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Micheal Castaldo’s Temptation Down In Rio to be Released as a Digital EP

Micheal Castaldo’s Temptation Down In Rio to be Released as a Digital EP 2016-09-24 16:48:45
New York—Vital Records will release Temptation Down In Rio: Anthology of Never Giving Up on a Song on October 7, 2016. This new Digi EP will feature eight different renditions of the song, from 80’s pop, to dance, to world. The version de resistance features Grammy® award-winning artist José Feliciano’s soulful singing and stellar guitar playing. The song has a blend of Neuvo Flamenco, Zydeco rhythms, R&B vocal harmonies, and exotic world sounds and melodies intricately combined with masterful lyrical imagery. The idea of mixing musical genres brings with it images of cultures in harmony.

The musical seed of what has become Temptation Down in Rio was first planted almost 30 years ago when songwriter Micheal Castaldo won the prestigious Abe Olman Award via the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Famed songwriter Sammy Cahn presented Micheal with the award and challenged Micheal to go out and write a hit song (visit

Perhaps now more than ever, contemporary musicians are questioning what constitutes the essence of their own stylistic approach and its place within increasingly complex artistic, commercial, and cultural contexts. “I think the difference between watered-down, appropriated ethnic music and brilliant new syntheses just has to do with honesty,” offers Michéal Castaldo, songwriter and producer of Temptation Down in Rio. This song is designed to captivate the essence of the soul and of happiness,” notes Castaldo.

Temptation Down in Rio, composed by Micheal Castaldo and Keith Edwards, is creating a “buzz” in the music industry as a result of the musical styles that the song incorporated. The song was finalized at a time when people from all over the world came together to celebrate the games in Rio, and many turn to music to lift their spirits. The YouTube video can be viewed at

Micheal Castaldo has achieved significant success, garnering a world wide audience with his six commercially released CDs. With Temptation Down in Rio, sung by Jose Feliciano, he believes radio stations around the world will support it.

Temptation Down in Rio will be available on Amazon and e-retailers worldwide. Here are the links:






Vital Records is an independent, artist-formed and -run label. Vital Records’ goal is to become a major presence in the arena of developing melodically infectious recordings around the world. For more information on Micheal Castaldo, visit .

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