Archives 2022

Two new singles ‘Backstabber’ and ‘Look what you made me do’ from ‘Boygenius’ with their easy going, relaxing and melodic sound are on the playlist now.

The head of music for hollywoodfm.digital Radio said that he loved the new singles ‘Backstabber’ and ‘Look what you made me do’ from Boygenius. Boygenius puts out 2 new singles that are easy going, relaxing, melodic and up to date, with a strong and unique rap, and silky beats that excite fans all over the globe. Listen out for both singles on the daily playlist + a special double play of both singles everyday at approx 1 PM Pacific time for a month or more.

Earl: Langham-Jr ( Boygenius) born November 22 1973, Native of the Tribe of the Mississippian, in Moss Point, Mississippi, who later in his early teen years move to Austin Texas is where his mother side of family dominical. Earl Langham Jr became inspired of the Texas Entertainment scene that he started learning about the business from his cousin Spencer Aldridge in Houston Texas, who was an extra location casting director who work on such films, Dream Girls, The Postmen, Salena under Gregory Nava, The Great Debaters, Lend Belly under the director of Gordon Parks, Benjamin Button just to name a few. Spencer also taught Earl Langham Jr, about the Music business. Spencer brought Earl along with him on shows and behind the scene and told Earl to watch what going on around him and study the business.

Earl helped his cousin Spencer on projects when he works with lil Flip out of Houston Texas. Earl got to meet a lot of the Big Major Independent artist out of Houston Texas, such as Z ro, Trae da Truth, Lil KEKE, Hawk, (R.I.P.) and Moe (R.I.P.), Street Military, D. and many others. What Earl, learn from these big, name is that, if you work hard at your craft, you will earn the respect of the streets which will become your fans. This when Earl became an artist and took on the name Boygenius. Earl and Lvdaboss still currently working and perform together. Lvdaboss and Boygenius isn’t new to the stage, and are currently working on a new Album. They have already put a song call For, The Summer which can be found on Youtube, Google Play Music, and Spotify. The Album is call Back to Grinding.

Australian Pop Singer ‘T8iana’ an advocate for the LGTBI+ community drops new single ‘Celebrat8ion’.

Australian Pop Singer popularly known as T8iana, a passionate advocate for the LGTBI+ community, has strongly reacted to the hate attack shooting at the Gay nightspot Club Q in Colorado Springs, U.S, which recently made worldwide news.

T8iana, a talented musician, who has met with success on the UK i-tunes daily top 40 and 100 dance charts throughout 2022 and who was also featured in the Rolling Stone Magazine’s Global Artist spotlight earlier this year, has released a new pop-dance single ‘Celebrat8ion’ with an enthralling music video which she calls a visually creative and musically/lyrically charged ‘response’.

A colourful yet strong retaliation/reaction to the unfortunate incident, the clip has been intentionally filmed at Melbourne’s iconic LGTBI favoured nightclub – ‘Lovemachine’ which itself was the site of a violent gun shooting in 2019 (though for unrelated reasons). “The choice of this particular nightclub as the location for the video is to highlight the need for safety and to encourage the LGTBI+ community to stand up against the hatred and stereotyping towards them while not letting such incidents deter them from leading anything less than a glorious life”, says T8iana.

The video incorporates stunning visuals, powerful choreography and features T8iana drawing a big heart symbol on the bare chest of a strapping male dancer to convey peace and raising her arms up in the air as if asking for heavens to listen to her plea.

In a bold move, T8iana has also written to the Australian PM, Anthony Albanese, to draw attention towards the need for the police to play a more engaged role in ensuring the safety of the LGTBI+ community in the nation. The Minister’s office is yet to respond.

The Star Observer magazine in Australia reports that crimes against the LGTBI have more than quadrupled since 2004. In Feb 2022, a gang of teenage boys was arrested over repeated heinous hate crimes towards gay men in Melbourne, Australia.

‘This your dancefloor, dance the night away, this is your religion don’t let them take it away,’ sings T8iana on the track, as a metaphorical reference to the LGTBI+ life and rights – a thought echoed by thousands of her followers on her Instagram handle t8iana.offical

This song gloriously celebrates the community’s right to celebrate their love for whoever they wish to love in a safe, inclusive, accepting community. It has been written/performed by T8iana and produced by Clarence Jey, a U.S based Grammy winning record producer.

T8iana is currently working with legendary Australian Sound Engineer Doug Brady who has been involved in big recording projects for Aussie greats like John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes and Olivia Newton John to name a few, and who has also recorded the soundtrack for the iconic 1980s film Crocodile Dundee.

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Listen/Download here: https://gyro.to/celebrat8ion

The new single ‘Last Christmas’ from ‘Martha High’ with its lovely festive feeling, strong vocals and danceable beats is on the Hollywood Christmas 2022 playlist now.

The head of music for hollywoodfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘Last Christmas’ from ‘Martha High’ with its lovely festive feeling, strong vocals and danceable beats, that get you up and dancing into the 2022 Christmas spirit, a warm and touching cover that comes from the heart and soul. The song has been placed on the hollywoodfm.digital playlist and will be played throughout the day and night on the A-List + as a special Christmas powerplay every day at approx 8:30 PM Pacific USA time for a month or more.

Miss Martha High is an internationally acclaimed performer, author, vocal instructor, radio talk show host, and artist. She was discovered by The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, at the age of 18 in the mid-1960s while singing with The Four Jewels at the world famous Apollo Theater in New York. They later become The Jewels after Mr. Brown invited them to join him on the road with the James Brown Revue. Martha Harvin was renamed Martha High by Mr. Brown and later crowned her The Goddess of Soul. She performed with Mr. Brown for 32 years and has the distinction of having worked with him longer than any other singer.

Miss High has spent the last five decades entertaining audiences around the world. In addition to writing a book, she launched her own radio show, It’s High Time, in 2020 on studiowbuzz.com, where she interviewed musicians and celebrities with whom she worked and collaborated throughout her career. Today, she has been invited by television industry professionals to develop her own talk show. Miss Martha High & Friends (working title).

Amid her success with Mr. Brown, she joined other legendary artists on stage including Michael Jackson, Bo Diddley, BB King, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker, and was featured in The Blues Brothers film and the television series, New York Undercover.

After working with Maceo Parker and his band for 16 years, she has become a highly sought-after performer and currently enjoys a successful solo career. She performed for audiences around the world in addition to giving special guest performances on over 50 television series featuring world renown hosts like Johnny Carson, Don Cornelius (Soul Train), Jay Leno, David Letterman, Arsenio Hall, Jerry Springer, and Jonathan Ross. She is also one of the best live performers in the business and has taken the stage at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Indianapolis Jazz Festival, and many other live events throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan.

The Magic of Christmas
A Holiday Celebration of Love, Culture and Humanity

Since the beginning of her career in the 1960s, Martha High feels privileged to travel around the world to entertain audiences who love her voice and feel the spirit of love she conveys each time she steps onto the stage.

“I am so blessed to have sung on countless albums with the best of the best. When I started releasing my own albums I kept thinking that I’d do a Christmas album someday,” Martha said. Her producer and friend, Michael Edell, said he’d be honored to produce her next album in time for the holidays and that was it!

Martha and Michael began working on a list of Christmas songs in the Summer of 2022, borrowing from the classics to contemporary sounds. Martha said, “We just had to do Santa Baby, but I wanted to put a different spin on it. The Christmas Song is one of my all-time favorites. We then added Wham’s Last Christmas upon the recommendation of a friend, so I asked Michael Edell to make it real soulful to make it stand out and he did just that!”

Another of Martha’s dearest friends is author Dr. Yemaja Jubilee whose books feature many of Martha’s artistic paintings and sketches. Martha told Michael, “Dr. Jubilee has written a song that we must do on our Christmas album!” Dr. Jubilee contributed It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, which is an invitation to celebrate love, culture and humanity during the holiday season.

Martha’s joyful voice combined with Michael’s infectious reggae groove delivers the message ‘on fleek.’ Martha’s version of Donny Hathaway’s This Christmas takes the song to the next level. The”Shake a hand. Shake a hand” chorus at the end makes you beg for more. The new ballad, Why Don’t You Come Home for Christmas, evolved from an idea for a melody Martha that left on a voicemail message to Michael. The song became a soulful plea from a woman wanting to be with her lover during the holidays.

No album by Martha would be complete without a nod to her boss, mentor, and friend — the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown. Martha along Grey and the Hit Me Band honor Mr. Brown with a rendition of his recording of Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto – a tender reminder to Santa that children living in poverty deserve gifts too. Finally, Martha along with Grey and the Hit Me Band, escort a very funky Jingle Bell Rock down Basin Street in New Orleans and then all over the world as Martha shouts the names of some of her favorite cities here and abroad.

The album opens and closes with Greetings — a personal message from Martha, then closes with Blessings — a heartfelt message to her thousands of friends, family and fans all over the world. She felt the album needed to convey a sense of community in today’s world.

The album has already received rave reviews on social media. Martha says, “I hope everyone who listens to my album will feel a renewed sense of joy, love and the desire to celebrate the many gifts we have to share”.

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https://www.instagram.com/marthahighofficial

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The new single ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’ from ‘RAI’ with its hypnotic grooves and strong catchy vocals/rap is on the playlist now.

The head of music for Hollywood FM Digital said he loved the new single ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’ from ‘RAI’ with its hypnotic grooves, strong catchy vocals/rap and world class production. The single has been placed on the Hollywood FM Digital playlist and will be played 2-3 times a day in general rotation + as a special powerplay at approx 12 PM Midday Pacific USA time for a month or more.

The new single ‘A Christmas Letter’ from ‘Aria’ with its tinkling pianos, soulful vocals and dazzling big festive production is on the playlist now.

The head of music for hollywoodfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘A Christmas Letter‘ from ‘Aria’ with its tinkling pianos, soulful vocals and dazzling big festive production, that sends shivers down your spine and relaxes you just in time for Christmas . The song has been placed on the hollywoodfm.digital playlist and will be played on high rotation at least once an hour all day and night + as a special Christmas powerplay every day at approx 4: 30 PM Pacific time usa for a month.

Aria’s stirring, heartfelt track, A Christmas Letter, reinforces love and connectedness in a time when Christmas has taken on new meaning and significance in the wake of recent worldwide events.

In April 2022, Aria released The Next Life, a song dedicated to the environment and endangered animals. The Next Life generated 200,000 streams, over a million views, and charted in Italy and Australia.

A Christmas Letter is a classic song in the Motown/gospel style that was recorded in South Africa at the historic Downtown recording studios in Johannesburg. It was mixed by Jack Rouben out of Los Angeles (I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Earth, Wind & Fire).

It features Afro American singer Sherita-O (Boney M.), The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Macedonian children’s choir, Heruvimi. The lyrics were written by Cambridge author Nicolette Turner.

The piece is dedicated to women and their children. On such an important day, many women are away from home for work and have to leave their families behind. Our hearts are with those who have to provide essential services to the community: hospital workers, hotel employees, artists who have to perform often far from home, and many others. It is also a song for peace, something very current and important; think of the women of Ukraine.

A Christmas Letter is on radio today and available to download in online stores.

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The new single ‘Hold Me Close’ from ‘Hello Fiasco’ with its pure Indie rock energy is on the playlist now.

The head of music for hollywoodfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘Hold Me Close’ from ‘Hello Fiasco’ with its pure Indie rock energy, mixed with a true pop sensibility, big vocals and a wall of sound guitar production, that takes you to the mosh pit and back in a stylish manner, this rocks and pops. This song has now been placed on the hollywoodfm.digital playlist and will be played at least once an hour on extra high rotation + as a special superplay at approx 7:30 PM Pacific USA time every night for a month or more.

The new single from ‘Hello Fiasco‘ is entitled “Hold Me Close.” This is the first single from their debut album “Find The Shoreline.” The song polled 73 out of 85 possible in US/UK/CAN/IRE/AUS/NZ. Currently at 690K streams on Spotify and the YouTube video is now at 185K views.

Prior to 2021, former members of Canadian rock band The Mailman’s Children joined forces with other artists to record 23 original songs. At the top of 2021, the newly formed Pop Rock band surfaced as Hello Fiasco.  

Hello Fiasco is considered Canadian-American because their frontman Eric LaBossiere (born Canadian) lives in Helena, Montana (USA). The rest of the band lives in Winnipeg, including Joel Couture (bass), Joel Perreault (lead guitars/backing vocals), Ivan Burke (drums), and Guy Abraham (keys/Ableton/backing vocals).

Since its official release this summer, the band’s debut album “Find The Shoreline” has already earned 2,500,000 streams and been placed on over 6,000 Spotify playlists. The album itself was co-produced by both LaBossiere and award-winning producer John Paul Peters (Propagandhi, Comeback Kid, Faouzia, Cancer Bats, Begonia). Notably, the album was mastered by American Grammy-winning engineer Randy Merrill of Sterling Sound (Imagine Dragons, Cage The Elephant, Muse, Bieber, Adele, Lady Gaga). 

Because the band prides itself on coming from the side of Pop Rock where the quality of lyrics, music and originality still stand for something, HF has been compared to Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and David Bowie. HF’s first performances include a sold-out headlining show at Canada’s renowned Festival du Voyageur, as well as an opening slot for The Watchmen, I Mother Earth and Bif Naked at Winnipeg’s Burt Block Party. The band is currently in the process of scheduling its first North American and world tour dates for 2023.

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SPOTIFY ARTIST LINK: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3JsVASgdxUNn1BIZbC4pnp?si=0dgk41PsSdyPqTFgTEgbSQ

APPLE: https://music.apple.com/us/album/find-the-shoreline/1634114882

ALBUM RELEASE SITE: https://www.findtheshoreline.com/

*A site built by the band: includes music store, liner notes, credits, lyrics, cover art story, reviews and more.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

WEBSITE: https://www.hellofiasco.com/

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XTkkTjLlcoJ7sk_5t-EUw

LINKTREE: https://linktr.ee/hellofiasco

TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@hellofiasco?lang=en   

INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/hellofiasco/?hl=en

FB: https://www.facebook.com/HelloFiascoOfficial/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/HelloFiasco_?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

VIDEO for FIRST SINGLE “HOLD ME CLOSE”:

OFFICIAL VIDEO of first single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-TTMi2s4mg

INTERVIEWS

ENGLISH: https://podcastville.ca/shows/41/episodes/15392

FRENCH: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/culture-et-confiture/segments/entrevue/402399/hello-fiasco-pop-anglais-winnipeg

The new single ‘Falling for you’ from ‘Maithili’ with it’s pop hit sound and sleek beats is on the playlist now.

The music guru at hollyoodfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘Falling for you’ from ‘Maithili’ with it’s pop hit sound, sleek beats, funky ‘Nile Rodgers’ esque guitars and lovely melodic vocals. A perfect pop meets soul production that sounds like a winner and stays in your head. It’s now on the playlist and will be played 2-3 times per day in general rotation + as a special powerplay at approx 3 PM Pacific US time every day for a month or more.

The new single ‘Manhattan Dance Club’ from ‘Doctor Together’ with it’s vibrant, warm, ethereal and banging dance sound is on the playlist.

The music programmer for hollywoodfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘Manhattan Dance Club’ from ‘Doctor Together’ with it’s vibrant, warm, ethereal and banging dance sound, that gets you jumping up and down to the powerhouse piano stabs and classic sounding orchestral dance strings, this is pure house pop dance energy at it’s best. It’s now been placed on the Hollywood FM Digital playlist and will be played 2-3 times per day + as a special powerplay at approx 2:30 PM Pacific US time every day for a month or more.

Doctor Together is a Spanish duo, formed by musician César Zubiri and producer Guillermo Quero.

Their compositions are inspired in transmitting positive energy, peace and harmony. Their influences cover all kinds of genres: from Oscar Peterson’s jazz to Flume’s futuristic bass or Daft Funk’s electronic music.

Doctor Together already has a notable catalog of different singles and one initial album. Their style of music could be cataloged as Electronic Dance Chill Out with influences of acoustic and native instruments.

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https://youtube.com/@DoctorTogether

http://doctortogethermusic.com

https://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=iv3gsuocw4tv&utm_content=l67d1si

https://www.facebook.com/Doctor-Together-104907171586789/

The new single ‘Subtonic Dream’ from ‘Stronie’ with it’s chugging, driving, dreamy, powerpop sound is on the Hollywood Playlist now.

The Playlist manager for Hollywood FM Digital said that he loved the new single ‘Subtonic Dream’ from ‘Stronie’ with it’s chugging, driving, dreamy, powerpop sound, melodic and ethereal vocals and pulsating screechy, Shoegazing like guitars, that echo throughout this emotive track. It’s hit the spot and so will be going on The Hollywood playlist, so listen out for it every day and night + as a special new music powerplay at approx 8 PM Pacific USA time for a month or more.

Stronie talks about the single saying “Subtonic Dream is all a bit of fun , the song is all about how our Dreams will go where there please, sometimes Beautiful colourful sometimes dark and scary and sometimes jumping from one to the other. I just decided to have a bit of fun with words and set no rules with regards to lyrics and melodies and see where it went. The result, Subtonic Dream . I love ELO and the travelling Wilburys and feel there definitely some of that influence in there. I hope your listeners have as much fun listening as I had writing this! The release date is 3.11.22 and should be available on all digital platforms”.

The new single ‘Hot One’ from ‘Don Afric’ with it’s movie sized production, strong rap/flow and sensational beats is on the Hollywood Playlist now.

The music manager at Hollywood FM Digital Radio said that he loved the new single ‘Hot One’ from ‘Don Afric’ with it’s movie sized production, strong rap/flow and sensational beats that echo throughout the song with a cinematic and authentic feel. The single is now on the A-List and will be played all day and night + as a special ‘Hot new music’ spotplay at approx 1 PM Pacific USA time for a month or more.

Oussama ESSEDDYQ (born 5 November 1989), known professionally as Don Afric, is a Moroccan rapper, singer and songwriter from Tangier. His brand new single is entitled ‘Hot One’.

He’s known for his album Yellow Pages. Don Afric sings in 5 languages English, Arabic, French, Spanish & Dutch. He learned most of languages thru music.  Don Afric has been also part of the film industry where he worked on a few movies such as Spectre (James bond) & War Machine (with Brad Pitt).

Although Tangier is his home town, Don Afric is spending most of his recent years in Dubai. For Don Afric, music was the meaning of a life he’s been pursuing for as long as he remembers, music was the sound that kept him going during his good and tough times.

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Official Website

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1lZAo5OhEigG38p1f6ARBU?si=mRw02dz1TkOFBXHupp93uQ

Apple Music : https://music.apple.com/ae/artist/don-afric/1481617715

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7426814/