Johnathan|Christian releases new single ‘Hurt’ feat. Thomas Gabriel

The songwriter and producer of modern goth and darkwave known as Johnathan|Christian has released their latest official single, “Hurt.”

Johnathan|Christian’s “Hurt” also features the talents of Thomas Gabriel, Clause Larsen (Leæther Strip) and multi-media artist Victor Devilbliss AKA Michael Bann (Advent Sleep).

The single has been released concurrently with the “Leæther Strip” and “Michael Bann” remixes for an approximate total listening time of 13 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Sonorous, melancholy, and entirely heartfelt, “Hurt” showcases Johnathan|Christian as one of the most intriguing modern goth and darkwave artists of the year so far and promises that they has plenty more where that came from.

Darkwave and death rock’s Johnathan|Christian cites as main artistic influences Depeche Mode, Joy Division Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Mission, Muse, Radiohead, Christian Death, Killing Joke, Skinny Puppy, and Leæther Strip. Johnathan|Christian’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on passion, vocal delivery and instrumentation, “Hurt” by Johnathan|Christian has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Hurt,” Johnathan|Christian writes: “While Johnathan|Christian were working on their latest album, Henry Vaccaro Jr. reached out to propose a collaboration with a family member of a very special musical clan.

My father was a close friend of Johnny Cash, whom he had met through his role with the Kramer Guitar Company which grew to become the largest American Manufacturer of electric guitars in the 1980s. My dad was a huge Johnny Cash fan and brought the entire band guitars in 1976 and our families have been friends ever since. I first met his oldest grandson, Thomas [Gabriel] when we were children, and now watching him break out on his own, I was blown away by his uncanny vocal resemblance to his grandfather. His phrasing, tone, spirit, drive and humility are all these remarkable traits passed down from the Man in Black. I was already a fan of Johnathan|Christian and when I first heard Thomas covering ‘Hurt’ I thought between both parties, they would not only pay homage to Thomas’ grandfather but also to the original Trent Reznor version.”

Their current official bio relates: “For Johnathan|Christian members Johnathan Mooney and Tiger Koehn, coming up with something that would remotely do any kind of justice to both originals was a daunting task.

‘Trent Reznor’s “Hurt” was such an emotional song that told a very dark tale,’ says Mooney, ‘and then you have Johnny Cash’s version and that was like a huge kick in the stomach that just left you speechless in it’s rawness.’

For this to work, it was important for Johnathan|Christian to tell the story in a different musical light.

‘While Johnny Cash sings about all that’s left, I felt that grandson Thomas, whom while also had his own share of demons, is now on the beginning of a journey.’ Says Mooney. ‘An “Empire of dirt” is not only what we end with, but it’s also all we start with.’”

Johnathan|Christian’s previous releases such as 2013’s “Beautiful Hideous” have garnered more than 2.5 million streams.

Hurt” by Johnathan|Christian is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, modern goth and darkwave fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Hurt” by Johnathan|Christian –


https://www.amazon.com/Johnathan-Christian-feat-Thomas-Gabriel/dp/B07H3JD9K1/

Johnathan|Christian Official Website –

http://jCHRISTIANMUSIC.COM

johnathan@jchristianmusic.com

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DJ Scandalous releases debut instrumental mixtape ‘When You’re Broke And Can’t Afford Great Singers…’

The songwriter and producer of house music known as DJ Scandalous has released his latest official mixtape, “When You’re Broke And Can’t Afford Great Singers….” The mixtape contains seven DJ Scandalous tracks and three bonus tracks for an approximate total listening time of 30 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Breath of Heaven Music record label. Emotive, colorful, and based on the most concrete fundamentals of house music, “When You’re Broke And Can’t Afford Great Singers…” showcases DJ Scandalous as a digital music artist with tons of range and enough energy to power a small metropolis.

When You’re Broke…” comes on the heels of DJ Scandalous’ popular single, “Move On,” which appeared on digital music shelves globally in July 2018.

Chicago’s DJ Scandalous cites as main artistic influences Phil Collins, Tupac Shakur, Martin Garrix, Chris Brown, Dua Lipa, Sasha Sloan, and M0. DJ Scandalous’ own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on danceability, back beats and melodic hooks, “When You’re Broke And…” by DJ Scandalous has a little something for everybody.

Commenting on the overall meaning of “When You’re Broke And Can’t Afford Great Singers…,” DJ Scandalous says, “It’s an instrumental album mostly comprised of dance tracks. I want people to feel happy, be happy, party and get wasted. Live life and have fun doing it.”

Asked to describe his start in music, DJ Scandalous writes, “In high school, I was in a diverse house music band called The Rhymester MOB where I produced the music and wrote a lot of the lyrics”

When You’re Broke And Can’t Afford Great Singers…” by DJ Scandalous on the Breath of Heaven Music label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, house music fans.

-S. McCauley

When You’re Broke And…” by DJ Scandalous:

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/DJ_Scandalous_When_You_re_Broke_and_Can_t_Afford_G

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/when-youre-broke-and-cant-afford-great-singers-mixtape/1434784295

DJ Scandalous Official Website –

http://www.thatblackdude.com/

Septimus Augustus releases nu-metal single ‘Nail Through My Skull’

The songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist of nu-metal known as Septimus Augustus has released his latest official single, “Nail Through My Skull.” It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the American Values record label. Raw, pared-down metal laced with thrash elements, “Nail Through My Skull” showcases Septimus Augustus as one of the most intriguing nu-metal artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Panamá’s Septimus Augustus cites as main artistic influences James Brown, AC/DC, soul and funk groups from the ’70s, salsa, reggae, and blues. The artist notes, “It’s all a melting pot.”

This melting pot is perhaps nowhere as apparent as it is in his surprising inclusion of hip hop in “Nail Through My Skull.” Septimus Augustus writes of it, “That’s a very important element to the metal music that I make. I incorporate hip hop as a main way of driving the point of the song home.”

Septimus Augustus’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on attitude, grinding tones and open aggression, “Nail Through My Skull” by Septimus Augustus has a little something for everybody.

Commenting on the overall meaning of “Nail Through My Skull,” Septimus Augustus says, “’Nail Through My Skull’ is a song about dealing with the frustrations and struggles of life and being resilient even in the worst of situations. As the line says, ‘I’m not dead.’ So as long as one has life, one should have hope.”

Asked to describe his start in music, Septimus Augustus notes that he has been writing original music since the age of 11. Originally inspired by seeing James Brown live, Septimus Augustus later moved from Panamá to New York City where he started his first metal group. His current official bio says of this:

After listening non-stop and getting his hands on anything AC/DC had released, he felt that he had finally found the music that could express all the angst, anger, longing, struggles, corruption, poverty, and frustration he saw and wanted to incorporate in the socio-political lyrics he was writing.”

The band he formed SEPTIMUS got rave reviews from the village voice and metal forces magazine and was considered one of the loudest bands in New York City at the time.

The American Values independent record label writes:

“Septimus Augustus music is released on American Values, his own independent record label and parent company to American Values Latin that releases SEPTIMUS’ other musical project

Sin Leche. All this is done without the direction or financial support of the corporate music industry, making it his most significant release on several levels.”

Nail Through My Skull” by Septimus Augustus on the American Values label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, nu-metal fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Nail Through My Skull” by Septimus Augustus –


https://www.amazon.com/Nail-Through-Skulls-Septimus-Augustus/dp/B07H3F3T4S/

Hunit releases new single ‘F%#k Em All’

The songwriter and producer of hip hop known as Hunit has released his latest official single, “F%#k Em All.” The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Hunit Music Group record label. Direct, aggressive, and (of course) extremely explicit, “F%#k Em All” showcases Hunit as one of the most fearless hip hop artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Cleveland, Ohio’s Hunit cites as main artistic influences Fabolous, Jada Kiss, Jay Z, and Z Roe. Having been creating, performing, recording and producing hip hop since a young age, Hunit has developed his own personal sound which takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on deep, rolling bass lines, carefully crafted rhymes and a metric ton of attitude, “F%#k Em All” by Hunit has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “F%#k Em All,” Hunit writes, “Doesn’t matter the what you it’s how you do it. Block out negativity and be great!”

