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New song by Ryan Leslie
March 21, 2011, 12:36 am
Filed under: music, RnB, soul

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.

Tyler the Creator – Freestyle
March 21, 2011, 12:26 am
Filed under: Hip Hop

Jamie Woon – Lady Luck
March 18, 2011, 4:41 pm
Filed under: alternative, beats, Electronic, music video

URB Presents: Morgan Zarate
January 23, 2011, 11:36 pm
Filed under: mix | Tags: ,

URB Presents: Morgan Zarate

01. John Carpenter – Back To The Pod

02. Morgan Zarate – Hookid

03.  Terror Danjah – Acid

04. Dizzee Rascal – What U Talkin

05. D Double E – Streetfighter

06. Mweslee – Eurocarne

07. Morgan Zarate – Buy Bye

08. Rustie – Zig-Zag

09. Redlight – MDMA

10. Rox – My Baby Left Me (Terror Danjah Remix)

11. TRC – Skipping Rope

12. James Blake – CMYK

13. Danny Weed – Big Brother

14. Wiley – Icepole 2

15. Mark Pritchard – Caveman Style

16. Aletered Natives – Rass Out

17. MJ Cole – Angel Riddim

18. Wiley/J2K/Donae’o – Sugacakes

19. Cassie – Me & U (Mickey Pearce Remix)

20. VV Brown – Game Over (Cooly G Remix)

21. Sleigh Bells – Tell ‘Em (Kingdom Remix)

22. The-Dream – Yamaha



Nosaj Thing vs. Aalto @ LUNCHMEAT 2010
January 10, 2011, 3:17 am
Filed under: beats, Electronic, music, music video | Tags:


Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam (TRACKLIST & PREVIEW)
January 9, 2011, 2:25 am
Filed under: music | Tags:

Ghostpoet Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam In Stores February 7th, 2011 via Brownswood Recordings!! Dope

ITunes pre order – Released 7/2/11 on Brownswood Recordings. Get the album early on 12″ Vinyl exclusively from the Brownswood Online store –

Official Tracklisting:
1. OneTwos
2. Run Run Run
3. Us Against Whatever Ever
4. Finished I Ain’t
5. Longing For The Night
6. Yeah Pause
7. I Just Don’t Know
8. Survive It
9. Gaaasp
10. Cash and Carry Me Home
11. Garden Path
12. Liiines

New Raphael Saadiq video – “Radio” ( director’s cut )
January 9, 2011, 2:21 am
Filed under: music video, nu soul, soul | Tags:

Mosca – Tilt Shift
January 7, 2011, 2:17 am
Filed under: uk funky

January 7, 2011, 2:04 am
Filed under: Jazz | Tags:

December 24, 2010, 1:07 am
Filed under: Download, Electronic, music | Tags: ,

Old Demo’s from Dimlite and Elan Tamara, feels like a dream’s soundtrack. Those are demo but still very good, listen and download !

Kode9 – Asia promo mix
December 6, 2010, 10:42 pm
Filed under: dubstep, uk funky | Tags: ,

Fresh mix by Kode 9 made especially for Sub-Culture (Shanghai), Kongkrete Bass (HongKong) and Dubplate (Manila)!

1. Morgan Zarate – Hookid 
2. Addison Groove – Nautilus 
3. Joe – Claptrap 
4. Wiley – Eskimo (Devil mix) 
5. Terror Danjah – SOS 
6. Endgames – Ecstasy (Jam City rmx) 
7. DVA – Step 2 Funk 
8. Funkystepz – Fuller 
9. Redlight – What U Talkin About (Roska rmx) 
10. Ossie – Set the Tone 
11. DVA feat. Fatima – Just Vybe (Soulepower mix) 
12. LV feat. Omkalumkoolkat – Boomslang 
13. Lone – Pineapple Crush 
14. Terror Danjah – I’m Feelin U 
15. Mala – Don’t Let Me Go 
16. Riko – Woo Freestyle 
17. Terror Danjah – Minimal Dub 
18. D Double E – Street Fighter

Speechless: Chantelle Nandi
December 6, 2010, 9:41 pm
Filed under: music, soul

Krystal Klear
November 29, 2010, 1:27 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Tried For Your Love Listen Now
Boogie Wan Listen Now
Dekryptic Listen Now
Tried For Your Love (Hudson Mohawke Remix) Listen No

4heros dego mixes it up fot spinetv
November 12, 2010, 1:53 am
Filed under: mix | Tags: , ,

