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New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Review of "Feenin'" from the Soul Unsigned Compilation"

The second half this album picks up the pace again - a welcome change of tempo. Dwayne's "Feenin'" packs a lot into a short song: an infectious beat, effective change in tempo, a sexy punchy chorus, all on top of Dwayne's surprisingly mature vocals.

Read more: Various Artists - Soul Unsigned Volume 4 (2010) (review) | SoulTracks - Soul Music Biographies, News and Reviews - Soultracks. com

"",New York" Featured in film, "Paint Your Plate""

Paint Your Plate is a feature doc on the organization Common Threads, begun by Chef Art Smith, who many people know as Oprah's long-time personal chef. In a nutshell, they match inner-city and low-income kids with professional chefs from top restaurants, and those from BRAVO and The Food Network, to teach them how to cook healthy and delicious food while learning the cuisine and culture of a new region of the world each week. - Paint Your Plate

"Interview with Muthaknows on Blog Talk Radio"

Muthaknows, a radio personality based in Philly, PA has interviewed most of the biggest and brightest R&B/Soul stars in the world. dwayne is featured in the independent artist segment. - Blog Talk Radio

"Feenin' featured on "Soul Unsigned" Compilation"

Feenin', along with 13 tracks from unsigned and independent artists from around the world is featured on UK-based radio personality Phil Driver's "Soul Unsigned" compilation. Vol. 4 is available through all digital retailers worldwide. - Soul Unsigned

"All the soul you'll ever need"

dwayne is a up and coming soul/funk artist hailing from Long Island, NY. Fresh off the release of his debut EP, Looking Glass, dwayne feels all the world needs is a little soul in their life. Having rocked stages across NYC such as Rockwood Music Hall, Triad Theatre and Studio Museum of Harlem, the singer looks to reach all stages, beyond his NY beginnings. Looking Glass- EP is available on CD Baby. iTunes Nov. 10th.

http://www.thedelimagazine.com/nyc/kitchen/ - Deli Magazine

"Review- dwayne.- Looking Glass"

Dwayne's Looking Glass is a respect-your-elders type of album. Dwayne, a native New Yorker, is a young brother who likely grew up hearing funky bass playing, blaring horns, soulful Hammond B3 organ playing and some high-powered drumming around the house. He liked what he heard and decided that's the kind of music he wanted to make, and that is the kind of music that he made on his EP, Looking Glass. With only five tracks on this EP, Dwayne had to work to grab the listener's attention early. He didn't have time to kind of slide into the groove, and there is no wasted motion on this record. The listener will bouncing from the first track, a party song called "All Nite." Each song has its own personality, and Dwayne the singer inhabits each of them with vocals that have old school grit and a hip-hop soul swagger. Looking Glass is a record that serves up a nice helping of soul, funk and rock.
Notable tracks: Dwayne's Lament, Fever, Feenin'
Vocals: 3.0 stars
Lyrics: 2.5 stars
Music: 3.5 stars
Production: 3.0 stars
Soultracks Call: Recommended

http://www.soultracks.com/dwayne-looking-glass-review - Soultracks.com / Howard Dukes

"ehT Mills' Go.IN.Show (Looking Glass Edition) ft. dwayne. and J. Brigante!!"

As we proceed..!! So, J. Briggs put me on to this cat who goes by the name of dwayne. Peeped his new EP, Looking Glass and it's definitely something smooth. You need this in your life trust me! Pay Attention! The following show is strictly R&B, so all my ladies light some candles, break out the EAT vicky secrets and Download Below.. Let's Get IT!

http://www.runandeatnyc.com/2009/10/eht-mills-goinshow-soulful-sat-edition.html - Run and Eat Radio

"Soul Unsigned Show (Syndicated)"

All Nite & Feenin' was featured on the "Soul Unsigned Show, which aired on several different European radio stations:

Network 1 (UK)
QFM 94.3 Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)
Exite FM 93.1 Costa Blanca (Spain)
MRS 90.5 Stockholm (Sweden)
QFM 94.3 Tenerife (Spain)
Kiss FM 91.6 Kristianstad (Sweden)
Network 1 (UK)
APCS Radio (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

http://soulunsigned.podomatic.com/ - Soul Unsigned/ Phil Driver


Looking Glass EP (2009)
FreeEP (pre-production, expected 2012)
CONQUER EVIL, THE DEMON (first full-length album, pre-production, expected late 2012)



"October 26th 2007. My first show in New York City. You couldn't tell me two years from that date, I'd have a record out," dwayne recalls. " I was so new to the whole band idea, harmonies; just a lot of things. I may have not known how to convey certain things, but I always felt I'd finally turn those ideas into tangible items. I am just a kid with a dream." With production starting in June 2008 in NYC and completing in September 2009, Looking Glass, the singer's fully furnished independent debut release , is a project that was met with many setbacks but emerged from the ashes like a rising phoenix. If the native Long Island, NY singer/songwriter/arranger/musician, whose music is heavily influenced by the 70's soul and funk era, knows anything, it is rising above.

A product of a single parent household, his mother raised three children to her best ability while neutralizing with elements of drugs, crime and violence outside their home. Relying on the arts in school, dwayne tried his hand in everything; dancing, theatre, painting, sculpting and singing. After high school, the singer went on to Five Towns College, where he graduated in 2007. During his time there, he began working with up and coming producers and musicians, seeking to be apart of something but to no avail. The experiences gave him the ingenuity to branch out on his own, completely. He knew he wanted to sing, have a band and start performing. dwayne set out to do all three, booking steady gigs throughout New York while building a fan base and honing in on his craft.

Fast forward to 2008. Feeling secure with the material he had, dwayne reached out to Mike Judeh, a college friend and engineer working out of Dubway Studios in midtown Manhattan, to record a demo. The idea was to recapture the essence of the live shows; recording was done in the same room, only doing a handful of takes for each song. It was quick, convenient and budget-friendly; get a good mix of everything, press up some copies, hand them out at shows, you know, get the momentum going... That was the idea, but it needed something, something more. "I remember having a conversation with Mike. This was just after we laid down the basic tracks in the studio, and he asked me if I just wanted to leave the tracks the way they were or make a record. When I got everyone in the studio, my intentions were just to have something I can send out to venues and post online so people could hear what the music sounded like. I wasn't prepared financially to make such a commitment. I have not seen a more consistent person then Mike. I owe a great deal to him for helping me create this record. But when he asked me that question, it all clicked and we gradually made it happen."

Gone, were the polyphonic sounds only to be replaced with pulsating fender rhodes, Jimi Hendrix-styled guitars, heavy and aggressive horns and now, reaffirming vocals. Essembling an all star cast of New York's brightest musicans and vocalists, their sheer dedication are the elements in which Looking Glass is based upon. No song sounds alike or similar. Each track is its' own entity; showcasing its' unique brand of flavor but all remaining lyrically and creatively aesthetic. Gritty, raw, funky, honest and empowering, there is something for everyone. "All Nite," the EP's opener, is an infectious early 80's soul groove designed for you to dance your worries into the morning light with its' call and response powerhouse vocals. "Feenin'," the set's only love song, takes yet a more unconventional approach to the typical love song, donning a Curtis Mayfield-like style of arrangement. Perhaps, "dwayne's Lament," the set's most personal song; unveils the singer's own personal demons coinciding in a world where indidivuality isn't promoted. How do you continue to just be, when so much of the world is jaded, one dimensional? How can you merge your passion and your career into one? Belief. "I knew that once I starting believing in myself more, that transition would be easier to endure. That belief was the reason I was able to work two and three jobs and still carry the weight of my career. It was reason why I continue to move forward when I had nothing concrete. I had to believe that regardless of what was being said about me or to me, the choice was ultimately up to me how far I wanted to succeed. The person I was two years ago is an entirely different person. I told myself I want to become a reflection of what I always dreamed about. It's attainable and I know that, and one day everyone else will know too." You'll know. You'll know...