This blog is now dead and retired – please point your browsers to s-endz.com for the new site! Thanks!
Long and short of it – I cancelled my full length debut album “Emanate” and am instead releasing a new EP entitled “Chapter 0: REINKARNAL” which you can find out about at chapter0.s-endz.com. The first track, “Alone” will be released on February 11th with subsequent songs being released every two weeks.
This WP blog will likely go completely out of commission soon, I just haven’t figured out where s-endz.com should point to, instead. Most likely I’ll build some sort of page that has various links to different social media presences… and shit like that. Peace and be wild.
No update blogs in a while, but I’m sure those of you who follow me on Twitter, Tumblr or Google+ aren’t complaining. And if you aren’t following, you should be! All the links are on the top right of the main page.
“Emanate” is a work in progress, but I’m probably gonna trim some fat from it. The problems of being a perfectionist. Still, I aim for completion soon. No rush. The new Swami album #UPGRADE, however, is very very finished. Minor mixing and the odd vocal overdub will be done in the next few days, then time for mastering! Our manager Luc has recently been in NYC having some strategical meetings with some people that will be partnering with us for the release. It’s gonna be epic. Total domination for 2012 is the aim.
Some real interesting developments with my solo work too. Let’s see what we can make happen. I have 9 ideas in mind already for the follow up to my debut. Shame starting ideas is so much easier than finishing them.
Love as always, peaceandbewild
S-Endz aka Casey Rain
It’s been a long time in the making. But the tracklist is finalized. The artwork is done. The songs are written. They just need mixing, which my cousin Subs and I should hopefully be starting this week. With a Swami tour also starting on Wednesday, there’s a lot going on.
Unfortunately there’s one song that still needs work, and it happens to be the most intensely personal song with the most musical depth and dynamic…… aka, the most work. All the other songs are done. I considered leaving it off. Unfortunately it’s the title track. And it’s hard for me to even think about the things it needs to be finished. It’s a tough one. But I’m determined to see this through, because I need to release this soon. I feel like I’m repressing ideas and visions for the next album I make and that’s not good. As they say, it’s much easier to start an idea than to finish one. But it’s a learning process, and over the past 4 years that I’ve been making this album (admittedly – on and off at times), I’ve learned so much, and I don’t think the next one will take as long. And hopefully it’ll be just as good.
I’m very proud of this album. But it’s scary to share some of your most innermost thoughts with the world. Not all of the album is like that – there’s tracks that are simply about having a good time and made to blast loudly at the world. But there’s a story weaving through all of the songs, and it’s my story. My life. Good times and bad times. I’m the creator, the protagonist, the antagonist, the hero, the villain, the narrator and more. I hope you enjoy it, but if you don’t, that’s OK. Because I didn’t compose this music and write these songs for anyone. Just myself. My Neosouljas, you know this already and I’m eternally grateful to all of you that have decided to join me on this ride.
This is only the beginning.
One love… S-Endz
Hey all, so it’s been 2 weeks since Kazz and I released “Fashion Part II” and we’ve been getting a phenomenal response! If you’re one of the few who hasn’t yet downloaded it, click here to do so, and enjoy!
Return Of The Fashionistas!
First they took you to “Outer Space”, now rising stars Kazz Kumar and Swami vocalist S-Endz have teamed up again for the official sequel to Kazz’ 2010 hit “Fashion”.
Click here to hear a preview snippet
“Fashion Part II (Neofunk Style)” showcases Kazz’s lush vocals alongside S-Endz’s trademark Neofunk beats, glittery synths and cyber-rhymes as an ode to fashionistas worldwide. Indeed, both artists have received acclaim for their unique fashion styles, making this collaboration a perfect match.
Look for “Fashion Part II” to hit radio stations worldwide in March 2011 followed by immediate digital release on the 2nd April.
For more info on Kazz Kumar please visit facebook.com/kazzkumar
For more info on S-Endz please visit s-endz.com
Enjoy…. don’t forget to download the track here!
So I’ve been neglecting my site right here a bit. I feel bad about it, but hey, it’s not like there aren’t a million other ways for you guys to follow what I’m doing. One of the main reasons I began to blog less here is because I made an executive decision to keep this site strictly about my work, and I began to blog about all the other stuff over on Tumblr.
If you use Tumblr, hit that link and go follow me on there. Of course, Twitter and Facebook are also good ways to keep up, you’ll find those links in the top right.
I’ve still been working hard on “Emanate” – although the new Swami album set to be released in 2011 has been taking up the majority of my songwriting and recording time over the past year. I’ve co-written and recorded vocals on every song, rapped on all of them and sang on some of them too. It’s easily our best work to date, and right now our management are talking to multiple major labels to make sure this is our biggest release yet. I can’t wait to get it out there for you all to hear it. Of course, this means that there have been a lot of delays to my solo project, but it is still an ongoing process, and very much a labor of love…. because you only get to make your debut album once, and I intend for this to be the ultimate showcase of what NEOFUNK is all about. Haters can step the fuck back because this shit will hit you like an atomic bomb.
Also, stay tuned for my brand new collaboration with Kazz Kumar, “Fashion Part 2 (Neofunk Style)”….. hitting the airwaves in January….get ready!
Peace and be wild,
S-Endz…. aka Casey Rain The Neosoulja