Hunit’s current official bio speaks of his history to date: “In spite of a rough upbringing, Hunit has overcome obstacles and speaks his truths in his songs. Hunit is a lyrical mastermind, who combines old school bars with new school swag. He has been featured on iam216radio, won the competition at The Anatomy nightclub and performed at several local clubs. Hunit continues to write for other artists but spends most of his time in the studio working on his mixtape due out at the end of summer 2018.”

F%#k Em All” by Hunit on the Hunit Music Group label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

F%#k Em All” by Hunit –


https://www.amazon.com/Fuck-Em-All-Explicit-Hunit/dp/B07GHZN6ML/

BL Smooth releases new R&B single ‘Insecure’ ft. BigMacBZ

The songwriter and producer of hip hop and R&B known as BL Smooth has released his latest official single, “Insecure.” In addition to the considerable talents of BL Smooth, himself, the track also features a performance by BigMacBZ. The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the BigMacBz Entertainment record label.

Smooth, soulful, and chock-full of pop hooks, “Insecure” showcases BL Smooth and BigMacBZ as one of the most intriguing hip hop collaborations of the year so far and promises that they have plenty more where that came from.

Hip hop’s BigMacBz cites as main artistic influences NWA, Eazy E, Beastie Boys, E40, RBL Posse, IMP, CBO, Brother Lynch Hung, Mr Doctor, DJ Screw, PM Dawn, Michael Jackson, AL Green, Temptations, Smokey Robinson.

BL Smooth’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on groove, back beats, urban poetry and sheer attitude, “Insecure” by BL Smooth has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Insecure,” BigMacBz writes, “This single written by BL Smooth was handed to me as a platinum level R&B track. Both of us have gone through the Insecure phase in our relationships in the past and myself married for 18 years and with Missbz for 21 yrs it really brings the thoughts that sometimes occur in an Insecure individual’s mind. But it goes a step further with the reality of nothing even taking place while one’s in that state of mind!”

Asked to describe his start in music, BigMacBz writes, “My mom and dad always went to the flea market on weekends. There was a tape stand, and in 2nd grade, they let me pick LL Cool J as my first tape, and Eazy E’s ‘Eazy Does It!’ I went straight to my room with my mom’s brush and performed concerts every day!”

Insecure” by BL Smooth feat. BigMacBz on the BigMacBz Entertainment label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Insecure” by BL Smooth –


https://www.amazon.com/Insecure-Explicit-Smooth-feat-BigMacBZ/dp/B07H15YKK7/

AK releases new LP album ‘L.I.F.E’

The songwriter and producer of hip hop known as AK has released his latest official LP album, “L.I.F.E.” The album contains 12 original AK tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Malik Entertainment record label. Aggressive, full of bass, and packed with attitude, “L.I.F.E” showcases AK as one of the most intriguing hip hop artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

AK cites as main artistic influences Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G, Big Pun, N.W.A, Big L, and Mobb Deep. AK’s own sound has been described as smooth, rolling, and marked by his trademark direct delivery. With an emphasis on poetry underscored by minimalist beats and classy, nineties-style melody lines, “L.I.F.E” by AK has a little something for everybody.

AK’s strong vocal delivery makes me think of artists as diverse as Drake, J Cole, and Kanye West,” says one representative for Malik Ent. “It makes for a really powerful and dynamic feel.”

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “L.I.F.E,” Malik writes, “The album shares with listeners a great message about life and a perspective of AK’s view on life. Not only does the album have a great message but there is lots of talent provided. Lots of songs from the album talk about friendship, love, women, hope, money, fame and happiness. Hopefully ‘L.I.F.E’ can inspire the listeners to enjoy and celebrate the gift of life when they play the music from the album.”

AK has publicly noted his disappointment in the current direction of hip hop as a whole, as has his label. Malik has described “L.I.F.E” by AK as a record which aims to help turn the course of rap music.

This album is a much-needed breath of fresh air,” writes Malik, “particularly in a genre such as hip-hop. Everyone seems to be stuck in the same old cliches, and as a result, this particular music scene is becoming a little bit stale. However, every once in a while something fantastic and full of heart comes up, just like AK’s new release.”

