Super-producer Salaam Remi and multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist/producer Terrace Martin just threw fans a much-appreciated musical curveball. Salaam’s recent release of singles "Roll The Dice" featuring singer Gallant and "Find My Love" featuring legendary rapper Nas and the late Amy Winehouse, have our eyes and ears set on his upcoming album, Do It For The Culture 2, while we are steadily chomping at the bit for Terrace’s Drones project. Both artists have completely flipped the script, however, with their collaboration on “Carrot Juice.”
In a word, the five-minute jazz instrumental issa VIBE. While it in no way sounds dated, the track is sure to satisfy the appetites of both jazz purists and more contemporary heads. The two tremendously talented artists take turns adding their signature touches, though the slight transition is seamless. Serving as the first release from their forthcoming joint EP North Side of Linden, West Side of Slauson, “Carrot Juice” is quite literally nourishing to both our senses and our soul. “The way I see it music is meant to be shared and also created amongst friends,” explains Salaam. Noting the collaborative EP as the first release on his Flying Buddha label since Hiatus Kaiyote’s Choose Your Weapon album, he says, “It has me very excited about all the new millennium jazz coming your way very soon.”
Give the latest from Salaam Remi and Terrace Martin a spin, and be sure to add the track to your playlists from your favorite digital platform. While there’s no official release date for the joint EP (or each artist’s solo efforts for that matter), both have graciously floated plenty of material to keep our souls bouncing in the meantime.