HIP Video Promo presents: Greg Hoy has special iPhone cameos in new music video "Messed Up World" on B-Sides & Badlands

Greg Hoy

Greg Hoy – “Messed Up World”

As statements about this troubled, distracted, messed-up world of ours go, it certainly is an entertaining one

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Watch "Messed Up World" by Greg Hoy on B-Sides & Badlands

Take a look around you. How many screens do you see? If you're a typical modern media consumer, you've got a desktop, and maybe a laptop, and maybe a tablet, and you've certainly got a phone. Not just one phone – you may have kept your old phones, too. The pandemic has only amplified our dependency on our devices. Home alone during quarantine as we've been, we've tended to treat our screens as our windows on the world. Greg Hoy's clever clip for his latest single is a meditation on digital mediation (it's also lots of fun). "Messed Up World" features screens within screens – dancers shaking what they've got on the fuzzy interfaces of recently outdated devices. We're invited to watch the screens of others through screens of our own; pleasant though it is, Hoy invites us to wonder what version of human connectedness is still available for those of us living like this. Only at the end of the clip does one of the dancers dare to walk to a bedroom window, push back the curtains, and, tentatively, peer outside.

It's easy to see why an artist like Greg Hoy would be concerned and want to make an intervention. On his own, and with his band The Boys, he's always put a premium on direct connection with his audience. He makes catchy, immediate, instantly appealing pop-rock – the sort of music meant to prompt singalongs, dancing, and intense identification with the narrators. That's true about Hoy's recordings, and it's doubly true about his live show, which was described as akin to "Jack White and Jack Black" by Divide and Conquer. "Messed Up World" is a swaggering, shuddering slice of power-pop at its most undeniable: timeless music for a world lost in transit.

Greg Hoy is well-known for enticing winsome dancers to perform in his clips – check out the kinetic, chromatically arresting clip for "Green" – and the "Messed Up World" video doesn't disappoint. Appearing in the center ring of the five-iPhone circus assembled by Hoy (he, the ringmaster, sticks to the phone on the bottom of the clip) is the legendary New York City go-go dancer and showgirl Anna Copa Cabanna. Her performance is provocative, funny, iconic, and more than enough to hold your attention for the balance of the video. But Greg Hoy knows that modern living makes a single focus impossible. Other dancers and performers appear on the iPhone screens on the periphery, including another star: R&B singer Septymber, who dazzles in her cameo. Everywhere you look, there's something appealing to see, all linked together, projected on screens we access through screens of our own, occasionally staticky, occasionally clear, but perpetually on. As statements about this troubled, distracted, messed-up world of ours go, it certainly is an entertaining one.

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Desensitized Creates An Otherworldly Sonic Realm of Electronic Ambient Music on Their Debut Album HEMISPHERICA PORTALIS

Hemispherica Portalis acts as a jumping-off point for the duo’s Desensitized deep dive into a new form of texture-based sonic exploration – one that merges vintage space-music tendencies with a modern electronic ambient style.

Deborah Martin is a highly-acclaimed artist and producer whose passion is to visualize and create music that takes each listener on a journey through time and space.

Also known to the electronic music community as SURFACE 10, Dean De Benedictis utilizes his interest in a variety of styles and cultures to enrich the quality of his musical expression.

Veteran musicians Deborah Martin and Dean De Benedictis join forces as Desensitized, a new duo exploring sound sculptures and mythographic electronic music.

As soon as I began playing the melodic basic song structures, Dean was immediately adding textures and nuances that glued the passages into place.”

— Deborah Martin

PORTLAND, OR, USA, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hemispherica Portalis is the debut collaboration album from the rich collective imagination of Deborah Martin and Dean De Benedictis. Performing under the moniker “Desensitized” these two veteran ambient electronic sound explorers have joined forces to craft a thought-provoking work of art that combines ancient and futuristic moods into a captivating world of sound, filling the imagination with illusory images of undiscovered realms. Spotted Peccary Music released the new duo's debut album worldwide today, with most popular sales and streaming links available at https://orcd.co/hemispherica-portalis.

The abstract and alluring music that unfolds across the album’s seven tracks is in many ways just what one would expect when Martin and De Benedictis' recognizable yet disparate styles are focused into a singular expression. Hemispherica Portalis acts as a jumping-off point for the duo’s Desensitized deep dive into a new form of texture-based sonic exploration – one that merges vintage space-music tendencies with a modern electronic ambient style. Roiling in slow motion, Martin’s signature sounds and digital synth expressions expand and contract as the occasional acoustic flourish or melodic moment briefly bubbles to the surface. Added to that are the nuanced layers of De Benedictis’ remarkable laptop-based sound-sculpting approach and the resulting array of textural, experimental, and at times gritty elements that he expertly swirls into the mix.

“I knew the drastic contrast between our two approaches would likely yield something new,” explains De Benedictis. “Deborah has a majestic and pristine melodic style, while I bring a textural and sometimes edgy experimental approach, using sounds I often create on the spot. I find the combination of our layers and approaches uniquely lush and personally refreshing.”

Martin elaborates, “Dean’s years of sound sculpting expertise paid off in ways I can never fully explain; as soon as I began playing the melodic basic song structures, he was immediately adding textures and nuances that glued the passages into place. The creative result is a breathtaking display of original sound samplings, live recorded textural beds, and electronic elements melding into a profound ambient electronic revelation.”

All music on Hemispherica Portalis was composed and performed by Deborah Martin and Dean De Benedictis, and recorded by the duo at Dreaming Edge Studio, Vancouver, WA, with recording assistance by Daniel Pipitone on tracks 2 and 5. Matthew Stewart and Deborah Martin mixed the album at Dreaming Edge Studio, and it was mastered by Howard Givens at Spotted Peccary Studio NW, Portland, OR. The album is available for physical purchase in CD format and in 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY LOSSLESS, MP3 and streaming formats. The CD version of Hemispherica Portalis arrives in a factory sealed 6-panel gatefold package that includes liner notes and vibrant artwork in a 16-page booklet of imaginative design by Daniel Pipitone.

Deborah Martin’s releases on Spotted Peccary include Under The Moon (SPM-0504), Ancient Power (with Steve Gordon, SPM-9022), Deep Roots, Hidden Water (SPM-0503), Convergence (with Greg Klamt and Mark Rownd, SPM-9041), Tibet (with Cheryl Gallagher, SPM-9051), Anno Domini (with J. Arif Verner, SPM-9061), Between Worlds (with Erik Wøllo, SPM-9062), Eye Of The Wizard (SPM-0505), and Selections (SPM-0591). Dean De Benedictis releases on Spotted Peccary include Salvaging The Past (SPM-1701), and Salvaging The Present (SPM-1702).

Desensitized summons a unique and expansive sound that is vivid, alive, colorful, and surreal. The subtle dreamscapes of Hemispherica Portalis offer a sublime retreat into sonic beauty, where past and future echoes mingle, collide, and fuse into dreams, deeply alien…yet somehow familiar. This blending of the two artist’s distinct sonic palettes and differing styles paints an appealing and cohesive soundscape that is lush, refreshing, and truly special.

Hemispherica Portalis is Desensitized’s first release for Spotted Peccary.

Please contact Beth Ann Hilton at Spotted Peccary Music with media review and interview requests via e-mail to beth@spottedpeccary.com

1 Hemispherica Portalis (Portal of 1000 Years) 06:59
2 Concunus Dracus (Dragon of the Heavens) 09:30
3 Formulata Oblivonos (A Complicated Tale) 09:15
4 Ecumenicus Orato (The Umbilical Center) 12:54
5 Saltis Nominus (Floating Seabeds) 11:38
6 Terminus Equitos (Redemption Seeker) 06:09
7 Amphibinatum (Myths and Legends) 09:05

About Desensitized:
Recording under his own name as well as the alias Surface 10, Southern California-based composer and electronic musician Dean De Benedictis has been exploring all corners of the ambient music genre since 1996. Dean's interest in a variety of styles and cultures enriches the quality of his musical expression as he searches for common threads within the fabric of differing genres, drawing from them a natural sense of emotion, expanse and mystery. Whether collaborating with other artists or working on her own projects, Deborah Martin has been inspiring listeners with her graceful musical journeys on the Spotted Peccary label since 1994. Often powerfully deep, and occasionally playful and carefree, Deborah's music is always rich and simply beautiful, offering crystal clear visions and magically compelling voyages through an inner realm of ethereal visions, ancestral legends, and timeless places. Together as Desensitized, the two artists share a common vision to partake in the sublime retreat of sonic beauty, transitioning between elements of the natural world and auspices of modern technology.

