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FULL CRATE – GOLDEN GLASSES (NEW RELEASE) by Noggy
October 30, 2011, 10:52 am
Filed under: Electronic, mix | Tags: ,

Simply “electrolicous” is the only thing I can say about Full Crate’s latest. if you’re one of those people that think soul and electronics don’t mix….Guess again!!

When your done streaming below click here to purchase on iTunes.



BEST OF QUANTIC MIX BY J. ROCC by Noggy
October 14, 2011, 9:28 pm
Filed under: Jazz, mix, reggea/dub | Tags: ,

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.

Tracklist:
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”

J.Rocc appears courtesy of Stones Throw / Beat Junkie Sound
Artwork by Roland LeFox c/o Sweden10
www.quantic.org
www.stonesthrow.com/jrocc
www.tru-thoughts.co.uk

source: Giant Step 



ANTHONY VALADEZ – FOR MY FRIENDS AT THE UNION (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
June 14, 2011, 8:48 pm
Filed under: Download, Electronic, mix, music, nu soul | Tags:

Quadron – Average Fruit (Lazy Sunday Remix)
Boomclap Bachelors- Lop Stop Sta
King – Supernatural
Ge-Ology – Longin (Feat. Yukimi Nagano)
Rene Costy – Scrabble
Gretchen Parlato – I Can’t Help It
Wild Cookie – On The Road
Sect – In The Park (Feat. Ben Westbeech)
Dez – Rock With You
Blawan – Getting Me Down
Nate Calhoun – Fun Time
James Blake – CMYK
Destiny’s Child – Bills Bills Bills (James Blake Remix)
Quadron – Baby Be Mine

For my friends at the Union by Anthony Valadez



A SALUTE TO GIL SCOTT HERON!! by Noggy
June 1, 2011, 8:39 pm
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Not surprisingly beautiful tributes and post to honor and remember the late Gil Scott Heron have been popping up all over the net. I decided to provide you with the most beautiful ones.

The Revivalist did two post on Gil Scott Heron the first one  “Remembering Gil-Scott Heron 1949 – 2011” enlightens us about his body of work. The second post features youtube videos of the documentary “The Revolution will not be Televised”. Definitely a must watch for those of you who are not in the loop when it comes to what this man meant to the Black Arts Movement in USA.

But for me the best way to remember this artist and to get a feel of what Gil Scott Heron was all about … is to listen to his music. Giant Step posted a really beautiful downloadable Gil Scott Heron mix by “Twit One” called “A Salute to Gil Scott Heron“.

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!!



TOKiMONSTA – ANALOGUE MONSTA MIX(Part 1 of 2) by Noggy
May 26, 2011, 6:54 pm
Filed under: Download, Electronic, mix | Tags:


(source: Hypetrak & FRSH SLCTS)

[audio http://www.freshselects.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/FRSH-SLCTS-TOKiMONSTA-Analogue-Monsta-Mix-1.mp3]

1. L?V? – Pasmo (co-prod. JMR$N)
2. Loud On Da Block – Hot In Here (prod. devonwho)
3. U & Who? [Radiohead Covr]
4. Soy Crisps
5. FlameCatchr
6. A$ U R [Nirvana Covr]
7. NXT MSG [Original]
8. Up Jumps Da Boogie [Analogue Jr.]
9. Jump Rooooope
10. BronxInternship
11. Ordinaire
12. Function01010101
13. loudR
14. L?V? – The Most Important (co-prod. JMR$N)

DOWNLOAD: TOKiMONSTA – ANALOGUE MONSTA MIX (PART 1 of 2)



FULL CRATE – SUBS, DUST & SYNTHS MIXTAPE by Noggy
May 22, 2011, 8:19 pm
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Yesss!! I am loving this one … from tha first to the last tune. This high energy electronic feast by Full Crate is tha kind of electroliciousness I’ve been looking for …

Yep “Subs, Dust & Synths” rates very high on the headnodding scale. Dope beats that come in loud clear consistently is what you can expect for the next 45.07 minutes ….

