If your like me and can't get enough of hearing the classic LP "A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" enjoy a selection of alternate versions and unreleased tracks from the creative peak of Black Sheep. Limited to 500 vinyl copies on Dope Folks Records. Get your copy at http://dopefolksrecords.com/
Slakah The Beatchild just doesn't create R&B/Soul, he aims to create his own movement with refreshing and distinctive grooves which inspires joy. Enjoy the second volume of Slakah's Soul Movement series as this talented guitarist/singer/producer explores new dimensions of Soul by blending a variety of influences into one groovy sound.
Locksmith and R.A. the Rugged Man release visuals to their aggressive rhyme collaboration off Lock's up coming album A THOUSAND CUTS. Watch and gain insight into each MCs house of games as Lock and R.A. paint dark visuals and go for broke on the microphone.
Dutch singer iET demonstrates the power of love through music with a vocal tone which flows heavenly through the exciting fusion of "So Unreal". Listen to a unique and moving voice which is made to inspire dreams as iET envisions happiness on each song over a diverse array of musical influences. From mellow ballads, upbeat Pop and Afro-Soul grooves to Folk, "So Unreal" is sure to inspire the joy within.
KEYMONO touch upon numerous styles of soulful music throughout their catalog, including this joyful Acid Jazz tune which shows their distinction through an exciting fusion of upbeat dance rhythm, brass and electronic elements. A shifting, rhythmical patchwork of electronica, brass, and neo-soul vocals in high energy stereo colour. KEYMONO (previously known as Brassbastardz) is a Lithuanian band now based in London. Alvydas (drum machines, synth‘s),
Aurimas (trumpet, synth‘s, vocals), Daiva (vocals) and Marijus (drums) frame their thoughts into one – the music of KEYMONO.
Daiva Starinskaite - vocals, lyrics.
Alvydas Maciulskas - tenor sax, keys, flute, programming, synths, percussion.
Aurimas Rimeikis - trumpet, keys, percussion.
Domas Aleksa - bass, double bass.
Marijus Aleksa - drums, percussion.
Alexander Raichenok - alto sax.
An all-star collective of MCs gather for DJ Doom's 2010 release "Temple Of Doom"! In 2014, this celebration of Hip Hop tradition and skills receives a limited edition reissue on double LP and cassette. If your looking for a group of talented lyricists you can rely on to bring you that fire in the new millennium and beyond, "Temple Of Doom" brings competitive Hip Hop to ensure that skills and authenticity of the culture still remain.
Featured artists include:
Amber Djeda; Blacastan; Blak Philly; Blaq Poet (of Screwball); Craig G; Cymarshall Law; Estelle; FT; Finsta Bundy; Grand Daddy I.U.; J-Ro (of Tha Alkaholiks); John Robinson (aka Lil Sci of Scienz Of Life); Kahli; KrumbSnatcha; Large Professor (of Main Source); Lex Boogs; M-Dot; Nutso; Pacewon; Prince Po (of Organized Konfusion); Punchline; Ree-Up; Reks; Tableek (of Maspyke); Thomas Handsome; Wordsworth
Pre-order your copy of "Temple Of Doom" on cassette or 2 LP vinyl at Undergroundhiphop.com.
Straight No Chaser Jazz Show speaks with performer/ artistic advisor Brian Landrus about the lineups of the 1st 92Y Soul Jazz Festival in NYC, the importance of soul jazz, both historically and today, and the fun of performing at the venerable 92Y, which hosts the “Jazz in July” series under the auspices of Bill Charlap every summer Podcast 414 features our conversation along with musical selections from the weekend performers including:
DJ Logic - "Simmer Slow" from The Zen of Logic.
Joey DeFrancesco – “After You've Gone “ from One For Rudy.
Esperanza Spalding – “Winter Sun" recorded Live in A&R Studios.
Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope – “Don’t Close Your Eyes” and "Someday" from Mirage.
Download/Stream - Podcast 414: Previewing "Soul Jazz Festival" at 92Y
The 92Y in Manhattan has announced its first Soul Jazz Festival on Friday March 14th and Saturday march 15th. These two nights of modern music with a deep foundation in groove and melody begins with a memorable triple header on Friday, featuring DJ Logic & Friends, followed by the Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope. A Joey DeFrancesco All-Star Band closes the evening’s festivities. While not all musicians were set at press time, among the top players set to appear in these groups are Brian Lynch (trumpet), George Garzone (tenor sax), Nir Felder(guitar), Billy Hart (drums), Lonnie Plaxico (bass) and James Hurt (keyboards).
Saturday night is an evening of music presented by Esperanza Spalding, entitled “New Songs” and featuring band that will include Ms. Spalding (bass/vocals), Nadia Washington (guitar/vocals), Corey King (trombone/vocals),Ray Angry (keyboards) and the always exciting Karreim Riggins (drums).
Nice dedication to the ladies as Inspectah Deck and Silent Knight get visual about the trails of love over a soulful Ayatollah track.
Elementality Productions is proud to announce the upcoming release of Ayatollah's new album, Be Real Black for Me. On Tollah's latest sonic endeavor, he's decided to enlist the help of a few vocalists to share his vision - Grammy Award winning singer Anthony Hamilton, Wu-Tang Clan's very own Inspectah Deck, as well as a few newcomers (and EMP family), Silent Knight and Jered Sanders.
Be Real Black for Me will be available worldwide on April 15th.
Pre-Order the album from iTunes and get the first track "I Just Love Music" today. Click HERE and you can listen to snippets of the entire album!
7-inch Vinyl: Ayatollah "I Just Love Music" ft. Anthony Hamilton b/w "The Love" ft. Inspectah Deck & Silent Knight - Limited Edition 7-inch Vinyl Single via Cotter Records. Pre-order your copy HERE.
01 J Rocc Intro
02 Floating On the Van Wyck
03 Billions of Fans
04 I Just Love Music (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
05 Getting Up
06 Why Marry
07 George Duke Forever
08 Ms. Nyro
09 The Most Important Person
11 The Game in a Headlock
12 Children Cry
13 Material Things
14 The Love (feat. Inspectah Deck & Silent Knight)
15 No God But You
16 Dream Big (feat. Jered Sanders)
Let the rhythm be your guide in experiencing happiness within the sound of music as Tristan touches your heart with sounds of "Full Power". This band shines light with the beauty of soulful arrangements that challenge the limits of adrenaline attained from Soul music, featuring inspiring vocals by Evelyn Kallansee which are supported by energetic rhythm combined for a beautiful vision of love, understanding, hopes, dreams and joy.
Evelyn Kallansee - Vocals - Thomas Bekhuis - Guitar - Coen Molenaar - Hammond, Rhodes en keys - Frans Vollink -- Bass - Martin Gort - Percussion
Sebastiaan Cornelissen -- Drums
Enjoy the Soul Jazz of DAMAWA Trio as they set a sentimental mood on their 2013 demo and 2014 album "Made In Italy". This trio from Italy lay down soulful grooves in the vein of Miles, Henry Mancini & Duke Ellington with a vibe also reminiscent of greats during the 70's such as George Benson and O'Donel Levy. Taking you through a series upbeat and mellow compositions, DAMAWA are here to set your emotions toward a laid-back feel driven by the smooth articulation and songwriting of guitarist Davide Vassalli.
DAMAWA Trio are:
Davide Vassalli - Guitar
Max Pierini - Electric Bass (Upright Bass in "Foggy Day")
Walter Morelli - Drums
featuring Lia Invernizzi - Vocals in "Summertime"
Employing a foundation of competitive beats and rhymes for verses hard enough to split the turf, HexOne of Epidemic aims for a free-thinking and creative atmosphere for which to soul search on the album "String Theory". With beats by BBZ Darney, featured artists include D-Rev; DJ Grazzhoppa; DJ Tha Boss; Halfcut; Self the Bluest Eye; Tek-Nition (of Epidemic); uMaNg.
String Theory - String Theory - Audio CD
Listen to snippets at UndergroundHipHop.com