One thing is for certain as we highlight the music of Kashif over this next month, there’s a sound and accompanying legacy that he was able to create that continues to resonate over thirty years from creation. Take for instance the work he did here with Tavares. From the unmistakable elements of the groove, the interplay between the vocal and the rhythmic figures, complimented by engaging string work, the combo of Soul, Funk, R&B and dance here is nothing short of combustible. Get your day started off right with this one!


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.