News – SoundLooks http://soundlooks.com The Music Journal Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:21:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Husk platform provides an effective advertising platform for musicians on Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/the-husk-platform-provides-an-effective-advertising-platform-for-musicians-on-spotify-soundcloud-and-youtube/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/the-husk-platform-provides-an-effective-advertising-platform-for-musicians-on-spotify-soundcloud-and-youtube/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:04:45 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8088 The Husk is one of the fastest, most effective and direct advertising platform for musicians on Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube. It’s a one of its kind platform that provides innovative tools for artists, blogs, curators, labels and other music personnel to grow and promote their work. What makes it different from other music promotion platforms is that it is simple, comparatively cheaper and drives guaranteed traffic directly to the user’s Spotify, Soundcloud or YouTube account.

The Husk is the brainchild of ‘The Drunken Coconut’, a Canada based music marketing and consulting company owned by Ariel Carter & Ryan Thompson. They both started the company in 2016 following their passion for music and to provide a variety of services for artists, labels, agencies, and others in the music industry. To take further their experience in PR campaigns, Press kits, social media marketing, Advertising, Blog Coverage, Distribution and more, they developed the world’s highest monetized platform in the music industry called The Husk. Inspired by the response received for this platform, they created another platform called ‘Grow With Us’, the first and only direct advertising tool for Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube that guarantees results.

Ariel and Ryan have worked with hundreds of artists of all genres across the world and hold immense experience and insight into the marketing aspects of the music world. The platform that they have created can bring thousands of listeners per month to the user’s channel or playlist. The users don’t require any knowledge or experience in advertising and they can simply sign up to get their campaign running in a few minutes. They also have the freedom to choose their budget and the amount they’re willing to pay per conversion.

Unlike the other music promotion platforms, Grow With Us promises guaranteed results for the money the customer will be spending. They are charged per new follower they gain. To sign up, the user can choose which account or playlist they want to grow and mention how much they are willing to spend for it. After which they can start garnering active and verified followers to their account and playlist. More information about the services can be found at thehusk.ca.

Contact Details

Company: The Husk

Website: The Husk

Country: USA

Email: support@thehusk.ca

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Dig The Reggae Meditations: Jahmings Maccow – ‘Trod It Through’ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/dig-the-reggae-meditations-jahmings-maccow-trod-it-through/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/dig-the-reggae-meditations-jahmings-maccow-trod-it-through/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:47:51 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8085 LETMEGOO Records proudly presents a brand new cut from the ubiquitous Anguillian-come-New York resident Rastafarian Jahmings Maccow. How to describe this latest output from a man with thirty years of recording experience behind him?

A deep and uplifting reggae soul cut would be a start. ‘Trod it Through’ first came about during solitary sessions at Manhattan’s Rocket Studios, circa mid-to-late 80s. Throughout the following thirty years, the song found itself evolving through several bands and incarnations to finally see the light of day in all of its sagacious energy, here on LETMEGOO Records.

Maccow stands like a mound, unassailable, waxing truths as his band spins dreamlike reggae textures that whirl and curl like rising smoke. He is unafraid to challenge that which you might be inclined to ignore, to tell you that “innocent blood will have to shed” while an angelic chorus of backing singers respond “we’ve got to trod it / trod it through”. Love, life, loss and togetherness are on Maccow’s mind, beautifully executed and brought to life in a swooning reggae rock ballad

The poet’s touch is evident in the couplets that anchor in the verses, imparted with a delicacy that reveals Maccow’s lifelong dedication to the artistic path: “See love coming down the street / see love, no shoes on its feet”. Thick-skinned wisdom also springs to mind, and a desire to do justice to the large concepts that Maccow takes in his stride, both musically and philosophically.

Over his distinguished career, Maccow has cultivated somewhat of a reputation as a reggae renaissance man. Here is an artist that has been responsible for some of the deepest reggae and roots rock coming out of the East Coast; the ex-Catch-A-Fire and Enforcers man has been out as a solo artist since the late 90s, captivating audiences across the city with his soulful brand of guitar-based reggae songwriting. Reggae aficionados will be delighted to finally get a chance to hear ‘Trod it Through’, the song that has skirted the edges of Maccow’s career for three decades, shaping – and being shaped by – his vast oeuvre spanning roots, reggae and rock music.

