#SongsFromDaDugout Released from the Chambers To The Public March 21, 2015

It’s finally here. After the wait, I can no longer say “Sorry for the Wait” like I’m Mr. Weezy F. Baby, himself. My first EP is here for you to take a listen to. It’s about time!

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As part of my list of tasks to complete on my bucket list, I can say this has been the most lengthy of things to complete thus far. I’ve caught myself not wanting to finish it a few times, and the production process had quite a few bumps along the way. But I said “eff it” to my woes, and decided to drop what I had anyway. It’s the first of what I hope to be more music projects so I chose not to beat myself up for how it sounds. I know I’ll produce way better material in the future. I’m just glad to have had the opportunity to do something like this. Writing music has become one of my many creative activities I do to keep my mind busy.

So it’s now official; I will scratch off release mixtape off my Bucket List! Yay!

You may download my EP “Songs From Da Dugout” via my Bandcamp page or soundcloud at Alissa Feré. But to make it more easier for you, take a look at the Playlist below and you can download from there. Thanks for listening!

 

Special Thank You to the lovely staff of people who helped me with this project:

Producer and Engineer: FLuX; Album Cover Art: Boutzie; Photographer: Rebellious Rebel; Promotional Art: Alissa Fere; Creative Consulting: K.A. Walker and Tony Bonez Sinatra; Featured artist: Quinn Shabaz, Leon Dominick, and Boutzie; Studio Production: The Dugout Dojo

Do you think I should make more music? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

To check out photos from my “Songs From Da Dugout” photo shoot, read “Alissa Feré Takes It To The Field For The Release of 2015 Mixtape “Songs From Da Dugout” on Doc’s Castle Media.

Alissa Feré 2015 EP “Song From Da Dugout” Artwork Finally Released

With less than two weeks away from my EP “Songs From Da Dugout” release, I am pleased to finally release the official cover artwork for my project to the public. The EP is expected to release March 21, 2015 via the Alissa Feré Bandcamp and Soundcloud music pages.

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Like many of my other projects, Briana Ragler was given the pleasures of handling majority of my visuals. Starting from taking on the responsibility of styling my creative persona to designing my cover of my first musical project, Briana, also known as recording artist Boutzie’, utilizes all her creative abilities to make sure Alissa Feré was ready for the world to take in. She was my photographer, stylist, and graphic designer.

Ayeee!

I’ve decided to take the Rebellious Rebel approach while working on my EP because Briana’s creative style is that “clear and clean” image I was aiming for that steers away from the average look associated with sports and hip-hop. I commonly see a more “rigid and rough” images used for things associated with both hip-hop and sports. Both are hard topics dominated by men, which I am not. So my thoughts for my project already being assumed as “hard” had to be challenged to seem more “fluffier” for Feré’s sake.

By creating a more cleaner representation for this project, I hope to promote interests that’s grabs the onlooker’s eye. I want my listeners to know from the moment they see the cover that there’s meaning behind being left in the Dugout for women. This clear and concise illustration captures the beauty behind what I believe this game we call love really is. It’s a cloudy, mysterious, dangerous, and very uneasy to understand, but it continues to be alluring, mesmerizing, and worth taking. Briana captured that we’ll in this very simply put work of art.

On top of it all, it’s very professionally presented. *applauds*

Along with the help from Baltimore artist FLuX, who’s the owner of the Baltimore brand The Dugout Dojo and the engineer of “Songs From Da Dugout,” I was ensured that each song would sound superb. I had no doubt about how my EP would turn out because listening to FLuX’s previous works, I was already blown away. (Listen to The Sky Is Blue by FLuX, here.)

The EP’s track listing is also finalized with six semi- complete songs ready for me to share.

  1. José (Liquor Talkn) ft. Boutzie (prod. Doowy Lloh)
  2. Rufus Bush (prod. mjnichols)
  3. Only You Ft. Quinn Shabaz
  4. Tonight (prod. Cmbeats)
  5. When The Stars Align ft. Leon Dominick (prod. Davinci)
  6. (Bonus Track): Pleasant Nightmares (prod. André 3000)

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YTube Vid of the Week: One of those days 2 – Candide Thovex

With all this snow landing in Baltimore, matter of fact -the entire east coast, this winter, finding a video like this week’s YTube Vid of the Week doesn’t even phase me as much as stumbling across a video of pure sunshine. But I’m still able to find something intriguing about what people enjoy doing in the snow, and I am absolutely amazed at Candide Thovex love for it.

Candide Thovex is a french professional skier and filmmaker, majorly known for his films recorded in first person view of his ski adventures. His videos of his experiences will leave anyone in awe. They make me want to find a ski resort where I can rip a course to shreds, though I can’t ski for the life of me.

One of Those Day 2 is the sequel to his previous skier video One of Those Days, which has the same concept but covers different landscapes and surroundings. Both videos are amazing due to the fact that I am unable to do any of what’s being done in them. Any average person will this guy props.

My favorite part of this film is the end. Candide went out like a boss! How does a person simply ski through a restaurant? He shows us he can just do those things. He’s the man.

Ski through restaurants (like a boss) *Rick Ross voice*

What’s your favorite part of this Candide Thovex’s One of Those Days 2? Let us know in the comments below.

Ever watch someone create an Instrumental with their butt? Watch the last YTube Vid of The Week: Real Booty Music on Doc’s Castle Media.

Alissa Feré Takes It To The Field For The Release of 2015 Mixtape “Songs From Da Dugout”

As an insider for the release of my 2015 mixtape Songs From Da Dugout, I decided to give my readers a few snapshots to look at while they wait for my project to drop next month.

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I decided to get a little creative for this release. I thought Why should I leave you guys with only an expected date for my project? I should give you a little more, and maybe some more background to what to look forward to. So I partnered up with my favorite photographer/blogger to give something extra as we wait for my dropping day.

Songs From Da Dugout is a representation of my emotions. Often I feel I’m left in limbo on a lot of issues when I’m dealing with guys. I think lots of women can relate. It can feel like I’m sitting in a dugout waiting to be called on for the next play. It can get restless waiting on these guys, and they should know that I don’t wait very long for my moment.

Women have so many questions that could be left unanswered while waiting on their next call in a partnership; there’s so many expectations that should be fulfilled on the behalf of the man that aren’t met in relationships. I relate to those women because when someone’s left in the dugout, how is anyone expected to win the game? How is anyone expected to conquer the battle?

These brothers got us yelling to the coach like, “Come on. Call me, coach! I’m ready to play.”

The photo shoot was conducted by Briana Ragler of Rebellious Rebel, also known as hip-hop artist Boutzie’. She did a great job. What do you think?

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Look out for “Songs From Da Dugout” dropping in March 2015!

Have you heard “Pleasant Nightmares,” single from 2015 tape Songs From Da Dugout? Check out “Alissa Feré Releases Title & Promo Art For Spring 2015 Project” on Doc’s Castle Media.

Watch behind the scenes of my photo shoot via Briana’s Blog, Rebellious Rebel.

Ytube Vid of the Week: Real Booty Music

With all this twerking we’re doing to these bass savy beats, creators might as well let the booty do all the talking for a chance. That’s exactly what Lisbon, Portugal producer Branko took on as a project given from AIAIAI headphone company. “We [AIAIAI] wanted to do this in an unusual way, which brought about music made by the booty – for the booty.”

The YTube Vid of the Week is AIAIAI’s unique advertisement for their new headphones.

It’s amazing that someone could make a song by shaking their booty. But I would like to hear more from this “amazing ass” because I’m not a fan of this actual beat, per say. Maybe they didn’t make another beat because they allotted time for Denmark’s leading booty shaker Louise Kjølsen to rest after all that rump shaking. In my opinion, if they threw in the phenomenal American bumpin booty duo, famously known as the twerk team, we’d have a full-blown instrumental tape ready for millions of people to get their hands on.

Imagine the songs you’d hear produced by rappers from their butts. Wowee haha.

Let’s hope I don’t spend all day today trying to make songs with my butt because of this video. Listen to the full track here on Doc’s Castle Media.

What do you think about real booty music? Leave your those below.

Have you watched the last Ytube Vid of the Week? Read YTube Vid of The Week: Little Girl From Missy Elliott Videos Makes A Tribute on Doc’s Castle Media.