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Everything You Need To Know About Dror Marko, an international Guitarist

Israel born and raised, Dror Marko is an international guitarist, arranger, and studio musician. He is a graduate of both Starling Academy of Music (Rio de Janeiro) and the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, where he was granted three scholarships while taking his bachelor’s degree in Music (mentored by Scott Henderson, Dean Brown, Kiko Loureiro, Allen Hinds, Oz Noy, Andre Nieri, Carl Verheyen, among others).

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Dror Marko focuses on creating real music. During his career, he got the chance to live in Israel, Brazil, and the US, gaining vast experience performing, touring, and co-producing with significant artists such as Jessica Sanchez (Runner-up of American Idol), hit R&B-band Surface, legendary drummer Marvin Smitty Smith (Sting, Sonny Rollins; Tonight Show with Jay Leno band), pianist Mahesh Balasooriya (Stanley Clarke, Natalie Cole), Ryan Gallagher (The Voice), Jerry Leoni (Drummer of The Lettermen), Lucio Vieira (Larry Coryell, Frank Gambale, Gilberto Gil), Francisco Fattoruso (Milton Nascimento, Ivan Lins, Derek Trucks), American Idol-Vocal Coach Peggi Blu, ‘Filhes da Martins’ (official Carnival band from Rio de Janeiro)and opening act for Israeli singer Lior Narkis.

His unique background led him to become a versatile artist and to develop a distinctive musical universe with exotic flavor, crossing middle eastern music, Brazilian, R&B, and Jazz. While living in the U.S. Dror had a remarkable experience within the local Filipino music scene in LA and collaborated with top Filipino artists such as Janice Javier (finalist of The Voice of the Philippines), Bryan Termulo (runner-up in Pinoy Pop Superstar), Geneva Cruz (Smokey Mountain) and Dessa Salazar. He has performed at distinguished performance venues such as Aratani Theatre, Envision Center LA, PYLUSD Performing Arts Center, as well as some legendary jazz-fusion venues like The Baked Potato, The Blue Whale, Vitello’s, and Townhouse Venice. In the rock-pop scene, he played at House of Blues, Whisky a Go-Go, Troubadour, Rainbow, Silverlake Lounge, The Mint, Molly Malone’s, The Viper Room, The Study, and more, in addition to major U.S. festivals like Levitt Pavilions and LACMA’s. As a studio musician, among countless projects, he recorded the guitars for the 1st Place winner of both categories of “Best song” and “Best Production” at the prestigious 2019 European Intercontinental Music Awards. As musical director, he instructed Janice Javier’s band and assisted in directing the giant official Carnival band ‘Filhes da Martins’. As an arranger and transcriber, he prepared professional charts and transcriptions (all instruments) for top artists like Jessica Sanchez, Janice Javier, the hit band Surface, Bryan Termulo, Ryan Gallagher, and Dessa.

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Currently, in addition to his work as a session musician and guitar instructor, Dror is writing his solo album, and together with Mikael Mutti (Jamie Foxx, Will. I.Am, Carlos Santana, Sergio Mendes, The Scorpions) and Fabio Rocha (Moraes Moreira, the band Eva), working on his original instrumental world music band ‘One Globe Radio’ (a mix of jazz, electronic, Brazilian, and African music). In order to check out Dror Marko, you can find him on Youtube, and he is always posting news surrounding his up-and-coming projects on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube.

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Junes UB Unveils Cinematic Vibes with “Don’t F Up The Rotation” EP

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Junes UB, a talented musician from the UK, has released a new EP called “Don’t F Up The Rotation.” It has four tracks that are inspired by the movie ‘Friday.’ Each track is like a chapter in a story that tells a chilled-out and relaxed tale. The EP is named after a famous line from the movie.

The first track, “Roll me one,” is a fun and playful song that reminds us of the movie. The second track, “Backstrap,” is a bit more serious and talks about a popular method for rolling cigarettes in the UK. The third track, “Lick it,” is also about rolling cigarettes, but it is a bit more clever and refers to the movie’s themes.

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The EP’s final track, “Exhale,” is the most important song on the EP. It talks about the feeling of exhaling smoke after smoking. It is an upbeat and catchy song that showcases Junes UB’s talent and musical ability.

The EP is only 9 minutes long, but it is packed with amazing music. Junes UB is a versatile artist who can create music in many different styles. Fans are excited to see what he will release next.

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Ol’ Burger Beats Crafts Timeless Beats and Conscious Rhymes in ’74: Out of Time’

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Ol’ Burger Beats is a talented musician from Norway who has just released his latest album, “74: Out of Time”. The album has 17 tracks and features a mix of old and new sounds that take the listener on a musical journey through time.

The tempo of the album is set at 74 beats per minute, which gives it a unique and relaxing feel. The album also addresses some important issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and politics in the US and Europe.

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Ol’ Burger Beats has collaborated with some of the best hip-hop artists, including Fly Anakin, Awon, Quelle Chris, Pink Siifu, and more. The result is an album that is both diverse and reflective of Ol’ Burger Beats’ growth as a composer.

“74: Out of Time” will be released on Feb. 16th on Coalmine Records and will be available on all major music platforms, as well as on cassette and vinyl. With special edition items and merchandise bundles, fans can join Ol’ Burger Beats on this incredible musical journey.

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