||Children of the World (Masters At Work Dub) [Bonus Track]||Elements of Life||8:34||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||You Came Into My Life (Radio Edit) [Bonus Track]||Elements of Life||4:24||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Children of the World (EOL Beats Mix) [Bonus Track]||Elements of Life||6:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Melding world music and ambient house with the cosmopolitan sophistication of Eclipse, GRAMMY®-winning producer Louie Vega spearheaded this project with the initial idea to record a tribute to all women. Eclipse generously offers 27 tracks, starting with "Balance in All Things"—a piano and percussion track over which poet Ursula Rucker performs a beautiful spoken-word piece. The outstanding Afro-Cuban jam “Canto Para Ochosi” follows, with Nina Rodríguez chanting melodically over a soulful ensemble of musicians blending a brass section into grooving percussion and a string orchestra. Josh Milan provides some androgynous vocals in the Latin soul blues-rocker “Children of the World,” but it’s Sherrod Barnes’ sizzling guitar work that stands out. The aptly titled “Most Beautiful” is the album’s gorgeous centerpiece. It features DJ and producer Anané Vega (Louie Vega’s wife) singing alongside successful session singer Lisa Fischer. Together their voices hover like an ethereal mist over infectiously catchy house grooves, garnished with elements of merengue, jazz, soul, and world music.
Was listening to Al Knight's Sunday jazz radio show and he played this song. Needless to say, I bought it so I can listen to it whenever! Props to Louie Vega. I remember his Nuyorican Soul days!
Get your groove on!
Waited awhile for the new Louie Vega/Elements release to come out. and I must say it was well worth the wait! Contagious house grooves with a splash of Brazilian, African and Latin music. No question where the rhythm comes from. Love the Fania classic salsa medley! Highly recommended!
This is a great album I purchased it today as soon as it came out, the mixture of sounds and rhythms just blows my mind. Well done to Louie, Fania Records, and the Elements of Life.