Archives August 2023

Jazz, RnB, and Global Beats Converge in Aria’s Latest Single ‘Smile’ Released Worldwide and now on the playlist.

We are pleased to announce that the new single ‘Smile’ from ‘Aria‘ is now on A-List playlist + will also be played as a special POWERPLAY at 7 PM Pacific USA time every night for the new few months.

Italian artist Aria – real name Mariano Schiavolini – recruits a tour de force of global talent for his latest single Smile. Released Aug 14th of this year, the infectious single is characterised by its strong rhythms, global influences, and masterfully intricate composition.

Smile’s driving force is its undeniable rhythm influenced strongly by South and Central American musical styles, namely rumba and cha cha. However, jazz and RnB influences elevate the song with its positive vocals and message, and instrumentation such as that of American bassist Joseph Patrick, bassist for Steward Copeland of the Police.

Smile’s arrangement is in a way a testament to Aria’s decades spanning legacy in the music industry. With over 120 tracks making up the song (with most contemporary songs only reaching 50), Smile was recorded with older analogue set-ups that retain the individual frequencies of each instrument with more fidelity than their modern counterparts at this complex layering. In doing so, it demonstrates the mastery that comes with having been in the industry for so long now, such is the case with Aria.

The single and its accompanying music video continue in Aria’s trend of global collaboration. As viewers will see, the video brings together the smiles of those from all backgrounds, who interpret the dance of Smile with spontaneous and unique gestures. Behind the scenes, English author Nicolette Turner penned the lyrics which were sung by vocalist Ariel Jones, who also interpreted the song in Portuguese after contributing the lyrics in her native tongue. Smile’s Portuguese version is to be released in the South American market.

Prior to Smile, Aria’s successes have included charting in his native Italy and abroad, rotation on BBC Radio, millions of streams and views on his songs and videos, and charitable drives to help causes close to the artist’s heart. These causes include defending human rights, saving near extinct animals, and fighting apartheid, to name a few.

Smile is a song of universal brotherhood that hopes to bring people of all walks and creeds together through dance. The single is available across all platforms now.


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Rising from History’s Embers: Friday Dies Drops ‘Bullshit Artist’ Single on the playlist

First rate metal band ‘Friday Dies’ rise from the ashes with a new release of their hardcore single ‘Bullshit Artist’.


We are pleased to announce that the single ‘Bullshit Artist’ from ‘Friday Dies’ is now on the daily A-List playlist + will be played as a special METAL POWERPLAY at 11 PM Pacific USA time every night for a month or more.

On the underground scene in the mid 80’s through the late 90’s releasing several demos and a full length cd “Return of the Witch”. The band broke up and the members went in different directions remaining on the scene for decades in other projects. Mark Friday’s son found a box of old cd’s and so hear I am promoting this old ass music to pave the way for some new shit.

The new stuff is being recorded in a professional studio (TRAX 52) and will be professionally mixed & mastered. It should have a more polished sound, but it will not lose the hard-core edge or the complex song structure. Like the Phoenix, Friday Dies will rise from the ashes anew with strength and inspiration. 

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From Desire to Necessity: JCraig’s “NEEDYOUSOBAD” Chronicles the Inherent Urge for Relationships on the playlist

In an era characterized by fleeting desires, one visionary artist fearlessly plunges into the depths of the human experience with the mesmerizing release of “NEEDYOUSOBAD.” JCraig, the versatile artist and musician, delves into the concept of indispensability within all relationships, casting illumination on the intrinsic requirement for interpersonal bonds.


“NEEDYOUSOBAD” by ‘JCraig’ is now on the A-List Playlist and will also be played as a special POWERPLAY at 3 PM Pacific USA time every afternoon for a month or more.

More than a mere catchy melody, the single “NEEDYOUSOBAD” embarks on an emotionally charged expedition into the human psyche and our inborn yearning for companionship, camaraderie, and attachment. JCraig delves profoundly into the notion that necessity emerges as a potent instinct, transcending beyond mere whims and preferences. Spanning from familial ties to friendships and romantic involvements, “NEEDYOUSOBAD” resonates universally, touching the hearts of diverse audiences.

Originating in the heart of High Point, North Carolina—a hub of furniture craftsmanship—JCraig’s musical odyssey commenced within the tapestry of his family’s rich heritage in the church. Nurtured by his father’s ministry and influenced by his artistically gifted family, JCraig’s ardor for music ignited. Introduced to instruments at a tender age, he swiftly honed his craft, evolving into an accomplished bassist and vocalist.

JCraig’s musical voyage traversed from New York to Los Angeles, where he crossed paths with titans of the music industry. Collaborating with legendary luminaries, he imbibed the essence of diverse musical genres, seamlessly weaving this reservoir of knowledge into his contemporary sound. This synthesis was enriched by the teachings and techniques inherited from luminaries such as Dr. Clyde Criner, a world-renowned jazz virtuoso and educator.

With a blossoming career, JCraig unfurled multiple albums that entranced audiences through his distinct amalgamation of soul-stirring melodies and contemplative verses. Despite tribulations and setbacks, his dedication to music remained unwavering, propelling him to continually redefine the parameters of his artistic expression.

“NEEDYOUSOBAD” emerges as the crown jewel in JCraig’s discography, poised to enrapture global music aficionados with its profound narrative and unparalleled musicianship.






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Captivating Audiences: Li Scott’s ‘Listen’ Becomes new Anthem on the Playlist

Destined for greatness, to some people it’s just a cliché, but for Li Scott it is her birthright. Born in Monmouth, NJ, Li’s mother knew her daughter was talented and loved to perform since the tender age of 5. Li performed on stages both small and large, she has graced the stages of local talent shows to the world-renowned Apollo theater.


The new single ”Listen” from ‘Li Scott’ is now on the daily A-List Playlist + will also be played daily as a special POWERPLAY at 8 PM Pacific USA time every night for a month or more.

Li is multitalented and creative. Not only does she embody the elements of a superstar on stage and on-screen, but her audacious and unpredictable personality has opened up doors for her. Delving into heartfelt frustration, Li’s latest release ”Listen” is an anthem for anyone who has ever felt unheard in a relationship, capturing raw emotions and vulnerability.

Li’s music versatility gives fans an in-depth look at her unique views on love and relationships. She’s the voice of today’s unapologetic woman, she’s bold, edgy and in control.






Metal Titans ‘Armored Dawn’ Release Inspiring Single ‘Brand New Way’ Ahead of Album #4 on the playlist.

Armored Dawn surprises with new single “Brand New Way”. Single sets the stage for the release of the band’s fourth studio album.

Last Friday, August 4th, the Brazilian band Armored Dawn released their newest single “Brand New Way”, which is part of the band’s forthcoming fourth album, which will be released in the second half of 2023. Different from the heavy theme of the last singles “S.O.S.” and “Tides”, “Brand New Way” brings a more optimistic view of life, of how we shouldn’t let ourselves be overwhelmed by defeats or by those who want to bring us down, as there is always a new beginning and a new path to follow.


Brand New Way‘ from ‘Armored Dawn’ is now on the A-List PLaylist + will also be played daily as a special ROCK POWERPLAY at 2 PM Pacific USA time every afternoon for a month or more.

Like the previous singles, “Brand New Way” was mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica), and again shows a great evolution in the band’s sound. The music brings the characteristic identity that marks Armored Dawn’s sound, expands horizons and surprises those who still don’t know the band’s music.

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As is Armored Dawn’s tradition, the new single also features a super-produced music video, directed by Rafael Agostino, also the band’s keyboardist. The current lineup features Eduardo Parras (vocals), Tiago de Moura and Timo Kaarkoski (guitars), Heros Trench (bass), Rafael Agostino (keyboards) and Chris Oliveira (drums).

Armored Dawn emerged in 2014 and became relevant in the Brazilian metal scene. After all, they played tours and shows alongside great bands like Saxon, Megadeth, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Europe, Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Fates Warning, Sabaton and Tarja.

The first two albums Power of Warrior (2016) and Barbarians in Black (2018), were produced by great names like Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn), Bruno Agra (We Are Harlot) and Kato Khandwala (The Pretty Reckless, Papa Roach).

The third album, Viking Zombie, was produced, mixed and mastered by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, the latter a veteran producer with over 200 bands under his belt and a Latin Grammy.

Featuring a sophisticated and versatile metal, the band collects great works in videos, such as “Sail Away”, which had a cinematic production, as well as “Beware of the Dragon”, shown in all movie theaters in Brazil during the trailers for the movie Aquaman, in 2018. “Ragnarok” and “Animal Uncaged” (recorded at the Rockfest festival, at Allianz Parque, São Paulo, when they played for around 37,000 people) add up to millions of views on YouTube.

During the pandemic, they released the single “Stronger Together”, which was very well accepted by the public.

Then, already preparing the ground for the forthcoming fourth album, “Brand New Way”, they released the singles “S.O.S.” which featured an amazing music video, and the heavy and melancholy “Tides”.

Recorded at Dharma Studios, mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica), the album will be released later this year.


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Rod212: Shaping a Sonic Revolution with ‘Wind It’ on the playlist.

Step into the vibrant realm of Rod212, an inventive trailblazer who is reshaping the musical landscape through his innovative approach. His musical creations intricately weave together a captivating blend of mesmerizing verses, irresistible rhythms, and unabashed emotion. By dismantling the confines of tradition, Rod212 seamlessly melds the raw essence of Hip Hop with the alluring charm of R&B, giving rise to a sonic expedition that stands as a truly authentic revolution.


The new single ‘Wind it’ by ‘Rod212’ is now on the A-List Playlist + will be played as a special POWERPLAY at 1 PM Pacific USA time every afternoon for a month or more.

Echoing the unfiltered ethos of his era, Rod212’s incisive and witty lyrics, combined with his pulsating yet succinct compositions, deeply resonate with a global audience. With an impressive track record boasting over one million streams on Spotify, this unwavering phenomenon is etching an enduring imprint on the music scene.

Introducing “Wind it,” the freshest single by Rod212, which impeccably showcases his pioneering sound.






Unveiling ‘Closer’: DJ Frankie G’s Collaborative Masterpiece Featuring AJ Funk, Alex Perez, Bashar, and Sizzahandz” on the playlist.

With each advancing stride we take, our ambitions edge closer to realization. Exemplifying this profound emotion, the renowned DJ Frankie G unveils his latest musical masterpiece titled “Closer.” Uniting a diverse range of remarkably talented artists, Frankie curates an impressive team to create an array of remixes. This lineup showcases the skills of AJ Funk, accompanied by the seasoned experts from Homewerx: Alex Perez, Bashar, and the label’s ingenious founder and co-owner, Sizzahandz. This collaborative endeavor reaches its zenith in an exhilarating auditory journey, guaranteed to accelerate your heartbeat and set your feet in motion. Don’t wait any longer – embark on your path toward your ultimate objective and secure your personal copy without hesitation.


‘Closer’ from ‘The DJ Frankie G’ is now on the A-List playlist + will also be played as a special POWERPLAY at 1 PM Pacific USA time every afternoon for a month or more.


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