Andre Akinyele | The Metal Skin and Ivory Birds Remixes

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The Metal Skin and Ivory Birds Remixes

by Andre Akinyele

Deep house, dance, and electronic soul reminiscent of Miguel Migs, Aya, and the Blue Six catalog; this EP is a refreshing and powerful questioning of the world, where no one or nothing is off limits.
Genre: Electronic: Dance
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  Song Share Time Download
1. War of Independence (360 Mix)
3:01 $0.99
2. A Ritual of Sound and Time (Soul Mix)
2:36 $0.99
3. We Walked On the Moon (Apollo Mix)
2:43 $0.99
4. Cities Under the Sand (Baltimore Mix)
3:54 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
These remixes, with songs taken from Andre Akinyele's highly anticipated release ‘Metal Skin and Ivory Birds,’ encapsulate the sounds of deep house, dance, and electronic soul. Reminiscent of such artists as Miguel Migs, Aya, and the Blue Six catalog, Akinyele's soul-driven sound is transcendent. Akinyele is offering a political approach just as Curtis Mayfield, Fela Kuti, and Gil Scott-Heron did by tackling social issues of the time.

Who is Andre Akinyele?

Producer, bassist, and multi-instrumentalist Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele, pronounced Ah-jah-moo + Ah-kin-yay-lay, recorded as Marcel releasing five R&B/Funk albums from 1998 to 2004. He's had worldwide success with those releases, including in Europe, Japan, and Australia. His last recording under the moniker Marcel was 2004's 'Secret Weapon Volumes 1 & 2.' As Ajamu Akinyele, he released the Jazz/Funk Fusion albums ‘Supernova’ (2005) and the critically acclaimed ‘Black Magic The Cyber Jazz Experience’ (2006), which established him as a true contender in the jazz industry. Also, as Ajamu Akinyele, he formed the “Cyber Jazz” band Gemini Soul and released several Jazz/Funk Fusion albums as the bandleader and bassist. He now records as Andre Akinyele.

As Andre Akinyele, his entire catalog can be purchased right here at CD Baby, so look for the following titles:

The Potomac Syndrome "2012"

Metal Skin and Ivory Birds "2015"

The Metal Skin and Ivory Birds Remixes “2015”

The Unauthorized Playlist “2016”

Compassion “2017”

Telegram Mews “2018”

Fun Facts:

He changed his birth name on his 32nd birthday, June 21, 2004, from ‘Andre Marcel Wilson’ to ‘Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele’ to reflect a more African heritage. Also, in changing his name, he wanted to depart from the Prince influenced sound to a more self-defined sound to honor his grandmother. Thus, “Cyber Jazz” and the Pearl Jazz Recording Label was born. After the release of the ‘Secret Weapon’ album, he formed the jazz/funk/fusion band Gemini Soul and began recording as Ajamu Akinyele. He would not return to the Prince influenced sound until the release of his 2012 album ‘The Potomac Syndrome’ as Andre Akinyele.

As Andre Akinyele, he has developed other ventures, including his Orange River enterprise that consists of a record label, book publishing company, and film studio. He produced albums for Jon O’Bergh. He is the bandleader, guitarist, bassist, and lead singer of the rock group Looking for Lester, working under the pseudonym Rebellion and producing the album under the name Messiah Superstar. He is also the lead singer, drum programmer, and keyboardist for the electronic synth-pop duo Lavender Lush, also working under the pseudonym Chambliss Charlie. He co-authored the book ‘Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello.’

Aside from music, he is also the owner of Akinyele Design Firm, which focuses on graphic design and visual arts. Also, he is the owner of Ajamu, a gaming and software development company. He authored the tech book ‘So, What’s the Big Deal About Scrum? A Methodology Handbook for Developers.’ In addition to holding an Associate's of Arts degree in Music Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies, he also holds a Master's degree in Information Technology (IT): Software Engineering.

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