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We are interested in providing a home for artists that want to have their tracks evaluated by seasoned professionals in the music business and fans alike. If it's a demo or the finished product we want to hear your tracks! This is intended to be interactive between the artists and listeners. Providing feedback to the artists will assist them in developing their music.

July 1, 2015

Featured Track: Kwame Binea - Hang On

Kwame Binea sings with a purpose and plenty of emotion on his upcoming release Shakedown. "Hang On" is a great example of what to expect on the upcoming album. 

"Hang On" is full of hope and positive energy. There is nothing about this music or artist that suggests any sort of negativity, its all upbeat and straight forward.

Good music is not something that is a given, it is hard to find with so many artists to choose from. Trust me, Kwame Binea has got it together and he knows how to deliver a song.

More About  Kwame Binea:


According to legend or myth (depending on who tells the story) the band earned its name Uptown Shakedown because the walls in Kwame’s apartment in Harlem used to shake when they rehearsed there. It was later truncated to just Shakedown.KwameinfusesalotoftheBritish rock elements of the legendary rockers that inspired him to become a rocker such as; Rod Stewart, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zepplin. He was also heavily influenced by soul singers Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, the iconic Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley, (both whom were revered in England) blues greats Buddy Guy and Robert Johnson, funk pioneers Sly and the Family Stone and Parliament-Funkadelic, and South African world music giant Fela Kuti.

He has fed his recording and live endeavors with an unyielding spirit and intestinal fortitude that is strikingly visible in his artistic growth. He continues to draw a legion of loyal fans with electrifying and inspirational performances at most of New York City’s most celebrated venues including Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall, The Bitter End and Joe’s Pub. He also has a Summer Residency at Arlene’s Grocery and he’s continually expanding into other major markets on the East Coast.

Simultaneously, he has incrementally built his growing fan base digitally with several well- received videos helmed by noted Director Jamal Joseph and a couple he self-produced/directed with Joel Davenport (“Little Lady and “Hang On”). He has also accumulated nearly 2 million hits via all his social media sites (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter) in the past several years and has netted a cumulative 800,000 views on Youtube from a handful of videos over the past year alone.

Kwame Binea Shakedown…is primed and ready to really SHAKE UP things…break through some walls…and you heard it here first.

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