In the book of Acts, chapter 27, the prisoner Paul is being transported to Italy to stand trial before Ceasar for his treacherous crime of preaching the gospel. Although he warns his captors that the sea is not fit for their voyage, they press on, eager to deliver their hostage into the hands of the Roman Empire. On the way, they encounter the Euroclydon, a tempestuous northeast wind that blows in the Mediterranean. Paul’s shipmates are petrified, desperate, mutinous—but Paul remains calm in the face of the Euroclydon, knowing that God has purposes for his life that have yet to be fulfilled.
Just Steve’s new project by the same name takes the listener on a journey of Pauline proportions—full of wild storms, fierce battles, crushing defeat and exultant victory. Laced with heart-pounding beats, soul-stirring rhymes and mind-bending wordplay, Euroclydon boasts a diverse array of vocalists, MC’s, and musicians, blending various genres and techniques to create an eclectic sound which is nothing short of spectacular.
Having weathered a few Euroclydons of his own, Just Steve brings a sincerity and depth of experience to the project which is as rare as it is moving. Listeners will find themselves in the lyrics and be both encouraged and challenged to face the storms in their life with boldness and trust in the living God. Those searching for music which is both purposeful and skillful, honest and courageous, will find a fresh sound and an inspiring message in the latest offering from Chicago-based artist Just Steve.
Get ready to set sail. Enter the Euroclydon.
released December 12, 2012
E.M.J (of Alter-boy Productions)
MC: Christopher LeMark (All 'n All)
MC: J-Blessed (The Earth is Yours)
Vocalist: Eben Brusco (All 'n All)
Vocalist: Joey Alexander Jr. and friends (Long Lives The King)
Vocalist: Sounds_Absurd (Good Day)
Vocalist: Nichole Rawlings (The Earth is Yours)
Vocalist: Cherita Reed (The Earth is Yours, Look Past The Sky)
Vocalist: Lloyd Colar III (Euroclydon)
Vocalist: Lesley Morales (Warfare Poem)
Vocalist: Jon Jones (Look Past The Sky)
Artist: E.M.J ( Clean, The Earth is Yours)
Drums (All 'n All): Anthony Capers
Composer (Long Lives The King): LaTrivia Graham
Violinist (Warfare Poem): Jimmy Chaos
Keyboardist (Warfare Poem): Kenny Davis
Percussionist (Seven): Anthony "TOCA" Carpenter Sr.
Vocalist/Composer (Look Past The Sky): Phillip Reed
Killer Bass (Look Past The Sky): JP
Producer (Chase): Allen Swoope
Production, Recording, Mixing, & Mastering by: