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Tate Tucker releases Debut EP ‘SHANGRI-LA’

Garnering acclaim and generating organic buzz, Los Angeles-based genre-blending rap artist Tate Tucker releases his debut Shangri-LA EP today available HERE via Harvest Records.

To celebrate the release of Shangri-LA, Tucker will play a hometown show at School Night on June 24 at Bardot. School Night is free with RSVP until 10 pm RSVP HERE. Not only will the show double as Tucker’s EP release party, but it will also be his official live LA debut.

Before announcing Shangri-LA, Tucker first shared his single Breezy, which has now cracked over 700,000 global streams. Watch the accompanying music video HERE. Shot on-location during an adventure in Bali, the visual features Tucker experiencing the country in all of its glory. The clip brings the song’s sonic and lyrical exploration to life. This exploration continues throughout the EP, which illuminates his effortless fusion of hip-hop, funk, world, indie, pop, and alternative flavors. It also sets the stage for more surprises to come. The full track listing can be found below.

Welcome to Shangri-LA!

With millions of streams under his belt and the endorsement of everyone from Hypebeast and Earmilk to Rap-Up and The Source, Tate Tucker brings an expansive palette of vibes to his music. Born and raised in Los Angeles, his music mirrors the city’s sun-soaked soul. Since his emergence in 2016 with breakout single Just Wanna he has opened for the likes of Big Sean and Post Malone and established himself as a creative force along the way. 2019 has all the signs of a major year for Tucker.

SHANGRI-LA TRACK LISTING:

1.Transcendence

2. R.E.M.

3. Drop In

4. Sugar High

5. Breezy

For more information about Tate Tucker

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RJ Word”You Played Yourself”

RJ Word Releases “You Played Yourself”

Listen HERE!

Produced by Victor Magan

As is his signature seamless nature, RJ refuses to succumb to a singular genre – infusing a Latin dance flare into his usual pop-funk music style to create the masterful “You Played Yourself.” This single falls in line of a long list of original releases from RJ that you’ll want to play over and over again. His recent singles include the popular tracks ‘Love Hurts,’ ‘What You Need,’ and a feature alongside Pitbull and Rich The Kid on Juan Magan’s Latin pop single ‘Echa Pa Aca.’ RJ’s eclectic record collection and ever-evolving musical style of mixing international flavors, prove that he’ll be in the music game for the long run.

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Andy Vargas Goes Solo

SANTANA LEAD VOCALIST ANDY VARGAS TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO SINGLE

“THE BEAT” ON MARCH 29TH

ESPN “Music Of The Month” To Feature “The Beat” In April

Watch the video HERE.

Santana lead vocalist Andy Vargas struck world-wide fame over a decade ago when he became the lead-singer for the iconic rock band, led by 12-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Carlos Santana. Twenty world tours later, Vargas is now stepping out on his own with an up-tempo, soul-rock single, “The Beat,” out March 29th on Hip Spanic & Souleros Records. “The Beat” showcases Vargas’ signature Latin R&B sound – Souleros – a blend of “soul” and “boleros” influenced by classic funk and R&B/soul music. Souleros is also the name of his band.

“The Beat” will also be featured by ESPN’s “Music Of The Month” this April. 

“It is such a privilege to be recognized by the world as the voice for the legendary Santana. For many years, I have performed alongside my mentor, Carlos, who has always taught me to reach greater lengths in my career. I have learned so much about music through world cultures and have been influenced by world class artists I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with over the years. It’s an honor to now showcase my own music, which I consider to be the sound of the ‘New Chicano Soul,’ alongside my band Souleros,” says Vargas

2019 will be an exciting and action-packed year for Vargas. In addition to releasing the English and Spanish versions of “The Beat,” he releases his full-length, solo debut album in August (date tbd), preceded by several singles (including a guest appearance from Carlos Santana on a new version of “Oye Como Va”).

Vargas also will embark on a worldwide tour with Santana in celebration of 50 years of Santana’s music, the 50th Anniversary of Santana’s Woodstock performance (including a performance on the iconic Woodstock Stage at Woodstock 50), and the 20th Anniversary of Santana’s ‘Supernatural’ album.

