Friday, November 6, 2009

A Must Go To Event!!!!



I'm proud to announce this event! It's going to rock, because girls rock! Also, I'm honored to be the host for the concert!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Italian Japanese




Italian Japanese is an Indie/Alternative Rock band from Southern California.. Their sound, although compared to the likes of: The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Phoenix, Interpol, MGMT, etc.. has a uniqueness that makes them identifiable amongst the masses of similar genre. Italian Japanese's debut release titled "The Lush, Romantic Weirdness, due out in early August 2009, is a variety of melodic, dance-style (yet stirringly soulful) tunes, contagious and bound to captivate the new listener. Only a month after conception, Italian Japanese performed live for the first time at the 2008 South by Southwest Music Festival/Conference in Austin, TX. This performance fueled a buzz among the SxSw journalist community resulting in high praise and ultimately a demand for an Italian Japanese release.

They hit the recording studio and posted 3 demo tracks online which quickly began to be downloaded thousands of times and was picked up for airplay by major radio stations in the Northwest. The track "Jaguar Paw" was played on specialty radio (107.7 The End in Seattle, WA) for 3 weeks base upon listener requests. College radio in Portland, OR began to spin the track "Le Pony" and requested an on air interview with the band.

Venues throughout the west coast began to contact Italian Japanese for bookings after repeated fan requests. Knowing that they were on to something special, the band decided to return to the studio to record a debut full-length. Italian Japanese self produced, recorded and funded the album. They then acquired the services on acclaimed producer Ryan Greene(JayZ, Authority Zero) to put on the finishing touches and mix. Although Italian Japanese is a new band they not unfamiliar with life on the road. Collectively, through past projects (Weatherbox, Lance's Hero, The Color Turning, Lucky 7, etc..) they have performed several times across the U.S., U.K., Europe and Canada.

Music festivals include: Reading, Leeds, Pinkpop, Puklepop, Rock Am Ring, Rock Am Park, Livid, Big Day Out, Terra Moto, Warped Tour, Bamboozle and numerous radio shows. Artists include: Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Queens of the Stone Age, Pink, Vampire Weekend, Eminem, and many more. Italian Japanese plans to be hitting the road this fall with friends, Say Anything, Cobras Starship, Armor for Sleep, Delta Spirit, The Soft Pack, Crocodiles and Weatherbox in support of their upcoming release.

Album Review-Latarsha Davy-Carroll for CWG Magazine
I had the pleasure of interviewing Italian Japanese on Indie Talk Live. The band’s name makes you think that a new fusion of cuisine is on the menu at a hip restaurant or a combo of the band’s nationalities. The band put that debate to rest and explained the birth of Italian Japanese. According to Chris and Allen, they had another name that nobody liked. Allen was reading an article on the band Blonde Red-Head whose members are Italian and Japanese. He put the nationalities together and suggested it to his band mates. From that moment on the band began working hard to create a sound that was authentic and true.

The highly-anticipated album from the band brings a new sound that’s very polished and definitely on another level. The first song, “Jeremiah” is a great set-up to keep you listening. So many times we as the listener can be turned off by track number one and not bother to hear the remainder of the album. The title gives the illusion that the album is the soundtrack for a movie based on a book. The last track 9.11, “Ladybird” doesn’t signal the end, but a sequel.

The songs’ beautiful melodies along with peaceful vocals can be compared to Coldplay or Death Cab for Cutie. However, Italian Japanese goes beyond the norm by fusing different genres with piercing instrumentals and futuristic metaphors.

I would say that my favorite song on the album has to be…all of them! I favored “Le Pony”, because it was the first one I heard, but there’s a book to be read and not a chapter. The Lush, Romantic Weirdness by author Italian Japanese is definitely a bestseller!


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Monday, July 13, 2009

Riot Grrrl by Reed Terry






Survival Of The Feminist - Evolution Of The Riot Girl Scene

Riot Girl (officially known as “Riot Grrrl”) was an underground punk rock movement “of the girls, by the girls, and for the girls,” which was quite a rage among the new generation feminists in the 1990s. It started in 1991 as the voice of women in the male-dominated punk rock scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Not long after, it underwent a metamorphosis and became the harbinger of the so-called third wave feminism.

A Brief Outline Of The Evolution Of The Riot Girl Movement

The band’s popularity grew exponentially in the first four or five years. It began in the West Coast of the USA, spread to the other parts of the country, and then crossed the Atlantic to create waves in the UK. Before the accidental founders of the movement even realized it, this presence had spread to a number of countries including Brazil, Malaysia, and Australia.

However, members of the movement found the widespread media attention too uncomfortable to live with. There were differences of opinion about what paths they should take. The lead figures of the movement were frequently misquoted in the media. In fact, they became exactly the thing they had opposed all along: an object of public curiosity and sexual desire. The pungent sarcasm in their activities, lyrics, and writings failed to open the eyes of a society that is punch-drunk with male dominance.

The Riot Girl movement is still active but has lost the aura it once had. To use a metaphor straight from male-dominated jargon, it is a Lolita who has grown old.

History Of The Movement

Two punk rock bands acted as the pillars in the growth of the movement: Bikini Kill and Bratmobile. Bikini Kill is widely regarded as the first of the riot-girl band. Kathleen Hanna and her friends Kathi Wilcox and Billy Karren started this band as a response to the arrogant dominance of men in the Punk Rock Scene. They focused more on passion and performance than on instrumental perfection. They were amateurs and proud of it. Their songs were about issues that resulted from the perceived inequality of women: rape, physical submission, and the portrayal of women as sexual objects.

Their music attracted similarly-minded girls, and subsequently paved way for the International Pop Underground Convention in 1991, at Olympia Washington. It was then that Bratmobile and other similar bands joined the fray, and many other functions occurred later. These meetings triggered a do-it-yourself (DIY) frenzy of zine publishing.

Zine is the short form for magazines published informally. Write as much as desired on whatever form of paper available, take photocopies of it, and bundle it all together to create a zine ready and raring to be read.

These zines were memorably and provokingly titled, such as 7-year bitches, CWA (short form for Cunts with Attitude), the Phantom Pregnancies, and Pussycat Trash. Through these zines, the Riot Girls projected themselves as feminists, but not man-haters. They were sick of a world run by males and wanted a slice of the power pie.

The Riot Girl movement didn’t sustain its initial momentum. Internal conflicts came into the fore, and media attention and the rough attitude of male audiences proved stumbling blocks in the path of progress. It never achieved the girl revolution its founders had hoped for, but it remains a sparkling phase in the history of feminist movements.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

THE WAIT IS OVER!!!

I'M SADDENED BY THE NEWS THAT MR. MOON WILL BE LEAVING THE STATION. WE'VE BEEN PARTNERS FOR OVER A YEAR AND I APPRECIATE HIS DEDICATION TO KEEP THE STATION RUNNING AND CONSISTENTLY BRINGING NEW INDIE MUSIC TO THE FOREFRONT.

I KNOW THAT MY ABSENCE HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT OF A MYSTERY TO A LOT OF YOU. I CONSTANTLY GET EMAILS LIKE..SCORPIA WHERE YOU AT..LOL! WELL I'M HAPPY TO SAY THAT ON TUESDAY NIGHT..CROSS YOUR FINGERS..I WILL BE ON THE AIR FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JULY OF 08. I'M SUPER EXCITED AND ANXIOUS TO HAVE ALL THE WONDERFUL ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD COME BACK TO U-N-U! I WILL MAKE IT BIGGER AND BETTER. ALSO, NEW SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOMED. MY EMAIL BOX IF READY FOR OVERLOAD. SO SEND YOUR SONGS TO DJSCORPIA@UNURADIO.COM.

