[PROMO] Lilou & John – 100 Faces (EP Digital)


Lilou & John is an indie duo from Borås, Sweden, fusing the sounds and attitudes of alt-rock, electronica, pop and hip hop, creating a sound they describe as „helter skelter“. The duo was created in 2015 when introspective poet and guitarplayer John teamed up with raw divergent vocalist Lilou.

They create their music in symbiosis, with John writing the lyrics and Lilou adding the melody, all in a rather haphazard manner. Their first album, 100 Faces, is accordingly five songs held together by John’s lyrics, Lilou’s vocals and background arrangements created in close collaboration with producer Magnus Stenbäcken from Riverking Productions.

This significant mix of styles is further enhanced by their collaboration with three visual artists, Jesse Thorton and Patrick Paax from the United States, and Aural Aurea from Brazil whose video interpretations are used as official music videos for the tracks „Six Year Farewell“, „God“ and „When Murder Victims Die“.


[PROMO] Kingly T – Life In the City (Album Digital)


Reggae artist Kingly T. began his musical journey in Kingston, Jamaica. It was there that he served as a guitarist for an outfit known as Ninja Force. Kingly T. and other legendary musicians from the band helped Usher in the 90’s music culture and what would be the new face of lyrically driven, uplifting soul and reggae.

It is this past experience and his travels throughout a number of different countries including Japan, Mexico, the United States, and the Caribbean that has helped to produce a unique sound and dedication to spreading a positive message.

After finally settling in the United States, Kingly T. attempted to find a group of like-minded musicians before deciding to pursue a solo career.

His first album “Unity” experienced commercial success in 2007, and Kingly T began to fuse his reggae sound with elements of jazz, soul, and other genres. Upon crafting his new style, he released his following album titled “Rock It With Me” in 2010 and two singles in 2011 titled “Eastward Bound” and „Jah Blessing“. These breakthrough tracks cemented his new sound and exposed his style to a wealth of listeners via international radio. Following his new level of worldwide exposure, Kingly T. recently released his third studio album titled “Live The Life” in Spring 2013. Focusing on a positive message backed by lyrical intelligence and original arrangements, “Live The Life” is a presentation of all that he has learned through his travels and the level of spirituality that he has been able to reach along the way. At the heart of his new album is above all, the ability to create a mood Recorded at various studios throughout the world, the album shines with diversity. “Live The Life” is an album that provides listeners with clean music that promotes love and spirituality.

He has performed,in Zimbabwe on October 12 2013, where his very energetic and captivating performance had the people asking for a repeat show.

Check out “Live The Life” on outlets including Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes, and learn more about the uplifting sound and mentality of Kingly T. Kingly T has released his new album “Life In the City” on November 3rd 2015. The album has been getting great reviews from top media outlets. With a mixture of lovers rock, and roots rock reggae,it is geared toward a wide audience.

Listeners of other genres, will love this album.Now in all the major online stores, and Kinglytmusic website. Kingly has in the plans for the near future, a number of recording projects and collaborations with international producers and artists, a US tour, and seeking more international exposure with the intent of doing a world tour.


[PROMO] Pastor Zaster – Frankonian Kanye (EP Digital)

Frankonian Kanye“ ist die dritte EP des Fürther Rappers und Produzenten Pastor Zaster. Seinen Stil könnte man als christlichen Gangsta Rap mit einer großen Portion Humor beschreiben. Im ersten Song geht es um den Aufstieg aus seiner schmutzigen Nachbarschaft in die Glitzerwelt Hollywoods („der fränkische Kanye“). In „Las Vegas“ nimmt er die Zuhörer mit auf eine verrückte Reise durch die Stadt der Neonlichter und Casinos. „Jogi Highroller“ ist eine energiegeladene Hommage an den U.S. Rapper Riff Raff und an Bundestrainer Jogi Löw. Für die Basketball-Hymne „5 Minutes“ hat er musikalische Unterstützung von dem amerikanischen Untergrund Rapper Money Mack und vom talentierten Deutschrapper Fab Stripes bekommen. Bei „Papst Franziskus“ beschreibt er seinen inneren Konflikt, stets Gutes tun zu wollen und gleichzeitig mit missgünstigen Neidern konfrontiert zu sein. Das Cover hat sugardesignz aus dem UK gestaltet, das Mastering stammt von Mr. Hedgehog aus Serbien. Die EP steht unter Creative Commons Lizenz und kann kostenlos heruntergeladen werden.


[PROMO] Monte Ewert – Flyway (Single Digital)

Composer/Guitarist Monte Ewert offers a fusion of styles from contemporary guitar music, to South American folk music, as well asinspiration from the classic periods.

Very melodic and memorable music that dances on the lines oftradition, the present, and the future.Monte Ewert has been composing music for solo guitar and ensemble for over 25 years in California,Oregon, and Arizona. Monte’s composition and guitar education includes studying with composerJames Demars and guitarists Scott Anderson and Christopher Hnottavange. He has performedextensively in the Phoenix area, premiering works both solo, and with the Arizona Guitar Trioincluding premier works at the Arizona State University Art Museum and the Kerr Cultural Center inScottsdale Arizona


Press Release: Chicago drummer/ composer/ lyricist Jon Deitemyer debuts as leader with Tall Tales

Chicago drummer/ composer/ lyricist Jon Deitemyer debuts as leader with Tall Tales featuring Matt Ulery, Justefan, Rob Clearfield & Leslie Buekelman!


