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Tokyo Dawn pres.Colonel Red – Keep Walkin(Ft. Erik Ritfeld & Ursula Rucker)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2011 by dk

Colonel Red’s new album ‘Keep Walkin’ resonates with the rich influences and experiences of his heritage, yet still speaks with honest humility of familiar themes of faith, hope and love, that captures the essence of the contradictions and challenges that come our way, making the most of our lives, living our dreams and finding love in a society under pressure.

After numerous coops with funk and soul legends such as Earth Wind & Fire, Teddy Pendergrass, Anita Baker, Lenny White, Tony Allen and The Last Poets, Colonel Red decided to make a departure from the electronic studio sounds of his earlier productions and turn back to his musical roots. The deeply rhythmical hooks of ‘Keep Walkin’ take you on a soulsongal adventure through jazz, soul, funk and fusion.

The rich tapestry of themes embrace self empowerment in the voodoesque soul of ‘Rain of Fall’ with its ghostly piano. Other tracks like ‘I Will Be There’ take a sweet mournful road through the land of relationships. The backing music is organic with horn lines working subtle trade offs against guitar and keyboard melodies that provide an intimate atmosphere for the whole album. Colonel Red’s voice carries the songs the way an eagle twists in the sky, at times whispering, floating and at other moments soaring high viewing the landscape below. Spoken word artist Ursula Rucker is the special guest on this album, shooting straight from the heart as familiar to listeners of The Roots and 4Hero. Altogether the compositional vision, sound and science of ‘Keep Walkin’ defines the past, present, and future of Colonel Red.
A strong album that cannot be missing in any decent soul collection!

Stream/Preorder at Tokyo Dawn


Tokyo Dawn pres.SoulParlor – Evoluzion ,June 3rd(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by dk

Welcome to SoulParlor! As protagonists of the international broken beat scene for more than 15 years, this German-based production and DJ collective intends on seriously effecting your minds and bodies with their sonic fusion of bass culture, house vibes and hip hop grooves.

After two dozen single releases, club residencies all over Europe, music scores for Mercedes-Benz and MTV, successful remixes for James Brown, Juan Aktins and so much more, it’s high time for their new album to drop.

“Evoluzion” is backwards for “Noiz U Love” and reflects the musical range of their incredibly eclectic DJ sets. Conceptualized as a truly collaborative album, all 19 tracks feature SoulParlor’s music partners over the years, who for the most part came to their home studio in Mainz (Germany) to create in the flesh. Guest vocalists featured include Cecilia Stalin (Koop), Jacob And The Appleblossom (Wagner Love), Colonel Red, Oddisee, Replife, Stan Smith and others. Bonus remixes are delivered from longtime collaborators from West London and beyond including legends of the underground such as Afronaut, Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic), Dego (4hero/2000black), MdCL, Pure P (Raw Fusion), Souled and Tokyo Dawn’s funk maestro Opolopo. This evoluzion just started!

Release date: June 3rd 2011
Label code: TDR11-003
Distribution Digital / CD worldwide
Release page 
Production: Frank Jensen, Frank Lotz, Tobias Müller
Vocals:Caits Meissner, Cecilia Stalin, Colonel Red, Jacob And The Appleblossom, Melo, Oddisee, Raziel Jamaerah, Replife, Sky, Stan Smith, Yannah Valdevit
Remix artists: Afronaut, Daz-I-Kue, Dego, MdCL, Opolopo, Pure P, Souled 
SoulParlor – Nothing Ever Changes feat. Jacob & The Appleblossom

Hot and Fresh Summer Groove from Tokyo Dawn Records

Swede:art debut album “Emotional Colors” now available +free downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2010 by dk

Swede:art’s severely hyped debut album “Emotional Colors” is now exclusively available from Tokyo Dawn website – one week before it officially hits the shops worldwide!
Release date: June 23th 2010
Label catalogue index: TDR10-002
Produced and composed by Joachim Prügl

From boombap to boogie and beyond, the highly anticipated debut album from German wunderkind Swede:art has it all!
Songs about sex on the airplane, robots, eternal life, linguistics and space rides are only the start.
Influences from techno avantgarde and 90s hiphop melt into unorthodox funk, subbass staccatos, saw tooth wave attacks, bleep action in slow motion and more diabolic ingredients. In short, ‘Emotional Colors’ is a must for the passionate space traveler.
Guest artists on the album include Duktus, Note, Pursuit Grooves, Stray, Blaktroniks, Caits Meissner and Comfort Fit.

Listen Album +Buy (Another Tokyo Dawn Big Release) HERE

Laurent Garnier: “It’s like mister ‘dope beats hip hop’ having wild sex with ‘miss abstract funk’ trippin on acid – GENIUS album
Simbad (Brownswood): “Sick album, totally fresh! BIG 4 real!!!”
Dr Motte (Loveparade): “Very inspirational album!”
Zero DB (FlOz): “THIS is the shit I should be making, I LOVE IT!”
Tom Wieland (Compost): “Fresh as the morning sun!”
Charles Webster (Miso): “Really forward thinking grooves”
Jenna G (BBC 1Xtra): “Can’t wait to play this at my summer bookings, this will match those lazy beach locations very well!”

Tokyo Dawn free download
Portformat – Mothership (Comfort Fit Dub)

Another brilliant mix by Swede:art! With tons of dubs, exclusives and of course previews of his debut album “Emotional Colors” inside

Download “Swede:art – Emotional Colors Mix”

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