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PARDON THE STRANGER – THE SNOW IS GONE (FREE DOWNLOAD)
January 1, 2012, 5:27 pm
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It’s been a while since I’ve heard from Pardon the Stranger, the new Jersey duo I introduced y’all to about 7 months ago.

They are back with a soulful electronic freebie “Snow is Gone”, a track that will most definitely warm you up to their sound.

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!!



JAMES BLAKE – A CASE OF YOU (MUSIC VIDEO)
December 29, 2011, 8:42 pm
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DJ BLUE – CASADEI MIXTAPE
December 29, 2011, 3:59 pm
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DOWNLOAD: DJ BLUE – CASADEI MIXTAPE 

Casadei, not only the name of the popular Italian musician, but a way to live a musical experience. The need to explore the new sound barriers and at the same time build on what the past has been and continues to be a source of inspiration …DJ Blue.

This mixtape is simply one of the best trips I have taken this year. From Goapele’s “Play” to Dirg Gerner’s “my Queen” there is a soulful blend that is laced with some sweet electronics and to spice it up … some Hiphop is included. Yep this is the flavah you’ld like to savour …

Since DJ Blue has already given the best description possible about his very well blended mixtape … there is absolutely nothing left to say …except for …ENJOY YOUR TRIP!!

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FULL CRATE FEAT. DAVID SIMMONS – WITHOUT MY HEART (FREE DOWNLOAD)
December 29, 2011, 3:31 pm
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Guess it’s confession time. Cause the following smooth tune that will surely touch your heart … has been on repeat in my house for a few days now. After playing it for the umpteenth time i thought it was nice to share.

It’s Fullcrate doing what he does best …producing a tune with a laidback sound you’ll want to listen to over and over again. This time he got a little vocal assistance from the very talented Kansas City native  David Simmons. 

[soundcloud url=http://soundcloud.com/fullcrate/full-crate-ft-david-simmons]

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!!

 

source: Lunchboxtheory



SINDEN FEAT. JESSE BOYKINS – IN HIGH DEMAND (FREE DOWNLOAD)
December 29, 2011, 1:18 pm
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DOWNLOAD: SINDEN X JESSE BOYKINS – IN HIGH DEMAND EP

I didn’t hesitate to retweet soolcrooner Jesse Boykins a few days ago when he presented ‘In High Demand”. Just like I know this Sinden x Jesse Boykins collab is a must share.

At the time I wasn’t aware of the fact that this was just one of 4 tracks of the “In High Demand” Ep. It is safe to say that the  “Brenmar remix” seems to be everybody’s favorite , since this freebee has surfaced on quite few blogs already.

Best is to stream the whole EP and decide which “In High Demand” suits you ..

source: hypetrak



MAR VARIATIONS FEAT SJERZDENE – AVRIL 14TH (MUSIC VIDEO)
December 14, 2011, 8:51 pm
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It’s been a while … but Mar is back with another variation. This time the Aphex Twins’ track “Avril 14th” has been reworked into a fragile sounding ballad accompanied by heartwrenching visuals. He gets a little help from one of my favourites Sjerzdene.  

For the download visit Marvariations.tumblr.com.

Artists: Mar & Szjerdene
Director: Hesdy Lonwijk
Director of Photography: Eric Lor
Actors: Nasrdin Dchar & Kim Pieters
Production: Ilse Ott & Mireille Kroonenberg
Editor: Arthur Ivans
Mastering: Mar
Design & Identity: Dolly Rogers
Endorsed by Nalden

 



KRYSTAL KLEER & OLIVIER DAY SOUL – NEVER THOUGHT YOU WOULD GO (MUSIC VIDEO)
December 14, 2011, 7:33 pm
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Get ready for a match made in collab heaven ….

Irish beat maker Krystal Klear teams up with velvet voiced Washington DC native Olivier Day Soul. To deliver us pure 80’s infused RnB magic.

Brought to you by Eglo Records. Limited vinyl run released Dec 19th. Digital out Jan 2012.



THE BEST OF MdCL MIX BY DJ SPINNA (FREE DOWNLOAD)
December 14, 2011, 7:20 pm
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The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe mixed by the legendary DJ Spinna includes 34 tracks of MdCL productions, remixes and collaborations with Kenny Dope (Masters At Work), DJ Spinna, Phil Asher (Restless Soul), Zed Bias and more. The mix takes you on a journey covering an array of genres including downtempo, soul, breaks, and house.

Mark de Clive-Lowe’s ninth solo album, ‘Renegades’ is out now on Tru Thoughts Records.

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!!

 

Tracklist:
1. Freesoul Sessions – EP1 Part III (Live) (Antipodean)
2. MdCL – Koko + Lee Roe (Mashibeats)
3. MdCL presents Rahel – Hope (Mashibeats)
4. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Bembe Segue – Heaven (ABB Soul)
5. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Pino & Mashi (ABB Soul)
6. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat nia andrews – We Renegades (Tru Thoughts)
7. The Politik feat Blu – Moonlight (Antipodean)
8. Isoul8 + MdCL – Stop Bajon (Archive)
9. Lady Alma – Running for Nothing (Antipodean)
10. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Just Wanna (Tru Thoughts)
11. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat nia andrews – The Why (Tru Thoughts)
12. Omar – Your Mess (MdCL remix) (Tru Thoughts)
13. Zed Bias feat Toddla T & MdCL – Koolade (Tru Thoughts)
14. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Omar + Sheila E – Get Started (Tru Thoughts)
15. Sandra St Victor – F.M.A.O.-ocity (instrumental) (Strategic Soul Ventures)
16. MdCL – Eight (Mashibeats)
17. Shirley Horn – Return to Paradise (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Verve)
18. Mark de Clive-Lowe & Olatunde – The Calling (Mashibeats)
19. Phlash & Friends – Running feat Shea Soul (Archive)
20. Shafiq Husayn – Nirvana (MdCL remix) (Plug Research)
21. Alison Crockett – When I Think of You (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Sol Image)
22. Aaries – Don’t Give It Up (MdCL remix) (test)
23. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Abdul Shyllon – Relax… Unwind (MAW Records)
24. The Politik – Money (Don’t Let It Catch Ya) (Antipodean)
25. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Slide (ABB Soul)
26. DJ Spinna feat Ovasoul7 – You Should Be Loving Me (Wonderwax)
27. Yameen feat Lady Alma – Light of Love (MdCL remix) (Rumble Pack)
28. Sole Fusion feat Vee – I Got Rhythm (Dopewax)
29. MdCL presents Sy Smith – Truth (Strictly Rhythm)
30. Incognito – Feel The Pressure (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Dome)
31. MusicLoveLife – The Bass that Don’t Stop (Nepenta)
32. Mark de Clive-Lowe – El Dia Perfecto (Universal)
33. Ed Motta – É muita Gig Véi !!! (MdCL remix) (Ether)
34. MdCL feat Bembe Segue – Love Broke (Mashibeats)

source: Thru Thoughts



GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW FEAT BILAL – MORE AND MORE (MUSIC VIDEO)
December 9, 2011, 9:12 pm
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I blogged in December of 201o  that “Owed to Mama  Rickie” would be released in 2011. Funny thing is that ever since I blogged about and followed the progress of several D&G releases and even the birth of  SomeOthaship connect. Everything was discussed except for “Owed to Mama Rickie“.

In November of this year “Owed to Mama Rickie” was released and below you’ll find every online store were you preview and download the album.

Buy it at iTunes: http://bit.ly/rIqGcD
Buy it at Amazon: http://amzn.to/vyhgkb
Buy it at CDBaby: http://bit.ly/syl139
Buy it at FatBeats: http://bit.ly/w3iY7Z
Buy it at UGHH: http://bit.ly/sAHEbv
Buy it at Access: http://bit.ly/u9EuwS
Buy it at HMV: http://bit.ly/s24OFv
Buy it at Ebay: http://bit.ly/v9Gxa7
Buy it at Bestbuy: http://bit.ly/vhKoYa
Buy it at Dustygroove: http://bit.ly/vtWFCN
Buy it at Barnesandnoble: http://bit.ly/uregWM
Buy it at Animatedcartunes: http://bit.ly/rFslfH

Up for stream are the visuals for “More and More” featuring Bilal’s distinctive vocals.  You’ll find that the signature Georgia groove is what is to be expected ..



JOSE JAMES – LIVE AT THE TRIPLE DOOR (FREE DOWNLOAD)
December 9, 2011, 8:46 pm
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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 …



GET READY FOR JESSE BOYKINS III !! 7 DECEMBER@BIRD
December 6, 2011, 12:02 am
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On the regular … all Strange Fruit Music events are dope!! But this one … is the one I have been waiting for. Jesse Boykins!!

Chicago Born Jesse Boykins entered the mainstream music scene back in 2008 but his career started way before that. Jesse’s own musical creations began in the 4th grade. He developed a talent for hearing sounds in his environment and using them as a guide to create melodies that he would record on his karaoke machine.

