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ROB SHINER Releases Debut Music Video “Just Paranoid”, Featuring BLACKLITE DISTRICT

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Newly signed AK19 Entertainment artist ROB SHINER has just released his debut music video “Just Paranoid”, featuring BLACKLITE DISTRICT. The follow up to his debut release “Feels Good”, which accumulated more than 250,000 combined streams, “Just Paranoid” drops on all platforms this Friday, April 5.

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It was a great opportunity to have Blacklite District featured on my new song/video ‘Just Paranoid‘, Kyle Pfeiffer is awesome to work with as a producer as well being the head of the label. . I’m currently in the studio finishing up another single which we plan to release soon, as well as the debut album dropping later this year through my new label home at AK19. – Rob Shiner

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Anthony Vincent of 10 Second Songs Releases METALLICA’S “Enter Sandman” in 20 Styles

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Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs has released his newest video, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” in 20 Styles. His newest auditory kaleidascope rendors the metal classic in the style of such diverse bands as Owl City, John Denver and The Doors as well as exploring genres as varied as lo fi hip hop, Yodeling, and Synthwave.
” I want to start showcasing more metal and rock songs in non metal styles to show non metal listeners that metal and rock songs are just as good if not better than what they listen to. Or I just want to hear bad things sung in nice ways. Ok, a little bit of both. ” – Anthony Vincent

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Style List:
1. Metallica
2. Eurythmics
3. The Chordettes
4. Stevie Wonder
5. The Beatles
6. Haddaway
7. The Police
8. Owl City
9. The Doors
10. The Weather Girls
11. Cafe music – Jazz & Bossa nova 24/7 stream on youtube
12. lo fi hip hop beats to chill, study, relax, and sleep to
13. Hans Zimmer
14. Yodeling
15. Synthwave
16. Acapella
17. Parliament-Funkadelic
18. Lil Uzi Vert
19. David Bowie
20. John Denver

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Check out more of Anthony’s videos including “10 Songs in the Style of Metallica,” “12 Songs in the Style of The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “10 Songs in the Style of Ozzy Osbourne (feat. EROCK),” and “Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away (Ten Second Songs 20 Style Cover)“.

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ERA9 Releases Official Music Video for “Black Widow (Tick Tock)”

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Trap Rock Band ERA9 has released the official music video for “Black Widow (Tick Tock).” Directed by Jona Dhe Paganon, “Black Widow (Tick Tock)” is off of the band’s Gravity LP.

“We wanted to make heads turn with our DIY video production of our song Black Widow. The track is essentially about an unhealthy relationship, only we spiced it up a little by putting a dark Sweeney Todd vibe to the story. The cute, crazy & deranged barber-lady has a line up of men waiting to get their beards trimmed; one of the men in-line has a certain charisma that pulls them together. What she does with the men post beard trim, honours her title as cute, crazy & deranged. So prepare your teacups and press play on the video to find out :)” – ERA9

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“Era 9 emit masses of personality and diversity in their music, which makes them so appealing and unique to listen to. They hypnotize you and take you on a journey of diverse sounds and beats that cover every end of the spectrum. ‘Gravity‘ is an album of risks and self-discovery that focuses on the future of music; it’s a confusing mix of genres, but Era 9 somehow make it work.” – Broken Arrow Magazine

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Track List:
1. Ammunition
2. Warrior
3. Gravity
4. Bare Bones
5. Earthquake
6. Hero
7. Money Talk
8. Like That
9. Black Widow (Tick Tock)
10. Haunt Your Monsters
11. Scripture

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If there was a band in the world that breaks the barriers and labels that genres and the music industry place upon the listener’s and critic’s brains, Era9 takes a wrecking ball and destroys those barriers. They don’t discriminate toward any musical genre, but feel an attraction towards uniting them.

Drawing from the future rather than the past, ERA9 merge Rock, Hip-Hop and EDM to create their own unique sonic architecture, which they dub “TrapRock”

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Epoch Failure Release ‘Warrior’s Hymn’ EP Feat. Cover of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer”

New Jersey based Urban Pop Duo Epoch Failure has released their sophomore EP, Warrior’s Hymn, which includes an inspiring cover of the Bon Jovi hit single, “Livin’ On A Prayer“, as well as the immensely well-received tracks “Warrior’s Hymn” and “Legacy” already featured on ESPN’s First Take programming, FOX’s UFC Road To The Octagon, and CBS’s “NFL Championship Chase” draft special.

“The new record says, ‘We are warriors in mind, body and spirit. Life, with its many peaks and valleys, is our battlefield.” – Nick Young

“In a time when lots of people are looking for handouts and making excuses, I feel we made a statement that the classic American fighter still exists. Life is more fulfilling, more fun, and way more badass when you go out there and fight for what you want. Go get your hands and hearts dirty chasing down your dreams.” – Billy Joe Marrero

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Epoch Failure is a NJ urban pop duo, resulting from the collaborative efforts of singer/producer Billy Joe Marrero and rapper Nick Young. Their music is mixed and co-produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Hume (Lil’ JonYing Yang TwinsPitbull).

Epoch Failure’s first single “Champion” remains a breakout sync track in the sports world. Earlier this year, it was played during the post-game celebration of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. It’s also been featured by The NFL NetworkESPNFox SportsNASCARWWENBC SportsNY KnicksNY GiantsDenver Broncos and the Australian Football League. In addition, FOX Network used the song in their critically acclaimed prime time series, PITCH.

The group’s follow-up single was a reinvention of Bon Jovi’s legendary anthem, “Livin’ on a Prayer”. It reached the Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50 USA chart, which highlights the most shared and trending tracks in the country. The song was also featured by ESPN during their NFL Sunday Countdown programming throughout the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl lead-up coverage. Upon discovering the Epoch Failure version, Bon Jovi shared the song across all their major online platforms. In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and cowriter Desmond Child have offered the following joint statement of praise:

“The powerful new version of ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Epoch Failure retells the intimate story of Tommy and Gina, set in an urgent urban landscape. It captures the song’s timeless message, lifting the banner of hope and faith for a whole new generation of working class heroes. Epoch Failure is a winner!”
– Jon Bon Jovi & Desmond Child

Epoch Failure’s new Warrior’s Hymn EP was released on May 26, 2017. The big hooks and commercial sensibilities remain, but this sophomore effort surpasses their 2015 debut in both emotional intensity and lyrical maturity. This is a collection of street anthems celebrating the bold, the broken, and the believers. In much the same spirit as Epoch Failure’s “Champion” single, this upcoming EP is similarly built on a foundation of heart and grit that’s derived from the firsthand struggles these two Jersey natives have endured and overcome. As such, this is more than just an EP. It’s a personal sonic portrait.

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EKOH Releases Official Music Video for “Daudrie”

Las Vegas based Hip Hop Artist EKOH has released the Official Music Video for his newest single, “Daudrie,” off of his Along The Way LP. Directed by Robert Machado in Las Vegas, “Daudrie” was inspired by the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy.

“I was unnerved by the story of Audrie and Daisy, and after watching I felt compelled to tackle the subject matter, directly and honestly; a video was also intended to be part of the equation. The idea was to tell the story of this girl’s nightmare and film the video in first person perspective; I wanted the viewer to see through HER eyes, let them experience the discomfort, the loneliness, the heartbreak. Everything. Then I met Rob Machado and he shared my passion and vision to bring the story to life through this medium. I think we we created exactly what we intended.” – EKOH

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Ekoh is unlike anything you have heard before. Branded with the label of HEART HOP by loyal fans who saw something different in his style of music. True emotional lyrics along with hard-hitting delivery, intricate production, and a high energy live show. A song writer who can blur the lines between genres to create a truly amazing music experience. Blending hip hop with alt rock, electronic, and everything in-between, Ekoh has a sound that will appeal to almost any music listener. This unique sound and voice has gained a loyal following and taken the scene by storm.

Karl Phillips And The Rejects Release Official Music Video for “Plastic Gangsta”

Ska collides with Punk guitar riffs and mad rapping skills on the newest single from Midlands, UK based, 7 piece rock band Karl Phillips And The Rejects, “Plastic Gangsta.” Releasing May 10th with introductory spins on BBC1 Radio, “Plastic Gangsta,” which shows Karl Phillips following a young gangster as he goes about his day posturing and generally making a fool of himself, will be available to download 5/19 via Medical Records.

“I’m a fly on the wall in his life, one minute he’s flexing in his bedroom mirror, and I’m like, ‘what are you doing’.” Says Karl of the video. “Next minute, he’s doing gun signs but his mum is shouting him down for dinner.

“Plastic Gangster is about a guy who thinks he’s a gangster but he’s just a mummy’s boy, in his head, he knows it really. The song is saying ‘stop being an idiot, it’s embarrassing” – Karl Phillips

A completely original mashup of ska, punk & grime with a hip-hop nod at luminaries like The Clash, The Specials & Mike Skinner. Karl’s refreshingly honest lyrics test the boundaries of the human mind and the English etiquette, coming from a place most people can relate to but never dared to mention!

The last few years has seen Karl support chart topping legends such as Chase & Status, Example and Ella Eyre! To underground hero’s like The King Blues, Gentleman’s Dub Club, The Skints, Dub Pistols, Imperial Leisure, The Neville Staple Band, Dreadzone & Alabama 3!

Karl and the band have had radio play on numerous BBC Introducing shows, including BBC 6 Music, with music video’s airing on various television channels.

Headline gigs include The Garage London, O2 Academy’s and a sell-out EP launch at Camden Barfly! Squeezing in the odd gig in France…. Karl even gained support from the ‘Dont Flop’ Rap battle league after taking part in what might be the worlds first ever ‘Guitar Rap Battle!

Summers are spent in festival mode spreading the Ska/Rap/Punk vibe from Boomtown Fair, The Secret Garden Party, Strawberry Fair, Blissfields and Beautiful Days to as far as Summer Sound Festival in Latvia! Sharing stages with the likes of Bob Geldof, UB40, Wiley, The Subways, Tinchy Stryder, The Feeling, Skepta and Zane Lowe, meaning Karl and The Rejects have been performing non stop for several years…. and loving every second of it!

These brilliant tracks had us all crunking in the studio. It also left us in awe of Karl’s ability to rap and The Rejects ability to keep up with him… freakishly quickly, without stumbling over the words or beats! If we tried anything like that, we’d be breathless in seconds…” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music)

This is music to wake you up, slap you around the face to make sure you are listening, and force you to do an hour in the gym before breakfast…It’s perfect festival fodder too. This is the sort of sound that will draw people into a dark tent on a sunny afternoon or get them to get up and dance in the mud in front of an open stage” – John Bowery (Virtual Festivals)

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Atlanta Rapper Kanayo King Releases New Song “Pot of Gold”

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Kanayo King, a Nigerian-American rapper, songwriter, and producer from Atlanta, has just unleashed his newest track to the awaiting masses. The track, entitled “Pot of Gold,” is the follow up to his hit single “Tonight” with both being produced by EMAK. Both tracks will be featured on his forthcoming The Kanayo Complex that will be released later this year. Kanayo King, while relatively new, started his musical career early in life and has been recommended for fans of Fetty WapFutureMigos, and Rich Homie Quan already.

It’s the greatest love story never told. The record explains a previous situation that I was in, but creates an opportunity for my story to actually be heard. Too often, we don’t get to vocalize our side of what happened. Sometimes pride gets in the way, sometimes we just don’t know how to say what needs to be said. The record is full of unapologetic apologies that explain a man’s bag full of broken hearts.” – Kanayo King

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About Kanayo King:

Kanayo King is a Nigerian-American recording artist, songwriter, and music producer from Atlanta. He started his musical career early in life, writing and producing music throughout the city while gaining a reputation for making catchy, relatable music that gets the club going and captivates the streets. In May of 2016 he firmly burst onto the scene with his single “Tonight” that has acuminated over 35 thousand plays on Soundcloud alone. Kanayo King hopes to use that success to propel his debut album, entitled The Kanayo Complex, that is set to be released later this year.

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