The “Supernatural Now” tour with the Doobie Brothers kicks off June 22 and includes headlining dates at the Hollywood Bowl on June 24th and a series of New York area dates in late August.

His masterful soul-tinged voice has also graced stages with Enrique Iglesias, Patti Labelle, Taboo of the Black-Eyed Peas and Yanni, among others.

For more on Santana’s upcoming tours: https://tour.santana.com/

Phony Ppl Premiere Dizzying Visuals of “Way Too Far”

Phony Ppl recently unleased their new album mō’zā-ik (300 Entertainment), the follow-up to 2015 Yesterday’s Tomorrow. Blending soul, funk, R&B and more, each song on the 11-track set plays as an extended jam between five musicians playing at their peak and garnered attention from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and NYLON, who called the album “ethereal as hell.”

Recently, the Brooklyn-based quintet release the dizzying visuals for their song, “Way Too Far.” Directed by Joe Well who has directed videos for Kendrick Lamar, YG, Puff Daddy, and The Internet, the production company who produced the video–Pyscho Films–recently produced the video for Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar– “Wow Freestyle” as well as Aminé–“Reel It In.” The video follows the band and gives us a window into their world, and features cameos by Briana Shanee Wilson (Influencer/Entrepreneur/Creator of Matte Brand) and Patrick Paige II of The Internet.

The new record was met with rave reviews, with the band making Rolling Stone’s 2018 Hot List, with David Fricke noting how they are “ready for the world with  mō’zā-ik. NPR Music premiered the album via First Listen, calling it a “stepping stone for the Brooklyn Band as a subconcious vacation for the listener while moving through the world…or maybe even a retreat from it.” The collection was also featured on NPR’s ‘New Music Friday– 8 Albums You Should Hear Now.’ Pitchfork added mō’zā-ik to their ‘5 Best New Rap Songs’ list, raging about how “the group mashes so well” and “every element of their sound complements the other.” The band also appeared on MTV’s TRL, were interviewed on Sway In The Morning, are currently the face of Spotify’s Newness Playlist, and were featured as Artist of the Week by both TIDAL and Soundcloud.

The band are currently supporting Pusha T on the second leg of his Daytona Tour wrapping up with two shows in their home town at Irving Plaza in New York, and will also be playing a headlining show at Mercury Lounge December 28, with tickets on sale Nov. 20th. See below for full tour routing.

Tour Dates:

*with Pusha T

‘MŌ’ZĀ-IK’ TRACK LIST

  1. Way Too Far
  2. Once You Say Hello
  3. somethinG about your love
  4. Cookie Crumble
  5. the Colours
  6. One Man Band
  7. Think You’re Mine
  8. Move Her Mind
  9. Before You Get a Boyfriend
  10. Either Way
  11. on everythinG iii love

NYC-Based Band “All Types of Kinds”

Mixing A Unique Blend of Influences From Rock to Blues, Folk, and Hip-Hop – The Bands Unique Multi-Genre Approach Lends A New Perspective to Alternative Music

 

In a city often oversaturated with musicians of every genre constantly performing and creating, it takes a special group of artists to truly stand out amongst the crowd that produce a truly unique sound, and New York City’s All Types of Kinds truly live up to the namesake.

All Types of Kinds (or ATOK) plays a wide variety of music ranging from rock to pop, folk, punk, funk, hip-hop, blues, jazz, and country – even sometimes all at once. The members come from diverse backgrounds that make for an amalgamation of musical textures and vibes. Their EP, “Love Songs (Or Songs For Your Ex)” debuted on Valentine’s Day 2018 and they are currently gearing for dates all over the country.

The band consist of Ray Rubio (Guitar), Billy Conahan (Guitar), Berk 0 (Percussion), and Rocco Stroker (Guitar) – all of whom have unique musical backgrounds. Ray, 20, a multi genre artist and singer/songwriter, hails from Harlem NY and has also been on stage from young age, mainly theater productions. Ray attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2014, and since then has been performing his music in the New York Metro Area and Richmond, Virginia. Billy, 25, is a queens native whose been on the stage since his early teens as a stand-up comedian, singer/songwriter folk artist playing his own folk tunes as well as cover tunes. Berk O, singer and percussionist, is from Brooklyn and also contributes to the band’s songwriting process, while Rocco is the newest member of the band – playing bass, guitar and as an incredible vocalist. He hails from New Fairfield, Connecticut.

