Thursday, August 11, 2016


NEW SINGLE FROM YOUNG PALS MUSIC!!
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Summer In The City Gets A Little Hotter With Uptempo Pop Romp
 ‘L.A. Nights’ from Indie Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ayhan Sahin


It has been celebrated by artists as varied as The Mamas & The Papas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Kinks and Guns N’ Roses. And now the city of Los Angeles has a brand new sonic love letter, thanks to Ayhan Sahin’s “L.A. Nights,” released by independent label Young Pals Music.

Guided by a manifold of strings, the joyous, uptempo “L.A. Nights” opens with the revelry of classical guitars—a bow to R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” (courtesy of the acclaimed Rafael Cintron). The song then unleashes a cascade of plucky acoustic guitars and then a wondrous blur of electric guitars (from Dan DelVecchio). The latter two mesh in the song’s midsection into a kaleidoscopic force field that is ultimately part of the song’s defining calling card. 

Even so, it’s just as likely that the anthem’s maddeningly catchy chorus will live long in listeners’ heads—and speakers. Written by Sahin with Bernadette O’Reilly, he sings, “In the starry twilight, west of ‘cannot do it,’ Southern California stands/Facing towards the ocean, bonding with the people, urging everyone to dance/L.A. Nights, the city of lights will zap you right between the eyes, one little slice is like a never-ending ride, open your mind and find the secrets that unfold.”


Joining in the rollicking roister is a festive choir of background vocals from the likes of Broadway household David Keeley, renowned vocalists Keith Fluitt (Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Ashford & Simpson) and Jerri Bocchino (Phil Spector, John Lennon, Cher) and award-winning New York singer/songwriter Lina Koutrakos, alongside the instrumental finesse of Mike Sorrentino on drums, Carras Paton on bass and saxophone, Rafael Cintron and Dan DelVecchio on guitars, Rob Preuss on keyboard and Tom Gallaher on piano.

“I wrote this song as a tribute to my time living in Los Angeles in a different era,” songwriter and co-producer O’Reilly says. “I was just starting out as a songwriter in the ‘80s music industry and all things were possible. That inspired the lines, ‘Nothing’s in the way of the imagination, Letting every dreamer have a clearer picture of what’s inside the heart.’ For sure, once you’ve lived in Southern California, it never leaves your heart.”

Sahin adds, “I’m originally from Turkey—a long way from L.A.—but I spent summers on the warm and dreamy Aegean coast of Bodrum, where it is much like the U.S. West Coast. I loved bringing my memories of a similar land into singing Bernadette’s words.”

“L.A. Nights” is the sixth single release from “Pop,” the first full-length namesake collection from Young Pals Music founder Sahin—and one of the rare tracks featuring him as lead vocalist. The album was awarded two Akademia Music Awards for previous singles “Since You’ve Been Gone” and “Love Everybody” and Global Music Awards for “Drink.” The collection offers 12+ diverse vocalists & musicians across a myriad of styles, including R&B & soul, dance, rock, country and of course… pop. 

As a songwriter and producer, Sahin has achieved notoriety in pop, rock, dance and musical theater, while working with Olivia Newton-John, Anita Ward, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Broadway star Bianca Marroquín, Turkish superstars Sezen Aksu and Sertab Erener, Sandra Bernhard and five “American Idol” finalists. He appeared live on Univision, MTV and on CNN, while Sahin’s music has been featured on and in CNN, The Los Angeles Times, Playbill, Broadway.com, Yahoo! Music and “The Wendy Williams Show”; and heralded by USA Today, New York magazine, MTV and The New York Daily News.




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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Iconic Platinum-Selling Vocalist Anita Ward Returns To Celebrate Pride 2016 With Empowering Dance Anthem “Another Bad Mistake”

Issued by indie label Young Pals Music, the joyous disco single welcomes the summer of 2016


Alongside the global celebration of June as Gay Pride Month, the LGBT community’s momentous strides have a potent new party anthem from a voice that has been there since the beginning. As equality continues to become the undeniable law of the land, beloved platinum-selling dance artist Anita Ward is back with the single release of “Another Bad Mistake.” 

Her maddeningly catchy uptempo confection—which playfully acknowledges a relationship that might have betanter been left unrequited—is the latest release from New York City-based independent label Young Pals Music. The song was co-written and co-produced by Sahin with hit songwriter Bernadette O’Reilly, who has also worked for three decades in artist relations, management and song placement. Canadian singer/songwriter Karine Hannah is also a co-writer.

Opening with a force field of percolating, nervous and cleverly dissonant rhythms, “Another Bad Mistake” roars into a raucous frenzy of mad beats in the chorus, as Ward exclaims, “She turned my star-filled sky into rain, as the blood froze up in my veins, Cause she’s aimless and brainless… It’s dangerous how shameless you are/She was a bad, bad, bad mistake.”

Ward is, of course, renowned for her seminal No. 1 single “Ring My Bell,” which roared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Disco, and Soul Singles charts in 1979. It also reached No. 1 on the U.K. Singles Chart, while striking the top 5 in a dozen other countries. And since, demonstrating the enduring appeal of her treasured hit, in 2002, Ward performed “Ring My Bell” in New York City's Times Square as part of its official New Year’s Eve celebration. In 2005, she headlined New Year’s Eve on Beale Street in Memphis. She has also toured the world, including a heralded 2006 turn with comrades Chic, Village People, Thelma Houston and Rose Royce for the FIS World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia.

“Another Bad Mistake” is the fifth single release from “Pop,” the first full-length namesake collection from Young Pals Music founder Ayhan Sahin. In April, the album was awarded by The Akademia Music Awards as well as The Global Music Awards for Best Rock Song for previous single “Drink.” The album offers 12+ diverse vocalists & musicians across a myriad of styles, including R&B & soul, dance, jazz, country and of course… pop. 


As a songwriter and producer, Sahin has achieved notoriety in pop, rock, dance and musical theater, while working with Olivia Newton-John, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Broadway star Bianca Marroquín, Turkish superstars Sezen Aksu and Sertab Erener, Sandra Bernhard and five “American Idol” finalists. He has appeared live on Telemundo, while Sahin’s music has been featured on CNN, The Los Angeles Times, Playbill, MTV, Yahoo! Music and “The Wendy Williams Show”; and heralded by USA Today, New York magazine, MTV and The New York Daily News.
















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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Percussion for Joi Jones Album

Joi Jones' album project is coming up with exciting beats and rhythms since renowned percussionist Danny Valdez recorded live beats for a total of 5 tracks this last week with co-producer Emre Yilmaz. 


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Emre Yilmaz Recording New Songs


Emre Yilmaz in the studio, recording guitar parts for Bianca Marroquin's new composition "Here We Go Again." 

Stay tuned for Marroquin's new catalog recordings reflecting her life interactions, that we feel fortunate to be working with.



Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fourth Single ‘Love Everybody’ from Award-Winning Album ‘Pop’

Issued by indie label Young Pals Music, the joyous pop anthem celebrates unity and diversity. 

To acknowledge National Sovereignty and Children's Day in Turkey—an annual celebration that takes place each April 23—Young Pals Music has released the new single “Love Everybody.” This marks the fourth release from the upcoming album “Pop,” the first full-length namesake collection from Turkish-born, New York City-based songwriter & producer Ayhan Sahin.

The album “Pop” features 12+ diverse vocalists and musicians across a myriad of styles, including R&B & soul, dance, jazz, country and of course… pop. All songs are co-written and co-produced by Sahin with hit songwriter Bernadette O’Reilly, who has also worked for three decades in artist relations, management and song placement. She delivers the lead vocal for “Love Everybody,” with an upbeat rap from King James.

“This is a joyous pure pop anthem that unites all colors, all religions and all cultures in a world that remains too divided and saddled with discrimination.” Sahin says. “My partner Bernadette and I wanted to celebrate all the good things in life… our friends, family, pets and beloved places… for 4 fun-filled minutes.”

The production for “Love Everybody” revolves around a children’s choir that delivers the message of “L.O.V.E.” in each chorus: “Well you can love many people, doesn’t really matter how many people you love/Cause you can love everybody, every single body/Cause every single body needs love.” The track is an ideal accompaniment for elementary school instruction as well as a call for unity in what is a contentious election year in the United States. And adding to its delicious pure pop template, it’s no secret that the madcap song also draws inspiration from "Does Your Mother Know" by Swedish supergroup ABBA.

