Monday, 28 December 2009

Silhouette Brown - Two (Album Sampler)

More information coming through about the eagerly anticipated second album from Silhouette Brown.
According to online retailer a vinyl album sampler will be available through Especial in February.
Listen to samples here

Space Invadas - Follow The Signs (Mixtape)

Space Invadas is STEVE SPACEK and Australian producer KATALYST (who first came to my attention through his work with Stephanie McKay).Their debut album "Soul-Fi" is due in March.
Video for the track "Original"

Download the promo mixtape "Follow The Signs" here

DJ Bemi - Soul Futuristic Mix 09

DJ Bemi is part of London's Amplified collective, representing future soul music in the capital. Nice new mix to DL highlighting the best in cutting edge soul and hip hop

Soul Futuristic Mix 09 by DJ Bemi


1. Dawn Ft Wendysue – Anthony Valadez
2. The Walls – Olivierdaysoul
3. Version – Astronotes
4. Howard Girls Ft Brandon Himes & AB – Eric Roberson
5. Down And Out – Iman Williams
6. Love Lost – Chief & Co$$
7. What Is Love – JMB
8. Keep Growing – Michael Johnson
9. Atls – Waxolutionists
10. City Of Nowhere – Brittany Bosco
11. Hello – Chief & Abstact Rude
12. Uggs To Huggs - Kel Spencer
13. If You Girlfriend Only Knew Sy Smith
14. Once Again – Muhsinah
15. Rhythm Of The Drum – M64 (Ragen Fykes & Ohmega Watts)
16. Jeedo Suave – Wajeed
17. Love In The Music – Nikko Grey
18. Oh Yes – Preach Jacobs & Denz

Reflection Eternal - Revolutions Per Minute

New album entitled "Revolutions Per Minute" forthcoming from Reflection Eternal . Video for the track "Back Again" plus a DL for the track "Just Begun. "Revolutions Per Minute" should be due 10 years after the classic "Train of Thought" debut from Hi Tek and Talib Kwali.

Talib Kweli + Hi Tek-Reflection Eternal -Back Again-Vid Premiere

Reflection Eternal | MySpace Music Videos

"Just Begun"

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Gagle - Dooo Ya Thing

Gagle are a Japanese hip hop/beats crew consisting of MC Hunger and producers DJ Mitsu The Beats and DJ Mu-R
"Doo Ya Thing" a jazzy hiphop track with warm horns and a bouncy funky beat with a touch of disco samples.Instrumental included. The A-side also features the jazzy instrumental track "Intro" by DJ Mitsu in keeping with the quality production of his "Word To The Wise" album

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

The Returning Sun E.P

Re-issue of this hard to find E.P of future jazz from 2000.
1 Calm - Midnight Sun
2 Baku Tsunoda - I Want You
3 Kama Aina - Mika Kaurismaki
4 Mark De Clive-Lowe - Nites Like These
5 Chari Chari - Stream
6 Bayaka - Grass High

Mr Beatnick - The Fourth Day / Fallin Apples

Futuristica Music presents the new single from Mr Beatnick. He has recently remixed Azymuth, Hint and released the critically acclaimed 'I Know All The Bitches' on the excellent Altered Vibes label. This is a limited 7" release that will be the eighth and final release in the Futuristica 7" series.

Miles Bonny & Reggie B - Doin Our Thing

Kansas City natives Reggie B and Miles Bonny hook up to bring us an album together entitled "Doin Our Thing". Released on the 8th of January 2010 on Innatesounds.

The Only One by reggieb18

Monday, 21 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Eric Roberson ft Lalah Hathaway - Dealing

First official video from Grammy award nominated Erro's latest album Music Fan First. One of the many highlights on the album, Eric's duet with Lalah Hathaway - Dealing

Friday, 18 December 2009

Jose James - Blackmagic

2nd album from Jose James due on February 1st 2010

Jose will be appearing at Manchester's Band On The Wall on March 18th 2010. Purchase tickets here

Friday, 11 December 2009

The Ins x Miles Bonny - J Birly

The Cologne based producer team The Ins (Twit One & friends) has teamed up with Miles Bonny from Kansas City for a 3 track 12". Available on the German Melting Pot Music record label

Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love Remixes

Out next week on Stones Throw records. I'm a sucker for coloured vinyl so I'll be having some of this.

Watch Waajeed discuss the inspiration behind his remix

The Making of Mayer Hawthorne's "Green Eyed Love" Waajeed Remix from BLING47 on Vimeo.

Emanative - Spacebeats EP

Quality E.P from London's Emanative out now on the Futurisca label. Particular favourite is the Marc Rapson remix of "When On Earth"

Emanative mix on Soundcloud
Emanative's Spacebeat Travels Mixtape:::for Michael Ruetten's Soulsearching 567::: by emanative

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Brief Encounter - Human/Get A Good Feeling

Japanese re-issue of two quality rare grooves from Brief Encounter. Hard to say how much both originals would set you back but I reckon at least £200.

Available from retailers such as Juno

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Spinnerty Mix

Nice mix just sent to me by San Francisco's Dan Finnerty AKA Spinnerty. Recorded live on a recent tour of Japan

Download or stream here

Monday, 30 November 2009


Legendary Drum & Bass producer Moot teams up with house producer Kez Ym to come up with a version of the Headhunters classic Chameleon. Selecting their favourite elements of this jazz funk gem and assisted by the rhodes of Takumi Kaneko (Cro Magnon) they produce a respectable version that has already found favour of the DJ boxes of Gilles Peterson,Jazzanova,Kyoto Jazz Massive and Simbad. On the flipside GUYNAMUKAT (the production du of Guynamite & Nik Weston)deliver a slightly more boogie fied styles in instrumental and vocal versions (the latter ably assisted by Shea Soul).

Sunday, 29 November 2009

New Silhouette Brown Album

News from the Silhouette Brown myspace that a new album is due early 2010.

Whilst the first album featured the vocals of Deborah Jordan it appears this album will largely have Bembe Segue on vocals as well as Phillys Lady Alma. Production will be, of course, 4 Hero's Dego and Kaidi Tatham.

Got my eye out for this an I'll feature any updates here. Just a little reminder from the first album

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Kidz In The Wall - All Night (Make Up Sex)

A little teaser from the Kidz In The Hall featuring Marsha Ambrosius, taken from the forthcoming album "Land of Make Believe" due in 2010

Erik Rico European Tour

European tour for self contained artist, singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist, remixer and DJ Erik Rico.
Tour details here

To whet your interest here are 3 tracks from his Reworks project (the 12" of this on Jazzy Sport never leaves my record bag)
Erik Rico v Sade

Erik Rico v James Brown

Erik Rico V Stevie Wonder

20 Years of De La Soul

20 years ago (that makes me feel old) Plugs 1, 2 and 3 announced themselves to the world with 3 Feet High and Rising.
To celebrate Mick Boogie and Terry Urban worked with your favorite artists and producers to create an astounding 20 remakes of classic De La tunes

Download here

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Angie Stone - I Ain't Hearing You

To be honest I passed on Angie's last album but the newly re-invigorated Stax records sounds promising. Taken from the forthcoming album "Unexpected"

DJ Spinna - The Boogie Back

Coming soon on BBE records a compilation of DJ Spinnas favourite boogie tunes from the post disco era.
The guys from the excellent MOOVMNT blog out of Amsterdam have put together a promo mix to whet your appetite.

Strange Fruit Project - Crash

The video was featured earlier this month, the track "Crash" available to DL now. Taken from Strange Fruit Projects new E.P. - The Mask.

Fes ft Blackbird - To Live

Fes ft Blackbird- To live by Fes010spaceman

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Preach Jacobs & Denz - Falling

Taken from the album Maple St Sessions . Preach is an emcee from Columbia, South Carolina however he is extensively working with UK producers including Denz and Marc Mac

Monday, 16 November 2009

Astral 22's Modern Soul Podcast

Strange Fruit Project - Crash

Crash - Strange Fruit Project feat. Thesis from S1/ S.K.P. Film and Photo on Vimeo.

Taken from a free E.P. entitled "M.A.S.K." (Making Art Sound Kool). This is due to be made available tomorrow (Tuesday 18th November). As soon as I find I'll feature it here

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Slum Village - Dope Man

Dope Man is the first single from Slum Village‘ The Villa Manifesto that drops December 8th, which leads up to the full-length Villa Manifesto LP next year. The album will feature tracks from the complete original SV line-up. Including the sadly departed JayDee and Baatin.