Now, I don’t say this often BUT I will go on record to say and I quote ‘SunStorm‘ is one of the best Soul albums to drop this year”…remember you can quote me on that. I would like to assume that everyone knows all about Zo!, but I know that’s not the case. Zo! (nee’ Lorenzo Ferguson) is Detroit-area born, DC-area based producer/multi-instrumentalist — currently the keyboardist for Foreign Exchange, most known for his collaboration with Phonte (Little Brother, Foreign Exchange) “Zo and Tigallo Love the 80’s”. Zo! released his first album ‘Ablyss‘ in 2001, and twelve ( yes..twelve) albums later we arrive to ‘SunStorm‘, an album which showcases the depth and range of Zo! as a producer/arranger and the entire Foreign Exchange Music crew.
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SunStorm’s lead single, “This Could Be The Night” features Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington and Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother over booming groove, one that you could easily get you two-step on. ndie soul sensation Sy Smith lends her vocals on the 70’s soul inspired “Greatest Weapon Of All Time,” and then add Lady Alma, a Philly native and powerhouse on the international house music scene, take it to the club on “Free Your Mind.”
Now, if you aren’t convinced by now (which you should be), On Sunday, Aug 15th –Zo!, Eric Roberson and the Foreign Exchange soundsystem are performing at U St Music Hall. Peep the flyer below: