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CD Review: Eric Darius "Retro Forward" 11/22/14


Nov 05, 2014  

Released November 11, 2014





Review by: Marianne Clements

Eric Darius "Retro Forward"

Record Label: Shanachie Records



Eric Darius has taken a little bit of Jazz, and a little bit of Hip Hop, Reggae and a lot Soul to create this amazing masterpiece.

His intro "All Around the World" takes you to places in your imagination.  Wonderful strong opening with ethnic beats from around the world. He moves on to the title cut "Retro Forward" as the name implies, the vibe is a great party track with clap beats that takes you back to the 70's. 


Then he slows down the pace with "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" sexy and brillian;. Slow to the max! Grab your baby and move to his groove. It is one of my personal favorite along with "Broke Down" and the powerful "What's Her Name," which features Eric Dawkins as he does some preaching to the Ladies!


Retro Forward also features a bonus track as he covers Pharnell Williams "Happy." Each track has been sewn into this amazing quilt of life, wisdom and fun. The past and the present meet in one sensational CD.


For me a most definite listen and a welcome addition to my collection of gifted artist! Thank you Eric, looking forward to you next creation!


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