Om Namah Shivaya” is the Shiva Panchakshari mantra for destroying ignorance, violence, unhealthy habits, and negative karma. Repeated in song, it releases our inner potential and invigorates us with positivity. Indian Trap (aka Jay) co-wrote this astonishing power packed track with award-winning South Indian artist S. J. Jananiy (aka S. J.). The renowned L.A. producer collaborated with the award-winning composer and singer S. J. to create a new sound that combines ancient Sanskrit mantras with classical Indian vocal techniques and contemporary Trap Music, pushing the envelope as S. J. delivers a sublime vocal performance over a hypnotic beat and melodic synths, Indian temple bells, flutes and 808 basses.

Indian Trap is an amalgamation of diverse musical influences and draws inspiration from Traditional Indian, Latin, Afrobeat, World Rhythms, and Bollywood Punjabi sounds. He infuses different genres and styles, like Reggaeton, Denbow with Punjabi Bhangra sounds that he calls ‘Punjabi Denbow’, and Latin with Indian Trap and hip hop elements that he’s calling Latin Indian Trap.

Mantras are Sanskrit prayers that millions of people have used daily for over three thousand years, and the popularity of mantras continues to expand worldwide. The Shaivite Hindu tradition, which follows Lord Shiva (the subject of this new track) holds that everything we do involves energy, and that energy is nothing other than vibration. Our words, actions, and emotions contribute to a larger energetic field known as prana, or life force. We emit a wave of energy into the world whenever we think or do something. When we repeat a mantra, we direct our energy inward, allowing us to connect with our deeper selves and gain greater control over our minds. It has helped millions of people improve their lives and effect positive change.

The Shiva-related tradition is a major part of Hinduism, the figure of Shiva today is a combination of various older deities into a single figure. Shiva is often pictured with a serpent around his neck, beneath the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flows from his matted hair, and the third eye on his forehead is the eye that turns everything in front of it into ashes when opened. The trishula or trident is his physical weapon, and he often holds the damaru drum, which is used in meditation practices.

“As a musician, my material is sound,” says Indian Trap. “I’ve always considered myself a sound designer. When I learned that the Shaivite Hindu tradition believes that matter is vibration and the cosmos is sound, it got me thinking! We talk about someone having great vibes, don’t we? Don’t we say that some people vibe well together? These seemingly trivial words have a profound meaning! Mantras are prayers that ‘vibe’ with the universe. What better lyrics can a composer ask for? Jananiy brought the mantras, and I brought my music! Three thousand years old mantras that go right to the heart of matter and contemporary music that has emerged from the streets, from ordinary people… we’re talking about roots! Music is the medicine for the soul, Plato said. At its best, music is a cosmic energy that removes negativity and obstacles, bringing peace, focus, and satisfaction to all who listen. Ever heard of Bach? The journey may be long, but we are on the right track.”

Jay Singh, aka J2 or Jay, is the successful record producer and composer behind Indian Trap. Jay rose to prominence after winning the prestigious Ministry of Sound DJ Idol Competition in 2002. He has since produced and remixed songs for various artists, including LL Cool J, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and Madonna. He burst on the pop music scene as J2 with the release of the smash hit “Dare La La La,” which he co-wrote and produced for Shakira’s 10th studio album; the track debuted in the Top 10 of most international charts. A reworked version titled “La La La” Brazil” was the official theme song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and is featured on the One Love, One Rhythm World Cup album. The song was also used in a T-Mobile commercial and Shakira’s Activia commercial, which became the most shared advertisement of 2014 and has over 2 billion streams to date. J2’s compositions have appeared in over 100 films, trailers, video games, television shows, and advertisements. They gathered over 250 million streams across YouTube and other major DSPs.

Coming from a musical family, Jay was first introduced to music at the age of just seven. His father was one of the first pioneers of Bhangra music in the United Kingdom and both his grandfather and great-grandfather were celebrated Tabla players. Jay first burst into the scene when he won the prestigious Ministry of Sound DJ Idol Competition in 2002.

Weighing in from her studio in Chennai, India, S. J. adds, “Working along with Jay for this very special single was highly explorative by fusing the Vedic Mantras, his Indian Trap music, and the many vocalizations. It got me thinking about how these Mantras, encased in Trap music and Indian raga-based music, could be performed live, and that got me curious about those possibilities. This song has at least 32 different vocal layers, along with a unique collage of Taans, Aalaaps, Swaras, and improvisations that blend beautifully with harmonies for Jay’s track!”

A quote from Sanskrit says, “Yatra naryastu pujyante, ramante tatra devata” from Vedas, which means where women are respected and worshiped, God resides there.

Subramanian Jaya Jananiy, known all over the world as S. J. Jananiy, is a Multi Global Award-Winning versatile musician, composer (Indian Classical and Western Classical), Playback Singer, Performer, Songwriter, Music Director, Music Producer, Record Producer, Keyboardist, Independent Artist and Research Scholar. She is also a Musical Ambassador and Advisory Board Outreach Ambassador at Project-Peace on Earth.

As a youngster, keenly watching her uncle playing keyboard and guitar, she started to play the keyboard whenever she sang. She started acquiring knowledge in music through her uncle’s guidance and support. After her school time, she simply loved to sing along with karaoke and grew up listening to A.R.Rahman’s soundtracks, where she got familiar with chord progressions which she learned to play on the keyboard. She has given around 1000 stage shows and concerts. She has given around 100 Carnatic classical keyboard concerts.

S. J. and her uncle designed the concept-series Classic Waves - Kannan songs in Tamil in 2007, including traditional songs for which Jananiy conducted, arranged and produced music that is the Fusion album series. This concept fetched them good recognition and became a popular number. Next they presented Classic Waves 2 – Silambosai (2010), Classic Waves 3 - Hit songs on Lord Shiva (Label:JSJ Audio- 2011), Classic Marvel (1, 2, 3, 4 concept-series). With respect to Carnatic classical, Classic Hits in Keyboard, Pancharatna Krithis in Keyboard, Kannan songs in Keyboard, and Chants are some of her other albums.

She has composed music for the Tamil Movie Prabha and the audio was launched during August 2015. She continues to compose music and she sings for a number of private albums, short films and advertisements. S. J. now has her own rapidly growing music business, she has so far released around 69 Music Albums under her JSJ Audio label, including such specialties as Carnatic Classical Vocal, Carnatic Classical Keyboard, Devotional, Fusion, New age, Indian Pop, Electronic Pop and Contemporary music.

She is the disciple of Guruji Padma Vibhushan, Sangita Kalanidhi, Chevalier Late Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna. She formerly was trained under Guru Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Guru Shri Injikudi Ganesan and Guru Smt. Dr. Rukmini Ramani and Guru Shri Chidambaram Shanmukham. She received her earliest training under Guru Smt. Geetha Srinivasan and Guru Smt. Lakshmi.

She received the prestigious global honor Peace Song Awards Winner 2018 in Public Voting and Social Media for the Song "Pudhiya Ulagam Malarattumae," the only song from India, (World Music Category), in Los Angeles, California. In 2019 Jananiy's International debut "Believe in You" - Electronic/Pop Single, won the Bronze Medal for Emerging Artist and Song honored by Global Music Awards, in La Jolla, California. Most recently, in 2022, Sneham Ezhuga," the Tamil version of "Maithreem Bhajatha," won two Bronze Medals for "World Music" and "Music Video" by Global Music Awards, La Jolla, California.

“Shiva Mantra” is the first single in a series leading up to a collaborative album to be released later in 2023. It is supported with a full length lyric video and a wide range of artistic and psychedelically appealing content in the form of shorts, reels and stories. Watch for more coming soon!


Shiva Mantra Smartlink: https://ffm.to/bjb29r2

Indian Trap Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indiantrap/

S. J. Jananiy Smartlink: https://www.flowcode.com/page/jananiysj

YouTube version: https://youtu.be/FBSCHpO7I0s
Global Music Veteran Debuts his 10th Studio Album Inspired by the French Story \ Hong Kong born musician Chet Lam has released a brand new, eleven track album called 'Back to the Stars Again' The album takes its inspiration from the much loved, classic book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The story follows a young prince who visits lots of different planets including Planet Earth, and addresses themes such as friendship, love and loss.

Lam´s newest musical foray displays his unique style of folk-pop with uplifting tracks that take the listener on a sweet journey. With folk instrumentation and lyrics that tell the story of each character of the book; one song for each character, in fact.

Chet Lam is a veteran Hong Kong singer songwriter, having both produced best selling singles as well as being a well known television presenter in his home country. Lam now resides in Dublin, Ireland where he continues to write and produce his eclectic music:

“I wrote these songs from the perspective of each character. The Little Prince is a romantic, of course, The Fox is simply a drama queen, The Rose is spoiled, The Ghosts are actually everyday people, The Snake is innocent … all characters coming together will be a life lived to the fullest.”

Lam´s vocals remind the listener of such artists as Simon and Garfunkel, and James Taylor. He explores themes of longing, of belonging and life, love and loss in much of his work. Having been born and raised in Hong Kong, now based in Ireland, he has experienced firsthand the challenge of feeling where “home” is and where one truly belongs.

These themes are prominent in this new album, and with Lam´s Asian fusion pop it is sure to charm his existing audience as well as new fans.

Stay current with Chet Lam´s music on his website: http://www.chetlam.com
And social media channels:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chetlam/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chetlam/

Stream his music:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiznIklBjCQ_kJ2ER2odkkQ?app=desktop
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/chetlamhk
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0eE5MIp5hONB0TxIJS5H48?si=NoRX1u0ERrmzfq5KhFq1TQ
Entering The Axis Mundi, by modular synthesizer composer and visionary artist Bart Hawkins, is inspired by the mystical source or center where all things exist at the same time. The "axis mundi" (also cosmic axis, world axis, world tree, world pillar, columna cerului) is a point described as the center of the world, the connection between earth and heaven, the gateway to Shambhala. Hawkins’ third album for Spotted Peccary Music, Entering The Axis Mundi, picks up where its predecessor Vision of Eden left off, continuing a sonic retelling of a creation myth. This time, instead of the book of Genesis, Hawkins drew inspiration from the concept of axis mundi, meaning “cosmic axis”— the core of existence where time and space are nonlinear and all history convergent. The innovative album releases worldwide on January 20 in a variety of digital formats, and on all streaming platforms.

The tranquil opening track -- “A Joyous Return” -- builds like a cresting wave as elongated chimes ripple around an anchoring modular synth pattern. The thrilling “To Ride a Pterodactyl” features some of Hawkins’ most innovative sound design yet. Here, he feeds the modular synth through a Moog Theremin to conjure the searing screeches of a prehistoric beast.

Throughout the nine tracks of Entering The Axis Mundi, Hawkins further establishes himself as a master of atmospheres extruded from the complex palette of the modular synthesizer. From the wistful adventure of “River Boat to Atlantis” to the galloping tension of “Race to Cosmos Redshift 7 Galaxy,” he is at home in any world he weaves.

Hawkins found the perfect language of this concept in the modular synthesizer; its sounds are innately cyclical, yet in constant motion. He says, “The modular synth itself is an axis mundi, it pulls you in, where out of chaos comes clarity of focus, the center that all revolves around.”

Reflecting on his process, he adds “I do not use any keyboards in my music, everything you hear is created from the modular system. There is an organic intimacy that happens between you and the modular when a keyboard is not hooked up. It is very liberating. And I hope I can capture some of that and pass it to my listeners. It challenges me to think differently about the signal path and how music is created. The more I let go of thinking my way into music, the more the music emerges. This process is transformational and it is no different in life. Listening without your ears and seeing without your eyes will transform your life completely.”

Spotted Peccary will live stream the album throughout the day of release on SPMLive: https://linktr.ee/ambientelectronic.tv and, the first video from the album -- "An Owl Dreams Of Me (Excerpt)" -- is out now on YouTube (https://youtu.be/SZ_opfYXuhw)

Entering The Axis Mundi was produced, composed, performed and mixed by Bart Hawkins. The album was mastered by Howard Givens, with creative design by Daniel Pipitone. It is available in many digital formats including Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless, MP3 downloads, and can be found on most streaming platforms. Hawkins' first release on the Spotted Peccary Music label was 21 Pulse Eclipse (SPM-4301), followed by Vision Of Eden (SPM-4302), and now Entering The Axis Mundi (SPM-4303).

Electronic music composer and modular synthesist Bart Hawkins’ dedication to inner sonic exploration began in the early '80s when his practice of Zen Meditation and love of the Berlin School style of electronic music launched him into a world of musical landscapes, sonic textures, and silence, sparking a spiritual awakening into the power of sound. His time as a professional film & video producer and cinematographer soon led to experiments with tape loops, delays, re-recording techniques, and the mixing of ambient sounds to create visual listening experiences. Now, diving headlong into the world of modular synthesis, Bart’s sonic creations guide listeners through an electric universe of sound, vision, and consciousness.

