Thursday, March 26, 2015

Carmela Antonio - Bad Poetry

Carmela Antonio is a Canadian singer/songwriter based out of Toronto, Canada. She grew up surrounded by an eclectic array of artistic and musical influences. As a child, the music varied from The Beatles, The Jacksons, Nat King Cole, Radiohead, TLC and Lauryn Hill. Carmela credits this diverse early exposure to her grandfather, who would often play legends like Nat King Cole tirelessly.

Little Noise Records is now releasing her second single, Bad Poetry, which boasts electronic musings, paired perfectly with Carmela’s ethereal vocal performance. Bad Poetry is available worldwide in all major online music stores as of February 2015.

Bad Poetry was written late one night in the Little Noise Studio by Carmela Antonio and LNR co-founder Mike Schlosser. After a very inspired performance at the Rivoli (where Carmela opened for LNR artist Kendal Thompson), Carmela and Mike decided to retreat to the studio and laid out the basis of the song very quickly. Inspired by hiphop and indie electronic and euro dance music, Mike's production leaves space for Carmela's angelic vocals to float over heavy drums and ambient synths. Bad Poetry is Carmela Antonio's second release on Little Noise Records and the first co-written with Mike Schlosser.

Carmela recently hit number 1 on Jamsterdam Radio with "Bad Poetry". Take a listen to the track below and a look at the making of the track with Carmela. Carmela can be heard in the Jamsterdam Top 10 daily at 10am and midnight on Jamsterdam Radio.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Zoo Legacy on the Road

Formed in Ottawa in 2010, Zoo Legacy consists of rapper Nick Pouponneau and multi-instrumentalists Mark Milloy, Dom Goss and Sam Goss. The band’s sound blurs the lines between hip-hop, indie rock, and R&B and draws from influences of artists as varied as John Frusciente, Jay Z, and Marvin Gaye.

Since releasing its debut self-titled EP in 2011, Zoo Legacy has gone on to share the stage with acts such as Lauryn Hill, Shad, and BADBADNOTGOOD. The Ottawa-based band has played at some of Canada’s leading new music festivals and recently embarked on a mini regional campus tour in the fall of 2014, playing across Southern Ontario and stretching out as far as Sault Ste. Marie.

Following its debut EP, Zoo Legacy released City Light Glow in the fall of 2012, a six song EP that includes its most popular song to date L.K.U.T. The band’s reputation continued to grow in 2013, earning Zoo Legacy shows at Toronto’s exclusive Soho House, song placements in the 7 million viewed Liars All movie trailer, and multiple features in local and national media outlets such as Metro and CBC.

In 2014, Zoo Legacy launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their third project Departures, which they wrote throughout the year and eventually recorded in Brooklyn with Juno Award winning producer Gus Van Go. Zoo Legacy will be releasing Departures in the spring of 2015.

Catch Zoo Legacy live in Toronto on Friday March 27th at the Rancho Relaxo. Zoo Legacy will be playing alongside Jake Bluez, ChessClub and Jamsterdam top 10 track artist Crossword. For more information check the Facebook event page.

Catch Zoo Legacy and Crossword on the Jamsterdam Top 10 daily at 10am and midnight EST and featured on The #NewMusic show daily at 8am and 8pm.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Madlyn - Kiss Me Goodbye

Born into an artistic family, MadLyn began performing at age 3 and has been passionate about entertaining audiences ever since. Growing up in Southern California, she would begin to train her powerful vocals with a wide range of influences including Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, and Billy Joel. She tragically lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just 13, and after that began to immerse herself completely in songwriting and pop music. She later made the choice to honor her mother Madelyn, by taking on her name.Artistically choosing to drop the "e," she would be known as MadLyn, in loving tribute to her mother.

After deferring her acceptance into the Berklee College of Music in Boston to study songwriting,MadLyn was cast in her first feature film, "Elena Undone," which premiered at Outfest in 2010. In addition to playing a supporting character in the movie, MadLyn wrote and recorded "Suddenly," an original song that was featured in the film and on its soundtrack.

Years of developing her craft have now led MadLyn to writing songs for other artists, including European pop sensation, Suzanna Lubrano, recording the title track for the film "Wheels," appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! singing background vocals for bands like Youngblood Hawke, and recording vocals on the latest Jared Leto / Thirty Seconds to Mars album, "LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS." MadLyn has also co-written with some of the music industry's most prestigious songwriters including the legendary Billy Steinberg and Ken Hirsch.

MadLyn performs on a regular basis at various venues throughout the US, entertaining audiences both as a solo vocal/piano performer and with her other awesome band members. Her original music combines honest and self-aware songwriting along with her quirky piano playing pop sensibilities, and her covers of classics and modern music always includes her own style and interpretation. MadLyn is the creator & host of the ongoing breast cancer fundraising music event, "The Siren Song," and released her first official single and music video “Kiss Me Goodbye” on February 17th 2015. -

Tune in for the Jamsterdam Top 10 at 10am and midnight Toronto time to catch MadLyn moving up the charts. She can also be heard during The #NewMusic Show airing daily at 8am and 8pm. Check out more of MadLyn at

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Amazing Video on Canadian Pole Vaulter, Heather Hamilton!

Hey readers!

Just wanted to share this inspiring video by Firesight Films on Canadian athlete, pole vaulter, Heather Hamilton!  Check it out!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Toronto, Ontario-based trio BadBadNotGood are a jazz group consisting of Matthew Tavares on keyboards and synthesizer, Chester Hansen on bass guitar, and Alexander Sowinski on drums. BadBadNotGood initially attracted attention with their jazz interpretations of hip-hop tracks, leading them to work with artists such as Frank Ocean.

The outfit first came together when the bandmembers met at the Humber College jazz program in Toronto, sharing a love for both jazz and hip-hop. Last month they released the studio album Sour Soul.Sour Soul is a collaborative studio album created by BadBadNotGood and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Response from New Zealand

The Response are Andrew and Victoria Knopp. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, they write and record all their material independently, drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources. The result is a fresh, catchy indie/pop sound that is truly their own.

Determined to faithfully translate their albums from tape to stage, yet remain a duo, the pair have crafted a live show that utilizes every one of their limbs and will leave you wondering how two people can make so much noise!

The Response will be playing as part of the Landmark Events Showcase Festival on April 4th at the Red Room in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Response will be giving away a free digital album to the first 35 people to purchase tickets.

Contact The Response for tickets.

The Response is moving up the Jamsterdam Radio charts with their recently released track "Here At Your Door". Tune in to hear The Response daily at 10am and midnight for the Jamsterdam Top 10 and 8am/8pm for The #NewMusic show.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tra Da New Club Banger

Atlanta native, Tra Da Hustle King has dropped the next club banger that will be hitting a club near you. Check it out and be sure to follow Tra on Twitter @TraDaHustleKing

Big Boi Ballin' recently hit number 1 on the Jamsterdam Top 10. Check out the Top 10 daily at 10am and midnight for the best tunes you never heard.