Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lenny Harold "The Journal Of Wonders (Tale of the phoenix in the moon labyrinth)"

After being the final winner on Amateur Night At The Apollo, touring globally, performing at various political events, even receiving a key to the city of Newark, Jersey singer Lenny Harold finally has come with this stunning debut album. "The Journal Of Wonders" is a glorious blend of alternative soul , jazzy pop & balladry with heart felt & true lyricism. Can make you move & groove or can make you chill & reflect, but you'll definitely feel good all over.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dela ft. Blu "What U Wanna"

French producer Dela teams up with LA mc Blu for the 3rd time & well you know the cliche........ This joint is SERIOUS! His highly awaited album "Translation Lost" releases March 31st.

Massive Suits Quartet "Wonderland"

A lovely 4 track ep from French producer Teru. An extremely cohesive blend of jazz & hip hop a bit cinematic & a little cosmic.


Bobby Blunt & Iman Williams "Before"

Bama born singer Iman Williams teams up with VA singer Bobby Blunt for a BANGER of a soul affair especially with the production of BusCrates 16 Bit Ensemble. The kind of good song that make you hope there is more to come.


Hazel "The Lost Tapes"

French producer Hazel  has been making quite a name for himself having collaborated & made some killer tracks for Onra, Ayah, Slakah The Beatchild, Ebrahim & Drake. Now he's decided to let the world into his vaults with these 16 previously unreleased tracks including. Some of the joints are from some of those sessions. Boom bap & Detroit inspired beats at their finest.


Ben Westbeech "Falling"

The 1st official single & video from UK singer, producer Ben Westbeech's upcoming album releasing soon on Strictly Rhythm. "Falling" is an uptempo slice of heaven that I'm sure is gonna be compared to Jamiroquai. The digital single contains 4 uk remixes from Deetron, 2 Bears & Dark Sky & can be purchased here.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kan Sano "Dream In"

Ever since I meet & heard the music of classically trained musician, producer Kan Sano on myspace back when (remember that site), I'd been yearning for more. Since that time compositions of his has popped up on varies compilations including the Cosmopolyphonic. There's even been appearances on the SOUNDROTATION podcast. Finally he's gearing up to release his full length project "Fantastic Farewell" coming April 13. Check out the 1st leak from it below.

   Dream In by Kan Sano

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Koyla feat. Zaki Ibrahim "Wake With The Day"

Russian producer Koyla teams up with South African soul artist Zaki Ibrahim bringing forth this glorious nu-jazz meets nu-soul tune with Zaki delivering powerful lyrics about freedom befitting the spirit of now with land fighting against establishments. The digital EP also has different variations & remixes from Boddhi Satva, Osaze & Awaaz, & Jaycee & Jere McAllister. Purchase it here.

B. Lewis "Science Within Reason"

Cali beatmaker B. Lewis is at it again doing what he does best, making the grittiest yet coherent soundscapes in the form of experimental hiphop & growing with it. Science Within Reason is 30 tracks of sonic bliss. It also include his interpretation of Andreya Triana's "Tea Leaf Dancer" Check it & get the download below.


Friday, March 11, 2011

REISSUE ALERT! Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism "Brighter Days"

AT LAST!! This sublime piece of jazz funk heaven has FINALLY been reissued for the 1st time. Trumpet player Stanton Davis formed his band Ghetto Mysticism & in 1977 they recorded this KILLER album for the obcure jazz label Obscure. Black jazz at it's finest, similar to some of the best work of artist like The Mizell Brothers, James Mason, Lonnie Liston Smith & that of labels like Tribe & Black Jazz at that moment, sometimes spiritual & always funky.  Because of the acid jazz movement & the resurgence of jazz funk thru sampling, this obscure work became HIGHLY sought after & the original LP goes for MAJOR BUCKS on ebay. Songs from this album have been featured on compilations of Gilles Peterson & the Soul Jazz label. One of the tunes was the inspiration for one of Madlib's projects.

The good people at Culture Of Soul is releasing this for the 1st time on cd. The 1st 100 people to preorder it will be entered into a contest to win an autographed copy of the original lp, but you don't need that as an incentive, this album is KILLER!!! Order it here.


Aeon "Beta Max"

Philly beatmaker Aeon of the Lessondary Collective has been making quite a name for himself on the underground circuit. One listen to this 13 track offering & you'll hear why. "Beta Max"  is a fresh instrumental project with clever sampling, melodic soundscapes & PLENTY of headnod.

Groweyez Planet Rock Mix 1: The Broken House Session

Check out this dope mix that get your body moving from DJ Groweyez. A killer mix with afro inspired broken beat & house tunes with tracks from 4hero, Daz-I-Kue, Tony Allen, Janelle Monae & more.


Terrace Martin "The Sex EP"

After an overwhelming response to the heavy jazz influence & live instrumentation on his release "Hear My Dear", producer, musician Terrace Martin decided to help bring sensuality back to music with the album sized Sex Ep. There's something for every love maker here; sensual r & b, smooth contemporary jazz, even a few hiphop ballads with guest production & appearances from 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, Kenneth Crouch & more. Download the ep here, get naked & press play. 


Knxwledge "Mango EP"

Free EP of gritty electro hiphop from Philly beatmaker & Klipmode crewmember Knxwledge. 



Introducing a new exciting voice on the indie electric soul scene. Not much info available on Staycen other than she's from the ATL & her 5 track ep is banging with tracks produced by Muhsinah, Slimkat 78, Dre King, Dunc & Real Soon.


Rise "Messages"

A beautiful bit of cosmic-ness from producer Rise whom you may know from producing joints for Deborah Jordan & the Futuristica label. "Messages" is a spiritual jazz journey inspired by the likes of Pharoah Sanders, John & Alice Coltrane with blends of hiphop & broken beat. Think Build An Ark meets Madlib & you're on your way. This release is available on cd & vinyl. Purchase here!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Jay Dee Pause Remix Suite

It’s amazing how time flies... Jay Dee's "Welcome 2 Detroit" was released almost ten years ago to this day! BBE says the album was an inspired work that reflected Dilla's varied influences which ranged from The Carpenters to Sergio Mendes. Now, a decade later, BamaLoveSoul releases The Pause Remix Suite: a compilation of remixes that honor Jay Dee's influence on Hip Hop and the musical world at large. We like to think of The Remix Suite in the words of Frank (of Frank N Dank) as, “Brand New Sh!t With a Blend!” Just like Dilla's influences when crafting Welcome 2 Detroit, this compilation presents many different perspectives to the originally gritty Pause for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

   The Jay Dee Pause Remix Suite by BamaLoveSoul

Deonis "The Breaking Point"

Just over a month ago, I posted a dope free ep from Dallas singer, producer Deonis with the promise of his full length debut to come soon. Well that day is here & if you thought the free EP was dope, wait til you hear "The Breaking Point". From headnodding, drum laden hip hop soul,  Prince inspired synth funk to pulsating ballads with guest production from heavy hitters S1, Terrace Martin, Picnictyme, 88 Fingers & Ernie G. I said it before & I'll say it again, Deonis is the evolution of Dallas soul music.