"With all of the injustices that are going on with the world, we feel it is important to make music that documents our feelings and perspectives during these times. Our music is a reaction to police brutality, unjust war for profit, pharmaceutical poisoning of the youth, the caste system, media exploitation, gentrification, societal ignorance, religion, sexism, racism and love."
- Jeffrey James Franca
"Dealin' With This," the first full length from Congo Sanchez is an amalgamation of musical influences symbiotically continuing the unique sound achieved by producer and creator Jeffrey James Franca AKA "Congo." The album features the vocal talents of band members Flex Mathews and Haile Supreme, as well as special guests Mr. Lif, Ras Nebyu, and Brittany Tanner. You will even hear a small choir of the bands nieces and nephews featured on the opening cut, "Gentrified Children." Each song tells a different story touching on the real life experiences of the band. From the perils of life on the road, broken hearts and dreams, to deceased family members and political protest pieces, "Dealin' with this" takes it there in all directions. A refreshing, relatable presentation of word and sound, with a relevant, thought provoking message.
released 18 November 2014
All Songs Written and Produced by: Jeffrey James Franca,
Dathan Harbor on tracks 1,5,6,7,8
Abbay Misganaw on tracks 3,5,6,7,8
Jeffrey Haynes on track 3
Brittany Tanner on track 2
Mebracknegodguwad Mahtemework on tracks 3 and 5
Colin Thompson plays Guitar on track 5.
Clarke Randolph plays Violin on track 8.
Katy and Tommy Long, Alexis, Trey and Jax Pollard sing on track 1
Neda Zahraie sings on track 1
Recorded at Lillypad Studios by Jeffrey James Franca
Track 10 Drums Recorded at The Quarry Studios by T.J. Elias
Mixed by T.J. Elias and Jeffrey Franca at the Quarry Studios ATL
Mastered by Justin Weis (Trakworx)
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