It's "New Music Tuesday" (one of the last times I can say that, as new releases shift to Fridays beginning July 10), and today there's something new for the whole family. Two of my kindie friends - TWINKLE TIME and MISTA COOKIE JAR - have teamed up for a new single and video called "Kidz Rock." Both artists produce bilingual jams for the kids and family market, and this one - released to coincide with Dia Del Niño (April 30) is a fresh mix of EDM, hip hop and pop. Check it out below, and if you dig it, buy the track direct from Twinkle via Bandcamp.
Here's the Next Viral Hit: Disney Junior's "DJ Melodies" - SOFIA THE FIRST by John D. Boswell (Melodysheep)Written by James Zahn
John D. Boswell (aka melodysheep) has been featured here on THE ROCK FATHER four times in the past, all back in 2012 for his work doing remixes and mashups for PBS Digital Studios, namely massively viral hits based around READING RAINBOW, BOB ROSS, MISTER ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD and JULIA CHILD. While he's remained plenty busy tackling everything from GAME OF THRONES to STAR WARS, ROBIN WILLIAMS, TERRY CREWS and even "Metal Songs for Kids," now he's back putting a new spin on some familiar television characters - those featured on Disney Junior. Tonight I'm sharing the first installment of "DJ Melodies," a new music video-style short-form series that premieres MONDAY, APRIL 6 on Disney Junior (6:25 p.m. and 6:55 p.m., ET/PT). Check out the infectious new mashup he's done for SOFIA THE FIRST...
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and RISE AGAINST Get Lullabied in New TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR Collections...Written by James Zahn
The guys over at Roma Music Group have been busy again, and this past week they issued two new EPs in their long-running TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR collection of lullabies. Available now, Lullaby Versions of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and Lullaby Versions of RISE AGAINST each transform a half-dozen hits from their artist of inspiration into "lush instrumental" versions perfect for your littlest rockers' nursery. Check out the tracklistings, artwork and preview streams below, and if you dig 'em - download on iTunes, Amazon and most digital retailers.
Shelley Wollert is back as "Elska," the Icelandic Musical Pioneer who is said to have discovered a new island of volcanic rock while traveling by iceberg. For her newest electro-pop jam (available on iTunes now), Elska is teamed with WILCO's Mikael Jorgensen and long-time collaborator Allen Farmelo as they put forth a simple message: you don't need much. While I appreciate the sentiment and hope that my girls will one day identify with it (it's important to understand the difference between needs and wants), it's always weird to think of an anti-materialistic message while I'm sitting here in the confines of Rock Father HQ... where I often feel that we have "Too Much Junk." Check out the new video below!
If you're getting ready to raise a baby rocker, there's a couple of new collections of music out this week that you might want to take a look at. The folks at Roma Music Group have just unleashed two volumes of their popular Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star series - LULLABY VERSIONS OF STAIND and LULLABY VERSIONS OF DAUGHTRY - each transforming the respective artist's hits into instrumental jams for baby. Check out the full details, along with streams of the lullaby versions of "It's Been Awhile" and "Waiting For Superman" below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...
With the New Year upon us, my friends at Roma Music Group have wasted no time in getting back into the swing of things with some new music for babies... that rock. Out this week from their massive TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR line is LULLABY VERSIONS OF MEGADETH, a twelve-song set of metal classics from Dave Mustaine and the boys, all re-worked into soothing instrumental jams for your youngest little thrashers. Word on the street is that PAPA ROACH and STAIND are getting the lullaby treatment pretty soon as well, but in the meantime, check out the full tracklisting for this one, along with a stream of "Symphony of Destruction" below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER!