News – SoundLooks http://soundlooks.com The Music Journal Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:50:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Internationally Acclaimed Contemporary Jazz Band Drivetime Drops Elegant New Single “Mysterious Life” http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/internationally-acclaimed-contemporary-jazz-band-drivetime-drops-elegant-new-single-mysterious-life/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/internationally-acclaimed-contemporary-jazz-band-drivetime-drops-elegant-new-single-mysterious-life/#respond Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:38:54 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8249  Song is the Lead Single and Title Track of their Latest Album

Single Follows their Billboard Jazz #1 Most Added song “Whispers”

 Single Marks Band’s relaunch Via Red Hot New The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records 

(Los Angeles – The Sound of Los Angeles (TSOLA) Records is proud to announce the release of a new single, “Mysterious Life,” by Jazz Fusion torchbearers Drivetime. This Michael B. Sutton production is enriched with sensual soprano saxophone, spacy synths, pulsating drums and percussion, deep pocket bass and enigmatic electric guitar, “Mysterious Life” – the title track of the band’s eight and latest 8-song project – is an edgy and progressive yet adroitly broadcast-friendly release that reiterates Drivetime’s longstanding reputation as contemporary jazz light years beyond smooth. The composition whisks the listener on an aural journey of which their minds will be inspired to conjure and reconjure again.

Drivetime is a sextet comprised of band leader/producer/percussionist Bernie Capodici, Keyboardist Jimmy Dell’Orefice, guitarist Gene Terramani, bassist Mike Ruhl, drummer JJ Zeller and newest addition, 22-year-old Shane Arnold on saxophones. Bullish on retaining the `70s and `80s era sounds of Jazz Fusion by bands such as Yellowjackets, Spyro Gyra and Passport, the multi-cultural and internationally acclaimed Drivetime has been wowing fans of the genre for over a decade during its high-energy concerts and on its mind-bending albums.

“Mysterious Life” is on track to expand their fan base as it expands the imaginations of all listeners who take the time to climb inside.

For more information Drivetime, visit their website drivetimeuoj.com 

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db is attempting to reinvigorate rap music’s origins http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/db-is-attempting-to-reinvigorate-rap-musics-origins/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/db-is-attempting-to-reinvigorate-rap-musics-origins/#respond Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:10:08 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8232 Drew Ball aka db is an 18-year-old rap musician from Queen Creek, Arizona with an insane passion for hip-hop. He mixes, masters, and writes his own material and soon will be venturing into beat making. Inspired by Tupac Shakur, db gravitates towards the old school where the emphasis is on being lyrical. On the 30th of April 2018, the then barely eighteen year old artist, dropped his debut mixtape, entitled “One Song At A Time” – which is also a motto and a game plan that pertains to all the processes entailed in db’s art, and the promotion thereof. He prides himself on focusing clearly on each aspect of his craft, dedicating the time it requires to produce a product he can be proud of. “I take so much pride in the work that I do, I tend to be a perfectionist, to say the least,” says db.

He’s a pure lyricist, a rapper’s rapper, an absolute perfectionist with his craft and this energy comes through in his rhymes and his recordings. With his endless rhyme arsenal, savvy lyrical moves and scrupulous work ethic, db is putting himself in a position to capture the independent scene and prove why he’s indeed one of the better young upcoming rappers around. As an aspirant rhyme professional, db keeps it to the highest standards of rapping, delivering intricately-crafted verses packed full of complex lyricism.

Listening to diverse tracks such as “Sky High” and “Grad Announcement”, it’s not difficult to prognosticate that db will be adored for his ability to effortlessly switch delivery speeds and rip any track apart regardless of mood or tempo.

Chillingly calm yet menacingly deliberate, db is a colorful rapper. He captures our ears with haunting flows and a fiery voice completely capable of disseminating any emotion. He has the skill to twist his words and dance around the beat and the nature of each instrumental gives him plenty of space to do so.

The “One Song At A Time” mixtape is a 7 track recording that serves as perfect platform to exult db’s skillset.  From the title track and “Conscience”, to “No Sleep” and “No Lies” featuring Shiftee, onto “XIXV3” and “Uplift”, the tempos are soulfully slow to mid-tempo, and rich with resonating retro soundscapes.

Each song is packed to the brim with lyrical excellence, illustrating just how skilled db is. While flexing his ability with complex wordplay, at the same time, db makes sure to enunciate each syllable with equal care, when he slows it down.

The young db is attempting to reinvigorate rap music’s origins, and hopefully some of mainstream music’s stalwarts will follow this example. db aims for purity, doubling-down on the traits that encouraged the genre’s initial escalation – lyrics and messages that say and mean something.

Music that is heartfelt in its ambition. “One Song At A Time” is an assertive mixtape that declares what hip-hop can do in its independent manifestation. db is an anomaly in the trap and mumble rap generation.

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Greek Electronic Producer Tasos Petsas Releases His Latest Single – “Untitled” http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/greek-electronic-producer-tasos-petsas-releases-his-latest-single-untitled/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/greek-electronic-producer-tasos-petsas-releases-his-latest-single-untitled/#respond Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:50:49 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8221 Tasos Petsas a Greek creator of electronic music, this week released his new single called “Untitled” via FM Records. For the first time the sound of his music is house with an addictive and nostalgic rhythm that manages to “hypnotize” you from the first minute.

As the creator intended, the track brings together the memories of the past, the everyday life of the present, and the expectations of the future. And because he doesn’t have any title for all of these events, he called it “Untitled”.

The track has already reached the #1 spot on the Gr-Top 100 and it’s his 7th NO#1 in Greece after “Mother Of Mine (Anna)”, “Angel Of Mine (Aural Fragment Edit)” with Manja Vlachogianni, “Friend Of Mine” Remixed by Lego Boy, “Anna” with Thespina Patrona, “Voices (Istimpei)” and “Mother Of Mine (Anna) (Deep House Remix)”.

Links to Stream and  Download the song:

▶iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gr/album/untitled-single/1397488468?l=el

▶Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7oWIwkgIla6d64s8c12ASy

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Baltimore 80s Tribute Band The New Romance Invited Back To China To Perform Exclusive Business Gala http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/baltimore-80s-tribute-band-the-new-romance-invited-back-to-china-to-perform-exclusive-business-gala/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/baltimore-80s-tribute-band-the-new-romance-invited-back-to-china-to-perform-exclusive-business-gala/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:54:57 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8215 It has been said that with enough talent and determination that music can take you anywhere. Well, for Baltimore’s highly-acclaimed 80s tribute band The New Romance that means half away the world twice. The group has revealed that they have been invited back to China to perform at the illustrious Starworld Casino in Macau, China as the headlining act for The British Business Association of Macau Annual Ball on June 22 and June 23.

The New Romance, who describe themselves as not just a a tribute to the 80s, but an authentic concert experience, specializes in recreating the sounds of the bands that they cover.

Performing such hits as Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, Purple Rain by Prince, Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp, Livin On A Prayer by Bon Jovi, How Soon Is Now? by the Smiths and so much more. It was this eclectic song selection and true musicianship that drew the attention of the booking agent who found their promotional video online and booked them immediately upon viewing it last year and who was eager to bring them back for the 2018 gala. Considered one of Chinas most premiere business events, The British Business Association of Macau Annual Ball benefits their annual scholarship fund to ensure that students living in the community have the ability to attend college.

Last year, over MOP100,000 was raised toward the scholarship fund. “It’s a true honor to be invited back to Macau. Any chance you have the opportunity to help people and give back to the community is special, said Greg Marsh, keyboardist for The New Romance. The kindness everyone showed us last time was remarkable. We are excited to perform again, make new friends and make Maryland proud!”

For more information about The New Romance, please visit http://www.thenewromance.com or https://www.facebook.com/newromance

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BWH Music Group Releases the Hottest Album of the Summer – ‘That Summer, Vol. 1, by Various Artists’ http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/bwh-music-group-releases-the-hottest-album-of-the-summer-that-summer-vol-1-by-various-artists/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/bwh-music-group-releases-the-hottest-album-of-the-summer-that-summer-vol-1-by-various-artists/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:24:45 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8212 You don’t have to go the ocean to hear the best songs this summer!  BWH Music Groups June, 2018 release titled That Summer, Vol. 1 by Various Artists is the hottest indie release of the summer and perhaps the entire year.

This extraordinary compilation album features 15 songs by internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists in multiple genres.  Featured artists include: Skinny Fresh, Coastal Club, C.K. & The Rising Tide, Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers, Ed Roman, Jeremy Parsons, Cole, Nina Amelio, Jenny Vinatieri, Erick Blu, 0 hype feat. Chris Chand, AntoineRNB, Natalie Jean & Levi Moore, Luna Keller, and The BeeKeepers.

About the Artists:

  1. “All I Need- Winner of Emergenza (Switzerland), Skinny Fresh is on the rise with salient lyrics, impressive flows, diversified beats and a new interpreted, millennial-flavored boom bap that has landed him on the watch-list of several record labels. Skinny Fresh was discovered by Ives Irie of Delinquent Habits. Impressed by the skill and passion of the young Swiss lyricist, Ives Irie added Skinny Fresh to the Delinquent Habits European album tour. As the opening act, Skinny Fresh won over fans around the world.
  1. Make It By- This Queen City quartet of indie surf rockers was formed in 2016 by a group of friends looking to blend indie rock and pop with a dash of surf music. The name Coastal Club was inspired by the groups best memories of spending time at the beach with friends and family. While based in landlocked Ohio, there is a longing for the coast found in their romantic beach tunes. Their fun, reminiscent sound falls somewhere between bands like Hippo Campus and Vampire Weekend. Coastal Club released their self-titled debut EP in 2017.
  1. Friends – The Huffington Post states Flachs songs and his voice are mesmerizing. You have to listen. Driven by his fresh fusion of alt-country, indie rock and Americana, Hudson Valley, NY singer-songwriter C.K. Flachs insightful and provocative solo debut album Empty Mansions earned C.K. & The Rising Tide significant accolades, radio rotation and coveted festival slots.
  1. Baby Put A Dress On – Frank Migliorelli has garnered airplay across American radio while touring both domestically and internationally. In 2017, he was awarded honorable mention in the nationally renowned American Songwriter Magazine Competition. Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers have been hailed has undoubtedly talented musicians who write classic, timeless songs flavored with pop, rock and roots that youll want to listen on repeat. (Indie Spoonful)
  1. Red Omen – Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Eds uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards nominee, an Akademia Awards Winner and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner.
  1. Burn This House Down – Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of the Lone Star state’s dance-hall music. Today, he tours stateside and internationally captivating audiences with his homegrown music, genuine personality, unique humor and a heart-felt love for his art. Jeremy is a Jersey Shore Film Festival nominee, a NCCC Film Festival finalist and a 2018 Josie Music Award nominee.
  1. “If im Really – Cole is an up and coming indie-pop singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, ukulele and keys). She collaborated with a stellar team to release her debut self-titled album followed by her release of “Two Faced” which was co-written with Jenn Rykert. “Two Faced” was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) and charted globally on Digital Radio Tracker. Cole is recording her 2nd album and will be releasing singles throughout 2018. She tours from Texas to Nashville and she recently traveled to Anaheim, California and performed at the Anaheim Convention Center for the 2018 NAMM Winter Show. Cole is passionate about helping others through music and donates her time to many charities, benefits and fundraisers; she visits Texas Children’s Hospital often to perform for cancer patients and their families.
  1. Savage Love – British Columbia, Canada based Pop recording artist Nina Amelio has achieved enormous recognition and radio success. At present, Nina is on over 60 radio stations worldwide broadcasting in the UK, USA, Italy, Australia, Slovenia, Spain and New Zealand to name a few (15 broadcasts are on FM frequency). Currently Savage Love has over 400,000 plays on Soundcloud and has garnished international radio rotation. Nina won Singer Universe ‘Best Vocalist of the Month’ and was nominated for ‘Best Pop Song’ at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Nina is signed with Elite Management, Arrow and Spark (Arrow Music Agency in Seattle, Nashville and Los Angeles).
  1. Rainbow – Born in Italy and raised in Spain, Jenny Vinatieri is a singer-songwriter who currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jenny is gaining recognition for her ability to write songs across many genres. She was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Divine Tracks Contest and a semi-finalist in both the International/Unsigned Only and the USA Songwriting Competition.
  1. Victorious (Ansimatik Remix) (Official Dance Anthem) – Erick Blu is an award winning Pop music sensation. In his young and rising career, Erick has already performed in front of 20,000 people sharing the stage with American acts such as Hoobastank. He also took center stage promoting his refreshing, positive message at the World Scholars Cup in 2010 where he won Best Pop Performance. Erick is now an official member of The Recording Academy with his songs in consideration for the 60th Grammy Awards. Erick won The 2017 Akademia Music Award for his song Took The Words for Best Pop Song and an American Music Award for Best International Song which can be heard on his Vevo-Certified channel crossing 1million hits.
  1. Ease My Mind (feat. Chris Chand) – Rudi Jubran aka “0 hype” is a hip-hop artist from Toronto, Canada who was born and raised in Scarborough. He released his much anticipated full length, 14 track project title Before You Enter displaying his versatility and skill as an artist. With a capable range of sounds and genres, 0 hype approaches rap with a raw, steady, spoken word inspired flow breaking the current meta of the Toronto sound.
  1. Let Me Live – AntoineRNB is a singer-songwriter, rhythm and blues artist from New York. His unique contemporary, urban style was described best by Spate Magazine (the number one Hip Hop News Blog in the Country) as the future of urban contemporary music. His style is original, soulful and funky. Antoine has received airplay on FM Radio around the country and positive press from major hip hop/ R & B magazines. AntoineRNB is signed to the Independent Record Label, TRAK TO THE FUTURE.
  1. The Letting Go – Natalie Jean is an award winning, multi-nominated singer/songwriter and performer. She sings many genres, such as Jazz Pop, R&B, Blues and Dance and can also sing in French, Spanish, English, and Creole. Natalie Jean has been nominated over 60 times for her music and has won many awards. The Letting Go won a Silver Medal in The Global Music Awards for Best Country Song. Most recently, “The Letting Go Music Video” received a Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards and won for Best Music Video of the Month in the Aab International Film Festival. The Letting Go has been nominated in the 2018 Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards for best country song and for Best Americana Song in the 2018 Clouzine International Music Awards. Natalie Jean has released five albums thus far.
  1. Packing My Bags – Luna Keller is a young singer-songwriter who has released seven singles in a short period of time to critical acclaim. In the music review blog Wolf in a Suit, Luna is described as having an exquisite and mature showcase of lyricism. National blog, Indie Brew, states, you will find yourself returning to Luna’s music over and over again.
  1. What A Day- With over 42,000 song plays, The BeeKeepers are the #1 ranked indie group in New England. Their songs have been heard on over 70 radio college stations across the United States and on 66 TV channels. The group has over 20,000 spins on digital radio. The 3 women have been described as having “gorgeously tight vocal harmonies which result in a hearing-secret-harmonies effluvium that goes beyond delightful and enters the realm of fabulous.” (The Huffington Post). The BeeKeepers won a 2017 Akademia Award for ‘Best Folk EP’