L.I.F.E” by AK on the Malik Entertainment label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

L.I.F.E” by AK –

https://www.amazon.com/L-I-F-Explicit-AK/dp/B07F75S48S/


“Keep On Moving” official live video –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izqs_6y2zxA

AK official ReverbNation –

https://www.reverbnation.com/000ak000

AK’s X-Factor audition –

https://www.metatube.com/en/videos/150844/The-X-Factor-Australia-2012-Ahmed-And-Christian-GCG-Auditions-HD/

Rapper Babymilo releases new EP album ‘My Ties’

The songwriter and producer of hip hop known as Babymilo has released his latest official EP album, “My Ties.” The EP album contains 12 original Babymilo tracks for an approximate total listening time of 35 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Explicit, direct, and packed with high performance and production values, “My Ties” showcases Babymilo as one of the most intriguing hip hop artists of the year so far.

Babymilo cites as main artistic influences Young Thug, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Tupac Shakur, and Biggie Smalls. Babymilo’s own sound has been described as slick, heavy-hitting and built on his unique brand of urban poetry. With an emphasis on rhythms, lines and rhymes, “My Ties” by Babymilo has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “My Ties,” Babymilo writes, “The EP is called ‘My Ties.’ It stands for the relationships we have with people around us. Every song is about an ex, my mother cousins brothers sisters or my lovers. I hope it shows that we all come from different walks of life and it don’t matter where ur from, if ur talented enough ur dreams can come true.”

When talking about his start in music, Babymilo speaks mainly of family.

“This gift came from my mother,” he says. “She was in he choir and loves music. I started writing four years ago and I will never forget my brother telling me, ‘Your body is in the ends,” meaning my ‘hood or area, but my mind is beyond and it has always been that way with me.”

He’s also quick to quote his dad.

My father told me, ‘When you’re rich and successful, don’t forget the 100 steps it took to get there,’ and it will always humble me.”

My Ties” by Babymilo is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

My Ties” by Babymilo –


https://www.amazon.com/My-Ties-Explicit-babymilo/dp/B07G7TNL9R/

BILL releases fourth punk-rock record ‘The BILL Album’

Veteran rockers of the experimental and punk rock scenes BILL have released their fourth studio album, “The BILL Album.” The full-length record contains 13 original BILL tracks for an approximate total listening time of 34 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Grasshopper record label. Eclectic, kaleidoscopic, and more than a little brilliant, “The BILL Album” proves that after 30 years, BILL still have what it takes to draw crowds from miles away.

Boston’s BILL are perhaps most famous for their lead singer, Bill Gage, a longtime performer living with Down syndrome. Telegram.com’s Victor D. Infante writes of Bill Gage’s vocals, “As punk did in its heyday, Gage cuts straight to the heart of a song’s feeling, and in the process creates music that’s both uncomfortable and unmistakably vital.”

Ian Sands of the Boston Phoenix agrees:

Watching Bill Gage perform with his band BILL is an eye-opening experience. You go in not knowing what to expect, maybe even a little nervous on behalf of everyone involved – the crowd, the band, yourself. But then you are witness to a sizzling and raw hard-rock display, and your reservations vanish. Gage doesn’t so much sing songs as tear through them, his vocals occasionally sounding as if they’re coming from someone twice his size. You think for sure his voice is going to give out any moment, but it never does. It’s magnificent.”

Asked to cite some main artistic influences, BILL suggest Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, Yoko Ono, Can, and Public Image, Ltd., Johnny Rotten’s band following the Sex Pistols. It’s this last entry which captures the energy, texture and tone of BILL best. Music fans familiar with Beefheart can expect a similarly unmistakable talent in BILL’s instrumentalists, while Yoko Ono listeners are likely to appreciate the raw artistic value of “The BILL Album.”

Uncommon in all kinds of rock is the tight focus on the frontman, Bill, himself. Guitarist John relates, “There have been times when we’ve played with a metal band, and members will be watching Bill sing in astonishment because the famous ‘cookie monster’ voice that many metal acts use is something Bill does easily, but he doesn’t do it as a quiet bass-falsetto, he just opens his voice like a Tibetan throat-singer, and it’s loud!”

This is easily heard on “MonsterRock Band,” “Pucky Pucky,” and “La-La-Lies,” among others.

This isn’t the only trick up Bill Gage’s sleeve, either. His performances have a practiced, yet improvisational quality which persists even in BILL’s studio recordings. Sometimes he speaks into the mic, sometimes shouts, sometimes croons, sometimes screams, sometimes growls, sometimes vocalizes in surprising, inimitable and indescribable ways which add to the experience of hearing BILL unlike the performance of any band member in recent memory.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “The BILL Album,” Grasshopper Records writes, “Rock ‘n’ roll, excitement, & surprise are still alive. All people are human, with ideas & feelings that are as legitimate as anyone else’s are. People who have Down syndrome want to (& have the right to) participate in society as much as anyone else. You never know where cool music may come from. Rock ‘n’ roll is a music for and by outsiders, cast-offs, mutants, weirdos, & aliens – it is not the music of high school football captains, head cheerleaders, or wall street analysts.”

BILL are considered the first band in history to include a key member with an intellectual disability.

BILL continue to perform around New England whenever they can,” reads their current official bio. “Just don’t ask them to play your art-gallery opening. BILL are a rock band. They are loud.”

The BILL Album” by BILL on the Grasshopper label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, punk and experimental rock fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

The BILL Album” by BILL –


https://billareaband.bandcamp.com/album/the-bill-album


Official Website –

http://www.grasshopperrecords.com/BILL

Memory Alexandra releases new single ‘Ride’

The pop singer known as Memory Alexandra has released her latest official single, “Ride.” It has been proudly published on the Maker I Am, Inc. independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Colorful, pulsing, and packed with hooks, “Ride” showcases Memory Alexandra as one of the most intriguing pop artists of the year so far and promises that she has plenty more where that came from.

Denver, Colorado’s Memory Alexandra cites no main influences. Asked to comment on this, her representation writes: “Memory has the utmost respect for other artists and their gifts, but her singing and songwriting styles’ primary influence truly is her own personal journey. With every lyric she sings, her aim is to bring alive the emotions depicted in that specific experience ultimately giving the listeners everything they need to relive it again and again.”

Memory Alexandra’s own sound has been described as inspiring to “those who listen to broaden their perspectives on the world around them. She is not afraid to say anything or be honest.” With an emphasis on beats, synth melodies and powerful vocals, “Ride” by Memory Alexandra has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Ride,” Memory Alexandra writes, “I honestly believe that it is very important to take control of who you are and work to define your destiny despite the circumstances you have faced. My hope is that one day, everybody would know that they can truly be whatever they want to be if they set their mind on it. Ride to me is the song that empowers people to fight for what matters most and reminds them that they are in charge of their destiny.”

Commenting on Alexandra, herself, her current official bio states that “In all she does, she aims to love the lord her God with all her heart, mind and soul and love her neighbor as herself. This strong pillar of love she lives by is one that is tangible by those who follow and support her. She cares for each and every fan immensely and works to talk to them as much as she is able to.”

Ride” by Memory Alexandra is available online worldwide now. Get in early, pop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Ride” by Memory Alexandra –


https://soundcloud.com/memoryalexandra/ride

Rap artist B. Smith releases new EP album ‘Everything Ain’t Easy’

The rapper, songwriter and producer of hip hop known as B. Smith has released his latest official EP album, “Everything Ain’t Easy.” The record contains seven original B. Smith tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 minutes. It has been proudly published on the YNIC independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Cruising, popping, and bringing the best elements of rap from every category, “Everything Ain’t Easy” showcases B. Smith as one of the most intriguing hip hop artists of 2018 so far.

Kentucky’s B. Smith cites as main artistic influences Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, and Lil Boosie. His own sound cleaves mostly to the modern southern-rap style, though fans of hip hop from every scene in the United States will find something for them in it. With an emphasis on rhymes and lines and a general gangsta theme, “Everything Ain’t Easy” by B. Smith has a little something for everybody.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of his album, Smith writes, “My message is even after tragedy, hard times, or death you can still shine and be somebody to remember.”

This motif of mortality and determination in the face of the most dire of circumstances runs throughout “Everything Ain’t Easy.” The cover art, which depicts a weeping statue, bears the fitting subtitle, “Dedicated to ones lost.”

The “Everything Ain’t Easy” EP by B. Smith on the YNIC label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Everything Ain’t Easy” by B. Smith –


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FTCTMRG/