The Journey – Andre Espeut (Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Extended Rework)

Some serious Soul-Jazz-fusion biz is happening here with the extended rework of “The Journey”, which comes courtesy of Andre Espeut in collaboration with old friends / producers: Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel, channelling into the Modern Soul spectrum, yet from their usual vintage sounding perspective.

All the stars align on this mix for something magical, imagine Rotary Connection meets Air in a kind of live broken beat fusion epiphany… and that’s probably the best way of describing it, but for better description let the music do its thing.

“It is a thing of beauty. True future soul music. Well needed in these crazy times we live in” – Ashley Beedle

The Journey:

The spark of life has lift me up
up high.
And I can feel the rising sun in my life
And I know the door is open
And I see you walking there
The glimmer of life has shaken
Me so high.
I can’t feel my feet on the ground
But I know
The beginning of the journey is here and now
Well I feel my soul take me
and I don’t know when i’m gonna
reach the ground
Waiting all this time oh…
& it brings me so much loving
I’ll tell you…what I know
Got to got to learn from my mistakes
Know…the.. truth…
I know…the way is, all around me
and in your will, will hmm hmm
Gonna rock this world
And feel this feeling again
I can’t believe
And the journey’s just begun.


Vocals and song Co-writing: Andre Espeut
Keys: Milt Mavrakakis
Drums, Percussion & Lead Synth: Juan Laya
Bass: Matheus Nova
Guitar: Raphael Delfino
Flute: Marcelo Andrade

Produced by Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel