Posts Tagged ‘Seth Marcel’

Week in Review

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

MC Seth Marcel held an album release party for his Master Peace project at Club 11 in Mattydale on Thursday. He was backed by the band, Future Vintage.

Week in Review

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Here are some key buckets by junior swingman Joshua Annan in a third quarter run during Friday’s MPH victory over Lafayette. The final score was 65-61.

The sound clip is from one of our all-time favorite Syracuse artists, Seth Marcel. We first heard this song on the television show Entourage.

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Monday, January 27th, 2014
2014 Producer of the Year Pharrell Williams played SUs Block Party in 2010

2014 Producer of the Year Pharrell Williams played SUs Block Party in 2010

Some of our favorite producers are (in no particular order) Kashif,Stevie Wonder, Sly & Robbie, The Bomb Squad, Jam & Lewis, Gamble & Huff, as well as Leon Sylvers, Rick Rubin and Syracuse’s Seth Marcel. It comes to no surprise to us that Pharrell Williams won a handful of Grammy Awards last night, including Producer of the Year. Check out his work ethic, which was chronicled in this Fast Company article a few months ago.  Also shout out to Gregory Porter, who won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Jazz Fest Producer Frank Malfitano (right) presents an award to Gregory Porter in 2013.

Syracuse Jazz Fest Producer Frank Malfitano (right) presents an award to Gregory Porter in 2013.

Throwback Thursday: Affordable Old School

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Here are some sights and sounds from the former cafe/live music venue/soul-gathering place OnaJava, which was located on the Near Westside.

Some of the guests and performers included David Boykins, Nicole Mitchell, Darryl Dawkins and Steven Daniel.

37-Minute Hip Hop Revival

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Michael Childs, aka Our Reality, is a Hip Hop Survivor.

During his tenure in the industry Childs has been a manager, promoter, an actor, as well as a record label executive. He makes his return to the artistic lane with a solo venture called TGDOM, which will drop later this month.

The debut single You Are Here (Y.A.H.), is littered with a head-bobbin’ West Coast funk-style made popular by Left Coast players Dre, Snoop and Too Short.  Similarly, Open Your Mind (and let your brain breathe) has an equally compelling bass-line, and features a guest verse by the silver-tongued MAG, aka Ken Hills, from Syracuse.

Say What quickens the pace behind breakneck beats provided by Syracuse’s Super producer Seth Marcel, aka Seth Bradford. This cut also features guest appearances by Mad Illz and Jus One. Along with Lyrical Phenomenon this section of the project mixes up a spicy, perfectly seasoned old school flavor that sets a standard.

Our Reality brilliantly blends two complimentary rhymes together in a Dr. Jeckyl vs. Mr. Hyde song called Double Frequency. It was a huge risk, but the flow is uninterrupted. They are separate yet equal, and at the same time the song is not too cluttered. A perfect sequel is I Am, which exudes a hardcore style very familiar to fans of Our Reality’s bold lyricism.

Rhythm of Life is a Dr. Seuss-type anthem featuring hypnotic lyrics and an enduring beatbox. Before you know it, you’ll be singing along. Rhythm’s familiar chorus has an infectious appeal that may blow up, but won’t go pop.

The final track is a freestyle collaboration with Seme Rock

TGDOM will take you on a journey to discover what’s next, new and necessary in the Hip Hop game.  Our Reality has evolved, but he’s still relevant.

A Songstress

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Erika Lovette, singerFans, fellow artists,  friends and family packed Sophistications Cafe in downtown Syracuse last night for singer Erika Lovette’s album release party. Her album is titled Love, Life and Everything In Between.

You can see Lovette performing one of the songs from her album at a previous Art & Soul Cafe here.

During last night’s gathering, she described the genesis for songs and various collaborations. She also mentioned that one of the songs was produced by Leonard Stephens, Jr. (who passed away last year).