He's even composed tunes for famed children's television series , a fact that he still finds hard to live down some two decades later.
But besides his stellar track record as a work-for-hire composer and studio producer in the late 80s and early 90s, its his incredible oeuvre as a solo musician (he has eight critically-adored LPs under his belt) that really forms the meat of his musicality, with his latest release, 2014's "This one was created with the club in mind.
The singles from the set include "Blackman," a poetic move toward jazzy house with sampled chords from Bobby Konders' "The Poem." It's a late-night groove, laid-back but insistent, with a rap about Osunlade's upbringing and his spiritual beliefs.
It's a kind of housed-out manifesto of positive Afrocentrism.
The harmonica is the lead "melodic" instrument (it's a Charlie Musselwhite sample), though it's just riffing in the cut and carrying the track through its intervals.
This is an auspicious debut by a young cat who has brought something new and very different to the world from the house scene in New York.
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This debut album by a New York-based house artist comes as a surprise. Osunlade drenches his house in Brazilian, funk, and Latin colors, blending it all into a thoroughly modern dancefloor music that is as compelling to the ears as it is motivating to the booty.He continues to produce, working currently on Eric Benet's new album as well as working with India Arie.Future projects include working with Lauryn Hill and producing new material for Yoruba."Soul Jazz Records set Sounds of the Universe: Art Sound 2012-15 features some of the heaviest Afrofuturistic producers out there:" PITCHFORK ------------------------------------------------------------ Soul...Paradigm features the vocals of Wumni (Masters at Work) on "Rader Du", Morley (Fiona Apple) on "Beloved" and Socrates on "Blackman".Osunlade is an ordained priest in the African religion of Ifa.Eventbrite, et certaines tierces parties approuvées, utilisent des fichiers témoins fonctionnels, analytiques et de suivi (ou des technologies semblables) pour comprendre les préférences de votre événement et vous fournir une expérience personnalisée.