Released: 17th Nov, 2017
Label: Tru Thoughts
Funkdub Rating – 8/10
Multi-instrumentalist Sly5thAve (AKA Sylvester Onyejiaka) releases one of his most accomplished works to date. Performed with a full orchestra, these largely instrumental renderings of Dr. Dre’s music were played at a benefit concert attended by a gratified Dr. Dre at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Building on his first solo album ‘Akuma’, his ‘Vein Melter’ LP with Jesse Fischer in 2015 and ‘Composite EP’ (2017) respectively released on Tru Thoughts, this new project adds to his previous work as an in-demand collaborator and session musician with Prince, Stevie Wonder, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Janelle Monáe, Quantic and a horn credit on CeCe Winan’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album ‘Let Them Fall In Love’.
“I’m here to show some support and give the same amount of love that this incredible band has given to me. You sound amazing.” – DR. DRE (The Cali-Love concert)
Pick it up here – or stream below…