Sunday, February 27, 2011

Miles Bonny & Taku "Down To Earth Club Music"

InNatesounds crew member, producer, singer Miles Bonny is at again teaming up with Australian producer & RBMA affiliate Ta-Ku bringing forth yet another perfect blend of gritty headnod & smooth melodic soul.

Cleveland Jones "Nature Boy"

There's nothing like waking up, checking your email & getting a pleasant surprise in your inbox in the form of great music & I'd like to thank producer, musician Ahmed Sirour for the delight. Listen to this refreshing rendition of one of my FAVORITE songs & a classic that Nat King Cole made famous. Totally acoustic with Ahmed on piano & the vocal stylings & the ill falsetto of Cleveland Jones, whom after hearing, you definitely want to hear more. 

   "Nature Boy" feat. Cleveland Jones (accompanied by Ahmed Sirour) by Ahmed S.

Friday, February 25, 2011

"The Sound Of Love" Anthony David Mixtape

We're getting closer & closer to the return of GA soul prince Anthony David with the release of his 3rd album As Above, So Below on March 22nd. In anticipation, our friends at BamaLoveSoul & ATL based DJ crew, The World Famous Superfriends have put together this killer mixtape featuring hits from his previous albums, collaborations, the famous Obama interview & exclusive remixes & peaks into the new album. Download it here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gregory Porter "1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub)"

Jazz singer Gregory Porter's "Waters" cd was truly one of the best releases of 2010 & I was ecstatic when it was announced that it earn a Grammy nomination. One of the standout tunes on the release is the racially charged "1960 What?" inspired the Detroit riots, the death of MLK & the racial oppression of the 60's. 

This tune also caught the ears of funky Swedish producer Opolopo (who has quickly become a SOUNDROTATION favorite) & he has retweaked the tune with heavier bass & a kick drum making it a future jazz club classic.

   Gregory Porter - 1960 What? (opolopo kick & bass rerub) by opolopo 

Tiffany Paige "Such A Challenge"

A nice bit of soul from the studio vaults of VA based singer Tiffany Paige. After several collabs with the creme de la creme in hip hop including Talib Kweli, J Rawls, Illmind & Zo! of Foreign Exchange, rumor has it that she's finally in the studio. Until then, enjoy this gem.

Epsilon Project "My Sunshine" (produced by Kev Brown)

Epsilon Project is comprised of 3 emcees, 3 emcee/producers & a DJ. This Ox City, Cali crew have been blazing stages & gaining ground. Now in preparation for their upcoming project "Oxygen" the crew released this BANGER of a soulful tune thanks to the neck breaking production of Low Budget Crew producer Kev Brown & featuring the soulful voice of Denmark singer Jonas.

Reggie B & Saddiq "Tomorrow's Not Promised EP"

A dope collaboration of griity electrofunk from InNatesounds crewmember Reggie B & Saadiq of Platinum Pied Pipers. This is a project that had been on the shelf for awhile now released from the vaults for you to enjoy.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

KING "The Story"

I love it when you hear new music & instantly ask "Who & THE HELL is this". That exactly what I did when I stumble upon this video on youtube from this LA based group. KING is comprised of  3 super talented ladies, Paris, Amber Strother (twins) & Anita Bias. Their sound is soooo refreshing, true soul with the right hint of electro, pop & jazz all created, written & produced by KING themselves.

Their video has already gotten over 4,000 views with only word of mouth promo. They have a 3 track EP releasing March 1st on Amazon & iTunes. Preview it at  & fall head over heels in love with their music as I have.

Yult & Tanya Auclair "Animal Inside"

 The full ep from UK producer Yult featuring singer Tanya Auclair is FINALLY available. 4 tracks of experimental ,edgy & sometimes haunting electronica that definitely wakes up The Animal Inside. It's available as a free download for only a limited time so get it NOW!!!!!


J*Davey "Evil Christian Cops: The Great Mistapes"

The elusive J*Davey is back with a brand new 5 track ep "Evil Christian Cops: The Great Mistapes" & it's every bit of the genre defying gritty hotness they're known for. There is co production from Greg Wells (Teen Spirit), GB (Lazy Daze) & LA based lyricist Def Sound. It's available as a free download only for a limited time so ACT FAST!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

74 Miles Away

Collaboration between Belgium jazz pianist Pierre Anckaert & producers Monkey Robot (Eric P & LuiGi formerly known as Infinitskills). Anckaert delivers 4 glorious rhodes laden jazz compositions with his trio & then Monkey Robot reworked & re-imagined them into 4 great cosmic electro groovers. 2 tracks gets vocal accompaniment from InNatesounds member Miles Bonny, Ahu, known to some as Dolly on her work with Flying Lotus & Carina Andersson who's known for her work with 4 Hero (Les Fleur & Morning Child).

