Monday, May 20, 2013

Alex Isley: The Other Side + Set In Stone + Into Orbit + Mile High Blues (Kenyon Dixon)

Daughter of Isley Brothers guitarist Ernie Isley, granddaughter of an opera singer, and a UCLA Jazz Studies graduate with perfect pitch: Alex Isley's bio is impressive. Ultimately however, it is her heavenly voice as well as her immense gift for songwriting and production that are making people sit up and take notice.

Now in her mid-twenties, the Los Angeles based artist who cites J. Dilla as a primary influence, self-released her stellar seven-track EP  'The Love/Art Memoirs' exactly a year ago, and is currently at work on the project entitled 'DreamsInAnalog'.  (there is no release date yet, but check her Facebook page for updates.)

Ms. Isley regularly performs at intimate L.A. venues such as Room 5 on La Brea, but will hopefully be touring the U.S. and abroad sometime soon.

NOTES on tracks posted below:
"The Other Side":  from the upcoming project 'DreamsInAnalog'. 
"Set in Stone" and "Into Orbit":  taken off 'The Love/Art Memoirs'.
"Mile High Blues": a duet with frequent collaborator Kenyon Dixon.