1 A Joyous Return
2 To Ride A Pterodactyl
3 Race To Cosmos Redshift 7 Galaxy
4 Parisa And Miriam
5 An Owl’s Dream Of Me
6 Entering The Axis Mundi
7 River Boat To Atlantis
8 The Secret Of 33.3
9 Blessed Under Your Feet

Smartlink: https://orcd.co/entering-the-axis-mundi-ps
Website: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/entering-the-axis-mundi/
Bandcamp: https://bart-hawkins.bandcamp.com/album/entering-the-axis-mundi
Music Video: https://youtu.be/XuUXAhV8Lds

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\ "Destiny Road" means a lot to Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions. Written in 1996, "Destiny Road" is about a wildy vivid dream that frontman Gary Dranow had where he could see himself in a dream state on Emerald colored hills far away. Also in the dream he met a world traveler and they fell in love.

Upon awaking, he wrote it down and "Destiny Road" was born, but never released it. The song, from the band's debut album 'Destiny Road' was put to the side after the band experienced several personal difficulties and problems. But now, the band is back and ready to share this truly magnificent rock single.

"Destiny Road" is about destiny. After Gary wrote the song, he moved from California to Park City, Utah in 1998. In 2003, one of his ski racing students had a very bad crash and he was first on the scene to triage her injuries. Over a short time we developed feelings for each other. Shortly after that, Gary had his own accident in which he fractured his neck and had a concussion. He went into surgery to fuse his vertebrae together and when he woke up, his current wife was by his side.

They got married, but a funny thing happened. "It turns out that as a child up until she moved to Utah to attend college she, with her parents, traveled all over the world. She lived in Saudi Arabia from around 7 years old until she would attend Prep-school in the US," shares Gary. "So there was my world traveler and true to my dream she was and is the love of my life. The dream: every bit of it came to be."

The overall message rings throughout the song, that your own destiny is right around the corner. Everything happens for a reason.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/78sHlhBAyJzMNqUIIv2GTd?si=147816fba58b4c76
PREMIERE: The Flip Phones Debut Their Music Video for the Hauntingly Sweet Single \ The Flip Phones are the rising folk rock duo whose music answers their burning questions about life and existence. They explore themes of human v. nature and light v. darkness within their indie folk rock sound. But even as they ponder such big questions, they don’t take themselves too seriously.

“Telling tales from the world around us helps us reflect on our own stories, and, we hope, helps listeners understand theirs as well,” The Flip Phones share.

They have just released their new video for their moving single “Fly Back to You.” The folk rock song mostly lies in minor as it explored devoted and unrequited love. The song was inspired by the story of the Australasian gannet named Nigel. The Australasian gannet is known as the world’s loneliest seabird, and Nigel has eyes only for one other, who happened to be made of stone.
“We made this video with Luke Justin Roberts from LJR Creative as part of his Amplify events, which provide the opportunity for local artists to shoot videos in music studios in the DC area,” shares the duo. “This video was filmed at Ivakota studio in DC and was shot in a single take with no post-production editing. Luke did a great job of working with us to capture the lonely and sad but sweet atmosphere of the song.”

The one-shot video complements the lyrics and musical tone of this sad, yet sweet story. It feels as though they are telling you this story personally. You get to see their process and how the music moves through them. You can feel the passion for the music and see their love for what they do. Something about the one shot format of the video makes the message of the song all the more clearer.

“Imagine a lonely bird in a lonely place, devoted to a concrete statue,” says Lindsey. “It’s sad in a way, which we tried to capture with the tone of the song, but it’s also really sweet and inspiring. Love knows no bounds.”

The Flip Phones are Ryan and Lindsey. Ryan (guitar, vocals) is a self-taught musician who grew up trying to emulate The Beatles, The Kinks, and Blur. He draws on these influences and more when devising unconventional chord progressions and arrangements, challenging The Flip Phones to innovate with sound and form. His musical background complements Lindsey’s years of classical piano lessons and stints in symphonic and marching bands. Lindsey (keyboard, flute, melodica, vocals) builds on the intriguing guitar parts, crafting melodies and hooks into fledgling earworms. She never forgot her strong roots in music theory, sometimes throwing in triplets and other musical flourishes.

Watch "Fly Back to You" now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFGjcodfns
DEEJAYMARVO: Music Choices for your wedding in 2023 Wedding DJs in Kampala Uganda can help make your big day even more special with the perfect music choices. Whether you want to dance the night away to your favorite hits or have a more laid-back atmosphere with soothing tunes, a skilled DJ can make it happen.
When it comes to selecting your wedding music, it’s important to consider the style and theme of your event, as well as the preferences of you and your partner. Do you both love classic rock? Are you more into the latest pop hits? Or perhaps you want to incorporate some cultural music to honor your heritage. Whatever your music taste, a wedding DJ in Kampala can work with you to create a customized playlist that reflects your unique style.

One way to ensure that you and your partner are both happy with the music choices is to make a list of your favorite songs and share it with your DJ. This will give them an idea of the types of tracks you like and allow them to incorporate these into their sets. You can also discuss any specific songs or genres that you would like to be played or avoided.
It’s also a good idea to think about the different stages of your wedding and what type of music will suit each one. For example, you might want something more upbeat and energetic for the reception, while softer, romantic tunes would be more suitable for the ceremony. Your DJ can help you choose the right music for each part of your wedding and ensure that the transitions between them are smooth.

In addition to your personal preferences, it’s important to consider the age and tastes of your guests. You want everyone to have a good time and feel included, so try to choose a mix of songs that will appeal to a wide range of people. A wedding DJ in Kampala will have experience in selecting music that is appropriate for all ages and can help you create a diverse playlist that will keep everyone entertained.

Another aspect to consider when choosing your wedding music is the venue. Some venues may have sound restrictions or guidelines, so it’s important to check with them before making any final decisions. Your DJ will be able to work with you to ensure that the music fits within the venue’s requirements and enhances the overall atmosphere of your wedding.

Overall, the key to selecting the perfect music for your wedding is to communicate with your DJ and share your preferences and vision for your big day. With the help of a skilled wedding DJ in Kampala, you can create a playlist that reflects your personal style and sets the mood for a memorable and enjoyable event.
New Miltos Marathon videoclip coming soon! Hello my dear friends!
New Miltos Marathon videoclip for the song "Just a little thing" coming soon enjoy a screenshot !
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Coming up this Thursday, 5th January for episode #451 of Curved Radio with Gayle
Austin and the Curvy crew on Eastside Radio 89.7FM, we kick the new year off with
one of our favourite Curvy crewsters who always brings the magic, Aku Kadogo.
Aku will join us live from Detroit sharing some fab tracks from #TheBeneficiaries
(Jeff Mills, jessica Care moore, Eddie Fowlkes) released via Axis Records , Lipombe
Jazz feat. Franck Biyong Music & Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris released
via Nublu Records. http://www.akukadogo.com/

Curvy crewster, musician Marguerite Montes Music joins Gayle in the Sydney studio
sharing some wild French bohemian folk rock from La Rue Kétanou and mr.K beams in
again from Brisbane with sounds from Anna Jordan's the gorgeous SELK, new work from
the Grand Poobah of Curvyness himself, Ergo Phizmiz and some very yummy ambient
stylings from Australian guitarist/musician, Glenn Bennie of Underground
Lovers to share.

Gayle also has a smorgasbord of some new and not so new from A Moving Sound 聲動
from Taiwan, Nick Drake, Valentina Magaletti Drummer, Inga Liljestrom, The
Nethered, Nico Muhly feat. Nadia Sirota, The Smile, #GeorgeBenson and lots
more lined up!

Its all so curvy to the max!

Listen to the livestream via Eastside Radio 89.7FM : https://eastsidefm.org/ :
from 9.30pm - 11.30pm Sydney, AU time this Thursday or via catch-up through
the Eastside website. Check the world clock for times at your place!

Connect with us, check out our website, meet all our Curvy crewsters and follow
all our Curvy socials via : www.linktr.ee/CurvedRadio

~Gayle, Marguerite, mr.K & the Curvy crew.

#CommunityRadio #EastSideFM #Sydney #GayleAustin
#mrK #MargueriteMontes #AkuKadogo #CurvedRadio
Zambe, an atypical talent Born October 20, 1989 in Togo, Zambé is a multi-talented artist. Songwriter, performer, guitarist, pianist and percussionist, Zambé has developed bewitching music, inspired by traditional African and mixed rhythms and songs with modern influences. This fusion of sounds and rhythms brings to his compositions a rare originality tinged with an undeniable authenticity. Koffi Efa-aboe OKOUMA of his real name, Zambé has a surprising voice charged with emotions. Sometimes clear and sometimes softer, violent or broken depending on the emotion conveyed by the melody he interprets. An exceptional percussionist, Zambé is an undisputed master of the talking tam-tam commonly called ATOUPANI, played all over the coast of the Gulf of Guinea and which was once reserved for initiates. Zambé through his music sings to us the colors of the soul. He sings in Ikposso, Ewe, French and English.

2009: Best Voice College Saint Albert of ATAKPAME
2013: Release of the 1st Album (Hotel EDA-OBA)
2016: Performance at the Beach Gospel Festival (LOME)
2017: Participation in the 8th game of the Francophonie category song (ABIDJAN).
2017: Presentation at the AGOA forum (Africa Growth and Opportunity Act)
2018: Honorary Distinction Prize for the Promotion of Culture in the Plateaux region at the PAMA (Plateaux All Music Awards);
2018: Participation in the MASA (Abidjan Performing Arts Market) singing category.
2018: RegSaf summit at the French Institute of Togo
2018: Nominated for the All Music Awards, ALMA, Special Awards category
2019: selection of the piece “fatinimè” by zambé for the Francophonie collection.
2020: Feel at home tour and participation in Goethe Live
2021: Participation in AFROFEST

Nouvelle terre 2013
feel at home 2016
Democracy 2018
Καλή χρονιά και καλές μουσικές!
Happy new year full of music!
World Style Ensemble

We have worked with the best musicians worldwide so far. Every artist is an expert on his instrument, even as a soloist. We have already played on the biggest stages. The aim of the group is to promote artistic activity around the world and in Munich.

Our musical styles include flamenco, jazz, rock, Crossover world music and evolved oriental jazz.

The spectrum of musical instruments ranges from guitar to clarinet, drums to bass. We present concerts as you can hear on the CD. The master of percussion is Andreas Keller. He is the real rhythm generator of the group.

Band Members : Andreas Keller Drums Thomas Sporrer Percussion Daniel Mark Eberhard Piano Alexander von Hagke Sax
Tommi Muller Bass
Robert Eibl cello
Luis Martin Navajas guitar
Lefteris Armyras guitar
Maged Kildan Oud
Kildan Qanun

All music is composed by Kildan. He plays the instrument Qanun, also as a soloist. There are also compositions by Maged Kildan, a master of the lute, also as a soloist.

We train and practice with all the other musicians and are always looking for new professional band members. Our dream is to play at world-class level.

We already have the most important things: photographers, film producers and sound engineers.

From Baghdad to Munich https://youtu.be/0rdw9HhKhrI

Live Concert Trailer 2021 https://youtu.be/QQOvySbOFwI

Meet Singer Juliet Zawedde Juliet Zawedde is a Ugandan – American entreprenuer and musical artist who is known for realeasing beats of songs with different producers. Ms. Zawedde, who stays in Boston’s Waltham suburb of Massachusetts was born on 17th July 1979 in Nateete Rubaga Division in Kampala. She describes herself as a versatile music artist who is able to sing on any music beats. Zawedde studied in Uganda for her primary and secondrary studies and later moved to America for university studies in Boston, United States. According to Juliet Zawedde, she used to do musical beats at school just because she was very passionate about it and she did not do it for money but just for the love of it. According to Zawedde who is one of the most-sought after artists at the moment, successfully managed to release very many other popular beats like Drillz, Lollipop, and most recently Bosslady and very many other beats. Juliet attributes her musical success to not only talent but also favour. According to to her, Talent alone is not enough and there are very many people out there who are very talented but actually they do take long to breakthrough. She is one of the fast rising music beats artists who are becoming very popular in Uganda and America. Juliet Zawedde started Convinient Home Care and Her NGO Juliet Zawedde Foundation which has reached to different people offering them supporting. She has become a hero to many and has been dubbed as humanitarian personality of the year. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Juliet Zawedde through her Juliet Zawedde Foundation donated US dollars 100,000 to the needy groups in Uganda. The humanitarian is already helping a number of people including paying school fees and looking after later Ronald Sebulime’s 4 children.
Singer Songwriter Kicki Beatz Kicki Beatz is a Ugandan musical Singer Songwriter born on 16th July 1997 in Mulago Kampala. Kicki Beatz grew up in Munyonyo were he was raised by his mother and father and begun producing music as a child.

