I strive to create music that both connects with people and connects people. The road blocks in my life have made me a stronger individual and artist. www.vickimaldonado.com
Melodies filled my head from early on and when I was 9 years old, I combined it with my poetry to write my first song, "Cloud 9". I haven't been able to put the pen down since and I have been writing as an outlet of my experiences, past and present.
-At 16, my first demo was recorded with Dean Bohana at Rockgarden Studios in Brooklyn. It consisted of 4 tracks, "Laugh or Cry", "Up 2 U", "Somebody Like Me" and "The Greatest Love".
-In August 2002, my original song "Up 2 U" was a finalist for AOL's New Artist music competition.
-After graduating Five Towns in 2008, I worked at Solid State Logic and held an internship at Wyclef Jean's studio, Platinum Sound Recording.
-In early 2009, I began working with Alex Houton and Brian Vibberts on three tracks, "No Matter", "Stop Wishin'", and "Without You". Our collaboration also brought me the first opportunity to write for other artists, including songs written for Pagan ("Downtown", "Tragic", "Escape")
-In the beginning of 2013, I worked with producer Chris Young on dance track "No Regrets".
-In early 2014, I worked with BeatCutterz on the dance track, "Sunshine", which was released under Cutting Records.
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