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“Gay Sex Dance” Released For Us By Us

The Album by Us for Us

“Gay Sex Dance” is the soundtrack of our lives. Electronic dance music infused with hot raw sex; is sure to get the party started and bed rocking. In fact there is a track on the album entitled “Bed Rocking.” The other tracks have names like Gangbang, Blowjob, Doggystyle, etc. Produced by a gay music producer in New York City named Maurice.

He quoted, “I was watching some adult programming one night; when I became inspired to share my two biggest passions with the world: music and sex”. His first album “Gay Sex Rhythm” was released in 2013. It received rave reviews but, is more melodic and laid back. As a man who loves to dance Maurice said, “I wanted to create something we can dance to, something sexy”. Now “Gay Sex Dance” is available everywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryl1Ki2ukBY

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RAPHAEL BRINGS TROUBLE TO THE DANCEFLOOR AND THE BOXING RING WITH “BOYS ARE TROUBLE”

RAPHAEL BRINGS TROUBLE TO THE DANCEFLOOR AND THE BOXING RING WITH “BOYS ARE TROUBLE”
The soulful electro-pop singer Raphael releases “Boys Are Trouble”, a dark, seductive track. Written by Raphael, the song − with its moody piano, beautifully sad strings, and raw vocals that exude vulnerability − is being compared to ballads by Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd.  “Boys Are Trouble is a song about addiction, whether it is love, sex, or the human body,” explains the artist. “I often find that just when I think I’m in control of my emotions, a sexy guy comes along, carnality takes over and I fall to pieces.” “Boys Are Trouble” is the second single from Raphael’s upcoming album, The Dark of My Mind.  The single is now available on iTunes and Spotify, along with its brand new club remix by superstar DJ Joe Gauthreaux. The “Boys Are Trouble” music video is available on YouTube.
“I tend to fall for guys who are aloof and ridiculously overconfident. I become so consumed in vying for their attention that I completely lose myself,” explains Raphael from Downtown Music Studios in Manhattan. He is there mixing his album with multi-Grammy award winning mixer Tony Maserati (Beyonce – “Crazy In Love”).  “It would be easy to blame it on the guys, but what I’ve learned from my experience is that I am the one who brings the trouble upon myself. I want who I want at that moment, and I don’t really care what happens as long as I get the guy.”BAT-Single-Cover-Art-300x300 RAPHAEL BRINGS TROUBLE TO THE DANCEFLOOR AND THE BOXING RING WITH “BOYS ARE TROUBLE”
The music video for “Boys Are Trouble” takes place in a seedy fight club. We see Raphael, trying to escape his loveless and abusive relationship with  Cash, the rich and violent fight club organizer. He finds solace in a boxer named Max, a loser with a winning heart. “Being in an abusive relationship in the past, I felt it was important to show how domestic violence also exists in LGBT relationships, which is something that is rarely discussed.”
Raphael chose to cast male models for the music video as a nod to Friday Night Throwdown, New York City’s true life amateur boxing matches that pit male models against local boxing talent. He picked  Taylor Harris, who plays Cash, for his irresistibly dangerous looks and William McLarnon, who plays Max, for his boy-next-door qualities.
“I’m fortunate to always find the right guys for my videos.  It’s finding the right ones off-camera that gets tricky,” he laughs.
Raphael was born in New York and raised in Miami Beach, listening to ‘90s pop and Miami hip-hop.   He describes his style of songwriting as stream of consciousness and views his songs as a representation of himself as a person and an artist.
In his music, Raphael aims to bring back the love. According to the young singer, most songs today emphasize independence and an “I’m too cool” attitude towards romance. He misses the desperation and vulnerability in songs from the past where vocalists unapologetically gushed over someone.
He calls his upcoming album, “The Dark of My Mind”, his journey through modern love set to sexy, moody trip-hop and electro-pop sounds that are at times ethereal and dreamy and at other times flow over the listener with a wave of sexual urgency and romantic longing. “It’s about those things that you tuck in the back of your head and you don’t necessarily want to talk about or want people to know,“ explains Raphael.
“Boys Are Trouble” is his first song to be remixed for clubs.  “I felt a remix was needed for those late night seductions on the dance floor,” he says, adding,  “When I heard Joe Gauthreaux’s remix of Justin Beiber’s “Boyfriend”, I knew he was the perfect remixer for the song. He brings a hypnotic feel to his remixes that works perfectly for ‘Boys are Trouble’.”
“Boys Are Trouble” is streaming now on Spotify and is available for purchase on iTunes. Raphael’s debut album, “The Dark of My Mind,” releases soon. For more information visit www.officialraphael.com.
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Sherry Vine Launches Queer Network, gaySVTVworld

We Want Our Drag TV
The Internet is getting a whole lot gayer!   International drag darling Sherry Vine and former Here-TV executive Josh Rosenzweig are combining their style, humor and sensibility into a one-stop, digital destination for all of the world’s LGBTQ entertainment needs.  gaySVTVworld premieres February 14 with original shows, specials, music videos, short films and more: all free at YouTube.com/MissSherryVine.

“The world needs gaySVTVworld because they are hungry for original programming from top queer talent,” says Vine, a comedian whose hilarious video parodies have made her a YouTube sensation.  “We got ‘em all: Haus Of Mimosa, Pickles, David Serrano, Chris Semers … and this is only the beginning.”

