Bay Area Reggae/Latin Powerhouse BAYONICS Sets Worldwide Release of Their Highly Anticipated New Album RESILIENCE

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For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – Born in the San Francisco Mission District, for the past two decades BAYONICS has mixed Reggae and Latin music to create a style as unique as the city they call home. Freely melding genres, they carry on the tradition of legendary Bay Area groups such as Santana and Sly & The Family Stone, groups that sought to transcend genre with music that moves people both literally and figuratively.

BAYONICS is led by lead singer Jairo Vargas, whose vocals bounce from guttural grit to smooth and sweet. Being legally blind, Jairo has faced challenges in life but is resolutely undeterred by any physical limitations. He has channeled his life experience into music, delivering live performances with a spirit and soul that transfixes fans.

BAYONICS will release their new album RESILIENCE in stores and online August 2, 2019. RESILIENCE is inspired by a range of topics, from social issues like immigration, poverty, and gentrification, to more personal topics like love and heartbreak. The common theme is resilience. As the world changes around us, be it global politics, the city we live in, or the people in our lives, we all need a healthy dose of optimism, fortitude, and resilience to keep moving forward.

The online Reggae magazine Reggaeville hosted the music video premiere for the first single “Exile” on June 28, 2019. A raw and soulful Roots Reggae track about displacement, “Exile” depicts the all too common experience of being forced from home in search of a new one. This simple performance video uses color and a ramping pace to create tension and let the lyrics paint the picture behind its central theme: a desperate search for the promise of a better life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfyMEoArQqo

Throughout 2019 BAYONICS will be touring as the house band for stand-up comedian Frankie Quiñones. Part comedy show, part musical journey, Frankie uses BAYONICS to help bring to life his famous characters like “Creeper,” a reformed cholo turned fitness guru. Frankie Quiñones has made appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, TBS, and Nickelodeon.

An accomplished Bay Area headliner that never fails to deliver uniquely authentic new music, BAYONICS plays to audiences across the globe and has shared the stage with musical heavyweights such as Wu-Tang Clan, N.E.R.D., Mos Def, Erykah Badu, J-Boog, Common, George Clinton, Katchafire, Los Rakas, Gondwana, Yami Bolo, Warrior King, Alborosie, Ozomatli, Common Kings, The Black Keys, Cultura Profetica, and many more.

BAYONICS has been featured on the cover of the SF Chronicle Datebook and is widely recognized as one of the top live acts in the Bay Area today. They’ve held the #1 Spot on the Reverb Nation Latin Charts and have been the SF Bay Guardian’s Pick for “Best of the Bay.”

An iTunes Reggae Featured Release, the new BAYONICS album RESILIENCE is available in stores and online August 2, 2019. Throughout the year they will be releasing more singles and touring as the house band for stand-up comedian Frankie Quiñones.

 

For more information about BAYONICS, including upcoming Frankie Quiñones Tour Dates, please visit: www.bayonics.com

To order RESILIENCE on digital services please visit: https://smarturl.it/BayonicsResilience

To order RESILIENCE on Bandcamp please visit: https://bayonics415.bandcamp.com/releases

For Booking inquiries please contact: booking@cityrootsent.com

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

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

For Reggae Press, Radio and Interview inquiries please contact King I-Vier:

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For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

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BAYONICS “RESILIENCE” listed as a Featured Pre-Order on iTunes

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The new BAYONICS “RESILIENCE” album is a featured listing on iTunes and is available now for Pre-Order…Click here to order now!

 

For more information about BAYONICS, including upcoming Frankie Quiñones Tour Dates, please visit: www.bayonics.com

 

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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!

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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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I-Octane Talks GRAMMY, Love and Life!

I-Octane Talks GRAMMY, Love and Life!

Kingston, Jamaica – On March 30th, 2018, international recording artist I-Octane released his anticipated and long awaited third full length “Love & Life” debuting at #3 on the Reggae Billboard Chart.

The latter was followed by a memorable intercontinental promotional tour that included joining twice GRAMMY nominated J-Boog on selected California dates. Indeed it has been a personal journey for I-Octane who candidly admits that the album is the soundtrack of his life. Speaking on his GRAMMY submission to the recording academy and why he should be considered, the crooner stated “A nomination would mean a lot, I’ve been doing this for more than a decade with ups and down just like anyone else, no matter who you are, life is peaks and valley. So for me, a GRAMMY would reward that path. My hard work, my sacrifices. I guess an acknowledgement. It would also solidify my brand, it’s icing on a cake”

The recording artist further explained “This was an independent project, it bridges dancehall and reggae. It is different side of me. I, as I-Octane am not a one dimensional artist and this album shows the growth and the prospective of my mind where i am today. I think fans of music appreciate and can relate to at least one song“”This album means the world to me. I am the overall producer, from by business and enterprising sides, to invest back in your career, in lament terms, I spent my money on this album because I believed in it. I would love the recording academy to know that its not just about words and melody, but the person that is Byiome. I have done a lot of self sacrificed that is not about money or popularity. this is the soundtrack of my existence. it molded me in a better person.”

