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.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Izzi Dunn - Tits and Ass

Tits and Ass the first single from Izzi Dunns second album Cries and Smiles is released on 16th November in all digital stores.
Tits And Ass, which expertly and bravely derails the sexism and hypocrisy that many take for granted ( lads mags, some rap videos and the like) will be the first installment from the album.
The original mix is a bumping string-laden funk extravaganza co-written and co-produced by Kaidi Tatham (Bugz In The Attic).

Monday, 9 November 2009

Mr Scruff Southport Weekender Nov 2009

Mr Scruff live DJ mix from Southport Weekender, Friday 6th November by Mr Scruff

No messing about Mr Scruff has uploaded his set from the last ever November Southport Weekender. One of the highlights of the weekend no doubt.
To download go here Enter the code Soul45

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Mr Scruff Southport Weekender Mix

Mr Scruff 'Southport Weekender Mix' by Mr Scruff

This Friday sees Mr Scruff return to the Connossieurs' Corner at the Southport Weekender. The Southport Weekender crew got Mr Scruff to do their annual weekender mix along with Jazzanova. Listen to this mix of quality soul, jazz funk and disco and start to get excited about the weekender

Southport Weekender information here

Jojoflores Jill Scott Mix - Think Jill

Listen to the mix here

Zo! -Just Visiting Too

Foreign Exchange branch out to helping bring us new artists. This is a sampler of FE collaborator Zo's upcoming full-length "SunStorm," dropping next summer on FE Music

Download link here

1. Perfect Angel feat. Yahzarah
2. Nights Over Egypt feat. Carlitta Durand
3. Crazy You feat. Sy Smith
4. Holding You, Loving You
5. My Flame feat. Phonte
6. Somethin Special feat. Yahzarah
7. The Highways of My Life (Pts. 1&2) feat. Darien Brockington

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Al Kent - Secret Sounds

Mizell Brothers Mix Part 2

Last year I put together a mix of some of my favourite Mizell Brothers tracks. Obviously I couldn't condense all my favourites into one so finally I've got round to putting together a 2nd installment.

Johnny Hammond- Los Conquistadores Chocolates
Bobby Humphrey - Uno Esta
Donald Byrd - You And Music
The Blackbyrds - Do It Fluid
Taste Of Honey - World Spin
Brenda Lee Eager - When I'm With You
Donald Byrd - Think Twice
Gary Bartz - Gentle Smiles
Taste Of Honey - I Love You
Johnny Hammond - Starbourne
Bobby Humphrey
Marvin Gaye - Where Are We Going

Mizell Bros Mix 2 by passthefeelingon

Anthony Valadez - Audio/Visual Mixtape

The new album from Anthony Valadez was mentioned last month. To help whet your appetite DJ Destroyer has done a 15 min sampler mixtape for you.

Available through DJ Juniors recordbreakin label

Brittany Brosco - Free Album Download

Brittany is a talented young lady from Savannah, Georgia who mixes future soul, blues, and funk. To give the world an introduction to her music she has made an album, Spectrum 2:0 freely available.

To get you hands on it click here

Yolanda Johnson - Strut

Free download from Yolanda Johnson's album Breathing.

Ayah - In My Lifetime

New video from Torontos Ayah
Taken from her album 4:15