MARINERS WORSHIP | A Death Like His (Deluxe Edition)
Christian, Praise/worship; Mariners Church — STREAM / BUY album
Mariners Worship is the musical expression of Mariners Church located in Orange County, CA. Mariners is currently the second-largest congregation in California and among the Top-25 largest churches in the US. Mariners Worship team members will be featured songwriters on Matt Redman’s upcoming song, “Mercies (New Every Morning)” out Jan. 31, 2020.
DATIN & CANON (FT. PROD. BY MARTY OF SOCIAL CLUB MISFITS) | “Move!”
Hip hop/rap, Christian; Menace Movement — STREAM / BUY single
Featuring production by Marty of the famed Social Club Misfits, this high-energy trap-jam emphatically motivates the listener to go forward and accomplish their goals—to just get up and “MOVE!” At times we all feel held back, negativity arises & things just get in the way—Datin and Canon team up and continue the MOVEment of providing some of the most unique and sought after vocal-work in Christian rap.
BRADLEY & ADAIR | Oh Darlin’
Bluegrass; Pinecastle Records — STREAM / BUY album
The two-time GRAMMY-nominated, five-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year songstress and guitarist Dale Ann Bradley teams up with mandolin master Tina Adair to form the powerhouse duo, Bradley & Adair. Releasing their debut album on Pinecastle Records, the pair bring years of songwriting and stage gracing experience, including the Grand Ole Opry and more.
JOKIA | “Yahweh”
Christian, Gospel; DarkChild Gospel/Jokia Music — STREAM / BUY single
Powerful vocals and passion-filled performances headline JOKIA‘s calling card as the next great gospel singer to emerge. A Texas native and interested in music from a young age, her path eventually led her into a 4-year stint with the US Army which included joining the vaulted Army Soldier Show. After her service, pursuits in music have been highlighted by sharing the stage with Tasha Cobbs, Jessica Reedy, and Casey J among others. Her current offering is produced by Tedy P (Kierra Sheard) and released under DarkChild Gospel (Fred Jerkins of “Say My Name” fame).
SAREEM POEMS & NEWSELPH | “Freedom”
Hip hop, rap; Illect Recordings — STREAM / BUY single
As key member of celebrated hip hop group L.A. Symphony, Sareem Poems has seen his career span such accolades as L.A. Times Hip Hop Group of the Year, national tours sponsored by NBA, and sharing the stage with musical mainstays such as Public Enemy, De La Soul, P.O.D., Ice Cube & Good Charlotte.
PI JACOBS | The Truths and a Lie
Americana; Travianna Records — STREAM / BUY album
As Pi Jacobs herself would say, she plays that “Americana-bluesy-rock-thing,” and she plays it well. In 2016 the L.A.-based singer-songwriter signed to Mountain Fever Records‘ Americana imprint Travianana Records and released her first album A Little Blue (STREAM/BUY) to critical acclaim. Her Travianna sophomore effort, Two Truth and a Lie will also release worldwide onJune 12, 2020 and features production by Butch Norton (Lucinda Williams), Adam and Zack Hall (Billy Ray Cyrus), and mixes by Dexter Simmons (Michael Jackson, Beyonce).
JASON LEE McKINNEY BAND | Pieces
Americana; Bonfire Recording Company — STREAM / BUY album
A music vet that has trod his share of hard roads, Jason Lee McKinney—a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and business entrepreneur (in addition to holding a Doctorate, an MBA, and BA in Management)—has worked with music legends such as Tommy Sims (Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton), has played over 2,000 shows, released 7 full-length albums 3 EPs, and has had four hits on three different national charts. His latest single sees him releasing music under the Bonfire Music Group banner, with this full-length project releasing in 2020.
JON SHABAGLIAN | “River not a Pond”
Christian; Aromaphone Recording Company — STREAM / BUY single
A worship pastor in the Fresno, CA area, Jon Shabaglian has been writing, producing and touring for years—all for the cause of the message. Recognized as “Best of the Best” by Worship Leader Magazine (Oct. 2010), he has also sat on the Editorial Board and served by curating new worship songs to be available for use by congregations all over the world.
IMPACT | “Control”
Christian, Hip hop, rap; I Rep JC Records — STREAM / BUY single
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LAMONT SANDERS | He’s a Keeper
Christian, Gospel; DarkChild Gospel — STREAM / BUY EP
Beginning his extensive experience in the music industry, Lamont Sanders initially scored with a record deal from Interscope Records. The powerhouse vocalist and multi-instrumentalist eventually answered the call and returned to his roots—creating from within the gospel music space. Since this transition, Sanders has shared the stage with the likes of Jonathan Nelson, Tye Tribbett, Jonathan McReynolds, VaShawn Mitchell, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Jekalyn Carr to name a few. His 2020 EP titled He’s A Keeper features production and writing from GRAMMY-winner Fred Jerkins (“Say My Name”).
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THE WILDMANS | “Monster Ride”
Bluegrass, Travianna Records — STREAM / BUY single
Featuring the skilled and award-winning talents of Eli and Aila Wildman (multiple blue-ribbon winners at major bluegrass festivals since 2017) and Victor Furtado—winner of the 2019 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo (among other accolades)—this new quartet (also featuring Sean Newman on bass) is primed for a breakthrough in 2020. The group has appeared on stages large and small, performing in festivals such as Red Wing Roots, Chantilly Farm’s Bluegrass and BBQ festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass, Floyd Fest, and The Steep Canyon Rangers’ Mountain Song Festival. They also regularly represent young talent along the Crooked Road in regional fiddler’s conventions. Having shared the stage with talents such as Bela Fleck, The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Steel Wheels, Danny Knicely, Sammy Shelor, Sierra Hull, Billy Strings, and more, the Mountain Fever Records artists are making their way in the American stringband scene.