Who is Kicki Beatz ?
This article takes a closer look into his life highlighting his background, educational background, career journey, and his personal life details.

Kicki Beatz Age and Place of Birth

The artist was born on 16th July in 1997 to his parents Namyenya Irene and Mubiru Hamidu . His real name from birth is Ssentongo Timothy which he later adapted into his stage name Kicki Beatz . The family lived in Munyonyo , a Kampala suburb. At the age of six, Kicki Beatz started by playing a piano in his church at the home village were he mastered its sounds and was later invited in Esom school of music to acquire more skills in instruments.

Kicki Beatz Education Background

He attended school at Wakiso secondary school where he was taking up his Ordinary Level and then took his Advanced Level education from Old Kampala Secondary School. Kicki Beatz did not push further with school after his advanced level as he revealed in an interview that it was not his biggest forte.

Kicki Beatz Career Journey

His career in music has seen him explore the whole nine yards beginning from songwriting, singing, to production. He made sure to explore various genres since 2018 when he was twenty one years old. He did Dancehall, RnB, Hip hop, and Afrobeat expanding his Musical capacity. Kicki Beatz released the song Ndi wakitalo which plummeted his name onto the limelight. After several years he went into production where he got to work with tens of other artists in his career. Some of the songs he has produced include Ceasrous’s Dangerous , Sheebah Ft Runtown’s Weekend, and Bebe Cool’s Trouble.

Not only did he produce these songs, but also featured in some working with artists such as Pallaso in Binie geffa , Aria Schleyer Rich in Mbaayo, and Keem Fame Rich in Tuli Eno .

The artist is now signed to Famous Music Uganda Records in his multifaceted musical skills.

Kicki Beatz Personal Life

Kicki Beatz is rumored to be dating one Aria Schleyer Rich although the two have not made any comment on the same leaving fans in speculation. This comes after his engagement and relationship with pinky came to an end. Aria Schleyer Rich is a colleague of his at Famous music Uganda Records where she is also a signed artist. There were rumors that the two were expecting a child but that was proven false.

Real Name : Ssentongo Timothy
Age : 25 (As of 2022)
Nationality : Ugandan
Education Level : Advanced Secondary School
Place of Birth : Mulago Kampala
Birth Sign : Sagittarius
Year of Birth : 1997
Religion : Christianity
Spouse : Aria Schleyer Rich
Children : Unidentified
Profession/Career : Musical Artist, producer
Net Worth : $10,000

Ssentongo Timothy , professionally known as Kicki Beatz , is a Ugandan Singer, songwriter and musician Born on 16 July 1997 He is a native of kyadondo in Wakiso but born in Mulago Kampala District. At a young age, he took an interest in Doing music as influenced by her cousin sister Aria Schleyer Rich who is a professional vocalist . He is notable for his soulful music which he shared on Instagram however came through with his Classical album ‘’Abantu Tebayambika’’ that featured Hassan Ndugga. Kicki Beatz is a graduate in creative arts from the University of Kampala . His father Keem Fame Rich was a drama teacher. Career He began doing music numerous years back while in the university. He made a great deal of performances before he later settled on the name of Kicki Beatz . Kicki Beatz has been perceived in the business for his music and uniqueness of character. He has various awards, for example, The Future Awards Africa , Ugandan Prize for Comedy and City People Music Award for musical Act of the Year. Kicki Beatz house Kicki Beatz currently lives in Kampala, Uganda. Although the number of houses or properties he owns around and outside of Uganda is unknown at the moment.
Meet Singer Songwriter and Promoter Keem Fame Rich Kajoba Hakim, popularly called Keem Fame Rich , is a Ugandan Singer and Songwriter , and Promoter, he was born on January 16, 1999, in Mulago Kampala district , Central region, Uganda, into the family of Mr Mubiru Hamidu and Mrs Irene Namyenya.


Keem Fame Rich had studies at Light secondary and vocational school bulenga were he later dropped out and joined Makerere business school were he acquired a certificate in Digital marketing and Computer software.


Keem Fame Rich who is known fo let making music collaborations with music stars basically from Uganda he started sharing his music videos on social medias since 2019, but didn’t get enough attention due to his limited fan base then.

He came into the limelight in 2020 after he featured in several music and dance videos with popular musicians , influencers and content creators.
He first dropped his first album Home is Home which featured artist like Zex Bilangi , Ratigan era , Don Bwambale and so many others.
It worked out for him so well and he later dropped another album Lonely world which gained him more popularity across Uganda .

He is more popularly known for working with Pallaso and Juliet Zawedde and several others, not excluding one of Uganda’s famous influencer, Pallaso.

In recent time, Keem Fame Rich have gained wide recognition and prominence on social media driving tons of thousands of traffic to his page, after his music started going viral.

Keem Fame Rich’s Girlfriend

The young lad has kept his love and romantic life so private and out of social media. Therefore, any information regarding his girlfriend is inaccessible at the time of writing this article.

Keem Fe Rich Net Worth
Judging from the influence Keem Fame Rich has gotten so far, his net worth is likely to be within the range of $50,000 – $100,000.
\'Layers of Identity\' is Tara Novak\'s Newest Album Exploring What it Means to Be Human "My producer Robert Smith and I have been friends for many years, working together frequently on other people’s projects. Even still, it was a complete shot in the dark when I asked Robert if he wanted to produce my album – he had recorded and produced so many amazing artists, I had no idea if he would be interested or have time for this," reveals singer/songwriter Tara Novak. "The great news was that he immediately said, 'yes!' The bad news was that I hadn’t actually written anything yet, so I needed to get busy creating songs. We took our time finding the other person to be involved in the production, eventually deciding on Chris Hierro. Chris is a phenomenal keyboard player and programmer and comes from a completely different musical background than me. He was able to bring a lot of pop sensibility to the arrangements and help bring to life all the quirky sound ideas I requested."

Tara Novak delivers with her alt pop album 'Layers of Identity.' It's is a beautiful ode to life’s complexity, opening with a quirky pop song of love renewed and concluding with an uplifting reminder to live each moment to its fullest. This album tells a story that is both personal and universal.

Tara's voice is almost operatic as she carries each note with care and precision. Her orchestration elements in her songs create a sense of majesty and passion for her craft. Her lyrics reveal her purpose behind her album. Music connects us and 'Layers of Identity' is hopes to connect us through hope an love.

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Afrobeats & Fela: An African music genre now a global sound By Gift Adene - November 28, 2022

The French word for “shiver” is “frisson,” but in this instance, we’re not shivering
from the cold; rather, we’re trembling from the stimulation of Afrobeats music.
Traditional Yoruba music, jazz, West African highlife, and funk were combined to
create the musical genre known as afrobeat in the 1960s and 1970s. The Nigerian
musician Fela Kuti, known for his colorful personality, musical prowess, and
involvement in post-colonial African politics, is credited with creating
the original afrobeat genre.

Jazz musicians have been drawn to Afrobeat in large numbers. Collaborations
have given rise to albums like Roy Ayers’ 1981 Polydore label record Africa:
Center of the World, which spans the decades from the 1970s with Roy Ayers
to the 1990s with Randy Weston. Fela’s “Beasts of No Nation” was sampled by
jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis in 1994 for his Buckshot LeFonque album.

Important modern producers and musicians like Brian Eno and David Byrne,
who acknowledge Fela Kuti as a major influence, say that afrobeat has had
a significant impact on their work. Both worked on Talking Heads’ highly
acclaimed 1980 album Remain in Light, which brought polyrhythmic Afrobeat
influences to Western music. The new generation of DJs and musicians of
the 2000s who have fallen in love with both Kuti’s material and other
rare releases have made compilations and remixes of these recordings,
thus re-introducing the genre to new generations of listeners and
fans of afropop and groove.

A tiny Afrobeat movement emerged in Brooklyn, New York, in the late
1990s and early 2000s, with groups like Antibalas, The Daktaris, and
the Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra. Since then, other performers have
emerged on the scene, including Zongo Junction. Many additional
artists, including The Budos Band and El Michels Affair, two bands
affiliated with Daptone Records, have credited Afrobeat as an
influence. Both the critically praised 2008 album by TV on the Radio,
Dear Science, and the 2008 album by the British band Foals, Antidotes,
featured the Antibalas horn section as guest performers. Paul Simon
and Vampire Weekend both use some Afrobeat elements in their music.
Antibalas was a Grammy Award nominee for Best Global Music Album
in 2020.

Following in the footsteps of Fela Kuti are Afrobeat musicians from
the 2000s and today, such as his sons Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti, Franck
Biyong & Massak (from Cameroon), Segun Damisa & the Afro-beat Crusaders,
Shaolin Afronauts (from Adelaide, Australia), Newen Afrobeat (from
Santiago, Chile), Eddy Taylor & the Heartphones (from Cologne, Germany
(from Vilnius, Lithuania),Afrodizz and Dele Sosimi and the ex-Africa ’70
members Oghene Kologbo (guitar) with Afrobeat Academy, Nicholas Addo-Nettey
(percussion), who is also known as Pax Nicholas [de], with Ridimtaksi
(both based in Berlin, Germany). Namibian artist EES (Eric Sell)
associates Afrobeat with reggae and kwaito.

The Broadway production Fela! was created by the music company Knitting
Factory Records (KFR) in 2009. The narrative told the tale of Kuti’s life
as well as his “courage and extraordinary musical talent.” The play received
three Tony nominations for Best Costumes, Best Sound, and Best Choreography
out of its 11 total nominations. Produced by well-known people like Shawn
“Jay-Z” Carter and Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Fela! spent 15 months on
Broadway. Denzel Washington, Madonna, Sting, Spike Lee (who watched it
eight times), Kofi Annan, and Michelle Obama are just a few of the famous
people who were spotted at the performances. Sandra Izsadore is portrayed
in the movie by former Destiny’s Child vocalist Michelle Williams.

Afrobeats has gotten to a point now where it’s surviving without the
co-signs of major players like Drake, Jay-Z and others.

The influence of the genre has now spread outside of West African artists
with R&B artists like Beyoncé, Chris Brown and Roy Woods plus British pop
singers like Dua Lipa and Anne-Marie incorporating the sounds into
hits of their own.
\ This record is my own odyssey. I walk past the different forms of flamenco, experiencing them from the point of view of a traveler who carries within him the flavors and timbres of both Eastern and Western cultures. The tracks in this record are moments from this walk.

Flamenco dancers and contemporary choreographers have created dances for most of the tracks. Over the course of time, since the conception of the original idea, several elements have been changed and readapted after being tested through interaction with audiences during concerts, eventually resulting in the forms in which they were finally recorded.

Released by NAXOS
Ann Licater is an award-winning recording artist, world flutist, favoring wood, silver, and clay flutes, as well as a producer and composer. She created and facilitates “Flute for the Soul” workshops where she plays Native American and world flutes as tools for personal discovery. Ann merges her intuition and traditional music background to create beautiful original melodies and provide an inspiring artful, sonic journey that is perfect for mindfulness practices, meditation and well-being. Also recommended for yoga, spa, healing arts, creativity, study, sleep, and overall stress reduction. Licater loves to create music that takes listeners on an inner journey.

On her six albums, Following the Call (2007), Doorway to a Dream (2010), Invitation from Within (2013), Beyond the Waves (2016), Quiet Spaces: Flute Meditations for Mindfulness and Relaxation (2018), and Whispers from Earth (2022), as in her healing concerts, Ann’s unique approach merges her intuition, spiritual perspective and traditional music background. Her love of wood and clay flutes led her to study with master flutist R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo-Ute) complementing her years of classical flute training at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Licater’s music accolades range from “Top Ten Best New Age Album” by Amazon music editors, to “Best Relaxation Album” by ZMR Music Awards and beyond. Her music is featured on Sirius XM, Soundscapes, a Music Choice cable radio channel, Pandora and Spotify and as in-flight entertainment for Cathay Pacific Airlines, Virgin Airlines and Air Canada under the music category “Well-Being.” Licater has performed at the World Flute Fest at Carnegie Hall, the Awakened World Conference in Rome and Florence, Italy and at “Sound Body, Sound Mind” Specialty Week at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate. Mexico. She holds a B.A. from University of St. Thomas, and an M.L.A. in Creation Spirituality from Naropa University and divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California.

Whispers From Earth is a meditative album with soft, deeply reflective solo and duet compositions, featuring clay, wood and classical flutes, fluttering and glowing, with a pure and living sound, imagine looking up at the sky and specifically reaching out, possibly silently and alone, maybe with a campfire. Perhaps the earliest signals from Earth came about as a form of whispered prayers.

