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Dorsh releases new single “The Mulatto (Afrodite)” off Neopolitan!

Dorsh links up with producer RJF to craft a thoughtful examination of race and beauty.:

On February 13, Dorsh Deans stumbled across an NPR Fresh Air interview with Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis. She discussed the traditional roles of dark-skinned women in Hollywood films and made an incredible point about how ‘media inspires the mulatto from within’. Dorsh completely agreed with her position and wrote a song which features poetry from the legendary Gil Scott-Heron and production from RJF. The track is entitled “The Mulatto (Afrodite)” and it depicts the life of a girl who knows she is beautiful but falls victim to societies simulated standard of light-skinned beauty. Dorsh is reaching out because he feels that the message covers an important issue that no one is addressing in the hip hop/music community.

In the past year, Dorsh has been featured on several top music blogs and radio shows domestically and Internationally. On February 24, 2012 his debut single “Je t’aime”, from the Neopolitan LP, premiered at #10 on Hypem’s popular music charts. Amidst performing with a wide range of artists from LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad to Talib Kweli, Dorsh has done remix work for FADERLABEL in NYC, engineered for Ska Rebirth in Kingston, and mastered for Asahi Brewery in Tokyo. Successfully earning his stripes in the as an engineer/producer, Dorsh is now ready to transition from behind the board to behind the mic with his debut LP Neopolitan for Rad Summer!

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DOWNLOAD:Dorsh - “The Mulatto (Afrodite)

WORLD PREMIERE: Dorsh - “Alias” (Video)

Dorsh continues his collaboration with director Jace to provide the visual side of Neopolitan with release of the video for “Alias”!

In this instant vintage classic “Jaminglican” Procuder/Artist Dorsh, shows off his unique ability to swap accents at the drop of a dime (no pun intended). Like a chameleon he uses his lifetime of traveling and supreme knowledge of cultures to camouflage into any scene. He teamed up with Hoodie Allen’s Producer RJF for a soulful U.K. house feel and top notch Indianapolis video director Jace, for the seductive visuals. Fulljoy the playful nature of the tune and be on the lookout for his debut L.P. Neopolitan which will be realeased May 7, 2012 via Rad Summer.

In the past year, Dorsh has been featured on several top music blogs and radio shows domestically and Internationally. On February 24, 2012 his debut single “Je t’aime”, from the Neopolitan LP, premiered at #10 on Hypem’s popular music charts. Amidst performing with a wide range of artists from LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad to Talib Kweli, Dorsh has done remix work for FADERLABEL in NYC, engineered for Ska Rebirth in Kingston, and mastered for Asahi Brewery in Tokyo. Successfully earning his stripes in the as an engineer/producer, Dorsh is now ready to transition from behind the board to behind the mic with his debut LP Neopolitan for Rad Summer!

http://twitter.com/dorshd

WATCH: Dorsh - “Alias” (Official Music Video) | SoundCloud
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Dorsh - “The Mulatto (Afrodite)”
PREVIOUS: Dorsh - “Je T’aime” (Official Music Video) | SoundCloud

Dorsh drops new single “Belief” (Dave Owen Remix)!

Dorsh’s newest single off Neopolitan is a remix by drum-n-bass heavy weight Dave Owen.

Dorsh is the type to stretch boundaries, to combine genres, and to stake new territory as a pioneer of sorts. Following his dream to become a professional soccer player, Dorsh attended trials with Birmingham City in the English Premiership and with the Jamaican National team in 2008. Unfortunately, during a league match against IU at Butler University, where he attended school, he suffered a blow to the head that shattered his face in multiple locations, ruining his soccer dreams forever. It’s funny how life sets a path for you; most would say they stumbled upon the place they currently find themselves living or working. Injuries may shatter bones and ruin dreams; alternatively, they may also open doors. No longer pursuing a career in soccer, Dorsh turned his interest to music and here he is 4 years later with his debut L.P. Neopolitan which will be released via Rad Summer May 7th 2012. Much respect, bless up!

In the past year, Dorsh has been featured on several top music blogs and radio shows domestically and Internationally. On February 24, 2012 his debut single “Je t’aime”, from the Neopolitan LP, premiered at #10 on Hypem’s popular music charts. Amidst performing with a wide range of artists from LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad to Talib Kweli, Dorsh has done remix work for FADERLABEL in NYC, engineered for Ska Rebirth in Kingston, and mastered for Asahi Brewery in Tokyo. Successfully earning his stripes in the as an engineer/producer, Dorsh is now ready to transition from behind the board to behind the mic with his debut LP Neopolitan for Rad Summer!

http://twitter.com/dorshd

STREAM: Dorsh - “Belief” (Dave Owen Remix)
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Dorsh - “Alias” (Official Music Video) | SoundCloud
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Dorsh - “The Mulatto (Afrodite)”
PREVIOUS: Dorsh - “Je T’aime” (Official Music Video) |SoundCloud

Dorsh’s debut album “Neopolitan” is available for FREE download!

Rad Summer is extremely proud to present to you Neopolitan, the debut album from Dorsh, as a free download!

Neopolitan is much like the ice cream it is named after. It’ s a mixture of Reggae, Electro, Disco, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rock, Dubstep, and R&B, flavors all blended into one creamy collection. When Dorsh Deans sat down to conceptualize the Neopolitan album, Dorsh realized with his given “Jaminglican” (Jamaican, English, and American) heritage, that he was in a unique position to represent a significantly large group of people authentically. Having spent his entire life as a soccer player in the U.S. and abroad, he wanted the album to mirror the workings of the World Cup, and its function to bring people together from all parts of the globe. Soccer exposed Dorsh to many cultures and he felt it was only appropriate that he share my experiences through another universal language, music.

Dorsh made Neopolitan to show people that it is ok to be yourself, to celebrate differences, and to embrace more than ONE kind of music! People learn the best through music, and Neopolitan presents a new way to grasp the concept of a “diverse” album and artist.

In the past year, Dorsh has been featured on several top music blogs and radio shows domestically and Internationally. On February 24, 2012 his debut single “Je t’aime”, from the Neopolitan LP, premiered at #10 on Hypem’s popular music charts. Amidst performing with a wide range of artists from LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad to Talib Kweli, Dorsh has done remix work for FADERLABEL in NYC, engineered for Ska Rebirth in Kingston, and mastered for Asahi Brewery in Tokyo. Successfully earning his stripes in the as an engineer/producer, Dorsh is now ready to transition from behind the board to behind the mic with his debut LP Neopolitan for Rad Summer!

http://twitter.com/dorshd

DOWNLOAD: Dorsh - Neopolitan | SoundCloud
PREVIOUS:
Dorsh - “Belief” (Dave Owen Remix)
PREVIOUS:
Dorsh - “Alias” (Official Music Video) | SoundCloud
PREVIOUS:
Dorsh - “The Mulatto (Afrodite)”
PREVIOUS: Dorsh - “Je T’aime” (Official Music Video) |SoundCloud

RS013: Dorsh’s Neopolitan (Deluxe Edition) is out now!

Neopolitan (Deluxe Edition), the debut album from Dorsh in stores now!

Neopolitan is much like the ice cream it is named after. It’ s a mixture of Reggae, Electro, Disco, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rock, Dubstep, and R&B, flavors all blended into one creamy collection. When Dorsh Deans sat down to conceptualize the Neopolitan album, Dorsh realized with his given “Jaminglican” (Jamaican, English, and American) heritage, that he was in a unique position to represent a significantly large group of people authentically. Having spent his entire life as a soccer player in the U.S. and abroad, he wanted the album to mirror the workings of the World Cup, and its function to bring people together from all parts of the globe. Soccer exposed Dorsh to many cultures and he felt it was only appropriate that he share my experiences through another universal language, music.

Dorsh made Neopolitan to show people that it is ok to be yourself, to celebrate differences, and to embrace more than ONE kind of music! People learn the best through music, and Neopolitan presents a new way to grasp the concept of a “diverse” album and artist.

In the past year, Dorsh has been featured on several top music blogs and radio shows domestically and Internationally. On February 24, 2012 his debut single “Je t’aime”, from the Neopolitan LP, premiered at #10 on Hypem’s popular music charts. Amidst performing with a wide range of artists from LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad to Talib Kweli, Dorsh has done remix work for FADERLABEL in NYC, engineered for Ska Rebirth in Kingston, and mastered for Asahi Brewery in Tokyo. Successfully earning his stripes in the as an engineer/producer, Dorsh is now ready to transition from behind the board to behind the mic with his debut LP Neopolitan for Rad Summer!

http://twitter.com/dorshd

PURCHASE: Dorsh - Neopolitan (Deluxe Edition) | SoundCloud
PREVIOUS:
Dorsh - “Belief” (Dave Owen Remix)
PREVIOUS:
Dorsh - “Alias” (Official Music Video) | SoundCloud
PREVIOUS:
Dorsh - “The Mulatto (Afrodite)”
PREVIOUS: Dorsh - “Je T’aime” (Official Music Video) | SoundCloud

RS016: Oreo Jones’s Betty is now available!

Rad Summer is extremely proud to release Betty, the debut LP from Oreo Jones, as a free download and purchasable digital deluxe edition and CD!

The past year has been a year of growth for Oreo Jones, and the Indianapolis based emcee has documented it in his first full length release Betty. Evolving from the party monster that everyone has come to love on tracks like “Good Times”, “Cordon Bleu”, and “Reggie Miller”, this album finds Oreo delving deeper into his own identity and story with songs like “House Nigga”, “Frankie”, and “Rotate”. Despite the introspection, Betty is still replete with bangers such as “No Coast” ft. J-hex and “Needy” ft. Freddie Bunz. Betty is a testament of Oreo maturing from a local rapper into a gifted song writer and emcee.  All of the tracks on the album were produced by 90 Lbs except “Frankie”, “Needy”, and “Rand Savage” were produced by J. Brookinz, “Golden Age” was produced by Dorsh, and “Burnt Circle” was produced by Oreo Jones.  You can download the album for free, cop the deluxe edition at all fine digital retailers, or grab the CD at Oreo’s release party on September 7th at White Rabbit Cabaret in Indianapolis!

The past few years have been extremely busy for Indianapolis emcee Oreo Jones. In the past year, OJ has orchestrated an indie rock collab EP, dropped his highly successful single and video “Cordon Bleu”, collaborated with Action Jackson on their smash Black Fabio mixtape, performed at several of the best indie shows in Nap, and most recently was voted the #1 hip-hop act in Indianapolis by Nuvo News. With his debut album Betty set to release September 4th via Rad Summer, Oreo has several music videos, singles, and events planned for the next few months!

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DOWNLOAD: Oreo Jones – Betty
STREAM: Oreo Jones – Betty | Youtube
PURCHASE: RS016 – Oreo Jones – Betty (Deluxe Edition) | Amazon | Google Play | Spotify
PREVIOUS: Oreo Jones Welcomes You to the Group Home (Ustream Listening Party) | Camera 2
PREVIOUS: Indy PBR presents: Oreo Jones – “Needy” ft. Freddie Bunz (Music Video)