Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, music, soul | Tags: Anthony Valadez, roy ayers
This one is for the music connaisseurs!!
Roy Ayers – We Live In Brooklyn Baby
Ge-Ology – Brooklyn (Instrumental)
Smif-N-Wessun – Homw Sweet Home
Dj Shadow – Hindsight
Roy Ayers – Red, Black and Green
X Clan – Raise The Flag
Roy Ayers – Aint Got Time
Black Star – Little Brother
CL Smooth & Pete Rock – Carmel City
Roy Ayers – Mystic Voyage
Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Just Kicking It
Roy Ayers – The Boogie Back
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Funky (Original 12 Version)
Roy Ayers and Carl Clay – Shinning Symbol
Redman – Creepin’
Ramp – Daylight
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Common – Book Of Life
Brand Nubian – Wake Up (Reprise In The Sunshine)
Roy Ayers – Searching
Erykah Badu – Searching (Live)
CL Smooth and Pete Rock – Searchin
Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By (Fly As Pie Remix)
Roy Ayers – Third Eye
The Roots – Proceed II (Feat Roy Ayers)
Filed under: music, music video, soul | Tags: how do you do, mayer hawthorne
On the 11th of October Mayor Hawthorne’s second album will drop and below you’ll find just one of 13 reasons you should cop that album.
Don’t get it twisted cause this retro jam is the latest by Mayer Hawthorne and the first single of a soon to be released new album. The video footage is genuinly old and taken from an old VHS videotape.
Filed under: Download, music, nu soul, soul | Tags: anthony david, eric roberson, phonte, Sy Smith, the foreign exchange, zo
DOWNLOAD: ZO! – JUST VISITING THREE
Noggy’s got a feeling that this soulful musical experience has gone viral!! Cause blogs, facebook and twitter are going crazy over this one. “Just visiting Three” is the latest in a series of classic cover EP’s by ZO!!
Big up for The Foreign Exchange Music for being so generous and providing this musical masterpiece for free…
01. Black Cow feat. Phonte and Sy Smith
02. Let It Go feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant
03. Driving feat. Sy Smith
04. Marzipan feat. Eric Roberson and Phonte
05. Everything She Wants feat. Phonte
06. Same Ole Love feat. Jeanne Jolly
07. Playing Your Game, Baby feat. Anthony David
Dammnn … talk about a youngster with an old soul … Anthony Anderson a.k.a Tope happens to be just that. He managed to pick all the right old soulful beats and gave them an authentical Tope makeover. The result is a 19 track beattape. The tracks are mostly around 1.50 min. but you won’t mind cause as your headnodding to the beat you can’t help but to look forward to the next one …
Usually I’m not to crazy about beattapes but this FRSH SLCTS WKND BEATS #7 production by Tope called “FREELEMONADE” is hard to ignore. You can stream the video below but it’s simply not enough to give you the right feel. For samples and a free copy of ”FREELEMONADE” click here.
Introducing an unusual collab that for some reason actually works. Jay Z is doing his thing somewhere near the end of Sade’s “Moon and The Sky”. But don’t fear when you hit play you will find that this track has Sade written all over it.
The track is featured on ”The Ultimate Collection” which can you pre-order on Sade’s online store. For more details and to pre-order click here.
source: Giant Step
Somehow Ryan Leslie never achieved big commercial succes. While his sound is perfectly sitting between the commercial and underground he never got his big break. We at Strange Fruit headquarters love a lot of the stuff this man is doing. Here is a tune from the forthcoming Les Is More album. Let’s see if times are changing and Ryan gets the credits he deserves.
I can’t tell you what it is about this Trimonia track but I really dig tha sound. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s Sunday evening or just the idea that if Chuck Norris had a tune it would sound as sexy as this …
Filed under: music, music video, Old Soul, soul | Tags: raphael saadiq, stone rollin
Beautiful video with a less upbeat story than “Radio” but very much reflecting the lyrics and worth the watch …enjoy!
Filed under: music, music video, RnB, soul | Tags: raphael saadiq, stone rollin
To me there is nothing more interesting than to hear an artist talk about the inspiration to his latest creation. The aforementioned is exactly what Raphael Saadiq’s beatifully crafted EPK is about … enjoy!!
I don’t know about you … but I’m still in the process of recuperating from the first single of the forthcoming “Stone Rollin”. The new track by name of “Good Man” is exactly the opposite of the very upbeat “Radio“. But since this is a Raphael Saadiq production one thing is certain …. the Motown Sound lives on.
Yep we’ve barely started 2011 and there is yet another release to be on the lookout for cause somewhere in March 2011 Raphael Saadiq is about to drop yet another soulful album by the name of ”Stone Rollin”.
Of course I wouldn’t be reporting on this if I didn’t have additional news to keep you on the edge of your seat with. To hold us down till the album drops the first single “Radio” will be released on the 11th of January 2011. If this is any indication of how the album sounds … I guess we can expect a lot of that old Motown sound he’s been keeping alive these days.
Filed under: alternative, Electronic, funk, Hip Hop, music, soul | Tags: label love 2, melting pot music, ninja tune, one handed music, plug research, tru thoughts, ubiquity records
To Frequent blog vistors there might be something familiar about this download. If so you’re kinda right because we’ve shared Label Love Vol. 1 not so long ago.
Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Melting Pot, Ninja Tune, One-Handed , Plug Research, Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity. Like the first installment Vol. 2 is a trip … so stream & download.
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: beats, Download, funk, mix, music, nu soul, soul | Tags: Anthony Valadez, nalden
Hell yeah Strangefruitmusicblog allerting you on something soulful to ease into weekend mode!!
A musical collab between two of my favourite personalities Mr. Nalden and Anthony Valadez. The first one known for picking an item and the other one known for picking a tune.
Nalden announced earlier today that this mix by Anthony Valadez is one in a string of many more to come. But at the moment I’m still blown away by this certified headnodder of a mix that has Anthony Valadez’ soulful flow all over it. So start streaming and headover to Nalden.net to download this gem. But a word of warning before you do … protect ya neck!!
Filed under: music, music video, nu soul, soul | Tags: jesse boykins III, the beauty created
The latest track by mr. Boykins kinda makes me go hmmmmm …. Since I am just wondering how he makes a line as creepy as “come to my room” (considering the fact the girl adressed in the lyrics doesn’t know him yet) sound so freaking enticing.
So gentlemen if your swag ain’t working yet and you’re in need of some sort of advice and ladies if you haven’t been served your dessert yet …just start streaming the video below and feast your eyes and ears on Jesse Boykins III.
DOWNLOAD: COULTRAIN – WHILE SHE WAS SLEEPING
Dammn do I appreciate this gift!! If like me you live in the part of the world (Europe) where it’s cold and wet and very very windy. There is nothing like some good music with a soulful flow to keep you headnodding while you take a sip from your hot milk/tea/cocoa. I know that that is what I’ll be doing while listening to Mr. Coultrain’s awesome compilation.
If you have a “warm up” in mind that is less innocent than the abovementioned …. is good for that too. Anyways enjoy!!