Ok.. so I have taken the job of “producer”. I wanted to share a tune oringinally done by an artist who has incredible vocal ability, a sexy stage performance and just an overall great person. Her label/CEO allowed me to have the task of making a remix of her song from 2 years ago entitled “Dimelo”. Yes! She’s a latin artist who has/is challenging me to seriously go deep inside of myself to pull this music out.
I introduce to you Melissa Figueroa aka Cha~Cha. Just a little funk on a latin flava.
I wanted to thank everyone who voted and shared my remix with everyone you knew. I would like to give everyone a chance to hear who I am as an artist. I am forever grateful for those of you who actually took the time out to let my idea of the remix land upon your kind ears. I will know if I am considered after the 18th of February. Praying for some kind of miracle.
Well anywho, here is a link to download FREE music I did. My remakes. My way.
Ok.. I didn’t win. BUT a lot of people liked my remix of John Legend’s “Shine” off the CD he did as a collab with The Roots. So I thought I’d share it again. I didn’t get enough votes. But hey, you win some, you loose some. Anyway I was urged by a friend to go ahead and share with the world what John Legend missed.
I wanted to share my philosophy behind the making of the track for those of you who really liked it. As you know making music is an act of faith. You hear the music inside you and then you go for it. That’s pretty much the process in a nut-shell. This is always subjected to criticisms and opinions, which to me is a sign that I am doing something that stands out… good, bad, or indifferent. That being said, I am obedient to the music I hear inside of me. For those who have ears, THEY will hear.
This particular remix was a part of a contest that John Legend and his record company was sponsoring. He uploaded some of the instrument files on the site and made them downloadable. I heard the original track and thought to myself how can I make it “bounce”. For those of you who are familiar with me on a personal level, you know that I am all about the FUNK! I’m from Ohio! What did you expect? LOL… Any-who… I thought the track felt sad to me. The lyrics to this song are so beautiful and full of light. I felt that the music should have the same feeling. Full of light and fun (with a k). I wanted it to feel inspiring. Something you could put in your car or clean the house with.
In the end, I wanted the opportunity to have a conversation with John himself about it. To be able to call him “friend”. I would’ve love the opportunity to say I have the “official remix” to this song. To be able to open doors for other local/indie artists. To be a standard of excellence in this industry we call music.
Again. Thank you all so much for voting for my remix! (for those who voted). And thank you for your kind ears.
My name is Eriq Troi. Pleased to meet you. I invite you into my world. I hope you make yourself present and comfortable. I have music to share. I hope this music lands on kind ears. Go ahead and subscribe… it’s ok.. I just wanna play some music and have a conversation. That means I wanna hear from YOU. Talk to you soon.