Soundlab studio – DS Sound Labs http://dssoundlabs.com/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 07:53:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://dssoundlabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-5-120x120.png Soundlab studio – DS Sound Labs http://dssoundlabs.com/ 32 32 String Cheese incident shares “Hi Ho No Show” from “Fansgiving” [Watch] https://dssoundlabs.com/string-cheese-incident-shares-hi-ho-no-show-from-fansgiving-watch/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 15:19:44 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/string-cheese-incident-shares-hi-ho-no-show-from-fansgiving-watch/ The string cheese incident shared a pro-shot video of “Hi Ho No Show”, filmed at the band’s party on November 26 Fansgiving performance in Denver, CO Mission ballroom. The band recently released a studio recording of the must-have years-old setlist, recorded at the SCI Sound Lab and released on November 19. This rendition of “Hi […]]]>

The string cheese incident shared a pro-shot video of “Hi Ho No Show”, filmed at the band’s party on November 26 Fansgiving performance in Denver, CO Mission ballroom. The band recently released a studio recording of the must-have years-old setlist, recorded at the SCI Sound Lab and released on November 19.

This rendition of “Hi Ho No Show” came at the end of a first set which included a sit-in by Dominique lalli (Big Gigantic) and a cover of KC & The Sunshine Band‘s “I am your Boogie Man”. After Lalli joined the sextet on “Pik-A-Nik” and “Freedom Jazz Dance”, and after a massive segment “Black Clouds”> “Dirk”> “I’m Your Boogie Man”> “Dirk”, is come the refreshing take “Hi Ho No Show”.

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SCI played the instrumental mostly true to its studio recording, starting with a well-crafted explosion of violin, acoustic guitar and drums that fully encapsulated the band’s classic sound. As the song went on Kyle hollingsworthThe touches of began to pierce the mix before falling into all-out dance territory. Guided by Jason hannpercussion instincts, the six-piece settled into a deep pocket which allowed Hollingsworth and the violinist Michael kang to fully explore the depths of their respective instruments. Eventually the band ended up in the main riff of the song before ending on a new peak and sending the crowd into the setbreak.

Watch The String Cheese Incident perform “Hi Ho No Show” at Mission Ballroom below and scroll down for a full list of the performance.

Next up for SCI is a three-night New Years Eve run in Chicago, Ill. Auditorium Theater from December 30 to January 1. Visit the band’s website for tickets and additional tour information.

The String Cheese Incident – “Hi Ho No Show” – 11/26/21 [Pro-Shot]

Setlist: The String Cheese incident | Mission Ballroom | Denver, CO | 11/26/21

First set: Shine, #KeepTheDreamAlive Group Hoot> Round The Wheel, Sweet Spot, Boo Boo’s Pik-A-Nik *, Freedom Jazz Dance *, Black Clouds> Dirk> I’m Your Boogie Man ^> Dirk, Hi Ho No Show

Second series: All We Got, iBAM !, Wake Me Up #, Zombie @, California Love%, Sky High +, Impressions> Rosie (all with Dominic Lalli)

Remarks:

* with Dominic Lalli on saxophone
^ KC & Sunshine Band
# Avicii, Kang on vocals
@ Fela Kuti
% Tupac, Jason on vocals
+ Big gigantic melody


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The Matrix Club plans to open in April https://dssoundlabs.com/the-matrix-club-plans-to-open-in-april/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 21:13:26 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/the-matrix-club-plans-to-open-in-april/ NAPERVILLE – The team behind The Matrix Club, a convention, banquet and performance venue in Naperville, has announced plans to open in April at 808 S. Route 59. Plans to revitalize the closed Sam’s Club call for the creation of a 1,200-seat banquet hall; The Matrix Room, a 220-seat international fusion restaurant, bar and music […]]]>

NAPERVILLE – The team behind The Matrix Club, a convention, banquet and performance venue in Naperville, has announced plans to open in April at 808 S. Route 59.

Plans to revitalize the closed Sam’s Club call for the creation of a 1,200-seat banquet hall; The Matrix Room, a 220-seat international fusion restaurant, bar and music lounge; the Dhrishti Center of Performing Arts which seats 200; yoga and dance studios; the Dhrishti Art Gallery; the Matrix Sound Lab, a recording studio; and a sports complex. The development proposal was submitted to the city and unveiled in March.

“We provide an international hub to an already multicultural region, a place to support global arts, to celebrate diverse cultures within the community, and to collaborate with artists of all types,” said Cherryl Marcey, Director of Sales and of the Matrix Club. events. “We look forward to being an integral part of Naperville’s event and entertainment venues.”

