Monday, July 31, 2017

DJ Kaotica

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update DJ Kaotica On The People" on Spreaker. We've been trained to believe that it's the on the spot creative experience of the festival of club Master Mixer that turns the dance floor into a moment. DJ Kaotica says "It's about the people. You can have the greatest song collection but if you don't know how to read a crowd you won't be remembered."

T Mixwell

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update T Mixwell Performs" on Spreaker. To be known for your mixes around the country you have to make sure you're being seen around the country. T Mixwell has elevated her game by taking chances on the availability of and texture that each genre of music provides.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ray Parker Jr

Listen to "Ray Parker Jr From Hired Guns" on Spreaker. Guitarist/songwriter/producer Ray Parker Jr. had hits as Raydio (the million-selling "Jack and Jill," "You Can't Change That"), Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio ("Two Places at the Same Time," "A Woman Needs Love [Just Like You Do]"), and Ray Parker Jr. (the number one R&B and pop gold single "Ghostbusters"), and he co-wrote hit songs for Rufus and Chaka Khan (the number one "You Got the Love" from fall 1974) and Barry White ("You See the Trouble with Me" from spring 1976). Born May 1, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan, Parker started out as a teenaged session guitarist playing on sessions recorded for Holland-Dozier-Holland's Hot Wax and Invictus Records, whose roster listed Freda Payne, Honey Cone, Chairmen of the Board, 100 Proof Aged in Soul, Laura Lee, and 8th Wonder. He also played behind the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Spinners, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and other Motown acts when they appeared at the Twenty Grand Club. In 1972, Wonder called Parker to ask him to play behind him on a tour that he was doing with the Rolling Stones. Parker thought it was a crank call and hung up the phone. Wonder called back and convinced Parker that he was the real deal by singing "Superstition" to him. Parker played on Wonder's albums Talking Book (1972) and Innervisions (1973). Moving from Detroit to Los Angeles, Parker got into session work, playing on sides by Leon Haywood, Barry White, and arranger Gene Page and working with Motown producer Clarence Paul on Ronnie McNeir's 1976 Motown debut, Love's Comin' Down, and he appeared in the picnic scene in the Bill Cosby/Sidney Poitier comedy classic Uptown Saturday Night. Deciding to become a recording artist, Parker got a deal with Arista Records in 1977. Not confident on his singing ability, he put together a band that included vocalist Arnell Carmichael, bassist/singer Jerry Knight (who later had his own solo hit with "Overnight Sensation" and as half of Ollie & Jerry, and co-produced hits by the Jets), guitarist Charles Fearing, Larry Tolbert, and Darren Carmichael. However, on record, Parker played most, if not all of the instruments -- although Arnell et al. were paid a retainer so they'd be available if Raydio had a hit record and needed to tour. Raydio His first LP, Raydio, went gold, peaking at number eight R&B in spring 1978. The LP included the number five gold R&B hit single "Jack and Jill" (lead vocal by Jerry Knight), "Is This a Love Thing," and the charting single "Honey I'm Rich." The hits continued with Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio's number four gold Rock On (the single "You Can't Change That" was number three R&B, number nine pop in the spring of 1979); the number six gold R&B Two Places at the Same Time from spring 1980 ("Two Places at the Same Time" was number six R&B in spring 1980); and the number one gold record A Woman Needs Love from 1981 ("A Woman Needs Love [Just Like You Do]" -- the first song Parker sang all the way through without trading vocals -- held the number one R&B spot for two weeks and went number four pop in spring 1981). Then, the Ray Parker Jr. album The Other Woman held the number one R&B, number 11 pop spot in spring 1982 ("The Other Woman" was number two R&B for four weeks). One of Parker's biggest hits and best-loved songs, "Ghostbusters" was initially submitted for the background score of the Dan Aykroyd/Harold Ramis/Bill Murray/Ernie Hudson comedy. Director Ivan Reitman thought that the song should be released as a single. The "Ghostbusters" music video is one of the funniest and most star-studded videos ever made (breakdancing Bill Murray style). "Ghostbusters" parked at the number one R&B spot for two weeks and the number one pop for three weeks on Billboard's charts in summer 1984. Around this time, Huey Lewis sued Columbia Pictures and Ray Parker Jr. for copyright infringement, claiming that "Ghostbusters" was a ripoff of his recent hit, "I Want a New Drug." Lewis received an out-of-court settlement. Parker also wrote and produced hits for New Edition ("Mr. Telephone Man" -- Parker originally recorded this with Jr. Tucker for his 1983 self-titled Geffen album), Randy Hall ("I've Been Watching You [Jamie's Girl]," the refreshing "Gentleman"), Cheryl Lynn ("Shake It Up Tonight" from In the Night), Deniece Williams (the 1979 ARC/Columbia LP When Love Comes Calling), Brick (the 1981 Bang LP Summer Heat), and Diana Ross ("Upfront" from her 1983 RCA LP Ross). Parker left Arista for Geffen and then MCA before returning to Arista because of his relationship with Arista president Clive Davis.