I-Octane “Love & Life” album is available worldwide, distributed by  IDC http://smarturl.it/IOctaneTimeLine

“I think of the word life, the word love. Life is the ultimate, love is the universal language. Every person can relate to those words.” – I-Octane

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Order Digital copies of the album LOVE & LIFE now at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-life/1355196143

or

http://smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

 

Order Physical CDs now at:

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Life-I-Octane/dp/B07B62TYYV/ref=sr_1_1_twi_aud_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522349615&sr=8-1&keywords=i-octane+love+%26+life

 

 

New I-OCTANE Single ‘TIMELINE’ from the album “LOVE & LIFE”!

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Kingston, Jamaica – Since releasing his third full length “Love & Life” at #3 on the Reggae Billboard Chart, the album has offered breakthrough tracks of all genres for the most discrimanting musical palet, from the message conscious “One Chance” to dancehall hit “Unfair Games”, fans and music lovers each have their own favorites!

The latest buzzworthy single “Timeline” has struck a familiar chord with fans. Written by Byiome ‘I-Octane’ Muir & Matthew ‘Esco’ Thompson, the TJ Records produced track was inspired by every day life. “These days everyone is a little obsessed with their phones and social media timelines. On this song I found away to connect the love for phones and with the love for physical intimacy. the lyrics are self explanatory” stated I-Octane

“Mi love when yu check me like yu message dem
Treat mi like yu pictures when yu tekking dem
Nuh worry bout yu ex an weh him seh
A jus me an yu baby, nuh let in dem
Keep me on like yu android Yu screen when yu unda it
Mi will top yu up but yu nah get nuh megabytes
Pon me spen yuh nights”

While “Love & Life” album is available worldwide, “TimeLine” single is available on your favorite platform via IDC http://smarturl.it/IOctaneTimeLine

Love & Life explores vibes like R&B, soca, pop, latin, EDM, afrobeats, and hip hop, while staying grounded in Jamaica’s own reggae and dancehall. Octane stands out, even among Jamaica’s most versatile musical talent, because of his ability to inhabit different styles of music with ease. Love & Life showcases this aptitude, and when it is applied to such a diverse ethno-pop soundscape, the result is an album that appeals to the multitude of factions in Octane’s scattered global fanbase.” – Dan Dabber for Reggaeville

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Order Digital copies of the TIMELINE single now at:

http://smarturl.it/IOctaneTimeLine

 

Order Digital copies of the album LOVE & LIFE now at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-life/1355196143

or

http://smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

 

Order Physical CDs now at:

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Life-I-Octane/dp/B07B62TYYV/ref=sr_1_1_twi_aud_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522349615&sr=8-1&keywords=i-octane+love+%26+life

 

 

Oakland Power Trio STIMULI to Release their Explosive Debut Album THEY ARE WE

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For Immediate Release – Oakland, CA – Bay Area rock band STIMULI create thoughtful and heavy rock music about the human condition, delivered through Jimmy Tomahawk‘s melodic and edgy vocals and spacious and heavy guitar riffing, Tai Hake‘s solid and snarling bass tones, and Cole Andrew‘s intricate and powerful drumming. STIMULI will release their first official full-length album titled THEY ARE WE in stores and online worldwide on August 17, 2018. The album is a winding 11-track explosion of the trio’s dense, ambitious, and fiercely original sound.

In April 2018, the band generated buzz when they released their debut single and music video for the album’s title track, “They Are We.” The single knocks out a Hard Rock, radio-friendly sound that also exposes the introspective themes of understanding and empathy that permeates their new album. THEY ARE WE was recorded at the idyllic Russian River Studios on the Ingels Ranch in Talmage, California, where Tomahawk and Hake had previously recorded with their band Yeibichai. Ken Ingels, the owner of the studio, was extremely helpful, and they enlisted Andrew Miller to engineer and mix the album, and Mike Wells for mastering. For the artwork and album layout, the trio had their eyes photographed and then overlaid the irises so that the colors merge and overlap, accomplished thanks to the superb talents of Michael Miller at Digital Realm Productions, who brought their vision to life in a way that represents the music on the album exceptionally well.

