Dexter Kendrick is definitely a name you’re gonna be hearing more of, that’s for sure. His new 2010 album entitled Galaxy: A Memoir is an all round package that brings out classic flavours from past decades yet still manages to sound current.
He’s used some interesting sounds and textures throughout that really compliment his vocal styling. There’s so many stand out tracks on here, check out ‘The Calling’ for example which borrows that classic snip from ‘Mystic Brew’ to killer cuts like ‘Hope’ where his velvety vocals flows nicely over a Roy Ayers influenced “Mystic Voyage to harder hitting joints like ‘Don’t Leave’ and ‘I Like Ya Style’ plus check out the video for the track ‘Time’ below.
Dexter Kendrick brings novel energy to the category of R&B/soul. He incorporates his gentle swagger with a fusion of melodic beats and intimate lyrics. Minutes spent listening will seduce the free spirited and at the same time comfort the weary lover…his sound relaxes you, tempts you and leaves you vulnerable.
His budding music career started while attending The University of Hartford in Connecticut. Performing with his first band, Royal Ink, he impressed the Hartford college community very quickly; generating a fan base that would later book him copious gigs throughout the city of Hartford, New York and his hometown Harrisburg, PA., his experimental sound was creating a buzz. 2003 marked the release of his debut album Saturn’s Moon presents…Janus. This project made his music tangible, reaching ears beyond his campus. Performances including; University of Connecticut’s Spring Fling Showcases, Connecticut’s Hip Hop Summit, B.E.R.T.T. Family Presents…Expect The Unexpected, Black Unity Showcases, appearances for Muscular Dystrophy Benefits, performances at Soul Café and The Sugar Bar in NYC, The Millennium Music Conference and the Levitt Pavilion in Harrisburg, PA proving his legit musical aesthetic has remained consistent since his first appearance in 2002.
Music is his livelihood; raison d’être. With a foundation solid in his church, Kendrick started his singing career as a member of Voices of Unity in Steelton, PA. With a voice that most would agree came natural; Kendrick nurtured the encouragement and birthed a new sound, unlike what’s being classified as neo-soul today. His music is the story accounting the process from being the son of an amazing singer to an established artist that composes, writes and arranges his own music.
Now available on cdbaby.com is his much anticipated project “Galaxy: A Memoir”. Since it’s release in October 2010, Galaxy has been received with open arms by his fans and the media. He has been a feature on ‘The Briggs Report’ on Jota FM radio, Supreme Entertainment’s online radio Artist Spotlight, Mami Magazine, Beenreal.com’s ‘Thorough Thursdays’, Vigoronline, and Kitchensofa.com. He also has been recognized as the epitome of the genre Psychedelic soul by urbandictionary.com. His music has been spun on multiple radio stations to indclude 92.5 KYHY FM, BBS Radio, and Smooth Jazz Beach radio in California; WDEP radio, MN; Old Grumpy Network, TX; WNYU Radio, NY; Slammin Fat Beatz radio, OR; Starpoint Radio, and now Radio Meltdown / ALLFM 96.9 in the UK. He is currently on a promotional tour of the U.S. bringing psychedelic soul to a city near you, lets hope he reaches the UK real soon!
In his own words…”The soulful movement contained in my music and lyrics are filled with over nine years of life’s lessons,love, and most of all hope.”
File under: Urban/R&B, Psychedelic Soul
Release Date: OCT 2010
Check out the samples and buy the album HERE
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