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THEM GUNS Release “Heard It All Before” Bed Performance Video for MyMusicRx & Bedstock 2018

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LA based Synth/Dance Rock band THEM GUNS recently performed and filmed a stripped down live version of their song “Heard it All Before,” performed by the band in bed in solidarity with critically ill children who are unable to leave their’s as part of the BEDSTOCK series.

Bedstock is an annual, one-of-a-kind, life-changing music festival, where artists played from bed for sick kids stuck in theirs, helping to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Cancer Association’s flagship MyMusicRx program that delivers the healing power of music to kids and teens with serious illness.

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Them Guns was formed in 2013 by Navarone Garibaldi (Vocals & Guitar) and Kyle Hamood (Keyboards and Vocoder) in Santa Cruz, CA. Nav knew Chris Hudson (Drums) from High School in L.A., and asked him to join the band. Chris and Chuck Holiday (Bass & Vocals) were the rhythm section of a previous band together and the pieces all came together after the rhythm section was complete. Navarone and Kyle are the principle writers for the group.

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THE SIXTH CHAMBER Releases Official Music Video for “Entrance to the Cold Waste” Featuring STANTON LAVEY & MAHAFSOUN

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Gothic Metal Band THE SIXTH CHAMBER has released the official music video for “Entrance to the Cold Waste.” Filmed in the wastelands of Death Valley, CA, “Entrance to the Cold Waste” features STANTON LAVEY (grandson of Church of Satan founder / Satanic Bible author ANTON LAVEY, whose character featured prominently in this season’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY) and belly dancing by MAHAFSOUN.

With ‘Entrance to the Cold Waste’, we sought to create a portal of escape from the drab norms of daily reality we tend to become trapped in and provide passageway to a nightmare realm of sublime dreamscapes,” says Rahne Pistor, Sixth Chamber lead vocalist and founder. “I wanted to create a world as it exists within my deeper consciousness rather than as it seems in the confines of the waking world.” – Rahne Pistor

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Behold the ancient rites of unspeakable black magic mystic horror!

Mythical Los Angeles gothic doom proto-metal mysterians The Sixth Chamber have completed a new single and music video nightmare trip – shot in the vast, tortured wastelands of Death Valley, California. Part Lovecraft and part Pasolini, the sonic and visual dream quest stars gothic metal bellydance YouTube sensation Mahafsoun as well as Stanton Lavey (grandson of Church of Satan founder/Satanic Bible author Anton Lavey) who aptly plays the role of a crude, heathen elder god. Directed by Constantin Werner.

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THE SIXTH CHAMBER is a library in hell where all the world’s darkest secrets are kept in neatly arranged volumes on shelves. Band leader Rahne Pistor came up with the concept in 2001 inspired by the writings of 18th century mystic William Blake. Since that time the band has accumulated a long and storied recording legacy with gothic, metal, experimental, blues, psychedelic, fantasy/horror soundtrack and other musical and poetic influences evident in their sound. Themes generally focus on the mythic, mystic and phantasmic.

STANTON LAVEY is the grandson of Church of Satan founder and Satanic Bible author Anton Lavey. The resemblance to his iconic grandfather is uncanny. Stanton spends his time promoting Anton Lavey’s legacy and related principles of the Laveyan Satanist philosophy.

MAHAFSOUN, a Persian belly dancer and model, aptly describes herself as an escapist. She became a YouTube sensation as an early adopter of gothic metal bellydance and has shared the stage belly dancing live with revered metal acts including Moonspell, Epica and Ex Deo. Her style is mired in dark fantasy art, and she is currently one of the most easily recognizable Gothic fashion models of today.

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Free Free Dom Dom Release ‘Be’ EP via Bishops Bloc Records

Berlin indie dance duo Free Free Dom Dom have crafted a swirling twirling future pop masterpiece that has you hitting repeat to no end. Lead singer Little Voice reminds us that nobody is telling this girl who or what she can “be” while partner Phil backs her up vocally and instrumentally in all the right places. Midway through the song things take a darker turn and this is exactly where Fear The Priest’s industrial tinged gothic techno remix takes off. Start your day off with the original and start your night off with the remix because this release has moods for all occasions.

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Free Free Dom Dom is a Berlin-based duet formed by Little Voice and Philippe Duval, 2 years ago. Their indie dance distills pure melodic energy with a strong message. “We are free to be whoever we want to be.” Their new track “Be” offers an interesting perspective on the subject. Why should we follow all the rules dictated by society when we can sense those rules are not good for us ? “Be” states we shouldn’t let anyone tell us “what to be”.
Little Voice is also known as Laetitia Duveau, the art curator who runs the online platform Curated By Girls, giving a voice to visual arts related to diversity, equality and softness.

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An-Ten-Nae Releases Deep Bass, Full Length Album, ‘Medicine’

San Francisco based An-Ten-Nae releases new full length album, Medicine, and gets huge feature in The Huffington Post, Medicine debuted at #25 on the iTunes Electronic list, just under Flume and Bonobo, as well as top 10 on Bandcamp.

