New York City’s DJ Cassidy has recorded an innovative debut album that brings vocalists such as Robin Thicke, R. Kelly and Usher together with members of Chic, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang.
“The superstar spinner’s 10-song set offers a collision of old and new schools as he pairs hot contemporary singers with players from R&B dance music’s glory years of, roughly 1978-82.”
The album’s vocalists include the likes of Robin Thicke, Cee-Lo Green, R. Kelly, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Estelle, Passion Pit, Jessie J, Kelly Rowland and Chromeo. The musician roster features Nile Rodgers of Chic, members of Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang, Ray Parker Jr, Patrice Rushen and other legends.
“Paradise Royale” is scheduled to drop this spring on Columbia Records.
Below is a video of Cassidy discussing the album’s lead single, “Calling All Hearts,” featuring Robin Thicke and Jesse J: