Friday, 18 May 2012

Amnesia Radio Web Edit

Amnesia Radio Web Edit

Thursday, 17 May 2012

KDX Transmission EP And The Tale Of Two Funky Sisters

Title:Transmission EP
Label: Kusha Deep Music

If you could suspend your disbelief for a moment, allow yourself a moment
to breath without worry of what you need to be or where you need to be rushing too, and let us take you on a

It begins with a story about two sisters who have been around since time immemorial, one called Melody and her sister, Harmony.
Their tale is one of hitting the highest highs and the deepest lows, none of which they ever really had a choice in.
They would only be called upon when they were needed, to bring some magic to the everyday world that had turned, from a cool shade of blue to a duller shade of grey.

Once they were adored by from the caves of the world to Kings and Queens, Religions to the people who gave them 
their power. The real people who needed them the most, found comfort and some found inspiration which gave freedom and sometimes
success on grand levels. The sisters however would never really gain the same recognition as the people that made and gained the most from being blessed by them.

The rise of anything in this third dimensional reality that we share and revere, always has its downside.  While their rise to highest levels,
that this world could imagine had brought the most ecstasy and wonderment to anyone with an ear to listen to the sisters glory, there over useable and friendly persuasion began to lose favour. 

It was at this chaotic moment in the epoch of the worlds history that the sisters fell out of popularity and were imprisoned on charges of corruption and receiving expenses from the tax payers pocket to fund their lavish lifestyle.
These charges were never actually proved and rumour has it that they were set up so other people in higher ranks to escape the truth hand of justice.
The girls were locked away so long that subsequent  generations that came to bloom new nothing of the sisters, only what folklore had spoken of, 
and the occasional stumble across an old recording that could be found on an old listening system called the internet. 

This imprisonment had at first left the sisters bewildered, outraged and resentful, sometimes turning on each other, which they had never even dreamed of doing when they were in their heyday.
They would sit in their tiny cell wondering why, after they had served mankind for so long that they would be rewarded with such harsh treatment. For countless hours they would listen out for the possibility that they would be called upon again to bring some hope and light to a world that now thrived on other dark pleasures. 
There were attempts by brave individuals to break them free and relight the worlds ears but they would be laughed at or ridiculed for daring to bring 
such old ideas back into what had now become music. 
All it was now just one long sound frequency, which could only be described as electric noise, the kind you get when you turn an amp up so loud that it starts to crackle and pop and make your ears bleed.

The human ear had become so accustomed this that no one ever questioned it, everyone was still making the same money, the record companies and publishers and advertising companies all loved it because it was so cheap to make and could be thrown away within seconds of its release. The people who fronted this new sound were now part of the advertising industry like hoover sales people who came to your door and sold you a hoover and threw in the latest frequency release for the parents and kids to all say how cool it was.

They would all go out on a Friday and Saturday night and dance to the same sounds that they heard on the radio every day of the week every hour, 
and if the DJ didn't play it they would get very annoyed and show him how upset they were by walking off the dance-floor and going to the bar, where they could get their favourite drinks which aided the lack of hard thinking.

To make matters worse, people were eased by the other forms of pleasure and recreation, called T vision which allowed you to watch anything you wanted at any time you wanted. 
This was a great way of showing you the same program over and over again, just different faces in it doing the different things but amounting up to the same thing. 
People now watched other people doing the most everyday things, which was now the new entertainment and everyone loved it because it was real life and that made us happy that other people were stranger than us. Everyone was happy as this was also cheap to make, and no one said anything, because we did not want to look like we were rocking the boat or standing out from the the majority.

It was at this point that a spark of human ingenuity made the tide turn, everyone knew something was wrong though they couldn't really name it. Some people felt it, and this gave rise to small groups coming together, usually away from where anyone could see them, they would light fires, and talk about how strange they were feeling, some people even brought things to play, which had also been frowned upon.
Books started to circulate and the groups got bigger, until eventually someone called the sisters, quite by mistake one night. Someone had brought one of these instruments along and began to sing and within an instant Melody and Harmony were freed and back where they should be lifting peoples spirits and inspiring them to better and greater things.

The groups now got bigger as a result of this new resurgence in this old technique called music, which alerted the authorities that something was up, and down the thunder rained.
It was backed up by the media and the rest of the population saw these Music lovers as nothing but trouble makers, that became outcasts from society. Most of the people involved 
with the breakaway scene were called Free Feelers, living live like it was meant to be, in tune with another forgotten structure called nature.

During the time when Melody and Harmony were imprisoned an group calling itself KDX broke away with what the established order were decreeing and made some music which they called Transmission.
It told the tale of the two sisters and how things had got to a point where were needed to bring them back, before we lost of sense of all the was great about being alive and being part of this amazing place we called earth.
The Transmission EP consisted of three finely tuned tracks, which had the greatest sense of dance vibration mixed with the two great sisters and a story of how we finely switched off the madness of the world and found some peace through the use of Amnesia. That being the title track to the the EP followed by another dance track called Seize The Night.  
That track would have people dancing in forests around the world spreading the message of one love, and taking the chance to be who you choose to be in this game of life. 
The last track Forever In A Heartbeat is a classic tale of allowing love to guide you throughout the storms and once again returns to the theme of making the moment last as you choose it to be.

They were also remixes which helped spread the good word in a style they called in the early part of the 21st century Dubstep, a music that use various drum patterns and baselines to achieve a state of Euphoria, though this mix stayed true to the the sisters also.
The instrumental mixes remained loyal and legend has it, that it was such a cool sound, it was featured in various films that also choose to break the rules and make something memorable.

The time is now and you have the power to choose to be part of the revolution to keep the spirit of real music alive by supporting labels and artists that are out there fighting the good fight. 
Will you get involved now by downloading the EP or watch 
our two sisters fade into obscurity, The Choice is yours! 

Transmission is available through ITUNES now

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The News: City Of Hope raising profile for the Street Kids I...

The News: City Of Hope raising profile for the Street Kids I...: Label: Kusha Deep Records Artist: Dar.Ra Film and Music Title: City Of Hope ITUNES The City Of Hope: A Children’...

City Of Hope raising profile for the Street Kids In Brazil

Label: Kusha Deep Records

Artist: Dar.Ra

Film and Music Title: City Of Hope

The City Of Hope: A Children’s Story documentary is the story of American Phillip Smith, Hope Unlimited International. Philip has helped to make amazing things happen for the street kids of Brazil. Phillip’s parents founded Hope Unlimited while doing missionary work in Ethiopia. The family returned to the states in the 1970’s. In the late 1980’s the family sponsored a young Brazilian boy Marcos.

Marcos told the family about the killings of street kids by police in Rio and Sao Paulo. In the late 1980’s ABC’s 20/20 aired a story about the death squads in Rio and Sao Paulo. Seeing the injustice and harsh reality that a birth into a poor family brings, they made a decision to do something about it, one that could not be questioned.

Phillip and his dad Jack used the last of their air mileage and flew down to Brazil. On the flight a young man heard them talking. He talked to Phillip and told him that his father owned a defunct orphanage. in Campinas. Phillip and Jack met the wealthy businessman in Campinas. At the meeting he donated the defunct orphanage on 40 acres. Jack went home leaving Phillip there and it was here that Hope Unlimited Brazil was born.

The team have had remarkable results in setting up a place of sanctuary for the kids with some of them going on to university, which is an amazing breakthrough when you consider they were never taught anything other than the skills to survive.

With all revealing human tales in documentaries of this, you see the extreme reality of what these children have to deal with on a daily basis, with all the usual issues of guns, drugs and manipulation on a grade scale.

The film is being made by a team from New York, Capriole Productions Inc, headed by Kimberly Switzgable and John Scheifele, who have held the vision to make this movie for some time and now it’s coming closer to being made. Capriole Productions continues to seek funding for “City of Hope: A Children’s Story”.

It was quite by chance that John found a music composer to score the music. Reading a bio on Linked In (an online network service), which belonged to UK writer and producer Dar.Ra, he felt the need to make contact.

After a message was sent, a conversation on Skype, it led to a brief discussion sent and Dar.Ra set to writing the title track ‘City Of Hope’ and a second track ‘Moment Of Glory’.

The title track reflects the HOPE that one day things will get better, while praying for salvation from the Arms Of The Redeemer, while ‘Moment Of Glory’ is based on two dancers who use the street music as their way of escaping from reality, “When I dance I’m immune to the world, because I feel, I’m free at last” is lyric which sums the track up perfectly.

Instead of just going to a computer and putting some beats down and making a samba backing track, Dar.Ra opted for his way of writing, and penned the tracks on his guitar, wrote the lyrics and played it live for the team in NYC via Skype.

The result was they loved it and asked him to record the tracks for the film.
Dar.Ra employed the skills of Guy Denning who engineered and played bass in his amazing studio in the Kent region of the UK, called Granary Studios where the pair set about getting the tracks down.

The tracks all went down live in a take with the help of drummer Jim Coxenbury who made up the team; the sound that you hear on the recording is what they played. No tricks or gimmicks simply the real organic recording process.

The masters went to NYC and the feedback was a 100% thumbs up, so much so that they want Dar.Ra to come out to the US and tour the soundtrack with the film when it comes out later this year.

They are planning to contact ABC, NBC and CBS to introduce Dar.Ra to the US audience later this year. The greatest thing is that proceeds from the single release will be going towards the City Of Hope Project directly to Brazil’s most successful NGO, HOPE UNLIMITED INTERNATIONAL and all over Brazil, which will see more people getting the chance to get out of poverty. This transatlantic connection has combined to make a project that will really make a difference to those lives that lift to take them out of the danger zone.

The City Of Hope EP is available from iTtunes and
For further information

For music samples
The City Of Hope: A Children’s Story film will be released when fully completed.