It’s only been a few short weeks since Mark de Clive-Lowe‘s last Church at DROM, but we can’t get enough! This Friday, August 3rd, special guests will include Philly’s Lady Alma of 4hero’s “Hold It Down” fame, and Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Carlos Mena (Ocha Records / Casamena / Yoruba Dance Sessions). As always, MdCL and company will be blending and blurring genre boundaries for your dancing pleasure.
As Is Above, So Is Below is an eclectic mix CD that contains 12 tracks compiled by Producer/DJ Don-Ray, to to be released on All Massive Music on 10/10/10. World renown artists like Tortured Soul, Osunlade, Wunmi, Lady Alma, and Fertile Ground donated their music to support the rebuilding effort in the Haitian republic resulting in a soulful selection of Deep House, Afro-Beat, Hip-Hop, Nu-Jazz, Neo-Soul, and Future Funk. This essential “mixtape” brings obscure gems from countries such as Brazil, Ghauna, Sweden, U.S., Canada, and Finland.
Replife & Don-Ray – “Out of Soul (Don-Ray’s 52nd and Broadway Remix)” [MP3]
Don-Ray’s “Midnight Maraudaz” Podcast on iTunes
After half a decade, Silhouette Brown – the original production and songwriting team of Bembe Segue, Kaidi Tatham and Dego – return with their sophomore album aptly titled, two. Silhouette Brown guides us towards a new dimension for modern soul music with a distinctively London-esque flair, combining jazz and nu soul.
This time they are joined by Philadelphia’s Lady Alma of 4hero’s “Hold It Down” fame and delve into an array of subject matters. Leaning toward a hip hop sound, “Get With It” features Brand Nubian’s Sadat X, who waxes about uniting and progressing. Another instant hit is the collaboration with musical director Akwasi on “Strawberries in Vinegar,” a guaranteed boogie anthem. On two, London’s underground production heroes Dego and Kaidi push a warm, sumptuous, melody-driven groove in a way that only they know how.
“Leave A Note”
Silhouette Brown‘s self-titled debut was greatly received and seemed to fill a gap in the soul underground, so 5 years is a long time to wait for a follow-up. But as they say, good things come to those who wait. The production & song writing team that is Silhouette Brown consists of Bembe Segue, Kaidi Tatham and Dego. This time around they are joined by a new vocalist the unmistakable sound of Philadelphia’s Lady Alma. Lady Alma has appeared on countless club classics over the years from Sylk 130’s “When the Funk Hits the Fan” to Soul Dahmma’s “Happy” and 4hero’s “Hold it Down”.
Two will be released on February 9, 2010 on 2000black Records.
Silhouette Brown – “Leave A Note ft. Lady Alma”