I'LL BE BRINGING NEW SHOWS AND A WEEKLY PODCAST. HOPEFULLY, I CAN CONDUCT SOME INTERVIEWS THROUGH SKYPE OR IF YOU'RE IN LOS ANGELES AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS I CAN COME TO YOU.

IN THE NEXT YEAR, U-N-U PRODUCTIONS SHOULD BE UP AND RUNNING. THE PURPOSE IS TO HOST CONCERTS FOR INDIE ARTISTS AS WELL AS MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL VENTURES. I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME ON TUESDAY NIGHT STARTING 8PM PACIFIC TIME.

PEACE AND MUCH LOVE,
DJ SCORPIA
OWNER/STATION MANAGER

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Welcome to Nodden!!


J-Mac

You can pretty much sum up Nodden’s mission with the line: “I’m sorry cuz tonight we’re gonna make you move.” In April of 2008, through a chance studio meeting, Nodden met dance star Miz Mandy and rapper J. Mac. The three began collaborating together and quickly released their first single “Just Another Night,” in May of 2008 and seemingly overnight it has become the Pacific Beach San Diego anthem. The single’s popularity has secured a performance at the Best Of San Diego Event in August and is currently one of the finalists for the San Diego Magazine “Your Song” competition.

Nodden’s sound incorporates the live band hip hop appeal of the Roots with the pop sensibilities of the Black Eyed Peas and seasons it with the electronic flavor of Paul Van Dyk. After a sold-out release party at The Sandbar (Mission Beach, CA), Nodden, Mandy, J. Mac and their 5 piece live band d├ębuted their newest single on June 9th at the Taylor Made/Adidas Golf US Open Party with opener Josh Kelly (Hollywood Records). Currently, Nodden is in the studio with local star producer Chris Hobson, (Get Back Loretta and Theives and Liars) working on his EP which is due out in August of 2008 through Rhythm Coalition Productions.

Featured Artists:

Singer Miz Mandy (Courtesy of Babylove Records):

Has performed in over 16 countries with shows ranging from private performances for the US Ambassador in Mozambique and intimate crowds at the Belly Up to 65,000-person shows in China. Her 2007 single “In the Mix” reached #37 on the Billboard Charts and remained on the charts for 8 weeks while her recent duet “Shake Shake” with Brazilian Pop star Asis reached #2 in Brazil. Her Music is played by radio stations world-wide and has been spun by Paul Van Dyk, remixed by Friscia, Lamboy of NYC, and DJ Scotty K (Nelly Furtado, Mary J. Blidge)

Rapper J Mac:

Has produced six albums and his artists have toured with everyone from Hurricane Chris to Petey Pablo (Of Lil Jon’s crew). Has performed throughout the Southwest from underground rap-rooms in Utah to premiere venues in Arizona. Has received airplay on various Utah stations (VFX-94, U92.5 and others).

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Auto Defiance

BiographyAuto Defiance from Nashville, Tennessee is the vision of Bradley Boyer. Writing music without boundaries, Auto Defiance playfully straddles the lines between Alternative Rock, Acoustic Pop and Post Punk. Small events that would mean little to the untrained eye, through Boyer's work are magnified to form a parallel to something greater in life. Inspired by larger than life characters from pop artist Andy Warhol to musical deity's such as Jeff Buckley, Robert Smith, Bono and Morrissey, Auto Defiance fully understands the power of iconography in music.

As a singer/songwriter, Bradley Boyer's unique palette morphs to accommodate the atmosphere of the song and numerous music business insiders have sung his praises. Upon moving to Nashville in 2000, Bradley was approached by industry songwriter Robert Malec who wanted him to co-write four songs for an upcoming Goo Goo Dolls project. Boyer turned it down. Though it never took off, it did introduce him to a slew of licensing opportunities and a number of well respected contacts, which led to on-air interviews, radio airplay and unanimous positive reviews for the independent artist and his already budding career.

