- 01 Dear Lucy
- 02 Keep Breathing ft. Justin Nozuka
- 03 Call Me Your Friend ft. Sandie Black
- 04 When The World Falls Apart
- 05 Dream On
- 06 Love Controls the Sun ft. Justin Nozuka
- 07 Speed Of Time
- 08 The Other Side of Tomorrow
- 09 Beneath It All ft. King Reign & Shad
- 10 Defective
- 11 Perfect Summer Night ft. Tingsek
- 12 Love Judge ft. Tingsek & Ebrahim
- 13 Nine 2 Five ft. Tingsek
- 14 Everything for Nothing ft. Tanika Charles
The Other Side of Tomorrow
The Slakadeliqs is the brainchild of Toronto-based producer and songwriter Byram “Slakah” Joseph, known to audiences around the world by his hip hop alter ego Slakah the Beatchild (BBE Records) and also as one half of the electro-soul-house duo The Art of Fresh (Universal). His new album, The Other Side Of Tomorrow, balances an epic range of sounds, from 60s psychedelic and progressive rock to contemporary soul, hip hop and funk -- as Slakah describes it, “an alternate version of the future.”
The range of influences and sheer diversity of instrumentation in the Slakadeliqs sound is phenomenal, delivered with a perfect symmetry between humility and confident showmanship. You’ll hear echoes of Neil Young, The Beatles, The Zombies and Jimmy Cliff, all the way through to early Lenny Kravitz and Raphael Saddiq. Layered over the rhodes/guitar/bass/drum foundation are violins, violas, cellos, flutes, glockenspiels, flugelhorn, and trumpet.
The Other Side of Tomorrow is defined by themes of positivity, inspiration, renewal and hope. Its first single, “Keep Breathing” featuring Justin Nozuka, is a powerful and uplifting ballad that sends a message that it is possible to persevere through any type of adversity. The album’s stellar list of collaborators also includes: Tingsek, Ebrahim, King Reign, Shad, Sandie Black, and Tanika Charles.
Originally an independent digital-only release, The Other Side of Tomorrow has already received over 100,000 total plays and downloads. It has been acclaimed all over the world on blogs and social media, and was recently long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize in Canada before its official release date. Now, this modern soul masterpiece is available the way it was meant to be heard.
"An album this good deserves be enjoyed on vinyl,” says label boss John Kong, "This is one of those albums that grabs you from start to finish, a rare beast in today’s single-driven world."