That Summer, Vol. 1, by Various Artists can be purchased on all major digital outlets.

About BWH Music Group:

BWH Music Group is a full scale collaborative record label. BWH Music Group works with today’s best independent artists to achieve common goals in sound and promotion.  BWH Music Group offers Recording Services, Record Releases, Promotions and Radio.

Press Contact:

Sylvie Abate, Public Relations

BWH Music Group

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THE BAND OF THE HAWK: “BOHUP VOL.2” FLEXES ITS LYRICAL PROWESS http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/the-band-of-the-hawk-bohup-vol-2-flexes-its-lyrical-prowess/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/the-band-of-the-hawk-bohup-vol-2-flexes-its-lyrical-prowess/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:57:33 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8209 When it comes to groups that are uniformly considered to be underground rap royalty, few acts eclipse The Band of the Hawk. Whether its impact, bodies of work, or just pure creativity, few unsigned groups in hip-hop come close. Though they individually continue to release great music, as a group the quality and consistency of their projects has undeniably been coherent and consistent. Noah Archangel, King Aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra Aka Houey Freeman Fka Ashtonomics, P.ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam better also known Band of the Hawk are now back with their latest work – the 2nd installment of the crew series #BOHUP consequently entitled “BOHUP Vol.2”. The project includes 15 tracks, 2 producers, and 7 emcees.

You can feel the traditional The Band of the Hawk aesthetic in full effect right from the start, with an authoritative monologue introducing the project. Next track “Welcome to the South” sets the tone for the project, as a brassy soul sample chopped up in classic BOH style is the backdrop for a back and forth of flowing verses.

“BOHUP Vol.2” already hits a peak at the third track “Nu”, riding on top of another breezy retro soul production. This is followed by the knockout one-two punch of “Ch@o!” and the 808 driven “Dirty Dolla$” capturing what people expect from a The Band of the Hawk project.

Both of these aforementioned tracks have diverse, but dark instrumentals, allowing the BOHUP members to competitively flex their lyrical prowess. Right from the beginning, this album owns hard-hitting soul-tinged beats and intricately devised rhyme schemes that seamlessly ignore the commercial in exchange for the conscious.

This combination pays off consistently throughout the album, creating a punchy, yet spacy atmosphere for The Band of the Hawk to express their lyrical finesse. “Mitsurugi” sets off on an intimating tone on a chilled downtempo beat, before easing into conversational rap exchanges.

By the time The Band of the Hawk launch into another rhythm and soul sortie on “Tears” it’s clear they are spitting in blatant refusal of the rules of any standardized tempo or tone, cramming together a flurry of important-sounding words and their performance sees bars and flow as good as they’ve ever been.

The palpable passion and worldly wisdom abounds on “Eat Up”.  KDB Eastcoast & Mz. City drop in for some quick and dirty verses and melodic hooks on “Body”, which gives the album a slight sonic twist. The chilling nature of the production on the upbeat “Boomin’ in Ya Jeep (Remix)” is so on point you’d think The Band of the Hawk invented the style.

With articulate flows the lyrical efforts on tracks like “Swell Lovely” and “H.TX.” sound like instruments themselves. The Band of the Hawk shine with killer wordplay, which largely aid the gripping consistency of this album.  Despite any similarity it may share with past BOH works, “Stand Up” is a hard-hitting stream of consciousness which uses the group’s comprehensible vocal technique to perfection.

The crew in The Band of the Hawk bring only their finest worth ethic to the studio in their respective verses and songs. “Seppuku” and the epic “Down the Rabbit Hole (Blow)” [feat. Vita Rose] play testimony to this fact. “BOHUP Vol.2” deserves your undivided attention for its entirety. Get a pair of top-tier headphones, a fat blunt, and an isolated spot to chill, and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

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SKOWT Music Fund Recipients Launches Singles http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/skowt-music-fund-recipients-launches-singles/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/06/skowt-music-fund-recipients-launches-singles/#respond Fri, 01 Jun 2018 21:13:08 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8188 Kuala Lumpur, May 25th, 2018: April last year SKOWT, an innovative new music platform in partnership with VIMA announced the SKOWT Music Fund to help fund and subsidise Malaysian musicians to record and produce their songs. Three Malaysian independent musicians/bands were picked to receive the first round of disbursement from the Fund – Gershom Moses, Oyent Hazryl and Shadow Puppet Theatre.  2 of the recipients have now completed their recording sessions and released their singles – Gershom Moses and Oyent Hazryl.

GERSHOM MOSES

Upon completing his single, Gershom met and signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Malaysia for the distribution of his single “Bacardi by The Shore”.  The track which will surely make you move your feet is now available on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube.

Quote from Gershom

“Recording “Bacardi by the Shore” has been an absolutely amazing and fun experience for me. Trying out a genre that’s not within my comfort zone has been a challenge but it has also enabled me to be more versatile in song-writing and composition. Working on the beats and percussion of the song has been a groovy moment for me as I had to come up with beats that’s would make my listeners to move their feet to the rhythm.

This song is about lovers just simply having a great time together. Getting drunk at the beach, falling in love with each other and just creating beautiful memories and treasuring moments. The song also has an “under the radar” sexual content to it which just implies the scene of lovers messing around with each other. I wrote this song at the beach, where many couples were. And I have to say that without their knowledge, they have been my inspiration for this song.

Warner Music Malaysia has helped me on the track with distribution of the single. They’ve been a great source of help by distributing the track to many digital platforms including Spotify and iTunes. Partnering up with Warner is really exciting as they’re able to introduce me with more connections in the music scene and I’m just hoping to hear from them real soon as to what they’re able to offer for us independent musicians.

As for SKOWT, they’ve been the main reason why this is all possible. We musicians are so blessed to have known SKOWT. They’ve made it so easy and comfortable for us talents to record our track, getting it all done by covering the cost, introducing us to major music platforms such as Warner, walking with us through every step of the way making sure we’re moving at the right direction. I cannot be more grateful as my partnership with SKOWT which has been an absolute delight and a remarkable helping hand. There’s no words to say how much I appreciate what they’ve done and what more they’re willing to do.”

Quote from Warner Music Malaysia

“I would like to thank SKOWT for discovering such a great performer and talented singer-songwriter like Gershom. I personally believe in his compositions because he has great potential to break into our local English market”

  • Mokhtaza Ahmad, A&R Manager Warner Music Malaysia

 

OYENT HAZRYL

Oyent partnered with Pulse Soundworks in the production of his single – “Ini Bukti Untukmu”. It was a great collaboration as the track produced is an absolute gem! The song, “Ini Bukti Untukmu” was written by Oyent in honour of his Mother and aptly released on Mother’s Day this year. The single is now available on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube:

Quote from Oyent

 “I wrote Ini Bukti Untukmu (IBU) in 2006 during my final year in the National Arts Academy(ASWARA) and also at the time I was a member of a boy-band with some friends.  My inspiration for the song is my Mother. I would like to pay tribute to my Mother and sisters and for the love their have shown me, and I wanted the song to be unique. My lyrics and writing for this song is may sound like a ‘romantic love song’ but it is to highlight the love of a Mother.

I wrote “Ini Bukti Untukmu” over a decade ago but Madan and Gillian of Pulse have brilliantly managed to bring this song forward and make it more current and relevant, yet maintaining the old-school feel. Madan’s production technique is a balance between emotion and science. When you listen to my song, you will ‘feel’ what I mean.

SKOWT has kept their promise to be there for me every step of the way. The help I have received is beyond what I imagined. They have made me realize that my music is valuable. I encourage more singer-songwriters and musicians to join SKOWT.

 

Quote from Pulse Soundworks

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to work with Oyent, who’s had many years of experience performing under his belt. You can hear the years in his voice when he’s in the vocal booth. His Spanish influence and prowess on the acoustic guitar lends to his unique sound. We’re really excited to be working on his brand new original material and we can’t wait for you to hear it!”

  • Madan “Psytrus” Theertha Pathy, CEO & Founder Pulse Soundworks

http://pulsesoundworks.com

 

ABOUT SKOWT – www.skowt.it

SKOWT is a platform that focuses on unsigned artists with the aim of helping them gain the recognition they deserve. The platform enables unsigned artists to upload their songs and biography online, giving them the opportunity to connect with streaming music fans, other artists, licensing managers and event organizers.

It is free to use and open to all independent artists or unsigned bands, regardless of their genre, language or location. The only registration requirement is that the artist must not be signed to any record labels. All the music on SKOWT are uploaded by the artists themselves, which makes it the ideal app for music fans, managers and media seeking new talent.

SKOWT Links:

Website                 : www.skowt.it
IOS app                  : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skowt/id1195858492?ls=1&mt=8

Android app         : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.org.Codecture.Skowt

Facebook              : https://www.facebook.com/skowt.it/

Twitter                  : https://twitter.com/skowt_it (@Skowt_it)
Instagram              : https://www.instagram.com/skowt.it/

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The new record label Sounds Fragil presents their first release, “Music For Sketches” by Tobias Svensson http://soundlooks.com/2018/05/the-new-record-label-sounds-fragil-presents-their-first-release-music-for-sketches-by-tobias-svensson/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/05/the-new-record-label-sounds-fragil-presents-their-first-release-music-for-sketches-by-tobias-svensson/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 11:51:54 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8184 “Music For Sketches” is the result of a decade of musical exploration and experimenting by the Swedish composer Tobias Svensson. It features four tracks, all blending in between modern classical, jazz, electronic music and ambient music. The minimalistic elements are always present, although the soundscape varies between the timidest piano playing to atmospheric large sounds.

“Music For Sketches was born out of drawings. I wanted to find the perfect sounds to enhance your imagination for when putting the pen to the paper. Sounds that allow you to dive into a drawing by a sense of repetition, but also change what you draw as you are listening. I wasn’t able to find any music that did this for me, so I decided to create the music myself.”

“Naturally, the creation of the sounds took over, and a drawing project turned into a musical project. After five months of constant rewriting, reconsidering and remixing, I’m very pleased to be able to present four tracks that give the listener an opportunity to explore the effect of music in depth.”

It will be released on Sounds Fragil on the 20th of July, and it is now available for pre-order.

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Candlebox’s Kevin Martin Launches New Label With LA Entrepreneur; Signs To Whom It May http://soundlooks.com/2018/05/candleboxs-kevin-martin-launches-new-label-with-la-entrepreneur-signs-to-whom-it-may/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/05/candleboxs-kevin-martin-launches-new-label-with-la-entrepreneur-signs-to-whom-it-may/#respond Sat, 26 May 2018 16:51:55 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8177 Los Angeles, CA – With over 25 years’ experience in the marketing, advertising and sales industries, successful West Coast Entrepreneur Markus Muller-Stach has announced his latest venture  G4L Records, a new record label that is fan and artist centric and breaks down the walls of the traditional label model.

Enlisting the help of multi-platinum selling Candlebox Frontman Kevin Martin, who will serve as Head of A&R for G4L, Muller-Stachs objective is to sign emerging bands that have a unique sound and presence and transcend the norm of today’s musical landscape.

G4L and its founder Markus are going to change the face of artist development as we’ve all grown to know it, said Martin. G4L is about the music NOT G4L and that’s what’s it’s all about. I’m happy to be on board with Markus, his team and his vision!

As an artist and someone who truly appreciates music, I started G4L Records out of love and opportunity, said Muller-Stach. I’ve brought Kevin on board to help me find and develop our artists. In Kevin I have someone that’s topped the charts, has a huge industry IQ, tours successfully annually, and has a great pulse on the market.

A mainstay in the Hollywood scene, Muller-Stach has made a name for himself among veteran artists and emerging musicians by supporting Ultimate Jam Nights at the Whisky A Go Go and The Sunset Jams at the Viper Room as a forum to scout and identify new talent.

There’s a tremendous resurgence of rock n roll on the Sunset Strip and the credit goes in large part to Quiet Riot’s Chuck Wright, who started the jam night a couple years ago. They create a platform for artists to fine tune their chops, showcase their skills, get gigs, and network. It’s truly a great thing going on and I’m out there as much as I can!

The first band that will be signed to G4L is progressive hard rock/metal trio To Whom It May (TWIM). Based out of Galveston, TX, TWIM is known for their hard-rocking and complex, groove-infested sound that has garnered spins from Sirius Xms Octane. The band also recently finished a tour with Nothing More and has put the finishing touches on their forthcoming EP The Great Filter with LA Producer Dean DiChoso, which is slated for a mid-summer release.

For more information about G4L Records, visit https://www.g4lrecords.com.

To learn about TWIM and get the latest information, visit https://www.towhomitmay.net.

For Media Inquiries, contact Denise Kovalevich. www.DMKPublicity.com

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National Indie Radio is Open For Song Submissions http://soundlooks.com/2018/05/national-indie-radio-is-open-for-song-submissions/ http://soundlooks.com/2018/05/national-indie-radio-is-open-for-song-submissions/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:26:25 +0000 http://soundlooks.com/?p=8171 National Indie Radio (WNIR) is an award winning, dynamic online radio station that spins top quality music by unsigned artists on shows where their music can be heard alongside major label artists!

WNIR airs on multiple platforms to reach unlimited listeners. In addition to WNIR’s website, the station has popular Apps on iTunes and Android with free App downloads making it easy for anyone to listen to WNIR anywhere and anytime.

WNIR currently plays 24/7/365 with 6 regularly scheduled programs including: Pop Musik, HerStory, Rap Around, Refugees of Rock, Roots & Wings and The Country Club.  Between our regularly scheduled programs, WNIR’s ‘Indie Mashup’ plays for a non-stop independent music radio experience. WNIR’s dynamic schedule is posted weekly on our website.

Do you have a radio-ready song? WNIR is open for submissions. WNIR plays the best music by independent artists in all genres. Every independent artist on our station is screened and selected by our Review Board.

To submit your song for airplay consideration on WNIR, visit our website at http://www.wnir-radio.com.

 

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