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I-Octane Trods on a Memorable “Love & Life” Journey, “Weh Di Fire Gone” Official Video Premiere!

16 May
I-Octane Trod’s on his “Love & Life” Journey !

Released on March 30th, 2018, International recording artist I-Octane third full length album “Love & Life” has given the crooner validation for his hard work not only from successful album sales, but rather for the feedback of love and support from fans, music lovers and the entertainment industry.

Debuting at #3 on the Reggae Billboard Chart, and presently still topping the top 10 chart, “Love & Life” album has offered breakthrough tracks of all genres. “Reggae pop is underrated in the industry. Those mellow drums and accompanying vibes beg for replay value, which is exactly what you get from Love and Life by I-Octane. Love and Life‘s many motions in one” – IndieBandGuru

Gearing up for a West Coast tour alongside twice GRAMMY nominated J-Boog, I-Octane has returned back home to Jamaica after successful Florida and New York Meet & Greets, paired with album released parties doubled as birthday celebration for the international billboard star. “The Love from fans is all I need for validation. EVERYONE CAN RELATE TO LOVE AND LIFE JOURNEY, that’s real. And for all the fans I have met on the way that say they relate to at least one song. Then I did my job!” – I-Octane
It wasn’t just the omnipresent Caribbean diaspora that clamored for the recording artist, but new market and new fans were introduced to his music and have taken heed to his charismatic personality, superb showmanship, catchy lyrics with hauntin melodies.

After “Love & Life” delivered the romantic “Let Me Love You” video and the conscious “One Chance” feat Ginjah, fans have eagerly awaited for more visuals off the hit filled album. Premiering at at SingersRoom.com on May 16th, 2018, I-Octane “Weh Di Fire Gone” was filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica directed by Bling Blang Work.

Produced under his own production company Conquer The Globe Productions, and distributed by California based IDC, “Love & Life” album features 17 tracks with the addition of 2 bonus tracks, and is now available worldwide at smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

 

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

 

 

 

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Belgium Review: KARNEY “NO MERCY”

4 May

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The bay of San Francisco, California is the daily habitat of the American singer and songwriter Anna Karney who has been recording records for 20 years and is performing under the name ‘Karney’. Four full-CDs and two EP’s later we arrive at another new release in the form of the twelve-track album “No Mercy”.

This album produced by Anna Karney herself is actually a collection of new songs and re-recorded versions of previously released songs. That choice came mainly because those older songs through the years through live performances had a completely different structure and dynamics that they wanted to incorporate in these new refreshed versions.

‘Karney’ is rocking like an early teen punk on the album title track and opening track “No Mercy”, just like the second song “Wild Green”. The contrast between the heavy guitar rock of some tracks like “I Got Mine”, “Speed Of A Bullet” or “I Got The Light” and the much quieter rock ballads like “Restless Wind”, “Not Lost”, “Beautiful Day” ( see video) and “Nine Lines (In The 21st Century)” is striking, but makes listening to this album very pleasant and varying.

Anna Karney herself has been influenced for her musical work by artists such as Chrissie Hynde, Sheryl Crow and Joni Mitchell and male fellow singer-songwriters such as John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. In the studio recording of this album, Anna Karney could count on the instrumental support of some of the great names in the San Francisco music scene, such as guitarists Michael Doyle and James DePrato, bassists Kimon Manolius and Kevin White, drummer Jeff Herrera, trumpet player Bill Ortiz and saxophonist Paul Hanson.

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For more information please visit Karney’s website at www.karney.org

 

To order “NO MERCY” on iTunes and Other Digital Retailers please visit:

http://smarturl.it/KarneyNoMercy

 

To order “NO MERCY” from Bandcamp please visit:

https://karney.bandcamp.com/album/no-mercy

 

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Girl.com.au Post: KARNEY “NO MERCY”

1 May

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For more information please visit Karney’s website at www.karney.org

 

To order “NO MERCY” on iTunes and Other Digital Retailers please visit:

http://smarturl.it/KarneyNoMercy

 

To order “NO MERCY” from Bandcamp please visit:

https://karney.bandcamp.com/album/no-mercy

 

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Reggaeville.com Review: I-OCTANE “LOVE & LIFE”

27 Apr

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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

 

 

Successful Debut from I-OCTANE for Long-Anticipated 3rd Studio Album “LOVE & LIFE”

24 Apr

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Kingston, Jamaica (MPR CONSULTING) – On March 30th, 2018, International recording artist I-OCTANE released his long-anticipated “LOVE & LIFE” album. It had been 4 years (“Crying to the Nation” 2012 and “My Journey” 2014) since fans have been clamoring for the artist to deliver a musical offering.

Reflecting on his “Love & Life” journey, I-Octane expressed “Just want to say thanks to my fans who’ve waited 4 years for this project, It was a joy to see the album debut at #3 on US iTunes chart. Also want to say thank you to the media and music players (djs & selector) who have supported every move my team and i have made with this project and the fact that most of you not only promoted it but also went out and bought copies of ‘Love & Life’ makes me even more grateful to you all.

So much work went into creating this album because it would be the very first major production from my company (Conquer The Globe Productions) and I needed it to be perfect in every way so, I could not thank everyone and not say thank you to the people who sacrificed their private and social lives to make sure this album is a success. My team, I’m truly grateful for every one of you. Everyone’s input got us to where we are today. Thank you!”

Adding further “I am forever grateful for the support and love from my fans, team and the industry. And just want to say continue supporting this album by getting it on your favorite music site or ordering your hard copies from Amazon and spread the word. Much respect to my distributor IDC.” – I-Octane

Making its debut at #3 on iTunes Reggae charts, “Love & Life” album features 17 tracks with the addition of 2 bonus tracks produced by I-Octane’s own imprint label Conquer The Globe Productions distributed by California based IDC. The multi-talented crooner is presently on a promotional tour in New York, and will upon his return to Jamaica announce the date for his album release party ahead of the spring tour as a special guest to twice GRAMMY nominated J-Boog.

“Love & Life” album is available on all major digital outlets at smarturl.it/I-OctaneLoveandLife

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Fluid riffs, a unique and rhythmic style, thoughtful lyrics, inspired by I-Octane’s Jamaican roots, Love & Life is the type of album that we could expect from the artist, an album where he experiments new areas. Powerful, cohesive and creative as we can hear on the last track of the album “Weh di Fire Gone” which happens to be the second bonus track of the album.” – La Grosee Radio France

The album is a tribute to a true reggae style. Tropical notions and sunny production bleed through. Those mellow drums and accompanying vibes beg for replay value, which is exactly what you get from Love and Life by I-Octane.” – Indie Band Guru

Love and life” takes you on a musical trip through I-Octane’s musical mind touching the pleasures and struggles of Love and Life, using a good mix of Reggae and Dancehall tracks” – Danny Creatah, World A Reggae.

I-Octane’s ‘Love & Life’ opus picks up where his sophomore project, ‘My Journey’, left off with a full throttle into international terrains and no signs of looking back. Vocally and lyrically the Reggae crooner appears to be in his comfort zone; as if to play it safe with existing fans while officially introducing himself to new audiences.  It must be said that the album standouts come in the form of his collaborative tracks – with the likes of Shaggy, Ginjah, Demarco, Yanique (Curvy Diva), JBoog and Romain Virgo – but in the same breathe I-Octane didn’t allow them to outshine him.  Nonetheless, ‘Love & Life’ is the type of project you’d expect from I-Octane at this point in his career. Cohesive, potent, experimental and creatively crafted.” – Biko Kennedy, Music Journalist.

 

 

SoulandJazzandFunk Review: Cornell “CC” Carter “That Feelin'” Single

23 Apr

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For the past few years San Francisco’s CORNELL CARTER (who sometimes just works using his initials “C.C.”) had made himself plenty of friends in the soul community. The one time top session singer (he’s worked with people like Ray Charles, James Brown, The Whispers, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Kool and the Gang and most recently Narada Michael Walden) really took off with his long player ‘In The Moment’ from which a series of well-crafted singles and their remixes scaled the credible soul charts.

The good news is that CC is putting the finishing touches to a new album – ‘One Love’ – due June/July. Cornell says it’s his homage to the world of classic soul, R&B and jazz, but in the meantime there’s a new single on the way. ‘That Feelin” will be the album’s lead track and though it’s not officially available till April 27th, previews reveal a tasty, insistent modern soul beater. Cornell is in great vocal form (remember, the man has pedigree!) and the vibe and groove are bob on…. so they should be! The tune was co-written and produced by UK muso Morgan Howell, better known, of course, as ‘Soulpersona’…. and if anyone knows the modern soul groove, then it’s Morgan H! It’s all looking good for that new long player!

 

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

Nightwalk/Via Nocturna (Portugal) Review: KARNEY “NO MERCY”

23 Apr

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No Mercy is a combination of new themes with some others already presented and that here gain new clothes from a new remix , or even a complete new recording. According to Anna Karney , the need to change some old themes came from the live experiences and from her own evolution as a creator and an interpreter. Thus, No Mercy , the fifth album of the North American, brings us a good and fresh dose of rock , where the acoustic guitars mark a strong presence. An approach where it is well-known that there is well-developed work in the creation of easy listening themesand, above all, they appeal a lot to the stage. [81%]

Tracklist

  1. No Mercy
  2. Wild Green
  3. Restless Wind
  4. Same Song
  5. I Got Mine
  6. Speed Of A Bullet
  7. Not Lost
  8. Hold On
  9. Beautiful Day
  10. I Got The Light
  11. Manifest Destiny
  12. Nine Lines (In The 21 st Century)

Line-Up

Anna Karney – vocals, guitars and keyboards

Jeff Herrera – drums and percussion

Michael Doyle – Guitars

James DePrato – guitars

Kimon Manolius – bass

Kevin White – bass

Bill Ortiz – trumpet

Paul Hanson – Bassoon

Michael Hajimichael – poem

Karl Perazzo – percussion

 

For more information please visit Karney’s website at www.karney.org

 

To Pre-order “NO MERCY” on iTunes and Other Digital Retailers please visit:

http://smarturl.it/KarneyNoMercy

 

To Pre-order “NO MERCY” from Bandcamp please visit:

https://karney.bandcamp.com/album/no-mercy

 

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