by Izzy Wise

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Lips & Rhythm kicks off its 7-inch series just in time for summer 2017 featuring the smooth and sultry styles of Izzy Wise! His debut release on the label serves up a fresh slice of Afrobeat with a funky twist. Appropriately titled ‘Valencia,’ the A-side jam is fitting for a hazy backyard BBQ and those warm nights.

    The San Francisco-based producer/DJ has spent the last decade literally exploring a world of music. Between working-out dance floors with the rotating door of eclectic musicians in Afrolicious, to his own far-flung adventures DJing and making field recordings of indigenous peoples around Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. As the saying goes, ‘keep your ear to the floor’ – with Wise it is all about keeping it to the earth. His passion for live percussion is all over on this hot piece of wax.

    The B-side is a dreamy down tempo number with guest vocals from La Kata of Oakland-based group LoCura. ‘Sing Us Some Rain’ blows in your ear like a soft wind. La Kata’s swirling voice and Wise ripping a slinky, hypnotic bass line craft a detachment from reality with a neo-Balearic vibe. Their collaboration has been ongoing for years and this gem is refined to a glow.

    We have wanted a space to showcase and curate unique music alternative to peak-hour jams, with plenty of breathing room for those moments in-between the hype…like 7pm or 7am. And so we embark on a new sonic adventure with this tight record from Izzy Wise taking us out of port.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Valencia via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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released May 2, 2017

written and produced by Izzy Wise, Kata Miletich
© 2017 Lips & Rhythm Records LLC, San Francisco, CA



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Lips & Rhythm Records San Francisco, California

Lips & Rhythm is a San Francisco-based record label and weekly radio program that transmits the sounds of underground dance music every Saturday night.

As a label it seeks to safari into the depths of eclectic dance music and share it with the masses.
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