Friday, 30 October 2009

Hip Hop With Soul

Strange Fruit Project - Special
Saukrates - Play Dis
Asharu - Mood Swings
Iamos Marad - Straight Out Chicago
Moar & Rashaan Ahmad - Seasons Change
DJ Mitsu The Beat ft Maspyke - Playin Wit Crime
Kev Brown - Always
P.H.E.A.R - I Love Her Again
J.M.B - What Is Love
Dela ft Large Professor - Chill
Grooveman Spot - Benzaiten Love
Strange Fruit Project - Ooh Wee
Jazz Liberatorz - Indonesia
Athletic Mic League - The Loveliest

Hip Hop Got Soul by passthefeelingon

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Mr Scruff & Kaidi Tatham - Fresh Noodles

A lovely little slo-mo house number featuring the legend Kaidi Tatham on keys & flute, due for release on the Prime Numbers label (PN011) in late November, on a split artist ep, along with tracks from Andres & Motor City Drum Ensemble

Mr Scruff & Kaidi Tatham 'Fresh Noodles' by Mr Scruff

2 Step Rare Groove Mix Vol 2

Wizdom - I'm So In Love With You
Eramus Hall - You're Love Is My Desire
Bar Kays - Open Your Heart
Ben.E.King - Street Tough
Leroy Hutson - So Nice
Natural High - I Think I'm Fallling In Love With You
Bobby Womack - How Could You Break My Heart
Rita Wright - Touch Me. Take Me
Silk - Can't Stop Turning You On
Maxi - Lover To Lover
Paris - I Choose You

2 Step Rare Groove Mix 2 by passthefeelingon

Diamond District - In The Ruff

Hip-hop trio, Diamond District, comprised of producer/emcee Oddisee and emcees X.O. and yU, is proud to announce the official retail release of their debut album, In The Ruff, featuring two brand new tracks. In The Ruff will be available October 27th via Mellow Music Group.

Download a mixtape of material from the new album here

Diamond District Mini Documentary from Diamond District on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Sy Smith - The Art Of You

New video from Sy Smith, taken from her Conflict album

Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura

World renowned globetrotting DJ, broadcaster and tastemaker, Gilles Peterson teamed up with the award winning Cuban jazz pianist, Roberto Fonseca, to find the very best up and coming musical talent in Havana.

Featuring the work of over 20 musicians and artists recorded across 28 tracks, the double CD album is a celebration of Cuba’s freshest musical talent from latin, afro jazz and fusion to hip hop, funk, reggaeton and R&B. The album includes a collection of new material written and recorded in Havana by undiscovered local street and urban musicians such as vocalist D’nay (described by Gilles Peterson as “Cuba’s Jill Scott”) and Doble Filo as well as international award winning artists such as rapper Kumar and pianist Roberto Fonseca. Fans of Cuban music will also recognise a number of traditional Cuban classics such as Chekere Son, which have been carefully re-recorded by Gilles Peterson.
The album will be available worldwide on Brownswood Recordings. It is a double album consisting of one CD of brand new recordings produced by Gilles Peterson jointly with Roberto Fonseca and Vince Vella and the second CD a compilation of Gilles’s favourite current and recent Cuban music

Listen to Havana Culura here

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Dam Funk - Toeachizown

Stonesthrow have been releasing the Toeachizown album in parts on digital download for the last few months, however, next week you can get it all in one go on a double CD

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Kaidi Tatham - Band On The Wall Saturday Oct 31st

Saturday Oct 31st sees Kaidi Tatham visit the newly refurbished Band On The Wall.
The afterparty is hosted by Trus'me and D3K
Ticket information here

Anthony Valadez - Audio/Visual

Audio/Visual is the debut full length from artist, club and radio dj, playwright, Anthony Valadez. This album is a collection of beats that became modified with the addition of live instrumentation to add texture. The concept of the album is based on the merger between sight and sound. Each song, sample and layer is inspired by a visual that inspired Valadez. Available from November 10th on Recordbreakin.

J.S.O.U.L - Potential ft Eric Roberson

More information here

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Trus'me - In The Red

Manchester's very own Trus'me (known as David Wolstencroft to his mother) releases his 2nd LP on FatCity Records

This album sees the addition of a wide array of vocalists working with Trus'me on his tracks. For example Amp Fiddler doing a cover of Bill Withers "Can We Pretend", Paul Randolph collaborating on a version of West Phillips I'm Just A Sucker (For A Pretty Face) and an elctro funk workout with LA's Dam Funk.
Listen to samples here

Mr Scruff - Last Keep It Unreal @ The Music Box

Last month saw Mancunian / Stopfordian institution Mr Scruff leave the Music Box after 10 years. November sees him take Keep It Unreal to the Band On The Ball

This a recording of his final set at the Music Box

Mr Scruff live DJ mix from 'Keep It Unreal' at the Music Box, Manchester, Saturday 3rd October 2009 by Mr Scruff

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Jesse Boykins III - Shine

Jesse Boykins III- Shine (Official Music Video) from Jesse Boykins III on Vimeo.

New video from Jesse Boykins III

Excellent Gentlemen - You Gotta Believe

Nice little soul stepper from Portland Oregon group, Excellent Gentleman.

Find out more about "Excellent Gentlemen" here

Panacea - Texas Jigsaw Massacre

New track from Washington DC based hip hop duo Panacea. Taken from their forcoming album "12 Step Programme"

They also have a free EP available, Corkscrew Steps, to download from their myspace

Kev Brown - Another Random Joint

Another Random Joint - Kev Brown from Humble Monarch on Vimeo.

Video for a track off Kev Brown's Random Joints EP

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Monday, 5 October 2009

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong

New single from Andreya Triana produced by Bonobo. After being a featured vocalist on tracks by Mr Scruff, Flying Lotus and Kid Kanevil Andreya is preparing to drop her own solo album

Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong by juslikemusic

DJ Spinna - The Boogie Back

In the crate-digging spirit of previous BBE compilations, The Boogie Back looks at the Boogie dance music of the early '80s, a time when funk, disco and R&B were all being mashed together via artists like Kurtis Blow and Mtume.

A child of the '70s, New York native DJ Spinna, AKA Vincent Williams, grew up in the heyday of boogie, and has compiled this collection of classics and rarities. Disc 1 of the double CD set features 16 tracks mixed by Williams, including two of his own re-edits: an exclusive remix of Jan Leslie Holmes' "I'm Your Superman," and his ReFREAK edit of Community People's "Education Wrap." Meanwhile, the second disc features 12 DJ-friendly full-length unmixed tracks.

CD 01 - Mixed by DJ Spinna
01. South Bronx - The Bottom Line
02. Foxy - Tena's Song
03. T.J Swan - And You Know That (Dub)
04. Chemise - She Can't Love You (Original 12” Mix)
05. Mtume - So You Wanna Be a Star
06. Final Edition - Betcha Can't Love Just One (Can't Keep Running Away)
07. Masurrati and Huey Harris - Super Duper Lovin, Don't Stop
08. Community People - Education Wrap (DJ Spinna Edit)
09. War - The World Is a Ghetto (Special US Disco Mix)
10. Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face (Special J&M Mix)
11. Stargaze - You Can't Have It
12. Jan Leslie Holmes - I'm Your Superman (DK Spinna ReFREAK)
13. Slyck - Love It (Or Beat the Bush)
14. Modern Romance - Salsa Rhapsody
15. Melody Stewart - Get Down, Get Down
16. Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I Can't Stand It) (Part 2)

CD 02 - Unmixed, Compiled by DJ Spinna
01. South Bronx - The Bottom Line
02. Foxy - Tena's Song
03. T.J Swan - And You Know That (Dub)
04. Chemise - She Can't Love You (Original 12" Mix)
05. Mtume - So You Wanna Be a Star
06. Final Edition - Betcha Can't Love Just One (Can't Keep Running Away)
07. War - The World Is a Ghetto (Special US Disco Mix)
08. Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face
09. Stargaze - You Can't Have It
10. Jan Leslie Holmes - I'm Your Superman
11. Modern Romance - Salsa Rhapsody
12. Melody Stewart - Get Down, Get Down