WINNER in the BEST URBAN EP category in the American INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS for EP Love & Denial
Judge panel: Meshell Ndegeocello, McCoy Tyner, Raul Midon, John Medeski & Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Suzanne Vega, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Brandi Carlile , Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Jason Olaine (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Dan Storper (Putumayo World Music), Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records) and others.
International guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning producer, “Duffmusiq” released his solo album "Soulleash" in 2017. For this dynamic new recording, Duffmusiq has produced it imbedding it with his trademark smooth, vintage and authentic soul and rhythm and blues motifs. The CD also features dynamic jazz melodies as well as infectious musical themes that have been inspired by Duffmusiq’s comples music experiences. For this project, Duffmusiq has assembled a cast that includes some of the most sought after international musicians. “I had the idea of doing the album ‘Santana-style’ by having different guest musicians on every track and also incorporating small vocal parts here and there, so that it’s not an entirely instrumental album.”, Duffmusiq explains.
On Soulleash, Duffmusiq wears several hats – not only acting as producer, but also mixing the recording and performing on guitar, keyboards, saxophone and bass.