“Love Everybody” follows three previous singles from “Pop”: First, in December, was “New Year’s Eve At Home,” celebrating the joy of cozying up with loved ones, with full-on country flavor, courtesy of vocalist Christi Bauerlee. In February, rowdy break-up song “Since You’ve Been Gone” was issued, sung by award-winning rock singer/songwriter and film/Broadway actor David Keeley. And in March came “Drink,” about celebrating with a glass raised to the joys of life, love, family and all good things. Lead vocals for “Drink” are from veteran New York City-based singer and musician Denny Blake, whose credits include the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out.” All songs are available for purchase on iTunes.


The album “Pop” is the first namesake project for award-winning Turkish-born songwriter and producer Sahin. In April, he was awarded The Akademia Music Award as well as The Global Music Awards for Best Rock Song for “Pop” single “Drink.” Another single from “Pop” — “Since You’ve Been Gone” sung by David Keeley was awarded for Best Rock Ballad by The Akademia. Meanwhile, he has achieved notoriety in a range of musical genres, from pop, rock and dance to musical theater, while working with Olivia Newton-John, Mexican superstar & Broadway actress Bianca Marroquín, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Turkish superstars Sezen Aksu and Sertab Erener, Sandra Bernhard and five “American Idol” finalists. He has appeared on Univision, while his music has been featured on CNN, The Los Angeles Times, Playbill, MTV, Yahoo! Music and “The Wendy Williams Show”; and heralded by USA Today, New York magazine, MTV and The New York Daily News.

In 2007, Sahin founded independent label Young Pals Music, through which he has released a dozen albums in less than a decade, including projects for Universal Records’ Karine Hannah, Chilean-American singer/songwriter Promis, MTV “Making the Band” finalist Adam Shenk, acclaimed Georgian singer/songwriter Tinatin, and Sony Turkey singer/songwriter/guitarist Emre Yilmaz.

All instrumentation for “Pop” was recorded live with renowned New York musicians, including Gene Blank on guitars, synth & keyboards from Rob Preuss, Mike Sorrentino on drums, and bassist Carras Paton. It was mastered at the legendary Sterling Sound.

For information, contact:
Ayhan Sahin at ayhan@YoungPalsMusic.com
917-693 2688



Friday, March 25, 2016

LOVE EVERYBODY

Our next single from album "Pop" is all about "L.O.V.E." Recorded a couple of years ago with a full children choir, Bernadette takes the lead and lists the people in her life that her unconditional love glows on. At the very last minute, we decided to add a rap section. King James-- an old Young Pals Music ally-- stood by us and recorded on the  happy peaceful tune.

Coming up soon on Young Pals Music!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bianca Marroquin Back At 54 Below

Bianca Marroquin performing at 54Below tonight at 9:30pm. Don't miss this opportunity to see the award -winning actress/songstress telling her inspiring story with her outstanding music.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Raise A Glass & ‘Drink’ For St. Patrick’s Day,

Third single from upcoming collection is commandeered by NYC-based label Young Pals Music’s founder & executive producer Ayhan Sahin.



St. Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating with a glass raised to the joys of life, love, family and all good things. Who needs a parade to step in line for the best of times, given the release of joyous new single “Drink,” from the upcoming album “Pop,” the first full-length namesake collection from songwriter & producer Ayhan Sahin, released by his indie label Young Pals Music. Vocals in “Drink” are commandeered by veteran New York City-based singer and musician Denny Blake, whose credits include metal band Helix and the Billy Joel Broadway musical “Movin’ Out.”

The album “Pop” features 12+ diverse vocalists & musicians across a myriad of styles, including R&B and; soul, dance, jazz, country and of course… pop. All songs are co-written and co-produced by Sahin with hit songwriter Bernadette O’Reilly, who has also worked for three decades in artist relations, management and song placement.

“Drink” offers a nod to all things worth celebrating, as Blake sings, “Five o clock, the weekend’s here and I got a little plan, free the next 48 hours… Time to get back what I give/Drink to the ones you love, to your god above, Drink to a better way, to a summer day/Drink to the milkman, to the one-night stand, to the cabbies, your sugar daddy, drink to St. Paddy…”

In addition, the song features a rap shout-out to a roster of beloved New York City haunts worth raising a glass to—including the likes of Jake’s Tavern, Raccoon Lodge, Otto’s Shrunken Head, One Fish Two Fish, Planet Rose, 40/40 Club, Coney Island High, Tally Ho, Jimmy’s Corner and the West Village’s Ty’s. No, it’s not Fetty Wap delivering the flow: It’s none other than co-writer O’Reilly.

