Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Celebrity Sips

The Frequency of Naked Rhythm

I was recently turned on to a CD that I cannot resist sharing with The Liquid Muse Community. Drums, sitars, hip-hop beats, jazz and electronics blend into a house – lounge – dance mix that I feel compelled to listen to, like, practically every day.

“Frequency” the debut album from Naked Rhythm features lively and exotic music fitting almost any situation – throwing a party, working on the computer or making out on the couch with your favorite somebody…

Alex and Avi, Naked Rhythms creators, consider themselves drummers by trade and met while jamming with other world-beat musicians. Their friendship grew into a musical partnership.

The pair was hired to remix some music for Caravan Records. While working on that project, they came up their own track, which the label loved, and soon they were working on their own album.

Naked Rhythm describes their music as being “organic in its roots, with crossover appeal.” Pulling on a network of musician friends from India, the Middle East and Brazil, Avi and Alex blend East-and-West, Ancient-and-Modern disciplines to breathe life into their 2 1/2 year project. Finding joy in their work, the fellas say it has been “a wonderful adventure and journey to create this album.”

And, they have not gone unnoticed. The day after first hearing Frequency, Sting called Avi and Alex, asking them to play at a party at his house.

These guys are so cool, that when I asked them for an interview in order to feature them on The Liquid Muse, they even created their own cocktail! (Talk about rock-star talent!)

Naked Rhythm Cocktail
1 oz. Lemon essence water (sparkling)
1/2 oz. lemonade
1 oz. vodka (2 oz. if you’re feeling naughty!)
Splash of cranberry or pomegranate juice

Mix lemonade, vodka, and juice then shake with ice. Add sparkling water, serve in martini glass. (clothing optional)

Naked Rhythm is also featured on other compilations such as “Electric Oasis” (Caravan), “Tantra Lounge” vols. 3 and 4 (Water Music), and “Bellydance Superstars” vol. 4 (Mondo Melodia).

If you’re in LA, you can catch Naked Rhythm on July 14th in at Temple Bar.

“Frequency” will be in stores on July 18. However, trendsetters can already order it online: www.nakedrhythm.com

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