STONE MECCA UNLEASHES NEW SINGLE VIA PURE GRAIN AUDIO
NEW ALBUM ALIENMAN SET FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 9TH
“With a style that blends Jimi Hendrix’s psychedelic blues with modern funk, R&B and rock and roll, Stone Mecca’s guitar playing stands out among his many talents.” – American Songwriter
“Gritty, imprecise, and unapologetic AF, the electric vibes…and his old school cool are lustfully intoxicating.” – Afropunk
“…a gritty good time” – Pure Grain Audio
“…full of cosmic vibes – the type that might actually wind making their way out to space, catching the right extraterrestrial ear and saving us all.” – Central Track
Today, Dallas-based blues-funk guitar god STONE MECCA unleashed the title track from his forthcoming album Alienman via Pure Grain Audio. With its hard-driving rhythm and funky sensibilities, Stone transmits a call to the cosmos, asking outer space for help with in these perilous times. “As a record, Alienman is a ten-track, guitar-heavy, heart-pounding journey through the spectrum of life and everything we experience along the way,” says Pure Grain Audio. “Stone’s music touches on everything from serious societal issues such as racism to more personal problems like unfaithful partners in relationships.” The album is set for release on Friday, November 9th.
As a producer and musician, Stone has stripped down his style to its rawest form creating a gritty love triangle between roots rock, blues, and funk, producing and playing all of the instruments on the album himself. He has put his stamp on everything from movie soundtracks (Django Unchained, Friday, and Blade among others), to global superstars’ albums–Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Wu-Tang, and Kanye West, to name a few. As RZA’s (Wu-Tang Clan) musical director and band leader, they’ve performed rocked out sets at sold-out shows all over the world since 2008, billed as “RZA ft. Stone Mecca”— most recently at SXSW and the Fortress Festival.
Stone carries on the legacy of greats like Jimi Hendrix and uses that foundation to build his own formidable fortification. As a solo artist and guitarist, he combines his love of hard-hitting hip hop beats and funk-driven bass lines with grinding riffs and soulful melodies. With a tight, energetic band, Stone’s live set packs the walls with a titanic sound, a glimpse of which can be seen in the recently-released live performance video of album track “If Experience Was Money.” Stone Mecca will celebrate the release of Alienman with a show a The Granada Theater in Dallas on November 9th, click HERE for show information.