Currently hard at work on a debut full length album, Auto Defiance is branching out to collaborative efforts in the pursuit of a new unique sound. Adding electronica elements with synthesizers, and orchestra strings courtesy of Gerald Gardiner and female vocals and violin courtesy of Petra Kelly, Auto Defiance chameleon-like pursuit of grandiose rock music is both endearing and inspiring. Working with five separate producers on the project, Boyer captures the specific feel and personality of each individual song. With a release date for the album set for fall of 2008.

Auto Defiance is clearly an artist to watch in 2008.


E-MAIL: AutoDefiance@yahoo.com

PublisherUnderground Mass Media Music (BMI)

Instrumentation:

Bradley Boyer: Vocals, Acoustic, Electric Guitar
Samantha Cutler: Vocals
Tommy Elms: Electric Guitars, Soundscapes
Bill Bois: Bass Guitar
Brian Dowd: Drums, Percussion

Additional Artists:

Petra Kelly: Vocals, Violin
Gerald Gardiner: Synth, Cello, Orchestra

Discography2007

"Auto Defiance" Self-Titled 5 song EP courtesy SPAT! Records.

2008 "Ghost Inside Your House" Debut Single


I receive a ton of emails per day inquiring about the station and asking can their band be featured. I can't feature everyone on this site. Bradley sent me an email and gave some great compliments on what I'm trying to do here. He asked me to check out his debut single and it's awesome! You can definitely hear the influence of the Cure. It takes me back to those Breakfast Club days. It's definitely worth your ears, so check out their myspace page, you won't be disappointed! - Dj Scorpia www.myspace.com/autodef

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ana Cristina




Born in the tropical cosmopolitan city of Miami, Florida on June 2, 1985, Ana Cristina represents the American and Hispanic bicultural influences where she grew up.

Since a very early age, the Cuban-American singer’s prodigious 5 octave vocal range has opened the doors for her to sing in hundreds of television shows and events. By the time she was 6 years old to the time she was 13, Ana Cristina was asked to appear frequently on shows like Sabado Gigante and The Cristina Show. At the age of 15, Ana Cristina’s big voice and talent caught the attention of executives at Sony International’s Sony Discos label who signed her on the spot, to which she then completed her first Spanish Language self-titled debut “Ana Cristina.”

She worked with Latin music’s biggest producers like, Rudy Perez(Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton) Emilio Estefan (Gloria Estefan, Shakira), Kike Santander ( Christian Castro, Jennifer Lopez), Estefano ( Paulina Rubio,Thalia) , Manny Benito (Chayanne, Olga Tanon)….and more. Her first single, the ballad, “A Un Paso De Mi Amor”, drew attention not only from fans all over, but from the critics alike, who non-arguably agree that Ana Cristina has one of the most gifted voices and talents that the Latin music industry has ever seen. She later sang theme songs for the Telemundo soap opera “Vale Todo” and Televisa and Univision’s soap opera “Vivan los Ninos”, to which she recorded the theme songs and landed in the soundtrack. Ana Cristina’s version of Schubert’s classic “Ave Maria”, produced by Bebu Silvetti, was part of Sony’s Christmas compilation CD which included Jon Secada, Celia Cruz, and others called “Nuestra Navidad.”

Her unique and ample voice was especially recognized nationally in the U.S. when the she was chosen out of a star-studded list of some of the most respected performers in the nation to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” for the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2005. It was a grand honor for Ana Cristina to be a part of such a historical event. She sang an incredibly powerful and crystalline rendition of the country’s anthem before president George W. Bush and thousands of international dignitaries that led to a dramatic standing ovation and garnered media attention worldwide.

In 2006, Ana Cristina was chosen by the Univision Network to sing the promotional theme song for Univision Sports’ 2006 World Cup Germany entitled, “You Can Change the World.”

On October 6, 2006, Ana Cristina was invited to sing in the White House for a private show produced by Emilio Estefan and the organizers at the White House. Also present, besides the President of the United States, was the crowned prince of Spain, Felipe, and other ambassadors to various nations. Ana Cristina was introduced by the President himself before her performance and was set to perform two songs, until the President requested an encore that led to a total of 3 songs.

Ana Cristina’s creative and artistic growth has been completed with her skillfully combined development to compose her own songs with the guitar and piano. The outcome of her ability to manipulate words and improvisational melodies so easily has resulted in her capability to churn out well-crafted dynamic songs that go hand in hand with her commanding stage presence.

Whether it is through the mediums of live performance or in her writing, Ana Cristina is constantly innovating ideas that have evolved into an original musical style that only she can call her own.

Her green-eyed gaze seems to exhibit an intense sense of purpose and worldly inspiration for such a young lady. Ana Cristina has always felt that she was predestined to communicate with people through her beloved art form. Her zealous dedication to her music is sharply evident and one of the many distinct qualities that make her a natural born star. Remember the name, because you’ll never forget the voice…

Sunday, March 30, 2008

New Position, New Direction!

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U-N-U Radio is getting bigger and better! The submissions have been pouring in and people are really starting to take notice. I appreciate all the talented artists that have contributed their great works. Please keep spreading the word!

I have a new position and it's definitely worth sharing. I'm an A&R Scout for MajorLabelScout.com! I found out this week and I'm so excited about this new opportunity. So thanks for the support. If you need to contact me on a business level, send an email to djscorpia@unuradio.com. You can also contact me through myspace.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cool Down with Freezepop!



Formed in Boston in the summer of 1999, Freezepop is comprised of band members Liz Enthusiasm (vocalist), the Duke of Pannekoeken (producer/vocalist/programmer), and Sean Drinkwater (synthesizers/programmer/vocalist). Within eight months of forming, Freezepop had released two homemade EPs and started a DIY machine that would become one of their trademarks. Their debut album, 2000’s Freezepop Forever, was released domestically on their own label, Archenemy, as well as licensed in Europe by the Spanish indiepop label Elefant. Several more EPs followed, and in 2004, Freezepop released their sophomore album, Fancy Ultra•Fresh, and toured extensively, playing energetic, fun, and chaotic shows throughout North America and Europe. After nearly eight years of self-releasing their CDs, Freezepop is very excited to be partnering with Cordless Recordings/Rykodisc for the release of their brand new album, Future Future Future Perfect.


While the band has done well on college radio, repeat-charting in the CMJ Top 50, a key factor in Freezepop’s success has been that they have sought out licensing opportunities as an alternate means of getting their music heard. A natural fit on videogame soundtracks, the band saw their following grow through songs in the cult music-based games Frequency and Amplitude, and then increase exponentially after appearing in the massively popular Guitar Hero series, Dance Dance Revolution, and the new MTV Games release Rock Band. Freezepop’s songs are also featured in televsion shows as diverse as Showtime’s drama The L Word, and the PBS childrens’ series Arthur, as well as the Nissan Rogue ad campaign, and an assortment of indie films, extreme sports DVD releases, and websites. Their single "Less Talk More Rokk" was the iTunes #4 dance/electronic song of 2007.


In addition, Freezepop has used the internet as a powerful way to find new fans and stay in touch with the diverse ranks of old-schoolers. Freezepop.com features enough content to keep visitors entertained for hours; the band’s MySpace page is noisy with over 50,000 fans clamoring for more rokk, and is consistently ranked in the Electro Top 10. The page, which is still maintained by the band members themselves (and remains proudly spam-bot free), has racked up more than three million plays in under three years.


I really want to thank Freezepop for sending me the mp3 of " Swimming Pool" and allowing me to feature them. I will be showcasing the bad ass single tomorrow at the top of my live show, so be sure to go to http://www.unuradio.com/ and click on Tune In at 7pm Central!