German Review: HIGHEST INTENTION “UNIVERSAL LIGHT”

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For more information about HIGHEST INTENTION please visit: www.highestintentionband.com

To order UNIVERSAL LIGHT on digital services please visit: smarturl.it/HighestIntention

To order UNIVERSAL LIGHT on Bandcamp please visit: highestintention.bandcamp.com

For Booking inquiries please contact: highestintention@gmail.com

 

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Reviews roundup – The Stray Cats vs. Paul Nelson vs. Danny Lynn Wilson vs. Iron Savior vs. IAC sampler vs. Lobster

Nice review for Independent Distribution Collective​ label IAC Records​ on The Rocker UK. Check it out!

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Reviews roundup – The Stray Cats vs. Paul Nelson vs. Danny Lynn Wilson vs. Iron Savior vs. IAC sampler vs. Lobster


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I loved the Stray Cats. Of course I was just a bairn at the time and already enthralled by Showaddywaddy, Matchbox, Darts and Shakin’ Stevens so when something came along in a similar vein but a wee bit more raw and raucous, I was a goner.

Of course success didn’t last and with their chart days long gone and their last album of original material, “Choo Choo Hot Fish” came out over a quarter of a century ago. But now, to mark the 40th (Jesus H Christ!) anniversary of their formation, they’ve gone and made a new one. The good news is it sounds exactly like the old ones!

It would seem that the original magic of Brian Setzer (guitars/vocals), Lee Rocker (bass/vocals)…

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Reggae Vibes Review: HIGHEST INTENTION “UNIVERSAL LIGHT”

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RELEASE INFO

HIGHEST INTENTION – UNIVERSAL LIGHT

Label: Universal Light Records | Format: CD-DR | Street date: March, 2019 | Facebook Highest Intention |

HIGHEST INTENTION

California has, is and will be a region brimming with Reggae artistes and destination for many tours. Numerous elements showcased from North to South. Foundation statesmen like Fully Fullwood, Tony Chin, Haile Maskel, Lesterfari and Shakaman continue to make solid impact after decades in Southern California. New generation bands like Tribal Seeds thrive in San Diego. In the North, veterans like Earl Zero, Red Lions (Burton Eubank/Jeremy Grey), Ras Biblical raise Fyah levels alongside new Roots units like HIGHEST INTENTION. Their debut, “UNIVERSAL LIGHT” hits stride with a collective of well experienced souljahs….

Singer/guitarist Ben ”Down” Lowe founded the band in 2012 with heavy credentials. He’s produced Reggae formats for ABC, MTV and Bravo. The group has made solid impact up and down The West Coast and have shared the stage with countless Reggae greats. Ben and crew cut no corners with their solid debut. Guest musicians like Raleigh Neal (Michael Franti), Toho Saunders (Don Carlos, President Brown..many more) anchors heavy bass. Paul Wolstencroft (Slighty Stoopid), producer Ces-One (J Boog) and mix maestro Aaron Dahl rally together. Couldn’t find additional musician info but cd sleeve makes honorable mention to such greats as bassie Herb Daly (The Rastafarians), Nicho De Silva (Irie Magazine) and longtime ambassador Eli Alaimo (Music Box) displays the true Love and Respect the band has attained. A bright future in store for these committed Souljahs.

CRISP EDGE

“Morning Light” sets a Roots tone with vox from Arise Roots(one of the premier CA Rootz bands) frontman Karim Isreal. This is tradition and progression in Rightful balance. Karim exalts positivity over a detonating riddim with vivid horns, crucial licks and kicks and Toho’s lilting bass. Superb production with a crisp edge. “Fat One” is a bubbling great flow. Ben has a soulful delivery and heartically celebrates Chalice wise. Herb anthems have saturated the market but the lasting lyrics observe the abundantly green Bay Area runnings with original urgency. “Ocean” shines with a horns rich musical backbone and an Ital message presented with perfect simplicity. Standout selection !!

PROVOKING LYRICS

“Vibes” has radio ready aspects; showcasing “Cali-Reggae” Roots and branches. The listener can’t help but absorb the obvious joy that took place during studio sessions. Big guitar licks and drum rolls on course. “Riverside” is a brilliant ride! Ben’s experience producing music for a large scale television audience is translated nicely here. Thought provoking lyrics born with infectious riddim back and crisp yet Dub flecks sprinkled through and through..boom!! The levels are lifting on “Dive In”. Ben’s Singjay flow is spot on with the refreshing talent of Empress Lindsay Stubblefield. Taut riddim with Jazzy overtones and international appeal on the wyah. A Joyful anthem bound to please.

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“Escape” continues the positive atmosphere. Over a tight riddim recalling great ‘80’s Kingston sessions, Ben turns up the vibes factor. Remarkable mix and production. Each instrument presented just right with a Dub outlook on Scientist caliber qualities. “Sky” is a ethereal Love ode that bridges tradition with surging progression. Ben’s hearty vox float over a bed of riddimatic roses. Finger on rewind! The title track is one that shines with universal message. The band’s observations are mystic and pertinent. Crucial wah wah and country licks correspond over the Dub laden riddim like Fyah fly. Quality in all aspects. “Hold Your Own Love” is masterclass ability. This is professional Reggae music. The arrangements possess a Third World quality; recalls the timeless anthems the late, great Bunny Rugs and “Cat” Coore created. Amazing horn section; bubbling is hotta; bass will cripple the hips. From lyrics to riddim, this song Fyahs on all cylinders.

