Smily’s featured Track

Good day all you wonderful people ❤

I have a new featured track for you all to enjoy. As you all know I am a bit newer to the Techno genre and have been exploring that field some in addition to the electronic genres I already love so much. Today I want to introduce you to a friend of mine that has been sharing great podcasts and mixes with me that I truly enjoy. Chris Porter. We started talking about him producing his own music and I was very delighted when he went for it and started making his own tracks. Let’s let Chris speak for himself. 😊

A bit about the Artist by the Artist

I’m Chris Porter, living in the Western Isles, Scotland. DJ for 8 years and most recently started producing. I have regular slots on radio stations like casafondaradio.com, studiosoundsradio.com and locally on anradio.scot.

I love a bass heavy sound driving a dance floor and just aim to play and share motivating, captivating Techno. Hardcore Drumcode fan boy 😂

A bit about the track by the Artist

The track is made from inspired ideas kind of subconsciously from my favourite producers. Trikk, Pan Pot, Pig & Dan, Adam Beyer, Harvey MacKay I could go on, I’m happy how it sounds although I will need to have it mastered and feel optimistic about future projects! 😁

To be honest I want to make techno sounds that haven’t been heard before but keeping a deep dark driving energy about it, hopefully I will keep to my word!

A bit about the track by Smily

I liked it the moment I heard it. It has a nice tech feel to it that close your eyes and dance to the way the music makes you feel kind of vibe. I think Chris is modest and has great talent in his field. This track isn’t mastered yet but still manages to sound really good.

Please listen to his track below and give it a share and a comment if you like it to show your support. You may follow Chris on Twitter as well @ChrisIPorter

Here’s the link to the track 😊

Listen to Porter – Non Conformity by -Porter- #np on #SoundCloud

Art inspired by Music

Hello lovely people ❤💕

Today I bring you something quite special. I want to introduce a beautiful soul to you that has great talent in art. Let me introduce Andromeda Galaxy aka GMoney. I met her via Twitter where we enjoyed sharing and listening to music. I loved seeing her art come across my feed as well.

Then one day she sends me a picture of a painting she started inspired by one of my playlists. She would paint while listening to the music and each time send me updates of the progress. Of course this felt like such a huge honor it blew me away. The art is finished now and I’d like to share some pictures of the art inspired by music and to let dear Andromeda share a bit about herself and her art. Please enjoy 😘🌈

A word by the Artist

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One of the messages in my state of being the visual artist Gmoney is to see the humor in life. My given first name starts with a G and I’ve been called Gmoney for different reasons by different people in a fun, honest way.

But for me and people who know me well it holds a kind of sarcastic joke. I mean you’d think I’m ballin with a name like that right? Fact is most of the time i have no money lol But I am known to be reliable, help people, take care of business and have great taste. I have no car, but sometimes people think I have wings, or a broomstick.

It’s been said about my word, you can take it to the bank. And somehow—I won’t say things always work out for me but—great things come through and I find money and good fortune in unusual places… by looking closely, being observant.

That’s another message in my artwork: pay attention, be aware, inspect the details. Because you will often see something new or see a familiar thing in a new perspective, when you’re paying close attention in life and also I hope when you look at my canvases.

Most of all, it’s about the music, for people who don’t listen to electronic dance music and who do. Painting is how I visually, synesthetically interpret the sounds and feels of our music through the lens of whatever is on my own mind. Even when I’m inspired by outside visions, the techno is always what moves my brush!

The way I keep it positive for myself is, under the name Gmoney I’m painting under a symbol representing success I will achieve in good time, including ample means to enjoy more of what’s amazing in life…including a very long list of EDM festivals I haven’t been to yet!!

One goal I have is to paint live to live music at all kinds of EDM events… to meet and talk with all different crews and DJs from all over the world. I want to ‘bring it to the next level’ by infusing the live energy of the crowd at a show into my visions and work.

Gmoney’s recording artist alter-ego is a creature of voice, sound and word: Andromeda Galaxy and on the hard side, the Androminator.

