Refuge is about discovering and sharing new sounds. This Wednesday, get an advance listen to the new release from Philadelphia’s Record Breakin’ Music from 9 – 10pm and be one of 5 winners of a Record Breakin’ prize pack:
– 1 copy of the Anthony Valadez Audio/Visual : Sounds inspired by all things visual CD
– 1 copy of the Anthony Valadez Celestial Blues Mixtape
– 1 limited edition Record Breakin’ 7-inch single
The first five (5) people to send an email to ‘refuge AT vibeconductor DOT com’ with “Anthony Valadez” in the subject line will get the goods. You must be present to pick up your giveaway.
More on Anthony Valadez:
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, the 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. You can tune in to Anthony Valadez every single Monday night live on 89.9FM KCRW and worldwide at www.kcrw.com. He also holds down several dj residencies in the Los Angeles area.