Not only do STIMULI masterfully rock the traditional power trio format, the band also incorporates synth atmospherics and eclectic instrumentation that is not often associated with contemporary Hard Rock. Bassist Tai Hake also plays Theremin, and their music features Native American flute, sitar, acoustic guitar and ambient synthesizers. Lyrically, STIMULI’s themes possess a rare depth – insightful and meaningful, ruminating on personal experiences and reflections about peace, empathy, destiny, and self-actualization. Combined together, STIMULI are a sort of “Thinking Person’s Rock Band.”

While all members are of a shared generation, their influences run the gamut. The heavy, tight and polished sound of STIMULI has been compared to Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Tool, Rush, and Nirvana. The individual and collective history of the band is just as varied and multi-faceted as their music. Comprised of seasoned musicians from around the world (drummer Cole Andrew is from Australia), STIMULI is a collage of three very strong-willed personalities who, like most productive collaborations, happen to have chemistry and work well together.

“Our music contains a strong emotional intensity with personal, social, and philosophical messages about the human experience,” explains guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Tomahawk. “Although there is an undeniably serious disposition in the band’s message, as individuals, we don’t take ourselves very seriously at all – satire, slapstick humor and wisecracks are the norm when we are together. It’s a bit of a collective Jekyll & Hyde scenario, really. We try to remind ourselves that the initial spark of passion and the joy of playing music that caused us to pick up our instruments in the first place is why we do this!”

The formation of STIMULI began following the split of Bay Area rock band Yeibichai, the brainchild of Tomahawk and Hake. When Tomahawk came across a video of Cole Andrew demonstrating his powerful and detail-oriented drumming, he reached out and they began to jam. Tomahawk couldn’t imagine any other bass player but Tai in the room with the sounds that he and Cole were creating. In 2013, STIMULI opened up shop in their new studio space at the fabled Soundwave Studios in Oakland. It was here that STIMULI became a band and their deep friendship and musical bond was solidified.

In early 2017 STIMULI found themselves at a crossroads. Things suddenly felt new, vivified, and stronger among the three of them, but a glaring question remained: who would be the voice of the band? Jimmy Tomahawk decided then that nothing was going to stop him from fulfilling his original plan as a young teenager of being the vocalist in his own band. With the encouraging support of his bandmates, Tomahawk began to write, and at some point along the way, singing became as fluid and as much of an unconscious operation for Tomahawk as playing guitar. In just a few short months the band was in the studio tracking drums and bass for the new album.

STIMULI feel an unprecedented sense of optimism and joy with the music they are making. The audiences are reciprocating that energy that is conveyed at their live shows with great fervor. With much more to come from this exciting new Bay Area rock band, it would appear that STIMULI are just getting started!

 

 

For more information or to Pre-Order THEY ARE WE, please visit STIMULI’s website and social media pages via: www.stimuliband.com or https://stimuli.bandcamp.com/

 

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

 

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

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

 

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

 

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I-Octane “Love & Life” Promo Tour

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Kingston, Jamaica (MPR Consulting) – Fresh off an album release tour, and a special guest artist appearance on 5 dates of GRAMMY nominated J Boog’s LOE Tour, international billboard artist is gearing up for another round of delivering Love & Life musical lessons.

On Friday June 22nd, I-Octane will head to Raleigh, North Carolina to personally thank his fans for their support of his billboard charting “Love & Life” album. Renowned worldwide with for his energetic performance, I-Octane has found a way to balance his stage precense by catering, charming and engaging the ladies, while delivering hard social and common life truth to the men.

“Love & Life” promo tour will see the multi-talented artist visit Atlanta GA, Indianapolis MN, Minneapolis MN, Farmington Hill MI, Chicago IL, Hatford CT and Bridgeport CT before headed to Bermuda, and thereafter his much anticipated performance at Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s Premier Summer Reggae Festival July 15-22, 2018.

Performing for me is very important. It is a MUST. I do what I do for my fans. I can esily just sing in my house, but that’s not what it is about. It’s for my fans, it’s for the world. It’s my legacy.” – I-Octane

“Love & Life” is available worldwide at smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

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Order Digital copies now at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-life/1355196143

or

http://smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

 

Order Physical CDs now at:

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Life-I-Octane/dp/B07B62TYYV/ref=sr_1_1_twi_aud_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522349615&sr=8-1&keywords=i-octane+love+%26+life