My new album is finally done!!! Official release date in JAN 20 but I’m releasing to friends and family now. Lots of love and thanks to the amazingly talented peeps who appear on it: Felipe Torres, Mélanie J-b Charles, LaToya Kennedy, MC Elijah Black, Phaseone Yeah, Chris Gaskell, Rebecca Martos, Valerie Rue, and Fiona Silver. Sweet album art Bianca González Marra. Hope you guys dig it. Please download and share and lets make it huge in 2015. ♥♥♥ dp
With the closings of the most beloved rock and roll bars in NYC, Pinks has taken a chance on a classic theme. Thanks to the popularity of Strange Majik’s Black and Blues party, Fridays at Pinks is the place to be. Majik stomps and hollers Dead Exs blues and rock and roll classics while a charming staff serve custom cocktails, craft beers, and a tasty late night menu. Show starts at 10, goes till 1 and is free. #blackandblues
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
The way I see it, people get out on the streets when they are fed up with the system. Race is a major part of the story here but not the only one. We are all frustrated by a burgeoning economic underclass and the injustices of the too big to fail scandals. Too many execs in the finance world bankrupted us with sub prime mortgages. They went unchecked with money laundering, and funded terrorism without criminal prosecution. Meanwhile a working class black man sells loosies in Staten Island and succumbs to a deadly chokehold by a twisted, frustrated, fearful police officer. It has reached a boiling point. This is a watershed moment. Look at what Gandhi achieved with the same peaceful means in India to liberate a racist nation. Lets keep our commitment peaceful and firm. #wecantbreathe
This was the first tune written for the “Lights On” album which officially releases Jan 2015. Thanks to Felipe Torres on drums and Rabhy Ortega for the visual.
The Four Horsemen is an eye opening exposé of the current US political and economic system. In Time Out London, Derek Adams wrote: “Instead of bombarding us with sensational imagery and scaremongering, this competently narrated, intelligibly structured and cleverly illustrated film presents its case via a succession of insights from a group of smart, rational orators…” Dig in!
Valerie Broussard is an up and coming Philly bred soul disciple. On the new Strange Majik single she sings “Everywhere love will find you anywhere you go.” Can you dig it?
I discovered MC Elijah Black rapping at The Lesson parties at Arlene’s Grocery in NYC. I wrote the main hook and produced out the track and was thinking about my father’s struggles with money and being an artist. Like it or not, like apples we don’t fall far from the tree. I asked Elijah to bring his perspective to the idea. What he came back with blew my mind. The amazing Felipe Torres came in later and nailed the groove. Give it a spin and please share on social.
Summer is here and what better time for a smokey eyed groove featuring the talented New York singer Fiona Silver. New album to come in the fall!
Laurel is a super talented young woman from London who I got to get to meet during The Northside Festival this year. She is self produced and writes her tunes as well. Quite the lyricist and musician I must say!! Of course she’s comes fully equipped with mad talent, nice manners, and the classic self-effacing brit sense of humor . Here is our interview and live session on my Amazing Radio show. Check her out.