This week, “Díme Otra Vez” was born. This sexy track mixes traditional cumbia, rock and reggaeton but charts its own direction. Danny Slor of Marbin is the feature Saxophonist. All other instruments performed by Brandon Payton-Carrillo. Hope Payton-Carrillo also lent her voice to the tune.
The video was compiled from a series of training videos, PSA and found footage. Extra credit to anyone who can name the source footage.
The End of Love, filmed at Marygrove College in Detroit is a haunting voyage through reflection and release. The video was created through a mixture of found footage and cellphone video. Lo-fi at it’s core.
The song, The End of Love will be released this Autumn in conjunction with Corazón.
Created out of found footage, Corazón is a fun video with a steamy hot beat. Fun fact: This video was edited on a train to Detroit. Which also happens to be the best way to see Michigan.
Look for Corazón to be released this fall.
This week, the Movement of Color Podcast put out its 24th episode. In that episode Byron Lopez and Brandon discussed the Democratic Presidential Candidates. We get down to the nitty gritty. If interested in listening to the episode, check it out below!
Yesterday, I received the first test pressing of my Jackson Park 7 inch. I had never heard my music on vinyl and I was afraid that it would suck. Added to my anxiety was the fact that this was a lathe cut record as opposed to pressed. For those who don’t know, there are some lathe cut records that have really awful audio quality and you must be careful in what company you select to cut the record.
I was pleasantly surprised how well the record sounds! The bass was deep and balanced, and the highs were crisp and sweet. So I want to thank “In the Clouds Records” for all of their hard work.
Audio samples will come soon.
Yesterday, we released a new episode of the Movement of Color Podcast! Byron and myself talked about the new Queen movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody”! Also I have a great conversation with Civil Rights attorney Carl Williams about our rights in America.
This summer, I was interviewed at the Chicago Cooperative Economy Summit. It was an event that I helped plan and I was there representing the New Barons Brewing Cooperative (of which I am a member/owner). Check out the video. If you would like information on how to get involved in the Cooperative Economy, message me!
Over the last few months, I have been busy. I started a podcast!!! It’s covers the place where politics, arts and culture collide from a leftist, PoC perspective. So take some time, listen and follow the conversation on Twitter @movement_color .
In the last couple of months, I released an electronic album under the name “FoXXGLOVE. It’s available on Spotify, Itunes and other places online. Here is a video from the album:
Air and Water is available now.
Today was my birthday. I appreciate all of those who wished me well and hope that I complete another year and the thus the cycle begins anew. Thank you, everyone.
Also I wrote a kickass article about a local cafe on the south side of Chicago. Published in the South Side Weekly, I hope that it might entertain you all. Here is the Link!!!