I discovered Austin Leeds in 2018 through the programming of Vanilla Radio. The track was Faith, a partnership between Austin and K.O., a great Philadelphia singer with an impressive resume. I fell in love with the song and I started using it for everything: in the car, while snowboarding, working out, working etc.
I then started checking his extensive collection of songs and found a lot of other cool songs, my favourites being the partnerships with singers like K.O., Julia Ross and Sabrina Ali. A few examples are Best Life, Temperamental, Gone, Time, Replay Rewind.
Austin Leeds is an excellent producer, having collaborated with big names like Paul Van Dyk and Avicii, and he surrounds himself with great talent. His mixing, like his songs, is smooth and pleasant to listen in any sound system.
Faded Love is the most recent single on that list and is worth a listen.
My first contact with Mister Jam was in the 90s, when I bought the album New Love Dimension. I still regret parting ways with that one, because it cannot be currently found on the streaming/online platforms.
Around 5 years ago, I decided to take a look at the most recent MJ work and I found several tracks that are at the top portions of my playlists today.
Mister Jam is a great songwriter and producer, and he’s constantly finding great talent for the vocals, either in Brazil (his base) or in other parts of the world.
My EDM playlist has a few of them. Enjoy.
Another interesting track I happened to come across with is Let’s Try, by Alex Iva and Dominic.
The piece is well-written, well-produced and really catchy. I love the beat on the chorus and the singer’s voice is pretty pleasant.
I have included the track in the top block of my Eletcronica playlist.
Here’s the track and the playlist:
Max’s song Never Wanna Leave is very well written and the vocals are excellent. I also really like his choice for instruments.
The Spotify link for the track is this:
The full list is located here:
2019 was a year of several releases and re-releases and marked a turn in my music career, or at least how I approach it. Inspired by the words of a friend who told me not to give up music, in a time when I felt tired of getting nowhere, I created a Bandcamp page, then a SoundCloud profile, and, one thing leading to another, I ended up releasing my previous work on all platforms and also started a few other initiatives, this website/blog/playlist submission platform among them.
The year that finished yesterday marked the re-release of my legacy recordings (which were re-mixed/re-mastered) on platforms (before, I was betting only on Google Play).
Some of these songs came from my parallel project Inner Place and received new arrangements or recordings. One of my favourites is More Than You Know. Others came from my instrumental music project Purple Forest.
But the past year also saw the release of new songs, like On The Shinkansen, inspired by my trip to Japan.
It was a nice year. I changed my approach to music promotion, improved my production skills and got signed by three labels (from the U.K., Russia and Romania). I also self-released most of my legacy work and new tracks. It’s a lot of work. Composing and producing is a lot of work, but promoting maybe takes even more time than the hours I spend in the studio. But I don’t complain. Music is my passion and I feel really glad for having the opportunity to do this work.