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Take a Ride with Diversifyd

genre: reggae
label: unsigned
Diversifyd

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Champagne Craving :: I’ll Never Love Again :: Time To Rise

From Roots to Rocksteady, Dancehall to Dub, reggae, like many genres of music, comes in a variety of flavours….and I dig them all.  Admittedly, I was a bit late to the reggae party with my first exposure not coming until my senior year of high school when a friend “made” me listen ‘Ganja Smuggling’ by Eek A Mouse.  I was blown away…and I was hooked both simultaneously and instantaneously.  Ever since that fateful day, many moons ago, I have sought out and listened to a myriad of reggae artists from around the world.  Am I an expert?  No.  How about an aficionado?  Hardly.  I am simply a fan who, after countless listening hours, has developed a true love and appreciation for reggae music.  After first hearing Diversifyd my initial thought was that these cats could easily hold their own and then some with any of the top acts in the reggae world today.  This talented ensemble’s most recent studio effort, Emotional Rollercoaster, boasts smoothe jazz phrasing, soulful R&B vocals all tucked nicely inside a roots wrapper.  The strong melodic component evident in Diversifyd’s compositions are brilliantly complimented by warm harmonies that magically dance between the lyrics, creating an even more vibrant auditory experience.  The arrangements are solid, the dynamics crisp, the performance choice and the sound production excellent.  Jump in and check it out .

– Drago

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Froglix 2.0

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We are pleased to announce the release of the latest and greatest version of Froglix Radio on the web.  Froglix Radio and Froglix…the Blog went on the air and online back in July for the sole purpose of offering listeners a true alternative to mainstream radio while providing independent/unsigned artists around the world a unique opportunity to reach beyond their current boundaries and share their music with a global audience.  With this, our latest launch, we bring together the best from our radio and blog sites and combine them into one, central location that we hope will evolve into the epicenter of all things indie. 

In addition to the new look, we have some new features worth mentioning.  Included in this most recent iteration is a translator.  Being that we are a global indie radio station with artists and listeners around the world, we thought it would make sense to provide a mechanism to allow those from other lands the opportunity to view the content in their native tongue.  At present, Froglix is being translated into (33) different languages.  Also, the radio player is now detachable allowing visitors the flexibility to dial up the best indie music while surfing the web.

Special thanks to all of the artists who continue to support us with their music as well as the Froglix Faithful.  Finally, I’d be remiss were I not to acknowledge the contributions of Froglix co-founder and web guru David Mitchell (aka DMitch) who has sacrificed many late nights pulling everything together for the new site (btw…the translator was his idea!).   Aces DMitch…Aces! 

– Drago

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The Forecast is Good…And How!

genre: electronica | inde pop
label: ripe fruit music

Weather Pending

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Complicated Two :: Midlands :: Perfect Weather

The Bay area’s Weather Pending glides into the broadcast on the wings of their debut, full-length disc.  And How!  pulls together (10) lovely tracks of inventive indie-pop that ooze organic originality from every pore.  Jazz, alternative, soul and electronica collide beautifully as Rob Cross masterfully lays down an unshakable foundation of bass and beats that give their music a noticeable bounce.  Next, Brian Bloi adds a sprinkling of guitar work that pulls in smooth jazz phrasing and couples it with an unmistakable alternative vibe.  The final ingredient…the enchanting vox of Janie Oliver.  Listening to her warm tones and smooth, almost effortless, delivery gives me the warm fuzzies.  Funny, I had the same kind of feeling the first time I heard Sade.  Talented musicians with an honest, unmistakable and wonderfully original sound.  Thumbs up!

– Drago

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Run For Your Lives…Killer Godzilla Debuts on Froglix

Killer Godzillagenre: rock
label: unsigned

Making their debut on Froglix is the “reptilian rampage” from Newcastle upon Tyne, England better known as Killer Godzilla.  These blokes offer a distinct brand of music that is sure to capture the hearts of those rock fundamentalists known to favour the guitar heavy tuneage made famous by bands such as AC/DC and Zeppelin.  However, their indie edge also provides a conduit for those who fancy The White Stripes, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stoneage and the like to enjoy them as well.  Shauny (vox), Marty (guitar), Si (drums) and Oz (bass) have created a lovely hybrid that definitely deserves a listen.  Froglix is pumped to present for your listening pleasure (2) tracks off of their self-titled release “Love You Long Time” and “Karate For Fat Girls”.  Don’t let the track names fool you.  Killer Godzilla are writing and peforming some excellent indie fare…but don’t take my word for it.  Listen for yourself…

 

listen now…
Love You Long Time
Karate For Fat Girls

– Drago

upcoming shows

Dec 11 2009 8:00P
The Cluny 2 Newcastle, Northeast
Jan 28 2010 8:00P
Trillians Newcastle