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July 25th 2013

NEWLY SIGNED REFORMATORY RECORDS ARTIST ERICK MARTIN CONFIRMS AUGUST SHOW DATES IN DENVER, MEMPHIS AND NASHVILLE

COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST ERICK MARTIN SCHEDULES NATIONAL PERFORMANCE DATES FOR AUGUST 2013
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Erick Martin, a Las Vegas native who has been making waves since 2004, has a long history of making himself visible in front of large groups of people. His presence was requested multiple times that year to perform the national anthem for the 51s professional baseball team at Cashman Field, as well as UNLV sporting events at Sam Boyd Stadium and the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas Just prior to that season, he was featured on Fox Channel 5 in Las Vegas on June 2, 2004 as one of the top 25 contestants on the “Gimme the Mic” TV show after being filtered past thousands of national contestants.

He also tried out for American Idol that year at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, surpassing more than 12,000 other potential Idols.

He has maintained regional visibility over the last decade playing most of the local live music venues—such as the Cheyenne Saloon, the Country Saloon on Fremont and the Las Vegas House of Blues—and continues to be sought after to perform the opening ceremonies at local sporting events.

Blending country and rock, Martin is an accomplished songwriter who still feels the impact of the crowd’s reaction to his voice and lyrics.

“It’s fun seeing people recognize the songs, but having people connect with your words and your music just puts it on another level,” said Martin during a July 22 interview with Michael Lyle, a staff writer for the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Martin is ramping up his exposure next month beginning with confirmed dates of August 4 at the Gothic Theater in Denver, Colo.; August 10 at the New Daisy Theater in Memphis, Tenn. and August 11 at Rocketown in Nashville, Tenn. He will be playing Denver with his full band and then playing his solo set in Memphis and Nashville the following weekend.

The shows are part of the Evolution Music Tour, which has been organizing events in premier venues in cities across the United States.

Martin has booked these dates in between recording sessions with Angel Pleitez for his upcoming debut full-length album on Reformatory Records, which will be mastered by Don Cobb, who is known for his extensive history of mastering albums by Garth Brooks.

You can hear Martin’s music at www.reformatoryrecords.com/erick-martin and you can visit his other band and social media pages by following these links:
www.reverbnation.com/erickmartin
https://twitter.com/ErickMartinLV
https://www.facebook.com/erickmartinmusic

June 8th 2013

D’NERO PERFORMING LIVE AT THE TRIBECA URBAN ARTS SHOWCASE SATURDAY JUNE 15TH.

A MONTH AFTER HIS DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE ON REFORMATORY RECORDS, D’NERO LANDS KEY SPOT ON THREE DAY NEW YORK CITY URBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL.

D’nero recently released his debut album “Story of a Young Boss” which has provided him placement on several live events and has increased his public visibility. These can also be accredited to this artists grinding work ethic, his labels marketing campaign, and new staff members commitment to success.

Heightened exposure for this emerging artist began in May on multiple platforms as a result of Reformatory Records relentless promotional efforts. Notable campaign highlights have included a featured artist spot on Reverbnation.com the week of May 21st, along with other placements on Ballerstatus.com, DjSmallz.com. and a radio interview by Ed Tyll on Talkradiox.com on May 23rd.

His placement on the Tribeca Urban Arts Showcase is due to the labels new Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator, Melissa Gregg.
Gregg, an accredited international press photographer and member of the associated press, will be overseeing other promotions and networking opportunities for D’nero at the Tribeca Event which comes two weeks after his performance at the Pool Daze summer kickoff event at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.

The Tribeca Urban Arts Showcase, which is in its second year running, is a free event showcasing Rap and Hip Hop artists, street art exhibitions, and breakdancing competitions.

Presented by X101 JAMZ, it will be hosted by the legendary DJ Ron G who was recently named by BET as one of the most influential DJ’s of all time.

D’nero will be performing Saturday June 15th alongside Tribe NYC and Mitch Littlez. The 3 day event scheduled on June 14th,15th and 16th starts at 6:00 PM and will be held at Gallery 69, the home of Graffiti Art New York located at 69 Leonard St. New York, NY 10013

May 2nd 2012

NEW JERSEY RAP ARTIST D’NERO RELEASES HIS DEBUT ALBUM “STORY OF A YOUNG BOSS” ON CHICAGO BASED REFORMATORY RECORDS.

AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES D’NEROS FIRST FULL LENGTH ALBUM MAKES ITS DEBUT WITH FEATURED ARTIST ILL BEATZ ON REFORMATORY RECORDS.

Rapidly up and coming East Coast Rap artist D’nero has just released his self-produced debut album “Story Of A Young Boss” featuring ILL BEATZ who he has a history of collaborating with. Together they have been building a reputation as a hard working duo that is burning up the East Coast with live show dates that have stretched as far west as Ohio State University and South By Southwest.

Reformatory Records owner Mike Repel noticed D’neros potential and work ethic early on and encouraged him to deliver an entirely self-written, self-composed, and self-produced album on his own, and deliver he did.

Final audio engineering on this 12 song release was done by Reformatory Records.

With the lyrical content written by these two young men in their twenties, the songs on this album such as Show Me Love, Big Dreams & Money, How Low, and Singles bring in the party atmosphere with a blend of club rap and twerk music that will rattle any trunk and liven up any strip club routine.

This album also has a duet featuring singer Asha Harris that creates a beautiful dynamic highlighting the diversity of both of these artists.

D’neros debut album “Story Of A young Boss” is now available on iTunes and is the perfect example of how to hit the ground running in a big way.

JANUARY I5th 2013

REFORMATORY RECORDS LAYS OUT PLANS FOR 2013 MUSIC RELEASES AND OFFICIALLY NAMES A&R REP FOR WEST AND SOUTHWEST REGIONS.

REFORMATORY RECORDS PREPARES TO LAUNCH MULTIPLE FULL LENGTH RELEASES, HAS EXTENDED ITS REACH TO SIN CITY AND TAPS LAS VEGAS NATIVE PAUL G. FROM SHOCK ROCK BAND I.D.S.F.A. AS NEW WESTCOAST AND SOUTHWEST REGIONAL A&R REPRESENTATIVE.

Chicago, Ill.—Breaking News: Over the last several months, Reformatory Records has been focusing on audio production of four full-length albums for its artists, three of which have tentative March release dates.

Mike Repel—owner of Reformatory Records—has been managing multiple releases, many of which he has production credits on as mixing and mastering engineer while balancing responsibilities managing the label and developing upcoming marketing campaigns, including one with Atlanta-based Encore Music Group. Repel has also had recent public appearances as a music marketing panelist at the eighth-annual A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta Ga., and at Oak Park River Forest High School’s career day in Oak Park, Ill.

Mike mentoring students at career day.


CIRYL DA GREAT – “Adolescence” is the sophomore album from Reformatory Records pilot artist Ciryl Da Great, featuring credits from all over with up-and-coming music producers including NSTRMNTL (Gary, Ind./Okinawa, JP), DJ DAZE PRODUCTIONS (Jersey Shore/NYC), JIXER NIXER (St. Louis, Mo.) and MONUMENTAL PRODUCTIONS (Freeport, Bahamas). This album—and the wide range of musical styles it comes with—lays a foundation that lets Ciryl Da Great show how truly diverse his range is as a rap artist.

HEENA KLAN – “Pack Leaders” is the first full-length album from this Westside Chicago trio and will feature a music video release in advance of the album. This album features many local guest artists and has music production credits going to NSTRMNTL, KSTAR THE KING (Kenosha, Wis.) and K.C.P. PRODUCTIONS (Chicago). This album will also include the rap and R&B underground hit “Chasing Paper,” which performed well after its half-page spread in the August 2012 edition of THE SOURCE magazine.

D’NERO – “STORY OF A YOUNG BOSS” is the debut album from New Jersey’s hardest-working underground artist D’nero, who has done a majority of the musical compositions on this album and all of the recording and mixing on this album. This album includes the previously-released single “Bottoms Up,” which has been showing increased activity on a monthly basis. D’NEROs prior releases and mixtapes have had over 20,000 downloads each, and this artist has just started his first business enterprise, TRUE CLASS PRODUCTIONS.

D’Nero will soon be releasing his debut album “Story Of A Young Boss”


DJ HOUSE – “THE NEXT THREE” is the second installment of traditional Classic Chicago House music from one of the Southside’s own neighborhood DJs, completely written and produced by DJ HOUSE.

SEVENSIXX – E.O.T.B. END OF THE BEGINNING Reformatory Records’ newest rap act combines musical elements of rap, hip-hop and metal into their music production, resulting in a trend-setting sound. The group has been billed with multiple national acts, touring extensively with two-time Grammy award-winning artist Mil Ticket and the Track Kings, and they have opened up for Ludacris, Nelly, Eve, Chingy, Snoop, T.I., Lil Wayne and Fat Joe. They also just performed on the X-TREME PROMO “Taste of Chicago Showcase” at the 2012 A3C HIP HOP FESTIVAL in Atlanta, Ga. and are currently working on their debut full-length album on Reformatory Records.

The Chicago Stage at the Masquerade Venue, Atlanta. 8th annual A3C Hip Hop Fest.


All Reformatory Records music is available worldwide and the entire catalog can be accessed at http://www.reformatoryrecords.com/purchase-music

We have also ensured additional access of our artists’ music by obtaining placement in AMI/ROWE Internet Jukeboxes in over 125,000 bars, clubs, restaurants and U.S. Military bases across the globe and saw three of our artists place in the AMI Top 200 Songs and Albums Chart in June 2012.

Several contracts are currently being negotiated that will show the true musical diversity of this record label, and further announcements will be made soon regarding our new artists.

Interstate contract negotiation has also led to new friendships and has ultimately resulted in the creation of a position with the label’s administration for Sin City native Paul G., the guitarist for the rapidly up and coming band I.D.S.F.A., who took home the Vegas Rocks! Magazine 2011 Best Shock Rock Band in Las Vegas award. I.D.S.F.A. is known for its growing stage show that includes pyrotechnics, an eight-foot long anti-aircraft cannon that shoots merch into the audience and other shenanigans that must be witnessed live to give full credit to the creativity that has gone into this band’s live show.

Paul G., who has remained in constant contact with Repel over the last year, has developed a close understanding of what Reformatory Records is looking to do in the areas of growth and development in the immediate future and has been named Reformatory Records West Coast and Southwest Regional A&R Representative effective immediately.

“It’s a great feeling to be able to work for Reformatory Records and to have the opportunity to be the A&R rep for an area that has been overlooked by most of the music industry for so long. On a regular basis I see some of the best musicians and songwriters you could find anywhere, but because they’re from anywhere but Hollywood or New York they don’t have the same opportunities to make their mark doing what they love to do. I fully intend to change that with a label that understands the potential
of these great musicians who are willing to go above and beyond to be successful in the record industry. Its going to be very exciting and rewarding for me to be a part of their success,”
said Paul G.

An immediate search for working, touring bands has already gone into effect in an effort to bring the music we release directly to the people.

Paul G. has also brought to the table a lifetime of music involvement—he is a guitar instructor and songwriter, live audio and sound engineer, event promoter and has worked with Leon C. of The Platters at Industrial Media helping some big-ticket acts such as Queensryche, Concrete Blonde, Wall Of Voodoo, Cheap Trick, Steppenwolf and The Boogie Man Band refine their stage performances prior to touring. Paul and I.D.S.F.A. (whose drummer was formerly in El Debarge) have a vast network of industry professionals they confer with regularly—including Lita Ford and Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)—and they have performed with acts such as D.R.I., Mobile Death Camp, The Adicts, Anvil, PottyMouth, Bang Tango, Guttermouth, Spineshank and The Mentors.

Paul has also recently developed a strong working business relationship with 1960s MOTOWN RECORDS legendary songwriter/producer VERNON BULLOCK, whose career highlights include monster hits by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, The Four Tops, Junior Walker & the All-Stars, L.L. Cool J & Santana, William “Wee Gee” Howard, The Staple Singers, Public Announcement, The Chi-Lites, Livin’ Proof, The Younghearts (20th Century Records/CHAIN Productions) and Bobby Wilson’s hit single “Here Is Where The Love Is.”

Vernon Bullock is bringing his expertise from Motown Records to the table and working with an act that we will soon release.


While at Motown, Bullock was Assistant to the Director of Artist Development, Harvey Fuqua. After leaving Motown, Bullock created and co-founded the hit R&B group, “New Birth” along with Tony Churchill and Fuqua. He served as songwriter, producer, keyboardist and road manager of the group. He has worked with many other legendary artists including Little Richard, Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Johnny Taylor, The DELLS and Aretha Franklin.

After a somewhat lengthy hiatus, Bullock is looking very much to get “hands-on involved” in the music industry again, and as owner of VERBUL Media Group (CHAIN Records/ MAFUNDI Music Publishing), he is looking forward to working hand-in-hand with Paul G’s band, I.D.S.F.A., and the development of up-and-coming acts.

