Saturday, May 16, 2020

Liquid Sound Lounge's own Jeannie Hopper Interviews Adam Cruz - talking #FreeTheMusicBusiness

Jeannie Hopper sat down with Adam Cruz a year ago to discuss his timeless book "Free The Music Business: Tips and Tales from an Indie Music Nerd".

They discuss the good, the bad and the ugly in navigating the indie dance music industry. It's a great read whether a 'newbie' or a veteran house head, for fans and/or industry heads. It's a window into the importance of community which is at the center of the multitude of tribes that cross over through the music and culture of dance. And the book offers a personal and insightful view into the evolving business of music in the digital age from a dance music industry insider. 

The book is written by Adam Cruz, Edited by Amanda Frontany and Illustrated by Jose Gonzalez and available HERE.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cyberjamz Radio Music Book Pick: Free The Music Business

Written by Soul Oasis — Cyberjamz Radio Book Pick: Free the Music Business: Tips and Tales from an Indie Music Nerd – Adam Cruz

If you're a recording artist, indie label, producer or just need a few tips about our ever changing music industry, then we at Cyberjamz Radio/Records highly recommend this awesome book written by one of our industry leaders when it comes to music and the ins and outs of the music business. Adam Cruz has led the way in the last few decades and his research on these subjects are spot on. This fantastic eye-opening book is now available.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Bookstr Business Interviews Adam Cruz About his New Book

Written by Bookstr Staff — On the latest episode of Bookstr Business, host David Grasso talks live with author Adam Cruz. Adam discusses his latest book, "Free the Music Business: Tips and Tales from an Indie Music Nerd." Adam also talks lessons learned while working with a wildly popular disco label, the rise of streaming music as well as the changing attitudes of music audiences over the years. Click on the video below to watch!

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Album Review: The Almagest "Unleashed" - Mixtape Sessions 2xLP

Artist, songwriter and producer Adam Cruz presents "Unleashed", a collection of 26 rare edits, remixes and mash-ups developed over the course of the past 12 years (or more). This double album represents a period of time when Adam Cruz - under the moniker The Almagest - began experimenting with music production.

Fast forwarding to 2013, and Adam Cruz is considered one of the most skillful, talented and inventive house music producers. There are many gems to be discovered on this double album, we highly recommend you check it out. Best of all, it is currently available through Mixtape Sessions for free...

- Michael Fossati


Thursday, November 8, 2012

'El Cimarron' Roars onto

Shout out to Rescue Poetix and Inti for the release mention! Take a moment and explore

This package has all the elements needed to get a fire going on the dance floor. Adam Cruz & Mixtape Sessions bring this strength! Supported by Louie Lou Gorbea, Carlos Mena, Mark Mendoza, Kiko Navarro, Hector Romero, Stan Zeff and is my Weekend pick!!! Check it!!


Mixtape Sessions is proud to present Señora de Matanzas' brand new "El Cimarron," a fiery and feisty jam which fuses afro Cuban and afro tech dance music. The combination is an impetuous ball of energy with Señora de Matanzas on lead vocals and artist Adam Cruz on background vocals. While Señora delivers an incredible vocal, no doubt a cultural gift from her native Matanzas, Cuba, Cruz adds an intense flavor and rhythm to the song which results in a passionate homage to his own Puerto Rican roots. Already being supported by DJs Louie Lou Gorbea, Carlos Mena, Mark Mendoza, Kiko Navarro, Hector Romero, Stan Zeff and others, pick your copy and get into the spirit of "El Cimarron" today by visiting @!

Written and produced by Adam Cruz.
Lead vocals performed by Señora de Matanzas.
Background vocals performed by Adam Cruz.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at EbbnFlow Studios, Bloomfield, NJ.
Published by Adam Cruz (SESAC), Adam Cruz Music (SESAC) and Mixtape Sessions Music (ASCAP).

Executive produced by Adam Cruz.
©2012 Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Distributed by The Cruz Music Group, a Division of Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Traxsource features 'Time Marches On' and 'Fall In Love' in their soulful house section - April 2012

Traxsource has featured the brand new Mixtape Sessions single "Time Marches On" from Adam Cruz and Eddie Nicholas as well as Justin Imperiale and Eddie Nicholas "Fall In Love," the brand new Cabana Recordings release in their soulful house section. 'Fall In Love' was co-written by Eddie Nicholas and Adam Cruz. Help spread the word that 'Time Marches On' and 'Fall In Love' have arrived! #mixtapesessions


Sunday, March 4, 2012 chooses 'Emospiritual Travelin' as their staff pick - March 2012

Click here to view the enlarged snapshot has selected our 'Emospiritual Travelin' LP as a staff pick in their Chill Out section. I giggled a little at the idea that my album is considered 'chill out,' but ok let's go with it.

Thanks so much Beatport! :)


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Traxsource features 'Emospiritual Travelin' in their soulful house section - Feb/March 2012

Traxsource has featured the brand new "Emospiritual Travelin" LP from Adam Cruz in their soulful house section. Help spread the word that Emospiritual Travelin has arrived! #adamcruz