Friday, June 22, 2012
CRates: Remix fundamentals Volume 1 hits number one on the amazon electronica chart and recieves early rave reviews
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 2012 - Recently Hidden Beach announced their plans to kick off the summer with the launch of a new remix compilation series entitled CRATES: REMIX FUNDAMENTALS. The first volume features an eclectic collection of Jill Scott hits remixed and re-grooved by some of the music industry’s best DJ’s and Producer/Remixers. Since the announcement of CRATES: REMIX FUNDAMENTRALS VOLUME 1 the album has been steadily climbing the charts, creating chatter amongst industry professionals and hitting number one on Amazon’s Electronica list. CRates: Remix fundamentals Volume 1 is due out June 26th available online and in stores.
CRATES: REMIX FUNDAMENTALS VOLUME 1 is certainly capturing the spirit of summer by surpassing notable names on the chart such as David Guetta, M83 and LMFAO to top the number one spot on Amazon’s Electronica list. CRATES: REMIX FUNDAMENTALS VOLUME 1 (Spring Summer Feeling), the first of three remix volumes has also been receiving rave reviews.
PopcultureZ.com explained that “Whether it is the dance-floor-ready remix of ‘Can’t Explain’, the soaring ‘Spring Summer Feeling’, or the more laid-back ‘redux’ of ‘A Long Walk’, this collection breathes new life into Jill Scott’s neo soul stylings, making this a great album for parties and DJs alike.” While Caesar Live N’ Loud simply describes the album as “the perfect combination of her voice with the remixes, it’s amazing...”
Jill Scott’s original vocals were paired with some of music’s most influential DJs and Producer/Remixers including Ron Trent, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ca$e Boogie, and Mr. Mig transforming her soulful vocals to be enjoyed by new audiences worldwide.
Besides Ron Trent and DJ Jazzy Jeff, on CRATES: VOLUME 1, fans will be treated to new versions of their favorite Jill Scott songs by Mr Mig (Beyoncé, Diddy, Kristine W), Ca$e Boogie (Young Money, Jamie Foxx), and Jaymes”Th3ree Fourteen” Ball (Trick Daddy, Maybach Music) among others.
1. Can’t Explain (The Ca$e Boogie Mix)
2. Bedda At Home (The Rivera Mix)
3. Talk To Me (The 314 Mix)
4. Whatever (The Mr. Mig Powerful Love Radio Edit)
5. Spring Summer Feeling (The Ron Trent Mix)
6. Come See Me (The B-Sharp Clubbin Mix)
7. Slowly Surely (The Teddy Vee Remix)
8. Golden (B-Sharp Afro Centric Mix)
9. Brotha (The Inferno Mix)
10. A Long Walk (The Jazzy Jeff Redux)
11. Love Rain (The Key West Mix)
While club remixes of many Jill Scott and other Hidden Beach artists’ songs circulated in underground circles for years, CRATES: REMIX FUNDAMENTALS represents the first time Hidden Beach has created a remix collection targeting the club market. To introduce the inaugural collection, Hidden Beach released, CRATES/CHOSEN FEW MIXTAPE with DJ Alan King which is now available at www.CRATESREMIX.com. CRATES: REMIX FUNDAMENTALS VOLUME 1 is in-stores June 26th.
FREE MIXTAPE AVAILABLE NOW AT WWW.CRATESREMIX.COM
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2012 Proves Banner Year for American Rock Band Heart with New Studio Album & Hardcover Memoir Arriving this Fall
Legacy Recordings Releasing Fanatic, The Hard-Rock Successor to 2010'S Top 10 Debut Red Velvet Car, on Tuesday, October 2 . "Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll," The Revelatory Memoir by Ann & Nancy Wilson On Sale Tuesday, September 18
New York, NY, June 23, 2012 - With Heart's Fanatic, a new studio album, and Kicking and Dreaming, an insiders' memoir, arriving this fall, 2012 is shaping up as a banner year for the iconic American band who--beginning with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," and "Barracuda" in the mid-1970s running through 2010's Red Velvet Car--have created an enduring catalog of bona fide stadium rock classics and power ballads while establishing a lasting template for women in rock.
Fanatic, Heart's 14th studio album, arrives Tuesday, October 2. The group's second full-length studio album for Legacy, Fanatic premieres 10 new essential performances from sisters Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson on songs including "Fanatic," "Dear Old America," "Walkin' Good" (featuring Sarah McLachlan), "Skin and Bones," "Million Miles," "Pennsylvania," "Mashallah," "Rock Deep (Vancouver)," "59 Crunch," and "Corduroy Road."
The first album of new music from Ann and Nancy Wilson since 2010's Red Velvet Car had its Top 10 debut in 2010, Fanatic was recorded in hotel rooms and studios up and down the West Coast, with Grammy-winning producer Ben Mink back at the helm with the Wilson sisters drawing from their own lives and personal experiences as inspiration for their music. "Dear Old America" comes from memories of a military household and is written from the point of view of their father, a Marine Corps officer, returning from war ("When I get home, I'm going to own this town/Shine this medal/Wear that crown…."); "Rock Deep (Vancouver)" harkens back to the city where Dreamboat Annie was written; and "Walkin' Good" (a duet with Vancouver resident Sarah McLachlan) captures the joy of finding new life in a new love.
The title song is a celebration of the Wilson's life spirit: Ann and Nancy are fanatics about love, art, truth, and the belief that they can do anything together they set their minds to. Fans looking for a first taste of Fanatic can check out the title track on YouTube.
"What a crazy year we are having," said Ann Wilson. "Our box set, Strange Euphoria, and our book, Kicking and Dreaming, each tell the story of our lives so far, personally and musically. Our new album, Fanatic, tells our story as it is now and brings it all up-to-the-minute. What a thrill to have worked with both Charles Cross and Ben Mink respectively on these, and of course to touch the musical magic Nancy and I have always shared together. Anybody want to RAWK??"
Released in 2010, Fanatic's predecessor, Red Velvet Car (the first new studio album in six years from the groundbreaking Seattle-based band) entered the Billboard 200 best-selling album charts at #10, becoming the seventh Top 10 album of Heart's career. Heart's critically-acclaimed first album for Legacy Recordings marked the return of Heart to the Sony Music Entertainment family, reaching #1 in sales on Amazon.com on Sunday, September 5.
On June 5, Epic Records/Legacy Recordings released Strange Euphoria, the first definitive career-spanning, multi-label boxed set retrospective chronicling the seminal American rock band Heart, personally curated by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson.
A carefully-considered anthology of biggest hits and best-loved songs set alongside deep catalog treasures, rarities, demos and live performances, Strange Euphoria includes three compact discs and one DVD in a deluxe box.
Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the '70s with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On," "Even It Up," "Kick It Out" and many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the '80s and into the '90s with huge hits like "These Dreams," "Alone," "Never," and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters' enormous talents as both musicians and singers. Along the way, Heart sold more than 35 million records, had 21 top 40 hits, sold out arenas worldwide, and profoundly influenced the sound and direction of American rock music while inspiring women (and guys too!) around the world to rock out in bands of their own.
Heart were 2008 recipients of VH1 Rock Honors, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Grammy Foundation, and received ASCAP's award for Excellence in Songwriting in 2009.
What's made Heart endure across four decades and 14 studio albums, from Dreamboat Annie (1976) through 2012's Strange Euphoria and Fanatic is simply the quality of the music and the Wilsons' deep connection to the emotions, psyches and experiences of their fans.
Heart will be touring throughout the summer and fall (June 29-November 17). Alejandro Escovedo and Shawn Colvin will be supporting in October and November respectively. Later this year, Ann and Nancy Wilson will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (followed by a live concert webcast).
Tuesday, September 18 marks the publication of the HarperCollins hardcover edition of Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll, the avidly-awaited insider's memoir penned by Ann & Nancy Wilson with noted Seattle-based author Charles R. Cross ("Room Full of Mirrors - A Biography of Jimi Hendrix"; "Heavier Than Heaven" - a biography of Kurt Cobain).
Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson have been an influential part of the rock music landscape. From 70s classics like "Magic Man" and "Barracuda" to chart- topping 80s ballads like "Alone" up to 2012's Fanatic, Heart continues as an ongoing force in pop culture, inspiring women and men alike with the power and beauty of their music.
Despite their massive success, Ann and Nancy have always faced a different kind of scrutiny than their male counterparts in hard-rock and metal band, and had to face questions that no male rock star ever would be asked. Kicking and Dreaming allows Ann and Nancy to communicate as directly with the reader as their songs do with fans. A first-hand chronicle of tumultuous inter-band relationships, thirty years of roller-coaster fame and continual reinvention, and, of course, the kind of excess that can comes from the surreal, and hyper-real demands of life on the road, Kicking and Dreaming is an intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on rock and roll life.
For more information on the band Heart, please visit their official website at
For more information on Fanatic, Strange Euphoria and other Heart recordings, please contact: Chip Schutzman/Miles High Productions, 323-806-0400 or email@example.com
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ANIMATED Indie Rock Band The Glammers Release New Single and Video For “Double Life” from their New Self-Titled Album
Second Single Launches for The Glammers from their New Self Titled Album available at Amazon and Itunes June 26th
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 2012 - After releasing their first single and video for “Six Hours Later”, the animated rock trio has released their second single “Double Life” as a teaser for their highly anticipated full-length debut release due out June 26th. The catchy single, “Double Life” is available to download now on iTunes and fans can view the new video premiere on The Glammers YouTube page.
On the second single, “Double Life” The Glammers tap in deeper emotionally as they compare the life of being famous to the life of a spy. With some powerful riffs and unparallel vocals, The Glammers were inspired by the lives of the famous and their day to day goal to conceal their identity, with disguises and games just to blend in and become unrecognizable. Although it may seem glamorous to those looking in, The Glammers remind us the grass is not always greener on the other side. “Double Life” tells the story of a man who feels he lives a life like a secret agent, always watching their back and feeling that with the turn of each corner can come an unpredictable risk and adventure. All of us in some way live a double life. This is a story The Glammers know all too well by defying the conventional rules of a band and portraying themselves as a fully animated trio.
This noted rock band has prepared for their album release since 2007 when they first reached unpredictable success with their debut on MySpace with the singles “Messensheriff” and “Don’t Lose It” (listen at www.theglammers.com). The hit songs had more than 1.5 million views (music and videos) and after these releases, The Glammers took some time to renew their passion to create cool indie rock music that they will finally be sharing with the world June 26th.
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Luxury Travel Ltd will begin making bookings to Vietnam and Indochina with instant confirmation this summer.
Hanoi, Vietnam, June 23, 2012 - Luxury Travel Ltd. (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) will begin making bookings to Vietnam and Indochina with instant confirmation this summer. Holidaymakers will enjoy big discounts and free nights, so now is the best time to experience Vietnam and get more luxury for less.
In a tough market, hotels and airlines are competing fiercely, and this a boon for travelers wanting a taste of luxury at a discount. While cut-rate international fares in economy cabins have been a feature of the past six months, heavy discounting is spreading throughout the plane, as well as to luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam.
Luxury Travel Ltd has good partnerships with high-end suppliers and has numerous promotions from luxury properties. Luxury Travel offers unique, sophisticated and economical travel options to the exotic and mysterious lands formerly known as Indochina. Luxury Travel helps guests to explore both the land & culture of their destination with quality and affordable prices.
“With Luxury Travel, the focus is on high quality service. Our guides take guests to unique destinations, far away from the stress of their everyday life. The goal is to find the most charming, distinctive and authentic option in the region in order to provide the most memorable experience for our guests. To attract more high-end travelers to Vietnam this summer, we are offering luxury hot deals for aspiring luxury travelers until 30 September 2012.” says Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd. “We believe life is to be enjoyed, discovered and experienced, and we take the greatest pleasure in sharing our experiences with you. Now is the best time to experience luxury travel at lower prices.”
Luxury Travel offers hot luxury hotel and tour deals, such as seven nights at Six Senses Con Dao for the price of five. Or, stay four nights at The Nam Hai in Hoi An and pay for only two. The super savings promotion of 10% off Indochina tour packages is available on our company website, with instant confirmation. To enjoy these hot luxury deals, guests must book online at http://luxurytravelvietnam.com/special-offers/index2.htm and enter code “FreeSellLUX”. Guests must settle the invoice in full by Visa, Master or American Express upon confirmation.
Luxury Travel Ltd (http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) is a long established Asian tour operator and DMC specializing in the art of travel in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel excels at designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator”.
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US Singer Joe Francis’ releases the Special Olympics charity single “Waiting On The World to Change”
“Special Olympics touches people’s lives in a similar way to how a great song can touch people’s lives.
Tempe, AZ, June 22, 2012 - “Special Olympics touches people’s lives in a similar way to how a great song can touch people’s lives. It moves them, excites them and can be inspirational. Special Olympics athletes inspire me.
Learning disabilities have plagued my immediate family for years starting with yours-truly. For years I struggled with school. Early-on, the educators assumed I was slow-witted based on my academic performance, or lack there-of. Being from a very small town where gossip travels at the speed of thought, I was stigmatized by many parents who wouldn't let their superior children play with me.
Later, and subsequently through my school years, I was periodically given I.Q. tests where it was discovered that it was in fact I, who was superior. When my parents discovered that I was actually very bright, they still couldn't understand why my grades were so poor and began to punish me for being "lazy"! Finally after years of frustration and eventually depression, I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and began treatment which changed my life in a completely positive way. My eldest son was diagnosed at an early age with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, but is still struggling. The good news it that he and I spend quite a bit of time together and I think/hope I am inspiring him to keep working at it. My eldest child, also went through her own challenges with ADHD.
Anyway, my heart goes out to all those kids who are sent-off or worse yet, written-off because many schools still can't provide an appropriate, educational delivery system that works for those kids. It's enough of a challenge for a child just to find his or her own-self without parents and/or teachers adding anxiety to it. “ Joe Francis
“Waiting On The World to Change” was selected with Special Olympics in mind with all net sales proceeds* going to Special Olympics organisation.
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