Smile High, Davion Farris & Cocoa Sarai – “On the Way (feat. The Main Squeeze)” music video
“‘On The Way’ is a vibe,” Cocoa Sarai stated. “It’s grown, it’s sexy, and it’s fun. The heart of creativity is improvisation and freedom. The Squeeze House is a poster child for that. Besides, who doesn’t love doing dope sh*t with their dope a$$ friends?”
Fueled by the uniquely comforting recording environment of the Squeeze House, both artists transport the listener to an idyllic after-hours gathering. Play this one while sipping a glass of red wine and dipping your toes into a tub filled with hot water.
“Great energy, cool views, and fire music,” Davion described the recording environment. “Definitely set the tone for me and Cocoa to create a sexy vibe like ‘On The Way.’”
Smile High – “The Vibetape” LP
Not too long ago, Smile High announced his highly anticipated LP, “The Vibetape,” a dynamic fusion of R&B, jazz, funk, and hip-hop. Featuring over a dozen vocalists, including 6LACK, Chuck Inglish, Tiffany Gouché, and Felly, the 10-track project cements Smile High as a need-to-know producer and A&R.
“The Vibetape” is a joint effort between Smiley—who got his nickname from his “resting smile face”—and internationally known jam band, The Main Squeeze, who he’s played keys with for over a decade. Each track on “The Vibetape” was recorded in a series of fun, low-pressure jam sessions at Smiley’s residence (a.k.a. The Squeeze House). The atmosphere was specifically curated as a contrast to the fake kindness and forced networking entrenched in LA’s music scene.
Smile High playing LIVE
“I’ve always found the most joy in collaborating with others and combining what I do best with what other people do best, and just being pleasantly surprised with the end result. That’s always been the essence of what I’ve been doing, and ‘The Vibetape’ is truly the culmination of that.” – Smile High stated
“The Vibetape” follows on the heels of Smiley’s debut project with Nettwerk back in April, entitled, “Snack Pack,” a chill-hop/jazztronica fusion project created with instrumentalists Horace Bray and Teddy Roxpin. All tracks were made in collaboration with The Main Squeeze.
The Main Squeeze Tour Flyer
Smile High, Davion Farris & Cocoa Sarai – “On the Way (feat. The Main Squeeze)” single