Tao Of Sound Nominated for the IMEA Awards as Best Electronica Artist of the Year!

The International Music and Entertainment Association has opened voting to the public now through September 17th.  Please take a moment to give us your vote. Thank you for your support!!

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TAO_THESE_TIMES_BOOK_08+01Tao Of Sound Newly Released Album

“Tao of Sound’s new full-length, 11 track album These Times, is a masterwork and triumph, blurring the lines between musical genres and delivering an amazing melodic and rhythmic delight.”

In May of 2016, Tao of Sound steps to the front of the stage via their eclectic, always evolving style. With their signature edgy pop sound and epic, world-electronica orchestrations, Tao of Sound has carved out a completely original musical identity for themselves.

Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Taku Hirano and Daniel Pearson, Tao of Sound has worked with music’s biggest superstars including Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston, Nelly Furtado, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Prodigy, Dr. Dre and Lionel Richie. Taku was named as one of the Top 3 Best Percussionists by Modern Drummer Magazine’s 2014 Readers Poll.

As expert remix artists, Tao of Sound has worked their magic on Kanye West’s “Heartless” and tracks from the Michael Jackson Remix Suite. Internationally, they have performed and recordings with two-time Academy Award-winning Indian film composer A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), Japanese pop superstar Utada Hikaru, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Golden Globe/Grammy Award-winning artist, Kitaro.

Taku is one of the top-call percussionists on the touring and recording circuit. Daniel is Bass Player/Composer/Producer and has written and composed music for television productions and motion pictures. These world-class musicians have performed live, recorded with, and consulted a who’s who in the music industry, spanning practically every genre of popular music. Their music has been heard on HBO, NBC, ABC, PBS, and major motion picture scores for Twentieth Century-Fox and DreamWorks, film soundtracks for DreamWorks, Atlantic Records, and Capitol Records.

Combining Zen-like Eastern influences with electronic beats and a rock swagger, Tao of Sound delivered a striking, memorable debut for Domo Records in June 2010 with Metro, continued their evolution with RONIN and now expertly displays their mastery of music with 2016’s These Times.


Track List
01. These Times (feat. Beldina)
02. You Come, You Go (feat. Carol Hatchett)
03. Police & Thieves (feat. Amy Keys)
04. 20 Cents More For The Metro (feat. Davi Lorenzo)
05. Little World (feat. Laura Jane)
06. Libra
07. Sympathy Is For The Survivors (feat. Brandon Rogers)
08. Keep Dancing (feat. Jacob Luttrell)
09. I Would Be Your Slave (feat. Davi Lorenzo)
10. Virgo
11. The River (feat. Sharlotte Gibson)




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Shamisen Rockers the Yoshida Brothers Love Kubo and the Two Strings!


With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara) to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara) to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.


Now, we are offering special sales for Yoshida Brothers CDs!



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Originally released in 1999, the Yoshida Brothers’ debut album Ibuki, is getting a well-deserved re-release from Domo, marking the first time it has been available in the U.S. market. When originally released, the disc sold over 100,000 copies—an incredible feat, since up to that point most tsugaru-shamisen recordings rarely sold more than a thousand copies in Japan. The album features mostly traditional tsugaru-shamisen songs, though hints of the Brothers’ signature style are starting to emerge. From the very beginning, it was clear that the group was bringing this ancient three-stringed instrument into modern times, interpreting its sound for a contemporary audience. This disc deservedly turned the Yoshida Brothers into rock stars in their native land, another rarity for tsugaru-shamisen instrumentalists. Take a listen to where the journey began.




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The brothers began to spread their wings with their follow-up, Move (2000). This re-release of their groundbreaking second album represents the first time this album has been issued in the U.S. It features more original compositions than its predecessor and shows the brothers expanding their musical horizons, incorporating a variety of instruments beyond the tsugaru-shamisen and exploring numerous disparate musical influences. One song features the otsuzumi, a small taiko (Japenese drum), while three songs showcase a cajon—an Afro-Peruvian hand drum popular in Spanish flamenco music since the 1980s. The release of Move proved that Ibuki was no fluke and that the Yoshida Brothers, despite their youth, were capable of producing musical masterpieces that bridged the sounds of old and new Japan. Using the traditional tsugaru-shamisen in a contemporary manner, the Yoshida Brothers produced an original sound that distinguished them as true musical visionaries.

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Olate Dogs on FOX21 News Colorado!


Olate Dogs appeared live on Fox 21 News in Colorado this morning. Check the videos below to hear about their amazing history and journey to win America’s Got Talent in 2012. Not to mention, their amazing tricks and cute costumes.

Thank you for having us Fox 21 News!

Olate Dogs are performing at the Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs, Colorado this Sunday August 14th. Don’t miss it, tickets are still available!

8/14 (Sun) 2pm
Stargazer Theatre
10 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
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The Olate Dogs Bring Their Show to Loveland


The Olate Dogs: Canine performers from ‘America’s Got Talent’ bring their show to Loveland

By Michelle Vendegna

Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

The winners of the 2012 season of “America’s Got Talent” will be making a stop at the Rialto Theater Center on Saturday. The Olate Dogs will be performing their high-energy variety act with Richard and Nicholas Olate leading the pack.

“It’s not your typical dog show. There is no Frisbee-throwing or anything like that. It’s very unique in itself,” said Nicholas Olate.

Richard began the show 49 years ago. Nicholas has been part of the act for 17 years, starting when he was 5. The group received national recognition in 2012 when took the top spot on “America’s Got Talent.” Since then, the group has been traveling nonstop from big cities to small towns.

“That for me has been the most exciting thing,” Nicholas said of the response they get even in small towns. “I like the fact that so many people like the dogs and want to see the show.”

The Olates travel with about 14 or 15 dogs at any given time. There are 11 in the show and then three or four that are training or retired.

“You have to stop and get them water, you have to walk them, get them their play time. It’s definitely time-consuming, but it’s really enjoyable,” he said. They always have to account for the extra time it takes when traveling.

It only adds to the fun that the Olates never look for easygoing dogs to join the act.

“I have had people come up and ask if we look for dogs that are relaxed and stuff, but not really,” Nicholas said. They try to find the most rambunctious dogs they can.

“When you actually give them something to do like a trick or something and you train them the way that we do, they get excited and they can get all the energy out when they’re performing,” he said.

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New Release Today! “Transfer Resistor” by Stableford


Transfer Resistor, the debut release by Stableford, explores relentlessly energetic hard-quantized synth styles reminiscent of the 1980s.

The album features contemporary impressions of classic technologies. Vocoders, mono leads, arpeggiators and 8-bit basses combine in cosmic appropriations of heritage electronica.  It includes the lazy saw-tooth shuffle of “Sloth”, the bristling dual leads of “Panda”, the undulating key centers of “Asiatic”, the stark ballad beauty of “Sun”, the pop intensity of “Brown” and the austere slow-burn of “Polar”.

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See Roman and Richie Sambora at the Rock and Roll Margarita Festival in Hollywood

On August 4th, ROMAN band will perform with Richie Sambora (from Bon Jovi) at the Rock & Roll Margarita Festival 2016 in Hollywood!


14a22c_a296fb953f104e0782f1a70c438981b9~mv2 Originally born in the small Russian town of Gorky, Roman grew up in Moscow. With a father who was a manager and producer of a famous 90’s pop star in Russia, young Roman grew up back stage with musicians on tour in a show-business environment. After graduating from the Humanitarian University of Moscow, the aspiring rocker became a finalist on the highest rated TV show “Star Factory” 6. Hot off that recognition, Roman recorded duets with the Scorpions, and Swiss rock band Gotthard. He’s performed with international musicians including Chris Slade (ACDC), Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest)Kerri Kelli(Alice cooper, Slash Snake’s Pit) Chris Holmes(W.A.S.P, LA Guns), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), and Teddy “Zigzig”Angreadis (Gun’n’Roses, Chuck Berry).

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Kitaro Nominated for the “Best New-Age Composer Award” at Big Apple Music Awards 2016

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Kitaro has been nominated for the “Best New-Age Composer Award” at the Big Apple Music Awards 2016 and he will perform live on stage at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai on September 23!

​​The Big Apple Music Awards Foundation is a unique, multinational membership-based association composed of music industry professionals, musicians, producers, engineers and other creative and technical recording professionals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life and the cultural condition for Central Asian, Caucasian and Middle Eastern music and its makers both inside and outside the United States.

The Big Apple Music Awards is an annual event in New York City that celebrates international music from Central Asia, Caucasus and Middle East. The Awards, the largest event of its kind, has sold out for years, thanks to live performances by multi-platinum selling artists from across the globe. This year’s sixteen awardees are all multi-platinum selling artists and household names in their native countries, with fan bases all over the world.

In 2016, the Big Apple Music Awards will take place in Dubai.

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Join Olate Dogs at Summer Evenings at Flint Fields in Williamsburg, MI


PRESS RELEASE / For Immediate Release

Olate Dogs Will Appear at Summer Evenings at Flint Fields – Concert, Horses and Dinner Series!

July 24th (Sun)
Flint Fields Horse Park
Williamsburg, MI
General Admission and Reserved Seating, All Ages


Porterhouse Presents is excited to announce the Summer Evenings at Flint Fields concert and dinner series.

Friday, July 15- Dirty Bourbon River Show Featuring New Orleans Cuisine   www.dirtybourbonrivershow.com

Sunday, July 24- Olate Dogs, (Winners of America’s Got Talent) Featuring Coney Island and Hot Dog menu with BBQ 

Friday, July 29th- Joshua Davis Trio Featuring Farm Fresh Paella and BBQ www.joshuadavismusic.com/press

Other dates include July 8 and 22, August 12, 19, 26 and 28. Performers to be announced


Flint Fields Horse Park began as an equestrian show grounds hosting national and international participants, as a sanctioned AA hunter, jumper horse show.   Over the years, it has evolved into an event space, hosting the Acme business association fall festival, numerous weddings, concerts including Lyle Lovett and His Big Band, the high school equestrian district finals and more.

Enjoy over 80 acres of beautifully manicured grounds and wonderful farm setting. Soak in the up-north beauty of an evening at Flint Fields Horse Park.


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LUNA’s New Release “EP” Now Available at iTunes Store

Luna’s 4 songs EP is released today! It includes bonus truck and it only $2.99 at Domo digital store until June 30th.

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[JUNE ONLY] World Music Over 50% OFF on Selected Items

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June is half way over! Hurry up and get the great deal on our World Music albums.

Offer will expire on June 30th.


LUNA / LUNA $6.49 (50% off)


Yoshida Brothers / Ibuki $6.98 (56% off)


Yoshida Brothers / Move $6.98 (56% off)


Nawang Khechog $5.86 (63% off)


Digital Downloads Sales

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LUNA / EP  $2.99


Seda Bagcan / Miracle $4.50 (50% off)

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Aco Takenaka / Dear My Land $4.50 (50% off)


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