DR CHRISPY featured on SpaceConnectOnline.com with his new single “DRIVE”

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https://www.spaceconnectonline.com.au/operations/3720-aussie-space-scientist-reveals-latest-music-single

This is titled Drive and according to the PR blurb, features a high-tempo driving beat and a catchy instrumental hook.

“The single really captures the sensation of being behind the wheel and just driving. The soaring chorus in Drive brings to mind the feeling of being out on the open road, far away from life’s small problems,” it said.

That follows the release of his single, titled Voyager at the Heliopause, in June as a tribute to the NASA Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 and which last year departed the solar system and is now travelling in interstellar space.

Last year he released his debut album titled VHS, a collection of instrumental tracks he began writing back in 2003 while travelling for work as an aerospace engineer in the US.

Each track was written in a different location, titled with the name of a city, airport code or local attraction and captures the vibe of each place and moment in time.

Dr Boshuizen grew up in Tumbarumba , NSW, and developed an early passion for space inspired by Voyager’s mission.

He dreamed of becoming an astronaut and since most US astronauts started out as pilots in the US Air Force, he sought to join the RAAF to become a fighter. He quickly discovered that could never be as he is colour blind.

After completing a doctorate in physics at the University of Sydney he scored a job at the NASA Ames Research Center in northern California, working on a range of projects, including a lunar lander, an electric airplane and the world’s smallest satellite called PhoneSat.

The nickname Dr Chrispy came from NASA co-workers.

In 2014 he won the Advance Global Award as a the Greatest Australian Not Living in Australia.

“I was always interested in space as a child. I remember reading about the Voyager I and II spacecraft reaching Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune, and being fascinated by the idea of one day going myself,” he said in an interview with the UK techno music website Steel City Collective.

“So from an early age I decided I wanted to work in the space industry. I am Australian, but Australia doesn’t have much space activity so after finishing my education I moved to the US.

“One of the coolest things I did was put an Android Nexus One smartphone into orbit around the Earth as a stand-alone satellite. This was a spacecraft that was almost like Sputnik with a camera, and it only cost $500.”

That developed from the realisation of Dr Boshuizen and NASA researchers that the typical smartphone from earlier this decade had more processing power and memory than the typical satellite of that era.

Three were launched in 2013, followed by a further two. These weren’t destined for long life – they had only onboard batteries for power – but were cheap and demonstrated that consumer grade electronics could function in space.

In 2010, he and two other NASA scientists founded Planet Labs, which runs a constellation of satellites producing Earth imagery.

All the while, Dr Boshuizen retained a passion for electronic music, doing much of his composing on a laptop while traveling.

 

For more information about DR CHRISPY please visit: http://drchrispy.com/ or https://drchrispy.bandcamp.com

To Order “DRIVE” on digital services please visit: http://drchrispy.com/drive

To Order VHS on digital services please visit: http://www.drchrispy.com/vhs

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing please contact Jerome Forney of Independent Distribution Collective:

jerome@independentdistro.com

 

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DR CHRISPY, Renowned Australian Space Scientist, Aerospace Engineer, and Music Producer to Release the New Single “DRIVE”

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For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – DR CHRISPY (aka Dr. Chris Boshuizen) is an award-winning aeronautical engineer, music producer, and songwriter who has spent the last 16 years tragically torn between two loves: Music and Space Exploration. His new single “DRIVE” will release online everywhere music is streamed and sold on August 30, 2019. With a high-tempo driving beat and a catchy instrumental hook, the single really captures the sensation of being behind the wheel and just driving. The soaring chorus in “DRIVE” brings to mind the feeling of being out on the open road, far away from life’s small problems. “Sometimes we just need to get away from it all,” says DR CHRISPY, and he captures that sentiment perfectly on this new track.

DR CHRISPY runs his home studio in San Francisco where he is actively writing and recording new music. DR CHRISPY’s first full-length album VHS released in 2018 and was widely praised by national and international reviewers. A collection of mostly instrumental tracks, Chris began writing VHS in 2003 while traveling as an aerospace engineer. The tracks were written all around the world and capture the vibe of each place and moment in time.

Exclusive Magazine calls VHS, “a wonderfully ambient, bouncy, fun, even thoughtful at times collection of instrumental tracks,” while BabySue.com says, “Whether you’re out clubbing or at home trying to get things done, these nifty little rhythmic creations will likely be just what the doctor ordered to get things going.” VHS plays like an auditory travel diary, inviting you along to hear and experience the evolution from Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Space Scientist, to DR CHRISPY, the Artist.

DR CHRISPY released his next single “Voyager at the Heliopause” in June 2019. The track is a tribute to the NASA Voyager spacecraft, which launched in 1977 and has since returned stunning images from the solar system, inspiring Chris to pursue his passion for space. Accompanied by a music video featuring historically accurate animated recreations of those classic images, “Voyager at the Heliopause” is a soothing and ambient electro space jazz track.

Having worked at NASA for almost five years inventing new kinds of spacecraft, Chris went on to cofound the company Planet Labs, which launched and monitors over 200 spacecraft that create a daily map of the global environment. During all this, Chris spent nearly every spare moment writing music on the one instrument he always had with him: his laptop. Much of his music was written at airports or on planes, and over a 16-year period he has amassed an impressive catalog of material with over 300 tracks.

Wanting to get some of his music out to the world, Chris decided to pursue his art full-time, adopting the nickname “Chrispy” that was given to him by his NASA co-workers. Unlike other notable “doctors” in the music industry, DR CHRISPY has a PhD in Physics, and in 2014 he won the Advance Global Award for being the Greatest Australian Not Living in Australia. After completing his PhD in Physics at the University of Sydney he found a position at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California, one of NASA’s 10 centers around the US. There Chris worked on several fascinating projects, including a lunar lander, an electric airplane, and he also co-invented the world’s smallest satellite called PhoneSat.

With the success of PhoneSat, Chris and his friends were emboldened to try something ambitious, so they left NASA to start Planet Labs. Today Planet Labs has launched over 200 satellites that were designed under Chris’s leadership. Leveraging his years of experience with computer music, Chris has taught the introductory workshop on electronic music production at the last two annual Taxi Road Rallies in Los Angeles.

Chris has no regrets about pursuing his space career, but always felt music would one day become his focus. With a lifetime of music production experience and a lower-stress job that afforded him a bit more free time, he assumed his alter-ego as DR CHRISPY and suddenly entered a prolific phase of writing with the feeling he now had something to say. DR CHRISPY’s goal as an artist is to connect music and tech while bringing a message of hope and empowerment to his audience.

In 2016, DR CHRISPY began creating lyrical songs in addition to his instrumental music. This material will be released on his next album project. Chris still hopes one day to take himself beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, and feels he still has the passion to start another space company one day. You can catch more of Chris’s space and technology thoughts on his personal twitter account at twitter.com/cboshuizen.

 

“DRIVE” will release online everywhere music is streamed and sold on August 30, 2019.

 

For more information about DR CHRISPY please visit: http://drchrispy.com/ or https://drchrispy.bandcamp.com

To Order “DRIVE” on digital services please visit: http://drchrispy.com/drive

To Order VHS on digital services please visit: http://www.drchrispy.com/vhs

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing please contact Jerome Forney of Independent Distribution Collective:

jerome@independentdistro.com

 

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IDC Presents Round 40 “Late Summer” Solicitation

Nine new CD Releases featuring some great artists and bands spanning Pop, Rock, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Hip Hop, Ambient, Electronica, Downtempo, and more…

Independent Distribution Collective presents our 40th solicitation just in time for placement for the late Summer/early Fall season of 2011. We are excited about many of these new releases and are very proud to have a handful of legendary artists and bands 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 nine new titles:

Various Artists Take It or Leave It: A Tribute to The Runaways 2 x CD

Take It Or Leave It, a two-disc collection, features 36 tracks and over two hours of music, spanning The Runaways entire catalog. Their best-known songs, like “Cherry Bomb”, “Queens Of Noise”, “California Paradise” and “Heartbeat” are all represented alongside more obscure tunes like “Hollywood” and “Born To Be Bad.” The release also includes two performances by original Runaways band members: lead vocalist Cherie Currie’s rocking remake of fan-favorite “American Nights”, and “Dirty Magazines”, the last recording made by drummer Sandy West with her band Blue Fox. Artists from various musical backgrounds participated on this project including The Donnas, Shonen Knife, The Dandy Warhols, Care Bears on Fire (featuring Earl Slick), Kittie, David Johansen and Kathleen Hanna & Peaches, (produced by Ad Rock).

Claudine Wrestling Consciousness CD

Much to the elation of fans around the world, San Francisco-based music artist Claudine is preparing to release her highly anticipated debut album Wrestling Consciousness. With a sound that combines the sensibilities of Pink and Pat Benatar, Claudine is here to prove that good old-fashioned rock music, with lyrics that explore the depths of the good, the bad and the ugly in life, isn’t exclusively for the boys. Her natural talent, along with life experience, powers Claudine’s vocal performances that she vividly brings to the stage.

Various Artists Alchemetric: Underground Overstood CD/DVD (two discs)

Bay Area Entertainment and Apparel company Alchemetric LLC is proud to announce the arrival of their gripping new Hip-Hop compilation CD & DVD titled Underground Overstood. This multimedia collection features exclusive tracks by numerous underground heavyweights such as Kool G Rap, EDO G, Doodlebug, R.E.K.S. and plenty of other name brand artists. Underground Overstood also comes with a DVD featuring never before seen footage and interviews with artists such as Immortal Technique, Kool G Rap, DJ Red Alert, EDO G, Aceyalone, Tajai from Souls of Mischief, and Pep Love.

Sizzla The Scriptures CD

With The Scriptures, Sizzla has collaborated with famed producer Lloyd ‘John John’ James, Jr., son of the legendary King Jammy, to create an album both thoughtful and intriguing. Jamaica’s finest musicians, including Jackie Mittoo, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Dean Fraser, Bobby Ellis and Vin Gordon, to name a few, join sweet harmony vocalists Fiona Robinson, Camar Doyles, Connie Francis and Sherida to produce a full, multi-layered background for Kalonji’s varied vocal stylings in a surprisingly rootsy style. Sizzla is one of the artists credited leading a movement toward a re-embracement of Rastafarian values in contemporary reggae music by recording material that is concerned primarily with spirituality and social consciousness.

Marty Dread It Sometimes Rains in Paradise CD

Maui’s Reggae ambassador Marty Dread returns with his 16th studio album It Sometimes Rains in Paradise. This set is packed to the gills with solid production, crafty hooks and strong messages throughout. In an era of cheap digital music production, this CD sparkles with the warmth of two-inch tape and analog mixing. Marty Dread glides over themes and topics effortlessly as he rides riddims from a wide range of producers including electronic dance producer Gaudi.

Taddy P Gimmie Di Bass CD

Taddy P has emerged as one of the most creative musicians, writers and producers out of

Jamaica. His diverse life experiences manifest themselves in his music, which combines roots reggae riddims and a compelling message with bluesy melodies, rock overdubs and a consistent soulful vibe.

“[Taddy P] is helping to define a progressive new sound for reggae, a style that incorporates outside influences but maintains an authentic Jamaican foundation.” said Tomas Palermo of URB.

Gimme Di Bass, his sophomore album features collaborations with multiple Grammy nominees Maxi Priest and Bunny Rugs of Third World Band fame as well as the only Diamond awarded dancehall artist and two-time Reggae Grammy winner Shaggy.

Mista Majah P Tolerance CD

Tolerance reveals the raw lyrical emotions, pulsating drum and base Reggae rifts, and the stunning array of influences that have found their way into Mista Majah P’s music. The album marks a huge step in the career of the multi-talented singer-songwriter. The lyrical focus of the album is to liberate the homophobic and celebrate the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender) experience. The release of this album will hopeful build upon his fan base and get his music heard by more people than ever, especially in his native home of Jamaica.

Dub Caravan Nomadic Fusions CD

Dub Caravan humbly presents his second full-length LP Nomadic Fusions – a nine-track musical journey fusing ethnic sounds with ambient, dub, world beat and a touch of unusual reggae. Mesmerizing beats and percussion combined with deep earthy bass are uniquely layered with exotic instruments played mostly by Dub Caravan himself and guest musician Vladiswar Nadishana, the talented multi-instrumentalist from Siberia who plays on over one hundred world instruments. Another key guest is the French “ethno-dubologist” Jerry Coox who remixes “Oriental Vibes” – a track with tribal-like Middle Eastern percussion, haunting voices and groovy bass. Nomadic Fusions is the ideal album for relaxation, meditation, chilling out as well as for general listening pleasure set in an exotic atmosphere.

George Ludwig Rise Time CD

George Ludwig has roots stretching back to the 80’s DIY scene, touring the U.S. as a bass player. He eventually switched to guitar as a more appropriate instrument for composition. His attraction to atmospheres and analog electronics eventually lead to a love affair with the Roland GR-300, a vintage analog guitar synthesizer coveted for its responsiveness and rich analog tone, as well as the Roland RE-501 tape delay. Rise Time is his first solo release, paying homage to influences ranging from Phillip Glass to Robert Fripp.

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