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The Model - Physical

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When you check out The Model’s track “What Does It Look Like I’m Doing?” you’ll wonder “just where in the hell did this awesome band come from and why haven’t I heard of them sooner?!” It’s not an overstatement or overconfidence to say this band’s debut CD Physical could be the electronic rock record of the year. There are at least FIVE bonafide-hit singles on this CD, and of course, the band has the nerve to call itself The Model in the first place. It all makes sense and sounds fabulous at home, in the car or on a strobe lit runway.

“What Does It Look Like I’m Doing?” and “Wrong Number” features all the glitz and glitter great synthpop is all about. A sparkling synth line matches up with a pulsating beat and flowing lyrics that’s just magic for the ears. “I Won’t Be Hanging Out Anymore” brings some Philly philth into the mix for a dirtier electro sound. “Do You Believe In Angels” is reminiscent of Fischerspooner sans the robots and cheeky shtick, while “N/A” needs no explanation – it’s all about the power of Markie as a frontman. “Immigrant” sounds like it could have easily come from Trent Reznor’s Pretty Hate Machine or Broken. These are only half the tracks on Physcial – ’nuff said.

The Model was started by frontman/lyricist Markie and keyboardists Ziggy, Jason and Johnny as a semi-annual philosophic-pop-costume-party in Philadelphia, and today, it’s pretty much retained some of the pop and dance-ness and ridiculous-ness. The Model inspired by geometry and Russian literature, by Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, in old black and white photos. It’s as much man as it is machine.

The Model’s debut CD Physical is released November 18, 2009 on Playloop Records

Ross D takes it back to the classic era with his jazzsoul tinged debut “Musical D-lite”

For fans of: High Contrast, London Elekricity, LTJ Bukem, Peshay

Ross D


NEW YORK – Playloop Records recording artist and Philadelphia transplant Ross D is bringing back that classic UK drum n’ bass sound of the mid-90’s golden age with his debut artist album Musical D-lite. There are no fads here, no bells or whistles and no sub-sub-sub genres to confuse you by. No, this is simply drum n’ bass at it’

s purest and most beautiful. No doubt the thick layers of jazz and soul will take you back in time to that first time when you first heard licks from LTJ Bukem and his classic original Logical Progression compilation.

Comin’ atcha from such a musical place like Philly brings a historical influence. Ross D has always been musically inclined having an extensive music education background in drums, piano, classical guitar, bass and overall theory. However, one thing you can’t teach is soul, and there’s nothing better than the kind of Philly soul Ross D. deftly infuses over the jagged beats.

“Smooth Talker” ignites the blue flame with crisp 4/4 white washes in line with noodling guitars, flutes, organs and a sublime vocal. “Be There” is a builder as the looping drums provide a backdrop for the oncoming key parts and funky mainline. “Here I Am” is in your face with Vegas horns popping right at you and the vocalist making it clear where she’s at, while “Love Child” is perhaps the albums most gorgeous tracks with a flowing powdery synth line. The album builds through “So Fine” and “To The Stars” reaching Ross D’s ode to Philly on “215.” This one is a celebration and a soundtrack to a fireworks display circa 1976. It’s also one of the more interesting arrangements with lots of cool stops and starts. “Wait Ok Go” is not what you call a love song, although it’s quite lovely. It’s an instrumental breakup track and quite a bittersweet tearjerker. “Stay” is the companion to the previous track and it’s more forceful with a driving beat, auto-tuned vocal demands and popping horns. Give the guy one more chance. I Need You” brings the album full circle both musically and thematically. This one might be the grooviest of the lot with a to-die-for piano line.

Musical D-lite is is currently a Beatport Exclusive and will be live on iTunes, DanceTracksDigital,, and more from July 25th.


Ross D "Musical D-lite"

Ross D - Musical D-lite

Musical D-lite

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