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20180502_224548 GD artikel 180430 small Gefle Dagblad, Nils Palmeby wrote about “best Gästrike releases ni April” on April 30th 2018.

About “Maini Sorri & Magneto Dayo – When Two Worlds Meet” he wrote (translated by Maini):

“Maini Sorri – When Two Worlds Meet (album, release May 23)

Maini Sorri was a former music teacher in Tierp and on May 23, her new album “When Two Worlds Meet” together with Brooklyn rapper Magneto Dayo will be released. They met on Twitter! An undeniably unexpected cooperation. Just wait until you hear.”

Text under the picture: “Maini Sorri’s new album. Doesn’t sound like anything we’ve heard before.”

If you are a subscriber of Gefle Dagblad you can read the article here

Sorriso Special Friend ArtworkThe first video 2018 Special Friend (Official Music Video) was released on January 30th. Video is directed by Mesh Production, Kenya.  You can see the video with amazing views and dramatic landscapes and star falls here

Maini has a band with John Baumann from Milan, Italy called Sorriso. Special Friend is their second collaboration. Special Friend single was released on May 17th 2011 by Reya music.

Special Friend includes music written by Maini Sorri, lyrics by Maini Sorri and Gary Cornman from the US, an instrumental and mix by Jaakko Viitala and artwork layout by Marjo-Riitta Oksanen.

Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo - Blue SongMaini and the American hip-hop artist Magneto Dayo won Arzuk Music Award 2017 in California on January 17th, 2018. They won in Freestyle/Rap/HipHop category with ‘Blue Song‘.

Arzuk Productions & Entertainment is a production company located at Barstow California. Arzuk Productions is run by Gonzalo Arzamendi, Raymond Rowe, Bobby Ludlam, and Steven Zukaitis.

Blue Song single was released on June 9th 2014. Music is written by Maini Sorri, lyrics by Gary Cornman & Dashawn Williams, remix by Carsten Lehmann. Video by Johan Zetterlund. Label behind the Blue Song release is Reya music.

When 2 Worlds meet article scanned 800Maini and Magneto Dayo were interviewed by Daily Press, Virginia, Samantha Camilletti in Summer 2017. The interview was published on July 17th, 2017.

‘When 2 Worlds Meet’ set to release this Summer

“Swedish Finnish singer Maini Sorri and hip-hop artist Magneto Dayo say they hope their new album “When 2 Worlds Meet” will shake up the stigma of genres and change lives after its release later this summer.

Maini Sorri Hongslo and Magneto Dayo, born Dashawn Williams, are two solo artists who came together purely by chance to create this album.

“It was a wonderful surprise that he found me on the internet and told me that he likes my songs and wanted to collaborate and record with me,” Sorri said. “It was really exciting. Two worlds definitely met.”

The album will be a mixture of hip hop and electronica pop.

Dayo was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but moved to Newport News when he was 14, he said.

“This will sound like nothing you’ve ever heard. This album is really for the people that love good music,” Dayo said. “When I say that, I’m talking about the people that are not locked into one genre, but people that love the sound of great music, regardless of the genre.”

Although from different genres, Dayo and Sorri seemed to agree that their music is about bringing people together and binding them over a common cause.

“I hope that our songs will be many people’s favorites. I always hope that as many as possible will hear my music, enjoy it and share it, and I hope that we will spread peace, love and understanding to the world,” Sorri said. “Let’s appreciate our differences and treat each other as we want to be treated, with love and respect. We don’t want to build walls, we want to build bridges.”

Read the whole interview at Daily Press

20171213_140326 Radiohusets gran kv smallOn Saint Lucy’s Day December 13th 2017 Maini Sorri was invited to Swedish Radio Sisuradio in Stockholm for an interview in live broadcast in Iltapäivä talkshow. The interview was about spreading her music around the world, about being included in Spirit of December Vol. 7 album in Florida, USA, and other highlights during her career, and about her memories of Saint Lucy’s Day celebration.

The interview by Jorma Ikäheimo and Hanna Paimela Lindberg is in Finnish. You can listen to it and read the article here.

The picture is of the Christmas Tree at Swedish Radio.

 

RS artikel 170921 FB 20170923_195504 640September 9th 2017 Ruotsin Suomalainen newspaper published Maini‘s interview.

“Swedish Finnish Maini Sorri makes music and recordings. She has released 19 singles and made music to her life’s work. Composing songs and make recordings is her passion, and the fruits she wants to send to the world for everybody to hear.”

The whole article in Finnish by Laura Helin can be read in the picture of this post.

 

20180131_120453 UNT 170406 Internet ger 800April 6th 2017 Upsala Nya Tidning published the interview “Internet gives her new fans all over the world” about Maini and her music career, at the time for her birthday.

“During her whole life Maini Sorri has composed, sang and played. She co-works with two producers in USA and several lyrics writers around the world. ‘It is a fantastic feeling to hear myself on Radio’. Maini Sorri can nowadays often hear herself on international radio stations.”

