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Duffmusiq – Sidewalk Sequel

International guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning producer Duffmusiq is poised to release his much-anticipated second solo album, Sidewalk Sequel, this coming Fall 2021. For this dynamic new recording, Duffmusiq has produced music imbedded with his trademark smooth, vintage and authentic soul and rhythm and blues motifs. This album also features dynamic jazz melodies as well as infectious musical themes that have been inspired by Duffmusiq’s everyday experiences.  For this project, Duffmusiq has assembled a cast that includes some of the most sought after international musicians.  “I had the idea of doing the album  by having different guest musicians on every track, and also incorporating small vocal parts here and there,  so that it’s not an entirely instrumental album.”, Duffmusiq explains.

In 2002, he graduated with Honors in both Music Production and Studio Engineering.  Shortly thereafter, he formed the band “Jamesking” featuring vocalist Gyles.  Duff was so impressed with this talented singer/musician, that he began focusing on her as a solo artist, as well as producing and co-writing new material with her. Together, they won 2nd place at both the 2008 and 2010 “Radio Star National Songwriter’s Competition”, and with the release of Gyles’ 2013 EP Love and Denial, Duffmusiq also received the award as “Best Urban EP Production” at The American Indie Music Awards.

In 2012, Duffmusiq signed with the Los Angeles based “Rip Tide Music” for co-publishing and licensing.  This association led to Duff’s music being placed on TV’s “Psych” (USA Network) and “Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce” (Bravo) and in the films “Shark City” (Warner Brothers) and “Alles Is Liebe” (Universal Studios Germany).  Black Lightning ( Warner Brothers  2020 ), Duffmusiq is both honored and excited to have just positioned an original composition (which he also produced and composed) in an upcoming Lion’s Gate production about the life and career of the talented multiple award-winning pop and R & B vocalist, Toni Braxton. With the Fall  release of Sidewalk Sequel, Duffmusiq plans to perform and tour in support of the new recording, as well as to continue to compose for television and film, and also continue to develop, write for (and with) and produce many more talented international artists.

Download the album here.

Duffmusiq – Soulleash

Serbian born and Toronto based international guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Damir Demirovic also called “Duffmusiq” has just released his solo debut album Soulleash (2017).

Duffmusiq has produced and mixed the recording and performs guitar, keyboards, saxophone and bass. Further musicians on this album are Alex Sekulovski (drums), Miki Petkovski, Vasil Hadzimanov (piano), Roger Williams, Connor Walsh (acoustic bass), Ran Caspi, Rob Brown, Milosh Angelov, Yash Presswalla (electric bass), Sam Heineman & Anthony Brancati (keyboards and Hammond B3), Gilad Jacobson, Dimitar Bodurov, Anthony Brancati (keyboards), Alexis Baro (trumpet), Gyles Natalie, Quisha Wint, Wade O. Brown, Christine Hamilton, Jin Brown and Jeff Eage (vocals), Geoff Bornes (alto sax).

The inclined jazz-interested listener is subject to the mechanism of comparing the style of an unknown musician with already known ones. Duffmusiq is stylistically similar to the guitarists Ronny Jordan, Zachary Breaux and perhaps George Benson. On Interlude Solitude Duffmusiq chooses the jazzy approach with a tendency to chords. In the middle of the piece you are torn from the dreams, when the coloratura vocals of Vania Margani breaks the course of the performance. That I call a cultural surprise.

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