He was brought up in the neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio -- studied and played many drum instruments in school: quad, tenor, snare, bass drum, drum-set, and conga. Also participated in sports: football, basketball, softball, track, and x-country. Studied music theory at Tiamoyo Arts and Education.
by Mzkool, Last.fm
Antoine Christopher aka DJ Night Writer, rapper/singer/producer and engineer
New Blog Talk Radio Host: Antoine Smith aka DJ Night Writer
Song Reviews for Antoine Smith
Songwriter/artist, Antoine Smith has been selected in The Peoples Music Awards (TPMA) Top 5 Finalists for two consecutive years, for his track, "Mythical" 2010 from his cd MYTHICAL and his unreleased track, "City In The Sea" 2011 from his unreleased cd CITY IN THE SEA. He seems to know how to gain positive attention from UK fans to complete fantastic exposure for his cd's.
Although there is always room for improvement in composition, performance, and production, Smith seems to take constructive criticism very well in his personal notes on site @ Antoine Smith - The Peoples Music Awards
Below are some highlighted reviews taken from a few top UK/US professionals in the music industry regarding Antoine Smith's unreleased track, "City In The Sea" for 2011:
D. Ramirez: DJ / Producer - awarded Best Remix and Best Producer in DJ Magazine's Awards says...
"City In The Sea," "I really liked the musicianship, the chords and the arrangement and the feeling that he captured."
Russ Sawyer: Mixing/Masterering Professor, London College of Music at Thames Valley University says...
"City In The Sea," Very atmospheric trumpet and other instrumentation to provide a swell of sound."
David Dunne: DJ / Presenter - Head of Music & Senior Presenter Kiss 102 & 105 in Manchester and Yorkshire says...
"City In The Sea"..."I think that melodically it's very nice indeed - has a nice chilled balearic jazzy feel to it and the chord progressions work really well." "I think this is someone who clearly has musical ability and can put together some quite complex rhythms and melodies - jazz is hard to pull off successfully but Cleveland's done well here."
Hayden Bendall: Producer/Mixer/Engineer (worked w/ stars...Kate Bush, Katie Melula, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tori Amos, and many more) says...
"City In The Sea"..."Interesting from the beginning! Loved it."by Mzkool, Last.fm
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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Bio, Music Links, Songwriting Reviews, Registrations, & General Information
- Amazon - ALL THAT JAZZ, WALLFLOWER, DAYDREAM, MYTHICAL
- Artist Direct
- Behance Network (videos, info, etc.)
- Best Buy
- Blog Talk Radio Host - Antoine Smith aka DJ Night Writer
- BMI Member
- CDBaby - ALL THAT JAZZ
- Emusic - MYTHICAL
- iTunes - ALL THAT JAZZ
- iTunes - DAYDREAM
- iTunes - IF I WERE A BUTTERFLY
- iTunes - MYTHICAL
- iTunes - WALLFLOWER
- Join: We Love Antoine Smith Group!
- Myspace - Jazz/RnB
- Myspace - Rap/Hip&Hop
- PODCAST - Antoine Smith aka DJ Night Writer
- PRESS RELEASE: Eroica Inducts Antoine Smith - 2010 Catalogue for History of Records
- PRESS RELEASE: Turn On Records Indie Artist Antoine Smith - - Teen Youth Jazz/Alternative/World Composer and Musician
- Pro Soul Alliance Indie Contest
- Record Union
- Reviews - Song/Album
- Rhapsody - ALL THAT JAZZ, WALLFLOWER, DAYDREAM, MYTHICAL
- Song of the Year
- Talking Smooth Jazz: The New Generation Of Smooth Jazz
- The Peoples Music Awards
- Top Music JAPAN
- Tracktesting Report for Song: If I Were A Butterfly
- What's New!
- Youtube - DJNightWriter (REMAKES)
If I Were A Butterfly by Aeric & Antoine Smith
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Kingdom Hearts 3 (Birth Of Sleep/358/2 Days) - The True Kingdom Of Hearts
Copyright © 2008, Turn On Records. All rights reserved.
Antoine Smith has also been a very popular young artist on air in rotation and over 30+ interviews with many wonderful hosts on Blog Talk Radio such as; Black Talk Radio (e.g. Black Teen Enpowerment Radio, 28 June 2009, etc.) Today, his music is still in rotation on several shows and here are a few out of 17 hosts of what is being said about him and his music as follow:
Talking Smooth Jazz: 7/18/2009, says..."16 year old Antoine Smith is a drummer and a "dabbling" keyboardist that composes and plays mainly, contemporary jazz. In addition, he composes other genres as well." In addition, Talking Smooth Jazz featured Antoine Smith's cd, WALLFLOWER on 7/19/2009. ---Light 08 Radio: 6/28/2009, says..."The First of what promises to be an electrifying weekly tribute to the art form called Jazz. There may be many imitations but there is only ONE real thing...accept no substitutes as we will sit in the blue room and experience the Rebirth of the Rebirth of Cool...You Coltrane, Miles, Blake, and Byrd fans know what I'm talking about. We'll be joined with our special guest an up and coming Jazz artist by the name of ANTOINE SMITH who in this one's opinion exemplifies the LIVING spirit of Jazz in the tradition of the original jazz masters. We'll listen to his music and have him share his thoughts and inspirations, and more…" ---Club S.O.N. Platinum: 9/8/2009, says..."Note - The countdown begins tonight, the end of an era! It's been great and thanks for the support! The first of the last 2 regularly scheduled Soundoff Now! Show and what better way to close out our regular formatted schedule of shows this season than with a positive teen youth such as my special guest tonight jazz musician pheonom Antoine Smith. We will preview several tracks from many of Smith's compilations as well as an open discussion on the lost art form of jazz today, as we chronicle the young career of this young phenom jazz musician." ---"Speaking of celebrity interviews...Paul Taylor was interviewed by Talking Smooth Jazz on Blog Talk Radio and during the interview, Antoine called in as a fan. In the conversation as a fan, Antoine mentioned that he had done an attribute copy song to Paul Taylor, which was "Groove Zone." Paul Taylor had immediately remembered the song done in 2008 from Antoine as a Myspace friend and stated that he liked it and felt he had a future in what Antoine was doing!"
Antoine Smith has also been interviewed by other Blog Talk Radio hosts such as; Indie Lady A, Onlinewithandrea, Sultry Songbird, Soul City Radio, Madd and Cookiediva, ATAZP LIVE, MondialAmourRadio, Musicwoman, KSO Productions R63, I.B. The Wise 1, CENLA Radio, etc.
LATEST RADIO, GINGLES, & OTHER PROJECTS
Ventura, CA, April 10, 2010 -(PR.com)- Currently on Blog Talk Radio in 2009, Antoine Smith has accepted a Co-host offer with Host, Light 08 Radio Tony Qwade on "Nyt Flyte Friday Jazz Meltdown." The show that is a partnership with WDKK Radio D.A. Williams and Light 08 Radio will sometimes interview jazz artists on many levels and play jazz hits from the past to the present as an "anchor" for the show. Audiences can listen in on the first show that Light 08 Radio interviewed and announced Antoine Smith as his new Co-host surprise at: NYT FLYTE FRIDAY JAZZ MELTDOWN(Signal strengthens on future shows.)
Currently, Antoine Smith is studying THEORY under Sharon Brown Cheston, Ph.D., CEO, Tiamoyo Arts and Education (a graduate of Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Music Joint Program.) Antoine Smith, being a senior in high school plans to enroll in college majoring in Audio Production and Engineering.
ANTOINE SMITH’S BLOG TALK RADIO INTERVIEWS
ANTOINE SMITH'S TALK PODCAST
FANS & CUSTOMER REVIEWS
iTunes Customer Review
SONG: ALL THAT JAZZ
by Pro Music Reviews - Oct 4, 2008
Web Link: iTUNES CUSTOMER REVIEW - ANTOINE SMITH
ALL THAT JAZZ is lively and full of surprises. The 15 year old Antoine Smith has created some intriguing contemporary jazz motifs that linger in your mind long after the last playing of the album. Antoine's album has an intimate appeal as debuts go. Melodies are smooth and rich with a rhythmic beat. Bravo Antoine!----------------------------------------------- Jango airplay)))
SONG: IF I WERE A BUTTERFLY
by Fans on Jango in Phillippines - Aug, 2009
MYTHICAL “ always relaxing and comforting...hmm ”
IF I WERE A BUTTERFLY “ bravo.... modern day mozart! your music is awesome! ” Antoine Smith's fans from other sites extends from countries such as; Slovenia, India, Mexico, Russia, Australia, Canada, Sweden, UK, Korea, etc.
SONG: PLAYING IN THE RAIN
RATING: 5 Stars *****
by GigRight Talent Services - 11-11-2009
PLAYING IN THE RAIN “ Very impressive sound”
MAJOR MUSIC LINKS
Antoine Smith's track, "CITY IN THE SEA" was selected in Top Finalists by The Peoples Music Awards in categories: Best Male Solo Artist and Dance/Electronica, 2011.
ANTOINE SMITH - SONG OF THE YEAR
Antoine Smith's song, "MYTHICAL" was selected in a contest such as; The People's Music Awards, nominated in 2009 for The 5 Top Finalists in category of Best Male Solo Artist in 2009. This young artist is blowing up the net (e.g. Myspace, Twitter, Facebook, Reverbnation, EMusic, iTunes, Yahoo Music, etc.) and will be here for the long run. You can expect even more in the future from this very humble and busy young indie composer/artist, Antoine Smith!