Raw Entertainment Magazines Artist Profile Quilly

Super funny @Welvendagreat appears on the cover of Quilly’s new freestyle Poppin My Collar. With over 693,000 followers on Instagram and over 143,000 fans on Vine, Welven is a growing sensation in the world of social media comedy. Click the link to listen to Phillies #1 breakout artist, Quilly, who was also recently co-signed by 50 Cent. With that being said Quilly has all rap rights to flip this “Poppin My Collar”  freestyle…listen up & post up!

“Poppin’ My Collar”

Las Vegas Club Profile Rehab Pool Party

Rehab HardRock

This weeks feature is Las Vegas Club Profile Rehab.  Rehab is back on 2015, and because it is Las Vegas, you know the party is on once again!  The originators of the pool party kick off the 2015 pool season on Sunday, April 12 with Dj Pauly D.  Sundays in April will continue to be scorching, as Nico & Vinz will perform live on April 19.  On April 26, Flo Rida will perform at the legendary pool hotspot.  On Saturday, May 9, Joe Hahn form Linkin Park will have a DJ performance.
In addition to the weekend parties, this season Rehab will add Wednesday and Friday parties.  Specialevents.vegas is able to assist you with your advanced tickets for the party.  Rehab is open from 10am-7pm, and remember, you must have a valid ID, bags and purses must be smaller than 8.5” x 11.5”,  and electronic cigarettes, make- up compacts with glass mirrors, lip gloss, gum, mints, and liquids of any type are not permitted in the pool area.

 

 

Artist Profile Philmore Greene

Philmore Greene is a hip hop artist based from the west side of Chicago. After honing his skills for years, he released his first official mixtape titled “The Seal Of Approval” in October of 2012. With a sharp delivery, hard hitting punchlines, and great storytelling ability, Philmore Greene gives you that nostalgia of when music was based on, style, concepts, beats, and lyrics when you listen to his music. Due to the city he’s from (Chicago) and his upbringing, he shows intense emphasis on social issues, life in poverty, political views and relationships. With a host of influences, Philmore Greene still remains a student of the art of music. Passionate and poised are two words that define him.

 

Philmore Greene & Rashid Hadee | Get Gone (Official Video)

Artist Profile Kenny Kingpin

KENNY KINGPIN DROPS INSIDE VIDEO EXPLAINING NEW BANGER “NO BRAKES” FEATURING DON MENACE

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 17, 2015) – West Coast rapper Kenny Kingpin releases a brand new banger dubbed “No Brakes” featuring Don Menace – the first official single from his upcoming EP “Better Than Dope Money.” The L.A. artist teamed up with super producer Chuck Heat (Ray J, Scarface) for the gritty hit guaranteed to make the streets take notice.

“What ‘No Brakes’ symbolizes is no boundaries, no limitations, spontaneity, having a festive spirit. For all of my speed demons out there the swingin’ the rides, I just wanted to capture that spirit, car culture…capture that element in a song,” Kenny Kingpin explains.

Keep up with Kenny Kingpin on Twitter and Instagram: @kennykingpin

For more information contact Echoing Soundz

 LiMari Garcia — limari@echoingsoundz.net

Echo Hattix — Echohattix@echoingsoundz.net

Artist Profile C.I.V. Official

Living from one coast to another, this LA Native is trying to bring back the passion in rapping. C.I.V. Official recently released his debut mixtape, A.N.T.I. (A Need To Inspire), and is premiering the latest single off this project, “God” with a video directed by Rohan Ali. This track will be his last single before releasing his newest project, Take Money To Make Money, in late spring ’15. The RoldInGold produced single represents how different C.I.V. is from most LA artists, promoting artistry and lyricisim over generic lyrics favoring fast cars, women and money. C.I.V. feels he has more passion and raps for a different reason, and “GOD” displays this approach to the fullest. “People do it for the wrong reasons, I’ve never thought about what car I’m going to drive or what chain I’m going to buy, I’m in it for the passion” says C.I.V.

Check out the single:

“GOD” (Prod. By RoldInGold)
Video director: Rohan Ali

www.officialantiintl.com
Twitter = @CIVofficial
Artist contact: officialantiintl@gmail.com

Artist profile saxophonist Rusty Crutcher

THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL LATIN LOVE SONGS ARE CELEBRATED ON “ROMANCES LATINOS” BY SAXOPHONIST RUSTY CRUTCHER, A SENSUAL NEW SMOOTH JAZZ FUSION ALBUM

 

New smooth jazz sax-based album shares a passion for Latin Music Circas 1940 – 1968, offering two boleros and several songs that are, surprisingly, Latin in origin including “What a Difference a Day Makes” aka “Cuandro Vuielva a tu Lado.” Romances Latinos is sensual, passionate sax as its very best!

 

There are two equally fascinating “origin stories” behind the inspiration and creation of Romances Latinos, a beautiful, sensual sweep through eleven of what veteran saxophonist Rusty Crutcher calls “The World’s Most Beautiful Latin Love Songs written by the Greatest South and Central American Songwriters and Composers of the Twentieth Century.” The smooth jazz album’s selections include popular Latin songs like “Without You”/ ”Sin Ti”, “What a Difference a Day Makes” / “Cuandro Vuielva A Tu Lado”, “I Miss You”/ ”Te Extrano” and “Black Orpheus (Manha Carnaval).” Romances Latinos, an instrumental recording features a strong cast of players, and releases April 1, 2015, via Crutcher’s independent record label, Emerald Green Sound Productions, and is available both physically and digitally at music stores everywhere.

Jazz aficionados are lauding both Crutcher’s unique subject matter and his musicianship.  Sandy Shore, President/Founder SmoothJazz.com Global, commented “Not since Gato Barbieri’s ‘Europa’ have I heard such sensual saxophone playing! Our global audience is embracing Rusty Crutcher’s ROMANCES LATINOS. Apasionado!”

Crutcher’s reverence for Latin music is clear in his performance, as his tenor saxophone wails, cajoles, screams, cries, and caresses.  The brightly-colored album art is appropriately modern, reflecting the updated Smooth Jazz grooves within the eco-pak.   He is joined on Romances Latinos by a strong team of players, including David Das, David Pulkingham, John Mills, Bob Bryant and Dave Scott, with several additional performances including Joel Guzman on three row diatonic accordion.  The album was recorded at Oakwood Sound Design, Smilin’ Castle Studio, and Rudy Boy Studio; associate produced by David Das, arranged by John Mills, mixed and mastered by John Howard, with engineering by John Howard, Rick del Castillo and Rusty Crutcher.

 

Crutcher says he is delighted to be in the Smooth Jazz/Latin Jazz arena with this album, which will be promoted to Smooth Jazz radio programmers by Gorov Music Marketing. The recording is a true labor of musical love involving fascinating cultural research and some of the most passionate playing of his nearly 30-year recording career. Crutcher says the initial spark for the project struck him when he moved from his longtime home in Santa Fe to Victoria, TX to stay with his sister, an accomplished ballroom dancer, to recover from a recent back surgery. He was asked to DJ for a competition she was starring in, and something grabbed him when he began spinning a string of boleros, rumbas, cha chas, bossas and the bolero and mariachi-inspired pop music of Luis Miguel.

 

“I fell in love with these songs, and began researching their origins and original recordings,” says Crutcher. The era he chose to focus on with Romances Latinos ranges from 1940 (“Without You”/”Sin Ti”) to 1968 (“I Miss You”/”Te Extrano”) and the countries he draws from include Mexico (seven tunes), Cuba, Chile and Brazil (the familiar Luis Bonfa/Antonio Maria piece “Black Orpheus (Manha Carnaval),” from the 1959 Brazilian film “Black Orpheus”).

