This article originally appeared in Essentially Pop Magazine
Written by: Lisa Hafey

Gino McKoy knows that if you want to change the game you have to have an eye on the bigger picture, and keep mindful of the lay of the land. He’s got his fingers in many pies, including the music, fashion, and film world, and his first ever composition was included at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Goldove, his music, film, and fashion business, has now become an international empire to be reckoned with. Gino is a talented singer/songwriter, film and music video director, screenwriter, and movie producer. Never mind triple threat, he’s a threat everywhere!

Gino McKoy’s upcoming independent sci-fi horror film, ‘Lumina’, is set for release to 2,500-plus screens in North America, and distributed by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures/Freestyle Releasing and Worldwide theatrically with Filmnation. This release will be followed by one on streaming platforms suchh as Netflix.

One of the songs on the ‘Lumina’ soundtrack is McKoy’s latest release, ‘Sensy Girl’. The track has been produced by McKoy alongside the legendary David Kershenbaum, and mixed by Mick Guzauski, who is a 15 time Grammy award winner, who has mixed over 25 number one Billboard chart hits in his musical career. McKoy’s parents are also seasoned performers, whose combined CV includes everything from Caribbean music to classical.

Never one to tread the same path as everyone else, Gino and his collaborator, Diamond decided to write a positive, soulful anthem about women and weed. The song began with a guitar riff and finished with a classic yet modern RnB track which showcases McKoy’s natural songwriting talent, classical voice training, along with Diamond’s lyrical flow. The word “sensy” is derived from “Sensimilla”, the female strain of the cannibas plant, and in particular, its Caribbean nickname. ‘Sensy Girl’ is uplifting and bouncy, with killer synths and a hooky beat. As Gino says, it’s a “celebration of women and music everyone can listen and dance to.”

Gino is putting 20% of the merchandising revenue for “Sensy Girl” into his new women and children’s charity, Kinder Crisis. The track is also something of a theme song for one of the strong female leads in Lumina, who definitely matches that positive description of a Sensy Girl.

The song’s unique angle, with its focus upon women, required a careful, cinematic approach to shoot. He and his team used vintage lenses, for a grainy, classic look. The raw, industrial, urban space is bare, so all eyes stay on the women and the generous clouds of silky smoke that envelop them as they exhale.

It’s Nouveau Chic, but with old-school visual effects, akin to the approach he took with Lumina. To make the visuals even more striking, McKoy not only Directed and wrote the treatment for the music video but he also brought in the talents of Chris Jensen, the mind behind the colour grading for the live-action ‘Aladdin’, M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’, Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’, and ‘Ready Player One’.

You can watch ‘Sensy Girl’ here:

Los Angeles, CA
This article originally appeared on Dope Cause We Said

Any artist looking to change the game knows you’ve got to have an eye for the big picture and maintain a constant lay of the land. Gino McKoy has made big moves within the music and movie industries, beginning with his first-ever original composition getting played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He’s turned Goldove, his music, film & fashion conglomerate, into an international force to be reckoned with. He’s not only a singer/songwriter but also a talented film and music video director, screenwriter and film producer.

Rarely does a combination like this come along in the entertainment industry – Gino McKoy is the exception to this rule. His upcoming independent sci-fi horror film LUMINA will be released Nationwide to 2,500-plus screens in North America. The feature film is being distributed in US by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures/Freestyle Releasing and Worldwide theatrically with Filmnation. This will be followed by a release on all streaming video on demand platforms like Netflix.

Gino McKoy’s latest video is for “Sensy Girl,” one of three original tracks on the Lumina soundtrack. It’s the perfect embodiment of how this son of Trinidad and Tobago and Toronto thinks huge while keeping a lock on the tiniest of details. Not to mention it was Produced by the legendary music producer, David Kershenbaum with Gino McKoy and mixed by the legendary Mick Guzauski, a 15 time Grammy award winner, who has mixed over 25 #1 Billboard hits in his musical career. Also to note, Gino McKoys father and mother are seasoned performers, whose combined pedigree includes everything from Caribbean music to Classical.

Last we checked, there were roughly one million songs about guys getting lifted. Gino isn’t one to walk well-beaten paths, so he and collaborator Diamond thought, Why isn’t there a positive, soulful anthem about women and weed? It started with a guitar riff and ended with a classic yet modern R&B track that showcases Gino McKoy’s natural songwriting talent, classical voice training, and Diamond’s lyrical flow. It only made sense to write a song about these goddesses in the context of Sensimilla – the female strain of the weed plant, and specifically, its Caribbean nickname. Gino McKoy makes “Sensy Girl” his own, in this sexy, uplifting jam that’s heavy on the bounce, with a killer synth line and intricate, hooky beat. In his own words, it’s a “celebration of women and music everyone can listen and dance to.”

