Once again collaborating with Oscar P and Davidson Ospina, the album also showcases tracks produced by Brazil's Mustafa, Matan Caspi, Damon Goss, Steve Haines, Scott Watson and Pearson himself. Oscar P who also puts in work as executive producer says, we wanted a 60s/70s/80s soul vibe on this album with a contemporary house twist that can also be radio friendly and still work in the clubs. I think we have that. Covering a array of hits from artists like Seal, Sade, David Bendeth and Bill Withers the album sets you up for the kill. But this isn't a cover album.
Says Pearson, well I know you've heard this before, but this album leaves you with something. The inspiration while we were recording was Stevie Wonder, Seal, Jamiroquai, Sly Stone. We concentrated on songs first. At the same time we are club people, who grew up in clubs, so we brought in collaborators who could get us to a place where we wanted to go. Add in hot remixers Anjiro Rijo, and Vincent Vega. We love the results.
Sounds like Mr. Pearson was born in the wrong era. Soul and blues grew and out of two genres, and along with jazz, rhythm & blues and urban music was created. These music genres are the political and social voice of inner city lower and middle class citizens. African-American citizens pioneered the culture of these music genres. The UK is no different. We had our time with Motown, JBs, Parliament, Rick James, Prince and the Jacksons. The US & UK dance scenes evolved from this music 60s/70s/80s. You can hear it all over all the records from the last 20 years, even in the electronic years. Its there. So this is where we come from states Pearson.
Radio stations can only play a certain percentage of artists today that are signed and record companies wont sign artists based on artistic merit only. The internet is a great place to share music you wouldn’t otherwise hear unless you know an artist personally, says Oscar P. So I now personally introduce you to Marcus Pearson. Enjoy.
Album Cover By Tim Ruddock Photography
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Open Bar Music is the New York based imprint of Oscar P and Jessica Bendig. The label releases commercial albums, provides artist development, distributes music digitally, and has licensed music to:Ministry Of Sound, Ultra, Hed Kandi, Samsung, SonyBMG, Sprint, Nextel, Universal, Manifesto, Rise, EMI, Club Star, Sneakerz, Planet Records, and Bargrooves.