Add to the global reach of “Drink” a third songwriting credit—alongside Sahin and O’Reilly—from Turkey’s most-acclaimed female singer/songwriter Sezen Aksu. She descended upon New York City in 2006 to record a dozen songs, while embracing multiple songwriting sessions… including “Drink.” In her native Turkey, Aksu is known as “the mother of all Turkish pop stars.” Yes, she is the Madonna of the nation.

The track is already gaining views on YouTube with a lyric video for “Drink” launched at the beginning of the month. An official video release will be celebrated before St. Patrick’s via an extravagant collective of footage from around the world collected from fans singing along to the song in bars, taverns and all other festive locations. The song is available for purchase on iTunes.

The album “Pop” is the first namesake project for Turkish-born songwriter & producer Ayhan Sahin. Sahin has achieved notoriety in a range of musical genres, from pop, rock and dance to musical theater. In 2015, he co-wrote and produced the debut album for Mexican superstar & Broadway veteran Bianca Marroquín. “El Mundo Era Mio” was featured in a live segment and performance from New York City on Univision’s top-rated morning show “Despierta America”, while garnering record sales on iTunes

Sahin has also worked with Olivia Newton-John, Melba Moore, Phoebe Snow, Turkish superstars Sezen Aksu and Sertab Erener, Sandra Bernhard and five “American Idol” finalists. His music has been featured on CNN, The Los Angeles Times, Playbill, MTV, Yahoo! Music and “The Wendy Williams Show”; and heralded by USA Today, New York magazine, MTV and The New York Daily News.


All instrumentation for “Pop” was recorded live with renowned New York musicians, including Dan Delvecchio on guitars, synth & keyboards from Rob Preuss, Mike Sorrentino on drums, and Carras Paton on bass. It was mixed by Sahin and mastered by Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound.

Monday, February 8, 2016

DAVID KEELEY

Forget Wine & Roses: 
Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Breakup Redemption Single 
'Since You’ve Been Gone’ from Award-Winning Artist David Keeley  

Second single from upcoming album “Pop” is commandeered by 
NYC-based label Young Pals Music’s founder & executive producer Ayhan Sahin. 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! But perhaps it’s not what you think. Celebrating the fact that not everyone’s Valentine’s is filled with candy hearts and romantic rose petals is radio-ready single “Since You’ve Been Gone,” a deliciously satisfying opus of post-breakup redemption.

Sung by award-winning rock n’roll singer/songwriter and film/Broadway actor David Keeley, the track conjures the timeless ballads of British singer/songwriter Robbie Williams. Released by Young Pals Music, "Since You've Been Gone" is the second single from upcoming album “Pop,” the first solo album from New York City-based songwriter and producer Ayhan Sahin. 

Meshing organic instrumentation with contemporary production, the 10-track collection launched in January with “New Year’s Eve At Home,” which celebrates the joy of cozying up to a loved one for the holiday. The uptempo song offered full-on country flavor courtesy of vocalist Christi Bauerlee, a Nashville-based singer, actress and model.

The album “Pop” features 12+ diverse vocalists and musicians across a myriad of styles, including R&B & soul, dance, jazz, country and of course… pop. All songs are co-written and co-produced by Sahin with hit songwriter Bernadette O’Reilly, who has also worked for three decades in artist relations, management and song placement.

Each subsequent month, a new single will be released from “Pop” on all digital platforms, to celebrate an accompanying holiday—featuring a different vocalist among the project’s rich roster of artists. In February, we have Keeley’s “Since You’ve Been Gone,” and in March, “Drink,” featuring vocalist Denny Blake, will raise a glass to St. Patrick’s Day.

For Valentine’s, via “Since You’ve Been Gone,” Keeley celebrates his healing after a rough and tumble breakup, singing, “No I’m not traumatized, everything’s just fine, you haven’t crossed my mind/Since you’ve been gone, I’ve moved along, I’m happy all the time/Since you’ve been gone, my life’s not yours, it’s mine.” 

