What can one say… it’s not very often that you get to interview one of your influences. Very grateful to the The Original 7ven’s entire team for making this happen. Jimmy Jam was incredibly gracious and insightful during our chat and I hope that you will share this interview with any and everyone you know who is a lover of music or aspiring to work in this business.
Special shout to the great folks over at Emancipation Radio for airing the interview and the wonderful show flyer pictured above.
This is one of those recommendations where in a way I had reviewed the album in my mind before I actually had the album. After vibing to the first single #Trendin a few weeks ago someone on the GFM team hipped me to the snippets of Condensate that had made their way to Amazon. I distinctly remember having two thoughts upon hearing the teaser: 1. This project is great for music and 2. Notice has been served: Musicians are at work here. (more…)
GFM Family you all ready know!!! If you haven’t already peeped the official video for #Trendin press play below and after you have taken in all that musical goodness checkout the press release to get all the latest info on The Original 7ven (The Band Formerly Known as The Time). Condensate drops October 18th! We are extremely proud to have The Original 7ven as our Artist of the Month on GFM this month, Yesss!!!
Fairfax, VA (September 28, 2011) — Morris Day, Jesse Johnson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Jellybean Johnson, Jerome Benton and Monte Moir revitalize the classic Minneapolis sound on their first new album together in 21 years. Condensate, due October 18th on SRR Records, features 14 brand new but instantly familiar tracks by the band formerly known as The Time. From their origins in the early ‘80s as Prince’s first protégés led by the dynamic Morris Day, this seminal group continues to deliver groundbreaking funk-rock dance grooves as only they can. Today the Original 7ven remain a fascinating and outrageous musical congregation. (more…)