 

Crutcher’s original fascination with Latin music came from his childhood growing up in a semi-rural area of Houston, where the Hispanic culture was well infused because of ranching, farming and other agricultural activities. The first band he played in at 16 was the Eugene Garcia Orchestra, a local ensemble featuring the manager/bandleader and his trumpeter son.

 

“The Hispanic culture has been a contributing force to Western Art for many centuries, but the great popular love songs of the 20th Century have largely stayed South of the border and are performed mainly by vocalists,” he says.

 

“I researched the music for over a year,” Crutcher says, “looking for songs that are part of the Latin music canon and were strongly melodically driven. As a sax player a strong melody would only allow me to soar and to best express the song. The songs I found remind me of the extended melodies of 19th Century Art Music, or classical music to the general public… long, longing, romantic, and expressive. From my deeper studies of singers who had performed these over the years, I was able to put the kind of emotional emphasis on my horn as if I were a Spanish vocalist, even approximating the rolling of the letter ‘r’ in places. The key was authenticity. As I created the original charts and Midi versions that became the foundation for the full production, I knew I wanted instruments like nylon string Spanish guitar, bandoneon (Argentinian accordion), and lot of percussion for a rhythm filled project.”

 

Reflecting on one of the more familiar song choices he made for the album, Crutcher adds, “Occasionally a song like ‘Cuando Vuela a tu Lado’ crosses over to become a huge American hit, with the audience not knowing it was originally a Mexican song. I’m speaking of ‘What a Difference a Day Makes.’ The American version was always recorded and performed with a faster tempo—more upbeat and ‘of the American times.’”

 

Asked about his musical inspirations, Crutcher offers a bit of whimsy: “It’s my music. It’s what falls into my life that is totally absorbing, that is metaphorically musical – watching a whirlwind in the desert, skiing fresh snow, listening to and studying the masters. It’s that and everything.”

 

Romances Latinos is Crutcher’s first independent release since 2002’s Isle of Avalon. It also marks an exciting creative Renaissance for the versatile composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and inventor, who is using it as a springboard to re-launch his label, which offers both Jazz and Sacred Music. Learn more and listen to clips at The World of Smooth Jazz.

 

To request copies for Radio Airplay, please contact Cliff Gorov at info(at)gorovmusic.com. For review copies or media interviews, contact Beth Ann Hilton, The B Company, bethhilton(at)theBcompany.com.

 

About the Album: Romances Latinos

 

Romances Latinos, by renowned saxophonist Rusty Crutcher, breathes an even higher level of sensuality into what the artist/producer calls The World’s Most Beautiful Latin Love Songs, written by the Greatest South and Central American Songwriters and Composers of the Twentieth Century.  The romantic mix of songs is anchored by three essential boleros — Without You: Sin Ti, All and Nothing: Todo y Nada, Unforgettable: Inolvidable — and its mood lightened throughout by such favorites as Black Orpheus: Manha Carnaval and What a Difference a Day Makes: Cuando Vuelva a tu Lado.  Crutcher’s reverence for Latin music is clear in his performance, as his tenor saxophone wails, cajoles, screams, cries, and caresses.  The brightly-colored album art is appropriately modern, reflecting the updated Smooth Jazz grooves within the eco-pak, consciously chosen by Crutcher, a nature lover.   He is joined on Romances Latinos by a strong team of players, including David Das, David Pulkingham, John Mills, Bob Bryant and Dave Scott, with several additional performances including Joel Guzman on three row diatonic accordion.  The album was recorded at Oakwood Sound Design, Smilin’ Castle Studio, and Rudy Boy Studio; associate produced by David Das, arranged by John Mills, mixed and mastered by John Howard, with engineering by John Howard, Rick del Castillo and Rusty Crutcher.  More info at thejazzworld.com.

 Drai’s Beach Club, Nightclub, Afterhours

This weeks Las Vegas Club Profile:  Drai’s Beach Club, Nightclub, Afterhours

Years ago there was a small, older looking casino on the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard.  It was called the Barbary Coast, and on the surface, it looked like a regular old casino on one of the busiest corners in Las Vegas.
On weekend nights, around 1-2am, you would see dozens of limousines and taxi cabs, as good looking people exited these cars, and headed into the Barbary Coast.  A person walking by would wonder what was going on because this did not look like a place where these people would hang.  This was definitely not Caesars Palace or Mandalay Bay, and certainly not the Wynn.
Upon closer examination, the destination was an after hours club named Drai’s.  You either took the elevator or the stairs down to the basement level.  When you entered, it was a semi dark place where there were plenty of red furnishings.  It was not a large club, but it was the perfect size for an after hours venue.  Opening in 1999, Drai’s after hours club was a hit, being the place to go if you wanted to party until the wee hours of the morning.  When I say wee hours, I mean, like, 11am the next morning.
Eventually the Barbary coast was transformed, and renamed the Cromwell.  Victor Drai also revamped the Drai’s concept, and boy did he take it to another level.  It sits on the Cromwell’s rooftop, and features a whopping 65,000-square-feet and an unparalleled view 11 stories high right off the strip.
During the day, the Strip’s only rooftop pool deck includes multiple pool areas and towering palm trees. After dark, the space turns into an incredible nighttime venue, where both the indoor and outdoor areas are open for your enjoyment.
Drai’s features 150 VIP tables, and you will be entertained by world class DJ’s every Thursday-Sunday.  Just like with all of the major venues in Las Vegas, you can purchase advance tickets at www.specialevents.vegas.  Because some of these venues sell out, you definitely want to make sure you are able to get in!
When you make the trip to Las Vegas, be sure to visit Las Vegas Club Profile Drai’s Beach Club, Nightclub, Afterhours.

The Omnia Nightclub Debut – Thursday August 12th

The new Omnia Nightclub inside Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas opens on Thursday, August 12th!  Located in the old Pure Megaclub space, Omnia Nightclub is a product of a $75 million remodel. This multi room nightclub will excite you with the best sights and sounds that the Las Vegas Strip has to offer.  This nightclub will have many rooms, and Omnia will have a state of the art lighting and sound system, while also boasting one of Las Vegas’ largest dance floors to enhance the partygoer’s experience.
With the backing of the Hakkasan Group, the DJ lineup will be second to none.  Leading off the grand opening party will be Calvin Harris.  This award-winning DJ and record producer, has risen to stardom in the electronic and dance music scene.  Calvin has worked with hit recording artists including Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Dizzee Rascal. In 2012, Harris released his hit “Let’s Go,” with R&B luminary Ne-Yo.  This track was nominated for a Grammy award.  Calvin Harris has won many awards. This includes Billboard Music Awards for the tracks “Sweet Nothing,” and “Feel So Close.”
Harris was recently honored with the prestigious mtvU EDM Effect Woodie Award (Electronic Dance Music), for his tune with Rihanna. That, of course is the multiplatinum dance floor anthem, “We Found Love.”’
This smash hit reached number one in 18 countries and became the fifth bestselling single in the UK in 2011. Harris’ continues to release chart-breaking hits.  Because of this, he draws in fans from around the globe that are seeking unforgettable dance beats with an intense club vibe.
Calvin Harris’ first dates at Omnia Nightclub will be Thursday, March 12th, and Friday, March 13th.
In addition to Calvin Harris, Omnia Nightclub will regularly feature some of the top Electronic Dance Music Artists and DJ’s, including Martin Garrix, who is known for his top 10 hit “Animals,” and Chuckie, who had produced many EDM club anthems.  Also appearing at Omnia Nightclub will be Nervo, Krewella, Armin Van Buuren, and Showtek.  Keep in mind, that is only for the month of March!
The nightclub scene in Las Vegas is the best in the world.  There are many to choose from, and Omnia is just the newest in long list of Megaclubs that strive to entertain partygoers who descend to Vegas from all parts of the world.  At www.specialevents.vegas you can purchase advance Las Vegas nightclub tickets for all of your favorite venues!