In 1992, Eddie Chacon broke out as one-half of Charles & Eddie. Chacon was just a kid growing up in Castro Valley, California, when he decided he would be a music star. These days, he’s making oracular, synth driven soul music that draws equally on the mile deep grooves of Sly Stone’s drum machine and the cosmic synth hymns of Alice Coltrane. His latest album is called Sundown, out now from Stones Throw.
Like a duck gliding over water, synth-soul maestro Eddie Chacon returns with “Step By Step,” another taste of his forthcoming record Sundown, out March 31st on Stones Throw Records. Produced by John Carroll Kirby, it oozes spaced-out bliss.
Electronic soul singer Eddie Chacon returns with “Holy Hell,” and a new label in Stones Throw Records. In a new Sissy Chacon-directed video, Eddie and producer John Carroll Kirby go cruising in a message scrawled 1986 Lincoln Mach 7, cooing a message of redemption like Curtis Mayfield over G-Funk fusion synths and reeds.
Soul singer Eddie Chacon has spent years navigating the music industry. But on Pleasure, Joy and Happiness, his new album with John Carroll Kirby, Chacon sounds reborn as a cosmic R&B mystic. Here, he shares a playlist of some of the songs that inspired the lp and walks us along the many creative paths that led him here.