Under the Influences
Winner of the "Best English Album" and nominated for Best Engineered at Malaysian Music Awards, Dave Andrew wrote, arranged and produced what many has considered to be a first for Malaysian music. "Under the Influences", contains an eclectic mix of eleven tracks, two being covers. There are seven vocal tracks of which two are in Malay, three instrumentals and one remix. He borrows from various genres such as early jazz as in the classic My Funny Valentine which receives a drum&bass / jazz treatment, through to the soul/jazz inspired Keliru and Be-Hop, a successful blend of three genres; be-bop, hip-hop and salsa. REVIEWS 'This album is an object lesson for all who claim to be musicians or recording artistes - even for the listeners' -The Malay Mail **** 'A remarkable local effort ...' - GALAXIE 'In general this is a great album.Perhaps it may not be your cup of tea but also perhaps it's time to refresh your cup' - SJ Lifestyle **** 'The highlight for Juice was the performance of Mr.Andrew's 13 piece band that lit up the entire surrounding area with funkier than thou tunes and blistering Acid Jazz. If you don't have the album, get it. Immediately!' - JUICE.