About Spotted Peccary Music:
Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 165 titles and 45 artists at www.SpottedPeccary.com and www.AmbientElectronic.com

Spotted Peccary Album page: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/hemispherica-portalis/
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Unboxing a deep dive into a new form of texture-based sonic exploration

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WorldScout Launches Sizzlin' Saturday Indie Music Fest

Sizzlin' Saturday Indie Music Fest

Sizzlin’ Saturday Indie Music Fest

WorldScout Launches a Global Monthly Indie Jam Session and Networking Event for Indie Artists, Songwriters and Producers

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Inspired by the recent success of their Virtual Music Expo attended by indie creatives from around the world, WorldScout is launching a new monthly event for independent artists and producers. 'Sizzlin' Saturday Indie Music Fest' will debut on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 8PM to 11PM EST via Zoom.

Intended to provide a platform for independent artists, songwriters and producers with the chance to break new tracks and discover new music, the event also provides attendees with the opportunity to network with other indie creatives; initiate global collaborations; build their fan & listener base; and be a part of an ongoing indie conversation.

In addition, each event will accept submissions for the song playlist plus a special industry guest will be featured such as a record label A&R, artist manager, playlist curator and more.

“We had an amazing organic experience arise during our recent Expo in our a huge, virtual room full of talented indie artists. They displayed so much passion for their music. But the beauty of it was that it wasn't just passion for their own music, it was for everyone else's as well. Our goal is to feed that positive energy by connecting indie creatives around the world and inspiring and facilitating global music collaborations" said Cindy Cooper, WorldScout Founder & CEO.

Free tickets for the Sizzlin' Saturday Indie Music Fest launch event are available on Eventbrite.

About WorldScout:
WorldScout is a global platform showcasing emerging musicians that connects independent singers, songwriters, rappers and producers with each other and major music industry decision-makers in the business of discovering and breaking new talent.

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Bad Penny's Rock Anthem "Voices in My Head" Enters Hot 100 "With A Bullet"

Supergroup "Bad Penny" Todd LaTorre, Mike Holtzman, Jules Radino, Danny Miranda

(clockwise from top left) Todd LaTorre (credit: Mike Savioa), Mike Holtzman (credit: Julia Sariy), Jules Radino, Danny Miranda

Supergroup's Debut Opens at #76 on MediaBase Chart; Project Features Current/Ex-Members of Queen, Journey, Blue Oyster Cult, & Queensryche.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, September 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bad Penny, a project that features Queensryche's lead singer Todd LaTorre, former Queen bassist Danny Miranda, Blue Oyster Cult drummer Jules Radino, and guitarist/songwriter Mike Holtzman, has entered the MediaBase Hot 100 chart with a bullet, dropping in at #76 with their thundering alt-rock debut, "Voices in My Head."

"Now THAT is a rock and roll song!" said legendary DJ Keith Fingers of Long Island rock radio 102.3 WBAB. "The guitar solo, the drums, the bass, the vocals. Man, it gets better every time I hear it!

The track has built steady momentum in only two weeks of release with viral spread on Spotify and other streaming platforms and major radio airplay driven by classic rock, alt-rock and Top40 listeners.

Gwen Sciora of 90.1 WUSB FM put it simply: "WooHoo! What a supergroup! What a song!"

As "Voices in My Head" climbs the charts, Bad Penny's next single, "Lose Myself" (featuring ex-Journey lead singer Steve Augeri) readies at the starting gate.

"We expect 'Lose Myself' to drop in a few weeks," said Mike Holtzman, the band's lead songwriter. "We are so excited for this song. Steve's performance is incredible. Fans of Journey will freak out."

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Time to Check The Emotional Baggage At The Door With ALYKXX Debut EP 'Autonomous'

Alykxx 'Autonomous'




ALYKXX Shows The World His Talent With 'No Strings Attached' (NSA) On His Must-Listen Hip-Hop Debut EP 'Autonomous'

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, September 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — About The Release

ALYKXX drops his captivating and energetic five-track debut EP “Autonomous.” The hip-hop release contains every element to get listeners reminiscing certain moments in their lives. “Autonomous” takes the listener on a musical journey with an abstract hip-hop style that will hook listeners. Fueled by raw emotions after a breakup, ALYKXX birthed this erotic record that is a window to the artist’s life. ALYKXX’s lyricism and anthemic instrumentation seamlessly work together for a must-listen EP. From NSA to iScream to Anti-Social to FckBwoy, “Autonomous” delivers a message-heavy tracklist. ALYKXX maintains a fully charged arsenal of high-octane music that supports the fact that he is set to make a strong impact on the music industry, as well as the charts. This release is a testament to ALYKXX’s versatility as a musician and his innate talent. “Autonomous” offers upbeat instrumentation with strong catchy messages that will have listeners wanting more. The full EP will be out on all digital platforms on September 25.


ALYKXX (pronounced Ah•licks) is a quickly rising hip-hop artist, dancer, singer, and songwriter originating from Jamaica and raised in the Bronx. The talented artist is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style. Inspired by his life experiences, ALYKXX seeks to create music that will connect people around the world. The talented musician seeks to push the envelope with his sound and bridge various elements from different genres to make a well-rounded, dynamic style. Through his lyricism, the emerging artist paints a blank canvas with emotion and reality. ALYKXX is fueled by his passion for music, and his willingness to be the next big artist to breakthrough. With every release, the American raised artist will have listeners engulfed into the world he creates with his no-frills approach and realness. ALYKXX is an artist to keep an eye on and ear out for as he is set to cement himself in the music industry for years to come.
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Big Beautiful Music Machines from the 1890s-1940s Dominate the List of Top Lots in Miller & Miller's Sept. 19th Auction

Early 1900s Seeburg Style “G” orchestrion, a coin-op mechanical masterpiece, 66 inches tall by 79 inches wide, with mosaic leaded art glass doors, comes with13 “G” rolls (CA$24,780).

27-inch orchestral Regina upright music box, coin-operated and made in 1898, tagged ‘Orchestral Regina’ to the frieze board, complete with 29 discs. (CA$21,240).

Wurlitzer Model 1015 jukebox, made in America in 1946, the most identifiable jukebox ever produced, with a library of 78 rpm records with title cards (CA$11,210).

George Baker & Company cylinder music box, made in Switzerland in 1922, a rare variant, featuring the harmony of a drum with six bells. Restored in 2017 (CA$10,030).

J.P. Seeburg model “L” Nickelodeon and remote coin box, American-made in the 1920s, in a quarter-sawn oak case with leaded glass panels (CA$3,540).

The event – officially titled a Music Machines, Coin-Op & Advertising auction – was led by the outstanding lifetime collections of Ken Vinen and Jack Winkler.

Quality, fresh to the market collections are always well-received among our buyers. Ken Vinen’s music machines sold like hot cakes. Originality and functionality meant a lot to Ken.”

— Ethan Miller

NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — An early 20th century Seeburg “G” style Orchestrion coin-op machine sold for $24,780, a 27-inch Orchestral Regina upright music box from 1898 finished at $21,240, and an 1892 Swiss George Baker & Company cylinder music box fetched $10,030 in an online auction held September 19th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. based in New Hamburg.

All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars and are inclusive of an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

The event – officially titled a Music Machines, Coin-Op & Advertising auction – was led by the outstanding lifetime collections of Ken Vinen and Jack Winkler and also featured general store items, petroliana (gas station collectibles), breweriana and automobilia. A total of 624 lots came up for bid – many of them with roots in Canada – in an auction that grossed more than $389,000.

The Seeburg “G” Orchestrion was a coin-operated masterpiece, outfitted with original and replica components. It had actually been professionally modified from a Seeburg style “A” but retained the correct torch mosaic leaded art glass doors. The machine – impressive at 66 inches tall by 79 inches wide – was from the Ken Vinen collection and include 13 “G” music rolls.

The 27-inch Orchestral Regina upright music box, with 29 discs, was another coin-op marvel. Like so many music machines from the era, it was originally rented as a coin-consuming investment to shrewd bar owners. Aside from a being a money-maker, it provided fun entertainment, a sure way to divert thirsty patrons from neighboring establishments.

The George Baker & Company cylinder music box, made in Switzerland in 1922, was a rare variant, featuring the sublime harmony of a drum with six bells. Originally built with five 8-tune cylinders, the machine was lovingly restored by Darren Wallace in 2017 and maintained by Ken Vinen until his death in 2019. Included were five 8-tune cylinders.

“Quality, fresh to the market collections are always well-received among our buyers,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, adding, “Ken Vinen’s music machines sold like hot cakes. Originality and functionality meant a lot to Ken and this was evident in the prices realized. The phone was ringing all week. Nobody wanted to miss this opportunity. It was a great auction.”

While the list of top lots was loaded with music machines, it was actually an eclectic sale, with items ranging from a Canadian Goold high-wheel bicycle from around 1890, the front wheel 54 inches in diameter to the handlebars (S3,245); to an American-made early 20th century Holcomb & Hoke Butter-Kist popcorn machine in a walnut case ($3,835); to an adorable 1940s Addison model A2 “Baby” Bakelite radio made in Canada ($4,425).

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which was online-only, with live video feed from location. Internet bidding was provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller website (www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com). The 422 users placed a total of 8,162 bids; 47 percent of lots met or exceeded estimates and 32 percent of lots surpassed the high estimate.

The name Wurlitzer was called multiple times during the auction. A few lots sold as follows:

• A Wurlitzer Model 1015 jukebox, made in 1946, with a curated library of rock ‘n’ roll 78 rpm records. The Wurlitzer 1015 is the most identifiable jukebox ever made ($11,210).
• A Wurlitzer model 750 jukebox made in 1940, coin-operated and featuring a “bear claw” pickup. Also included is a library of 78 rpm records as shown on title cards ($8,850).
• A Wurlitzer 1015-CD “One More Time” jukebox, made in Germany around 1900, a version of the famous model 1015 and retrofitted to hold up to 100 CD discs ($4,425).
• A Wurlitzer model 61 jukebox, circa 1939, coin-operated, with an unfinished stand. A multi-selector phonograph jukebox that includes a library of 78 rpm records ($3,540).

A rare, two-sided Ford porcelain hanging dealer sign, made for the Canadian market in the 1930s, untouched and original, 27 ½ inches by 18 inches, changed hands for $3,540; while an American two-sided porcelain neon sign for General Electric from the 1950s, sizable at 56 inches by 50 inches, marked “Kolux Corp., Kokomo, Indiana” lower right edge, hit $3,245.

Two music machines brought $3,540 each. One was a J.P. Seeburg model “L” Nickelodeon and remote coin box, American-made in the 1920s, in a quarter-sawn oak case with leaded glass panels. The other was a 1920s American Edison Opera phonograph, original and untouched, the cabinet retaining its original finish and hardware. Included in the lot were ten 4-minute cylinders.

Miller & Miller has announced an exciting ‘refresh’ to its online platform. “There’s no learning curve or major changes,” Ethan Miller pointed out. “This update will simply present users with an improved experience as they navigate our online auctions. We’re continually investing in our digital platform to provide quality service and capability to enhance the overall user experience.”

Miller & Miller Auctions has also launched a new mobile app for iOS and Android. Bidders can now choose to participate virtually in auctions using a phone or tablet for a convenient, portable experience. They can place bids and receive instant updates and notifications with a few taps.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. has two more major auctions planned for the fall. A Canadiana & Historic Objects auction, featuring the Stead and Withington collections, is slated for Saturday, October 24th. Then, a Watches, Jewellery and Decorative Arts auction will be held on Saturday, November 21st, followed by an Advertising & Historic Objects auction Saturday, December 12th.

All three sales will be held online at 9am Eastern, and will be webcast from the New Hamburg gallery. Consignments are welcome.

Miller & Miller Auctions is Canada’s trusted seller of high-value collections and is always accepting quality consignments. The firm specializes in watches and jewelry, art, antiques and high-value collectibles. Its mission is to provide collectors with a trusted place to buy and sell.

To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710 or (519) 716-5606; or, e-mail to info@millerandmillerauctions.com. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions and the firm’s slate of upcoming auctions, visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.

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Now, More than Ever, Voting for a Change is Imperative!

Portland moms rally after George Floyd killing

Featuring Shateish, produced by Nottz, additional music by Arn B

glass shatters as a bullet hits the glass

A shattering video!

With the recent decision in the Breonna Taylor and other cases, we need to be active in the change we want!

RICHMOND, VA, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2020 has been a rough year so far, and it’s not even over! The Corona Virus has crippled nations and brought them to their knees but there is one thing that has been crippling America for a long time…racism and police brutality! There are opinions on both sides of the coin but everyone agrees – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Some people have created movements, most popular being the Black Lives Matter movement, others have decided to take a knee and others use their platform as an artist or entertainer to bring light to the situation, especially in Hip Hop.

One Hip Hop group named Team Drip is using their artistic expression to voice their frustration and disappointment in the treatment of civilians, mostly black. They recorded a powerful song called ‘Please Don’t Shoot Me’ which addresses these issues. The song is accompanied by a video that is more powerful and evokes a lot of emotions.

The song and video begins with a child-like chant by a crowd of mothers, singing ‘hands up, please don’t shoot me!’ This crowd gathered in Portland after George Floyd called out for his mother while Officer Chauvin kept his knee on his neck for several minutes which contributed to his death. The video then shows various cell phone clips and bodycam coverage of police brutality that is both disturbing and infuriating! From the shooting of Walter Scott to the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile the video builds its case from the beginning! A piano chord comes in under the chant. Then a soulful, raspy, female voice comes in singing ‘Tell me do you see it? Do you see what we go thru?’ Then the Team Drip artists are revealed, KJIGGA and Smurf, then the female singer, Shateish. The video location is the Lee Monument in Richmond, Va. The beat comes in, a soulful bassline and organ along with a hard drum track. Another disturbing clip of Eric Garner being choked by police plays while Shateish sings ‘I can’t breathe’!
Then Smurf begins rapping – ‘I’m a black man…’ and clips play along with his words. As he says ‘How you never get convicted when you’re wearing a bodycam’ a clip of Stephon Clarke getting shot plays. Shateish ad libs behind Smurf’s vocals making his verse stronger and gives it more feeling. His final verse ‘George a knee to the head, Breonna shots to the flesh…’ shows footage of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Shateish comes in for the hook. In the hook she sings ‘I can’t breathe’ with such emotion you can feeling her frustration! Clips of women being abused by police along with Daniel Prude who was suffocated in police custody plays.
KJIGGA comes in ‘Please don’t shoot…’ then the video cuts to Charles Kinsey, a behavior tech at a group home that laid on the ground with his hands up to protect a patient and was shot by police for no reason. After the clip the video goes back to KJIGGA rapping ‘I’m a black man…’. Shateish ad libs over KJIGGA’s verses while more clips of police brutality play throughout his verse. The video builds with its clips until the hook comes in again and Shateish explodes with vocals! ‘I can’t breathe’ is so forceful and her breakdown is even more heartfelt, as if one of her own children has fallen victim to the police.
The video concludes with Shateish singing ‘I’m gonna be somebody, please…’ while the third Team Drip member, Lik says “When we say black lives matter, we don’t mean we’re better than anybody, we’re saying our lives matter, too’. The video shows various people in the video with face masks on that says ‘Please don’t shoot me’ and holding their fists up in solidarity.
The final clip that plays is of Roderick Walker, a Lyft passenger who was savagely beaten by police because he didn’t have ID on him. The girlfriend is screaming while his child watches in horror and starts screaming ‘DADDY!’

The video tugs at the listeners’ emotions and pulls you into what the victims were feeling at that time.

KJIGGA and Smurf deliver a song that is both impactful and relevant to today’s issues. With the recent decision in the Breonna Taylor’s case, now more than ever is this song , video and it’s message relevant.

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Please Don’t Shoot Me ft. Shateish

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Dr. Bright CEO of one of the leading CBD Labs in the US discusses American Pure with John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery

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The way I see it, if you are a consumer of CBD products and you buy any other brand, you are supporting these organizations that failed to pay our great farmers.”

— John Michael Montgomery

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Bright CEO of one of the leading CBD labs in the US discusses with John Michael Montgomery why the partnership with American Pure is vitally important to our farmers.

JMM: Hey Dr. Bright, thanks for taking the time to sit down and review some questions that I had and also some of our customers had. This is my first time walking through your facility and I have to say, I learned a lot. Watching how you take raw hemp and end up with the finished product. Wow, this is really cool stuff. Tell me how did you get involved with hemp.

Dr.B: We got involved in the hemp industry doing testing THC testing for farmers. Due to the regulations around hemp, it is very important for the farmer to get the highest possible CBD content in the plants while keeping the THC limit below the legal limit. We began providing a service for farmers to track these molecules in their plants so that they could make the best possible harvest decisions.

JMM: You shared with me that you got your Ph.D. from San Diego. How was the transition to Lexington?

Dr.B: The transition to Lexington has been great. I have gotten to work with a lot of great people in the hemp and agriculture space at the University of Kentucky and also had the opportunity to work in the hemp and CBD industry in general in one of the premier places to grow hemp in the world.

JMM: Dr. Bright, I really didn’t fully understand everything that the lab has going on. Tell our audience how long you have been helping farmers and how exactly does your lab help farmers

Dr.B: Our lab has been performing analytical services (that is testing plant material for CBD and THC) since May 2018. We have helped advise farmers throughout the growing process, from seed/clone selection to planting to harvesting to going to market, from a scientific perspective to complement the agricultural perspective and experience of the men and women in the field.

JMM: Dr. Bright, with so many of our farmers not getting paid last year from the large white label processors. How many farmers did your lab fail to pay?

Dr.B: We have always prided ourselves on supporting hemp growers and have never failed to pay or ensure payment for the farmers that we work within the hemp industry. There are a lot of bad actors in the hemp space who see it as a cash-grab and not as a sustainable addition to the agricultural community.

JMM: Thanks for sharing Dr. Bright. The way I see it if you are a consumer of CBD products and you buy any other brand, you are supporting these organizations that failed to pay our great farmers. With our mission at American Pure to bring hemp products, our farmers grow to the organizations they look to for all farm needs. It really brings the product full circle wouldn’t you agree.

Dr.B: Certainly. Getting these high-quality, American-grown products into retail partners that you all are working with that focus on building and strengthening our agricultural communities, really does create a virtuous cycle that will ultimately lead to better outcomes for all parties involved.

JMM: I know you have heard me say this Dr. Bright, we are solving a really big problem. I want to thank you for your support in helping farmers, together we can take care of many families to ensure what happened last year doesn’t happen again.

Dr.B: Completely agree and look forward to continuing working with you and American Pure in the future to bring a focus back on the growers and the communities they support

Find out more about American Pure at www.american-pure.com

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Muvi Enables Live Streaming for Any App with Muvi Live Server SDK

Muvi enables Live Streaming for Any App with Muvi Live Server SDK

Muvi Live SDK enables businesses to add live-streaming capabilities to their existing apps saving time and resources

NEW YORK, US, September 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Responding to the growing demand for live streaming in the B2B industry, Muvi, the New York-based provider of cloud-based audio and video streaming platform, announced the release of Live Server SDK for end-to-end live streaming app development. Businesses of any size can now build their own live-streaming app or add live-streaming capabilities to their existing apps to broadcast live on iOS and Android mobiles.

“The popularity of live streaming through mobile devices is evident, and the varied use cases across the industries have paved the way for this major development,” quotes Saurabh Dey, Head of Marketing, Muvi. “The live SDK offers granular control on encoding settings and support for 4K video streaming enunciating Muvi’s trademark end-to-end broadcasting solutions that are proven for faster go-to-market, reduced infra cost and simplified workflow”, adds Dey.

Muvi Live SDK offers adaptive scaling of the live stream in a varied resolution, frame rate, and bitrate, thereby ensuring buffer-free live broadcast, less than 10 seconds latency, and high video frame rate on iOS and Android mobile devices.

Building a live streaming app right from the ground up and achieving the industry standards of player load time, time-to-first-frame is an uphill task,” says Nikhil Gupta, Head of Product, Muvi. “With Muvi SDK, not only businesses can save precious development hours but also can achieve a simple, streamlined workflow right from capturing and encoding to seamless playback on mobile devices through their existing app,” adds Gupta.

Muvi made a splash last week with the release of the Muvi Live app that allows users to start streaming from iOS and Android phones instantly.

About Muvi:

Muvi LLC is a prominent product-based SaaS company based out of New York. The company provides a cloud-hosted streaming platform and end-to-end solutions for video/audio content owners, broadcasters, TV networks, and content aggregators to launch their own-branded, multi-screen, multi-format OTT streaming service such as Netflix, Prime Video, Spotify, Deezer, etc. that can offer both Live & On-Demand content and be delivered across Web, Mobile, and TV instantly.

The company has gained international recognition in audio/video streaming space and is trusted by 350+ clients in over 50 countries across territories including North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East, Africa, Australia, and Asia.

For more information on Muvi LLC, visit www.muvi.com

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Introducing Haylee Joe: The Pop Artist Who Turned Quarantine Into A One-Of-A-Kind EP

Haylee Joe -New Single – Norman Bates

The Singer, Creator And Entrepreneur Releases “Norman Bates” On Sept. 29th, Her First Single From The Halloween Themed EP

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — While many 22-year old’s were binge watching Netflix this summer, Haylee Joe was glued to her guitar, writing all of her songs for her upcoming Pop EP Nightmare, where Haylee takes her story through a horror film lens to create a one-of-a-kind experience. As a precursor to the release of Nightmare, Haylee Joe will be releasing her single Norman Bates on September 29th, 9 PM EST on Spotify and all major streaming channels.

Having always had an immense passion for music, Haylee took her quarantine as a unique opportunity to dive deeper into bringing her vision into fruition and establishing herself as an up and coming pop artist on the scene. In just 24 hours, Haylee wrote five of the six songs of her EP, and began to work on bringing them to life with her prestigious producer, Michael Arrom, who has worked with artists such as Kieth Urban, Noah Cyrus, Sofia Carson, Madison Beer and Steve Vai.

"Working with Haylee while on opposite sides of the country turned out to be so much easier than I could have dreamed. We used the web to chat and share notes but it was our connection over our shared love of Halloween that made this so easy. Haylee was a champ when it came to recording the varied vocal takes that we needed. I'd give her notes for inspiration and she always came back with gold.” – Michael Arrom, Producer

Each track on Nightmare is reminiscent of Halloween and the horror and thriller movie genre. Haylee tells her story through the unparalleled emotional quandary that Halloween represents. As both a singer and songwriter, Haylee was able to take this project to new heights, showing the world her incomparable style as a Pop Artist.

“These songs were so fun and surprisingly easy to write because this whole project was inspired by horror movies and Halloween, which is my favorite genre and time of year.
Bringing these songs to life with my incredibly talented producer Michael Arrom, and hearing all the sounds and beats come together was so rewarding. The songs turned out amazing and i’ve never been more excited or ready to share my stories and music with everyone”- Haylee Joe

Nightmare will be debuting just in time for the Halloween Holiday, and available on Spotify and all major streaming services. Norman Bates – her first single from the EP will be available for download and streaming on September 29th at 9 PM EST.

To schedule an interview with Haylee Joe or Producer Michael Arrom, please contact: Paul Joseph at paulmalibu7@gmail.com.

About Haylee Joe:

Born and raised in Malibu California, Haylee Joe has grown up in the entertainment industry and has been heavily involved in performing arts for the majority of her life. At only twenty-two years of age, Haylee Joe is an entertainer, entrepreneur and digital creator on various platforms, in addition to spending five years performing for the Walt Disney Company, and co-hosting the Zach Sang National Radio Show for Westwood One. In 2020 Haylee decided to tailor her dedication to writing and creating music, as well as focusing on her clothing brand HAYLO. Growing to prominence on Instagram and TIkTok for her singing and her recreation of characters; Haylee Joe has a unique style of expressing creativity and is truly a breath of fresh air in a time where the industry is saturated with the same redundant style.

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