“Introducing a new super group made up of the two long-time friends. Together, Theophilus London and Jesse Boykins III are PARIS 96. Theophilus and Jesse wrote songs together early on in their careers (“Cold Pillow,” “Humdrum Town”) when they were both coming up! Theophilus thought it’d be the perfect time to reconnect and make music together. Their new music is a fresh take on soul with a seductive panty dropping vibe. Check out their new track called “Afternoon” and expect a Paris ’96 EP in April.” – Paris 96 Look for an EP in April.
Jesse Boykins III joins Jhene Aiko for the remix to “Stranger”, from her Sailing Soul(s) mixtape.
Brand new video by crooner Jesse Boykins III + producer/MC Melo X‘s joint project Zulu Guru available now! This might be one of the BEST music videos i’ve seen this year! I’m a huge fan of African art & women and this video has much of that and fantastic directing by Dr. Woo Art. These guys really pushed the envelope with this project. I dare say we can tally a win for artistic development in black music once again. #schwaza Models: Fola Sade, Corey Washington, Dynasty & Soull Dancer: Melany Centeno Make-Up Artist: Dj Tyger Lilly Music Produced by: Afta-1 http://zulu-guru.com/
“The Perfect Blues” is the sort of song that I’d say couldn’t be remixed…or “shouldn’t” be. It fits too well in its own space to be touched. This Machinedrum remix does enough to move the song to a different place, where it doesn’t feel like it’s upsetting the great original. JBIII & MeLo-X’s collaborative project, Zulu Guru, will arrive November 5. Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X – ‘The Perfect Blues’ (Machinedrum Remix) by Ninja Tune
“The Perfect Blues” is definitely one of the year’s best songs. It first appeared back in February as part of Red Bull Music Academy’s Not For Sale compilation, but it is also serving as the 2nd single for JBIII’s collaborative Zulu Guru project with Melo-X.
Singer/Songwriter Jesse Boykins III teams up with Rapper/Producer/DJ Melo X to form ” Zulu Guru ” This project is set to release Oct. 15, 2012! Hearing that this collab project was happening was some of the best news i’ve received this year, now hearing the way this first single sounds, October cant come any sooner… https://www.facebook.com/Jb3music http://www.meloxtra.com/
I’ve been looking forward to this collab for months now between Dutch Producer ” Full Crate ” and NY crooner ” Jesse Boykins III. ” Despite the many 1000 miles apart they are, they’ve managed to create something artful & fresh! purchase this two track EP on iTunes now!
Very surprised that a video for this song doesn’t already exist. Its been around for a while, but it appears that “B4 The Night Is Thru” is serving as the first single for JBIII’s Love Apparatus album.
Part of Red Bull Music Academy’s Various Assets project: “This song is the perfect explanation for what it means to be a human being in love with danger and risk-taking in relationships,” says Jesse. It began as a loop of hand claps and gradually evolved into an emotive ballad worthy of applause. Dorian recalls “I loved the clap sounds Marc made, and when Jesse came in, he just killed it.” Written by Jesse Boykins III (USA). Produced by Gora Sou (GER). Programming by Gora Sou, keyboards by Dorian Concept, backing vocals by Andrea Balency. The ‘Various Assets – Not For Sale’ compilation holds some of the happy accidents and magical moments that happened during the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid 2011. People from all corners of the world found companions in sound, and discovered they spoke a similar language despite contrasting backgrounds and methodologies. Here we will be presenting a new track each day, previewing the forthcoming Various Assets double CD compilation which will be released on February 24. Chances are you might hear some of these artists playing a festival or two this year, or dropping an EP that turns your dance floor upside down. If that’s the…
“There is a misconception when one is lost in themselves because society can miss the truth behind it. This video is a pure introduction to Jesse Boykins III’s soul and takes a piece of his mind and displays it for the world be a part of. There is the reality of being alone, but also the desire to long for something that inspires and assists the creation of beauty, a Zoner. Shot in Berlin while on his “Way Of A Wayfarer” Euro Tour.“ – GFC