After some jockeying around to find a time to put out the record, Piel have a release date and it's December 10. The album is A.K.A. Ma. Piel signed to Birs Recordings earlier this year. The New York label is known for releasing records on 180 gram, high-quality vinyl. In the ensuing days and weeks after the signing announcement, it was assumed by many involved that the release date would easily be scheduled for this year, but with the heavy demand for vinyl, the pressing plant contracted by the label wasn't even sure it would be able to press the records by the [...]
Before 2020 got started, Ekoh and Lolife released new material. Lolife dropped "Liar," which has a surprisingly nice Level 42 vibe to it - complete with saxophone. Curtis Martin co-wrote the track. Also, Ekoh decided to squeeze in one more song before the end of 2019 with "Owe You Nothin'." Martin and Sean Kennedy co-wrote. On to 2020... Not long after the year began, Ekoh released "Peace," which features Ember. Due to the alacrity of Ekoh releases, the production credits have yet to be sorted out. Rob Endling, Sean Kennedy and Curtis Martin all had a hand in the track. CM Talkington's debut album has a [...]
For Cadium Music, it was the year of finally working in the genre of Hip hop. For years, the focus has been mostly in rock and pop (the genres the company knows best), but due to the discovery of up and coming rapper, Ekoh, the path to the hip hop world opened. The three writers (and signed to Cadium this year) who write in hip hop (and work with the aforementioned Ekoh) are Sean Kennedy, Curtis Martin and Rob Endling. All three writers are also producers and quite fluent in most, if not all, aspects of recording. Kennedy writes beats and in addition [...]
Writer/producer, Cisco DeLuna will be entering LA's 64 Sound recording studio to produce CM Talkington's album project. Talkington, a film director, directed Renée Zellweger in her first starring role in a feature film, Love and a .45. The Texas director and DeLuna will be bringing in session musicians Jamie Carter and John Hofer to help create the sound of the album. The unnamed project will be released on the new label, Birz Recordings. #newmusic #recordproducer
2014 was a continuation of 2013 with more notable moments for Cadium Music...- In This Moment's, Blood, continued to sell, and with the guidance of Kevin and Kane Churko in the studio, the band landed a new record deal with Atlantic.ITM's new album, Black Widow, has been out less than five weeks, but the group (and the label) is in full support of the record. Prediction: ITM's, "The Fighter," is the sleeper track on the album (think crossover radio), but won't get much attention until early next year.- Cisco DeLuna's collaboration with Nashville's Annie Bosko is producing results. While not written by Cisco, [...]
Thanks to Cadium Music Publishing's talented writers, 2013 was a good year. Some of the highlights include Kevin and Kane Churko each winning a Juno for their engineering work for Five Finger Death Punch's American Capitalist and In This Moment's Blood albums. Kane is the youngest person in Juno history to win in the Engineering category. "Battle Born," from FFDP's Volume 2 album topped the rock radio charts. Lorenzo had a really good year on the road, finally playing in cities that have been waiting for the band to play, well, for a long time. Cisco DeLuna played a significant role in Jim [...]
"Habana Eva," the Fina Torres ("Woman on Top")-directed film has finally gotten a commercial release in the U.S. Airing on cable outlets such as HBO, the critically well-received romance/comedy apparently is being well-received by viewers. Cisco DeLuna co-wrote the score to this Venezuelan picture.
The emerging genre, "Latin Alternative," is a label to more or less separate some of the newer artists that have arrived on the scene over the last few years that don't exactly fit in some of the various Latin styles that many of us have come to know. Artists such as Ximena Sariñana, Café Tacuba and Zoé have been tagged with the Latin Alternative name, but the name isn't quite right.In an interview with Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras, who host NPR's "Alt.Latino," for About.com, Contreras brings up a good point: "Latin Alternative" is only used among those in the music industry. From [...]
Habana Eva, co-scored by Cisco DeLuna, won the top prize at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. The film was directed by Fina Torres, who has made several films including Woman On Top, starring Penelope Cruz. The film has been getting some great coverage, including the New York Latino International Film Festival and Repeating Islands. For information about the film, check out the official website.
After several delays, the good people at Suonix Records are looking to release the first Green Car Motel album late summer. Word is that it will be August. "Destino De Abril" (Cisco DeLuna co-write) is said to be the first single. Stay tuned...