Wednesday, 31 March 2010

La Melodia - Chemistry / Working On It

La Melodia consists of female MC Melodee and producer/DJ I.N.T. from
Amsterdam. Together they bring you warm, soulful hiphop with a raw touch.
These last couple of months La Melodia has been working on new tracks.
Because of the everchanging music industry, they decided to consistently
release a couple of smaller projects instead of a full lenght album at
once. One of these releases is "Chemistry / Working on It". a limited edition 7" vinyl and digital release that is being put out by Philly-based independent label Record Breakin' Music.
"Chemistry" is a return to the boom bap style of hip hop with Melodee talking about relationships that we can all relate to. While "Working on It" introduces soulful newcomer, Steve Hartley. This instant classic has the perfect vibe that La Melodia is known for and the content is the familiar to so many of us in the music and art culture.

Available on 7" and digital download

Soulful! - The Mellow Life

Nice project from producer Soulful! containing instrumentals and tracks with artists such as K-Beta and Shaka. Available through Bandcamp now

<a href="">The Mellow Life Intro by Inner Loop Records</a>

Soulful! - Cruise Control from Inner Loop Records on Vimeo.

Onra - Long Distance

New 12" from French producer Onra featuring the vocal talents of OliverDaySoul and Reggie B. Taken from an LP of the same name which features the likes of T3 from Slum Village. Out on Dublin's All City record label

Onra - Long Distance - New Album (Teaser) from enozoib on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Preach Jacobs - Go Back

New music from Preach Jacobs, previously featured on this blog with his track "Falling"

<a href="">&quot;Go Back&quot;-Preach Jacobs + Katrah-Quey by Preach Jacobs</a>

Monday, 22 March 2010

Fatima - Warm Eyes ft Dam Funk

After being featured on some of the most progressive soul music Stockholm/London based singer Fatima drops her first solo work. Highlight of the Mindtravelin E.P. is the track Warm Eyes featuring production from Dam Funk

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Yahzarah - Why Dontcha Call Me No More

New single from fully fledged member of the Foreign Exchange family, Yahzarah. Taken from her fortchcoming album The Ballad of Purple St. James

Download the track here

Friday, 19 March 2010

Kon and Amir - Off Track Vol III

3rd installment of their Off Track series, out soon on BBE Records.
Here is a sampler mix from Kon
KON STRONG LOVE by bbemusic

Ayah & DJ Jazzy Jeff - Album Sampler

Album sampler from a forthcoming project with Canadian singer Ayah and DJ Jazzy Jeff

Forgive me love

Download the sampler here

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mark De Clive Lowe Presents EP Vol 1

New EP due soon on Japanese label ,Especial, of production from Marc de Clive Lowe. Featuring tracks from Rob Van De Wouw, The Politik and Sandra St Victor.
Rob van de Wouw - Common Ground (MdCL remix) by mashibeats

Sandra St Victor - Cosmos by mashibeats

Dimitri From Paris - Philly Sound Promo Mix

35 min promo mix from Dimitri as a sampler for a Philly Sound complilation on BBE records

Dimitri From Paris-35 min of Philly Sound PROMO by bbemusic

Monday, 8 March 2010

Elzhi - Deep

Kam Moye - Spitting Image ft Neenah

The official 2nd single, Splitting Image, from Kam Moye's (FKA Supastition)album of the same title. The song was produced by Symbolyc One (S1) of Strange Fruit Project and features Dutch vocalist Neenah

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Grooveman Spot ft Eric Rico - Everybody

Taken from Grooveman Spot's highly anticipated second album "Change Situations" due
7th April on Jazzy Sport

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Little Brother - Curtain Call

New music from North Carolina's Little Brother. First single from their forthcoming (and final) album "Left Back"
The album is released via Hall of Justus records on April 20th with production from the likes of Khyrsis, Denaun Porter, J.Bizness and guest vocals from Torae, Truck North, Jozeemo, Chaundon, Median, and more.

Listen / Download "Curtain Call" here

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Brownswood Bubblers 5

5th in the series from Giles Petterson's label. Released on March 8th

Ragen Fykes - Love Life - Brownswood Bubblers Five by Brownswood

Electric Wire Hustle - They Don't Want by Brownswood

Ron Basejam - Into My Life by Brownswood

Bonobo – Eyesdown Ft. Andreya Triana (Floating Points Remix)

Bonobo - "Eyesdown" f/ Andreya Triana (Floating Points Remix) by TheMintCollective

N'dambi - Band On The Wall - Manchester - March 29th

Manchester debut for Texan soul singer N'Dambi. In Europe to promote her fourth album, "Pink Elephant"

Tickets just £10. Information from Band On The Wall

Electric Wire Hustle - Perception

'Perception' Electric Wire Hustle from Electric Wire Hustle on Vimeo.

From late last year but I've only just picked up on this thanks to Kev Beadles excellent Mind Fluid podcasts.

