Wellington, New Zealand, July 26, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- David D'Angelo is an up and coming Hip-Hop producer, Jazz pianist, and composer from New Orleans, Louisiana who has travelled to New Zealand to release his debut EP Born in Paradise. David D'Angelo created this EP to touch on environmental issues concerning his generation and hopes to inspire listeners to take positive action. While here in New Zealand, a land of incredible natural beauty, David will become involved with local environmental conservation groups in an effort to better educate himself and ultimately his peers.
Sonically, Born in Paradise is a melting pot of G-funk inspired Hip-Hop production, compositional elements of R&B and Smooth Jazz, as well as Electronic synth layering/texturing. The first single off of his EP, “Moon Influences Man,” was released in January of this year. It features a Jazz saxophonist over soulful Hip-Hop production and culminates in a futuristic duet between melancholic piano and a watery synthesizer. His latest single, “Jade,” was just released on the summer solstice. This track blends heavy bass, oriental chimes, trippy synths, rhythmic guitar licks, and pristine piano to build a unique instrumental bed of sound. It also features a simple yet catchy hook sang by a young Nigerian R&B vocalist named Ayotemi. Born in Paradise will be available for streaming on Soundcloud and Spotify as well as available for purchase on Itunes, Bandcamp, and more.
David D’Angelo was recently featured on Balcony TV New Orleans where he and saxophonist Rêverend Yogi performed “Moon Influences Man.” New Orleans has been a second home for David D’Angelo over the last few years. It was a source of inspiration for this project’s concept, as well as the main location of recording. Living in New Orleans prompted David D’Angelo to create such songs as “Polar.Oceans” and “New Atlantis,” both of which allude to the issues of rising sea levels and changing weather patterns that are already affecting this city and many others.
“Currently, we are in the middle of a global paradigm shift involving socio-eco-enviro. The world we see today is rapidly being molded into a different tomorrow. Our collective treatment of Earth, along with our understanding of climate change, is at the crux of this molding process and many of us are not aware of this. To be born in paradise is to believe that you were born in paradise; paradise is a mindset. Born in Paradise is a way of remembering all the beauty and goodness that this world has to offer. I believe that we were all born in paradise. I urge you to think and act positively in spite of all the tragedies that we see happening to our planet and its inhabitants. The goal of this music is to simultaneously spread good vibrations and bring awareness back to caring for our Earth.” - David D’Angelo on Born in Paradise