Wed. Dec. 12, 2018

Louie Vega feat. Josh Milan – The World Is A Family

Single Of The Week: Louie Vega feat. Josh Milan – The World Is A Family (Roots NYC Mix) (RMVK Records LLC)

‘The World Is A Family’… A song which has all the ingredients to go down in history…
Who better than this reunion between Louie Vega and Josh Milan could better emboby the spirit of Ray Chew‘s ‘Two Beats One Soul’ album concept?

Two Beats (and even more…) One Soul intrinsically reflects what makes the NYC culture so unique and fascinating. Itself takin’ its essence from the blend of countless influences. Be they Latin, African. Or inherited from the past. From Soul to Jazz, not to mention Gospel. Therefore finding its translation in the local music production. On such circumstances, how to not think The World Is A Family. At least musically speaking?!? With its protagonists finding there the ideal ground to express themselves together as one despite their differences.

Mind you and like it or not, richeness most oftenly comes from the diversity. Eventually givin’ birth to unsuspected results. With history most likely speakin’ for itself. Should this have to be reminded once again.

‘Let’s Keep Hope Alive’, ‘We Are One’, ‘Love Each Other’. But also ‘Love Is On The Way’, ‘Brand New Day’ or ‘Children Of The World’… As many messages of love and compassion which have paved our way over the last years. With the notorious contribution of Louie Vega and Josh Milan either together or separately. ‘The World Is A Family’ takin’ on where they left…

Delivered under different mixes being as many different moods, our preference definitely goes to the ‘Roots NYC Mix’. With its instantly sounding familiar atmosphere most likely resonating as an echo to Lamont Dozier‘s classic ‘Going Back To My Roots’. Certainly not a coincidence as a matter of fact.

The world is a family… I would most likely tend to think it is for those recognizing themselves when comin’ to speak about quality music.

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Overview…
– Most likely remembered as one half of Blaze along with Kevin Hedge, Josh Milan has set himself up as both a one of a kind performer and songwriter. On his own nowadays or as a featured singer.

One thing one may notice is the way he carefully chooses the themes he expresses. And in the meantime the ones he comes to collaborate with. How to not remember the heartfelt ‘Love Each Other’ along with Yukihiro Fukutomi? The blowing ‘From Now On’ with Namy. The bittersweet ‘I Wish’ along with Matthew Bandy for instance. Or the stellar ‘Beautiful’ with N’Dinga Gaba and Jaidene Veda???

In addition to this, let’s not forget his long term collaboration with Louie Vega that would (also) give birth to countless gems. From ‘Elements Of Life’ to ‘Brand New Day’. But also ‘Love Is On The Way’ and ‘Sunshine’ along with Raúl Midón. Then ‘Love Remains The Same’ with Luisito Quintero in 2007 on Vega Records. Or ‘Children Of The World’ to name but a very few. ‘The World Is A Family’ being the last component of their common repertoire to date…

A songwriter, producer, and keyboardist, Josh has released his long awaited ‘6.9.69’ album on his Honeycomb label in 2017. An effort out of which we welcomed ‘I Will Wait’ in our Top 10 at the time…

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