San Francisco, CA – March 23rd, 2009 – Rocker-T, the internationally-renowned, ground-breaking, and award-winning Reggae and World Music recording artist, in association with San Francisco’s Epiphyte Records, releases of his EP, “Luv is the Foundation,” featuring five mixes of the duet single, “The Way Life Should Be,” with singer and human rights activist, Joan Baez. Legendary trumpeter Bill Ortiz, best known for his work with Santana, Tito Puente, Destiny’s Child, and Tony, Toni, Toné, provides the songs captivatingly haunting and impassioned melody.
Rocker-T and Baez first met, and had discussed the idea of recording together one day, after his rousing and legendary Reggae on the River Festival performance, in Humboldt, California in the summer of 2000.
Rocker-T, who cites Joan Baez as the most influential musical artist on his own career, says, “I am deeply honored to have Joan share her voice on a project that I believe will help lead to a more peaceful world.”
Continuing, Rocker-T states, “Conflict knows no discrimination in the impact it makes on all generations. Therefore, there should be no age discrimination on the call for World Peace. Through the single ‘The Way Life Should Be,’ I have issued a universal and multi-generational call for World Peace to combat the rising tide of indiscriminate international conflict.”
Radio mix and four remixes of “The Way Life Should Be,” in Dance, Down-Tempo, Dubstep, and, Binghipella styles. “Luv is the Foundation” was recorded in San Francisco’s Pyramind Studios. “Luv is the Foundation” was engineered by Gregory J. Gordon (aka: G.2), and mixed and co-produced by G.2 and Rocker-T with final mastering handled by Michael Romanowski. The Dance remix was created by G.2, the Dubstep remix was created by Rocker-T and the Down-Tempo remix was created by FROST-Raven.
Rocker-T originally hails from Brooklyn, New York and now resides in Oakland, California, was an integral part of the
formation of the New York City Ska scene in the 1980’s and is one of the founding talents in the creation of the New York City Dancehall/Ragga Hip Hop scene in the early 1990’s. He is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, DJ, performer, producer and MC....more