Friday, March 30, 2012
House Shoes 'Castles' Feat. Jimetta Rose
The only song on 'Let It Go' featuring a female singer, Jimetta Rose pens a tribute song to their friend J1 over a soulful backdrop from 'Shoes. For the rest of the album fans can expect the gritty and grimey Detroit sound. J-1 -- aka Jovan Coleman, drummer in Dam-Funk's Master Blazter passed away after being involved in an accident in Sweden. Since moving to L.A. four years ago, J-1 joined Shafiq Husayn's En'AFreeKa Ensemble and Animal Kingdom, released several beat tapes and podcasts through Heavyweight Production House (HVW8), and linked up with Dam-Funk and Computer Jay to form heavy boogie-funk trio Master Blazter. His presence shaped and forever changed the L.A. musical landscape.
Originally featured as a bonus track to the Starship 27 v.2 compilation, curated by J1, Castles will also live on House Shoes’ upcoming album dropping this Summer.
Shoes' debut album 'Let It Go' dropping on Tres Records, June 19th
House Shoes will be appearing at the next BoomBox event, Saturday April 7th at Grand Starr Jazz Club in LA.