“Afri-Cali,” a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s South African music, Drenched in Hip hop Roots topped with coastal-psych seasoning..
A terrificly excellent, soulful release with a cultural vibe in a mix of blues and RnB, modern african pop and western trip hop and light jazz music. The performances and recording, mixing and mastering have been so well done, brought to a peak in enjoyability in the very enlighting track You Brighten Every Bit Of My Day, mixing modern synthesizers and lyrics and beats in a motown sound setting in the delightful track Rubies & Raindrops, and the blues completely resolves the album with a piece with a perfect tone and timbre, What Was Never Told, just to name three remarkable pieces on this album of superb musical quality, more than representing the vast number of talented artists and engineers on the Tokyo Dawn Records label. This album will turn out to be extreme value in a good collection of soul, blues and RnB.
Tessa Shimizu (Hercules Records)
Love the progressions and mix between funky electric guitar slaps and international sounds and essences. Great new drop for all afrobeat and funky jazz lovers !
Mel Lowa jfsr
This album has a feel of early Gill Scott Heron about it, brought into the 21st century which is a good thing.
Kevin Jazzy J
A tease at under 30 mins! Great work all around!
Jazz 91.9fm WCLK Atlanta
This is what I'm all about it! Just a brilliant record!!
always a pleasure to receive the TDR release, great production, project and music, great album Daughter of the sun is one of my favorite, but Rubies & Raindrops is awesome too, absolutely beautiful.
Amazing EP, in love with every track here. Oustanding
Mixology Radio Show
amazing album, full of cultural perspective
Jason Randall Smith (DJ Macedonia)
Radio BSOTS (Both Sides Of The Surface) / Bondfire Radio
This could very well be one of the most pleasant surprises from Tokyo Dawn yet. Music with the motherland at its center while branching off into jazz and rock territory...absolutely beautiful. Upon first listen, "Daughters Of The Sun" and "You Brighten Every Bit Of My Day" caught my ear. Catchy tunes with intricate arrangements. Next level music for a label that's been specializing in "dirty soulclaps" for two decades now. I appreciate the curve ball thrown my way with this release; please keep them coming.
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“AfriCali,” a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s South African music, Drenched in Hip hop Roots topped with coastal-psych seasoning.. #afrOcali