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Beatnik Castle Releases Second Single!

Tampa Bay psychedelic dance/pop duo and Top 40 Billboard Dance artist Beatnik Castle is proud to announce the much-anticipated second dance/club release “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” featuring the very talented June of Latin South, Jovinci, singer Leemarie, and female rapper extraordinaire Cila. “I’ve never heard somebody as talented and hard-hitting as Cila,” says Willie Ramirez of Tampa-based artist management firm WR Entertainment. “Her heavy-hitting rapid-fire Latin-flavored rap style rap brings the song to a new level,” adds Ramirez, citing that Cila and head Beatnik Quincy B have been “itching” to work together since the Winter Music Conference in March. “Now it’s finally happening,” he sheepishly grins. Written, arranged, and co-produced by Quincy B, “Tu Puedes Ser Mio’s” backing track is the tribal mix instrumental from Beatnik Castle’s Top 40 Billboard dance single “Will U B Mine?” (featuring singer Francillia) from Top 10 Billboard artist, remixer, and dance pioneer Georgie Porgie (recently named one of Billboard’s Top 10 Dance/Club Play Artist of the Decade!) with some electronic goodies -including a few Soca and Latin rhythm beats and edits added by Quincy B. The English version of the song is currently being played on several radio and video outlets worldwide, including Sirius/XM, Logo, MTV, VH1 and other international video outlets. “Georgie is a tremendous support and it’s an honor to know him much less co-produce a track with him,” exclaims Quincy B. “I mean, he’s in the dubious company of Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, and Kim English when it comes to dance music. His accolades have earned him the title ‘Ambassador of Dance Music’ ” 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) later this month and a music video -produced by 12to12 Productions -will follow. A video preview can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_9gXaqRNDE Beatnik Castle’s follow-up single and video – also to be released through Mad Monk, Ltd/Music Plant Group, “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? (Like Mine)” will be available both in hard disc and digital formats later this year. For more information, please go to www.beatnikcastle.com or contact Harry F. Towers/Deet Promotions at 718 227-3250. WR Entertainment can be reached at www.wr-entertainment.com or 813-300-2665. Song Credits are as follows: “Tu Puedes Ser Mio (Will U B Mine?)” Beatnik Castle feat. Cila, Leemarie (with special guests Latin South) Additional vocals by Francillia Written by Quincy B & Cila Produced By Quincy B & Georgie Porgie Mad Monk, LTD /Music Plant Group

Beatnik Castle & Cila Video Shoot Next Saturday, August 7 at 6:00 pm!

Tampa Bay psychedelic dance/pop duo and Top 40 Billboard Dance artist Beatnik Castle will be filming a club/dance music video for “Tu Puedes Ser Mio” next Saturday, August 7 at Whiskey North Nite Club at 11921 North Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33618-3512. The video shoot is open to the public and will start promptly at 6:00 pm. Filming the music video is director Carlos “EB” Banegas of EBS Filmz, a local film company that has filmed several local and national artists, including Latin League. “We’re teaming up with some excellent musicians,” explain head Beatnik Quincy B. “Tu Puedes Ser Mio” – the Latin/rap version of Beatnik Castle’s summer smash dance hit “Will U B Mine?” (featuring singer Francillia) will feature Tampa-based female rapper extraordinaire, Cila, who, according to Quincy B, is the “best darn rapper – male or female, on the entire planet.” “I’ve never heard somebody as talented and hard-hitting as Cila,” says Willie Ramirez, who adds that local singer/songwriter Leemarie also will be featured. “Cila’s heavy-hitting rapid-fire Latin-flavored rap style rap brings the song to a new level,” adds Ramirez. “Quincy and Cila have been itching to work together for months, and now it’s finally happening!” Written, arranged, and produced by Quincy B, “Tu Puedes Ser Mio’s ” backing track is the tribal mix instrumental from “Will U B Mine?” from Top 10 Billboard artist, remixer, and dance pioneer Georgie Porgie (recently named one of Billboard’s Top 10 Dance/Club Play Artist of the Decade!) with some electronic goodies -including a few Soca and Latin rhythm beats and edits added by Quincy B. The English version of the song is currently being played on several video outlets worldwide, including Logo, MTV, VH1 and Spike TV. “Georgie is a tremendous support and it’s an honor to know him much less work with him on a mix,” exclaims Quincy B. “I mean, he’s in the dubious company of Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, and Kim English when it comes to dance music. His accolades have earned him the title ‘Ambassador of Dance Music’ ” “Tu Puedes Ser Mio?” is scheduled for a worldwide digitally release through Mad Monk, LTD/Music Plant Group (www.musicplantrecords.com) later this month and Beatnik Castle’s follow-up single and video for “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?” will be relapsed later this year. A video preview from EBS Filmz can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_9gXaqRNDE For more information, please contact go to www.beatnikcastle.com or contact WR Entertainment at 813-300-2665 or EBS Filmz www.myspace.com/ebsfilmz or 941-875-0129.

Beatnik Castle Debuts in Top 50 on Billboard!

Tampa’s psychedelic dance/pop duo Beatnik Castle featuring Francillia’s debut single “Will U B Mine?” debuted on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart for May 8, 2010. As of May 22, 2010, “Will U B Mine already climbed to # 37 (with a bullet) and the momentum is gaining! 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) last month. For further information please go to www.zipdj.com.

“Thanks to all the hard work and effort of our team,” sighs an excited Quincy B. “”Many thanks to all the djays and veejays congratulating Loren Chaidez, Harry Towers and new singer Ohsha Kai for making this happen and believing in the project”. Following a stellar representation at this year’s Winter Music Conference Showcase (with new Beatnik singers Ohsha Kai and Jamesson Beane filling in for regular back-up Ariale, who couldn’t attend), Beatnik Castle is getting to launch its second single “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart (Like Mine)?” featuring Ohsha Kai should be ready for release by summer 2010. The trailer is currently available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VmWjS_O8Vc.

Remixes for “Broken Heart” will include traditional Beatnik staples 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, “Ohsha’s incredible old school vocals!”

Cynsings Studios and director Russ Miller will once again be at the helm for Beatnik Castle’s video shoot and the filming for “Broken Heart” is scheduled for Tampa and Orlando June 2010. More details to follow. “It’s going to be a great video, that’s for sure,” adds Quincy B. “I’m playing a janitor…Jammesson and Ariale will be there…Apoca, Leemarie, our friend Motown Maurice…and many others who’ve been supportive of Beatnik Castle this past year!”

For bookings (either club or acoustic performances) and other Beatnik information, please contact QuncyB@tampabay.rr.com or go to www.beatnikcastle.com or www.ohshakai.net For promotions, please contact Harry F. Towers at 718-227-3250 Ploondeet@aol.com or Loren Chaidez at Lorenpromo@earthlink.net or 914-771-4113. UK/European Promotions Thomas J. Constable at Grimz.promotions@DJ-Grimz.co.uk +447521629889

Beatnik Castle Music Video Shoot May 20-23!

Tampa’s psychedelic dance/pop duo Beatnik Castle featuring Ohsha Kai will be filming the music video for the “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart (Like Mine)?” in Tampa and Orlando Thursday May 20 through Sunday May 23. Once again, Cynsings Studios and director Russ Miller will be at the helm for filming for “Broken Heart.” There are several locations we’re looking at right now, “explains Quincy B. “Once we get final confirmation on the exact time and location, we’ll post the details and invite every Beatnik Fan to join us for a fun-filled time!” “It’s going to be a great video, that’s for sure,” adds Quincy B. “I’m playing a janitor…Jammesson and Ariale will be there…Apoca, Leemarie, our friend Motown Maurice…and many others who’ve been supportive of Beatnik Castle this past year!” The trailer for “Broken Heart” is currently available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VmWjS_O8Vc.

Beatnik Castle’s current video for “Will U B Mine?” (the single just debuted # 49 with a bullet on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart for May 8, 2010) is currently in distribution worldwide by Promo Only and was aired internationally on VH1, MTV, SPIKE, LOGO, AOL and other worldwide video outlets. A second video for “Will U B Mine?”– an animated concept video by Rob Strawley and 2reelFX, will be released later this week. “It’s like a hybrid between a video game and Billy Idol’s “Rock the Cradle of Love” video, “exclaims an excited Quincy. Virginai-Florida-based remixers Futron Labs/Electrosonix are also doing a techno-electro house remix of “Will U B Mine?”

