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NJTAM ROSIE – SPACE OF YOU (MUSIC VIDEO) by Noggy
April 27, 2011, 11:28 pm
Filed under: Jazz, music, music video | Tags: ,

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.



KIDS THESE DAYS – DARLING (MUSIC VIDEO) by Noggy
January 11, 2011, 1:48 pm
Filed under: Hip Hop, Jazz, music | Tags: ,

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 ….



LONG ARM – WHEN CHILDREN SLEEP (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
January 8, 2011, 9:24 pm
Filed under: beats, Download, Hip Hop, Jazz, music | Tags: , ,

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.



GREGORY PORTER – ILLUSIONS by strangefruitmusic
January 7, 2011, 2:04 am
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DJ TOPROCK – JAZZ REFRESHED SOULJAZZ VOL. 4 MIX RARE GROOVE EDITION (PT2) by Noggy
December 7, 2010, 8:31 pm
Filed under: Download, funk, Jazz, mix, music, soul | Tags:

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



TYPHOON & NEW COOL COLLECTIVE CLUBTOUR 2010 !!! by Noggy
October 31, 2010, 11:19 pm
Filed under: event, Hip Hop, Jazz, music | Tags: , ,

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!!

04-11 Tivoli, Utrecht
06-11 Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen
25-11 Off_Corso, Rotterdam
26-11 Luxor Live, Arnhem
27-11 Melkweg, Amsterdam
28-11 Hedon, Zwolle



THE BEAST & NNENNA FREELON – FREEDOM SUITE (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
October 30, 2010, 9:02 pm
Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Jazz, music | Tags: , , , ,

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!!