THE NEW ALBUM
LIQUID SONIC SEX
International music artist Zalon is the UK’s latest musical export to take the world by storm. This Urban Music Award nominee has independently sold out tours in Europe, South America and iconic venues in the UK.
Zalon’s many talents as a singer, songwriter and record producer have created some of the most vital and refreshing sounds of the decade - the timbre of his vocals is reminiscent of the intensity and soul-bearing of “Let’s Get It On” era Marvin Gaye. His co-produced debut album “Liquid, Sonic Sex” - a soundtrack for lovers - has garnered a rapturous reception from critics and punters alike. This album demands to be played from start to finish!
“The first time I met Zalon, we made love... vocally” Amy Winehouse
Zalon the son of reggae legend Dr Alimantado grew up in the tough and once turbulent area of Harlesden, North West London and from a young age he developed a talent for music with strong support and guidance from his father. These loving family ties grew even deeper when Zalon’s sister, Anika Gay, died in May 2013 - leaving behind three children all aged under eleven years. He is co-guardian of the children and these responsibilities have strengthened his hunger to succeed.
In the mid-noughties, promoter Patrick Alan approached Zalon to sing backing vocals and duets with celebrity guests at his “Music Box Live” nights at London’s exclusive 10 Room club. It was here that he met Amy Winehouse and a life affirming friendship was forged.
Amy Winehouse invited Zalon to tour with her to promote her “Back To Black” album, which was scheduled to last for six months but was so successful that they ended up touring for a further six years and went on to receive five Grammy awards. Zalon featured on the deluxe version of this platinum selling album and Amy Winehouse's “I Told You I Was Trouble” DVD - with the songs “Hey Little Rich Girl” and “You’re Wondering Now.” He also sang backing vocals on Amy Winehouse's track “He Can Only Hold Her” which featured on “Back To Black” and the BBC Radio One session, “Cupid.”
Zalon signed to Amy Winehouse's Lioness Records label and while touring with her, Amy gifted him the opportunity to showcase his own songs, including “The Click” and “What’s A Man to Do” (co-produced by Mark Ronson), during a regular fifteen-minute slot in her shows. Prior to her death, she had been working with Zalon on his own material. He went on to release the seminal single “You Let Me Breathe” in honour of his dearly departed friend, which simultaneously moved and thrilled her fans around the globe. The song was picked-up by the media worldwide and brought to light Zalon's great sense and sensitivity in connecting with audiences, as well as his strong ability to express powerful emotions via song. Zalon has since vocal-produced Amy Winehouse's posthumous compilation album “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” with legendary multi-platinum producer Salaam Remi (who has worked with Whitney Houston, Nas and Alicia Keys) and Mark Ronson. The album debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart.
Zalon wrote “Honey I’m Home” a single by Francesco Yates (an exciting new artist from the Pharrell Williams stable) and contributed two songs, “Tonight’s The Night” and “Emotional”, to the soundtrack of the urban morality film, “It’s A Lot” (directed by young UK talent Femi Oyeniran).
With his sights set on storytelling the art of love, Zalon is in the throes of embarking on a further series of worldwide shows.