Shunda K’s lucky number is 11, so it must be destiny that the upcoming release of her debut solo album The Most Wanted is on 1/11/11. So here it is: 20 tracks and a CD-time-constraint-pushing 76+ minutes of the grande dame at her best. Spanning a multitude of genres and including the work of a couple dozen producers and collaborators from the US, UK, Australia, France, Sweden, and Germany, this collection recorded throughout the world represents the first time Shunda K has officially released a full album of songs to the public outside of her role as the leader of the outspoken hip-hop group, Yo! Majesty (Domino Records).
The Most Wanted arrives on the heels of two Shunda K mixtapes downloaded thousands of times each, US and Australian dates opening for electro superstar Peaches, a collab on the track and video for the Peaches song “Billionaire”, and the NME naming Shunda K to its “Cool List” and earmarking The Most Wanted’s first single “Here I Am To Save The World” as one of “10 Tracks You Need To Hear”. It’s been a long couple of years since Shunda K ventured out on her own and it’s been worth the wait to get to this stunning album release that brings together Hip-Hop, Electronic, R&B, Soul, Dance, Rock n’ Roll and you-name-it for a sound and style that is distinctly Shunda K.
West Coast emcee Trek Life is treating his fans to the instrumentals from his latest LP Everything Changed Nothing, a project produced entirely by the acclaimed and stylistically diverse producer Oddisee.
Everything Changed Nothing offers fans a wide range of tracks to create their own remixes and mash-ups or just to throw on the playlist and vibe out. From smooth and pensive vinyl samples to gritty electronic swing, Oddisee consistently shows off his spanning range and production skills throughout. "Producing Trek's album allowed me to explore the sounds of another city," says Oddisee of the album's musical diversity. "I really got a chance to show my versatility." Tracks like "Wow" show off Oddisee's soulful side, while minimal electronic tracks like "Still Never Rains" show off his ability to create gritty tracks with similar ease.
Trek Life has worked with several known artists from Bishop Lamont to Kev Brown and rocked over production from DJ Khalil, DJ Babu, Evidence, Oddisee and many more. With a growing global fan-base that has resulted from consistently touring the United States, the UK, and Europe, Trek Life has released 2 projects in 2010 with J.Bizness (Rhymes Within Reason EP) and Oddisee (Everything Changed Nothing), and is preparing his upcoming project with Babu (Fire Outside), all through Mello Music Group. Paired with each of these albums, there will be a Digital 12", featuring clean, dirty, and instrumental versions of each album's lead single for free download. Trek Life is well known for his energetic delivery, straight-forward lyrics, and engaging live shows.