Dubai-based rock n roller Jay Wud has begun his own initiative to get unsigned regional bands heard. A channel on Soundcloud. We asked him a bit more about it
Can you spell out what you are trying to do by setting up the Soundcloud for independent musicians?
Im always on the hunt for new independent artists to listen to. I thought it’ll be cool to gather all the artists i know in the region and let them share their music on this group.
This would be the hub for Independent artists & their supporters in the Middle East to discover new music and share it.
What kind of a response have you had so far?
Most of the artists I contacted joined the group and uploaded their tracks. Im so happy with this.
When did you set it up?
Couple of days ago i think.
What bands have you got so far?
Anuryzm, Point Of View, Absolace, The Arcane, Saytrip, Lazzy Lung, Near Surface, My band Jay Wud, Edd Abbas, Benevolent, Sae Lis’, Elepheel, Edmond Redd, Escape To Venus, Rami Charara, Figueroaedgar, Elie Margi
Are you looking for any particular genres?
Nope. I just want to hear independent artists in this region from any genre and make other people discover them.
Are you hoping that people will share and listen to the Soundcloud?
Im sure they will, It just takes a little effort & I’ll keep pushing this from my end.
Anything else you want to mention?
Thx for having me. Rock’n'roll
Head over to the soundcloud group here: http://soundcloud.com/groups/independent-music-from-the-middle-east and upload your songs!