Friday, 22 November 2019

BRANDON WILLIAMS · THE LOVE FACTOR





Brandon Williams

The Love Factor

Label: Soulasis Music Group


13 Sept. 2019







Producer: Brandon Williams, Brandon Williams & Denaun Porter* (Don’t Make a Fool)*

Musicians:
Electric Guitar: Sasha Kashperko, Jabari Johnson
Keyboard: Anthony Gordon, Ian Finkelstein
Acoustic Guitar: Brandon Williams
Drum Programming: Brandon Williams
Drums: Marquis Johnson
Bass: Damon Warmack, Lavon McPherson, Daric Bennett, Craig “Shep” Sheppard, Derrick Hodge, Marcus Miller
Vocals: Joe Poré, Eric Roberson, Lee Mo, Brian McKnight Jr., Alex Isley, Paula Champion, Shamarr W., Matt Cuson, Amara, Artia Lockett
Percussion: Gregory “Greco” Freeman
Trumpet & Fungelhorn: Miles Carter, Jarriel Carter
Sax: Jamada Holoman, Mario Castro, Jeff Ponders II
Trombone: : Antone Amalbert
Piano: Sequoa Snyder
Acoustic Piano: Taylo Eigsti

Tracklist

1.Preface (feat. Sasha Kashperko & Simon Novsky)
2.You're Mine (feat. Joe Poré)
3.Don't Give Up on Love (feat. Eric Roberson)
4.Let It Go (feat. Lee Mo & Jabari Johnson)
5.Godsend (Revisited) [feat. Mario Castro & Ian Finkelstein]
6.In Love (feat. Brian McKnight Jr.)
7.Say You Love Me (feat. Alex Isley, Sequoia Snyder & Jeff Ponders II)
8.Don't Make a Fool (feat. Paula Champion & Shamarr W.)
9.In Their Shoes (feat. Matt Cusson)
10.Deeper (feat. Amara & Joe Poré)
11.The Love Factor (Interlude)
12.Love Dance (feat. Artia Lockett, Marcus Miller & Taylor Eigsti)
13.The Future (feat. Simon Novsky & Taylor Eigsti)

En la escena musical desde que tenía 12 años, la carrera de Brandon Williams es bastante impresionante. Un protegido directo del súper productor de Grammy y Billboard Michael J. Powell (Anita Baker), pero también es una fuente inagotable de conocimientos y habilidades musicales, y recibe solicitudes para actuar, ingeniero, MD, organizar y producir durante todo el día. Conocido como uno de los principales baterías en la escena musical en vivo de Detroit, también es conocido por ser uno de los "músicos favoritos" en general debido a su don para tocar numerosos instrumentos y su versátil repertorio. En 2009, colaboró ​​con Vickie Winans en "How I Got Over". El álbum le valió 9 nominaciones a los Premios Stellar (siendo ganador en uno de ellos), una nominación al Premio Grammy y un Premio a la Imagen NAACP.
Como músico y productor, ha trabajado junto y mano a mano con  artistas como; Pharoahe Monch, Bobby Creekwater, Jadakiss, Dr. Dre, Jazmine Sullivan, Alchemist, Xzibit, Lin Rountree, Jay Electronica, Leon Ware (Marvin Gaye, Minnie Ripperton), Eminem, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Don Blackman, Bernard Wright, Jeymes Samuels, y Ryan Leslie. Su trabajo de producción también se puede escuchar en varios comerciales de televisión.
A los 36 años, es un creador de tendencias con un historial innegable. Como músico, ha actuado con Musiq Soulchild, Talib Kweli, Eric Roberson, Wyclef Jean de The Fugees, Raheem DeVaughn, Gordon Chambers, Rance Allen, Ronnie McNair (The Four Tops) Kevin Toney, Kim Burrell, Carvin Winans, Jaguar Wright , Derrick Hodge, Gene Dunlap, Johnny O'Neal, Geno Young, Talib Kweli, Earnest Pugh, Millie Scott, Martha Reeves, The Last Poets, Sy Smith, Zo !, Carmen Rodgers, Conya Doss, Mike Phillips y Sherry Scott, anteriormente en Earth Wind & Fire. También está abierto para algunos de los mejores de la industria, incluidos; Faith Evans, Morris Day and The Time, Jose James, The Isley Brothers, Angela Winbush, Janelle Monae, George Duke, Liv Warfield, Regina Belle, PJ Morton (Maroon 5), Joe Sample, Norman Brown y Jonathan Butler, solo para nombrar unos pocos. Incluso actuó para MC Lyte, Holly Robinson-Peete, el honorable ministro Louis Farrakhan, Curtis Armstrong (La venganza de los nerds, Ray), Vondie Curtis-Hall y Spike Lee.
 Actuando con giras nacionales y con sus propias bandas, ha actuado en  los escenarios de los principales localidades de Detroit, y también ha tenido exposición nacional como el legendario Bitter End en Nueva York, Variety Playhouse en Atlanta y House of Blues en Dallas Como productor, Brandon ha trabajado en estudios de todo el mundo, desde Nueva York hasta El Caribe e incluso Sudáfrica. Debido a su gran cantidad de habilidades, ha adquirido el respeto de muchos artistas legendarios que ahora llama amigos, incluidos; los difuntos artistas George Duke y James 'J. Dilla 'Yancey, junto con Denaun Porter, George Clinton, Lalah Hathaway, Karriem Riggins, Randy Crawford y muchos otros. También ha grabado con el legendario Stevie Wonder.
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On the music scene since he was 12, his career is quite impressive. A direct protégé of Grammy and Billboard super producer Michael J. Powell (Anita Baker), he is a powerhouse of musical knowledge and abilities, receiving request to perform, engineer, MD, arrange and produce around the clock. Known as one of the premiere drummers on Detroit’s live music scene, he is also known for being one of the “go-to music guys” in general because of his gift to play numerous instruments and his versatile repertoire. In 2009, he collaborated with Vickie Winans on “How I Got Over”. The album earned him 9 Stellar Awards nominations (winning one), a Grammy Award nomination, and a NAACP Image Award.

As a musician and producer he has worked alongside and lent his hand to such artists as; Pharoahe Monch, Bobby Creekwater, Jadakiss, Dr. Dre, Jazmine Sullivan, Alchemist, Xzibit, Lin Rountree, Jay Electronica, Leon Ware (Marvin Gaye, Minnie Ripperton), Eminem, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Don Blackman, Bernard Wright, Jeymes Samuels, and Ryan Leslie. His production work can also be heard in various television commercials.
At 36 years old, he is a tastemaker with an undeniable track record. As an musician, he has performed with Musiq Soulchild, Talib Kweli, Eric Roberson, Wyclef Jean of The Fugees, Raheem DeVaughn, Gordon Chambers, Rance Allen, Ronnie McNair (The Four Tops) Kevin Toney, Kim Burrell, Carvin Winans, Jaguar Wright, Derrick Hodge, Gene Dunlap, Johnny O'Neal, Geno Young, Talib Kweli, Earnest Pugh, Millie Scott, Martha Reeves, The Last Poets, Sy Smith, Zo!, Carmen Rodgers, Conya Doss, Mike Phillips, and Sherry Scott, formerly of Earth, Wind & Fire. He’s also opened for some of the industry's finest including; Faith Evans, Morris Day and The Time, Jose James, The Isley Brothers, Angela Winbush, Janelle Monae, George Duke, Liv Warfield, Regina Belle, P.J. Morton (Maroon 5), Joe Sample, Norman Brown, and Jonathan Butler,  just to name a few. He's even performed for MC Lyte, Holly Robinson-Peete, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Ray), Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Spike Lee.

Performing with national tours, and with his own bands, he’s graced the stages of Detroit's premier venues, and he’s also had national exposure at hot spots such as the legendary Bitter End in NYC, the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, and the House of Blues in Dallas. As a producer, Brandon has worked in studios across the world from New York, to The Caribbean and even South Africa. Because of his plethora of abilities, he has acquired the respect of many legendary artists that he now calls friends including; the late  artists George Duke and James 'J. Dilla' Yancey, along with Denaun Porter, George Clinton, Lalah Hathaway, Karriem Riggins, Randy Crawford and a host of others. He’s also recorded with the legendary Stevie Wonder.

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