NAME: Keath “Lion” Lowry (producer, songwriter, remixer)
CITY: Philadelphia, PA
NAMBA GEAR: Big Namba Studio Backpack
As owner of the Phiadelphia based production company, Groove Control Productions, Keath “Lion” Lowry has propelled the enterprize into a new music dimension through his talents as a producer, lyricist and composer.
Lion started his career as a lyricist penning “Love’s Calling” for Next Plateau artist, Sybil, this song is featured on her Greatest Hits cd released Jan. 2007; as well as “You Are The One” for Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. artists TKA. This track was featured in and on the sound track for the film, LEAN ON ME with Morgan Freeman. The song “Butterflies,” produced and co-written by Lion appears in the recent film release WHEN WILL I BE LOVED,(2004) starring Neve Campbell and Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos). Recent Placements: “Dirty Pulse” in the film “LOVE AND RAGE” (Sep. 2009)“Feels Good” placed in the film CONSENT (2009), “Trouble” placed in the film LITTLE SOLDIER (LILLE SOLDAT ) (NOV.2008). “Feels Good” featured in the International Reality show QUEST CHINA(2008).
Lion, as a producer, composer, remixer/engineer has worked with artists, Tank (Blackground/Universal), Stevie Wonder, Freeway (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), Floetry, (Dreamworks), Jaguar Wright, Helen &Terry(Philerzy) Chris (Young Gunz) Cassidy (Full Surface), Allen Iverson, Rosco P. Coldchain(Startrak), Journalist(Universal)The Lost Boyz, and McFadden and Whitehead. He has recently worked with some of the hottest emerging writers and vocalists such as: Chief Honcho (Philly), Shatia (Harlem, NY), Nate’ (Philly), Lise (Delaware),Wise (D.C.,Virginia), She(Philly)and D-Dub all featured on his Full Circle album.
Keath is also a member, and works as a mix engineer under the Worship Ministry of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pa.
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Groove Control Digital recently debuted with DC Rapper Khidar. Groove Control Digital recording artist and Washington, DC native, Khidar is leaping into the Hip-Hop industry with his January 2010 release entitled “Ladies Please.” Originally Written for the God-Father of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, “Ladies Please” has infectious beats produced by Keath “Lion” Lowry.
The prequel to “Ladies Please” is “The Countdown”. A track that the streets are calling a blistering “teaser”, is available on iTunes now and is being spun by DJs around the world, with continuous requests for servicing daily. “We just wanna give the people what they been askin’ us for, so I just get in the studio and do my thang ya know,” explains Khidar.
Lowry comments, “Khidar brings the definite flavor that comes from growing up in the streets of Washington, DC and with that being the case, we’re looking forward to the world having the opportunity to experience what we’ve been exposed to for years.” Groove Control will utilize digital distribution as well as various online marketing, promotions and publicity components to foster global awareness of each forthcoming release on the label.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR NAMBA GEAR BAG?
“What I like best about my Namba gear bag, is that I can carry large as well as small gear in an organized and compact way. This was best demonstrated a few weeks ago during my trip to Cannes , France for the MIDEM conference (pictured here). I used my Big Namba Studio Backpack everyday while attending the conference to carry business cards, hard drives, my laptop, headphones, and storage for stuff given to me at the conference. I was even able to store my external cd/dvd burner in my bag (with everything else), this allowed me to make customized cd’s or dvd’s in my hotel each night before returning to the 4 day conference. Being able to showcase my music and business with on-the-spot listening session from my iPod or laptop, to handing out business and promo cards, helped make a very successful MIDEM conference for me. Thanx NAMBA!”
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