Andre Espeut’s latest song, “The Journey,” is a sultry, jazzy soul masterpiece that combines the sounds of Rotary Connection and Air in a live broken beat fusion epiphany. Produced in collaboration with Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel, this track now comes with Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Rework and Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Rework instrumental version.
With its spacey groove and Andre’s heavenly spoken words, “The Journey” brings sunshine to both the airwaves and the dance floor. The sweet funk grooves serve as the perfect backdrop for Andre’s soulful vocals, creating a truly mesmerizing listening experience.
Andre Espeut is no stranger to the music scene, having lent his incredible voice to bands like Los Charly’s Orchestra, Afriquoi, and Masterman. He has performed live for esteemed individuals such as Princess Diana, Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, and has even shared the stage with the likes of Duran Duran and Terry Callier.
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel, the masterminds behind Imagenes Recordings, bring their Venezuelan roots and diverse musical influences to the forefront. Their productions, under various aliases such as Funky Magnetic and Los Charlys Orchestra, have garnered acclaim for their fusion of disco, funk, jazz, soul, and Latin music. With over 130 releases on their Imagenes label, including collaborations with Omar and the Andre Espeut Quintet, Juan and Jorge have established themselves as creators of vibrant and captivating music.
Their infectious grooves have earned them support from esteemed figures like Radio 1’s Pete Tong, BBC 6’s Gilles Peterson, Louie Vega, Lakuti, BBC 6 Music’s Craig Charles, and Jazz FM. Their tracks have also been featured on best-selling compilations, alongside remixes from acclaimed producers such as John Morales, Dave Lee, Dimitri From Paris, Atjazz, Opolopo, and the late Jose Padilla.
Jorge Montiel, known for his passion for Latin-infused music, has recently started a DJ residency at The Maine in Mayfair, treating audiences to his signature sound bi-monthly on Saturdays. In addition, he holds a Latin Lounge residency at Annabel’s and has performed at El Pastor in Soho, Kings Cross, and the Barrio bars in Brixton, Soho, and Shoreditch. With such dedication and love for his craft, Jorge continues to be a prominent figure in London’s music scene.
“The Journey” showcases the immense talent and collaborative prowess of Andre Espeut, Juan Laya, and Jorge Montiel. This track is a must-listen for anyone seeking a transcendent musical experience that seamlessly blends genres and captivates the soul. Let the music take you away on this extraordinary voyage.
Soundcloud (Original Version)
“The Journey” by Andre Espeu
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Rework +
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Rework Instrumental version
Out now on Imagenes Recordings. Cat Nr IMAGENES135