Jingle Jangle and Happy Holidays!

Christmas music inspirations come from all different places  for each of these amazing indie artist each story is different, some are inspirational and some are just ting jingle ling there it is~!

For Americana Southern Rock Indie Artist Mandy Rowden it was a Jingle Jangle Experience!

I wrote this in a hotel room in Durango, CO on Christmas Day, 2016. My boyfriend and I went as a last minute respite from the chaos that was going on personally and nationally, and I talked a little bit about our drive through West Texas and New Mexico and how great it was to be there and let go of the tough stuff for a moment and look forward to the ‘clean slate’ feeling of a new year. 

Take a listen to this Holiday Tune  and Watch the Music Video 

For country singer Rob Georg  it was for all those in military service who won’t be home for the holiday

The inspiration and heartfelt holiday message behind it all: ”It was in spring 2019 when Kristin K. Smith and Rob Georg asked themselves the following question: Does the world need another Christmas Song? After weighing up the pros and cons for some days, the answer was a clear yes. But it had to be something different, their plan was to think out of the box when starting this special project.

They came up with the idea to write this song out of a soldier’s perspective, far away from home, on foreign ground, missing his or her loved ones and dreaming of being home for celebrating Christmas together with them.

Writer, producer and vocal coach Kristin K. Smith had an ace up her sleeve. She asked no other than Corey Lee Barker, NACMAI songwriter of the year 2012, to join the project and give his incredibly skillful Christmas Song talent into the song.

The team worked for several weeks and came up with a totally different Christmas Song in the end. A song, that delivers a Christmas feel on one hand, but also includes a “Thanks for your service” vibe on the other, honoring the women and men in uniform, who sacrifice so much, sometimes everything, to protect our freedom.

Though the 3 writers know that their Christmas Wish will not be fulfilled for every soldier, they do hope that as many modern day heroes as possible may have a peaceful Christmas at home with their families and friends. And for all the others, who will not make it home for the holidays, stay safe and have a Merry Christmas, wherever you are. And for those who gave everything, we will never forget!

Maybe you can also invite a veteran to join you and your family for having dinner on Christmas Eve. We owe them a lot, we owe them our freedom, we owe them that we can celebrate in peace, make them part of it, it’s Christmas, it’s the time to show love and to give back. 

Merry Christmas!”

EDM Dance Artist and children’s Book Author Kim Cameron the heartfelt Holiday songs 

The original song, My  Memories of Christmas, Kim says  it was a dedication to my mother who always made Christmas time so special.  It paints a picture of my Christmas’s growing up. The others are remakes of holiday classics…and I did that because I love love love love Christmas!

You can listen to the songs here  

https://music.apple.com/us/album/angels-we-have-heard-on-high-single/1441965848

Super Drag Group A2b 

A2B introduces an original Christmas song  “Together For Christmas“, co-written by Executive Producer Kevin-Lee Junious and Producer Leo Frappier The Christmas set also Includes  covers of 3 favourite Holiday songs personally chosen by Adriana, Amoura and BeBe.

“LAST CHRISTMAS” feat Adriana Roy

“THIS CHRISTMAS” feat Amoura Teese

“CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY” feat. BeBe Sweetbriar

Add these songs to your Holiday Playlist for that Xmas Party or family gathering  or just to get you in that Happy Holidays Spirit~ Jingle All The Way!

If you took Depeche Mode, Yazz, Ministry (post DM sound) with some Nitzer Eb added in you get MEGALMODAS,  the mash up of industrial, Electronica and Goth Rock/Post Wave styles is reminiscent of the late 80’s Early 90’s music. The Music is an  aggressive edged retro vibed instrumental with echoing lyrical additions encompass each track put out by this German based artist. A sound that is a union of KrautRock and Electronic Body Music, something that isn’t the usual lick that is so commonly heard now.

Put best by MEGALMODAS his “inspiration behind the music ” – My first big music love was Depeche Mode and I always wanted to merge “traditionell” hand made music with electronic instruments. Like Ministry, Rammstein and KMFDM are doing. But I’m also more a “softy” and like Pop Music (I’m a child of the 80’s …), so my music usually never gets that hard, even though I venture sometimes into the industrial Metal Realm, it is mostly (Gothic) Rock and Darkwave.

For me this is so liberating, after playing for over 25+ years bass guitar and singing in “traditionell” Punk, Pop, Hard-Rock and Metal Bands, to finally make the music I want to do.

