Rod Carrillo and Ronnie Sumrall Release Full-Length "RHYTHM" Album

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The first full-length album from Rod Carrillo & Ronnie Sumrall delivers an eclectic array of pop, soul, dance, electro and underground house tracks. A departure from the norm, RHYTHM is an "outside of the box" and a refreshing musical voyage that excites, tantalizes and soothes the human spirit. RHYTHM is packed with surprises and features 12 very distinctive tracks.

Rhythm - Rod Carrillo and Ronnie Sumrall

Carrillo Music announced today the release of RHYTHM. The first full-length album from Rod Carrillo & Ronnie Sumrall delivers an eclectic array of pop, soul, dance, electro and underground house tracks. A departure from the norm, RHYTHM is an "outside of the box" and a refreshing musical voyage that excites, tantalizes and soothes the human spirit. RHYTHM is packed with surprises and features 12 very distinctive tracks.

"When creating Rhythm, I wanted to stay away from the current norm of Dance Music in America, stated Rod Carrillo. "With no definitions, clichés or stereotypes, it's a RHYTHM for all to enjoy."

"In a 2010 music business where Tracks have the longevity and substance of a late night burger from a curbside stall it's so refreshing to see a Record label (Carrillo Music) put their belief in an artist's (Ronnie Sumrall) album with the freedom to express himself in his art. To create from the soul, songs rich in meaning, uplifting and purposeful," reviewed Eddie Gordon, Media2Radio.

""The smooth dance-soul grooves of "Rhythm" are fresh and fun, making for a solid collection. "Give It," the album's hardest club thumper, fittingly arrives last, ensuring there's no lack of energy from beginning to end!" Gordon Murray - Billboard Magazine," reviews Gordon Murray, Billboard Magazine.

The first single release from the CD is the title track and is already gaining at radio and club internationally. The "Rhythm" single is a funky cadenced journey showcasing Ronnie Sumrall's brawny vocal power and adeptness coupled with Rod Carrillo's exceptional, groovy production. "Rhythm" is a contagious vocal journey that compares to the once great, Sylvester James.

"Life gets busy. Sometimes too much time passes before you need to reconnect to a good rhythm and rediscover your groove." - Ronnie Sumrall

Making a special guest appearance on the project is recent Billboard Club charting artist Shefali on BREAKIN' OUT, which is sure to "bust out" as a single release in the coming months. Bodega Charlie (Oye Party) also guests on the thumpin' "Oh Yeah." Carrillo and Sumrall fans will appreciate that the CD also includes the recent international hits "Moonshine Rising" and "Long Time."

Fighting current trends and daring to be different, RHYTHM claims its own powerful beat.

The RHYTHM album is available for purchase at iTunes, Masterbeat.com, Amazon, CD Baby and all other major online retailers.

About Rod Carrillo

Rod Carrillo is a native of the Republic of Panama and has been involved in the dance music scene for the past 20 years. Rod's past dance hits include 'Oye Party" and "Gringa Quiero Baila" with Bodega Charlie, 'Arizona Bump," "Moonshine Rising" with Ronnie Sumrall, "Save Me," "Spotlight" with Eddie Amador, "Free Your Mind" under the name Kario with partner DJ Kilo. Carrillo has also done productions for Snoop Dog, Julissa Veloz, Kaci Battaglia, Sariah, Joanna Krupa & Manon, Donna Summer, Crystal Waters, Martha Wash, Big Mama Capretta, Tony Moran, Crystal Waters, Jupiter Rising, The Perry Twins and many more.

About Ronnie Sumrall

In the competitive, energetic pulse of Los Angeles's vast pool of talent, any other humble, God-loving individual that isn't blowing his own horn might go unnoticed. Performing as a featured singer at the White House being one of the many high points of his journey Ronnie Sumrall gets his fair share and more as he patiently and quietly does his thing. Having graced the stage with such artists as Toni Braxton, CeCe Winans, 112, Silk, -- Yolanda Adams he definitely does his thing well. "We limit ourselves to what we can accomplish believing the hype and doing what we've seen work for someone else. What I like and what I do encompasses jazz, R&B, dance, classical ballads, reggae, the works."

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