Sunday, 28 February 2010
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
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
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
A mixtape by Manchesters DJ Lego,inspired by 'do or die' Bedford-Stuyvesant & Fulton Street, Brooklyn...
MTUME & BIGGIE - JUICY FRUIT
MELISSA MORGAN - FOOLS PARADISE
BIGGIE - WHO SHOT YA?
CRAIG MACK - BRAND NEW FLAVA
BLACK MOON - GOTCHA OPEN
BIGGIE - FREESTYLE
NAS - MEMORY LANE
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH - T.R.O.Y.
MARY J BLIGE - MVP
LORDS OF BROOKLYN - PARTY BEATS
ODB, BIZ MARKIE & FUNKMASTER FLEX - NOTHIN' BUT FLAVA
LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND - FUNKY CHILD
ODB - POP SHOTS
JADE - DON'T WALK AWAY
ATCQ - CAN I KICK IT?
NAS - HALFTIME
LL COOL J - DOIN' IT WELL
KOOL G RAP & NAS - FAST LIFE
METHOD MAN & MARY J BLIGE - YOU'RE ALL I NEED
GHOSTFACE KILLAH - CHERCHEZ LA GHOST
IT WAS ALL A DREAM by LEGO-aA
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
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.
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Monday, 8 February 2010
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
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
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
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
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
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