Song of the Day: Adrian Quesada, Brownout, Tomar Williams – Funky Chick
Grammy Award-winning producer and member of Black Pumas, Adrian Quesada releases a new funky cover of The Majestics Funky Chick features Brownout and Tomar Williams (of Tomar and the FCs), an R&B and soul singer from Austin.
The song is a single from a compilation Look At My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul, an outstanding collection of music that's a rich mixture of R&B and Latin sounds. This album is a collection of original compositions and carefully selected classics that embody the style of the golden era of Latin Soul. The songs themselves are recorded onto analog tape, with a few of them done entirely live in the studio - a true component to the Latin Soul sound which embraced imperfection in exchange for energy on recordings.
Listen to Adrian Quesada with Brownout and Tomar Williams new single Funky Chick, from the new compilation album Look At My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul:
Adrian Quesada first conceived the idea for this LP over a decade ago while being interviewed by Tejano legend Ruben Ramos. The two casually chatted between interview takes about Black Music and the influence it had on both of their formative years - Ruben's being Soul and Adrian's being Hip-Hop. Today, Adrian is an in-demand producer and music director who is best known for his work with Black Pumas and Brownout; both of which have gained national recognition. A collector of Latin Soul records himself, Quesada wanted to explore the nexus of the Black and Brown sounds further to create what he calls a "love letter" to Texas Latin Soul.
Watch the video below ofAdrian Quesada with Brownout and Tomar Williams new single Funky Chick, from the new compilation album Look At My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Blue Lab Beats, Kiefer - Dat It
Tall Black Guy, Ozay Moore, KUMBAYA - Viberite
Cookin Soul, Freddie Gibbs - Thug Till It's Over
New Cool Collective - Shiku
Irreversible Entanglements - Lágrimas Del Mar
Barrett Martin Group - Please Come Back, She Said To The Sun