You can already picture the blue waters of the Caribbean as the slow tide laps your feet; this is Jahmings Maccow at the top of his game.

‘Trod It Through’ is released on iTunes. In the meantime, check out Jahmings on Facebook and Twitter, or over at his website.

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ESP EVOLUTION New Music to Inspire The World – ‘WISHING ON A FALLING STAR’ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/esp-evolution-new-music-to-inspire-the-world-wishing-on-a-falling-star/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/esp-evolution-new-music-to-inspire-the-world-wishing-on-a-falling-star/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:09:56 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8082 ESP EVOLUTION is sending the world a message of hope, freedom and unity in their song ‘WISHING ON A FALLING STAR’. This duo consisting of music producer and guitarist Overdose and singer and songwriter The Lady Capri, are heating the airways with this urban, rhythmic and catchy song.

Together the two have created a track that will definitely catch your ears, make you move and inspire you to keep pushing and make your dreams come true.

“Our song ‘WISHING ON A FALLING STAR’ is an anthem of hope and freedom. No one, no matter who you are should let anyone tell you how to live your life. We all came here with our own mission, our own unique gifts and it’s our duty to bless this world with those gifts.” – Overdose & The Lady Capri

Stay tuned for more from ESP Evolution, coming soon! “WISHING ON A FALLING STAR”

The Artist: Overdose and The Lady Capri, have come together with the sole mission of saving the world from the monotony of manufactured sound! ESP EVOLUTION creates music that will evolve your musical taste buds and make you groove outside the box. Overdose, who has produced for artists such as Tank, Aaliyah, E40, and Fat Joe among others, formed ESP EVOLUTION with The Lady Capri in 2010. Overdose and The Lady Capri now create music together with the sole mission of uniting people through music. Inspired by the phrase the “Mitakuye Oyasin”, which is sacred among the Native American Lakota people and translates to “we are all related”, ESP EVOLUTION brings an eclectic hit filled infusion of pop, rock, hip hop, r&b and some reggae to the world.

ESP Evolution has had the pleasure of playing many of LA’s top venues like Whisky a Go Go, House of Blues Sunset, House of Blues Anaheim, Molly Malone’s and a host of others. Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / SoundCloud For All US Media Inquiries: Lana Moore / possiblesideeffectsrecords@gmail.com / (310) 363 – 5459

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Aryeh Leib Hurwitz is a Brooklyn-based singer and cantor whose brilliant voice has been featured all over the world! http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/aryeh-leib-hurwitz-is-a-brooklyn-based-singer-and-cantor-whose-brilliant-voice-has-been-featured-all-over-the-world/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/aryeh-leib-hurwitz-is-a-brooklyn-based-singer-and-cantor-whose-brilliant-voice-has-been-featured-all-over-the-world/#respond Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:30:40 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8073 Aryeh Leib Hurwitz is a Brooklyn-based singer and cantor whose brilliant voice has been featured all over the world. His repertoire consists of many different melodic genres and songs in a variety of languages, including Opera, Broadway and Modern Jewish music.

Aryeh released his debut single “SHEYIBONE” on SEFIROT RECORDS on February 26th, which was followed by the live music video for this song.

“SHEYIBONE” is a very unique combination of Chazanut and Jazz, which makes for a perfect rendition of this classical Jewish song. It features a truly all-star team working on it: performed by the Eyal Vilner Big Band, conducted by Meir Briskman, sung by one prolific Chazzan and Singer ARYEH LEIB HURWITZ, mixed and mastered by Grammy Winning Producer Brian Forbes.

The single has already gotten terrific feedback from both the American and Israeli Jewish music communities, as well as from outside of Jewish society in Germany, France, Italy, Canada, USA and UK. “Jewish Frank Sinatra meets Pavarotti meets Rosenblatt!” – that’s how it’s been called by press and music critics!

Official Website:
www.aryehurwitz.com

Social:
Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/aryehlh/
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/aryehleib.hurwitz
The single is available on:
SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/user-57048189/sheyibone
Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4rIPvoJjg2wX6HArB2OrfZ
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sheyibone-single/1353246594

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Bizz The Prince Releases “Against The Grain” EP Produced by 4th Disciple On Pre-Order Now! http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/bizz-the-prince-releases-against-the-grain-ep-produced-by-4th-disciple-on-pre-order-now/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/bizz-the-prince-releases-against-the-grain-ep-produced-by-4th-disciple-on-pre-order-now/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:36:48 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8070 New York, New York – Back To The Basics best describes the new release from producer and sonic design legend 4th Disciple. 4th collaborated with New Jersey lyricist Bizz The Prince to release the EP Against The Grain which was initially going to be titled Back To Basics.

The recording process was delayed as Bizz was working on several street releases with Jersey artist Louie Ave. as 4ths production complimented various releases such as Method Mans Meth Lab, Peedi Crakk Good Life, Sean Price Imperious Rex and various other releases.

In late 2017, Bizz and 4th Disciple partnered back up and went back to the basics, of one artist one producer format. Bizz The Prince provides intelligent wordplay and lyrics that flow over melodic 4th Disciple break beats. In regards to production, sound quality, lyrics and content this is best hip hop album release of 2018.

Against The Grain consists of  five tracks including the first single The Truth, Break The Wallz featuring Wu-Tang Clans Inspectah Deck, Gunz and Butter, 10 Sex Commandments, and Jail or Heaven. Jail or Heaven narration of a inmates visions from behind the wall is a classic, the genius of 4th Disciple provided production which appears to be a conversation from a low quality correctional facility phone.

The EP flows together like motion picture. The EP Against The Grain is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Google Play and the full release will be available on 4-27-18. The lead single The Truth will be available immediately by purchasing the EP via pre-order.

Global Sounds Records/ Sonic Ministry and entertainment One distribution 2018.

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New Dawn Music Group Releases Summer Festival Song “Da Dee Dee” http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/new-dawn-music-group-releases-summer-festival-song-da-dee-dee/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/new-dawn-music-group-releases-summer-festival-song-da-dee-dee/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:17:28 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8063 “Da Dee Dee” is now available online on all major media platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, and Amazon Music. This new hit track has an EDM festival feel to get music lovers summer ready.

“Da Dee Dee” is the first of many tracks DJ ChaseDawn and New Dawn Music Group will release. New Dawn Music Group has trap music, progressive house, tech house, and more EDM music on the way. “Da Dee Dee” is the hottest new track to include in anyone’s 2018 summer EDM mix.

The Da Dee Dee DJ/mixer didn’t get to Da Dee Dee overnight. Born in Baltimore, MD, DJ ChaseDawn was introduced to DJing on the local club scene. In exchange for lessons, DJ ChaseDawn carried crates of records and helped with sound checks and shows. At only 16, DJ Chasedawn was ready to fly solo. Although DJ ChaseDawn started from humble beginnings, it led him to work in clubs in Italy, Korea, the Philippines, and across the United States.

DJ ChaseDawn has experienced all genres, leading him to create his own style as seen in “Da Dee Dee”. Each playlist is planned carefully to make sure it features the best and most current music. Whether in the studio or performing live, his intuition and skill allow him to feel the crowd and keep energy levels high no matter what. DJ Chasedown comments, “I love when the dance floor is packed and everyone is having fun. I know when people hear a DJ and like the music, they’ll come to the next event”.

About New Dawn Music Group: New Dawn Music Group is an independent record label that specializes in EDM, hip-hop, and Afro-pop music.

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Don Woods: Mixing Classic and Modern Country Values http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/don-woods-mixing-classic-and-modern-country-values/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/don-woods-mixing-classic-and-modern-country-values/#respond Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:02:39 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8057 Though many country music lovers feel that the true country sound is gone simply because of what they are hearing on mainstream radio these days, the truth is that it isn’t gone at all but you just have to dig a little deeper to find it. Texas is one spot to dig for it and you will be amazed at what you find. You will find several artists playing a brand of country music that you will love including, Don Woods. With his album “90 Proof”, Don blends influences from the classic era, with the modern era, giving listeners an album that is undeniably country without sounding dated.

He perfectly hits on several different tempos throughout the album and balances them all but he is smart enough as an artist to keep this just modern enough to have an updated classic sound. Because of this ability, if Don Woods sits in waiting for the current pop/rock trend of country’s mainstream to pass, then he will be right there and ready to take the reins when the opportunity to do so presents itself.

