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Wow, another nice track from EKM Records. You guys are speaking my language. Reggae is my #1 genre right now, and I love the Polynesian vibe, it works so well with reggae. Kiwini Vaitai has a great voice. It's a nice easy song that anyone could enjoy. Good job on the video, great camera work and lots of beautiful sights to admire. Keep coming with these hits, this is what's hot right now! Happy to share this one. I'm always happy to support positive, good vibes music.
Kiwini, First off I will say the video is visually stunning. Really cool shots and great scenery. It may have been cool to have a bit more of a story behind the video but I think I was too in awe of the beauty of the landscape that I didn't miss a storyboard too much. Musically, your vocals are great. I am a big fan of lush harmonies and there is some great vocal arranging here. It felt a bit repetitive in parts and I was waiting for some kind of change to really take it up a notch or two. On the music side, I really feel that it could be developed more. Having the song be a bit more full in the choruses and even bigger for the last chorus really can build a dynamic and make the song more interesting and give it more feeling overall. Maybe layering in some subtle organ in the choruses. Your voice and vocals are so cool I want to hear the music build and subside in parts to accent that. It would be awesome to hear this music on tv or in a film. Music licensing is a growing industry and with such a unique song and style I think this song could serve as great soundtrack music. There are companies that will pitch your music on a non-exclusive basis. Getting your song licensed can get it to a large audience and often leads to music sales and overall eyes and ears on you and your music. I hope this advice helps. Feel free to message me back and thanks for sharing. Peace and thanks, Simon Illa
God Bless KiWINI, It's a Beautiful song, It just seem like at the 2:35 point in the song I was ready to get hooked, but there was no Hook, and what I mean by hook, is you had me nibbling on the song like fish bait, but when I got to the part where I should have been hooked and pulled in you let me get away, My Thoughts were that the young lady was going to sing or you were going to, add something to the arrangement, I Hope The Feedback is clear, I really Like the song, Just feel that just a little more flavor or something at that 2:35 point would make a big difference, If I can Help with anything else let me Know, I Pray For God's Richest Blessings Over Your Life and Projects
My initial, first impressions of this song and video were: relaxing piano notes and nicely vivid green color of nature. A great song intro with just a few simple piano notes which evoke feelings of happiness and optimism. In this song we can clearly recognize a mix of reggae and world music. The piano and a trumpet gave me a strong idea of jazz influence too, but it really depends on the listener. Calming and good synchronized vocal. I think that the whole atmosphere in this song and video is really relaxing. Incredible drone footage and nicely selected eye-catching places on an island. The model is well dressed, she wore a lovely blue, white, and green dress, again well synchronized with green and other colors. Thanks for sharing your music with me!
The scenery here is very beautiful. Where is this? The colors are bright along with relaxing sounds of smooth and soft vocals against a tropical island backdrop of reggae tones and brass instruments. The only advice is to add perhaps a few more instrumental breaks and buildups that will surprise any reggae fan. All in all though, your sound is lovely and vibe is great! Keep doing what you're doing :)
Island reggae and Kiwini Vaitai are here to stay. Love the vibe of this and all of his songs. This might not be my favorite ('16 Years' is still on Constant Repeat!), and I've just begun to dig into his catalog of music. Send a high quality mp3 and I'll include it in promotions and shows. Thanks for your submission and let me know if I can help further promote Kiwini or other artists on EKM.
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I am loving all of the music coming out of Hawaii right now. This is no exception! This remix brings a a much edgier rock-reggae vibe, very complex and intense, and fairly addictive! The video is awesome -- and perfect for this tune. Would be interested in hearing what place this song has in your shows and repertoire, given it appears to be significantly edgier sound than what’s on your website. Could you send a high quality mp3 to me at firstname.lastname@example.org of ‘Down’ along with this tune to start? Will promote and play on shows, thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!
I don't think I've heard EDM and reggae combined outside of moombahton, which I don't think this is. I could certainly be wrong though! Regardless, it's very cool. I enjoyed the video too! I bet you got some funny looks, especially with the masks. I'd be happy to share this with my followers on Twitter. Thanks for sharing it with me!
I generally don't listen to much reggae or reggae-inspired music, but I must say, I really liked this track! It was the perfect blend of more traditional reggae melodies and vocals, with a very modern, edgy trap sound that allows this song to cross boundaries yet be very accessible to fans of either genre. The first minute or so relied pretty heavily on the original reggae sound, but that drop at the break was all trap. I was totally not expecting it! What I liked most about the production is how these harder trap bass and percussive elements are mixed in through the rest of the song. It kind of sets the stage as these are the two distinct styles this remix will encompass, but then begins blending them together masterfully. I think overall, this track is produced in a way that gives it a widespread dancefloor appeal, but also exposes more casual club goers to very unique genres that they may not normally hear. It really creates a perfect summer vibe that makes you just want to turn it up with the top down. Very well done!
Cool tune but not quite a fit for my channel. Love the Sublime/Rome feel to the vocals! Could've had the video adjust to accommodate the drop a little bit better... wasn't quite fitting the feel of the audio. Lots of respect for EKM and your goal to share your love of the music!
The video is as much of a trip as the song is. The combination of reggae, club/dance effects and beats with rock make for a wild music experience. And this video is pretty trippy, with both of your singers looking away from the camera during closeups adds to the unique experience. I'm not sure what to suggest. This is so unique and yet intriguing, keep it how it is. Promoting it will be a continued learning experience.
