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What A Party!

Thanks again to those who came out to the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party this year, if you were one of around 30,000 people who showed up (almost double of last year's attendance of 16,000), you know that it was a very special event indeed! Click here to read more and see more of the festivities that went down at the Chicago Reader. (Click Photo for more)

(Above: The summer crowd enjoying the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party during Pete Rock's set, photo courtesy of Alonzo Silvers for the Chicago Reader)

(Above: The summer crowd enjoying the 14th Annual Silver Room Block Party during Pete Rock's set, photo courtesy of Alonzo Silvers for the Chicago Reader)

'Together Forever' - Forthcoming Vinyl Release Preview

'Together Forever' is another treat from the 'Romantic Flight' series, futuristic strings and pads against a backdrop of rhythmic percussion and soft vocals. 

'Together Forever' is available to to pre-order now from record stores near you, including:

https://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/86474-map011-romantic-flight-ron-trent
http://www.juno.co.uk/products/romantic-flight-together-forever/653615-01/
https://www.djshop.de/Vinyl-ron-trent-together-forever/ex/s~details,u~1949790,p1~vinyl/xe/details.html
https://www.deejay.de/Romantic_Flight_Together_Forever_MAP011_Vinyl__277217
http://www.groovedis.com/shop/groovedis.com/shop/824741.html

Forthcoming Vinyl Release 'Attitude 'Preview - 'Months of May' and 'New Rivers'

Let's look at Side B tracks to the 'WHATDOYOUTHINKYOUKNOWABOUTDEEPHOUSE Vol. 1 - Attitude' EP.

'Months of Mays' is a refreshing collaboration with the legendary producer Harry Dennis of the Chicago, part of the group 'The IT' which he formed with Larry Heard and Robert Owens. The track is a throwback to Dennis' signature spoken word and the mid-tempo rhythms of 80s Chicago house music. 

Part of the 4th installment in the 'Spaces & Places' series, 'New Rivers' is a fitting tribute to the numerous new rivers crossed in distant lands. 

New Forthcoming 'Attitude' Vinyl Release - 'Wet' Preview

From the forthcoming EP 'WHATTHEFUCKDOYOUKNOWABOUTDEEPHOUSE Vol. 1 - Attitude', 'Wet' is a hypnotic deep house track which entices you with its seductive organs, coming soon to a record store near you. Written, produced and performed by Ron Trent for MUSICANDPOWER (MAP010), additional vocals by Hsiao-Lan Liu.

MUSICANDPOWER Summer Digital Vol. 1

Happy Friday people! Celebrate the Summer vibes with the MUSICANDPOWER Online Digital Store Summer Sampler. All tracks are available from the digital store at www.gumroad.com/musicandpower either in MP3 or WAV format. 

If you can't decide and just need to have them all, you can get the 'MUSICANDPOWER Summer Digital Vol. 1', which contains all 7 tracks from the MUSICANDPOWER Online Digital Store in either MP3 or WAV formats. 

'I Just Wanna Dance With You' Exclusive Digital Release

Another addition to the Dancefloor Boogie Delites album, "I Just Wanna Dance With You" first premiered on the Japanese DJ show Dommune. Now this highly sought after Jazz Funk selection is now being made available for your play exclusively from MUSICANDPOWER.

Available exclusively only on GUMROAD:

MP3 (320kbps) 
https://gum.co/nbMtP

WAV
https://gum.co/anXpi

'Ticket ToThe Warehouse - Music & Art Installation' (Detroit Edition)

Less than a few days to go, Detroit peeps! Make sure you don't miss this very special occasion in celebrating 40th anniversary since the doors of the Warehouse opened in Chicago and changed the music world forever. 

Click here for ticket and event info.

See you on the dancefloor!

'Ticket To The Warehouse - Music & Art Installation' (Detroit Edition) Flyer

Ron Trent Boiler Room Opening Set @ Smart Bar, Chicago + Playlist + Photo Gallery

Its all connect through rhythm and sound>>>

Like every story there is a beginning>middle>end> Knowing how to approach either on the journey is an art form. All very important. I was asked to set the vibe for the evening and I welcomed the opportunity to set the tone. It has been 3 years since my first Boiler Room in London so enjoy this edition recorded here in Chi-Town>> MUSICANDPOWER- 

RT

Special shout to my Fam for coming to hang out with me Big Bros Robert Williams( The Founder) and Larry Hope (One of Chicago's legendary stylist),@Lee Collins , Sadar Bahar along with my inner crew Hsiao Lan Magnifique ,Rob Mckay, and Augustus Taylor>>>
Energy is everthing....

