Liverpool Disco Festival gets set to launch their exciting new label venture, LDF Recordings, kicking off proceedings with a sublime soulful groover from talented US songbird Angel-A, produced by one of the leading players on the Chicago scene, Rahaan. ‘True To Myself’ carries a warm deep house vibe teased with jazzy undercurrents, elevated by a candid soul-drenched vocal from Angel-A, whose silky tones speak of self-love and integrity. Also on the package, Karizma amps up the deepness, injecting trippy beat wizardry and hypnotic key washes on a superb dub version.
Recording Artist, Producer, Keyboardist, Songwriter, Vocalist Angel-A is known for her of soul-stirring, heart-pounding, liberated music. A native Detroiter, currently residing in Chicago, she is a musical force to be reckoned with, trailblazing a brave fusion of jazz with the soul-stirring inspiration of Gospel. Taking her cues from Sarah Vaughn, Billy Holiday, Gloria Estephan, and Aretha Franklin, Angel-A owns the style and sophistication of a 1950’s retro couture collection. Releasing her first album, Angel Eyes independently in 2007, she has since worked with some of the soulful underground’s hottest names including Vick Lavender, Jihad Muhammad, Rahaan, Jose Carretas, Mark Di Meo, Oscar P, Tony Humphries, Roy Davis Jr., Stephanie Cooke and Jon Cutler, to name a few. As a performer, Angel-A has shared stages with Oleta Adams, Eric Roberson, Howard Hewitt, Anita Baker, Confunksion, Patti LaBelle, the Winans and venues including Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Montreau Jazz Festival, The Fox Theater, The Brotherly Love Festival and The Hard Rock Café Hotel in Hollywood, Florida and more.
Rahaan has been dropping disco and funky house beats to retro music heads since the 80’s when he and his friends use to dance at the best house parties in Chicago – Rahaan’s home state and most importantly, the place which gave birth to House music. Now a successful DJ and music producer, Rahaan’s outstanding skills behind the decks that have taken him from the Chicago underground circuit out onto the international playing field of Japan, Australia, Amsterdam, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, England and throughout America. In 2000 Rahaan started producing tracks and released his first major tracks on Fourplay Records with ‘Coming Hard’ and ‘No Time For Love’. Since then, he has gone on to release on prestigious labels such as Midnight Riot, Classic, 4 To The Floor, Lumberjacks In Hell and many more.
Baltimore’s DJ Karizma has been DJing since he was 13. He has a plethora of productions/re-mix credits to his name including work with the Basement Boys, Black Vinyl Records, Ricanstruction, 83 West, Objektivity, R2, Ben Westbeech, Peven Everett, Blaze and many more.
1 Angel-A – True To Myself (Rahaan Original Mix)
2 Angel-A – True To Myself (Kaytronik Truth Dub)
‘True To Myself’ will be released on vinyl September 6th / Digital September 20th 2019 on Liverpool Disco Recordings.