Saturday, 19 March 2011

Teri Tobin

Born on Valentine’s Day, this Arizona-born songtress, songwriter & producer had sounds of soul music flowing through her veins at an early age. Voice training in those days started at her grandmother’s church. Her professional singing career began at the ripe age of 10 when was chosen to sing background vocals for Jeffery Osborne, and for the Rock Band Yes. While in Junior High School she was one of 50 students selected out of thousands to be apart of a junior USA for Africa that traveled across Southern California to raise funds for the popular charity. Just before entering High School the group had the opportunity to travel to Amman, Jordan to meet the late King Hussein and Queen Noor during a performance at the Jeresh Festival.

The former beauty pageant winner decided long ago while singing along with Natalie Cole’s Our Love that music was her true passion and has set her sights on her dream ever since. While studying classical voice at Howard University, Tobin gained stage experiences performing with the school’s Chorale in which during President Clinton’s Inaugural Gala on

the National Mall, performing background for Diana Ross, Whitley Phipps, and shared the stage with Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross, Shai and many others. She also got her first taste of the nightclub scene while living in Washington, DC at the infamous Takoma Station, where Roberta Flack got her start. With the introduction to Jazz music yet, another genre added to her repertoire.

Performing demos and background vocals for artists such as Joe, Chico DeBarge, Coolio, Chante Moore, Korea-based Uptown, Coco Lee and Mica Paris has prepared her for her moment to shine as a solo artist. She also appears on James Tobin's sophomore release entitled " Late Nite" and co-wrote the title track. You can hear her fusion of ecclectic collaborations with Calvin Banks "Audio Tunes", Bernard Stevenson "Kingdom of Love" and The Element’s latest release, rounding off the genre appearances of Hip Hop, Gospel, Jazz and Alternative. As a featured singer for the band Eschelon she was a crowd favorite at City of Riverside Concerts in the Park Series. While in the “Valley of the Sun” she has played at the Sail Inn, George Washington Carver Museum, Hot Chocolate Lounge and other local Phoenix venues. Upon the release of her much anticipated solo album, she plans to host CD release parties in both Arizona and California, as both places she considers herself a “hometown girl”.

Although most of her influences are male singers like Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Prince, and Donny Hathaway, Tobin is reminiscent of the sultry sounds and richness of R&B or Jazz singers of yesterday.

“ I feel like this is what I was put on this earth to do...” - T. Tobin

She punctuates each line with heart and soul, speaking to every generation with each melodic phrase. Prepare to be touched by her honesty as she expresses her unwavering admiration of her first true love…….music

General Manager
Darla Tobin-Blakes
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Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Marvin Gaye......... Life

Colie Williams - “Light Up the Darkness”

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Every so often a light shines into the darkness of musical mediocrity and from the shadows emerges a fresh new artist with a gift that brings illumination and perspective to their listeners - Colie Williams is such an artist. Colie has had a very diverse background in music. From gracing the stage at the historic Apollo Theater and the Kennedy Center to singing in festivals and clubs nationally, Colie definitely has had her experience live and is ready to release her debut CD “Light Up the Darkness” in March 2011 to share her musical light with the world.

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Colette Williams (affectionately known to her friends as Colie) took the stage after her junior high school teacher recognized her vocal talent. She encouraged Colie to attend Music & Arts High School in Harlem. After graduation, Williams continued her studies at Syracuse University where she participated in their musical theatre program. Although an education major, performing piqued her inherent love for music and provided her with a restorative experience that she would be unable to deny.

Colie’s devotion to music and theatre led her to Washington, D.C. There she began touring and performing with various professional theatre productions, most notably, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. After concluding her theatre work, Williams turned her focus to developing her own distinctive sound. “I’ve always felt a strong connection to legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack and Billie Holiday.” Spirited by the influence of these legendary greats, Colie began honing a melodious style all her own.

With an established vision for her sound, Colie and her band (Soul For A New Day) naturally complement each other with seamless precision during their performances of timeless covers and enticing originals. Though often compared to songstresses like Jill Scott and Teena Marie, Colie’s musical style uniquely blends sounds of sultry jazz and classic R&B with therapeutic elements that speak to the mental, emotional, and spiritual well - being of her listeners. This singer/songwriter creates music to lift, inspire and share her truth. Colie's performances intentionally set out to create intimate landscapes where she connects and shares her vision with the audience.

As Williams reaches back to call upon the classic styles of Ella, Sarah and Billie to inspire her music, her message reaches forward towards today’s audiences.