The first track is the title track, "Whispers from Earth" (4:22), which opens with a deep dry celestial electronics, accompanied by a flute. The sound is secure, with a warm feeling, drawing a celestial glow in from the distance. "Echoes from a Glass Pond" (3:26) is a solo instrument, multi tracked. A tremolo call and return reverberating across the restful expanse of the reflective water. The pace is perfectly slow and relaxing. "Peaceful Prayer" (3:21) is for a solo spirit, the light flickers and incandescence sustains, the quiet slowly reaches the spirit. A piano joins the Gaelic bird spirits, "Luminous Morning" (4:25). The track "Red Cedar Calling" (2:42) stands alone signaling, the cedar spirits are signifying. "Star Stream Dreamer" (6:17), brings an accompanied silver flute, warm flowing breath and weaving patterns, with melodic percussion.

Imagine that the water is perfectly still, the music is essentially calling from the water, "Mirror Lake Reflection" (3:05). "Initiation (Awakening)" (2:59), solo multi tracked splendor, a mysterious double tone summoning the community, calling in new spirits. Track 9, "Silver Soliloquy" (3:46) is entirely solo, playing in a huge reflective chamber, the sound is inside and above, very mindful and present. "Forest Moon Rising" (3:02) tonight calling so clearly, solo classical flute. "Redwood Memories" (3:18), where are they now? Calling low and the voice is dry, a solo wood flute multi tracked. The final track is "Following the Call (Horizons)" (4:07), somewhere a signal is going out into the universe, calling us and we hear it, we consider the possibilities of going further, joined by friends.

“Walking in nature experiencing the subtle and bold beauty of rose gardens, bamboo forests, gentle waves and sunlit pathways colored the sound, texture and feeling tone of the collection of tracks I created. Each one expresses something I felt in that quietude and connection. Recalling visits to the Sequoia National Forest and performing in the forests of Lake Tahoe—both in California—were influences, too,” says Licater.

Whispers from Earth—a collection of 12 tracks including “Peaceful Prayer,” “Redwood Memories” and “Mirror Lake Reflection”—showcases Licater’s distinct artistry on an array of world flutes including Native American, Native American-style, folk and silver alto flutes. Licater serves as executive producer, co-producer, composer, publisher, artist and indie label owner, continuing her foray into world flute-based Contemporary Instrumental and New Age music to soothe the soul, helping listeners find inner peace and well-being.

Music writer Jonathan Widran (JWVibe.com) notes, "In many ways, those whispers Ann shares via her Native American style flutes, Native American flutes, folk flute and Mayan-style drone flute sweep through us as the breath of life itself, giving flight to hope and dreams beyond the day to day."

These flute passages for meditation and inspiration were inspired by Licater’s walks in nature—specifically at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino and stretches of the Pacific Coast in Laguna Beach and Malibu—all in California. She thinks of the album as "a 45-minute inner journey" perfect for a walking meditation, a lunchtime listening escape, or anytime one wants to center one's self.

Whispers from Earth debuted on radio with five tracks on the “Deep Flutes” program (airing 11.11.22) on Hearts of Space, a syndicated radio show that is heard by approximately 200,000 listeners per week on 176 National Public Radio (NPR) stations.

Radio focus tracks for the album include “Peaceful Prayer,” performed on Native American-style flute and available as a free downloadable and early access streaming track on select platforms with a pre-sale offering; and “Luminous Morning” featuring Ann on both grand piano and Native American flute.

Reflects Licater, “I revisited the piano and my love for improvising on it. I perform both instruments in this piece, so this combination will be something new for my listeners. I named it 'Luminous Morning' as it feels so joyful to me—reminiscent of fluttering wings in a garden or sunlight bouncing off of ocean waves."

Returning to co-produce with Licater are GRAMMY®-nominated artist, Peter Phippen, and Ivar Lunde, Jr. who also is the recording, mixing and mastering engineer. Musicians joining Licater on Whispers from Earth include Phippen on Shakuhachi (“Whispers from Earth”) and electric bass and Moyo Drum (“Star Stream Dreamer”); Lunde, Jr. on synthesizer (“Whispers from Earth”); and Troy Arnett on synthesizer [“Following the Call (Horizons)]” a nod to Licater’s debut album, Following the Call.

The new album, akin to Licater’s other releases, is an artful, sonic journey designed for mindfulness practices, meditation, well-being, yoga, spa, healing arts, creativity, study, sleep, and stress reduction.

Track Listing:
1. Whispers from Earth
2. Echoes from a Glass Pond
3. Peaceful Prayer
4. Luminous Morning
5. Red Cedar Calling
6. Star Stream Dreamer
7. Mirror Lake Reflection
8. Initiation (Awakening)
9. Silver Soliloquy
10. Forest Moon Rising
11. Redwood Memories
12. Following the Call (Horizons)

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Celia Berk\'s New Album Features Songwriting Gems from The Great American Songbook Celia Berk, the multi-award winning jazz vocalist based in New York City, just released her much anticipated 3rd studio album, 'Now That I Have Everything.' Celia is known for her covers of hidden songwriting gems and has been praised by some of the most prominent champions of The Great American Songbook. She has attracted listeners from around the world and made memorable appearances at Carnegie Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Birdland Theater, The Town Hall, and the National Arts Club.

Her cover of "Love," words and music by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, is the 4th song on 'Now That I Have Everything" and stands out due to her captivating performance and take on the song. It was arrangement by Tedd Firth with Sean Gough and Celia of course provides her fabulous vocals. In the journalist and author Will Friedwald's words, "Celia makes us realize, in a way few singers can, that love is, in fact, never ever the same."

Celia is delicate and deliberate when it comes to her music. She has only respect for the great songwriters that she covers. Her voice is simultaneously grounded and airy, emulating a sense of wonder, passion, and utter joy.

"I very much admire the music of Hugh Martin, whose best-known songs include 'The Trolley Song' and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,'" says Celia. "His 'I’m The First Girl (In The Second Row, In The Third Scene of the Fourth Number)' – introduced by Nancy Walker in the Broadway show 'Look, Ma, I’m Dancin’!' – is included in my latest cabaret show. And, with singer Rich Flanders, I recorded ISN’T IT ROMANTIC/WASN’T IT ROMANTIC, in which Martin and Marshall Barer wrote a beautiful countermelody intended for Jeanette McDonald to perform as a duet with her younger self singing the Rodgers & Hart classic."

She continues, "Lena Horne introduced LOVE in the 1945 movie 'Ziegfeld Follies.' There are many wonderful recordings by many great interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Tedd took the arrangement Sean and I had developed and gave it a drive propelled by Rex Benincasa’s percussion. There’s a kind of whiplash to the lyrics of this list song. So I experience the way Tedd tagged “never the same” at the end as a kind of collective exhaustion after an impossible effort to nail down just what love can be."

Listen to "Love"

Connect with Celia Berk
Website: https://celiaberk.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CeliaBerkMusic/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celiaberkmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CeliaBerkMusic
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7yfGXUv669wvFUfFpspUQA?si=Z32pegdWTmqpNe2YWwoioQ
Indie Pop Duo Emily + Shawn Reveal Their New Indie Pop Rock Tune Emily + Shawn are the Brooklyn-based modern indie folk duo who's varied interests and a soulful sense of purpose imbue the pair’s adventurous spin on the folk tradition. Their music is an authentic reflection of their lives. Emily + Shawn’s songs are informed by their ethics, their myriad of experiences and interests, and their day to day interactions, which they characterize sweetly as “healthy clashes.”

Today, Emily + Shawn’s are issuing a series a singles that will eventually be bundled together as an EP produced by David Baron (Lumineers, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes). The latest single "Mama Told Me" is a fun pop rock song with a George Michael kind of sound and spirit. It's a playful, flirty track they wrote about trying to get themselves out of a funk.

"We wrote 'Mama Told Me' at a time when we were at a crossroads professionally and personally, and felt a bit lost on our path. We love how the rhythm section drives that sense of urgency while still keeping the song energetic and soulful," share the duo.

Though nostalgia is a lyrical and emotional component to the emily + shawn aesthetic, the duo are pop-savvy fearless songwriters, blowing the dust off stodgy traditional music through integrating fresh genre approaches. emily + shawn have been playfully described as “new age folk-pop,” and the pair swirl together catchy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, mesmerizing vocal harmony interlace, and unvarnished storytelling. Within this vibrant mix of sounds, emily + shawn recall diverse influences such as Maggie Rogers, Fleetwood Mac, and the Lumineers.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3rs1A3VDRAIF6cFBsPo8g2?si=6dd9b280c4e94898

Connect with Emily + Shawn
Website: https://www.emilyandshawnmusic.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilyplusshawn/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilyplusshawn/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyRw2JhtmUi2P0RSnsJf5bQ
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@emilyplusshawn
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/34FaOZVHZFudyhuJ6aCPVf
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/emily-plus-shawn
Welcome to our latest ‘Between The Cracks’. You can read a bit about each album and play
it on the website via the Bandcamp player. As always, please support the artists by
purchasing their music. We hope you enjoy reading and listening!

Franck Biyong – Kunde

Immersing himself in sound all over, the new Frank Biyong album is 360 Reality Audio
meets vintage old-school vibes. His latest album is very different from anything we’ve
heard from Biyong before, and it never quite settles into a consistent rhythm (which
is a good thing). Drawing on King Crimson and Tangerine Dream, this is a Krautrock-inspired
cosmic voyage that binds electronic Afro meditation set against towering synths, a sinister
wall of distortion, hard-hitting rhythms and melodic moods.


Published by CF Smith

Emre Gültekin - Malabika Brahma - Sanjay Khyapa

Emre Gültekin, singer and player of the saz (a long-necked Anatolian lute) unites the sounds of his instrument with the voice and percussion of Malabika Brahma and Sanjay Khyapa originate from India and have become the musical ambassadors of Baul culture. The Bauls, a marginal Indian community from Bengal, are nomadic and are deeply spiritual, seeking the sacred in human beings rather than in heaven.The Bauls share a similar way of life with the Alevites of Turquie, for whom Emre Gültekin, as a modern troubadour, has made himself the spokesman.
In uniting these two cultures and their musical traditions, Baul Meets Saz creates a strangely modern music, at one and the same time powerful and mystical. Since their first encounter this trio has found the unconditional bond of music and friendship which was reflected on their first CD Namaz in 2018.
This October the trio is presenting their second CD Banjara (nomad in Hindi) from Uren Production in tribute to the philosophy shared in two cultures born by nomadic musicians : respect, humility, devotion to humankind and love...

Baul Meets Saz CD release concerts :

22-10-22 : La Louvière, Belgium (BE)
29-10-22 : London Brasserie(BE)
18 - 11- 22 Muziekpublique (BE)
19-11-22 : 32ème Kaléidoscope de la Guitare (BE)
24-11-22 : ZoArt (BE)
29-11-22 : Maison de la Création (BE)
01-12-22 : Salle Ockeghem (FR)
12-12-22 : Festival des musiques sacrées, Mons
15-12-22 : Crix Café (BE)

... More places and dates tbc ...
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AP Tobler\'s New EP \'Devoid\' is Their Best Yet AP Tobler writes existential grunge bops with lyrical influence from their own life and experiences with anxiety and depression and musical influence from the likes of Nirvana, Green Day, and Weezer. While they started their musical journey with the Drums via The School of Rock, they started writing and releasing their own music at the age of 14 with their first single "Luvhate" in July 2019.

Since then, they have released 6 additional singles, as well as a 5 song EP. They even sat in as a drummer with the Sweetwater Allstars at Sweetwater Gearfest in 2018 and 2019. AP is currently focusing on releasing new music and live performance; they've shared the stage with Destroy Boys, Madde, Arial View, and Post Sex Nachos.

AP just released their new EP, 'Devoid,' a 4 song collection of grunge and alternative rock songs. Each song encapsulates topics close to them, revealing parts of themselves with grunge poetry. "False Hearted" speaks on broken promises and fake friends, "Claustrophobia" speaks on their feelings of discomfort within their own skin, "Hostage" speaks to the feelings surrounding the cycle of neglect, and "Devoid" encapsulates grief and anguish. The title track "Devoid" was actually inspired by the anime Attack on Titans. "he plotlines of Attack on Titan are intricate and layered, and it’s one of my favorite shows. I was watching a particularly dark episode and felt inspired to write from the perspective of a scout from the Survey Corps watching their fellow soldiers suffer," shares AP. "I included multiple layers and intricate parts to parallel the inspiration for the song."

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1U8A2A5dBjeeEdeNXH2fUq?si=HIXtrgOtTOiKidDRxsoNqg

Connect with AP Tobler
Website: https://www.aptobler.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ap.tobler/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aptobler/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ap_tobler
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aptobler
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/aptobler
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CpwR54QlxHjMMzghyIB6O
Ariel Arbisser\'s \ “With love comes inevitable pain-- miscommunication, betrayal, heartache, loss... Allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to experience love, however briefly, is brave. And it's worth it in the end," says pop singer/songwriter Ariel Arbisser.

Whether on stage, in the studio, or working with students, Ariel Arbisser leads with love and empathy. Her performances simultaneously make audiences and listeners feel seen, heard, and offer a glimpse into how she experiences the highs and lows of the world. Through her lens as a white, Jewish, queer woman, she is transparent when learning out loud and participates in ongoing conversations about mental health, body neutrality, sex positivity, social and racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and more.

Her most recently released electro pop single "Rabbit Hole" is an inner urge for recklessness but being unable to take the leap into it by yourself and waiting for someone to push you in. It's a follow up song to her previous pop hit "Bloodshed," a song that encourages the acceptance of our inner dark side. "The 'dark side' is still enticing, maybe even more comfortable than it was before. The full song sonically is a true, addictive journey downward," reveals Ariel.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/67lpmT682OvxC4vUMGsYX2?si=55e7e10601b742a8

Connect with Ariel Arbisser
Website: http://www.arielarbisser.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ArielArbisser
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArielArbisser
TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@ArielArbisser
Facebook: https://facebook.com/ArielArbisser
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5iuD9ZShZ7turKu93Ghw6G?si=weOz9EgtTGGcG8U9l4T7Rg
Rock Fusion Band Siren Release Their New Album \'Beyond the Rainbow\' Siren is the hard rock, blues, jazz, and metal fusion band that initially formed in the 80's and have gone through many iterations over time. After a long hiatus since the band's front man Rob Phillips left the group after their first album release, reformed the group in 2005, releasing new music in 2007 and 2009, they make a triumphant return in 2022 with the release of their new album 'Beyond the Rainbow.'

The band consists of Rob Phillips on lead vocals, Mike Cupino on drums and sound engineering, Chris Bonelli on Bass, Chip Gardner on keyboard/organ, and Todd Grubbs on lead guitar.

'Beyond the Rainbow' is 9 songs that explore the band's limitations and pushes their musical capabilities. The songs on this album are all story based about women and Rob's own experiences, like their previously released single "High Wire," a metaphor for their experience with the music industry.

The overall sound is very much like the Foo Fighters meets Led Zeppelin, though each song brings their own blend of genres. "Lawless Life" embodies an outlaw country and hard rock sound, like Ozzy Osbourne meets Bob Dylan. "Crazy Legs" has an 80's electro-feel to it. "Red Wings" has a hard rock vibe, like an ACDC meets The Rolling Stones. Those are just a few fun examples from the fusion album.

Listen here:

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Website: http://www.Sirenband.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirenbandrocks/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SirenBandRocks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SirenBandRocks
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87gX0GOxn8Ojb0ncQAP6Rg
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/67MytrtmhbrvoBedgT4Wu2?si=Jt6hz3CiTNmAY0J3tVcjfA
EP Casco Duro coming out on November 1st! We are pleased to announce our new release, Casco Duro, coming out on November 1st.

Casco Duro is a unique blend of Jazz, Latin, and Portuguese traditional music played with an unusual combination of instruments (accordion, cavaquinho, and drums).

You will find our new video "O Galo" on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8LnlDRcN2c.

Stay tuned!
Mula Ruça
Poetry, and perhaps music too, never needs to explain itself. Can it explain itself? Why should it explain itself!? It just is. Music has many historic traditions, but the art of listening can begin in the world where you are right now. New sounds are being invented, and clocks are ticking, and I merely opine, as one does from time to time. Here are nine tracks, the spirit here is restless and explores or amplifies (distorts?) a wide and changing range of strange clues. The story is layered and complex too. What I find are strange sounds to listen to and that is what I like most. You might say that “odd things to listen to” describes a whole musical genre, but this project is different, it is the strange one in a population of many random contrarians and individualists. The pursuit of music is often playful and imaginative, daring and expositional. This is time spent listening carefully because it is interesting and I want to hear it all, or I might miss something.

What the heck is this sound? (I want more) It is not for exercising to, but it does work as a complex background, in an abstract way. Time is flowing differently sometimes. It is maybe something like experimental jazz or rock or playtime or dance or some time to just quietly sit and listen. There is plenty to listen to. Electronics with harps and flutes and bells and all manner of percussion. Cool sounds. Something to try to focus on as you wait for the daylight.

On the other hand, it does also work as a slow acting soporific, and as a satisfying form of sonic wallpaper. What I hear is a celebration of the individual and a creed of nonconformism, exercising every freedom of choice, giving limitless value to individual dignity, personal love, and creative effort. Perhaps this music is about examining the individual’s knowledge and perception of reality, as well as the individual’s relationship to society, the universe, and God, I am crazy about this, so I am unreliable and hopelessly prejudiced on this matter.What I love are elemental collages exercising granular control of the content, that gets me every time. I want to wonder, is this some kind of a science-fiction thing? Is there a philosophical connection between surrealism in art and existentialism? What would that sound like?

Desensitized is the collaborative project of Deborah Martin and Dean De Benedictis.

Whether collaborating with other artists or working on her own projects, Deborah Martin has been inspiring listeners with her graceful musical journeys on the Spotted Peccary label since 1994. Often powerfully deep, and occasionally playful and carefree, Deborah’s music is always rich and simply beautiful, offering crystal clear visions and magically compelling voyages through an inner realm of ethereal visions, ancestral legends, and timeless places.

Recording under his own name, as well as the alias “Surface 10”, Southern California based composer and electronic musician Dean De Benedictis has been exploring all corners of the ambient music genre since 1996. Dean’s interest in a variety of styles and cultures enriches the quality of his musical expression as he searches for common threads within the fabric of differing genres, drawing from them a natural sense of emotion, expanse and mystery.

Together as Desensitized, the two artists share a common vision to partake in the sublime retreat of sonic beauty, transitioning between elements of the natural world and auspices of modern technology.

Inspired by the mysteries of the afterlife, Chaos In Premonition takes listeners back to the fantastical realms that was recorded live in the studio together, forming nine original pieces from edited improvisations with acoustic instrumentation such as clay ocarinas, flutes and Tibetan bowls and a variety of digital and analog synthesizers. The album is available worldwide today in CD and digital formats: 24-Bit Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless, MP3 downloads, or streaming on the platform of your choice: https://orcd.co/desensitized-cip

“The title ‘Chaos In Premonition’ was cast upon the realization of uniting our intuitive natures during the collaborative process; evolving out of the 'chaos' of thoughts transforming our collective ideas into their compositional form," Martin says, going on to describe the joy of collaboration as discovery; as each artist brings their own unique identity, how their compositional styles will blend is a mystery until uncovered. She continues: “That is what I find most exciting, the endless potential and possibility.”

The title track “Chaos In Premonition” begins in quiet vastness and rises to a bewildering crescendo, then fades to an ethereal chorus. Percussive chimes like raindrops in a cavern rise slowly from shadowy depths, evoking the cosmic. From there, the piece builds a sonic mosaic of skittering breakbeats, glitched fragments and glimmering arpeggiations: the birth of a world from quietude. On “Abundant Time” counter-rhythmic clock samples and heartbeats ebb and flow around sinuous drones and gently plucked strings. The two artists employ a rich amalgamation of acoustic and electronic elements throughout the work. With “Immortals And Their Graves,” De Benedictis’ Mayahachi flute moves from calm lulls to sweeping trills to rhythmic stutterings and back again, capturing in its amorphousness the peaks and valleys of a life. Even vocal elements appear in the finale “Sleep Of Innocence” which finds Martin and De Benedictis harmonizing over celestial chimes, an otherworldly lullaby.

On Chaos In Premonition, the accomplished duo weave the ancient and futuristic into an otherworldly tapestry all their own. From asynchronous perspectives comes sonic synchronicity. De Benedictis says “the essence and originality of Desensitized lies in how Deborah and I are so different.”

Martin adds "Growth as an artist requires getting out of your comfort zone; to push boundaries to see what the potential outcome could become. Chaos In Premonition was such a project - this collaboration became an adventure to reach beyond past projects, exploring the nature of the sounds and recordings, taking the leap to create a new theme as an expansion from the Hemispherica Portalis (Portal of 1000 Years) release, a pathway leading from there with a much deeper and introspective journey."

Chaos in Premonition is an album that invites contradictions and makes peace with them, thanks to the masterful approach of its creators.

Spotted Peccary Music will live stream the album throughout the day on SPMLive: https://linktr.ee/ambientelectronic.tv

1 Ionic Realms [Victronomy Plubonius] 4:52
2 Abundant Time [Stemiostratamos] 4:46
3 Chaos In Premonition [Firestimo Mutato] 8:54
4 Deep Chasm [Subliminostrum] 10:40
5 Mutations Of The Highest Order [MOTHO] 8:47
6 Logic Of Expression [Praetoreum] 5:39
7 Immortals And Their Graves [Sacriligonus] 7:38
8 Crevices In Dark Places [Anexplicora] 7:12
9 Sleep Of Innocence [Embulata] 4:52

Website: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/chaos-in-premonition/
Bandcamp: https://desensitized-spm.bandcamp.com/album/chaos-in-premonition
Smartlink: https://orcd.co/desensitized-cip
  Franck Biyong - Kunde - guitarist’s new “Afro Electronic Body Music Odyssey” “Franck Biyong’s new body of work is a fascinating foray
into industrial ambiance mixed and imagined exclusively
in 360 Reality Audio, a new immersive music experience
driven by spatial sound technology.

KUNDE does not get lost in the EBM barrel but sounds
contemporary, dark, and displaying a detailed kind of
craftsmanship in each shadowy beat thump. It is still
reminiscent of old school, yet it has a new age-sounding
edge in the aggressive instrumental moments and then
the open and calm expressionisms.

This African psychedelic flower of musical innovation’s
beauty resembles some of King Crimson’s improvisation
style with more successful subtle focus, and then follows
dramatic closure movements inspired by Krautrock’s
trademark cosmic voyage-like tones.

KUNDE relies on electronic Afro meditation set against
towering synths, a sinister wall of distortion, hard-hitting
rhythms and melodic moods…A slow soothing space
climax that will send you off into another dimension…”

Vox & Percussion - Djanuno Dabo
Bass & Keyboards - Louis Sommer
Keyboards, Beats & Laptop - Benjamin Lafont
Guitars, Keyboards & Samples - FB
Yutao\'s \ Bedroom indie-pop artist Yutao Huang never felt at ease in China where he was born—he always longed for ideals he felt were embodied by Western culture. When he finally came to the States, he tried to stay true to his tradition, and infused his native Eastern culture with Western culture. Slowly, the pair of seemingly very different ideals melded into a personal outlook for Yutao reflected in his delicately gorgeous, electro-pop.

The California-based artist just released his second single "Overloaded," a dream pop and lo-fi song about the choices we make in our daily lives. He uses the metaphor of a hugging robot to showcase this idea. The robot experiences human emotions, but its system is not built for it. So the robot has two choices: reboot the system, or the system will get overloaded. As the music video shows, he choses the ladder.

Sometimes we all get stuck in the same routine, complaining that nothing will ever change. If you want a different outcome, you might have to break the cycle like a robot, even though it's risky and the journey will be turbulent. But it's the first step for the change.

“What inspires me in this story is you only get to live once,” shares Yutao. “So do you keep doing the same routine over and over like a robot or trying to take a different route even though it has a high chance of failure? This story reflects my current choice, giving up the architecture job and pursuing music full-time.”

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3zYHKCWJeKjKxgMPsiLlN0?si=c0baf91448c04541

Watch here: https://youtu.be/gEyX9PCCL1o
The Selenites Band @ LeSTROF, Brussels on October 28, 2022 "BEHIND THE MASK"
2nd album of the French group of Ethiojazz THE SELENITES BAND. French musical collective gathered around by the artist and musician Obi Riddim, it plays an original music anchored between the Ethiopian musical traditions, the psychic grooves of Afrojazz and the Kraütrock.
A first album released in 2019 on the labels STEREOPHONK (France) and P-VINE RECORDS (Japan), THE SELENITES BAND are back with a new recording.
After playing the “classics” of Mulatu Astatke or Girma Beyene, the musicians offers us 9 new songs. Original compositions where we find the melodies and rhythms of the Ethiopian music of “Swinging Addis” mixed with their influences, kraütrock, psychedelic music and afrojazz. An atmosphere of trance with Ethiopian kiñits, tracks that invite you to travel and explore. Recorded during the pandemic, between two confinements and successive curfews, in a vital impetus, this album sounds the gross need to create.
The record is released in vinyl edition on the STEREOPHONK label in standard edition and in limited edition with an alternative screen-printed cover.
Stereophonk is a French label, directed by Dj Martin, who releases records out of passion, following his heart: Estonian Funk jazz which explodes everything (Estrada Orchestra),
Funk, do you want some here, played in the biggest events world Breakdance (Funky Bijou) but also thrilling Bollywood-inspired music (Lord Paramour).

Erika Olson\'s \ Erika Olson is the singer/songwriter based in East Sussex who combines vulnerable vocals, contemporary storytelling, and musical influences spanning indie, folk, country, blues, Americana and pop. When pressed to describe her music, Erika likes to call it “folk with a beat.” Lyrically, her life as a mother is her biggest source of inspiration.

On the verge of self-releasing her debut album, 'This is How I Pray,' it has taken Erika several iterations of herself to get here. She’s learned that change is her constant and her power is her ability to start again.

She just released her new indie pop single "Hungry Little Bird," an upbeat and highly melodic song with a deeper and darker meaning. It was written to honor her partner's struggle and triumph over anorexia. "This song has evolved since its inception and now feels like an aching love letter striving to remind anyone feeling alone or adrift that they are loved and that they belong in this world," shares Erika.

The melody is gripping in "Hungry Little Bird," you'll find that your singing the song at all hours. The beat gets you dancing in your seat. Her voice is absolutely stunning, almost like a Diana Krall meets Ingrid Michaelson. It's sure to knock you off your axis and having you put this on repeat.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/4X6z8wYQbrMyHGVUxoWhmf?si=62186c929dd3418a

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erikaolsonmusic/
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TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@erikaolsonmusic
George Collins\' Debut EP Showcases His Artistic Talents George Collins, a former professional musician, steps forward with his debut EP, 'It's Been a Long Time,' a 5-song collection of narrative storytelling and catchy pop rock hooks.

“I don’t want to go to my grave with my stories and songs still inside me,” he says. “I can always make more money, but I can never make more time.”

His sound is a beautiful blend of influences like The Beatles, Tom Petty, and Wilco. There's even a hint of the Dave Matthews band within some of his songs. His songs feature instantly hummable melodies; subtle but smart counterpoint; clever chord sequences; ace musicianship; and vocals that ooze soulful rock n’ roll longing.

As a lyricist, Collins is a poet, a sage, a storyteller, and an empath. He covers the full-spectrum of emotions and the human experience, and he writes with cinematic detail, visceral vulnerability, and clever turns of phrase. Most of the songs on 'It's Been a Long Time' are about love in some way. The title song, the bluesy lament "It's Been a Long Time," and the modern pop rock "Next Time," are songs about lost love. The pop rock anthem "Down Easy" is a tale of a stolen moment of ill-fated barroom passion and "Easy To Fall" is about the ease of falling in love and the difficulty to losing it.

The game-changing song is "Toward the Light," a jazzy song that George originally wrote in his college days a long time ago. It showcases a very evolved outlook. George realized that with this youthful song he had not only reached deep into his soul but also charted the course for the rest of his life – the lyrics he had penned as a student finally made sense to him in late middle-age.

Listen to 'It's Been a Long Time': https://open.spotify.com/album/090WHojzKOaNjThSp4rvQJ?si=WXN7R4seTvGcfoVkL4CYiA

Fernandito Rentas presenta nuevo corte musical \ Fernandito Rentas acaba de lanzar al mercado su reciente número musical que lleva por nombre "Tacos de Seis". Una canción con excelentes arreglos musicales que traen consigo un ritmo pegajoso, para el deleite de todo el público salsero.

"Tacos de Seis" es un homenaje al fallecido Compositor, Músico, Compatriota y Hermano-N-Armas Puertorriqueño Ángel Junior Santos (USA-Ret.-RIP), quien a lo largo de su carrera compuso canciones para diversas agrupaciones, entre ellas: "Don Perignon & La Puertorriqueña", "Pete Perignon", "Orquesta El Cimarrón", entre otros.

Por otro lado, los arreglos musicales y la producción del videoclip fueron realizados por el Maestro Robert Requena y su equipo de producción en Medellín, Colombia. Además, dicho tema fue dedicado con mucho cariño por parte de Ángel Santos a la Sucursal del Cielo, Cali-Colombia y su bella gente.

Fernandito Rentas sigue dando de qué hablar con su buena música y en la actualidad ha logrado captar la atención del público en el mercado latinoamericano.

"Tacos de Seis" ya se encuentra disponible en todas las plataformas digitales y el videoclip se puede apreciar a través del siguiente enlace: https://youtu.be/m5_5HleC8xY
Lenni Revel\'s \ Lenni Revel is the Sonoma County, California-based artist gearing up for the release of her deeply cathartic EP, 'Unbroken.' The EP not only represents a rebirth and reclamation for Lenni from the clutches of mental health struggles, drugs, and the grinding machinery of the music business, but also a love story between Lenni and her husband, Robert Revel, an entrepreneur, and published author who wrote and co-wrote much of the album.

She just released the 3rd single from the EP, "Till Only Love Remains." This sultry and dramatic piano ballad was written by Robert when he was living alone in an off-grid home he built in the Rocky Mountains. The time in his life was marked by deep self-introspection, and "Till Only Love Remains" was born from a "get honest" place.

The song is achingly beautiful, delicately framing Lenni's smoky vocals with sorrowful strings and low-in-the-mix ethereal touches. She sings "Who reveals the savior/When he preaches the lie? / And who confronts the believer / When they’re afraid to die? / Found by the light / In the dead of the night, it’s a dream / Held by the love / That flows from above like a stream / Nothing left till only love remains."

The lyrics reveal the self-delusion we all eventually face, dismissing and denying all that is true within ourselves while clinging desperately to lies. Into this delirium comes a revelatory chorus blasting redemption onto the spiritual landscape until there is “….nothing left, till only love remains.”

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Imagine, if you will, that we are more than we think. More even than the universe itself, because the universe is only one expression of the fundamental, grounding, metahuman source that emanates, nurtures, and transcends us all. This is an idea from Deepak Chopra, who suggests there are secrets and techniques to moving beyond our present limitations. Some might disagree with Chopra. Perhaps he offends many traditionalists, both Eastern and Western, with his blending of common-sense wellness, medical intuition and Ayurvedic therapies.

Waking up, we learn, isn’t just about mindfulness or meditation. By going beyond, we can liberate ourselves from the conditioning and constructs that underlie anxiety, tension, and ego-driven demands. Waking up allows life to make sense as never before. To make this as practical as possible, Chopra rounds out the book with a 31-day guide to becoming Metahuman. Once you wake up, he writes, your life becomes transformed, because pure consciousness—which is the field of all possibilities-- then dawns in your life. Only then does your infinite potential become your personal reality.

Chopra unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. It means to move past the limitations constructed by the mind and to enter a new state of awareness in which we have deliberate and concrete access to peak experiences that can transform people’s lives from the inside out.

Sverre Knut Johansen has taken on many fantastic themes and notions with his electronic music, such as interstellar travel, secret extraterrestrial technologies, terrestrial time and natural history, evolution itself, dreaming, and with his newest album, Metahuman, he embraces Enlightenment, Awakening, and the Great Liberation, with music to inspire a new spiritual perspective on our life in the Universe with the infinite potential to remove the limiting belief systems and negativity of our personal reality, all in a musical form that brings light to the world.

Deepak Chopra is an Indian-American author and alternative medicine advocate. He has likened the universe to a "reality sandwich" which has three layers: the "material" world, a "quantum" zone of matter and energy, and a "virtual" zone outside of time and space, which is the domain of God, and from which God can direct the other layers. Chopra has frequently said that "aging is simply learned behavior" that can be slowed or prevented. Some of his ideas have caused various medical and scientific professionals to label his work as pseudoscience. Great changes are preceded by chaos, to move past the limitations constructed by the mind.

To become a Metahuman we must unlock our full potential through meditation and open up our creativity, our insight, our imagination, our compassion, our truth, our love, our empathy, our desire for goodness, beauty and harmony. Chopra studied medicine in India before emigrating in 1970 to the United States, where he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology. As a licensed physician, by 1980 he became chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (NEMH). In 1985, he met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and became involved in the Transcendental Meditation movement and eventually resigned from NEMH to pursue a new vision of healing, eventually establishing such enterprises as the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the Mind-Body Medical Group, the Chopra Foundation, and the American Association for Ayurvedic Medicine.

Chopra has also been described as America's most prominent spokesman for Ayurveda. Ayurveda therapies include herbal medicines, yoga, massage, laxatives, special diets, meditation, enemas, and medical oils. Historical evidence for Ayurvedic texts, terminology and concepts appears from the middle of the first millennium BCE onwards, the main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the gods to sages, and then to human physicians.

In Ayurvedic texts, balance is emphasized, suppressing natural urges is considered unhealthy and claimed to lead to illness. Ayurvedic practitioners regard physical existence, mental existence, and personality each as their own unique units, with each element being able to influence the others. The political debate about the place of Ayurveda in contemporary India has continued to the present, Ayurveda is heavily practiced in India and Nepal, where perhaps around 80% of the population report using it.

I am not about to further summarize such a complexity, let us immediately turn to focus on the music. What I hear is a full electronic symphony, often with a space-rock form of higher consciousness guiding the way, in places light and sparkly, and in other places much more complex, deep and rich with textures, pulses and powerful melodic wonder. Sverre Knut Johansen mostly plays Sequential Prophet X and Pro 3, opening a portal to deep inner space, employing other instruments as noted in the track details. On three tracks Ståle Storløkken plays Haken Audio Continiuum. This album was mastered by the legendary Howard Givens at Spotted Peccary Studios NW in Portland, Oregon.

From the void comes form, in the shape of a new friend, who has been traveling for years collecting adventures and stories, and at last has arrived. From the form comes motion and dance, “METAHUMAN” (3:37) establishes the groove, a sense of wonderment is invoked, hypnotized by the brilliance of that pulsing core of light, swirling bright gas around the starlike, throbbing core. Storløkken plays Haken Audio Continuum on this track, reflecting the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.

Darker themes emerge on the second track, building into a separate solid form, the power of energy, with cogent strings stretched under a brazen sky, beneath a stupendous Sun. There is a mild rumbling and tumbling off in deep space, some spooky distant synthesizers echoing and swirling in blackness. This is the prodigal otherworldly rover, feeling the kinetic power of the pulse, molding the universe’s chaos, arrayed with the intoxicating colors of coursing energy. This is the longest track, it builds to a powerful beat, the strings take over, and ultimately fades into mist in the end. Do we live in a mind-made fiction? The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety. “HUMAN (Path Of Destruction)” (10:34), the word destruction is probably more of a daredevil prophesy than a description of the sound. The musical feeling is positive and provides a strong uplifting groove, surely destruction would not have such honest beauty. This concept is different, perhaps the myth of the human as a machine is harmful. To free yourself, Chopra suggests that you open your mind, soul, and body, always to find that consciousness is the sole creator of self, mind, brain, body and the universe. Dig it.

Storløkken plays Haken Audio Continuum on the third track, “Unity Of Existence Through Evolution” (8:48), which is contemplative and gentle, the space rock beat operates within a slow inquisitive mood with changing elements. Lift up your eyes to the sky, on towards unknown worlds of distant stars beyond the wide, uncharted reaches of deep space, into the vastness of space-time, with its myriad stars and planets, the ceaseless drama of life. We are the authors of space-time, we must embrace our true role. The story never begins or ends – it merely ‘becomes,’ and you already possess this ultimate potential. Maybe.

The strength builds and broadens into a wide atmospheric dancing ground, a form that brings light to the world, wide circles, graceful glides, a solid neo-rock beat sustains, the pulse is strong, and rising. You might want to find your sturdy cosmic dancing shoes, much territory is spanned and then floats upwards, to fade into a pleasant extended psychedelic darkness. “Immortal” (5:44) allows life to make sense as never before, life becomes transformed as you explore the infinite potential, the miracle of our very existence. Chopra claims that one may attain "perfect health," free from disease and never age or die. He suggests that human aging is fluid and changeable, it can speed up, slow down, stop for a time, and even reverse itself, yielding indestructible new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living, positioning building blocks taking you stepping on a journey through this current Fairy Tale we call life, babe.

Sweet slow rising layers build into a powerful pulse with sparkles, then glides upwards, into “META (The Light Inside You)” (6:24). This touches on the forever spirit once again, consistent and nourishing as it wings upwards, repeating circles of light, perhaps an m'bira-core orbit, you might move past the limitation constructed by the mind to encounter a faint-glowing mass of vapor with a brighter core. Along with his collection of synths, electronic percussion, electric guitars, and sound design software, weaving melody, rhythm, and texture into a captivating musical tapestry that constantly evolves, revealing secret treasures from a distant place and bringing light to the world, Johansen plays the Haken ContinuuMini on this track. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning, an ancient philosophy Chopra calls The Direct Path, is hopefully serving your own evolution.

Now we are all dancing slowly. “METAHUMAN (Extended)” (9:51) expands the theme, allowing for a new message, explanation, and exploration. Only by going beyond everyday life can we change what it means to be human today. The destination is probably a little bit different because there is more time to establish the image or formation.