Influenced by George Jones, Chris Young, Eric Church, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings among others, Don Woods has attended and performed at CMA FEST in 2015, 2016 ,2017 and was invited back for the 2018 CMA FEST. He has also performed at the Famous Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville Ten., The House of Blues Dallas Texas, and Gilley’s Dallas Texas.

On July 16, 2016 he was present at Branson Landing-Southern Revival Concert Series, presented by Ford Trucks and Sam Ash Music stores with a 30K attendance. And during August 8-13, he was at the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for 4-5 appearances.

“Like anything in life you have to work hard at it and focus on the prize,” says Don.  “I really believe in life you need to have “blinders” on, just like a racing horse in a race, so you stay focused on the race and not what’s going on around you. One must stay focused on your dream, put your blinders on everyday do not pay any attention to the naysayers, the dream crushers, or all the negative talk that will come at you. Surround yourself with like-minded people!”

Social Media Links:
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/DWCOUNTRY/
Twitter Page link: https://twitter.com/artistdonwoods
Instagram Page link: https://www.instagram.com/donwoodsjr/
iTunes Music Page Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/don-woods-jr/961030593
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Tw5k9JMqVkxQymxyv3CpL?autoplay=true
iHeart radio link: https://www.iheart.com/artist/don-woods-jr-30775695/?autoplay=true

Contact and booking information:
Don Woods Music
DonWoodsMusic.com
DWCountryentertainment@gmail.com

Clay Dustin Public Relations and Promotions 
Sports & Entertainment
615-894-4853
claydustinpublicrelations@yahoo.com

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Electronic Musician Tasos Petsas releases the EP “Libra (1975) Part One” http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/electronic-musician-tasos-petsas-releases-the-ep-libra-1975-part-one/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/04/electronic-musician-tasos-petsas-releases-the-ep-libra-1975-part-one/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:30:35 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8046 Tasos Petsas is a Greek creator of electronic music. Apart from being a Graduate of The Athens Faculty of Law, he has also studied Music and Phonetics. On December of 2015 FM Records released his first album called “Heart Of Mine (Anna)” on digital and physical, as well as a limited edition vinyl CD, which reached the #1 spot on the Greek Digital Album Chart. From that album four singles have been released, and all of them reached the #1 spot on the Greek Digital Singles and were among Europe’s top 200!

The released singles are – “Mother Of Mine (Anna)” in loving memory of his mother who passed away suffering from breast cancer, “Angel Of Mine” a trip hop opera duet with lyric soprano Manja Vlachogianni , “Friend Of Mine” remixing by Lego Boy and “Anna” with Greek American musician, Thespina Patronas.  In 2017 he released a historical music theme called “Voices (Istimpei)” which reached also the #1 spot on the Greek Digital Singles and became his fifth single in a row which entered the Euro 200 chart.

At the end of 2017 Tasos collaborated once again with Manja Vlachogianni on the Christmas Jazz ballad called “Memories” which also reached the #1 spot in Greece.

During April of 2018  FM Records released Tasos Petsas’ new project called “Libra (1975) Part One” – a six track EP which already reached the #1 spot on the Greek Digital Album Chart. The lead single is called “Michael” in loving of his father who suddenly passed away last April. “Michael” is on two versions.

The first version called “Original Edit” is a retro 80’s synthwave track, and the second called “House Edit”. This mini album has a whole 80’s retro package with upbeat and positive synthesizer-based sound tracks such as his new remix of his big hit “Mother Of Mine (Anna)” and disco groove feeling on his new track called “Libra (1975)”.

You can listen to his new E.P. on the following YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJtnNmo7u-E

Also the official video of Michael is here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq2AbQgCgHU

The Tasos Petsas official Facebook profile is at:

https://www.facebook.com/officialtasosp/

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Grayson Word Releases his Debut EP “Different Kind of Free” http://soundlooks.com/2018/03/grayson-word-releases-his-debut-ep-different-kind-of-free/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/03/grayson-word-releases-his-debut-ep-different-kind-of-free/#respond Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:27:41 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8023 Grayson Word’s debut EP, “Different Kind of Free”, is a fantastic surprise for any music fan. The soulful vocals and the hint of 70’s funk give it a vibe much older than his 18 years. The album, from this American artist, starts with the haunting vocals on ‘Lost’, shares the heartbreak of a lost love in ‘Can’t Get Over You’ and takes us on a beautiful ride through the song ‘Slow’.

Some of his influences include Al Green, Michael McDonald and Earth, Wind & Fire to name a few.

Grayson says realizing his passion for music at a very early age was a huge part of his early development. “I knew I wanted to be a musician from age five”, he said….”I even tried to convince my dad to graduate school early to pursue a music career”.

While his dad would not go for that, Grayson did spend all of his free time writing, recording and developing his skills as a youngster.

We suggest you take a listen and hope you enjoy!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEINSTAGRAMFACEBOOKSPOTIFYYOUTUBE

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Music Legend Plunky Releases – “Only You” 4-Song Smooth Groove/Afro-Mellow EP http://soundlooks.com/2018/03/music-legend-plunky-releases-only-you-4-song-smooth-groove-afro-mellow-ep/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/03/music-legend-plunky-releases-only-you-4-song-smooth-groove-afro-mellow-ep/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:57:30 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8013 The storied history of Afro-jazz funk legends Plunky & Oneness continues with a new album, Eclecticism, to be released June 13 of this year.  As a prelude to the new album, Plunky is releasing Only You, a four-song maxi-single of Afro-mellow smooth grooves on March 13.  While his maxi-single focuses on mellow vibes, the four tracks still showcase the variety and versatility Plunky and his group have shown for more than 40 years and 25 albums.  Newness and innovation are on full display on this EP as Plunky and his son, J. Fire Branch, have produced a collection of personal songs with multiple layers of beats, sounds and meanings.                                                                                                      

Listen to samples of the Only You 4-song Maxi Single, click here:

Heres how Plunky himself describes the songs on the EP/Maxi-single:

The title tune, Only You, is a smooth groove song about your one and only love.  The tenor sax lead implies that it is a man speaking to his lover, but female background vocals make it clear that it is just as likely that a woman might sing it to hers.  Every listener can hope that if they asked their lover who makes you happy, the answer would be, Only You.  This song is my nod to Najee, Gerald Albright, Boney James, Kim Waters and all the smooth jazz saxophonists who make it mellow and funky at the same time.

Love Makes Us Better is about universal love.  The modal piano vamp on the track hearkens back to the openness of John Coltranes A Love Supreme and Pharaoh Sanders Karma; but this new song combines sequencing with live instruments, vocals and soprano sax.  The song was produced using modern hip-hop/R&B sampling techniques, instrumental improvisation and lyrics to create a nu-cosmic jazz.

The instrumental track, Word of Mouth, could have been titled Oral History or*Speaking in Tongues.  This is truly a new music construct, using voices as percussion instruments and overdubbed saxophones as a rhythm section.  This is special, acoustic Nu-Afro-beat music; mellow and danceable.  

The introspective song, Dream Safari, uses a new age soundscape and a smooth Afro-jazz groove to create a vehicle for a tenor sax excursion into dream land.  The song is cinematic, expansive and intimate.  A safari is an expedition and this is a soundtrack for a quest for wisdom, peace and love& 

These are songs for this season, and with these songs I am intimating a subtle African and cosmopolitan aesthetic, an understated and diverse Afropolitan jazz-funk music.

Only You 4-Song sampler video:

Musicians: J. Plunky Branch  sax, vocals; J. Fire Branch  electronic percussion, tracks; Charlayne*Chyp Green  vocals; P. Muzi Branch  bass; J. L. Harris  keyboards; Carl Lester El  guitars; Chris Beasley  guitar; Kala Page  background vocals; Abdou Muhammed  Djembe drum; Al Dokes  tracks production

The Only You four-song EP is available from www.cdbaby.com and on all usual download sites.  

Plunky & Oneness is available for touring dates, festivals, concerts, seminars and club dates.

Website: www.plunkyone.com

Listen to samples of the Only You 4-song Maxi Single, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/plunky-1-1/only-you-4-song-sampler

Only You 4-Song sampler video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ypX2piavBM&;feature=youtu.be

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