Friday, 18 March 2011

the INTROduction EP - by Esco Williams

Liverpool's local nerd and neo soul junkie Esco Williams (J.Esco the Geek of the jsoul project) has now fully immersed himself in nothing but creativity, save his xbox and comic books, to deliver a project as close to his heart as he can get. taking inspiration from Eric Roberson's Music Fan First campaign/ethos, he has endevoured to capture the sounds he loves and his stories to create a listening experience that is not only personal but reflects his influences, loves and passion. The INTROduction EP is a small taste of what to expect from the upcoming album. stay tuned.
released 19 February 2010
executive producer J. Esco the Geek

all songs written and arranged by J. Esco the Geek unless otherwise stated

Monday, 14 March 2011

Joy - Sean C. Johnson (Free Download)

Digital Album

This not really an album. lol This is just a central location of all my "unreleased" music. I've entitled it "JOY" because a lot of the music that I will put on here will be stuff I do just because I enJOY making music. I truly do love makes me happy. :-) So feel free to download it for your listening pleasure!! And check back from time to time to see new updates!!

Great Set!! My Fav. Track: Prodigal Son

Sunday, 13 March 2011

T.R.A.C. - The Network (produced by Marc Mac)

Drop Date: April 25th on BBE

T.R.A.C. was the featured MC on Lewis Parker's underground Hip Hop hit Grand Manoeuvres. This extraordinary Brooklyn based MC currently holds residency at the legendary Webster Hall in NYC. Here's The Network, 15 tracks produced by Marc Mac, One-half of the award winning production oufit 4hero. The album has been hailed as 'the return of real undiluted Hip Hop' and is getting great support through many eclectic Hip Hop online radio stations worldwide. Through the Mc's narration the album centers around today's personal world and societies troubles. All of which are metaphorically thrown into the fantasy of a cable TV Station. Think of each song as an episode on television that you might watch complete with the news, stories, adverts, reality and... good music! Some songs were inspired by the phenomenal Network movie as well as the sending of many wave files back and forth through the broadband. The combination of Marc Mac's melodic production and T.R.A.C.'s exceptional lyrics make these compositions a very worthy and addictive listen. Like it says on "Radio Heroes" they are "here to save you from the same old things"... through "The Network".

T.R.A.C. - The Network (produced by Marc Mac)
(CD/Digital/Digital instrumental version) Barely Breaking Even BBE168ACD/BBE168ADG/BBE168IDG, 2011-04-25

Tracklisting :
01. Top Of The Morning (Intro)
02. Step Rite On In feat. Baron aka Drue Davis
03. Like The Heavens
04. Radio Heroes feat. Baron aka Drue Davis
05. Wicked City
06. Over My Shoulders
07. The Risin' feat. Baron aka Drue Davis
08. On The Inside (edition)
09. Ms Geenie feat. Stitch 7
10. Fine Tunin'
11. It's Alright feat. Jen Holland
12. Tel-lie-vision (Marc Mac intermission)
13. Somn ' For Your Ears
14. If This Ain't Music
15. For The Love (Outro)

Tracklisting 'Marc Mac - Beats From The Network' digital instrumental album :
01. Top Of The Beat
02. Step On
03. Need Stars
04. Radio Dial
05. The City
06. My Shoulders
07. Rising
08. Inside
09. Make A Wish
10. Tune In
11. Wid Me
12. Tel-lie-vision Beat
13. People (Ya Ears)
14. Skool Music
15. Love (What I'm Sayin')

Marking The Days off My Calendar For This Set.
Juno Records will have stock

The Released Single is a killa!

Step Rite On in (Feat.Baron AKA Drue Davis)

Bobby's Still Got It Goin' On! This Took Me By Surprize!

Bobby Womack - That Thing You Do Remixed By Exclusive (feat. Rustee Allen) (single)

On first sight, You might question if Bobby still has it after all these years. Certainly the single answers any doubt's with a big yes!

Deidre Gaddis - What Are We Gonna Do

A Taste of this ladies sheer talent and incredible voice!