As a veteran actor who has worked across stage and screen, Keeley starred in the original Broadway production of “Mamma Mia!,” and held the role of evil Evan Anderson in “The Manchurian Candidate,” opposite Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington. He also played “Dad” in Toronto’s stage production of “Billy Elliot,” and has starred in numerous TV shows, including “Due South,” with Paul Gross. The pair ultimately formed a successful rock band in their native Canada. While starring in “Mamma Mia,” Keeley and Sahin found musical kinship in New York, and together, wrote and composed full-length musical "The Conqueror” which tells the story of a family trapped in the Middle East conflict, with original authentic music.

All instrumentation for “Since You’ve Been Gone” was recorded live with renowned New York musicians, including Dennis DelGaudio and Gene Blank on guitars, piano & keyboards from Rob Preuss, Mike Sorrentino on drums, and bassist Michael Stanzilis. It was mixed by Sahin and mastered at the famous Sterling Sound in New York.

For information, contact:

Ayhan Sahin at ayhan@YoungPalsMusic.com







Friday, January 22, 2016

February 7, 2016

COMING UP VERY SOON 
ON YOUNG PALS MUSIC



Release Date: February 7, 2016

Monday, December 28, 2015

"Let's Spend This New Year's Eve At Home"

Pop The Cork! 

Welcome 2016 With Original Single 

from Burgeoning Country Act 

Launch single from upcoming album “Pop” is commandeered by NYC-based label Young Pals Music’s founder & executive producer Ayhan Sahin. 

Just add champagne. The New Year’s spirit is in full swing with an originally composed new single from New York City-based Young Pals Music. “Let’s Spend This New Year’s Eve At Home” celebrates the joys of cozying up with loved ones via full-on country flavor, courtesy of vocalist Christi Bauerlee.
  
The joyous uptempo radio-ready single proclaims: “Five private parties, four invitations
three club choices, too many options/Got a revelation… one night only, private celebration, Let’s have this one night alone/Spend this New Year’s Eve at home.”

Vocalist Bauerlee is renowned as a singer, actress and model, with appearances in such TV shows and films as “Something about Mary,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Lawless,” “Jake 2.0,” “Family Law,” “Striptease” and “Gilmore Girls.” She has performed on “Jay Leno,” “The Late Night Show” and the Grand Ole Opry; and notably, is also known to much of America—without seeing her face—as the vocalist behind the theme song for CBS-TV’s hit series “Family Law,” where she sings a cover of the Edwin Starr classic “War.” 

As a contestant on the beloved “Star Search,” Bauerlee was seen and heard on 250 syndicated TV stations around the country. In addition to being invited to record background vocals for Neil Young, solo achievements include the 2010 single and accompanying music video for the country-flavored “Show Me Who You Are.” 

“New Years Eve At Home” was produced and written by Ayhan Sahin—the founder & executive producer of Young Pals Music—and industry veteran Bernadette O’Reilly, with additional lyrics from award-winning Billboard writer & editor Chuck Taylor. Musicians comprise: Mike Sorrentino on drums, bassist Carras Paton, guitarist Boo Refiners, Rob Preuss on keyboards, Tom Gallaher on piano, and saxist Carras Paton. Jerri Bocchino and Keith Fluitt provide backing vocals.

Bauerlee and Sahin’s initial meeting defines the essence of serendipity. Both were vacationing in Costa
Rico, when she overheard him talking about his 15 years of songwriting and production over dinner at the next table. When he rose, she asked if he was Turkish—because she had previously hosted a TV show in Istanbul. They remained closely in touch, and finally this year in 2015, their bond was etched… through the magic of music collaboration.

“New Year’s” is the launch single from “Pop,” the debut solo album from Sahin. The 10-track collective brings together 12+ diverse vocalists and musicians, blending organic instrumentation amid a myriad of styles, including R&B; soul, dance, rock, latin, country and of course… pop. All songs are written and co-produced with O’Reilly, who has also worked for three decades in artist relations, management and hit song placement.


The “Pop” album is due for release in first-quarter 2016.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Joi's Album

Joi visited a Young Pals Music today for a strategy meeting regarding her upcoming album with the label.