This week’s Leak of the Week is from NYC artist / producer, J Randy, who sparked an impromptu session that brings you the song “Soul of the Sun”; a track featuring J Randy on guitars/bass/drums, Josh Swain of The Movement on vocals and C Money of Players Inc. on keys and horns.
You can download J Randy’s new song “Soul of the Sun,” (feat. Joshua Swain & C Money) for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Monday, January 16th, 2016.
J Randy – “Soul of the Sun” (feat. Josh Swain & C Money) – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
“Soul of the Sun” Background:
For Soul of the Sun, J Randy connected with film composer Paneveno in Los Angeles. J built the track, laying down guitar, bass and drums to Paneveno’s initial loop of the beat.
Amee Jana Lish aka “Lion Child” (who J is collaborating with on her music and who previously managed Fishbone, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Citizen Cope with Silverback Music), assisted in the final arrangement of the song and then introduced J Randy to C Money of Players Inc (previously with Slightly Stoopid and John Brown’s Body) who then played horns and keys on the track.
Upon having all the music together, J enlisted his long-time collaborator and music producer, Brandon Sammons of Fresh Goods Music (Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome’s production company), to arrange the track.
Once the song was arranged, J sent the instrumental track to Josh Swain of The Movement, who wrote the lyrics and sang the vocal.
As J was on his way to catch a show by The Movement & Stick Figure at the Brooklyn Bowl, Josh’s vocals were being recorded by Johnny Cosmic, guitarist of Stick Figure, on the band’s tour bus in the venue parking lot. The bus was buzzing with friends and crew going in and out, which added to the great atmosphere of the vocal recording.
Once all the elements were in place, J sent the song to be mixed by Brandon Sammons for the final track, which we share with you today!
The cover art for “Soul of the Sun” is an original artwork created by Los Angeles based visual artist Kay May.
J Randy’s, The Ghost Album, is available at Older Records by clicking HERE!
Listen: J Randy – “Soul of the Sun” (feat. Joshua Swain & C Money)
J Randy Background:
In writing for himself and others, J Randy dabbles in it all: hip-hop / reggae / pop / rock / edm. J has done co-writes with Matisyahu, Citizen Cope, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Rome Ramirez (Sublime with Rome), DJ Kilmore (Incubus), Disco Fries etc.
J Randy has played several 311 Caribbean Cruises (alongside 311, Dirty Heads, Rebelution), the Rombello Cruise (alongside Michael Franti and G Love), opened for Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Chali 2na, Wallpaper, RDGLDGRN, etc and toured as Cisco Adler’s guitarist on the Matisyahu tour.
J has been recording tracks with esteemed producers Mark Batson (Dr Dre, Beyonce, Eminem), Tony Reyes (Cee-Lo, Gwen Stefani, Ne-Yo), Aqua (Jay Z, Kanye West, Beanie Sigel), Cisco Adler (Wiz Khalifa, Mike Posner) Tim Pagnotta (Neon Trees), Joe London (Derulo, Pitbull, Bo$$), Stu Brooks (50 Cent, Matisyahu, Z-Trip), Bret Mazur (Black Eyed Peas, Bell Biv Devoe), WndrBrd (Sia, Wavves, Hoodie Allen), Brandon Sammons (Fresh Goods Music) and was asked to perform on the radio show “The Lillywhite Sessions” hosted by producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Killers, Rolling Stones).
As mentioned above, J Randy’s debut record, The Ghost Album, was produced by Aaron Older (Sugarcult, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, thenewno2) and is available exclusively at Older Records.
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Huge thanks again to J Randy for allowing us to share his new song “Soul of the Sun” (feat. Josh Swain & C Money) to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti