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Interview: Hollis Jordan Shares Insights on His Musical Journey

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African Hype  w/ Hollis Jordan

 

We are happy to have you today. How has this time of quarantine been for you? What have you been upto?

Hollis: First, thank you so much for having me today. I am extremely appreciative to be here talking with you today. I haven’t stopped working one bit lol. My team and I have taken this time to correct some things within my brand and get prepared for another prosperous year in 2021.

 

Can you share more with our readers about your latest release “Runaway”?

Hollis: Sure! My new single “Runaway” is available on all musical platforms now! “Runaway” was written and produced by myself along with “Chris Muzikk” and the lovely, amazingly gifted, “Zaire Danae”.  It’s a song about a past relationship I was in. I really liked this girl and she just couldn’t make her mind up if we were going to be together or not. So I wrote the song “Runaway” and made this sad story into a positive, uplifting, dance tune.

 

How did you first get started in music? Run us through your story.

Hollis: I come from a family full of amazing singers. My sister, Lawanna, was really the first one in our immediate family who started taking it seriously and making a career out of it. So I was inspired by her. Also my brother, “Mostaxx”, who is a fantastic music producer, he inspired me on the production side of things. My mom was an amazing singer as well and she taught me really everything I know about singing. My mom was very supportive from the beginning when she discovered that I could hold a note lol. She started putting me in different school programs. There was one particular program at my middle school, “Malcolm X Academy”, called “God’s Little Soldiers”. When I auditioned for the group I was super nervous because I hadn’t really come out publicly and sung before, but I made the group but I didn’t know what to expect from it, which changed my life forever. I was introduced to a thing called, “rehearsal” and I had never heard of that before lol.  We would rehearse every single day after school, 10-12 boys singing. We started singing at different churches and schools. Before I knew it we were traveling the country singing every weekend in a different city. We eventually started doing concerts with big gospel artists like Kirk Franklin, Kierra Sheard, etc. From there on to TV shows and attending award shows and eventually winning awards ourselves. I worked with those guys for about 5 years until they decided they no longer wanted me part of the group for various reasons. Although we were singing gospel music, there were still some questionable characters behind the scenes and there was always some drama. I stopped working with them around 2011 and began my solo thing as an R&B artist. For years I struggled with trying to understand how the business worked and how I could make a name for myself. In 2020, I guess you can say I figured it out, and here I am talking with you today lol.

Interview: Hollis Jordan Shares Insights on His Musical Journey

What music played in your home growing up? Does it influence the music you create now?

Hollis: My mom played a lot of different types of music from Motown greats like Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, The Clark Sisters and many more. These were the first artists whose music I was exposed to, so they definitely have a huge influence on the music I create.

 

Biggest lesson learned in your career so far?

Hollis: Work hard, be patient, be humble.

 

Tell us what inspires your music?

Hollis: People

 

What are your musical plans for the next 12 months or so?

Hollis: Continue to drop good music, more social media content, more music videos, and hopefully a tour.

 

Favorite guilty pleasure?

Hollis: I honestly don’t have any lol.

 

Thank you for speaking with us! For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?

Hollis: Once again, thank you for having me today, I am honored. And to everyone watching, follow me on all social media @hollisjordan. Also, my single “Runaway” is available on all music platforms. Keep streaming, love.

 

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Internationally Recognized Spanish Producer New Beat Order Brings on Board Axel Copper and Britt for the Sensational Dance-Inspired Masterpiece “Tu Ritmo”

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Internationally Recognized Spanish Producer New Beat Order Brings on Board Axel Copper and Britt for the Sensational Dance-Inspired Masterpiece “Tu Ritmo”

For a DJ and music producer whose reputation precedes him, New Beat Order has made the creation of universally accessible and unique electronic dance music his favorite stomping ground. I will be honest with you, for a long time since the eras of phenoms like Avicii, Tiȅsto, Marshemello, Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, kygo and many others, I didn’t feel like the emerging crop were making the sound quite like their predecessors and never thought I would hold someone in the same regard as these legends but after being introduced to one production virtuoso New Beat Order, I am happy I’ve been proved wrong; this Spanish sound innovator represents the future of this music that has continued to set the club scene on literal fire; just imagine how boring those late night parties would be without EDM music, unimaginably painful right!

In the making of his latest dance banger “Tu Ritmo”, New Beat Order worked with acclaimed Italian DJ and producer Axel Copper and the phenomenally gifted female star Britt and the result is a certified smash hit that will undoubtedly go on to generate considerable buzz in the electronic dance scene.

Blending the traditional elements of reggaeton with the futuristic electronic dance components, the 3-piece gives “Tu Ritmo” a spectacular uniqueness that makes it stand out! Without me telling you, I know you already feel that it is physically impossible to listen to this track without moving your body; the marriage between reggaeton, a quintessential dance-inspired style, and the vivacity of EDM is just breathtaking; – 30 seconds into this track and I was dancing uncontrollably!

It is just fascinating how addicting this tune can be; I can still feel it playing in the back of my head as I write this. The glorious female vocals that lusciously slink through the tremendous beats give it an undeniable splendor that you simply cannot get enough of- you just have to listen to it over and over again; I can confirm that it doesn’t hurt, not even a bit!

It is with much joy and a full heart full of adulation for this Spanish star that I present to you “Tu Ritmo”; abandon everything you are doing, click the attached link, ensure the volume is at its maximum and lose your body and mind to “Tu Ritmo!”

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US-Based African International Multifaceted Artist Gibrilville Is Set to Release His New Reggae-Inspired Single “Long Way” on December 21st 2022

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US-Based African International Multifaceted Artist Gibrilville Is Set to Release His New Reggae-Inspired Single “Long Way” on December 21st 2022

For a man who has been through many adversities to count and managed to come out the other side stronger, more skilled and with greater intimacy of his most supreme and invincible nature, he surely is the best example to emulate; Gibril who goes via his artistic name of Gibrilville has always shown tremendous strength, fortitude and power since the day he was born and which have made him reach this far. Music has always been his creative outlet and what makes him feel alive. A multi-genre artist himself who was born in Ghana before migrating to the USA in 2000, his style mirrors the different cultures he has interacted with and that is what makes it unique and instantly recognizable.

Gibrilville has made it his sole mission to unite the African continent through his music and I’m proud to report that all his hard work, sacrifice & suffering, careful consistency and brilliant bravery have been paying off.

Gibrilville is set to drop his new reggae jam “Long Way” on December 21st, 2022. In this tune, he tells his story as an immigrant trying to look for work in a foreign land and facing impossible odds which required him to sacrifice a big chunk of his identity like being asked to cut his hair. Facing loneliness and lacking funds in a long way from home, things can only get worse but he persevered and the man he is now is a result of everything that he has had to endure.

There is nothing quite honest and mature-sounding like reggae music and in “Long Way”, Gibrilville perches upon the overwhelmingly alluring reggae melodies to tell his story in a way that a listener can relate to in a personal manner and as you press the play button; it is all laid out for you – you just have to push the volume up and you’ll own your day. The backing female vocals add that depth and color to this already fascinating and inspiring track.

By detailing his journey which was marred by difficulties, “Long Way” is somewhat supposed to help a listener stop focusing on their deficiencies and start embracing their lavish talents, luminous strengths, and breathtaking powers!

Mark the 21st on your calendar and set a reminder because this is a captivating track you don’t want to miss. Follow Gibrilville everywhere so as to receive real-time updates on this and his future endeavors!

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Award-Winning Opera Singer Zachary James Is Set to Drop His New Album “INTERGALACTIC” on 7th December 2022

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Award-Winning Opera Singer Zachary James Is Set to Drop His New Album “INTERGALACTIC” on 7th December 2022

Zachary James is a 2022 Grammy-award winner, TV actor and internationally acclaimed opera singer. As one who has had many accolades to his name, James is well set to continue making an impact in his various capacities as he continues astonishing the creative art and music world with his limitless abilities. James’, music is conceptually different and takes leads from some of his biggest musical inspirations; taking the lessons and transforming that knowledge into a world of his own making!

Mark 7th December on your calendars because Zachary James will be unleashing musical greatness as you have never experienced. In what I would perhaps say is one of his best collections released in as far as creativity and versatility are involved, “INTERGALACTIC” is brimming with music to take you to another space, and guessing from that cover art; this is music from another planet and we are just lucky he decided to share it here on earth!

Award-Winning Opera Singer Zachary James Is Set to Drop His New Album “INTERGALACTIC” on 7th December 2022

A 16-track album with some of the best features, James admits that he wanted to challenge himself out of his genre and the result is something spectacular as this that is going to be critically acclaimed once it drops.

I set my ears for a few listens and I was intrigued at such perceptive musicality as one displayed here; the manner in which he taps into timeless sounds is impeccable to say the least. Talk about the warm and snuggly vocals. The abundance in melodies as he utilizes a plethora of modern and traditional instruments and the pure grace with which every track is delivered.

“FAKE LOVE” has those aesthetic keyboard melodies and is complemented by his raw, velvety and arresting vocals. ‘THE 90S” is nostalgic and will take you back in time as the melodies transport you to a specific memory of your choosing in the 1990s!

There is a cinematic quality in “HUNG UP” and I loved the emotional relatability in a track like “CRY” featuring Philip Isah who hits the keyboard with such theatrics and flamboyance.

I could go on and on but even I feel like I will be taking away the magnificence that is “INTERGALACTIC.”

To be in time for the official drop of this masterpiece; follow Zachary James everywhere and don’t let him slip off of your raadar even for a second!

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