- TommieCotton Tunes: Vocalist &Songwriter
Songwriting, lyric arrangement, music pre-prod, vocal performance & voice overs. FREE Media Samples for DJ's & Producers. Plus, private-link acapella samples of myself, performing MY OWN ORIGINALS, classic Oleskool House tracks, R&B, and 80s-90s EDM covers.
MESSAGE ME personally, and I will provide you access to ANY of the 57 different sets via private link.
I am a Songwriting Vocalist first.
I am a Production/Arrangement Student second.
I am a DJ only in fantasy....
Notice a human element in syncopation of my work? I record the oleskool way. Vinyl, keyboards, scratchy-cassettes, sampling groovebox, production groovebox-- stuff Ive cut-n-spliced....files Ive saved of over-distorted samples through the years...
All performed in real-time onto a digital multitrack--along with music pieces friends have given me to rework..Stuff they have discarded...
I love to perform 'Everything from A to Z: Aretha to Zeppelin'. This is why each time you hear my voice, you will receive a new experience.
I've always admired vocalists who give you everything they have. Where you can hear the pain, challenges or triumphs come out in their interpretation of the lyrics. Not holding back passion in a cry or scream, for the sake of making their sound glossy and perfect for radio.
VOCAL INFLUENCES: Aretha Franklin, Loletta Holloway, Tina Turner, Robert Plant, Chaka Khan, Helen Terry, Gladys Knight, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Jennifer Holiday, Teena Marie, Barbara Streisand, Irene Cara, Cheryl Lynn, Annie Lennox, Joyce 'BabyJean' Kennedy, Katherine Ellis, Martha Wash, Beth Ditto, Melissa Etheridge, & Joss Stone.
DJ/PRODUCER INFLUENCES: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Starrtender Jeff Edwards, Moby, Skinny Puppy, Regi, Larry Levan, Armand Van Helden, Phillip Lanese, Lords of Acid, Paul Oakenfold, Tricky (Adrian Thaws), Art of Noise, Diplo, Fatboy Slim, Jody Den Broeder, Basement Jaxx, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Beastie Boys, Avicii, Crystal Method, Towa Tei, Chemical Bros, Freemasons, PM Dawn, Les Rhymes Digitales, Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Meat Katie, Wolfgang Gartner, Mike Rizzo, Portishead, Tommie Sunshine, 3rd Bass, David Morales, Groove Armada, & Jellybean Benitez.