Ace Nation is an Alternative Hip Hop project born out of the collaborative experience between Nick Sansone (co-founder of Love Pocket) and Abdoulaye Toure (vocals/Love Pocket) during production of Love Pocket’s 2014 debut EP, Music, Love & Other Drugs. Ace Nation is: Nick Sansone, Abdoulaye Toure, Corey Powell (co-founder & guitarist of The Good Folks), Zach Goodman (bassist on Love Pocket’s M.L.O.D.).
In late 2017 Ace Nation released their first two single’s “Good Vibes” and “Let it Grow”. The group started 2018 off by releasing their third single “Meet Me Halfway” and announcing a full-length album titled Rhythm & Light.
Released on January 26th, 2018 Rhythm & Light marks the full-length debut for the group. Six of the album’s eight tracks were born out of a Manhattan jam session in September of 2015. Writing continued over the next two years and in March of 2017 the group hit the studio. Working with Producer/Studio Manager Abe Seiferth at Transmitter Park Studio, they began blending inspiration from 90s Hip Hop and 70s Rock & Disco – taking cues from artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, D’Angelo, ESG, Anderson .Paak, The Doobie Brothers, America, Bee Gees, David Bowie and Led Zeppelin.
Ace Nation’s eight song debut, Rhythm & Light, is available for digital download & streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal, bandcamp, YouTube and SoundCloud.