Ronny Cox

Listen to "Ronny Cox From Pure Country Pure Heart" on Spreaker. Kick up your boots and get ready to sing your heart out as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE® Studios bring you a touching, tune-filled All-American tale of family in Pure Country: Pure Heart on August 1, 2017. Featuring country music icon Willie Nelson, Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy, WWE Legend Shawn Michaels in a feature-length film filled with both new and popular songs, Pure Country: Pure Heart is priced to own on DVD ($18.94 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and Digital HD ($19.99 SRP). The DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are available exclusively at Walmart. Directed by Damon Santostefano (Another Cinderella Story, Three To Tango) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan (Angels in the Outfield, Made in America), Pure Country: Pure Heart is the newest installment of the adored Pure Country franchise and also stars Kaitlyn Bausch (One Life To Live), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2), Amanda Detmer (Final Destination), Dara Sisterhen (Dog with a Blog, Switched At Birth), Mathew Barnes (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk), Myra Turley (Flags of Our Fathers), famed singer-songwriter Ivan Neville, and Ronny Cox (Deliverance, Total Recall, Robocop). Pure Country: Pure Heart is produced by Hunt Lowry (Pure Country 2: The Gift, A Time to Kill, A Walk to Remember) and executive produced by President of WWE Studios, Michael Luisi (Fighting with My Family, Oculus, The Call). The DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD release of Pure Country: Pure Heart will include the all-new original movie, as well as exciting enhanced content featuring a music video with Willie Nelson, interviews with the cast, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. Pure Country: Pure Heart is the moving, music-driven tale of teenage sisters Ada and Piper. Upon discovering a letter about their late father, a Marine who died in Iraq, they leave rural Tennessee and hit the road secretly in search of the truth about the man they never knew. As they uncover his past as a budding country music star, the sisters find their own voice, beginning their journey as singers/songwriters. Pure Country: Pure Heart is rated 'family-approved' by The Dove Foundation. The Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products that portray and encourage positive values.

Tom Jennings

Listen to "Tom Jennings The Lost Tapes Son Of Sam" on Spreaker. For more than a year, a serial killer known as “Son of Sam” terrorized New York City, killing six people and critically wounding seven others. On July 29, 1976, David Berkowitz began a murder spree that left law enforcement baffled and the public afraid to leave their homes, igniting a national media frenzy in the process. Using rarely seen press conferences, interviews and news footage, Smithsonian Channel's The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam recounts the search for one of the most notorious serial killers in history -- as if it were all unfolding in real time. 


Listen to "Fantanas New Look New Era" on Spreaker. Everyone’s favorite flavorful group is back! But forget what you may think you know about the Fantanas.  This summer, the faces of Fanta are all new with a brand new mission.   Four of Hollywood’s freshest young talents, Eva Gutowski, Lauren Riihimaki, Jordan Fisher and Coco Jones are encouraging fans to express themselves and show off their personal flavor. The new generation of Fantanas embodies what it means to be “More Than One Flavor” through each of their unique gifts, exciting passions and refreshing individuality. And, they’re sending a message to your viewers to do the same!   The Fanta “More Than One Flavor” campaign marks a new look and era for the Fanta brand. And, to ring in the new era, acclaimed super-producer Mike Will Made-It is putting a modern twist on the iconic “Wanta Fanta” jingle, mixing various genres and styles to bring Fanta’s “More Than One Flavor” of music to life in one bold, fun track.

David Guetta

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update David Guetta Respects Everyone" on Spreaker. We all get it. David Guetta has had a huge amount of spins in clubs, festivals and on the radio. The one thing you need to know about this master mixer. He's extremely grateful for the journey and has total respect for everyone that was there during the days of having no clue where any of this was going. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Justin Bieber 2U.

