So?Mash! – Find A Way

So?Mash! – Find A Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

So?Mash! – Find A Way

So?Mash! – Find A Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: So?Mash!

 

SONG TITLE:  Find A Way

 

RELEASE DATE:  03/05/2019

 

GENRE: Electropop

 

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The southern French duet So?Mash! brings again its fresh sounds to your ears with beats by Mat Hours and Mash Puppit’s rich vocals jumping between sweet melodies and arrogant flows.

 

The two artists, both curious and energetic, draw from their diversity in music composition to build an original universe in current electronic pop music.

 

Full of paradox between its question mark and its exclamation mark, the music of So?Mash! deals often with the difficulties of life…

 

After promising debut EPs series between 2010 and 2013, the band disappeared as Mat Hours was focused on Temenik Electric, the Arabian rock project for which he produced two LPs and made international tour and Mash Puppit lived between France and Mexico…

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Tell us how you develop your sound and style to make it different from other musicians. 

We don’t specially try to make it different, we take inspiration on many different styles through the music we listen everywhere and then the fusion or our two universes make our sound unique.

 

Mat and I don’t listen to the same tracks, so we share our sensitivities and find the balance, that’s where the magic happens.

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Tell us your opinion on the way new artists are coming up and the frequent release of songs.

This is amazing – So enjoyable that any creative people can now express their feelings and their love of music around the world and share knowledge and poetry with affordable tools.

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State your experience as a musician.

Andrea: First enjoying on the carpet of my parents living room, then learning saxophone and singing and recording in my room with audio cassettes and CDs, then on stage with a teenage emo-pop band, then on art schools during the day and by night on the electro-hip-hop scene in Marseille, Montreal, Mexico…then in the studio and stage, forever!

 

Mat: Began with my brother on percussions when we were kids, then bass guitar when I was teen. A few years after I bought an MPC, and also started music on computers, I never quit until that time!

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Tell us your opinion on streaming and digital download of songs.

Andrea: That’s an evolution, not so well organized but pretty fun and useful; we have to go with it! I just wish people to respect the creation and its value; education and ludic platforms could help new generations to support the artist through any kind of financing or participation.

 

Mat: Really cool new way to listen to music, lighter than the thousands of CDs I had before!!! And we can access all the music in one click, that’s crazy!!

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Tell us your goals and plans.

Andrea: Unity, peace love and having fun…and a world tour!

 

Mat: Create songs for ever and share them with people!

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Tell us five current artists that are your favourite. 

Andrea: Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler The Creator, Camélia Jordana.

 

Mat: Charli XCX, Mura Masa, DJ Snake, San Holo, Billie Eilish.

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Tell us your favourite song up to date and share the link.

Andrea: Issues/Hold – On Teyana Taylor

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Mat: Uffie – Drugs

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Tell us your dream and hope for the future.

That we will react quickly enough to save our planet and its magnificent nature and diversity.

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Tell us what has changed in the music industry.

It’s now easy to produce and release music, but it’s also still difficult to be listened to!

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Tell us your opinion on television/radio stations playing the same songs from established artists and giving little chances to independent artists. 

People can be so lazy and greedy sometimes, that’s a shame and a hopeless situation I think, but the little keep fighting!

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Tell us the challenges independent artists are facing and how to tackle it. 

Artists need to spend so much energy in marketing, documenting and communicating that they somehow neglect the quality of their music to be in the music industry

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Tell us your opinion on using social media to promote music online.

Very useful if you have people following you, they should be happy to know you have new music released! Although, we don’t really like spending time promoting our new music ourselves because most of the people we reach for the moment are friends and families and we don’t like to be pushy, so for now, we shyly do it until we can afford to spend more time or money on this…

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Tell us about your music career.

Writing, producing songs and play them but for the moment, it’s not a full time paid job!

 

Our music allowed us to travel to different places, and meet a lot of people and artists that we fancy: like Bonobo or Anti Pop Consortium with who we shared a few days of studio sessions and live gigs; thanks to their French tour manager that likes our music. Nice and talented people…

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Tell us what still motivates you to go on with your music career. 

It’s a passion, to create music, create songs!

 

It’s a particular emotion when you find ideas that bring you to a new song, and I think this is enough to go on with our music career.

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Tell us about you as a person.

Andrea: I share my apartment with a young pianist and foreign guests, I spend most of my time doing artwork, songs, clothes, painting and listening to music

 

Mat: My girlfriend and I are parents of two lovely children that we love to see growing every day.

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Elaborate on the story behind the song.

“Find a Way” began with the feelings of Andrea at this moment, a real changing step, a new departure in life, that is the moment when she decided to quit an administrative work in the art school of Marseille to travel to Mexico for a few months living her passion of music and art full time, we tried to follow a line of a synth-pop song with a lot of different parts mixed, driven by the voice.

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Tell us the process involved in making this song.

1 mic, 1 sound card, 1 laptop, 2 speakers and that’s it for the hardware. We started with a chord progression, and then found melodies and lyrics, and then producing.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

So?Mash! is a mix of our two music nicknames at the moment we created the band. Just a name that is a mess to google or to deal with…especially on the typography or design on the covers of the albums/EP/singles…

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

For each difficult situation in life, there’s always a path, a way, you just have to find it and go for it.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

We would like to release a few more songs before a new album, coming soon, stay tuned!

 

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Georgie Kay - New Day

Georgie Kay – New Day

 

Georgie Kay - New Day

Georgie Kay – New Day

 

Artist’s Name – Georgie Kay

 

Song Title – New Day

 

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Her sassy, anthemic, exciting debut single ‘Black Mamba’ featuring notable US rapper, ‘Don Prada’ received radio play on BBC Introducing Solent and was featured as the ‘banger tune of the evening’ by Stephanie Nieuwenhuys.

 

Georgie has been busy working on her new EP with her first urban/dance track being released on 5th, April 2019.

 

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London, September 2018: Upcoming new UK R&B artist Georgie Kay has teamed up with long-time SongLink subscriber and international multi-platinum award-winning songwriter Franceska Aeschlimann, whose credits include Russian superstar Valeriya (Billboard Russia #1, No. 3 UK Dance Charts), Petula Clark, Jermaine Jackson, Mario Frangoulis, and W-inds Japan.

 

She has also co-written with Chris Eaton (Cliff Richard etc.), late Queen Producer David Richards, George De Angelis (Seal), Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga), Ronan Park, Amino Idris, and most recently multi-platinum producer Darren Martyn at his studio in East Croydon on the Georgie Kay tracks.

 

Some of Darren’s UK previous collaborations include Tinie Tempah, Ironik, Kele Le Roc, and Shola Ama, while he describes this new collaboration as an “amazing experience. Georgie’s vocal ability is great and I’m excited about the songs,” he says. “We all just clicked and created some magic. Georgie is super likable with a long career ahead of her in the industry.”

 

The singer is poised to set the charts alight with her upcoming urban pop EP, which will feature the single ‘Respect, due for release next year.

 

The anthemic track follows in the footsteps of Georgie’s first single ‘Black Mamba’, which featured as BBC Introducing’s ‘Banger tune of the evening’ and was described by ‘Like A Boss’ girls’ magazine as “the type of voice made for serving up bold and powerful lyrics-and she uses it.” (Meredith Reed, Editor, Like A Boss Girls.)

 

Georgie adds, “my new single ‘Respect’ is exactly the message I’ve been wanting to get across to my fans to always respect yourself and stand up for what you believe in.”

 

‘Respect’ delivers exactly what it says on the tin with the same fabulous punch of female power invoking the spirit of the late great Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Meanwhile, industry veteran Franceska couldn’t have wished for better collaboration, hitting it off from the get-go, saying, “I’m amazed at Georgie’s vocal abilities, and am delighted that the new songs have huge hit potential as Darren is such an amazing producer.”

 

Manager Amelia McCloskey anticipates that labels will be fighting to sign her as the UK’s hottest new urban act.

 

In addition, Darren Martyn has recently written and published a book for beginners in the industry entitled the ‘Guide for Artists, Songwriters and Producers’. Darren has previously signed two major publishing deals with Warner Chappell and Bucks Music where he realized his vision for the development of others.

 

He has been involved in breakthrough records including Sadie Ama ‘Falling’, M.O ‘Dance On My Own’, Fugative ‘Summertime’, Tom Zanetti featuring Sadie Ama ‘You Want Me’, to name just a few.

 

In addition, he has written and produced many records in S.E. Asia which have achieved millions of sales units.

 

You’ll find Georgie regularly performing at central London venues including iconic venue, ‘The Bedford’, ‘Portobello Market’, ‘Lucky Pig Cocktail Bar’ and ‘The Bedford Tavern.’ Between her sassy stage persona and her sultry vocals, best believe that you would not be disappointed.

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music. 

I often get comments about what I write my music about. I love to sing about things I believe in and values that I think are important and my fans appreciate that.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

A catchy melody! For me, if the song keeps on playing in your head you know you’ve done it well.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

This summer I’m really into dance and house music. I’m a big fan of Martin Garrix and his work so collaborating with him would be pretty cool!

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

There’s no doubting Ed Sheeran is incredibly talented at writing songs, working on a track with him has always been a dream.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

I love Peaky Blinders! But my guilty pleasure would definitely be Friends or the Big Bang Theory, I find them hilarious!

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

I think a few songwriters use songwriting as a form of diary, where you write down all your emotions as often lyrics coming from the heart can create a good song but I often find my best mood for songwriting would be when I’m in a very positive mood, feeling good about myself and full of confidence.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

For me success isn’t about being rich or famous, success is being able to achieve a goal you’ve set and this varies for everyone. What could be a huge success for one person may not be for another but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been successful, if they’ve pushed themselves and achieved a goal they’ve set, that’s success.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance. 

Lewis Capaldi, I love his voice! I’m also a huge fan of Post Malone; I find his style of music very inspiring.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

Performing on stage for the first time was the most nerve-wracking experience; it’s live so if I mess up there’s nothing you can do about it.

 

My first ever session in the studio was less intimidating because I was with my manager who I had grown to be very comfortable with singing in front of.

 

My first time in the studio with a producer and songwriter though was much more nerve-wracking, these people had worked with big names and had big expectations which I found quite daunting.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

I go through phases, more often than not I have writing block and I can’t get anything out so I make notes as I go along of sentences that I think could work in a song and eventually put them together.

 

Some days though if I’m feeling particularly passionate about something that comes to me quite quickly. I always find it helps to have some sort of track to work with though; I can’t put together lyrics to silence.

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.

Singing can be a way of connecting with your emotions or talking about how you feel without directly talking about it, you can display all kinds of emotions through music, connecting with so many people because of that and that’s why I love it.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘New Day’ is all about having a positive mind frame when you’re having a bad day, reminding yourself that tomorrow brings a new day, a new beginning and a fresh start and that everything is going to be okay and it worth the fight to pull through and see the better days ahead.

 

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