Update: Now available on Itunes here !
AJB sunday feature is this wonderful album by - Anthony Valadez, Enjoy!
Don't sleep fans of Afta-1, Devonwho..or nah just really lovers of music. Tracklist in comment section!Peep the two songs featured & Available soon here
Audio/Visual is the debut full length from artist, club and radio dj,
playwright, Anthony Valadez. This album is a collection of beats that
became modified with the addition of live instrumentation to add texture.
The concept of the album is based on the merger between sight and sound.
Each song, sample and layer is inspired by a visual that inspired Valadez.
“I’ve always been inspired by the visual element of everyday life” Valadez
explains. “From my college days in taking public transportation to driving
home late at night from gigs, my mind takes mental snapshots that stay with
me while I play with keys, percussion and the mpc to create sounds.”
The opening track ‘Vibrations’ is a clear indication that this is not your typical
beat album but rather experimentation with samples, live bass lines, melodic
chord changes and soulful elements. “I got bored of beat music with simple
loops that really go nowhere and I wanted to challenge myself in creating a
palette that allows me to change the texture or mood within a song”.
Valadez enlisted the vocal talents of Stockholm’s Kissey Asplund and Los
Angeles’ Wendisue on a few of the tracks. Nevertheless, majority of the
project is an instrumental soundscape accompanied with the musicianship
of Dexter Story (Life Force Trio, Build an Ark), Shaunte Palmer
(Raphael Saadiq, Talib Kweli) and Evan Lasrey.
Anthony Valadez - Vibrations
Anothony Valadez - Fire Fly. ft Kissey Asplund