(Jazz, Pop, Modern Jazz, Post-Modern, Vocal Jazz)

Story: In-demand sideman/drummer Jon Deitemyer propels into his own scene with this collection of original music and no one is left disappointed

How does someone that supports the introspective lyricism of Patricia Barber, the epic whimsy of Matt Ulery, and the modern virtuosity of Zach Brock funnel his musical life into one coherent original album? Tall Tales is the unique manifestation of drummer/composer Jon Deitemyer’s genre wanderlust, and it represents a compact of sorts; an attempt to merge the restless creativity of instrumental jazz with the clarity and sincerity of lyrical song-writing. „I have the good fortune to interpret other people’s music so often as a sideman,“ says Deitemyer, „and the time came for me to prioritize those disparate experiences into something personal; something akin to spinning a yarn for friends.“

He invited his long-running musical collaborators to create the sympathetic and creative force that drives Tall Tales in the prolific bassist Matt Ulery and the imaginative pianist Rob Clearfield. The trio fuels Matt Ulery’s Loom, Grazyna Auguscik’s band, and Russ Johnson’s quartet, and plays with the uncanny familiarity that emerges only after years of mutual aspiration. Jon continues, “Matt, Rob, and I began playing together about a decade ago, and the appeal for me was immediate. Rob plays with such beautiful vulnerability; he’s never afraid to bare his soul for the sake of the music. And in short, Matt is my musical brother. There is a level of wordless trust between us that I find rare in life, let alone music.”

Tall Tales required more than the aforementioned trio to fulfill its promise, and Leslie Beukelman was the immediate choice as the album’s vocalist. Leslie has long been respected for her gorgeous voice and sublime delivery, whether in Miss Remember, the Oh Yeahs, or her own project Brite Lite. But on Tall Tales she manages to effortlessly shift between roles: from the patient sensitivity of “Midnight Guide” to the wordless post-bop melodies of “Stretch,” Leslie fully embraces each musical offering.

Rounding out the ensemble is the inimitable Justin Thomas, who injects every composition with his singular brand of sly virtuosity. Justin is fast becoming known to the larger jazz community through his work with Marquis Hill, Dana Hall, and Dee Alexander. “I have admired Justin’s playing for so long,” remarks Deitemyer. “As a drummer I am always drawn to musicians with a highly-developed rhythmic concept, and Justin is the quintessential example of just that. He has a ferocity to his improvising that raises up the band around him.”

The music on Tall Tales covers a wide swath of emotional territory. Songs such as „Deep Breath“ and „Gratitude“ blend the narrative qualities of a pop song with energetic improvisation. Justin brings a bit of odd-metered funkiness to “Fifteen”, while Rob imbues „A Little South“ with his gospel-tinged touch. „I wanted to write and create an album that felt transparent,“ Deitemyer continues, „so often instrumental jazz is rewarding but in a sort of vague way, and I sought to translate the joy I feel playing music into a more literal message for the listener.“

“…what a GREAT CD Jon Deitemyer’s ‚Tall Tales‘ is! Every track has something to offer… superb… gifted drummer/band leader…doing a really wonderful job… certainly captured my attention… I started listening to one song and before I knew it the whole album was over… it’s great to get lost in music like that.. I certainly can’t wait to hear what this young man will do next…” – Michael Ambrosino (The Fringe, SoulandJazz.com)

„Anyone who has admired the music of vocalists Patricia Barber and Grazyna Auguscik, bassist-bandleader Matt Ulery and many other major Chicago figures likely has heard Deitemyer at the drums. He provides remarkably flexible, empathetic accompaniment in all these settings, his playing generally light, lithe and keenly responsive to the music around him.“ – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

„One must listen to how gracefully all the elements come together on ‘Over Under Other’ and take into account the various ways that Deitemyer influences the pace and intensity of the music.“ – Richard Kamins

“Jon Deitemyer is the drummer everyone wants right now.” – Patricia Barber

“Jon Deitemyer has earned a reputation as a must-hear drummer and doesn’t disappoint” – Tim Gault, Chicago Jazz.com

„Deitemyer exhibits his elegant and reserved touch with the quiet whispers of the brushes… anchoring the group’s orchestral sounds.“ – Hrayr Attarian, ChicagoJazz.com

Recorded at Transient Sound by Vijay Tellis-Nayak in Chicago, IL USA

Mixed and Mastered by Brian Schwab in Chicago, IL USA

Production and editing assistance by Paul Mutzabaugh

Album artwork and layout by Federico Maksimiuk

Track Listing/Length:

Deep Breath 7:41
Midnight Guide 7:57
Stretch 7:15
Gratitude 7:15
A Little South 7:13
Arietta 7:23
Fifteen 6:01
Idle 5:05
The Stroll 6:55


Jaief & Asong – Get Away (Official Video)

“Get Away” is the product of a stargazing night out with friends. The song engages the idea that stress in our lives is mostly self-inflicted, and that it is a good thing to sometimes take a moment to get away from all of it.

Get Away is the second main release from German-based rap duo Jaief & Asong, after their well received 2014 debut project „EARWORMS“.

The song was musically brought to life thanks to producer, KasAkustix and brilliant / soulful vocals from singer, Rebekka Salomea. The song also showcases the duo’s skillfulness in creative writing.