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Uptown : 2025 E.P. The Remixes

by Marcel

Alternative R&B/Futuristic Space Funk with elements of Erykah Badu, Prince, and Meshell Ndegeocello, this album is the precursor to Janelle Monae’s Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase) E.P.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Funk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Alpha : Nexis Sixx (Ozone Mix)
0:50 $0.99
2. You're the Love of My Life (2025 Mix)
4:53 $0.99
3. Pretty Baby (Galaxy Mix)
6:58 $0.99
4. Hazy Dayz (Extended Version)
6:06 $0.99
5. I've Got to Know (Cosmic Mix)
4:54 $0.99
6. Mother Earth (Stratosphere Mix)
4:10 $0.99
7. All My Love...the Truth Pt. 2
4:46 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Marcel (also known as Andre Marcel Wilson and Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele), with the success of ‘Uptown : 2025 A.D.,’ went back into the studio to remix his favorite tracks. ‘Uptown : 2025 E.P. The Remixes’ is his fourth album. The album was promoted with the singles “You’re The Love of My Life (2025 Mix)”, “Pretty Baby (Galaxy Mix)”, and “I’ve Got To Know (Cosmic Mix)”. The E.P. also featured a new track “All My Love...The Truth Pt. 2).

Marcel has recorded under numerous names including Michael Angelo (in 1989 releasing a single titled "Brina Brown" in Europe) and Ajamu Akinyele as a jazz artist. His last recording under the moniker Marcel was 2004's 'Secret Weapon Volumes 1 & 2.' He was also the bandleader of the jazz/funk/fusion band Gemini Soul. He now records as Andre Akinyele.

As Marcel, his entire catalog from 1998–2004 can be purchased right here at CD Baby, so look for the following titles:

The Diary of Marcel "1998"

Spice : The Alternative Hip-Hop Experience "2001"

Uptown : 2025 A.D. "2003"

Uptown : 2025 E.P. "2004"

Secret Weapon Volumes 1 & 2 "2004" (His last recording as Marcel)

Fun Facts:

Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele 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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The Upper Room with Joe Kelley WVOF 88.5 FM Fairfield, Connectic

Stellar funk and Modern-Day R&B!
Marcel's "Uptown : 2025 E.P. The Remixes" gives us an added twist on his standout CD. Stellar funk and modern-day R&B will grab the listener. I am really digging the groove of "I've Got To Know (Cosmic Mix)" and the spacey funk of "Mother Earth (Stratosphere Mix)."