Comments OffPosted in Entertainment NewsDec 6, 2011
Hollywood, CA – DJ alert: the dance floor just got hotter ! Platinum Trini Entertainment recording artist ABM is power blasting the music scene as the newest addition to the swagga world of dancehall. His scorching debut release, “Dat Body Gyal,” featuring Konvick Muzik artist Qwes Kross, emerged as a fire-laced combustion that wickedly fused dancehall and soca, constructing a rhythm and beat so ferocious it automatically rotated all hips in listening distance! “Dat Body Gyal” sizzles with excitement and delivers just enough punch to propel ABM to the head of the class in his quest for total domination of the reggae world music scene.
“Dat Body Gyal” was just a luscious taste of ABM’s talent however. His EP release on December 6, 2011, “Don’t Hate Congratulate,” on Platinum Trini Entertainment/Bungalo/Universal Music Group Distribution, proves that this island man is no one-hit wonder. “Don’t Hate Congratulate” deliberately whirls and winds a hypnotic beat over spitfire lyrics, once again eliciting ABM’s apt ability to sway and swirl all bodies in close proximity.
Four tracks strong, “Don’t Hate Congratulate” mixes the enchantment of the islands with ABM’s charismatic delivery, transporting music lovers with sounds that simultaneously titillate the ears, hips and feet. Titled for all the haters, ABM quotes 50 Cent when he states about the project, “This is God’s plan homie, this ain’t mine.”
A native Trinidadian, ABM has the groove of the islands flowing through his veins. A detour to the states to attend Louisiana’s Grambling State University couldn’t detract him from what was inevitable however. The engineer major couldn’t ignore the melodies swirling in his soul. He relocated to the West Coast after graduation to pursue his passion for all things music.
A natural born leader, he soon established his own label, Platinum Trini Entertainment, alongside his partner and music artist, Tara. Ignoring again the inevitable, ABM went about establishing a roster of musical acts, not heeding the urge to put himself out there first. After a series of disappointments with budding artists, AMB finally realized that he was the act he was looking for. He regrouped and redirected his energy, taking the necessary steps to perfect his talent, honing and nurturing his skills as a writer, producer, rapper and singer.
CEO, artist and entrepreneur, ABM continues to foster the groove of his beloved island home. In addition to touring and club performances, he has launched his own internet radio station, Platinum Trini Hot 97 (http://www.live365.com/index.live), featuring a live morning show Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Pacific Time, hosted by DJ UnieQ. He is also fervently working to bring the Trinidad Carnival to Hollywood, CA. His debut CD release “Overdue” on Platinum Trini Entertainment, with worldwide, digital and physical distribution in the U.S. and Canada on Bungalo/Universal Music Group Distribution, will drop early 2012 and a college campus tour is also in the works.
ABM and Platinum Trini Entertainment have also teamed up with the Caribbean entertainment group, Poundaz International to spearhead the “I AM SOCA” project, set for release January 17, 2012 on Platinum Trini Entertainment/Bungalo/Universal Music Distribution. “I AM SOCA” is a compilation album comprised of some of the hottest Soca grooves, collaborations and jams and was created to elevate the sweet sounding essence of the Caribbean’s beloved SOCA music and its artists on a more international platform. “I AM SOCA” will be diversified with the sounds and styles of Soca music from around the Caribbean, including Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Barbados and of course Trinidad and Tobago.
Check out “Dat Body Gyal” and “Don’t Hate Congratulate” at http://www.datbodygyal.com and http://airplaydirect.com/music/abmmusic/. Download “Dat Body Gyal” at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dat-body-gyal-single/id438143590. Access ITunes for “Don’t Hate Congratulate” at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dont-hate-congratulate-feat./id483063082 . Ringtones and ringbacks for each track on the EP are also available on all mobile carriers worldwide. Reach out to ABM on Twitter: @abmplatinum. And get an invigorating infusion of ABM’s fiyah now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bpUIAqyk0s
Comments OffPosted in Entertainment NewsDec 5, 2011
Los Angeles – This holiday season will be a wondrous celebration of love, light and vibrant color when Los Angeles’ own cultural icon, visual artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes, not only opens his studio for a two-day sale, but also invites several of his friends from the art community to participate with the offerings as well. The Bernard Hoyes and Friends Art Holiday Sale Gala will be held Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 from 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm at his Artist’s Studio located at 985 Westchester Place (one block west of Wilton, off Olympic Blvd.) in Los Angeles.
Hoyes’ work is currently on display as part of the “Places of Validation, Art & Progression” exhibit organized by the California African American Museum as part of the Getty initiative “Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980″ exhibitions; and can be seen in Lyn Kienholz’s coffee table New Art Encyclopedia pictorial, “L.A. Rising: SoCal Artist before 1980″ also supported by the Getty Foundation.
“The holidays always present a special time to gather with family and friends. This gathering of my friends from the art community to offer our crafts to the public is therefore noteworthy at this time. We are artists who have been documenting culture since the 1970′s, so this is an incredible opportunity to purchase distinct and exceptional gifts at affordable prices,” cites Hoyes.
An internationally celebrated painter, Hoyes’ work is known for its African American and Jamaican influences, brilliance in color and depth of spirituality. His recent exhibits include the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in San Francisco, presented in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation and “Shout” an exhibition celebrating gospel music at Avisca Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta. Hoyes is the recent recipient of the 2010 Florence Sabin Distinguished Alumni Award at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, VT and selections of Hoyes’ work have been featured in several television shows including the Showtime hit series, “Dexter” and collected by Oprah Winfrey. President Barack Obama has even been photographed in front of his work.
Originals from his collection, as well as watercolors, serigraphs, etchings, limited editions, and poster, framed and unframed art will all be available for discount purchase. The event is free and open to the public and offers made are good for the sale days only.
Art lovers unable to attend may browse online at http://www.BernardHoyes.com and call 323-732-4601 for discounts and to arrange pick up. Online shoppers may also use Promo Code: HG999 for a 50% online discount good from December 5th through December 20th. (Please note that December 20th is the last day for orders to be received with express shipping in time for Christmas.)