Metro Detroit Music Production Duo, A Different Vibe (ADV) has announced the release of their debut album, Back In The Groove. Comprised of Detroit natives, Donald Payne and Lloyd Foulks, the production team will give a percentage of proceeds generated from sales of their album to WHAM Art Association.
The album released on Jan. 19th digitally via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon.
With over 20 years of experience within the music industry, Payne and Foulks went from playing drums and bass in the basement of a house of Detroit to sharing the stage with other talented musicians. From their stellar performance as musicians bringing an upbeat Detroit influenced sound to budding as music producers, the team is known for their smooth jazz, urban groove vibe and fresh sound.
With a passion for music streaming from a young age, ADV finds great joy in supporting the arts and providing opportunities for young musicians to pursue their dreams. The partnership between ADV and WHAM Art Association caters to the production team’s commitment to daring to be different. With an out the box approach to programming, the non profit art organization provides innovative arts programming through exhibits, classes, festivals, public art and outreach programs to diverse communities in the West Phoenix, AZ area and beyond.
“We chose WHAM Art Association because of their dedication to enhancing people’s lives through the connection of the arts” says A Different Vibe founder Donald Payne. “We believe that through our contribution to their program, we will be able to further the organization’s mission in continuing to provide inclusive arts events and programs such as their annual “Art is Alive” Arts and Cultural Festival.”
The production duo’s philanthropic efforts will continue beyond the release of the group’s album. Through a series of branded merchandise, ADV will continue partnering with various organizations committed to supporting the arts.