SATURDAY! We’re at it again! In conjunction with @youthfulkinfolk and @omflive we’re kickin’ it lakeside in our continued celebration of Summer in The Town and the upcoming Oakland Music Festival! Come they and Chill. With DJs @azureee @meleswave @shr.gssi myself … And it’ll be @dj_soulcialite first official gig! #HNRL #LakeMerritt #omf2014 #YouthfulKinfolk #HBK
#TheChampagneRoom out now on all of your favorite digital retailers and if you catch us at #hieroday , #omf2014 or in traffic you can grab the disc! #HNRL #champagnecampaign
I did this remix the summer of 2004 before #ComplexSimplicity dropped. Literally threw the acapella on top of #Prince #IfIWasYourGirlfriend. not only did the song structure line up PERECTLY… But it’s almost as if they’re speaking to each other on some cosmic love hype. This was one of those moments where I thought, “Hmmm you might wanna keep on doing this for real…” A few days later I did an actual true remix, which dropped on the first ‘Remixes’ (Blue Cover)… Before the [Re]Mixtape Series. I burned a CD of this mix when I heard @teedramoses was gonna be at E-40’s Ambassador’s Lounge in San Jose with @tweet_ and Cee Lo. @tap10 and I went and gave it to her. After she performed. A few years later she came across the remix I did for @jeedox PPP “On A Cloud” and reached out to work. Been on this #ChampagneCampaign. I think I’m gonna drop this on Soundcloud today. In te meantime, Go grab that #ChampagneRoom Album feat @teedramoses @jblack323 @joyovelarde @1oakallday #HNRL
@teedramoses has a message for all the folks who’ve been askiing to support the #HNRL and purchase #TheChampagneRoom on iTunes. We appreciate y’all! Go ahead and buy that! #ChampagneCampaign #ChampagneWishesAndCaviarDreams #ChampagneSoul
The Champagne Room feat. 1-O.A.K. (produced by Trackademicks)
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Champagne Soul is a term we here in the HNRL braintrust originally created to identify a specific style of mid to late 80’s sophisticated soul music, most closely identified with groups like The S.O.S. Band and Loose Ends. And although that was the foundation for the original designation, we’ve come to realize that the sound didn’t end with the era. Instead much of its ideals have influenced me, allowing me to fuse its elements within a different context to push the sound forward.
When I started working on the The Champagne Room, it began with a few collaborations which set the foundation of the projects direction. Songs like “Halfway” featuring Phonte and Carlitta Durand, 1-O.A.K.’s “Rewind” and “Main Thang” nod to Champagne Soul’s relevance in today’s context. With others like Teedra Moses’ “Invitation” and 1-O.A.K.’s “Ready”, I wanted to strike a chord at the quintessence of what the sound is. I’m HELLA juiced about the outcome.
Working with Teedra, Phonte and Carlitta and Joyo was only right. These artists make music consistent with the same ideals and creativity that influenced us to do this. Fresh, Fun, Sophisticated music for real life.
Also, with 1-O.A.K. holding down a bulk of the project, folks will continue to see why he is one of the most talented to do this today. Our collaboration runs deep in and outside this project. With the help of Tap.10 and Whiz, we’ve been able to bring to you the first of many HNRL presents projects… This is only the beginning.
I humbly invite y’all to partake in the “Champagne Campaign” and listen to the music, share it with your folks, live with it and love to it. After all, that’s what it’s about.
It’s An HNRL Function y’all…▪ Trackademicks
10 years ago to the day I threw a party in Berkeley with my homegirl just for the hell of it. @fabbydavisjr1 and I were in the middle of recording #SonOfAPimp and flyer eye candy @teedramoses had just dropped the single “You’ll Never Find”… the album hadn’t even dropped yet, I never met her and definitely had NO idea we’d ever make music together. And. @tap10 always been the cleanest DJ. #TeedraMoses #HNRL #TBT