Naked Music NYC
A project started by accomplished Deep House producer Jay Denes (of Blue Six fame), Naked Music NYC first appeared in 1998 as a downbeat union of several East Coast-based Neo-Soul authorities. Not to be confused with the high-profile Naked Music imprint, this Om Records-endorsed collective is led by Denes alongside solid vocalists Ada Dyer and Catherine Russell. Naked Music NYC's steamy grooves present positive, relaxed atmospheres shaded with the funkier tones of jazz. Utterly unconcerned with pop appeal, this stuff is simply groovy.