The universe has deep resources, a finger of light into the sky, amid wisps of smoke, clouds of silver, places of secrets, elegant and with wisdom hidden in it. There might be a science of dreaming, consciousness is much more than pure abstract reason, crossing the ancient chasm, cautiously emerging into percussive motion and pulse, a dance into the fullness of time and what lies hidden. Journey through echoes to find the sense of awe that astronomers might experience when observing outer space through telescopes, a mind-expanding view into our inner space. In fact it’s thousands of years old; and Storløkken plays the Haken Audio Continuum.

“Fluctuations Of Awareness” (7:55) is slow and thick in places, with textures and surprises that drift and fade in an atmosphere of gradual metamorphosis, I might somehow sense alternate bands of red, blue, yellow, and white strata, a fraction of light, not the violet glimmer which had illuminated the underground ways, but a ghostly radiance. Logistical obstacles are opportunities in disguise. Such openings allow for rhythm and pulses to lead the way up into the vast beyondscape. When you make a choice, you change the future. Sometimes I feel almost like I am looking into a star, looking into the glowing, pulsing core, seeing spatial starlight unfiltered by any atmosphere; and Johansen plays the Haken ContinuuMini on this track.

As we ponder a mind-expanding view into our inner sonic light show, we might veer into a tunnel, the corner turning into a night sky that goes forever, “Miracle Of Existence” (7:34) creates a new paradigm of health for humanity, essential positivity. Gradual deepening and layering, sustaining a slow exploration that is darker in places, always keeping a consistent pulse and life force, this is an inward spin. Imagine wind that sounds a bit like fields of dry whistles and synthesizers, developing into a beat that could be like a heartbeat, and it just keeps going and changing, sometimes a prisoner of the past, otherwise a pioneer of the future, our non-physical experience is a paradoxical journey beyond the physical and the deeply hidden.

On the final track, the always amazing David Helpling activates his electric guitar, synthesizers, and piano, while Johansen plays Steinberger bass guitar in addition to his basic studio wizardly contributions. “Infinity Being” (6:13) brings a haunting melodic atmosphere, full of subtle vistas, a cycling melody that returns to our dream castle. This is where the limitless lingers. The vastness of space-time sings, with its myriad stars and planets moving beyond our present limitations of the mind to access a field of infinite possibilities. We are more than we think.

Sverre Knut Johansen (pronounced Svá-da Ka-núte Yo-hán-sen) hails from Mo i Rana, a lesser-known town in the northern-central Helgeland region of Norway, just below the arctic circle. He has composed electronic works since the early 1990s, developing a strong signature style through the use of melody and forms often thought of as classically-influenced, electronic symphonic compositions. He has previously released material on Origo Sound and his own Origin Music, and has collaborated with artists including Erik Wøllo, David Helpling, and Robert Rich.

This is Johansen’s sixth release on the Spotted Peccary Music Label. His earlier releases are DREAMS BEYOND (SPM-3005), PRECAMBRIAN (SPM-3004), THE VAST EXPANSE (SPM-3003), SECRET SPACE PROGRAM (SPM-3002), and EARTH FROM ABOVE (SPM-3001)

METAHUMAN was mastered by Howard Givens at Spotted Peccary Studios NW. It is available as a physical CD artfully designed by Spotted Peccary’s creative guru, Daniel Pipitone, as well as in digital download format (MP3 (320KBPS), 16-bit CD quality, or 24-bit studio master), and across all streaming platforms. Buy/Stream METAHUMAN: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/metahuman/ or https://orcd.co/metahuman

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Producer, Songwriter, and DJ Kris \ Kris "Halo" Pierce is the genre defying electronic music producer, songwriter, and DJ based out of New York City. He's reached soaring heights in his musical career of over 20 years, including placements with Interscope Records, Viacom Media Networks, Sony Creative, What’s In-Store Music, Cleopatra Records, and Conzoom Records; among others, as a producer.

He recently released his second solo album called 'Artificial Breed,' an avante pop, electronic, and synth collection of 11 songs. The name of the album speaks to the melding of synthetic with organic musicality before even listening, giving you an expectation of mostly electronic sounds.

'Artificial Breed' is a collaboration between Kris and ex-Front Line Assembly drummer Jason Bazinet. As the story goes, Jason heard “Midnight Dive” and was moved to email Kris, offering seedling music ideas for a future project. Kris sifted through 300 of Jason’s demos, and cherry-picked 10 tracks. He fleshed out these core ideas with orchestration and lush production, and they now live on Artificial Breed.

Listen to 'Artificial Breed' here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1D8QDptXsdjTPdf6EwHsCQ?si=arZjdKJ0SXida6BAsNNbUg

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\ Americana singer-songwriter Vince Vanguard has always loved music, in fact, his given name is Eric Plein, named after Eric Clapton. His father took him to his first blues concert for BB King. “Blues music’s idea of the struggle of the spirit, and letting those feelings out always resonated with me,” he says.

He has always wanted to release his own solo album, but never focused on himself and focused on others music as he owned his own recording studio and production company. Only after his career took a hit due to his overindulgence did he finally take the leap and create his own record, 'Spirit Blues,' to be released later this year.

He just released his 3rd single from 'Spirit Blues' called "Broken Bones." It's an anthem-like roots rock and blues rock song that has a Jackson Browne familiarity in both his voice and sound. The song grapples with the feeling of hopelessness in himself and society as a whole, while also acknowledging resilience. He sings with purpose in lyrics like "Left to die on the side of the road/Nothing left to show/But these broken bones and busted soles/I didn’t see you coming/I didn’t hear you calling/And I fade."

"Broken Bones" features an all-star cast of Colorado based musicians, including Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science, John Scofield), Garret Sayers (The Motet), Marcus Rezak (Shred Is Dead, Digital Tape Machine) and Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon, Derek Trucks Band).

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/0NhVKbeUrUI05dw8zu4gnd?si=4ed8560c6ca94ee6
Ámaris Releases \ Ámaris Wen, artistically known simply as Ámaris, is the London-based recording artist, music producer, actor, and songwriter. Her most recent single “Been Doing This” is a definite ear worm and when asked about her song, Amaris says, “The message of the track is ‘We’ve been doing this for too long’ and is about moving on, and that sometimes you have to let things go and try something new.” “Been Doing This” is her most recent release about not giving up, even if you want to.

Writing under the name A. W. Emersleben, she released her album “Dream World” in 2020, the title track becoming her most successful release to date receiving 100k streams on Spotify alone.

Ámaris received her formal training at drama school in Zurich, with Isabel Kempinski in Voice, and later at the Stage & Musical School in Frankfurt, Germany, where she started to listen to electronic music for her dance studies, which made her discover the genre for herself. Being new to subjects such as Ballet, Jazz Dance, and Modern Dance, Ámaris needed to train in the evenings in her free time to achieve the levels of the other students. She found that her new-found passion for electronic music helped and then started the dance floor project “Geiko– female electronic dance music”

After returning from Germany to Zurich to complete a degree in Business Law, she was able to work as a playlist manager for Sony Music. She later moved to London where she started working on her first more R&B and synthpop-influenced album “Neon Colours”, which was well-received by critics.

As one of few female music producers, Ámaris’ skills in combining genres such as electronica, R&B, and pop have defined her music as being genre-defying. She is very vocal on the protection of the oceans and is an ambassador for the non-profit organization Big Blue Ocean Clean-up, which works on reducing plastic waste in the oceans. Her fantasy story “Lagoona: A Journey through the Reef,” published in 2022, raises awareness for the disappearing coral reefs and ocean pollution.

As an actress, she will appear in a production of the play “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” this year, in which she will play the character of “Elaine”.

Ámaris is currently working on a music documentary ‘On Tape’, in which female and non-binary music producers will answer questions about their work. 10 questions, 10 music producers, no wrong answers! The short form documentary is a collaboration with L.A.-based Maria Corso of female- owned production company Two Foot Five Productions.

Listen to "Been Doing This": https://open.spotify.com/track/2zJkuiDMht0ES5mG2MsMRs?si=644997f06ac84052
Slim Sly Slender\'s \ With experience as a career visual artist, singer-songwriter Slim Sly Slender sets himself apart from the rest! During a jam session in a warehouse, Slim had his musical awakening 10 years ago. It was that moment when the Baltimore, Maryland-based artist decided to take a giant leap into a new career. Now, Slim Sly Slender is gearing up to release his sixth album in eight years called Pay to Play. In the tracks on his new album, Slim explores the genres of his influences while adding his own flair to create a cohesive aesthetic. Listeners will hear just that with his three singles released from Pay to Play, titled “War Paint,” “The One That Didn’t Walk Away," and his most recent release “Black Charger.”

“Black Charger” was inspired by Slim’s commute to Washington, DC. “Having lived in the Baltimore/Washington area for many years this is something that I have learned to avoid if possible. It’s pretty crowded at the best of times and kind of a madhouse of the driving world at others” Slim explains. “I try to stay relaxed and on point in this driving environment and started to notice that when traffic got chaotic there was often an aggressive driver in a Black Dodge Charger involved.”

“Black Charger” mixes roots rock with indie pop and hip-hop, like a Beastie Boys meets John Lennon meets Steve Earle. The saxophone riffs in the track are bound to get stuck in any listener's ear. The verses break down to soft drums, rhythmic acoustic guitar, and a bouncing bass line to let Slim’s lyrics stand out. The organ pays homage to 60’s-70’s rock/roots rock music. “Black Charger” has a jam band vibe, that will have you making the “stank face” when listening. Listen to “Black Charger” on all music streaming platforms, and make sure to follow Slim on all socials to not miss any updates!

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/7A4Mrx8QJv0MImRruMElbX?si=1b0730e8a4604018
The Hills Listening to Kate Bush Running Up That Hill and her huge Chart Success again so many years later only inspires you to keep progressing what you do. The last couple of years have been tough. Family is everything. The trials of looking after a loved one through a debilitating illness overshadows everything else. Strangely the tough times inspire the creation of new lyrics which eventually become great songs. I have always been the eternal optimist and following The Wedding of my beloved Eldest Daughter in Ibiza and a find my self again break in my beloved Wicklow Hills I am going once more back to the art that never leaves me and always draws me back.
I hope everyone enjoys the new music I am releasing now and next month. Life needs more smiling faces.
2022 BU Global Music Festival The 2022 BU Global Music Festival will be held outdoors on Saturday, September 17th from Noon to 9:30 pm on the Boston University Charles River Campus - 270 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215.

The BU Global Music Festival is a free, family-friendly event at Boston University. This year’s festival line-up includes some high-energy powerhouses that will throw down a party: Mexican marimba-punk band Son Rompe Pera (Boston debut) to Malawian street musician duo Madalitso (Boston debut) playing home-made instruments; and the three-time winner of the second largest carnival in Latin America Bazurto All Stars (Boston debut), a serious powerhouse party band hailing from Colombia. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, we have a few who are exploring their folkloric and traditional sounds: Indonesian percussion/dance troupe Saung Budaya; Yamma Ensemble (Boston debut) that weaves together musical styles from Jewish diasporas across the Mediterranean and the Middle East; and Kingfisher Singers and Dancers, who will be representing the Indigenous Wampanoag voices from our very own region. Somewhere in the middle are the quirky trad-electro-pop duo Puluup (Boston debut) from Estonia and the Ethiopian trad-experimental quintet Qwanqwa (Boston debut), both of whom manage to combine vernacular styles with experimental modern sounds to generate their own unique sounds. (Photo: Bazurto All Stars)
The Southwest region of North America is full of breathtaking scenery, barren rocks juxtaposed in desert wilderness, great-walled stone canyons, blending cowboy influences with Mexican and Spanish traditions. Renowned pianist/composer Elizabeth Naccarato’s A Southwest Story draws you into this scenic world with her consistently calm, sensitive and well-arranged album of instrumental music with a bright Southwestern flavor. Each composition is a concentrated gem on a topic related to the broad area known as the Southwest.

One might say Elizabeth Naccarato is a romantic. She is known to compose entire albums when a place and its people speak to her soul. Produced by Michael Gettel, an exciting pianist and composer in his own right, the works range from solo piano to contemporary instrumental piano pieces accented by guitar, bass, violin, mandolin, percussion and accordion. Featured performers include Leon Christian (guitar and bass) and Nancy Rumbel (Native flute and English horn). Naccarato composed and arranged the genre-defying album, with the exceptions of "The Spanish Dance No. 2" by Enrique Granados, and "Fandango" by Federico Moreno Torroba.

Early singles "Dusk" and "Sacred Land" convey the stunning pastel sunsets, and the physical beauty of the land between Ute Mountain and Mt. Blanca, which is said to be sacred. Rumbel's Native American flute adds a hauntingly beautiful quality to "Shrine of the Stations of the Cross" an homage to San Luis' spiritual attraction of the same name. People visit from all over the world to seek its solace and to take in the breathtaking views on this trail of bronze sculptures (from 3/4 to life size, representing the 15 stations of the cross), which are positioned along a trail on a mesa in the center of San Luis.

