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Albums

Telegram Mews

by Andre Akinyele

Released 01/26/2018
Orange River Records
Released 01/26/2018
Orange River Records

Compassion

by Andre Akinyele

Released 2017
Orange River Records
Released 2017
Orange River Records
Moody, hip-hop, r&b with tight beats and free-floating paths of ethereal and innovative production in the likes of Drake, Frank Ocean, and Maxwell with hints of the soul essence of Marvin Gaye.
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Moody, hip-hop, r&b with tight beats and free-floating paths of ethereal and innovative production in the likes of Drake, Frank Ocean, and Maxwell with hints of the soul essence of Marvin Gaye. Compassion feat. EFFIGY is the first single taken from the forthcoming Andre Akinyele album entitled Telegram Mews. The song title says it all, as much through atmosphere, and as it does with words. The choruses drift through conscious revelations, resulting in a …
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The Unauthorized Playlist (Autographed CD + Download)

by Andre Akinyele

Released 2016
Orange River Records
Released 2016
Orange River Records
4 panel jewel case CD of The Unauthorized Playlist, signed by Andre Akinyele - limited to 50 copies, with artwork by Akinyele Design Firm. Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Get your signed copy now!

The Unauthorized Playlist

by Andre Akinyele

Released 2016
Orange River Records
Released 2016
Orange River Records
With pristine vocal arrangements, this underground hip-hop, funk, and futuristic album takes cues from contemporary visionaries, such as Pharrell Williams, Erykah Badu, and D'Angelo, to create a distinctive consciousness.
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A radical in his own right, reclusive musician André Akinyele defied stereotypical genres long ago to focus on his diverse musicality, a conscious rejection of mainstream conformism. Almost two decades into his music career, André Marcel Ajamu Akinyele remains a magnetic and viable presence in the music industry. With pristine vocal arrangements on top of an ol' skool vibe, The Unauthorized Playlist uses underground hip-hop, funk, and futuristic sounds to explore the madness of keeping …
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The Metal Skin and Ivory Birds Remixes

by André Akinyele

Released 2015
Orange River Records
Released 2015
Orange River Records
Dance, house, and the electronic styles reminiscent of Miguel Migs, Aya, and the Blue Six catalog.
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Songs taken from Andre Akinyele's highly anticipated release Metal Skin and Ivory Birds, these remixes encapsulate the sounds of deep house, dance, and electronic soul. Reminiscent of such artists as Miguel Migs, Aya, and the Blue Six catalog, Akinyele's soul-driven sound is transcendent.

Metal Skin and Ivory Birds

by André Akinyele

Released 2015
Orange River Records
Released 2015
Orange River Records
Organic soul food for the heart and mind with its refreshing and powerful questioning of the world, where no one or nothing is off limits. Hauntingly beautiful and compelling, it features a passionate cover of Tori Amos' "Crucify."
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The reclusive André Akinyele has returned with his fourteenth album Metal Skin and Ivory Birds. Produced over a year, the songs were recorded in one to three takes to keep the raw and powerful emotions that capture the essence of the entire album and the songs are presented in the order they were written and recorded. The musicianship is a culmination of everything he's learned throughout his musical journey.

The album ends with a passionate …
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The Potomac Syndrome

by André Akinyele

Released 2012
Bombay Recording Company
Released 2012
Bombay Recording Company
The Potomac Syndrome is a mixture of many musical genres, including alternative pop/rock tunes to urban /r&b grooves in the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Rahsaan Patterson.
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The Potomac Syndrome is an eclectic album. Self-produced, The Potomac Syndrome is the latest addition to André Akinyele's assorted catalog and features a mixture of many musical genres, including alternative pop/rock tunes to urban/r&b grooves in the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Meshell Ndegeocello, Rahsaan Patterson, etc. The album opens with the title track “The Potomac Syndrome,” a funk/rock inspired tune reminiscent of early Lenny Kravitz. Tracks like “Run To” and “Help …
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About

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer André Akinyele has recorded under the names Marcel and Ajamu Akinyele, exploring multiple music genres. He is the bandleader and bassist of the jazz/funk fusion band Gemini Soul, the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Looking for Lester, as well as the vocalist and keyboardist for the electronic synth-pop duo Lavender Lush. He is also the co-author of the book Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello.

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