Forging the way in the breakbeat and hardcore scenes of the ’90’s, 4hero‘s Mark “Marc Mac” Claire and Dennis “Dego” McFarlane haven’t been content to lay dormant in these years, continuing to release records that explore the sounds of nu jazz, soul, and hip-hop. Now a resident of New York City, Dego focuses much of his energy on his 2000Black label (appropriately named after the Roy Ayers song) where he shares Ayers’ auspicious hopes about the black community’s future with a roster of future-minded artists. Dego’s role in 4hero not only positions him to play curator to the next generation of influential artists, it obviously makes him an excellent, crate-digging DJ. Dego’s recent mix for SpineTV has these talents on display, adding particular insight into Dego’s awareness of what’s current in the UK electronic music scene. Young hopeful James Blake makes an appearance, alongside new tracks from Martyn and Wiley, fleshing out an eclectic mix that spans Dilla to McCartney. A tracklist and link to the mix are below.

Dego Guest Mix for SpineTV


1. Benny Golson – Always Dancing to the Music
2. Paul White – My Guitar Whales
3. Just-Ice – Cold Getting Dumb
4. J-Dilla – For Gods Sake
5. Wiley – The Elusive Intro
6. Mono-Poly – Oil Fields
7. Oriol – Shay-Lo
8. Keno Duke – Some Other Time
9. Kurt Rosenwinkle – Interlude
10. The Invisible – Spiral
11. Gretchen Parlato – Weak
12. James Blake – CMYK
13. Martyn – The Only Choice
14. Kaidi Tatham – 2001Dem
15. Paul McCartney – Secret Friend
16. Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong'(Flying Lotus Remix)
17. Ravi Shankar – Temp
18. Stanley Clark – Concerto for Jazz-Rock Orchestra Part 2
19. Soul Litchfield – Floppy 9
20. Jean Grae & 9th Wonder – The Time Is Now Ft. Phonte
21. The Upsetters – Chim Cherie
22. Burning Spear – Civilize Reggae

Jorge Ben – The model
November 12, 2010, 1:21 am
Filed under: music | Tags: ,

The SoundCloud Sessions with Andreya Triana “Draw The Stars”
November 8, 2010, 1:00 am
Filed under: music, singer/songwriter, soul | Tags: ,


Jungle Music
September 11, 2010, 10:47 am
Filed under: music | Tags: ,

Funkineven Heartpound
September 7, 2010, 12:18 am
Filed under: music

It’s a new sound from an old town, Funkineven, make your heart pound’

Eglo records reaches it’s tenth release, with another acid dripping banger courtesy of West London’s Funkineven aka Stevie J. Taking things a little harder than on his previous two records, Heart Pound jacks its way across the dancefloor, in a collision of Chi-town and Ldn beat based funk. Another Space comes even harder, drawing on a touch of early rave and hardcore, it’s twenty ten… it just went on a journey before it got here.

Funkineven has been busy of late, remixing forHyperdub recording artist Ikonika, Darling Farah and practicing as part of the Fatima Live Band. Buy here

Scratcha DVA feat Fatima op hyperdub
September 6, 2010, 11:54 pm
Filed under: music, uk funky

The latest release to come from Scratcha DVA (a.k.a. Scratcha, a.k.a. DVA) will be a 12″ for the DJ/producer’s with EGLO RECORDS star Fatima, “Just Vybe (Soule:Power Mix).” will be Released on October 4 via Hyperdub,

Fourtet – Plastic People
September 6, 2010, 11:49 pm
Filed under: Electronic, mix | Tags: ,

For his return to the mighty Plastic people venue in London. Kieran Hebden aka as Fourtet made a great electronic mixtbe for the Fact Magazine. Which you can listen to here.


1. Rocketnumbernine – Matthew and Toby (Four Tet remix) [Text Records]
2. Pheeroan Ak Laff – 3 in 1 [Passin’ Thru]
3. Soul Capsule – Seekers (Ricardo Villalobos remix) [Trelik]
4. Mount Kimbie – Blind Night Errand [Hot Flush]
5. Grevious Angel – Move Down Low VIP [Soul Jazz]
6. Ro 70 meets Move D – Untitled [Source Records]
7. Floating Points – J+W beat [Planet Mu]
8. Ramadanman – Glut [Hemlock]
9. JD Robb – Canon in Percussive Sound [Folkways]
10. Index – Starlight (break) [Record Shack Records]
11. Four Tet – Nothing to see [Soul Jazz]
12. Falty DL – St Marks (Cosmin TRG remix) [Rush Hour]
13. Luke Abbott – Holkham Drones [Border Community]
14. Oni Ayhun – OAR004A [Oni Ayhun Records]
15. Bob Holroyd – African drug (Four Tet remix) [Phonica]
16. Lata Mangeshkar – Too Mere Saath Rahega Munne [EMI]