Bullock and Paul are also working as a team to develop the solo act Erick Martin specifically for Reformatory Records.

“I look very much forward to working with Paul, I.D.S.F.A. and Reformatory Records. Coming back to the music industry like this after my personal hiatus is heaven-sent,” said Bullock. “I’m ecstatic seeing the potential of this operation and being a part of this.”

In Reformatory Records’ three short years as a record label that is known for branding unproven and unbroken artists, the label shows proof that with hard work and dedication anything is possible. When asked about the accomplishments he has made in this short period of time, Repel had this to say:

“From the outside looking in, it may appear to the independent music community that I have gotten some major things done. However I really don’t feel that way because it was through constant planning and the execution of those plans that the label is where it’s at today. It’s a long unending road of small accomplishments that creates an avenue of success. Up until this point I’ve been working diligently on this label myself, and I haven’t even scratched the surface of what my real goals are for this company yet. It’s a blessing to know that now I have people getting involved with the label that have the caliber of professionalism that is needed to take this company to the next level.”

Although Reformatory Records currently has a heavy Urban music roster, do not let that fool you. Repel’s musical tastes are far-reaching and his musical background is actually quite extreme. He was basically brought up by the Hardcore Music movement and has performed in hardcore and metal bands as a guitar player and bassist. Expect to see many genres of music on this label soon, and Reformatory Records is eager to find the right hard-working bands out there to push out to the world along with its current and growing roster.

Repel will be appearing as a speaker/mentor at the 17th Annual Millennium Music Conference in Camp Hill, Pa. and will be discussing his involvement in the music industry via Reformatory Records and his newest business endeavor, REPEL MUSIC DISTRIBUTION, which like Reformatory Records supports all genres of music.

BEHOLD THE RISE OF THE INDEPENDENTS

OCTOBER 16th, 2012

Reformatory Records and Repel Music Distribution show growing brand involvement in A3C Hip Hop Fest

With his third year of involvement, Mike Repel, Owner of Reformatory Records and Repel Music Distribution shows growing involvement during the 8th annual A3C Hip Hop festival.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This past weekend of October 11th,12th, and 13th 2012 marks the 8th year of the Southeast’s, and now the nation’s largest Hip Hop and Rap music event, The A3C Hip Hop Festival. Three days of music with over 300 artists and DJ’s, educational music industry panels, combined with hands on software and hardware demonstrations from top flight music industry manufacturers has resulted in a three day marketing and networking madhouse that exceeded 20,000 attendees over the three day period.

This marks the third year of involvement for Mike Repel of Reformatory Records who has had his artists perform on the festival the last two years running. It also marks the first year of involvement for his new business endeavor Repel Music Distribution, a company which offers the most comprehensive international digital music distribution in the industry and is on par with that of the major labels.

Mr. Repel has been a partial sponsor of the festival for the past two years and is a firm supporter of the festivals purpose.

“I immediately identified with the festival owners beliefs and his support of the independent music community. Brian Knott has created a platform over the last decade that allows upcoming independent artists to share the same stage as their idols and role models. This leveled playing field and sense of extended community is what independent music is all about.”

Reformatory Records and Repel Music Distributions Increased brand visibility is not only limited to festival sponsorship either. For the last two years Mike Repel has exercised one of his favorite aspects of brand development, guerilla marketing, which he has been doing since before he was in high school. For the last two years, he and his teams have spread their promotional efforts from within the three day festival to Atlanta’s college campuses, neighborhoods and nightlife.

Mr. Repels marketing history and his position in the industry as business owner made him a prime candidate as a panelist on Thursday Oct 11th of this year for the A3C Festivals marketing discussion on mixtapes titled “The Balance” at Criminal Records in the Little 5 points neighborhood of Atlanta. Sharing their personal industry expertise to the audience of up-and-coming independent artists, producers and DJ’s along with Mr. Repel were industry heavy hitters Randy Roper (Million Dollar Dreamz), The Honorable C-Note, DJ Smallz, DJ Burn One, A-King of PNC Radio New York, Tef Poe, DJ Spinz, and DJ Chuck T.

Mike speaking at The Balance music marketing panel during the 8th annual A3C Festival at Criminal Records, Atlanta.


