Huia Hamon

Huia Hamon


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Huia Hamon

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Head Publicist at Integrity Promotion // Musician // Published Music Journalist // Engineer at KOG Studio // Networker // I will give Positive and Constructive Feedback Only
Bio
As a Musician, Vocal Producer, Engineer and Music Publicist, my feedback will be positive, thorough, kind but honest. My advice is given with the intention to empower, to assist the artist to create their own paths, not try and discourage. I know how much work it takes to create music to the best of their abilities, so I'm all about positive and practical feedback . Thanks for checking out what I do!
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Expertise
digital marketing, label relations, music promotion, music marketing, social media strategy, studio coordination, emerging artists, songwriting, music production / mastering, artist branding, community growth, radio programming, sound engineer
Interests
hip-hop, soul, indie pop, folk, electronica, music, reggae, world music, ambient, indie folk, dub, acoustic, future soul, pop music, urban, soundtracks, meditation
Location
NZ Aotearoa

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Henry Alexander submitted media.

Tell The Future by Henry Alexander

Huia Hamon

"Tell The Future' is a catchy tune with unusual content and a 90s vibe and upbeat style. 'Tell the Future' has interesting textures and layers including the static sounds, loads of different music layers that come in and out, as well as clear vocal presence. The production is GREAT, and I loved how the engineer has paid attention to every musician and this makes a high quality sounding tune. Thank for sending it to me.

As far as promotion goes you own fanbase is always first as well as your local music champions. For Australiasia is could do well on local radio as well as more mainstream stations and online media spots.

David Rosen submitted media.

Multiply (Music Video) by David Rosen

Huia Hamon

The visuals of 'Multiply' by Dave Rosen have a 'Flatland' vibe and the way they accompanied the music was fluid and purposeful. After listening the tune, there are some serious chill vibes and also, meditative vibes happening!  The dynamics in the song had a nice peak in the middle, but the production holds it all together, with a steady heart beat pulse and nice twinkly synths. I always appreciate this kind of music, without words, it is still a song and can carry the listener away in whatever way they need.

Thanks for submitting! I'd like to her more in fact another tune straight after would ground my night for sure! 

Henry Alexander submitted media.

Crush by Henry Alexander

Huia Hamon

'Crush' is a pop song with elements of rock, and has a really groovy solid band feel. The tune will catch you with a kind of Coldplay references in the production (a good thing) and you'll really like Henry's voice. It is authentic and there is a lot of emotion in the delivery, especially for a 19-year-old songwriter. Everyone can relate with having a crush at some stage in their lives, so this tune with have wide appeal and I can hear it on easy listening right through to a movie sounds track.

Thanks for your submission! Have you made sure you share on Submithub too as I feel you will get a good pick up, especially if it is unreleased! :) I enjoyed it thanks and will share :)

Wren submitted media.

Come Back River by Wren

Huia Hamon

When Wrens voice comes through over the ambient guitar, it really shines clear and true, beautiful and straight through with all the feels! Immediately the listener is transported into a lush valley, birds, sparkles, and a beautiful river, which is the name of the song 'Come Back River'. If this is a taste of the upcoming album, the listeners are in for a treat! From the composition, the musicianship and to the production, Wrens talent is obvious and this is the kind of song you can listen to over and over again, finding new paths and new nuances. 

Thanks so much for sharing I so enjoyed that, such a treat with that beautiful voice and ohh all the feels of a summer day, I think I even saw some deer and butterflies playing :)

Publicity Wise, it wuld do so well on all our Bnets, lots of specialty folk shows and also on Radio NZ, (our national station) it is truly beautiful, you shoudl be proud and thank you for sharing with me (will be following for sure!). Please let me know when you album is out too? Huia x

Sean Waters submitted media.

Flexibility Blues by Sean Waters and the Sunrise Genius

Huia Hamon

Beautiful warm, summer days and fireside singing track from Sean Waters. The acoustic melodies and strumming calms the mind, with imagery of long country trips and watching an orange-tinted dusky sun setting over the grassy mountains... It is extra special at bout 1 minute in when some delicious light fingerpicking adds a sprinkling of sugar the song. The vocals are also encompassing and present, with a real familiarity to the tone and lyrics, you're going to love it like I did!

Thank you for sharing! I would suggest you could send to as many folk and country blogs and pages as you can, its truly is a beautiful track thank you.

Craig Ewan submitted media.

Lifeline by Dead Defined

Huia Hamon

LIFELINE BY DEAD DEFINED is a heavy chunked, but flowing rock tune with some modern elements in the production. This will  play listing on high rotation on Rock stations worldwide as its has a familiar sound and stong vocal hooks! The positive message mixed with super slick production means this hold its own. The transition at the start in the vocals is great, my overall comment is 'wicked'. I feel this track and also the message, thanks for submitting!

Promotion wise - please send out to Rock networks, I think this will get picked up! In NZ, I know we would play this on Stations such as The Rock and Hauraki without hesitation! They are super friendly here so please do google them and hit them up.

Jason Garriotte submitted media.

Huia Hamon

Thank heaps for sending this through, an acoustic performance is refreshing! I like the tones in the track, great voice, a stripped back feel with guitar and some reverb and nature metaphors and imagery. The only thing that was a little distracting was the female voice level, quite loud and overwhelming in places, which could probably come in a bit later. Id like to hear a version without it too? I can hear a whole lot of percussion behind this if you ever chose to do that :)

Publicity wise, I think this would go great live, as a single perhaps not the best to go out as its quite slow, and chilled, but an acoustic show would like it or a live to air on radio or youtube would be great too.

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Paso A Paso Version Ardales by Brilliant Voices

Huia Hamon

Paso A Paso is an upbeat, light hearted Latin pop song which is not just fun and up lifting, the whole UNBOXED movement spear headed by Brilliant Voices is to be cheered! The music video fits with the visuals perfectly and it makes me want to pack up and join them on their road trip, I dont care where it is, take me for the ride. The music is beautifully produced, the guitars and feature rapper is a real surprise. I can see it being an anthem for summer, and for woman all over the world to be unboxed and feel free to be the beautiful humans they are, just as they are. 

Thanks for your submission! Gracias!

As far as publicity goes, please submit to www.submithub.com and also to Ethnocloud for the world charts.

Craig Ewan submitted media.

Huia Hamon

The industrial electronic vibes of Dead Defines makes the tune 'You Push Me Away' slip into your favourite heavy moody playlist and road trip. The production is full and there is a wall of bass and noise quality that hints to quality groups such as 9 inch nails and some fav late 90's post rock bands. It's a dynamic song with high production values, well thought out intentional drops and hard hitting drums, loads of phasing and the vocals are strong and have conviction. My suggestion is to play it loud on a roadtrip, or if you want to pick things up at a house party.

Thanks for the submission!

Will check out the rest of the tunes online, thanks for your submission!

David Rosen submitted media.

The Void (MUSIC VIDEO) by David Rosen

Huia Hamon

From the etherial beginning to the highlight pulses, this track will soothe ya soul and also get your cells in shape for the day ahead. Reminiscent of an early 90s electronic hush tracks, The Void by David Rosen is an important relaxing moment and a break in a world of vocals and emotional cues. This is pure sound, high production and with a huge impact, both emotionally and as a sound experience. 

Thanks for your submission!

Promotional wise, you could send it to blogs such as - a closerlisten.com who specialise in instrumental minimal vocals sounds, and there is a page to this - http://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/about/review-submissions/ which also focus in on instrumental and experimental with playlist and radio links.

Jason Garriotte submitted media.

Pattern by Chords of Truth

Huia Hamon

Stripped back and organic sounding, 'Patterns' by Chords of Truth is an honest raw tune, but you can hear there is a lot of love and soul that is gone into, like a lot of guitar and vocal based songs. The songs really kicks through with drums and the band, but I feel this track would hold its on as an acoustic jam too.

Thanks for sending your submission! I like the feel of this tune, but for commercial means, I feel like the production would need to be a bit slicker and some really fine tune mastering would enhance it even more. Publicity wise, an honest live take film would do nicely, and I thing the audience will connect in this way to the song as well.

