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SoulTracks reviews +FE Music: The Reworks

by +FE on February 27, 2013 at 1:03 PM · Comments
After several seminal releases from their camp's ever-changing cast, a new album from The Foreign Exchange is officially an event. The fifth F.E. release under the group's lead moniker is a gorgeous retrospective of the major works and highlights of the last nine years of the entire F.E. family, past and present. Favorites get flipped and tracks that might have previously been throwaways now potentially become new favorites with this reworking of F.E. classics. F.E. followers are granted the added treat of a handful of new cuts, including the retro-fitted R&B quartet of "Love Songs (featuring Focus... and Sy Smith)," the neo-soul electronica of "Don't Let It Be So," and the inspirational buzz cut, "So What If It Is." Overall, this behemoth The Reworks project is a must-have for any F.E. camp fans and those yet to be converted.

The gang's all here: old, new, and the faithful trinity of Phonte, Nicolay, and Zo! Current F.E. heads Median, Jeanne Jolly, and Sy Smith get their shine, but so do former FE soul associates Yahzarah, Chantae Cann, Carlitta Durand and Darien Brockington. While it seems unlikely that those four re-recorded their vocals for this ambitious, sometimes cluttered project, the mix manages to capture the original recordings and surround them with compositional arrangements that actually compliment the original vocal tracks, rather than forcing the fit, as so many producers remixing original vocal tracks are guilty of. For this lack of ego, a serious debt is owed to the engineers who mixed and mastered these cuts, in addition to the bevy of remix producers featured here, for making these classics in many instances feel like completely new first loves. No small feat given the sheer volume of favorites picked.

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The Reworks wallpapers

by +FE on February 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM · Comments
The Reworks wallpapers
Get ready for the upcoming release of +FE Music: The Reworks with a variety wallpaper designs brought to you courtesy of good our friends at Peche Designs of Australia!


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Zo! & Choklate at Tucson Urban League 42nd Annual Gala | Jun 22, 2013

by Aimee Flint on February 9, 2013 at 1:40 PM · Comments
An evening of extraordinary entertainment awaits at the Tucson Urban League's 42nd Annual Gala Event! We invite you to join us to eat, drink and dance the night away to the soulful tunes of celebrity musicians Zo! and Choklate! The 2013 Gala celebrates the community by giving the chance to reconnect with the League, network, mingle, and see-and-be-seen on one unforgettable night!

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa - Grand Ballroom
Featuring Zo! & Choklate
6:30pm - Cocktail Reception & Registration
7:30pm - Doors Open

Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson AZ 85718 | (520) 791-9522

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Jeanne Jolly at Perks & Corks, Westerly RI | Feb 24, 2013

by +FE on February 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM · Comments
Experience Jeanne Jolly live at Perks & Corks in Westerly RI on Sunday February 24, 2013.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Perks & Corks, 62 High Street, Westerly RI

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The Foreign Exchange - So What If It Is

by +FE on February 6, 2013 at 8:03 AM · Comments
Everybody's got their song and dance about
What it means to struggle and to go without
No one thinks that they're part of the problem yes it's true
It's true

People running scared amidst these changing times
Recession, depression, unemployment lines
Everybody needs a little healing yes they do
They do

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