For bookings (either club or acoustic performances) and other Beatnik information, please contact QuncyB@tampabay.rr.com or go to www.beatnikcastle.com or www.ohshakai.net For promotions, please contact Harry F. Towers at 718-227-3250 Ploondeet@aol.com or Loren Chaidez at Lorenpromo@earthlink.net or 914-771-4113. Visit Futron Labs/Electrosonix at http://www.reverbnation.com/electrosonix .

Jamesson Beane's Big B'Day Bash This Sat in Orlando!!

Come out and help us celebrate our good friend jamesson Beane's B'day this sat at Pulse in Orland at 8:00 pm!!

Beatnik Castle fet. Ohsha Kai to Perform at High Gloss Fashion Show

Tampa’s psychedelic dance/pop duo Beatnik Castle featuring Ohsha Kai will perform their new single “How Do You Mend a Broken heart (Like Mine)?” at 57 West’s HIGH GLOSS Fashion Show this Friday, April 16 at 9:00 pm. Riding high on their single “Will U B Mine?”, Beatnik Castle recently placed # 3 on Billboard’s Breakout Chart (two behind Rihanna and one ahead of Jason Derulo) last week. High Gloss is a ground breaking one night event that features some of Orlando's most dedicated local talent. Doors open at 9:00 pm and admission is $10 and includes 2 free tickets for beer and wine. 18 and up welcome. 57 West is located at 57 West Pine St. Downtown Orlando 32801. For further information, please contact 321-217-1675.

Focusing on the Art, Fashion, Music & Design base within our city, HIGH GLOSS was created as a vehicle to connect Orlando's ever growing creative community with the public. HIGH GLOSS will feature 2 fashion shows, 6 Artists Painting Live in a Battle format, and 6 DJs . Also performing will be Please Respect Our Decadence. Live art battle by DRES13, Socky Chop & Tobar versus Dustin Orlando, Brandon McLean, & Scott Donald. Fashion entertainment will be provided by DECHOES and Vintage & Studs. Special thanks to: A La Revenge | Dechoes Resale | In Progress Magazine and You! For further information on Beatnik Castle, please contact QuncyB@tampabay.rr.com or go to www.beatnikcastle.com or www.ohshakai.netFor promotions, please contact Harry F. Towers at 718-227-3250 Ploondeet@aol.com or Loren Chaidez at Lorenpromo@earthlink.net or 914-771-4113.

Beatnik Castle added to Billboard’s Breakouts for Hot Dance Club Play!

Tampa’s psychedelic dance/pop duo Beatnik Castle featuring Francillia’s debut single “Will U B Mine?” was added to Billboard’s Breakouts for April 3, 2010. Also added that week is Rihanna “Rude Boy (#1), BWO “Right Here, Right Now, (#2), Beatnik Castle (# 3), Jason Derulo “In My Head,” and Emilia De Poret “Pick Me Up.” (# 5). Beatnik Castle’s limited edition club remix CD was a Featured Release in Zip Dj’s March newsletter and the single is still holding steady at # 2 (behind Adam Lambert) on Zip Dj’s Top 40 USA National Dance and Club Charts. For further information please go to www.zipdj.com.

“This couldn’t have come at a better time,” sighs an exhausted Quincy B, adding that 2010 is “starting to get busy.” Beatnik Castle was invited to perform at the Deet Promotions Winter Music Conference Showcase at Twist and, according to Top 10 Billboard artist and new Beatnik singer Ohsha Kai, “I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed performing the new single!” Performing with Ohsha Kai were back-up singers Jamesson Beane (filling in for regular back-up Ariale Brown, who couldn’t attend) and Leemarie, who, with Tampa rapper Apoca, performed Beatnik Castle’s Latin/Rap version of “Will U B Mine?” appropriately, titled “Tu Puedos Ser Mio?” Former Beatnik Castle featured singer Francillia also performed as well.

Beatnik Castle’s second single “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart (Like Mine)?” featuring Ohsha Kai should be ready for release by summer 2010. The trailer is currently available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VmWjS_O8Vc. And, according to those DJ’s who’ve heard the track, is already is creating a stir because of its retro 70’s style vibe, (Beatnik Castle’s signature style), and, of course, the powerful soulful vocals of Ohsha Kai. Incidentally, “Tu Puedos Ser Mio?” (the backbeat is the instrumental from Georgie Porgie’s WUBM tribal mix with additional electronic goodies from Quincy) and a Spanish acoustic version of the song (performed by Leemarie, who also sang back-up on “Broken Heart”) will be available soon.

“We’re sticking with the same team on this one as well, “ says Quincy, adding that, to date, remixers Josh Harris, Cato K, Lenny B, Julian Marsh, and Majik Boys have committed to the new single. “Why change horses in midstream?” Also joining the Beatnik Team is songwriter, arranger, and producer Bobby G. Summers, a multi-talented musician and founding member of The Deele (with L.A. Reed and Babyface). Summers has worked with The Bar-Kays, General Kane, Sly and the Family Stone and was the Music Director for Enterprise Orchestra that toured with Rev. Al Green for over 15 years. Summers and Beatnik castle will collaborate on an acoustic/piano version of “Broken Heart” which, according to Quincy B, will feature incredible arrangements and, of course, “plenty of killer vibe!”

For bookings (either club or acoustic performances) and other Beatnik information, please contact QuncyB@tampabay.rr.com or go to www.beatnikcastle.com or www.ohshakai.net For promotions, please contact Harry F. Towers at 718-227-3250 Ploondeet@aol.com or Loren Chaidez at Lorenpromo@earthlink.net or 914-771-4113. Check out Bobby Summers at www.bobbysummers.com.

Beatnik Castle to Perform at Winter Music Conference 2nd Consecutive Year!

Beatnik Castle to Perform at Winter Music Conference 2nd Consecutive Year! (Tampa) -For the second consecutive year, Tampa’s psychedelic dance/epic pop duo Beatnik Castle will be performing at the Deet Promotion Showcase at the Winter Music Conference Thursday, March 25 at Club Twist 1057 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 “This performance is definitely extra special considering the incredible momentum Beatnik Castle has achieved in the past 12 months, “exclaims head Beatnik Quincy B. Scovill, adding that Beatnik Castle’s current single and video, “Will U B Mine?” (featuring singer Francillia) is still being played worldwide. The video for “Will U B Mine?” (directed by Russ Miller) made its national broadcast debut on Logo December 2009 and has been added to MTV, VH1, Spike TV, Music Choice and other audio and video outlets worldwide as well as winning an award at the 2010 Tampa Bay Video Awards this year. “Will U Be Mine?” was placed on the Official Grammy Ballot by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in the Grammy category “Dance Single of the Year” in 2008 and 2009. Beatnik Castle also was placed in the Grammy Ballot categories "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year" in 2010. The showcase performance will debut new Beatnik singer Ohsha Kai and the sophomore Beatnik single “How Do You Mend a Broken Heart (Like Mine)?” – a seventies-style old school dance track with, according to Quincy B, “has plenty of strings and backing vocals.”The Spanish Rap version of Beatnik Castle’s current single “Will U B Mine?” – appropriately titled “Tu Puedos ser Mio?”will be performed by Tampa Hip-Hop Duo Apocalipsis and Leemarie. Leemarie also will sing back-up with Ohsha on “Broken Heart.” “Wait until you see and hear these kids perform “Will U B Mine?” exclaims an excited Ohsha. “It just adds another dimension to the single!” Unfortunately “Tu Puedos ser Mio?” and the Euro-Techno and Reggae versions were not included on Beatnik Castle’s February 2010 limited edition Club Remix CD (featuring new artwork and several new dance/club remixes by Josh Harris, Lenny B, Cato K, Georgie Porgie, Majik Boys, Tod Miner, Julian Marsh) but all the aforementioned versions will be available digitally later this year. For bookings (either club or acoustic performances) and other Beatnik information, please contact QuncyB@tampabay.rr.com or go to www.beatnikcastle.com or www.ohshakai.net for more information. For promotions, please contact Harry F. Towers at 718-227-3250 Ploondeet@aol.com or Loren Chaidez at Lorenpromo@earthlink.net or 914-771-4113. Twist is at 1057 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139 www.twistsobe.com 305-53-TWIST.