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Huia Hamon

Super cruisy and beautifully crafted, 'Save Me' is a downbeat, but still a little street track which give me some Cafe Del Mar vibes - this is a good thing! Good Music lasts. I really like the content of this track and I can see if sitting on some banging kiwi playlists too. I also appreciate the music video as it compliments the authenticity of the song. Nice work and thanks for your submission!

Promotion wise- sorry I didnt get back to you... face palm, but I emailed you. I think George and Bnets would really like this.

Craig Ewan submitted media.

Unwholey [Official Video] by Dead Defined

Huia Hamon

With some hard-hitting drums and solid vocals, Dead Defines tune 'Unwholey' is a synth, metal, electro fusion. The production value is high, the vocals are on point and there is a real drive between rhythm and bass with the lyrical content being exactly as you think its should sound... that is, emotive, dark but with no compromising on the overall sound. The perfect edition to a road trip playlist, or when you to switch over to your shadow side to let some shit go.

Great tune thanks for sharing! 

As far as promotion goes, I think it has a real mainstream appeal and I also feel it would resonate with metal and EDM audiences with its cross sound, it would probably also be mint live. Also the video is on form too, great job all round! You should be proud of this release and the work in both animation and sound that you put into to for a high-class result. :) Will share on my Integrity promotion page :) - www.facebook.com/integritynz

Rashaun Lovitt submitted media.

Huia Hamon

Thank you for the submission!

What I like about this tune is it that it is exactly what the description says... a background for blazing up and kicking back. It's not trying to be anything but that and I appreciate the groove and easy raw style.  Obviously not written to commercial radio or airplay, but, loads of underground hiphop would enjoy this and of course, anything related to the THC world.

Promotion wise, I would send it to as many legal high forums as possible, my only critique would be the dead stripper in the bathroom reference, otherwise the rest is all good.

Production wise its fine for the genre and style but if you wanted to take it up a notch, a bit more vocal production and mastering tweaks could be added. Cheers!

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Huia Hamon

KOGNI gives the beautiful original of 'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence' by Ryiuichi Sakamoto a lift with beautiful electronic pulses, soundscape drum patterns, loops and a gradual build. The remix gives full credit to the original track and taking nothing away from the composition, or the melody, in fact it updates it and renews the cinematic sound by making it an exciting, uplifting electronic track. My pick would be to add it to your driving playlist and take the scenic route.

I dont have any critiques, you've done a beautiful production wise, I think the composer would be happy with this remix! 

Promotion tip - make sure you send out to Submithub for electronic blogs and also any online submission for EDM music or electronic remixes :)

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Huia Hamon

This would be a great soundtrack for an audio visual experience, or a game! It sounds more like a gaming track than a song that would fit on the radio, but still a fun track and the production is really nice (much like the other Kogni releases!) Thanks for sending me your fun music across the globe :)

 Promotion wise, it would be a great insert into an album or a fun piece to use in an app or a game situation.

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Huia Hamon

This remix of Mozarts Turkish March is already a classic, beyond generations and KOGNI turns it into a video-game-esque journey, with the harpsichord riding between stonking hard beats and big stadium subs. Mixing familiarity with the new, KONGI does another great job of keeping the integrity of the original classical piece, but has a totally new EDM feel.

Thanks for the submission :)

Promotion wise, same as the previous tracks, also consider joining Serato's white label for remixes too! :)

 

Michael Ige submitted media.

The Tribute Song by Uncle Tadashi & Da Boyz

Huia Hamon

Fun, sun and nothing too serious, thats the immediate vibe from this track! 

From the artwork to the lyrics, it is easy to jam along to this catchy tune, have a laugh and sing a long too. The Hawaii multi culture feel is a unique spin on what could be a Hawaiian classic,  ukulele strummed guitar and grooves for a summer day. My feeling is that the strength of the music would be best appreciated live, as I bet they are an awesome, bright and lively bunch of people! 

My only critique would be a little more work on production of the vocals and the guitar but it's fun, thanks for sending it to me to check out :)

Promotion wise, I would suggest any Hawaiian music forums, guitar and ukulele pages, also family music forums and blogs would appreciate this too.

David Rosen submitted media.

Artificial (Music Video) by David Rosen

Huia Hamon

I really enjoyed the video thank you! Well done on all your accolades too, thats amazing.

ARTIFICIAL (MUSIC VIDEO) BY DAVID ROSEN
If you like bands like Jakob, you will really enjoy this... This track is a real journey of musical sounds, with many of crescendos, valleys and layers but overall sounds solid and smooth. There is a lot work put into the video and it shows m the quality of the acting and the overall link between the track and the song. It left me wanting a part 2 of both the song and the video so I hope thats coming! Thank you for sharing :)

Promotion
I would suggest sharing through the prog-rock forums and websites, and also short film forums. :)

Huia :)

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Leaving Home by Herling

Huia Hamon

Thanks for sending your music through to me! Its always an honor to listen and receive.

Review:

Herlings song ʻLeaving Homeʻ has a feel good nostalgic vibe, lending itself to a common experience of reminiscing about people we leave and those we return to. Though the lyrics and the music are summer smooth using language we all are familiar with, its still a unique folk/pop song that is an easy sing along, whether with friends by a bonfire or just cruising on a road trip. The stand out is the textured guitar and the instrumentation, I feel it could also hold its own as an instrumental piece as well.

Other suggestions: Is your native language english? If not, have you thought about recording this song it in your native tongue? I would love to hear it. English is always so non descriptive and low on emotion, so just putting the idea out there since Tel-Aviv is multilingual and we are seeing an uprise in language acceptance around the world. 

Promotion: I think this will do well in folk/pop forums and festivals, you may need to up the production levels on the vocals for more radio scope and radio play. I would compare this to Jack Johnson (US), Xavier Rudd (AUS) and Ben Harper (US) as a starter. 

Bird_EmptyNest submitted media.

Huia Hamon

What I did like about this track it is raw and not over processed which differs from most rap pieces/spoken word songs or tunes these days. It took a couple of plays to really get the message but once I really got into it, I felt it and thought the emotional delivery was also authentic. If it were to go into a more mainstream context, more work in the production would be needed, but for a more raw, poetic, emotive piece, I like it how it is. Musically its simple but compliments the vocals well.

Promotion wise - I'm unsure about traditional media (radio etc) but viral, sharing and sending to spoken word FB pages (sorry I dont have any exact link but easy enough to find) with this Soundcloud link is most likely the best way to promote it! Thanks for sharing :)

Huxlous Aldey submitted media.

Falu by Huxlous Aldey

Huia Hamon

A meandering journey through electronic soundscapes, jazz licks, some synth stabs and everything in between. With a riding beat to keep you locked in, this piece is a good brain wake up and the perfect backdrop for an afternoon. I really enjoy the diversity in this track, the way it swings and overlaps styles and I would describe this as jazzy/alternative but way to organised to be experimental. Thank you for your submission!

Promotion:
I think getting it to as many people as possible and sending to blogs (like this) is the best way to go for this style of music. I think it would suits some visual accompaniment as well, it would suit some literally images for the different musical aspect. Traditional media, not so much, but definitely the world of online sharing and streaming is the way to go.

Moses biko submitted media.

Huia Hamon

Super groovy, kicked back tune from AfriCali called 'You Brighten My Day. From the crunchy deep bass to the gravely main vocals, this AfriCali will easily slip into a summer day and a road trip playlist. The tune feels like you're sitting in a live jam, with the instruments and vibes all around you, giving a big warm hug. AfriCali describe themselves “a mixture of Afrobeat truth-consciousness with a Californian street swagger, morphed with hip-hop and drenched in cultural roots”... but I personally get some New Orleans vibes in there as well. So if you like a little swagger, you'll love this tune. 

Thanks for submitting! For things like radio, it would good to hear a bit more production, as the song is great, catchy and fun. Promotion wise, I suggest sending to as as many live music lovers FB groups as you can hit, also it would fit well on some summer jam playlists on Spotify.  Looking forward to some new tunes too as I noticed this came out a while back :)

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How Many Lives by Mazo

Huia Hamon

Nice production on this track, eerie and surreal. I like the 'underwater' feel and the washy vibes on this as well. It suited the lyrics as well and I feel the artist has a strong idea of what they enjoy creating and also the execution of both the vocals and the musical elements are on point. Thanks for your submission!

As far as promotion goes, I suggest submitting it to as many indie/electronic forums as possible and ask for feedback and sharing on reddit as well. :)

Fritz Gillis submitted media.

Bloody Valentine by IMPOSSIBLE

Huia Hamon

It fits really well within the genre and links back to the later 80s and 90s Goth influenced music with a little bit of Shoegazer, but with a more modern production aesthetic. It's seems to have has a little bit of sonic reference to Souxsie and the banshees 'Cities In Dust' which is a sound thats definitely coming around again. For the new Goth audiences its like gold, something to be re-discovered but with its own vibe. Thanks for your submission!

Joshoa Ocasion submitted media.

Once in a While by DeeZystep

Huia Hamon

It's refreshing to hear some encouraging positive lyrics, clearly articulated but still with a soul feel. This track is one of those laid back hip hop tunes that you play over and over, because it makes you feel good, delves deep but still super relevant to everyday life. I would say it's in the realm of spoken word too and could easily translate to a open mic piece as its clean lyrics but still has an edge. The music is more like a cruisy beat in the background, easy tune for road trips as its warm and inviting but also conscious and intellectual.

Hope you can use the above comments! My only critical feedback as a studio engineer and vocal coach is to get a good vocal chain and higher production especially for the vocals as this is the forefront of the track. Using a better quality vocal chain and pre-amp will capture all the deep resonances your silky chocolate voice has (I can hear it but its no captured due to the mic quality and vocal treatment). :)

The track also has some J5 vibes, I can hear you could get some Charlie Tuna styles going, which I also dig, thanks Josh :)

yochay mocsari submitted media.

Yochay Motsary יוחאי מוצרי by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Huia Hamon

Very quirky, almost humorous with the lyrics. For the style which reminds me of Conan and the mocassins, the music and video sync really well. To push it through for more commercial success, more care on the vocal recording will really lift the whole track. Thanks for the submission!

jerome Cosniam submitted media.

DONAS : Pull over blanc by Lalouline Publishing

Huia Hamon

Really like the vibe, super chic, kicked back but also a bit gritty and dark. The production is really high end and I appreciate the attention to detail, from the music video like the different shots and locations, dancers and party scene.

Promotion wise, I think the audience would be those who have a 60's vibe and influence and a distinct cool lounging kick-back feel.  I suggest looking at bands with similar styles and map what and where they are being talked about and reviewed and send to the same publications or online forums.

Overall a really cool style and both song and video together creates a Pulp Fiction- like vibe, thanks for sending it through!

David Rosen submitted media.

Secrets (Music Video) by David Rosen

Huia Hamon

From the music production through to the video, everything is well thought out and high quality - it has a soft and luxurious feel both in the audio and visual, so overall, the quality feels encompassing and golden. I'm a big fan of instrumental electro, so this is right on with what I enjoy listening too, driving and will play to set an airy light feel for the day ahead! I also appreciate the telepathic vibe of the visuals, you can almost hear the conversaion but its all through non verbal communication, very cool and enticing.  Ngā mihi, thank you :) 

As far as promotion, I feel it may do well in the Cinematic type audiences and feels in tune with bands like Pitch Black  and Cornelius. You could also look at running a type of competition to create dialogue and make it into a small film :)

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The Fifth Dimension by CENTRIC

Huia Hamon

I really appreciate the amount of wok that has gone into the track!  I know how much it takes to create s song and I can hear that Centris has worked on all the layers and composition of it track. It has the feeling of some REM, with some german prog rock cross which is really interesting, almost bordering on industrial in some places. The song and the feel suit the lyrics too, being gritty and political and the song carries the same textures. Thank you for sharing!

Promotion wise, I would model your blog interest and markets on artists who are in the prog rock electro syndicate, as I think this would suit a live arena :)

jerome Cosniam submitted media.

Motionless move by Bam Hatson

Huia Hamon

Super cute video and the song is sweet! I really like the horns in the music layers, its give the tracks a real nostalgic feel. I really appreciate how the video and the music fits so well together, from the grading to the content. It compliments the music with the wilderness feel and its sense of adventure. My only critique would be that the vocals could do with a little tune here and there, but I do like the vulnerability and tone of the voice, just a little more care on the pitch (Im a vocal producer so its my thing). Thanks for sharing with me :)

As far as Promotion goes, I would most likely submit it to some of our mainstream stations like More Fm and some specialty stations that take more laid back folk type styles, but the vocal production would need to be addressed. I think the imagery, font and overall online presence is very good and authentic.

morland gryder submitted media.

Huia Hamon

A place to belong is feels like an abstract musical space, with resonate vibes and with the vocals that keep you balanced in that space! I really appreciate the amount of work that has gone into the production and the thought behind the placement of sounds. Clast has a fusion of electronic and warm reverb effects that give the song a echoing quality. I really like the unpredictable changes and the way the vocals and lyrics are the constants for the listeners. Nice work and thank you for sharing!

For Promotion, I recommend searching for an artist or band similar to you and mapping where their audience is and who is blogging about their music... that would be a good place to start and send your music for consideration :)

Linda McClain submitted media.

The Waterfall by The Jewel Machine by The Jewel Machine

Huia Hamon

Another lovely track, I really enjoy the female and male vocals together and all the instrumentation. Reminds me of sitting around a fire with the wind blowing outside in a small hut in the forest... really nostalgic vibes. It could sound cheesy with the wrong lyrics, but they are very mature and well placed with loads of imagery. It sounds like some ones memories and is weaving a deep story in just a few minutes, thanks for sharing again!

Linda McClain submitted media.

Huia Hamon

I really like the rawness of the vocals and the live feel, the band sounds full and warm with great licks and tambre. Super catchy lyrics, and I imagine a rural river scene, a crew of people jamming with only voice and guitar... pine trees and falling leaves...

I think it possibly could do with a little more work on the vocals, just a little tweak of tuning here and there but the performance suits the style for sure. I could see a cute, fun music video for this too!

As far as promotion, there are a lot of folk festivals around the world and your sound would work really well in this community and scene as the raw emotion, live feel and rustic style is what the audience enjoys.

And I LOVE the name The Jewel Machine...wish Iʻd thought of it!

Joona Nuutinen submitted media.

Huia Hamon

This release by Unzyme is super, creepy and intense mostly because of the video, but it matches the music well. The video has great production, with lovely grading and attention to details in the sets and characters. If you check out the other videos and vlogs they really know their style and I think the music would be powerful as a live set. I can hear the influences in the style of the song but also, I like the individuality of the lyric and music combination, great production and well thought out - slick work all round.  I do wonder how the song would sound in Finnish rather than english? Would like to hear that, as it may add another level. Thanks for sharing! 

Qyko submitted media.

Under My Skin by Qÿko

Huia Hamon

I love it, really like the intensity of everything, the rhythm and the production are great! Thanks for the listen, first thing in the morning, good gym music and gives the day a kick start too.

Being a big fan of instrumental metal, itʻs always refreshing to just hear music, the balance of instruments are also super smooth and nicely produced all round. 

For Promotion, I would seek out all the progressive rock forums for this tune, as well as online streaming station who specialise in world progressive metal music. They would appreciate some new tunes with an international vibe.

Jason Garriotte submitted media.

Freedom by Chords of Truth

Huia Hamon

This track has a really warm, friendly vibe which I like a lot. Even though I'm not an avid listener of this style,  I do truly appreciate the work taken into lyrics, musicianship and overall production and 'Freedom' has definitely ticked these boxes. At time it feels repetitive, but this is a characteristic of this folk country style, so it stays true to the genre. 'Freedom' will have great appeal to those who love to listen to music by the fire, chilling with a beer, or a feel good tune on a cruisy coast road trip soundtrack.

Nahuel Bronzini submitted media.

Libre y Serena - by Diana Gameros by Diana Gameros, Nahuel Bronzini

Huia Hamon

Bueno, beautiful music and that voice 'swoon'. There is nothing more soothing than live instruments, strings and soft acoustic guitar. Lovely composition with a real dreamy feel and diverse dynamics. The perfect sound track to your cafe and desayuno in the sun to start your day. I'd love to hear more!

Fluence Team submitted media.

For the Creative Community by The Fluence Team

Huia Hamon

Its the best way to filter through the onslaught of emails, keeping conversation relevant to music based mediums and connecting directly with the community. Love it!