Forest Robots: “Timberline and Mountain Crest” – Inspired by natural landscapes

Let’s start of by saying that Fran Dominguez aka Forest Robots is a master at producing chilled out electronic music with heavy beats, and lots of orchestral instrumentation thrown in the mix. To call it electronic music almost seems unfair, as it implies this is music made by machines. Yes, I realize he is called Forest Robots, but this could not be further from the truth, as Dominguez’s music is pumping with life and human emotion. His latest album “Timberline and Mountain Crest” showcases 10 tracks of stunning depth, the kind of album you just throw the headphones on, turn

Edward St. Martin: “Lullaby” – blur the lines between savvy pop stylings and hard hitting kinetic soundscaping

Hailing from San Diego, Edward St. Martin has a background in film composition and classical music. His most recent single is “Lullaby”. Expectations met, superseded and immediately I hit replay. This track is going round again and I’m not the only one within ear shot of my stereo who is pleased about it. The easy laid back crossover Pop/EDM groove take is not unexpected, as I had already read that St. Martin was one for mellow tones combined with pop and soul vibes. But this track has another key element which makes a record of this nature standout. Intelligence. This

Katiah One: “Tail Spin” – an evolving, audacious artist

Soon releasing debut first EP “A Whole Lotta Water Works”, Katiah One is an artist raised on the Upper West Side of New York City. His mission is changing the common perception of the average rapper. Katiah draws inspiration from many genres including R&B and Rock, while his favorite artists include Freddy Mercury, Sam Cooke and Issac Brock.  On his latest single “Tail Spin”, taken off the aforementioned EP, Katiah deals with the deep issues of existentialism, or simply put, the meaning of a human being’s existence. Sure his talking ‘black’ talk, but you can’t go there without understanding the

Alisa Chirco: “Give Me More” – bench marked with confidence!

Alisa Chirco sure isn’t shy about revealing what’s on her mind, on her brand new single “Give Me More”, the follow up to her almost gothic-like pop ballad “Box”. Alisa sounds passionate, wanting and determined, in a driven rock song that is an anthem for empowered women. Her music here is very strong, has meaning, and is legit. The track shows that she is learning to emote in a more visceral and arguably more demonstrative way. Alisa has now escalated to being a rock chic with an attitude and bold open-confessional lyrics. A sensible direction for any reinvention is maturity, and

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “Old Folks Boogie Redeux” – true to their sound!

“Ya know that you’re over the hill, when your mind makes a promise that your body can’t fill!”, this is the line that inspired Paul Barrere to write the original version of the “Old Folks Boogie”, which would subsequently feature on the 1977 Little Feat record “Time Loves a Hero”. The citation came from a line Paul’s dad – an actor at the time – picked up at a vaudeville theater. He would often sing it around the house, so eventually Paul got hooked turned it into a song. For some time, Paul’s partner over at Better Daze Records, Roger

Glorious: “Move” – throbs with club energy

Pop singer, Livetronica drummer, producer and songwriter, Glorious, is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, who has been making music since she started playing drums at the age of three. Named after her grandmother Glorious Cooper, Glorious recently unveiled her single “Move”. In an increasingly crowded field of urban pop artists, you may be wondering what makes Glorious worth your time. To be sure, she boasts a lot of the qualities that her peers also bring to the table. Her song is outlined with an exquisite beat, her vocals are mesmerizing, and her persona appears spectacularly captivating. Without close

Ferentz and The Felons: “Hudson County” – an engaging and gripping performance

During his childhood, Zak Ferentz experienced both his parents suffering with drug addiction which eventually claimed the life of this mother. A life on the streets selling drugs and getting in trouble with the police, found Zak headed down his own dark path. However he soon discovered that creating music could help him heal. Furthermore it gave him a purpose in life and also a way to explore his creativity and bring it to tangible fruition. He subsequently teamed up with drummer Matt Waz, bass player Rob Dudziak and lead guitarist Rich Catalano to give birth to the band, Ferentz

TheVerce: “The Dawg Walk 6” ft. Pastor Troy – an attention-grabbing track in zero seconds!

TheVerce is an artist who knows how to make songs that echo in the brain of listeners. Songs like “The Dawg Walk”, and “Booty Tude” which were released more than 7 years ago are a delight to the ears till today.  “The Dawg Walk”, in particular, has been through a series of sequels, leading up to the brand new 2018 release, “The Dawg Walk 6 (Stadium Edition)”. Although he’s been around for a couple of years, and the industry has become even more competitive, the Atlanta rapper is an artist that can create hit sounding tracks, effortlessly. The new track

AFRO POP SINGER MR. P ROMANTICIZES ZOMBIES IN NEW VIDEO

Afro-pop singer Peter Okoye, a former member of the famous duo group P-Square, teams up with upcoming singer Simi for a new take on the Zombie concept. In the video, Peter, also known as Mr. P, describes how his new lover has turned him into a Zombie because his love for her is controlling every aspect of his life. Zombie takes its listener on an exciting mange of Afro-beats and R&B rhythms. Both artists give a good account of themselves vocally in this love song which we are sure everyone will enjoy. The song is produced by P-Classic producer Daihardbeats.

Pastobal: “Nature” is absolutely gorgeous!

The French project Pastobal, started out as a duo and has grown into a small crew committed to serving their ideals. Dedicated to rock, folk and love, the group has two EP recordings under their belt – “My Head” released in 2014, and “EP# 2” released in 2016. The following year saw the band drop their full length trilingual album, entitled “Logon Calling”. Now in December 2018. Pastobal release their brand new, English-language EP, “Nature”. This new recording does an admirable job mixing the sounds of Pastobal to create a wide-ranging kaleidoscope of folk-rock references. The best songs have an

SKOWT Music Fund Recipients Launches Singles

Kuala Lumpur, May 25th, 2018: April last year SKOWT, an innovative new music platform in partnership with VIMA announced the SKOWT Music Fund to help fund and subsidise Malaysian musicians to record and produce their songs. Three Malaysian independent musicians/bands were picked to receive the first round of disbursement from the Fund – Gershom Moses, Oyent Hazryl and Shadow Puppet Theatre.  2 of the recipients have now completed their recording sessions and released their singles – Gershom Moses and Oyent Hazryl.

GERSHOM MOSES

Upon completing his single, Gershom met and signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Malaysia for the distribution of his single “Bacardi by The Shore”.  The track which will surely make you move your feet is now available on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube.

Quote from Gershom

“Recording “Bacardi by the Shore” has been an absolutely amazing and fun experience for me. Trying out a genre that’s not within my comfort zone has been a challenge but it has also enabled me to be more versatile in song-writing and composition. Working on the beats and percussion of the song has been a groovy moment for me as I had to come up with beats that’s would make my listeners to move their feet to the rhythm.

This song is about lovers just simply having a great time together. Getting drunk at the beach, falling in love with each other and just creating beautiful memories and treasuring moments. The song also has an “under the radar” sexual content to it which just implies the scene of lovers messing around with each other. I wrote this song at the beach, where many couples were. And I have to say that without their knowledge, they have been my inspiration for this song.

Warner Music Malaysia has helped me on the track with distribution of the single. They’ve been a great source of help by distributing the track to many digital platforms including Spotify and iTunes. Partnering up with Warner is really exciting as they’re able to introduce me with more connections in the music scene and I’m just hoping to hear from them real soon as to what they’re able to offer for us independent musicians.

As for SKOWT, they’ve been the main reason why this is all possible. We musicians are so blessed to have known SKOWT. They’ve made it so easy and comfortable for us talents to record our track, getting it all done by covering the cost, introducing us to major music platforms such as Warner, walking with us through every step of the way making sure we’re moving at the right direction. I cannot be more grateful as my partnership with SKOWT which has been an absolute delight and a remarkable helping hand. There’s no words to say how much I appreciate what they’ve done and what more they’re willing to do.”

Quote from Warner Music Malaysia

“I would like to thank SKOWT for discovering such a great performer and talented singer-songwriter like Gershom. I personally believe in his compositions because he has great potential to break into our local English market”

  • Mokhtaza Ahmad, A&R Manager Warner Music Malaysia

 

OYENT HAZRYL

Oyent partnered with Pulse Soundworks in the production of his single – “Ini Bukti Untukmu”. It was a great collaboration as the track produced is an absolute gem! The song, “Ini Bukti Untukmu” was written by Oyent in honour of his Mother and aptly released on Mother’s Day this year. The single is now available on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube:

Quote from Oyent

 “I wrote Ini Bukti Untukmu (IBU) in 2006 during my final year in the National Arts Academy(ASWARA) and also at the time I was a member of a boy-band with some friends.  My inspiration for the song is my Mother. I would like to pay tribute to my Mother and sisters and for the love their have shown me, and I wanted the song to be unique. My lyrics and writing for this song is may sound like a ‘romantic love song’ but it is to highlight the love of a Mother.

I wrote “Ini Bukti Untukmu” over a decade ago but Madan and Gillian of Pulse have brilliantly managed to bring this song forward and make it more current and relevant, yet maintaining the old-school feel. Madan’s production technique is a balance between emotion and science. When you listen to my song, you will ‘feel’ what I mean.

SKOWT has kept their promise to be there for me every step of the way. The help I have received is beyond what I imagined. They have made me realize that my music is valuable. I encourage more singer-songwriters and musicians to join SKOWT.

 

Quote from Pulse Soundworks

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to work with Oyent, who’s had many years of experience performing under his belt. You can hear the years in his voice when he’s in the vocal booth. His Spanish influence and prowess on the acoustic guitar lends to his unique sound. We’re really excited to be working on his brand new original material and we can’t wait for you to hear it!”

  • Madan “Psytrus” Theertha Pathy, CEO & Founder Pulse Soundworks

http://pulsesoundworks.com

 

ABOUT SKOWT – www.skowt.it

SKOWT is a platform that focuses on unsigned artists with the aim of helping them gain the recognition they deserve. The platform enables unsigned artists to upload their songs and biography online, giving them the opportunity to connect with streaming music fans, other artists, licensing managers and event organizers.

It is free to use and open to all independent artists or unsigned bands, regardless of their genre, language or location. The only registration requirement is that the artist must not be signed to any record labels. All the music on SKOWT are uploaded by the artists themselves, which makes it the ideal app for music fans, managers and media seeking new talent.

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