2x7" Ltd Release OF Soulful & Jazzy Deep House & Gospel Grooves
Many vinyl enthusiasts come in many forms and there are collectors of 12”s, Albums and 7”s. We here at Vega Records and Above Board enjoy creating 45s that have a timeless appeal within the art and layout as well the music. For the Eclipse Elements Of Life project we enlisted New York City art Veteran Erni Vales who has worked with likes of David LaChappelle, Mariah Carey (Butterfly Project) and many more. The art reflects the music bringing forth songs about what’s needed today, a time of rapid change and growth internally and externally.
The 7” double pack consists of 4 tracks, one per side so you get the best in sound quality, every song is breathing and pulsating. “Stand On The Word”, a Paradise Garage, Zanzibar, Loft Classic has always been a favorite for the Elements Of Life Band, having performed it live in London at the Southbank Centre along with their guests The London House Music Choir. The studio recording stayed true to the original Joubert Singers version and brings gospel music in dance form to the forefront. “Hot Music”, with the blessing of house music veteran classic producer Pal Joey, Elements Of Life digs into the classic house / club sound of New York City with scats and backgrounds, a new touch to the track added by Grammy Award Winner, Lisa Fischer. “Pastime Paradise” the Steve Wonder classic is retouched by Elements Of Life with Josh Milan singing lead, and the music bringing forth the latin New York City groove, inspired by the recordings of the Greats Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, & Ray Barretto.
The final track “Berimbau”, Elements Of Life digs into the Brazilian Funk sounds with leads Josh Milan and Lisa Fischer. Brazilian Music whether funk, jazz, samba, or bossanova, Elements Of Life have always been inspired by and have a true love for Brazilian sounds.
We hope you enjoy this timeless 7” vinyl double pack of classic remakes by Elements Of Life, play it loud and proud!!
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Louie Vega, the DJ masterworker and Masters at Work supremo, didn't record a solo full-length until nearly 20 years after his debut as a producer. (Granted, Nuyorican Soul was close to a solo album, and he also produced all of When the Night Is Over, his 1991 collaboration with Marc Anthony.) Accordingly, Vega packed 2004's Elements of Life with varying sounds, including collaborations with friends(Blaze, Ursula Rucker), a tribute to his uncle (salsero legend Hector Lavoe), and a host of fusion experiments -- Spanish Harlem by way of Puerto Rico by way of Africa -- involving musicians he's met during his long studio career. As on Nuyorican Soul, Vega begins by illustrating what a talented modern producer can do to brighten an underappreciated standard without wrecking the effect of the original; instead of Rotary Connection's "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun" Vega reworks the Chakachas' "Jungle Fever," the original ranking as a full-blush sexual escapade on the same order as Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" or Musique's "(Push, Push) In the Bush." His two tracks with Blaze might disappoint listeners expecting a miracle from this meeting of two garage legends; here, as on the majority of the record, the production has the same high sheen of Nuyorican Soul, but lacks the dynamic performances and concentrated compositions. Vocalists Raúl Midón and Anané contribute very little of interest, and Vega's touch is too smooth for the live band he invites into the studio. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide Read more on Last.fm
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