Friday, March 13, 2015

Indie Review welcomes producer SELF!

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SELF

With the ability to take his interpretation of sound and create a masterpiece, you have encountered a true craftsman in the world of music. Provided hits for JAY-Z, DMX, JA RULE, DIPSET, MUSIQ SOUL CHILD just to name a few. Self contributes to his field with passion and a desire that is second to none. This has made him one of the most sought after producers of his era. Supplying the entertainment industry with some of the best music of our time, Self has collectively earned over 20 platinum records along with 20+ years of experience in the music industry. Self has now brought his talents to the world of film and television combining his production experience with sound design and film scoring to create new innovative content to the world. 
In 2010, Self partnered up with Omar (02) White to start up True Sound MediaPlex, a successful multimedia facility in the Bronx, New York. VH1's Love and Hip Hop New York, BET, numerous independent television networks, and major artists on MMG were among their clientele. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Indie Review welcomes Bradd Marquis

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BRADD MARQUIS

 
Towering, boyishly handsome, and boasting a baritone dipped in the gravel and gravy of Southern soul, Marquis is one of the streets and the steeple. A committed man of dedicated faith and community service, Marquis is the anti-thesis of today’s R&B bad boys. Like his inspirations, Marquis started his stage life in front of the pews. Deriving from a rich family legacy of performers that includes blood ties to Phyllis Hyman, Debbie Allen, and Phylicia Rashad, Marquis traveled as a child performer in the “Family & Friends” gospel troupe. He rocked the church with preternaturally grown vocals until high school. A star-turning performance at a college show returned Marquis to music and later membership with the R&B quartet, Mass Appeal. Soon joining up with Babyface’s production team, Marquis further refined his music and engineering skills, working with future Finding My Way producer, Jeremy “Cochise” Ball, Thank You producer, Angelo Ray, as well as the legendary Gerald Levert and the Rude Boys.  
Soon after, Marquis’ indie mixtape, All Love, All the Time, dropped in 2006, opening more doors. Signed to a production company, it wasn’t long before a 25-year-old Marquis was releasing his 2007 debut LP, Finding My Way (Quiet As Kept). Breaking through NYC airwaves with the regional R&B hit, “Radio,” Marquis booked Apollo Live and multiple guest spots on both BET’s 106 & Park and Showtime at the Apollo. Named Soul Singer of the Year by 106 & Park, Marquis landed the Soul Summer Tour and Budweiser Superfest tour where he traveled as the stable opening act for Jaheim, Tamia, India.Arie, Blue Magic, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Gordon Chambers, and Hal Linton. Marquis also toured as “Adam” in Oscar Brown Jr’s musical fable, In De Beginnin’. Additionally, Marquis starred in videos and wrote music for artists in New Zealand where Finding My Way hit. Marquis lyrical prowess soon scored song placement on projects by Styles P, Ethical, Young Sid, and Sly and Robbie.
In 2009, Marquis independently released the FMW2.5 mixtape. While Marquis debut and mixtape told of his broken engagement, 2011’s Authentic was more introspective. Moody blues and torch ballad rich, Authentic was a raw, transparent portrait of a man struggling with hard decisions at life’s crossroads. Singing about broken families, lost love, and the roughness of the industry climb prompted Marquis to take a hiatus to make peace with family, study, and re-discover his spirituality and church. 
Largely written and recorded in five days with sole producer Angelo Ray, the more up-tempo Thank You is a love letter to everyone who stuck by and loved Marquis through his turmoil and evolution into manhood. Straddling the line between the secular and spiritual, Marquis writes honest material of life and love lessons. With upbeat, melodic, and undeniably soulful party music, Marquis returns with his most assured set to-date. With unvarnished musical illustrations of an artist stripped of both ego and mask to reveal the interiors of his heart, connecting with a testimonial soul that both teaches and reminds listeners they are not alone all makes Bradd Marquis the everyman’s soul man for this generation.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Indie Review welcomes Chef Shawnee !

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CHEF SHAWNEE

Shawnee Braggs is an amazing caterer that has tantalized the taste buds of many a celebrity, political figure and foodie for over 10 years. Known for her creative dishes and exotic marriage of foods, she has become one of the most sought after caterer on both coasts.  Well one bite of a meal prepared by Shawnee Briggs and it just doesn’t matter. Some may say she is a cook because the food is prepared with such love and endearment that it’s as if you are sitting at Grandma’s table for Sunday dinner. Others may attest that she has to be a Chef because of the flawless presentation and the skillful manner in which she prepares her meals. Both would be absolutely correct.  Whether you are savoring the flavor of her pan seared Salmon or enjoying the warm and fuzzy feeling of her mac & cheese, you must attest, the food is AMAZING. There is something undeniably regal about her food presentation. It encompasses the elegance of royalty while experiencing down home flavor. At any given setting you can sample one of her signature dishes like fruit or shrimp on a bed of roses. These are attributed to her grandmother Rose, which she finds as a source of inspiration to this day.  Her ability to create art with her food has not gone unnoticed. Her catering company, Cater By Shawnee, brags of a client list of artists and celebrities the likes of Aretha Franklin, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Fifty Cent, Essence magazine, Malaak Rock, Dwayne Wade (Miami Heat), the Prime minister of Antigua and Wendy Williams (radio / television host) as a short list. She has been featured on FatBoy Radio, XM Satellite and was at one point a regular on the Wendy Williams Show and made The Network Journal’s 40 under 40 List.  
Shawnee’s hard work has not gone unnoticed.  She has garnered the attention of a major network and will be shooting a pilot for the show at the end of the month. Things continue to look up for the young lady with the golden recipes. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Indie Review welcomes Yalanda Lattimore of Dryer Buzz !

