Guam star Jed Antonio releases new EDM single
TUMON, Guam — Hip-hop star Jed Antonio dropped his latest and much anticipated single, “Equal” on all music streaming platforms Friday Feb. 9, 2018.
“‘Equal’ is the anthem of universal love. Whether it be a love for God, family, friends, a passion, career or even something minor like a special blanket that you had since childhood, ‘Equal’ does its best to intertwine the ideas and ideals of everyone around the world,” says the winner of the 2017 Island Music Award for Best Male Performer.
“This track redefines the meaning of a "love song.’”
But when the beat drops, Antonio’s fans won’t be hearing his baritone set against a bass-thumping hip-hop track. The audience will hear him croon to a fresh electronic beat — still with plenty of bass though.
“‘Equal’ is the first original EDM track ever created on Guam, and it’s dedicated to my buddy Justin Baldovino,” he says.
In 2017, Antonio collaborated with his Dreamstorm Productions partner and friend, cinematographer Justin Baldovino. A founder of film companies Dreamstorm Productions and Project: Inspire, Baldovino is also the winner of the Best Made in the Marianas award two times over for Independent films “I Heart GU” and “Luther.”
Originally set to release in early January, the drop date was pushed back due to the unexpected and tragic death of Baldovino on Jan. 11.
“I can genuinely say that this track was co-written by Justin Baldovino himself, and I’m excited for Guam and the rest of the world to finally hear this track,” Antonio says.
Dedicated to his late friend, Antonio hopes the audience will feel Baldovino’s passion in the verses he wrote:
“Feeling lost is a blessing in disguise because that is usually the first step into finding oneself and unlocking one’s true potential. Being able to look at life through a much larger lens and having the ability to see the beauty of both light and dark, enlightens the mind in a way where someone can easily find peace with anything (good or bad) thrown their way.”
A sneak peak of “Equal” is available on Antonio’s instagram: @officiallyJED
“This song meant so much to Justin. This song was a culmination of Justin's thoughts and emotions from his last trip to Las Vegas put into a song.”
While there in 2017, Baldovino attended world-famous EDM event Electric Daisy Carnival where his love for this genre of music grew exponentially.
“The fact that this is an EDM track only added to his excitement. If there were a song to describe and celebrate Justin's life, this is the one,” Antonio adds.
The release of “Equal” is also in honor of Baldovino’s birthday, who would have turned 25 on Feb. 2.
“This is dedicated to you buddy,” Antonio says. “Happy birthday!”
Almost 1 Million streams
Antonio is coming off of the success of his hit singles, “The Low” and “Lately.” He has amassed more than 770,000 listens on Spotify alone.
Pre-order the single now on iTunes for $.99.
Listen to more of his tracks on iTunes or Spotify, and view his music videos on YouTube.