Cigars & Cocktails

A 2 track deep house single (20m 44s) — released July 30th 2012 on Adaptation Music

With 20 years of music industry experience under his belt, Vick Lavender is one of the most respected and consistent producers within the U.S house music scene. His lush and unique jazz fusion sound under his own name and alias of Mr A.L.I would be sure to convert anyone with a negative view of either jazz or house music, whilst regularly being compared with the sound of fusion legends Lonnie Liston Smith and Herbie Hancock.

A regular on the turntables at both Tini Martini and Soul Joy in his hometown of Chicago, Vick has also taken his captivating DJ sets to the dancefloors of South Africa, the U.K, Canada and of course NYC. He continues to put out consistent releases on his own Sophisticado imprint as well as productions for the likes of West End, Deep Haven, Loveslap, Vibe Boutique and Abicah Soul Recordings.

After headlining Adaptation's 20th release with his mixes of 'Who Knew', Mr A.L.I joins us for his first release on Adaptation Music with 'Cigars & Cocktails', with the full extended mix along with a shorter DJ friendly edit.

love this, mr ali turns it out !! - Groove Assassin MN2S / King Street

Absolutely stunning. "Cigars & Cocktails" is emblematic of the kinds of projects that are needed in this industry in order to sustain artistic integrity, a respect for this craft, and foster longevity. Keep 'em comin. - Oscar McMillan

Im diggin this! - Nick Holder DNH Recs / NRK

Lovely jazz-tinged dancer. Full of music and the real deal. Full support - always. Love this , full of all things inspirational and more Full support Many thanks - Dr Bob Jones

Lovely Summery Stuff - Full Support - Danny Clark Solid Ground Recordings

cool track and mixes - Robert Owens

I don't think I've ever heard a Mr A.L.I. track that I don't love. This one is timeless. I'm sure I'll be able to pull this one out ten years from now and still have peeps rushing the booth asking "What is that!" - Eric Davenport Smitty & Davenport

Perfect for my deep beach sets - Franco De Mulero Kings Of Groove

Beautiful sounds. Full Support Radio/sets - DJ Bee Loca FM

Very nice! Great musicality! - Black Sonix MN2S

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