Deirdre Gaddis - Life in The Key of Dei

There is something to be said about simplicity. It renders no extravagance but rather presents ‘essence’ in an unequivocal, raw, and untainted form. And if the heart matters, then by way of this simple mechanism does Deirdre “Dei” Gaddis render her gifts and talents. Reflecting upon her life to this point, Dei says, “My life has proved to be difficult at times, happy at others, and sometimes just more than I cared to have to deal with… But when I look at where I’ve been, the place where I am now, and where I know God can take me, I laugh. I laugh at the devil for thinking that he could take me. If there is one thing I could say to sum it all up, it’s never give up on your dream.”
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Dei has been chasing the dream since age 8. Dei says, “Music has always been my release. It allows me to escape the pressures of reality and enter into a haven of peace even when life would dictate otherwise…”

Dei’s music is set to inspire a generation of dreamers. She writes of her own life experiences both good and bad… “Everything I’ve been through has helped me to become what and who I am today. There’s always someone else who’s taken a couple of the same twists and turns in life that you have. That’s why my music reaches so many… they can identify with it.”
Deirdre recently signed with BLG Music Group and became part of the 111 East. She released her first single in December 2010, Her much anticipated project, “The Key of Dei” is scheduled for release in early March 18th 2011. Keep your eyes open for the sultry sound of Ms. Gaddis coming to a radio and venue near you!

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Song Title Time

Play 1. For Me 4:22

Play 2. We Just Can't Say Goodbye 4:19

Play 3. This Funky Ride Of Life 3:58

Play 4. What Are We Gonna Do 4:43

Play 5. That I Am 5:39

Play 6. Yes, Yes, Yes 4:28

Play 7. Here I Am 4:32

Play 8. You 4:25

Play 9. Complete 5:09

Play 10. Woman 3:44

Play 11. Temptation

Breakfast Beats Show 12th March 2011 on Peacefm

Playlist for 12th March 2011:

Mic Royal - Wake Up - The Mic Royal Project (album) - 2011
Vick Jones & DaFlow Entertainment - You Make Me Smile - Krystal Klein & DaFlow Ent - DaFlow Entertainment Presents Vick Jones - 2011
Bobby Womack - That Thing You Do Remixed By Exclusive (feat. Rustee Allen) - That Thing You Do - Single - 2011
Noel Gourdin - Beautiful - single (upcoming album fresh definition) - 2011
Park Place - Heaven's Paradise - Steps - 2011
Dw3 - On The Floor - On The Floor - 2011
Bridgette Bryant - Soft Place - single - 2011
Bradd Marquis - I Want To Be In Love - I Want To Be In Love - 2011
Nicole Mitchell - Need To Know - No Suicide - Be Aware, Show You Care Project - 2010
Dave Young - Starting To Love You - Promo - 2010
Dilys - What I Want (Without Rap) - What I Want (Without Rap) - 2011
Dj Kool Bob Underground Snappa - Tonight (feat. Fel Davis) - Tonight (feat. Fel Davis) - Single - 2011
Elliot Luv - Gangsta Love - Soulcial Engineering - 2011
Heston - Greatest Lover - Warm Human Cold World - 2011
J. Tait - Think It Over (feat. Magestik Legend) - Things On My Mind Ep Pt.1 - 2009
Marvin - It Was Love - It Was Love - 2011
Michael Jeffries, Daughter & Son - The Best - Family Affair - 2011
Jagged Edge - She Flows Through My Veins - Single on promo - 2011
Joint Heirs - Beautiful Cool - If We Stay True - 2011
Mar Variation - 2u4u - J Dilla Tribute track - 2011
Mary Mary - Walking (Main) - Single-album "something Big" coming spring - 2010
Avant Ft. Lloyd Banks - Exclusive - promo single - 2011
AKA Subliminal - Make Up Your Mind' ft. Karen Jules & Versatyle - Trainathought (out on video) - 2010
Melissa Untalon - I Live For You - Who I am - 2010
Metropolis (MWORLD & TC CUNNINGHAM) - lovin U extended remix - MWORLD NITES REMIX - 2011
Phill Wade - Talk to Me - Talk to Me (feat. Enjolee) - 2011
PVD & Cymarshall Law - the One - The One (Sounds Like This Bonus Track) - 2011
RyanLee & Fam - Forever - promo single - 2011
Shauntae Shaun Ali" Suttle" - Authentic Love - Enough is Enough EP Soundtrack - 2011
Soulfruit - Hustle - Return - 2011
Tenille - Winner - Winner - 2011
Teri Tobin - Free - Free - 2011
Ricoshade - Get It Together - Love...Another 4 Letter Word (Various Artists) - 2011
T.R.A.C. - Step Rite On In (feat Baron aka Drue Davis) - The Network (produced by Marc Mac) - 2011
Tonya Dyson - Find My Way - single - album tbc - 2011

Emmanuel Lewis Ft..Gaia - Always Yours

One of the next rising stars from The Herb Middleton Camp!

