The songwriter and music producer known internationally as Chawn Martin is releasing his latest single, “Smartphone Party.” The track has been proudly published on the Code 69 Records independent music label entirely without the influence or support of the mainstream corporate music industry. A radio-ready, rhythm-packed, electrifying single perfect for packing dance floors and night spots anywhere in the world, “Smartphone Party” is a signal to the music underground that Chawn Martin and Code 69 Records are back in action and here to stay.
Chawn Martin cites as main artistic influences a dizzying array of popular musicians and a surprising variety of genres, including hip hop, soul, R 'n' B, house, jazz, and rock. His favorites include such names as R-Kelly, Keith Sweat, Brian McKnight, Silk, Troop, Bel Biv DeVoe, Joe, Az Yet, Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, LL Cool J., Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent. Martin's own sound depends on his mood, but can be as slick and sly as jazz, as aggressive and high-impact as rock, and as stylish and dance-inducing as house music. In this way, “Smartphone Party” is an excellent example of both his ability and versatility.
Like much of Martin's music, it isn't just the groove he has to offer in “Smartphone Party,” but also a point of view.
“This single is based on the use of smartphones at parties,” he writes. “'Smartphone Party' is a track about how antisocial parties are nowadays with the smartphone in our lives. I try to bring to light that parties are not all that social anymore, like before when we didn't have them.”
Chawn Martin resides in the music hotbed of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. Playing music since the age of seven, he is a longtime singer and rapper and formed a popular R 'n' B group, Code69, in the 1990s. After collaborating with prominent sound engineer Bone Sounds in 2012, Chawn Martin and the studio pro joined forces to create Code 69 Records in 2014.
Martin's current official bio concludes: “Now he's producing his own beats together with Bone Sounds always searching for his own sound, an artist on his own record label trying to give maximum boost to the dreams and goals he wants to achieve in life. Today Chawn Martin creates all sorts of music, from R&B to HipHop, Soul, Funk, House music, etc.”
“Smartphone Party” is available online worldwide from Code 69 Records.
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