THE ULTRA VIOLET EP by Tamara Renée
The Ultra Violet EP is the second electronic EP released by Harlem artist, Tamara Renée. The Ultra Violet EP blends electronic, funk, jazz, hip-hop, trip-hop, soul, blues and reggae, creating a deliciously mystifying and mood altering experience. Violet is the color of the 7th, crown chakra and the highest frequency in the visible spectrum, it is a point of alchemy and self-transformation. Violet is wholeness, completion, illumination and rebirth. The Ultra Violet EP is an offering, a mantra of the new age-the golden age. In making the EP, Tamara embarked on an initiation in which she emerged from the nine realms of darkness, letting go of a depression and instead entering the void of fearlessness, magic and illumination.
As an artist, Tamara Renée embodies the spirit of the black jaguar bolting herself into the next stage of her journey as a musician, healer, and wild woman. As stated by Maya shaman Ohky Simine Forest, “In the early Maya matriarchal civilization, the jaguar clan was a high cast of priests and priestesses. The jaguar is the greatest feminine shield of all animals. In ancient times, to become a jaguar priest involved mastering the art of shape-shifting. The jaguar is connected to the mysterious, sexual center, and the heart center using the power of pleasure and eroticism to transform the self; tantra.” Tamara has become a shape shifting woman effortlessly embracing wisdoms of ancient traditions and thus transcending genres and mediums as she explores her Self- a being deeply connected to all of her ancestors and the earth. Listen as she sings, howls, purrs, raps, moans, and groans herself into existence.
All production on the UV EP is done by Tamara Renée and Javi Santiago. The project features one track produced by Art Vandeley, and a guest feature by Guitarist Justin Matthews. Tamara worked closely with producer, guitarist, and engineer Justin Matthews to take the project to it’s final stages. Tamara cites various influences for this project including: Bjork, Sun Ra, Missy Elliot, Sade, Busta Rhymes, Massive Attack, Prince, Daft Punk, Jimi Hendrix, Jill Scott, Slum Village,Brandy, Marvin Gaye, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Melvin Van Peebles, Erykah Badu, Parliament Funkadelic, Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest, Curtis Mayfield, Billie Holiday,Sizzla, Martina Bird, Beenie Man, Kendrick Lamar, Janet Jackson and Minnie Ripperton.
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