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

June 11, 2014 at 10:20 am

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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

Frank Foreal Live on Soundwaves Radio – Jan 4, 2014

January 11, 2014 at 8:15 am

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Tracklist:

Latryx – Deliberate Jibberish
Lord Echo – Put It In My Head
Peshay – Sundown
Roy Ayers – Liquid Love (Instrumental)
Asheru ft. Funk Ark & Sitall – Funky DC (Clean)
Shad feat. Saukrates – Stylin’
Botany – Anchor (Instrumental)

Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/soundwaveskpfk/frank-for-real-live-for

89.9 KCRW Presents The Decoders at Steady Groovin 8/17

August 3, 2013 at 8:43 am

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In only a couple of years, Los Angeles production trio (Todd M. Simon, Itai Shapira and Adam Berg) have cemented their reputation in the studio and on stage as the premiere production team and live band for artists like Rhye, Kelis, and Hollie Cook.

They have also garnered the attention of great worldwide tastemakers such as KCRW music director Jason Bentley, the legendary Gilles Peterson of the BBC, Jaime Cullum, Okayplayer, Wax Poetics, Bandcamp and many more.
Rarely emerging from behind closed studio doors, The Decoders love combining their specialized brand of “decoded” classics from the 60’s and 70’s soul movement with an excitingly new blend of genres ranging from Lovers Rock to Dub, Brazilian Music to Psychadelic Soul.

Coco O. (of Quadron), Noelle Scaggs (of Fitz & the Tantrums), Leon Ware, Raul Midon and many others have lended their vocal talents to this special project with more to surely come for each new volume.

In alive setting, The Decoders are 10 piece ensemble featuring LA’s top musicians and session players. Thus far, they have released 2 volumes and a dub remix EP, including a few tunes from their upcoming LP, Adventures From Paradise: A Tribute To Minnie Riperton (vol 3), which will be completed in the fall of 2013 and features special guest vocalists and musicians.

“This is not music, its chemistry. Get into the science.” -Okayplayer.com
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**LIMITED PRE-SALE TICKETS!**
Purchase your pre-sale ticket available on Friday, August 2nd at www.steadygroovin.eventbrite.com

**DRINK SPECIALS from 10PM TO 11PM – $4 Draft Beers & $4 Witches Brew**

Steady Groovin’ brings you the best of Soul Jazz|Funk|Latin|Hip Hop|Afro Funk|Neo Soul|Rare Grooves

::CELEBRATE YOUR AUGUST BIRTHDAY WITH US!::
If your birthday is in the month of August, rsvp to celebrate it with us on the 20th! Birthday Special is a FREE BATCH of one of the following HAND CRAFTED DRINKS (your choice!):

Sangria / Witches Brew / Whiskey Mule / Rye Buck / Rum Dark & Stormy / Vodka Moscow Mule
*must have a eight person per party minimum for bday special*

NOLA’S 734 E. 3rd Street, LA 90013
$15 Cover / 21+ / Full Bar / 10pm – 2am / Open Air Smoking Patio

Steady Groovin’ Grand Re-Opening 7/20/13 in DTLA’s Arts District

June 27, 2013 at 11:10 am

We finally found a home that will support live music, which was a huge aspect of our mission: to bring amazing bands to the stage.  We start at our new home, Nola’s in the Arts District, on Saturday, July 20, and every 3rd Saturday of the month.  For our grand re-opening, we will feature Los Angeles super group, Jungle Fire, who have an amazing afro-latin sound that your feet cannot deny!

You can download my promo mix for Steady Groovin here: http://www.mixcrate.com/frankforeal/steady-groovin-promo-253877

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Fresh Air’s “Slowly Coming Along” Free Download

November 24, 2011 at 11:13 am

I spoke to Khalil a few days ago, and we decided to throw up all of our old Fresh Air material for free download.  I need to upload more, but, for now, you can download our EP, “Slowly Coming Along,” for free.

Thanksgivends – Bringing together LA for a good cause

November 22, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I’m honored to be a part of the 13th annual Thanksgivends event this year, which is going down at Los Globos nightclub in Silverlake.  As always, this event is dedicated to bringing all of Los Angeles together for one night to raise money for at risk youth.  I’m spinning in the downstairs lounge at 2:20am!  This year’s beneficiaries are:
MARVISTA FAMILY CENTER www.marvistafc.org
SOUND ART http://www.soundartla.org
PEACE4KIDS http://peace4kids.org/
PIO PICO MS MUSIC PROGRAM

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
9:00pm until 4:00am | 21 + | $10 ADMISSION
@Los Globos Nightclub, 3040 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

2 levels | 3 areas featuring the best of LA underground culture
Live art patio, Guest hosts/performers
http://www.facebook.com/events/243010432423267/

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