Tokyo Dawn Records presents to you the debut album of their soulful singer, Amalia. Her debut album, “Art Slave“, is described as “a colorful manifesto for the passion of art, the strength of heart and the need for sufficient funk in all stages of life.” Amalia lets loose as she pays homage to powerful women of soul such as Chaka Khan, Sheila E, Eartha Kitt and Betty Davis. Swedish funk producer Opolopo is the man behind the beats. “Art Slave” is influenced by late 80’s, early 90’s new jack swing and boogie music. I don’t know much about either, but the teaser video for the album (seen above) intrigued me — both the audio and visual are sensual and sexy.
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The album contains 15 tracks total, with a play-time of 1hr 13mins. It features AD Bourke, Atjazz, Grems, Micro Coz, Probe DMS, and Son Of Kick. And if you previewed the album at the above link, your mood was probably lifted and I’m quite positive your body was in motion!
You can now purchase the pre-release digitally (MP3/FLAC formats) from the TDR website. But if you want it in CD form, you’ll have to anxiously wait until March 4th.
Amalia has performed with artists such as Jazzanova, Saul Williams, Cinematic Orchestra, Maceo Parker, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and many others.