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Free Download: Roz Bell "Yesterday Man" (DJ Illo Remix)

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I alerted you about hot new talent Roz Bell back in January after he emailed me some of his music. Since then, the handsome singer/songwriter from Toronto, Canada has been preparing the release of his forthcoming record debut "The First Sunbeams" on Universal Music later this year.

"Yesterday Man" is the first single from his album that pretty much defines Bell's fresh new sound that is drenched in sunshine.  He combines pop, rock, a mellow hip hop vibe and even works in a little bit of reggae to create a very laid-back vibe. Plus, with his self-proclaimed "leisurely" lifestyle, Bell's music feels authentic and totally his. This is the type of music that will sooth you after a hard day's work.

Bell initially started out as a rapper in his teenage years, but slowly transitioned into pop and rock music while maintaining his straightforward lyrical delivery. "I'm a fan of really direct songwriting," Roz says in his press biography. "I love that style of writing. Its very pop and its very simple, but done with the right angle it can be very smart can be very to the point."

"I think in making the transition from hip-hop to singer-songwriter, you kind of cross into reggae somewhere along the line, and I think that's where that influence on my singing style comes in," he adds.

"The First Sunbeams" was produced almost entirely by James Robertson (Esthero, Skye Sweetnam), mixed by Neal Pogue (Outkast, Citizen Cope, Transplants) and features one song, "The Greatest Tragedy," shepherded by A&R man/producer Jeff Blue (he discovered Linkin Park and Macy Gray).

Download DJ Illo's remix of "Yesterday Man" totally guilt-free. Learn more about Roz on his MySpace page, or catch some of the webisodes that introduce Roz and his music here.

Download Roz Bell "Yesterday Man" (DJ Illo Remix) [MP3]

July 26, 2007 in MP3 | Permalink

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This is a pretty cool song, there's definitely an appeal to it. Speaking of really cool music, everyone needs to check out the Lovemakers new album. There single Whine and Down is really cool and has a great beat. It's just the right mixture of rock and dance. You can check them out at WWW.FUZZ.COM

Posted by: Blonde on Blonde at Jul 26, 2007 7:23:31 PM

I really like it. Excellent.

Posted by: Made In Brazil at Jul 27, 2007 12:52:00 PM

ROZ BELL IS THE NEXT BIG THING AND WILL SOON BLESS THE WORLD WITH HIS LYRICAL GENIUS, UNIVERSAL APPEAL AND ORIGINAL CROSS GENRE MASH UP SOUND!

As his brother I may be a little biased that said anyone who knows me is aware that I only prophesize the truth.

GO ROZ!

Posted by: David R. Bellemare at Jul 27, 2007 6:36:35 PM

goooooo illo! stylusts reppin

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