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Live 4 Now
t3N
Foliage Records

FOLIAGE16D | 2011-08-03
Introducing a new, soulfully impactful take on the 21st century dancefloor…Producer N'Dinga Gaba and real-deal singers Marc Avon Evans, Sahffi and Mosno are brand new outfit t3N, which they pronounce simply as '10'. As such, the countdown has already begun for what promises to be a headline-grabbing contribution to the true house music cause. With debut cut Live 4 Now, released through Foliage Records, Gaba and crew are about to tingle spines and dazzle toes like never before.

It all starts from that simple metronomic beat – the subtly building chords, the pulses of bass and the delicate yet oh so powerful piano refrain, between vocal harmonies as smooth and perfectly timed as they are deep in texture and emotion. Evans, Sahffi and Mosno sing earnestly to clubland about forgetting what is past and predicted; about seizing the moment and making dreams happen. It's meditative, heart-on-sleeve stuff all the more effective for its release in a digital-driven climate where bland, tech-plated grooves seemingly roll off the assembly line every few seconds...

Live 4 Now follows comfortably in the footsteps of N'Dinga Gaba's recent Sahffi-fronted Foliage joyride Summer Breeze. Gaba and Sahffi hooked up with Marc Evans, super-talented signing to DJ Spen's Code Red label, and Sudanese artist Mosno initially as a writing team, but so strong were the Baltimore-based quartet's ideas together that progression to full-on performance and production soon beckoned.

t3N is that rare thing, a band playing house - and not just house, but house with rich world music sentiment (Gaba was born in the Central African Republic, as was fellow fast-rising talent Boddhi Satva) and real soul sophistication. The possibilities are endless but why waste time speculating when t3N's debut says it so well? Let's 'love the moment' – the rest, including a hot Live 4 Nowremix package, will follow in due spell-binding course...

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Phil Asher: "Very Nice Production, Great space in the Vocal Mix, Yes I, Will be Supporting on my Radio Show on Push Fm, Keep up the Good Work, Peace & Love"
Aaron Ross: "Nice vibe...looking forward to playing this in Japan in a couple of weeks!"
Ralf Gum: "Already big in my sets."
Danny Krivit: "Excelent."
DJ Spen: "Reallly Good Track!!!!"
The Layabouts: "More classic tunage from Foliage, deffo one for us...thanks for the music as always!"
DJ Yass: "Top production, great instrumental athmosphere... Nice cover also ;-)"
Raw Artistic Soul: "SMOOTH & PEACEFUL."
JoJo Flores: "Amazing! Love it. Definitely adding this to my play list."
Jask: "Beautiful piece of soulful deep house."
Kiko Navarro: "Very good track, this is how i like soulful vocal nowadays, deep and full of real soul. Congrats, i will play it. Thanks."
Tedd Patterson: "Great song. Solid production. Full support."
Greg Gauthier: "Nice soul house music ! love that!"
Vinny Da Vinci: "BEAUTIFUL..."
Afshin Assadian (Djoon): "I like it !! Tres bon"
CJ Mackintosh: "Very nice. :)"
DJ Christos: "Deep, just the way i lke it."
Rocco: "Really Dope Drum with nice Vocals ! I like the mix which is already dope, and I am looking forward to the remixes!"
David Harness: "Great track. The beats are sick!!! Going to rock this at Taboo."
Marlon D: "Awesome!"
Neil Pierce: "Great vocals on this ... in the bag!"
Will Reelsoul: "Great Track!"
Ezel: "Lovely vibe! thank you will play and chart."
Lars Behrenroth: "Very nice song! Gonna drop it on my show!"
Jullian Gomes: "Quality release! Respect!"
DJ Tipz: "N'Dinga and t3n doin' their thing, great vocals from the guys, it's got my full support!"
Alan O' Malley: "Wow, this is another bomb, full support!!"
Sy Sez: "Great vocal work on this one, lovin the stripped back groove too...perfect for these relaxing summer nights! Got my full support on Colourful radio..."
Jamie Thinnes: "Beautiful music as always, keep up the good work guys! Will be playing..."
Matthew Bandy: "Another great release from Foliage. the label is always proving that it doesn't have to be a floor rocker to be good!"
Danny Dance: "Typical killer smoothness from Foliage. You guys are doing nothing to help decrease world overpopulation—this is baby-making music!:)"
Distant People: "Beautiful laid back sound, the vocal sounds effortless silky smooth great style, full support!"
Franco De Mulero: "Amazing! Full support."
Ziggy Funk: "Already in the record bag. nuff said :)"
Master Kev: "GREAT song and production.. powerful, definitely feeling this! will support!"
Dr Bob Jones: "Very nice production, you have my support on this."
Joan Ribas (Ibiza Global Radio): "Nice vibe, excelent melody."
Nicc Johnson (Funky Room Pacha): "Nice solid soulful track. Perfect for the opening sets in the Funky room. Great vocals. thank you."
Mannix: "Big big big big."

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Original written and composed by N'Dinga Gaba (Ascap Zo'Mo Music), Carrie Grochowski (Ascap Carrie Lynn Grochowski), Marc Avon Evans (Ascap Avon Evans Tune) and Mosno for t3N. Vocals performed by Marc Avon Evans, Sahffi and Mosno. All music produced and arranged by N'Dinga Gaba at Global Diplomacy Studios in Baltimore, Maryland 2011. Mixdown by Martin Iveson at the Atlab Derby.

Special thanks to: Martin Iveson, N'Dinga Gaba, Sahffi, Marc Avon Evans, Mosno, Mikiharu Yabe and Dragon76

(P) & (C) 2011 Foliage Records
Published by Foliage Records / Atal
Mastered at www.masterlab.de
Cover artwork and painting by Dragon76
Executive Producer: Pete Henry

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