“City Night Speak” appears on the album Sacred Paths by Asia Jazz Project featuring Molina Soleil & Aju (2009)
If I remember right, this is the last track we recorded for Sacred Paths, summer 2009. Sacred Paths is a HEAVY music project, coded in spiritual life/love lessons. I felt like it needed a fun track.
This is as FUN as Sacred Paths gets. HA!
In many ways, the city is emblematic of DESTRUCTION and CHAOS. Little is natural or organic in city life… except of course human interaction. Cities bread possibility, creativity, opportunities for interpretation. The city is sexy and limitless. I guess the same can be said about the forest or the countryside.
But you can’t deny the charm of the city. The smell. The grit. City lights and movement. Countless lives converging and rewriting the standards. Potential. This is what I reached for as I wrote my verse from my Northside Denver apartment.
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“It’s the kinda shit that makes you wanna just lay back and close your eyes so you can feel every word. It’s like dark smokey vintage lounge sexy meets earthy nature sexy meets 3am urban sexy meets revolution sexy. If that makes any sense at all. But yeah, its that good.” READ MORE.
“Like Magic”, Soulaju — Molina Soleil & Aju w/ DJ Icewater (2010)
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This is the first single off the forthcoming album Soulaju. This is one of the first tracks Aju and I recorded together in Oakland, CA back in December 2008.
On “Like Magic” we aimed for that ethereal sense of sensual energy that stops time. This multilingual track is one of three on Soulaju that explore themes of love, sexuality, arousal, sensuality.
I have largely stayed away from these themes because most of what passes for “sexy” in American popular culture is overdone and misogynistic.
The music we were given by DJ Icewater pushed me to be a better storyteller; to be adaptive, to be daring, to have fun with the music; to blend my experiences and what I have seen with what I can only imagine…