Friday, May 6, 2011

Reviews for Antoine Smith: City In The Sea, Emotional Explosion, All That Jazz

SONG REVIEW: Antoine Smith's "City In The Sea"

From what I gathered from The Peoples Music Awards (TPMA) on the internet, it is based out of London, being first in universal awards for unsigned artists all over the world. Votes are based on fans to participate in a process for their favorite unsigned artists compositions. After weekly wins in the contest, the best Top 5 Finalists are chosen to go up against each other for the remaining 2 winners. The Peoples Music Awards ceremony is held in April for 1st Place winners.

Songwriter/artist, Antoine Smith has been selected in The Peoples Music Awards (TPMA) Top 5 Finalists for two consecutive years, for his track, "Mythical" 2010 from his cd MYTHICAL and his unreleased track, "City In The Sea" 2011 from his unreleased cd CITY IN THE SEA. He seems to know how to gain positive attention from UK fans to complete fantastic exposure for his cd's.

Although there is always room for improvement in composition, performance, and production, Smith seems to take constructive criticism very well in his personal notes on site @ Antoine Smith - The Peoples Music Awards

Below are some highlighted reviews taken from a few top UK/US professionals in the music industry regarding Antoine Smith's unreleased track, "City In The Sea" for 2011:

D. Ramirez: DJ / Producer - awarded Best Remix and Best Producer in DJ Magazine's Awards says...
"City In The Sea," "I really liked the musicianship, the chords and the arrangement and the feeling that he captured."
Russ Sawyer: Mixing/Masterering Professor, London College of Music at Thames Valley University says...
"City In The Sea," Very atmospheric trumpet and other instrumentation to provide a swell of sound."
David Dunne: DJ / Presenter - Head of Music & Senior Presenter Kiss 102 & 105 in Manchester and Yorkshire says...
"City In The Sea"..."I think that melodically it's very nice indeed - has a nice chilled balearic jazzy feel to it and the chord progressions work really well." "I think this is someone who clearly has musical ability and can put together some quite complex rhythms and melodies - jazz is hard to pull off successfully but Cleveland's done well here."
Hayden Bendall: Producer/Mixer/Engineer (worked w/ stars...Kate Bush, Katie Melula, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tori Amos, and many more) says...
"City In The Sea"..."Interesting from the beginning! Loved it."

by Mzkool, 2011

SONG REVIEW: Antoine Smith's "Emotional Explosion"

Antoine Smith won the Pro Soul artist contest in 2009! His track, "EMOTIONAL EXPLOSION" Pro Soul says..."Congratulations goes to Antoine C. Smith composer/artist and aspiring producer, that “loves to write everyday” – This gifted, now 17-year-old first rate drummer and pianist composes and plays contemporary jazz and other genres. Antoine is actively pursuing his music career receiving rave reviews as a very popular young artist on the air in rotation of many wonderful hosts on Blog Talk Radio, Black Talk Radio (e.g. Black Teen Enpowerment Radio). Along with composing his music in the tradition of the original jazz masters, his future plans include to enter an excellent music college, and continue his studies in composition and performance. His winning track “Emotional Explosion” blew the team at Pro Soul away – there is no doubt this talented young man is an up and coming music sensation for his generation. Already compared to Jazz greats like Coltrane, Miles, Blake, and Byrd, Antoine Smith is just getting started!" at: ANTOINE SMITH - PRO SOUL ARTIST CONTEST

by Pro Soul Alliance, 2009
ALBUM REVIEW: Antoine Smith's "All That Jazz"

iTunes Customer Review

"ALL THAT JAZZ is lively and full of surprises. The 15 year old Antoine Smith has created some intriguing contemporary jazz motifs that linger in your mind long after the last playing of the album. Antoine's album has an intimate appeal as debuts go. Melodies are smooth and rich with a rhythmic beat. Bravo Antoine!"
by Pro Music Reviews - Oct 4, 2008

Def Jam's "WE GOT NEXT" Audition

Antoine Smith's productions got him a spot thru A&R Anthony (Scoe) Walker for Def Jam‘s WE GOT NEXT auditions in Cincinnati, OH on Dec. 2010. Requirements were to bring 3 of your best songs lasting 3 minutes each to be heard by VP of A&R‘s, Lenny Santiago.

Smith’s (aka DJ Night Writer) audition was for a producer of rap and hip/hop only. The surprising twist was that 9 minutes turned into a session up to 45 minutes! Both were pleased by his productions and the meeting was complete with a hand-shake, smiles, et al.

Smith's 2012 "promo" is under his real name as " Antoine Christopher" which is out now @ Youtube!