Artist Salute Mixes


EVENT: Algebra Blessett, Sulpacio Jones, Gwendolyn Collins, Dolla Lova And At Jazz Cafe, London

EVENT: Algebra Blessett, Sulpacio Jones, Gwendolyn Collins, Dolla Lova And At Jazz Cafe, London

Algebra Blessett (US)

Over the years she has worked with Artists like Monica, Bilal, India. Arie, Anthony David, Eric Roberson, Vivian Green, Anthony Hamilton and Esperanza Spalding. Her collaborations have resulted in two Grammys! And Robert Glasper is a fan! Her debut solo album was released in 2008 called ‘Purpose’ which included the hit ‘Run and Hide’. In 2014 she returned with her second Album ‘Recovery’ which includes the hit ‘Nobody But You’ which has not only received much airplay but has had in excess of 500,000 views on You Tube. Her new album has received critical acclaim most recently she was on the cover of the Guardian review.

Sulpacio Jones (US)
Formally managed by Benny Medina having been signed to Sony and Universal for different projects like many of her contemporaries she has taken the brave step of going independent to develop her own sound. Although there is no doubting her music is incredibly soulful she crafts her music with a contemporary urban sound working with one of Faith Evans producers. She has already received substantial airplay for her self-titled debut EP which is out now.

Gwendolyn Collins

With a style and musicality that is rare of performers today, Gwendolyn has been compared to the likes of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu mixed with a little bit of Tracy Chapman, all of which have had major influences on her style. Other artist Stephanie Mills, Rachelle Ferrell, Ledisi, and Annie Lenox are among some of her personal favorite. As described by a radio host, “there is a certain quality in her voice and style ……..throwback to real music with spice, sass, sincerity, personality with a spirit of Nancy Wilson.”

Dolla Lova  (Finland)
Scandinavia is not particularly well known for Soul Music but that is all about to change. Since their debut album ‘Fall For You’ this 3 piece band have enjoyed much notoriety with substantial airplay and critical acclaim. They call their new innovative sound ‘Soulhop’ combining a contemporary Soul vocal over a funky live hip hop beats definitely an exciting new Soul sound.

In 1998, she entered the A Song For Europe competition to find the UK’s song for the Eurovision Song Contest. Her track “Where Are You” was a runaway winner with the British public and was selected to represent the UK. Imaani finished six points behind the winner Dana International, in second place in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998.
After its success in the contest, “Where Are You” entered the UK Singles Chart in May 1998, peaking at #15.[1] The track spent more than two months in the chart. Despite this success, her record label EMI decided to cancel the release of her follow-up single “You Got A Way” and parted company with Saleem.
In 2000, she supplied the lead vocals on Tru Faith & Dub Conspiracy’s UK garage cover of Adina Howard’s “Freak Like Me”. “Freak Like Me” reached No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart. Saleem went on to record with the jazz-funk band, Incognito.
Since 2005, Saleem has performed as part of UK session organization, The AllStars Collective.
In 2006, she sang on a house track, “Bring Me Love”, by the Copyright Project on Defected Records. The track received a limited release in the UK, but reached the Top 3 in the club chart.



July 23rd, 2014

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