2012 Year in Review

Very very soon, I’ll be posting my 2012 musical highlights.


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Featured on Portugal’s Novos Talentos FNAC 2012 Album

The song featured on the album is called ‘Right Here’ which is a remake of ‘HERE’ from my Messages From The Future 2011 album. It’s produced by Lisboa’s talented CAMPLAIX. He’s also the founding member of my amazing Portuguese band ‘Os Swagg Boys’.

LISTEN & contact me if you want to grab a copy!

Meu Amor…Lisboa

I LOVE Lisboa! Some might say that I am biased, but I honestly don’t think anyone could come to this city and not fall in love. I don’t think it’s possible. Seriously, this town is magic. It’s full of amazing art, incredible food and wine, great music and cultural events, and lovely lovely lovely people. My time here has been incredible. I am sad to see this trip coming slowly to a close. I have only a couple days left and I intend to enjoy every single moment while I can. I will drink my 4 cafe’s a day very slowly and savor the fantastic wine and ridiculously fresh seafood.

My trip’s inevitable climax will be my performance tomorrow night at LX Factory along with an incredible roster of talents. Over the last 2 weeks I have been working diligently with my new found Portuguese band O ‘Swagg Boyz’ in the studio. We have been carving out fresh arrangements of a bunch of songs from my latest record (thanks to Filipe Campos’ s brilliant creative vision)  that we will perform for the first time tomorrow night. We’ll also be showcasing some new songs including my upcoming release with Portugal’s rising star DJ Ride which will be released later in 2012, a new song from my upcoming project with Future Falcon back home, and a brand new song that we wrote this last week while slaving away with O Boyz that is especially close to my heart called Madeira.

I’m so looking forward to sharing the show with you. If you’re in Lisbon, you know what to do tomorrow night. If not, we’ll be filming it so there will be a souvenir,  and of course some of the songs will be released later in 2012!

Muite Obrigada pra todo meus Lisboetas!

PS. ***Last night I had an incredible time performing at Cais Paraiso in Aveiro in the North of Portugal. It was a MAJOR highlight of my adventures in this wonderful country! I loved every minute of it. Muite Obrigada to Pedro, Mike, and the Cais Paraiso crew!!! They were absolutely lovely.

Boa Noite

PORTUGAL (Terra da minha mãe)

This week has been an exciting and busy one as I prepare to perform, write, and record in Lisboa, Portugal over the next couple weeks! This trip is very special for me because I’m able to connect with so many prominent music peeps na terra da minha mai.

I am very excited to be working with some amazing Portuguese musicians, producers, and DJ’s (CAMPLAIX, SYN, MIKE STELLAR, PEDRO MENICIO, DJ RIDE and certainly many more!)

We’ll be performing a show in AVEIRO on April 5th and a show in LISBOA on April 7th. I’ll also be writing and recording new material while there. More details soon come.




Buraka Som Sistema Round 2 : Santigold vs. Blaya

When I heard SANTIGOLD’s latest, Big Mouth, last week I instantly liked it. Something about it felt familiar, very M.I.A (but with a better delivery)  with a Kuduro twist, and a killer hook. When I realized that my boy’s from BURAKA SOM SISTEMA along with SWITCH had produced it, I understood why it was familiar. But I was to discover another reason why it’s so familiar. Santi’s opening verse was originally from another song!

Santigold – Big Mouth

After  I watched Buraka Som Sistema’s ,We Stay Up All Night, again this morning I realized that SANTI’s opening verse is identical to BLAYA’s verse in We Stay up all Night….Hmmmm. Both songs are produced by the same guys and both ladies do it well, but still I’m not quite sure what to think about it.

Thoughts? Check them both out and let me know yo!

BURAKA SOM SISTEMA feat. Blaya & Roses Gabor – We stay up all night