Why? [Edwin]... delivers sultry and inviting vocals in an indie RnB/Pop gem that is refreshing, haunting and also manages to remind us of a great artist. [...] So listen closely, stay quiet, breath easy and let him pull you into his soundscape for you are in for a must have ride. Enjoy!
— Wolf in a Suit (USA, 2017)
[...] d’une sorte de soul vaporeuse et futuriste – le genre James Blake, Lana Del Rey et compagnie, oui. [...] Games in the Darkness a ce petit quelque chose qui fait la différence.
— Les Inrockuptibles (France, 2017)
[...] Si en Games in the Darkness sacó a relucir sus tonos graves y se mostró combativo, aquí muestra todos los matices de su voz y se anima a descubrir su lado sensible. Se añade un tema más a la larga lista de canciones para el Club de Corazones Solitarios.
— Rocktails (Argentina, 2017)
Edwins Musik ist sehr vielseitig. Nur mit seiner Loop-Station und seiner Stimme bewaffnet, verbindet er klassischen Emo-Pop mit souligem R’n’B und experimentellen Kompositionen.
— MUSIKBLOG (Germany, June 10th, 2018)
[...] A faixa tem uma sonoridade interessante, com elementos eletrônicos discretos em conjunto com a sonoridade de instrumentos orgânicos que garantem uma boa atmosfera para a criação. Uma aposta interessante para ampliar possibilidades.
— Omelete (Brazil, 2017)

Edwin Hosoomel


Artist Information

Labels: Independent artist

Genre: Synth Pop / Modern Soul / Electronica / Alt-R&B

Hometown: Hamburg, Germany

Influences: Prodigy, Lauryn Hill, Jorge Drexler, Oasis

Sounds like: Lana del Rey, James Blake, alt-J, The Weeknd, Sevdaliza




Edwin Hosoomel is a Panama born singer-songwriter. He has lived the last decade in Germany, calling Hamburg... home.

His love for the music started when he was 6 years old and a record machine came to his hands.

Assigning a genre to Edwin’s work is a difficult task due to his musical versatility. Armed with a loop device and a sultry voice, Edwin takes you into classical emotions together with experimental compositions and the raw energy of independent music.

The result? ...a very minimal, elegant, but still powerful sound.

In June 2019 Edwin was honored with the Hamburg Music Award “Krach & Getöse as “Best Newcomer 2019” chosen by the Hamburg Music Institution RockCity e.V. and sponsored by the Haspa Musik Stiftung

Edwin’s debut EP Lighthouse was chosen as “Best of 2018” by Beehype. He is currently working on his second EP “Caribbean Diablo”, which unfolds a beautiful combination of Latin and European sounds

His debut single "Games in the darkness" is about intensity and power in an unequal relationship. It was released on March 03, 2017. (A couple of weeks after the release Edwin was chosen by the German radio station Detektor.FM as "Best Newcomer" and recommended by the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles as "Must-to-listen artist"). After these accomplishments, Edwin released his second single “Doo Wop (That Thing)” as a tribute to the amazing Ms. Lauryn Hill.


Latest Press

BuzzMusic (US)

Wolf in a Suit (US)

Prensa Rock (PA)

Omelete (BR)

Nota Random (MX)

Inrockuptibles (FR - Paper Magazine)


awards & Achievements

"Best Newcomer 2019" - Hamburg Music Award “Krach & Getösechosen by RockCity e.V.

“Best of 2018” - chosen by Beehype

"Best Newcomer" - by the German radio station Detektor.FM








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