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Friday, September 12, 2008

CD Review: BLVD - Music For People

BLVD - Music For People
2008, BLVD

BLVD is the marriage of Colorado's MC Souleye and San Francisco electronic mavens BLVD. The trio has become four as MC Souleye ads his rhythmic poetry to BLVD's breaktronic sound. Music For People, BLVD's groundbreaking debut will be available on September 29, 2008. If you want to be on the forefront of a new musical experience, this is the place to start.

Recorded live in studio, Music For People captures the energy of a live show. You can't help moving to this music. Even the rhythm challenged will be moved by BLVD. Music For People is party music, or feel good music, or workout music, or whatever you want it to be. It's lyrically safe for young rap fans (parents will approve). Highlights include 108 Rose Petals, Stamina, Sounds Of Blvd and Alignment. The messages throughout are positive, the music is bright and energetic, and the band itself is more than just samples.

BLVD is a talented concatenation including MC Souleye, Dylan McIntosh (Drums/samples), Tripp Bains (Bass) and Curtis Sloane (Electric Guitar/samples). Music For People is just different enough and full of sufficient talent to make a dent in urban and pop radio. Don't be surprised if you hear a lot more of this band in the coming months.

Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about BLVD at or Music For People will be available on BLVD’s website and at live shows as of 9/29/08.


Anonymous said...

Checked out BLVD's website after reading this Review and I must say, These guys are the next big thing.
I have not heard something original and fresh like this since 311 or Sublime.
Looking forward there new CD when it comes out in Oct

Anonymous said...

Just FYI...this isn't BLVD's debut album. This is their 3rd release. But it IS the first release with the new incarnation of Souleye on board as their 4th member.

The boys are one of the hardest working bands in San Francisco and I couldn't be happier that they are finally getting the acclaim that they so rightfully deserve. Love you guys!

Deidre said...

I totally match with everything you've written.