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Music In Belgium Review: E-Life 7 “Miked Up”

12 Jul

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“Once again for those who like funk or soul, this [album] will be a party, because the technical level of the team in place is undeniable.”

“Album originally released in 2013, this “Miked Up” has been re-branded today thanks to the label Three 2 Go Music , in order to let us benefit from the work of experienced musicians. In addition to the presence of bassist Michael Pennick , the album includes talented musicians from Buffalo to New York ( Rodney Spears, Charlie Crymes Jr, Ronald Walker, Tim Webb ) and the participation of other virtuosos ( Ken Whitman, Denisha Osbourne, Joey Diggs, Walter Kemp or Van Taylor ).

All this beautiful world to offer us an album or blues soul and funk do wonders, especially at the level of bass playing which is prodigious here.  But let’s not forget the other instruments with a guitar and drums that follow the soul and funky movement, without ever dethroning the place of chief of the instrument with four strings (or five) ! The saxophone and organs here reinforce the funky and soul side, bringing us once again to the fundamentals of the genre.

The compositions that are mostly written by the tandem Walker / Pennick , bring a groove of hell returning us in the past to the golden age of funk and soul music, a time when the saxophone juggled with bass And the guitar on tempos entants see dansants. But what to remember are obviously the bass scales, which are here monstrous with a fingering and a dantesque strike  !

Once again for those who like funk or soul, this will be a party, because the technical level of the team in place is undeniable. Bass … Bass … Bass”

www.musicinbelgium.net

Miked Up was released on March 24, 2017 through Three 2 Go Music.

For more information about E-Life 7 please visit:  www.e-life7.net

For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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

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Music in Belgium Review: Cornell CC Carter “Vindicated Soul” (translated)

21 Jun

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“As the title of the album suggests, we are immersed in the atmosphere of soul music, with an American artist who takes great standards of the genre by traveling between neo-soul, R & B, disco and fresh- Contemporary jazz. Recorded in various studios in San Francisco, Cornell CC Carter, who started his career in 1996 and who was awarded the UK Bright Award twenty years later , pays tribute to the illustrious musicians and composers of soul, funk and even gospel. Proposed in a more contemporary remix while respecting the spirit of all these great black American currents and artists, the songs refer to icons such as Marvin Gaye , Leon Ware , Willie Hutch or Al Green , not to mention a Barry White intro .

Accompanied by international musicians such as Meleccio Magdaluyo (saxophone), Niecey Robinson (chorus), Ernest McKone (organ and keyboards ) and Kirk “KC” Crumpher (drums, bass, organ and keyboards ), Cornell offers a collection of songs Rhythm and vocals are of course essential to transcribe the soul or funky spirit. Starting from fathers like James Brown or Ray Charles , he sprinkles his work from the ” The atmosphere of formations like The Temptations or Kool and The Gang , not to mention Natalie Cole or even Michael Jackson .

Having finally worked with such luminaries as Neil Schon (Journey) or Dionne Warwick , he is also joining the services of the great Carlos Santana , in an album where he proves his great professionalism and great vocal abilities. Concerning the transmission of the timeless spirit of these great musical movements (soul music, funk or jazz), Cornel CC Carter fulfilled his task of offering to all those who love these tempos hot and chaloupés, By producing a collection that is both faithful and modernist, which transpires the imprint of all the great artists mentioned in this chronicle.”

-www.musicinbelgium.net

To order VINDICATED SOUL on iTunes, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/vinsoul

For more information about VINDICATED SOUL or upcoming tour dates, please visit CC’s website and social media pages via http://www.cc2000music.com

To order VINDICATED SOUL on Bandcamp, please visit:
https://cc2000music.bandcamp.com/

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

Music in Belgium Review: Omeri “Day Dream’n” (translated)

25 May

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“Originally from Buffalo, New York, the young Omeri Monroe III passes a turbulent youth in his neighborhood, rocked by the radio that pours all the classics of R ‘n’ B and pop that his mother listens with passion . It does not take long for the kid to be won by the virus of music, to the point of trying his luck at an audition for the program America’s Best Dance Crew. This experience spurred the budding musician who took a guitar, paper and pencil and lay on the score his first album “Day dream’n” .

The label “Three 2 Go Music” includes the funk and pop potential hidden in this project and gives Omeri a chance to play in the international music competition with this first effort already full of promises. With the help of Tim Webb (drums), Frank Nicastro (guitar), Tony Derosa (guitar), Paul Yates (bass), Adrian Lewis and Tonya Williams (chorus), the young Omeri released a short album surrounded by funky classicism And R ‘n’ B inherited from John Mayer, Darius Rucker, Gavin Degraw or Lauryn Hill.

Freshness and finesse are what characterize the songs of “Day dream’n” , Whose beach-right relaxes the nerves from the start. We will find this song in a longer version at the end of the album, probably to plug a little the voids of this little album which actually contains only six tracks. In the same relaxed and carefree genre, “Guess I’ll be waiting” convokes a funk not far from Marvin Gaye or Al Jarreau. “Read you mind” accelerates the rhythm but does not lose the ambient good mood of the album. Omeri’s clear and fine voice gives character to these dainty and happy pieces, which also cultivate a certain gravity on the slower tempos of “Do not look for me” or “One night” .

This first album, Omeri brings together the classical elements of R ‘n’ B, before this genre is overwhelmed by the vulgar horrors and have you seen me in recent years. Here we find the dignity of the great ones, Al Jarreau, Al Green or George Benson.”

-www.musicinbelgium.net

Watch the Day Dream’n Music Video:
To Order Day Dream’n on iTunes visit: http://smarturl.it/omeri
For more information about Omeri please visit: http://www.omerimusic.com/
For Booking information please email info@Three2GoMusic.com
For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com
For Digital Marketing contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

 

Music In Belgium Review: Mark Duda “Month of Sundays” (translated)

11 May

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“In the New York underground, a few last nostalgic punk rockers of the Seventies (Ramones, Dead Boys …) continue to agitate and from time to time launch a few bravado towards the gentle bourgeois world which sees only in The Big Apple is a good tourist destination, where you can buy candy and baseball caps as souvenirs. Mark Duda is one of those resisters who have not yet discovered that Johnny Ramone was dead.

Mark Duda is a pure New York juice, anchored to the marrow in the Lower East Side, the neighborhoods of Bleecker Street and Bowery where the legendary CBGB club (now a bobo clothes store), Mercer Street where the New York Dolls made an explosive debut. Today, this whole district is perfectly frequentable, but during the 70s, it was a jungle delivered to punks and downgrades from all sides. So today Mark Duda makes punk more frequentable, as shown by the small album six titles “Month of Sundays” that he has just committed.

This old rover of rock (host of The Handle and Mad City Rockers ) brought together on this album a handful of esteemed representatives of the intelligentsia rock. The rhythm section is occupied by Thommy Price and Kenny Aaronson (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Billy Idol). Kenny Aaronson, in particular, deserves a word more. It debuted in 1971 in the cultus combo hard rock Dust, With a drummer named Mark Bell, who was later known as Marky Ramone. He was seen in the 70s accompanying artists such as Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter or Leslie West, to name but a few. Another musician recruited by Mark Duda, guitarist Jimi K. Bones went to Blondie or Skin ‘n’ Bones. Duda also invited some other legends to give him a hand on his album. On Murders on Delancey , Cheetah Chrome (ex-Dead Boys, one of New York’s punk sponsors) and Bobby Rondinelli (formerly Rainbow or Blue Öyster Cult) play guitar and drums respectively. We also find Arno Hecht (spent with the Rolling Stones) who comes to make fuse the saxophone on “Standoff love” .

What we can say is that this “Month of Sundays” is rather short because it only shows 19 minutes for six titles. The ensemble offers a classic rock ‘n’ roll, with a little melodic punk touch ( “Month of Sundays” ). Some of the intonations are reminiscent of the New York Dolls or the Ramones ( “Murder on Delancey” , a reference to another street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and the saxophone of “Standoff love” reminds us that the doo-wop and rock ‘ Roll Fifties influenced the most romantic side of the Ramones. Romanticism is also mentioned with the ballad “Worse for wear” , slow schoolboy overflowing with adolescent love sorrows. “Connection” must probably be the most square and intransigent title of the whole, with its more hard rock approach. And logically, after this tour of the New York punk, we leave by subway with “Subway song” and its melodic punk atmospheres, even bubble punk.

This small disc is a nice reminder of what punk was in its sweetest and most creamy aspects. Mark Duda does not revolutionize the genre but here he signs a nice glance at a golden age. It is also question with the ballad “Worse for wear” , slow schoolboy overflowing with adolescent love afflictions. “Connection” must probably be the most square and intransigent title of the whole, with its more hard rock approach. And logically, after this tour of the New York punk, we leave by subway with “Subway song” and its melodic punk atmospheres, even bubble punk. This small disc is a nice reminder of what punk was in its sweetest and most creamy aspects. Mark Duda does not revolutionize the genre but here he signs a nice glance at a golden age. It is also question with the ballad “Worse for wear” , slow schoolboy overflowing with adolescent love afflictions. “Connection” must probably be the most square and intransigent title of the whole, with its more hard rock approach. And logically, after this tour of the New York punk, we leave by subway with “Subway song” and its melodic punk atmospheres, even bubble punk. This small disc is a nice reminder of what punk was in its sweetest and most creamy aspects. Mark Duda does not revolutionize the genre but here he signs a nice glance at a golden age. Slow schoolboy overflowing with teenage heartaches. “Connection” must probably be the most square and intransigent title of the whole, with its more hard rock approach. And logically, after this tour of the New York punk, we leave by subway with “Subway song” and its melodic punk atmospheres, even bubble punk. This small disc is a nice reminder of what punk was in its sweetest and most creamy aspects. Mark Duda does not revolutionize the genre but here he signs a nice glance at a golden age. Slow schoolboy overflowing with teenage heartaches. “Connection” must probably be the most square and intransigent title of the whole, with its more hard rock approach. And logically, after this tour of the New York punk, we leave by subway with “Subway song” and its melodic punk atmospheres, even bubble punk. This small disc is a nice reminder of what punk was in its sweetest and most creamy aspects. Mark Duda does not revolutionize the genre but here he signs a nice glance at a golden age. With its more hard rock approach. And logically, after this tour of the New York punk, we leave by subway with “Subway song” and its melodic punk atmospheres, even bubble punk. This small disc is a nice reminder of what punk was in its sweetest and most creamy aspects. Mark Duda does not revolutionize the genre but here he signs a nice glance at a golden age. With its more hard rock approach. And logically, after this tour of the New York punk, we leave by subway with “Subway song” and its melodic punk atmospheres, even bubble punk. This small disc is a nice reminder of what punk was in its sweetest and most creamy aspects. Mark Duda does not revolutionize the genre but here he signs a nice glance at a golden age.”

-www.musicinbelgium.net

Month Of Sundays was released on April 14, 2017 through True Rock.

To order Month of Sundays on iTunes please visit: http://smarturl.it/markduda

To order Month of Sundays on Bandcamp please visit: https://markduda.bandcamp.com/

To Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5XLAxaFFVOLJCow52TN5nd

To Order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Month-Sundays-EP-Mark-Duda

For more information about Month of Sundays or upcoming tour dates, please visit Mark’s website and social media pages via www.markdudamusic.com

For Booking inquiries please email booking@markdudamusic.com

Music In Belgium Review: Amanda Abizaid “Walking In Twos” (translated)

8 May

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Amanda Abizaid is a songwriter and singer originally from both the US and Lebanon. She is a singer / songwriter who is now proposing a new project. In the form of an EP 6 titles + a remix, the mini album is intended to help a school located in the Philippines (Aeta Filipino Children), to help educate these young people. Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), who comes to help the young woman on the beach holds the precious help of a great gentleman of music . Defining a style where Neo-soul and World-Music meet with even electro influences, The musical approach of the singer especially emphasizes her vocal talent.

It is therefore a folk-rock ballad that starts this album, with a beach titular that pulls on both the blues and the country. Close to the style of the great Stephen, one recognizes here the folk leg of the American artist. It is the children who take charge of the choruses, even dominating at times the song of the outposts. The orchestration travels between folk, country and blues, within a beautiful humanitarian ballad. We then go to the introduction of more electro tempos, to continue on a second ballad which clearly highlights the voice of the singer. And it flows without problem on the wave of the song both romantic and atmospheric.

Preserving a background of rhythm electro see dance, Voices travel through a kind of world music where electro and exotic sounds always intersect while keeping a small ambient side. Same for the fourth release “Me” mixing the electro and the east, through a multicultural piece also bringing an avant-garde slope. If “One Love” pours into a pop-rock reggae where the voice of the beautiful enchants always, “Promises of Love” returns to this mix of electro and romantic ballad.

We finish with an electro remix of the beach holder, which closes with this strange alchemy mixing rock, pop-music and electro sounds where the children’s voices are heard again. Effectively located between pop-rock, electro-rock, Ambient and World-Music recalling some compositions of Michael Jackson , the beautiful Amanda Abizaid presents a beautiful action in the form of a mini album light and rather feminine. Delicate”

-www.musicinbelgium.net

To purchase Amanda Abizaid’s Walking In Twos EP visit: http://smarturl.it/walkingintwos

For more information about Amanda or this release, please visit:http://www.AmandaAbizaid.com

For Press inquiries contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Interviews contact Erin Cook at Jensen Communications: (626) 585-9575, erin@jensencom.com

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

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