JOSH MILAN is one of those rare artists in this business whose music is truly timeless. You can play his re- mix (along with co-producer Kevin Hedge) of Cold Cut featuring Lisa Stansfield’s pop dance hit, “People Hold On”, today and it still sounds as fresh as it did 16 years ago, or Blaze’s, “Can’t Win for Losing”, you’ll find lyrics that are forever relevant. His catalog totals over two-hundred published works, making it the largest catalog produced by any single entity in the genre. As an artist and businessman, he has been involved in almost every facet of the music business.
After more than 25 years on the scene, Josh Milan is just as current as he was then, producing relevant hits today as he did back in 1985. “I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing.” Josh further explains, “Music is God’s voice and my ears are pressed against his lips.”
He has been a student of music ever since he was in grade school in Brooklyn, NY. At an early age, through the influence of his mother, he learned to appreciate music from many different genres. “I believe that music is an extension of a man’s inner self,” Josh says. He grew up in a religious house- hold, and learned to play the organ in the church. He later teamed up with Chris Herbert and Kevin Hedge and the three of them formed the performing / production team known as Blaze. Co-writing and producing many artists, along with Hedge, became the primary focus. As his career blossomed, Josh learned to arrange vocal harmony, and vocal performance. “Donny Hathaway is my main vocal influence. He has touched my musicality in such a way that I find myself listening, and learning from him even today.”
Josh has made many guest appearances as vocalist for artists such as YUKIHIRO FUKUTOMI, Louie Vega, and Chieko Kinbara to name a small few. Josh’s artistry takes on many turns. He is a Jazz music collector, a photographer and a painter. He is currently the Minister of Music at his church, and very proud of it.
In 2010, he started Honeycomb Music. Latest releases include Sheree Hicks’ self-titled EP and upcoming projects with Tracy Brathwaite, Cinnamon Brown, Dawn Tallman and, of course, the poetry release “Happy” featuring work from the poetry collective Raw Honey.
released November 29, 2013
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