Special Thanks to Gabe, Storm, and the Boiler Room Crew>>>

Respect Always

>>> Playlist (artist, track name) >>>

Weather Report, 'River People'
Ron Trent DFBD, 'Pop, Dip & Spin'
North End, 'Tee's Happy'
Aurra, 'Checking You Out'
Asso, 'Don't Stop'
Deodoto, 'Whistle Bump'
Exodus, 'Make It Together'
Juggy Murray, 'Inside America'
Ron Trent DFBD, 'Touch'
Patrick Cowley, 'Get A Little'
Azymuth, 'Fenix (Ron Trent Re-Edit)'
Louie Vega featuring The Winans, 'I Choose You (Mid-Tempo Mix)'
Chez & Trent, 'The Choice'
Black Man's Techno, 'Rude Boy Science (Trinidadian Deep Remix)'
Conjure ,'Pressure Release'
DJ Clock, 'Unity'
Quick, 'Zulu Man'
Bolla, 'Makusa (Joe Claussell Remix)'
Ron Trent feat. Lono, 'Man-Child'
Mateo Matos, 'New York Style'
The Pockets, 'Come Go With Me'

'Boiler Room Chicago - Teachers' Photo Gallery'

'Boiler Room Chicago - Teachers' Photo Gallery'

'Master Plan Presents: Melting Pot Re-Edit 2017' Exclusive Digital Release

Ron Trent releases his latest Music And Power online exclusive track, 'Melting Pot Presents: The Master Plan Re-Edit 2017'. I sat down with the producer to talk about this new release.

"Back in 2009, I released 'The Master Plan - Tribute to Obama' as a celebratory tribute to the man,", says Ron Trent.  "It was a time of elation, a time for change." The release of the original tribute track came after the tumultuous 8 years of George W Bush in office that had seen the second Iraq war and the financial crisis. Obama's victory signified a new beginning, that a charismatic African-American man of integrity, known for his community activism, had become the Chief-In-Command. In his 8 years at the White House, Obama has proven his track record by bringing the US economy back from the red, establish the Affordable Healthcare Act and, with his wife Michelle, become role models whom people from all backgrounds aspires to around the world. 

As we see the Obamas leave the White House gracefully and enter a new life as civilians, what is the reason behind re-editing a track that harked back to the beginning of the Obama era? "I re-edited this track to symbolize the ending of Obama's two terms in office and leaving in grace", says Ron, "however our current president begins his term in chaos. Where he has been a successful businessman, I've never looked at him as a political figure. Coming from a Pan-Africanist background, I know that anything is possible when it comes to the world's politics and history not being on the right side of things. This piece of music represents a staff of historical pertinence and legacy, since art is supposed to be a representation of the pulse of the times and tell stories.  I wanted to re-approach the track sonically with new elements to signify the revival of the track, and also represent elements of a march echoing the protests that we are seeing today".

'Master Plan Presents: Melting Pot Re-Edit 2017' is exclusively available through Music And Power online digital music store on Gumroad, to purchase the track in WAV format click here

(Interview by Hsiao-Lan Liu)

Prescription Anthology - "Black Magic Woman" featuring Harry Dennis Preview

Listen to one of the unreleased tracks "Black Magic Woman" featuring Harry Dennis, part of the Prescription Anthology from Rush Hour. 

For further information and pre-ordering, visit the Rush Hour page below:

http://www.rushhour.nl/store_detailed.php?item=85747. 

 

An email came today...

Dear Ron,

I am writing to you today to thank you greatly for sharing such inspirational words on your CDR interview. I have been very moved by all the advice you shared on this and its given me countless encouragement to follow my heart and to create music with all the challenges life throws at you.

Ron Trent CDR Berlin - https://vimeo.com/95441094

“What fuels this is the emotion, the emotional content”

If I was a writer, 

I would have a pen. 

I would write down what I feel, 

I would try to communicate and articulate with the best words that I could possibly use to get you to understand exactly where I’m coming from.

 

Same things happens when you're creating.

You find the best sound that will articulate where your coming from emotionally and you write that down with whatever instrument you have.

 

That is the focus.

And wanting to see it all the way through.

 

If I was a painter, 

I would have paint,

Have colours .

My idea would be to communicate with these colours, my message or what I’m feeling at that time.

 

The things is …. is to get back into yourself…

Use that as the driving force

Using your skill level as in terms of techonogly to be able to articulate that.

Thats my process.

 

I have something in my head, something in my heart and I put it down.

Ron Trent 

May 5th 2014

 

Thank you kindly for all the inspiration,

 

Shahab

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