Thursday, May 26, 2011

Teresa Jenee "The Storm" (Produced by Black Spade)

Ever since her debut in 09 & buzz in 2010, I've been waiting anxiously to hear a follow-up from St Louis based singer Teresa Jenee. Well that follow-up is a nice progression & a BANGER of a spacey soul bombaptastical affair thanks in part to the great production of her hometown friend & SOUNDROTATION favorite, Black Spade. Hopefully this is just a teaser to a new project.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Zebrahim "In My Heart I Am"

Check out this project, a collaboration between Vancouver based singer, musician Ebrahim & French beatmaker Hazel. This project plays out like a freestyle jam session in the studio between the two with both throwing out ideas, beatboxing, singing & adding elements at a whim. Yet & still it is dope. I hope to hear a complete collab in the future. All proceed of this will go to Ride To Conquer Cancer so please support.


Miles Bonny "Nothing But You"

Kansas City based singer, musician, producer Miles Bonny is definitely one of the hardest working cats on the scene. He continues to strike while the iron is hot. Gearing up for the release of his full length project Lumberjack Soul, releasing June 24th, he's offering the 1st single as a free download. "Nothing But You" is a slight departure from his recent works which were sort of hip hop or electronic based. Here the sound is a bit more organic & vintage with classic sounding guitar, trumpets & funky break drums. Get the free download here!

   Miles Bonny - Nothing But You by MPMCGN

J-Finesse "The Soulful Resuscitation (The Album V​.​1)"

ATL based DJ, producer J-Finesse released this bangin' project of his remixes of some of music's forgotten & no so forgotten hits of the recent past. The remix ranging from headnodding boom bap, smoothed out r&b to funky spaced out soul. The remixes are from a varied list of artist ranging from Jill Scott, Luther Vandross, Jay-Z to SWV & Christion to Quadron.

Saturn Never Sleeps "Tory"

The 1st official single from Saturn Never Sleeps (King Britt & singer Rucyl) upcoming album "Yesterday's Machine". A grooving midtempo electronic soul tune with additional keyboard work from French musician Buddy Sativa.


Ahmed Sirour "The After 2am Sessions"

On this blog we've had many post about producer, musician Ahmed Sirour including his remixes for Yahzarah,  DJ Spinna, Eric Roberson as well as his brilliant collabs with singer Cleveland Jones. Now Ahmed is taking a different approach with the release of this beautiful & tranquil "The After 2am Sessions" ep which he played & produced himself. Perfect for evenings & late nights of winding down, reflecting & meditating.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ishe & Hezekiah Project

San Diego singer Ishe & Philly mc/producer Hezekiah have teamed up to release this banging project with her sweet & tangy vocals weaving & flowing over killer headnodding, pulsating & abstract hip hop & soulful beats. The full length project releases June 1st. Listen to snippets below.


Bosco "Havenots EP"

& speaking of covers, Brittany Bosco, now just Bosco puts a glorious piano led & somewhat cinematic touch on a lovely batch of songs by artist including Radiohead & Coldplay. Download here!

Mayer Hawthorne "Impressions:The Cover EP"

Michigan based blue eyed soul singer Mayer Hawthorne & the Stones Throw label released a glorious collection last week. Mayer put his fresh spin on some incredible songs by a wide range of recording artist including The Isley Brothers, ELO & Chromeo. Get the free download here.


The Park "Belleville"

Check out this funky & somewhat afro-inspired tune from Bay area based The Park, whom you also may know as half of the group Grillade. Get the free download here & check the accompanying video directed by DJ Anthony Valadez below.


Muhsinah "How Great"

Golden girl Muhsinah released the first single from her upcoming ep today & it is FIYAH!!!!!!

SoulParlor "Evoluzion"

Tokyo Dawn keep bringing the heat with this superb album from this German based DJ & production collective. "Evoluzion" is backwards for Noiz U Love & by "noiz" they mean a perfect blend of broken beat, electrosoul & futuristic hip hop featuring collaborations & remixes from global heavyweights including label boogie master Opolopo, Bugz In The Attic members Afronaut & Daz-I-Kue, Dego of 4hero, Mark de Clive Lowe emcees Oddisee & Replife, singers Cecilia Stalin, Colonel Red & many more. The album comes out June 3rd but you can purchase the pre-release download as well as read more about all of the artist on their website!

Kissey Asplund "Taking It Cool"

Recently Swedish singer Kissey Asplund launched her new website & released this new track from her long awaited sophomore album that's coming soon. "Taking It Cool" is simply a nice bit of driving modern new wave. Get the free download.

   Taking it Cool by Kissey 

Mar "Inglewood"

Dutch singer Mar is back with another dope addition to his Variations series. This time he add his smooth dulcet tones Oddisee's instrumental joint "Inglewood". Get a free download of it here.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Luca Dimoon "People Make The World Go Round"

Really feeling this cosmic and fresh electrosoul meets jazz take on The Stylistics classic done by Italian singer, musician Luca Dimoon. This is the 2nd peak into his upcoming album "Telescope" which hopefully releasing in the summer.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Alison Carney "Japanese Candy"

After years of grinding, performing & carving her lane on the DMV indie scene, DC soul diva Alison Carney is gearing up to take the world by storm with the release of her upcoming debut album "alisonWonderland". To get the ball rolling she released this BANGER of a single produced by Antithesis member TFox. "Japanese Candy" is simply electro-soul-hip-hop at it's finest.

Bilal "Robots" Tensei Remix

Plug Research released the winners of the remix contest for Bilal's hit "Robots". I'm ecstatic to announce that Chi-Town's own production duo Tensei was one of them & they deserved it. Their remix of the tune keeps the integrity of the original & gives it an electric jolt. Check it out below & purchase the full remix ep with all the winners on iTunes.


Annabel (lee) & Novo Tempo "Circles"

The latest lovely bit of chill from Annabel Lee & Richard E. Richard reworked the original freeform instrumental by Japanese electronic jazz outfit, Novo Tempo (Eurasian Suite Records), and Annabel was moved to contribute contemplative, spiritual lyrics and vocals.

Available until now on a Japanese only Sony jazz compilation cd, but now released for digital download worldwide on Further Out Recordings...

Hot Heavy & BAD "Undercover"

Hot Heavy & BAD is ATL musician Devon Lee & funk goddess Joi. After a buzzin video released last year, the two got together, drawing from every musical influence imaginable, for the free mixtape.

"It's a treasure trove of covers, all types of music and not restricted to any one sound. Its important to mix different styles. It’s our interpretation of other people’s songs. On it we cover songs from Pink Floyd, Kansas, Heart, Three Degrees, Edith Piaf and the Broadway production of Hair" 

It's raw, it's rock, it's soul, it's drama, it's funky, it's Hot Heavy & BAD!!! Get the free download here!

Peter Hadar "Your Body"

The Jersey based cool weirdo is back with a feel good upbeat electro, soca-esque track for the summer dedicated to heavenly "figures".

Fresh Daily "The Quiet Life"

Great project from Brooklyn based mc Fresh Daily. Soulful hip hop at it's finest. It's hard to believe this is a free mixtape.

Dezaray Dawn "Sail Away" (produced by Marc Mac)

Ever since GA based singer Dezaray Dawn exploded onto the future soul scene with her debut ep "Chameleon" in 2009, I've been anxiously awaiting a follow-up. So when I heard yesterday that not only is she about to drop a follow up on May 31st, the entire project is produced by one of my FAVORITE producers Marc Mac of 4hero. Can you say STOKED? Check out the soul -baptastical 1st single "Sail Away".

   Dezaray Dawn - Sail Away (prod. by Marc Mac) by Dezaray Dawn

Bilal Salaam "Pedagogio do Oprimido"

One of the 1st post to this blog back in August was a peak into enigmatic (& one of my absolute favorite) artist Bilal Salaam's upcoming project. I'm too ecstatic to say, THE DAY HAS COME! "Pedagogiodo Oprimido" is an atmospheric, pulsating & electric journey inspired by Brazilian educator Paulo Friere's book "Pedagogy Of The Oppressed" all written & produced by Bilal himself. Seriously one of my picks of the year. Cop it now at 


Bilal Salaam "Buy Association"

In contrast to and in preparation for Bilal Salaam's entirely solo Pedagogia, he's offering "Buy Association". Unlike Bilal's Free Association EP (comprised of his fav, well known, hand-picked remakes) Buy Association includes released and unreleased original collaborations. It boasts a host of artists including but not limited to Mark de Clive Lowe, Eric Appapoulay, Dre King, Pino Palladino, Finale, Muhsinah, Bilal Oliver, Nicholas Ryan Gant and IG Culture. B.A. is exclusively available at Get yours now.


Black Spade "New African"

While posting up in Chicago recording material for his next projects, St. Louis mc, producer Black Spade shot a new video for his track "New African" from his Build & Destroy mixtape. The video was directed by Chi-Town's jack of all trades Thaione Davis.

Soul Of Earth "Electromagnetic"

...and speaking of Soul Of Earth, their new project is a BANGER!! Jason Orr & Craig Love's latest baby "Electromagnetic" is a slight departure from their debut EP. The atmospheric element is alive & well but this time they've added the funk. A very energetic & electric affair that grooves hard. For their 1st project with vocals they've enlisted the help of heavyweights Caron Wheeler, Omar, Dionne Farris, Ndea Davenport, Lady Alma, & Wes Felton. Need I say more. Cop it below!

Wes Felton "Ellington International"

Renaissance man Wes Felton just keeps it coming in true Dub Ell fashion with this new project & collaboration with ATL based production crew Soul Of Earth. Felton's signature lyrics about social & political ills, love & life set to funky electro soundscapes. Cop it below.


Havana "Repeat Offender"

It's been months shy of 6 years since San Diego based singer Havana had use grooving to her debut album & I for one have been ANXIOUSLY awaited more. Well after a little loving & living, she is BACK offering the 1st single from her new album "Entervention" that's releasing May 10th. "Repeat Offender" is a bouncy bit of melodic electro-madness. Get the free download below.


Hazel "Playground EP"

French beatmaker Hazel is continuing to strike while the iron is HOT! Next week will see the release of his solo debut  "Playground" on Catblock Records, Onra's & Favorite Records newly launched label. As usual, the beats are soulful with plenty of headnod. NECK BRACE REQUIRED!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Muhsinah "Gone"

It's been a minute since we heard some newness from Muhsinah.  The golden girl is back, offering a sneak peak into her latest project titled "Gone".

"After months of living, writing & recording, I've just bounced a master of my new musical effort. I'm so glad toshare my experiences with you all. This EP which I called "Gone", speaks from a place of emotional vulnerability. I'm happy to know that it's helped me through my own personal changes and can help those of you dealing  with a troubling time. Either way, it's really coming soon. Thanks for sticking with me"


Chris Turner "Feeding Off The Land"

One thing I hated about being on a brief hiatus from the blog was I wasn't able to post this GLORIOUS-ness!  Check out this beautiful cover of Stevie's loving tune "Feeding Off The Love Of The Land" done by NY based, perfect toned singer Chris Turner.

WAV DOWNLOAD HERE                                                                                 MP3 DOWNLOAD HERE


Kev Brown "Classic Joints"

DMV's Low Budget crew member Kev Brown put together this compilation of selections, fan favorites and unreleased music. He's sharing with us a selection of songs that he has made in the past 10 years including tracks with Busta Rhymes, Grap Luva,  as well as his Low Budget Crew.

Fatima "Innervision"

Eglo Records golden girl Fatima is gearing up for the release of  "Follow You", a collaborative ep with label mate Floating Points.  Last week she released a beautifully shot video to the dreamy synth laden tune "Innervision".  

Boom Clap Bachelors “Mellem Dine Læber” EP

Danish crew Boom Clap Bachelors bring their brand of cinematic electro-pop to the states with the release of their third project this week on the Plug Research label which makes sense seeing how Robin Hannibal & Coco of Quadron are two members of the crew along with other producers & singers Ronnie Vindahl, David Cytryn, Thomas Bisballe & Liv Lyyke.