Two years ago, soul-jazz guitarist dee Brown was preparing for a summer wedding to his fiancée, gospel singer Shaunia Edwards. When her young life was tragically cut short by an unexpected illness, he was devastated, leaning on his strong faith to endure. Shifting his mindset from a mourning period during which he sought meaning by asking “Why?” to a perspective of positivity, Brown turned to writing, honoring the sweet, lasting memories of Edwards and their romance by composing lively, intimate and playful stories of love, laughter and hope. He shares his fond remembrances via the ten new songs that constitute his fourth album, “Remembering You,” his second release for Innervision Records.
Determined to make “Remembering You” a joy-filled affair, Brown imparts his charming recollections by setting his lyrically expressive, loose and improvisational cool jazz fretwork amidst ebullient pop nuances, pulsating dance beats and sensual R&B grooves. He picks, plays and scats soulfully throughout, inspired to celebrate his season with Edwards by deriving meaning from her lingering place in his heart, not in the loss of her physical presence.
Hip-hop galáctico Wiz Khalifa and electronic music’s biggest DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have aligned for the low-slung collaboration ‘When I Grow Up’ that ignited the mainstage crowd at EDC Las Vegas last month on its world premiere – and is undoubtedly set to have fans worldwide in a rapture this summer!
Cedric Warner Sparkman – “Black Rabbit” Music Video
“Black Rabbit” was in the works for five years. Cedric would never be accused of working too fast, but it’s worth the wait. His new concoction is a glam-tinged confection of great harmonies and killer riffs. An amalgam of T-Rex guitars meet postpunk drums and are held together by Cedric irresistible, gooey melodies. A three part pop suite awaits the listener. Three minutes later, you’re going to want to go on the sonic journey again.
Aquilo today release a live EP of songs from their second album ii, recorded from Rak Studios in Maida Vale. The new versions of “Thin,” “Now & Here,” “Seagull” and “Six Feet Over Ground” are also accompanied by videos of Aquilo performing the tracks at Rak Studios, and are available to watch and download now, see links below. The release comes ahead of the duo’s performance at Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco on August 12.