Wednesday, April 14, 2021

TRISTAN · WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG

Isolde Records
April 2, 2021


"This album is already the 6th chapter, in Tristan's quite prolific musical life.14 fresh new compositions; personal, soulful and energetic but without losing the 'Tristan sound'. Since we started 7 years ago, our audience, the positive reactions and the extensive tours at home and abroad have grown by the year. We wanted to convey this positive vibe to our new album". 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

RICHARD SMITH · LET'S ROLL Ft. JEFF KASHIWA

Chillharmonic Media
March 29, 2021


Last February, guitarist Richard Smith was in a battle for his life. Before the doctors and nurses administered the experimental infusions that he hoped would strangle the stage 3 cancer gripping his throat, his daily response to their inquiries asking if he was ready for the four-hour process that he went through for 45 consecutive days became an affirmation: “Let’s roll.” A year later and now cancer free, Smith is set to drop his first US single in 5 years, “Let’s Roll,” which he wrote with Billboard chart-topping guitarist Adam Hawley, who produced the uplifting track featuring saxophonist-flutist Jeff Kashiwa.

Shortly before Smith’s diagnosis, the former chair of the contemporary guitar department at the Thornton School of Music at USC’s former student, Hawley, sent a demo track of the single that goes for playlist adds on March 29 from Chillharmonic Media. “Let’s Roll” was to become Smith’s daily Mantra before infusions.

“The clinical trial drug I volunteered for was a daily 4 hours of intravenous infusion, as well as radiation and chemo therapy that drained my mojo to zombie levels every day. Fortunately, the drug is now in production and is a game changer” said Smith, who lost 40 pounds during treatment and has an 8 inch scar on his neck from the surgery.

Monday, April 12, 2021

THE BRAXTON BROTHERS · SOMETHING IN MY HEART ·RADIO SINGLE·

Braxton Productions
April 5, 2021


"The melody of this song had been in my head for years!" recalls Nelson Braxton, bassist for the duo of 25 years. His twin brother, Wayne, adds, "releasing this song is such a reminder that when we have those ideas, inspirations and passions inside, they need to be shared with the world!"

"Something in My Heart" is part of the brothers' HIGHER release and is full of "everything we love about Smooth Jazz!" From the soulful drums and romantic string orchestra reminiscent of late-70's soul, to the R&B rhythm guitars, to the funky bass guitar and passionate saxophone playing, this song truly epitomizes all the things the native San Franciscan's love about music.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

FOLLOW ME RADIO SHOW EP. 228


Playlist

Spontaneous Groovin´Combustion – Guarujá
NEW - Heidi Tann – I Wanna Feel Your Body
NEW - Carmen Bruner – Fragile
NEW - Lee Jones THree Day Weekend Feat David Margam
NEW - Tim Bowan – Fireball
NEW - Call Harris Jr. – Ordinary Days
NEW - Greg Manning – Sunrise Boulevard
BBZ Brass Attack – Brazzetude
NEW - R. L. Walker – Coming Big
NEW - Jhavali – A´vann

Curtis Robinson – Billie Jean
NEW - Paula Atherton – Summer Song

AYANE YAMAZAKI · YOBIKAKERARETE

FORLIFE SONGS (JAPAN)
Nov. 25, 2020

The world's most famous animated movie director Hayao Miyazaki released 'Kazeno Tanino Naushika' in 1984, which has now been reevaluated in Japan.

This is the first film that Hayao Miyazaki wrote and directed. The story that predicts the confusion in COVID-19 and the lifestyle of Naushika, the main character, are popular among young Japanese.

The movie's symbolic theme song is also in the news.

The title is 'Kazeno Tanino Naushika' which has the same name as the movie. It is the debut song of Narumi Yasuda who is currently active as an actress in Japan.

The song is written words by City Pop originator Takashi Matsumoto and composed by Yellow Magic Orchestra's Harry Hosono. This is an exotic pop song with a mysterious power that you won't forget once you listen to it. It was not used in plays, but is used to promote movies. Although it is suitable for a popular single record, the melody is very sophisticated and it is very difficult to sing.

In November 2020, Japanese pop music artist Ayane Yamazaki covered 'Kazeno Tanino Naushika'. This is a new pop music that cannot be classified into genres, and is now attracting attention in the indie/alternative music scene in Japan.

Ayane Yamazaki appeared in the 2016 FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL at the age of 17. Last year, her album 'LIFE' debuted on AWAL, a UK label, in distribution all over the world. It was featured in the media around the world and became a hot topic among young indie music listeners, and on November 25 of this year, they released a new album 'Yobikakerarete'.

Friday, April 9, 2021

DAVID'S PIANOSOUND · PARALLEL WORLD

David's Pianosound
March, 12, 2021

Born in Turin (Italy) on 18 June 1978. He started playing the Piano at the age of fourteen. David studied the first six years of classical music at the Music School in the “Civic Music Institute of Alba” (Italy) and 2 years later at the A.Vivaldi Conservatory in Alessandria (Italy) and a jazz course of a year at the Music School in Asti (Italy).

At the same time David studied at the conservatory and exploring different genres such as pop ,rock, folk, blues, funk and latin music playing over the years in several bands performing in pubs to squares an several cities in North Italy.

Moved to London in 2012 where he started to compose music. On his YouTube Channel a viral video with millions of views started to make him popular on the world playing in a Public Piano a arrangement of Pirates of the Caribbean/Game of thrones together in St.Pancras station where also David won in a competition a new digital piano.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

GREG MANNING · SUNRISE BOULEVARD ·RADIO SINGLE·

Greg Manning Music
March 15, 2021

It’s been almost five years since keyboardist/producer Greg Manning released his last CD. Finally it’s coming with the first single, "Sunrise Boulevard". Get ready for the song that will lead us into Summer.

“Sunrise Boulevard” is an invitation to a reunion. In this hot, forward-moving song from a master of melody, Greg reunites with the talented team of musicians from his chart-topping “Top Down.” In 2021, if you’re looking for the energizing glow and warm horizon of possibility, “Sunrise Boulevard” will take you there.

Available on all Digital Media Outlets


Monday, April 5, 2021

NELSON GARCIA Feat. TIM BOWMAN · LET'S GET IT MOVIN'

Next Paradigm
March, 1 2021


Nelson Garcia's new single "Lets get it movin" produced by Jacob Webb and Featuring Tim Bowman on guitar. A happy, delicious and hot track that brings us closer to the next summer season