Handle Records is proud to share that today you can stream Jakarta‘s Raise Your Head Up on Spotify and all major streaming services. Other streaming and download services include iTunes and Apple Music.
Jakart‘s sophomore effort features 10 new songs recorded by the International Supergroup of recording artists who have collaborated with input and creativity from their individual locations. The tracks are produced, mixed and mastered by bassist and Handle Records founder Joe Dolan.
“It just keeps getting better,” shares Joe Dolan. “Sitting with the tracks we’ve all collaborated on, I can easily see at another chance to produce something people will really appreciate, but for the moment – we’ve got a stellar release for fans of Alice Leonz beautiful vocals and song-styling.”
This album features 13 contributing artists who have mastered their own instruments and developed their own sense of creativity that makes each of the songs a unique creation. As a second release produced this way, it continues to prove that a global community of artists can create something equally as impressive as a band together in a studio room.
These artists have all met and collaborated through the website Wikiloops, a genius development created by Richard Kaiser in Germany, a music and computer enthusiast who in 2010 developed Wikiloop PHP programming into a community base for musical collaboration. The end result has created literally tens of thousands of creations that expand the potentials of music in virtually every genre. It is also how Jakarta came to be.
Joe Dolan says, “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Richard Kaiser has created something amazing that allows artists to connect on a personal level. A dozen people who’ve never met in person or worked together before just jumping in and adding their personal take on a piece of music. That’s the power of collaboration in the music community. If you’re an artist, it’s time to get involved with Wikiloops.”