Clean Bandit

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Clean Bandit On Collaborations" on Spreaker. In this age of digital technology the process of recording music can be brought to life almost anywhere there's a plug in the wall. When it comes to songwriting Clean Bandit still enjoys that one on one connection in the studio with the artists that fit perfectly into the songs they're writing. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Symphony.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Duke Dumont

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Duke Dumont Becoming Popular" on Spreaker. Not all master mixers are searching for the charts. But when it happens does the artist feel like they're cheating on their fans and roots? For writer performer and producer Duke Dumont it actually made him bolder. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Real Life.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update EDX On EDM Popularity" on Spreaker. The evolution of EDM is a global music movement that can't be centered on one particular part of the planet. Master Mixers like EDX know how the elements of every nation including the weather play out in the popularity and performance of the sound. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Feel The Rush.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Thomas Jackson

Listen to "Thomas Jackson Policing Ferguson" on Spreaker. What really happened that fateful day in August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, and how can we restore the vital trust between police and communities across America? Few people are better positioned to tell this story than former Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who watched it all unfold, firsthand. Following the fatal shooting in August 2014 by a white police officer of an African American man, eighteen-year-old Michael Brown, in broad daylight, Ferguson became the scene of protests that pitted law enforcement against locals and Black Lives Matter activists. The media firestorm has not waned and, in fact, has grown stronger in light of recent violence by and against police officers nationwide. But according to Chief Jackson, the uninformed media actually fans the flames of unrest and exploits the situation: infotainment optics have become more important than truth, while social media spreads the news without providing context. Policing Ferguson, Policing America is the book that finally tells the inside story of what happened in Ferguson, and how good guys became the bad guys through media and political distortion. Citizens and law enforcement professionals alike feel the urgent need for our systems and procedures to change for the better. Few people are in a better position to explore the issues than Chief Jackson. In Policing Ferguson, Policing America, Jackson tells for the first time the real Ferguson story while sharing his thoughts about the steps we can take together to improve all Americans' lives and restore trust between the police and the communities they serve. His practical, well-informed recommendations offer a vision of hope to the country's dire, ongoing racial tensions. ABOUT THOMAS JACKSON Thomas Jackson is the former police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, who oversaw many years of progress in his community until Michael Brown's tragic shooting death. He stepped down in March 2015 but continues to be sought by the media to discuss not only Ferguson but also officers' and victims' rights, police procedures, and the rash of violence by and against police. Jackson lives in Ferguson, Missouri.

George Burgess

Listen to "George Burgess From Nat Geo Wild Sharkfest" on Spreaker. SharkFest, television’s second-best-known week of sharks, returns to Nat Geo WILD on Sunday, July 23 at 8 PM ET. In addition, decorated Olympian Ryan Lochte makes a splash to help spread the word about the most sharks per square inch on television. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, SharkFest presents factual shark stories incorporating innovative research technology to reveal compelling insight on some of the most unique shark species in the world. With the help of scientists and shark experts, SharkFest will deliver the facts and raise awareness about these “jawsome” animals in more than 131 countries and 38 languages.


Listen to "Klangstof Seasons" on Spreaker. The dreamy alt-indie of Amsterdam-based group Klangstof is the product of Norwegian singer/songwriter and producer Koen van de Wardt. His earliest inspiration was Radiohead's OK Computer, which he used to hone his instrument-playing skills. Once he started writing his own material, he bolstered his songcraft abilities with studies at Hedmark University College in Norway. After a stint as bassist with Dutch indie band Moss, van de Wardt committed himself to the Klangstof project in 2014. After releasing the single "Hostage" in 2016, he signed with Mind of a Genius, home to Zhu and Gallant. The sweeping tune incorporated the icy soundscapes favored by Radiohead in their late-era works, while also infusing some of the ethereal atmospherics of Sigur Rós and funky flourishes of Alt-J into the mix. A full-length arrived in 2016. Close Eyes to Exit featured "Hostages" and the title track. It resulted in a remix collection, Klangstoff Remixes: Dusk, that was issued in 2017.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update D3L Talks Simplicity" on Spreaker. When you're the performer and the producer the experience can sometimes be a single line in the sand. While the creative mind wants to throw every color of the rainbow onto the canvas. It's the producers responsibility to keep the music simple enough for the listener to participate with. D3L's latest release on rBeatz aRadio I Wonder is a great example of staying connected.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Blasterjaxx On Making A Label" on Spreaker. Scoring hits globally is one thing. To make the business part of music work artists are reaching beyond being the performer and producer. They're grasping the reins of growth and owning their own record labels. Blasterjaxx has opened the door and find it to be a little busy but extremely rewarding. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Corrida.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Linda Fairstein

Listen to "Linda Fairstein Deadfall" on Spreaker. Hunting a killer within New York’s urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper’s career in New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein’s latest riveting thriller. Linda Fairstein’s 2016 blockbuster, Killer Look, ended with a dramatic cliffhanger: fan-favorite prosecutor Alexandra “Coop” Cooper on the steps of the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, cradling the body of her long-time boss, District Attorney Paul Battaglia, who had just been assassinated. Her next novel, and this summer’s must-read thriller, DEADFALL, picks up the action just hours later. A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don’t always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking assassination of an iconic public figure—someone Alex has worked with for years—the trio must unravel the motive behind the shooting to discover who is the bigger snake: the killer or the victim. The murder investigation provides more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From street gangs to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to the highest offices in city government, Alex has her work cut out for her—especially since the task force handling the investigation, led by the US Attorney, seems to be more against her than with her. As tensions rise between Alex and the feds, she must determine just how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth—and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.