Mowtown Maurice Show Saturday, March 20 at Ybor City's Cuban Club!

Come out This Saturday Evening and support Mowtown Maurice and the Mowtown Maurice Show this Saturday, March 20th! Special guests include Hip-Hop Moms - Ne-yo, T-pain, and Lil' Wayne and other local and national celebrities! Go to www.mowtownmaurice.com for more information.

Help Haiti Free Concert Saturday March 20!

(Tampa)- Tampa premier independent label and recording studio House of Hitz once again will sponsor a benefit relief concert to assist residents devastated by the Earthquake in Haiti. The charity event, appropriately titled Help Haiti Free Concert, will be held in the parking lot of the Dogwater Café at 3611 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, Fl 33614 (on the corner of Hillsborough and Himes) Saturday, March 20 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Sponsors include Speedy, Carlos Guzman (House of Hitz), Big Mike, Mad Monk, Ltd Records, Budweiser, HOOD Magazine, American Dream Barber Shop, Radio MQM.Com, Iron Eagle Security, Famous Fashions, International Academy of Cosmetology and Barbering, Hungry Howies, David Bowes, M & P Smith Construction and Security, Tumbao Music, Artie’s Moving Service, Tampa Prints for Less, Aguila Sandwich Shop, Corp, The Dogwater Café and many local and national recording artists. Admission is free and attendees will be asked to bring donations such as blankets, non-perishable food items, baby formula, bottled water, and other supplies that will assist the Haitian earthquake victims. Artists scheduled to perform include Latin League, Sal, Island Hits, Apocalipsis, Cita, & Leemarie, DJ Blaze, Son Del Caribe, Mitriz, TRI, Kimiko, Lisy, Lloyd J, and CZ3. In addition to the aforementioned performing artists, other local and national celebrities will be present and signing autographs. Also appearing will be the Budweiser Girls and promotional giveaways from Budweiser. The event also will be live-streamed at www.tamparap.com. Media coverage will include The Tampa Tribune, Latin Times, HOOD Magazine, St. Petersburg Times, TBT, Big Luke Entertainment, Expose DVD, and other local and national media outlets will be DJ. Blaze. Special guest include DJ Quest and Shozoe. Special thanks to Heavy Grinders, DJ Teanze and DJ Wind. Special thanks to West Winder’s Productions and Rudebwoy Graphics and Printing, Inc. (813 391-1063). This is the third benefit concert that House of Hitz sponsored for Haiti and, according to House of Hitz’s Carlos Guzman, the previous benefits have been “very successful.” The next benefit is scheduled for April 10, adds Guzman. “Many of our artists are from Haiti and still have family in the devastated areas,” says Guzman. “”It’s really great to see the local community gather and support this cause.” House Of Hitz is a Tampa-based independent label and recording studio also specializing in artist development; they’ve recorded such industry notables as Trick Daddy, Trina, 2 Pistols, Strizzo, Gucci Man, Tampa Tony, Tom G and several local and international musicians and performers. House Of Hitz has provided music for several video games, television commercials, and other commercial/radio spots and jingles. For further information on the March 20 Help Haiti Free Concert benefit please contact Carlos Guzman or Speedy at 813 -601-9676 or visit House of Hitz at www.houseofhitz.com. The Dogwater Café can be contacted at 813 877-5241. Sponsor information is as follows: Aguila Sandwich Shop, 3200 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa 33614 813 876-4022, Tumbao Music 4058 Fiesta Plaza Blvd Suite 110 Tampa, Fl 33607 813 872-0055, Tampa Prints for Less 2102 West Busch Blvd Tampa, Fl 33612 813 443-4531, Corp Artie’s Moving Service is 5005 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, 33603 813 876-6979. M & P Smith Construction and Security, Tampa, Fl 813 232-0880, American Dream Barber Shop, 5712 W. Waters Avenue, Suite 7, Tampa, Fl 33614 813 374-0211.