Featuring her single, "Still", which was recently named a Session I 2016 Grand Prize Winner and Lennon Award Winner in the R&B Category of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, this EP is an exploration of contemporary RnB and Soul singing, written, performed, and produced by an Indonesian-American girl raised in SoCal.
Maria Tuadi got her start in music as the lead singer and a songwriter of an Alt-Hip Hop band, The Bricks, put together by the Los Angeles Human Relation Commission and Oneness Initiative: Project One. As a part of the band, Tuadi wrote and performed socially-conscious music for at-risk youth in detention facilities, high schools, and benefits at The Roxy, UCLA’s own Mighty Mic: Battle of the Bands, and The House of Blues on Sunset alongside artists such as John Forte of The Fugees, Broken Ornaments, Bambaata Marley, Freddie Gibbs, Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm, and Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus; received mentorship from producers and performers in the industry such as Grammy Award-winning producer KC Porter (Santana, Ozomatli), JB Eckl (Santana, En Vogue), DJ Khalil (Eminem, Dr. Dre), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), DJ C- Minus (Korn), Big Duke (Psycho Realm), Scarab (Living Legends), Erik “Blu2th” Griggs (Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks), Kacee Clanton, and Immortal Technique; and released an EP of original work called “This Land” which addressed issues such as Xenophobia, Homophobia, and Sexism. After graduating from UCLA Film, Tuadi released a solo EP labeled, “Love Sweat, and Fears” with songs written, played, and produced by her and featuring artwork designed by Tuadi herself. She has since successfully raised a Kickstarter campaign for a music video, produced two new music videos, and performed as a featured artist for Tuesday Night Cafe’s Summer Chill Show, The John Anson Ford Awards, and KPFK’s “Flip the Script”.
released March 10, 2016
Written, performed, and produced by Maria Tuadi. Mix and Master by ADG Mastering.
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