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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Beckah Shae - Champion 2014 English Christian Album Download

Beckah Shae - Champion 2014 English Christian Album Download
Champion is the latest Christian Dance & Electronic Pop album released by American Christian Hip Hop, R & B artist, Beckah Shae. This album was released on May 06, 2014 and released under the label, Shae Shoc Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: Champion

Artist :: Beckah Shae

Release Date :: May 06, 2014

Genre :: Dance & Electronic, Pop

Label :: Shae Shoc Records

Hometown :: Nashville, TN, USA.


Beckah Shae - Champion 2014 Biography and History
Biography ::

For nearly ten years, soulful singer/songwriter Beckah Shae’s been steadily gaining momentum, establishing her very own Shae Shoc Records with her husband/constant production collaborator Jack Shocklee and turning in seven studio CDs. Along the way, she’s racked up top 10 Billboard Christian CHR radio singles like “Here In This Moment” and “LIFE,” scored a Dove nomination for the latter gem, served as a featured guest on tobyMac’s Billboard blockbuster Tonight album, collaborated with fellow multi-million album seller Montell Jordan on his latest Victory World Music project Shake Heaven and is also gearing up for two appearances on Dove Award winning rap luminary T-Bone’s upcoming album.

As extraordinary as her ascent’s been thus far, Shae’s eighth album unequivocally signals the California born/Nashville bred artist’s arrival as a national force that doesn’t just overflow with her own creative excellence, but also boasts a massive list of all-star guests including Israel Houghton, Crystal Lewis, T-Bone, Eric Dawkins and Canon, sure to solidify her burgeoning platform as a positive hitmaker all the world over. But there’s much more to Champion than merely one of the hottest pop, electronic, R&B and hip-hop soundtracks of the entire year. In fact, a further foray into an astonishing testimony paints Shae as not only the ultimate survivor, but also someone who continues to thrive thanks to faith at the center of her foundation.

“My parents divorced when I was very young, so I come from a broken home,” shares Shae of a complex back story to becoming a Champion. “I walked through many challenging times with my mom, including abusive remarriages, being very poor and spending a lot of time in other people’s homes including battered women’s shelters. Alongside all of that, I suffered a lot of insecurities and went through a season of eating disorders, but even amidst it all, I always knew God was with me and for me.”

In spite of her circumstances, Shae had a supernatural encounter with the Lord at a very young age that she believes planted deep-rooted beliefs beyond verbal explanation. She also credits her devoutly faithful mother, who comes from a strong Jewish family but nonetheless converted from Judaism, and in turn, introduced her daughter to Christ. It’s a faith and heritage the singer/songwriter always clung to even during her tumultuous teens, but it wasn’t until she found herself at her lowest, darkest place in humility and brokenness before the Lord in her early 20s that she surrendered her life completely and was delivered entirely from her personal demons and toxic environments.

“My mom introduced me to Jesus- she’s my Champion as far as that is concerned- and through her humility, grace and love, I saw God’s faithfulness first hand,” she recalls. “I was never personally abused physically or sexually at all, which is an absolute miracle with all that was going around me growing up. Those years allowed me to see Jesus as my savior, protector, provider, best friend, comforter and counselor, which really established who I am today.”

As Shae transferred all of those emotions into Champion, she’s happy to report that besides being happily married to the immensely ingenious “Shoc,” they also have two beautiful children (Joy and Grace) and she’s now walking in complete freedom from the anxiety and bulimia that plagued her younger years. Even a single spin of the album indicates just how vulnerable but concurrently hopeful she’s willing to dig into her songwriting, always striving to channel those previous challenges into a means of present day healing for strugglers of any stripe.

“I’ve walked through a season of defeat, but now I’m walking in victory,” Shae proudly proclaims. “Seeing yourself the way God sees you is the beginning of that freedom and that idea comes through in the theme of Champion. Since we were poor and were always moving around, I had to start over and meet new friends every time. With each adjustment period, I always felt misunderstood, misjudged and like people always had their own assumptions about me. Progress has been slow, but I've stayed persistent and consistent in being faithful to God and this is what He’s done. I’m super passionate about helping others see themselves the way God sees them, no matter what season of difficulty they’re going through. I want them to listen to this and not just see from my life’s example of God’s healing capabilities, but for them to be inspired, encouraged and come to know God intimately, choose the incorruptible, be invincible, see the invisible, and do the impossible.”

Not only has a firm reliance on the Lord paid off in her personal life, but there’s no doubt God’s anointing continues to be on every aspect of the Champion album. Take her fittingly titled “Legacy” collaboration with the legendary multi-Dove Award winner/Grammy nominee Crystal Lewis, which is an unbelievable full circle journey for Shae that she hopes can be passed down to the next generation of music fans.

“One of my darkest times as a teenager was when I was staying with a Jewish family member where I couldn’t really share my Christian faith, and I didn’t have a church or have any type of community,” she explains. “But one of my friends from back home sent me Crystal’s Beauty For Ashes CD and I remember playing it back and forth from my job at the time and having it be the sole source of ministry for me that season. Fast forward all these years later to me getting involved in music, and I was able to present the song idea of leaving a ‘Legacy’ to her and she agreed to be a part of it. She’s been a real Champion for me and is a real example of an artist who planted a seed without even realizing it until decades later. And that’s exactly what I hope to do with my music- sow seeds in other people and have them bear fruit sometime down the road.”

Speaking of someone with a trophy case full of Grammy and Dove Awards, another key collaborator throughout Champion is Israel Houghton, who duets on “Jericho,” a robust pop tune about tearing down the walls that hinder us. The two initially became fast friends when collaborating on T-Bone’s recent tune “Posses My Body” for the I’m In Love With A Church Girl soundtrack, but God also showed additional providence in linking these two powerhouse performers up for this blockbuster duet.

“First off, he’s one of my all time favorite worship leaders, and number one on my dream list of people to collaborate with, so for him to basically say ‘when are we gonna do a song together?’ really blew my mind,” admits Shae. “And check this out for timing and how God’s redefined Champion for me throughout this whole recording process. There was one more vocal part I needed for Israel to complete and we were under a tight deadline, so I called him on the off chance he might be in L.A. for something music-related, even though he travels back and forth between homes in L.A. and Texas. Not only did Israel happen to be in town, but he was at a restaurant right up the street and came in after dinner to finish the vocal!”

And it only gets more mind-boggling from there! Ever see the name Eric Dawkins pop up in CD booklet credits? He’s collaborated with everyone from Justin Bieber to Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera and even Quincy Jones, but wound up reaching out to Shae via Twitter completely unprompted, praising her vocals and suggesting they write together.

“I hadn’t written any songs with anybody before, but I was working so many hours and getting super tired towards the end of the record that the idea of possibly collaborating with outside writers came to me,” she asserts. “Then Eric contacts me after he just wrote on Justin Bieber’s album and I’m like ‘how do you even know about me?’ But we talked on the phone about ideas and he sent me back a demo the very next day, which was absolutely crazy and lead to us writing three songs together- He is brilliant & humble, a genuine Champion, yet another example of how God totally hooked us up!”

In the case of teaming with T-Bone on “My All,” they actually already had established a great friendship (so that was an easy one), though even with their personal connection, Shae makes sure to point out “he’s absolutely an incredible artist and person and has been pioneering hip-hop for decades.” Besides sounding absolutely phenomenal together, the track also benefits from some co-writing assistance from fellow mainstream heavy hitter Crystal Nicole, who’s notched massive hits for Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Rihanna, alongside an armload of Grammy Awards. “It’s a simple song about how He gave His all for us, and that the least we can do is give our all back to Him.”

Throughout all these tunes, Shae turns in the utmost musical relevance, which could just as readily appeal to fans of Christian music favorites tobyMac, Group 1 Crew or Capital Kings, as current EDM scene shapers Zedd (with additional ‘80s-inspired grooves gleaned by sources as diverse as Michael Sembello’s Flashdance soundtrack smash “Maniac” to Peter Gabriel’s Say Anything staple “In Your Eyes”). But of course, no beats would be complete without her main man “Shoc,” who Shae calls “my favorite person on the planet, plus a man of integrity, generosity and loyalty,” not to mention “a constant source of all around inspiration and the crazy talented man who makes all the sounds come together.”

Continues Shae while turning the tide back towards the tunes: “I definitely hope this connects with the Rihanna/Katy Perry crowd, plus there’s more EDM on this album and it’s definitely a hype CD. We got so much feedback from the Destiny album saying how much everyone loved the dance tracks and were looking for more upbeat music to work out to. There’s also a remix of ‘Incorruptible’ by David Thulin, and a remix of ‘Turbo Style’ with Canon that dives directly into the hip-hop world, which is also a new exploration for me.”

Even with all the four on the floor dance grooves, there’s still plenty of room to let Shae’s incomparable voice shine, most notably, on the mid-tempo treasure “Vision.” “That’s definitely my favorite song on the record,” she adds. “Everything about the way that I think and the concept of seeing with your heart is the center of that song. Having the Lord steer my ‘Vision’ is what keeps me moving and keeps me focused to finish strong.”

Naturally, a conversation about Champion can’t be complete without a nod to the title track, which is an all out overcoming anthem anchored in Hebrews 12:2 to remind believers to keep their eyes firmly planted on Jesus, the one and only Champion of our faith. “The imagery we used on the album cover is a drop of blood, which compliments the line in that song ‘it’s in my blood,’” sums up Shae. “Basically because of His blood, we can go on and be a Champion to others. That blood drop is really the theme of this album. The reason why any of us are champions is because we have the bloodline of the ultimate Champion.”

Beckah Shae - Champion 2014 Hip Hop album tracklisting
Tracklisting ::
01. Champion
02. Incorruptible
03. Turbo Style
04. My All (feat. T-Bone)
05. Promise
06. Jericho (feat. Israel Houghton)
07. Heartbeat
08. Me and My God (feat. Eric Dawkins)
09. Pioneer
10. Legacy (feat. Crystal Lewis)
11. Your Kingdom Come (feat. Joy & Grace)
12. Vision
13. Me First
14. Turbo Style (Jack Shocklee Remix) [feat. Canon]
15. Incorruptible (David Thulin Remix)


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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thousand Foot Krutch - Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2 2013 English Christian Album Download

Thousand Foot Krutch - Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2 2013 English Christian Album Download
Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2 is the latest Christian Electronic Dance Rock album released by Canadian Christian rock band, 7 times Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Award winner, 7 times GMA Dove Award nominee, 5 times Juno award nominee and Shai award winner band, Thousand Foot Krutch. This album was released on July 02, 2013 and released under independent label.

Album Details ::

Album :: Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2

Artist :: Thousand Foot Krutch


Release Date ::
July 02, 2013

Genre :: Electronic Rock, Dance


Label :: Independent Records
 

Location :: Ontario, Canada

Thousand Foot Krutch - Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2 2013 Biography and History
History ::
Modern rock favorite THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH will release its second remix EP, Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2, as an exlusive to digital retailers, including iTunes®, Amazon.com and others, on July 2. The EP features six songs from the independently released, five-star acclaimed and No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, The End Is Where We Begin, by noted remix talent Robbie Bronnimann, Andy Hunter, Solomon Olds, Rui Da Silva and Joshua Silverberg.

The new EP follows the success of Metamorphosiz: The End Remixes, Vol. 1, which released Dec. 4, 2012 and not only spent time at No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Albums chart in its first week out, but futher sparked ESPN2 to load up "War Of Change," "We Are" and "Let the Sparks Fly" remix tracks for placements on its show "First Take." New ESPN placements for "Vol. 2" are being considered now, including for NASCAR coverage.

Bronnimann (Nicki Minaj, Chicane), Hunter (The Matrix: Reloaded, The Italian Job, ABC's Alias) and Olds (Family Force 5, Newsboys), all featured on the first EP, return with brand new remixes. Bronnimann tackles SiriusXM's Octane Big 'Uns Countdown Top 10 single "Fly On The Wall" and hit radio single "Be Somebody. " Hunter and Olds 'trip out' "Down" and "The End Is Where We Begin," respectfully. New to the mix are Portuguese musical innovator Silva ("Touch Me") who takes on the militant "Courtesy Call," and producer/songwriter Silverberg (Edison Glass, Abandon) with an unsullied take on "So Far Gone."

Thousand Foot Krutch - Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2 2013 Band Members
Band Members ::
  • Trevor "Teerawk" McNevan
  • Steve Augustine
  • Joel Bruyere
Past Members ::
  • Dave Smith
  • Pat Pedasiuk
  • Geoff "Johnny Orbital" Laforet
  • Christian Harvey
  • Tim Baxter
  • Mike Harrison
Thousand Foot Krutch - Metamorphosiz II The End Remixes Vol. 2 2013 Live on stage
Tracklisting ::

01. Fly On The Wall (The Robbie Bronnimann Mix)    
02. The End Is Where We Begin (Solomon Olds Remix)    
03. Courtesy Call (Rui Da Silva Remix)    
04. Down (Andy Hunter Remix)    
05. Be Somebody (The Robbie Bronnimann Mix)    
06. So Far Gone (Joshua Silverberg Remix) 


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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Family Force 5 - Reanimated 2013 English Christian Album Download

Family-Force-5--Reanimated-2013-English-Christian-Album-Download
Reanimated is the latest Christian Electronic Dance album released by American Christian Crunk Rock Band, Family Force 5. This album was released on June 18, 2013 and released under the label, Reanimated Records.

Album Details ::

Album :: Reanimated

Artist :: Family Force 5

Release Date :: June 18, 2013

Genre :: Electronic, Dance

 
Label :: Reanimated
Records

Location :: Atlanta, GA, USA


Family-Force-5--Reanimated-2013-Biography-and-History
History ::
Mix a handful of thunderous beats and a dash of dirty Souf swagger in a bucket filled with Southern-fried, greasy guitar. Then roast ingredients all day in the sweltering Georgia heat, pepper with good-time lyrics, and enjoy the spicy southern rock jambalaya of FAMILY FORCE 5. Since 2005, the genre-obliter...ating Atlanta quintet has been setting audiences’ feet alight with their incendiary dance-rock anthems, turning that dance floor into hot coals, refusing to let fans keep their kicks still.

Part party-bangers, part grimy rockers, FAMILY FORCE 5’s booty-quaking beats and face-melting synths have earned them a devout following culled from their seemingly ceaseless touring and chart-topping albums, the group’s previous album 08’s Dance or Die debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #30 and at #8 on the Modern Rock with 13,000 copies sold in the first week.
Their frenetic 2006 debut Business Up Front, Party in the Back was released on Maverick records, but when the major label politics became burdensome, FAMILY FORCE 5 forged their own path, pushing their release to sell over 350,000 digital singles and well over 150,000 albums. It’s the DIY-style that has made this musical family (made up of the brothers Jacob, Josh, and Solomon Olds, and brothers-from-other-mothers, Nathan Currin and Derek Mount) into a self-made juggernaut that steamrollered audiences with their upbeat party anthems and raucous stage antics. Their 2008 follow-up Dance or Die pushed the band further into electro-groove territory, with Solomon’s passionate vocals leading the synth-powered cavalcade.

Now after three years of touring the universe and electrifying crowds at big festivals like Sonisphere and the Vans Warped Tour, the band is back with their new release, III. “We wanted this to be our Thriller album. We just didn’t land the guest appearances by Paul McCartney or Eddie Van Halen,” guitarist Derek Mount jokes about the much-anticipated follow-up to Dance or Die. “We wrote this record everywhere while we were on tour,” says Solomon. “It was written on my laptop and recorded in studios around the world. We wrote nearly 70 songs in the back of the bus, on airplanes, in barbecue joints, and in a cabin in the north Georgia mountains.”

III takes FAMILY FORCE 5 back to their rock roots, and those early days when the Olds brothers would perform in a backyard shed at their parents’ Marietta, Georgia home. Music wasn’t a choice for these brothers; it was in their blood. “We were destined for music,” Solomon says. “We knew we had to do it.” Their father Jerome Olds was a well-regarded singer and their mother was a music teacher. While they were just adolescents, they founded a band, honing their musical chops on stages across the country, until the spirit of rock compelled them to pick up guitars in the 2000’s.

On the new album’s return-to-rock sound, the band resurrects the heavy guitars and bombastic beats of their debut. Opening track “Can You Feel It” explodes with searing guitars and Solomon’s distorted voice slices through the boom-bap of tumultuous drums. “Our goal was to make jock jams for the future,” Derek says about the album opener. “At the time, we were listening to a lot of Sleigh Bells, and we wanted to create something mean and gritty that you could hear on Sportscenter. This track gets people hyped up, and it perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the album.” Unadulterated energy ties the band’s unstoppable genre-hopping as FAMILY FORCE 5 explores low slung bass booms and harmonica howls on “Wobble” and the tongue-in-cheek “scenie baby” call-out pop song, “Tank Top.” These are songs for blaring at maximum volume, blasting from a sweaty club or a low-riding pick-up truck. “III sounds like rock and roll with barbecue sauce,” Derek laughs.

Although they aren’t afraid to take a trip on the ironic side, the band tips their hats to authenticity and the places where they grew up. “We embraced the redneck part of where we are from,” Solomon says. “We tried to run away from it for so long, but there’s no denying: there’s some country boy in us.” On III, the band wanted to infuse a taste of reality too, exploring more than just the party scene that they had been espousing for their career. On “Paycheck,” the band addresses the challenges of living in a country suffering with economic collapse and seemingly incurable unemployment.

“I’m broke/broke as a joke/thinkin’ ‘bout movin’ back in with my folks,” Solomon sings on “Paycheck.”

Along their tireless touring schedule, FAMILY FORCE 5 heard the stories of their fans who were down on their luck, unemployed and struggling to survive. “A lot of America is pretty poor right now,” Solomon explains. “We kept hearing our fans say that they were living paycheck to paycheck. So we wanted to write a song about that, with a positive message that turns it around.”

On the downbeat “Not Alone,” they dig a little deeper as Solomon sings about the anxiety and tribulations induced by leaving their families at home amidst their relentless tour schedule. The song’s desperate longing for restoration also drew inspiration from the severe illness of his brother and bandmate Joshua, who nearly died from kidney failure during the band’s Christmas tour. “We were on tour, and I was in emergency room with him, so there was nobody else out there when I found out that he was really sick,” Solomon remembers. “I felt so alone at that moment in time and I wanted to talk about that in this song. It’s one of the most serious songs we’ve written. We still have some crazy, stupid-fun songs, but now we can get a little deeper. I feel like we’re growing up.”

After a lifetime of making music, FAMILY FORCE 5 have unmistakably come into their own. They’ve forged together their disparate musical influences, their reckless attitude, and heartfelt authenticity into III. Now, with hardships behind them and the open road ahead, the band is on a mission to keep their fire spreading and their family growing.

“FAMILY FORCE 5 is a real, authentic community that transcends the music,” Derek says. “We make music that we love, and we hope other people love it too, whether it makes them break-dance, two-step, or simply smile.” 

Family-Force-5--Reanimated-2013-Band-Members
Band Members ::
  • Soul Glow Activatur
  • Crouton
  • Fatty
  • Nadaddy
  • Chap Stique
Family-Force-5--Reanimated-2013-live-performance
Tracklisting ::
01. Chainsaw (f/ Tedashii)    
02. Phenomenon    
03. Superhero (Nico Stadi Remix)    
04. Cray Button (McSwagger Remix)    
05. Wobble (Smile Future Remix)    
06. Can You Feel It (The Toxic Avenger Remix)    
07. Paycheck (Riley Friesen Remix)    
08. Zombie (McSwagger Remix)    
09. Get On Outta Here (Riley Friesen Remix)    
10. Next Level (F/ Soul Glow Activatur and LZ7)    
11. Love Addict (RAC Mix Remixed by AndrC Allen Anjos)    
12. Put Ur Hands Up (Davis Harwell Remix)  


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