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Blacklite District Reveal Exclusive Teaser for Upcoming New Album!

Catch Blacklite District Live on May / June Tour Run
Spearfish, SD based electronic alternative rock act Blacklite District has just released a unique video inviting fans into their studio with a sneak peak at their upcoming, new album. The duo has also announced a 13 date tour run beginning May 17 at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, IA.

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Tour Dates:
05/17 @ Diamond Jo Casino – Dubuque, IA
05/18 @ Lifer’s – Algona, IA
05/19 @ Top Fuel Saloon – Braidwood, IL
05/20 @ Rail II – Peoria, IL
05/22 @ The River – Cape Girardeau, MO
05/23 @ Guitars – Joplin, MO
05/24 @ Cafe Acoustic – Saint Joseph, MO
05/25 @ TBA – Omaha, NE
05/26 @ Strawberry Bar – Mandan, ND
05/31 @ The Garage – Moorhead, MN
06/01 @ Hipps Pub – Eau Claire, WI
06/02 @ West Side Bar – Little Falls, MN
06/03 @ Phoenix Lounge – Harrisburg, SD

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Blacklite District follows no rules. With sounds of everything from electronic, EDM and hip hop, to hard rock and alternative, the band truly stands out from the pack of what has becomes today’s generic sounding “Active Rock”. Formed in 2012 by Kyle Pfeiffer and Roman James, ages 12 and 11 respectively, the band grew organically in their local music scene through the years to come. In 2011, BLD was discovered by Grammy Award-winning producer, Stephen Short (Paul McCartney, Queen), which resulted in a 10 day recording session at the world’s largest residential recording studio, Sonic Ranch, just outside of Mexico in Tonillo, TX. The group re-located to Los Angeles and played some of the most famous venues in the world for the remainder of 2011.

In 2013, the group released “With Me Now” as the lead from it’s debut album Worldwide Controversy. “With Me Now” immediately went to #1 on SiriusXM channels Octane and Faction, hit the Top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart (#32), and sold 100,000 copies. BLD went on a very successful US tour with Saving Abel in Jan-Apr 2014, with 26 of those shows SOLD OUT. After a legal battle with their management and record label, Blacklite District went on hiatus in late 2014.

On August 23, “The Struggle” was release to radio and To Whom It May Concern went for pre-order at digital retailers. Revolver Magazine premiered the music video for “The Struggle” on August 25. The band also announced a 41 date tour called “The Struggle Is Real Tour”. Blacklite District released a Nightcore remix of “The Struggle” to YouTube on September 6, which got over 2,000,000 plays and resulted in the single breaking the Top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Indicator chart at #36.

One month later, on October 6, the group released a Nightcore remix of “We Are The Danger” which got over 400,000 plays on YouTube. A couple of weeks later, the band released “Broken Souls” to radio, as well as a Nightcore remix which resulted in 500,000 plays and hitting #30 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator. This was the second song in the month of October to break the Top 40 (along with “The Struggle.”)

“The Ghost of You and Me” was released as a music video and a Nightcore remix on December 28, 2016. The song was yet again a success for Blacklite District resulting in 400,000.

On January 20, 2017, BLD released “Living In A Nightmare” as the first single from upcoming album Instant Gratification. With a coinciding Nightcore release, “Living In A Nightmare” broke the Top 25 on the BDS Indicator chart, marking the bands highest spot in chart history. The song has been streamed over 250,000 times.

On February 24, famed radio DJ Lou Brutus posted the bands video for “Cold As Ice”, which was released the same day. The song scored a whopping 350,000 streams in its first week alone, and as of May 2017, has over 3.5 million combined views on YouTube. “Cold As Ice” serves as the second single from Instant Gratification. In the summer of 2017, “Cold As Ice” was added to Spotify’s “Rock Hard” playlist, and was put into rotation on SiriusXM’s alternative channel Faction. In October, “Cold As Ice” was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane, and it’s Minecraft music video has over 10 million views on YouTube. There are about 4 videos about a Herobrine invasion with zombies and “nether watchers” and how the main character, a player in a blue suit, survives. There are 4 songs in total in the order of The Struggle, Cold as Ice, We are the Danger (possibly not from Blacklite District), and Just so you Know.

Blacklite District released their third album Instant Gratification on September 22, going Top 10 on Amazon’s Top Electronic Albums chart.

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PRONG Releases Official Music Video for “Forced Into Tolerance”!

American Power Trio PRONG has premiered the official music video for “Forced Into Tolerance,” off of their 2017 released Zero Dayson Blabbermouth.

“Prong is happy to team with Blabbermouth to premiere the video for “Forced Into Tolerance “ from our latest album “Zero Days”! It represents the no frills, “in your face” relentlessness of the track. It’s our response to being told what to think and believe by everyone. Enjoy!” – Tommy Victor

PRONG has also announced the continuation of their ZERO DAYS TOUR with a series of West Coast dates alongside POWERFLO. After a solid year of touring with the likes of TestamentObituarySepultura, and Exodus, as well as filling key slots on the European Summer Festival Circuit, the band now brings it back home to the states, including a highly coveted, co-headlining run with HELMET.

Pioneers of the alternative metal genre, PRONG have continued to re-invent themselves by challenging the status quo every step they take, as seen on their 2017 release, Zero Days.

Distilling hip-hop, heavy metal, punk, and rock into a potent sonic strain, POWERFLO lives up to its name. The vision of GRAMMY Award-nominated Cypress Hill spitter Sen Dogdownset. guitarist Rogelio “Ray” LozanoBiohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei and ex-Fear Factory bassist Cristian Olde Wolbers, the band draws on thie powerhouse pedigree to collectively smash boundaries with their 2017 self-titled debut.

“Prong is absolutely ecstatic about this upcoming, quick West Coast run with POWERFLO. We are very happy to announce this run of shows with these guys. It really makes a lot of sense: two hard hitting bands whose members have a great history together! It seems to me that the shows are going to be high energy and intense!” – Tommy Victor

PRONG with POWERFLO & Special Guests:
03/29 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
03/30 @ Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
03/31 @ Slims – San Francisco, CA
04/02 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA
04/03 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
04/04 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
04/07 @ Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
04/08 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

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Lethal Injektion Release Official Music Video for “Believer” (Imagine Dragons Cover)

Tucson, AZ based, West Coast Metal band Lethal Injektion has followed up on their highly praised sophomore LP, Judgment Night, with a stunning reinterpretation and music video of the Imagine Dragons hit single, “Believer.”

“We chose ‘Believer’ because we respected the concept and message. We are on a mission to make believers out of the industry with our music and unique sound.”

Click HERE to Download “Believer” Online

Lethal Injektion is the newest Rap/Metal sensation, based out of Tucson Arizona. The band was put together with Tucson’s hottest top tier artists to make an undeniable sound & movement.

Jacob Ryan, is a successful independent rap artist under the rap name The Raskal, who most recently won West Coast Artist Of The Year @ The Under Ground Music Awards in New York in December 2015. The Raskal has also had major write ups in The Source, allhiphop.com, World Star Hip Hop, along with other big features.

Jonathan Russell is most known for his amazing talents as the vocalist in his own band, Stands With Fists. Stands With Fists has had a lot of independent success as well doing several huge events such as Knot Fest & KFMA’s Fall Ball just to name a few. Jacob reached out to Jonathan back in July, with an idea and concept never before seen or done in Tucson. A fusion of hardcore passionate hip hop lyrics, blended with high energy, aggressive metal tones and rhythms. The one thing missing was a band to make it all come together. Using his deep connections in the Tucson metal scene, Jonathan reached out to a young talented group of musicians to finalize this new super group. Guitarists Lawrence McIntyre & Jesse Espich team up with drummer James Ringstrom, and bassist Luis Rodriguez to provide a unique, yet marketable sound to accompany Jonathan’s wide vocal range and dynamic melodies, as well as Jacob’s gritty yet clever rhymes and distinct voice. Their debut single “Strength Through Struggle” has done amazing numbers, and is available on all major digital music outlets. The band released their follow up single and very first music video “Voices” on their YouTube channel Friday January 15, 2016. The band then followed up with their first studio recorded EP “Sex Is Power”, which made an immediate impact charting as high as #8 on Itunes for new releases for the Rock Genre, and stayed at #1 on Amazon for new alternative metal release for the first 2 weeks. Be on the lookout for their second full legth album “Judgement Night” under the home umbrella RuffLife Recordz, comingSeptember 15, 2017.

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Track by Track With Eily Orcko

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Rapper Eily Orcko recently released an amazing mixtape. We’ve been listening to it all week. We asked Eily to give us a track by track breakdown of what each song is about. 
Grab the freemixtape at DAT PIFF and read along as you listen to each track!
Smile: Smile was a song I kind of had in my head before it was written. The song consist of bits of my personal life and views bringing you in with “Let me see a crowd of angels laughing from they angle” kind of setting the tone of frustration. I really wanted the listener to get a glimpse into parts of my life I don’t really speak on with this song like I do with all of them but with alittle more depth. At the end of this song I had a message to someone very dear to me that continuously let me down but they no longer matter so I guess they really couldn’t make me smile at the end of the day huh?
Bogus: Bogus is abit of introspective on my whole career to a degree. The song starts off with “I crash landed abandoning my brand new rocket ship” which is really a reference to me feeling like I’m stranded in Cleveland leaving behind allot of the things I had recently obtained back home…I lost allot. the song really goes indepth with feeling out of my element with all of this, Being a rapper, all these new people I’m meeting, The hip-hop scene, the hate and channels we have to swim through to even take the smallest step in what we hope is the right direction all of it. Bogus really is suppose to let people know “hey I’m out here doing me, yeah its awkward and hard but this is what I love and I’m here to make the change I wanna see in the community no matter what.” I’m always trying to stay true to my message of positivity but not be so direct with it and bogus captures the whole essence of that concept.
Enough: “Bro pass me a bottle, Losing these days screaming out fuck tomorrow, Spend all my evenings with niggas and bitches, so I spend my riches and drown in my sorrows.” Off rip Enough’s message is put out there. I grow tired, I hit my lows, I drink and spend money I don’t have on things I don’t need so I don’t feel ect. Enough from my perspective comes from that point where you just simply have enough of your negative ways and the negativity around you. Fox came in with this painting the picture from his perspective, him being the responsible and better put together person on this track he raps from his perspective of being the sober guy around that negativity and not really fully understanding but at least being there cause he knows his friends need help. you get two sides of one scenario the drunk with allot on his plate and trying to get by and his friend whose always a reliable ride from the party they really didn’t wanna attend in the first place.
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Chuthlu Shalt Not Be Disturbed: Alright lets get this out the way I love H.P Lovecraft’s work and the ocean is like my life I love water so I’m drawn to there being some alien squid dragon guy under the water taking a nap who if you look at him he’ll drive you insane…I can relate man people look at me and then they look crazy all the time. Now that the title is out the way, this song has a lazy vibe. I wrote this with the whole “I feel like an outcast” mind set I reference back to my drinking and how it helps me coast through life “floating down a lake of whiskey” I like whiskey drink of preference just a little fun fact for you. To wrap this up, the song is really just a relaxed tune saying yeah I hear you but I’m just gonna figure everything out my way.
Nudes From A Vampire: “Nudes From A Vampire” Lets see if you can tie this all together. If you know anything about vampires (I like spelling it with a Y ((Vampyre)) but I feel like I gotta sacrifice things like that sometimes) you can’t get nudes from a vampire cause they cant be photographed so your not getting anything out of the message. the nudes part come on now we all appreciate nudes and wanna see the goods right? I wrote this about my highschool girlfriend that sucked the life out of me…well tried to. the song holds content from being in a one sided relationship where you feel like you have to chase someone your already with and your getting nothing out of it. at the end I close off with “one day well both see the same thing and well see who comes back” which is really referencing when you break that relationship off seriously that person will attempt to come back at some point…my advice though, just move on there’s better people in this world to surround yourself with and you deserve to be happy and if your that life sucking vampire all I have to say is, Stop it your making all the awesome people in this world lame and sad.
Wild Things: A tropical adventure through my old partying days with the wild things. This is one of my favorite tracks it really is just fun for me. The song holds my famous drinking content (get use to it) with a little view into my old life of being out in the streets, drinking, fighting, yelling, dealing with self Proclaimed “O.G’s” and telling my listener who may try to be one of the “monsters” come on and see what its really like. the hook in the track is suppose to show the positive fun side yet the verses are suppose to reflect the negatives. All and all I tried to set the fun relaxed wavy tone with this song.
Sunset Motel: This is an actual undisclosed location, if you know what it is AYEEEE. A small personal story from a time way before I was an adult making questionable decisions as a young teenager in South Florida. The song contains abit of a day I had with a girl I was interested in for a week or so we use to talk about saving up money and getting out of Florida to see the world and just have fun with no more drama but it also holds the reality of that situation where I have to be around and be apart of things I don’t agree with in my head. the whole ordeal ended up with me drinking allot of vodka, skating all over the place, partying, rarely sleeping, making money and spending it all then loosing what even got me into all of that to begin with.  at the end of all that I end up alone working on music…
Journey Of The Destroyer: So if you paid attention to the bits of detail in the last song at this point I’m alone “Journey of the Destroyer”  is introspective of everything I did previously before and where I’m headed. I tackle things like relationships, feeling and being alone as a kid, hiding from problems, and growing up in general then kinda landing where I am after taking a loss. I reference retreating again and falling back into my old loner ways and if I do that will the person I lost find me or are we just gonna meet awkwardly on the other side. do our Losses take away from who we are, make us stronger or do they make us all monsters (little bit of foreshadowing there).
If Dogs Were Wizards: so the title is just a title has nothing to do with anything really…just so you know. “if dogs were wizards” is like Bogus Pt.2. As I make my way as an artist people throw shade at me and with my growth I have more confidence in my craft. the whole track I’m really doing my least favorite thing and that’s rapping about rapping. All in all there’s some bars and flow switches I can appreciate but at the end of the day its just about my career so far and how unhappy I am with certain things. this whole tape is really just a series of bogus events in my life.
KIDS: Kids Is a freestyle…..I was just rapping about whatever came to mind really, the beat is chill and keeps up with the whole wavy them. I mention things that we do that take away from us being us and losing ourselves. Mentioning my career again I also reference being called crazy at points in my life and replied to that saying “I’m not insane, Just switched up and made my own lane, gathered experience making good vibes from bad pain” which can be taken all types of ways. still Kids is a freestyle I stepped to the mic, hit record spit then edited an threw it on the tape.
Rain: I often feel like things that went wrong in my relationship are my fault. I focused so heavily on music I didn’t give the girl I loved the attention I use to. My passion for her and the passion I found doing this drove me to be a better artist honestly. Once again loss is the topic a song of mine. I’m starting to think I’m a depressing artist the deeper I get into this stuff.
That Sinking Feeling You When…: Through out my life I’ve been in and out of others and some people just look for trouble. This song was about a friend of mine I use to see allot of good in but she always ended up hurting herself with her bad choices. a smooth relaxed oceanic tune intros you into me describing a moment with her, from there I sing about the events that take place day to day and how we met. the tone is set to be wavy like everything else but also have a more lost feel than the rest. With less power and control in this situation I wanted my listener to get lost in the vibe so I let the beat ride out for awhile after I sing the outro.
Night: Closing this mixtape you find yourself with “Night” which is the same subject matter as Bogus but in present context. Where I’m at right now I feel like I’m in ruins with nothing music in my heart and fire in my soul. No more home, no more friends, nothing is the same anymore for me I have set my path as “Eliy Orcko” the Former Punk Skater from Coral Springs, Florida. The song reflects on everything all the previous songs talked about and I think it’s one of my best, it has that wavy song with an up beat groove to it along with my vocal melodies its definitely in my top 5 on this whole project.
Like Me: “Like Me” is a song Sav from Authentic Language gave me as a feature and wanted me to kind of take over for so I used it on the tape. It ended up fitting well but I didn’t know where it should go so I consider It a bonus track if you shuffle the whole project you’ll find it fits in perfectly though. the track is just about loving someone intensely and enjoying just who they are and what you have together. content touches on more than physical relations, always being there, taking a chance with someone different, and sticking by their side cause you’ll never have another connection like the one you have with a person who actually cares and vibes with you.

MAEKL JORDN Release GHETTO BASS/BREAKBEAT Fusion New Single “BRKDNC”

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Incognito Dj/Producer Duo MAEKL JORDN have released their sophomore track, “BRKDNC” on High Scream Records. Originally premiered on taste-maker site The Music Ninja, “BRKDNC” is a high energy, transgenre track featuring perfectly blended elements of Hip Hop, Breakbeat, and Electronica.

 

Buy MAEKL JORDN’s “BRKDNC” on Beatport
Advance Praise for MAEKL JORDN’s “BRKDNC”:
OWSLA: Cool tune!
Tommie Sunshine: HOLY SHIT! BRKDNC is a jam!!
Pump The Noise: What a bomb! I love it. Thanks for the promo
Gigi Barocco: Funny! I love it!
Sonny Denja: The track is a bomb!! Love it!
Il Pagante: Super Bomb!!!
RVBRA: Cool cool coool!!!
Blasterz: Amazing! on my playlist
The Johnny Fresh Experience: SUPERCOOL!!!
The Buildzer: What a Banger!
DUBAY: Real love

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FREE MIXTAPE: Main Attrakionz- 808s & Dark Grapes 2 !

mishkanyc.com is presenting a brand new free mixtap from Oakland hip hop duo Main Attrakionz. Cop It!

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