Strange Loops Releases Debut EP, New Era

“An electrifying sound that is entirely their own.” – The Deli Magazine

Having built a reputation — in just six months — for their energetic live performances, and fresh off a northeast concert tour, NYC-based band Strange Loops announces the official release of its debut EP, New Era. Combining soul-drenched power-vocals, funk-tinged hooks, and a disco-worthy, frenetic rhythm section, Strange Loops delivers classic-rock sound with a youthful attitude.

Featuring Sofie “Sef” Kapur (lead vocals), Tyler Postiglione (guitar), Santi Hervella (drums), Nardo Ochoa (bass, vocals), and Mackenzie Leighton (keyboard, vocals), New Era is a dynamic sampler of Strange Loops’ finest efforts thus far.

“Ripple On,” New Era’s opening track, breathes life anew into the pop ballad with breezy riffs and harmonies over an intricate, but infectious, melody. In “Collegiate Sport 10,” lead singer Sofie Kapur dances between fuzzy bass lines and a pulsing drumbeat, belting guttural garage-rock while maintaining a uniquely delicate quality. “This World Is Not For You,” a stadium-ready anthem, closes the EP with driving instrumentation, starkly honest lyricism, and stripped-bare vocals.

Self-produced, the recordings were mixed and mastered by Tyler Postiglione.

The EP will be available for digital purchase and streaming through most major digital distribution partners on August 24, 2017. Additional information about Strange Loops can be found at http://www.facebook.com/strangeloopsnyc
Website: http://strangeloops.nyc/

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Mike Shannon & Big Bus Dream

4th Ward Record announces Mike Shannon’s 1st solo effort, “My Dream My Fantasy”. The release encompasses his 18 years as founder and primary writer with 4th Ward and Big Bus Dream. It blends both his acoustic roots, as well as a more powerful electric arrangement. Shannon’s stories include subjects from drug addiction, Alzheimer’s Disease, aging and gun violence. Says Shannon, “All of my time, heart and energy over the last 18 years has led to this new release…because, in the end that’s really what it’s been…my passion and my dream. Though often felt more like a fantasy”

Produced by Shannon, along with Eddie Z, Jamie Hoover and Ray Henderson, “My Dream My Fantasy” includes new tunes, along with hand-picked prior tunes re-tracked and re-mastered. Shannon says, “They are now closer to how I initially heard them while writing and in the studio.”

My Dream My Fantasy is available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and many other outlets.

Website: http://bigbusdream.com
Music: http://bigbusdream1.bandcamp.com/

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Acoustic Trance – San Francisco Music Duo Love Lyzardz Modernizes Psychedelic Folk/ Releases New 4 Song Demo

Love Lyzardz is thrilled to announce the release of its new four song demo. The release was scheduled to coincide with the advent of the so called Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. The demo will be accompanied by the launch of its new website http://www.lovelyzardz.com and various social media outlets.

The Love Lyzardz was formed in October 2014 when a casual invitation to jam evolved into a hypnotic blend of rock, folk, country, psychedelic and classical music that was indefinable, until one day while on a drug induced level of higher consciousness, the words “Acoustic Trance” exploded into existence from the fifth dimension. It was at that moment, lead vocalist and violinist Reign Diamonds and guitarist Dez Del Rio realized that what they were creating was not just a new sound. It was a new movement.

This unique blend of genres inspired the Love Lyzardz to coin the moniker “Acoustic Trance” to describe their eclectic blend of sounds. The demo consists of 3 original tracks and one cover. “American Doll” the first track on the demo and the title of the Love Lyzardz future first album, re-imagines the psychedelic sounds of the Doors by combining hypnotic instrumentation with profound poetic songwriting. Reminiscent of the sexually charged power pop epitomized by late 70’s new wave bands like The Knack and The Records, the second track “Bedroom Eyes” delivers a pop rock sentimentality that pierces the veil of teen angst and is an ode to the modern love song. Third is an instrumental cover of Plaisir D’ Amour. Elvis Presley used the melody from Plaisir D’ Amour to create his 1961 pop hit “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. The duo uniquely marries violin with guitar to create a simple, soulful acoustic version of this beautiful ballad. The final track “Marilyn Smile” is a tribute to the queen of Hollywood Marilyn Monroe that hauntingly conjures the sultry glamour of a 30’s/40’s torch singer in a smoky bar.

Inspired by the 1960’s hippie movement, esp. their message of love and beauty, the “Love Lyzardz” reject the stagnant ideologies that divide humanity and instead embrace the universal languages of love and music. In a world made up of divergent customs and beliefs where values often clash, music unites people of different cultural backgrounds in a healthy manner. Music, dance and poetry are divine gifts from God. They emit a mysterious power over our emotions and when they are allowed to shape our society, the world is a better place. Whether you are sixteen or sixty, you will find a Love Lyzardz song that touches your soul and ignites your spirit. So walk with us between the worlds and join our spiritual evolution. Together as one we will ascend to new heights and carve out a bold new future.

“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination”. – Plato

Website: http://www.lovelyzardz.com

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Tony Range Spices Up The Dancefloor With His Massive New Riddim ‘Love Story’

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/iamtonyrange/love-story-prod-t-range-x-dj-s-luv

Canadian producer and artist Tony Range is causing a heatwave with his new summer anthem, ‘Love Story.’ After hearing this track for the first time, you will immediately start skankin’ to Tony’s tropical vibes.

‘Love Story’ describes the experience of two individuals who find themselves in one of the inspirationally hype parties at which Tony’s tunes are usually played, and fall in love on the dancefloor, with at least one of the individuals almost certainly twerking to the punchy bassline typically found in Tony’s sound.

However, the exotic grooves which lace afrobeats are not Tony’s only musical influence. The harmonious melodies which legendary producers such as Teddy Riley introduced into modern R&B, weave their way into ‘Love Story.’ Tony’s sound is truly global. He brings together influences from the US to Europe to the Caribbean to Africa, to create a unique, bouncing sound which will have the whole club, the area outside the club, and the queues down neighbouring streets to get into the club jumping.

Tony Range’s style is so artistic, if ‘Love Story’ were a painting, it could be named ‘bop on canvas.’ This song avoids the typical sung chorus and generic bars of many hit records. ‘Love Story’ is an authentic, uncompromising riddim, that will have the club screaming ‘pull up the tuneeeeeee!’

Join Tony on his tour of world’s finest sounds by downloading ‘Love Story.’

Listen to ‘Love Story’ on Soundcloud right now

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2q9jq7o12Qg0Y2n6Q2qaUK

And Apple Music:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/love-story-single/id1264745580

Watch the lyric video on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnp7SJMN0BI&t=44s

Contact Tony Range on
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iamtonyrange
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/iamtonyrange
Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/iamtonyrange
Soundcloud – http://www.soundcloud.com/iamtonyrange

Slade Actahvis’ New EP ‘Draft Day’ Is So Cold It Sent A Draught Through Our Speakers

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/user-274042817-369012389/slade-actahvis-yah-yah

Slade Actahvis shows why he would be first pick if there were a draft of top upcoming Ohio rappers, with his soulful, addictive EP ‘Draft Day.’ The EP mixes smooth, club-ready production with ice-cold bars to create a blistering project, which will leave Slade’s competition frostbitten. Having made quality tracks for years, Slade uses this EP to show exactly why he is one of Ohio’s biggest talents.

The EP’s lead single ‘Yah Yah’ sees Slade calling out the fakery he sees regularly among numerous rappers. By contrast he has remained real and will always be one of the realest MC’s in Ohio, in spite of his immense success. His production makes this track a certified smash, gliding swag vocals over a mellow, funky beat, which will have you bopping for days.

Slade’s EP has too much sauce, so much in fact, that Urban Dubz is concerned that ‘Draft Day’ may cause a sauce shortage in the Ohio area. You need to hear this EP. If tracks such as ‘Like It’s Nothing’ are not on your playlist, we feel sorry for your playlist. Slade’s infusion of the jazz he grew up listening to into his music adds a unique aspect to his sound, which you will be unable to take off repeat.

‘Draft Day’ is out on the 18th August. Pre-order from the 4th August and make sure that your music selection doesn’t fall off this fall.
Listen to lead single ‘Yah Yah’ on Soundcloud right now

Available to pre-order on iTunes from 4 August 2017: https://itun.es/us/vK27kb

Contact via: https://www.ourbrandmusiclabelinc.com/slade-actahvis

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Slade_actahvis
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slade_actahvis/

Audira’s Latest Single ‘Calling For Love’ Will Have You Calling For A Replay From The DJ

Moscow based Nigerian singer Audira Nelson, brings you an eclectic mix of soul, dancehall and afropop in his smash new single ‘Calling for Love.’

Audira has been working countless hours in the studio to perfectly mix the cornucopia of sounds which influenced him, to create a song which both represents him as an individual but also provides DJs around the world with a go-to floor filling anthem. From Lagos to Moscow to London, this track will have everyone feeling a certain type of way on the dance floor.

The widespread joy which breaks out whenever one of Audira’s tracks is played motivates him to make music. Soft catchy hooks, a frequent feature of Audira’s music, are also used on ‘Calling for Love’ to create an irresistable track which will stay on your mind for as long as snow stays on the streets of Russia during the winter.

Audira is determined to take his unique sound global and will do whatever it takes to create the funkiest music coming out of Moscow. He is influenced by musical legends past and present from a variety of genres. From Céline Dion to Shania Twain, to afropop to modern hip-hop, to dancehall.

Artists across the spectrum have influenced Audira to create his all-encompassing, club shutting-down groove. Urban Dubz strives to represent artists with unique sounds you will not hear anywhere else. Audira’s vibes are one of a kind and will be dominating a dancefloor near you in the very-near future.

Contact Audira on Instagram @audira_music and on Facebook @Audiramusic

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Bassline Legend Burgaboy Returns As Iceburg With A Suave New R&B Jam ‘Don’t Care’

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/iceburg4life/dont-care

Experience IceBurg’s smooth, soulful vibes on his latest slow jam, ‘Don’t Care.’ The polished vocals which float over ‘Don’t Care’s’ melodic beat allow a symphony of swag to glide into your eardrums.

Having been influenced in his creation of chilled, harmonious melodies by the work of great producers such as Kanye West, IceBurg matches his prowess as a production with lyrical skill in his latest tune, which details his search for a partner who truly understands him and is interested in him for more than his money and musical success. IceBurg sings of how he has ‘put in all this work for the Lord,’ as his religious faith motivates him to sing and make the most of his life.

IceBurg’s musical talents have already been widely recognized. Under the name Burgaboy became a bassline legend and a household name receiving BBC Radio 1 airplay, a nomination at the Urban Music Awards and regular shows around the country. He remixed for some of the biggest names in UK music, such as Tinie Tempah. This popularity has continued under the name IceBurg, with the Manchester rapper’s schedule being so packed, he does not have time for negativity. His sole focus is on developing his unique and expressive sound on a global basis.

IceBurg is about to collide with the charts, spreading his message that support from a loving partner, combined with an unmatched hustle can build success to a global audience. He genuinely doesn’t care about any obstacles in his path. IceBurg will never freeze under pressure, he is determined to reach #1 and is about to send a chord-based heatwave through the clubs while doing so.

Listen to ‘Don’t Care’ right now on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/iceburg4life/dont-care

Purchase the track now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1188034894?ls=1&app=itunes

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