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Sanguine Regum

by Anu Sun

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Producer, songwriter and engineer Anu Sun is affectionately known industry-wide as “Anu The Giant,” but his physical stature only compliments his tremendous place in the music game. Aside from a staple in New York City’s live music scene, his recent credits include work on the Grammy Award winning motion picture soundtrack Miles Ahead and production partner Robert Glasper’s Grammy nominated Black Radio 2. Anu has also worked intimately with jazz and R&B staples like Bilal, Ledisi, Laura Mvula and more, assisting in their meteoric rise. On top of that, the Las Vegas native has credits with legends like Johnny Cash and Miles Davis. Now, however, is the distinct moment that Anu steps out with his first project in 8 years, a move that is certain to place him with his peers as a more prominent, provocative renaissance musician.
Anu is set to release Sanguine Regum his upcoming, genre-merging album that seamlessly melds Hip-Hop, Rock, R&B and Jazz into a single composition. Anu says - after supporting so many for so long - this is his moment. “Its progressive adult contemporary - the maturation of Hip-Hop and jazz. “If we are making honest Hip-Hop for our generation, then I think this is where we should be,” he says. “Its like the Jazz samples used classic 90’s but with real musicians actually playing.” The album, which has taken 3 years to craft, occupies a unique space in today’s landscape.
Beyond the audio, Sanguine Regum has a distinct socio-political slant that is largely absent in modern scene. On “KAEPtain America,” Anu addresses the present quandary with America and controversial football star-turned activist Colin Kaepernick. “Why must you hate and degrade us / Try all you want, you can’t wreck us,” Anu raps with conviction. “No Sun” offers a melodic, inspirational sonic backdrop - chock-full of live flutes and trumpets - as Anu speaks about the human condition of people of color. “I have the messages of legends like Public Enemy and the Tribe Called Quest mixed in with the music,” he boasts. But, Sanguine Regum isn’t just weighty themes. Anu Sun rejoins with friend Robert Glasper and reconstructs the Jodeci’s classic “Feenin” with country music duo The Van Lears.
A resident of Harlem, Anu’s vast talents were groomed in a family flush with music, culture and fashion.“The arts are in my DNA,” he says proudly. The rich upbringing engrained Anu with a sense of community that he puts into practice.
Anu, like his mentors, continues to give back selflessly to the music community in New York City as the founder of The Shed Open Jam. The event - a seven-year-and-running series - is a top jam session in New York City. The Shed has garnered a reputation as the hang-out for the hottest musicians and launch pad for emerging talent. Some even venture to say it’s the underground “Showtime At The Apollo. “I started The Shed to find the best up-and-coming talent to feature in my band and recording projects,” he admitted, “But, I also used it as a platform to find talents I wanted to hear beyond the radio. Shed supporters call it music church, hahaha.”
Anu’s sanctuary is reinforced by the relationship with his label, Rope-A Dope Records, a company perfectly suited for Sanguine Regum.
“The great thing about Ropeadope is that its a partnership. It's like the new Blue Note record label, where there’s good people working collectively to expose the world to progressive music” he says. “The label is constantly exploring progressive roles and identities of the label.”
When asked about his forthcoming release, Anu stated that he’s not an artist who releases music for the sake of releasing music, there was a very distinct purpose and need for Sanguine Regum (a title which means “blood of kings” in Latin). I had a message to deliver, a perspective to convey, a sore I wanted to rip the scab off of. Our story is one of tenacity, a regal story that spans far beyond the slave experience and the target that’s been placed upon our foreheads.“ Anu Sun’s “Sanguine Regum” is the perfect coronation and tale of an enduring people.

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released February 8, 2019

Prey
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Anu Sun on synthesizers.
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

SANGUINE REGUM
Anu Sun on vocals
Paris Forch vocal
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Anu Sun on synthesizers.
Robert Glasper on keys
Karen Marie on vocals
Alex Han saxophone
Cory Wallace Trombone
Dave Levy trumpet
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

KAEPtain America
Anu Sun on vocals
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Anu Sun on synthesizers.
Farrah Boule on vocals
Mike Larry on vocals
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

No Sun
Anu Sun on vocals
Riki Stevens
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Robert Glasper on piano
Burniss Earl Travis on bass
Maurice Brown on trumpet
Casey Benjamin on Flute
Arranged and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

SONset Reprise
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Robert Glasper on piano
Burniss Earl Travis on bass
Arranged and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

The Martyr
Anu Sun on vocals
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Anu Sun on synthesizers.
Tone Witfield on bass
Michael Severson on guitar
Anisa Fujah on vocals
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

WINever The Son Comes
Anu Sun on vocals
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Anu Sun on synthesizers.
Robert Glasper on keys
Anu Sun on synth bass
Augi on vocals
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

Afro Blue
Anu Sun on vocals
Anu Sun on drums and programming.
Robert Glasper on keys
Burniss Earl Travis on bass
Marcus Machado on guitar
Augi on vocals
Arranged and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

Vice Grip
Anu Sun on vocals
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Anu Sun on bass
Michael Severson on guitar
Augi on vocals
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

Where did we go wrong
Anu Sun on vocals
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Robert Glasper on keys
Burniss Earl Travis on bass
Augi on vocals
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

HateIEverMetcha
Anu Sun on vocals
Bria Monet on vocals
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Anu Sun on synthesizers.
Sean Lewis on bass
Augi on vocals
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

Hit Me Back
Anu Sun on vocals
Anu Sun on drums
Robert Glasper on fender rhodes
Augi on vocals
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

You’re A Star
Anu Sun on vocals
Anu Sun on drums and programming
Anu Sun on synthesizers.
Anu Sun on synth bass
Karen Marie on vocals
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

Rise!
Anu Sun on vocals
Anu Sun on drums and percussion
Anu Sun on synthesizers
Robert Glasper on Fender Rhodes
Burniss Earl Travis on bass
Marcus Machado on guitar
Augi on vocals
Written and produced and by Anu Sun
Recorded and mixed by Anu Sun & Jeff Pressler at ANUit Recording Studio, Harlem, New York
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert at AlmaChrome Studio Playa Cocles, Costa Rica

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Anu~Sun is a futuristic Vegas Showman read who struts his stuff! His music is Soulful Hip-Hop spiked with the Pop flair like that of a Gnarls Barkley or Maxwell (if he were hip hop). In short "Anu is chic Hip-Hop brewed for the music connoisseur (sort of Brand New Heavies or Amel Larrieux vibe). ... more

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