Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dam Funk "Innafocuseddaze"

The LA based electro G-Funk king is back. This time teaming up with Scion AV for the release of this new EP & to kick-off his October tour. 4 tracks with his signature 80's tinged funk at the core & different levels of experimentation in each touching in techno, rock, soul & jazz. The 10" will be available soon but you can download the EP for free at

BUG "Mechanical Soul"

UK producer BUG returns with a pretty hip EP of abstract, sometimes headnoddy, sometimes glitchy electrofunk & hip hop soul.

T.IM.E "Breakthrough" featuring Joy Jones

Having already collaborated on several projects, LA based producer Theimagination and emcee E Reece have officially joined forces and are gearing up for the release of their debut EP  "The T.IM.E. Is Now"  releasing Oct. 11th. To kick it off, they've released the 1st single "The Breakthrough" as a free download. The track features singer (& SOUNDROTATION fav) Joy Jones. A bit of headnod, a bit of grit & a lot of soul.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Quadron "Wounds"

Check out & download this haunting tune from the Danish duo Quadron. "Wounds" is an alternate take of their tune "Simili Life" with a slower pulsating drum beat, dark & haunting synthesized organ & Coco's breathy & crisp vocals and slightly different arrangement of the lyrics.
Quadron - Wounds (Unreleased simili life version) by Plug Research

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Robert Mitchell 3io "The Embrace"

At last, Robert Mitchell 3io return with the follow up to their acclaimed debut "The Greater Good" which earned them "Best Jazz Album" at the "Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards" in 2009. 3io, comprised of pianist Robert Mitchell, bassist Tom Mason and drummer Richard Spaven, continues their journey on "The Embrace" classicly crafting illustrious versions of music & compostions spanning 2 centuries from a wide range of genres including their take on Little Dragon's "Twice", Aphex Twins' "Alberto Balsam", Bheki Msleku's "Cycles",  4hero's "Third Stream" to a classical piece original composed by Robert Schumann. Also includes are glorious original compostions from each member including a slightly more minimally cosmic version of Spaven's "Maz" which he recorded on his solo ep "5ives" that originally had Jose James on vocals. Truly a transcendental piece in its entirety.

Miguel Migs "Outside The Skyline"

Award winning dj/producer Miguel Migs is pushing his sound past the limitations of deep house for which he's become a legend, moving his grooves into much more cosmic-ness with the release of his 3rd album "Outside The Skyline". Still rich in groove, he draws deep from an array of influences bringing more cosmic disco, nujazz & reggae/dub into the fold with a wide range of guest vocalist to assist. Disco/soul diva Evelyn "Champagne" King, reggae legends Freddie Macgregor, Capleton & Half Pint, 1st daughter of Brazil Bebel Gilberto, nujazz vocalist Georg Levin as well as his longtime collaborators Lisa Shaw & Aya. Check it out & pre-order it at the link below.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jose James: It’s All Over Your Body & Trouble [AllSaints Basement Sessions]

Check out these two videos of Jose James performing new songs from his upcoming album at the Basement Sessions for the UK clothing company ALL SAINTS. The jazzy funky soul is in order with his super velvety tones & killer brass section. Probably his most funky to date. Can’t wait until 2012 arrives to hear the full project.

Mark de Clive Lowe "The Why" featuring Nia Andrews

The first single from producer and keyboard wizard Mark de Clive Lowe‘s new long awaited album Renegades releasing on Tru Thoughts in November. The single is a banging jazzy electrofunk tune and features his longtime collaborator Nia Andrews on vocals and the incomparable Miguel Atwood Ferguson (Suite For Ma Dukes) on string arrangements.

   The Why feat nia andrews by mashibeats

Little Dragon: Brush The Heat [Music Video]

It’s no doubt that the Sweden based group Little Dragon has fastly become the darlings of the indie music and electro soul/pop scene. Since the release of their three albums, they have become one of the most in demand groups playing arenas and major music festivals all over the globe. This week, they released a visually stunning video for their new single “Brush The Heat.” The illustrations were done by famed artist and lead singer Yukimi‘s father, Yusuke Nagano. Of course the visuals have the conspiracy theorist screaming Illuminati. Nevertheless, it’s dope.

DJ Center: Everything In Time Remixed

NYC based producer DJ Center is getting ready to unleash a remix project to his highly acclaimed Everything In Time album from last year that featured Gretchen Parlato, Zaki Ibrahim, Middle Child, Renee Neufville (of Zhane) and more. The remixes are varied styles from the creme de la creme on the global underground scene including Sam Champ, DJ Spinna, J. Rawls, Wajeed (PPP) and many more. Free download of the remixes from Sam Champ & DJ Apple Jac below.

Carolyn Malachi: Beautiful Dreamer [Official Video]

Check out the stunning new video and single from the Grammy nominated DMV based singer Carolyn Malachi. This soul and reggae tinged groove speaks of drifting to that beautiful place when the world outside gets heavy. Very uplifting and beautifully executed. For more info on the single visit her website.

Häzel + Slakah The Beatchild = THIS

When French producer Häzel and Toronto based producer/musician Slakah The Beatchild went into a studio session, this six track instrumental and somewhat loungey and jazzy bommbaptastical affair was born.

Yahzarah "Love Come Save The Day" (Official Video)

I'd like to congratulate Yahzarah on the birth of her first child; a bouncing baby boy she named Miles. In the final tri-mester of her pregnancy, she filmed this beautifully shot video of her tune “Love Come Save The Day.” Filmed on a sandy beach, greenery in all of her happiness and beauty. Check it out!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thundercat "The Golden Age Of Apocalypse"

Bassist Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner has been blazing a trail on the music scene for a minute having toured & play for the widest range of music industry's elite. He's also a huge factor on the LA & global cosmic & electrosoul scene, being the bassist for several projects of J*Davey, Sa-Ra, Erykah Badu & Flying Lotus. Now, thru Flylo's "Brainfeeder", he has released was is probably the best cosmic funk album of the year. "The Golden Age Of Apocalypse" sees the bassist (also doing vocals) stepping into the forefront bringing a blend that can be described as Jaco Pastorius meets George Duke (in which he did a cover of "For Love I Come) meets Lewis Taylor. Check out the stream below & for all the outlets to purchase it, go to the Brainfeeder website!