|The Black Mambo
|My Native Love
||Urge Records Announces Release Of Their
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Urge Records has announced the release of its latest project, the
Victor McClain CD, "Mystic Journey", which McClain produced, uniquely
utilizing Afro-Latin rhythms and percussions in a superb collection.
McClain decided to add more of a Latin sound to the music to give it
"a flavor to savor". "Mystic Journey" is a blend of smooth-jazz, rhythm
and blues, funk and jazz, saturated in rich Latin sauces.
"The Latin taste energizes the overall feeling of
the music, while taking it to another dimension. The grooves and vibes are
just enough to keep the listener motivated at the work place, while also
adding the feeling that one should be "chillin'" in the warmth of the sun,
with a refreshing cold drink in hand, lounging by the pool, or better
still, on the beach of a tropical island."
||Victor McClain is a multi-talented musician, singer and
songwriter. He has written many love songs and, to be expected, included a
couple of songs, dedicated to the passionate for love "in the mix". His
uncanny ability to produce is evident as the entire project blends
flawlessly and also highlights his talents in front of the microphone and
behind the board.
McClain confesses that music has always been a part of his life. The
old variety shows on television back in the '60's were his favorites, and
he could visualize himself on stage in front of the cameras. He would play
his old "45" records until they were worn out, trying to mimic a band or
singer. He can remember making a guitar out of a soap box, with fishing
line as strings to imitate the Rolling Stones.
He discovered the clarinet when he was quite
young and it became his instrument of choice, although his live show now
features the saxophone, flute and keyboards. He taught himself to read
music, and that accomplishment enabled him to join the orchestra, marching
and jazz bands in high school and college. At the age of 17 he began
playing in top Los Angeles bands on college campuses in Southern
California and later the L. A. club scene. Playing with the local bands
opened up opportunities to record at Twentieth Century, A & M Records and
independent labels in the Los Angeles area.
After approximately 15 years of playing with other bands, he decided
to start his own record company, open his own studio and start a
publishing company. Urge Records ( The United Rhythm & Groove Exchange) is
the results along with Heaven & Earth Studios.
McClain feels that his desire now is to write and publish scores for
movies, plays, and/or television. "Even though I enjoy many styles," he
said, "classical music has always been a favorite because of how it
effects the emotions, especially during a visual arts experience, such as
a movie. I see my music as an emotional, physical and spiritual vessel
that can transport you to other worlds and, upon your return, you are
rejuvenated." Amen, brother.
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