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Revivalist Premiere: Derrick Hodge - "Message Of Hope"

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Derrick Hodge presents "Message Of Hope" - the first track to emerge from his forthcoming LP Live Today, dropping August 6th on Blue Note Records. "Message Of Hope" is the first official track to arrive ahead of the project. The song features Travis Sayles on keys and organ, Mark Colenburg on percussion and Derrick Hodge holding down the bass and synths. "Message Of Hope" is a beautiful composition that combines the sound of resistance with the brilliance of the rising sun. Derrick Hodge offers his project a proper start with the release of this track, which precedes a release that could stand as one of the most expertly timed and well executed bodies of work to emerge this year. Derrick Hodge moves from the platform of Robert Glasper's Black Radio to touch black music from every angle imaginable as a leader; his deference to tradition and youthful penchant for exploration make Live Today an absolute must for any serious music collector. The project features fellow 'Experiment members Robert Glasper, Casey Benjamin, Chris Dave and Mark Colenburg. They are joined by James Poyser, Aaron Parks, Marcus Strickland and Keyon Harrold, among others. The personnel should vouch for this project if the words on this page have yet to do it justice. Stay woke. Live Today is coming soon. Hit the link below to head over to The Revivalist for a taste of Derrick Hodge's lead single "Message Of Hope." While you're there, get the full scoop on his forthcoming LP and check the Live Today tracklisting.

>>>Listen to Derrick Hodge's "Message Of Hope" via The Revivalist