Stee Downes – All in a day (Sonar Kollektiv)
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Artist: Stee Downes
Title: All In A Day
Genre: Soul / Nu Jazz /House
Label: Sonar Kollektiv
Release Date: 20 / 11 / 2008
Quality: VBR kbps / 44100 / Joint-Stereo
Size: 72,6 Mb
Stee Downes – All in a day (Sonar Kollektiv)
02. What’s Wrong With Groovin’
03. Put a Little Love in My Soul
06. When I’m Feeling
07. I’m Telling You
09. Need for Something Else
10. Destruction of Ourselves
After his great contribution to Sonar Kollektiv’s critically acclaimed compilation Secret Love 5 with the beautiful song Destruction of Ourselves, Irish DJ and producer STEE DOWNES is now back on JAZZANOVA’s label to expose his unique talents of singer and songwriter with his brilliant debut album All In A Day. The artist hailing from Dublin has been raised with the love of Soul music. He deeply fell in love with the music of STEVIE WONDER, ROY AYERS, GEORGE BENSON, and CURTIS MAYFIELD amongst many others at a young age thanks to his parents’ record collection. This experience shaped his outlook on music and life. Artists such as DONNY HATHAWAY, DANGELO, JAMES BROWN and ARETHA FRANKLIN took in a place in his heart and still inspire him today. Multi-instrumentalist and renowned DJ that mixes skilfully many different styles from House, Soul, Funk, Hip-hop . With his warm and groovy voice STEE rapidly gained recognition in the community of soulful music lovers. London based outfit LOOSE ENSEMBLE got their hands on one his demo’s and promptly asked him to feature on two tracks for the Catalyst EP, which was released on Foundation records. He later collaborated with ECHOPLEX’s ED EUSTACE to be part of Vinylvibes first release, which received the massive support from top-DJs, music connoisseurs and tastemakers such as DOM SERVINI, RAINER TRUEBY, MICHAEL RUETTEN and JAZZANOVA. He developed his vocal talents and combined them with his original song-writing to create a unique sound. He began to build his repertoire and put together a live show, later supporting top acts such as ROY AYERS, DJ SPINNA, AMP FIDDLER, FAT FREDDYS DROP, BUGZ IN THE ATTIC and MONEY MARK.
In April 2008 he teamed up with old friend and musical counterpart ISHFAQ to record his debut album All In A Day. Coming from the same school of thought and heavily influenced by similar music they formed a solid partnership and played all the instruments on the project. The songs on the album are a collection of thoughts, observations and experience. His creativity is driven by his personal feelings and the philosophy of always being honest and true to the music he loves .” In ten songs that fuse the emotion of Soul and the groove of Funk with the coolness of Jazz, STEE DOWNES opens his hearts and gives it all to you. With his laidback and soulful voice STEE will relax you at once. All In A Day features STEE DOWNES’ excellent and first single Asunder (DK031/illicity), chill-out and feel-good tunes such as When I’m Feeling, What’s wrong with Groovin’, funky and groovy numbers such as Disciples and Movements, as well as deeper and more intimate songs like Put A Little Love In My Soul, Obviously and Destruction of Ourselves. If you are feeling down, All In A Day will help you releasing stress and anxiety and if you feel good, the music of STEE will make you smile even more! All In A Day is the best cure to soothe your mind and refresh your soul, give it a listen and let STEE DOWNES take you on board for a relaxing and soulful cruise.
“What I get out of the album most is Stee’s summer soul vocals (this album has sounded it’s best when the sun has been out) and the folky-soul, jazz, funk theme. They even have a go a disco on ‘Discipiles’ and ‘Movement’ (well more like Jamiroquai actually) but the tracks that stand out are the more downtempo like ‘Obviously’ (lovely use of the strings) and ‘Destruction Of Ourselves’.” fly.co.uk magazine –
“Stee Downes may not be known to most but “All In A Day” will make everyone get familiar with him. His voice isn’t overpowering but he doesn’t try to do what he can’t do. What he can do is create quality music with warm harmonic arrangements. This is an impressive debut by Stee Downes and is certainly worth checking out.”basic-soul.co.uk -
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