Labels: Independent artist
Genre: Alternative R&B / Modern Soul
Hometown: Hamburg, Germany
Influences: Prodigy, Lauryn Hill, Jorge Drexler, Oasis
Sounds like: Lana del Rey, James Blake, FKA Twigs, The Weeknd
Edwin Hosoomel was born in Panama in 1982. 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. But it was not until his mid-twenties, when his talent was “discovered” by some Friends, who listened to him singing by chance.
His musical passion and journey began with Reggae music and went from there to HipHop (… still loving them), evolving then in some kind of mix of both. All this path led him as singer-songwriter to the sounds of Alternative R&B. What electrified him most about it? It gives him space for complexity and it allows him to experiment not only with new and interesting sounds but with new emotions.
The result?...a very minimalistic, elegant, but still powerful sound.
Edwin is currently composing and producing his debut studio album called “Lighthouse” together with friend and composer Tillmann Dentler.
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 releasing his second single "Doo Wop (That Thing)" as a tribute to Ms. Lauryn Hill, Edwin was nominated as "Best R&B singer" for the 35th German Rock and Pop Awards 2017.
awards & Achievements
Nomination as "Best R&B Singer" - 35th German Rock & Pop Awards 2017
"Best Newcomer" - by the German radio station Detektor.FM