New Release – Jon Cooper Ft Lorraine Gray – RAIN EP.
With just 3 days left until the release of my first track “Rain” the anticipation from this dance music producer awaiting the release of my first EP is one of excitement and also one of nervousness. 11 Months after starting this Dance Music project with Lorraine Gray #JCRain #1515 is fast approaching. I am working hard to release a special DJ Mix of some classic dance tunes built around the track which will be on Mixcloud on Friday May 1st. The Rain EP will be available everywhere including iTunes, Beatport, Juno, HMV ,Spotify, Amazon, and most online stores
The past few months have flown by and have seen my following on twitter @joncoopermusic go from several hundred to over 21k as i have pushed not only to promote my own work but also the work of all the talented artists who are signed to Been Fingered Recordings. The likes of Ian McSweeney, Deep King, TH3WOLVES, Voila Bass Music, Smeddo and Jan Van Dale the list goes on…. I am astounded not only of the talented people signed to the label and the banging tunes they are producing but also Been Fingered Recordings as a whole with the variety of dance music of many genres. It seems that everyone has their own unique sound and you can expect alot more emerging from this new and soon to be great Label. Promotion is always hard for a new label but my engagement on twitter has seen me followed buy musicians, writers, DJs, Media tweeps and some very well respected and connected people. Its has also brought talent to @beenfingered.
With so much social media available its hard to keep all of it upto date, this blog included. And having looked at my Google analytics there have been a significant rise in the number of hits on my blog, followers on soundcloud and also a quick rise in notoriety for Been Fingered as we have all been busy not only working on music but also pushing for the BFR Family cause , retweeting , reblogging and promoting each other. I am just one of the musicians at the label that wants to see success not only for ourselves but also others and the record label as a whole.
With the music industry saturated with talent, making yourself heard over the noise of the other talented artists out there it is hard for a new artist to break out of the shadows and emerge into the limelight. I feel fortunate to of worked on this project with Lorraine who has worked on at least 10 songs since we started this project for labels with alot more klout in the music industry, Armada records to name but one. Which may well benefit this track as she is fast becoming an in demand trance vocalist and has since worked with Aly and Fila and some other notable musicians.
I have also been fortunate in being in a position where i am working on some projects with notable people which will soon be released under the Brand “BEEN FINGERED” You have no idea how easy it is to throw that in a tweet everytime you shout out to your followers and friends. Living in Michigan i don’t get to work with many local artist but have been fortunate to of just finished writing an EDM version of a great pop track by LELE “Power” and my take on a great pop track “Jon Cooper Lele Regacy – Power (The Powerhouse Mix)” which already has a video that has just been cleared for viewing on MTV. And I will be finishing up the first “EPIC” Dance Music Track I started over a year ago “Love is the Answer” which was meant to be the title track to an album but seems to be turning into another EP but this one will be almost an album in itself. Reading back through my blog it was my intention to produce an album in 2 years. I look back on that now and think that every track i write is done with a radio version coupled with some underground versions of the song. And the Rain EP is clearly an example of the standard i have set for myself by having 3 completely different versions of the track one of which is not going to be released on the EP but may be made available to a select few in the near future along with along with some special other special versions that i am working on. You may well catch a glimpse of those in the DEBUT promo mix I am releasing on Friday to go side by side with the release of the EP. Also I have formed an alliance with Lorraine and her recording engineer Lee Mitchell who both have become great friends over the year and we are looking forward to releasing some of our tracks in the near future under the Guise of Audios3x. And I have also worked on power with a great talent from South Africa “Regacy” who is a rapper by design but when we produce an EDM track the meeting of our styles is unique and quite frankly amazing.And what excites everyone the most is the speed at which we can produce a track. Love You Back being the next project with this collab, which i would describe as an EDM Progeressive House music Rap track with both singing and rap, cant wait for that!
I Lost my job at the start of the year and this seems to of provoked a complete change in career for me as the offers of work are right there for me now and some of the prospects are phenomenal. LELE co-wrote a track with Missy Elliott and that is high up on my agenda as it would be for any emerging new artist to work on a project touched by such an esteemed artist as Missy. So just over a year on from starting out on a album in my spare time has fast turned into a long todo list of projects that will see me hopefully releasing something every month or in the case of an Epic tracks like Love is the Answer and Rain i know you are only gonna get one of those every few months but now i have the time to purely focus on this “My DREAM JOB” and me fast learning new technologies and software, this process may well be expedited somewhat.
But with feet firmly on the ground i know as a single dad that my main priority is my baby girl Eva who is turning out to be a budding young vocalist herself, and with a very talented son Sam Randle, who is a maestro on a guitar don’t be surprised that in the future you will see some of my family involved in my projects. Above all I praise God who has blessed me into a very fortunate position and i could never praise him enough for all his blessings through the hard times and the good.
Bless you all for reading and i hope you love the track as much as we do.