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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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