TSwang Mr. R&B/ Hip Hop/ Soul.
Gullens' music has 'moMEntum'
April 07, 2012|By HOWARD DUKES | South Bend Tribune Staff Writer
Anthony Gullens believes that music should be a source of joy.
The South Bend-based artist who goes by the stage name "T-Swang" says he knows one sure-fire sign that a song is good is that it makes listeners happy.
And he believes that hip-hop and R&B fans who listen to "moMEntum" will be very happy. Gullens, who will hold a CD release party at Blue Island Bar and Grill on Saturday, also wants to make the area's less fortunate residents happy as well.
Fans who bring a nonperishable food item to the CD release party will get a $2 discount to attend the event. The food will be given to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
"If music can't be used to do something you moving, or to help somebody,in any situation rather to escape for a little or just check yourself then there is no sense in doing it," Gullens says. TSwang states that It is really important to me to help give back to our community. always try to tie some type of food drive into what I do there are so many people starving right in our own back yards! By bringing one can or two cans or a bag of food to my concert will help us reach our goal to feed those who are in need of a descent meal.....We really need to help feed people in our own communities and around the world.” If you bring non perishable items to my show you will get $3-$5 dollars off your ticket price.
The CD that helps with this movement is called MoMenTum. It offers a hint of the 1990’s New Jack Swing sound infused with millennium club tracks combined with swaggering rhythms to relax or drive to. The R&B/Hip-Hop/Neo Soul artist, TSwang will perform music from his album with hopes of branching out on a small club tour 2012 TSwang's Music is currently getting airlplay on Niles, MI WSMK’s 99.1 FM, 102 Jam FM out of Orlando, FL, WHPR 88.1 FM (Detroit) WGCI 107.5 FM (Chicago) and 92.3 FM (Chicago) . TSwang dances, sings, writes and plays the keyboard....his eclectic style and enticing moves proves that he is the TRUTH, touching hearts and souls with his soulful soothing vocals and with a Michael Jackson dance that will leave you speechless. The latest MoMenTum once again satisfies and delivers. Embrace the soulful, urban boy funk in its purest form. Lighting up stages with his undeniable sultry lyrics and his mesmerizing groove. T-Swang keeps the ladies yearning for more. His R&B/Hip Hop/Soul cd,Anthony Gullens believes that music should be a source of joyGullens says he made "MoMEntum" with one goal is mind.
"I wanted to do a CD and help people feel good," he says. "I wanted to make the people feel good about what they hear and dance to. A lot of the songs you hear now it seems that (the artists don't care) if you dance or feel good."
Instead, a lot of music appears to be aimed at selling something other than good beats, Gullens says.
"A lot of it is about advertising," he says.
Gullens says he believes that the industry tries to sell a certain lifestyle to listeners.
"They are trying to force a sound and products on people," he says.
Gullens says that people who listen to "MoMEntum" will hear songs that will make them want to dance.
He says fans will hear R&B that is fused with hip-hop. The songs will combine lyrical content with an edgy sound.
Gullens says that many longtime fans of contemporary urban music say the music has lacked that kind of raw sound for the last 10 or 15 years.
A song such as "My Pockets Stay Swoll" combines modern production techniques and lyrics about using hard-earned money to enjoy the good life to create a club-friendly song.
Meanwhile, the title track is a classic hip-hop song in which the MC AlBezy showcases his skills on the microphone.
Gullens believes that both songs will get a good reception when audiences hear them at the CD release party. Gullens says that response to the songs has been positive so far.
"It's been nice to hear the feedback," Gullens says.
However, he believes that the positive feedback comes because "MoMEntum" fills a need.
"People want to dance and they want to have fun at the club or when they play a CD when they are in their cars."
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