Thursday, July 13, 2017

World Premiere: "Magic Believers" by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band​ (feat. Mista Cookie Jar)

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We came up with the vision of this song one rare, drizzly LA afternoon at Lucky's. It was my first hangout sesh with Lucky​ and Alisha​ of the Emmy and Latin Grammy winning Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Over some bomb homemade tacos, the couple told me about their concept of creating an album all about LA. They wanted to include their artist & musician friends in the area. It would be an extended LA Family Jam Band experience. It just took some vibing and soon we we started picking up instruments and getting down to business. We set out to create an anthem at the heart of these collaborations, about the dreamers and the magic of LA -- how we are all stars and guest stars in each other's super-duper lives. Inspired by the Lucky/Lishy synergy, I just sat back, took it all in, and jotted a bunch of notes. Months later, over Dropboxing some beats, keys, and vocals to each other, we had crafted a pretty dope track. All it needed was the cherry-on-top finishing touches of Dean Jones (another Grammy winner -- it's not bragging if they're your teammates, right?). Anywho, Lucky, Alisha, I'm honored and humbled to be considered a musical homie. It was magic how our song came together and it's magic how you've directed this entire album. The features are stellar: Todd McHatton, Andrew & Polly, Frances England, Mike Phirman, & Genevieve Goings -- such talent! So without further ado, off their soon-to-be released (July 21st!) LP, Made in LA, I proudly present, the latest Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band jam, "Magic Believers."

***Don't miss them live in So Cal next month! *** Who knows, you might see, me, Mista Cookie Jar, at some of the dates 😜