MelodySoul is extremely proud to present an exceptionally talented production duo based out of Kansas City, MO. They go by the name of "The Xtraordinair$" and are comprised of producers Leonard Dstroy & Dominique Sanders. The duo has a knack for combining various styles that combine like Voltron to form elegant, soulful rhythms and grooves with just the right amount of abstraction. The album is a proper fusion of Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz, Neo-Soul, and Funk, combined with exceptional lyricism, high quality performances and artistic prowess from all contributors.
The Xtraordinair$ first popped on the scene via Parisian label, Laruche Records, where they dropped a stunningly impressive debut release titled "X Life" which was released last October. The outcome was nothing short of spectacular. We highly suggest you grab a copy, which you can snag right here: larucherecordings.bandcamp.com/album/x-life
X ESSENTIAL is the sophomore release from the production duo, and it is a true exercise in collaboration, which has always been at the heart of MelodySoul. Numerous local musicians (in Kansas City) were brought in to record segments to give it that live, jazzy feel. The track list is oozing with dynamic versatility. There is a little something for everyone.
The album is an exceptional piece of art that we are very proud to present. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Features include: BoomBaptist, ChromadaData, Jonah Christian, Anthony Saunders, Lindsay Olsen, Miles Bonny, Reggie B, Churchboi, Ubiquitous, Stik Figa, Kutty Slitz, Reach, Joc Max, Barrel Maker, Lee Langston, Peter Schlamb, Andy McGhie, Eddie Moore, Hermon Mehari, Paula Saunders, Jimmy Dykes, Sherwin Keith Rice II (King)
released August 2, 2016
All tracks produced, mixed and mastered by Leonard Dstroy & Dominique Sanders as The Xtraordinair$.
Project coordination by Leonard Dstroy.
A&R by w0nka.
Creative direction and design by DeChazier Stokes-Johnson.
Photography by Dana Washington.
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