Jesse ‘s influences are not just artists like Marvin Gaye, Sade and Björk but he is also influenced by writers like Shakespeare and Langston Hughes. Which pretty much explains why he is on point musically as well as lyrically.

At 16 Jesse was selected out of the nation to be 1 of 13 singers in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble, where he was discovered and later recruited by The New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music. While studying at The New School University, Jesse crafted his skills as a writer, performer, arranger, producer and vocalist. He studied with classical trainer Kenneth Kamal Scott and soul artist Bilal.

Al that work paid of cause in 2008 Jesse released his debut Dopamine: My Life On My Back.  His first single from that album, Tabloids peaked at #2 on the Billboard Video Monitor.

His follow up “The Beauty Created” was at least as impressing for he got noticed by and collaborated with contemporaries such as The Foreign Exchange, Theophilus London, MeLo-X, Machine Drum, and Phantom Lover.

Somewhere in July Jesse Boykins surprised me by dropping a free download by the name of  “Way of a Wayfarer” . It’s basically Jesse Boykins’ sexy voice and slick lyrics over perfectly composed electronic beats that add instead of take away from the tracks.

I guess it’s obvious this is a performance you would not want to miss out on. To get you warmed up you can download “The beauty created remixed” here and “Way of a Wayfarer here.

Line up:
Jesse Boykins III: vocals
Dennis Turner: bas
Robbie McDonald: guitare
Basil Wajowicz: keys

When: Wednessday 7 December
Time: 20.30 (doors open: 20.00)
Where: BIRD, Raampoortstraat 29, Rotterdam
Damage: € 12,-

TICKETS

 JESSE BOYKINS III – WAY OF A WAYFARER EP (FREE DOWNLOAD

JESSE BOYKINS III – COME TO MY ROOM (MUSIC VIDEO)

JESSE BOYKINS III – CLOSER (CORINNE BAILEY RAE COVER & FREE DOWNLOAD)

THEOPHILUS LONDON FEAT. JESSE BOYKINS III – SORRY TO INTERRUPT (HARD FEST NYC VIDEO)

JESSE BOYKINS III – AMOROUS (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

JESSE BOYKINS III – THE BEAUTY CREATED REMIXED (FREE DOWNLOAD)

THEOPHILIS LONDON – ACCEPT THE NEW (MUSICVIDEO)

JESSE BOYKINS III DEBUTS NEW TRACK

Theophilus London & Jesse Boykins

 



ALUNAGEORGE – YOU KNOW YOU LIKE IT (MUSIC VIDEO)
December 6, 2011, 12:00 am
Filed under: Electronic, music, pop, RnB | Tags:

Aluna Francis and George Read are taking the blogosphere by storm with there catchy RnB infused tune “You know you like it”. I actually discovered them a while ago when I was cruising Amalia  her wall … cause the lady has incredible taste as well as an incredible voice.

Anyways Alunageorge needs to be kept an an eye on, cause when visiting there soundcloud page …I found the illest dubstep beats. looking forward to hearing more of those two.



SPACE BETWEEN 2 & 3 DECEMBER @ BIRD
December 1, 2011, 10:50 pm
Filed under: event

Get ready for the first edition of the new electronic soul festival SPACE BETWEEN.

Space Between brings Rotterdam comtemporary and future sound of electronic, soul and detroit haouse music. Apart from the music there will be cinema and art. Needless to say that the aformentioned is  the recipe for an exciting event you don’t want to miss. For more inf on Space Between click here (info in Dutch)

Vrijdag
20:30 – Deur Open
21:00 – 22:30 Film: High Tech Soul
22:30 – 23:00 T!M / Khalil (dj)
23:00 – 24:00 Magic Mountain High (live)
24:00 – 02:00 T!M / Khalil (dj)
02:00 – 04:00 Rick Wilhite (dj)
04:00 – 05:00 T!M / Khalil (dj)
Analogue visuals by Noorderlicht010

Zaterdag
20:30 – Deur Open
21:00 -21:30 Tanya Auclair (live)
22:00 – 23:00 Quadron (live)
23:30 -00:30 Dorian concept (live)
00:30 – 02:00 Strange Fruit (dj)
02:00 – 04:00 Benji B (dj)
04:00 – 05:00 Strange Fruit (dj)
Analogue visuals by Noorderlicht010

Entrance fee: 2 december: € 11,- / earlybirds (voor 23.00 uur): € 9,-.
3 december: € 15,- / earlybirds (voor 23.00 uur): € 13,-.
Passepartout: € 22,-

TICKETS



LENNY KRAVITZ – BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA (MUSIC VIDEO)
December 1, 2011, 10:19 pm
Filed under: music, pop | Tags: ,

Lenny’s Black and White America dropped in august 2011. But since I am not a huge Lenny Kravitz fan, I failed to inform you.