Rudy Sarzo

Listen to "Rudy Sarzo Hired Gun" on Spreaker. Rudy Sarzo is a professional recording and performing artist worldwide with a career spanning over 35 years. As a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, from March 1981 to September 1982, Rudy toured the world in support of the “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary Of a Madman” records. His bass playing can be heard on Ozzy’s multimillion selling CD “Tribute” and “Speak of the Devil” CD and DVD. As a member of Quiet Riot from 1982 to 1985, Rudy recorded the multi-platinum albums “Metal Health," the first Heavy Metal debut to reach #1 on the Billboard charts, and “Condition Critical." During this period he headlined worldwide tours, appeared on numerous MTV videos and was voted #1 Bassist in Circus Magazine for 1983. As a member of Whitesnake from April 1987 to September 1994, Rudy recorded the multi-platinum album “Slip of the Tongue." During this period he also performed worldwide on headline tours in support of the multiplatinum “1987” and “Slip of the Tongue” albums and appeared on six MTV videos. As a member of the reunited Quiet Riot from 1997 to 2003, Rudy performed worldwide on headlining tours and as special guests in support of the Quiet Riot CDs “Alive and Well” and "Guilty Pleasure." He also appeared on VH1’s Quiet Riot, Behind the Music. In November of 2003, “Quiet Riot Live in The 21st Century” DVD was released after the group disbanded. Rudy's recordings with all of these artists combined have sold over 30 million copies. In February of 2004, Rudy joined Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force for the U.S. 30 city “Attack Tour." In April of 2004, Rudy became member of the multi-platinum Heavy Metal group DIO and remained the band's bassist until Ronnie's passing in 2010. During that time Rudy toured the world with DIO and recorded the "Holy Diver 25th Anniversary LIVE" DVD and CD and DIO's last studio track "Elektra." In addition, when Rudy was not busy with DIO, he toured the world with Blue Oyster Cult until 2012.From 2013 through 2014 Rudy was a recording and touring member of Geoff Tate's Queensryche. In 2005, Rudy published the Kindle #1 Best Selling book, "Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz." Today, Rudy continues to tour and record as a solo artist and with such bands as Animetal USA, Project Rock and GUNZO.

Nate Bargatze

Listen to "Nate Bargatze From Standup On NetFlix" on Spreaker. Netflix has set a 4th of July premiere date for its new series The Standups, a compilation of completely new half hours from Nate Bargatze, Beth Stelling, Dan Soder, Deon Cole, Nikki Glaser, and Fortune Feimster. Taped just two months ago in downtown Los Angeles, The Standups is a bit of a companion series to The Characters, an anthology of half hours from character comics including Lauren Lapkus and John Early that the streaming network released last year. Amidst the unending list of high-profile specials Netflix is landing - from Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Louis CK, and so many more - it's clear they want to invest in up-and-coming talent, too. With the launch of The Standups, Netflix is entering Comedy Central territory by offering viewers the chance to discover new comics in an easily digestibly half-hour format - and they're giving stand-ups more opportunities by creating another platform for performers on the verge to widen their fan base.

The Killers

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update The Killers On Metal And Dance" on Spreaker. In an age of musical exploration. Everything including the kitchen sink is being tossed into the center of sound. For The Killers its not an oxymoron to mix metal with synthesizers. Every song and album are like Superman. They deliver. The latest release from The Killers on rBeatz Radio is The Man.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Zedd On Collaborating" on Spreaker. It truly is the summer of master mixers collaborating with huge vocalists. But do you need such a big name in order to have a hit song? Zedd talks about his personal experiences and where fans took his sound. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Get Low.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Listen to "Funkrust Dark City" on Spreaker. Funkrust Brass Band is a twenty-piece brass band founded and led by songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Phil Andrews (Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Gay Panic, Apocalypse Five & Dime). Funkrust was born in a basement in Ridgewood, Queens in November of 2014. Their sound stems from a unique blend of punk, disco, EDM, metal, funk, Balkan brass and New Orleans second line. Featuring snazzy uniforms, choreography, megaphone vocals and all original compositions, they are a sight not to be missed. Based in Brooklyn, Funkrust has performed across New York City -- in small clubs and big public venues, in parades and at festivals -- to universal acclaim. Outside New York City, Funkrust has performed in Boston, Kingston NY, Trenton NJ, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, and at Mysteryland USA, on the iconic grounds of Woodstock. Funkrust shows have been called "wonderful," "EPIC!" "awesome," and "off the chain, transcendent" by commenters on Facebook. Funkrust released their debut album, Dark City, in 2017.

James Ledbetter

Listen to "James Ledbetter One Nation Under Gold" on Spreaker. “A vibrant and fascinating account of monetary gold’s volatile fortunes in the U.S.” —Booklist “Ledbetter has a knack for finding the most interesting, if sometimes-obscure, pleas for gold, many offered by government officials. . . . An absorbing and often entertaining look at precious metal and its place—or lack thereof—in our wallets.” —Kirkus Reviews “An excellent book for those well-versed in economic topics. . . . Ledbetter hews closely to the financial aspects of gold as an influence on the country’s progress, though he does touch upon some of the cultural, technological, and artistic roles it has played—such as the fate of the Golden Rooster of Las Vegas—which makes for some entertaining diversions. . . . A solid look at America’s golden history.” —Publishers Weekly Tracing the fascinating—indeed, at times absurd—origins of a national obsession, ONE NATION UNDER GOLD explores America’s longstanding fixation with gold: how it has colored our political, economic, and cultural history—and why, even today, millions of Americans remain convinced it affords the perfect antidote to our economic woes. Contrary to popular myth, gold was not discovered by California prospectors but by a twelve-year-old North Carolinian in 1799. When the 16-pound rock he used as a doorstop was correctly identified as gold, it set off a rush foreshadowing the California-bound “Gold Fever” that would raise the temperature of the nation forty years later, crown the young republic as a global economic power, and forever entrance the American imagination. From that moment of discovery timed (some would say divinely) to the birth of a nation, acclaimed author and editor of Inc. magazine James Ledbetter recounts the complex history of gold in the United States, proving that the precious metal became synonymous with American industry and, in many ways, identity. And like any fundamental myth, the narrative of what role gold should come to play in the nation became one of the most contested issues in nineteenth-century politics—and beyond. With the crucial exception of slavery, no question tormented the era more than what our money should be, for it informed every major public policy concern, from the structure of government and the very meaning of the Constitution to questions about the nation’s economic growth and expansion. Tracing a navigable through line from Andrew Jackson’s war against a central banking system to William Jennings Bryan’s inflammatory speech at the Democratic Convention of 1896 (here deemed “a masterpiece of Americana”), FDR’s departure from the gold standard in 1933, Nixon’s decision to float the dollar in 1971, and the inevitable rise of the Tea Party, Ledbetter reveals the deep-rooted ideology and powerful nostalgia at play for goldbugs, who remain devoted to the shiny tender. Gold has, from the very beginning, been inextricably tied to a kind of renegade political freedom and power against the forces of big government and corrupt corporate industry—an argument that still holds much weight today.

Valentino Khan

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Valentino Khan" on Spreaker. If your fan base keeps you in clubs and on the festival stage, can you stay ahead by endlessly inventing new waves of beats? Valentino Khan's followers expect the total experience. It can sometimes feel like things are moving slow but those that attend the show support him all the way. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Pump.

Oliver Heldens

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Oliver Heldens" on Spreaker. Keeping in touch with the best beats meaning making yourself available to collaborate with several different levels of the performance. It's not always about the instrumental or orchestration. Oliver Heldens always keeps the fan and follower in mind claiming you've got to create something people can sing with. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Ibiza 77.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DJ Savo

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update DJ Stavo" on Spreaker. He's been a promoter while embracing the endless beats that consume house music. How different is it when your feet are planted in South Africa? Compared to the rest of the global experience DJ Stavo has located the perfect place to invite his rhythms to the dance floor. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is The Journey.

