Los Angeles is home to a lot of great musicians. Daniel Crawford has proven to be one of those in the ranks, who's skill has earned him privileges to tour with the likes of Raphael Saadiq, Angie Stone, Evelyn "Champagne" King, The Brothers Johnson, and many other notables in Soul and R&B. His sophomore album The Awakening houses the vocals and writing talents of Amp Fiddler, Vikter Duplaix, and Cleveland Jones, as well as the musicianship of flautist Monet.
The Awakening is another solid production that takes you on a musical journey through Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul, and R&B. "The One" visits the electronica side, with the vocals and lyrics of Vikter Duplait, in traditional Broken Beat fashion. Deep House producer Osunlade picks this as his favorite from the album.
After you follow Daniel on Soundcloud, I recommend you grab the download of his remix of Usher's "Good Kisser". The guy is a heck of a re-mixer and does some excellent mixtape work, paying homage to J-Dilla and Michael Jackson. Enjoy!