Filed under: blues, Jazz, music, music video | Tags: Erykah Badu, Mark Ronson, RE:GENERATION project, the dap kings, trombone shorty, Yasiin Bey
Okay this is the sh* Noggy’s talking about!!
Hyuandai Veloster presents the RE:GENENRATION project. The project follows DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, the five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today’s biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.
First up one of my favorites … Mark Ronson. It’s obvious he took his task very seriously cause he is hitting us up with supreme quality music. In collaboriaton with Erykah Badu, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Trombone Shorty and The Dap Kings he brings us “A la Modeliste”, a comtemperary blues track that will have clapping your hands and stomping your feet in no time.
Needless to say I am looking forward to more visuals of the RE:GENERATION project.
Filed under: Jazz, music, music video, nu soul | Tags: Black Radio, Chrisette Michelle, Musiq Soulchild, The Robert Glasper Experiment
I’ve already blogged two audio streams of The Robert Glasper Experiments upcoming album “Black Radio” on @Noggy73 … but to make sure that Strangefruit readers are in the know … you can stream the first visual of the album below. For more info on the album I suggest you hit up the Robert Glasper website.
The tracklist and the audiostreams featuring King and Erykah Badu are tangible proof that “Black Radio” is not only the music must-have of 2012 (eventhough it just started) but also a modern classic ..
Yep it looks like the 28th of February 2012 will be a beautiful day in music history.
Jose James has a new album coming out in 2012 “No beginning , No End” . His first single of the new album ”Trouble” was released two months ago. But let’s face it … there is no better way to keep the buzz going than when you hit your fans up with some free downloadable modern classics.
I guess there is nothing more to add just start streaming …
It has been a decade since Will Holland aka Quantic released his first album on Tru Thoughts. Twelve albums later and Quantic has a vast discography; funky, soulful vibes with the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Flowering Inferno’s reggae infused dub, cumbia with The Combo Barbaro, and more. The Best Of Quantic album highlights the stunning range of his work, bringing together some of the biggest tracks from across his many projects.
To celebrate the release and a decade of music from Quantic, the world famous J.Rocc (one of the finest DJs on the planet), created the Best Of Quantic Mix that perfectly incorporates electronic, jazz, dub, hip-hop, cumbia and the many more styles to come from Quantic over the span of ten years.
Quantic – “Snakes In The Grass”
Quantic – “Cumbia Clash”
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – “Dog With A Rope”
The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Hands Of My Love feat. Alice Russell”
Quantic y Conjunto – “Cumbia de Dilla”
Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro – “The Dreaming Mind (Part 1)”
Quantic – “Infinite Regression”
Quantic – “Perception”
The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Left & Right” f. Alice Russell
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – “Cuidad Del Swing”
Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro – “New Morning (Slow Version)’
Quantic And Nickodemus Feat. Tempo & The Candela All-Stars – “Mi Swing Es Tropical”
The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Tropidelico (Occidental)”
Quantic And His Combo Barbaro – “Enyere Kumbara”
Quantic And His Combo Barbaro – “Undelivered Letter”
Quantic – “Transatlantic”
The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Super 8″
Quantic – “Use What You Got” f. Sonny Akpan
Quantic – Sabor” f. Tempo
The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Get A Move On”
Quantic – “Not So Blue”
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – “Cumbia Sobre El Mar”
source: Giant Step
Filed under: Download, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, music, music video | Tags: amp live, you are not human (the love ep)
Very appreciative of this free download by Amp Live. Love the predominantly jazz infused glitchy beats with a little Hip Hop here and there.
It’s been a while since “Murder at the Discotech” and I’m pleased to see that he’s moved on to something a little less obvious and a bit more experimental. This Ep has a lot of pleasant surprises.
Filed under: Jazz, music, music video | Tags: allsaints basement session, Jose James
Damnnnn … have I stumbled upon something delicious you most definitely will enjoy.