Luis Fonsi

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Luis Fonsi" on Spreaker. Luis Fonsi has been writing and producing music for nineteen years. Today he owns the world's most listened to song. Grateful? Unbelievably! His fans have remained loyal since day one. He isn't shy to share his most recent success with every person that's been there for him. The song that's brought the world to his incredible talents and ability is Despacito.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ansel Elgort

Listen to "Ansel Elgort From Baby Driver" on Spreaker. Ansel Elgort is on a roll ... again. In the same week that his star turn in Baby Driver hits theaters, Deadlinereports that the actor has just been cast in an iconic role that could make or break his career: Elgort will portray John F. Kennedy.Mayday 109 is about a 26-year-old Kennedy's heroic actions as a Navy captain of a patrol torpedo boat in the South Pacific during World War II. According to Entertainment Weekly, the movie will show how Kennedy helped lead 10 of his 12 crew members to safety after their boat was split in half by a Japanese attack. For some of us, Elgort has been the perfect everything since before we knew how to pronounce his name. A.k.a, back in 2013, when it was announced that he'd be starring in both Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. (Good news seems to come in twos for this guy!) His latest, Baby Driver, in which he plays a reluctant but super-talented getaway driver with tinnitus, has been getting some of the best reviews of the summer, with a 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating (down just a touch from its 100% score last month). Advance buzz for this one put him on the map for anyone who turns their nose up at young adult novel adaptations. PIECE ON BABY DRIVERFROM UPROXX.COM When Baby Driverdebuted last Wednesday, the $34 million heist movie was enjoying good reviews in keeping with the reputation of its widely respected, and cultishly adored, director Edgar Wright. But it couldn't possibly do more than $20 million by the end of the weekend, according to rival studios. Even Sony seemed to expect a base hit instead of a home run. Instead, Baby Driver has currently cleared $34 million. This number is surprising for several reasons, including the fact that it allowed Baby Driver to outgross Transformers: The Last Knight in its second week of release. That audiences were tiring of the franchise, at least in America, was obvious; the last entry made $100 million in a weekend in the US, but only $243 million total. But it took the fifth entry more than a week to stagger across $100 million, and $200 million seems a remote possibility at best. Worse, foreign audiences seem sick of the robots too. According to Hollywood's current conventional wisdom, this shouldn't have happened. Audiences, it's assumed, love sequels and original ideas just won't sell. Films matching the latter description - especially ones that cost under $100 million even if they're headlined by big stars - are often destined for Netflix premieres, the fate of movies like the Brad Pitt-starring War Machine and the forthcoming Bright, led by Will Smith. Hollywood calls these "mid-budget" movies - films made by studios at a cost too great for an indie but considerably less than a blockbuster - and they're harder to make and market now than ever. In the past, many mid-range movies were made profitable by DVD and Blu-ray, but as home video revenue has shifted from selling each customer a $20 Blu-Ray to getting a tiny sliver of the $10 a month consumers pay to Netflix, Hollywood's model has shifted to making money globally, and mid-budget movies are seen as less profitable and harder to sell.
Listen to "Raymond Davis The Contractor" on Spreaker. "Reading Ray's account brought back a lot of memories about the difficult challenges he faced. The book is a tribute to those public servants like Ray who quietly do their job, put their lives on the line, and will do whatever is necessary to protect and defend their country. He is a silent patriot." -Leon E. Panetta, Chairman of The Panetta Institute for Public Policy On January 27, 2011, on the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, US Government Security contractor Raymond Davis found himself staring down the barrel of a gun. Defending himself, he shot and killed two men who were-depending upon who you ask-illiterate robbers or Pakistani intelligence agents. The violent confrontation quickly escalated into a diplomatic crisis, making front-page headlines all over the world and threatening to destroy American relationships with one of the world's most volatile nations. For 49 days, Davis was in Pakistani custody-interrogated, threatened, fearing for his future-as rumors flew and the State Department worked tirelessly to get him back. In this page-turning thriller, Davis reveals for the very first time what happened behind the scenes during his time in the Pakistani legal system. Davis's riveting first-person narrative is interspersed with never-before-revealed details of the secret political maneuvering and unlikely chain of events that led to his release. Davis and his former wife Rebecca also share their very personal story of the complications of marriage with a US Contractor. ABOUT RAYMOND DAVIS Raymond Davis is a former United States Army soldier and military contractor who became the center of an international maelstrom after his involvement in a shooting in Lahore, Pakistan on January 27, 2011. Born and raised in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Davis spent 10 years in the army, the last six of which he spent as a member of the Special Forces. After being discharged from the army in 2003 because of an injury, Davis worked as a private contractor providing operational security in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Cheat Codes

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Cheat Codes Working With Demi" on Spreaker. One of the summer's biggest attractions on the radio and on stage is Cheat Codes. Helping them make their music a must have or top pick is Demi Lovato. Who? How? Where? It is a new age of collaborations and this connection is generating downloads and sharing. The latest release from Cheat Codes is No Promises.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update SMACK Talks About The Early Days" on Spreaker. The best part of the song isn't always the hook or the orchestration of beats but rather the journey required to get your music on the air. SMACK was that guy. He united multiple artists together on self designed and delivered dvds. He used that opportunity to create a unique fresh approach to introducing new talent to fans around the world. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Give It Up.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Listen to "NRVS LVRS Electric Dread" on Spreaker. NRVS LVRS (pronounced “Nervous Lovers”) is the dreamy darkwave project of husband & wife duo Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez. While citing acts like Massive Attack, Can, and Kate Bush as influences, their music flirts with caustic electro-pop elements similar to that of The Knife, Bat for Lashes, or Crystal Castles. The dulcet tones of Fernandez’ soaring vocals complimented by Gomez’ low crooning glide over layers of ominous synths, driving guitar, and precise percussion to create compelling electronic soundscapes. San Francisco natives Gomez and Fernandez —recording as NRVS LVRS since 2014— can be found offstage crate digging at Amoeba and supporting the Bay Area art scene. The pair’s 2015 debut LP on Breakup Records, The Golden West, was praised by SF Weekly as “crepuscular and opaque, with a grimy layer to it that thinly disguises the vein of pop running through the song[s].” NRVS LVRS has since opened for acts like Jagwar Ma and Telekinesis and received glowing reviews from PopMatters and Noisey. They spent the summer of 2016 recording new music with producer Larry Crane at Jackpot! Studio in Portland. 2017 will see the release of their sophomore album, Electric Dread.

Ralph Natale

Listen to "Ralph Natale Last Don Standing" on Spreaker. Ralph Natale, who was crucial to the return to power in the Philadelphia area of the Mafia, also became the first-ever La Cosa Nostra boss to turn federal witness. Natale gave unfettered access to award-winning writer Larry McShane and award-winning producer Dan Pearson to compile one of the most powerful never-before-told tales inside the workings of an organized crime "family" for the book LAST DON STANDING: The Secret life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale(Thomas Dunne Books, on sale March 21. 2017, $25.99). Smart, savvy, and articulate, Natale came up through the ranks of the mob at first as the son of a numbers runner but quickly rose to the upper echelon of the crime syndicate. He began by serving as the brutal right-hand man for the boss Angelo Bruno as they launched their attempts to take over the Atlantic City casino unions. Zealous prosecutors jailed Natale in the late 1970s and he spent 16 years in lock up, never uttering a word about the life he led and refusing to testify against his fellow made men despite repeated efforts by the government - including a Senate investigative committee -- to entice him to talk. Upon his release he came back home and quickly retook the crime family as his own. The result was a bloodletting of a mob war that left bodies scattered all over South Philadelphia. Once in complete power as the Don of Philly, he worked tirelessly to forge strong connections nationwide, invigorated the family with more allies than they had in decades, and achieved a status within the mob never seen before or since until he was betrayed by his own, younger, Mafia cohorts. With nowhere to turn, Natale did the unthinkable: he became the first Don to turn federal witness. LAST DON STANDINGdelivers revelatory inside info into some of the biggest news story's linked to mob history including: .The murder of Jewish mobster Bugsy Siegel .Jimmy Hoffa's final efforts to win over the mob before he disappeared .The mob's takeover of Atlantic City McShane describes sitting down with Natale, "Meeting Ralph Natale, and spending time with him, was an interesting experience in many ways. He was brutally honest and answered every question I asked. Ralph's recall and his way with words gave me a vivid recounting of his life, his world, and his choices." Pearson recalls a similar time with Natale: "Over a cup of coffee I mentioned Boardwalk Empire and Atlantic City. Ralph offered to give me the REAL story and peaked my interest with things he never shared with anyone. Afterwards, I began researching the history curious to validate it all and keep coming across the one man in the center of it all - Ralph Natale. Knowing what he'd done and who he did it with, at time was frightening. From hearing about some of the most infamous names as well as some of the most famous, I realized there was a very thin line between illegal and legal. There were times when I had to ask uncomfortable questions and I could see his 'eyes go black.' I know this man has taken many lives, but still I was drawn to digging deeper." Uncover the deadly reign of one of the last great mob bosses of Philadelphia, a tale that covers half a century of mob lore.

Don Diablo

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Don Diablo" on Spreaker. Being a master mixer of sound opens the door for several performers and songwriters to walk through. When you're Don Diablo his track record showcases the beauty of knowing which spins will bring out the best of the artist. When ask what mixes were the easiest his answer ripped the knobs off our turntable. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Save A Little Love.

