Archive for May, 2011

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SubSoul Fridays Vol.24…After 2AM

SubSoul Fridays Vol.24…After 2AM

You are now tuned into a special Memorial Day edition of SubSoul Friday….

We at Da Creatives pride ourselves not just on keeping you up the date on the latest and greatest indie artists, but we also hope that we can provide musical soundtracks to enhance specific moments in your life (See…Late Nights, Early Mornings & Inside My Luv). So today, we’re gonna introduce you to a dope musician and producer whose latest project “The After 2AM Sessions” will provide the perfect musical soundtrack for you to wind down and relax to and perhaps lead to an after 2 AM morning….

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Ahmed Sirour…..

Ahmed Sirour is a extremely talented producer and musician who’s one of the new names on the neo and jazz scenes. Not a trained musician, Ahmed taught himself to play music and has been a professional musician since 2002. Still not able to read or write music, Ahmed has produced and remixed tracks for Eric Roberson, Yahzarah, and Little Dragon to name a few. HisĀ  debut instrumental EP, “The After 2AM Sessions” , is a project that you definitely will be able to chill out and relax to. While a little more jazzier that his usual soul remixes and productions, this project was one that he created as a form of relaxation while he was working on other projects. Here are a few of my favorite tracks off the EP. Make sure you check out his SoundCloud page as well to hear a few of his other projects.

In The Moonlight

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Love One Another

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Make sure you stay tuned into SubSoul Fridays for the next weeks….We have a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT coming up and it’s Black Music Month so we’re gonna pay homage to a few of our musical greats.

Until Next Time…Soulfully Yours,

DaChosenOne

 

May
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Late Nights….

Late Nights….

Have you ever had one of those late nights were you just couldn’t go to sleep. You shut down the laptop, turn off TV, cut off all the lights, yet you just lay there……for hours…..cause your mind won’t let you rest.

Well this is one of those late nights…..It’s 2:00AM (my typical bed time) and I’m wide awake…..simply thinking….originally thinking of nothing in particular, but since I’ve picked up my blackberry, words have randomly started to flow…..so I guess I’ll oblige them for a few and see where this goes….

The past 365 days have been an experience for me….one that I rarely talk about and if you’re not in my close circle, you hardly know the challenges I’ve faced. There have been times that I’ve……reflected on my past and questioned simply Why….What….How?

See I’m a dreamer (and I often dream vividly in color)….and I’ve seen in my dreams the future and successes that are in store for me…..but I often feel like I can’t get over this damn wall … or when I do get over one, I see two more….

But I’m also a realist…..meaning I know that there have been certain things in my life that I’ve mishandled, people that I’ve hurt, and callings that I have not been ready to step into….I admit that I’m not perfect by any means, and I admit that I am often a hindrance to my own success at times….

So herein lies my dilemma….the battle that occasionally keeps me awake at night……….how do I train my mind to realize that my dreams can be my reality and, by faith, walk into that future that I’ve seen so vividly in color………or am I already walking in that path and the trails that I’m enduring are obstacles to strengthen my resolve and humble me so that when I realize my dreams, I’ll see the bigger picture of HIS plans for me…

Unfortunately, this is not answer that my mind is capable (or ready) of answering yet….So I just lay here….and hopefully dream vividly (and in color) this late night.

May
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Sunday Morning Praise… Praise Is What I Do

I vow to Praise You….Through the Good and the Bad.

I’ll Praise You, whether Happy or Sad. I’ll Praise You, in all that I go through…

Because Praise Is What I DO….Cause I OWE IT ALL TO YOU!!!!