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Intel Superstars Winners Announced!

The Top 5 OurStage artists in the Latin, singer-songwriter and urban genres, who entered their original songs in the Intel “Superstars”Competition via Intel’s Facebook page, are now the lucky recipients of an awesome prize package courtesy of Intel and Cakewalk. Each package includes a personal computer with Intel® Core™ Processor Technology and Cakewalk music software! The Top 20 artists in each of the Intel “Superstars” Competition Channels have automatically made it to the Intel “Superstars” National Finals Competition to compete for $10,000 cash, to be awarded in January 2011 by a panel of music industry experts.

Remember to Judge in the Intel “Superstars” National Finals Competition and help the best artist rise to the top and take home the grand prize!

Congratulations to these Intel “Superstars” Competition Winners:

Singer-Songwriter Winners:
“Worth The Fight” by Marie Hines (Nashville, TN)
“Running Into Walls” by Lily Holbrook (San Francisco, CA)
“My Way Home” by Made To Break (Bothell, WA)
“Quicksand” by Anthony Rankin (Pittsburgh, PA)
“Gotta Get Away” by Seth Glier (Shelburne, MA)

Urban Winners:
“What’s On My Mind” by Kjae (Mentone, CA)
“I Need You” by Mac (Gods Gift) (Fresno, TX)
“Little Do They Know” by Arenbe (Houston, TX)
“Save The World” by Luci (Nashville, TN)
“Thomas Edison” by Bravo Young (Riverdale, GA)

Latin Winners:
“Cuando Mas Te Neccisito” by Luis Guillermo (Berwyn, IL)
“Sunshine In My Mind” by Laura Ault (Astoria, NY)
“Le Propuse” by Berto Lavos (Tampa, FL)
“Live It Up” by Luci, featuring Thrill Coleman (Nashville, TN)
“Elena” by Soulsa (New York, NY)

Check out the playlist below to listen to the winning songs from the Intel “Superstars” Latin, Urban and Singer-Songwriter Channels!

LATIN WITH A FRESH SIDE OF SOULSA

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If you’re perfectly happy with your Sunday and don’t think it could get any better, this is where we part ways. However, If you’ve been looking for some seriously sizzling music to get your booty shaking, read on…

A while back we discussed the strategic combination of modern and traditional elements in Latin music. There’s no better example of this than Soulsa, a five-piece New York band who’s been heating up stages everywhere they go. Last year they even traveled as far as Finland to melt a little of that Scandinavian ice at the Frutes Tropicales Latin festival. What better place to add a little spice than the country responsible for salmiakki, the saltiest candy on earth?

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Do you like your Soulsa mild, medium, or HOT?

From their fanclub page: “To create a fresh sound, Soulsa replaces traditional salsa instruments like horns and piano with the modern rhythms of the electric guitar resulting in a more ‘stripped-down’ sound without ever losing their Caribbean roots.”

Soulsa’s sound is full of old school—well—soul. Apparently that’s been resonating strongly with the fans, as they’ve had fifteen Top 10 finishes on OurStage over three years. (At this moment actually, they’re holding the Number 1 spot in Latin. Maybe this is the month! Share your 2 cents and head on over to judge a few battles.) This soul is joined by beautiful harmonies, exciting electric guitar riffs and enough straight up energy to keep a crowd dancing even after the show’s over. Soulsa isn’t just the rhythm of the week, they’re the rhythm that goes on and on and on…

PART 2 OF OUR Q & A WITH OURSTAGE LATIN ARTISTS

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Last week we brought you Part 1 of this Q & A with some of our favorite Latin artists. We left you hanging but never fear, because we’re back with the loaded question of “What is ‘Latin’ music to you?”

OS: What is “Latin” to you? (There’s no wrong answer!) Do you define it more by the music or the musicians? For example, a Latino rock band is a rock band, but do you also consider this “Latin music?”

Bergman Pazs: All the music styles based on Caribbean, Central and South American evolution of music.

Gio Vanne from Orbita: Well, a lot people are getting confused with this so-called term “Latin.” For example: a “Latin-Rock band” playing songs in English and none of [their] songs are in Spanish??? I [w]ould not consider them a “Latino-Rock band” even [if] all his band members are Latinos.

David Rolas: What I do is music, period. Whether it’s Latino-influenced or not…it’s music. The style of music I do is hip hop. A lot of people or even other artists might beg to differ with me. But it’s true: Music is music.

OS: Just for fun, not including yourself do you have any favorite Latin artists on OurStage you’d like to share with our readers?

BP: CHEMA LARA!

GV: Of course!!: Orbita, Bergman Pazs & Taboo Bambu.

DR: I think what’s cool about OurStage.com is that you guys give an opportunity to the underdog. The artist that hasn’t had the exposure needed to be heard.

Some of the artists off of OurStage.com that are Latin and I particularly like are: La Lola, Orquesta D’Soul, Soulsa, Gato & Palenke Music Co. and a few others….Great music. Give us a shot!!!

 


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