FREE DOWNLOAD: “Let’s Go Get ‘Em” New Orleans Brass & Funk Mix

June 11, 2014 at 10:20 am
letsgogetem-withurl I am fortunate to have worked on this mix with my friend and colleague, Derrick Ah Sam.  In February 2013, Derrick reached out to me about executing a mix he had been thinking about for a while.  After countless hours, nights after work, and weekends of getting together for a few hours a day, we released the final product in April 2014, just in time for Jazz Fest in New Orleans.  The response has been amazing and this is only the beginning. Download at: www.neworleansbrassmix.com This is a sampling of some of the sounds of the city that has truly moved my spirit since my first visit to New Orleans for the 2005 Jazz Fest. Here, we've reinterpreted and presented this music in a way that is new and fresh (thanks to a very technically challenging and amazing mix by my good friend and DJ, Frank Foreal), yet still pays proper respect to the culture and the folks that create this music. This is truly a project of passion for me. As a matter of fact, I have so much love for New Orleans, it can be challenging to find a way to accurately translate and explain my feelings for this place... Thus, I found the best way to express my affection is through music and this project, "Let's Go Get 'Em", is my personal love letter to the city of New Orleans. Happy listening! Sincerely, Derrick Ah Sam   If you like what you hear, we kindly ask that you make a small donation to The Roots of Music foundation in New Orleans. therootsofmusic.org/donate OR Text ROOTS to 88588 to donate any amount! Co-Founded by Derrick Tabb, snare drummer for the Rebirth Brass Band, The Roots of Music fills a void in music education programs in New Orleans schools. The Roots of Music empowers New Orleans youth aged 9-14 through music history and theory as well as instrumental instruction and ensemble performance preparation. They also provide educational & academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of the city. Marching bands were once an integral part of New Orleans middle schools, but many schools discontinued their music programs for this age group after Katrina. Today, The Roots of Music serves over 100 students, making up a full marching band that has successfully paraded the city since Mardi Gras 2009. By donating to this organization, you can help empower the next generation of musicians who will continue to carry on the cultural legacy of the music we've presented here. Credits released 28 April 2014 Produced & Arranged by Derrick Ah Sam Co-Produced by Frank Foreal All Mixing, Cuts & Scratches by Frank Foreal Engineered & Mastered by Garfield Adams at Stemulated Studios, Pasadena, CA Cover Photo by C R Photography Album Artwork by LeeJames Derrick Ah Sam www.facebook.com/derrickahsam idea.podomatic.com Instagram: idea24 Frank Foreal www.cornerstoreradio.com Garfield Adams garfieldadams.bandcamp.com info@garfieldadams.com C R Photography www.nawlinsimages.com LeeJames www.leejamesdezignthrusound.com

Choice 37 feat. Lauren Santiago “Back To Cuba”

October 13, 2013 at 9:00 am
  Choice37 I heard my boy DJ A-1 play this at Scenario tonight (a local friendly getdown), and this transported me to about 2006, when my man Choice 37 was putting out some seriously solid material (he has since moved to Korea to pursue music).  The amazing vocal talents of Lauren Santiago can be heard around the break.  Latin, b-boy, funky goodness right here.  It has a danceable vibe with heavy drums, but then hits you with this really soulful keyboard/vocal breakdown that just stops you in your tracks.  So glad I heard this tonight! Free Download here.

Free Download: Blitz The Ambassador “The Warm Up” EP

August 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm
Great new EP from Ghana born, NYC based Blitz The Ambassador.  Really pushing this global hip hop sound, and you can get this as a free download, courtesy of Jakarta Records. http://jakartarecords-label.bandcamp.com/album/the-warm-up-ep  

FREE DOWNLOAD: E Reece & D-Felic “Pura Vida”

August 3, 2013 at 8:32 am
ereece-puravida-art The homie E Reece came out with a new free download yesterday.  Check it out! Producer D-Felic (The Hague, Netherlands) has once again linked up with MC E Reece (Los Angeles, USA) to craft the smooth track "Pura Vida," which features songstress Kaleena Zanders and saxophonist Reagan Branch(B Side Players) to give you a FREE gift for the Summertime!  The two previously teamed up on D-Felic's 2012Flight 799 EP for its lead single entitled "LA."  "Pura Vida" is a positive song, encouraging the listener to enjoy life and live it to the fullest!
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