1. JoŽl - Won't Take No (Jez Colin Latin Project remix)
2. Oman Jamari - Soul & Rhyme
3. Gearwhore - Truth
4. George Sarah - Pop Up
5. ‹nkasega - I Must Not Chase the Girls
Green Galactic is a marketing and production media company
specializing in youth culture. In addition to general
marketing services such as publicity, promotions and public
relations, we are emerging as a pop culture solution provider
for anyone wanting to effectively reach and deliver to hip
Electric Monkey Records is an emerging, independent,
eclectic boutique label dedicated to nurturing and developing
musical talent, from a perspective of artist creativity. EMR
will become renowned for street savvy marketing campaigns,
always creating an interactive relationship with retailers and
consumers. Non-genre specific musically, EMR brings forth a
vision of expanding the boundaries of contemporary artists and
sharing their creative expressions. Independently stepping
into the cutthroat jungle of the music industry, Electric
Monkey exhibits character, innovation and a courageous
"grass-roots" approach to industry affairs. This monkey is
electrified and is about to go bananas.
Recorded music in the last few years has evolved into more
than a listening experience for sale in tangible formats. With
the proliferation of digital music, peer-to-peer file sharing
and CD burning, the music industry is recognizing traditional
exposure of music has to extend beyond finding talent,
marketing and selling products. Despite the fact that
technology and individual preferences change rapidly, the
industry is concurrently adjusting to the decaying of old
paradigms, allowing new ones to develop and surface.
Both sides of the "industry wall" have addressed opinions on
record label operations and their functions. Occurrences of
skewed label practices have left stigmas of the record
industry as being in opposition to recording artists, as well
as just plain evil. In this day and age, even the music fan
and consumer feel betrayed by the industry. Whether issues
relating to artist and label affairs (deals, royalties,
accounting, etc.), to the retail front line (pricing and
franchise monopolies), the music industry is continuously
challenged with adapting to change. Changes, stemming from
public awareness, technological advances and consumer
lifestyles are accountable for numerous developments that have
shaped the music industry, as we know it. A new paradigm is
being shaped as we speak. Electric Monkey is a by-product of
the unprecedented evolution that is inevitable when music
media formats, broadcast technologies and purchasing options
develop as they have.
Electric Monkey Records - Monkey Business 24-7
Embodying an independent spirit, Electric Monkey Records goes
back to the basics with a "utilize what you have," D.I.Y.
scheme. With emerging technology becoming a fundamental
resource for the global marketplace, the
www.electricmonkey.com web site, in conjunction with
traditional and non-traditional brick and mortar presence,
will aid in facilitating monkey business in both the physical
and virtual world.
Electric Monkey Records - Our artists
EMR believes in developing and empowering recording artists.
To inaugurate the paradigm shift from the previous industry
trend (where artists tend to not share in the abundance of a
successful project) EMR has designed the nu-model. Based on
joint venture deals, that nurture and empower the artists.
Every signed EMR artist shares in 50% of the profits of their
release. EMR believes in symbiotic relationships, that in many
ways are reminiscent of the dedication and support of a great
marriage. We believe that the music industry could be and
should be about the music and the artists.
100% Independent - 24-7
Electric Monkey Records is completely independent. The monkey
has fortunately been blessed with an amazing recording
facility named The Rec Room. The Rec Room is fully digital and
analog based, with three ISO booths, an award winning open-air
control room, and a great live room. Taking recording to the
highest, every office in the studio location has mic panels
and can be used for recording at the flip of a switch. The
studio and Electric Monkey label headquarters are located in
the groovy West Melrose area in West Hollywood.
In observation of the state of independent distribution, EMR
is choosing to service all accounts directly (a model that TVT
Records has proven to be successful). This allows EMR to
really service each retailer, one-stop and consumer, in a way
only 'The Monkey' knows how to do. We believe in really
nurturing our retail relationships. EMR believes in a strong
presence in non-traditional retail outlets, so look for the
monkey. It shows up in the strangest places.
To ease the troubled music industry mind, we proclaimed our
sales and fulfillment operation, EMR Distro (we got tired of
the standard question, " Do you have distribution?" Our
response, " we're going with EMR" seems to relax everyoneÖ go
The Main Monkeys
Electric Monkey was originally conceived as a production
company by singer/songwriter Michael Skloff, joined by
producer/engineer Giorgio Bertucelli. The two bring an amazing
amount of creative synergy and deeply eclectic humor to the
Electric Monkey Records officially manifested as a label when
music industry veteran, motivational trainer, yoga teacher and
healer Jesse Lombardi entered the 'Monkey Jungle.' Jesse,
posessing both a Major (Capitol, Work Group & Sony) and Indie
(Restless, Century Media, Dope Discs, SVM, Laxmi, etc.) label
background along with his deeply spiritual and creative
empowerment approach, became the catalyst for manifesting the
label and lifestyle apparel. He is presently EMR's Vice
President and General Manager. Jesse called on longtime
associate Casey "Schpilkas" Dunmore who has worked for diverse
companies including Macey Lipman Marketing, Restless, Century
Media, SVM, and Tommy Hilfiger as well as being an award
winning artist and Los Angeles producer. Casey holds the
position of National Director of Sales and Marketing. Together
Jesse and Casey are an incredible creative team, taking
marketing and promotion to new heights. As a longtime industry
veteran said at the 2002 NARM conference, "Oh my god it's the
original street team! "
The executive team of these four 'Monkeys' together, are the
dynamic force behind the destined success of Electric Monkey.
Electric Monkey - Lifestyle Apparel
In accordance with the Electric Monkey lifestyle, the
forthcoming active sportswear line will debut soon. When
you're wearing a monkey, every thing is going be OK.
Electric Monkey - The Bottom Line
As a trendsetter, Electric Monkey brings a refreshing approach
to the music industry. Exposing highly creative projects that
have strong musicality and sophisticated sense of production,
'The Monkey' is all about embracing the lifestyle approach of
merging music, fashion and fun. If you haven't seen 'The
Monkey' yet, beware because 'The Monkey' shows up in the
oddest places, bringing joyful, innocent monkey love
everywhere he goes. Look out, 'The Monkey' is out and is about
to go bananas.
About 'First Compilation - Sampler'
The five original tracks on the first compilation sampler
embody rhythmic and sonic elements to move the feet, booty,
heart and mind. These tracks have been compiled to feature
forthcoming Electric Monkey artists, established and upcoming
artists/producers. With the notion of stylistically creating a
"DJ tool" by diversifying the grooves, the appreciation of the
music extends beyond the ears of DJs, to those of universal
JOňL "Won't Take No" (the Jez Colin/Latin Project remix)
West Indian by descent and raised in Paris, Electric Monkey
recording artist, JoŽl (pronounced like NoŽl) possesses an
eclectic style musically as a singer/songwriter and
percussionist. Incorporating live percussion, horns and
vocals, an 'organic house' sound personifies the original
construction of "Won't Take No." Remixed by Jez Colin/The
Latin Project, the production is DJ friendly and has built a
'buzz' amongst club goers and notable DJs including Marques
Wyatt. JoŽl is currently in the EMR studio recording a
full-length album tentatively scheduled for a fall release,
which musically consists of other styles not limited to the
'house' vibe of "Won't Take No."
OMAN JAMARI "Soul & Rhyme"
Blending old school funk, jazz and hip-hop, "Soul & Rhyme" is
the collaborative effort of aspiring talents sharing a mutual
vision to create a hybrid soulful/hip-hop sound. Once a member
of the Sony Germany recording group Poetry In Motion, Oman
Jamari has returned to the U.S., setting his sights on being a
solo artist. Adding to the "Soul & Rhyme" vibe is vocalist
Oshe, who has sung backing vocals for artists such as 2Pac and
Boys II Men. Laying the instrumental foundation are Chuck
Boogie and DJ Rylo producing the grooves, to "just let the
music take your mind."
Concocting an atmospheric wall of sound utilizing electronic
guitars, bass and insertion of subliminal-like vocal phrases
supported by dense rhythm, "Truth" emits an energetic
techno-industrial quality. Having recorded for Astralwerks
records, his contribution to first compilation enables the
continued exposure and support of his music and talent to
existing and new audiences.
GEORGE SARAH "Pop Up" (featuring vocals by Abba Roland)
Los Angeles, CA based musician/composer George Sarah is an
enormously respected veteran of the Los Angeles underground
electronic music scene. Whether appearing on television
performing with his 'String Strio' on shows Buffy The Vampire
Slayer, and Angel, to hitting the stage opening up for Nikka
Costa, his core style of blending symphonic string ambience
over drum'n'bass rhythms has carved a unique sound and image
for him. Collaborating with vocalist Abba Roland, "Pop Up" is
a crafty exploration of swift programming, simple melodies,
creating a perky vocal and rhythm driven composition.
‹NKASEGA "I must not chase the girls."
The brainchild of anonymous Electric Monkey producers
monkeying around in the studio, "I must not chase the girls,"
is a Cajun infected dance hall track. A stew of punchy
rhythms, lyric ciphers and ragged instrumentation, create a
feeling of doing a psychedelic mambo with a partner. Music is
thought of as fun and ‹nkasega encapsulates those feelings.
The Electric Monkey Records first compilation full-length
album is tentatively scheduled for a fall release. The
promotional 12" vinyl picture disc and/or CD that you
received, includes a sampling of artists that will appear on
the full-length release.
information please contact Susan Mainzer at Green Galactic,
323-466-5141 or email
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