Daily Archives: April 27, 2011

The Green Live at Cervantes’ Other Side, Denver, CO [Photos]

The Green Live at Cervantes’ Other Side, Denver, CO

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The Green – “Wake Up”

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Photography By: Jimmy Iles | Director of Operations | @JimmyMWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC

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aKING – “In the Twilight” [MUSIC]

aKING is a melodic, alternative pop-rock band based in Cape Town, South Africa.  The band formed when Hunter Kennedy and Jaco Venter from Fokofpolisiekar joined forces with friends Laudo Liebenberg and Hennie van Halen in making music that expresses their shared experience of growing up in Cape Town’s northern suburbs. aKING’s debut album, Dutch Courage, was released in 2008, yielding three # 1 hit singles. aKING is currently one of South Africa’s top rock acts, drawing capacity crowds at venues and festivals across the country.

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Darwin Deez “Darwin Deez” [MUSIC][ALBUM][VIDEO]

If you like catchy well thought lyrics and even catchier melodies then Darwin Deez is for you.  If not you might as well go back and take a nap in the room down the hall labeled “boring”.  Darwin Deez is a simple musician.  The songs are simple and the words are direct and as I said before, catchy.  He has three other musicians that play with him live and based on this record it sounds like fun show to go to.

The music we play is authentic, homegrown, minimal pop/rock that I write from the heart, baby.  We also like to break it down like a fraction to custom mash-ups.  What I mean is, we dance on stage between songs. — Darwin Deez.com

It’s this kind of tongue and cheek humor that lured me toward Darwin in the first place.  A few people had written to me asking to blog about him and I didn’t know how into the music I was.  Then I saw the video’s and it all clicked.  Fun is the name of the game and I’m down with that.

Darwin Deez – Radar Detector

I think Darwin has a great voice that suits his style of music really well.  He’s really funny and although I’m sure he takes his music very seriously I don’t think that he takes himself to seriously in the best way possible.  My favorite tune on the record is called “Bad Day”.  It’s all the stuff you ever wanted to say to someone you don’t like, but set to a simple melody you can’t help but bounce along.  Darwin is funny.  His humor comes through in most of his songs, especially this one.

Darwin Deez – Bad Day

Here’s a live version.  It takes a minute for them to get into the actual song, but it’s great quality and worth a look.

It took Darwin about two and a half years to complete this record with minimal equipment in his NY apartment.  He only has four strings on his main guitar and “he didn’t use the word ‘baby’ in any of his songs.”  He has a great out look on his music and enjoys the touring life and wants his shows to be a big dance party and if you don’t like it he’ll probably slap you with his curls.

If said throughout this article that Darwin’s music is simple.  I say simple, but not simple minded.  He uses appropriate instrumentation throughout the record and appropriate effects.  It’s not over done at all.  The simplicity comes from his understanding of his own songs and the realization of what limit to push the music to before it becomes un-simple, which wouldn’t do these songs any justice.

Here’s one last tune from Darwin Deez’s self titled release.

Darwin Deez – Deep Sea Divers

Darwin is currently on tour HERE.  He’ll be hitting LA’s echo on July 7th.  You can buy his self titled debut record and EP HERE.

OK fine here’s one more song…

Darwin Deez – Up In The Clouds

By: Steve Rippin | Beat-Play Ambassador Los Angeles | @stevewithMWL|Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

GhostNote – Album preview [NEW MUSIC]

GhostNote are an edgy electronic outfit, with an infectious, addictive sound and a bitter sweet twist. You have never heard anything like GhostNote before. Tony Fenton (TodayFM) describes the pair as “one of those rare gems worth highlighting” when he awarded their first collaborative release “The Turn” his prestigious Daily Download on Today Fm. Producer Dos, was chosen by David Holmes for a Sony PSP soundtrack and has been playlisted on RTE 2FM previously. You will be memorized by the vocal tones of (Stace) Gill and Dos’ production skills. Creative use of sampling and manipulation of unique sounds will demand your attention and leave you wanting more.

GhostNote are Stace Gill & Dos. This electronic duo are one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. The two have been perfecting their art for over 3 years, with a couple of previous releases under different guises. GhostNote are now ready to be let loose on the music industry. Dos is a highly skilled sought after producer, but has chosen to commit the majority of his time and skills to making his own music. He has worked on various projects with Kool Keith, Guilty Simpson, Exit 15, Dj Tu-Ki and continues to produce and record for labels in the UK and Sweden. Having been awarded the Sennheiser Scholarship to attend Paul McCartney’s college LIPA (an award only given out to one student each year, based on their outstanding skills in music and potential to excel at LIPA), Ross graduated with an honors degree in sound production and has turned down several high profile jobs and various music projects to stick to his dream, making music. Dos prides himself on attention to detail in every tune and creating new sounds that are 100% unique to GhostNote. Dos is a hidden and modest talent in Ireland, and GhostNote will, for the first time reveal a true artist and an astonishing producer.

Dos’ collaboration with Gill, has blended two amazing talents into one mind blowing sound. Gill resigned 4 years ago from her day job to pursue and perfect her musical dream. Gill has supported and shared the stage with various great artists from James Vincent McMorrow to Declan O’Rourke, Dirty Epics to The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra and many many more. While maintaining her own music career Gill has also spent much of the last few years helping 100’s of bands promote their own music. Working as a radio Dj on a live show for Dublin City FM, PR campaigns with Goodseed PR, founding and managing the Purty Sessions and helping coordinate “Rising Stars” for Dublin City Soul Festival. It is Gill’s passion for music that drives her forward and now it is GhostNote’s time.

GhostNote are fully loaded and ready to release their debut album in 2011, they are constantly writing new material and their backlog of beats is endless.

check out their site @ http://www.ghostnotemusic.ie for updates,info, more songs and gig dates.

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland |@shaynewithMWL| Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC