Archive for December, 2007

Peter Lemongello’s New Site

December 19, 2007

Dec 31, 6:38 PM
First, let me wish everyone the best New Year ever !
Thank you all for the interest in my new website and the new package of CD’s we are offering.
They are ready and available on my website.

Love Peter Lemongello

Take a click over to www.plemongello.com to visit Peter’s new site and, buy those CDs you’ve been wanting.

Feel free to post comments or questions here.
I’m sure I speak for all of us in wishing Peter and the Lemongello family a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead.

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New Musik: JayMen

December 6, 2007

JayMen

After significant success in Holland and support from the who’s who of the DJ community including Fedde le Grande and Erick E, Dutch electro/house senstion Jaymen are finally making their US debut.  Their first single “Ooh La Lishious” is being released through Marian Records, and will impact clubs this month.  
The story behind this invigorating new face in the dance industry is nearly as encapsulating as the music itself.  It all started with a group of friends in Holland with a passion for electronic music.  One night, disappointed with the current musical landscape, DJ Jordy Lishious and DJ Boy Lamoen decided to strike out on their own, creating the musical masterpiece that is “Ooh La Lishious”.  Upon its release in the Netherlands, the duo took the electro/house scene by storm, entering the Dutch Buzz National Top 40 charts only a week after the singles release.  Soon after the #1 Dutch radio station Slam FM picked up on the slamming track, quickly moving it to the #1 spot on their Top 30 Dance list. 

Since the early success of the record, Jaymen have showed no signs of slowing down, with entries on the Dutch Top 40 Singles chart as well the German Dance Charts.  This kind of international acclaim is rare from such a new and relatively unknown group.

With a gritty, driving beat carefully intermingled with a vocal sample from the legendary Afrika Baambaata, “Ooh La Lishious” creates a completely unique atmosphere wherever it is played.  By combining the nostalgic elements of early hip-hop with the latest trends in electronic production, Jaymen have delivered an unsurpassed club track, guaranteed to destroy dance floors all over the world.

AllFunMusik Radio features the JayMen’s new song Ooh La Lishious in its lineup.

New Musik: Ella

December 5, 2007

Ella

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From singing with aborigines in her native New Zealand as a young child, to recently touring with Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Cece Winans and Darwin Hobbs, Ella has wowed thousands of fans with her electrifying stage presence in cities around the world. Cutting tracks for Sixpence None The Richer, LeAnn Rimes and Code of Ethics  has shaped Ella into a diverse and passionate vocalist. With a 3 octave vocal range, amazing control and astonishing inflection her voice leaves a memorable impression on listeners. In addition to her vocals, Ella has a unique image that can only be described as elegant, exquisite and rich. A true fashionista at heart, Ella’s style prowess is evidenced by her display of wardrobes including legendary designers such as Armani, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney 

Making her debut in early 2006, Ella quickly rose up the charts with her first single “Forever Young”.  By May of that same year her single was the #1 Pop download at the online digital retailer Peer Impact, but her success did not end there.  Throughout the rest of 2006, Ella continued to climb Record Pool charts all across America, inking a myriad of licensing deals along the way as well.  Currently “Forever Young” is featured in Konami’s best selling Dance Dance Revolution series of games, as well as compilations in Austria, the US and other territories.

After the significant success she experienced in 2006, Ella is back with a follow up single to her smash “Forever Young”.  This time around she has chosen the late 90’s hit “Missing”, but in true Ella fashion she has made this song her own!  With this single already impacting clubs and radio, Ella has decided to show her legions of loyal fans a darker side of her personality, embracing the beautifully melancholy mood of the song to create something that is truly incredible. It’s no wonder why Ella has made an early debut on the international Global Dance Traxx Chart with a position that continues to rise.  Employing the help of legendary Dance producers Ian D’Souza, Stephen Singer and Daniel Winter, “Missing” combines Ella’s contemplative vocal with ethereal synths and a gritty, driving bassline, leaving an indelible mark on every listener.

“A talented artist, an amazing image, and a great personality, Ella has the whole package and is sure to be a staple in music for years to come”.  – Ian D’Souza, Producer

AllFunMusik Radio features Ella’s newest track Missing. Listen and don’t forget to vote.

Hang Around – Gregory Douglass

December 1, 2007

Hey! Who is this guy? He’s good.
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Vermont-based Gregory Douglass appeared out of nowhere on Logo’s New Now Next  Music with Hang Around . I like it. Let’s keep an eye on him.

Douglass, only 25 has 5 CDs already under his belt. Critically acclaimed CDs, not to mention awards. How did I miss him? He has a large enough fan base that he was able to finance CD productions solely through fans pre-ordering and through fan donations to his website.

The press is rivaling his voice/style with Rufus Wainwright. That, of course piqued my interest being a devout Wainwright fanatic myself.

Off to buy Up & Away and Retro Active: Volume 1 on iTunes now. Let’s help his ‘grassroots campaign’, but let’s not compare him to Rufus any more.

Here’s the Logo video link. Let me know what you think.

Then, head over to his website at http://www.gregorydouglass.com and become a Greg Head.

AllFunMusik Radio is proud to feature Hang Around in its lineup starting … NOW.

Update: OK, I get the Rufus Wainwright thing. There is one song in particular on the album that I thought WAS Rufus Wainwright! Love the CD. Please check it out.

Gregory Douglass Street Team 2007 Newsletter

Play my favorite track from Up & Away HERE

Take A Walk With Rihanna

December 1, 2007

Rihanna is a surprising artist. She’s not the new lil’ rapper and she’s not trying to be Rihanna Franklin. She’s great at being Rihanna. Great music, great voice. She has her own deal going and it’s loaded with fun musik (well, it worked).

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She’s disabled embedding of her videos, and that’s OK. Head over to YouTube and catch some catchy tunes.

I like If It’s Lovin’ That You Want and new single Shut Up And Drive.

Of course, my favorite is still Don’t Stop The Music (did she mean Musik?) featured on AllFunMusik. 

Rihanna’s Good Girl Gone Bad album is filled with music as hot as Rihanna herself.

No Sundown in Sight for Gordon Lightfoot

December 1, 2007

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True Folk Music never dies. These are songs that tell a story. Much like Country music or Rap but the difference is they are not soon forgotten when another comes along. They are woven into our lives and memories. Try getting Puff The Magic Dragon or Blowin’ in the Wind out of your head, it won’t work.

Canadian, Gordon Lightfoot personifies true, traditional Folk music. He’s had music bust out of the Folk charts and onto Pop, Country and others just for the sheer feeling they invoke. Everyone know the names of Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot and when the names are invoked, they posess a power that both soothes and excites us. Folk music is sing-along music. That’s how I can always tell. If a song is playing and everyone stops what they’re doing and sings along as a group of strangers with now, something in common… that’s Folk.

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Lightfoot’s If You Could Read My Mind, inspired by his divorce is a song that invokes real feelings for those who hear it.

Sundown went to #1 in 1974 on the Billboard charts and hit the Country charts big. Play it on a jukebox somewhere and watch the room quiet down. Interestingly, Sundown was inspired by Gordon’s then girlfriend, Cathy Smith who is most famous (infamous?) for her role in the death of John Belushi.

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald took its isnpiration right out of Newsweek Magazine and tells the story of the 1975 sinking of the USS Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior. If Folk music tells a story, this is a great example.

And when you’re on a road trip and Carefree Highway comes on the radio, everyone in the car is practically screaming the song.

Lightfoot has produced 20 albums from Lightfoot! in 1966 through Harmony in 2004. That’s staying power, but the really good news is that he’s never stopped touring. He tours in 18 month increments and the next leg of his current tour takes on the South East U.S. in February 2008.

This is a timeless man singing timeless music, reaching generations of listeners. If you see him in person, prepare yourself for a bad sore throat. You’ll be singing your hearts out. Make sure you introduce this music to the next generation. This is our way of passing down stories from the past.

There is a very informative fan site at www.gordonlightfoot.com with all you’ll need to know about buying music or if you’re lucky enough, seeing him in person.