"Osunlade is an artist who personifies art. His music as well as his being creates unified melodies manifested with balance, life and wisdom. Hailing from St. Louis Missouri, a place known for pioneering blues, ragtime and jazz as well. At age seven Osunlade discovered the piano and the vision of his life’s destiny was born. By the age twelve he found an interest in creating song. He later formed local bands, taught himself several instruments and studied further the development of his craft.
His professional journey began in 1988, at age seventeen during a visit to Hollywood. He quickly caught the ear of choreographer/performer Toni “Mickey” Basil. Offering him a role in the development of musical pieces for several projects including the children’s television series Sesame Street. With her encouragement he quickly moved to Los Angeles and began what would become a long history of music production. A few years later he would produce the very first album for the then independent Interscope Records. The artist was Gerardo, a long time friend and aspiring actor/dancer. “Rico Suave” one of the very first Latin pop songs and novelty catch phrases to date was born. Now with a multi-platinum album and four gold singles to his name, it wasn’t long before he was afforded many opportunities to master his craft.
Within the next years and over twenty albums credited, Osunlade felt the pressures and practices of the music business overshadowed his passion of music. He deciding to no longer work under the influences of corporate ideals and demands. Choosing to find spiritual solace and honor his soul, he was led to Ifa, an ancestral based culture/religion based on nature, deriving from the Yoruba tribes of Africa and practiced by the slaves during the Diaspora to America.
In 1999, Osunlade would embark on what is now his dream come true. The founding of Yoruba Records. Recognized as one of the most important dance music labels worldwide, Yoruba Records is purely a source of music created to elevate the soul.
As the success of the label grew, so did the demand for Osunlade to expand. In 2001 he released his debut album on the respected Soul Jazz Records label. “Paradigm” quickly became on of the biggest house albums that year and dubbed him the messiah of ancestral house music. With the support of dj’s worldwide and his music now introduced to a wider spectrum of listeners, this veteran musician/composer/producer becoming the artist finally achieved balance within.
Now known for his legendary dj sets, remixes and albums including several mix cd’s, Osunlade has placed himself on solid ground maintaining his reputation of unparallel quality in music" ~ FB Bio
Thank You Osunlade for all that you have done.
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Osunlade "Atsuta Jingu"
Musiq Soulchild "Aimewitue" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Vivian Green "Emotional Rollercoaster" (Osunlade Mix)
Sir LSG feat. Jaidene Veda "Memories" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
AbysSoul feat. SIo "Words" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Oveous feat. Manchildblack "Never Fall" (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade "Envision" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Gabriele Poso "Invocation" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade feat. Divine "My Reflection"
Andres feat. Monica Blaire "Learn To Love" (Yoruba Suite)
Zara McFarlane "Angie La La" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Wahoo "Shine" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Floetry "I Want You" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Erro "Rock With You" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Ben Westbeech "So Good Today" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Prince "The Dance" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Roy Ayers "Tarzan" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Yoav "Adore Adore" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Erykah Badu "Twenty Feet Tall" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Miguel Migs feat. Meshell Ndegecello "Close Your Eyes" (Osunlade's Yoruba Soul Mix)
Sin Palabras "Yemaya" (Yoruba Afro Mix)
Indigénes "Da Hoti" (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Mix)
Luke Solomon feat Natalie Broomes "Say Something" (People Stamp Your Feet) (Yoruba Soul Mix Parts I & II)
Oskar Offermann "Banauamas" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Electric Wire Hustle "By & Bye" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Deetron "I Cling" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Fleetwood Mac "Dreams" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade feat. Maya "Same Thing"
Elise "Poseidon" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Guti "Hurt" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Cesura Evora "Bondade E Maldade" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Radiohead "Feral" (Yoruba Soul Re Edit)
Alma Negra "Safari" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Renato Ratier "Teatime" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Wagon Cookin "En El Barrio" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Siji "Feels Like" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Ian Friday feat. Chris Rob "Found Myself" (Unreleased Yoruba Soul Dub Vox)
Voodoo Game "On Se Pousse" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Sunlightsquare "Celebration Of Oggun" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Fantasia Burino "Free Yourself" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade feat. Wunmi "Rader Du"
Quetzal Guerrero "Morning Gaze" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Masters At Work feat. Victor Duplaix "Reality" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade "A Cloudy Mist"
Michelle Amador "Because of You" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Ciara "Promise" (Yoruba Soul Mix)