Check out this Megamix King I-Vier made for GENERAL JAH MIKEY’S “ORIGINAL YARD FOOD” Album Out on iTunes MAY 14TH!!!

General Jah Mikey “Original Yard Food” Album Megamix by King I-Vier (Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi)
1. Set A Way
2. Goodlife
3. Calling Ras Tafari
4. Heartbeat Music
5. Recession
6. Deal With It Crabit
7. Hard Time Pressure
8. Love Yourself
9. Inna Light
10. Love That Is Real
11. Easy Squeezie
12. Rise Up
13. From Way Back



Bill Ortiz Interviewed by Chuy Gomez on California Music Channel Beat Lounge Video show.

Last weekend, late Saturday night 4/27 (but really Sunday 4/28) at 12:30 am, Bill Ortiz’s interview with Chuy Gomez (CMC/KMEL) aired on California Music Channel Beat Lounge Video show. The local broadcast channel is KTSF SF-Oak-SJ Channel 8. It is available On-Demand on Comcast Cable as well as on CMC’s website at



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IDC Band Biv and the Mnemonics score iTunes front page and rock feature!

Congrats to Independent Distribution Collective Director Of Operations Ben Lang’s band Biv and the Mnemonics on their Front Page Feature on iTunes! This could be our favorite CDs of 2013, and we urge everyone to take a listen and spread the word!


Who is Badi Assad? Short Documentary Video Describes the Making of “Between Love and Luck,” Recorded in Brazil Prior to the Album’s Release in the US on May 14th, 2013

Badi Assad Talks About ‘The Making of Between Love and Luck’

This short documentary video describes the making of “Between Love and Luck” recorded in Brazil prior to the album’s release in the US (May 14th).  The piece is overdubbed in English and features some of the members of the production team including studio and behind the scenes footage of the making of the album.

The 11th album of the singer-songwriter and guitar player Badi Assad tells us about the everyday work with so many of life’s tasks – and trying to find the balances we all strive for in reconciling the pleasures of a creative life, blending with the personal one.

 “When I wrote this song I was just starting to experience this new reality: In addition of being an artist, I started to manage my own career, I’m a wife and as well a mother for the first time. Surprisingly, I found that although this phase is a proof of my workaholic mania, I discovered that my daughter, Sofia, delightfully softens all this process” says Badi, about the motivation for her music and consequently the process of creating this video.

In it, in a very modern tale – Badi plays the artist, mother, housewife and entrepreneur. All these facets are simultaneously living with intensity. Everything accelerated, amalgamated, but wrapped by the joy of living. Beside her, on the scene, also her husband Dimitri and her daughter Sofia are part of the inspiration for her ‘Between Love and Luck’: