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Sarantos

  1. What If I Never See You Again Sarantos 7:29
  2. We Accept The Love We Think We Deserve Sarantos 3:58
  3. Another Day With a Broken Heart Sarantos 2:45

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What IfSarantos continues releasing a new song and music video every month in 2016 as he unveils his highly anticipated 3rd album. This CD will expand on his unique signature style that merges 80s rock with modern pop rock music. Fans and fellow musicians marvel at his humble down-to-earth demeanor, his dedication to his mission and the wealth of free content that continues to drop every month!

His 1st solo album dropped on November 18th 2014 and the diversity was amazing as Sarantos tackled almost every genre imaginable ranging from pop, rock, jazz, rap and country. As a complete surprise to his fans, one week later on Black Friday Sarantos also released a Christmas album. This was a wonderful collection of 4 brand new original Christmas songs, 10 covers of Christmas classics and 9 inspirational Christmas short stories. Families will enjoy listening to this CD every Christmas season. After his sophomore album in 2015, there was again another bombshell on Black Friday as Sarantos released a solo instrumental CD along with a bonus cover for the holidays. Fans wonder if there will be another surprise waiting for them at the end of 2016??

Sarantos unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as “an emotionally powerful vocal style masterfully united with music that is a fusion of classic 80s rock blended with modern soft rock and pop music!”

Sarantos won the Akademia LA Music Awards in 2015 for Best Song (What If I Never See You Again), Best Rock Song (Easy To Believe), Best Rock Music Video (We Accept The Love We Think We Deserve), Best Singer/Songwriter Song (A Mission Of Heart, I Sing), Best Pop Song (I Sing) & Best Pop Rock Album (Not Where I Wanna Be).

Sarantos has won twelve Beat 100 song & music video awards in 2015 and 2014. Sarantos was nominated for the International Music & Entertainments Awards in 2015 for “Rock Song of the Year” and in 2014 for “Rock Song of the Year” and “Pop Album of the Year.” In 2014, he was also nominated for the Hollywood Songwriting Awards for Best Unsigned Song (Are You Sure You Can Last).

Even without ever using a professional music studio, label, ad agency or radio promoters, Sarantos song “What If I Never See You Again” was in the top 200 on the majors list in the US for radio airplay according to the Digital Radio Tracker Top 200 charts. On the independent charts, Sarantos was in the top 10. He was on both these lists for most of 2015!

Kawlme Nnamdi

  1. Break It Kawlme Nnamdi 4:11
  2. Bain KawlMe Nnamdi 3:08
  3. @kawlmennamdi KawlMe Nnamdi 3:08

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KawlmeNnamdiA clever rhymer that hails from Maryland. Blunt but not reckless. I’m a truth teller. The world has been accustomed to ostensible perfection. Money, women, fame, drugs, cars… money. How else will you be renown? That’s just not me. My aesthetic is polar from the majority. So maybe I don’t sag or rap about “bad” females and getting money. Okay I’m not tatted up and I talk proper. Being this way I experienced significant opposition from potential producers to people who claim to know music. Since a young age I’ve been enthralled by music, especially rap. I’d make everything into a rhyme. From different renditions of music I’ve heard on the radio, to the menu in my elementary school cafeteria.

Nick Festari

  1. Don't Slam The Radio Nick Festari 4:05
  2. Wings Of An Angel Nick Festari 4:22
  3. You Wanna Make Me Fly (I Know You Belong To A Dream) Nick Festari 3:47

Nick Festari

Nick FestariRoberto Festari (a.k.a. Nick Festari) started to study piano at 9 years old. When he was 16, he became one of the organists of his parish. It was there that he took his first steps accompanying a talented choir during the liturgical celebrations and performances. In that period, Nick met the 2 people who would have believed in him, and together they have been writing some of the best eurobeat hits for years. In 1986 he started a cover band with some friends where he has been playing keyboards for about 2 years.

In 1987 the musicians and Live Music Studio owners Claudio Accatino & Federico Rimonti began to work with the well-known dance producer Mark Farina. Nick Festari started to cooperate with them playing some arrangements and rhythmics, progressively improving his studio work skills. In the meantime, he became a member of a band and gospel/Christian rock choir that performed in some churches and small local theaters. Furthermore, he participated in various song contests as writer, winning the last edition in 1992. In the same year, Accatino & Rimonti joined Time Records (a famous Italian dance label) and proposed to Nick to writing new melodies for the Japanese audience. Two years later, Claudio and Federico started their own label, “HI-NRG ATTACK”, where Festari was involved in writing almost 800 songs in about 20 years, also arranging and often singing these tracks behind many aliases with his own particular style.

