Echoes by JASMIN STONE is a unique vision.

Her new EP  Echoes is part mystical, part stylish electronic music that undulates all over you like soft sea grass. It is a wet sound, with classical and ethnic influences. The video for the single ‘Time” is arresting. It reminds me of Snow White as she croons to what looks like a dead guy in the forest. There are many interesting images in the video and it is open for interpretation. But one thing remains-Jasmin Stone has a voice that is really worth knowing.

Right now the music video for Time has more than 200, 000 views via YouTube and climbing. Echoes will appeal to fans of Goldfrapp and Bjork. And given more time, Jasmine Stone will become one of the important voices in pop music.

Lyrics and music: Jasmin Stone
Musical production and mix: Danton Supple
co-mixing: Marta Salogni
Mastering: Pete Maher

keyboards and back vocals: Jasmin Stone
Drums: Idan Green
Cello: Yuval Messner

Echoes has five songs and it is available through bandcamp: https://jasminevenjasminstone.bandcamp.com/album/echoes

RAKANS – #FreeThePersona – Teaser Video

A true artist is someone who is fearless. How many of us can attain that state where we have no fear in freeing our persona? Rakan Solomon walks in this perilous road between controversy and craft as part of his self-expression. As a big fan of avant garde singer/songwriters, he carved his own musical path a few years ago. Then he disappeared from social media. All the while he was cultivating what is now called #FreeThePersona. Watch the video below:

I think what draws me to his art is his unapologetic self-expression. We live in a world where people are divided by cultural and racial tensions. This is an era of change. Nothing escapes social media and it is both something of a blessing and a curse-which fuels the anger of those who try to hold on to bigotry brought about by religious tradition.

“If used wisely, conflicts can set you free.” This is the statement that accompanies the teaser video. Perhaps that is true. It’s like when you have lived long enough under the shadow of politeness and habit that confronting the powers that be is hard. And then something happens. And you speak your mind out. You do something. You start a revolution….

RAKANS – #FreeThePersona – Teaser Video

If used wisely, conflicts can set you free.

Directed by: Mohamed Moe Sabbah

Concept by: RAKANS and Mohamed Moe Sabbah

Styled by: Ramy Saad

Special thanks:

Elie Sawaya

Gigi Hourany

www.rakans.com
www.soundcloud.com/rakans
www.twitter.com/RAKANScom
www.facebook.com/rakans
www.instagram.com/rakanscom

Music: LÜJAH, from the upcoming album LÜJAH

Produced and composed by: RAKANS

Musical post-production: Zeid Hamdan, Marc Codsi, LU Studio

Video available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Lqrk9hOvBws