Recorded and filmed in a warehouse space belowthe E1 London design studios AllSaints Spitalfields continue to bring you new music and exclusive content in the form of their widely acclaimed Basement Sessions project.
I was very happy to find this in my e-mail today. No wonder considering that “happy” seems to be the main ingredient to all “Bennie Sings” productions. Bennie Sings is the alias to Tim van Berkenstijn. He is pretty much the Dutch answer to Micheal Franks with a litlle more umphh to his jazz infused pop tracks.
Anyways it’s been a while since his last release “Benny … at home” and after a 4 year hiatus “ART” will be available on the 27th of May. If “Dreams” is any indication of the overall sound I’m kinda looking forward to playing his mostly feelgood sunny tunes this summer. The full album will be available as CD, vinyl and digital album. Pre-order is available at the Dox Records webshop starting today. If you want to keep up with the news, visit the website www.bennysings.com or follow Benny on Facebook and Twitter.
Well I’ve said everything that was to be said of Ntjam Rosie’s album in my previous post on “Elle”. The only thing left to say is that I wasn’t the only one who noticed that this release was the sh*t. 2011 has been a very exciting year for Ntjam Rosie so far with the numerous appearances, fotoshoots and interviews. As for the rest of 2011 ….I guess since Gilles Peterson has given his seal of approval it is safe to assume there is a lot more to come.
Told ya I was going to keep an eye on these youngsters for you. After the video for My Days I was wondering what the next track would sound like and whatdoyouknow Kids these days sound pretty mature to me ….
Filed under: beats, Download, Hip Hop, Jazz, music | Tags: long arm, project mooncircle, the branches
Blogging on the regular has some privileges … that is if you go through tons of e-mail and handle the submissions with care.
“The Branches” by Long Arm was LOVE at first listen. On the Project Mooncircle Bandcamp you can read the very beautiful back story on this creation but Strangefruitmusicblog is just gonna tell it like it is.
Usually when you pick music you pick something you are in the mood for but this album kinda sets the mood for yah. In essence some pretty laid back HipHop beats laced with some jazz can be expected. To take the whole jazzy hiphop feel to a higher level just the right amount of glitchy electronics and breaks are added that give the whole thing an ambient feel from time to time and I guess that turns this one into the headnoddder you have to own in 2011.
To enjoy the whole release you’ll have to be patient until the 11th of February 2011 and to make sure you know that this will be worth the wait you can stream and download the track “When Children Sleep” below.
Filed under: Download, funk, Jazz, mix, music, soul | Tags: jazz refreshed
Strangefruitmusic has the tendency to focus mainly on whats new and we are in no way or form going to change that approach but in this case we have to make some sort of an exception.
Below you can stream a fresh new mix provided by Jazz Refreshed but the very soulful jazzy content is the kinda old stuff you are obliged to share. So you decide when you are going to chill out to this one … you can do it with a glass of wine on a Saturday evening but a cup of tea on a Sunday morning is equally appropriate.
The Vibrations – Shake It Up
Deniece Williams – How’d I Know That Love Would Slip Away
Heatwave – Ain’t No Half Steppin’
Minnie Ripperton – Adventures In Paradise
Al Jarreau – You Don’t See Me
Marvin Gaye – Soon I’ll Be Loving You Again
Weldon Irvine – I Love You
Sylvers – We Can Make It If We Try
The Main Ingredient – Work To Do
LA Boppers – You Did It Good
Sylvers – What’s It All About
Marlena Shaw – Look At Me Look At You
Brenda Russell – In The Thick of It
Harvey Mason – Til You Take My Love
Don Blackman – Heart’s Desire
Free Life – Keep My Light in My Window
Bobby Caldwell – Open Your Eyes
Gwen McRae – 90% of Me is You
Steely Dan – The Caves of Altamira
Side Effects – I Can’t Play
Arnold Blair – Trying to Get Next to You
Gary Bartz – Music is MySanctuary
Patrice Rushen – Music of the Earth
Leon Ware – Why I Came to California
Weldon Irvine – We Getting’ Down
Chapter 8 – Let’s Get Together
Webster Lewis – Give Me Some Emotion
Betty Wright – Make Me Love The Rain
Average White Band – Love The Rain
Bill Withers – Better Off Dead
Sergio Mendes – Midnight Lovers
Side Effects – Midnight Lover
Side Effects – S.O.S.
