Interview: Introducing Gabriel Garzon-Montano

 

gabe

Earlier this month, we introduced you to Gabriel Garzon-Montano, an upcoming NYC based vocalist and musician who recently released his debut EP, Bishoune: Alma del Huila. We caught up with Gabriel for a little Q&A to help y’all get better acquainted. Get to knowin’ and enjoy!

Giant Step: Your music touches on a lot of different sounds; What/whom would you cite as your influences?

Gabriel Garzon-Montano: Alexandra Montano, Alfredo Garzón, Arthur Rimbaud, The Beatles, Claude Debussy, D’Angelo, J Dilla, Lil Wayne, Milton Nascimento, Prince, Saul Steinberg, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, and Toto La Momposina.

GS: How does being a multi-instrumentalist play into your relationship with music?

GGM: It has deepened my understanding of the track and the role that each ingredient plays.

GS: What’s some of your favorite music right now? Who are you listening to?

GGM: Madlib and Freddie Gibbs, Willie Colón y Hector Lavoe, Dilla, Stevie… among others. I’m starting to get into that old school Chicago house as well.

GS: Is there a certain way in which you wish for people to receive your music? Do you aim for a desired effect?

GGM: Heartbreak and assurance tied up into a delicious piece of music.

GS: Having now released your first project, there are so many roads that could lie ahead for you. Imagining there are no limitations, where would you like to take your music and career?

GGM: I want to create every day for the rest of my life. I also want to travel the world and get paid to spread this love.

New Track: Blood Orange – “You’re Not Good Enough”

 

BLOOD

Frequent Solange collaborator Dev Hynes has embarked on a new project called Blood Orange, acting both as producer and vocalist this time around. Singer Samantha Urbani joins him for “You’re Not Good Enough,” the newest tune showcasing a funky soul evocative of Prince.

Look out for the debut album, Cupid Deluxe, out on November 12.

New Release: Sandra St. Victor – ‘Oya’s Daughter’

 

sandra

Having lent vocals to Prince, Chaka Khan, Common, Tina Turner, and The Family Stand, Sandra St. Victor has undoubtedly got a few notches on her belt.

Her newest album, Oya’s Daughter, was produced by the extraordinary Mark de Clive-Lowe and dropped today! Blending soul, jazz, and funk, the mood is undeniable and warms you right up. Watch her video for “Coming Around” and get a taste below!

Catch the talented lady in NYC at Joe’s Pub tonight (9/24) at 9.30PM. Ticket info.

Enter our contest to win Oya’s Daughter

Purchase Oya’s Daughter on Amazon

Facebook | Twitter

Janelle Monae Reveals ‘Electric Lady’ Artwork & Tracklisting

 

janelle

Janelle Monae has revealed more details on her upcoming Electric Lady album! Also a double-disc like her debut album, The ArchAndroid, we anticipate this to be a fantastical cinematic saga just the same. New this time around are several high-profile features, including appearances by Prince, Erykah Badu, Solange, Miguel, and Esperanza Spalding. Find the tracklisting below and revel in the gorgeous artwork above!

The Electric Lady drops on September 10.

Disc 1:
1. Suite IV Electric Overture
2. Givin Em What They Love (Feat. Prince)
3. Q.U.E.E.N. (Feat. Erykah Badu)
4. Electric Lady (Feat. Solange)
5. Good Morning Midnight (interlude)
6. PrimeTime (Feat. Miguel)
7. We Were Rock & Roll
8. The Chrome Shoppe (interlude)
9. Dance Apocalyptic
10. Look Into My Eyes

Disc 2:
11. Suite V Electric Overture
12. It’s Code
13. Ghetto Woman
14. Our Favorite Fugitive (interlude)
15. Victory
16. Can’t Live Without Your Love
17. Sally Ride
18. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes (Feat. Esperanza Spalding)
19. What An Experience

Facebook | Twitter | Official Site