In 2019’s first issue of Slo*Mo magazine — which includes an expanded format and some brand-new sections — we’re featuring:
COVER STORY: Singer/songwriter/musician Kameron Corvet on Grammys, Sting and Shaggy + 2019 plans
MO EVENTS: Van Hunt, Anderson .Paak, Jazz of Prince + more live music picks
Regular readers of Slo*Mo may notice that the focus of this article — Kameron Corvet — has graced the front of our print magazine more than any other artist since we hit the scene in 2013. His frequent appearances in our publication, however, aren’t due to favoritism or payola or anything ethically skewed like that. The fact is, the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter/musician just always has some dope stuff on tap. Whether that’s one of the host of albums he’s dropped over the years (starting with his 2006 debut “Sayingthings”) or live performances he’s presented at venues across the globe, Corvet is one indie artist who stays working. Last year was an especially banner year for him, particularly because he served as a writer for the song “Don’t Make Me Wait,” the first single from the reggae album “44/876” by music legends Sting and Shaggy. The song (which was co-created along with Sting, Shaggy, Ashante Reid, Shaun Pizzonia and Kennard Garrett) and the album went on to be international hits … and ultimately earned the coveted Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. We recently checked in with Corvet to get his thoughts on the major moves he made last year and what he’s got up his sleeves this year.
This month, we’re unleashing the Summer of Soul — our annual(ish) guide to all things soulful in Atlanta during these hot-ass months. Here’s the lineup for this year’s special edition:
In this month’s issue of Slo*Mo magazine:
This issue of Atlanta’s soul music and culture magazine — aka Slo*Mo — throws the spotlight on rising indie singer/songwriter Kameron Corvet, chatting with him about creating music “by any means necessary.”
Plus: We’re giving some shine to a bevy of new music by some of the top soul artists in Atlanta (and beyond) — folks like St. Beauty, Tasha LaRae and more.
Photo: Dejah Greene. Model: Raven Best.
The year 2017 is gonna be a big one for Slo*Mo Media. Now, that’s not some flippant prediction or straight-up boast — it’s just a fact, based on some carefully considered strategy. In other words, we ain’t bullshittin’ you.
Looking forward to next year, although we can’t reveal all our plans, we can safely say that you’ll be seeing a lot more of us: in print, on the web and in the flesh. Keep your eyes and ears peeled to all the stuff we make (the zine, the Mo Audio podcast, the website, our social media content, etc.) to stay in the loop on all of the newness and expansions.
But before we go knee-deep into 2017, we thought it would only be right to look back at the year in music — specifically the soul music that came out of Atlanta this year.
Last July, the good folks at Slo*Mo (that’s me, Carlton Hargro, and Larmarrous Shirley) rolled out our very first special issue — which we dubbed the Summer of Soul. Our goal was to highlight the people, music and events that lovers of soul music and culture should be checking out throughout the warm weather months in Atlanta.
Marcia Dore (Photo by Eye27 Photography)
Gracing the cover of our very special Summer of Soul issue — shot by photographer Natrice Bullard Miller of Eye27 Photography (www. natricemiller.com) — is Marcia Dore, who is no stranger to Atlanta’s soul scene.
Latrese Bush (Photo by Dre Barnes)
As the hazy days of summer officially begin, the question for music heads quickly becomes: What new tracks will I be rocking for the hot-ass months ahead? Slo*Mo can help with that. Just check our handy list below — it features nine of our favorite artists (who just happen to dwell in Atlanta) and info about their latest releases (singles, EP and full albums). So take a look at what the local soul scene is offering, and then snag these dope sounds for yourself.
In a world of “microwave music,” where some of the dopest sonic creations by artists are too often seen as disposable, soul singer Latrese Bush is taking a novel approach to getting her tunes into the ears and hands of her fans.
Fresh off the success of her hit duet with Noel Gourdin, “Because of You,” it would be standard practice for Bush to drop a full-length album or even an EP. Instead, the Atlanta-based vocalist is embarking on a yearlong journey that will see her releasing one new single on digital platforms every few months — and it starts with the mid-tempo, soon- to-be steppers classic “Love I Can Sing About,” which went on sale in early June.
She sees the single campaign, aptly titled “Singled Out,” as a way to give fans the chance to find her music and, ultimately, extend the life of her new sounds.
The Brand New Heavies
You ready for a whole mess of live music this summer? Well, we understand if you’re overwhelmed by the sheer choices of bands/DJs/artists to check out in Atlanta. That’s why we did all the legwork for you, curating a collection of truly can’t-miss concerts — especially if you’re a fan of soul, jazz, house and true-school hip-hop. Read up and plan accordingly.
June 23: Underground System, The Dangerfeel Newbies, Daz I-Kue — Local soul/jazz/house heroes The Dangerfeel Newbies and U.K. born, ATL-based producer/DJ Daz-I- Kue take the stage with rising Afrobeat stars Underground System … which is sure to equal a genre-jumping night of high-energy music. Aisle 5. aisle5atl.com.
June 24: Jonathan Butler, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle — Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. www.cobbenergycentre.com.
June 25: Black Milk & Nat Turner with Boog Brown, Yani Mo, DJ Kerosene, Hosted by Fort Knox — Aisle 5. aisle5atl.com.