15 October 2011 - Short Message

#Music: Mocky remix 'Oakland' featuring Del and The Grouch from the album 'FireWire' by Lateef the Truthspeaker

Mocky remix of 'Oakland' featuring Del the Funky Homosapien and The Grouch from the new album 'FireWire' by Lateef the Truthspeaker (singer, rapper, co-founder of SoleSides, which became later Quannum - celebrates 2012 its 20th anniversary...) where he connected musicians like Chief Xcel, DJ Shadow, Dan the Automator (release on 8 November on Quannum).

'FireWire' contains 13 tracks which are developed from various music styles. The song 'We The People' is described as "Kraftwerk-style intro before morphing into a New Wave track that would make Gary Numan proud." The story behind the track 'Oakland' is that Lateef is from this city and is meant as "a heartfelt, candid tribute... hits with dirty funk drums..."

"I wanted to showcase both aspects of my versatility in terms of singing and rapping. I'm not D'Angelo or Luther Vandross, but I can definitely carry a tune." says Lateef the Truthspeaker.

Stream the album version of 'Oakland' on prefixmag.com/media/lateef-the-truthspeaker/oakland-mocky-remix-f-the-grouch-del-the-funky-hom/57429/

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