Friday, May 22, 2020

The DML Conspiracy

The DML Conspiracy

This is a rock & roll science project. It has everything to do with chemistry. The chemistry between the players, and the chemistry of combining various influences together just to see what it would have sounded like if they had thought of it first.

When you hear Dodd Michael Lede’s Americana/Blues infused southern rock stylings, it’s clear this Houston transplant, from New York via Los Angeles, is deliberately trying to make a permanent brand for his style of music. Lede is a natural-born talent in the songwriting arena.  He has a knack for finding melodies that hook you, but also make you pay attention. He is a storyteller with a penchant for descriptive word-play. 

If you look a little bit closer, you find out that his success isn’t an overnight run, but rather the byproduct of an artist working tirelessly, seizing every opportunity and breaking free of genre conformity. 
From his grassroots beginning, it was evident that Lede was destined for greatness. He has earned a reputation as a leader in his field by setting the bar high, and then going above and beyond his own expectations. He is constantly challenging his peers to step up their efforts. He is an advocate of the DIY philosophy and has taken measures to ensure that his fans leave with nothing less than a spectacular experience and a story to tell their friends. 

Under his indie label, Sonic Smack Records, Lede has constructed an enticing stage production, recording studio, and a management team to handle every aspect of his career, and he is now expanding his musical community to help others with their personal musical endeavors. 
No doubt that his latest release “Perfect Storm,” hot on the heels of the sultry favorite, “Memory Interrupted,” is gaining accolades and is propelling Lede in the Houston Rock charts, where he has resided in the top 10 for the past 15 weeks.

He is at the forefront of the singer/songwriting class of 2020. His musical flexibility makes a bold statement that he will not be bound to one specific musical genre. 

Although his musical childhood was spent fronting rock bands throughout the greater Houston area, his songwriting has matured into a more polished and refined Americana pop sensibility. He is continuously redefining his musical identity to incorporate flavors from other genres. 

Lede was born in New York but spent most of his formative years in Los Angeles before eventually being forced to relocate to Houston when his father accepted a new job offer. Each of these unique city’s has had a major impact on influencing Lede’s songwriting and musical direction and growth.

We are the common denominators that gravitated to each other because we understand that music is more than just a sound wave drifting through the in-betweens of inner space. It is a deep-rooted calling that drives us to carry it one step, or possibly several steps, forward. To leave it as a calling card for future generations to pick it up and continue the process.

This is a rock & roll science project. It has everything to do with chemistry. The chemistry between the players, and the chemistry of combining various influences together just to see what it would have sounded like if they had thought of it first.

We will not adhere to the common practices and mistakes of the temporary bands around us, that form, disband, and reform only to disband again in a cycle of continuous failure.

We've been doing this long enough to know what works, what doesn't work, and what bullshit looks and sounds like, and we will stay clear of those things that would deter us from our mission of creating timeless music.

We are driven with a guttural sense of purpose and determination to forge our own empire and leave behind a legacy of quality music that will live well beyond our time.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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A new website for Amrap

Coming soon! Amrap is launching a new website next month to give community broadcasters and Australian musicians an even easier way to download and share music to their listeners. 
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