We have run out of superlatives to describe Bingo Records Presents: Smart Beats, Volume 1. It is fun and funny, grooving, brilliant, creative, gentle, and kid-friendly- a one-of-a-kind treat for kids of all ages to enjoy. Smart Beats is a masterful combination of fun and educational children’s music. We cannot stop listening to it ourselves.
Bingo Records Presents: Smart Beats, Volume 1 is a gem from the fertile mind of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Josh Nadel. Nadel, father, gifted composer and graduate of Berklee College Of Music, decided to combine a variety of musical elements in creating a unique children’s project. He noted the popularity of rap and hip-hop and wondered why those genres could not be translated in an album for children that was something totally fresh and age appropriate yet not condescending. And so he went out and created just what he envisioned: a gentle, smart, melodic and grooving rap/hip-hop album that also happens to be exceptional children’s educational music.
Wait! Before you say: I don’t like rap and hip-hop music or my kid is too young to listen to rap and hip-hop, we invite to go to our listening booth (click here) and check out samples from this album. Forget everything you might think about these genres whether you’re a huge fan of Kanye or think 50 Cent is how much you pay for a newspaper. Smart Beats’ songs focus on your family tree, dinosaurs, geography, recycling, activities and more. As with all music from Bingo Records, the production values are world class and will stand the test of the repeated listens that your children are going to ask for. To create this masterpiece Josh used some of the finest studio musicians from the Philadelphia music scene: producers of hit records, rappers who appear on major label releases, great singers and players. Give it a try, we guarantee you’ll be hooked. And as for us, we just can’t wait for Josh to get back in the studio for Smart Beats: Volume 2!