Jan 31, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Nasty Reputation (E55)

About:Nasty Reputation

"Nasty Reputation is about having a good time and bringing the fun back to rock. We put together "not to be taken so seriously" lyrics with high level musicianship to make our mature, hook laden compositions really shine. Our music takes the vibe and blues of 80's hard rock, the groove of southern rock and the punch of metal to create a unique style that's not too heavy for those who like it easy on their ears, yet not too soft for those who like it heavy. Each member gives the band a different side: Jessie shreds on guitar with the 80's hard rock thing, Manuel pounds his drums hard with the glam touch, Guillermo's duty on the bass is the virtuoso bluesy-funky groove, and Rafa gives it all the metal vibe with his insane screaming. Nasty Reputation has the chops, the groove and the attitude to take it to the top."

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
most likely on music gear, lots of bbq maybe

Jan 28, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Colors In Size (E55)

About: Colors In Size from Chicago

"Dalton Halls (Vocals) has been singing for many years in vocal chiors, various musicals, and other bands.
James Jones (Acoustic Guitar) has played for many symphony orchestras, musicals, and schools.
Playing music together has been an ongoing thing for Halls and Jones throughout their years. Now they have come together to take the best of both abilities to make beautiful music."

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
Investments, gear, and a haircut for James.

Jan 27, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Deni (E55)

About: Deni from Mexico

"From Culiacán, Sinaloa; México, with an international collection mixing styles like jazz, easy listening, bossanova and pop, Dení has captivated a select audience from all over the world, with her soft and candid voice.
Starts in music as a singer around 90´s and because of her passion for singing, she became a wonderful performer offering themes in different languages like spanish, english, french, italian and portuguese."

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
Investment and I would use it to create charity centers to help a lot of people and work centers too.

Jan 26, 2011

ArenaCast Episode 55 Playlist

Week January 27 - January 31
This week: In this episode we will inform you about new Cold War Kids album titled Mine Is Yours, about how artists should use Twitter, and what's going on with Warner Music Group.
ArenaCast Episode includes:

# Artist Track
1 Colors In Size I Don't Mind
2 De De Sha'Ron You Make Me
3 ROLL-X Bye Bye
4 DuxX mc Continuemos.mp3
5 Deni All Of Me
6 Dolly Rappaport Peace Of Mind
7 Los B.L.A. De Metal
8 Nasty Reputation Sweet Christine
9 Matt Cusson One Of Those Nights
10 ANJEZA The One

Brief interviews with featured artists coming soon!

Jan 25, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Brown Bone (E54)

About: Brown Bone from Mexico

"Brown Bone started his music career in 2004, recording a small EP in a local studio in his native Monterrey, Mexico. Influenced by Rap, R&B and Soul since 1994, his fisrt single "Lift my Soul" made Radio plays all over Mexico. In 2005, after recording "Lift my Soul" music video it appeared in several national TV stations and he started performing on local concerts. 
Brown Bone has always been a member of Thug Music Records, the best and most important Chicano Rap independent label in Mexico since 2000. Thug Music Campo is formed by 5 artists and 3 producers, all of them with different styles and influences."

1).How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
I would pay off some debts (independent music is expensive lol). And if there were any money left off I would buy me a small house on the beach and a small car.

Jan 24, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Gift Of Vision (E54)

About: Gift Of Vision from México

"Gift Of Vision is a solo project based in the idea of playing different music genres, not necessary mixing them but, realizing music as all human emotions can variate .
Music is very extended and rich, is made for everyone, for listen on different situations, moods and places, so if there is a whole world full of music, every musician should just play it without any compromise to belong to any label, genre or specific concept.

...Live perform? I prefer to play for 5 people who enjoy the sound in a small room than opening for a big artist behind a whistling crowd wishing for my set to finish.The name of the project is taken from the Carlos Castaneda’s books. The gift of vision is a state of mind, soul and body."

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
First mmm... pay my debts? hahaha! :D
I would pay for a night at some hotel in Dubai, call room service for a refrigerator full of milky way and lithuanian beer, I would go to that expensive strip club near home and start some fireworks in the bathroom while running out screaming fire fire! I would buy a home studio with a properly bar, I would buy all the Twilight books & dvd's available and invite to all my friends to an epic bonfire in the woods, I would hire Usher to produce my first album but when he comes to the studio all I would sing is: pull my finger in D minor imitating Pavarotti's voice and then trying to tell him abstract is gonna be the next big thing.
And yeah, new beds and toys for that orphan located a block from home too. I'm serious.

Jan 21, 2011

Featured Artist interview : Imari Tones (E53)

About: Imari Tones from Yokohama

"Of the long list of factors that make ImariTones stand out from the world around them, it is their drive, their reach that tops it all. An unapologetically Christian heavy metal band out of Japan, Tak, Hassy, and Jake have a passion to reach beyond their culture to make the music they love, and to reach beyond their music to bring Jesus into their culture. While drawing comparisons to legends like Van Halen, Rush, and Stryper with their hybrid of old school metal/glam/Brit/70's prog rock, they are one of very few bands in the world that can claim true originality. How so? They are the first Christian heavy metal band ever to come out of Japan.
That ultimate goal, to see their native Japan embrace Christianity, is what they reach for most of all, even while their sights are set on the USA and the rest of the world. Some think they're a joke, or a contradiction, that Christianity, Japan, and heavy metal just don't belong together. Some think they're ahead of their time. But if you ask Tak, Hassy, and Jake, they'll say they're doing exactly what they love at exactly the right time, and they're never going to stop reaching for more."

1).How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
Spend my whole life to find the right way to use it

Jan 20, 2011

ArenaCast Episode 54 Playlist

Week January 20 - January 27
This week: 54th episode of ArenaCast is dedicated to the music from Mexico. White Lies, Taylor Swift and some Apple news are also included.
ArenaCast Episode includes:

1 Asiloes Reino De La Luna
2 Zenith Dj Nadir No Sientas Pena
3 Herrero It's Only Me
4 Brown Bone Lift My Soul
5 The Gift Of Vision The Salty Taste Of Your Skin
6 Edgar Si No Te Tengo
7 Los Headphones Vincent
8 Humming Sonrisa
9 Digital Diamond Clan La Carta
10 Radiador Forever Young (por Siempre Amor) Re Mix 2008

Brief interviews with featured artists coming soon!

Jan 19, 2011

Featured Artist interview : Yosuke Miyake (E53)

About: Yosuke Miyake

"Born 1966 in japan.
Grew up with the Music that Jimi Hendrix, Uli jon Roth, Focus, Robin Trower, Mahavishnu Orchestra and 70's Rock...

At age 19, I joined Hard Rock Band " Terra Rosa " and Recorded the album " The Endless Basis "
Then I Worked for a lot of studio works and engaged in the guitar instructor's work for a long time.And Recorded the First solo album-
" Lotus and Visceral Songs " in march ' 2009
Album including 7 instrumental songs and 2 vocal songs

The project call
" Yosuke Miyake's Strange, Beautiful and Loud "
Oct, '2009 album " Lotus and Visceral Songs"


1).How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
Built My own studio and Time is significantly spent.

Jan 18, 2011

Featured Artist interview : Kari Takemoto (E53)

About: Kari Takemoto from Tokyo

I am japanese singer song writer from tokyo.
I played dobro-guitar and vocal."

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
I do not want to be changeable.

Jan 12, 2011

ArenaCast Episode 53 Playlist

Week January 12 - January 19
This week: 53rd episode of ArenaCast is dedicated to the music from Japan.
ArenaCast Episode includes:

1 SHIF Cosmos
2 GTJOE Sound Of You
3 Beaten Path Crimson Tears
4 Imaritones Love Is To Do Something No One Dares To Do
5 Kari Takemoto Zeit
6 White Ape Los Conquistadores
7 Kei Imayasu Lady Lullaby
8 Momotaro Minna Issho Peace!!!
9 Yosuke Miyake Fantasia
10 Lin Wakisaka Time To Wake Up

Brief interviews with featured artists coming soon!

Featured Artist interview: Nitrobillies (E52)

About: Nitrobillies from Denver

"Thursday, December 9, 2010 When was the last time you met a real cool rockabilly? Nitro Billies is just you’ve been looking for! Cool sound, melodic and rhythmic music – that’s how they make high energy TRUE rockabilly. They just finished up some recordings at Uneven Studio's in Denver, and we are now awaiting the release of their new tunes. Find out what rockabilly is by checking out their profile!"

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?

Dave:I would blow every penny and make an ass of myself.
We'd buy Euros with it.

