Archive for August, 2012

Punk Rock has not been a fav or mine, yet I never turn down an opportunity to hear something new.

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An email was sent to my inbox requesting I give a listen to a band known as “The Velocity Raptors”. My first thought, another screaming “meme” group, but what the heck lets listen.

I must admit, I was not expecting an uplifting instrumental compilation. The band combined electric sounds that allow the brain waves to dance a pulsey beat. “Rather Nice to Listen To”

After listing to the tracks of the disography title “I, Donna” I wanted a little more. So I clicked over to “The Chuppe Life”. This 6 track digital album was filled with unique instrumentals. Not to fast, Not to slow, and at 7am in the morning did not put my brain in crash mode.

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I give this group a thumbs up and recommend you giving them an ear or two.
To listen to the band just click on the links below and have a listen. Be sure to leave a comment on the blog and share your thoughts.

A quick note about the band

”The Velocity Raptors are the instrumental brain child of Manchester’s own, Sean Buckley. The Raptors are valiantly fighting post rock seriousness through sprightly, punk rock inspired 2 minute instrumental pop songs. Forgotten are the damp, laboured structures of the instrumental genre and in their stead are brazen, shamelessly fun guitar licks and melodies for the less discerning music critic.”

Band Camp Link for The Velocity Raptors

He may not be on main stream, though he commands mainstream attention. He is the indie artist known as J’Sun.

Earlier this year he released his first original single on iTunes titled “Impossible”. The single drew some attention from loyal fans in the Youtube world and a few in Tweettown. Though on iTunes it did not break any sound barriers.

On August 13, 2012 the “Impossible” became visible. This was a joint project created by, A Martin Landgreve Film, Produced by MadisonLST, and a bit of Styling by Yusef Williams and J’Sun.

When this track was first release I was hooked. The message of the song was powerful, easy to listen to and commanded radio play.
After watching the video I concur my original thoughts of the song.

Though I was a bit thrown by the scene in the grave yard, as I did not find a connection with this scene.

The video was put togther well and sends a message to the music world that J’Sun has talent and his fans agree. Looking over the comments from his You Tube channel it is clear he has a dedicated following.

Best wishes to you J’Sun,

Leave a comment on your thought of this video.

Foremost Poets has released a new video on Youtube for a track off of the “Planet Asia” album, released earlier this year. The video features footage from the London Riots thereby setting the tone.

Foremost Poets collaborated with Louie Vega to produce this project. To read more click here to visit Foremost Poets website.

Be sure to leave a comment after watching the video and let us know what you think.

This is a must share article. Zachary Knight is a writer for TechDirt and posted this article today.

This is another experience that up and coming artist and producers can learn from. It is important to understand the business side of the Music Industry.

Here is a little quote from the article that sums up the importance of knowing how the money flows.

Sony was supposed to pay Baker royalties under a producer agreement, according to his 18-page federal lawsuit. But Baker says an audit of Sony’s books revealed that the music company had been underreporting his royalties by more than $475,000 for the period audited.”  

Click Link to read more. Journey’s Producer Sues Sony Over Unpaid Royalties For 21 Classic Songs | Techdirt.

The music industry is already a tough business to break into but it’s complicated even more by all the snakes, crooks and outright thieves robbing independent artists blind.

via #BadBizness ALERT: @RomeoAllStars | Makin’ It Magazine.

Any Independent Artist will tell you that the business of music is no easy walk in the park. When combing the internet I look for anything and everything that is useful information to help those help themselves. The article posted on Makin’ It Magazine tells a story that is as common bread and butter. If you know an Indie artist trying to make it in the music business, be sure to share this information with them.

Leave a comment about what you think regarding the struggles of the music business.

A versatile story teller with powerful lyrics fervent with allegory, Nando Chang cascades styles and topics across all genres with a multicultural perspective. Born in Chiclayo, Peru Fernando Chang was raised by his grandmother of Chinese decent while awaiting permanent residency sort by his parents in the USA. During this time of innocence, a young Nando became chiclayano.  

The official video of international recording artist Nando Chang aka Chiclayano.

The video was shot in Lima,Peru by Lync Films. “Despido” or Dismissal in English is a true story of the rejection and unfulfilled promises that Nando has faced in his journey as an individual and as a Latin kid from Chiclayo,Peru looking to be the next big star from that country. The song takes a bit of controversial turn with his reference to L.A. based Mexican rapper Malverde, whom Nando once held in high esteem before as the song says “malverde never called”. Fervent with truthful lyrics and the beauty of his country on full visual display, Despido truly delivers on a major level.

In December of 2002, Nando Chang immigrated to America. Thru hip-hop, the English language was acquired. Also, during these teen years, Nando Chang became heavily influenced and involved with the speed life. Nando, and his need for speed, is an avid street racer of high powered cars and motor bikes.

As a result, Chiclayano suffered a near death accident in the summer of 2008 in which he fell into a coma for several weeks. The near death experience motivated his speedy recovery, relatively speaking. During rehab (which continues today), while unable to walk, and barely speak, Mr. Chang further developed his craft and love for rap music.

Nando Chang realized his true being and destiny as self awareness was achieved via this out of body experience. Internationally, Nando seeks respect from both music creators and fans alike and is destined to receive both. As a member of the hOLLANDjUNGLE Music group, NandoChang aka “Chiclayano” has developed a unique musical style and category in both English and Spanish languages. With full support from the village, the pride and joy of Chiclayo, Peru NandoChang ….

This article was submitted by Nando Chang. You can connect with this artist via Twitter @NandoChang89; @hOLLANDjUNGLE; @MusicLYNC

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Indie Artist Serious730 Drops his new track and video “Grind”. 

This artist is out of Florida and is lyrically letting the industry know that he’s not stopping for nothing. His latest video depicts pieces of his style and rap game. I seriously see this artist growing and becoming a force to be reckoned with on the indie charts. 

You can see more of his video via this playlist  Or visit is You Tube channel (link here)

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