Jimi James "The Love Club

LA based singer Jimi James is back with her brand of raw & uninhibited "gritti-pop" with this ep "The Love Club". She also debuted a new video this week so hopefully there's an official album coming soon. Until then check out the video here & go to her site to download the EP.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mister Barrington

A nice debut from a band that's comprised of musicians that have played & worked with some of the best artist the industry has to offer. Mister Barrington's flavor is a perfect blend of jazzy r & b & funky electronica with slight focus on the comic-ness of the keys. From the 1st track to the last, it's a real musical journey. Check it out & purchase the album here.

Anthony David "4evermore" ft. Algebra & Phonte Official Video

Gearing up for the release of his 3rd album on March 22, Anthony David debuted his video on 106 & Park for his 1st single "4evermore", a duet with longtime friend & soul siren Algebra Blessett & a rap verse from Phonte aka Tigallo. The video is HOT! with a wedding theme (Tigallo plays the minister lol ) & the "reception" has a lot cameos from some of the who's who in the soul game. Check it out below & purchase the single here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yult feat. Tanya Auclair "Inland Empire"

Back in August, when I first started this blog, I posted a feature on UK singer Tanya Auclair. In that post was a video of an amazing live performance with producer Yult. Since then I've frequently been asked, by many of you, questions about the availability of that song & if & when they'd have a project. Not to mention I've been waiting myself. THE WAIT IS OVER!!!! That song, "Inland Empire" is now available as a free download NOW & the full project, "The Animal Inside EP", will be available next week. Get the download below & check out the teaser.

The Hop

One of the upsides of surfing the net is discovering artist like this. The Hop is a funky hiphop jazzy soul band from Paris lead by a singer we only know as Sabrina & 2 mc's Kema & Espiiem. Not able to tell you much more at the moment as every write up & info I can find is written in French. I can tell you their EP releases next week & they debuted this wonderful video yesterday. Will definitely keep you posted on delevopments as I break thru the language barrier but for now, check out their video & enjoy.

The Hop "Picture The World" from OFIVE.TV on Vimeo.

AFTA-1 & Nikko Gray EP

2nd project released yesterday from singer Nikko Gray this time with her musical partner Afta-1. It's a collection of songs originally created for their 1st performance back in January 2010 that's now come to completion. A beautiful, a bit edgy, electro cosmic joyride.


Nikko Gray & Imani Waddy "Love Letter From Yellow"

LA based singer Nikko Gray dropped 2 killer projects yesterday. The 1st is a glorious musical love journey with producer Imani Waddy (Pronounced Love) & a sequel to Waddy's album Love Letters To Yellow. 5 Beautiful tunes with Nikko's sultry voice, great lyrics intertwined with acoustic piano & electric ambience.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Malice & Mario Sweet "Happy 2 Year"

At the beginning of the year I posted a banging tune from Seattle based husband & wife electric soul duo Malice & Mario Sweet with the promise of their full project coming soon. That day is now here!! "Happy 2 Year" is their full debut & it is every bit the hotness that you expected. Soulful, electric, a bit cosmic & all around groovin'. It even has some dope production & guest appearances from Seattle indie soul diva Choklate, super producer Vitamin D, Kuddie Fresh & of course Tall Black Guy & IT'S FREE! Get the download here!


Tyler Woods "The Mahogany Experiment"

Lovely bit of r & b soul on 9th Wonder's IWW / Jamla Records label from NC singer Tyler Woods. Total 90's hiphop soul inspired joints mostly produced by  9th himself with Tyler's 70's Marvin-esque crooning flowing effortlessly. A great combo indeed. Download the full album for free here!

Porsche Smith "The Break Up"

Building on a different & realistic theme for this "Valentine's Day", Dallas based singer, musician, producer Porsche Smith releases the Break Up Mixtape, 10 tracks of electric soul & hiphop songs about the realities & up & down of relationships, seeking truth & finding the ultimate love within yourself. Not a bitter down-trodden soundtrack at all. Get the free download below.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Phonte's Unreleased Goodies

Rapper, singer, "comedian" Phonte aka Tigallo aka Percy Miracles went wild on his page unleashing a gang of unreleased songs, hooks, collabo's etc from his colorful recording career. Man there are some HEATERS in the bunch. There is a solo album in the works so stay tuned. In the meantime, download these joints here!

