MC Melodee is interviewed by Tastemaeker and she talks about growing up with hip-hop in her native Holland and how she found her sound. If you haven’t already downloaded any of her ’90’s influenced EPs you can at her Soundcloud page.
Daily Archives: May 5, 2015
Maysa continues to be consistent in her output of music and this year she celebrates 20 years as a solo artist with the upcoming release of Back 2 Love. “Keep It Movin'” featuring Mint Condition front man Stokley Williams is the first single from the May 26th album. Back 2 Love will also have a guest appearance from soul singer Phil Perry. Maysa describes Back 2 Love as a reflection of her return to having a personal life now that her son is 16-years old. She says:
“BACK 2 LOVE represents the fact that I’m ready to get back to having a personal life with a very special man in my life. I have worked hard on my career so I could take care of us (my son and I). My son is almost 16 and I think he is old enough to have a mom who is going to be dating and possibly married. I am ready to meet Prince Charming. The music is exactly who I am. Being a Shanachie artist, I was always given the freedom to express who I am musically but this time I feel like spiritually we all went to a pure place to get this music. The music represents who I am as a woman and a human being who lives to love people. As a professional singer I should be able to sing anything and my records are just me trying to love everyone. And that’s why I am proud to be able to go from Jazz to R&B to Pop, etc.”
Brooklyn R&B singer/songwriter Denitia Odigie and Nashville singer Kendall Morgan have collaborated on the late-night single “Fadin.” It is a familiar story of a dying love affair and the feelings that come when one realizes that the connection is over. Denitia produced the song and co-wrote it with Morgan.
The legendary Ohio Players are back in the studio making music after many years in the background and two years after the passing of member Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner.The Dayton funk band known for their unique album covers and songs like “Funky Worm” and “Love Rollercoaster” which have been recycled in pop culture numerous times is working on their Reset album. It is their first project in almost 30 years and they have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the cost of Reset with all sorts of perks to choose from during the two month period. Check out their Indiegogo page for all the details on the journey to Reset.
Lyrics Born released his eighth album, Real People today on his Mobile Home Recordings. The project, which was recorded during a two week period in New Orleans, has him working with a diverse group of artists including Corey Glover, Trombone Shorty and Billy Martin to name a few. He explains, “I think it’s the most honest I’ve ever been on album about who we are as people.” You can stream the album ahead of time and buy it on iTunes.