Soul Movement 2 Release Party | Slakah The Beatchild | The Drake Underground | April 2014 | Toronto
Photographer: Victoria Charko
Fueled by greats such as J-Dilla, Raphael Saadiq & Pete Rock, multi instrumentalist and recording artist/producer Slakah the Beatchild’s music is often described as a breath of fresh air. Soulful chords, warm harmonies & intricate progressions are the root of this unique feel good sound. On a quest to provide quality vibes to the world, Slakah the Beatchild presents Soul Movement vol I, a brilliant collection of instrumentals, collaborations & solo masterpieces. At 20 cuts deep, one listen will have true die-hard fans of soul hiphop, pleasantly lost in a musical daydream. Guest features include Divine Brown, Shad, Ayah, Drake, Melanie Durrant & more!
Raised on the finest old school soca, calypso, reggae & classic soul, Slakah the Beatchild has a true appreciation for writing styles, musicianship, recording & mixing techniques of the early analog years. At an early age his Grenadian born parents would give him 8 track tapes from the Fat Boys to Bobby McFerrin. In no time the Beatchild wanted to learn how to play the music he loved listening to and his parents enrolled him in drum, piano, violin & vocal lessons. His natural talent, coupled with the music theory all helped build a strong foundation for Slakah’s unique sound.
Today he works with artists around the world producing everything from R&B to rock earning 3 Juno nominations (Canadian Grammy). He’s worked with major labels such as BBE, Universal, Warner, Sony BMG & Somerset Ent and runs his own production studio Beatchild Productions.