AM444 CD release, The Shelter
It's not often that The Shelter gets mentioned on this blog. Not because I don't go there, I'm there all the time, but because it usually falls into a different domain and is dealt with by other sites. I'm making an exception here though because AM444 have released a brilliant, made in Shanghai album and it's worthy of recognition. I've had the hooks from the Eye Wonder album echoing in my head all morning and if you missed the show last night, you need to pick up a copy of that CD or cop it on iTunes as soon as you can.
The show kicked off last night with a premiere of the second AM444 music video (after this one). From what I could see over people's heads, it was really nicely shot and very professionally done. Keep an eye out here for it going up online.
After a set from Alan Shanyinde, AM444 then produced a live set, performing the album in its entirety. Anyone who has seen ChaCha perform before knows that she's simply a massive massive talent and it was great to see her here with a large crowd nodding along as she sang. She was supported by a backing vocalist (also excellent) and Xiao Feng on the trumpet and, of course, the other half of AM444, Jay.Soul.
His performance was outstanding. In addition to spinning the beats that he composed for the album, he seemed to be doing about a dozen things at once, including playing live keys and guitar over the top. It could have been so easy for him to just DJ the beats, but his live instrumentation really added another dimension to the show.
Once again, you really need to get yourself a copy of this album if you haven't already. It's a great record and another really strong Shanghai release. Congratulations to everyone involved.
More photos like the one above from the video shoot here.
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