The creation of the menus will be entrusted to Michelin-starred chef Yanni Sanchez, who applies her culinary expertise and training in France, Mexico, North America and South Asia.

“I can’t wait to get started and be part of a new concept with all the challenges and rewards that come with a global place,” she said.


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The String Cheese Incident Shares New Studio Recording, “Hi Ho No Show,” Announces Support From Mission Ballroom [Listen] https://dssoundlabs.com/the-string-cheese-incident-shares-new-studio-recording-hi-ho-no-show-announces-support-from-mission-ballroom-listen/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 15:07:12 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/the-string-cheese-incident-shares-new-studio-recording-hi-ho-no-show-announces-support-from-mission-ballroom-listen/ The string cheese incident shared “Hi Ho No Show”, the latest studio recording to come out of the SCI Sound Lab. This new single comes in the wake of the group announcing its support for its three nights Fansgiving running on Thanksgiving weekend in Denver, CO Mission ballroom. Although the occasion marks the first studio […]]]>

The string cheese incident shared “Hi Ho No Show”, the latest studio recording to come out of the SCI Sound Lab. This new single comes in the wake of the group announcing its support for its three nights Fansgiving running on Thanksgiving weekend in Denver, CO Mission ballroom.

Although the occasion marks the first studio recording of the track, the song has been part of the band’s live rotation since 2016. Arriving with a running time of 6:29, “Hi Ho No Show” opens with a violin explosion. at high energy. , drums and acoustic guitar that perfectly embodies the classic sound of The String Cheese Incident.

Related: Members From TAB, SCI And More To Join Motet At North Beach Music Festival

The fully instrumental track ultimately descends into full-fledged dance territory as Michael kangthe violin gives way to Kyle Hollingsworththe synthesizer and Jason hannpercussion instincts rise to the top of the mix. This segment injects a psychedelic twist before Kang’s violin returns to bring the song home with the more traditional Celtic and American sounds.

“We are very happy to release a new track from the Lab. This one has been in the live rotation for a little while now, but it’s always fun to dig a little deeper with a studio release, ”Hollingsworth said in a press release. “Influenced by Celtic afro sound system, this song has tints of Celtic and American roots. I love the flow of this one, it has some nice soundscapes and a great groove !! ”

Check out the latest version of The String Cheese Incident, “Hi Ho No Show,” below.

The String Cheese Incident – “Hi Ho No Show”

In other SCI news, the group recently announced their support for its three nights Fansgiving shows at the Mission Ballroom in Denver. On Wednesday, November 24, the six-piece band will host an “Acoustic Barn Burner Incident” featuring Chris Pandolfi and Andy hall of The infamous Stringdusters.

“We’re really excited to break it down with our friends at The Infamous Stringdusters,” Nershi said. “It’s a great opportunity to go back to the roots sound of our early years. We can even hear Kyle on the acoustic piano and Keith on the double bass. Yeeeehaaaa !!! ”

Then on Thanksgiving night, November 24, the band will feature the saxophonist Dominique lalli (Big Gigantic), ahead of a fan-voted setlist performance on Friday.

“We are very happy to have our brother of many years and many jams, Dominic Lalli, of Big Gigantic, join us for Friday night.” added Michael Travis, “Hope we can surprise you with the deep jams featuring Dom on sax and other stuff!”

Tickets for all three shows at Denver’s Mission Ballroom are on sale now. Go here for more information and additional tour dates.


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Clubbed Thumb and Heidi Schreck Announce the CLUBBED THUMB CONSTITUTION COMMISSIONS https://dssoundlabs.com/clubbed-thumb-and-heidi-schreck-announce-the-clubbed-thumb-constitution-commissions/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 04:31:07 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/?p=105 Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb and two-time Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck have announced the Clubbed Thumb Constitution Commissions. The commissions were the brainchild of Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck, with support from the core team of What the Constitution Means to Me-including Clubbed Thumb, which premiered the show in 2017. […]]]>

Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb and two-time Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck have announced the Clubbed Thumb Constitution Commissions.

The commissions were the brainchild of Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck, with support from the core team of What the Constitution Means to Me-including Clubbed Thumb, which premiered the show in 2017. Clubbed Thumb is proud to offer commissions to a group of 16 writers, all alumni from their Early-Career Writers’ Group from the past two years. Each writer will receive $1000 from this fund, which will be presented during Clubbed Thumb’s industry reading series at The Wild Project, taking place October 5 – 15, 2021.

Producing Artistic Director Maria Striar shared, “These past two years have not been an easy time for emerging artists. The writers from our Early-Career Writers Group did not get the showcases nor the networking nor the community that this program usually offers, but they continued to make their work under less than optimal circumstances. When Heidi offered this support, we thought it would be nice to match their faith with some of our own-that they will have robust and exciting artistic futures in a rebuilt American theater-and a little cash to back up our sentiments.”

The recipients of the Clubbed Thumb Constitution Commissions are Kori Alston, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Allyson Dwyer, Crystal Finn, Nazareth Hassan, Justice Hehir, Julia Izumi, Johnny Lloyd, Cristina Luzárraga, Kathy Ng, Hanna Novak, Deneen Reynolds-Knott, Aaron Ricciardi, Ryan Szelong, Ruth Tang and May Treuhaft-Ali.

“Clubbed Thumb has been my artistic home for almost two decades now, and I doubt I would have ever finished What the Constitution Means to Me without their faith in me, the loving support of their writers group, and Maria Striar breathing down my neck,” stated Heidi Schreck. “I feel lucky to be able to give something back to this theater that means so much to me and also to support this unbelievably talented group of playwrights. They are brilliant artists and I can’t wait for the world to get to know their work.”

The industry reading series will be held October 5 – 15, 2021 at the Wild Project. If you are an industry member and would like to attend, please contact info@clubbedthumb.org.

The series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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KORI ALSTON. Born and raised in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, Alston began his career as a poet and performer at a young age. As a young slam poet, he had a prolific career and remained undefeated through his shift towards playwriting. In college, Alston found a great deal of success as a playwright, actor, and director. He is currently a 7th grade English teacher in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

NELSON DIAZ-MARCANO is a Puerto Rican NYC-based playwright, activist, and administrator who works as the Literary Manager of the Latinx Playwright Circle and as Community Outreach Coordinator for the Atlantic Theater Company. Recently, he was named as one of the recipients of the Ensemble Studio Theatre Sloan Commission award for the 2020/2021 season. Nelson’s plays have been developed by Clubbed Thumb, The Lark, Vision Latino Theater Company, Milagro, The William Inge Theatre Festival, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and The Parsnip Ship among others. Recently, Nelson’s podcast series “Flor” was released as part of Braata Productions’ Caribbean in Queens series on every platform where people stream their podcasts. Other recent production credits include The Diplomats (Random Acts Chicago,) Paper Towels (INTAR,) Misfit, America (Hunter Theatre Company,) I Saw Jesus in Toa Baja (Conch Shell Productions) and World Classic (The Parnsip Ship). Nelson’s belief is that the best theater comes out of an uplifting community by amplifying and developing voices that are exploring America through different cultural lenses.

ALLYSON DWYER is an NJ/NYC playwright who is interested in cycles, technology, navigating the world as a woman, and how being a woman and technology intersect. Sometimes she writes about these things together, sometimes separate. Recent plays include The Hub (Semi-Finalist, Princess Grace), Nothing Remained But Voice And Bones (Semi-Finalist New American Voices and NAP at Normal Ave), and Arrow of Time (The Brick 2022). Her short play An Instant Message is a Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival finalist. She’s currently working on an audio play as part of the inaugural SoundLab at The Brick, a member of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writer’s Group and a recent “pal” at Fresh Ground Pepper.

Crystal Finn is an actor and writer living in New York. She has originated roles in over twenty new plays at off-Broadway and downtown theaters, including Playwright’s Horizons, Roundabout, MTC, The Play Company, Fulcrum, 59E59 and Clubbed Thumb where she is an Affiliated Artist. Her solo show Becoming Liv Ullmann was a critical hit at the NYC Fringe Festival, and then went on to New Ground Theater Festival in Cleveland where it was chosen as one of the top ten plays of the year by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Crystal’s play The Faire, based on her life growing up at a Renaissance Faire, was produced off-Broadway with Fault Line Theater Company. The New York Times called the play a “delicious…sharp comedy.” Along with full length plays, she is currently writing a series of solo performance pieces, which blend stand-up comedy and personal essay in the tradition of Spalding Gray. She and the director Ken Rus Schmoll have begun a long-term project adapting the experimental novel Wittgenstein’s Mistress, by David Markson, for performance. When theater starts up again she is set to make her Broadway debut in Birthday Candles at the Roundabout.

NAZARETH HASSAN is a southern writer, director, and musician based in Brooklyn. He creates performance texts, videos, sound installations, music, and plays. He is preoccupied with the experience of in betweenness, disembodiment, dissonance, and juxtaposition, and seeks to contextualize these sensations spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially, temporally, and generationally.

