Playlists and Artist Support πŸŽΆ

Hello all you wonderful people πŸ’–β˜€οΈ

It has been a while since I published a new Article due to how busy my work life has been. But I sure have not forgotten about you all. In fact I am ready to be out here a bit more actively sharing short articles on music, supporting artists, friendship, travel and shows when we can all go back to enjoying those things. πŸ€—

You all know how much I love making playlists and sharing music. In the first part of the year I made an Artist Support playlist that is completely filled with songs from Artists like you that submitted a track on Twitter. I want to thank you all again for the overwhelming response. It was so much fun and due to the much bigger response then expected it took me several days to listen to all the submissions.

At the end of this article I will share this playlist. I plan on making one of these quarterly since they are very time consuming to put together, but at the same time SO much fun. It sure is a good feeling to see all the artists with so many great music skills excited about the support.

I would like to ask you for your support too by listening to and sharing all the playlists I make and share, and spread the love of music all through our Universe.

For those of you that don’t already know, in addition to the quarterly Artists Support playlists, I make playlists, share music both well known and up and coming music on a regular basis. I have also made some playlists with friends. I will write more about this soon 😊

Thank you everyone for all the beautiful music you put out in the world! Music is something that makes everything better, and unites us all. Keep up the great work!

Here is the first Artists support playlist of the year. Look forward to another one in April!

Sending much love and Good Vibes to alllll of you πŸ₯° There are many things going on in our world right now, let’s all be safe and come together virtually and support one another and spread love in our Universe

Let me know how you like the playlist and don’t be shy to tweet at me.

Much love always πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– Smily

Smily’s featured track

Hellooooo everyone βœŒπŸ‘‹πŸ˜πŸŽΆ Ready for a bright and happy new week, with lots of good music? Well let me start you off right!

Today I am featuring a track by an artist I published an article about a while ago. At that time he was a dj that recently started finishing producing tracks he had been working on for a while.

I would like to feature one of his newer tracks that has a great sound. But first let me give Chris a chance to talk about himself and today’s featured track!

A bit about the artist by the artist

Hi I’m Chris and as my dj name I go by Porter. I produce techy electronic sounds, bass heavy – dance floor drivers. What I scope in to and I hope to do more is shows.

In the last year I have been signed to 2 labels, Ultrasonic Music Germany (UMG) and Pink Dolphin Music Ltd.

I released my first EP with UMG ‘Non Conformity’ witch it techno and tech house while 3 tracks on pink dolphin are more experimental electronic style.

A bit about the track by the artist

This track “Grinder” is where I decided I would try and merge the future house sounds with the more traditional housey tech beats.

A bit about the artist & track by Smily

It’s nice to see how Chris confidence has grown and to hear him experiment with different sounds. It also made me smile to see that Rich from @PinkDolphinMLtd who’s label I enjoy supporting for having such great unique music, had signed Chris under his label.

I really enjoy the track Grinder, I like how it builds up and is it’s own kind of style and genre. The beat is amazing too. So give it a try and let myself and Chris know what you think.

Don’t forget to show your support, by listening to the music, sharing feedback and by sharing the track and article, so more people get to enjoy the music.

You may follow Chris on Twitter at @ChrisIPorter

Here’s a little preview

Here is where you can listen/stream/download this track

Stream

Download

https://pinkdolphinmusic.bandcamp.com/album/grinder

Well lovely people I hope you enjoy! I have much much much more music I would like to share so I will be with you all again very soon.

As always much love and Good Vibes

πŸŒˆπŸ¦„β€πŸ’–πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒSmily

Smily’s featured track

Hello lovely Twitterfam! How is everyone? I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.πŸ’–

I am ready to share some more featured tracks this weekend and right now I would like to introduce you to Jaylyn from Manchester, England.

I really enjoy her presence on Twitter supporting all artists as well as her great skills and unique style of music.

Please make sure you follow her on Twitter @JaylynSnowMusic

I’ve been meaning to feature one of Jaylyns tracks for a while and am so glad to do so today β˜€οΈπŸŒˆ

Let’s have her introduce herself and share some information about her track!

A little about the artist by the artist

Hi there, I’m Jaylyn Snow. I’m an electronic dance music producer from Cheshire, England.

I didn’t use the term “EDM” for a reason though! I don’t like to put a genre on my music, it doesn’t fit into the current definition of “EDM” but it’s electronic and it makes you dance so.. I dunno!

I’ve spent most of my life playing instruments and writing music, but until 2017 I didn’t really think too much into music production away from playing my guitar and writing down a few words and chords.

The best way to explain how I got into this side of things would be boredom. I was really bored one day and downloaded the 30 day free trial of Ableton, cranked out a track, and people hated it.

Back to the drawing board I went. Instead of using Ableton, I switched over to FL Studio and bought a full licence for it, took onboard the negative comments I received in regards to the only track I’d ever uploaded, and started making some real, soul fuelled music.

Although my style has constantly changed/evolved over the couple of years I’ve been producing music, I like to believe that I’ve stuck to my melodic, story telling style for the most part.

I’m not too sure where I want from music production, I’m just enjoying the ride, expressing myself and enjoying connecting with a ton of likeminded, talented individuals.

About the track by the artist

Damage is not a new track of mine but it’s one of my personal favourites and I feel it tells the exact story I wanted it to during production.

The track was inspired by my own self, the build-up of anger in the song was how I was feeling at the time of production due to things that were going on in my life.

About the track by Smily

This track is really well done, I believe this is one of the first tracks by Jaylyn that I noticed and thought oh I really like her style! 😁🌸🌸🎢

Since then I have been listening to many of her tracks and enjoying hearing the creativity and expression in music!

It’s a catchy beat and melody and really well put together. I love having this track play on my drive home after a high stress day at work (even jobs you lo e can be high stress some days) and I feel this great sense of stress relief listening to it going in to “the zone” listening to it.

I hope you will all enjoy it too. Below are the different ways to listen to it.

Dont forget to share the article, listen and share the track if you enjoyed it, and of course show Jaylyn some support 😊

Soundcloud

https://t.co/nwr8ILZudW

Apple Music

https://t.co/7u4avVbkh8

Spotify

https://t.co/k6X1bascHu

Bandcamp

https://t.co/0IAxSZ3lBD

Clip to Damage

β€πŸ’–πŸŒˆHave a lovely day and till next time beautiful souls!

Love,

Smily ❀😊🎢

Smily’s featured track

Hello lovely people. It is time again for a featured track that I’d like you all to listen to and get your feedback on β˜€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒˆ

Let me introduce to you JoJo who’s artist name is DJ7Teen please follow her on Twitter @DJ7Teen 😊

She is SO is very passionate about music which makes me so happy when I meet people that have this same passion!

So all you beatiful souls, let’s all show our support. I was introduced to her and her music via my wonderful friend Damian from Artists known as us (follow them on Twitter) πŸ€—@ArtistesKnownAs

As I listened to DJ7Teen’s music and got to speak with her some quickly realized just how passionate she is about music. I want to support her drive, talent and passion and her as a person, and I know all of you my friends and Twitterfam out there also love music and supporting the ones that make it.

So let me have the artists introduce themselves and their track πŸ˜„πŸŒˆπŸŒΈ

A little about the artist by the artist.

Hi I am Dj7teen. I have been djing since i was 15 years old.

I fell in love with music since a young age and became really interested in djing when i was a freshman in highschool.

I am selftaught but have been guided in the industry by big producers and labels and learned so much.

I’ve been producing orginal content since I was about 16/17 yrs old. Now im signed under a label from the United Kingdom DamoFunk Productions and I could not have asked for a better label to be signed under.

They arent just my label and mentors but they became like family to me.

A little bit about the track by the artist.

What inspired my track is how I feel about music. My main objective is to get people to see how music of any genre still can unite people.

Music is the one thing we all have in common. Its how we learn, grow, and teach each other basic morals. Something that helps us cope with everything.

We are all in this together. I am very greateful for my fans and supporters

A little bit about the track by Smily

The melody and beat is SO fun and it stirs that feeling of how music connects us all. Hearing this I can imagine people all over the world that whatever problems they are facing in life right now this song comes and for a moment you forget it all and randomly start dancing to this track either alone or with the people around you wherever you are!

Below is the Spotify link so you can listen and enjoy this great track.

Other ways to access the music as well below😊

Apple link

https://music.apple.com/us/album/my-dance-drama-end-game-remix-feat-dj-coolhandduke/1463284484?i=1463284486

Don’t forget to share this article listen to the music and give the artists your support 🎢😊

Tweet me and let me know what your thoughts are beautiful people.

That’s it for now

Will speak with you all again soon

Much love β€πŸ’–and Good Vibes🌈

Smily

Smily’s Playlist by the Twitterfam

πŸ¦„πŸŒˆβ€πŸŽΆ Hello all of you beautiful souls!

Most of you know how much I like to support Artists, make playlists and share music on Twitter. My taste is very broad in music and I share accordingly.

About a month ago I thought it would be fun to make a playlist of music and songs all made by the great artists on Twitter who love, make and support one another in making music.

I was pleasantly overwhelmed with the response and submissions of tracks by artists. There is so much talent out there, so much creativity. All of you that submitted your music, I want to thank you! And if your track didn’t make the playlist this time, don’t give up! There will be more opportunities, I always listen every track that is sent to me. 😊🎢

It was such a success that I have decided not to stop here. I was trying to decide if I’d start making these playlists monthly or keep building on the original playlist.

I put a poll out on Twitter and asked for all your feedback and ideas, so I can keep them for consideration when I make my decision on which way I choose to go. So thank you everyone for your feedback and thoughts. It means a lot 😊πŸ₯°

I have decided to make a monthly or bi-monthly playlist (depending on my work/travel schedule)

Then after sharing the tracks one by one on Twitter and then the entire playlist. Make it stay available on Spotify as well as write a blog article with a link to the playlist including the artists that contributed to the playlist. This way they may share the article and the playlist to help themselves and fellow artists to get their music out there.

There are some other ideas and future plans in the works but I will tell you more on that later πŸ€—πŸ˜‰

Below please see the link to the very first Twitterfam playlist which I hope is the start of something special πŸ’• Your music certainly is special!

Thank you to all these amazing artists which are a part of this beautiful playlist.

Artists that contributed are in order of the playlist:

@NakedCongress

@JaylynSnowMusic

@TrueDatfunk

@Greenmamba1007

@janvandale_

@DjKAROUH

@NikademisMusic

@bytes_hidden

@PinkDolphinMLtd

@StavelotS

@K_Langelier

@ecpowellmusic

@MusicTramontano

@brokenthoughtr

@as_is_music

@dionysus_dreams

@FPS_author

@the_abushady

@robedub28

@CliveMcDonald1

@Montesque1969

@ArtistesKnownAs

@arismakesmusic

Go on follow them and each other listen to each other’s music and support one another!

Below is the link to the playlist

Don’t forget

I love you all so much!

Sending pure love to all of you.

Good Vibes AlwaysπŸ₯°β€πŸŽΆ

This is Mike Ferrum + a free download.

Mike is one of my music friends from my hometown in Rotterdam.

He has been involved with music for a really long time, especially Trance I can always count on him to be willing to have a fun conversation revolving around music. Recently Mike has reached a beautiful milestone in music, and in honor of that we did a little interview and Mike is providing a free download of his mix to share with all of you.

Please enjoy the conversation we had below. This way you can all get to know him a little better and see how much passion Mike has for music.

I really wanted to add the pictures we took together several years back when we went to Hardwell in the Netherlands. But unfortunately neither myself or Mike can find them anymore.😞

Mike has a radio show where I used to help now and then to share the tracks he was playing on Twitter. Fun memories 😊

Below enjoy our conversation, questions and answers.

Smily: Mike how often is your radioshow again?

Mike: The show is the first and third Saturday each month from 4 PM till 6 PM Dutch time on http://www.lazerfm.com

Smily: Talk some about yourself that I can share for the article.

Mike: It’s always so difficult to just talk about yourself πŸ˜…

Smily: Just talk the way we always chat. About your love for music and how you started with everything.

Mike: I’ve always really liked music. Especially house music. For example thee was Dario G and Mauro Picotto and also Gigi D’Agostino but that was pretty commercial/mainstream and played on the radio. Back then you could watch the videos on TMF andere the Box. And whenever there was a party I used to think how fun it would be if you could be the one to decide what music was played. I didn’t really know the whole concept of DJ or mixing back then.

In early 2000 I discovered TiΓ«sto after hearing some hits like lethal industry, flight 643 and suburban train but that was about the extent of my knowledge.

Smily: Do you remember when you started getting actively involved with music and mixing?

Mike: Yesssss for my 15th birthday my parents gave me a DVD that could also play MP3 files. And my Dad made a CD that included a 1 hour set of Tiesto.

After that I started searching for more music and found underground trance that hardly anyone had heard of. I also found the first ever Tiesto concert on mp3 and played that set to death. I can’t count how many time I listened to it. When a DVD was released and I bought it I saw what a DJ could do, I knew then that I wanted to do that too.

So I bought a mixer that had 2 CD Players with a tterrible pitch haha. But it taught me to mix. After a few years I was able to buy the real deal. That’s when I could really practice.

In 2007 I started a small podcast and in 2009 I started at lazerfm.

And now I am 455 shows along and I can easily say I have recorded about 900 hours of music just for the shows. In a positive way.

Smily: Really fantastic what you have reached with your love for music. .TiΓ«sto was especially a big inspiration for you right?

Mike: At that time he seemed to always know how to pick the right tracks and adjusted to the crowd. He would play things that were completely new and different from all the other DJ’s and I really admire that.

Smily: I really love the trance mixes you always send me. Would it be okay if we share a special download link with everyone of your milestone show?

Mike: Yes of course!

Gratis download link:

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/7dfd4230ccde931084ccdcd915abb8d120190406191715/6254478835126cfc2c9a24c2bb52fcf920190406191715/a188ab

πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—

Lovely people our conversation was so nice and natural that I left it the way it was. This conversation was in Dutch and I have translated it in English so many more of you can enjoy this article and download. A conversation between friends that live music.

Enjoy the music and download and say thank you to.@mikeferrum

Much love see you all soon β€πŸ˜˜πŸ’—πŸŒˆ Smily

Dit is Mike Ferrum + gratis download

Mike is een van mijn muziek vrienden van “thuis” in Rotterdam.

Hij is al heel lang bezig met allerlei soorten muziek en vooral Trance. Ik kan altijd op hem rekenen om even gezellig over muziek te praten. Hij heeft een prachtig mijlpaal bereikt kwa muziek en heeft ter ere daarvan een gratis download aangeboden van zijn mix ter ere daarvan om met jullie allemaal te delen.

Hieronder ook een beetje van zijn verhaal van een van onze gesprekken. Zodat jullie hem wat beter kunnen leren kennen en hoeveel passie hij heeft voor muziek.

Ik had graag de foto’s erbij gedaan die we een aantal jaar geleden samen hadden gemaakt toen we naar Hardwell waren gegaan in Nederland maar ik kan ze niet vinden jammer genoeg 😞

Mike heeft een radioprogramma waar ik een poosje geleden soms mee had geholpen toen hij op Twitter de tracks deelde. Dat is een leuke herrinering.

Hieronder wat vragen/antwoorden van ins gesprek.

Smily: Mike hoe vaak is het programma ookal weer?

Mike: De show is de eerste en derde zaterdag van de maand om 4 uur tot 6 uur europese tijd op http://www.lazerfm.com

Smily: Vertel wat over jezelf dat ik kan delen voor het artikel.

Mike: Dat is altijd zo moeilijk om over jezelf te vertellen πŸ˜…

Smily: Vertel gewoon lekker zoals we altijd kletsen, over je liefde voor muziek en hoe je met alles begonnen bent.

Mike: Muziek vond ik altijd wel leuk en vooral de house-kant vond ik altijd wel erg leuk. Dan had je bijvoorbeeld Dario G en Mauro Picotto en ook Gigi D’Agostino maar dat was vooral heel commercieel en werd ook veel op de radio gedraaid. En de clips zag je dan bijvoorbeeld op tmf en the box toendertijd nog. En als er dan een feestje was leek het mij sowieso wel leuk om te bepalen wat er gedraaid werd en dan was dat alleen top 40 muziek dus het hele idee van een dj en mixen kon ik helemaal nog niet.

In begin 2000 kon ik tiesto al maar dan ook vooral van zijn hits zoals lethal industry en flight 643 en suburban train maar voor de rest had ik geen idee.

Smily: Weet je nog wanneer je meer met muziek bezig was en begon te mixen?

Mike: Jaaa ik kreeg voor mijn 15e verjaardag een dvd speler van m’n ouders. En dat kon ook mp3 afspelen en m’n vader had een CD voor me gemaakt waar dus ook een set op stond van tiesto van een uur.

Toen ben ik meer gaan zoeken en luisteren en maakte ik dus kennis met de underground trance die totaal niet commercieel was. En toen de eerste tiesto in concert geweest was vond ik ook daar een mp3 van en heb ik die ontelbare keren geluisterd. Toen de dvd uit kwam heb ik die ook gekocht en zo zag ik wat een dj daadwerkelijk deed. En wilde ik dat ook gaan doen.

Maar goed ik kocht een meng paneeltje waar 2 CD spelers aan vast zaten met een hele slechte pitch haha.

Maar ik leerde er wel door mixen.En een paar jaar later kocht ik het echte spul en ben ik door blijven oefenen.

Toen begon ik een kleine podcast in augustus 2007, en in 2009 kwam ik bij lazerfm

Inmiddels ben ik nu 455 shows verder dus ik kan daarin al makkelijk zeggen dat ik rond de 900 uur aan muziek heb opgenomen alleen voor de shows. Op een positieve manier.

Smily: Echt fantastisch wat je hebt bereikt met de liefde voor muziek. Tiësto was vooral een grote inspiratie voor je hè?

Mike: Hij wist altijd de tracks te kiezen die paste bij het publiek. Iets nieuws of compleet anders. Niemand van de grote dj’s draaide ze.

Smily: Ik vind je trance mixen altijd zo mooi die je me stuurt. Vind je het goed als we de speciale download link delen met iedereen van je speciale mijlpaal uitzending?

Mike: Ja natuurlijk

Gratis download link:

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/7dfd4230ccde931084ccdcd915abb8d120190406191715/6254478835126cfc2c9a24c2bb52fcf920190406191715/a188ab

πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—

Lieve mensen ons gesprek was zo mooi dat ik het zo heb gelaten. Ik ga het allemaal vertalen en ook een Engelse versie publiceren maar dit was zo iets puurs een gesprek over muziek tussen goede vrienden dat ik er niets aan wou veranderen.

Geniet van de muziek van de download.

Veel liefs en tot snel β€πŸ˜˜πŸ’—πŸŒˆ Smily

Smily’s featured Remix

Hello all you beautiful souls!🌈😊🎢✌

Today I’d like to introduce you to a lovely Virtual Self remix made by Sine Wave ( @arismakesmusic ) I was introduced to Aris mixes by my friend Chez ( @astateofchez ) with a check this guy out I think you’ll like his music and she knows me well! I like Aris unique sound all his own on all his music. This particular remix I am featuring is the one I like best so far! I look forward to all future work of Aris and look forward to help support him 😊

Let’s give him a chance to introduce himself and talk a bit about his music!

A bit about the Artist by the Artist

I grew up in a very musical family. My mother and grandfather are both gifted musicians. Both of them were grade school music teachers in Soviet Armenia, where I was born. When we moved to the United States in 1988, music was one of the few things our family could hold on to from our past. I grew up listening to all sorts of world music, and in my teens, found heavy metal, which eventually led me to electronic music in my college years. I was amazed at the stuff people like Aphex Twin, Autechre, and Squarepusher were putting out. So I downloaded a free tracking software in 2001 (because recording gear was so expensive at the time) and started my journey in music making. The rest, as they say, is history.

A bit about the mix by the Artist

I fell in love with β€˜a.i.ngel’ immediately. Virtual Self did a beautiful job bringing up nostalgic memories of an era of electronic music that is now lost in time, buried deep in an internet that no longer exists. And when I started to listen to remixes of this song, they all sort of sounded the same to me. So I figured I try and change it up a bit. I wanted this mix to gallop at a completely different pace than the original. I also wanted the mix to sound like it was being played by a rock band in a galactic circus, with the focal point of this mix being the outro of the original. I fell in love with β€˜a.i.ngel’ immediately. Virtual Self did a beautiful job bringing up nostalgic memories of an era of electronic music that is now lost in time, buried deep in an internet that no longer exists. And when I started to listen to remixes of this song, they all sort of sounded the same to me. So I figured I try and change it up a bit. I wanted this mix to gallop at a completely different pace than the original. I also wanted the mix to sound like it was being played by a rock band in a galactic circus, with the focal point of this mix being the outro of the original.

A bit about the remix by Smily

Well there isn’t much more I can say I think. The description Aris uses of his mix is beautifully worded. I personally enjoy how Aris has managed to have a unique sound that’s all his own, without allowing too much outside influence. Sticking to his gut in music and sound and following his heart. Keep up the great work!

Please follow him on Twitter @arismakesmusic and listen to his mix below. Remember how much it means to artists for you to listen to, share and tell them how much you like their music.

As always much love,

Smily β€πŸ’–πŸŒˆ

Smily’s featured Track

Hello all you beautiful souls 🌈❀🌈

It is time again for my next featured track. Today’s track is by Liquid Mazes aka Ryan Shawn who has been sharing original tunes on Twitter for years while also listening and supporting other artists. Isn’t that important in this industry that we all support each other? Today let’s support him by listening to his track and sharing it/commenting if you enjoyed it as well .

A bit about the Artist by the artist.

Ryan Shawn McDonald from Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. I have been taking music seriously as far as production about 5 years. I don’t limit myself to one genre and considerΒ  myself a multi genre artist.

A bit about the Track by the artist.

I made the track in mid summer while a lot of emotions were flowing through me at the time. I feel like that came through in the sound. It’s meΒ on the piano keys, i did the entire track, no samples.

A bit about the Track by Smily.

I chose this track by Ryan because the melody is so pleasant and dreamy. The title fits this song as I can imagine looking up at the stars with a hopefull dreamy feeling, on the verge of falling in love, with thoughts of good days ahead. A song for us dreamers that aren’t afraid to dream but then also go after making those dreams come true.

Please give it a listen and help support the artist by sharing this article, following @StanginNbangin  on Twitter and listening to and sharing the music. Kind comments are always welcome too as this keeps artists motivated 😊

Here’s the track! And as an added bonus Ryan has been so kind to offer a download of this track as well!

Here it is! Don’t forget to let me know what you think!

 

Much love always ❀ Smily

Smily’s featured New Release

Hello all you wonderful music lovers. You are in for such a treat, because today I am able to present to you the newly released track produced by John Lutchman.

Before I share this track I want to tell you a bit of background so you can relate to the beauty of this moment and this track.

Before I started my own blog years ago I used to write articles for other blogs now and then. One of the first articles I ever wrote was a small list of tracks of producers who I had heard on SoundCloud where when I heard their music it touched my heart and soul in a way where it made me feel this is a producer to watch out for in the future. John Lutchman was one of them and one I felt strongly about.

To me it’s been exciting watching him work so hard towards his goals and making it so far. He plays many shows in New York and Austin and has grown to a whole new level of skills. He’s reached great success and I was beyond honored when John shared the track he made with me and asked for my feedback.

I always enjoy getting to hear a track someone worked hard on and put their heart and soul into, it’s something special and I treasure it whenever this happens. When I heard John’s track the melody and sound hit me so hard!

I love the vibe of this song so much, the melody is lovely and the first time I heard it I just didn’t want it to end. And it moved me, really moved me. Tears were streaming down my face even though it’s not a sad melody. His music touched my heart and soul. There are many talented producers out there, but not many can translate feelings into music. It’s a special talent only a few people have. John is one of them.

John has worked EXTREMELY hard over the years and hasn’t always gotten the breaks he deserves in my eyes, but he doesn’t complain and keeps working hard with a positive attitude.

I’d like to ask all of you in our lovely music community to now all get together and show John how much we appreciate people like him that love the music as much as us. I’d like to ask you to carefully listen to this track and see how it moves YOUR soul and then share it with your friends. And then give John Lutchman a follow on Twitter reach out to him and tell him not to ever give up because we need his music in this world.

His Twitter isΒ @John_Lutchman

And now (drumroll)

A masterpiece πŸŽΆπŸ”ŠπŸ’•