This may be Slatetrain's first official release but this album has been over a decade in the making.
It is the culmination of years of collecting great time tested songs
Slatetrain is a Singer, Songwriter, Drummer bringing the good vibes of reggae music.
It's his mission to make you want to move. Every track is a rhythmic journey and the instrumentation brings layers of dynamic keys, mellow horns and soaring melody.
The songs bring up feelings of great weather, chillin with friends, or nostalgia of summers past.
It's art from the heart.
The friendships from performing in local bands brought together the group of guys that made this record come alive.
Slate teamed up with long time friend Johnny Cosmic to produce the album.
Fluid Minds and Cosmic Haze member Frank Clayton brought the sound to new heights with his horns.
Mike DeGuzman, Fluid Minds keyboardist also touring with Passafire, threw down extra smooth keys.
Obie Call guitarist JP brought his catchy production and playing on the bonus tracks
Slatetrain was featured on KnowledgeBorn07's release 'The Meaning of it All'. KB07 came back to spit a verse and complete the circle of collaboration. Hear their alternate version of 'True Love'
released May 22, 2014
Slatetrain - Lead Vocals, Drums, Percussion
Johnny Cosmic - Guitar, Bass, Keys, Backing Vocals
Frank Clayton - Saxophone, Bass, Keys
Mike DeGuzman - Keys
JP - Guitar, Bass, Beats
Mixed and Mastered by Johnny Cosmic at Melody Sunrise Studio
Produced by Slatetrain and Johnny Cosmic
'Bob Newhart' and 'Rocksteady' Produced and Mixed by JP
Drum recording assisted by Joe Pierscionek
Cover Art by Brett Whitacre