Exuding a cool yet intense vibe, Bloom delivered two guitar-driven tracks "My Diamond" and the palpably soulful "Work It Out". Each in its own hearkened back to the true origins of rock as Black music, with strong soul and blues undertones, but delivered in a style that neatly incorporated contemporary influences. Bloom, who is also a member of John Legend's band, reflected some of that influence, but also distinct overtones of Jimi Hendrix, as well as some of the soul legends of the 60s and 70s.
Orisah Sound did two recently released tracks the "dance-trip" "Sunrise" and the more conventional dancehall piece "Emergency" both to good effect, showing the high energy, musical sensibility and chemistry between the two (Russian-born Orisha and Jamaican Sheldon "Shel -K" Williams).
Williams indicated that the duo is working on a several significant projects through the spring and into this summer's upcoming Football World Cup 2018 (to be held in Russia).
check links for "My Diamond" and "Sunrise" vids below
see MY DIAMOND
This morning's "mini-sets" was an outing that augured well for tomorrow night's showcase, especially with the addition of Ozou'ne-led Pon Fyah band.
Also gracing the "Live Tuesday" broadcast were Team Di Franco and the Jermaine Gordon group