But hey you don’t have to take my word … just pres play!!!

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!!

01. De De Mouse – My Favorite Swing (Hudson Mohawke Re-Work)
02. Lunice – B3 Fancy Forty (Rustie Remix)
03. Hudson Mohawke – Snapdragon
04. Kavsrave – Deluded
05. Lunice – Hitmane’s Anthem
06.  S-X – 9.37AM (Instrumental)
07. S-X – 2010 (Instrumental)
08. TAZ – Gold Tooth Grin
09. Kid Kanevil – ZoOoOoOp
10. Salva – Wake Ups
11. Prime Cut – Sunshine Meadowz
12. Onra – Don’t Stop
13. RLP – Cheat Cords
14. Lasersword – Web Swag (SirOJ Remix)
15. Ta-ku aka Flip – Static
16. Dza and Mujuice – Bulls Eye (Dizz1 Remix)
17. Insightful – Whoazer
18. Rawdee – The Diary
19. Lunice – Hip Pop
20. Schlachthofbronx – Nasty Bass ft. Spoek Mathambo & Bigspace
21. AbJo – Wave Dance
22. Krystal Klear – Dekryptic
23. Rawdee – My Life I Cherish

source: hi-hat club blogspot



DEF SOUND – (A)GAIN (MUSIC VIDEO) by Noggy
April 28, 2011, 7:58 pm
Filed under: Hip Hop, mix, music video | Tags:

I’m going to level with y’all … I don’t have much to say about the artist or the video you are about to stream. I’m just sharing this because it sounds and looks out of the ordinary (in a good way) and it has a dopelicious flow. The thing is that Emmanuel Ricketts a.k.a Def Sound might be on to something and to make sure y’all don’t miss out we’re gonna keep an eye on him for a while.



AHU – SUNSPLASH FESTIVAL MIX by Noggy
April 20, 2011, 4:56 pm
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DOWNLOAD: AHU – SUNSPLASH FESTIVAL MIX

Usually I don’t have to cruise the net to find interesting music topics to keep y’all posted. But once in a while I get curious. This time my curiosity paid off and I can now present an electronic mix comprised of killer tracks by up and coming Turkish DJ Ahu. The compilation serves as a taster for the upcoming Sunsplash Festival in Antalya, Turkey. It’s the first one in a series of mixes you can take peek at on the Sunsplash Festival blog.

This particular Sunsplash Festival mix works like it’s suppose to because it gives me the urge to catch a plane  … so can be where the action is from 22nd  till the 29nd of May 2011.

AHU – SUNSPLASH FESTIVAL MIX

1 – Actress – Always Human – Honest Jons
2 – Jimmy Edgar – New Touch ( Jacques Greene Rmx ) – !K7
3 – Kode 9 – Love Is The Drug – Hyperdub
4 – James Blake – Footnotes – R&S
5 – James Blake – I Mind – Atlas
6 – Mosca – Tilt Shift – Fat City
7 – Rockwell – Underpass – Brownswood
8 – LV & Untold – Beacon ( Mount Kimbie Rmx ) – Hemlock
9 – Dimlite – Gone – o – Tron – Now Again
10-Bibio – Excuses – Warp
11-James Pants – Clouds Over Pacific – Stones Throw
12-Unknown Mortal Orchestra – How can U love me – TSoSN
13-Letherette – Blad – Brownswood
14-Illy Santana – Transborder – ( Letherette Rmx) – Eskimo
15-Shigeto – Primitive Instinct ( Om Unit Rmx ) – Cdr
16-Robot Koch – Ideas – Project Mooncircle
17- Hey Zeus – 2 am but not ? – ?
18-Ahu – To : Love ( Tightface Rmx ) – Cdr
19-Starkey – Paradise – ( Rudi Zygadlo Rmx ) – Civil



DJ GROWEYEZ PLANET HOUSE MIX by Noggy
March 12, 2011, 8:53 pm
Filed under: breakbeat, disco, Download, house, mix, nu soul

 

DOWNLOAD

Not much to say about this groovelicious mix. Just hit the play button and start listening to tunes that give you a taste of what weekend should sound like.

