Up, Up, and Away We Go!!
May 6, 2014 - Matthew Parker

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It's not every day that you get to sign a record deal, ya know?


I've been making music independently and putting it up on soundcloud to get feedback and engagement from fans for somewhere around 2 years now. Of course, I'd been making music at my home studio and sharing it on homemade CDs with Sharpie titles on them for a few years before that even. So anyway, I've been at this a long time. Honestly, my production skills have only ever increased. Even when I thought I was pretty good.....ok, I wasn't,...well, maybe PRETTY good, but now that I look back and listen again, I can hear all the things that could be improved in any one of my old tracks.

So I was putting out music independently, with distribution help from my friend Levi Whalen's label, Royalty Recordings. I was also growing a significant little audience a little at a time on Facebook and especially on Soundcloud. I got to know a lot of people who are into the whole CEDM scene (CEDM=Christian Electronic Dance Music), and it's been cool becoming friends with a lot of them. Many are even from different continents! Thank you, interwebzz. ;)


Anyway, I've become one of the better known artists in Christian EDM, and enjoyed doing it, and apparently got around a little bit...... And.... I got noticed by David Thulin, who I had befriended and who was signed to DREAM Records (and now signed to Dröm Records), and he was the connection that really led to Dröm (which is the new EDM branch of DREAM Records) offering me a contract. I knew this wouldn't necessarily be a deal that would completely make me BLOW UP, but I knew it would help me with significant steps toward getting out there more and getting known, besides just in my little soundcloud world. And so, Laydies and Gentulmenzz.....I signed to Dröm Records, and now I (actually we--I and my managers) are working on planning the release of my BIGGEST and most HUGESTEST album yet: Shadowlands.


Shadowlands is a big album of songs that I've been working on for probably about a year--maybe more. There is a good variety of styles on the album, but it's basically all EDM. It has some Trance, some Dubstep, some hybrid Dubstep, some Electro/Dance, and more. I also have quite a few surprise guest artists on here that I'm very excited about! I already have a teaser out for the album on Soundcloud HERE, which you should totally go listen to.


Long story short.....God has blessed me very much, and I love to make music for Him. And thanks to Him, I am flying Up, Up, and Away! -- and Looking Ahead to BIG Things!!



Click on the Artwork below to buy my most recent album, Love Unheard Of on iTunes
 


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Sam Borowicz
05/06/2014 3:03pm

Excited for you that your moving ahead in this. Also your skill in producing music has been going up quite a bit. Can't wait for Shadowlands! God bless.

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05/09/2014 6:37pm

Yeah, I'm very excited for Shadowlands also! You have no idea how hard it is to hold onto good music that you made that's been sitting around for a while!

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05/23/2017 9:49pm

I'm glad that you're finally getting the recognition that you truly deserved from the start. I hope you take this as a chance for you to show everything what you've got. This is just the start of your bright future ahead. Just keep believing in everything that you're capable of doing. Never ever doubt yourself and I hope you'll succeed on this journey. Cheers to your first ever record deal! Can't wait to hear your album soon!

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Pam Parker
05/09/2014 9:56pm

So glad to see you using the gift of music God has given you!! May God bless your endeavors to serve our Lord!! Mom :-)

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RUTH MARTINEZ
08/29/2014 11:02pm

MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR AMAZING TALENT :) IM A NEWBIE TO YOUR MUSIC & IM JAMMIN OUT TO IT EVERY SINGLE DAY MOST IMPORTANT IT HAS A GOOD MESSAGE:)
DIOS TE BENDIGA(GOD BLESS YOU)

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Westley Ellis
09/15/2014 11:59am

Where will Shadowlands be available? Where can I buy it when it comes out?

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11/22/2016 3:48am

Your work on music is appreciable and i pray that may your hard work will lead you towards making the best music in the industry of music. You should work on making trance music with some good singer's voice behind it.

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01/14/2017 9:22am

Congratulations to you, Matthew Parker! Now, your voice will be heard, not just by your Soundcloud followers, but the all people should hear it! You've been producing good music and I've seen how much you worked hard for this. Actually, it's not a surprise for me that you got an offer from a recording company, because even before, I believe in your singing ability! I'll buy one for my own and let my friends hear your voice!

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02/07/2017 9:03am

Love Unheard is something unique in terms of digital Pop. Matthew's voice shines through without a doubt and the beats rock on. The songs are really amazing. I am a DJ in ambitious and love his songs!!

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