Although compared to bigger, more established artists, it may not seem like a lot but, when I created a Soundcloud account a few years ago, I honestly never expected I'd see this day. Without any marketing or promotion to speak of (and absolutely no "pay for play" bullshit), the play count on my account has just ticked over 100,000 plays. This was only possible thanks to all the people that took the time to listen to my tracks, follow me, comment on and share them. Thanks also to all the bloggers out there who discovered my stuff organically and bothered to write about it, helping to grow my audience further. A massive shout going out as well to all the djs, such as Kev Beadle, who featured my tracks and edits on their radio shows! I'm truly thankful for all of your support!
As a "thank you" to everyone that has supported me this far, I have a special original track I'm giving away today. This track is special to me because of the story behind it. It features the soulful vocals of Rogiérs Fibby, a guy who grew up in my neighborhood outside of Washington DC and who was actually in my brothers class in elementary school. Through the internet, we reconnected a little while back, appreciating the fact that, since we had seen each other last (in the 80's!), we had both been pursuing our dreams in music. We discussed the idea of a collaboration for a while and one day he sent me this acapela to check out. I was blown away. So much emotion and depth in his voice and delivery. I built a dark and dubby house track around it that, to me, fit the moodiness of his soulful vocals and words of the song. Today, we're giving it away free as a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who's been with me this far. If you dig it, "liking", "sharing" and commenting is always appreciated and helps me build my audience just a little bit more. Here's to the next 100k!
Also, please take a minute to learn more about this talented neo soul vocalist making his mark on the scene. You can visit Rogiérs site here and follow him on twitter at @rogiers1. Thanks, Rogiérs, for trusting me with your song :)
Much love and thanks to you all for supporting independent artists and underground music!
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