These songs have been long appreciated by the Japanese fans and a good part of the world that love eurobeat and Italo-dance. At the end of 2012, Nick considered the chance to undertake a solo career and began to write a voice/piano pop-ballad. Once finished, he took some months to make a hard decision, and in summer 2013 he took a chance and left eurobeat, dance scenes and HI-NRG ATTACK that gave many satisfactions and professional skills to him. Now Nick Festari dives into pop-music trying to reach for a totally new audience with his own style so appreciated in his former path.

Harp Samuels

  1. Lonely Harp Samuels 4:45

Harp Samuels

Harp SamuelsHarp Samuels is an alternative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a unique, modern, emotional and beautiful style. Dedicated and passionate about art in all its forms, he is also a professional photographer who works in film, and has either shot or painted his own album covers and all related artwork. His debut release, Getting There, rides in on a wave of creative acclaim: the track ‘Ghost-Town’ received terrestrial radio airplay and ‘Taken by Beauty’ was featured at #14 on Grammy Award nominated producer Al Walser’s Weekly Top Twenty radio show out of Los Angeles.

Though this is his first solo EP, Harp is by no means new to the craft. He has traveled and performed internationally,
done session work for other artists and has composed music for television, having songs placed in motion pictures as well as scoring two short films. He writes, records and produces all of his own material, and is deeply involved in his own video productions, somehow finding time to collaborate with others whenever he has the opportunity. In love with travel, people, music, film and psychology, he cites influences from artists such as Damien Rice, Bon Iver, The Civil Wars and John Mayer, as well as soundtrack composers Thomas Newman and John Powell.

Beyond the music, Harp has won awards for his photography and runs photography expos all over his native Australia. Stating an obsession with beauty in all its forms, he is doing music because of the emotional and healing impact it can have: That a vulnerable and well-crafted song can offer the strength to help us endure whatever we are going through at the most difficult of times, that is truly a noble thing to want to share with the world.

The Follow

  1. Everything Reminds Me The Follow 4:17
  2. Across The Plane The Follow 5:53
  3. Into The Mighty Ocean The Follow 4:30

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The Follow K Album CoverThe Follow is a Panoramic Rock trio from Columbia, Missouri that has toured from L.A. to NYC, as well as Europe. The media have supported the band across North America with college and commercial radio airplay. The band’s new album, K, was released January 15, 2015 honoring the life of a fallen brother to Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). Fans claim that the music is for fans of U2, Manchester Orchestra, Pink Floyd, Longwave, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Joy Formidable, Kodaline, and Coldplay.

Played With: Slash & Myles Kennedy, Plain White T’s, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Thousand Foot Krutch, Local H, Ludo, Gooding, Gravity Kills, Thrill Kill Kult, Robin Trower Band

Venue Played: Midland Theatre (Kansas City), The Pageant (St. Louis), Continental Club (NYC), Summit Music Hall (Denver), Café du Nord (San Francisco), Malone’s (Los Angeles), Humphrey’s (San Diego), Acadia (Houston), Texas Tea House (Dallas), VZD’s (OKC), Juanita’s (Little Rock), Gunther Murphy’s (Chicago), Pontiac Grille (Philadelphia), plus Europe

The Follow -BW Landscape Tree (Photo - Bruce Lomasky)This group of best friends from a small Midwestern town have found worldwide support due to consistently streaming live broadcasts for over five years. The streaming shows have been showcased in the band’s World Tour In A Day events featuring five shows in one day, each in a different time zone targeted to a specific country. Their fan base has funded albums and international touring allowing the band to focus on music.

The new album is saturated with heart, tears, and struggle within its very fabric balanced with dreams, hope, and faith. After the loss of the lead singer’s brother to ALS, the band found itself lost for a season. However, the grieving process has blossomed into the new record entitled K. These recordings find The Follow reproducing what its fans have come to love…the energy of the live shows. This album honors life, respects death, and encourages the exploration of the in between.

Reality Serum

  1. Here We Go Reality Serum 4:55
  2. Feels Good Reality Serum 3:30
  3. Smash Up Reality Serum 3:55

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Reality_Serum-2Reality Serum is a 2-man ‘Trans-urban’ band from Long Island, New York. ‘Trans-urban’ is a new genre which is a unique blend of Alternative Hip Hop and guitar driven psychedelic music… fans of Twenty One Pilots, Die Antwoord, Muse (band), The Prodigy, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, P.O.D., Mobb Deep, Gary Numan, Cake, etc., will definitely be intrigued. Reality Serum consists of rapper/wordsmith Camanche and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Twizle. After their initial emergence in the music scene, they have received high praise for their musical styling and individualistic sound. The band has released two full-length albums and numerous singles on Supple Records, Inc.

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