A man who has always put his money where his mouth is, Gino is putting 20% of the merchandising revenue for “Sensy Girl” into his new women and children’s charity, Kinder Crisis. The track is also something of a theme song for one of the strong female leads in LUMINA, who definitely matches that positive description of a Sensy Girl.

The song’s unique angle, with its focus upon women, required a careful, cinematic approach to shoot. He and his team used vintage lenses, for a grainy, classic look. The raw, industrial, urban space is bare, so all eyes stay on the women and the generous clouds of silky smoke that envelop them as they exhale.

It’s Nouveau Chic, but with old-school visual effects, akin to the approach he took with Lumina. To make the visuals even more striking, Gino McKoy not only Directed and wrote the treatment for the music video but he also recruited Chris Jensen, the mind behind the color grading for the live-action Aladdin, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and Ready Player One. Check out the stunning video for “Sensy Girl,” and see if you catch a little otherworldly nod to LUMINA in there.

Sensy Girl Music Video

 

Boston, MA
This article originally appeared on Skope Magazine

Any artist looking to change the game knows you’ve got to have an eye for the big picture and maintain a constant lay of the land. Gino McKoy has made big moves within the music and movie industries, beginning with his first-ever original composition getting played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He’s turned Goldove, his music, film & fashion conglomerate, into an international force to be reckoned with. He’s not only a singer/songwriter but also a talented film and music video director, screenwriter and film producer.

Rarely does a combination like this come along in the entertainment industry – Gino McKoy is the exception to this rule. His upcoming independent sci-fi horror film LUMINA will be released Nationwide to 2,500-plus screens in North America. The feature film is being distributed in US by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures/Freestyle Releasing and Worldwide theatrically with Filmnation. This will be followed by a release on all streaming video on demand platforms like Netflix.

Gino McKoy’s latest video is for “Sensy Girl,” one of three original tracks on the Lumina soundtrack. It’s the perfect embodiment of how this son of Trinidad and Tobago and Toronto thinks huge while keeping a lock on the tiniest of details. Not to mention it was Produced by the legendary music producer, David Kershenbaum with Gino McKoy and mixed by the legendary Mick Guzauski, a 15 time Grammy award winner, who has mixed over 25 #1 Billboard hits in his musical career. Also to note, Gino McKoys father and mother are seasoned performers, whose combined pedigree includes everything from Caribbean music to Classical.

Last we checked, there were roughly one million songs about guys getting lifted. Gino isn’t one to walk well-beaten paths, so he and collaborator Diamond thought, Why isn’t there a positive, soulful anthem about women and weed? It started with a guitar riff and ended with a classic yet modern R&B track that showcases Gino McKoy’s natural songwriting talent, classical voice training, and Diamond’s lyrical flow. It only made sense to write a song about these goddesses in the context of Sensimilla – the female strain of the weed plant, and specifically, its Caribbean nickname. Gino McKoy makes “Sensy Girl” his own, in this sexy, uplifting jam that’s heavy on the bounce, with a killer synth line and intricate, hooky beat. In his own words, it’s a “celebration of women and music everyone can listen and dance to.”

A man who has always put his money where his mouth is, Gino is putting 20% of the merchandising revenue for “Sensy Girl” into his new women and children’s charity, Kinder Crisis. The track is also something of a theme song for one of the strong female leads in LUMINA, who definitely matches that positive description of a Sensy Girl.

The song’s unique angle, with its focus upon women, required a careful, cinematic approach to shoot. He and his team used vintage lenses, for a grainy, classic look. The raw, industrial, urban space is bare, so all eyes stay on the women and the generous clouds of silky smoke that envelop them as they exhale.

It’s Nouveau Chic, but with old-school visual effects, akin to the approach he took with Lumina. To make the visuals even more striking, Gino McKoy not only Directed and wrote the treatment for the music video but he also recruited Chris Jensen, the mind behind the color grading for the live-action Aladdin, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and Ready Player One. Check out the stunning video for “Sensy Girl,” and see if you catch a little otherworldly nod to LUMINA in there.

Sensy Girl Music Video

 

London, England
This article originally appeared on Music-News.com

Any artist looking to change the game knows you’ve got to have an eye for the big picture and maintain a constant lay of the land. Gino McKoy has made big moves within the music and movie industries, beginning with his first-ever original composition getting played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He’s turned Goldove, his music, film & fashion conglomerate, into an international force to be reckoned with. He’s not only a singer/songwriter but also a talented film and music video director, screenwriter and film producer.

Rarely does a combination like this come along in the entertainment industry – Gino McKoy is the exception to this rule. His upcoming independent sci-fi horror film LUMINA will be released Nationwide to 2,500-plus screens in North America. The feature film is being distributed in US by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures/Freestyle Releasing and Worldwide theatrically with Filmnation. This will be followed by a release on all streaming video on demand platforms like Netflix.

Gino McKoy’s latest video is for “Sensy Girl,” one of three original tracks on the Lumina soundtrack. It’s the perfect embodiment of how this son of Trinidad and Tobago and Toronto thinks huge while keeping a lock on the tiniest of details. Not to mention it was Produced by the legendary music producer, David Kershenbaum with Gino McKoy and mixed by the legendary Mick Guzauski, a 15 time Grammy award winner, who has mixed over 25 #1 Billboard hits in his musical career. Also to note, Gino McKoys father and mother are seasoned performers, whose combined pedigree includes everything from Caribbean music to Classical.

Last we checked, there were roughly one million songs about guys getting lifted. Gino isn’t one to walk well-beaten paths, so he and collaborator Diamond thought, Why isn’t there a positive, soulful anthem about women and weed? It started with a guitar riff and ended with a classic yet modern R&B track that showcases Gino McKoy’s natural songwriting talent, classical voice training, and Diamond’s lyrical flow. It only made sense to write a song about these goddesses in the context of Sensimilla – the female strain of the weed plant, and specifically, its Caribbean nickname. Gino McKoy makes “Sensy Girl” his own, in this sexy, uplifting jam that’s heavy on the bounce, with a killer synth line and intricate, hooky beat. In his own words, it’s a “celebration of women and music everyone can listen and dance to.”

A man who has always put his money where his mouth is, Gino is putting 20% of the merchandising revenue for “Sensy Girl” into his new women and children’s charity, Kinder Crisis. The track is also something of a theme song for one of the strong female leads in LUMINA, who definitely matches that positive description of a Sensy Girl.

The song’s unique angle, with its focus upon women, required a careful, cinematic approach to shoot. He and his team used vintage lenses, for a grainy, classic look. The raw, industrial, urban space is bare, so all eyes stay on the women and the generous clouds of silky smoke that envelop them as they exhale.

It’s Nouveau Chic, but with old-school visual effects, akin to the approach he took with Lumina. To make the visuals even more striking, Gino McKoy not only Directed and wrote the treatment for the music video but he also recruited Chris Jensen, the mind behind the color grading for the live-action Aladdin, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and Ready Player One. Check out the stunning video for “Sensy Girl,” and see if you catch a little otherworldly nod to LUMINA in there.

June 29, 2019
This article originally appeared on Freddy the Fox

Any artist looking to change the game knows you’ve got to have an eye for the big picture and maintain a constant lay of the land. Gino McKoy has made big moves within the music and movie industries, beginning with his first-ever original composition getting played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He’s turned Goldove, his music, film & fashion conglomerate, into an international force to be reckoned with. He’s not only a singer/songwriter but also a talented film and music video director, screenwriter and film producer.

Rarely does a combination like this come along in the entertainment industry – Gino McKoy is the exception to this rule. His upcoming independent sci-fi horror film LUMINA will be released Nationwide to 2,500-plus screens in North America. The feature film is being distributed in US by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures/Freestyle Releasing and Worldwide theatrically with Filmnation. This will be followed by a release on all streaming video on demand platforms like Netflix.

Gino McKoy’s latest video is for “Sensy Girl,” one of three original tracks on the Lumina soundtrack. It’s the perfect embodiment of how this son of Trinidad and Tobago and Toronto thinks huge while keeping a lock on the tiniest of details. Not to mention it was Produced by the legendary music producer, David Kershenbaum with Gino McKoy and mixed by the legendary Mick Guzauski, a 15 time Grammy award winner, who has mixed over 25 #1 Billboard hits in his musical career. Also to note, Gino McKoys father and mother are seasoned performers, whose combined pedigree includes everything from Caribbean music to Classical.

Last we checked, there were roughly one million songs about guys getting lifted. Gino isn’t one to walk well-beaten paths, so he and collaborator Diamond thought, Why isn’t there a positive, soulful anthem about women and weed? It started with a guitar riff and ended with a classic yet modern R&B track that showcases Gino McKoy’s natural songwriting talent, classical voice training, and Diamond’s lyrical flow. It only made sense to write a song about these goddesses in the context of Sensimilla – the female strain of the weed plant, and specifically, its Caribbean nickname. Gino McKoy makes “Sensy Girl” his own, in this sexy, uplifting jam that’s heavy on the bounce, with a killer synth line and intricate, hooky beat. In his own words, it’s a “celebration of women and music everyone can listen and dance to.”

A man who has always put his money where his mouth is, Gino is putting 20% of the merchandising revenue for “Sensy Girl” into his new women and children’s charity, Kinder Crisis. The track is also something of a theme song for one of the strong female leads in LUMINA, who definitely matches that positive description of a Sensy Girl.

The song’s unique angle, with its focus upon women, required a careful, cinematic approach to shoot. He and his team used vintage lenses, for a grainy, classic look. The raw, industrial, urban space is bare, so all eyes stay on the women and the generous clouds of silky smoke that envelop them as they exhale.

It’s Nouveau Chic, but with old-school visual effects, akin to the approach he took with Lumina. To make the visuals even more striking, Gino McKoy not only Directed and wrote the treatment for the music video but he also recruited Chris Jensen, the mind behind the color grading for the live-action Aladdin, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and Ready Player One. Check out the stunning video for “Sensy Girl,” and see if you catch a little otherworldly nod to LUMINA in there.

WORLDWIDE 

Gino McKoy is pleased to announce that his debut release, LUMINA EP, will be available worldwide on June 14th, 2019. 

LUMINA EP features three singles, written and performed by Gino McKoy

The songs will be available on all major streaming platforms worldwide, including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer and more. 

The three singles will be featured in the upcoming theatrical film, LUMINA, which was written and is to be directed by Gino McKoy. LUMINA will be released to theaters worldwide in early 2020. 

Be sure to check the Gino McKoy Official Website and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news and availability. 

 

LOS ANGELES – TECHNICOLOR 

Back on site at the Technicolor Los Angeles studios on the Paramount lot, Gino McKoy continues post-production of his two music videos – Sensy Girl and Everything to Me

Gino McKoy‘s debut music release is slated for early this summer. The LUMINA EP includes three pop/rock singles which will be featured in Gino McKoy‘s upcoming sci-fi horror feature, LUMINA. Gino McKoy wrote and will be directing the film, which will play at all major cinemas across North America and internationally early next year. 

The music will be released on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, iHeart, Tidal, Deezer, and more. It will also be available on satellite and terrestrial radio. 

LUMINA EP features three singles, written and performed by Gino McKoy

Technicolor treated Gino McKoy and the Goldove team to a bottle of Vueve Clicquot as they worked in the editing suite. Great people and great teams to work with. 

March 20, 2019 – Los Angeles CA 

Gino McKoy is in Los Angeles  where he just wrapped shooting the Everything to Me music video. Gino wrote and performed the ballad. He also directed the music video. 

Everything to Me is one of three original songs by Gino McKoy which will be featured in the upcoming theatrical film LUMINA, written and to be directed by Gino McKoy

The video features actors Tehya Johns and Darrius Marcellan in the lead roles. 

The Everything to Me single and music video are slated for release to terrestrial radio and streaming platforms in summer 2019. LUMINA will be released to theaters worldwide in early 2020. 

Dec. 23, 2018 – Toronto ON 

Gino McKoy is back in Toronto to shoot the Sensy Girl music video. The upbeat dance tune features Diamond. 


Sensy Girl is one of three original songs by Gino McKoy which will be featured in the upcoming theatrical film LUMINA, written and to be directed by Gino McKoy. 

The Sensy Girl single and music video are slated for release to terrestrial radio and streaming platforms in summer 2019. LUMINA will be released to theaters worldwide in early 2020. The Sensy Girl music video was on location at the Urban Post sound stages in Toronto, Ontario. 

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA

Gino McKoy, record producer David Kershenbaum and Bernie Grundman pose for a quick photo together after a long day of mastering …

Gino McKoy was at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles from dawn until dusk mastering the three singles which will be included in his debut release LUMINA EP. The album will include new songs from Gino McKoy

Gino McKoy recently finished mixing the songs at East West Studios. Gino McKoy poses with Bernie Grundman and music producer to Gino McKoyformer A&R executive with Capitol Records, David Kershenbaum. 


Mastering a Masterpiece with Gino McKoy and Bernie Grundman

Bernie Grundman is a music mastering legend, having mixed such albums as Thriller by Michael Jackson and Purple Rain by Prince. He has mastered 37 projects which have recieved Grammy Award nominations. Bernie Grundman and his mastering studio have won numerous TEC awards, including Best Mastering Facility.


Gino McKoy music to be featured in Hollywood theatrical release film

The three singles will be featured in the upcoming theatrical film, LUMINA, which was written by Gino McKoy. LUMINA will be released to theaters worldwide in early 2020. 

Be sure to visit www.ginomckoy.com and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news about Gino McKoy.