TASTY AXE WORK

“Binghi” is Hearty tempo for sure. Niyabinghi frequency with flute and organ…a solid interlude…. “Reggae Paradise” continues the quality songwriting, musician manship and journeyman mixing theory. The ability to incorporate nuances of other genres is commendable. This great album closes with “Time So Slow”. An impeccably crafted offering indeed! The spread is laid out on this table! Meditative in message; active on the riddim. Solid structure with reinforcements of drum and bass accordance, deep “organ”-izing and tasty axe work. Rewind again.

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For more information about HIGHEST INTENTION please visit: www.highestintentionband.com

To order UNIVERSAL LIGHT on digital services please visit: smarturl.it/HighestIntention

To order UNIVERSAL LIGHT on Bandcamp please visit: highestintention.bandcamp.com

For Booking inquiries please contact: highestintention@gmail.com

 

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This Saturday, April 27, 2019 is the Girl Power! Women Working in the Music Industry Conference

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Girl Power! Women Working in the
Music Industry Conference

This Saturday, April 27th 10am-5pm
at the David Brower Center in Berkeley
TICKETS: Eventbrite

Hey ladies! It’s here!
GIRL POWER! Conference

Click HERE for the Schedule.
Click HERE for Speaker Info.
Click HERE for the Exhibitors.

Meet our FEATURED SPEAKER: TINA DAVIS
Tina Davis has worked her way up to becoming one of the most influential A&R execs in the industry, first as senior VP of A&R at Def Jam for more than a decade and now as VP of A&R at EMPIRE. She signed, developed and managed Chris Brown. Tina has launched the careers of such artists as DMX, Method Man, Red Man, Ne-Yo and Montell Jordan. She also had a hand in revitalizing the careers of veterans such as LL Cool J. Tina executive produced and appears on a new, ten-episode talent competition show called “The Next Big Thing” on BET, airing this Fall. Moderated by Stacy Cunningham-Moreland, Tina will share stories of Sacrifice, Opportunities and Success in the Music Industry.

You can have your music reviewed at our FACE THE MUSIC! panel by Grammy Nominated Music Producers, Songwriters, Musicians and A&R/ Record Label owners. After you purchase a ticket, send MP3 or soundcloud link to fieroflair@gmail.com 

Answers to your questions.

  • PARKING- parking meters, Oxford Garage or Allston Way Garage
  • NEAREST BART STATION- downtown Berkeley, 1 block away
  • Can men attend? Yes, everyone is welcome.
  • Are there close by restaurants? Yes, but we will feed you COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH

The 2019 Girl Power Conference shirt will be on sale at the Conference. $20

© 2019 Fiero Flair All rights reserved.

STIMULI Newsletter Spring 2019

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The STIMULI calendar is full of great shows and exciting news!
Lets get right to it:

Tonight! Friday April 19th, STIMULI play a hometown show in Oakland, CA at the Elbo Room in Jack London Square. The band will join fellow Oakland-based industrial act Black Book and Manos Lindas from SF.
This is sure to be a superb show at an excellent rock and roll venue!
Info available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/406607566556473/

This Sunday April 21st, STIMULI headline the SoFA Street Fair’s “Miami Beach Stage’ in downtown San Jose. This FREE festival features over 100 bands on 17 stages and this particular stage is full of great Bay Area rock bands all day long with STIMULI closing it out, taking the stage at 7:30pm sharp.
Full festival schedule available at:
https://sofaspring19.sched.com/overview/type/Miami+Beach

Next Friday April 26th, STIMULI travel north to Mendocino County
joining the one and only Prog-Rock maestros Points North at the Ukiah Brew Co.
Info for this show is available at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/273404876887847/

It was also just announced that STIMULI will open for long time
Marin County rock band Flanelhed at thier album release show
on Saturday June 1st at HopMonk Novato.
This show will also a be celebration of their 25th anniversary as a band!
Info available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1190063561155899/

Follow @stimuliband on social media and visit www.stimuliband.com
where you can also stream or purchase a copy of the album ‘They Are We‘.

Share STIMULI with a friend and bring them out to an upcoming show –
we look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Thank you for supporting STIMULI and original rock bands everywhere.
We appreciate you,

– Jimmy, Cole & Tai

 

107.7 The Bone Radio DJ & queen of Bay Area music Chasta recently interviewed Cole & Jimmy on the set of SoundwavesTV. Check out the full interview here!:

 

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“They Are We” Official Music Video:

 

To order THEY ARE WE on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/STIMULItheyarewe

 

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OAKLAND, CA 94607
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EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Free Customized IDC Marketing Proposal and 10% Off Select Campaigns

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In business for over 14 years, IDC is a marketing and distribution company based in San Francisco. Offering CUSTOMIZED MARKETING CAMPAIGNS together with wide-reaching DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION channels, IDC increases awareness and demand for independent music releases.

To receive a FREE IDC MARKETING PROPOSAL including a detailed cost breakdown based on the size and scope of the effort, please let us know some general information about your project by filling out our IDC REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) FORM.

Sign up for an IDC Promo Campaign by May 15 and receive 10% OFF the final Campaign price!

IDC Promo was built to be a flexible service and every campaign is specifically customized to each project. Campaigns are based on hiring a Team of industry professionals for various lengths of time, which affects pricing.

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iTunes Feature for the new Royal Order Music single “BLESSED” by RANDY VALENTINE, EESAH, and RUNKUS

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Congratulations to ROYAL ORDER MUSIC, RANDY VALENTINE, EESAH, and RUNKUS!

ReggaeVille Music Video Premiere:

 

To purchase on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blessed-single/1457082708

 

To purchase on other services:

http://smarturl.it/RVBLESSED

 

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