Music Submission, BRYAN ART

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Bryan Art is a good-vibes singer, a witty songwriter, meticulous producer, renowned guitarist and a multifaceted artist specializing in lively music with a positive message. He has given outstanding performances on several local and international shows including Jamaica Jazz and Blues, Rebel Salute, ATI, Fully Loaded, St. Mary Mi Come From, Unity Splash among others. His international appearances as a solo act include major music festivals around the world, tours of the Caribbean, the United States, Canada and Europe.

​Bryan Art first came to prominence not as the singer we know and love but as a budding guitarist and touring member of the legendary Fire House Crew. With Firehouse, Bryan gained immeasurable experience supporting top flight Artistes including Luciano and Sizzla for several years and later with Bushman as band leader and guitarist of his Grass Roots Band. He also did a short stint with the world renown Black Uhuru and also Michigan and Smiley.

​2001 was the year Bryan Art took the bold step, adding new dimensions as recording Artiste and co/producer of his first single titled “Soon Come Back” for FIWI Music Label. By 2002 his name was on the lips of many music lovers and was rightfully named “Best New Artiste” by ER / TVJ (Television Jamaica). By then Bryan Art was signed to Chris Smith Management who also housed five and six-time Grammy nominees Nelly Furtado and Tamia respectively. Along with the Gumption band he was privileged to perform on both named artiste’s successive official remixes and as such release several hits including “Rock and Come In” 2004 and “Get It” in 2005.

​Presently, having come full circle the very prolific songwriter who has also penned songs for artistes such as Etana, George Nooks, Singing Melody, Bushman, and Luciano, etc. has now embarked on a collaborative project with the said Gumption Production team now touring as I-kronik.

Bryan Art’s expanding sources of inspiration credits Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Toots Hibbert as well as Stevie Wonder and Al Green to name a few.

Bryan Art (Bryan Grant); born in St. Ann, Jamaica.

Music Submission, Lavell One

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Lavell One

Music Submission, Trevor Bystrom

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Trevor Bystrom

Trevor Bystrom is known for his multi-cultural sound, which blends elements from many genres, including world, rock, reggae, latin, and blues. He and his band create world melodies and afro-rhythms using many unique instruments from a wide range of cultures, including flute, violin, didgeridoo, ngoni, Weissenborn slide guitar, and world percussion. 

The group fuses sounds and rhythms from around the globe to create memorable songs with captivating instrumentation and inspirational lyrics. The band's original music largely centers around current and persisting social and environmental issues. It acts as a call for listeners to break their acceptance of the status quo and become individual ripples for positive change in the world. Their message appeals to a sense of communal responsibility, protection of the earth and all living beings, and a movement towards sustainable living!

Sound a-likes: String Cheese Incident,Manu Chao,Rusted Root, Paul Simon (Graceland), Ben Harper, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson

Music Submission, Jr. Dread

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Jr. Dread

Jr. Dread is a singer/songwriter/producer whose musical background manifests through his own music. Born on the island of Barbuda and having won a reggae performance at the age of 10, Jr. Dread was rewarded with a plane ticket to the U.S. to continue along the path of music. With knowledge and love of old world reggae, hip hop and many more, Jr. Dread began mixing and DJing in clubs throughout the U.S. at the age of 14. Jr. Dread has been writing and producing his own music for some years now. His lyrics range from party to conscious while riding over unique beats. 

Music Submission, Jungleman

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Jungleman is a Nigerian Reggae Singer/Songwriter/Bassist/Music Producer From Engenni, Rivers State Nigeria. Jungleman has release a number of reggae music that are well liked world wide. Jungleman has released songs like: Any Time I See You, Nice Vibes, Focus, Getting Ready, Trying Harder, A Give Him Praise, Light Up Ma Fire, Roses, Praise, Praise Almighty, That Draw, Play You Music, Coming To You, My Cry, Girl, Cool& Deadly, I Still Feel. 
Musical Influences are, Fela, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Orits Williki, Ras Kimono, Majeck Fasheck, The Mandators, Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, Chris Mba, Dizzy K Falola, Coco Tea, Yellow Man, Ziggy Marley, Evi Edna Ogoli, Onyeka Owenu, Tony Okoroji, Buju Banton, Waynie Wonder, Sanchez, Fleetwood Mac.

Music Submission, CHAKRA BLEU

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A festive vibe resonates on the summer sizzler release CD: ‘Our Own Paradise’. Chakra Bleu’s 8th album includes the genre of Island-Reggae, R&B, Pop-Rock that will make a person feel like they’re sitting on a Caribbean beach sipping a long awaited pina colada.

Her 1st media single release: ‘We Shall Overcome’ digs in with a message pertaining to equality & justice.  It’s powerful and leads one to feel what this artist really is about: INTEGRITY - This sincere, and yet rebel infused integrity gives credence to her compelling presence as not only an successful recording artist, yet also that of an insightful messenger and leader.

Chakra Bleu’s 7th CD ‘ALL OF ME’ had amazing chart action: The title single ‘All Of Me’ charted #2 on Top 40 as well as #1 on Indie Tope 40, holding for FIVE weeks! That’s not all - yes and then #7 on Top 100! The second single, ’The Shadow’ went to #4 on (NMW) Top 40.

Bold and pioneering, she pushes boundaries with a perspective that is invitingly  insightful and upbeat. This positive vibe flows throughout her music imbuing a magnetic, passionate intensity. Experiencing her unique style of Americana/Pop-Rock/R&B/Island music is like a natural shot of adrenaline that infuses a person with an invigorating surge of energy! Playful, intriguing, enticing, daringly honest and empowering, are words to describe how this captivating artist connects with her audience.

Chakra Bleu has received airplay from various cuts off her CD’s on Top 40, A/C, Country, AAA, Americana radio in the USA as well as Europe. She has been the Spotlight artist at The Bluebird Cafe and BMI Showcases; playing top listening venues in Nashville/Music City USA, as well as being granted the ‘Arena award Feb.1999. This prestigious honor has been granted to few other acts such as Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Jo Dee Messina, etc. who have contributed an inspiring presence in their community.

Quoted by Dave Carew for Nashville Underground:

“Chakra Bleu is - hands down-one of the most original and distinctive Pop/Rock/Americana artists ever to grace the underground Nashville music scene. Inspired by everything from the styling of bands like Heart and the Cowboy Junkies, to transcendent New Age thought, she has forged, over the past decade, some of the most uplifting, eclectic, thought-provoking, and empowering music ever created in Music City,USA.”

Her 6th CD ‘SOUVENIR’ had five singles simultaneously bedazzle: Top 40 Country Main & Indie Charts (sts) with  Weathered the Storm (#8); She Walks Alone (#17); Top 40 Main Charts with ‘Sabotage‘ scoring TOP DEBUT single & charting (#8); ‘Anyday Now’ charting at (#10) for three weeks, as well as(#4) on Top 30 Indie Charts!; ‘Addicted To You’, on Americana Charts,and also making the Spotlight on Cashbox Magazine.

Chakra Bleu’s fifth album single from YOU’RE THE ONE, ‘When I Hold Your Hand’  charged AAA and Americana airwaves, charting #5 on STS Top 30 Indie Chart and #27 on STS Top 40 Main Chart! Her prior single, ‘Hopelessly In Love’ from the Seize the Day album, scored big as well, making it to #16 on the national A/C chart.

Chakra Bleu Music, LLC; P.O.Box 160054, Nashville TN 37216

Music Submission, Pyramids on the Street

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Pyramids on the Street

Hi guys, happy to have found you!

This is Marcel from Pyramids on the Street. We are currently a 2 man project between me and my girlfriend - doing electronic-funky-disco-pop. I guess the best thing is as always listen to it directly instead of categorising, but anyways: we are doing two things: first of all interpretations of songs that move us (if you like to call it: cover songs) plus I am producing my own music since many years - playing and composing partially electronic elements with bass, guitar and my own voice.

While Silvia is from Barcelona - the town I call home since 7 years now - I myself am from Berlin and I think both towns have shaped our style. We met 2 years ago, when my ex singer was just leaving and I was working together with a local German producer here in Barcelona. While the band reshaped significantly in the last two years, we are now back with my solo EP plus our joined EP. I hope you find it entertaining and we are very open for answering any questions about us.

You can find us on Spotify

Solo EP “The truth about your Sunday”

Joint EP “This aint a test”


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Teenage singer and songwriter, Koffee's mission is to preserve Jamaica’s roots and culture in music and to empower the youth of her generation.
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Koffee, Song titled, Raggamuffin
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Raggamuffin - Single
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Music Submission, Kapital A.

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Kapital A.

Kapital A. (HipHop, Dancehall):

Hip Hop artist leaves you Wanting More!

When you think of Hip Hop music, the ideology of the Dancehall boom is a natural blend in styles that should come to mind.

Rapping, dancing, talking, chanting, and rhyming lyrics on rhythmic tracks is a natural ingredient on any hip hop album set. The sounds of the old school songs by the likes of Nat King Cole, Jackie Wilson, The Drifters and Fats Domino coupled with modern day Dancehall sessions by the likes of Beenie Man, Movado, Sean Paul, Shaggy and Damian Marley infuse what is Kapital A and most notably, is what is laid down on his latest CD entitled, Why Not: Special Edition.

The full length 20 song album has extreme flair that dramatically grows the art and style combining both formats in its complexity. Rather than raps and shouts, the melody and color are what make up this great set being released this week at Don Lichterman's Sunset Urban label. Kapital A's music ingrains that colorful flair in those melodies in every song all the way through the entire CD which is set underneath the red-hot lyrics.

Kapital A began playing at neighborhood parties and at festivals throughout Ohio and in Jamaica while incorporating and introducing these two huge influences while laying the groundwork for what would become Rap/Hip Hop fusion with a Dancehall style. Today HipHop, coupled with Dancehall music and even what can be described as a Reggaeton style have carried itself across the globe into America and into Jamaica to bring together new fans of both genres. "Hip Hop has gone through many stages of growth with many sub-formats and sub genres which is the not only the beauty of it, it is also the fine line of it” says the head of Sunset (Urban) Don Lichterman. “As an Indy label, releasing Hip Hop music into what is a wide opened field and while garnering the roots of the deep culture from before say it when it became commercialized into the mainstream is key, otherwise we are competing in a field of major recording artists with a ton of money behind its marketing push and as a matter of fact, most of rap and hip hop today is all based on how much money is behind it” explains (Don) Lichterman whose latest hip hop artist is a releasing a CD that has received rave reviews since setting up its release this month (January 2015).

"In reality and in my opinion with regard to the music industry, the early to mid-90's was one of the most creative periods of growth into the mainstream marketplace for hip-hop music," states Don Lichterman, who' was working at MCA (Records) back then while Indy Labels like Interscope and Geffen were breaking HipHop bands in huge ways and “from nothing to something” which is “our (Sunset) business model” today.

"Hip hop music today is basically Pop Music today and we are not competing with it on that level and with what are artists that are on the THREE (3) or FOUR (4) major labels,” Don Lichterman expresses himself more about the landscape of the HipHop format and genre today. "And, by adding that so called Jamaican flair and by incorporating what are great lyrics with colorful melodies is a thrill to me rather than working straight up pop Rap and this guy (Kapital A) is underground and Indy, but he is also very melodic with his music which makes it very easy for me to work!"

“The other thing I love is working anything with added value and therefore selling a 20 song CD for say $9.99 a unit is great for the label," Don Lichterman ends the conversation by reiterating the Why Not: Special Edition CD is a bargain with 20 songs on a full length and extended CD set.

1 Intro

2 Kapital A

3 Fix Ya Face

4 Aint That Funny

5 En Fuego

6 Lookin At Me

7 What It Is

8 Same Window

9 So Many Problems

10 Nod Ya Head

11 Every Word

12 Warreeyaz

13 U R Fam

14 Talkin Bout Me

15 Ran

16 I Am

17 Doe Rae Mi

18 Fly Away

19 Um Um Um

20 Fallen Angels

The album is in store on January 20th and will be available at any place that sells CDs and that allows plays with Streams along with paid Downloads. The song Warreeyaz is also placed on the Tropical Party CD being released in February (2015) and two videos (Warreeyaz and Doe Rae Mi) are being worked, serviced and are now available at all popular video outlets (VEVO, YouTube, WhoTune, Pure Volume, VHX, Amazing tunes, Amazon, Grammy 365, StereoKiller and NoiseTrade)


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bemyoda, CD titled, Forever
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