The start of this whole thing was rather sad though. As I could not find any people who wanted to play with me this kind of music, I started all by myself and needed to sit down for a few years to learn how electronic music is made, as I only knew how to play “real” instruments (bass guitar/guitar/drums). This took me a few years, and you can hear in my early releases my struggle with it …

Two years ago I finally found someone, “Bionel” who shares my vision and we started to rehearse together to get the music out of the rehearsal space. Bionel (aka Nele) plays the violin, the synth, the theremin and also sings. She is quite an addition and we had 4 gigs so far this year, even on a small festival  The response has been thus far very positive. After playing for years my music just to myself I really had no idea anymore how people would react …

It is a bit aided by our “Showmanship” as I love the stage and have been in movies, TV Shows and a few music videos. Here are just a few quite different ones, where I play a small role (I’m mostly the villain as I can look quite imposing if I want to …) 

Leo Hook Keeps Giving Love

New music from Leo Hook   La La La La Love….  Something different continues to come from this amazing musician everytime he puts something out . Leo brings the best music out of Eastern Europe that has yet been heard by the West, a distinct and unique from Belarus, a mysterious electronic driven Eurodance!  

Leo says on this one.. Just drums, bass and guitar. Neither lyrics nor good melody, nothing special, I just tried to find something to make it alive. Suddenly I’ve caught a drive when I was playing with some singing and voice pitching in my DAW. Since I am a big lover of all real things and real relationships, I didn’t think long on the lyrics. It came by itself, this song has to be about a situation that happens to every family. In the original language of the song, the chorus line is a little bit different but also has a unique drive.  And my goal was not to just make a happy song but translate my happiness at that moment to the song. IMHO I’ve done it well. 

Not much for too many words,  Leo is right to the point when it comes to his music journey and life. Best put by himself :

1965 -was born, 1971 – enter a music school, fell in love, 1972 enter school, fell in love, 1982 finished school and entered university, fell in love, 1983 – started army, 1985 retired from the army, fell in love, 1990 get marriage, 1991 get my first son, 1993 just fell in love, 1998 I went into Bahrain, 2000 – I met my second and, I hope, the last wife, fell in love, 2003 get my second son, 2007 – stop working in Bahrain, 2010 released my first album, 2012 again went to Bahrain, 2015 left Bahrain, 2019 I started distribution on TuneCore and collaboration with Al Geiner~PR, nowadays – still alive, in love, working, happy!

With new music right around the corner make sure to follow him on social media for updates https://twitter.com/LeoHookMusic

Jingle Jangle~Ring Ting-A-Ling! Xmas Time With A2B

Ring Ting A-Ling..  Jingle Jangle Christmas Time is here~  It’s as Queer as Christmas at Bloomingdales!  Move over RuPaul the Red Nose Drag Queen  Santa’s Helpers  A2B are here with a brand NEW Holiday EP!  Available November 15 just in time to put you in the mood for Holiday shopping~  

Check out what’s on the EP~It will be available on all streaming services

A2B introduces an original Christmas song  “Together For Christmas“, co-written by Executive Producer Kevin-Lee Junious and Producer Leo Frappier The Christmas set also Includes  covers of 3 favourite Holiday songs personally chosen by Adriana, Amoura and BeBe.

“LAST CHRISTMAS” feat Adriana Roy

THIS CHRISTMAS” feat Amoura Teese

“CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY” feat. BeBe Sweetbriar

ALSO, A2B Christmas will include Club Mixes by Leo Frappier of “Together For Christmas” & “Last Christmas” available to DJs on all major DJ pools including Starfleet Music Pool.

Based in San Francisco, all three members of A2B hail originally from Northern California. BeBe Sweetbriar brings a solid recording history to the group, including founding the new record label Nothing Sweeter Than Music that has released READ MY MIND. BeBe’s collaboration with Leo Frappier and Knife & Fork, UNITY, hit the #25 spot on Billboard’s Dance Chart in 2017. Under the alternate name Jericho Rose, Amoura Teese has released several recordings since 2015. Amoura is also a very talented seamstress and designer, contributing to the groups fashionable looks.  Adriana Roy is the newest A2B member to release material, but she brings over 10 years of live singing experience in many venues in California and Nevada Their individual experiences are just as varied as their individual vocal sound, but together there is a Power of Three with A2B that cannot be denied.

Find this SuperDrag Group on Instagram and Twitter for updates and behind the scenes looks.

Seaper Powers, In Search of Bleu Jay’s Treasure .. the first animation film from children’s book author and edm artist Kim Cameron!

Acclaimed childrens book author Kim Cameron has just complted her very first Animation movie for Seaper Powers, whilest geared to younger children its a great series of books that are poignnet for adults as well.  Teaching the importance of sea life, climate change and Ocean health to all who engage in the stories.

From Kim… The book series was inspired by a little girl I met on tour in St. Barths.  During a break in my set..she told she loved octopus. I was intrigued by this…since most little girls have a tendency to love starfish or dolphins.  I ended up writing a song on the beach the next day with my guitar player. He suggested I write a story that incorporates the song. Soon a book was born…then a series, and now a movie.

About the film itself.. Embark on a magical ocean journey in this feature-length animated film for young adventurers and families of all ages. Meet Emma, a little girl on vacation off the island of St. Thomas, who discovers magical sea-grass that gives her the power to talk to sea life. Soon enough, Emma has a new group of sea-critter friends. There’s Oliver, a shy young octopus who’s full of adventure but too timid to explore with his friends; and Steve, an out-of-place starfish who discovers he has powers of his own. Together, the quirky trio set off on a grand adventure to find buried treasure, along the way learning important lessons about friendship, self-confidence, protecting the environment, and the power of imagination.

Check it out on IMDb which includes the official trailer  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9576232/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl


Not only is Kim a brilliant childrens book author she is also one of the TOP charting Billboard and Starfleet Music Record Pool  EDM dance artist. You can find out more about her https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Cameron_(musician)

Follow Kim on Social Media for updates along wit exclusive  https://twitter.com/sidefxband

Holiday Music Campaign

Tis that time of year again when Holiday Music will be “ting a ling ringing” all over so why shouldn’t your holiday tune join the rest. Yes the Holiday Music Campaign is BACK for its 10th year~   This year we are adding in a Playlist that will be on several streaming services so more people will hear your music, also to the mix is Only Rock Radio out of Spain that plays a huge plethora of music not just rock and is one of the biggest online radio stations that also Tweets OUT your twitter ID.     

Included in the fee is a press release, postings throughout the holiday season on 4 to 6 blogs including The Hype, Jammerzine and Blazing Minds so you will get some coverage,  music on the Holiday Music Playlist and Only Rock Radio; social media posts on Twitter and a few on Instagram too, all done with KEY hashtags at Key time, Strategically put of course in a timely manner. 

All types of Holiday Music is encouraged, all genres welcome,  Be it New Music just out or Old somewhere in your career that you have done. Not only is music perpetual now Holiday Music is always timeless from that old dusty album to a CD to something on you mobile streaming. Music is now more accessible than ever and what the hell is the point of having music out there if NO one is going to hear it! 

This campaign is a ONE off promo that will run starting 5 November until 1 Jan 2020. The cost of this campaign is $100  for more information on what all is needed please send enquiries to Al Geiner PR amgcpv@gmail.com 

It’s a Mini Movie ..It’s a Music Video.. it’s both.. From Kish Kollektiv!!

Just in time for the upcoming Halloween season, the master of the spooky sound Kish Kollektiv returns with a new music video that could almost be seen as a short horror movie in its own right. Derived from KK’s 2018 debut release “Children of the Cambion”, this is a visual and sonic voyage through a rhythmically choreographed assemblage of original and fundamentally altered “objet trouvé” images culled from the World Wide Web, accompanied by a continuous epic-length musical sequence that could have escaped from someone’s nightmares.

Get ready for a real thriller! 


From Kish: “Back in the summer, I took the old ‘Children of the Cambion’ pieces and stitched them together (with some re-workings, variations, cross-pollinations and addition of elements that were left on the cutting room floor for various reasons) into a 38-minute long ‘suite’ that would provide an aural journey through the main themes without the stopping-and-starting. I didn’t record anything new but simply re-fashioned the old stuff into a somewhat different entity.”

Inspired by the “black-eyed children” urban legend, the “B.E.K.s Suite” is a 38 minute journey through the main musical cues from the “Children of the Cambion” faux soundtrack. Familiar elements are remixed, reinterpreted and combined in some cases while previously unreleased material that never made it into the original compositions are also interwoven, including the entire song ‘Dark Eyes’….”

The music video is on YouTube and the “B.E.K.s Suite” itself will soon be available for free download from  Bandcamp! https://kishkollektiv.bandcamp.com

 Check him out on Social Media  

https://www.instagram.com/kishkollektiv

Multi Charting EDM Artist Kim Cameron~

Kim Cameron is one of the top multi charting Dance Music Artists in the world!  This multi talented musician, children’s book author and now film maker who has a children’s animation movie coming out;  has been busy at work with 2 new songs and a music video just out. Kim gives Electro Dance Pop unlike any other! 

Out Soon from Kim the new Song Tighter  in November with the Music Video out now

Tighter

A lyrical song of contradictions with a musical electronic style to match.  Using a funk beat mixed with live Latin percussion, female vocals float on top with crazy high harmonies, a big pre chorus and hook.  The love story speaks of removing all barriers to find each other in the highest, deepest love. Perfect rhythms for high energy dance floors. Live conga’s give this track a latin dance feel.  The video was shot in Las Vegas with aerial views of the Strip, High Roller and street scenes of the city that never sleeps, playing off the song’s theme “climbing down into you.”

Out NOW~  Simply Naked

What would happen if you stripped away every hesitancy, every fear, every wall that kept you from exploring true love?   Would you feel naked? This new love song by Kim Cameron, slides you into a deep chill beat with lyrics that slowly unwrap every emotion. While at 112BPM, this track feels much faster, but still maintains that deep house lounge feel.  Produced by Kevin Rockhill, this track will keep you asking for more.

Originally from the Los Angeles area, Kim Cameron moved to a number of states in the US with her family before settling in Nebraska where she earned her college degree in broadcast journalism. Growing up, she had played the clarinet in her school orchestra and marching band as a child and eventually landed musical theatre roles and sang in choirs in her young adult years. After college, she worked as a radio personality in Lincoln, NE and later worked for information technology companies in their media departments. While continuing to work in the corporate world, she moved to Miami Beach where she began her musical path by joining a local cover band in the early 90s. For more info check out  http://sidefxband.net/about.aspx

Follow Kim on Social Media for Updates!
https://twitter.com/sidefxband

https://www.instagram.com/kimcameron_sidefx/?hl=en


Rock Steady Music Video~DarRa!

Rock Steady the mind blowing new Video from Dar.Ra and NYC filmmaker Brendan McGowen is one that you will hold onto for a while longer than most. Set in New York it follows the point of view story of a guy whose girlfriend has just thrown him out. Little does she know he holds a dark secret that he is a werewolf. He loves her but will not crumble knowing he will always be Rock Steady. We follow his story as he walks about NYC at night, cleaning up the city!

From the Emerald Isle now living in the English Country side DAR. RA not only takes on musical excursions  but also his an author of several books. He takes the metaphorical subway to his creative destinations, as in his words, “It’s a safer place to create on the underground.” Setting up Kusha Deep Records in 2003, after a second tour of Australia and New Zealand, it was clear that, if you did not do it for yourself, no one else would come to the rescue and release music that didn’t fit in with the Swedish pop writing factory sound, or the X-factor machine that did nothing, but to devalue music even more than Napster had already.

Now fast forward to 2019, and it’s even more clear that this decision was right. For more information on DAR.RA and Kusha Deep Records please visit www.kushadeep.co.uk


Follow DAR.Ra on social media for exclusive photos, behind the scenes looks and video message update   @KushaDeepMusic    https://www.instagram.com/dar.ra.brady/

Something Different …Leo Hook

Leo Hook brings a sound unique from Belarus, a mysterious electronic driven Eurodance experience unlike anything else out there. The song LOVE is about a deep and strong inner conflict between I WANT and I MUST, it’s most Definitely it is a love story. A battlefield, a Stranger, LOVE touches on it all that,  The concept of love in relationships is very often a person projecting what they want onto another person. We are all in love with the idea of love but what we want is not always good for us. We might get obsessed with something very dangerous.

Leo is right to the point when it comes to his music journey and life. Best put by himself :

1965 -was born, 1971 – enter a music school, fell in love, 1972 enter school, fell in love, 1982 finished school and entered university, fell in love, 1983 – started army, 1985 retired from the army, fell in love, 1990 get marriage, 1991get my first son, 1993 just fell in love, 1998 I went into Bahrain, 2000 – I met my second and, I hope, the last wife, fell in love, 2003 get my second son, 2007 – stop working in Bahrain, 2010 released my first album, 2012 again went to Bahrain, 2015 left Bahrain, 2019 I started distribution on TuneCore and collaboration with Al Geiner~PR, nowadays – still alive, in love, working, happy!

With new music right around the corner make sure to follow him on social media for updates