Life (In Your Face Mix)

by Xantoné Blacq

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Hi guys! This track started from the verse's 2-chord sequence that always seemed to fall under my fingers every time I sat at a keyboard. Just before going to bed one night the verse lyrics and melody just came to me. Oh dear; gotta switch my studio on again!! I sat down at my piano the next day and wrote the rest.

I really wanted to express myself in a 360 degree way so I played all the drums, keys, percussion, bass etc. I listened a little while back to Jeff Beck's "Blow by Blow" album which I think is fantastic. I really enjoyed the feeling that the band members were constantly reacting to each other and going bananas all at the same time in the studio. That was the feeling I wanted to create on "Life" all by myself. I hope that when you listen to "Life" you get that feeling too!

BTW, I leave the download price of "Life" up to you so "Pay What You Can Afford".

Big Love!


P.S.This version is the "In Your Face Mix" for those of you who like their music louder, more compressed and more, err.. In Your Face! You also have the option to download the the "Dynamic Mix" which was my original vision.

Both versions are available here on my Bandcamp.


released April 13, 2013
Mastered by "Brother" Lewis Hopkin @ Stardelta Audio Mastering

All Vocals & Instruments: Xantoné Blacq

Recorded, Mixed & Produced @ Nigerian Superman Studios by Xantoné Blacq




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What do Laura Mvula, Amy Winehouse, Nigel Kennedy, Jessie J, Mark Ronson and Candi Staton, have in common?
They have all relied on Xantoné Blacqʼs Voice, Keyboard and Percussion playing in their bands.
Imagine a modern day musical Cyborg / Terminator fusing Stevie Wonderʼs soulfulness and vocal style with Herbie Hancockʼs funky keyboard playing and Quincy Jonesʼ mind for musical arrangement.
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