Alexandra Stan

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Alexandra Stan" on Spreaker. Releasing a new album in the center of summer isn't something you attach to a personal website and expect it to grow in popularity around the world. Alexandra Stan knows the best way to make it to the charts and arenas is to put yourself in front of the people. It won't be a summer vacation for her. She's on a mission to meet a lot of fans. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio is Boy Oh Boy.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update NVRS LVRS The Name Game" on Spreaker. Locating a brilliant name for your stage performance is one thing. But what if someone's already using it? Do you challenge them to a best band wins or formulate a different plan to gain quicker access to your beats and lyrics? NRVS LVRS chose the way of unique branding. One of their latest releases on rBeatz Radio is City Lights.

Dawn Wells

Listen to "Dawn Wells From Life Interupted" on Spreaker. DAWN WELLS (Gilligan's Island), ALISON ARNGRIM (Little House on the Prairie), MICHAEL LEARNED (The Waltons) and ERIN MURPHY (Bewitched), all star in the new Web series, "Life Interrupted," which is up for PrimeTime Emmy consideration and recently received numerous awards including "Best New Web Series" and the "Best Ensemble" awards from the LA Film Festival as well as best acting nods from the International Independant Awards. Life Interrupted Dawn Wells promo: Show promo:

Ansel Elgort

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Ansel Elgort New EP" on Spreaker. So Ansel and I are talking about his new movie Baby Driver and we happened to slip onto the subject of music. Only to learn he had just left the studio. He's currently dropping the tracks for his new EP. Which totally left the door wide open to talk about the song he just released two weeks ago. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is All I Think About Is You.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Ryan Hamilton

Listen to "Ryan Hamilton's Netflix Special" on Spreaker. I love talking entertainment with this man. Ryan Hamilton is always on his laughter game. No matter what the subject is. Expect to laugh. He's got a brand new special starting on Netflix. To be in that moment has to be exhilarating because those crazy thoughts and sentences that have made millions in America fall off their chairs in laughter is now reaching around the planet.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update KYGO Talks Selina" on Spreaker. You can't just walk up to Selina Gomez and say, "Hey wanna record a song?" KYGO was in the studio with a couple of songwriters laying down tracks when one of them said, "We should send this to Selina and see what happens." Sure there was a little post production but the song It Aint Me has turned out to be one of the years biggest songs on rBeatz Radio.


Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Kllangstof Talks Coachella" on Spreaker. Being the first Dutch performer to play at Coachella is an incredible honor. But what was it like for Klangstof to see the gathered crowd singing the lyrics during the performance? It required a new form of focus. One of the latest releases from Klanstof on rBeatz Radio is Hostage.

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Listen to "Justin from Dishwalla Juniper Road" on Spreaker. The platinum-selling, award-winning band with a career spanning over 2 decades and 5 albums. California Alternative Rock mainstays Dishwalla will release their 5th studio album, Juniper Road, through Pavement Entertainment worldwide digitally on June 16 and CD on July 14, 2017. In early 2017, Dishwalla launched a successful Pledge Music campaign in order for their strong diehard fan base to get an early taste of the album and other unique opportunities. The campaign was so successful that the band quickly realized they needed assistance in delivering their new album, Juniper Road, to meet the demand on a global level. The band inked a deal with Pavement Entertainment and are preparing for the worldwide physical and digital release. The album will mark the band's first full-length studio release in over 10 years. As they say, "All good things come to those who wait," and Juniper Road stands true to those words. Blending elements of classic sounding Dishwalla anthems along with a modern edge, the band truly touches on every aspect of growth and stays true to its roots. Throughout the '90s, Dishwalla made a name for themselves starting with their highly acclaimed debut album, Pet Your Friends. The album lit up the charts and the airwaves in 1996 with their smash hit single, "Counting Blue Cars". With a gritty attitude and edgy musicianship reminiscent of past musical legends, Dishwalla's Alt-Rock sound was enough for music fans to crown "Counting Blue Cars" one of the most requested songs of that year. The track earned the band a Billboard Award for "Best Rock Song" for 1996 as well as two ASCAP Awards for "Rock Track of the Year" in both 1996 and 1997, driving Pet Your Friends to sell more than a million copies worldwide. Dishwalla continued their success by touring heavily throughout the late '90s and the early 2000s, and released further successful albums in the likes of Opaline (2002), Live...Greetings From The Flow State (2003), and their self-titled album, Dishwalla (2005). Over the span of their 2 decade-long career, Dishwalla has survived the usual drama of personnel and record label changes. Dishwalla's music helped define the sound of a generation. Their music is timeless, and the recurrent airplay of "Counting Blue Cars" on Triple A and Hot A.C. radio is a testament to this. Touted by fans and industry alike as one of the best live bands to come out of the '90s, Dishwalla is back with an amazing story to tell. Catch them on tour all summer on various dates, with the likes of Fuel and Marcy Playground.