Emmanuel Lewis Withers(Manny) Keystone Productions

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Breakfast Beats Show 26th Feb. 2011 on Peacefm

Playlist for Saturday's Show 26th Feb. 2011:

Rhonda Thomas - The Light remix v1.5 orig 2010 - single - 2011
Jef Kearns - I Wanna Be the One (a.k.a. Subliminal remix) - On the Level - 2008
JimiJames - Still In Your Heart - JimiRah's Album - 2011
Kindred The Family Soul - You Got Love (feat. Snoop Dogg) - You Got Love - Single - 2011
Alemay Fernandez - Out of My Head - Out of My Head - 2011
Roy Hamilton - Lazy Hazy Sunday Afternoon - Lazy Hazy Sunday Afternoon - 2011
Joselyn Parker - I S.P.E.A.K. - single canada Black Hist Mnth - 2011
Jae Franklin - Is There Any Love - Always Needed You - 2011
KayJay ft. Nzarean - You Shoulda Neva - Intuition EP - 2011
Heston - Greatest Lover - Warm Human Cold World - 2011
Kyra Climbingbear - What Loves About - Branches: A compilation of Originals & Features - 2010
Dw3 - On The Floor - On The Floor - 2011
Liberty Silver - All In My Mind (Bonus Track) - Groove Symphony - 2010
Malice & Mario Sweet - Mario - Happy 2 Year - 2011
Mycah Chevalier - Back N Forth - Roux's Fantasy - 2008
Nicole Mitchell - Need To Know - No Suicide - Be Aware, Show You Care Project - 2010
Samantha Cardwell - The Way You Love Me - The Way You Love Me - 2010
Teedra Moses - I Adore U - Single - 2011
Tonya Dyson - Find My Way (re-released 2009) - single available on Amazon New album TBC - 2010
Dave Young - Starting To Love You - Promo - 2010
Algebra - I Aint No Joke - Single - 2011
J. Tait - Think It Over (feat. Magestik Legend) - Things On My Mind Ep Pt.1 - 2009
Dilys - What I Want (Without Rap) - What I Want (Without Rap) - 2011
PVD & Cymarshall Law - the One - The One (Sounds Like This Bonus Track) - 2011
Tenille - Winner - Winner - 2011
Elliot Luv - Gangsta Love - Soulcial Engineering - 2011
Teri Tobin - Free - Free - 2011
Earl Dwayne - Above The Water - Nflow - 2011
Slakah The Beatchild - Down - Something Forever - 2010
Mavin Ft Mary - Mavin Ft Mary - Aint That Peculiar - OND Remix -Unreleased - 2011
Herb Middleton rec. Interview - Via Skype Skype Part 1 - 2nd part To Be Aired next week - 2011
Competition - How Tall is Big Herb? - (answer: 6 foot 2 ins) -
Jazmine Sullivan - Take Over You - Single - 2011
Shauntae Shaun Ali" Suttle" - Authentic Love - Enough is Enough EP Soundtrack - 2011
Marsha Ambrosius - Butterflies - Late Nights And Early Mornings - 2011

Velben - Creative Flowz

Creative Flowz : Bio

Detroit soul singer Velben knows every direction to the human heart. The music on his debut EP Formless operates like an elite GPS navigational system through the beautiful but uncertain terrain of love and life. One would expect no less from a man who – as a youngster – spent countless hours listening to Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince. The grooves of these legends prompted Velben to lift his own voice and sing in an effort to escape the harsh realities of his dysfunctional home. The harmonious melodies that emerged from the youngster carried him far outside of the restrictive boundaries of his home, and past the stereotypical limitations of his east-side Detroit neighborhood. An industry novice at the time, Velben’s arduous odyssey kept him well acquainted with the tribulations of a struggling artist. Sidelined by the hardships of this quest, he sought refuge in the spoken-word/poetry scene where he garnered a profound talent for songwriting. Still music never left his mind.

A chance encounter with the instrumental track “Walking Large” by The Roots prompted his musical cultivation process, sewing the seeds for Velben’s own unique style to emerge and peek through the gray clouds. The track had a playful but soulful vibe that he loved, and that vibe compelled him to dig out some previously written poetry and literally go with the flow. He eventually established a creative relationship with two of hip hops elite: Jneiro Jarel and Baatin of Slum Village, and the rest is history. Not able to locate producers to cultivate his sound Velben discovered Jaydee and The roots instrumentals and used them as a blueprint. Velben explains, “I fell in love with their sound and shaped my style from these instrumentals, but I write all of my own material because I think I'm really good at being me. My music is definitely who I am.”

TJ Brown - Alone