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Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

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"After The Rain"

music
today that has created a surplus
of carbon copy songs that sound
much the same and seemingly put
together on a musical assembly
line. Broken Society is taking music
in a different direction. Many of
the hit-songs today use the same
subject matter and rely sole on
technology, where Broken Society
are creating hits from a more musical
standpoint and though provoking
subject matter. Simply put it – It
is the ability to play beautiful music
that allows us to create it”
– Broken Society
Broken Society is a Pop Urban Funk duo
comprised of Music Producer Sean Alexander
and R&B singer front man Steve
Jlin. Their dynamic musical chemistry
creates hypnotic melodies reminiscent of
great R&B legends and Pop artists before
them while incorporating today’s modern
mainstream sound, and maintaining musical
integrity.
Sean was introduced to the world of music
early in his life, as his father was a radio
personality on a popular Detroit radio
station. Honing his musical skills through
the guitar, piano and drums, Sean moved
to Toronto where he formed a production
company introducing new R&B acts
with great success, garnering a Canadian
Urban Music Award and being twice
nominated for a Juno. Sean has also
worked with a variety of artists from Ivana
Santilli, Melanie Durant to Fishbone.
Steve Jlin a hybrid of sounds stemming
from Gospel, Ol’ School, R&B and Hip
Hop, got his start through singing gospel
at his church. Listing Marvin Gaye,
Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder as
influences, Steve Jlin’s vocals can only be
described as soulfully toned, melodically
rich in addition to being passionately
smooth and sexy. Steve Jlin has performed
on albums from various artists and has
also penned some of your favorite hits on
the radio.
Originating in 2004, Sean Alexander and
Steve Jlin first came together to produce
an album through an independent record
deal. The two were then sequestered to a
basement recording studio left to fend for
them self. The result, a full-length album
as well as a comradely that would last
throughout the years.
Present date, their debut EP Politics, Sex
& Cake, features “Let’s Go”, “Roadside
Assistance” and their current single “After
the Rain”. “After the Rain” touches
on current social and political issues such
as the Middle East conflict, the recession
and newly appointed U.S. President. Having
grown up in the politically charged
landscape of America, Sean is very passionate
about discussing issues concerning
racism, drug abuse and abused women
and “After the Rain” is definitely a song
with a message. As the new urban scene
continues to explode in Toronto, Sean Alexander
and Steve Jlin as Broken Society
are here to emerge as leaders of the pack.
BROKEN SOCIETY –
“AFTER THE RAIN”
HIT THE AIRW AVES AND
ITUN ES IN SU PPORT
MERCY CORPS
October 26th, 2009 Toronto – Broken
Society along with Q21 Productions
& Publishing is proud to announce
the release of their debut single, “After
the Rain”. “After the Rain” is an
infused track of pop and urban funk that
tackles difficult subject matters. It speaks
on the Middle East conflict (referring to
Gaza, Iran, Iraq & Afghanistan), discusses
the economic recession and touches on the
newly appointed president of the United
States. The song is set to hit radio stations
this November and is currently available
of iTunes (and all major digital music
retailers).
Broken Society is comprised of Record
Producer Sean Alexander and R&B singer
Steve Jlin. Sean has written and produced
for numerous R&B acts across the nation,
gaining recognition from major musical
organizations winning a Canadian Music
Urban Award and being twice nominated
for a Juno. Steve Jlin’s vocals can only be
described as soulfully toned, melodically
rich in addition to being passionately
smooth and sexy. Steve Jlin has performed
on albums from various artists
and has also penned some of your current
favorite hits on the radio.
After comprehending the tensions and
violence occurring in the Gaza War, the
duo decided to take it back to when music
spoke of current social issues. Sean Alexander
says, “When you look back
at some of the great pop songs
in the past, they sang about what
was going on at that current time.”
Steve Jlin adds, “After discovering
more of what was going on in the
Gaza War, we immediately knew
that it was a topic that we wanted
to speak on with our music.”
Along with the release of the single to
radio and to iTunes (and all major digital
music retailers), Broken Society will also
be donating all proceeds from the digital
sales of “After the Rain” to Mercy
Corps. “Catching a special on CNN
‘Generation Islam’, we took note on how
Mercy Corps not only provided victims
with help, but also provided them with opportunities,”
says Sean Alexander.
Mercy Corps is a non-profit organization
consisting of a team of 3700 professionals.
Driven by engineers, financial
analysts, drivers, community organizers,
project managers, public health experts,
administrators, social entrepreneurs and
logisticians, who help turn crisis of natural
disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities
for progress.
Broken Society (www.brokensociety.net)
under Q21 Productions & Publishing
(www.q21productions.com) is set to release
their debut EP this fall. Q21 Productions
& Publishing is a music and multimedia
studio, whose audio postproduction
work includes composing for the National
Aboriginal Achievement Foundation,
Hennessy and Bray Communications as
well as writing and producing for several
urban acts in and around Toronto.
For further information & media –
Contact: Jay Simbajon
at Q21 Productions & Publishing - The Industry Magazine


Discography

First release "After The Rain" Now available on iTunes from the forth coming EP: Politics, Sex & Cake

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Biography – Broken Society
There is a disturbing trend in music today that has created a surplus of carbon copy songs that sound much the same and seemingly put together on a musical assembly line. Broken Society is taking music in a different direction. Many of the hit-songs today use the same subject matter and rely sole on technology, where Broken Society are creating hits from a more musical standpoint and though provoking subject matter. Simply put it – It is the ability to play beautiful music that allows us to create it”. – Broken Society
Broken Society is a Pop Urban Funk duo composed of Music Producer Sean Alexander and R&B singer front man Steve Jlin. Their dynamic musical chemistry creates hypnotic melodies reminiscent of great R&B legends and Pop artists before them while incorporating today’s modern mainstream sound, and maintaining musical integrity.
Sean was introduced to the world of music early in his life as his father was a radio personality on a popular Detroit radio station. Honing his musical skills through the guitar, piano and drums, Sean moved to Toronto where he formed a production company introducing new R&B acts with great success, garnering a Canadian Urban Music Award and being twice nominated for a Juno. Sean has also worked with a variety of artists from Ivana Santilli, Melanie Durant to Fishbone.
Steve Jlin a hybrid of sounds stemming from Gospel, Ol’ School, R&B and Hip Hop, got his start through singing gospel at his church. Listing Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder as influences, Steve Jlin’s vocals can only be described as soulfully toned, melodically rich in addition to being passionately smooth and sexy. Steve Jlin has performed on albums from various artists and has also penned some of your favorite hits on the radio.
Originating in 2004, Sean Alexander and Steve Jlin first came together to produce an album through an independent record deal. The two were then sequestered to a basement recording studio left to fend for them self. The result, a full length album as well as a comradery that would last throughout the years.
Present date, their debut EP Politics, Sex & Cake, features “Let’s Go”, “Sugar on Your Skin” and their current single “After the Rain”. “After the Rain” touches on current social and political issues such as the Middle East conflict, the recession and newly appointed U.S. President. Having grown up in the politically charged landscape of America, Sean is very passionate about discussing issues concerning racism, drug abuse and abused women and “After the Rain” is definitely a song with a message. As the new urban scene continues to explode in Toronto, Sean Alexander and Steve Jlin as Broken Society are here to emerge as leaders of the pack.