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Check out the track Playlist by unsigned hip hop artist D-Steve.

D-Steve will appear on the “Class of 2011 mix tape” by DJ Metino and DJ Lexstradamus and will be featured with artists such as Drake, Nikki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Ace Hood, Diggy Simmons to name a few.

Contact: domtremalmgmt@gmail.com

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Playdough who we profiled several months ago will release his indie album entitled Hot Doggin’ on 4/26 in all digital outlets.

Promo video for new album Hot Doggin’ can be viewed here.

Contact: ehurt@brentwoodbenson.net

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Check out the song Running by Aussie pop/rock band The Jefferson.

The latest release was produced by The Jefferson and Craig Porteils (Cher, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart).

The band wrapped up a SXSW performance and typically perform in Australia and America.

For fans of Coldplay and Muse.

contact: helen@440artistalignment.com

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DJ Rossstar: The Bridge to Your Favorite Artist

Nine years ago, an American University student grew sick of watching bands interviewed by the same Average Joe and asked the same mundane questions on a cliché set. “Why would I need to watch Green Day do another interview when they’re going to be asked the same questions again?” says DJ Rossstar, now in his twenties. Then the light bulb went off. “I’m in college. I have a radio station. I’m going to do an Internet show,” he proclaimed.

Rossstar then began reaching out to local artists, all whom were rather receptive. “Almost immediately I started doing shows once or twice a week,” he says. However, this was in 2002. This was before YouTube, MySpace, Facebook or Skype. Most people were skeptical of his project, declaring that the Internet would soon die off and therefore put an end to his show. Despite criticism, he created DJ Rossstar’s Punk Rock Radio Show – an interactive radio show where fans could call in and directly ask the bands questions.

And now here he is – having recorded over 1,000 shows with some of his favorite artists and currently living in Los Angeles, California, DJ Rossstar found himself on the phone with me, recounting the tale of his slow but sure rise to Internet fame. Let’s just say I was a tad bit nervous reciting interview questions to a guy who abhors cliché interview questions. Check out some of our conversation below:

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Check out the track Clarity by Nashville singer/songwriter Kassi Moe.

She frequently performs at Hotel Indigo, Nashville Palace,  and the occasional coffee shop.

For fans of Feist, Billie Holiday and Brooke Fraser.

contact: kassimoe@yahoo.com

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