An-Ten-Nae has also revealed “Wildflower In Bloom,” an intricately layered masterpiece with deep underpinnings, and another reason the album Medicine is being so widely received.

Medicine is the 3rd album from Bay Area electronic music pioneer An-ten-nae, and pushes forth a new Deep Bass sound emerging from the west coast. Intricately balanced deep grooves flow under a cinematic landscape fused with deep captivating melodies and meticulous production values. The track listing itself leads you into a world where sound has deeper meanings. Medicine leaves behind the familiar Big Room EDM sounds found in over abundance in dance music today. Instead this album takes bass in a deeper, more thoughtful direction which can be compared to the difference between Big room versus Deep House. Polyrhythmic grooves accentuate deep, old school UK Dubstep bass layers woven with 808s in a modern aesthetic, that is quite unique and refreshing.

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Track List:
1. This Is My Life
2. Sweet Like Honey Suckle
3. Je T’aime
4. Dreams Will Come Just Be
5. Under a Star Filled Night
6. Stargazing Under the Moonlight
7. Walking with Wild Flower in Bloom
8. Kia Toa
9. Bang That Till the Sun Comes Up
10. And Then Came a Whistling Giant
11. Runnin With The Shadows (feat. Amelia)
12. Always Find the Hidden Path
13. I’m Not Free

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An*Ten*Nae is one of San Francisco’s most sought after DJs and live performers. He has taken the art of live remixing to new heights with his own customized setup, that bends genres in ways seldom heard. This sound is called Acid Crunk, and there are no rules, no restraints in its quest for pure BASS devastation.

An*Ten*Nae is a low frequency emitter transmitting and remixing music on the fly, giving him the ability to transcend above the constraints of music rigidity and transmit bass heavy, crunked out beats of the highest order. HisGenre bending, “Acid Crunk compilations” have set the standard and has defined an era with over 1,000,000 downloads to date. Picking up steam in 2009 Acid Crunk Vol. 2 maintained the # 1 seller in Dubstep, Electronica and Chillout genres simultaneously while also having all 14 tracks in their respective genre top 10, as well as rocking the charts on iTunes, Juno Digital and a host of other sites. With an album in the works and the ever growing Acid Crunk series running at full steam, we see no end in site for the ever changing chameleon known as An*Ten*Nae.

“An-ten-nae goes for the lowest, loudest bass on this reworking of the track “Hold the Line,” which also features Santigold on vocals.” – XLR8R

“He produces the kind of stinkin’ Bass heavy beats that make you nod your head so hard it gives you a concussion. ” & “He’s come up with probably our favourite name to describe the sound so far, infact from now on it is Acid Crunk.” – Chrome Kids

“This Oakland/San Fransico based producer has been on the game for over 10 years, starting out producing everything from electronica, to breaks, to dubstep; and creating his own staple in the bass music realm dubbed “Acid Crunk”. He is what we call a “Trendsetter” in the world of Bass Music.” – Run The Trap

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SAVANT Returns to Lead Charting Position with Surprising New Album, ‘Jester’

Enigmatic electronic music scene iconoclast SAVANT is back in his chart topping element with the release of his hotly anticipated new album, Jester. Hitting #1 on iTunes Electronic Albums, Jester showcases that Savant’s 2 year hiatus only polished his incredible creative energy.

Surprise! The enigmatic electronic powerhouse known as Savant lives to fuck with us, and his newest album is sneaking in like none other! Have a slice of cake and revel in the party!Paste

JESTER Track List:
Once Upon A Time
Villain
Jester
Bubbles
Rex
Legend
Ritual
Cake
Surprise
Fantastique
Tricks
Horde
Sweet
The End

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“I believe people want listening music – even on the dancefloor!”

Aleksander Vinter, the Norwegian artist who in the last 7 years has released over 20 recordings under different project titles like Savant, Vinter In Hollywood, and Blanco to name a few, is best known dance-music culture’s most unpredictable, impossible-to-pigeonhole enigma. With releases as diverse as they are experimental, that reputation has remained constant and well earned throughout a madly prolific career spanning numerous singles, remixes, nominations for Norwegian Grammys, and 11 (!) full-length albums.

On the one hand, Savant deploys the kind of speaker-shredding bangers that have made him one of dance music’s most popular rising stars: his dynamic live set drives crowds at mega-festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival into abandon, yet Savant refuses to conform to EDM genre demarcations – or any, for that matter.

“‘Electronic Dance Music’ is the most generic term, which doesn’t apply to what I do,” Vinter explains of the sound he’s dubbed “complextro.” “It’s all about putting everything into one pot of musical ether. I don’t have a rigid formula; my music manages to be comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time. I like breaking rules – that’s where new stuff emerges.” Indeed, this is not your grandmother’s moombahton: 8-bit videogame soundtracks, trap, disco, house, electro, classical, ‘90s big-beat electronica – even ‘70s glam rock and ‘80s new wave finds its way into his sonic odysseys. “I like how a group like Queen is very theatrical and harmonized,” Vinter says. “That epic feeling, plus the style of David Bowie, and the spunk of Prince – that’s what I’m going for, but via dance music.

His fan base is as religious as his music is diverse. His live act is a live interactive set of music of his own creation, peppered with favorites, that never repeats from show to show. Each show it truly unique but tied together by his tendency to share his newest music with his fans. Savant wants to create the same feelings that early DJ’s would evoke on their dance floors, that feeling of discovery and seeding the question, “WHAT SONG WAS THAT!? I NEED TO HAVE IT.”

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Take the Journey Through Love and Loss with Dabin & Friends

Dabin delivers an emotional roller coaster ride with his vibe-driven LP, Two Hearts, is more than a simple collection of singles by Dabin. It’s a tale, a journey through love and loss that is expressed through dynamic stories told through each song. With a lengthy list of collaborators including Daniela Andrade, Madi, Koda, label mate Apashe and more, Two Hearts is jam packed with talented artists throughout that augment the experience Dabin creates.

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D. FRANCISCO Releases Modern Dance / Opera / Pop Fusion Single & Music Video “I Want Ya”

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Multi-Genre Singer / Songwriter D. FRANCISCO is setting to explode onto the Pop / Dance Scene with his debut single and music video, “I Want Ya”. Melding classical operatic vocal styling with upbeat Latin-Pop Lyrics and a modern dance energy, this ebullient track recalls the vibrance of the 1999 Latin-Pop explosion led by Ricky Martin and Julio Iglesias, with an elegant twist reminiscent of Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli.

 

The Latin-Pop explosion of the late 90’s was a solid shot-in-the-arm for audiences all over. This eclectic and energetic genre was finally getting it’s due, thanks in part to artists like Ricky Martin and Julio Iglesias. Fast forward to 2016, and we present to you D. FRANCISCO and his new single “I Want Ya”. It has all of the dance energy of the best Latin-Pop, but also incorporates twists reminiscent of more classical artists such as Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli.

While so many new artists create much hype yet have little substance to back it up, D. FRANCISCO has spent a lifetime perfecting his craft behind-the-scenes. His background consists of years of diligent training; starting with private instrumental lessons, moving to touring internationally with the celebrated Phoenix Boys Choir, and culminating with an opera internship in Rome, Italy.

Using these skills as a solid foundation, he has turned his attention to making his own music, with his own twist. Not limited to any one genre, D. FRANCISCO pulls from Pop, Latin, Opera, and even elements of EDM. It’s all about the song and whatever fits. For his debut single, he’s pulling out all of the stops – “I Want Ya” jukes & jives, and overall has an arc of prolific musicianship that spans front to back! Plus, but he’s also dropping versions in both English and Spanish!

The “I Want Ya” music video is a sizzling number that heats up quick, and burns hot until the very end. It’s set in a darkened club with a group of high rollers seated around a small table, and they’re playing a very big game of poker. Chips and dollars abound – it’s clear that the stakes are high. As D. FRANCISCO and his band light up the stage, a buxom new participant, dressed in all white, enters the match: Ana Carla Sinclair. Known as a contestant on The Voice Mexico, she takes a seat, portraying quite the foil to the sultry hostess and attending waitress, dressed in a sizzling black and red outfit, played by renowned dancer Nayara Nuñez.

As the action ensues, a coy game of eye contact and knowing glances are exchanged by D. FRANCISCO, Nayara, and Ana, although it’s unclear exactly who is on which side. Eventually, Ana runs the table with the supposed “pros” while Nayara explodes onstage with her brilliant dance. Though she may have a furtive plan in place, D. FRANCISCO discreetly disarms her, and executes a plan of his own on the way out the door!

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Multi-genre singer/songwriter D. FRANCISCO is a true artist who has successfully melded old-world charm with vivacious Latin-Pop. As opposed to the trend-driven experiences of most artists his age, D. FRANCISCO has honed his craft through years of diligent training and commitment. From his early instrumental lessons and exposure to opera and symphony; through touring with the celebrated Phoenix Boys Choir; private and undergraduate vocal studies culminating in an opera internship in Rome, Italy; and finally additional vocal training with the eminent Seth Riggs, D. FRANCISCO has created a proficient foundation that is reflected in his stunning and unique merging of Operatic-Pop, Latin-Pop, and EDM.

In Italian there is a saying, “Si canta como si parla,” roughly meaning that one sings as one speaks, and singing is to speaking what running is to walking – it’s heightened, more intense. So my goal as an artist is to convey the human condition in all its different facets, and engage the audience in the process. It’s a journey I lead them on, so to speak, which is a manifestation of our mutual humanity, expressed in the universal language of music. Ultimately and thankfully, life is festive. Let’s celebrate it together, along with all the trials & tribulations, the joys & the heartbreaks we’ve encountered along the way.D FRANCISCO

 

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