Hey guys. Big fan of the track. Don't hear much "reggae EDM" type stuff outside of Reggaeton which strictly abides by that 4 on the floor beat pattern. Utilizing the vocal stylings of reggae on top of dubstep is a fresh sound that we can definitely dig. I think there's a lot of potential with what you guys are doing, especially if you maintain that style across different 'genres' of electronic dance music.
From this submission, "Nuh Backchat Mama" is a short but sweet effort that merges Siaosi's smooth reggae-tinged vocals with the shimmering island-set production of Sadiki. This certainly has plenty of radio airplay potential written all over it -- it has an excellent polish in the production, and isn't short on hooks -- both of the vocal and instrumentation variety. I wish I could hear more of this track, as it's difficult to judge just 01:30, so feel free to submit the full version to email@example.com for consideration. I'm liking what I hear so far though!
Siaosi thank you for reaching out and submitting. Starting out the mix on the record sounds like a rough demo. That depth is lacking within the record overall. If you were able to get this mix/mastered it would really polish everything up overall. The melody within the production is your basic reggae one, but it pushes along nicely. I think outside of the mix the production could be polished up more from an instrumental stance as well. With that said I really like your tone and your vocal performance is very strong. You are what I call a "believable" artist vocally. I think the record has a lot of potential. If you can get the mix cleaned up you have a winner for the islands.
Siaosi is a new artist to me, thanks for the introduction. Love his vocals. Really appreciate the reggae sampling on this as well. The song is solid. Send a high quality mp3 and I’ll include it on promotions and a future show. The file is only about 3 minutes long, and fades out, is there more to it? Will be a great 'Mother's Day' playlist song next year. Thanks for your submission, good luck with your music.
Great single. Impassioned vocals, interesting changes, and I'm all about spreading the message of love and unity. Reggae is my main thing these days, and your sound is what people are loving these days - reggae flavor with pop beats. You've got a great product here - happy to help spread the word!
You guys have a nice thing going. I love that reggae vibe, and you've got that pop sound that's really been catching on lately. I see you've done some work with J Boog, and I was going to say that you've got a similar vibe. The video work is nice - you've got some hot ladies in the video, but didn't resort to cheap cleavage shots or other kinds of stuff that goes on in the garbage mainstream scene. Keep pushing your thing, you've got the kind of hot sound that should be playing on the radio right now.
Great video. Track is very catchy! I found myself singing this song after I reviewed it and had to look for it on YouTube! I hear great things coming from this record label EKM! This is a great summer hit and I see this playing on repeat at many beach, house and club parties! Great Jam!!
Thanks for sending this to me. I love reggae and like the vibe and style of your song. From the video it looks like you guys are having a lot of fun in life. It's great to see. I think we can all relate to this video from the base human need to love and be loved. My only feedback on production is I wish it was a faster tempo and a bit more mixed in verse and chorus. I can't share this to my audience, as I don't think they'd appreciate it, but I do want to see your sound and style grow. I can refer you to some folks like Andrew Nast who may be able to provide more suggestions on mixing it up. But you may not want to be on the mainstream blogs and such, and if so, I would keep it local to your scene and grow from there. The PR and blogger community may want something more cutting edge, and I don't mean more bikinis but a harder, more unique type of sound or mix.
I missed the deadline for giving feedback by a few hours so you get this one at no charge. Love love this song! Would you send a high quality mp3 to me at firstname.lastname@example.org? I'll include it on playlists and on a curated radio show this weekend as well. Thanks for your submission, thanks for exposing me to the music, listening over and over.....
The words "16 years of love" is actually very catchy. The reggae vibe really sets the vibe. Very good Music video concept too, especially the intro is pretty cute. However i could hear MONO audio, it would better to have the audio as stereo in the music video. Defintely this songs gets a thumbs up from me and would like to hear it on a morning on the radio.
I like this song and the classic sounds of it. I wish you had put the lyrics in your description. That's one thing I would also suggest with any track submission. The only things I didn't like about the song were the repetitive nature of the chorus, and the somewhat cliched theme of intense love at first and then inevitably battling it out in a relationship. One thing is for sure - the production value and vocals and music are solid. Have you checked out Nahko and Medicine for the People? I think an interesting collaboration could occur there where you could introduce yourself to a new audience who would appreciate your fun, urban sounds and soulful voice. They're based in Hawaii too although Nahko tours quite regularly.
Really enjoyed the sound, vibe, story and message. Lyrics are well written and song is really well sung. The video is also well produced and the tropical reggae sound is thoroughly enjoyable.
The horn line caught me right off the bat. I love the live elements of the track and the production is well done. The artist has a great tone and his delivery is slick. This sounds like a good upbeat and uplifting record. I'd be interesting in seeing the finalized version of the record/video. Nice work so far!
Send the high quality mp3 to me (email@example.com) and I'll definitely include it on playlists and on an upcoming radio show. Not enough submitted to give you full review or promote, but what I heard and saw I really liked. Thanks for your submission and good luck with your music!
EKM, you've got me hooked on the 'independent sound of the islands'. I am loving the chill and reggae vibe of this and your other submissions. Please send along a high quality mp3 of this for further promotion and play. And let's talk about Aspenbeat featuring Siaosi, Kiwini and other EKM artists further in a themed show. Would love to hear more from Siaosi (how do you pronounce?). Love his vocals, he has great energy. Thanks for your submission, and taking me round to Hawaii!