A Latin Tribute to Earth Wind & Fire and original Afro-Caribbean inspired Sounds

Seasoned collective, led by drummer Michael Tate, includes members who have performed with Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.
New York, NY ( Acclaimed Latin-Tropical-Soul band, 3D Rhythm of Life led by drummer Michael Tate, announces the up and coming release of their new album, “Fantasy” (Summer 2017).

This project details their multi-dimensional sound, a fusion of Latin and Afro-Caribbean grooves, blended with a variety of genres including Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Rock. The group packs an abundance of Funk and charisma into their exhilarating live and recorded performances creating an experience that invites music fans to journey onto the dance floor or just get their groove on!


The album leads with a vibrant Latin-Tropical-Soul cover of Earth Wind and Fire’s international mega-hit “Fantasy”, sung by Nuyorican vocalist, Chris Alfinez, who has toured with Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and La India. The video and single were released in late 2016, a few days prior to the passing of the dynamic founder of the legendary funk band, Maurice White— who penned the original hit over a three-month period, thus making 3D Rhythm of Life the first artist to present an official tribute.

“The story of 3D Rhythm of Life is one of evolution with respect for the past, the present, and a projection into the future. We feel Maurice’s life force each time we perform “Fantasy”. It’s an honor to share his transcending musical legacy through the genre of Latin-Tropical-Soul”, said drummer and bandleader, Michael Tate, 3D Rhythm of Life.

Michael Tate’s experience playing with the renowned international music group, Kid Creole and the Coconuts—whose fans included Michael Jackson and Prince, provided an excellent opportunity to perform and appreciate many styles such as Funk, Disco, Latin Tropical, Island and Big Band Swing.

Multicultural and bilingual, this accomplished eight-piece ensemble from New York City has been recording and performing as a collective for over a decade. “Fantasy” is their sixth studio album. 3D is the acronym for Diverse, Dynamic and Danceable, the band’s signature sound.

The group’s members have also shared stages with an array of musical luminaries. Co-Founder and guitarist, Chris Amelar is a William Paterson University graduate, and a well-respected teacher and author. Keyboardist, Lenny Underwood, has recorded and performed with chart-topping artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Chaka Khan.

The sorcery of “Spell on You”, sung by celebrated Trinidadian musician Bonny Bonaparte (Bruce Hornsby, Spyra Gyra) elevates the groove with brilliant Reggae vibes. He also lends his ‘Island stylings’ to the politically charged “Things will Change”. The EDM Latin dance mixes, “Que Siga La Rumba” and “Oyelo”, are fueled by the energy of renowned Latin GRAMMY AWARD® winning singer, Herman Olivera, evoking an intoxicating trip to Havana’s hottest nightclub. “Quiero Saber”, the second single sung by Chris Alfinez, is a heartfelt, romantic Urban Salsa track.

Fantasy” by 3D Rhythm of Life is available for purchase on all major music platforms and is currently in radio rotation. Follow 3D Rhythm of life on Instagram and use the hashtag #SLAMBASS. Enjoy the video for “Fantasy” on YouTube. For more information visit

3D Rhythm of Life “Fantasy” Track List

1. Fantasy
2. Quiero Saber
3. Things Will Change
4. I Wonder Why
5. Spell on You
6. Que Siga La Rumba (Dance Mix)
7. Oyelo (Dance Mix)
8. Fantasy (Instrumental)
9. I Wonder Why (Instrumental)




For some artists and groups, the one descriptive word for their music can only be “Wow!” Such is the case with 3D Rhythm of Life.
Ronald Jackson, Smooth Jazz Review
FANTASY is fun, uplifting and passionate, great instrumentals with a top-notch vocal. I love it!
Oleta Adams -World renown artist-composer.
3D Rhythm of Life is soulful, funky and tropical all at the same time. This is a group to keep your ears on and with the remake of Fantasy, I was blown away!
J.I.Starr - On air personality WSKQ - Mega 97.9 NY
Remember the Earth Wind and Fire Classic “Fantasy”, you never heard it like this!
Sofrito for Your Soul
3D Rhythm of Life’s "Fantasy" is a fusion of Tropical blends, Latin, Soul, R&B and Salsa, all wrapped up into an explosion of talent!
Jackie Nunez -
I listened to 3D Rhythm of Life’s cover of “Fantasy”, one of my fave songs ever. Then I listened again, again and again : ) Killer version of the song.! Thanks for recording it guys!
David Kahne- Music Producer and former VP, Warner and Columbia Records
FANTASY - “Great musicians playing great music, the evolution continues!!!"
Ray Chew - Grammy award winning producer-composer
“This delicious remake of the EWF signature hit ‘Fantasy’ is fantastically fun with a Latin flair that turns this classic into a classic all over again."
United Press International
3D RHYTHM OF LIFE, Gives a new generation a fresh sound with their tropical release of FANTASY”
WEPA.FM Carlos Jose- El Chi Chi. Miami, FL