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Beatnik Castle Releases New Single!

Tampa Bay psychedelic dance/pop duo and Top 40 Billboard Dance artist Beatnik Castle announces the new CD-single release "Pop it Like This (Pop it Like That) featuring local rap artist Souja P and Chicago’s Wayne Taylor. The CD single the much-anticipated dance/club follow-up to 2011 Billboard’s Top 40“How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?” featuring the very talented Jennifer Real (who also appears on the new single) and is a drastic departure from the traditional Beatnik 70’s style disco/dance electronica. “I decided to do a dance/rap club single this time, “exclaims an excited Quincy B. Soulja is a really talented artist and is making a name for himself locally with Little Zane’s Money Makin Music. “He’s a really talented kid, as is Wayne! I am truly blessed!”

Beatnik Castle’s “Broken Heart” Debuts # 49 on Billboard!

(Tampa, Fl) - Tampa’s psychedelic dance/pop duo Beatnik Castle’s “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart (Like Mine)?” debuted #49 with a bullet on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play for June 09, 2012. “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart (Like Mine)?” is a stunning and unique retro 70’s Disco-styled track with contemporary dance remixes by Cato K, Josh Harris, Lenny B, Julian Marsh, The Majik Boys, Klubjumpers, Captain GQ, Trypsin, and newcomers Electrosonix. “According to Quincy B, “Everybody really enjoys the remixes, especially the Mike Cruz version.” A video (synched to the Mike Cruz radio edit) will be completed and subsequently ready for distribution to deejays and vee-jay’s worldwide later this week. For bookings (either club or acoustic performances) and other Beatnik information, please contact QuncyB@tampabay.rr.com or go to www.beatnikcastle.com. For promotions, please contact Harry F. Towers at 718-227-3250 Ploondeet@aol.com or David Henney (Billboard Promotions) at Henney Productions dhenney531@aol.com or 267-861-0742.

Music Video Shoot this Wednesday!!

Everybody is invited to be a part of Billboard Top 40 dance/house artist Beatnik Castle’s music video shoot for its third dance/club single “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?” this Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Pro Star Recording Studios 3220 28th Street N. St. Petersburg, Fl 33713. Shooting starts at 2:00 pm and we’d love to have your support! Go to www.beatnikcastle.com for more details! See you there!

Released in January 2012, “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?” is the much anticipated follow-up single to Beatnik Castle’s 2010 Top 40 Billboard Dance single “Will U B Mine?” (Featuring singer Francillia) which debuted on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart (the same week with Rihanna and Jason Derulo) and peaked at # 37 in June 2010. Beatnik Castle’s limited edition club remix CD was a Featured Release in Zip Dj’s newsletter and the single was and reached # 2 on Zip Dj’s Top 40 USA National Dance and Club Charts (behind Adam Lambert) in April 2010. The song also was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and placed on the Official Grammy Ballot in 2009 and 2010.

Beatnik Castle to Perform at WMC March 20 at Shelly Hotel!

Music Plant Group, Harry Towers/Deet Promotions, and Tampa’s Top 40 Billboard Dance Artist Beatnik Castle have invited CILA, SOULJA P, and the AMAZING JENNIFER REAL and to perform at the MUSIC PLANT GROUP/ HARRY TOWERS/DEET PROMOTIONS Winter Music Conference Artist Showcase Tuesday March 20 at the Shelly Hotel at 844 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. The showcase performances will be broadcast LIVE by STRICTLY DANCE RADIO (http://www.strictlydanceradio.com/). Don’t miss it!

Music Video Shoot Wednesday January 11, 2012

Tampa Bay psychedelic dance/pop duo and Top 40 Billboard Dance artist Beatnik Castle and award winning director Russ Miller of Cysings Studios is proud to announce the much-anticipated music video shoots for its third and fourth dance/club singles “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?” (Featuring singer Jennifer Real) and “POP” (featuring the equally talented Bay Area rapper Matt “Soulja P” Walker) Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Pro Star Recording Studios 3220 28th Street N. St. Petersburg, Fl 33713. Shooting starts at 5:00 pm and everybody is welcome! Scheduled for release January 2012, “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?” is the much anticipated follow-up single to Beatnik Castle’s 2010 Top 40 Billboard Dance single “Will U B Mine?” (Featuring singer Francillia) which debuted on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart (the same week with Rihanna and Jason Derulo) and peaked at # 37 in June 2010. Beatnik Castle’s limited edition club remix CD was a Featured Release in Zip Dj’s newsletter and the single was and reached # 2 on Zip Dj’s Top 40 USA National Dance and Club Charts (behind Adam Lambert) in April 2010. The song also was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and placed on the Official Grammy Ballot in 2009 and 2010. “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?” is available for worldwide digitally and CD release through Mad Monk, LTD/Music Plant Group (www.musicplantrecords.com). The CD –release will feature remixes by Lenny B, Josh Harris, Klub Jumpers, Julian Marsh, Majik Boys, Electrosonix, Captain GQ, Cato K, Mike Cruz, Trypsin, and, of course, Quincy B’s “infamous” candlelight version (performed Live!) with orchestration and the soulful piano playing of the very talented Josh Nehri. The video for “Will U B Mine?” and its Spanish counterpart “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” (featuring LeeMarie and rapper extraordinaire Cila) are currently being played on several radio and video outlets worldwide, including Sirius/XM, Logo, MTV, VH1 and other international music and video outlets. The video for “Will U B Mine?” received Third Place in the Entertainment Category of the Tampa Bay Video Awards/ Professional Division and wa son the Official Grammy Ballot in 2010. “Will U B Mine?” is still being played recurrent on many dance/ mix radio and television stations worldwide and is a recurrent hot mixer favorite. Incidentally “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” was a huge success in the Latino market last year and the single and video respectively was placed on the Official Grammy Ballot in 2011 and 2012. A sneak preview of both “Broken Heart” and “POP” can be heard at www.reverbnation.com/beatnikcastle. For more information, please go to www.beatnikcastle.com or contact Harry F. Towers/Deet Promotions at 718 227-3250.

Session Singers Wanted!

Tampa’s psychedelic dance/pop duo and Billboard Top 40 musical outfit Beatnik Castle is seeking session singers for a MAJOR recording/performance project. Contact Quincy B at Quincyb@tampabay.rr.com. “This is a wonderful opportunity for a young, up and coming singer to work with an established musical outfit with some degree of success,” says an excited Quincy B, songwriter/producer and CEO of Tampa-based 9independent label Mad Monk, LTD Records. “Many talented artists always complain that they never get an opportunity…well, here it is.” The only criteria, however, according to Quincy, is that hard work, dedication, determination, and talent is tantamount to success in any chosen occupation. In addition to session work, this also could lead a talented singer to being a feature on the next Beatnik castle single. “Laziness is worse than heroin, believe me!” Beatnik Castle’s debut single “Will U B Mine?” (featuring singer Francillia) debuted on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart for May 8, 2010 and peaked at # 37 in June 2010. As of February 2011, “Will U B Mine?” is still being played on many dance/ mix radio and television stations worldwide and is a recurrent hot mixer favorite. Beatnik Castle’s limited edition club remix CD was a Featured Release in Zip Dj’s newsletter and the single was and reached # 2 on Zip Dj’s Top 40 USA National Dance and Club Charts (behind Adam Lambert) in April 2010. The song also was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and placed on the Official Grammy Ballot in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The video is currently being played on several radio and video outlets worldwide, including Sirius/XM, Logo, MTV, VH1 and other international video outlets as well receiving Third Place in the Entertainment Category of the Tampa Bay Video Awards/ Professional Division. Following a stellar representation at this year’s Winter Music Conference Showcase, Beatnik Castle has released “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” – a PitBull-styled reggatone song featuring local female rap sensation Cila and singer Leemarie and coproduced by Quincy B and famed dance producer Georgie Porgie. “Beatnik Castle also is preparing to launch its much-anticipated third single “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart (Like Mine)?” in Spring 2011. The single should be ready for release by January 2011. The fourth Beatnik single will be “Wander into You” featuring the extremely talented Ariale will be available Spring 2011. Remixes for both “Broken Heart” and, for the most part, “Wander” will include worldwide famed dance remixers Josh Harris, Cato K, Lenny B, Julian Marsh, and Majik Boys as well Trypsin, Electrosonix, and Captain GQ. “Of course, I’ll always throw in my signature acoustic version, “promises Quincy, who adds the acoustic/piano version of “Broken Heart” features incredible string and orchestra arrangements and, of course, plenty of old school vocals harmonies and layers!” Cynsings Studios and video director Russ Miller will once again be at the helm for Beatnik Castle’s video shoot and the filming for “Broken Heart” which is scheduled for early 2011 as well. All Beatnik Castle songs are currently available for worldwide distribution through famed Dance producer Georgie Porgie’sMusic Plant Group (www.musicplantrecords.com) If you think you got what it takes to be a successful singer and artist, , please go to www.beatnikcastle.com or directly contact Quincy B at 813 215-94955. For promotions, please contact Harry F. Towers at 718-227-3250 Ploondeet@aol.com . UK/European Promotions Thomas J. Constable at Grimz.promotions@DJ-Grimz.co.uk +447521629889

Cila and LeeMarie’s Bajo Holiday Bash this Saturday at Lava Lounge in Tampa!

This Saturday, December 18 at Lava Lounge in Tampa – Join Knockout Productions, WR Entertainment, Mad Monk, LTD, Asto Bajo Entertainment, and Beatnik Castle for a special Takeover Saturday Night Live Showcase holiday Bajo Bash with rapper extraordinaire Cila and singing sensation LeeMarie performing their new Beatnik Castle feature single “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” with special guests Jovinci y Menor. Music provided by DJ Rico Sanchez and friends. Special appearance by Kimiko and Lloyd J. Admission is FREE until 12:00 am. This is for all our friends who have supported Cila, LeeMarie, and Jovinci this past year! The Lava Lounge is located at 210 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, Fl 33612. Call 813 300-Cool (2665).

Cila & LeeMarie at Whiskey North Dec 1!

Tampa Bay psychedelic dance/pop duo and Top 40 Billboard Dance artist Beatnik Castle featuring Cila and LeeMarie will be performing their new hit single “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” Wednesday, December 1 at Whiskey North in North Tampa. Also performing that evening is Los Decanos. “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” is currently being played on several dance mix radio stations worldwide, and the single was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and placed on the Official 2011 Grammy Ballot (Ballot Entry # 019) in Category 12 - Best Dance Recording. The music video was filmed at Whiskey North last month and an official video release party will be later this year. It can be viewed on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRM9VaaevRw. Music will be provided by DJ Walter Soto, DJ Domi, and DJ G Boogie. Whiskey North is located at 11921 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Fl 33618. Admission is $5 for guys after 11:00 pm – Ladies will be admitted free all evening with $1 drinks until 12:00 pm. For further information, please contact 813 409-2999 Written, arranged, and co-produced by Quincy B and the infamous Georgie Porgie, “Tu Puedes Ser Mio,” in collaboration with WR Entertainment, was recorded at ProStar Studios in St. Petersburg, Fl and mixed and engineered by Quincy B. and Jody Gray, “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” is currently available for worldwide digitally release through Mad Monk, LTD/Music Plant Group (www.musicplantrecords.com) For more information, please go to www.beatnikcastle.com or contact Harry F. Towers/Deet Promotions at 718 227-3250. Willie Ramirez at WR Entertainment at www.wr-entertainment.com or 813-300-2665.

Quincy B special guest panelist Wed Oct 27

Mad Monk, LTD president and CEO Quincy B. Scovill will be a special celebrity guest panelist at The Man-Up Army Road Call next Wednesday, October 27 at The Palladium 5305 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, Fl 33603 at 9:00 pm. Admission is only $5. The brainchild behind Tampa’s psychedelic dance/pop duo and Billboard Top 40 Artist Beatnik Castle, producer/songwriter Quincy B will join such Bay Area music industry notables such as DJ Trans (Pro Style Music/Heavy Grindas), Krunk C (Krunk Entertainment), HOOD Magazine, The Dre D Dhow, SWIYYAH Enterprises, Tre Stylez, famed producer Ken Jackson (Rick Ross) and many others to assist and provide guidance for up and coming Bay Area artists and musicians. The Man-Up Army Road Call is an event sponsored by Yung101 (Man Up Entertainment) and is a music industry event for independent artists and musicians in the Bay Area to network and congregate. Record labels, producers, songwriters and artists wishing to perform are encouraged to attend. For more information on the event sponsorship, vendor tables or if you’re an artist wanting to perform, please contact Samuel LaRay at 813-382-0449 or samuellaray@gmail.com. Music will be provided by DJ Winn (Slip –N-Slide).

Beatnik Castle to Perform at 4th Annual Universal Music Day!

Tampa’s psychedelic dance/pop duo and 2010 Billboard Top 40 musical outfit Beatnik Castle will once again perform a special unplugged concert performance at the 4th Annual Universal Music Day festival this Saturday, October 9 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at The Pier in St. Petersburg, Fl. Admission is free and open to the general public. The Pier is located at 800 Second Avenue N.E. St. Petersburg, Fl 33701. Joining head Beatnik Quincy B will be the soulful sounds of Bay Area singers Ariale and Windy Jewel, as well as Leemarie, who will sing “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” – the Spanish acoustic version of Beatnik Castle’s Top 40 Billboard dance/pop smash “Will U B Mine?” “We performed last year and it was really inspiring,” exclaims producer/songwriter Quincy B. “This year will be better because Ariale, LeeMarie, and Windy ad a new dimension to Beatnik Castle’s music. It’s going to be a great harmonizing vocal folk fest, believe me!” Universal Music Day is an annual event sponsored by a grassroots community of Bay Area music enthusiasts that aims to encourage and harness the power and beauty of music as a universal language.

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