I just streamed his latest video and I kinda stand corrected. There is something so right about the title track of the album and I’m not just talking about the politically correct lyrics here. The baseline, the strings the whole 70’s vibe of this arrangement … is simply delightful.



SHERRY DYANNE – COME ON A MY HOUSE (MUSIC VIDEO)
December 1, 2011, 9:37 pm
Filed under: music, music video, nu soul, Old Soul | Tags: ,

Meet Sherry Dyanne, the girl most Dutch people know for her stunning Erykah Badu imitation on a Duth Television show called “de soundmix show”. Sherry Dyanne has come a long way since then. She has been touring with Micheal Franti and has been on stage with Benjamin Herman and Leon Ware.

But now the time has come for Sherry Dyanne to do Sherry Dyanne. On December 2nd her debut album “Sing me a song” will drop and I’ve got a feeling about his one. With her remarkable Billie Hollidayish voice she will bring us some new stuff and some revamped old stuff. Curious about her sound? Stream the video below.

If you happen to be in Amsterdam (Netherlans) on the 3th of December. Get your but over to People’s Place, Stadhouderskade 5 …for the CD release party.

source: Mac Blogster



GEORGE DUKE & ROBERT GLASPER AND THE EXPERIMENT – TOKO MC 22 NOVEMBER 2011!!
November 21, 2011, 10:07 pm
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George Duke the keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres is performing at Toko MC Amsterdam tommorow and promises to be an experience you shouldn’t miss out on.

With his almost 40 years in music and 30 solo album to his name this veteran might seem old but he certainly ain’t old skool. He has worked with and produced for Dianne Reeves, Jeffrey Osborne, George Clinton, Anita Baker, Jill Scott  and lots more..

Sampled by Ice CubeMF DOOM,  the Hieroglyphics, Daft Punk and even Common, he is obviously doing something right. Want to see the Duke in action?? Below you’ll find all the info you need to be experience one of the greatest musician of our time.

TOKO MC is going all out tommorow cause Robert Glasper and the Experiment also hits the stage and since I’ve seen their performance multiple times … they will leave you buzzin !!

When: Tuesday 22 November ·
Time : 20:00 – 23:00
Where : Toko MC
Polonceaukade 5
1014 DA Amsterdam

TICKETS  (Info in Dutch)



AMY WINEHOUSE – OUR DAY WILL COME (MUSIC VIDEO)
November 19, 2011, 1:23 pm
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Streams of new Amy Winehouse tracks are floating the net at the moment. But we have decided to provide you with official hype up material from “Team Amy” . That being said  … below you can stream an official video for the track  “Our Day Will Come” which will be featured on “Lioness: Hidden Treasure”.



PETER HADAR – YOUR BODY (MUSIC VIDEO)
November 15, 2011, 10:47 pm
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Damnnn I am ashamed to say … that this is my very first Peter Hadar post. This is truly strange cause I’ve been keepin an eye on this artist …like forever.

Peters’s music is described as a salacious mix of Soul R&B, Electronica, and Experimental flavor. To me his RnB sounds somewhat unusual in a good way. His EP named ‘Take Off Victoria’ is in the works and of course Noggy will keep an eye on that for you. Curious?? … click play and stream his sensuous video below.

 



COMMON – SWEET (MUSIC VIDEO)
November 15, 2011, 10:19 pm
Filed under: Hip Hop, music | Tags: ,

 

Thank you lord for giving me back the Common I’ve come to know and love. I didn’t hate, but just wasn’t to crazy aboutBlue Sky”. But “Sweet” happens to be the kinda Common track I’ve been waitin for …



RBMA LECTURE: ERYKAH BADU (Madrid 2011)
November 3, 2011, 8:09 pm
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Erykah Badu needs little introduction. Her seminal works like ‘Baduizm’ and the ‘New AmErykah’ series have successively upped the ante in terms of what can be done within the soul spectrum. Erykah fuses cosmic b-girl bravado with the forward-thinking sounds of producers like the Soulquarians, Madlib, and more recently, Academy grad Flying Lotus, to create a sonically varied body of work – selling millions of albums in the process. She also heads up her own record label, Control FreaQ, and has even been caught on the ones and twos recently, under her moniker DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown. Watch her tell the story to Eothen ‘Egon’ Alapatt at the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 in Madrid.

source: Nutriot