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Art Slave


Tokyo Dawn Records
TDR11-002 | 2011-03-04  
Spotlight on for the long awaited debut album by Tokyo Dawn's first lady Amalia! 'Art Slave' is a colorful manifesto for the passion of art, the strength of heart and the need for sufficient funk in all stages of life.
Flying solo, Amalia bravely commands her own starship and pays homage to the strong women of soul who catalyzed her ingenuity such as Chaka Khan, Sheila E, Eartha Kitt and Betty Davis. Produced by her cohabitant, Swedish funk extraordinaire Opolopo, 'Art Slave' is sonically and musically influenced by late 80s/early 90s New Jack Swing and Boogie, continuing on from his epic concept album 'Voltage Controlled Feelings'.
Besides winning the prestigious CMW award and being nominated by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Amalia has already performed and shared her electromagnetic pull with the likes of Dr. Lonnie Smith, Maceo Parker, Jazzanova, Saul Williams, Cinematic Orchestra and many more. A unique voice and mind that transcends this space and time, Amalia has also been the secret weapon of numerous underground producers including AD Bourke, Atjazz & Son Of Kick, who all deliver the bonus remixes for this release.
- Kristi Lomax (KPFK Radio): "First lady of modern funk. Badass!"
- Mijk van Dijk (Motherfunk): "FUNK BOMB! Too sexy! All the sweat, dirt and sexiness real funk deserves to have."
- Laurent Garnier (F-Com): "Another pure Tokyo Dawn monster!"
- Mad Mats (Raw Fusion): "Love Amalia, she got the talent, the voice and the edge! An extraordinary team together with Opolopo."
- Jason James: "This album is far superior to anything out there. I dream of Amalia in a cage match with Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Kesha just so i can sit back and be like, fuckin' right she did it."
- Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic): "Big sound from Opolopo, big vox from Amalia. Wikkid, will support to the max!"
- Joshua Adams (Exchange Bureau Music): "Amalia channels a young Chaka roller skating with Opolopo on Saturn's rings. This album will be in my speakers for years!"

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