Friday, September 10, 2010

Get Familiar With Akshan

Akshan "Jealous Type Remix"

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Music reflects self expression that is dictated by the personal experiences and growth of an artist. As today’s musical landscape is rich with a variety of sounds and styles, a new breed of creativity is evolving and Akshan is poised and ready to take artistry to the next level.

Akshan is a Jamaican born artist gifted with a confidence and command of stage that places him in a category of his own. Akshan blends vintage roots reggae with a current pop-rock sound to create a modern “hip-fusion” genre which is indicative of who he is as an artist. His sound utilizes a cross reference of Jamaican patois and the American vernacular to create a unique harmony driven hybrid that truly set Akshan apart from his contemporaries.

Akshan’s 2005 debut album “Time fi Akshan,” which is currently available of I-tunes, received much acclaim from fans, music critics and casual listeners alike. The debut project served as an introduction to the true star potential Akshan possesses. After releasing “Time fi Akshan”, he took a hiatus from studio production to focus on his live performance, something he considers to be his true passion. Akshan has performed in venues throughout the east coast with the Atlanta-based fusion band “King Rat” and most recently with the roots reggae band “DubCity Renegades” (DCR) from the DC metropolitan area. In 2009, Akshan and DCR billed the international Rain Forest Aid Benefit Concert to raise awareness for Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.

In early 2010, Akshan made a return to the recording booth and released the pop-centric single, “Jealous Type”, produced by the talented Arsonal. “Jealous Type,” received extremely positive feedback as an independently released single with over 10,000 downloads in the first week. Akshan is currently working with Arsonal on the upcoming “Island Rocker” EP which will feature “Jealous Type” along with a number of Arsonal-produced tracks including the title track “Island Rocker” and “Cali-fornicate”, which features vocals from the rising songstress Laura Song. “Island Rocker” EP includes additional production by hit makers Brian “B-Keyz” Wilson of Veer Music Group and David Breed of David Breed Productions.

Following the release of his latest project “Island Rocker”, Akshan will continue to perform on international stages while promoting the new EP and touring with DCR.

2010 is shaping up to be a monumental year for Akshan as the artist has hit an impressive musical stride that cannot be stopped. “I have developed an unbelievable synergy with my current production team. They know Akshan’s sound and how to make me the best recording artist I can be.”

When asked about the successes to come, Akshan states, “I am continually growing as an artist and will reach even higher heights 2010. It’s only up from here!”

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