One expects a set of tracks with the title Detroit (available on iTunes and Amazon) to reflect the current state of a struggling city through rough or downtrodden musical expressions of a former industrial and commercial powerhouse.

Calima Shatiday expresses the opposite. Naming a track for the city’s historical landmark Belle Island, Calima Shatiday captures the sadness and beauty of a city trying to make a comeback. For example, Extended Stay expresses an upbeat tempo that still maintains the coolness one imagines Detroiters still possess. The mellowness of Laughing in Southfield, a neighboring city of Detroit, captures the essence of a thriving suburban landscape. On Nothing But Land, Calima Shatiday tells the story of a city scrambling for a new identity that fuses island rhythms with the soul of Motown.

Release Date
May 1, 2010

cover artwork
Taliferro Music

Mixed by Calima Shatiday, 2010, using Logic Studio 9.1.8 (Native Instruments: Absynth, FM8, Massive, Pro-53, Kontakt 3, East West Symphonic Orchestra Gold and QL Goliath)

Mastered by Calima Shatiday. 2010, using Logic Studio 9.1.8

Produced by Taliferro Music

Press reviews and interviews

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Where to buy and listen

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Artists Calima Shatiday Likes

The Cinematic Orchestra, Milosh, Trentemøller, Afterlife and DZihan & Kamien

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