Daniel Dennis Finds Support in Record Labels to Stand Out in Mexico and the US

Daniel Dennis encuentra apoyo en disqueras para destacar en México y EUA
NOTIMEX 27.02.2018 – 11:06H

El cantautor mexicano Daniel Dennis encuentra oportunidad para mostrar su talento en las firmas discográficas Super Secret Records, de Estados Unidos, y San Saba Records, de México, que juntas apoyarán nuevos talentos en ambos lados de la frontera norte.

En entrevista, el joven radicado en la Ciudad de México desde hace tres años, destacó que su carrera empezó en 2015, cuando lanzó un disco de manera independiente. “Ahora tengo el respaldo de Clemente Castillo, de Jumbo con San Saba Records y de Richard Lynn, de Super Secret Records”.

Daniel Dennis indicó que con esta fusión discográfica los nuevos talentos tendrán una oportunidad de crecimiento ante el nulo interés de las grandes firmas discográficas trasnacionales. “Voy a ser parte de un compilado que dará muestra del talento que ya somos parte de estas firmas y el disco saldrá en un par de meses”.

Explicó que su vena artística es hereditaria, ya que su padre y su madre siempre gustaron de tocar instrumentos, por lo que nunca se ha fijado si es difícil o no la carrera.

“Es una diversión, siempre he visto esto más como una disciplina artística que como un negocio, aunque sí veo algunos indicadores que hace complicado el avanzar”.

El cantautor mencionó que cuando la gente se le acerca para felicitarlo, lo toma como un buen indicador de que va avanzando en conquistar más oídos. “Cada vez más gente consume mis canciones por plataformas digitales sin haber invertido en promoción y publicidad, mis canciones me han dado esa oportunidad de llegar a cientos de personas”.

Aseguró que estar en la Ciudad de México es la más grande oportunidad. “Este momento es ideal para extender mis obras y llegar a más personas, porque tenemos un mercado enorme que permea a países del Centro y Sudamérica, y me gustaría llegar al mercado hispano de Estados Unidos”.

Daniel Dennis explicó que antes de que salga el compilado, lanzará un segundo disco de manera independiente y tendrá nueve canciones, “pero después de esto voy a entrar al estudio con estas dos discográficas para hacer un tercer disco, el primero con ellos, porque canciones tengo en el cajón”.

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Mexican singer-songwriter Daniel Dennis finds an opportunity to showcase his talent at record labels Super Secret Records in the United States and San Saba Records in Mexico, which together will support new talent on both sides of the northern border.

In an interview, the young man based in Mexico City for three years, said his career began in 2015, when he released an album independently. “Now I have the backing of Clemente Castillo, of Jumbo with San Saba Records and of Richard Lynn, of Super Secret Records”.

Daniel Dennis indicated that with this record fusion the new talents will have an opportunity of growth before the null interest of the great transnational record companies. “I will be part of a compilation that will show the talent that we are already part of these firms and the album will be released in a couple of months.”

He explained that his artistic vein is hereditary, since his father and mother always liked to play instruments, so he never noticed if the race is difficult or not.

“It’s fun, I’ve always seen this more as an artistic discipline than as a business, although I do see some indicators that make it difficult to move forward.”

The singer-songwriter mentioned that when people approach him to congratulate him, he takes it as a good indicator that he is progressing in conquering more ears. “More and more people consume my songs on digital platforms without having invested in promotion and advertising, my songs have given me that opportunity to reach hundreds of people.”

He said that being in Mexico City is the greatest opportunity. “This moment is ideal to extend my works and reach more people, because we have a huge market that permeates countries of Central and South America, and I would like to reach the Hispanic market in the United States.”

