Dekalog – Een

Dekalog – Een

https://soundcloud.com/blueghost-be/sets/dekalog-with-fien-desmet-amazumi-een

 

 

 

 

 

Dekalog – Een

Dekalog – Een

 

 

 

 

 

Solid team work of Sonny Dhanowa, Dan Roberts, Fien Desmet and Amazumi resulted to the album entitled ‘Een’.

 

‘Een’ comprises ten outstanding songs.

 

Listeners will enjoy powerful rap verses and soulful vocals.

 

‘Een’ is nothing but a hit album with a great message

 

Songs are tuneful and entertaining.

 

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DEKALOG comprises producer Sonny Dhanowa and Songwriter Dan Roberts.

 

 

This partnership’s signature sound runs through the core of their music with a style that heralds creativity, craft and artistic dynamism.

 

With talent in the form of singer Fien Desmet and rapper Amazumi to deliver a new musical chapter, their first album — ‘Een’.

 

DEKALOG encompasses a hybrid sound that puts a flavorful spin on the Alt/Pop and Hip Hop/Trip Hop genres – delving into different elements in each song to showcase every angle of the band’s talent and craft.

 

 

Their music puts a dark spin on the Pop genre and explores the full spectrum of raw emotion.

 

Their musical style and lyrical content juxtapose the visceral aura that the sound articulates and connects every listener in ways they can and can’t identify with.

 

It’s an edge-of-your seat listening experience for all those who want to delve into what lies beneath.

 

With the members hailing from Antwerp Belgium, and London, England each of them bring their own musicality to the table and bind the chemical elements at the heart of DEKALOG’s.

 

The band has emerged from the studio and is ready to release an album of songs that showcase the dynamism of the dual-vocalists.

 

Other guest musicians from around the world enhance the album with additional flavour.

 

It’s an international, collective effort — a true syndicate – more than a standard project or studio session output.

 

This is an album of collaboration and innovation, and the group is excited to show the world what they delivered through this record.

 

The debut album, titled “Een”, is the first installment of a ten-part project released through band member Sonny Dhanowa’s label Blue Ghost Records…

 

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Sonny Dhanowa

Sonny Dhanowa is a true, nomadic globetrotter, both deejaying and promoting where ever he lays his head – Bristol to London to Barcelona to Antwerp.

 

 

He has been a breaker, a scratch deejay, a master of ceremonies, and has produced various albums and EPs before.

 

 

Sonny works with a bevy of world-wide musicians and like a movie producer, assembles a cast of characters to appear in an extensive sonic landscape he has constructed around his songs.

 

 

And then like a director, he weaves all the performances together into a thrilling story.

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Dan Robert

Dan Roberts is an elusive, South London based songwriter who has worked on various eclectic projects throughout his extensive, underground music career.

 

 

He is an established composer, lyricist and when the need calls, a session guitarist.

 

 

Dan is proficient in both the electric and acoustic guitars and thus has played in various musical outfits across the UK.

Dan  has written and performed his own solo folk-based material.

 

He now carves a niche collaborating online with individual projects that place a specific emphasis on creativity.

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Fien Desmet

Fien Desmet is an accomplished and versatile Belgium singer, songwriter and composer.

 

 

She composed her own music at a very early age and was soon performing on various stages around the country where she captivated audiences with her unique voice and piano playing.

 

Desmet studied Jazz at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, where she got her master’s degree and tutored by Tutu Puoane, Kristina Fuchs, Barbara Wiernik, Inge Minten and Kurt Van Herck, amongst others.

 

Fien is part of several musical projects, such as her own band ‘MAY’, the duo ‘Tumla’ (with double bassist Anneleen Boehme), the jazz trio ‘Wolf trio’ with Marjan Van Rompay and Wout Gooris and the vocal ensemble ‘Birds on a Wire’.

 

 

Desmet writes music for theatre (the artistic theatre group Tutti Fratelli being her latest project).

 

 

Fien likes to challenge herself in finding new musical adventures to explore her voice and her way of approaching music.

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Amazumi

AMAZUMI is a Nepalese artist raised in Hong Kong who began actively pursuing music in London, 2010 whilst making a documentary about an artist based in Belgium.

 

 

She began honing her skills in local cyphers, open mics and self-organized events, and found herself taking her music further in Gent with a nurturing artistic community that provided her the perfect nest to grow and create a sound of her own.

 

 

Previously known as Zulu Moon, she has been regularly performing in venues and festivals all over Belgium since 2012, making radio appearances and scoring a national buzz in 2017 as one of the 7 finalists of De Nieuwe Lichting.

 

Making her debut as AMAZUMI on the Ancienne Belgique main stage after releasing her new single V for Venom (which is also a self-titled track of her debut EP), her music video circulated daily on XITE channel, premiered on Chase.be, Flus.be and De Standaard.

 

 

Infusing the grungy and nu-metal sounds of Nirvana & RATM she grew up with and sharpening her lyrical blades with OG influences of Jean Grae, Zack De La Rocha as well as newer artists like Show me the Body, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Boog Brown & Loyle Carner – her flow is ballsy without the pretentious arrogance and vanilla smooth on lighter days.

 

You can never tell what’s coming next.

 

 

She is currently residing in the UK and working on a series project ‘Amazumi in Exile’.

 

 

Amazumi is a true master of the dark, lyrical arts…

 

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Winner of 2018 Broadtube July Contest

Winner of 2018 Broadtube July Contest

 

Song writer: Alan Baxter

 

Contracted Vocalist: Michael Lusk

 

Winner of 2018 Broadtube July Contest

Winner of 2018 Broadtube July Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winner of 2018 Broadtube July Contest

 

 

“Cigarettes and Beer, was one of the first songs I have written. A friend mentioned they just sat on the couch smoking cigarettes and drinking beer. As soon as I heard it, the song popped into my head.”

– Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter

BROADTUBE JULY CONTESTANT – 2018

 

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Song writer: Alan Baxter

 

 

Contracted Vocalist: Michael Lusk

 

Alan Baxter

 

State your reason for choosing music as a career.

Actually music is my second career. I’ve just finished a 30 year career in law enforcement. I’ve always been able to write poems. So I started writing songs in January 2018. I guess you could say I’m an old song writer, but at the same time a rookie!

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Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.

Cigarettes and Beer, was one of the first songs I have written. A friend mentioned they just sat on the couch smoking cigarettes and drinking beer. As soon as I heard it, the song popped into my head.

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Tell us about you.

Alan Baxter aged 65, born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee; attended school at Lipscomb University, Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla. Served with the Starke Police Department in Starke, Fla., Alachua County Sheriff’s office in Gainesville, Fla., for 19 years, and the Madison County Sheriff’s office in Jackson, TN for 8 years. Lives in Ashland City, Tennessee currently. Has been writing songs since January 2018, currently has written 58 songs, with four songs, Darkness, David’s Army, Cigarettes and Beer, and Mamas Toddy, currently published. Alan is currently looking for a vocalist or record label to contract his songs.

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Discuss your life outside the music world.

I live and write in Ashland City, Tennessee. I am married to Darlene H. Baxter, who is an exec sec and office manager with one of the major labels here in Nashville, Tennessee. I enjoy working on our small farm, hunting and fishing. I’m also a history nut. I love history and the stories about early settlers here in our country. I maintain a 150 year old cemetery on our farm. I’m a Christian and am a member of the Ashland City Church of Christ. I love meeting people, and listening to their life’s stories. Music is about life, so if you are tuned into life, you will never be a good song writer or artist.

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Discuss your music career.

As I said before, I may be an older song writer, but I’m a rookie in the business. I started writing in January 2018. I try to write each day. Writing is like anything else you want to make a career. If you don’t do it every day, you will never be very good at it. Currently I have 58 songs written. I only have four published, mainly because it’s expensive to have your songs produced. I was blessed to find Stacey at AWritersPardise when I first started out. They did a fantastic job on my four songs. As soon as I can find a producer for my songs, hopefully I can get other songs I’ve written out there for my fans and future fans to enjoy.

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Elaborate on your songwriting project.

As I said, I was blessed to have been able to contract Michael Lusk and Amber Rose to do the vocals for my four songs. Darkness, David’s Army, Cigarettes and Beer and Mamas Toddy. Although I have not met them personally, I feel like I know them. When two people put such feelings into your songs – words suddenly become life; the listeners can see and hear a story. They actually become a part of that story, because they can put their life, into that song. I know there will be other artists in my life, but these two are what really made me realize I could write.

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List your five favourite music videos with reasons.

 

Adele-Hello – funny, grabs you from the start, then you realize it’s a commercial.

 

 

Blank Space – riding bikes through a castle, wow!

 

 

Roar – beautiful color and imaging, loved it!

 

 

Shake it Off – crawling between dancers’ legs, looking up, that will get your attention!

 

 

Shape of You – every man dream, boxing…then getting stomped by a wrestler, not every man’s dream!

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

It would have to begin with my father. I was adopted at age 2. He taught me about life. He preached for 37 years, locally and on worldwide television. He always had time for his three boys. I learned many lessons from him. One would be, believe in God. Hard work always pays off. Never ever give up. You can always overcome, always. His words and example have followed me throughout my life. Another person would be Betty Gillette, my sixth grade teacher at Lipscomb. At the time, I was having extreme problems grasping the things that you had to learn in the 6th grade; she spent many hours after school with me, helping me learn. Failure at something isn’t the end. Many times it’s the beginning. We learn from our failures. The great artists, sport figures, even our political leaders that have had failures, but lifted themselves back up and tried again. That is why they became great.

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Tell us your impression on dealing with paparazzi.

Well I haven’t dealt with paparazzi. Maybe one day, I will have to. They have a job to do. If you have them following you, you’re famous for something! Treat them as needed.

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Elaborate on the recording of this song.

As I said before, I wrote this song, awritersparadise.com produced it. Stacey worked with me on it, giving advice where needed. In the end, they gave me a song, which has touched many people’s lives, and is growing in popularity more and more each day.

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Tell us the theme of your songs.

With nearly 58 songs written, I can see a majority of them are deeply religious. Telling of life’s struggle but life’s victory too. I have several country songs, writing about such subjects as our mamas, dads, and other subjects that deal with everyday life. My music tells of life’s personal situations of love, joy, heartache, death, but life’s victories too. My current work, Mamas Sparkling Eyes, brings the listener back to those great moment with mama that we will never forget.

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List the names of those that have supported you so far.

My wife – she spends hours going over my songs, editing, spell checking and making suggestions. Ray Walker, a Country Music Hall of Fame member. He has guided me and made suggestions, and cautioned me about the spit falls of the song writing industry. The late Sonny James – as a young man growing up, I was always impressed with the dignity and personal appearance he always showed.

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Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.

Our voices are what we were given at birth. Yes, our voices as far as singing can sometimes be improved. In the end, it is what it is. Many artists tend to try in the beginning to sound like someone else. Just be you. Your soul and heart will make the vocal impression for you.

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Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.

As I first started out writing; most of the advice I received said, keep the song short, people won’t stay tuned in; if the song is too long. I tried that at first, and nothing seemed to come together. I agree, keep your songs telling a story, but tell the story, as quickly as possible. If you heart is really telling you, the song needs to be longer, or for that matter, shorter. Listen. We know there are some classic songs out there over five minutes long. Yet they tell a story.

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Tell us your viewpoint on comparing music career to non-music career.

I’ve done both. 30 years in law enforcement, wow. People would give anything to do what I’ve done over the years. Yet song writing for me, is relaxing, it soothes my soul. I love creating something that, hopefully will still be giving people pleasure long after I’m gone from this earth.

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Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.

All music is different. It’s generated from different paths of life and different cultures. Do I agree with all genres, of course not. But the human race is different; we’ve had music from the beginning of time. Just like food, we all have favorites.

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State the genre you despise most with reason.

Acid rock – I’m not sure there’s much meaning there. Yet as I said previously, part of our human race is drawn to it. They have their right to listen to it. I don’t like it, so I don’t listen to it.

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List your favourite movies with reasons.

 

Braveheart – A true love story; a movie about the human nature to be free, to love who we want, be what we were destined to be.

 

 

The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan – Stories about man’s overall character. Good over evil fight, with maximum sacrifice to gain what is best for mankind, even if it means giving all for it.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Cigarettes and Beer: The life of a man who had it all. He loved being who he was, with the love of his life. She made him feel young and free. She left him. Life has crashed in on him. He knows he was at fault for her leaving. She is not coming back. So his life now is just smoking cigarettes and drinking beer, listening to music he doesn’t really hear, and talking with people that aren’t a part of his life.

2018 Broadtube July Music Contest

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2018 Broadtube July Music Contest

 

 

 

 

 

– 1 Selected Winner would be announced on the 5th of August 2018. Prize – 50 USD, Blog Placement, Radio Playlist, Video Playlist, Spotify Playlist.

 

 

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