IDC Presents Our Round 43 “Winter” Solicitation
8 new CD Releases featuring some great artists and bands spanning Hip Hop,
Reggae, World Music, Electronica, Singer/Songwriter, Glitch Hop and Dubstep,
and much more…
For Immediate Release: January 23nd, 2012:
Independent Distribution Collective presents our 43rd Solicitation just in time for 2012 first quarter placement (our first of this year). We are excited about many of these new releases and are very proud to have a handful of great artists joining IDC. You will also notice that IDC has slimmed down our back catalog and are now only printing a few one-sheets instead of a whole forest’s-worth. Check out the overview of our new titles below, and feel free to visit our website anytime for more information on any of these artists or releases. IDC proudly welcomes these 8 new titles:
Mistah F.A.B. “I Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebook” CD
Bay Area-famed rapper Mistah F.A.B. will release the follow-up to his early-2011 project “I Found My Backpack” with “I Found My Backpack 2 – The Lost Notebook” on December 6th, 2011. Having juggled with different fan bases his entire career – from the street crowd to complex lyricists – F.A.B. is using his “I Found My Backpack” series to prove that he is not only one of the best freestylers around but also a gifted songwriter. The Prince Of The Bay called on to an impressive all-star cast of lyricists to come join him on the project: Talib Kweli, Jadakiss, Royce Da 5’9, Noreaga, Prodigy, Rapper Big Pooh, Andre Nickatina, San Quinn, The Grouch and Erk Tha Jerk are some of the MC’s featured on “I Found My Backpack 2”.
Bill Ortiz “Winter In America” EP
A longstanding member of the Santana band, Bill Ortiz is proud to present his new solo EP release Winter In America from his forthcoming album, Highest Wish. A follow up to his debut solo album From Where I Stand, the new project features conscious emcees such as The Grouch, Zumbi (of Zion I) and K-Maxx, as well as fellow Santana member (and 11 time Grammy® Award Winner) Tony Lindsey, and iconic poet/vocalist Linda Tillery, featured with a spoken word performance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Nobel Peace Prize speech. Ortiz covers Gil Scott Heron’s 1973 hit on the title track “Winter in America” as an homage to the recently departed Heron
Following in the tradition of his father, Jamaican born Junior Toots, son of renowned reggae artist Toots Hibbert of the Toots and the Maytals, is readying his debut nationally distributed album A Little Bit of Love. Incorporating Roots-Reggae, Ska, Dancehall, and up-tempo beats, Junior Toots coined his sound “original roots.” Production on A Little Bit of Love is shared by veteran producers Fabian Cooke, Aston Barrett, and Junior Toot’s brother Hopeton Hibbert. In keeping with the Reggae tradition, A Little Bit of Love is conscious both lyrically and sonically. Take the track “Puss and Dog” an up-tempo Ska track that talks about staying skillful as a cat, so “you do notend up in the dog house,” quips Junior. “If trouble comes your way, sometimes you have to turn away to preserve the peace.”
A Visionary Gearhead Vixen, DATGirl is equal parts electronic music Producer, Performer & MC – known for her sexy and interactive analogue-hardware performances that bring together Dirty Beats, Bass Frequencies, Alien Robot effects, Goddess-inspired soul and CandyPunk Saucy Vocals … in a unique laptop-free Hardware set that fuses the sonic depth of a DJ with the flair of a speakeasy entertainer. DATGIRL’s blend of Dubstep, Electro, GlitchHop, and Pop with sexy hilarious hip-hop vocals and cutting-edge sampling is creating a new movement. Her debut album “Slutstep” will help define a new evolution for both DATGirl and the female fronted Electronic music genre.
Sheena, GiGi, Sheena G, That Girl. However you know her, once you see or hear her voice, you will remember this woman. She writes a monthly magazine column titled “Sex Talk with Sheena G” (www.xmag.com), and the manager of her own music career and owns her own Record label. Sheena also finds time to manage her own very successful businesses in Portland, Oregon. Sheena G maintains a stay-positive attitude toward each of her endeavors. She was voted “Most Inspirational” in high school, and to this day her infectious positive attitude has guided her life and affected everyone she comes in contact with. In 2010, Sheena released a Mixed Tape titled “The G-Files”. This brought her attention in both the alt Pop and Latin communities. She then embarked on recording and releasing her full-length album “The First Class”. When asked why she does music, Sheena confidently answers: “Because I can, and I Love it.”
Drawing from her own life’s experience as well, as folk wisdom, Ivory Coast singer Fely embodies the new generation of artists who remain attached to their African heritage, while at the same time maintaining a resolutely modern outlook on the world. “Goba,” the opener of her new CD album, immediately draws you into her world, hinting of pops and blues melded with African roots in a contemporary sound. “Maturite” is West African polyrhythms in dialogue with the world! Fely’s music speaks a universal language that can be felt, with sweetness, simplicity and a quality that melts away all genre boundaries. The rhythms throughout float easily across the CD.
This new album includes some of JanLois’ most powerful piano filled ballads to date, while also incorporating the sounds of swing, folk, soul, jazz, and reggae. “dos is an album about following the bliss and choosing happiness,” says JanLois. Her song “Mothers of the World” is about the the power that is within. “We go within and light the way, literally; not only for ourselves but for the world,” explains JanLois. “This dovetails perfectly with what Permanent Peace is all about. It’s real. ‘Concise’, the opening track on dos, is about how everything that we see, hear, taste, touch and smell, we digest and ultimately become. One of my favorite tracks on the album, ‘Hearts of Angels’, is about how even in the depths of heartbreak we see our capacity for love. The deeper we go, the higher we fly.”
“ J.P. Hopfelt’s L.A. Vintage Rock” is the debut CD collection of 6 recordings written, produced and arranged by acclaimed singer/songwriter Pete Hopkins and world-renowned rock photographer Jimmy Steinfeldt on Rock Rebel Records, from Laurel Canyon. J.P. Hopfelt singer and lead guitarist Hopkins, and guitarist Steinfeldt, recorded their disc at Swing House Studios in Hollywood CA, home to Tom Petty and Queens of the Stone Age. The album was mixed by Pete Hopkins and engineered by Marlon Luna, who has previously worked with Jack Douglas, producer of Aerosmith.Playing drums on the record is celebrated drummer Gary Mallaber, famously known for his work with The Steve Miller Band, Eddie Money, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison. Playing Bass is Chad Watson a veteran of recording with Charlie Rich, Janis Ian, Kim Fowley, Chris Spedding, and Delaney Bramlett, producer of and co-writer with Eric Clapton.