Roy Ayers – If You Love Me
Minnie Ripperton – Every Time He Comes Around
Clifford Coulter – Love’s Too Hot To Hide
Filed under: event, Hip Hop, Jazz, music | Tags: chocolade ep, new cool collective, typhoon
If you didn’t catch their performance at Noorderslag, North Sea Jazz or Lowlands this is most definitely a party you can’t afford to miss.
It should come as no surprise that when you fuse one of Netherlands best Hip Hop performers with one of Netherlands best Jazz acts it will result in an energetic musical fest only artists that are in it for the love of music can provide you with. Typhoons sharp and witty lyrics accompanied by the very high quality musicianship of the New Cool Collective will fascinate you from begining to end and of course you’ll be shaking some booty as well. I can honestly say that even though The Chocolade EP is a very pleasant musical journey, nothing compares to the live experience.
I happened to be at the North Sea Jazz gig and the only thing left to say is …prepare to be blown away. They have a few gigs lined up in November and Noggy’s advice on this one is … be there!!
Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Jazz, music | Tags: Freedom Suite, Nnenna Freelon, Okayplayer, The Beast, The revivalist
I don’t know about you, but I have known that Hiphop fused with some jazz is a winning combination ever since Stetsasonic dropped Talkin All that Jazz. Apparantly the jazz/hiphop thing didn’t escape the attention of Okayplayer executives because The Freedom Suite is a jazz/hiphop oriented free download that is meant to coincide with the unveiling of Okayplayers new Jazz oriented blog the Revivalist.
The Blogger and Music addict in me is very grateful for both initiatives. My Blogger side advices anyone who is into anything jazzy to hit up The Revivalist on a very regular basis while the Music Junky in me is headnodding while streaming all this quality music as this mustshare is being downloaded to my computer.
Anyways whatever you decide to do first Enjoy!!
Purchase on iTunes
RELATED POST: NTJAM ROSIE – ELLE (NEW RELEASE)
Strangefruitmusicblog is obviously about all kinds of music with a very soulful twist and after providing you with everything from grimey electronics to hardcore hiphop …all you jazz loverz can finally exhale. Cause it’s time to update you on Njam Rosie’s latest release ELLE. Unfortunately I’ve missed every ELLE release party but in this case it turned out to be a good thing, cause I was able to listen to the album without any kind of prejudice. So now I can safely advice jazz loverz around the globe to cop this release. Why?!
ELLE, is a very jazzy mix which happens to be spiced up with either a warm brazilian flow or at times a somewhat african vibe. But it doesn’t really matter what kind of flavour is added to the track … there is always a touch of soul to it. Since this release is very well put together I am happy to announce it’s a non skipper …meaning that you can press play, sit down, relax and enjoy the very pleasant journey. Apart from the beautiful lyrics and Ntjam Rosie’s soothing vocals a lot of very impressive musical arrangements will be heading your way. I guess it’s safe to say that producers Nelson & Djosa did a great job.
Of course this is Noggy’s personal opinion and luckily you can make up your own mind cause you can stream the entire album (for a short period of time) when you click here and when you have finished listening you can click here (eu) & here (us) to purchase ELLE on iTunes.
Filed under: Download, Electronic, Jazz, nu soul | Tags: andrea triana, couchsessions, the dream suite
Download: The Dream Suite – featuring Andreya Triana (Usershare net)
1. TM Juke & the Jack Baker Trio (feat. Andreya Triana) – That Gut Feeling
2. Natural Self (feat. Andreya Triana) – The Rising
3. Aaron Jerome (feat. Andreya Triana) – Angel Lady
4. Hocus Pocus – Piece No. 14
5. kidkanevil (feat. Andreya Triana) – Good Morning, What’s New?
6. Lokua – A Thousand Pages
7. Some Freak, Andreya Triana, Ritorell – The Light (Dorian Concept Remix)
8. Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong (Acoustic)
9. Hocus Pocus – Piece No. 6
10. Bonobo (feat. Andreya Triana) – Eyes Down (Floating Points Mix)
I always had big love for tha fellowbloggers over at the Mint Collective. They are so on point when it comes to picking tunes, downloads and videos with an easy going jazzy kind of flow!! This time they and the people over at the Couchsessions are doing Strangefruitmusicblog readers a huge favour.
Because of these blogs which are a guarantee for good quality music we can provide you with this awesome download.
The Couch Sessions pays tribute to this princess of soul by way of The Dream Suite. The audio experience is blended as a 31 minute mix showcasing some of Ms. Triana’s back catalog, remixes and rarities, sprinkled with ambient hip-hop instrumentalism and field recordings from the great city of London. The Mint Collective was wise enough to upload the complete remix for your listening pleasure…Enjoy!!
Filed under: Download, Electronic, funk, Jazz, music, nu soul | Tags: Anthony Valadez
Strangefruitmusicblog presenting you with an awesome download provided by Anthony Valadez. Since I have no better words to describe this gem I’m going to serve you with the Carlos Niño description taken from Anthony’s Souncloud. Since it is an excellent description of what to expect I suggest y’all download this.
BALANCED strikes a unique harmony between smooth-soulful
and emotive-experimental! Masterfully layered, and thankfully not
too quick mix-schitzo! A calm, refined, inspiring treat! Have to say,
I’ve always been a fan of my young Bro, DJ Anthony Valadez.”
- Carlos Niño (Build An Ark, Spaceways Radio
Balanced by anthonyvaladez
Blundetto – Voices
Andreya Triana – Draw The Stars
Bilal – Levels
James Blake – I Never Learnt To Share
Hygher Baby – Let U Go (Asaparagus Remix)
Taylor McFerrin – Awake To You
Pacific Heights feat. Mara TK
Maylee Todd – Heartthrob (Circle Remix Remix)
Samon Kawamura – You Are The Only One
Stateless – Falling Into You
Raphael Gualazzi – Reality & Fantasy (GP Remix)
Nufrequency – Fallen Hero (Motorcity Drum Ensemble feat. Ben Onono)
Miguel Atwood Ferguson – Do The Astral Plane (Viola Solo Mix)
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
DVA – Just Vybe (feat. Fatima)
Ashley Thomas – Somethings Got To Give
Nina Simone – See Line (Recorded Live)
Machine Drum – Mean Mean
SBTRKT & Sampha -Evening Glow
Mount KImbie – Blind Night Errand
Willie Rosario – Calypso Blues
if you press the arrow on the right side of the soundcloud music wave (you know…the small one underneath the info button) you can download this straight to your computer!!
Filed under: Download, Jazz, music, nu soul, soul | Tags: Coultrain, Godmustbeaboogieman
a. 1st steps-music by Yesterday’s New Quintet
b. Do U Remember Me?- music by Patrice Rushen
c. Where is My Heaven?-music by Yesterday’s New Quintet
d. Change-a-thag- music by Patrice Rushen
a.Morning Papers-music by Jason ‘thedirtylynt’ Moore
b. What X It Was- music by Stoney Rock
c. Believe Nothing- music by Dorothy Ashby
d. Parallel Universe- music by Broadcaste.
e. God Speaks- Dj Shadow & Patrice Rushen
f. Parable of a Shiny Miracle – music by J1
a. Mutual Possession- music by TOKiMONSTA
b. GoodBye, Hello- music by Gary McFarland
c. Jubilation-music by Patrice Rushen