||Daydreamin' CD (1999)
Before Dark CD discography Hailing from South Central Los Angeles, Mia, Arike and Jeni, the three women who make up Before Dark, present their powerful debut album, DAYDREAMIN.' Offering up sweet harmonies over hot contemporary R&B/hip-hop flavored tracks, Before Dark sound more like music business vets than rookies.
The first single, "Come Correct," is a bouncy mid-tempo blazer sprinkled with street spice. Produced by The Characters (Boyz II Men, 702, SWV), the track sets the standard for DAYDREAMIN'. Though various producers worked on the project, there is an impressive consistency to the album; 10 songs are mixed with a few quick interludes. Producers Big Baby ("Always On My Mind"), Greg Curtis ("Daydream") and Lil' Mo ("Back Around") create some of the albums strongest tracks; a major highlight is "Push-N-Shove."
Additional personnel includes: Lil' Shawn, Lil' Mo, Sole, I. Shone Clark (vocals); Shekspere (various instruments, keyboards); Troy Taylor, Flavahood, Chris "Tricky" Stewart (various instruments, programming); Greg Curtis, Derrick B. Edmondson (various instruments); Mark Gibbs, Kevin Scott (guitar); Majesty, Damien Desandes (keyboards, programming).
Producers include: Chris "Tricky" Stewart, Troy Taylor, Greg Curtis, Shekspere, Roderick "Majesty" Wiggins.
Engineers include: Chris "Tricky" Stewart, Kevin Thomas, Craig Burbidge.
Personnel: Before Dark (vocals, background vocals); Chris Stewart, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Derrick Edmondson (keyboards, programming); Flavahood (programming, drum programming); Troy Taylor (programming); Majesty (drum programming); Pat Miaba (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kevin "KD" Davis; Greg Curtis; Eliud "Lou" Ortiz; Steve Macauley; Ben Garrison .
Recording information: Backroom Studios, Glendale, CA, Unites States; Cardraygee Studios, Hollywood, CA, Unites States; Electric Lady Studios, NYC, NY, Unites States; Larrabee North, Universal City, CA, Unites States; Larrabee West Recording Studios, Los angeles CA; Larrabee West, Los Angeles, CA, Unites States; Pacifique, North Hollywood, CA, Unites States; Record Planet, Los Angeles, CA; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA, Unites States; Red Zone Entertainment, Atlanta, GA; Soul Satellite Studio Labs, Studio 56, Enterprise, Los; Studio 56, Los Angeles, CA; The Back Room Studios, Glendale, CA; The Enterprise, Los Angeles, CA; The Weight Room Recording Studio, New York, NY; Treesound Studio, Atlanta, GA; Weight Room Recording Studios, NYC, NY, Unites States; Westlake.
Editor: Bill Malina.
Arranger: Greg Curtis.
Before Dark: Mia, Arike, Jeni (vocals).