About this Playlist
A man of many talents Parisian producer, record label owner and multi instrumentalist Tom Glide, wrote, produced and plays bass, guitars, keyboard, drums and percussion on the recording released on his own label TGEE and is joined once again by soul diva Terisa Griffin with an emotional vocal performance, Terisa was a vocalist on Tom’s 2017 album and Bright Star Award winner ‘Divas Got Soul’. Like Diva’s, I Feel Love is currently up for consideration for a Grammy nomination, good luck Tom.
After the rain here comes the sun with this optimistic and solar soulful house track, let’s go through that Journey Of Love guided into words of togetherness, Tom has cooked up various latin housy flavors, spicy harmonies, deep dub and percussion. If you wanna sing it loud check the anthemic Drumapella.
Open your heart, share the love and stay safe. Here comes the sun..*
The Hoof caught up with Tom for a chat..
Tell us about yourself and your background in music industry
I’ve collaborated , composed, produced, arranged, remixed or wrote with and for such musical legends as Stephanie Cooke, Hill St Soul, Kenya, Timmy Thomas, S.E.L. Alongside great musicians who have recorded with some of industry’s greats, like Joe Leavy, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Larry Dunn from Earth Wind an Fire. Byron Miller (George Duke), James Gadson (Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Rolling Stone) , Eddie Brown (Stevie Wonder), Latrese Bush, Castella Castella, Al Castellana, Tracy Hamlin, Manu Dibango, Fred Bongusto, NTM, Native, Key Corporation, Funmilayo NGozi, Deep Soul Syndicate, Fuminori Kagajo, Guri Guri Boys, Soul Slayerz. Realesed music on some of the worlds biggest labels Universal Music Publishing worldwide, BMG, Sony, Island Records, Warner, BMG in the UK, Europe and US, Scorpio Music in France, Disk Union and Jet Set Records in Japan and many other musical adventures worldwide.
What’s the inspiration behind the music and production of ‘I Feel Love’
This is our second song together. Terisa !!! She’s is magical, she’s a Soul Diva man ! she’s got that incredible wonderful inspired sensitive and it’s always a deep pleasure to work with her musical vibes and fantastic lyrics. I had that Latin house-ish vibe, Terisa listened to it, loved it a lot and sang those vocals on it. I wanted to make the word LOVE sounds like a positive mantra . Remixes will be available in 2022 and song last week received a consideration for 64th Grammy Award for Best Dance Song, Song of the Year. Only members of the Academy can vote but of your’e one of them don’t hesitate.
How have you kept busy during the last year or so, did the pandemic stifle your creativity or did the free time allow you to experiment more.
Two very quiet years for business, the same as millions of people on earth, but also two years of real musical introspection creating songs as I’ve never done before.
What is your 2021/22 looking like, what are your hopes and dreams, do you have any exciting plans, new releases, tours or gigs.
As I’ve said, lots and lots of musically different projects in the oven, after my last release, the beautiful afro house adventure with Copper ‘Let me Fly To The World‘ the next one will be a jazzy house beat.
As well as your own productions you regularly remix other artists, tell us about your latest for Californian soul singer Castella ‘So Glad I Met You‘
I heard the original on a Solar Radio here in the UK and suddenly been touched by the song, the vocal and lyrics, the beautiful melody. I imagined instantly what kinda production I wanted to rework the song. I contacted Castella on Messenger saying i loved that track and wanted to remix it. She contacted me 6 months later and then I put a lot of passion in it and remix was born, ‘So Glad I Met You‘ entered it’s third week in the UK Soul charts up to #10 yesterday.
Can you give us a classic track, something that has inspired you or simply one you love and never get sick of listening to.
‘In The Stone’ by Earth Wind and Fire, Josh Milan ‘Your Body‘ and hundreds of others.
Can you recommend any new music, something that you’ve just discovered or are just really digging at the moment.
‘Smile‘ CDock’s Original Concept Mix by Ed Ramsey and DJ Oji, I love that song, the vocals are so beautiful.
Do you think playlists are important, what types do you enjoy, in your opinion, what’s the future of the playlist.
Yeah they are important, one that fits your mood of your day, enlightens your morning, helps to focus on something. But they tend to depersonalize the music, who done what ? where ? how ? Saying that if your current mood is for some soulful, latin, afro house..
How do you prefer your music to be heard, streams, downloads or physical product sold. Why?
Whatever as long as someone enjoys it, share and dance with it. I love all support any formats, depends on the place, the moment.
How do you connect with your audience, email, social media, PR firms.
Mainly connect on all social networks, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Kok and Snapchat trying not to loose the essential, I mean focusing on music, I professionaly connect through promo.ly for mailing lists and 360° contacts for radios, DJ’s.
What’s the best way a fan could help you today if they had just ten minutes to spare.
Please stream, stream stream, playlist as much as you can, tell your friends and your friend’s friends. Ten minutes to spare, please play my first ten tracks on my spotify page. Order UK Awardee album ‘Divas Got Soul‘ buy CD or vinyls directly with me.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your career in music.
Honestly ? only ever Music 😉
* edited version of text provided by label