Featured Artist interview: Go Green (E52)

About:Go Green from Tokyo

"go green" was formed by Kenji in 1995, as a three piece (Guitar-Bass-Drums) band in Tokyo. They didn't have much live shows like their former bands but concentrated on self-recordings. A few years later, go green has shifted to Kenji's solo recording project, sometimes with guest players.
Almost all of the songs are produced by home recordings at Kenji's small apartment in Tokyo and go green tries to break the limit of so-called "bedside recording" on sound quality by powerful rhythms, crunchy guitars and floating melodies.
In 2008, go green has restarted the live shows in Tokyo. Kenji plays with acoustic/electric guitars and pre-self-recorded back tracks on iPod. That performance is sometimes described as a "stand-alone rock band".
In 2009, 2 songs of go green received "Semi-Finalist" status at "UK Songwriting Contest". The songs are called "Baby Smiley Smile" and "Fantastic Bloom".
The new album "Floating on the Edge" was released on 13th October, 2010 in Japan under DIY label "SpunkTone".

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
I'd like to make a studio for music and design like The Factory of Andy Warhol in London or Berlin.

Jan 11, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Vannatica (E52)

About: Vannatica from Champaign, USA

"Hailing from Champaign, Illinois; Vanattica is an original rock/alt/metal/pop band that combines the vocal purity of Fall Out Boy with the edge and power of Atreyu. Coming together in 2004 the band has impacted Midwest radio and powered through over 200 self-booked shows highlighted by a 2008 Vans Warped Tour appearance. The boys recently trekked west to Los Angeles to record with Erik Ron, (Panic! At the Disco/Saosin) in August 2010 to record their newest EP titled, “The King or Me.”

 1).How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
I'd put it in the bank, and live off of the interest

Jan 10, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Voice Of Addiction (E52)

About: Voice Of Addiction from Chicago

"Voice Of Addiction takes on the attitude the the punk rock revolution instilled in us, but infuses it with genre-mashing breakdowns. Sometimes described as a "unique refreshing slant to the rock world." Voice Of Addiction's members put their distinct personalities and experiences into the instruments they play and the music they write. V.O.A.'s music has an immense presence that builds tension and releases it at the most opportune times."

1. How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
We have never played outside of North America. I would use this as the starting platform for a world tour. I can't speak for the rest of the guys, but for me travelling and playing music live for people are the two best things in the world. I feel privileged to be able to do as much of both as I do. I have never been to most of the world, and what a better way to do it.

Jan 6, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Plastic Soul Band (E52)

About: Plastic Soul Band from Japan

"The Plastic Soul Band was formed in Kichijoji Tokyo 2002. They won the “Kichijoji Music Festival’s Audience Award” with overwhelming support from the audience in 2003. They released the first album “Plastic Soul Band” in 2005.
They have produced a variety of songs influenced by Soul, R&B, Rock, Jazz and Raggae that they now play in Tokyo clubs.
Their universal sound also gained popularity among podcasters throughout countries such as Hong Kong, the Netherlands, German, UK and USA."

1).How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
We would like to build a music studio.

ArenaCast Episode 52 Playlist

Week January 5 - January12
This week: Why EMI renew contract with pink floyd? How to release the perfect album? What's going on with HMV stores? All the answers are here, in the 52th episode of ArenaCast.
ArenaCast Episode includes:

1 Nitrobillies Who Was That Cat?
2 Berthe Trepat Escenas
3 Voice Of Addiction September Remembered
4 Vanattica Ready, Set, Stop!
5 Zen2muZ Plastic
6 Laurier Tiernan The End Of The World
7 Plastic Soul Band Brand New Day
8 Go Green Japanglish Rock
9 Bola Go On
10 Sioum Drifting Away

Brief interviews with featured artists coming soon!

Jan 4, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Charly Bonavita (E51)

About: Charly Bonavita from Buenos Aires

"I'm a musician from Argentina, I am preparing a musical project, writing a lot, and I decided to show some of what I do on the Internet while I work and slowly looking for musicians interested in playing with me. From the age of 11 I play guitar as an autodidact, and since 2008 I start to study drums. Recently I began to practice as self-taught on keyboards as well. In 2009 I joined a band called Marea Spika, as a drummer, and now I am doing my own solo music. I have proposed, as a multi-instrumentalist musician stationed in the above instruments, but also experienced in all the instruments at my reach, with the idea to be me who's run at all when I'm recording, except a collaboration of a friend . Hope you get my vibrations."

1).How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?
If I had a million dollars now, I'd like to buy everything I need to have a good studio recording.
I'd like too to Travel the world, and invest money to go out and play my music with a band and knowing other musicians.