Final words by Smily

I feel such lovely energy coming from this beautiful artwork when I look at it. Can you imagine the happy feelings it would give you each time you look at this while it’s hanging in your home?😍 It’s absolutely gorgeous and I will forever be honored that my playlists helped inspire a wonderful artist. ❤

Enjoy this great art and be sure to follow her on Twitter @gal_andromeda and @fka_GS reach out to her you would like to contribute to her art 💋

Much love and Good Vibes to all of you and till next time 😘 Smily

Smily’s featured Track

Hello all you beautiful souls💟

It’s time again for the next featured track! I have had the chance to get to enjoy the unique lovely music by Artistes known as Us.

What a lovely bunch of humans they are. Damian has been great about staying in touch and letting me know what they are doing, goals, dreams etc.

Let’s give them a chance below to introduce themselves and talk about their track .

A bit about the artist by the artist

The founder of the Band Damo Funk (Damian) decided in 2013 to pursue a long held ambition to create music and publish it.

The name of the Band came about as a homage to Prince. The Artist Known as Us is a collective of like minded individuals producing music they like, predominantly House & Techy Trance Beats.

We embrace influences from all walks of Music including Funk & Disco. We create, play and enjoy music both in the Studio and Live. Live music has been our current emphasis to get our music out there as well as online.

Our Ethos, Love, Peace and Unity through Music…

A bit about the track by the artist

Funked up Trance thing came about after putting our third Album together, The Sunset remixes Dreamscape Volume III E.P.

This was one of the tracks rummaging around Damo’s Brain for some time. It was influenced by the love for 1990’s Trance.  He used a groove he came up with and a beat he created himself.

It was included on the latest Album Casa Disco in September 2017. On reflection its one of our strongest dancefloor contenders!

We love it and hope clubbers, Dj’s and lovers of dance music who stumble across it love  it as much as we do.

A bit about the Track by Smily

The title pretty much says it all. This is a Trancy track with a lot of funky to it. I find myself jamming out in my car on my way to work happily whenever it comes on my playlist. I feel this is one of those tracks that many people will enjoy with a wide range of taste in music. So please give it a listen 😊💙

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Remember to listen, share and let the artist know you like their music to show your support.

Anddon’t forget to give them a follow on Twitter @ArtistesKnownAs

Credit for pictures go to Samantha Claire Photography

Much love and till next time

Good Vibes ❤🌈 Smily

Here’s the links!

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/funked-up-trance-thing-cool-remix/1277772751?i=1277773918

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1GETD3ny4aSULLLo4dv58r?si=Mu6lew3XR1CLkP65lqJ5Fg

Smily’s featured Artist

About the Artist by Smily

Hello Sunshines 🌞🌻

It is with great pleasure and honor I would like to present my first featured Artist article. Please allow me to introduce You Wish. 😊

I got to know You Wish aka Gabi years ago when I only just started getting to know how to work Twitter, and the lovely music you can find there.

He followed me and shared music with me (one of the first to do so) and we started to chat about music happily. I enjoyed his style of music and still do. I feel his personal style reflects his personality.  Filled with Happy Vibes, EDM with a touch of that Euro dance I grew up with and love so much.

I  knew we would get along great when he sent me a DM (hope you don’t mind me sharing this Gabi it’s too funny not to share) opening with…. Can I ask you a personal question?  I was wondering what in the world was coming next and then he sent a picture with a hand full of gummy bears asking:  Would you like some gummy bears?😂 Instant friends after this moment!

There used to be a station called RaveCave many of you may remember this. We’d all tune in to You Wish hour show and listen worldwide with many friends who all became dear to me. I still miss having our Twitter Rave parties. Lovely moments I’ll always treasure.

One week I had to go to Chicago for some personal business and I met up with Gabi in person. We had a lovely time it was like I’d always known him the brother I never had before. We laughed, talked about music and sang our favorite songs in the middle of the street.

I got to see his studio and heard some fresh music before release and even met his adorable mum.  We had a fun night out as he showed me some of his favorite places in downtown Chicago.  There were lovely views and fun places where we danced and had some nice meals too to be able to stay out and dance all night.  So many #PLUR vibes that night. I’ll never forget that lovely time.  It really is a great time meeting Twitter friends you have gotten to know and trust, especially to me when they have the same passion for music.

Iam honored to have him as my first featured Artist 😊

Here’s a few pictures of that time I wanted to share. It was hard choosing just a few since there were so many and most of them was us making silly faces. Good times, Good Friends.

