When your art stems from melancholy, being alone becomes less lonely. #DSYMusings #randomthoughts #LaborDay #Monday #NewYork #NewJersey

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10 Life Lessons I Learned From The Mundane Act Of Driving

1. Always know your destination.

2. Detours are meant to be circumvented, not serve as roadblocks.

3. You are never NOT in control, for you can always control your emotions.

4. Avoid the urge to jump to conclusions. The person who cut you off a moment ago maybe the nicest person you’ll ever meet off the road.

5. Impatience may lead to dumb decisions.

6. Don’t take things personally. A perceived slight may not be about you at all.

7. The universe is not against you. Sometimes things just happen (traffic) and sometimes acceptance is the better course of action.

8. It’s ok to make frequent stops along the way. You’ll be better equipped to reach your destination when you’re not physically or emotionally drained.

9. Be flexible to what’s happening in front of you. Even the best laid out plans require adjustments along the way.

10. Lastly, sometimes you just need to burst into a song without caring who’s looking at you.

#DSYMusings #randomthoughts #sunday #newyork #newjersey #lifelessons

Music Review by Sleepingbagstudios: CAN SHE STAY

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After weeks of making this the best possible version that we could offer, receiving professional insights & advice along the way, we’re finally ready to share with you our latest single, set for official release on Aug. 15, 2017!

We’ll let Jer @ Sleepingbagstudios tell you all about it, with this beautifully crafted and insightful review of #CanSheStay, written by Michael Peloso and Dennis Sy, produced by Lorrie Ilustre & Dsymusic Us Dennis Sy DSYMusic, and executive produced by Mylz Tolentino.

We humbly invite to give this a read & a listen 😀

http://sleepingbagstudios.ca/dennis-sy-can-she-stay/

#newsingle #comingsoon

SHINE ON – A New Collaborative Single coming soon

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SHINE ON brings together the hip-hop stylings of Darick DDS Spears, the jazz/pop sensibilities of Natalie Jean & the earthy rock/pop flavor of Dennis Sy in an Alternative/Pop tune with a message of positivity & hope in the midst of unrest in today’s social climate.

This song wakes us up and helps us to understand that skin color and every other difference we have, should never cause killing and mayhem. As it is far more important for us to put our differences aside, so that we can work together towards having a future that is bright. As we set good examples for our children and stop the hate so that love can shine through.

Without much pre-planning and intent, this song somehow came together during the last couple of weeks during offline collaborations and discussions between the artists, and will be released as a digital single on September 15, 2016. 

The record kicks out a solid message of positivity and unity that is definitely needed during these troubling times. The mix of rap and melody with a blend of vocal harmonies throughout definitely gave a well constructed track. Stronger music has great order (solid beat, transitions, bridges, breakdowns etc) and everything about the track structure was on point.

The soon to be released single is also included in Bongo Boy Records Volume 10 for worldwide distribution.

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Preview SHINE ON here.

 

 

Indie Stories: A Shared Struggle

Last Monday I was able to immerse myself in the music and artistry of many Indie Collaborative members, and even got to bring some of their music home to further enjoy in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

But apart from the music sharing, sometimes the opportunity to converse with fellow artists offers a glimpse into a reality that goes beyond the creative. Sometimes when we’re comfortable enough, we get to talk about shared struggles, shared challenges, and shared dreams. They’re the stories that enter the realm of the unglamorous – the amount of money already invested in chasing dreams; the sometimes daily struggle to believe that our dreams matter and make sense; the fight to stay positive when the onslaught of negativity is too prevalent to ignore; the drought of encouragement when you need it most.

They’re the things that maybe only a fellow artist would understand, and somehow when we’re lucky enough to have such conversations, we find ourselves no longer alone in carrying the weight of unspoken fears and frustrations.

The CDs that I was able to bring home with me are your “babies” – a testament to your artistry, to creative thought, but ALSO to your unwavering spirit and dedication to see things through, to believe in your vision and carry it to fruition.

I just want to take a moment to offer a humble SALUTE to all you wonderful artists! The struggles are all too real, but in all of you I find every reason to believe in the power of inspiration, and to focus on the journey and find ways to make it more meaningful – with the people I meet, and in ways I can contribute.

#NEVERQUIT