JUSTICE HEHIR’s work explores sexuality, feminism, and the formation and rupture of human bonds. She is a member of Colt Coeur and the 2020 Clubbed Thumb Early-Career Writers’ Group. Her play Night Creatures will premiere at Chicago’s Jackalope Theater this fall. Other recent projects include true believer, which will be published this year by Table Work Press, and freeplay, a play about a women-owned dildo company under development through an EST/Sloan Project commission. She is currently commissioned by the George Street Playhouse developing a play for high school students about consent and sexual assault. She graduated from Hunter College in 2018 with an MFA in Playwriting (under the tutelage of Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins) and from Rutgers University in 2016 with a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies and English. She lives in Newark, NJ with her partner and lots and lots of animals.

JULIA IZUMI is a writer and performer. Her work has been developed with and presented at MTC, Bushwick Starr, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Barn Arts Collective’s Hamilton Project Residency, NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, BMI’s Librettists Workshop, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, CAATA’s National Asian-American Theatre ConFest, and Corkscrew Theatre Festival. Honors for her work include O’Neill Theater Center’s NPC Finalist, Kilroys List Honorable Mention, and KCACTF’s Darrell Ayers Playwriting Award. She is a 2020 New Georges Audrey Resident and is currently under commission through MTC/Sloan. www.juliaizumi.com

JOHNNY LLOYD is a New York-based writer and producer. Recent productions include Or, An Astronaut Play (Co-Production, InVersion Theatre & The Tank) and Round (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. Other recent plays include The Problem With Magic, Is: (Bay Area Playwrights Festival) and love is hard and absolutely (probably) worth it. His work has been seen and developed at Second Stage Theatre, 59E59, Dixon Place, Judson Memorial Church, JAGFest (White River Junction, VT), TheatreLab (Boca Raton, FL), and more. As a writer, Johnny has collaborated with companies such as Theater in Quarantine and SalonSeance. Member of the 2020-2021 Clubbed Thumb Early-Career Writers Group; previously a member of the 2019-2020 Liberation Theatre Company’s Writing Residency. Johnny was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Open-Application Commission at Clubbed Thumb and a finalist for the 2020 Columbia@Roundabout Reading Series. He is the Director of Artistic Development at The Tank and Producing Director for InVersion Theatre.

CRISTINA LUZÁRRAGA is a playwright and educator from New Jersey whose dark comedies tend to feature unruly women and an exploration of the grotesque and uncanny. She is a 2021-2022 McKnight Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis where she currently resides; previously, she was a Jerome Fellow. Her plays include Critical Distance, Millennialville, Havana Syndrome, and La Mujer Barbuda(2019 Screencraft Stage Play Winner, produced at Blank Theatre in LA). An alum of The Second City Conservatory in Chicago and Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood collective, she is a member of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group. Her full-lengths have been developed with Playmakers Repertory Company, Teatro LATEA, and IATI Theater; her short plays have been featured in the 2020 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival and published in anthologies by Smith and Kraus. She is working on a commissioned musical about Betty Crocker for History Theatre in St. Paul. BA: Princeton; MFA: Ohio University: MA in Educational Theatre: NYU.

KATHY NG !!! hello !!! I’m kathy. I am a playwright//librettist/??????! I am interested in finding new ways to magnify small feelings, study non-humanness and communicate accumulation. I come from Hong Kong. It is a source of sadness. In small american apartments, I crochet, rehydrate seaweed, cook meals, fret over raccoons, and sleep. BA: Brown University. MFA: NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing. Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writer’s Group 20/21.

HANNA NOVAK is a New York-based playwright. Her plays have been presented at the New Ohio and The Performing Garage in New York City. She is a member of the 2020-21 Clubbed Thumb Early-Career Writers’ Group, and her work has been developed at the Ucross Foundation and as part of The Wooster Group’s visiting artist program. Hanna graduated from the MFA playwriting program at Hunter College, where she studied with Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and received the Irv Zarkower Award.

DENEEN REYNOLDS-KNOTT is a member of Clubbed Thumb’s 2019-2020 Early-Career Writers’ Group and received a finalist grant from their 2018 Open-Application Commission. She is a New Georges affiliated artist and has developed work with Liberation Theatre Company’s Writing Residency, Project Y’s Playwrights Group and Frank Silvera Workshop’s 3in3 Playwright Residency. Her plays include, Babes in Holland (will be presented at 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival), Baton (2018 Premiere Stages Play Festival Workshop Reading; 2017 Playfest at the Orlando Shakespeare Company) and Antepartum (2020 Fire This Time Festival ten-minute play program). She received her MFA in film from Columbia University.