Reformatory Records artists have furthered company visibility at the A3C festival which showcased Ciryl Da Great (2011 featuring G-Wicked of the HEENA KLAN also on Reformatory Records) and the newly signed SevenSixx which performed at this years A3C festival alongside Twista, King Louie and others this past Saturday October 13th on the groundbreaking Taste of Chicago Showcase, a historical event sponsored by Chris Matthews of X-Treme Promo, which showcased Chicago artists exclusively on the venues main indoor stage for the first time in the A3C festivals history.

Running two companies; marketing, promoting and networking for three days along with managing and photographing his artists is no easy undertaking but it shows what one mans determination, focus and personal drive can result in.

AUGUST 17th, 2012

REFORMATORY RECORDS BOASTS 3 CHARTING TITLES WITHIN 20 DAYS OF RELEASE.

WITH LESS THAN A FULL MONTH IN THE AMI ROWE JUKEBOX NETWORK THREE OF REFORMATORY RECORDS TITLES MAKE THE AMI TOP 200 ALBUMS LIST FOR JULY 2012.

August 17th 2012. It has just been confirmed by the AMI Entertainment Network that 3 of Reformatory Records titles have charted in the AMI top 200 albums and songs list after a their July 10th entry into the digital internet jukebox system.

DJ HOUSE charts in at spot number 150 with his 3 song debut e.p. “Start The Beat” his first House, Electro, Latin House release on Reformatory Records.

D’Nero charts in at number 167 with “Bottoms Up” a lively up-tempo party rap song which is also his first release on Reformatory Records after multiple mixtape releases and successful singles sales as an independent artist.

Finally at chart position number 189 is the HEENA KLAN with their rap and R&B single “Chasing Paper” The third Reformatory Records breaking artist to place with this track from their upcoming full length album “Pack Leaders”

“ I am nothing less than thrilled to see that amongst all the record labels, artists and songs in this database, that 3 of our debut releases have made the top 200 with less than 20 days in the system, This proves that no one should ever be underestimated in this business and it shows the power of consistent hard work, dedication, and due diligence.” Said Mike Repel, owner of Reformatory Records a Chicago based independent record label which is host to several genres of music.

These titles are available in all AMI/ROWE Jukeboxes in over 125,000 bars, restaurants, and retailers around the globe along with all other Reformatory Records artists titles.

Promotional efforts for these newly released titles have been continuing on several different levels and they are also available for purchase in all countries on all digital and mobile providers.

Aug 1, 2012

“We couldn’t be more excited about the timing of this release and the ability to directly provide quality music for the rapidly growing youth culture in China. We hope that interest in our labels artists will grow in these markets as our growing catalog is made available in this country. This is just a really great time to be involved in music.” Said Mike Repel, Owner and CEO of Reformatory Records.

“CHASING PAPER” by the Heena Klan shows this Chicago rap trio at their very best, seamlessly integrating Rap Music and R&B throughout the song complete with harmonized rap verses and well blended, extremely catchy choruses. This song is available for download at http://www.wa3.cn/release.htm?actionType=view&rid=10066421

“THE FIRST THREE” by DJ HOUSE is appropriately titled for his first three House music songs which are the tip of the iceberg of the music that he will be releasing on Reformatory Records. This release combines House Music, Latin House, and Electronic Dance Music and is a great example of upcoming music from this artist, has been picked up by a growing amount of radio stations in several countries and is a good choice for any nightclub DJ. These songs are also available for download at http://www.wa3.cn/release.htm?actionType=view&rid=10066422

We look forward to a growing professional relationship with our global partnerships in our ongoing personal effort to bring our music to the people instead of the people trying to find our artists and our music.

July 20, 2012

RAPID UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DJ HOUSE

Chicago, Il…REFORMATORY RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST DJ HOUSE has proven to be on his grind since his March 2012 signing.

Numerous radio stations are picking up his titles from his upcoming debut release “THE FIRST THREE” which blends Classic House, and Latin House with Electro Tribal and modern day zapateado. Stations such as FJSRadio.com which has a following of more than 30,000 listeners are actively playing songs from this release.

“I love this record. very lounge and I like the way it builds up and changes… The vocal is nice for a guy singing it. It has a commercial sound it, but deep soulful as well. This is a sound that I can hear on the radio. I will play this record on air and at my gigs…” said Tasteless T, the DJ and host of FJS RADIO about DJ House’s song “House Runs Thru Me” which is being released internationally this Tuesday, July 24th on all online and mobile music providers.