Daniel Dennis explained that before the compilation comes out, he will release a second album independently and will have nine songs, “but after this I will enter the studio with these two record labels to make a third album, the first with them, because songs I have in the drawer. “

Record Fusion Opens Opportunities For New Talent: Walter Esaub

Earlier this year, we at Super Secret Records created our fourth label – San Saba Records. This new label will focus on international music, starting first in Mexico then eventually branching out. This article (Spanish first, rough English translation second) talks about some of the initial work we’ve done with Walter Esaub, best known for his work as Negro:

Fusión discográfica abre oportunidades a nuevos talentos: Walter Esaub
NOTIMEX 27.02.2018 – 14:56H

La agrupación Negro y Las Nieves de Enero encuentra una oportunidad, para dar a conocer su propuesta musical de rock alternativo con la fusión de firmas discográficas de Estados Unidos y México.

“Estamos en la etapa de aferrarnos a nuestro sueño de llevar nuestra música a México y el resto del mundo, aunque reconocemos que habíamos pensado en darnos por vencidos, pero gracias a Clemente Castillo y a Richard Lynn, hoy tenemos más ganas que nunca de seguir tocando”, dijo Memo Walter Esaub.

El fundador de Negro y las Nieves de Enero, puntualizó que a Clemente Castillo lo conocieron en un concurso de bandas en Acapulco, donde fue juez. “Después de tocar, él mismo se nos acercó y nos propuso ser parte del elenco artístico de la disquera independiente más fuerte de Austin, Texas, pero ya no hubo más”.

Indicó que días más tarde el integrante de Jumbo los volvió a ubicar, para empezar a trabajar juntos vía redes sociales, “pero esta semana se dio el primer acercamiento y ya estamos contemplados para estar en el primer disco compilatorio, donde se promocionará a los talentos de la fusión discográfica”.

Memo Walter Esaub afirmó que los discos subsecuentes saldrán por San Saba Records en México y distribuidos por Super Secret Records.

Informó que la próxima semana regresan a la ciudad de México, para tocar en un foro conocido como Casa Max Rojas, “pero saliendo al mercado el EP de mayo para adelante, tendremos más contrataciones, bueno eso esperamos, porque estamos seguros de que nos apropiaremos de un público fiel”.

Por último, considero que las redes sociales les han abierto las puertas de otras naciones como Colombia, donde ya tienen seguidores que ya consumen sus canciones que han subido en YouTube. “La puerta de las redes sociales están abiertas para todos los músicos del mundo”, finalizó.

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Record fusion opens opportunities for new talent: Walter Esaub
NOTIMEX 27.02.2018 – 2:56 P.M.

The group Negro and Las Nieves de Enero find an opportunity to publicize their alternative rock musical proposal with the fusion of record labels from the United States and Mexico.

“We are in the stage of clinging to our dream of taking our music to Mexico and the rest of the world, although we recognize that we had thought about giving up, but thanks to Clemente Castillo and Richard Lynn, today we have more desire than ever to continue playing “Said Memo Walter Esaub.

The founder of Negro y las Nieves de Enero, pointed out that Clemente Castillo was known at a band contest in Acapulco, where he was a judge. “After playing, he approached us and proposed to be part of the cast of the strongest independent label in Austin, Texas, but there was no more.”

He indicated that days later the member of Jumbo relocated them, to start working together via social networks, “but this week the first approach was made and we are already contemplated to be in the first compilation album, where the talents will be promoted. of the discographic fusion “.

Memo Walter Esaub affirmed that the subsequent discs will be released by San Saba Records in Mexico and distributed by Super Secret Records.

He reported that next week they will return to Mexico City, to play in a forum known as Casa Max Rojas, “but the EP will go on the market from May onwards, we will have more contracts, well we hope, because we are sure that we will appropriate from a loyal audience. ”

Finally, I think that social networks have opened the doors of other nations like Colombia, where they already have followers who already consume their songs that have uploaded on YouTube. “The door of social networks are open to all the musicians of the world,” he concluded.

Austin Monthly Bands To Watch: Sean Morales

2018 AUSTIN BAND TO WATCH: SEAN MORALES

BY DAY THIS MUSICIAN HELPS VETERANS AS A SOCIAL WORKER

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY JD SWIGER

Thirty years after moving to Austin and playing in various bands while making ends meet at places like Casino El Camino and Waterloo Records, Sean Morales has settled into domestic bliss. By day he helps veterans as a social worker. His evenings are spent writing music on the front porch of the house he shares with his wife and occasional drummer, Erica Barton, 2-year-old son, and brand-new baby daughter. In January, he released his first solo album, Call It In, a mix of stream-of-conscious garage rock and acoustic ballads inspired by the pull of fatherhood.

What are your earliest concert memories?
My mother was a cop in Norfolk, Virginia. When I was 13, she would take me and my buddy to shows. She’d pull up in a cop car, drop us off, and we would go see the Ramones, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Church. This was like ’88 at the Boathouse. It was right on a dock. I never would see the water though. I’d see all these adults in this beer garden. We couldn’t see over anybody, we were kids. It was a different time. She could leave us there, and we would be all right. And we were all right.

Why did you get into social work?
I love it. I’ve been out of grad school, working with veterans, since January 2012. There are hard days, but it’s great. It’s my form of service. All the males on my mother’s side of the family and my father were in the military. There was no f***ing way I was going to join the military. This is the way I want to serve.

How do you feel about touring?
I want to be a father first and foremost right now. I have what I have, so I’m rich already. I don’t care about waiting in a bar to play at 1 o’clock in the morning, sleeping on somebody’s floor—granted, you meet some cool people sleeping on somebody’s floor—but I don’t care about that. I’m 42 years old. I’d rather have a hotel and my family. That’s my goal.


Post Trash Premiere of Sean Morales’ Video for “Call It In”

Sean Morales – “Call It In” | Post-Trash Exclusive Premiere

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by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)

Sometimes a music video adds a new light to a song. Sometimes the song adds a new light to the video. Other times a video is simply a reminder that a new record came out and there’s still plenty of life left in it. Sean Morales‘ “Call It In” video, directed by Bud Campbell & Morales, is a bit of all three, a dark and blurry visual that follows a shadowy figure through the night streets. “Call It In,” the title track to Morales’ (James Arthur’s Manhunt) solo debut, sets a moody tone and a mysterious atmosphere. It’s dissonant yet casual, keeping its cool amid a sinister groove. As his drive becomes progressively more disorienting, so does the song, building with saxophone noise and melodic feedback. Ultimately it all leads to kids and a technicolor dance floor. Take it as you will, but know that both the song and video are better for one another.

Sean Morales’ Call It In is out now via Super Secret Records.

Sean Morales’ Call It In Reviewed by Austin Chronicle

Sean Morales

Call It In (Super Secret)

Texas Platters

Fresh off the homegrown James Arthur’s Manhunt, Virginia-bred multi-instrumentalist Sean Morales’ solo debut prioritizes the right feel over high definition. The album’s rough veneer is indicative of its single-occupancy origins, but Morales’ rich songcraft and compelling arrangements exude a warm human scale that never veers into obscurity for its own sake. Leading with a cover burns in the less-traveled road at the outset, Chris Spedding’s “Video Life” crackling with heady effervescence. The title track flips the mood to dark noir with growling, flanged vocals and a menacing riff, and multiple songs start with acoustic blues before leaping in different directions. The contemplative country-blues of “Bring Me Home” evokes the troubled soul of Skip Spence. Utility guitarist and saxman Jonathan Horne of Young Mothers makes over Faust instrumental “Party 1” as a slow-building traffic jam to close.

***.5

Adam Ostrar to Tour Western US!

Adam Ostrar is hitting the road again, this time to the West Coast, in support of his sophomore effort, ‘Brawls In The Briar’! Be sure to catch him in your city. Not coming through your area? We still have copies of his album for sale on both CD and vinyl (standard weight and 180g) at our webstore!

Adam Ostrar

Jan. 29 – Austin, TX @ Volstead Lounge
Feb. 1 – Tucson, AZ @ Saint Charles Tavern
Feb. 2 – Joshua Tree, CA @ Landers Brew Co.
Feb. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ House Show
Feb. 5 – Portland, OR @ Turn! Turn! Turn!
Feb. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar
Feb. 7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cibo Carriage House