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Byron The Aquarius drops new album Ambrosia on Jeff Mills’ Axis Recordings

The US-based producer Byron The Aquarius drops “Ambrosia” on Jeff Mill’s Axis Recordings in October.

Described by Mills as “…a fantastic mix between Soulful House and Jazz Music with a touch of Blues”, the forthcoming album features collaborations with live musicians including drummer “Lil John” Roberts, trumpeter Dashil Smith, and flute from Rasheeda Ali.

When discussing his choice of Byron – real name Byron Blaylock – for the album, Mills said: “I was convinced that he had all the qualities that might be needed to create a groundbreaking album and after a few discussions we agreed on a game plan that would stretch over about 18 months.”

The album was recorded in a two-day session, and then due to travel restrictions, mixed down across 3 different US regions – Chicago, Miami, and Byron’s home in Alabama – using state of the art web technologies.

Blaylock is a serial collaborator as well as an esteemed artist of his own, having featured on world-class labels such as Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature, Eglo, and BBE. He’s also contributed to releases from Atlanta-based House DJ/Producer Kai Alce and played keys on Flying Lotus’s seminal “Roberta Flack” from the LA-based producers “Los Angeles” album.

Tracklist:

A1. New Beginning (Original Mix). Keyboards/Synth and all other programming: Byron The Aquarius, Flute: Rasheeda Ali

A2. Space & Time (Original Mix). Keyboards/Synth: Byron The Aquarius, Drums: Lil John Roberts, Trumpet: Dashill Smith, Bass Guitar: Chocolat Costa, Rhythm Guitar: Sheldon Ferguson

B.    Edgewood Ave. Keyboards/Synth: Byron The Aquarius, Drums: John Roberts, Trumpet: Dashill Smith, Bass Guitar: Chocolat Costa

C1. Spirit Of Juju (Original Mix). Keyboards/Synth: Byron The Aquarius, Flute: Rasheeda Ali, Drums: Lil John Roberts, Guitar: Sheldon Ferguson

C2. Space & Time (Jam Session). Keyboards/Synth: Byron The Aquarius, Drums: Lil John Robert, Bass Guitar: Chocolat Costa, Guitar:  Sheldon Ferguson

D1. Timeless (Vocal Mix). Keyboards/Synth and all other programming: Byron The Aquarius, Vocals: Byron The Aquarius, Trumpet: Dashill Smith, Flute: Rasheeda Ali

D2. Timeless (Alternative Dub Mix). Keyboards/Synth and all other programming: Byron The Aquarius, Vocals: Byron The Aquarius, Trumpet: Dashill Smith, Flute: Rasheeda

Byron The Aquarius – “Ambrosia” will be out via Axis Records as double-vinyl and digital on October 16th, 2020

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Theo Parrish’s new album Wuddaji is here

The Detroit house icon returns with Wuddaji – the follow up to 2014’s American Intelligence

Anyone who picked up the vinyl release of Theo Parrish & Maurissa Rose – “This Is For You” will have noticed an exciting message on the outer sleeve – Taken From The Forthcoming Album Wudajji. And the wait is finally over.

Following the challenging “American Intelligence” album which split opinions, samples of Theo’s new album have surfaced on Soundcloud and it sounds magnificent.

His recent output on his Sound Signature label which includes the three-part “Gentrified Love” series, saw him call in appearances from artists such as Australian soul outfit, Hiatus Kyote,  vocalist Jovia Armstrong, and Detroit producer Waajeed, as well as previous collaborators Amp Fiddler, Duminie DePorres, and Craig Huckaby. No word on collaborators yet but we expected Parrish to have leant on a stellar array of musicians for the new LP.

After finishing the second decade of the twenty-first century with the immaculate “This Is For You”, it seems like Theo is going to start the third decade in a similar fashion.

Release date is 18th September 2020.

Tracklist

1. Theo Parrish – Hambone Capuccino
2. Theo Parrish – Radar Detector
3. Theo Parrish – This Is For You with Maurissa Rose
4. Theo Parrish – Wuddaji
5. Theo Parrish – Hennyweed Buckdance
6. Theo Parrish – Angry Purple Birds
7. Theo Parrish – Who Knew Kung Fu
8. Theo Parrish – All Your Boys Are Biters
9. Theo Parrish – Knew Better Do Better

Sound Signature · Theo Parrish – Wuddaji

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