TBT-Pickles-logo-300x242 Sherry Vine Launches Queer Network, gaySVTVworldgaySVTVworld is created by and for LGBTQ audiences,” adds Josh Rosenzweig. A two-time Emmy Award nominee, Rosenzweig served as SVP of Here TV for ten years where he produced over two hundred hours of television including She’s Living For This, a show that starred Vine.  “Nobody is going to tell our stories like we will. While our visibility has increased enormously over the last decade with the launch of several LGBT television networks, it is essential that the community have an online space to call our own.  A destination where we can go to find like-minded artists and feel the power of the collective.”

While gaySVTVworld draws inspiration from a traditional television model, it also presents a modern digital age spin with all shows under-seven minutes long.  “We’re offering short content so people can view several episodes in the same amount of time as one traditional TV show,” explains Vine.  “Maybe you only have five free minutes on your way to work or during a lunch break.  That’s enough time to catch a hilarious episode of Fashion Puhleez on your smart phone!”

The network will kick off its first season with a slate of eight programs, releasing daily, beginning with Sunday’s Sherry and the Greek, an original talk series starring Vine and Chris Semers, discussing a variety of fun topics and performing skits, characters, and musical numbers.

On Monday, queer notables share their pop culture picks on EduGAYtion.   Then Tuesday, The Rachel Zoe Show meets Project Runway in Fashion Puhleez, with lead players in the beauty industry discussing fashion, club couture and styling.

House of Mimosa presents The Anita & Gina Marie Show, a comedic show that chronicles the daily antics of two women as they cause mayhem throughout Astoria, Queens (singing out – or rather, airing out – all their dirty laundry) gets viewers over hump day.   Then its Throwback Thursdays with Pickles, a look back at a public access show that offers a glimpse into the gay, downtown art and nightlife scene of New York in the nineties.

Celebrate the end of the workweek with The Flames of Hell’s Kitchen, a telanovela about the life of Sherry Vine, her manager Gloria, assistant Busted and sexy Latino boyfriend, Diego.  In the first season, Sherry wins big, loses everything, slips back into a life of drugs, and faces an intervention. The show stars David Serrano, Busted, Patty McKeever and Al McKeever.

Finally, on Saturday, it’s movie night as gaySVTVworld presents The SVTV Short Film Fest, an online festival dedicated to spotlighting the very best LGBTQ filmmakers from around the world.  Each week is a new short film along with interviews from the filmmakers and special bonus features.

In addition, What’s In Your Purse?, a hilarious two-minute segment featuring Vine cornering nightlife celebrities and forcing them to reveal the contents of their bags, will run throughout the week.

“We knew launching a network was an ambitious endeavor but there are so many things we didn’t think of,” admits Vine.  “Josh and I and our amazing team have literally been working every day on gaySVTVworld for almost a year now.”

“So much of that time has been spent on brainstorming ideas, reaching out to people we wanted to work with and deciding on a slate we felt confident about,” continues Rosenzweig.  “We have several shows that are in various stages of development. Our intention is to continue to keep rolling out new programs, music videos and comedy sketches.”

gaySVTVworld premieres February 14 at YouTube.com/MissSherryVine

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Feature: The Real Nina Lombardo

Houston Karaoke Queen Nina Lombardo (Photo: Donald Trahan)
Houston Karaoke Queen Nina Lombardo (Photo: Donald Trahan)

“New Kids On The Block” she said with a smile when asked the first concert she ever attended. “And I’m proud of that.”  She sat across the room on a couch drinking hot tea. The doctor diagnosed her with strep throat. In between questions I tried to count the tattoos. She has more than 30 piercings, all over!

At 32 years old, the ‘Queen of Karaoke’ has big plans for 2016. She has a new look, and is ready for a change. It’s the year of Nina, Nina Lombardo.

“ I am in a new jean size, the smallest I’ve been in six years,” she exclaims.

012216-cover-copy-198x300 Feature: The Real Nina LombardoYou most likely have seen her Thursdays, Wednesdays or Sundays at Jr’s Bar and Grill, hosting karaoke or Pearl Bar hosting The Sushi Show every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Sadly there is no ‘sushi’ involved!

Looking at Nina, one might think she is super hardcore, a ‘fearless girl’. And believe it or not, that’s somewhat true. Sorta! She describes herself as “Tattoos, Dreadlocks, Music, Moxie, Crafty, Queer, and a Virgo.” But…there are a few exceptions. “People seem to always be surprised to learn how many silly little phobias I have.” Nina said. She refuses to get in water where she can’t see her feet and don’t dare attempt to drive in a tunnel with her in the car. It’s not gonna happen! And for those clowns? “Supper uncomfortable.”

But she’s also a cook and a lover of designing and decorating. “I have a thing for baking. And my personal theory is that if I’m sharing the sweets with those around me it makes life sweeter”. Nina explained. She also loves glitter, was a finalist in the 2010 Pride Superstar singing competition, and in December 2015 she became Entertainer of the Year at the FACE Awards. Nina is a community favorite!

Her love for music comes from her favorite Aunt. “I remember growing up hearing my Aunt Felicia sing beautifully,” Nina recalls when she was younger.

“I wanted to sing along.” Nina said. Since then ‘people pretty much can’t get a word in if I’m in a vehicle — because I will FIND a song to sing.’

‘When I was younger and all of my friends were talking about how excited they were to turn 21. All I could talk about was how excited I was to turn 18, so I could get tattooed.” Nina said after noticing me looking at her tattoos!

“ I got my first on my 18th birthday. Each piece that I have means something to me.”

“Being tattooed has helped me work through some of the hardest times in my life, and now I have something beautiful in place of the pain.” Nina told me she is always in the state of evolution, becoming a better version.

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