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Felton Pilate Official WebsiteFelton Pilate, longtime lead vox for Mercury/PolyGram's Con Funk Shun, steps out with a fantastic solo LP entitled, "Nothing But Love Spoken Here". With his flare for the pop-AC flavored bump and grind goodies, Pilate really lets loose with this 10-song set of slow to mid-tempo love anthems. Unlike many R&B ballad offerings, it is more about love than lust. The album title cut is a riveting soul scorcher, a truelove tale of sensuous melodic power. His signature lush arrangements are consistent song after song, but "In Time" has a patient chorus of flowing grandeur.  "Leading Different Lives", a melancholy story about forlorn regrets, has movie-theme quality. Pilate's silky falsetto is given free reign and soars throughout - with a delightful showing in "Keepin' You To Your Promise" - originally penned by Pilate for The Stylistics. They recorded it as a Pilate/Preston Glass co-production, but Pilate proves very capable in his rendition as well. A Taste Of Honey's Janice Marie Johnson duets with him on  "Only For You" about that elusive quality, devotion. Providing all the production, songwriting, most of the vocals and instrumental tracks, Pilate exquisitely demonstrates his many talents in the recording booth and at the mixing console, too. On the whole, this LP is truly a confession of love on many gone good - gone mad levels - all intimate - Nothing But...Love Spoken Here.

Originally, he exploded into the national spotlight with Con Funk Shun on a formidable run of ten huge records including one Platinum and four consecutive Gold albums. Their 20 hit singles included 8 Top Ten R&B Hits and one #1 R&B smash. Alongside blistering dance workouts like "Chase Me", "Ms. Got-The-Body", and Ffun were their quiet storm slow-jams for which Pilate is noted. Classic faves such as, "Straight From The Heart", "(Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind", "All Up To You", and "Baby I'm Hooked (Right Into Your Love)" whet the stage for this new LP. These Pilate vocal hits remain on radio play lists while Con Funk Shun continues to churn out concert dates year after year. Pilate and Con Funk Shun continue to sparkle on TV events like "Sinbad's HBO Soul Music Special", "Motown Live" and "Vibe". Recent releases include "The Best Of Con Funk Shun Vol.1&2", "Live For Ya A**" - the Live LP, "The Ballads Collection", and the re-release of the Gold LP, "Secrets" on CD.

Pilate is no less well known for his production/writing with rap phenom MC Hammer.  The Hammer-Pilate joint effort staggers the imagination with sales from '89 to '92 alone of 30 million, including "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em", the #2 all-time selling R&B LP. The awards, such as Grammies, M-TV, American Music, Billboard, and Soul Train, among others, lauded on his mix-magic with Hammer are too numerous to mention. He also doubled as Musical Director for Hammer's record breaking 250-date world tour which included the Earth, Wind and Fire horn section, and over 40 musicians, singers, dancers, & rappers...Other landmarks in Pilate's Capitol days include his film and TV soundtrack work such as his Oscar-nominated "Addams Groove" (Addams Family Movie theme) and Hammerman (Hammerman cartoon show). Pilate also has production/writing credits with the California State Lottery radio and TV campaign slogan "I Feel Like The Lucky One". His influence reverbs on countless samples like the D-Shot/Jive Records single, "Huckleberry", featured on the GOLD Columbia Pictures soundtrack, "Booty Call" and the DOUBLE PLATINUM "Gang Related" soundtrack cut "A Change Is Gonna Come", by J. Flexx. The recent eponymous PLATINUM debut LP, Dru Hill, with Pilate's re-vibed Con Funk Shun classic, Love's Train, produced by Keith Sweat demonstrates how his music has crossed over to Generation Next. "Love Therapy", is the title track he produced/wrote on the new Lenny Williams LP. Most recently, he produced a cut, "Tell Me" on Evander Hollyfield's Real Deal Records' new male vocal act, Four Shades. True to his calling, Pilate emotes love's many facets, song after song, whether as producer, writer or artist. "Nothing But Love Spoken Here" fits in the Pilate mold and keeps on proving that his style and message are, indeed, universal and timeless....