“House Runs Thru Me” has also been picked up by “THE GROOVE” radio show on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa Canada and New York. “The Groove” which started in 1979 is the longest continually running disco show on radio in the world will play “House Runs Thru Me” for the first time on Saturday July 21st at 1:00pm EST. This will be the first time this song is broadcast on terrestrial radio and on the FM dial.

DJ House started spinning House and other styles of music at the age of 10. His older brother was a well known neighborhood DJ and provided the availability and equipment along with crates upon crates of records on which DJ House started his lifelong attachment to the turntables and music.

DJ House also started writing lyrics and original music at the age of 15, a year later he started a group with his nephews called Magia Blanca has which has been doing well for the last 7 years and has provided him with countless opportunities to perform at the hottest Chicago area Spanish clubs and festivals along with live performances in the surounding cities and states. He is also now entering his 8th year with a Spanish music group called Los Cometas which has been around for more than 33 years, his oldest brother Lalo has been the singer of this group for the last 25 years.

At 22 DJ House came back stronger in the south side night club and party scene in Chicago. Now dividing DJing responsibilities between three night clubs he has been finding time to write House music singles which pull from many of his influences as a DJ. These songs have already been published and will be available this week in all Digital Jukeboxes bearing the AMI ENTERTAINMET logo. TOUCHTUNES jukebox systems will have this material after July 24th, the exact date is unconfirmed.

This release has International digital distribution and will be available in all territories on all online digital retail stores and mobile music providers Tuesday July 24th including iTunes, Amazon mp3, Muve Music on Cricket Wireless, Napster, Rhapsody, Myxer, Mix and Burn at F.Y.E. and more.

The songs on this release are available for streaming now on our website on the DJ HOUSE artist page at www.reformatoryrecords.com/dj-house

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JULY 15th, 2012

SEVENSIXX – NEWLY SIGNED ARTISTS TO REFORMATORY RECORDS
REFORMATORY RECORDS ANNOUNCES ITS NEWEST ADDITION TO ITS GROWING MULTI GENRE CATALOG. SEVENSIXX, A RAP TRIO FROM CHICAGOS WESTERN SUBURBS INK A DEAL THIS WEEKEND.

Chicago, Il…REFORMATORY RECORDS is proud to announce that it has come to an agreement with local rap trio SEVENSIXX and has signed a deal with the trio known for its edgy high energy sound that at times pulls from crossover genre elements including Rap, Hip Hop, Metal and Rock.

Ruger Ryan and Charlee Gunnz of SevenSixx


SEVENSIXX, who is comprised of founding member Charlee Gunnz, along with rap artists Die, and Ruger Ryan. The trio submitted their music to Reformatory Records in December of 2011 and the label immediately recognized the material as catchy, innovative and trendsetting.

“I’m pretty stoked to be working with Reformatory Records. I know SEVENSIXX will bring a lot to the table being a unique hip rock group that is not comparable to the genres you hear in the media these days. Like us, I know Mikes a very hard worker and enjoys what he does as well as the other artists and groups on Reformatory so I can see SEVENSIXX and Reformatory Records taking off very quickly.” Said SEVENSIXX member DIE about this weekends signing.

The groups founder Charlee Chain Gunnz who also founded the Otherside Recordz movement in the Greater Chicagoland area has been known for booking shows in the Midwest as a talent buyer and has been largely responsible for giving some larger Midwest and national acts a performance date here in the greater Chicagoland area and its suburbs. Some of these shows have included such acts as Twista, Vanilla Ice, Afroman, Crucial Conflict, Shawna, Do Or Die, RIO DEZONERO, Lil Scrappy, Lebowski(Tech 9), Mil Tickit, Track Kingz, Speedknot Mob, Bo-Deal, and Jack Frost. SevenSixx has performed with all the above named acts but has also opened up for T.I., Lil Wayne, Freeway, Camron, Jim Jones, and Fat Joe. Several recordings have been made towards a full length album which will be available this Fall on Reformatory Records

This song is available for streaming now on our website on the SEVENSIXX artist page at www.reformatoryrecords.com/sevensixx

JULY 11th, 2012

NEW RELEASE – DJ HOUSE “THE FIRST THREE” – JULY 24TH

Chicago, Il…REFORMATORY RECORDS releases DJ HOUSE’s “THE FIRST THREE” GENRE – House/Electro/Tribal.

This release, which blends Classic House, and Latin House with Electro Tribal and modern day zapateado, was recorded, mixed, engineered and mastered by Mike Repel of Reformatory Records and DJ HOUSE. Musical composition produced by DJ HOUSE, all songs written by DJ HOUSE featuring Kiana Mayes on “House Runs Thru Me”

DJ House started spinning House and other styles of music at the age of 10. His older brother was a well known neighborhood DJ and provided the availability and equipment along with crates upon crates of records on which DJ House started his lifelong attachment to the turntables and music.

DJ House also started writing lyrics and original music at the age of 15, a year later he started a Spanish music band with his nephews which has been doing well for the last 7 years and has provided him with countless opportunities to perform at the hottest Chicago area Spanish clubs and festivals along with live performances in the surounding cities and states.

At 22 DJ House came back stronger in the south side night club and party scene in Chicago. Now dividing DJing responsibilities between three night clubs he has been finding time to write House music singles which pull from many of his influences as a DJ. “THE FIRST THREE” appropriately titled for his first three of his House music releases are the tip of the iceberg of the music that he will be releasing on Reformatory Records.

“House Runs Thru Me” – Is the first track on this release, it brings back some of the old school classic Chicago element that the genre is known for with lyrics based around the birth and birthplace of House music. “Sigan Bailando” – Brings in elements of Latin House, Tribal, and an Electro modern style of the traditional zapateado and sets the pace for the Latin dance releases that this artist is currently developing. “Start The Beat” is another house track that begins a little more on the mello side and is most likely to be heard prior to your prime time mixing.

These songs have already been published and will be available this week in all Digital Jukeboxes bearing the AMI ENTERTAINMET logo.

This release has International digital distribution and will be available in all territories on all online digital retail stores and mobile music providers Tuesday July 24th including iTunes, Amazon mp3, Muve Music on Cricket Wireless, Napster, Rhapsody, Myxer, Mix and Burn at F.Y.E. and more.

The songs on this release are available for streaming now on our website on the DJ HOUSE artist page at www.reformatoryrecords.com/dj-house Get all artist updates and label news in any language at www.reformatoryrecords.com using our embedded Google translator toolbar.

JULY 10th, 2012

NEW RELEASE – CHASING PAPER – JULY 24TH 2012
REFORMATORY RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE HEENA KLAN’S “CHASING PAPER”SINGLE TO BE RELEASED INTERNATIONALLY JULY 24TH 2012 ON ALL DIGITAL AND MOBILE MUSIC PROVIDERS.


Chicago, Il…REFORMATORY RECORDS releases the HEENA KLAN’s single “CHASING PAPER” Genre- Urban. This song, which blends Rap and R&B, was recorded, mixed, engineered and produced by Mike Repel of Reformatory Records and Killa Creep of the Heena Klan.

Musical composition produced by Gary, Indiana native NSTRMNTL who provided musical content for Ciryl Da Great, also on Reformatory Records, and has worked with numerous rap artists in Gary Indiana.

This song was mastered by Jay Franco of Sterling Studios who has lent his technical expertise to a variety of top-selling releases from such varied artists as Coldplay, The Neptunes, Athlete, Erykah Badu, Johnny Cash, Stephen and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Art Brut, Rick Ross, CéU, The Beastie Boys, Ben Folds, Chris Brown, Ash, The Brazilian Girls, Diddy and Usher. Universal Records, Capitol, Warner Music, and Sony BMG have all hired Jay to help master some of their most successful releases.

The Henna Klan’s rap career started almost two decades ago when the trio released a professional full length, packaged cassette recording under their childhood name the “DOME CREW” This tape gained the attention of RAW DOPE Records (Crucial Conflict) and integrated the trio on Chicago’s west side Rap community amongst such artists as TWISTA, CRUCIAL CONFLICT, DO OR DIE, and TRIPLE DARKNESS.

This release shows the trio at their best seamlessly integrating Rap and R&B throughout the song complete with harmonized rap verses and well blended, extremely catchy choruses.

This song has already been published and will be available June 26th 2012 in all Digital Jukeboxes bearing the AMI ENTERTAINMET logo.

This song has International digital distribution and will be available in all territories on all online digital retail stores and mobile music providers Tuesday July 24th including iTunes, Amazon mp3, Muve Music on Cricket Wireless, Napster, Rhapsody, Myxer, Mix and Burn at F.Y.E. and more.