Tracklist
1. Rendezvous (Monk’s Revolution remix) -DJ Mitsu the Beats/Mark de Clive-Lowe
2. The Black Monolith – GB & Ricci Rucker
3. Move Pt. 1 (Instrumental) – Daz-I-Kue
4. Something In the Way – 4hero
5. Feed the Cat – Agent K
6. Luizao (Daz-I-Kue Re-edit) -Antonio Adolfo, Brazil & Brazuka
7. El Viaje – 4hero
8. Kilode ( remove the “a” at the end) – Tony Allen
9. Stepping Into My Life (not Steppin) Dam Funk vs. 4Hero (A DJ GroWeyez Mix)
10. Take the Box -Amy Winehouse (Seijis Buggin’ Rub)
11. Moments in Life – Dez Andres
12. More Than a Woman – Aaliyah (Masters at Work Main Mix)
13. I’m the Baddest Bitch – Norma Jean Bell (Moodymann Mix)
14. Suga Deadly – J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science
15. Dance or Die – Janelle Monáe
16. Inner Temple (GrowEyez 45RPM Mix) – GB
17. Do the Astral Plane – Flying Lotus
18. Searching (Yoruba Soul Mix) – Roy Ayers

 



STEED LORD – 123 IF YOU WANT ME (MUSIC VIDEO) by Noggy
February 13, 2011, 10:45 am
Filed under: dance, Download, house, mix, music, music video | Tags: ,

  

I know, I know … this is the kind of stuff that needs to be blogged at the beginning of the weekend and not at the end. So if you are reading this in realtime (meaning on sunday morning or evening) I apologize upfront.

The must share I am reffering to are the visuals to the Icelandic trio Steed Lord’s latest “123 If you want me” .

Steed Lord consists of producers M.E.G.A and DEMO and vocal diva KALI and in September of 2010 they released their 2nd full lenght studio album “Heart II Heart”. Before their second release Steed Lord moved their headquarters from Iceland to Los Angeles and the result is a new direction which sounds soulful and is heartpounding yet melancholy. To get a taste of how that sounds you can stream and download the Heart II Heart mini mix below …



KRYSTAL KLEER – FACT MINI MIX (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
January 30, 2011, 12:13 am
Filed under: Download, Electronic, funk, mix | Tags: ,

In March Strangefruit partygoers will be able to get down on Krystal Kleer’s groove. I can imagine that not all of you are familiar with this up and coming producer yet and to make sure your in tha know before March … Strangefruitmusic feels obliged to allert you on an interview by Fact magazine available when you click here and a very groovy Krystal Kleer mix that you can stream and download below.

DOWNLOAD: FACT MINI MIX NR.6 – KRYSTAL KLEER

01. Krystal Soul – The Only Way (Instrumental)
02. Krystal Klear – Greensilver (Dub Organizer)
03. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love (All City)
04. Krystal Klear – Chapp
05. Krystal Klear – Swandive
06. Krystal Klear – No Sweat
07. Jimmy Edgar – New Touch
08. Krystal Klear – Pistol Chauffeur
09. Kenny Vaughn – Feels Like Heaven



THEOPHILUS LONDON – CALYPSO BLUES (NATURAL SELF’S DEEP BLUE REMIX) by Noggy
January 28, 2011, 10:24 am
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Renditions, remakes or covers are nothing new and the only way I can actually appreciate them is when artists manage to take an existing track and make it their own. Theophilus managed to do just that when he created his version of Nat King Cole’s Calypso blues.

 A couple of months ago we featured a radio snippet of Theophilus version on the blog and the good thing is that although he added some flavour to give the track a more comtemporary sound, he kept it tastefully close to the original track. I didn’t think it possible to take this track to an even higher level but as it seems DJ Natural Self found a way to kick Theophilus’ Calypso Blues up a few nodges.

Available on vinyl as well as Mp3 here .



URB Presents: Morgan Zarate by strangefruitmusic
January 23, 2011, 11:36 pm
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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

 

 



GIL SCOT HERON AND JAMIE XX – I’LL TAKE CARE OF U (AUDIO) by Noggy
January 7, 2011, 10:36 am
Filed under: Electronic, mix | Tags: , ,

Counting down till the 21st of February when the remixed versions of Gil Scot Heron’s “I’m new here” will be dropping. After streaming loverz of all things electronic will have to agree that “We’re new here” sounds like something you should buy.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

SPACE INVADAS – SOUL FI (GLOBAL RELEASE) by Noggy
December 27, 2010, 12:41 pm
Filed under: Electronic, future soul, mix, music, nu soul | Tags: , , ,

It is not that Strangefruitmusicblog failed to tip you on this one … it’s just that we failed to do this properly!! Space Invadas is what you get when Ashley Anderson a.k.a Katalyst and Steve Spacek  join forces. Both established in their own right they somehow managed to bring something fresh to the table … when they dropped “Soul-Fi” earlier this year via “Invada Records”. On Soul-Fi samples of old soul and jazz tracks are merged with todays electronics which results in what could be best defined as Future Soul.

After all the well deserved rave reviews BBE records decided to pick this one up for a world wide release on February 2011 and there is more info on this when you click here. The international edition of Soul – Fi will feature several unreleased gems and remixes. But the best part is that Space  Invadas will look to tour internationally in support of the global release of their debut album. Since Europe and America or at the top of their itinerary Strangefruitmusicblog will surely keep you posted on this one!!

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OSUNLADE – BERLIN’S CALLING (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
December 21, 2010, 12:03 pm
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Yep … you read it correctly you are about to stream a soulful housey treat from Yoruba music founder Osunlade. This mix has just the right flavah to ease you into the Holidays and if you ask me it’s a must download!!!

Berlin’s Calling
01 Isolee’ “Celeste”
02 Ofak “On Our Way”
04 Frankie Valentine “Zumbi (Isoul8 Remix)
05 Future Licks “Never Never” (Christo Remix)
06 Smallpeople “Meadows”
07 Zac Cimi “Jaguar Sun”
08 John Roberts “Hesitate”
09 Brandy “Ritual” (Atjazz Deep Order Re-Edit)
10 Marcelus “Utopia”
11 Stimming “Change”
12 No Regular Play “Serious Heat”
13 Ron Trent “Open Road”

Compiled & Mixed By Osunlade @ The House Of Mila, Berlin



WC – THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKIN BOUT (MUSIC VIDEO & DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
December 8, 2010, 7:01 pm
Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, mix, music video

DOWNLOAD: WC – That’s What I’m Talkin’ Bout | Mediafire

Hardcore hiphop fanatics have to check this one out. Noggy ain’t got the full 411 on WC yet … but gimme some time. All I have to say is this dude got attitude … cause “That’s what I’m Talkin Bout” is hittin hard as soon as you press play. Of course all of this will be continued but for now … not ya head to thisssssssssssssssssss!!!



DJ TOPROCK – JAZZ REFRESHED SOULJAZZ VOL. 4 MIX RARE GROOVE EDITION (PT2) by Noggy
December 7, 2010, 8:31 pm
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DOWNLOAD: SOULJAZZ VOL.4 MIX RARE GROOVE EDITION (PT2)

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



NALDEN – MIX 01 BY ANTHONY VALADEZ (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
December 3, 2010, 12:48 pm
Filed under: beats, Download, funk, mix, music, nu soul, soul | Tags: ,

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!!

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JAMIE XX – WE’RE NEW HERE (GIL SCOTT HERON REMIX ALBUM) by Noggy
November 29, 2010, 2:58 pm
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Jamie Smith a.k.a. Jamie XX  is one of the four members of an English Indie group by the name of XX who has made an album, reworking Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘I’m New Here’. It’s to be called ‘We’re New Here’ and will be out on the 21st of February 2011. For a taste of want that sounds like you can stream the official video for ‘NY Is Killing Me’ by Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx below.

For more information on this project or to purchase this track, visit: : http://www.werenewhere.com.