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Apr 15th 2003


Search no more - Darrius Willrich Darrius- Search for the day (Critical Sun)


Seattle's own Darrius (aka Darrius Willrich) follows up his self-titled debut release with his excellent sophomore set 'Love will visit'. The singer who gave us his critically acclaimed debut album in 1999 really didn't get his due (where record sales are concerned) but still, he found an audience among the underground masses.

Visited here is the lead off single, the delightful 'Search for the Day' a beautiful ballad that is high class, top quality soul at it's best. Darrius's baritone breezes through the song with effortless ease and finds him (to me) scoring a winner for the soul.

His sophomore set delivers more of the same with tracks that are wonderfully produced, horned by intelligently well written lyrics. Darrius carries himself as a seasoned veteran and it's hard to believe that this is only his sophomore set. He has been compared to the likes of the legendary Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and Lionel Richie - high praise for a young man fresh out the gates.

The album is in stores now so do yourself a favour and get a copy (it's a must have if you're a true soul fan).... an absolutely must have in your music library - A TY-D Pick indeed. 

Listen to Darrius Willrich's 'Search for the Day'







She's back to funk U - Erykah BaduErykah Badu ft:Angie Stone, Bahamedia and Queen Latifah - Funk u up: (Motown)


After being on the hush hush for the last 3 years, Erykah's been in the public eye as of late. She's playing house with rapper Common who featured her on the remix of his smash hit 'Come Close' and vice versa with her single 'Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop) (from the Brown Sugar soundtrack) and was rumored to have her 3th studio album 'Worldwide Underground' drop last year.

Well the album is on it's way (on June 3rd - although it's rumored to be an EP) and the first single is from it is an excellent remake of Sequence's classic 80s track 'Funk u up'. This latest renindition does the original justice with teriffic production and excellent instrumentation polished by a solid bass line and claps.

Adding to the flow are three masterful guest vocalists who are tops in their own right - Angie Stone, Bahamedia and Queen Latifah (and by the way it's deja vu for Angie Stone was one of the original members of Sequence who sang the original version)

This one was sent to radio this week so be on the 'ear out' for this one. A great track and lovely remake can't wait for the full set. A TY-D Pick indeed. 

Listen to Erykah Badu - 'Funk u up'
(ft:Angie Stone, Bahamedia and Queen Latifah)





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