Maini says about her interests: “Music, nature, environment and justice. It could be you and I who were forced to leave everything and flee from war, violence and persecution. We must open our doors.” You can read the whole interview in Swedish by Kristina Bate Holmberg here

 

Maini Sorri and northern lightsMaini Sorri - Someday (Official Music Video) with breath taking nature views was released on September 26th 2017, produced in Pakistan.

Someday endured 43 weeks on Music World Radio’s Top 20 Charts in Spain among rock groups from America and Europe. Someday EP was released  on March 1st 2010 in UK and on September 13th 2010 in USA. Label is Reya music. Vocals and music by Maini Sorri,  English lyrics by Barbara Helsingius, orig. lyrics by Mikko Anttila, instrumental by Jaakko Viitala.

Maini Sorri  – Christmas In Our Hearts (Official Music Video) with amazing snowy nature views was released on December 11th 2017, and produced by Trustudios, UK.

Christmas In Our Hearts was released on Spirit of December Vol. 7 album in Florida, USA on November 23rd 2017 by Music Revolution Records. Christmas Our Hearts EP was released in Sweden in December 2006 and in November 29th 2010 in UK.  Label is Reya music. Christmas In Our Hearts was Maini’s first CD in English. Vocals, original lyrics and music by Maini Sorri, English lyrics by Barbara Helsingius and instrumental by Jaakko Viitala.

Spirit of December Volume 7 - Songs of Peace Love and Hope - Front CoverMaini Sorri’s Christmas In Our Hearts is featured on a seasonal compilation album titled Spirit of December 7: Songs of Peace, Love and Hope; courtesy of record label Melodic Revolution Records.

As an annual tradition; Melodic Revolution Records releases Spirit of December to promote seasonal spirit and good will from one person to another through the positive power of music and has been rather poetically released on Thanksgiving Day. You can stream the entirety of the 14 track Spirit of December 7: Songs of Peace, Love and Hope album for free from November 23rd 2017 until the end of January 2018.

Maini Sorri - Parting Of Our WaySome cuts from Maini‘s Parting Of Our Way reviews:  Jer at Sleeping Bag Studios writes: “Parting Of Our Way”ends up becoming quite the ride through a clever metal-melody that’s got a brilliant display of contrast between sweetness and the extreme. Orlando Mestre of the USA slays the guitar-parts completely, flexing much musical-muscle, style, chops & skills…”

“Orlando was a perfect choice to bring out the vibrant guitar-riffs and non-stop energy that fuels the music of “Parting Of Our Way” – and Maini is an equally-perfect choice to bring the lyrics/vocals to life through stunning contrast.”

“…it’s the magic in Maini’s performance that makes these words come alive.  Her sweetened tones sound innocent, yet bold in the mix of the music around her voice…”   Read the whole review here

A&R team at Got That Music LLC Records/All Purpose Music Group LLC writes: “The vocal performance has a soft angelic delivery with good melody range.”.. “The overall track sound is up to industry standards, good mix. Maini Sorri is a talented singer with a powerful produced musical composition!” “It’s a great song to be placed in movies and on television.” “Very marketable record!”

“Great overall sound, this team of producer, songwriter and singer have a lot of potential together!”

Rick Jamm at JamSphere writes: “The whole rock, ambient metal idea, is really cool, and blending it with Maini’s airy, high pitched vocals provides an interesting contrast.” “Her delivery is excellent, she has wonderful tone, and her harmonies sound absolutely beautiful.”

“When the music transitions from a heavier phase of the song to a dreamier, spacy feel, these transitions flow nicely. Guitars fade appropriately, percussion switches to a softer, electronic effect, and the vocals take the forefront, highlighting the strength and beauty of Maini’s voice.”

Brian Lanese & Orlando Mestre produced the track, and they did a fantastic job.”.. the two producers seemed to have clear ideas, without over producing. In conclusion, this is simply a fantastic track.” Read the whole review here:

Brett Stewart at Independent Spotlight writes: “The intensely prolific songwriter, who now has 25 albums in her discography, has proven to be a resilient and compellingly creative talent.” “Written by Gary Cornman with instrumentation by Orlando Mestre, the powerhouse track is arguably one of the more driving, bombastic efforts in Sorri’s catalog”

“Vocally, I’d perhaps align Sorri with a performer like Yoko Ono. She has a very expressive, unique voice, and it’s a good one, too.”…”I adore how Sorri harmonizes with herself; it’s a great sound.” “Parting Of Our Way’ is an excellent track. I love that Maini Sorri is continuing to experiment within her sound.” Read the whole review here

Andrea Caccese at The BandCamp Diaries writes: “Maini is a rare talent: she is great on melodies and on moody vibes, but her brand new single, “Parting of Our Way” is also proof that she can really rock when she wants to.”

“The song features really great overdriven guitar tones as well as some really powerful drums and some beautiful synth keys.”… “Maini particularly shines on this track by layering multiple vocal harmonies that truly constitute the vocal strength of this track.” “The song is fairly different from most of her previous work, and it is incredibly refreshing to see an artist that isn’t afraid to challenge her own boundaries and constantly experiment with new things and new takes on sound.”

Read the whole review here

Read Maini’s promoter Jason Bonnar’s great selection of  her album, EP and single reviews here.

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