Friday, February 23, 2024

COMPOSER RICHARD PESHKIN TALKS ABOUT HIS TITLE TRACK "THE WORLD NEEDS MUSIC" AND MUCH MORE!

The world needs “The World Needs Music” and more music by Richard Peshkin


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By Kurt Beyers


“The World Needs Music,” the title track for composer Richard Peshkin’s recently released album, is a fun, beautiful pop song that shares a royal lineage in both its musical heritage and message.


“It’s fairly obvious that the world is in a total state of disunity, chaos and disharmony,” said Richard, “and there’s so little that unites people and so much that creates divisions.”


And music, he said, is one of the two things he’s seen that unites people. The second is sports.


“You can go to a football game, and you don’t even know the person next to you, never met him, but if you root for the same team, by the end of the game you’re high-fiving and hugging, and you might have hated the guy under other circumstances.”


Then there’s music.


“When you go to a concert, and you have 40 thousand or 50 thousand people, and some are white and some are brown, some are yellow, some are gay, some are straight and some are everything,” he said, “and they’re all there in unity to celebrate the power and the beauty of music.”


And now there’s “The World Needs Music”:


The world is an angry place to be

We’ve got to sing, not shout

We need to figure it out

A way to sing away the hurt we feel today

Let’s put it in a song it’s better


The song, beautifully sung by Kelsey Demsky, who also stars in the video, was produced by Mick James, known for his work on Criss Angel’s Mindfreak show. Mick was the producer for the entire album, which features Kelsey as the female vocalist and Dan Brenner as the male vocalist.


Richard, a retired physician, has been writing songs since he was 10, when he copyrighted his first song, “Nadine.” He has been composing ever since. In 2019 he wrote the music and lyrics for a musical comedy, Boca Bound,” which was on the ballot for Grammy nomination.


The 10 tracks of “The World Needs Music,” the first recording he has released, have attracted a wide audience so far. A second album, again featuring Kelsey, Dan and Mick, is ready for release around March, and a third is in process.


He writes his own music and lyrics.

 

“That’s something I pride myself in,” he said. “Some of my musical heroes did, some didn’t, and it’s kind of neat to do both, so you don’t have to answer to any critics.”


Now we come to musical ancestry. His heroes of musical composition include Hal David, Carole King, Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, the stars of Motown, James Taylor and, the chief idol in his pantheon, Burt Bacharach.


“Burt Bacharach has had an enormous effect on me in my life through his music. I’ve seen him in concert in various venues throughout my life, and his music has meant more to me than I could ever put into words. The lyrics written by Hal David, of course, were unbelievable.”


Bacharach wrote the music and David the lyrics for 1965’s hit “What the World Needs Now.” Sixty years later, the song still enjoys great popularity. For a couple of decades, it was an anthem of a movement to unite people in their common humanity.


“The World Needs Music” is “kind of an homage to that song but brought up into another time period where people can celebrate the unifying value of music.”


“We can all sing together and maybe put aside our differences,” he said.


He hopes that his song will become an anthem for things that bring people together. 


“When I wrote it, Mick, my producer-arranger, and I discussed the instrumentation and everything because we wanted it to sound like something you could sing at a high school or middle school, a grammar school or college. I could always picture young children singing it together in harmony — there’s a lot of harmonies in that song — before they learn how to hate.”


The album is a demonstration of what he wants music to do for people.


“What I want is for people to do what I do — sing the music, feel better because of the music, get out of a funk maybe, enhance things. Like, if I’m in love, make me feel love more. If you’re sad, music can make you happy. If you’re happy, music can make you happier.”


He wrote the songs with multiple genres in mind. The second song, coming right after “The World Needs Music,” is “Shut Up,” which almost became the one selected to promote the album. It is a pop version — and a hilarious video — based on a true story about a couple’s dinner confrontation over cooking.


“Right after ‘Shut Up’ is a beautiful ballad called ‘I Love You.’ I’m constantly aware of balancing those things,” he said.


Enrich your life by connecting to Richard Peshkin on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.


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https://www.amazon.com/music/player/artists/B0BTKL6L8T/richard-peshkin

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

MUSIC RECORDING ARTIST RHETT DANEKA STOPS BY AND TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW TRACK "SACRED GROUND" AND MUCH MORE!

Let Daneka Nation’s baritone vocals serenade you with his newest track “Sacred Ground”


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By Bobby Martin


Rhett Daneka, who goes by the moniker Daneka Nation, wasn’t always a singer. He spent years flying planes in various capacities, but after meeting a friend who taught him the craft, he knew singing was the life for him. 


Daneka Nation has released a new single titled “Sacred Ground,” which is a Kix Brooks penned tune that describes what a high school pal had gone through in life.


“It’s kind of a story of my best friend in high school,” Daneka said. “He got out of high school and the first thing he wanted to do was have kids. So we graduated in May, and he was already out hitting the clubs on Fridays and Saturday nights. He was a great country western dancer. Well, he found a woman who he got pregnant and had kids. He just couldn’t wait. It’s really kind of my best friend’s story.”


The original version of the song didn’t have much fanfare, but in 1992, McBride and the Ride shot it up the charts to number two. The only song in front of it was “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus. Daneka heard the tune on the radio one day while driving, and it hit home so hard that he knew he needed to record it. He pointed out that the storyline touches anyone who went through a similar situation, or anyone who knows young parents working their tails off to get by. 


Daneka feels that “Sacred Ground” is the best track that he has recorded, and it has had airplay in South America and Europe. The track has more than 200,000 listeners on Spotify, and Daneka is relishing in the fact that it is taking off.


“It’s exciting,” Daneka said. “Finally I’ve got something big to work with, and I can’t wait for it to be out there for everybody to hear. I want to hear it on every radio station in the U.S. and all over the world.”


Daneka Nation’s creative style is a unique one, as he works with an Argentinian multi-instrumentalist named Ariel who plays every instrument on “Sacred Ground.” Ariel will put together the music, and send it to Daneka to review before he gets in the studio. Daneka then lays down his baritone vocals along with some background singers to complete the track.


Daneka is a former pilot who worked as a chief flight instructor, and also flew an air ambulance rescuing premature babies from small Texas towns. Due to being partially color blind, Daneka stopped flying and became self-employed. This is when he also discovered his love for singing.


“I learned a couple songs and went to karaoke bars, and wasn’t very good,” Daneka said. “Finally I ran into an 87-year-old man who was 80% blind. He was a quartet singer who had been singing since he was six. So he couldn’t drive, and I couldn’t sing, so we paired up and he taught me basically everything about how to sing over a period of three or four years.”


Daneka said they would go out as much as six times a week, hitting multiple karaoke bars. Eventually his karaoke buddy passed away, but Daneka’s love for music and belting out vocals lived on.


“I started lining things up to get the best people around me,” Daneka said. “I got the best guitar players, bass players, drum players and started making music in 2021.”


The first song he made a Doug Stone cover called “In a Different Light,” which he changed up into more of a “rock/country” song. 


Daneka Nation has seven songs recorded, and has a goal of getting up to 20 tracks. Then he can get a live band together to play his tunes to the masses. 


“I’ve got a post-it note in my bathroom with three goals,” he said. “Number one is to make it in the music industry. The second one is to play sold out arenas. The third is to play Rodeo Houston- the biggest rodeo in the world.”


Daneka Nation has been writing his own material, but he has not gotten into the recording process yet. He has a big binder to pull lyrics from to create songs of his own down the road. Daneka said that when he gets his band together, it will be a family friendly event where he always puts in 110%.


One thing is certain for Daneka Nation: He is persistent and plans to put everything he’s got into his music.


