An interesting departure from the standard presentation of serious music in club settings was the surprise entrance of dancer Daina Shukys toward the end of the set. Exuding sensuality, the dynamic Ms. Shukys, finger cymbals aloft, meshed beautifully with the ever-expanding spirals of musical agitation
A compilation album of best material with a new twist and high quality audio as well as new songs fresh out of the studio
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Vocalist Daina Shukis Promotes Her Vintage Musical Catalogue With Collaborations From An Array Of Jazz Masters
New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Jazz Network Worldwide) Daina Shukis is an international entertainment veteran whose relationships with musical masterminds throughout her career has resulted in some classic live recordings from some of the most noted venues in New York City ie. the Bottom Line and CBGB’s. The trilogy of music being shared are Daina and the Tribe LIVE at “Soundscape with Jeremy Steig and CBGB’s power trio, Daina and the Tribe “On a Jungle Boat Ride” and “Mystic Rendezvous” instrumental.” Clear vocal tones over textures of complex rhythms, finger cymbals add an ancient world ethnic flavor to some songs. Dania is known for composing her own musical and vocal accompaniment for her choreography and since dancing was an integral part of her shows, space to develop improvisational climax was part of the musical structure.
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“The drum hits in the intro carried the song. I loved how the additional instruments came in together to support the drums and then your vocal came in and just swept me away. Your voice had such nice high registers that you hit naturally. Falsettos were hit with such power and skill here. The back up vocals were layered directly underneath the main vocals in perfection. The lyrics were very engaging and perfect music to dance to. Almost similar to old school disco music back in the day, talking about “the drive in”. I especially loved the bass. It was nice and deep sounding without clouding up the song. I could hear and feel every thumb stroke to my core. This bass guitar was truly the character in your song. The tempo was well kept with this and the drums, that created such a nice solid groove. The melody was so intricately molded together and completely consumed me. Lovely melodic tones that worked together to create such an ambient song. Such luxurious rich tones evident here from every instrument to your voice. Confident performance all around. Very lovely to listen to.”
“Wow! This jazzy intro is really great! And the bass line is super.
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“this sounds like a song back in the 90s this is a great sound makes you wanna stomp in your boots. i find this song taking you back when music was good. i find this artist is strong and monstrous when it comes from this fantastic vocal skills she has. she hits out standing pitches with no problems. now this is real music. i feel she is the next shelia E. the music that is behind this artist is just great i love the solo of the guitar it is the right fit to this great hit. i find that this song has to bring new funk and style to a forgotten music timeline. i find that this artist really has taken time to design and profoundly improve music itself. this is a great great song and it should be acknowledged immediately. (review of “Cruise Control”)”
“There’s a beautiful flute sound playing progressive jazz changes on a mode. Then a sweet voice enters. The sound has no rhythm. It’s spacey. Now the guitar comes in with the drums playing some funk with a incredibly fly bass. The vocalist is singing “chica chica boo” I like the bass, drums and guitar. The singer is scatting and singing going slowly down stream. Her upper register is remarkable. This is Funk Jazz.”
December 31, 2013 crowd review of “Jungle Boat Ride” – Reverbnation
“Beautiful intro… Very atmospheric… Vocals are amazing, very different but very captivating… I could see this song being sampled for a hit hip hop beat… Very groovy, the bass line/drum rhythm is driving and VERY funky! Maybe a little more lyrics and a little less notes, but overall I love this song! I may just go a head an sample it haha! You guys get a 10/10 from me!”
November 05, 2014 crowd review of “Deja Vu” – Reverbnation
“The bass line and the drums almost remind me of jazz while the guitar line makes me think of 1970’s rock and roll. This is clearly a song done by musicians who put time and energy into creating a song. The drums leave just enough space to let the rest of the instruments do their thing. The way the song changes feelings so effortlessly is astounding. Amazing song!”
November 05, 2014 crowd review of “Love Light” – Reverbnation
“Great introduction to this bluesy song – loved the guitar solo – very talented artists. Brilliant slow and easy build up as a
typical blues song and then moves into a funky, upbeat tempo with drums, guitars. Excellent steady rhythm, great
combination of instruments – strong vocals that are well accompanied to the instruments – would like to hear more of this