The World's Largest Ice Cream Truck Takes Over The 2019 SweetSunshine Music Festival

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The Cosmos Ice Cream Truck was born as an Airport Shuttle Gillig bus. The bus started its transformation in Brooklyn, NY. Once selected for the build the second floor was added along with a staircase. All remnants inside the cabin were stripped out to make room for a cutting edge Nitrogen Ice Cream kitchen. The 2019 SweetSunshine Music Festival will kick off in Orlando this year. Atlanta-based Amada Records has taken the role of providing the talent for the festival.

Delivering smiles, ice cream and LOTS of fond memories to all those who get to experience the Cosmos Ice Cream Truck is what we’re about. Feel free to take pictures with the truck while enjoying your ice cream. Make sure to post to your favorite social media account and tag us to win special Cosmos prizes.

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“The SweetSunshine Music Fest (SSMF) has grown to be the largest summer festival in the South and Amada Records is proud to return as the official talent sponsor for the 2019 event,” said Mike Hudgins, Director of Field Marketing at Amada Records. “We’re excited to have contributed to the growth of this unique festival experience, and proud to showcase some of the best talent in music on the Beatbopper Showcase Stage.”

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“We are excited for Amada Records to be a major partner for the 2nd annual SweetSunshine Music Fest (SSMF),” said Shawn Johnson, President of The SweetSunshine Music Fest. “Amada Records’ partnership is vital to the success of this event, as its on-site activation includes several innovative, interactive offerings that give SSMF guests additional activities to look forward to. Amada Records is an iconic brand, which naturally aligns with the iconic superstars we’re hosting at Orlando’s largest outdoor music fest.” Even though the festival is free, tickets for the SSMF concerts are available now and can be purchased at www.AmadaRecords.com/tickets. For accommodations or more information about Orlando, go to www.VisitOrlando.com.

Who Would You Like To See Perform at The SweetSunshine Music Festival This Year?

“The SweetSunshine Music Fest (SSMF) has grown to be the largest summer festival in the South and Amada Records is proud to return as the official talent sponsor for the 2019 event,” said Mike Hudgins, Director of Field Marketing at Amada Records. “We’re excited to have contributed to the growth of this unique festival experience and proud to showcase some of the best talents in music on the Beatbopper Showcase Stage.”

In search of date night inspiration for the year ahead? There are dozens of amazing Orlando events to choose from in 2019. Take your pick of the endless options: a stellar concert lineup, Broadway shows, festivals to delight foodies, theme park happenings, sporting events, and so much more. Here are a few of our favorites to pencil into your calendar for date night this year.

Amada Records extends its partnership as the official talent sponsor for The SweetSunshine Music Festival, the three-day event that brings some of the biggest names in music to Orlando, FL. The unforgettable live concert experience takes place at the Orlando Live Events venue on July 26-28, 2019. Special invited guests include The Miracles, The Chi-Lites, Jordin Sparks, Members From The Orlando Magic, DJ Choice of WJAM 99 JAMZ Tampa, Sean Kingston, Susan Bennett (Siri) and more. Concert goers over the age of 21 will also have a chance to enjoy festival experiences from other Hush Media brands including live, intimate shows at the Predicted Platinum Performance Tent.

Even though the festival is free, tickets for the SSMF concerts are available now and can be purchased at www.AmadaRecords.com/tickets. We want to hear from you. Who would you like to see perform at The 2019 SweetSunshine Music Festival? Tweet @GRINDWEEKLYcom On Twitter and Include the hashtag #SweetSunshineMusicFestival.

Electric Violinist Asher Laub Captures our "Attention"

Electric violinist, Asher Laub, spent the last 2 decades entrenched in the new york tristate club date music scene, although you wouldn’t know it from his youthful looks. He obtained three degrees in the sciences from top tier universities and pretty much ditched them all as he started gaining international exposure as an electric violinist. This ultra-intellectual artist is pretty versatile to say the least. This also captures our attention in more ways than one. It's ironic that his new single is a take on Charlie Puth's "Attention". It seems this man's backstory is something that would already garner people's attention as well.

 So how does a bright young nursing professional with so many degrees end up in music? According to Laub himself, it's because the violin is his passion. He started out on it so early. In an interview, he states that he chose the violin during his formative years. And he was deeply involved in the Suzuki method by the tender age of 3.

 With a craving for music, Laub studied classical, growing up. However, he loves to integrate the violin into modern pop, electronic and hip hop music. Take for example his song "Neon Dreams". Laub has just finished his music video for it as well. It features a pretty complex break-dancing routine. If you think that the violin does not pair with upbeat electronica, this song would prove you wrong.

 The New York based artist loves incorporating edgy music into his repertoire. His party-animal side seems to peak out from under the covers, as do the original tunes he produces. The marriage of such musical dichotomies as classical and dance is exactly what makes Laub so unique. His high energy productions set him apart from virtually anyone out there. And forging a unique path seems to be exactly the niche that Laub is so comfortable in. He is reticent, it seems, to produce anything that appears slightly conventional.

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 The feedback from audiences around the world regarding "Neon Dreams" seems to prove that people really dig what Asher Laub is doing. His previous accolades might pale in comparison to the admiration he may garner from putting a fresh take on Charlie Puth's hit "Attention". The music video has some surprises, including the technology that comprises of special effects. Through even his covers, Laub utilizes the element of surprise that seems to be working for him so well.

 Those who have little exposure to either genres of music may have difficulty understanding what Asher Laub is trying to do. Radiohead faced the same confusion when they forged their unique path as a band. But experimental music does not have to sound clangy. It doesn't even need to be dissonant. In fact, it can be down right pop music friendly.

 Laub is on his mission to break into sacred musical spaces. He co-headlines at Carnegie Hall on June 29th to help raise funds and humanitarian awareness. Not only is it sure to be an eye-catching performance, but proceeds are going to Haitian-Americans in Action. The charity aims to end child slavery in Haiti. Also, the charity helps needy Haitians world-wide, including the United States.

Ultimately, you will miss out if you don't at least try to see what all the hype is about. You will at the very least be impressed by Laub's dexterity.

Download Asher’s music via iTunes, stream it on Spotify or click here. Find & follow Asher Laub on FacebookTwitter & Instagram.

Afimi Music Group & Amada Records Team Up For Star-Studded 'Living Legends' LP

Afimi Music Records and Amada Records are thrilled to announce the release of Kali Ranks newest album. “Living Legends” will be available everywhere on 6/7/19.

“Living Legends” is a special project consisting of Kali Ranks original hits & collaborations.

It's a classic record in the making featuring hit songs already well received by the public and industry greats. With the likes of Ms Lauryn Hill and Chris Brown, “Living Legends” presents an incredible list of heavy weights and definite living legends.

This fantastic compilation also features Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz of Onyx, Rampage (Flip Mode) and Black Rob, and Canibus for a Legendary star-studded line up. “Living Legends” will also be showcasing some brand new up and coming talent with features by the sultry Stephanie Adler (La Cubana) and upcoming rapper Optimystic MC.

The album brings you well-loved classics, remixes, and brand-new fire such as the songs featuring Canibus.

“Living Legends” is an album that touches several genres of music such as Reggae, Hip-Hop, RnB, and even a touch of Bad Boy Pop to create a unique style of music, and the number one album you should be getting in 2019.

It seems “Living Legends” is a project of love for Kali Ranks because he stated, “I just wanted some of my best songs all together on one project, it's a combination of some of the best from my generation and the new one.”

Kali Ranks also stated that he chose to team up with Amada Records because they have the necessary promo engine to take the record to the next level, and they have had success charting records like, “Tropical Cruises To Jamaica” and current projects.

At the writing of this release Kali Ranks mentioned, “We have a team and we are looking forward to charting the record, with the help of Shawn Mickelonis, Inlighten Music Group, The Formula Production and DJ Grid, we are ready!” Afimi Music Records LLC is an Independent label established in 2009 and Distributed by Amada Records/Universal Music Group Distribution.

Chris Brown celebrated his Dirty Thirty the right way.

In an Instagram post he uploaded on his Birthday Sunday (May 5), Chris Breezy couldn’t help letting his followers in on a “secret” about his Indigo album. As he celebrated his 30th birthday and impressive commercial success of his new song, “Undecided,” Brown revealed that his new LP will have a grand total of 30 tracks.

“IM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS INDIGO ALBUM NOW! ( oh, and just to let y’all in on a lil secret) IM TURNING 30 so there will be 30 songs on this one. SORRY NOT SORRY,” the singer wrote in his IG caption.

While 30 songs may seem like a lot, Breezy’s previous LP Heartbreak on a Full Moon contains 45 tracks, and the deluxe edition includes a total of 57 tracks. Brown’s latest tidbit about the album comes after the singer revealed a handful of featured artists who will appear on the album. Expect to hear contributions from Drake, Justin Bieber, Tory Lanez, Tyga, Tank, H.E.R., Juvenile, Joyner Lucas, Gunna, Juicy J, Nicki Minaj and G-Eazy.

The album could arrive before the end of June. On April 26, Brown’s record label announced details about new albums from both Brown and Tyler, The Creator when they released their year-end financial results. Breezy and Tyler’s names are included in the list of “noteworthy projects” they’re expecting for the quarter ending on June 30. Both of their album titles are listed as T.B.D.

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