I think that Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) is one of the most interesting voices of his generation. He always takes risks with his music, and invites his audience to join him in the musical exploration. If you have ever heard the Nola Clap freestyle, it would make perfect sense for Bey to team up with Mannie Fresh. This is not some label frankenstien experiment, but more like two artists that have mutual respect for one another. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this collaboration.
Georgia Ann and Dudley Perkins are G&D.. I love the music and the chemistry between these two… The music is always beautiful and seems effortless. Check out the latest Pop Stopper from the Album The Lighthouse on their own label SomeOthaShip Connect.
I remember running to the local music store every Tuesday to see what new music had come out. I had my $20.00 in my hand…ready to go home and explore the new sound that had been released by one of my favorite artists. As I have grown older..that excitement has faded. The music has manifested into more of a state of numbness and just plain repetition. I do not listen to the radio and couldn’t even tell you the popular New York stations. I haven’t watch a video in years due to lack of originality.
Just seeing this promo for D Black’s No Ordinary Love makes me proud. I will save the story behind the making of this video for the official release… trust me it’s a hell of a story lol. In the mean time download the song, and vibe to it until the official video drops!!! Thank you to D-Black, Maijine, and my LUV4ART Production crew for their dedication and commitment to this project.
+FE Music proudly presents the “Shibuya Session EP”, a collaboration between Nicolay and the Raleigh-based exploratory jazz trio The Hot At Nights, led by 8-string guitar virtuoso (and The Foreign Exchange guitarist) Chris Boerner with Matt Douglas on sax/woodwinds and Nick Baglio on drums.
The EP was recorded at Sound Pure Studios in Durham NC and features new interpretations and arrangements of eight instrumental compositions from Nicolay’s 2009 album “City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya”.
I’m so proud that this single is finally available on itunes…. it has been a long time in the making. But we believe in delivering quality around these parts… so I hope you enjoy the final product. Nemiss gets some production assistance from Brooklyn’s own Dj Spinna and Keyboard/Vocalist Chris Rob.. the warm keys and backing vocals help Nemiss sound her best.
We also went through a couple of designs on the artwork… our process is usually I make a couple designs and let Nemiss choose the one she likes. What you see above is what made the final cut… I’ll post the alternate versions later. Now go purchase the single and show your support.
Also stay tuned for the live performance footage at the blue note and the official Music video coming soon!!!!
Produced by Chris Rob and Dj Spinna
additional Vox by Chesney Snow
Album Artwork + Photo by Akil Bakari
Wow spotted this over at Soulculture.uk. This unreleased Common track, with the sketchpad visuals to tell the story… simply beautiful. The producer of this track DSteele is also responsible for the visuals… salute!!!! That’s LUV4ART right there.
The talented vocalist Chris Turner covers Bob Marley’s classic Turn Your Lights Down Low. You have to love the stripped down acoustic version of this song (closer to Bob’s version) and the vintage video treatment here. The perfect Sunday morning playlist tune.