On October 30, 2014 I had the chance to be on the receiving end of an interview. DJ Midas Retouch (PhillyNites Radio) and I spent some time chatting. Midas did a beautiful job. I felt comfortable (maybe too comfortable) during the interview. I could have spend hours speaking with him.
Although I'm not a shy person (I heard the "Ya think?!" LOL), I prefer talking about the incredible people in this business we all love so much, the passion and the vision that I learn from on a daily basis being surrounded by giving, loving spirits who breathe to share their ART!
Midas was kind enough to play some of music that I am blessed to have been able to record with such visionary producers as #JoeFlame #JustinImperiale #OscarP #JihadMuhammad #LuisEvangelista #JasonMerced #MaxMartinez #SammyRock #TayoWink
Huge thanks to Sharon Benatti & Rain Aruba!
I am truly excited to be performing in Philly for David Vargas' birthday celebration. To be able to share this event with him and perform with Venus, Beloved, Mark Francis and Jimmy Lopez is truly a fantastic way to round out the year! Who's up for cheese steaks?
Soul Medic and i are excited to have world renowned poet, spoken word artist and advocate on the third edition of Just ADD Sound this Thursday, November 20, 2014. I've had the honor of performing live with Tantra recently at the Greenfield Annual Word Festival in addition to celebrating a year with Raw Honey Poets on the "Happy" Project available on Honeycomb Music. The entire album is available for free download.
Although I was familiar with Tantra's work, her 2013 collaboration, African Mermaid, with DJeff for his Soldier Ascension album (Tribe Records) brought her range and artistry to the forefront.
Tune in to Just ADD Sound on Thursday to check out the live performance and interview!
Joining us in the studio is global artist/percussionist Jimmy Lopez. A Specialist in world percussion instruments, combining global ethnic playing techniques along with his diverse drum & percussion palette, which has led him to be the percussionist of choice for many artists, & has collaborated & toured regularly with popular musicians & groups. When not traveling, Jimmy is also a music educator in public schools for children & also generously shares his knowledge with fellow musicians.
I've known Jimmy for a few years, but only recently began working with him on live radio shows and live performances such as Soulful Cypher presents House on the Hudson (Jersey City NJ). It's such a pleasure and honor to work with this incredible spirit