AARON RICCIARDI is a New York City-based writer and performer, originally from Coral Springs, Florida. Aaron’s work has been produced and developed by Clubbed Thumb, the Playwrights Center, the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop, where he is a lyricist. Work includes The Star Killers; Hanukkah Harriet, a play for young people (soon to be published by Stage Partners); Only Child; A Bushel and a Peck; Nice Nails; The Travels: an Epic play with songs (NYMF production); Resting Bitch Face; Can I See Your Face?; and Him & Her & Gay Men In General. Aaron graduated from the Theatre program at Northwestern University, where he studied playwriting under Laura Schellhardt, and he received his MFA in Playwriting from Indiana University, where he studied under Peter Gil-Sheridan. He is currently a Core Apprentice at the Playwrights’ Center, a member of Clubbed Thumb’s Early-Career Writers’ Group, and a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Aaron is on faculty at SUNY New Paltz in their Creative Writing Program.www.aaronricciardi.com

RYAN SZELONG is a writer/performer/director from the Bay Area, California & currently based in NYC. He was a member of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers Group, and was previously a Fellow with University Settlement’s Performance Project, LAMBDA Literary’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, and was also a Finalist for the 2018 SPACE on Ryder Farm Greenhouse Residency, and a 2017 Resident Artist with Governor’s Island Public Works Department. As a performer, he’s worked with companies like Dixon Place, JACK, Abrons Arts Center, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova ANT Fest, Pan Pan Theatre at Skirball Center, LaMaMa, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Loading Dock Theatre, The Gym at Judson, National Queer Theater at The Eagle, INTAR, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Triskelion Arts, The Tank, and The Parsnip Ship at The Actors Fund Arts Center. NYU: Tisch PHTS.

RUTH TANG writes performance texts & poetry & makes weird internet experiments out of Brooklyn, NY. They are a member of the New Georges Jam, the Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers’ Group, and a NYTW 2050 Fellow. Their past work includes FUTURE WIFE: Party in A Google Sheet (Corkscrew Festival 4.0), Bad Chinese (Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival, dir. Peter Kuo, 2018), and Building A Character (Wild Rice Singapore, dir. Mei Ann Teo, 2018). MFA: The New School for Drama.

MAY TREUHAFT-ALI is a playwright, director, and dramaturg. After graduating from Wesleyan University, she completed an M.Phil in Theatre and Performance Studies at Trinity College Dublin on a George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Her plays have been produced at the Dublin Scene+Heard Festival, the Wild Project, the Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwrights Conference, the Blank Theatre Company, and the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. She is an alumna of Clubbed Thumb’s Early-Career Writers’ Group. Recent directing projects include God’s Ear by Jenny Schwartz and a site-specific adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses. May recently completed a Literary Apprenticeship at Steppenwolf, and is currently the Literary Fellow at Playwrights Horizons.


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Album classique : Marshall Jefferson sur Ten City – Fondation https://dssoundlabs.com/album-classique-marshall-jefferson-sur-ten-city-fondation/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 04:31:04 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/?p=135 Après avoir abandonné son single révolutionnaire, Bouge ton corps en 1986, Marshall Jefferson était « plus chaud que la graisse de poisson ». Sentant la chaleur, le copain et la puissance vocale, Byron Stingily a décroché le téléphone et s’est démené, appelant chaque label majeur, balançant le nom le plus chaud de la musique house […]]]>

Après avoir abandonné son single révolutionnaire, Bouge ton corps en 1986, Marshall Jefferson était « plus chaud que la graisse de poisson ». Sentant la chaleur, le copain et la puissance vocale, Byron Stingily a décroché le téléphone et s’est démené, appelant chaque label majeur, balançant le nom le plus chaud de la musique house devant eux.

Atlantic les a inscrits sans même entendre une note de Byron lui-même. « Imaginez signer quelqu’un sans entendre sa voix », dit Jefferson. “Et puis obtenir Byron – jackpot!” Après cela, le duo a réuni un supergroupe de chanteurs et de musiciens et produira un album célébré à juste titre comme l’un des plus marquants de l’histoire de la dance music.


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Montreal jazz composer Francis Nicolas releases ‘Don’t Feel So Sad’ https://dssoundlabs.com/montreal-jazz-composer-francis-nicolas-releases-dont-feel-so-sad/ Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/montreal-jazz-composer-francis-nicolas-releases-dont-feel-so-sad/ In an age when the magic medicine of music is working overtime to soothe troubled souls, beautiful songs are a prescription to be taken orally whenever needed, and Canadian jazz-pop artist and composer Francis Nicolas has your next. delicious dose with its new release, “Don’t Feel So Sad” – available now. In “Don’t Feel So […]]]>

In an age when the magic medicine of music is working overtime to soothe troubled souls, beautiful songs are a prescription to be taken orally whenever needed, and Canadian jazz-pop artist and composer Francis Nicolas has your next. delicious dose with its new release, “Don’t Feel So Sad” – available now.