01. Phonte – Blessings (prod. Khrysis)
– Recorded Date: Unknown.
02. Phonte – Hard To Do Right (f. Tony & Harvey Mayfield)
– Recorded Date: 2001, Me and 9th Wonder playin’ Curtis Mayfield’s (fictional) and way less talented bros Tony and Harvey.
03. Phonte – Sunflower’s Lament (f. Tony Mayfield)
– Recorded Date: 2002, Another Tigallo Must Die joint w/ my short-lived Tony Mayfield character.
04. RJD2 – A Rollerskating Jam Called Friday Night (f. Percy Miracles & NeNe Rogers)
– Recorded Date: 2004, Me, RJD2 and YahZarah gettin’ our rollerskate on. One of Percy Miracles’ last appearances.
05.Memphis Bleek  – Unreleased (f. Darien Brockington & Phonte)
– Recorded Date: 2004, Ol school interpolated hook I wrote 4 Darien on a 9th Wonder beat for Bleek. He passed.
06. Darien Brockington – Steppin’ Out
– Recorded Date: 2004, The 1st jam me and Nicolay wrote and produced together on some Jam and Lewis steez.
07. Total Science – Wasting Time [Kaidi Tatham Remix] (featuring Darien Brockington & Phonte)
– Recorded Date: 2004, 1st song I ever wrote for Darien. Kaidi Tatham remixed it on some ’80’s Tabu records shit.
08. Phonte – From The Top (f. Daily Planet) (prod. Fatin)
– Recorded Date: 2004, Unreleased jam with my man Daily Planet (hold ya head, bruh).
09. DJ Spinna – Dillagence (f. Phonte)
– Recorded Date: 2007, Celebrating the life and legacy of J Dilla.
10. Denaun Porter – Beautiful Thang (f. Phonte)
– Recorded Date: 2007, Me and Mr. Porter submitted this to Nas for his Untitled album. He passed on it.
11. Slum Village – So Much Better [Original Rough Demo Mix] (f. Phonte)
– Recorded Date: 2009, My hook reference vocals for what later became Slum Village’s “Faster”.
12. Phonte – RZA Is The World
– Recorded Date: 2010, My impersonation of RZA doin’ We Are The World for the Haiti earthquake victims.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tai Allen & Vicelounge "Canned Goods"

Record Breakin Music is truly making the most of every minute so far in 2011 as they continue to put out some of the best & most boundary blurring future soul grooves. Up next is the new project from NY based poet Tai Allen & his production crew Vicelounge. "Canned Goods" is an EP all about love: romance, God, self discovery etc. set to a 90's yet 70's inspired soulful production. 4 tracks total spoken, sung or instrumental. Get the free download package here.

Maverick "The First Step"

I liked to thank super producer Oddisee for putting me on to this killer, early 90's-esque debut beattape from his fellow comrad. 

"When it comes to digging for samples I must admit, I'm not the best at. When you have friends like mine you don't have to be. I'd like to introduce you all to Maverick, a producer from Washington, DC by way of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Maverick & I have been friends for some time now, His knowledge on Hip Hop & records never ceases to amaze me. 
The last time we hooked up, he played me some new beats he was working on. He's a busy guy who has his hands in tons of things. The one thing he has yet to dabble in was a release. I convinced him to let me share his beats with you all. Consider these tracks "The First Step" in my homie making a name for himself"..........................................Oddisee

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez

2 killer cosmic tunes from Parisian production duo Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez who's sound has been described as the connection of dots from Dr. Dre to Sun Ra, from Liquid Liquid to The Roots and back...recorded in their fully analog equipped studio. The 1st tune "Superman" is a raw & funky groove with CRAZY (in a good way) synths & keys that drive in an 2000 Space Odyssey kinda mode. The 2nd tune "Beijos Seus Labios" is a slower off beat groove with their signature drums & key licks featuring the smoky voice of singer Tita Lima delivering portuguese poetry making the tune a bit breezy as well.

   BR&CP - Superman 

Purchase digital download here.  Purchase 10" vinyl here.

   BR&CP - Beijos Seus Labios

Dotmatic "Lullabies For Winter"

Record Breakin Music is gearing up to release the latest hotness from Philly based producer Dotmatic. A killer ep of dreamtastic soundscapes serving as the perfect soundtrack to get you thru the brutal winter days. In preparation, there is a FREE downloadable promo mix of tunes that inspired the EP which releases on Feb. 14th. Check it below & for the ep, go to

Winter, the coldest and most dreaded season of the year. The days are short and the nights are long. If you're not used to the cold you will hate it but for someone who was born in the winter, there is beauty and warmth already present.

Each track takes you through a different moment within the season.
Quiet, stillness, calm, gentle snow, storms, blizzard, love, family, break up, solitude

Goal: Forget that anything or anyone else exist for that moment. If you're snowed in or coming home after a long day work-whether you're alone or with the one you love-find your moment. Let this project be your soundtrack.

Re:Winter - songs listened to during the creative sessions for
"Lullabies Of Winter" (plus a few special treats..)

   Dotmatic - Lullabies for Winter (Promo RE:Winter Mix) by Recordbreakin

Black Genius "The Landing"

Black Genius is the pairing of a producer & a singer that are creating a nice buzz on the underground. Seven Davis Jr has been a quite warrior on the LA beat scene for quite some time. He came to my attention thru the recommendation of 2 of my favorite artist, I'Ced of Hawthorne Headhunters & Erik Rico. If you don't recognize the name J. Mitchell, you may recognize her work with Ta'Raach & The Lovelution, her brief stint as lead singer of the LA soul band The Rebirth, or most recently, her KILLER collab & video with producer Exile. Now the 2 are preparing to step into the forefront with this project & 1st tune "The Landing" a gritty & uncut electric joyride. Check it out, download it below & put them on your radar.

Mar "2u4u"

Dutch singer Mar is at it again with the latest in his Variation series & of course it was befitting to make it a tribute the gone too soon producer of our generation J Dilla. Check out his version of the Slum Village classic.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ra-Re Valverde "On Time"

YES! I've been waiting on something new from NYC based singer, artist Ra-Re Valverde. After years of touring singing back-up for artist including Rahsaan Patterson, Jill Scott & Erykah Badu & having a STELLAR debut album in 2008, Ms. Valverde has finally returned to us with a beautiful tune with just keys & her smooth & velvety tones with just the right amount of filter giving it an abstractness that's unique & breathtaking. The track will only be available as a free download until Valentine's Day so GET IT NOW!!!! Hopefully there will be more to come.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


As we in the global music community celebrate one of the industry's most influential producers on his birthday, let's not forget to contribute to his cause by giving to his foundation REST IN PEACE JAMES YANCEY aka J Dilla aka Jaydee aka Dill Withers. Your music & legacy lives on STRONG!

Amalia "Art Slave"

Tokyo Dawn has quickly become one of our FAVORITE record labels & they're at it again, releasing the long awaited debut album Vancouver born Stockholm based soul funk first lady Amalia & it is HOT!!!! Drawing from some of her greatest & most diverse influences like Chaka Khan & Betty Davis, she has crafted an album that is funky, edgy, gritty & groovin' thanks to the production of future funkster & her longtime collaborator Opolopo. The groove is similar to his Controlled Voltage Feelings album' influenced by 80's boogie, electro & early 90's new jack swing with the full vocals of Amalia at the helm. The official release date is March 4th but you can cop an early download from the Tokyo Dawn website.

Eric Lau "Star Trekking"

One of our favorite producers Eric Lau is at again with a peak into his upcoming album "Quadrivium" releasing Feb. 25th!


Rime "Our Kingdom"

Rime is a collaboration between finnish producer Anti Hynninen of Auteur Jazz & singer Sara Sayed. Together they've embarked on an electric soul odyssey. Beautiful range of broken-beat & electronic soul music that sways between Dilla mode & Stereolab with deep lyrics & rough beats. Also with some live instrumentation & string arrangements. ESSENTIAL!

Swiff D "LaDDers"

DOPE instrumental project from Pac Div producer Swiff D. Nice & soulful hiphop beats that range from classic boombap to modern drum & synth urban grooves. No wonder he's been a sought after producer by the likes of Anthony Hamilton, Snoop & Talib Kweli. Yep, he's moving on up the LaDDer. Check it out & get the free download.


Carlitta Durand "HisStory"

NC based singer Carlitta Durand just keep the goodness flowing. This time she has released a great uplifting tune about everyday struggle in hopes of encouraging black men & in celebration of Black History Month.

Nodzilla "The Remix Jawn"

DJ Needles aka Nodzilla's project "The Remix Jawn" is now available. Check out his boombaptastic re-workings of classic tunes from Outkast, Lauryn Hill, Biggie, Q-Tip, Erykah, Slum Village, Eric Roberson, Bilal as well as the Black Spade & Little Brother joints that we posted in January. The download will only be free for a limited time so click the button & get your head to nodding.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Krystal Hardwick "The Tale Of Two Fish"

The refreshing debut of a great singer out of Houston. Krystal Hardwick is one the leading voices emerging from the growing soul scene of H-Town. After myspace connects led her to performing in London, Switzerland, Italy & Brazil, she's now taking that global influence & bringing it home to her music. The Tale Of Two Fish is her debut & the production is par excellent not leaning too much in one direction but sonically centered with great & sometime emotional lyrical content. The full length doesn't release until late March but 2 tracks from it are available now at a name your price option. Be generous & get them today & also pre-order the full length below.