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Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo - Second ChanceMaini and Magneto Dayo‘s new single Second Chance has got great reviews from around the world. Rick Jamm from London writes in Jamsphere Magazine: “In “Second Chance” her performance is almost angelic and plays a perfect foil to Magneto Dayo’s easy-paced rhymes. He flows and she flies. Like heaven and earth” Read the whole review here.

Rick Jamm’s review is also published in Soundlooks (He flows and she flies…like heaven and earth) and in VideoMusicStars (Second Chance – Euro-styled rap and dance).

DownBeatz write in there review: “Their recent single “Second Chance” is a great taste of their eclectic attitude and great production skills. The song strikes punchy and direct from the very first beat… it’s about to become a total club banger!” Read the whole review here

Bree Morcroft, freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia writes: “New York Hip Hop mixed with Swedish Pop… it only takes one listen to stick in your head, and when the instrumental version starts playing – you will be singing”. Read the whole review here.

Joshua Smotherton writes in Middle Tennessee Music.com: “With it’s upbeat, make-you-move energy and the vocal stylings of Maini’s singing blended with Dayo’s flow, this single is a must for your next dance party. Don’t be surprised when you hear this the next time you hit the club”. Read the whole review here

Bradley Rust, freelance writer from Australia writes: “Two very compelling voices make for a fresh blast of dance floor moving sounds. Fun, catchy and unique” Read the whole review here.

Brett Stewart, Chicago writes in Independent Spotlight: “I love the induction of Magneto Dayo to Sorri’s style. She mixes perfectly with his strong, powerful hip hop delivery. One of the things about Sorri’s music that I’ve always found especially compelling is her ability to work with a myriad of artists and collaborators across great distances to significant success”. Read the whole review here

Carsten Lehmann has written the music. Lyrics are by Maini Sorri and Magneto Dayo. The label behind the release is Reya music from Sweden.

Maini Sorri - Lost LoveMaini‘s two Akademia Music Award winning singles have got great reviews. Read an excellent review in Jamsphere Magazine of Lost Love (Dance Remix) on June 11th 2015 here.

Read a great review by Brett Stewart from Chicago of Lost Love on June 5th 2015 here and a good review of Lost Love (Dance Remix) on June 6th 2015 here

The Billboard Magazine critic Chuck Taylor wrote about Lost Love in his Music Xray review on May 29th 2015: “Swedish-based Maini is backed by a ferocious grinding rock template that will make listeners’ teeth rattle… in the best possible way.” The intro is incredibly crafty with the slow build into a BOOM… throughout, the tempo builds robustly… the guitar breakdown at the midsection is wholly impressive… Alongside, pounding percussion persistently drives the track. An absolute ace… well done!

Maini Sorri - Lost Love (Dance Remix)Both singles are co-produced by Brian Lanese, a three time Emmy Award Winner and Grammy Nominee, the lead singer, writer and producer of 5 time 1st round ballot Grammy Nominated rock band Permanent Ability, and Orlando M , the guitarist of Permanent Ability, engineered by Brian Lanese, mixed and mastered by Anthony Dini, USA. All instruments are performed and recorded by Orlando M.

Music is by Maini Sorri and lyrics by Gary Cornman. Label behind the release is Reya music. Cd artwork pic by Johan Zetterlund and cd artwork layout Marjo-Riitta Oksanen.

You can listen to Lost Love on spotify and it’s in the player on Maini’s website to the left here

You can listen to Lost Love (Dance Remix) on spotify and it is in the player on Maini’s website to the left here.

Maini Sorri - MoiraRead this great review by LA Music Examiner in LA, USA: “Moira” is the new single by Finnish singer-songwriter Maini Sorri and Jörgen Hansson. Backed with “Moira (Instrumental Version)”, this is the most recent example of the Sweden-based Sorri’s pop signature sound. Writing since age 8, Sorri has had some time to polish her tuneful trademark performing her songs live as well as on TV and radio.

Released mere days ago “Moira” not only reveals her previous vocal training but also demonstrates she must have paid attention when she was a student of music theory and composition. It’s got a new yet not at all foreign sound to it. Sorri was happy to shed some light on the subject.

Maini Sorri3“Moira’ is a song about my young fan Moira. I gained her as a devoted fan when I sang at Swedish radio’s Song contest in Axevalla, Sweden. I told (American) Gary Cornman about the sweet six year old girl Moira and he surprised me by writing a poem about her that I then composed”. It was later remixed by Jörgen Hansson who also sang background vocals.

The second track is a simply the underlying instrumental. It allows the listener to focus on the actual music composition. The single’s recently released accompanying music video was directed by W.A. Henderson and stars Cindy Clark both from Hollywood, Los Angeles. If it works with audiences as well as some of her previous work it will soon be on radio playlists in Sweden, Finland, the UK, the US, Spain and other countries.

Maini Sorri4Sorri’s new music video is currently on YouTube and her music is available on Facebook, ReverbNation, Bandcamp, the global online radio station Last.FM, MySpace and online stores worldwide. Check out Maini Sorri’s “Moira”. You won’t be (ahem) sorry.

My name is Phoenix and . . . that’s the bottom line.”

Review: Moira   Publisher:   Author: Will Phoenix   Publish Date: March 19th 2014

Will Phoenix has been emploed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and The Los Angeles Times.

See the review and 11 artists pics by Johan Zetterlund here at LA Music Examiner

Pics by Johan Zetterlund.

Someday cdcoverMy single Someday got a great review by J. Whitaker 272 Records A&R Representative – Los Angeles, California, in July 2011.

“Maini Sorri delivers an eloquent ballad that is so professionally played and executed, it’s inspiring.

As “Someday” begins its passage out of the speakers, the pianos and opening samples are hauntingly beautiful and instantly catch your attention. I can easily tell that there was a lot of time and energy composing this song.

Everything melds together cohesively as each layer of the song is unveiled one verse and chorus at a time. The songwriting is highly accomplished, as well is the execution of the melody lines. There are some really alluring harmonies and background vocals reminiscent to the stylings of Sarah McLachlan, which certainly works great in creating an authentic layer of warmth for a song in this genre of music.

The musicianship is as efficient as it gets and the band, as a whole, is fantastic. I especially love the lead guitar playing as well as the string arrangement.

Above all, I believe Maini has a lot of talent on display here. She carries her song wholeheartedly and brings the listener on her journey to where we all may wind up. Here’s to hoping that Maini’s travels “Someday” take her to wherever it is she wants to go”.

You can also read the review on 272 Records website here