NewMusic Ten Playlist #5

Posted a supa fresh Indie Minded Playlist, simply click to enjoy (ahh, the internet).

All kinds of funk and fresh beats to shake off 2013 and get you hype and ready for 2014!

Do It Up and Do It Up Big in 2014!

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NewMusic Ten Playlist #3

If there is one thing that can improve this world all while helping the tedious work day fly right by…it’s Chair Dancing. If you can’t remember the last time you Chair Danced that’s ok, NOW is your opportunity.

Chair Dance like nobody is watching! Here’s your Chair Dancing soundtrack: NewMusic Ten Playlist #3!

Get Busy! Get Down! Get Going…

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NewMusic Ten Playlist #2

Sadly this week’s NewMusic Ten playlist starts on a sombre yet beautiful note. As many of you know and are still processing Paul Walker passed onto the next life on November 30. Man, I dig those Fast and Furious movies.

Paul’s friend, the talented RZA penned this soulful tune, Destiny Bends in immediate reaction to Paul’s death. It’s raw and visceral and real…it’s rare to encounter music like that anymore s’why I included it.

Mercifully after that the playlist picks up with all kinds of sonic delightfulness. Dance along to Australia’s Skipping Girl Vinegar and Carousel’s Into the Night. And is it me or does Heart Attack the hauntingly second track stand in a warm New Order shadow?

Here we go: NewMusic Ten Playlist #2!

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Press: The Product 10 with Sammy Younan

So as I wrote before I got to be a model for my profile in Product Magazine. Surreal.

And now you can read The Product 10 with Sammy Younan:

How I answered the most underrated movie question…clearly I’m one of those who can kill a game show at home but under pressure folds up faster than a pop up tent pitched by a lousy boy scout suburbanite. Bonus…feel free to enjoy the playlist as you go to work, beat back White Christmas for a couple more days!

NewMusic Ten NXNE Showcase Reviews: The Arts Scene


Talia Crockett from The Arts Scene came to the NewMusic Ten NXNE showcase and had this to say about 2 of the acts, while Adnan Mohamedbhai took many crazy good photos, check it all below:

“Local country duo The Lovelocks is an undoubtedly multi-talented act. Not only do these ladies create sweet harmonies with their voices, but they also display talent on the fiddle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar to complement and enrich their lovely covers.” Read More.

“{Tara Priya} combines traditional soul and contemporary pop to create a truly unique musical amalgamation.” Read More.

Twitter Love!
Adnan Mohamedbhai ?@AD_TO
PHOTOS: The amazing & adorable due @HeyLovelocks rock out at the Measure during @NXNE #NXNE

NewMusic Ten NXNE Showcase Reviews 2!


Indie Machine photographer Liz Gareri shot several  jaw dropping photos, expertly capturing the NXNE ruckus as it unfolded. Thank you Liz!!

Raya Morrison from The Scene Magazine gave The Cheap Thrills an 8.6/10! “David Hener is a front man to watch.” Read More. High five Raya!!

Twitter Love from Raz Mataz Magazine!
Raz Mataz Magazine ?@razmatazmag
@HeyLovelocks were amazing! Can’t wait to hear their upcoming EP!

Raz Mataz Magazine ?@razmatazmag
@Vibonics Wow. Just woah… Totally blown away. #nxne2013

Raz Mataz Magazine ?@razmatazmag
Ringing ears, big smile – it was a great first night @nxne. Much love to @TaraPriya @HeyLovelocks @Vibonics & The Cheap Thrills !!

NewMusic Ten NXNE Showcase Reviews: Raz Mataz Magazine


The charming Olivia D’Orazio…founder and Editor-in-Chief at Raz Mataz Magazine was present at the NewMusic Ten NXNE showcase: based on these reviews this lady had an extraordinary time. Musta been the cake…or probably all the hard working fun rockin bands.

Tara Priya at NXNE
“On stage, Priya performs with the same high-energy excitement that she always does. Her voice seems to get better and better with each show. It’s strong and powerful and on point for the entire duration of her performance. ” Read More.

The Lovelocks at NXNE
“And that’s the best way to describe The Lovelocks – they’re a wonderful combination of oldies rock-n-roll and country music.” Read More.

Vibonics at NXNE
“The band then jumps into an upbeat jam reminiscent of parties on a beach. And that’s half of the Vibonics’ set – laid-back, up-beat, fun and exciting. The other half is intense, still fun and upbeat, but with more of a serious energy.” Read More.

The Cheap Thrills at NXNE
“Their songs are also energetic – quick-paced and upbeat, certainly engaging the crowd, which is dancing furiously. Each of the instruments work so perfectly together; it’s fast-and-dirty rock and roll.” Read More.

Bonus: Facebook photos from the NewMusic Ten NXNE showcase and other fine NXNE acts like!

The Old Supermodel

Today I got to be a model for a photo shoot with Product Magazine. (Turns out they’re interviewing me for NewMusic Ten and my writing…time to dust off the A-Material).

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NewMusic Ten/S’up Cuz/The SampleBank Interview

This XConnect interview had a huge impact on me. In the past when I’ve done interviews it was typically for 1 product or 1 company, say just a S’up Cuz interview. This interview we discussed everything…NewMusic Ten, S’up Cuz, The SampleBank all kinds of goodness.

I understand how broad interviews make me appear unfocused (I’m sure I appear scattered on this website) however I’ve adopted the exact same business model as Richard Branson’s Virgin (expect space, that I can’t afford…for now). Ultimately I’m motivated by stories: telling my stories or telling the stories of others. The great thing about social media and the web is…the campfire which we all gather around has gotten way bigger. There are not only more stories but now more storytellers. We live in one of the greatest eras!

Anyways this is my story:

Special thanks to Karim Kanji, thirdocean, XConnectTO and Karim Awad of big time design for making this happen. Oh and Harth TV.

The SampleBank Interview

Sammy Younan from dropped into the XConnectTV studios to chat with Karim Kanji:

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