Not one, but two artists from the Slammin Media family have been listed on the All About Jazz 2018 Top Listened list. The Heavyweights Brass Band’s track “Two Foot Ticket” off their album This City and The Tiki Collective’s “Hypnotized” from their debut album Muse both had features on All About Jazz as a Track of the Day during 2018.
In their highly anticipated third full-length album, This City, The Heavyweights take a pilgrimage to the city that has inspired them since their inception. Recorded in New Orleans, the cradle of jazz, with a second-line of special guests from groups such as Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trumpet Mafia and many more, the Heavyweights bring a fresh, energetic take on a deeply grounded tradition. Not forgetting their roots in Toronto, the album also furthers their hometown collaborations with the 10-time Grammy contributor Kevin Breit on guitar and Canada’s reigning queen of jazz, blues and gospel Jackie Richardson on vocals. The Heavyweights released This City, on March 9th, 2018.
“The uplifting, toe-tapping, impressive playing of the Heavyweights Brass Band in their third release has the band live up to its name with great, diverse musical sounds.”
The Tiki Collective is a group of individuals who make music that is a blend of Exotica (Polynesian inspired), Pop, Classical, Surf and Jazz. The Tiki Collective members are based in Toronto Canada, have performed live since 2016 and released their debut album, Muse, on August 16th, 2018. Featuring an arsenal of talent, Muse is full of fresh and unique renditions of popular songs from an array of artists. From Lily Frost’s take of “Mountain High, Valley Low”—originally performed in the 1940s musical “Lute Song”—to the beautiful cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” by Melissa Lauren and The Willows. Muse is guaranteed to have a favourite track for listeners of every age and musical preference.
“A new look at lounge from a crew that loves lounge/exotica but hates clichés and tropes that have been beaten to death… You don’t even need martinis to enjoy it. Well done.”
Both albums are available from Slammin Media and worldwide by Believe Distribution. Stream or download This City and Muse with the links below.