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Donn T - 'Kaleidoscopic' [CD]
Donn T - 'Kaleidoscopic' [CD]
Donn T - 'Kaleidoscopic' [CD]
Donn T - 'Kaleidoscopic' [CD]

Donn T



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Product Details
  • Aug 31, 2010
  • Funk/ Jazz/ Soul
  • 5055266898743
  • MAMLP001CD
  • 3.0 oz
  • new (we only sell new items)
  • More About Music
  • Simbad
Progressive. Eclectic. Avant-garde. Maverick. The soulful, futuristic dance music on songstress Donn T's KALEIDOSCOPIC embodies all these superlatives and more. This forward-facing singer-songwriter from the streets of Philadelphia satisfies all expectations for what a new millennium artist should be, slashing through musical genres while using modern technology to her utmost advantage. Donn T is a digital girl in a digital world, layering upbeat soul music all throughout her KALEIDOSCOPIC debut album.

No newbie to the industry, Donn T has long worked behind the scenes, i.e., songwriting on Common's Electric Circus ("I Am Music"); performing a cover of Radiohead's "Morning Bell" with the Randy Watson Experience (featured on Exit Music: Songs with Radio Heads); and contributing "Rainy Day" to the UPN Taye Diggs vehicle Kevin Hill, in addition to five songs for the second season of Showtime's Street Time drama. Nearly as connected as her older brother Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson of The Roots hip-hop band, Donn T has also shared stages with or supported the live shows of singers Amy Winehouse, Zap Mama, Nelly Furtado, John Legend, Les Nubians, Floetry and more.

Though she nowadays also calls Los Angeles home and worked steadfastly on KALEIDOSCOPIC with esteemed UK-based French producer DJ Simbad (Roots Manuva, Jay Electronica), Donn T brings as much Philly to her game as Santigold, Jill Scott or Jazmine Sullivan before her.

The daughter of '50s doo-wop great Lee Andrews (of Lee Andrews & the Hearts), Donn T was always supported in her musical ambitions from an early age. KALEIDOSCOPIC ranges from funky London electronica to reconfigured Chicago deep house, from the post-disco New York vibe of the late '70/early '80s to that same period's soulful Berlin sonics.

Global demand for KALEIDOSCOPIC seems inevitable given the international nature of the entire project. KALEIDOSCOPIC is Donn T's contribution to the genre-busting tradition carried on by the Janelle Monáes and Meshell Ndegéocellos of the 21st century world of modern music.

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