Electric Wire Hustle are a Wellington, NZ based production trio. Perception is taken from their debut album

It Was All A Dream - 90's Hip Hop Mix

A mixtape by Manchesters DJ Lego,inspired by 'do or die' Bedford-Stuyvesant & Fulton Street, Brooklyn...



The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble - Miles Away

A rather bizarre name change for Madlib's Yesterdays New Quintet. It's a collection of there interpretations of a variety of jazz classics originally performed by the likes of Roy Ayers, Harry Whitaker, Pharoah Sanders and many more.

Available now in Stones Throw Records

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Esco Williams - The INTROduction EP

Liverpool's local nerd and neo soul junkie Esco Williams (J.Esco the Geek of the jsoul project) has now fully immersed himself in nothing but creativity, save his xbox and comic books, to deliver a project as close to his heart as he can get. Taking inspiration from Eric Roberson's Music Fan First campaign/ethos, he has endevoured to capture the sounds he loves and his stories to create a listening experience that is not only personal but reflects his influences, loves and passion. The INTROduction EP is a small taste of what to expect from the upcoming album. stay tuned.
<a href="">About U (SweetestKisses) by Esco Williams</a>

Friday, 12 February 2010

Miles Bonny - Never Be The Same

Free DL from Mile's album "Incense and Wine". Out now

<a href="">Miles Bonny &quot;Never Be The Same&quot; by MILES BONNY</a>

Coultrain - The Wanderer

Forthcoming on Philly's RecordBreakin is Coultrain's follow up to his 2008 self-released album "Adventures of Seymour Liberty"

Released on 7" Single and Download on Feb 22nd.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Rahel - Hope

Rahel first to my attention on Eric Lau's "New Territories" album. She's been in the studio with Mark de Clive Lowe and "Hope" is a little free sampler from their work together

<a href="">Rahel - Hope by Mark de Clive-Lowe presents...</a>

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Erykah Badu - Window Seat

First single from her forthcoming album "New Amerykah Part II: Return Of The Ankh," which will be released on March 30, 2010.
Erykah has co-produced the track with James Poyser and drums from ?uestlove add to the live feel

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Julie Dexter - Transitions (produced by Zo!)

Birmingham's very own Julie Dexter teams up with Foreign Exchanges keyboard player (and producer in his right) Zo!

Not sure if the is a precursor for an album from the pair but if it is then I'm very intrigued.

In the meantime you can download "Transitions" here

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Scrimshire - The Low Road (Marc Rapson Remix)

New single from Wah Wah 45's Scrimshire. The Low Road, taken from the album Along Came The Devil, has been given a remix by Marc Rapson whose reputation is rising and rising.

Available now on 7" or download

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Jose James - Code

José James :: CODE - Music Video from on Vimeo.

If Jose James - Black Magic is not my album of the year then we are in for some serious musical treats in 2010. The albums starts in fine style with "Code" featuring production from L.A producer Flying Lotus

Eric Lau - Kilowatt V2 EP

A return for Londoner Eric Lau after his New Territories album. It comes in the shape of an E.P. , the second release for Kilawatt Music.

The E.P. features instrumental production from Eric as well as two high quality vocal tracks.
"Always Will" is a future soul track with vocals from the ubiqitous Muhsinah and keyboards from Kaidi Tatham (2000 Black, Silhouette Brown etc)
"No Regrets" is some mellow, soulful head nod hip hop featuring Washington DC's Oddisee.

The EP will be released on March 1st 2010 in CD and limited 7" format

Listen to a sample here

<a href="">Always Will (ft. Muhsinah &amp; Kaidi Tatham) [Preview] by Kilawatt Music</a>

Grooveman Spot - Change Situations

Grooveman Spot's second album due on 07/04/2010 on Jazzy Sport Records.
Featuring the likes of Ahu, Erik Rico, Grap Luva, Kissey Asplund, John Robinson, Muhsinah and Aaron Phiri

Soundcloud sampler here
grooveman Spot "Change Situations" snippet by jazzysport

"Down To You" featuring the uber talented Muhsinah was featured on one of my mixes last year

Friday, 8 January 2010

K-Murdock presents Mood Muzik Vol. 2: Piano-rama

A 20+ minute preview of K Murdocks latest solo album, "Piano-rama", mixed by DJ Ragz of the Jazz Addixx

"Piano-rama" guest-features include: Wes Felton, Bilal Salaam, The Regiment, Hezekiah, The ParanormL, Random, Fuzz & Mac, Real Reid, The Five One and Raw Poetic.

Album available 1/26/2010 via Tasteful Licks Records
"Piano-rama" Sampler by Neosonix

Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins) - "Endure"

Looking to start 2010 off with a bang, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (AKA Dudley Perkins) are dropping the track "Endure" from their upcoming joint album SomeOthaShip, availabe in 2010 via Mello Music Group.

Download "Endure" here

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Miles Bonny - Incense & Wine

Busy man is Miles. Not only does he have an out now with fellow Kansas City resident, Reggie B, he had a solo project out on INnate Sounds this February entitled "Incense and Wine"

A little sampler here
Miles Bonny "WORDS (I LOVE YOU)" from INcense and Wine - Feb 2010 by INnatesounds

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Mos Def ft Talib Kwali - History (Official Video)

From the album "The Ecstatic"

Muhsinah - Rediscovered (Video)

Muhsinah // "Rediscovered" - The Oscillations:Triangle from Rock Slinger Incorporated on Vimeo.

Short video for Rediscovered taken from her Oscillations:Triangle album

Suite For Ma Dukes - Take Notice

Timeless II celebrated the music of hip-hop producer, James “J. Dilla” Yancey. Composed and arranged for a 60-piece orchestra by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the concert featured special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos (De La Soul), Talib Kweli, and more. This premiere performance is still buzzing in the minds of many, unable to shake the magic of that evening.

The music was mixed and mastered by legendary Grammy award-winning producer/mixer Bob Power. Power is the man behind hundreds of pop and jazz recordings. He’s worked with such artists as Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, India.Arie, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and even more significantly, with Dilla. Bob rarely works on smaller independent projects like this, but was so impressed with Miguel’s music that he blessed this collaboration with an epic mix.

The Sounds of VTech / Suite For Ma Dukes: Take Notice   

You can download here

Passthefeelingon Vol 3

Julien Dyne ft Parks - Fallin Down (DJ Mitsu The Beats Mix)
Brittany Bosco - It Was You
Anthony Valadez ft Wendisue - Dawn
Preach Jacobs & Denz - Falling
Dam Funk - One Less Day
Banda Utopia - Una Esta (IG Culture Mix)
Trus'me ft Amp Fiddler - Can We Pretend
Dezaray Dawn - Chameleon
Osunlade - Dating Game
Makoto & Kez YM - Chameleon
Cro-Magnon ft Roy Ayers - Midnight Magic
Emanative - When On Earth (Marc Rapson Mix)

Passthefeelingon Vol 3 by passthefeelingon

Also available through podomatic

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Son of Soul - Best of 2009 podcast

Paul Clifford gives us an excellent selection of some of his favourites from 2009.
Deborah Jordan - Home feat. Replife
Soulpersona - So Natural feat Kia Bennett
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Run Away
Innosphere - Everlasting Love
Leon King - Knowingness
DJ Spinna - Melody feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq & Erik Rico
Shafiq Husayn - Dust & Kisses feat. Noni Limar
Sa-Ra Creative Partners - My Star feat. Erika Rose
Root Soul - On & On feat. Shea Soul
Guynamite - Set Free feat. Shea Soul
Phlash & Friends - Think About It feat. Zansika
Rob Van De Wouw - Common Ground feat. Ivar
DJ Mitsu The Beats - Dim Skyline feat. Mark de Clive-Lowe
DâM-FunK - Hood Pass Intact
Emanative - Low Motion
HEAVy - Change
Stefon Harris & Blackout - For You feat. Casey Benjamin
The Robert Glasper Experiment - All Matter feat. Bilal
Maxwell - Stop The World
Van Hunt - Tingle

Full Crate - Conversations With Her

Full Crate are an Amsterdam based duo who were featured on this blog last year with their track "She Was Fly".
Eric Roberson became a fan of the track and as a result hooked up with the guys whilst on his recent European tour. Erro's vocals have been added to an alternative version of "She Was Fly" to be included on Full Crates forthcoming E.P. "Conversations With Her"
More information here
Available through retailers such as juno soon

'Conversations With Her' Promo Film from Full Crate on Vimeo.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Friday, 1 January 2010

Maxwell interview

Lucky Fellow - A Tribute to Leroy Hutson

A tribute to one of my all time favourite artists, Leroy Hutson. Includes his own tracks and tracks he has produced and written for other artists. More info about Leroy here

Leroy Hutson - Love The Feeling
Voices Of East Harlem - Wanted Dead Or Alive
Leroy Hutson - Never Know What You Can Do (Till You Give It a Try)
Leroy Hutson - Lucky Fellow
Natural Four - Try Love Again
Leroy Hutson - Love To Hold You Close
Jerry Butler - Playing On You
Arnold Blair - Trying To Get Next To You
Leroy Hutson - So Nice
Leroy Hutson - Where Did You Go
Voices Of East Harlem - Can You Feel It
Leroy Hutson - All Because Of You

Lucky Fellow - A Tribute To Leroy Hutson by passthefeelingon

Also available on podomatic

Reggie B & Miles Bonny - My Sunshine

Free download of a track from Reggie B & Miles Bonny taken from their album "Doing Our Thang" due this week on Innate Sounds

Reggie B & Miles Bonny "My Sunshine" - from DOIN OUR THANG Jan 8 2010 by INnatesounds