In “Don’t Feel So Sad,” the Montreal musician’s piano and trumpet melodies float to a pulsating rhythm, gently punctuated by ethereal female voices that elevate the song in a dreamy landscape filled with everything but sadness. If listening to “Don’t Feel So Sad” immerses you in a cinematic and joyful experience, then that is exactly what the young composer intended.

“I really like films,” explains Nicolas. “The atmosphere created by the director and supported by the music … All you need is a scene, a moment when you no longer have the impression of being a spectator, but a character in movement. “

“Don’t Feel So Sad” opens a window into Nicolas’ personal sound laboratory, where the multi-talented musician has composed, arranged and produced the piece all by himself, both out of desire and necessity.

“When I created my song, it was a time when you couldn’t do much because of the pandemic,” he recalls. “So I created my own script.”

Nicolas has incorporated vocals in his compositions before, but “Don’t Feel So Sad” marks the first time he has featured a singer in any of his songs, and this singer is the sought-after Montreal studio singer, Ilea. As Ilea dreamily implores the listener not to feel sad, she also reminds us that we are not alone. It is a simple and universal message of the power of community and the strength of our hearts when they come together.

“Don’t feel so sad.
I share my heart with you. “

Nicolas has already shared his considerable talents with us two previous singles which have revealed his unique identity as a jazz trumpeter; “Gibbous Moon” and “Blue Light” were released in 2020 and earlier in 2021, respectively. “Don’t Feel So Sad” adds a new facet to the evolution of this exciting young composer.

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Born and raised in Montreal, Nicolas first discovered his passion for music playing the family piano as a child. While participating in the primary school harmony, he encountered the trumpet and it was love at first sight. It was then that a great adventure began that saw him grow up in several big bands, jazz combos and pop groups in Montreal and its surroundings. In July 2019, he participated in the 40th edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival with the “ Ensemble Jazz de Montréal ”.

Francis Nicolas’ third solo and single composition, “Don’t Feel So Sad”, is available now.


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MusiCreation Station Presents Milwaukee Song at Summerfest https://dssoundlabs.com/musicreation-station-presents-milwaukee-song-at-summerfest/ Fri, 10 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/musicreation-station-presents-milwaukee-song-at-summerfest/ Have you ever wanted to live out a rock star fantasy or have a jam session with the rest of the city of Milwaukee? A new feature from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music lets you do just that, with MusiCreation Station, a mobile recording studio that allows Milwaukeeans of all ages and backgrounds to access […]]]>

Have you ever wanted to live out a rock star fantasy or have a jam session with the rest of the city of Milwaukee? A new feature from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music lets you do just that, with MusiCreation Station, a mobile recording studio that allows Milwaukeeans of all ages and backgrounds to access and record musical instruments .

As well as being open to the public at Summerfest for the duration of the festival, the mobile studio will be, well, mobile until October. With electronic drum kits, microphones, guitars and more, the Sound Lab is designed to encourage experimentation. Whether you are a virtuoso or have always wanted to emulate your musical heroes, you are welcome and encouraged to do so.

“We’re always looking for ways to make programs more accessible,” said Shalisa Kline Ugaz, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. “We have done so much in the last few years. Going to schools, providing help, starting instrument controls, but we’re always looking to push the boundaries of what it means to be accessible.

Inspired by the Beatles Bus in London, a project that allows fans to play music alongside the Fab Four, the project aims to inspire Milwaukeeans to choose instruments and grow rich through music. It also raises awareness of music education and the needs of fine arts programs. Plus, there is a lot of fun to be had along the way.

“Our goal is to be in all of Milwaukee’s zip codes eventually,” Kline Ugaz explained. “We just started a month ago. We were very lucky to have the opportunity to come to Summerfest as it is the perfect opportunity to reach people from all over Milwaukee. The goal is that you don’t need to know how to play an instrument, otherwise you could be a professional. We have the capacity to teach you and let you try things.


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In order to engage the city’s residents even more, the conservatory is creating a song “Milwaukee 414”, using mobile recording equipment and hundreds of tracks recorded in the MusiCreation station. The song is being edited for release on January 1 and is just the first of what could be many theme songs to be released by the Conservatory.

“We’ll see how many leads we can get,” Kline Ugaz said. “You can put the voices together to sound like a choir. Our hope is to use as many leads as possible.