"From whimsical tunes to waltzes to classical covers of Spanish composers to reverent pieces honoring religious traditions of old, and slow dreamy solo piano sequences reflecting on the region’s beauty and the natural elements, A Southwest Story offers a relaxing and uplifting 'auralscape' to a fascinating place," wrote Lissette Cascante, of the Auralscapes music blog and podcast.

Favoring the album's more classical influences, Kathy Parsons (Mainly Piano) wrote “...my favorite piece on the album (“Flower Moon”), Chopin's influence can definitely be heard in the graceful nature of the music. Ahhhh!”

A native Texan, Naccarato began her piano studies at the age of six at the Dominican Convent in Houston. She won her first piano competition at the age of nine and performed and competed in local and statewide events; later, she was a Piano Performance major at the University of Southern California where she earned her degree, and was a three-time winner of the Hollywood Alumni S.A.I Scholarship as well as a highly-coveted Teaching Assistantship in graduate school. She joined the Annie Wright Schools faculty in 1999 and has been an affiliate faculty at The University of Puget Sound since 1989. Much of her instruction is in piano and voice, but she also has directed dozens of regional theater presentations of plays and musicals.

San Luis, Colorado, is a very old town with the Stations of the Cross being one of the main focal points, and the opening track, "San Luis" (4:42) has a nostalgic sweet sad feeling, a familiar sounding traditional song given tender treatment, piano seasoned with guitar and mandolin.

The Spanish reintroduced the horse to the Americas, beginning in the late 15th century, free-roaming herds evolved in North America, struggling with the harsh climate. "Wild Horses" (2:58) has a very Spanish feeling, violin behind the piano with just a hint of percussion, feel the horses glide through the landscape.

To the oldest inhabitants of the Southwestern desert regions, respect for nature comes from a deep connection to the land; to the European way of seeing the world, the land is a commercial resource given by God for men to develop and yield wealth. Both experience the stillness, vastness, and harsh beauty and sense the importance of finding a necessary balance. The piano melody and violin joins and the melody weaves the story of the land, opening a more detailed lamentation of the history of the territory, "Sacred Land" (5:08) reminds us that sacred places strengthen the earth’s biological and cultural diversity, inspiring reverence for land and cultural diversity, and connect nature and culture.

"Mi Hito, No!" (4:12) has a traditional feeling, sad stories are the most compelling. Time to dance the cha cha cha, congas and hand percussion with piano and violin. Next, "Fandango" (1:48) features piano with fancy classical Spanish guitar thrills and sparkles. The Fandango is a lively partner dance originating from Portugal and Spain, two male dancers face each other, dancing and tap-dancing one at a time, showing which has the most lightness and repertoire of feet in motion, swift changes in the tap-dancing, seeing which one of them makes the feet transitions more eye-catching. The word fandango is sometimes also used as a synonym for "a quarrel", "a big fuss", or "a brilliant exploit."

Now for a romantic instrumental tale, "Brown Eyes" (4:12), a drum set with cymbals, accordion, castanets and glockenspiel joins the piano, celebrating the calm patience enduring the metallic brightness of a hot sun. "Spanish Dance No. 2 by Granados" (5:25) is a slow dance with lots of colorful fabrics, sad and rich with a quiet feeling, gentle as a breeze of spring. The hot, soft wind of the desert kisses our faces, all around the horizon bare volcanic peaks burn into the blue. Sometimes a whirlwind of dust travels rapidly over the plain, making one ponder what would happen should it gyrate into the vachtoe. "La Sierra" (4:38) is an ode to the mountains in the distance and forever, a range of mountains especially with a serrated or irregular outline. The sound is quiet and full, along with the piano, chimes shiver in a breeze.

The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, refers to a series of images and sculptures depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. There is a famous Stations of the Cross Shrine located in Colorado's oldest town, San Luis, Colorado. Huberto Maestas was the sculptor for all of the statues. "Shrine of the Stations of the Cross" (3:33) is a sacred story, featuring piano and flute.

Vega is the brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra, and lies at a vertex of a widely spaced asterism called the Summer Triangle, which consists of Vega plus the two first-magnitude stars Altair, in Aquila, and Deneb in Cygnus. "The Vega" (4:31) is a piano solo with a deliciously lighter sensation, invoking the Southwest's beautiful skies.

The sun is setting with all its melancholy splendor, "Dusk" (4:08) is a tribute to the end of the day, and the beginning of the night, piano and guitar are joined by a violin as the light becomes a rainbow magnified even beyond dreams, a thing not transparent and ethereal, but solidified, a work of ages, sweeping up majestically from the red walls, its iris-hued arch against the blue sky.

The single “Dusk” https://elizabethnaccarato.hearnow.com/dusk

The cowboy has deep historical roots tracing back to Spain and the earliest European settlers of the Americas. A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The "cowboy code" of Gene Autry encouraged honorable behavior, mutual respect and patriotism. Dance was an important social activity in the Old West and the level of social skill was generally high. Men and women take turns sharing the pulse of the dance, couples moving in a circular motion across the floor. The track "Cowboy's Waltz" (3:30) features a full dancehall feeling with hand percussion, high hat and accordian.

"Flower Moon" (3:36) is a piano solo that closes A Southwest Story, a lovely portrait of the full moon in May. The Flower Moon is named after the abundant flowers that grow in the spring. Native Americans called it the Budding Moon, Egg Laying Moon, and Planting Moon. The Celtic and Old English names are Mothers’ Moon, Bright Moon, Hare Moon, and Grass Moon.

The Southwest is the hottest and driest region in the United States, where the availability of water has defined its landscapes and history of human settlement. The Southwest landscape is a dry climate with sparse grass, thus large herds of cattle requiring vast amounts of land to obtain sufficient forage gave rise to the development of the horseback-mounted vaquero traditions of northern Mexico. It is a strange land, a desert overgrown with strange soft-tinted weeds, “salt weeds,” pink, red, green, gray, blue, purple; the rich-green yellow-flowering greasewood; odd cacti, and all manner of thorn bearing bushes, haunted by its loneliness and silence and beauty. It appears endless, a strange world of colossal shafts and buttes of rock, magnificently sculptured, standing isolated and aloof, dark, weird, and lonely.

Therein lies the joy, sweet and also vague, the secret of the wonderful sensations of strange familiarity with wild places. The origins of the cowboy tradition come from Spain, beginning with the hacienda system of medieval Spain. These hearty pioneers of the Southwest interacted with and relied on an unfamiliar environment, utilizing storytelling in order to pass on memory, spark imagination, and make sense of their relationship to this harsh earth.

A native Texan, Elizabeth began her piano studies at the age of six at the Dominican Convent in Houston. She won her first piano competition at the age of nine and performed and competed in local and statewide events. Elizabeth was a Piano Performance major at the University of Southern California where she earned her degree, and was a three-time winner of the Hollywood Alumni S.A.I Scholarship as well as a highly-coveted Teaching Assistantship in graduate school. She joined the Annie Wright Schools faculty in 1999 and has been an affiliate faculty at The University of Puget Sound since 1989. Much of her instruction is in piano and voice, but she also has directed dozens of regional theater presentations of plays and musicals. Elizabeth Naccarato’s previous recordings are Jarrell’s Cove (inspired by the coastline of Puget Sound near Seattle and produced by pianist Michael Gettel), North Sycamore (named for a street in West Los Angeles where she spent an early stage of her career, with special guests oboist Nancy Rumbel and saxophonist Richard Warner), Stone Cottage (inspired by a special residence with a wild garden), One Piano (a collaboration with Gettel), History (combining some of her best work with both new and live performances), Souvenir d’Italia which was inspired by one of her favorite places, and now A Southwest Story, a tribute to the Southwestern part of the United States of America.

This newest album enhances the vision of the growing collection of exquisite piano interpretations of various aspects of specific locations and contexts, as well as life itself. Elizabeth Naccarato has achieved a noteworthy translation of the spirit of the land, its cultural history and the flavors and elemental aspects. Each note fits into a magnificent audio portrait of the Southwest, from the environment to how it feels to be there, a hot sun, spirits in the canyons, the languages and religious iconography are included in the melodies and musical forms.

Previous recordings by Naccarato include Jarrell’s Cove, North Sycamore, Stone Cottage, One Piano (a collaboration with Gettel), History, and Souvenir d’Italia, all available through her official website and Amazon.com.

Naccarato is preparing to announce upcoming live performances for this Fall 2022; watch her website and social media for the cities, dates and ticket links.

Music fans can link to buy or stream A Southwest Story from their favorite platform here: https://elizabethnaccarato.hearnow.com/a-southwest-story

1 San Luis (4:42)
2 Wild Horses (2:58)
3 Sacred Land (5:08)
4 Mi Hito, No! (4:12)
5 Fandango (1:48)
6 Brown Eyes (4:12)
7 Spanish Dance No. 2 by Granados (5:25)
8 La Sierra (4:38)
9 Shrine of the Stations of the Cross (3:33)
10 The Vega (4:31)
11 Dusk (4:08)
12 Cowboy's Waltz (3:30)
13 Flower Moon (3:36)

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Chris Baluyut\'s New Single \ New York City’s own Chris Baluyut has been surrounded by music since birth. His father, uncle, and godmother are in a band called Versus, and another of his uncles started the indie-rock/math-rock band {Plus/Minus}. “They were hip,” Chris says. “My parents had me when they were young. I remember the three B’s, Björk, Beck, and Built to Spill being played all the time in my house growing up.” From elementary school through high school, family members would bring Chris to gigs all around NYC. At 14, inspired by the classic rock and indie rock playing in his house, Chris started playing guitar, and eventually played a show with Versus when he was still in high school.

It’s no wonder that Chris has taken up music. While he never made music his sole focus, he did sing and play music in college. However, his backpacking trip through Europe and living in Tokyo is what made him realize his talent and he started to take his music more seriously. After living there for 5 years, he’s ready to make roots in New York City and is ready to release new music, the first time since 2018.

His new single, “Winter, Wait,” is a dreamy electro-pop song that emulates a simultaneous feeling of heaviness and lightness. It has a presence that's hard to explain in words, but ultimately it's about the highs and lows of life. The music really explores that theme with sections that feel more upbeat than others. It’s part of a series of singles, the third and final that showcases his expanding skill set beyond folk and folktronica with textured synths, layered ambience, vocal effects, and harmonies.

"'Winter, Wait' is about managing the passage of time through both the high points and low points of my life," shares Chris. "The exhilarating, joyous, and love-filled moments of my life feel so fleeting and seem to pass in an instant, while the somber, dark, low points feel like they linger and last forever. This song is about doing my best to stay present and appreciate those peaks when they come, as well as waiting out the storm through hard times and knowing that ultimately, those will pass too."

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!! NEW MUSIC from TapRoots !! Hey there TapRoots fans,

We have just released our first new music in over 3 years. TapRoots has been busy over the pandemic writing a new album, and the first track, Song for the Ocean, has finally been released. Check it out and let us know what you think!

It is a song dedicated to the yoruba orisha of the Sea, Yemaya. Come join in celebrating this new Summer track from TapRoots!
Gedalya explores unity in newest release The Folk-Rock Rabbi’s latest release, ‘Needle and Thread’ aims to connect people with different backgrounds by recognizing their similarities

NEW YORK (July 10, 2022) — Gedalya, the New York based musician known for his infectious melodies and positive, lyrics is pleased to announce the release of his latest single Needle and Thread.

The song explores the connection between all people and how understanding can bring unity to those that otherwise would face conflict.

“Underneath our different exteriors, we are all connected spiritually,” Gedalya said. “Needle and Thread challenges my listeners to see past what is driving them individually and recognize the similarities that bring us together.”

“Our souls are sewn together with the same needle and thread,” he sings in the chorus in a recognition that the pain and difficulties everyone faces should bring us together instead of tearing people apart.

And he hopes the song can help people achieve that desire.

“Too often, we pursue our needs while viewing the world only through the lens of our personal experiences,” Gedalya said. “But what goes unrecognized is that underneath it all, we are all cut from the same spiritual cloth, and if we accept in our hearts no matter our differences, deep down we share far more than we don’t, we will live more fulfilling and rewarding lives. This song is a recognition and a celebration of what we share.”

The song also fits into the mission of A New Song USA, a not-for-profit organization that promotes music with a positive message. The organization was founded by Gedalya, who serves as director alongside his musical performances and recording.

“With A New Song USA, I want to encourage artists and fans to find the most rewarding parts of their lives and share them with others,” Gedalya said. “The music we promote is a way to do precisely that.”

For more about Gedalya, visit gedalyasings.com.
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