WATCH: All Types of Kinds – Keep In Touch (Official Music Video)

WATCH: All Types of Kinds – Colorblind (Official Music Video)

With the goal of becoming a full-time, self-sufficient, self-produced band, able to tour and create their own audio and video products on a regular basis, they plan to soon follow up their debut with a sophomore effort in late 2018. Unlike other bands who strive for major-label greatness, ATOK shys away from fitting into an industry mold, and often scoff at the idea of being referred to as a ‘boy band’.

Believers in finding a way to share their music while remaining firmly in the driver’s seat, they continue to write, practice, and enjoy playing their music for any crowd that will have them. Making friends from all over the world by busking on the NYC streets has even allowed them to meet and collaborate with like-minded musicians.

These recent “Your Big Break” contest winners who’ve been praised for their “polished precision, sweet harmony, musicianship, artistry, versatility and originality in their smart lyrics” are ready for the big time. That time is now.

To Purchase All Types of Kind’s “Love Songs (Or Songs For Your Ex)” via iTunes, VISIT: https://apple.co/2MN7W5o

LISTEN: ATOK “Love Songs” via Spotify

For More Information on All Types of Kinds, VISIT: Facebook.com/ATOKMusic

Reverbnation.com/AllTypesofKinds

ATOK’s YouTube Channel

Tyler The Creator Remixes Prophet

Listen to “Peach Fuzz”:

https://youtu.be/dlG-1sQfEyE

Prophet, a multi-instrumentalist and cult 80s funk musician, just released his first album in thirty years May 11th via Stones Throw Records, Wanna Be Your Man, produced by label mate Mndsgn .

Today, Tyler, The Creator released “Peach Fuzz,” a remix of Prophet’s title track “Wanna Be Your Man.” Listen here:

https://youtu.be/dlG-1sQfEyE

Prophet’s next live performance will be at The Growlers’ Beach Goth Festival on August 5th in LA.

More on Prophet:

Until this year, Prophet had only put his name to one album, a 1984 private-press record titled Right On Time . This record has since garnered a loyal following among funk record collectors, including Stones Throw Records’ founder Peanut Butter Wolf, a and goes for hundreds online and via Discogs.

After searching for Prophet for decades, Wolf finally connected with Prophet at a record store fair in 2012. Wolf then invited Prophet to open for Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk at their “7 Days of Funk” release show. At this set, Prophet was introduced to producer and label mate Mndsgn. The two hit it off and started cooking up the music that would become Wanna Be Your Man.

The album is a journey through R&B, electronic funk and synth-pop and has made fans at the LA Tim es, Vice Noisey, Bandcamp, The Guardian, and more. Listen here: https://StonesThrow.lnk.to/WannaBeYourMan

PROPHET 2018 TOUR DATES

8/5/18 – BEACH GOTH FESTIVAL @ LA HISTORIC STATE PARK – LA, CA

PRAISE FOR WANNA BE YOUR MAN

“Featuring co-production by young beat-maker Mndsgn, “Wanna Be Your Man” seems to revel in its mechanical ways, as if the musicians were making music for break-dancing robots.”

–Los Angeles Times

“the high-spirited machine funk artist has entered a career renaissance”

–Vibe Magazine

“The music on ‘Wanna Be Your Man’ feels like 1984, but older, wiser, and smoother. There’s still the playful touches of psychedelia, but with a West Coast beat scene edge (to which he humbly credits Mndsgn’s production chops). ”

–Vice Noisey

“This unsung folk hero previously released just one album, in 1984- now he’s back with this stupendously stuttering jam”

–The Guardian

“Prophet is the very definition of a cult artist”

–Bandcamp

“A robust collection of seven new compositions and three classics that transcend time with a modern but undeniably retro-tinged sound”

–KUTX

“If you’ve ever dreamt of a record that sounds like early-Prince-meets-Dam-Funk or James-Ingram-gets-locked-in-a-studio-with-James-Pants then you’re in luck”

–Loud & Quiet

Stones Throw Records

https://www.stonesthrow.com/