Universal Sunshine
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Universal Sunshine

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From the mind of Jake Ded comes the fanciful tour de force known as the Universal Sunshine. The highly anticipated first full-length player titled “Sinking Ships” captures the spirit and soul of veteran NYC songwriter Jake Ded. Universal Sunshine is a studio concept project that embodies all the joy, pain, love and passion that is Jake Ded. With the help of studio wizard, prominent NYC musician and songwriter Don Piper (of A Don Piper Situation), “Sinking Ships” has taken on a refined & crafted retro sound that has surpassed all previous efforts from the Universal Sunshine. Piper’s production work at Between the Trains Studio in D.U.M.B.O., Brooklyn is unrivaled and his mark is ever present throughout the album. With the help of Piper, Ded was able to sculpt the sound of ”Sinking Ships” into a rich blend of styles that embodies all of his influences and experiences. The enigmatic and multitalented instrumentalist Matt Horn makes his debut with the Sunshine on “Sinking Ships”. Horn’s unique musical stylings added a vibe previously unheard on a Sunshine recording. Longtime friends and band mates Dave Kaleidoscope (of The Mibu Dera Foundation) and Pete Giannosa (of the Sambanditos) are back with the Sunshine providing the bulk of the bass and drums on the album along with other sounds, and are once again the foundation that allows Ded to create his most important songs to date. Jake Ded is a long time NYC musician & resident who has played with Almost Blue, The Fernandos, Shake, Shock Disco, and the seminal rock band Vue Marlon. Ded recently escaped the confines of the cavernous skyscrapers of NYC and relocated to the open clear skies of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. He resides in Boulder, where he has found new life, spirit and inspiration in his self and in his song writing craft.