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YALANDA LATTIMORE

Engaging niche audiences for  two decades, Yalanda learned early on that in order to impact change, one has to make an impact through media.  Specializing in marketing strategies which accelerate contagion to create buzz in order to grow businesses.  Social media framer recognized by BlackWeb20.com as one of the Top 100 Black Women on Twitter.  Recognized by UberSocial (formerly UberTwitter as the one of the Top 30 Content Creators of African American Culture Content. The activist needs an advocate and storyteller. Building on an African Proverb “Until the lion has a storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story,” and a desire to see a different story on the front page of local and national news, Yalanda became the storyteller. Seeing is believing and ownership is key. Born from a passion for community organizing, media and writing, Yalanda developed a community newsletter which grew popular in Atlanta salons and other socialized venues. Add to that, pioneering skills with the Internet and an ability to engage audiences in conversation, the storyteller soon found her way online with live Internet radio after our country experienced back to back tragedies from Columbine to September 11th to simply listening to soldiers fighting a new war. Yalanda Lattimore brought conversations women were having in salons and men in barbershops  online for a more cohesive conversation connecting like minds. A self taught webmaster and blogging pioneer, DryerBuzz.com was born March 13, 2002. An international audience followed the storyteller from the early days of Internet radio back to Atlanta for the daily buzz behind the buzz. Today, DryerBuzz.com influences a social world, is award winning for its storytelling, and is one of the most trusted by celebrities judging from the sites headlines and podcasts. Additionally, Yalanda was recently recognized by BlackWeb20.com as one of The 100 Most Powerful Black Women on Twitter. Yalanda firmly believes we are our media; everything else is just syndication.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Marcus Dawson !

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MARCUS DAWSON
Marcus Dawson, singer/songwriter, Pastor and entrepreneur, is a Georgia native born with purpose and the drive to fulfill destiny. He is a visionary whose objective is to display God’s love and mercy with the world through music and ministry. Coming from a lineage of pastors, Marcus would soon accept the call to establish his own church as founder and Pastor of Called To Worship Church International located in Thomson G.A. Working as minister and praise team leader at the Martin Tabernacle Free Church of God in Christ at the age of 15 gave Marcus great insight and practicality of what it would take to cultivate his pastoral anointing as well as his musical craft. As Pastor, his revelatory teachings and his creative approach to preaching has deemed him one of the most trend-setting, diverse pastors of Thomson G.A. Though this is his main platform, it is his golden voice and eclectic style of worship that has allowed him to rub shoulders with some of the most dynamic and influential artists in the industry. 
Some of Marcus’ greatest accomplishments include performing at the James Brown Music Festival, participating in T.D Jakes Mega Fest and sharing the stage with Clifton Davis of the classic sitcom Amen. He has teamed up and collaborated with the likes of Canton Jones, Deborah Killings, Joanne Rosario, Antonio Neal, Ashmont Hill, Jonathan Phillips, L.G Wise, Darlene McCoy, James Fortune, Dwayne Woods, Earnest Pughe, Wes Morgan, and Karima Kibble of Virtue. He has shared the stage with Grammy Award winning artists such as, Tasha Cobbs, Pastor William Murphy, Stellar-Award winning Pastor Kim Burrell, chart topping Ms. Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, and has participated in two events with Mali Music. He has also shared the stage with Sunday’s Best Corey Webb and gospel sensation Travis Greene. Marcus has also been featured on the “United We Stand” compilation album for the movie Segregated Sunday and also appears in the gospel video King which has been aired on BET and the Word Network. It has been both an honor and privilege for Marcus to be nominated for the 2011 Gospel Choice Awards as New Gospel Artist as well as the 2014 Praise Factor Awards as Praise and Worship Artist, Solo Artist and Rhythm and Praise Solo Artist.
Marcus Dawson’s highly anticipated album Oxygen, which was released on November 18th of 2014 sky rocketed up The Billboard Gospel Chart landing a spot at #4 in its first week released. With celestrial sounds of heaven, urban/contemporary beats and a R&B/soulful vibe, this album is sure to give its listeners a praise and worship experience that is truly authentic. An innovator at its best, Marcus is trailblazing his own path to platinum status for the Kingdom of God. Through his music ministry he desires to equip God’s people with the power to experience an encounter with God.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Michelle Chamuel

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MICHELLE CHAMUEL
 
From the moment Chamuel made her television debut on season 4 of The Voice, the bespectacled singer from Massachusetts charmed audiences and pop stars alike with her soulful covers. While some may have leapt at the chance, Chamuel was initially wary of the realities (no pun intended) of submitting to a reality television show - though she soon found herself happily on team Usher and taking home 2nd place. “I went to the show looking for a teacher and it turned out Usher was looking for a student” says 28-year-old Chamuel. “I was craving the challenges and rewards of being part of a top musical community, and I found that on The Voice.”
By time she took The Voice stage in 2013, Chamuel had spent the better part of a decade fronting the seven-piece Michigan rock band, Ella Riot (formerly My Dear Disco). In the band, Chamuel cut her performer teeth touring around the country 200 days a year, releasing several albums, and learning to drive a tour bus that ran on waste vegetable oil. Eventually the fuel ran out, Ella Riot parted ways in 2012, and Chamuel returned to Massachusetts in search of home and solitude. From here, she began working on self-produced tracks under the moniker, The Reverb Junkie - “I wanted to create my own vision from start to finish,” says Chamuel. “The band was such a great collaborative experience, but when it was over, I realized I hadn't ever tried making music on my own or developing what that sounded like.”
For Chamuel, the drive to create music began with a feeling. From a young age, Chamuel would find herself taken by the emotion conveyed in a piece, and spent hours attempting to replicate the sound that induced that feeling. “For me, singing is about resonating,” says Chamuel. “If I feel an emotion in a song, I want to resonate it in my entire self - by singing.” The effect is songs like beacons, broadcasting the emotional frequency Chamuel effortlessly transmits.
Considering all the emotion contained within it, Face the Fire came together at a breakneck pace. For three weeks this past winter, Chamuel and her collaborators, Tyler Duncan and Theo Katzman - college pals and My Dear Disco band members - holed up in Chamuel’s home, building the album from musical nuggets each had brought to the sessions. The trio alchemizes several genres from across the history of music - spanning from 80s pop ("Rock It") and melodic house ("Weight of the World") to VHS-infused reggae ("Money"). 
The title track on the album is no exception - showcasing the convergence of Chamuel’s vision and her collaborators ingenuity.  "Face the Fire" serves as a sort of pulsing mission statement, a vamping call to action that Chamuel relates to her own experience in harnessing musical passion.  This track, which like the rest of the album was recorded and produced in Chamuel and Duncan’s home studios, features a tapestry of interlocking percussion, surf-punk bass tones, and a rousing call and answer between Chamuel and her choir.  “The imagery I get when singing the song is that I'm in front of a big, camp-like fire. There are people all around, and I’m not sure if they’re ghosts or strangers, but they chime in while I sing. It's almost a trance-like state - being pulled towards this fire. Everyone is being pulled towards it."
Chamuel's drive to create comes from her desire to provide a world for the listener to inhabit. “For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for the place where I feel an unequivocal sense of belonging. Music is that for me, as I know it is for many others, and it's my goal to bring music into the world that people can resonate with – where they feel at home.”



Friday, November 7, 2014

Indie Review welcomes Marvin Church !

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MARVIN CHURCH
 
Marvin Church is hailed as one of the industries most talented and passionate professionals. He is a prominent Image Consultant specializing in Male Grooming for film, television, and discerning gentlemen.  He is a visionary and consummate craftsman who lives by his creed of, “grooming is a lifestyle” and “personal image is everything.”
Also known as “Marv the Barb,” he has been honing his craft for over the past 20 years, coast to coast while based in the heart of Washington DC. DC’s top lawyers, politicians and power players as well as Hollywood’s leading celebrities, comedians and athletes, have sought him out. His uncompromising style and talent have led him to work numerous media events, film and television presentations such as the Espy’s Awards and the BET Honors.
Marvin’s work has been featured in the pages of Washingtonian, in Nike commercials (Kevin Durant), MSNBC (Chef Roble), Ebony, and Jet Magazine on CNN, BET, FOX, and various advertisement campaigns as a celebrated barber for The Art of Shaving and in 2004, he won Oster’s Golden Clippers Award.
Marvin’s passion and dedication in giving back to the hair industry has inspired him to become an Educator and Image Consultant. He teaches the 12 Step Shave at Bennet Hair Institute symposium and has attracted companies such as Xfusion, Toppik, El Patron and Mixed Chicks that have aligned themselves with his brand. Marvin is a member of International Barbers Association, National Cosmetologist Association, United Nations and Chamber of Commerce, working as President of The Gentlemen’s Grooming Society and has recently launched Harry James, a line of organic grooming products