Silhouette Brown – Leave A Note

The news about the upcoming album from Silhouette Brown is still fresh and as of today there’s a first preview to listen to. Titled “Leave A Note”, the track features all trademark sounds fans of Dego and Kaidi have come to love, on the vocals it’s once again Philadelphia’s Lady Alma.

Wherever you look, you will come across a different release date. It seems the album will be out in Japan on January 15th, with the rest of the world following around the 9th of February.

(via Giant Step)

Silhouette Brown – Two

It’s only a picture, but it’s a picture that will get many people excited. It certainly got me excited and made me go to find some bits about it. Silhouette Brown is a project by former West London masterminds Dennis “Dego” McFarlane and Kaidi Tatham, whose first album involved Deborah Jordan on vocals.

Silhouette Brown - Two

First rumours on a second album were confirmed as a direct result to posting that DJ set from Dego the other week (don’t ask, it was removed). According to a blog post on Silhouette Brown’s MySpace page, “two” was written and produced by the trio of Bembe Segue, Dego and Kaidi. Support on the vocals comes from Lady Alma, who was already involved on the 2000Black album, some Blakai tracks and of course on Hold It Down (among others). I take it that Bembe will also be featured as a singer, apart from that Sadat X is having a guest spot.

Here’s a tracklist taken from HMV Japan:01. Bitter Pills & Butterflies
02. Casualties Of Honey
03. Constant Questions
04. Fools Gold
05. Get With It feat. Sadat X
06. Hear Them Often Say
07. Interlude
08. Leave A Note
09. Strawberries In Vinegar
10. We Used To Run Steady
The album will come out on Dego’s own 2000Black label in early 2010. I have a feeling that this follows the long tradition of early Japan releases, with the rest of the world waiting for several months. But I got my fingers crossed.

Dec 10, 2009 The track Leave A Note featuring Lady Alma can now be previewed on the Giant Step website. They also announced the release date for Two, it should be available outside of Japan on February 9, 2010!

Dec 24, 2009 Japanese label Especial will put out an album sampler with four tracks taken from the album

Jan 12, 2010 After week of reminders on Twitter, the new 2000black website went finally online with snippets of all the tracks appearing on the new album.

Feb 04, 2010
Looks like Phonica already got copies of the album in stock, you can order it here

Feb 08, 2010 Two is official out, buy your copy directly from 2000Black or from your favourite record store

Lady Alma – I Can't Help It

Once again it’s Mark de Clive-Lowe who is taking over, this time producing a track for the upcoming album from Philly’s Lady Alma.

Originally recorded by Michael Jackson and taken from his Off the Wall LP, the track pays homage to the recently passed-away singer. You can download the MP3 in high quality from Mark’s SoundCloud page.

Blakai recording with Lady Alma

Following the posting about the new Blakai Productions are two videos from their recording sessions. They have been recorded at the old Bugz studio (where Goya Music was residing) in November 2006. On footage are the recordings for a yet unreleased track with Philadelphia’s Lady Alma. Kaidi Tatham is playing the keys, while Mark Force does all the Logic work.

Thanks to idleberg for posting these on Beyond Jazz only minutes ago!

May 31, 2014 The long wait is over, “Work It Out” is available from Ten50 Records and on Spotify.