Just in time for Valentine’s Day! If this fantastic cover of short-lived British Group I-Level does not set the mood for your day, I don’t know what will. This is one to file under play and share.

Track description

A few years ago we stumbled upon the inspiring sounds of I-Level, a short lived British group from the early 80s whose sound anticipates electrosoul by nearly three decades. Simultaneously tropical and urban, their work blends the emerging electronic musical tropes of the time with live instrumentation that resonated with our sensibilities. After keeping their sole album in rotation for a few years, we spent some time reimagining their unique approach with our own flavor.

Produced, arranged, performed and mixed by Columbia Nights

Strings by Vaughan Octavia
Original composition by I-Level
Artwork by Noah Deeakili


Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.