You can add your vocals or instrumentation to the song Milwaukee 414 at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music tent at the south end of Summerfest grounds throughout the festival. For more stops at the MusiCreation station through October, visit the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music website.


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11 Great Lee “Scratch” Perry Recordings: A Musical History https://dssoundlabs.com/11-great-lee-scratch-perry-recordings-a-musical-history/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/11-great-lee-scratch-perry-recordings-a-musical-history/ “My name is Rainford Hugh Perry,” the man with the lively red hair, matching beard and flaming eyes said after stepping off the stage in New York City many years ago. “My music is called thunder and lightning.” Known to everyone as Lee “Scratch” Perry, he had a way to get right to the point […]]]>

“My name is Rainford Hugh Perry,” the man with the lively red hair, matching beard and flaming eyes said after stepping off the stage in New York City many years ago. “My music is called thunder and lightning.” Known to everyone as Lee “Scratch” Perry, he had a way to get right to the point and press that point against his neck before bursting into hysterical laughter.

The visionary producer, performer and provocateur shaped and reshaped the sound of Jamaican music in the ’60s and’ 70s, creating magical and cultural records with a galaxy of stars from Bob Marley and the Wailers to The Clash and the Beastie Boys, for just name them. but a few. He was as incendiary as he was influential.

Spanning over half a century, Scratch’s rich catalog of recordings was by turns tender, rebellious, crass, obscene, and sonically revolutionary. He collaborated, innovated and often fell out with most of the great music makers in Jamaican history, including legends such as Coxsone Dodd, Joe Gibbs, King Tubby and Bunny Lee, as he pushed the evolution of the sound of the island from the ska. from stable rock to reggae, dub, punk rock, hip hop, jungle and beyond. Some of his most memorable songs were diss tracks directed at former partners like “Run for Cover”, “I Am The Upsetter” and “Chris Blackwell is a Vampire”.

Recognized as the mad genius of reggae, he made several of his greatest recordings at Black Ark, a quirky four-track home studio in a residential area of ​​Kingston, which he sadly burned down one day in 1979 – an incident that has sparked a lot of speculation over the years. “Even I can’t wipe out the Black Ark,” he told filmmaker Reshma B in 2014. “It produces rain, whirlpools, hurricanes, tidal waves, lightning, lightning, rain. thunder, hail, earthquakes… And that preserves life and kills. It paralyzes, cramps and paralyzes.

Perry’s passing sparked worldwide sadness and disbelief, not only because Scratch had contributed so much to global culture, but because he seemed somehow immortal. “He always said ‘I conquer death,'” said Emch of Subatomic Sound System, who has toured and recorded extensively with Scratch over the past decade. “I never thought he would go on as long as he did, but then he started to believe he would never stop.”

Over the past month, Scratch’s official Instagram posted about a new collaboration with a producer in Brooklyn, a November concert in Camden, Englamd, and plans to develop a community and healing center in Hanover, England. Jamaica with his wife of over thirty Mireille Campbell-Ruegg.

A 1995 cover story in Legend of the Beasties Grand Royal The magazine described Scratch as “the man, the myth, the Merlin many consider the greatest record producer of all time.” It’s an important claim, but here are some of the recordings that back it up.

1. Lee Perry “People Funny Boy”, 1968

“Now that you get to the top and get fat,” Scratch sings on this passionate diss record targeting former partner Joe Gibbs, “Everything I did for you you can’t remember.” The song’s melody is reminiscent of “Longshot Kick De Bucket”, a Scratch production for Gibbs’ Amalgamated label that went on to become a worldwide hit, resulting in financial disagreements that inspired the song. But this record is memorable for more than his resentment. The moody crying baby in the intro was taken from a radio jingle in what may be the first recorded music sample. And the muscular beat broke with the rock and steady style that reigned in Jamaica at the time, ushering in a fresh sound that led some critics to call it the first reggae song.


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Rhino releases Eagles ‘Live at the Forum 76’ on vinyl https://dssoundlabs.com/rhino-releases-eagles-live-at-the-forum-76-on-vinyl/ Fri, 20 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/rhino-releases-eagles-live-at-the-forum-76-on-vinyl/ The album debuts on vinyl on November 12 To celebrate the Eagles’ return to their famous 2021 Hotel California tour, Rhino is set to release Live at Forum ’76, with 10 songs recorded in the fall of 1976, just before the release of California Hotel. The set will be available on November 12 in 2 […]]]>

The album debuts on vinyl on November 12

To celebrate the Eagles’ return to their famous 2021 Hotel California tour, Rhino is set to release Live at Forum ’76, with 10 songs recorded in the fall of 1976, just before the release of California Hotel. The set will be available on November 12 in 2 LP on 180 gram vinyl. The tracks will debut on vinyl, as they were previously only available on CD and digitally as part of 2017. Hotel California: 40th anniversary edition. Live music occupies three sides of the LP while the last features an exclusive engraving of the artwork.

The ensemble was recorded during the group’s three nights at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976. The show took place as the group was putting the finishing touches to California Hotel, which will be released in December. The concert recording captures some of the very first live performances of “Hotel California” and “New Kid In Town”.

During the show, the band also played hits from previous albums with “Take It Easy” from the band’s eponymous debut album in 1972; “Already gone” from the years 1974 At the border; and the title song # 1 from the 1975s One of those nights. The concert also includes a raucous performance of “Funk # 49”, a song originally recorded by James Gang of Walsh.

The Forum concert features a snapshot of the band just before California Hotel has become a critical and commercial phenomenon. After its release, the album topped the charts for eight weeks in the United States, featured two No.1 singles (“New Kid In Town” and “Hotel California”) and won two GRAMMY Awards. Today, Hotel California has been certified 26x Platinum by the RIAA and is the third best-selling American album in history and one of the best-selling albums of all time.

In related news, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi) is launching an unprecedented series that will feature the six iconic 70s Eagles studio albums in the Footprint’s UltraDisc One-Step format, the world’s best-sounding vinyl records, as well as the SACD. The Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2 LP Ultra-Hi-Fi Collector’s Edition pays homage to the importance of both albums and enhances the experience for generations to come.

2 LP

LP 1:

A1. Take it slow
A2. Take it to the limit
A3. New kid in town
B1. James dean
B2. Have a nice day in hell
B3. witch woman
B4. Funk # 49

LP 2:

A1. One of those nights
A2. California Hotel
A3. Already gone
B. Etching


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Walter Yetnikoff, Eagles, Chris Douridas – Deadline https://dssoundlabs.com/walter-yetnikoff-eagles-chris-douridas-deadline/ Sat, 14 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dssoundlabs.com/walter-yetnikoff-eagles-chris-douridas-deadline/ Sic transit gloria means “thus passes the worldly glory” and is used to recall the transient nature of earthly life and honors. Former CBS Records / Sony Music director Walter Yetnikoff passed away earlier this week at the age of 87 as a symbol of that ancient saying. While his death did not go entirely […]]]>

Sic transit gloria means “thus passes the worldly glory” and is used to recall the transient nature of earthly life and honors.

Former CBS Records / Sony Music director Walter Yetnikoff passed away earlier this week at the age of 87 as a symbol of that ancient saying. While his death did not go entirely unnoticed, it was not commensurate with the accomplishments of a man who played such a dominant role in popular culture from 1975 to 1990.

For those unfamiliar with him, Yetnikoff was president / CEO of CBS Records, which became Sony Music in large part thanks to his initiatives. He has worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Public Enemy – the list goes on, all part of the explosive growth of music at the time as ‘she was riding the CD boom and the MTV wave. .

He was widely regarded as the most powerful ruler in the recording industry – until he wasn’t.

It was interesting to read the obituaries this week, as comments poured in, some of them coming from people who contributed to Yetnikoff’s final impeachment through their disavowal of his influence. He was never liked in the industry, but many feared him, and perhaps that is one of the reasons he rose so high and fell so far.

After Sony, Yetnikoff tried to re-enter the music business with his own label, but eventually gave up after little impact. Instead, he opted for a third act as a counselor to people with addiction issues, perhaps finding in those moments some soul redemption for previous excesses.

It really was a time when the worries of the world passed for him, and perhaps that’s a good thing to remember for today’s executives who may be on a similar path. As the poet Shelley once remarked, “the lonely, flat sands stretch out into the distance.”

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Eagles fans received some great news this week. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab launches series that will feature the six Eagles’70s studio albums in the brand’s UltraDisc One-Step format for vinyl records.
Pressings will be limited to 7,500 copies and pressed at RTI (Record Technology, Inc.) from the original analog recordings. The group’s first two studio albums, platinum records, Eagles (1972), and Desperado (1973), will be reissued via Rhino Entertainment, the Warner Music Group catalog label, on MoFi SuperVinyl.

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Music supervisor Chris Douridas, whose credits include Grammy nominations for american beauty and Shrek 2, has agreed to help Daytripper Music Publishing build and grow its talent roster as it expands into the US market.

Douridas is long remembered as the host of Morning Becomes Eclectic for KCRW in the 1990s.


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