“I refuse to be a one hit wonder,” Daneka said. “If you made it as a one hit wonder, you made enough money to pay someone to write you another hit song. I will never understand a one hit wonder. Daneka Nation will never be that. I don’t care if I have to go to California, or Nashville, or wherever I have to go to make a hit song. I’m all in.”


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Monday, February 12, 2024

HORRORCORE RAP ARTIST 'LIL OSE' STOPS IN AND TALKS ABOUT HIS LATEST MUSIC "NEW HIGH ENERGY" AND MORE!

Horrorcore rap artist Lil Ose puts the dark lyrics you expect to music with unexpected light


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By Kurt Beyers


Seventeen-year-old horrorcore artist Lil Ose has gone off the horrorcore playing field with the release he is featuring, “New High Energy.” 


He is not changing his genre. He just likes to do different things.


“I want people to just be able to hear it, play it loud, play it in clubs,” he said. “It’s one of those songs that you listen to when you just need an energy boost, basically. It’s one of those songs where you want to just party.”


His horrorcore, most of his catalogue, is genuine horror core, but with “New High Energy,” he said, “It’s just an upbeat party song that you can have fun with.”


It’s OK to admit it

The energy is strong enough

To brighten city lights

I don’t f___ with nothing

If the city lights ain’t bright


The lyrics are not his usual kind. Though explicit, they have a sexual energy instead of the dark, violent vibe. The hip-hop beat and rap are accompanied by trippy electronic, dance and techno with some metal rock and a little jazz adding spice.


All his music has a wild fusion of genres, and he changes up the mixes to create wildly different sounds in each one.


“I like doing something new with my music,” he said. “I like for each project I do, each song I do to be different, to have its own sound, to have its own feeling. My music has a lot of genres all entwined together.”


He began putting out music in 2022, with a song called “I’m Crazy,” followed by a nine-track album, Black Hole.


“New High Energy” was the third project, the 11th song, he put out that year.


He was in the studio working out a beat, and his engineer, Eric Kluxen of FXBG Public Radio, Fredericksburg, Virginia, said to him, “Well, this is pulling away from your horrorcore. You really want to do this?”


Lil Ose said, “Yeah. Let’s just show another area that I can reach with my creativity.”


After “New High Energy,” still in 2022, came a six-track EP, Marbas, then two singles, each with an instrumental version, “Big Bad Bully” and its instrumental version, “Big Bad Bully Pt. 2,” and “Black Joker” and “Black Joker Pt. 2.”


In 2023, he put out two singles with accompanying instrumental versions, “He Couldn’t Swim” and “GORgo.” He finished up the year with an instrumental single, “Illuminati” and a single with lyrics, “Lesbian.”



“I call it horrorcore for the main genre because for most of the lyrics that I have I’m just saying all this crazy stuff,” he said.


The lyrics, except for “New High Energy,” are dark indeed. Lil Ose draws on his own experience with mental illness, anxiety, bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts. He is also an avid reader of history, literature and mythology, and imagery from that reading fills his lyrics.


“I study a lot of different religions and spiritual things, like demonology, folklore, Greek mythology and things like that, so I get a lot of the dark lyrics from different gods and goddesses and traditions,” he said. They provide the frameworks for the stories he tells in his songs.


Lil Ose, born, raised and living in Washington, D.C., writes his own beats and music. He works with an audio engineer, but he directs the work as to the sounds and structure he is seeking and then composes the different pieces of music for individual projects.


His musical influences come from jazz, ’90s rock, including Iron Maiden and Metallica, and hip-hop and rap from Tupac Shakur, NWA, Eazy-E, Lil Wayne and Biggie.


The music, whether serving as a backdrop for the lyrics or in the instrumental pieces, has its own beauty and fascination. The instrumental pieces that accompany the songs with lyrics have their own structure and sound. The rage, anguish, demonology and darkness all come in the lyrics, not the music.


He is currently working on an album to be released sometime this summer.


With a push to promote “New High Energy,” he is seeking a wider audience, and new fans. This song is an excellent introduction to his musical creativity.


“What I’m mainly trying to get out of this is some new fans and just to get it out there, hopefully all over the world, but mainly to get it out there and see where it goes.”


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Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Monday, January 29, 2024

HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST "REN.Y.C" STOPS BY THE SHOW AND TALKS ABOUT HER NEW SINGLE 'WICKY'

Newcomer ren.y.c Set to Drop Hip-hip Single ‘Wicky’

By: Nadia Sobehart


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Up-and-coming hip-hop artist, ren.y.c is ready to take 2024 by force. Her new single, “Wicky” set for release on January 12, 2024, tackles social issues with a rhythmic punch.


Ren.y.c’s personal style of gritty trap and drill beats—laced with catchy melodies—tells real stories. Her emotional approach is authentic and thought provoking. The artist finds inspiration during everyday events, from riding in the car to working out. Her devotion to God is also reflected in her music and heartfelt stories.


Ren.y.c isn’t afraid to tell you the truth—and make it sound good as she does it. “The beats are hip hop, but the way I go on is a little less so,” tells ren.y.c. “It’s still rap and hip hop but less hardcore.”


Her new single, “Wicky,” was motivated by her passion for raising social awareness. While the song itself has subtle references to school shootings, the video is “more in your face” according to the artist. “I wanted people to listen to the song a lot and spread awareness,” says ren.y.c of her subtle approach to writing “Wicky.” “Yet the more you hear it, the more you think about the message.”


To write “Wicky,” ren.y.c approached songwriting by way of freestyling. “I got the concept during the creation process, but I didn’t know if I’d stick with it. Then I freestyled and liked how it came out. Something happened and the whole second part got erased so I had to redo it. I didn’t go back to the song for a long time, but then one day I went back and did it.” Fortunately for listeners, ren.y.c didn’t let the song disappear into a creative black hole.


“When I was younger, I always loved music, but I never thought that was something I could do,” shares the artist. Ren.y.c didn’t reach a crossroads to decide her fate. Instead, she just decided to go all in one day, and the people in her life were fully supportive. 


Coming up with a stage name, however, proved to be more of a challenge than committing to life as a musician. “I was putting off releasing music because I couldn’t think of a name. My friend actually suggested ‘ren.y.c’ during a Group FaceTime. I didn’t decide on it but everyone kept calling me that, so it stuck.”


Up next for the artist is another single, titled “Sick,” due in late winter. Her goal for 2024 is to “keep working every day.” We can’t wait to hear the output of her dedication.

Make sure to stay connected to ren.y.c on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

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https://music.apple.com/us/artist/ren-y-c/1716896534

www.youtube.com/@ren.y.c

https://www.instagram.com/ren.y.c/?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA%3D%3D&utm_source=qr

https://www.tiktok.com/@ren.y.c?_t=8hmVKb1oIQt&_r=1

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https://twitter.com/renycmusic

SAMUEL CRISTEA: LILIAC GUITARIST STOPS BY AND UPDATES US ON THE BAND PROJECTS, AND HIS GUITAR TECHNIQUE AND MORE!

 


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Thursday, January 25, 2024

EXCITING NEWS FOR THE PODCAST!

 


I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT I'LL BE WORKING WITH NBC' NEW SHOW "DEAL OR NO DEAL ISLAND' PODCASTING THE CONTESTANTS. THE SHOW WILL DEBUT ON FEB 26TH ON NBC PEACOCK.

ALSO, I'LL CONTINUE WITH MY 17TH SEASON PODCASTING "THE VOICE" CONTESTANTS!
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COMPOSER RICHARD PESHKIN TALKS ABOUT HIS TITLE TRACK "THE WORLD NEEDS MUSIC" AND MUCH MORE!

The world needs “The World Needs Music” and more music by Richard Peshkin LISTEN TO THE PODCAST BELOW! By Kurt Beyers “The World Needs Music...