Please be sure to follow him on Twitter @youwishmusic

And also check out his music on Spotify

And now let me give him a chance to talk. 😄✌☮

About the Artist by the Artist

My artist name is You Wish, my real name Gabriel Mican.  I’m artist & producer based in Chicago, USA. I classifies my style as Progressive House music with some Electro – all built around a love for a strong melody.

My music has a feel-good vibe that is captured on my 2016 release “Girl Like You” co-produced by house music pioneer Vince Lawrence, which debuted #1 on Dance Top 100 Releases as well as #3 Electro House Top 100 charts on Beatport.com! The track eventually hit #1 on the Beatport Electro House Top 100 chart, as well as #5 on the Beatport Top 100 New Releases charts! The track features Chaddy (of “The Streets on Fire” Chicago group), and also benefited of a Electro House remix by New Jersey producer Draco Savon. 

For me the early 1990s Euro-dance was a big influence back when I lived in Europe. Groups like The Prodigy and Faithless served as inspiration to become a music artist and producer myself. It was around that time that I got my hands on a Casio keyboard, a gift from my father! I became instantly in love with synthesizers! A passion which I share with producer and fellow Chicagoan Vince Lawrence whom I met in 2010. Acknowledged universally as the producer of the first House record “On and on” back in the late ‘80s, Lawrence saw right away the potential waiting to be explored in “You Wish”. 

Having lived in different parts of Europe (Romania, Monaco and France) and now in the USA, I knows first-hand the impact that electronic dance music has on people. Its message is that of love, unity and respect. It’s the sound of hypnotic synthesizers and hard kicking drums that brings fans together who share a common love for dance music. It is out of this love that my music label “Wish Music” was born in 2013. I wanted to build something that Chicago, the city that started it all, would be proud of.

Earlier this year on March 6th, my 5 track E.P. “Crazy Life” came in at #2 on the Dance New Releases charts (later on peaking at #1), #1 on Electro New Releases and #1 on the Big Room New Releases Charts on Beatport.com! It was an epic way to follow-up my previous release “Girl Like You”, especially for an independent artist with no major label support!

My newest release “Freak”, another Vince Lawrence Co-Production was released on November 27th. Fueled by hypnotic synths and a dark electro beat, ‘Freak’ tells the story of a sensual minx. The track it’s sure to bring out the “Freak” in everyone on the dancefloor!

 

I look forward to continue sharing my music with you.

You Wish

Smily’s Great classics part 1

Hello all you lovely people💗❤

Playlists, playlists playlists. Even if you know me just a little you know I can’t get enough of them. I make playlists at least weekly but sometimes even daily 😋. I have them for different years, moods, genres, seasons etc etc etc. And I never ever have enough. I keep making more of them and I just love love love to share them with all of you so that you can enjoy them with me.

Not too long ago I was browsing and listening to some classic tracks on Spotify and whenever I do this it then makes me think of more and more classic tracks that I love and are still so great to listen to.

So I’ve decided I’m going to do a series of small playlists with classic tracks. I am keeping them small to make  it easier to share them and talk about the tracks a bit.

This the first one in the series. Please enjoy and look forward to more in the future. Some of which I’d like to involve all of you in too. I’ll put up a tweet occasionally asking for your input on a favorite classic and then I’ll include the ones I enjoy as well in the future playlists.

Here’s the first 10 tracks 😙

1) Moby – God Moving over the face of the Waters

Moby is a genius when it comes to music in my book. I especially favor the older tunes because the melodies are beautiful and original. This is one that lets my mind drift away. Such a lovely track.

2) DJ Jean – The Launch

Anyone that is into any kind of Dance Music in the Netherlands probably knows this track or should know it 😉  It is recognized worldwide  and I love the sound of it. There’s many remixes done of this track but the original is my favorite.

3) Enigma – Return to Innocence

A very unique sound that I haven’t heard anyone else make. It’s that new agy sound from back in the day. Dreamy and with a lovely message 😍

4) Ian can Dahl – Castles in the Sky

This sing makes me happy. I don’t know how else to express it. The sound and singing along with it makes my heart feel happy 💖 so I had to add this!

5) SNAP! – Rythm is a Dancer

Lovely beats and strong vocals and when you listen to it you hear it’s older by the style. To this day this gets thrown in to live sets and most people know and sing with it. Good Vibes 💙

6) Mauro Picotto – Komodo

This is a classic that has a melody and beat that still gets me every time I hear it. Goosebump music 😍

7) Guru Josh Project, Klaas Gerling – Infinity 2008 Klaas Remix

To me this deserves a spot in the classics list that I love. I remember when this remix came out and I played it to death on repeat. Still turn it up when it comes on 🎶🎶🎷

8) Gigi D’Agostino – L’Amour Toujours

This song oh this song 😍🎶🎶 the best the melody the song to sing along with. A favorite of mine always ❤

9) Lasgo – Something

I don’t know how big Lasgo was in USA but in Europe Lasgo was played a LOT. I like this singer her voice was my favorite and this is one of my favorite tracks of theirs 😄

10) Grooveyard – Mary Go Wild

An underground track turned famous. And it deserves all the attention it got. It’s beautiful and original. Nothing like it and I love it.

 

Below is my playlist, please follow and listen and let me know your thoughts 🌈😊🎶

Much love to all of you!

Smily 💙💜💗🌈

Smily’s featured track

Hello all you wonderful music lovers 😄

💖 As you all know I have a wide range in taste of music and today I am bringing you another featured track that’s something different from my usual dance and electronic tracks.

Melanie from JV agency reached out to me a few weeks ago to let me know about a new track she’d like me to consider for a featured track article. You may follow her @RogoffPublicity

I listened to the track and enjoyed it as a nice unique sound so I am glad to accept and share this track with all of you.

About the Artist by the Artist

FAULKNER are a bicoastal mono-genre band. An unfinished demo of their song “NY Anthem” fell into the hands of RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind & captured his interest, leading to their first major collaboration. As a result of their collaboration, “NY Anthem” is heard at the New York Yankees home games and US Open.

The upcoming album is an intense and emotive listening experience for all of “the rebels and the misfits” out there. The result is a stunning mix of stories and sounds with contributions from producers RZA, JP Bowersock (The Strokes) and Mark Needham (The Killers), recorded at Rick Rubin’s Shangri La Studio and East-West.

About the track by the Artist
 “The inspiration behind ‘Hot Streak’ is that magic moment of feeling untouchable like Nicky Barnes. Where for an hour the whole world falls into your hands and everything you touch turns to gold. ‘Hot Streak’ defines our live show energy seamlessly following our collaborations with RZA and Royce Da 5’9”. This is the first song we started off as a production duo with an infinite abelian melody on top of a pulsating uptempo rhythm.”
– Lucas Asher (Lead Singer)
About the track by Smily
This was the first time I did not work or speak directly to the artist which felt a bit different to me.
Speaking with their representative was also pleasant, Melanie is a kind person that loves music and is passionate about what she does. 😊
I realize though that I like the feeling of speaking with the artist directly as well, so you get to know them a bit and get a good feeling of where the music came from.
Maybe this is why when I read the description of the track by the artist I did not at all get that vibe from this track.
When I listened to it it took me to the music I love from the 80’s that feel good music but with a fresh new twist.
It makes me think of loyalty to your friends, having their back whether they do well in life or not.
But there’s to show you we can all enjoy music and get something different from it.  So what is your feeling when you listen to this track? Let me know I’m curious to find out!
Here’s the track
 If you enjoy it  give them a follow @faulknermusic
Until next time my darlings
Much love,
Smily 💙💚💛💜

Smily’s featured Track

Hello Sunshine’s 🌻🌞🌻🌞🌻🌞

It’s that time again for another one of my featured tracks. Today’s track is by Richard van Dongen from the Netherlands.  I’ve gotten to know him on Twitter and he always is happy to share tracks and ask for feedback. First let’s hear from the artist.

About the artist by the artist

Hi I’m Richard van Dongen and my alias is Rico Garcia. I have been active in the Music industry for 25 years. I am not tied to one genre and produce clubhouse, trance, Techno, indiepop,electro etc. I have been an active DJ for 17 years. I’ve had the honor to work with great names like Funkerman,Tiësto,Mental Theo and more. I constantly busy myself with finding new talent to work with and creating projects for live artists and studio performers.

About the track by the artist

The song Blue Sky is the second track working with vocalist Lorraine Gray who I found on Soundcloud. This track is a timeless lovely Summer track.

I appreciate it for it’s simplicity and lovely vocals, work all can identify with. I’m also excited to announce this track will be added to the game app Beatfever. I hope you’ll enjoy my track.

Cheers and thx Rich..xx

About the track by Smily

This is one of those easy to listen to songs filled with Good Vibes. The kind you happily listen and dance to with family and friends while bbqing on the beach. Filled with happy summer vibes. To me it’s a nice tropical dance tune with lovely vocals.

So now it’s your turn to listen and see what you think. Oh and give the artists a follow too 😄 @richvdongen and @lglorraine

Here’s the track!

What’s your opinion? Please let me know here or on Twitter.

Much love to you all

Smily 💙💖💙

Smily’s featured free download!

Hello all you beautiful souls!!!!💜💚💖

Do I have a special treat for you my fellow music lovers. A free download from Jack Taylor! Let me tell you how this came about.

I was speaking with my friends Martin from Norway @HMTharald on Twitter who together with a team manages @JVCK_TVYLOR a talented artist (in my opinion) and my friend Chez from Australia @astateofChez who actively supports them.

During our conversation they mentioned how Jack made a really great DJsnake bootleg remix that was going to be posted on SoundCloud. I was looking forward to hearing and sharing it with all of you, but there were some complications in getting it uploaded to SoundCloud, it just would not allow it to be put up there.

No one should keep good music from the world so we came up with the idea for me to share this lovely remix as a free download via my blog.

So here it is my dears a free download courtesy of @HMTharald and @JVCK_TVYLOR please give them a follow as a thank you and look forward to more great music in the future. 😎🎶

Here’s your link to download. Tweet me if you have downloaded the track and let me know what you think. 😙

https://m.fanburst.com/jacktaylormusic/dj-snake-ft-lauv-a-different-way-jack-taylor-x-clean-sober-remix

💞As always much love, Smily

 

 

Review – True Stories Avicii

Hello my lovelies ❤ I’d like to introduce my dear friend Chez @astateofchez She wrote a beautiful article about the documentary that just came out about Avicii. Please enjoy her article below.

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The intense scrutiny a mega star endures is part and parcel of the career path they have chosen. Some of us view it as such and dream that we too might live what appears to be ‘the dream’; the underbelly of this beast called Fame is laid bare by a brutally honest Tim Bergling aka Avicii.

If the film maker, Swedish native  Levan Tsikurishvili set out to create an atmosphere of uncertainty and unease then he achieved it monumentally. There are moments within even the first minutes of the film that tell you this will not be about the girls and the glamour of huge festivals and fans adulation, but rather the encapsulation of a young man’s life thrust from virtual obscurity by a possessive and power driven manager determined to make Avicii into a global phenomenon.

Avicii comes across on screen as a very young and naive yet brilliantly talented teenager who has one complete passion in life: Music Production. His memories of school and teenage years show a boy driven to perfect sounds and melodies, to write music that was contained all within his own mind, how he managed to put that amazing imagination onto a DAW and make it into the music thousands of people danced to is a process I doubt many could recreate. Where most artists would play a keyboard or guitar and find that idea played out, with Tim it was all contained within his head. It is simply the Avicii way.

The film is separated into three chapters, early years, the difficult years and the end of it all and as all encompassing as it is with Levan being with Tim every day for 4 years, I found that perhaps there were far more questions by the end of the film than what there were answers. Yes we were privy to the all conquering anxiety that filled Tim with dread and stress at every show, the perfectionist at work in a studio forgetting to eat meals that his friend and bodyguard Semi brought in, beseeching him to eat something. The stories from Tim’s own mouth how he felt the utter hopelessness of tour life and the happiness of fans left him nothing but anxious and unfulfilled save for a very few minutes even behind the decks where he was satisfied. The lurking underbelly was always close by and although it wasn’t given a name by Tim within the film one felt that while watching him tour the globe with the team and no Arash (Ash) Pournouri more often than not you drew your own conclusions.

I feel that if Avicii had thrown his former manager under a bus it would have been well justified by the end of the film. The mere fact he does not and leaves it up to the viewer’s opinion says more about the character of Bergling more than anything else. Towards the end after the endless hospitalizations for his pancreatitis, the ruptured appendix and gall bladder that was suggested back on his Australian tour he have removed (he waited until Ultra) you see a gaunt, sunken eyed Bergling wrestling with constant pain and prescription medications including Percocet which left him in a complete state of fog and yet the endless cycle of tour commitments were thrown at him from phone calls and schedules demanding his attendance. Some of the saddest facts of this Avicii branding was a young man unsure of what he could and couldn’t say in an interview because answers were pre determined by management. Again this was slightly touched on but it gave you a sense of someone completely at the mercy of a much more experienced and ruthless company man.

The film makes no mention of the two girls in Tim’s life, the appearance of Bettencourt is pixelled out in a hospital scene which gives me to believe permission to use their time together was not given. Tim does state his 8 months off towards the end was for ‘therapy’ and the prescription drugs of course for pain and anxiety is a classic addiction. The total honesty of Avicii in knowing death was an inevitability should he keep going with his schedule and total hatred of touring he wrote out his letter of retirement and surprisingly sent it to Ash for release. This is where to my thinking again the lines are blurred between artist and manager. He dutiful sent it there first yet there are times in the last chapter of the film that leads you to believe Pornouri had lost his complete control over Bergling yet it’s a veiled reference and only fueled by a late appearance of Ash who contritely says Tim is naive and unable to understand money. It’s a surprising cameo right there and moments after this are the words across the screen of the split between manager and artist.

Do I feel this gave us all what we hoped it would? No I don’t.

Do I think Avicii gave all he was allowed to give without legalities coming into it. Yes I do.

Tim has left quite a lot up to the fan and viewer of this documentary to determine how they think it all went to hell. I also believe that it shows a man still passionate about the music and making it to the best of his ability and his honest belief that it will not end. I do see Tim as a deep thinking, respectful young man who is trying to regain his life and control over it that was ripped away from him in becoming a global brand.

It made me want to sit down and have a deep honest discussion with a man who hates small talk and find out the rest of the story but for now this is all we will get and the music will have to do.

I hope he finds that balance in his life because he knows better than anyone, fame is fleeting.

Rating 9 out of 10

Article introduced by @smilydutchgirl written by Chez Harvey aka @astateofchez

Smilys featured track

Hello my dears 💕🌞

It’s time again for one of my featured tracks. This track is by DJ CO$MO aka Jacob, who I’ve had the pleasure to talk to via Twitter for a while now. I like Jacob’s positive attitude and how he wants to help others. Let’s let him have a word, here’ssomething about the artist by the artist.

A bit about the Artist 

Hi, my name is Jacob Lloyd Saulnier, AKA DJ CO$MO. I am 20 years old and was born and raised somewhere in Canada and I have a disability. You probably want to know how I got my DJ name, right? Well, 4 or so years ago I’ve started to produce music (EDM) and I didn’t have a name for myself, so I searched the great wonders of the internet and found nothing that’s being used. So I finally figured out it’s going to be DJ CO$MO (yeah I know I might have to pay someone someday) but in the meantime I’m gonna stick with it. I love all kinds of Music Genres,  EDM, Trance and PSY-Trance. I’m starting to produce Trance, like you see here. My favorite accomplishment so far is that I’ve been on the radio in the UK with my track “Skin Deep” Ft. Lorraine Gray. Friends on social media helped guide me along the way. I always think to myself “It’s not just me that I make music for, it’s for the whole world” remember that.

A bit about the track by the artist

The reason why I made this track, is because I always feel chills going through my skin when I listen to Uplifting Trance. Some tracks take longer than others, this one took almost 2 and a half months of production. A friend of mine who is a great producer assisted me with mastering.

About the track by Smily

I like that this a track that focusses on the music. It’s not a generic cookie cutter track. (Thank you for that) In my opinion it’s a nice uplifting Trance vibe, good beats and a sweet melody.

Letssupport Jacob by sharing this article, listening to his track, and reposting and sharing it if you like it 😎🎶 and don’t forget to let me know your thoughts.

Much love always,

Smily ❤