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May 14, 2012
Just posted a new song on a new You Tube page!
May 1, 2012
Thanks to the DJs and listeners of college radio stations around the USA. Gratitude World has been added to the libraries of over 130 stations. Call in your requests! Alek sends his sincere thanks to the DJs at WUNF in Jacksonville, FL; WHPC in Garden City, NY; KSYM in San Antonio, TX; WBOR in Brunswick, ME; KMSC-2 in Sioux City, IA; WMLU in Farmville, VA; WIPZ in Kenosha, WI; WXLV in Schnecksville, PA; WWPV in Colchester, VT; WLUW in Chicago, IL; KGLT in Bozeman, MT; and KWTS in Canyon, TX.
April 24, 2012
We are delighted to be seeing increased airplay from WHPC in Garden City, NY; ACRN in Athens, OH; WSUR in Worcester, MA; WMLU in Farmville, VA; KCSC in Chico, CA; WWPV in Colchester, VT; WHPC in Garden City, NY; and WVPH in Piscataway, NJ. To the DJs and listeners, thank you!
Welcome and thanks also to the new additions: WMUL in Huntington, WV; WESN in Bloomington, IL; WZBT in Gettysburg, PA; WUNF in Jacksonville, FL; WGFR in Queensbury, NY; WPSC in Wayne, NJ; WDUB in Granville, OH; WIXQ in Millersville, PA; WRMC in Middlebury, VT; WVUR in Valparaiso, IN; KMSA in Grand Junction, CO; and WPVM in Asheville, NC!
April 17, 2012
Special thanks goes out to WBUL in Tampa, FL; WHCL in Clinton, NY; WSIN in New Haven, CT; URH in Hilo, HI; and KWRS in Spokane, WA and many others for the spins on the airwaves. We’d also like to recognize Radio UTD in Richardson, TX; WSLC in Bronxvile, NY; UMSL in St Louis, MI; and WTSC in Potsdam, NY for the new additions! There are currently more than 110 radio stations who have added Gratitude World.
March 27, 2012
Alek Vila’s Gratitude World is in the Top 30 most played on this week’s charts at CUH in Honolulu, HI. Thank you! Special thanks also goes out to the listeners and DJs at WSAJ in Grove City, PA; WBUL in Tampa, FL; WHCL in Clinton, NY; WSBU in St. Bonaventure, NY; KUOI in Moscow, ID; WALT in Davidson, NC; and WSND at Notre Dame, IN for the upgrades to medium rotation. We also picked up new adds at UCLA radio in Los Angeles, CA; WDBK in Blackwood, NJ; WPTS in Pittsburgh, PA; and WUSR in Scranton, PA.
March 27, 2012
We are thrilled to hear that Gratitude World is getting solid airplay at WSND in Notre Dame, IN; KUOI in Moscow, ID; WSIN in New Haven, CT; WSBU in St. Bonaventure, NY; WLUW in Chicago, IL; and KLCZ in Lewiston, ID. Our thanks goes out to the program directors who have just added the album at RLC in Piscataway, NJ; WVFI in Notre Dame, IN; WHCL in Clinton, NY; WMUC in College Park, MD; WHPK in Chicago, IL; KWCW in Walla Walla, WA; and KWRS in Spokane, WA. And of course, all the stations mentioned previously!
March 20, 2012
Making progress! This week we picked up WBUL in Tampa, FL; WMSC in NJ; KCSC in Chico, CA; WMUR in Milwaukee, WI; WPPJ in Pittsburgh, PA; and URH in Hilo, HI. That brings us up to 40 stations around the country that have added Alek Vila for their DJs to play.
March 13, 2012
Over 20 stations have added Gratitude World into rotation including: WCVF in Fredonia, NY; KAOS in Olympia, WA; WLUW in Chicago, IL; WRNC in Ashland, WI; WSIN in New Haven, CT; and WSND in Notre Dame, IN. On top of that, the album has debuted on the Top 30 most played charts at WALT in Davidson, NC (at #25)! Special shout out to Seattle radio stations KSPU and KSUB. Our radio campaign is off to a great start.
March 7, 2012
College radio campaign starts this month. Go team!
December 15, 2012
Gratitude World CDs are here! Order yours today.
December 4, 2012
A limited supply of physical CDs of Gratitude World are coming soon! Shipping Dec 15th! Just in time for the holidays.
November 20, 2012
November 1, 2012
It’s here! More than twelve years since the debut album, Alek Vila has released Gratitude World, an album that was three years and hundreds of hours in the making. Gratitude World features drummer Moises Padilla and bassist Jeff Eason as well as special appearances from guitarist Jason Goessl and a string quartet comprised of Chara Hokama, Melanie Wong, Meagan Peeples, and Leanne Riddle arranged by Daniel J. Miller. The album was produced by Peter Fosso, recorded at Elliot Bay Recording Company in Seattle by Scott Ross, and mastered by Steve Hall at Future Disc Systems.
Gratitude World promises to stir your emotions and inspire your soul. It is available today as a digital download on www.racingheartrecords.com, and later it will be available through the major dealers such as iTunes and Amazon. Check it out, buy a copy, post your comments in our guestbook, and tell your friends!
October 13, 2012
The mastered audio has been approved. Gratitude World will be available for sale on November 1st. The album will be available as a digital download right here on this web site, and later it will be available through the dealers you already know such as iTunes and Amazon.
September 28, 2012
Alek Vila’s new album, titled Gratitude World, is recorded and mixed and has been delivered to the Steve Hall at Future Disc Mastering for the final touch. We are looking towards a November 1st, 2012 release date!
March 26, 2012
Today Alek Vila visited Elliot Bay Recording Company to record the lead vocal tracks for the upcoming album. Singer Karlie Markendorf made an appearance in the studio to test out some backing vocal tracks, and producer Peter Fosso visited to contribute his thoughts during Vila’s recording session. Engineered by Scott Ross.
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October 29, 2011
With Alek Vila’s album is still in progress, Racing Heart Records and Alek Vila are moving to Portland! What’s left to do? Track backing vocals, a bit of guitar work, mixing and mastering. We’re getting close!
October 2, 2011
Seattle string quartet: Chara Hokama, Melanie Wong, Meagan Peeples, and Leanne Riddle performed two songs in a recording session for Alek Vila at Elliot Bay Recording Company in Seattle. The arrangement is by Daniel J. Miller. Engineered by Scott Ross. Produced by Peter Fosso with Alek Vila.
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July 22, 2011
Alek is currently recording various pieces of his album with instruments that include Rhodes piano and 12-string electric guitar.
October 15, 2010
Bass guitar tracks are finished thanks to stellar bass player Jeff Eason. See our Facebook page for photos! Once again, the tracks were recorded at Elliot Bay Recording Company, engineered by Scott Ross, and produced by Peter Fosso with Alek Vila.View photo collection
September 29, 2010
Visit Alek Vila's Facebook page for photos of Jason Goessl recording electric guitar on the new Alek Vila record. The session was engineered by Scott Ross with oversight by Peter Fosso and Alek Vila.View photo collection
December 27, 2009
The first recordings have been made for Alek Vila’s next album, beginning with drummer Moises Padilla and engineer Scott Ross (Elliot Bay Recording Company, Seattle). Visit Alek Vila on Facebook for a look at some of the photos from the session!View photo collection
September 8, 2009
More than ten years after the release of his self-produced debut album Love In Color, Alek Vila is breaking ground on a new album. This follows a long period of musical study and re-invention including as well as a move from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia and up to Seattle. Alek returns to the studio in a collaborative work with Producer Peter Fosso after refining his gift for songwriting with a conscious touch and thoughtful lyrics to create an inviting combination of musical eloquence and raw fun.
Peter owns and operates Insight Records where he has discovered a number of Northwest artists and went on to release several compilations – most notably, Seattle Women In Rock, which garnered reviews in Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly. His band’s self-titled debut, Life Like Feel, achieved national distribution and radio airplay on 180 stations. Peter launched one of the early music websites, NetMusic.com, is the Managing Director for Music2Deal.com (the international networking site for the music industry), and is the Founder/President of Global Music Project, the non-profit organization whose mission is to unite humanity through music.
The writer/producer team are now selecting musicians for the album project (drummers, bassists, string players, percussionists). Inquiries should be sent through our contact page.
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