On Local Talks 74th release its about time to get real…and we’re not only talking about the music! This is a heavy and political record that through music expresses the constant struggle for many African Americans living in the US today. Or like Jamie (3:26) said after he first heard Sameeds initial version - it instantly hit me with the raw pain and emotion or the lyrics. There is so much struggle in the world today, many black men and women are in emotional, mental and spiritual battles.
The message is delivered over two tracks, ”Testify” and ”Can’t U”. Both tracks are using the same themes and samples but with a distinct difference on the end result. On the A side we find Chicago legend Jamie 3:26 teaming up with Amsterdam’s rising talent Masalo (Brighter Days crew) for a gospel inspired disco / house jam that comes with a slight warehouse feel and a thumping bassline that is 100% on point. On the flip Sameed is back on Local Talk with ”Can’t U”. A track that uses the same foundation as Testify but instead goes straight for that dirty disco knock out punch…heavy stuff! As an extra bonus we also included Dusty Jazz, a fender rhodes driven jazz-house cut from Sameed that sounds like it comes straight from a dark juke joint in Manchester.