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D’Angelo | Spanish Joint (Kero One Remix)


D’Angelo‘s “Spanish Joint” gets a new uptempo remix from DJ Kero One that preserves the beautiful chords and leaves the Voodoo standout totally ripe for the dancefloor. Download it over on his soundcloud page

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Blitz The Ambassador | Afropolitan Dreams


The lead single from Blitz The Ambassador’s upcoming album “Afropolitan Dreams” (Available April 28th), Blitz the Ambassador teams up with fellow African globetrotting chanteuse, Nneka for “Love on the Run”, a hypnotic duet over big horns and lush guitars. Listen to more music from the album and pre-order your vinyl, CD or digital copy over on their Bandcamp page

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Moodymann – Hold It Down
Moodymann – U Look Lyk Ice Cream N Da Summertime Ft Nikki O
St Germain – Land Of…
Tristan – Skip This
Rory More – Gabriel’s Theme
Sonzeira – Southern Freeze
Nouvelle Vague – This Is Not A Love Song
Chaser – Blue Planet
Christian Prommer Ft Adriano Prestel – Can It Be Done?
Moodymann – Lyk U Used 2 Feat Andres.
Moodymann – Interlude
Charles Earland – Coming To You Live.
Essa – Prayer Of The Non Believer
Essa – Sorry
The Roots – You Got Me. (Remix)
Sepalot – Smile – Part 2
Lucy Pearl – Without You (Dwele Aphrodisiac Mix ft Phat Katt)
Sleeping Giant – Glitch ft Aja Monet
Sleeping Giant – Six ft Romaine Smith
Colonel Red – Redlight
Maze – Travelin’ Man (All Good Funk Alliance Remix)
Hollie Cook – Superfast
Hollie Cook – Tiger Balm
Repercussions – Test of Time
Robert Glasper Experiment – Lovely Day
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Moonchild – The Truth
SmokedBeat – Simple Pleasure ft. Mennel Sullivan
Moonchild – Winter Breeze
Mozez – I Can’t Wait
Ricky Ranking – We.
Robert Glasper – You’re My Everything (feat. Bilal + Jazmine Sullivan
Soul Spectrum – Cosmic Love
Robert Glasper – You’re My Everything (feat. Bilal + Jazmine Sullivan
Soul Spectrum – Cosmic Love
D’Nell – 1st Magic Groove
Deep Jazz – Celestial Blues
Minnie Ripperton – Oh By The Way
Dom Un Romao – Ponteio.
Ahmed Sirour & Cleveland P. Jones – The Sensitive Suite. The Official
Peven Everett – When I Want Someone It’s You.
Ralf Gum Ft Jon Peirce + Kafele – Never. Louie Vega’s EOL mix
Frankie Knuckles – Its Hard Sometimes – Alternative Mix
Sam Irl – Time
Colonel Red – In The Name Of Love.
Amp Fiddler – Play It Cool
De La Soul x J Dilla – Dilla Plugged In
De La Soul x J Dilla – Goes With The Word
A tribe Called Quest Ft Busta Rhymes – God Lives Through
Fat Freddys Drop – Flashback
Moonchild – Just A Minute.
Jill Scott – Running Away.
Daniel Crawford – Home Feat Cleveland Jones
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Moonchild | “Please Rewind” LP

Moonchild - Please Rewind

At last! The new LP from Moonchild is finally out. Available digitally or as a physical release.. 11 tracks of beautiful Soul music!!

Recorded, produced, and mixed by: Max Bryk, Andris Mattson, Amber Navran
Mastered by: Mark Mattson
Album art: Anna Strain
Released 27 April 2012

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Moonchild – Oceans Deep
Vyann Experiences – Soulmilf
Soul Spectrum – Cosmic Love
Jill Scott – Love Rain. Remix
Colonel Red – Redlight. [2014]
Soul Spectrum – Brand New Day
Erica Dee – Try Again.
Amel Larrieux – You Don’t See Me.
Lord Finesse – Something in The Way Ft Thelma Gyton
Me’Shelle Ndegeocello – Call Me. Master Mix
Groove Theory – Baby Luv. Summer Groove 1 mix
Erykah Badu – Back In The Day (DJ A1 Remix)
Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us (Remix)
D-Angelo – Africa – Remix
Sade – Sweetest Taboo. FlavaDre’s Deep Massage House mix
Jiva – Love Chooses Lovers. Heart Chakra Mix
Pharoah Sanders – The Creator Has A Masterplan – Jake Purdy Remix
Osunlade – Human Beings. AtJazz remix
Recloose – Catch A Leaf Ft Rachel Fraser. MdCl Remix
Danny Watts + Ghost McGrady – Tabula Rasa.
Ellis Meade – Be Lee.
Children Of Zeus – Coming Home To You Ft Lyrican.
Zara McFarlane – Open Heart. Swindle Remix
To Be Frank – The Only One.
Omar – Best By Far.
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Takuya Kuroda – Rising Sun.
Colonel Red – Redlight.
Diggs Duke – Harsh Words With The Oracle.
Fatima – Family.
Diggs Duke – Nine Winning Wives.
Mo Kolours – D Conference.
Lady Daisey – For You
Lady Daisey – The Way You Do
Reggie B – Do You Wanna Ride feat. B. Bravo, Salva & C-Note.
Colonel Red – Rain A Fall (Dagger DX Rework).
Tall Black Guy Productions – There’s No More Soul Ft Diggs Duke.
Kan Sano – Fly Me To Your Heart.
Kan Sano – Come Closer.
Little Dragon – Twice (Hanami Bootleg).
Jose James – Code (prod. by Flying Lotus).
Panacea – Rope-A-Dope
Slakah the Beatchild – Endurance
Tall Black Guy – Sade’s Taboo(Sweetest Taboo Blap-Up).
Reggie B & Leonard Dstroy – Addictive (12” Instrumental).
The Decoders – Adventures in Paradise ft Alice Russell.
Lady Daisey – Love Is
Jill Scott vs Kool & The Gang – Whatever (AudioSavage’s Summer Madness Remix).
J Rawls – Good for the Soul
Rappers Rapp Group – Rappin- Partee Groove
Solaris – Music Mind
Lay-Far – Stand Up ft Pete Simpson
Black Belt Roberts – Living Room
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Andrew Ashong – Love The Way
Lack Of Afros – Coco
Erykah Badu – Cleva. Extended Edit
Robert Glasper – You’re My Everything (feat. Bilal + Jazzmine Sullivan.
Keziah – Escape.
Beanfield – To Be Alienated.
ShunGu – Love You.
Ego Ella May – Underwater.
Loretta Ft Gimenez E – So Alive
Teau Johnson – Everyday
B-Free – U & I.
Selina Albright – Don’t Cha Know
Tamika Love Jones – Insanity. Live set
Slakah The Beatchild – Number 1 Ft Glenn Lewis.
Quantic and Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro – Id Cry.
Mongo Santamaria – Skins.
Ray Lugo – El Ritmo De Nueva York.
Ray Lugo – Let Me Tell Ya Bout The Boogaloo.
Manteca – Gozando El Timbal
Peshay – Vanguard.
Hollie Cook – 99.
Hollie Cook – Looking For Real Love
Lillian Alexander – A Dream Without You.
Creative Source – Funky Luvah
The 3 Pieces – Back Up Against The Wall.
Charles Earland – Coming To You Live
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Colonel Red – Redlight


The wicked new sound album “Redlight”from UK’s CoLoNeLReD is out now digitally featuring 18 tracks of new Age Electro Soul Funk !

Released 28 March 2014
Written, performed, produced & arranged by CoLoNeLReD

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Tone Trezure – Luz De La Luna (Moonstruck)
Tone Trezure – Street Life.
Slakah The Beatchild – Number 1 ft Glenn Lewis.
Colonel Red – Rain a Fall (Dagger DX Rework).
Reggie B – Do You Wanna Ride ft B.Bravo, Salva + C-Note.
Positive Flow ft Omar – My Prediction (Opolopo Remix).
Sade – Nothing Can Come Between Us (Remix).
Snoop Dogg – Cadillacs (prod. by Madlib).
Colonel Red – Thankful.
Slakah The Beatchild – Adventure For 2.
Build An Ark – Always There.
Slakah The Beatchild – Endurance.
Build An Ark – You’ve Got To Have Freedom.
Daniel Crawford – Home (Africa) ft Cleveland P Jones.
Mavis Swan Poole – So Uncomfortable ft Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons.
Jill Scott – Whatever (Quentin Harris Detroit BeatDown Mix).
Alfa + Emmavie – Fly Away.
Mo Kolours – Afro Quarters
To Be Frank – The Only One
Ellis Meade – Be Lee
Children Of Zeus – Coming Home To You ft Lyrican
Labi Siffre – I Got The
Mo Kolours – Mike Black
Replife – Out Of Soul ft Ki Allen
Replife – Put It Down ft Kissey Asplund
The Wordstress – Sorry, Not Sorry
The Wordstress – Story Of My Skin
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Little Dragon “Klapp Klapp” 2014 EP Teaser (Video)

Little Dragon are getting ready to release new music !

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Takuya Kuroda | Rising Son (Debut LP)

Takuya Kuroda - Rising Son

Listen to the first taster track from Takuya Kuroda’s “Rising Son” LP released on Blue Note Records February 18. “Afro Blues” features Lionel Loueke  and is produced by José James

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Children of Zeus | New Music [Download]

Children Of Zues

New music out of Manchester UK ! Children of Zeus aka Tyler Daley and KonnyKon (Broke’n’£nglish) have been working on a new HipHop/Soul project for a little while now and this past week we got to hear just what they’ve been up to in the studio. The duo have now dropped three new tracks on their soundcloud page as free downloads and i hear there’s still more to come. This is music to my ears !!

Head over and show some support! HERE

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Colonel Red | Thankful EP


Hot new Soul music from Colonel Red !!

Released 07 February 2014

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Rebel Tumbao | “Rebel Tumbao”

Rebel Tumbao by Rebel Tumbao

Rebel Tumbao  (Rebel “Groove”) is a family of like minded musician’s deeply committed to creating and performing music packed with groove, consciousness, spirituality, resistance, and positive vibrations with an authentic sound they call “AfroLatinRootsReggae”.

This funky fresh earthly sound is the uncompromising fusion of two of the most celebrated musical genres on the planet; Roots Reggae and contemporary Cuban Son – with deep influences of 70’s Soul, Gospel, the Blues, Jazz and African folkloric idioms. At the epicenter of this soundscape are pianist, singer, composer and educator, Matt Jenson and world-renowned percussionist and composer, José Claussell.
These partners in musical justice share a profound artistic vision of hope and truth expressed with poetic insights into today’s globalized culture. Their mind-scope is based on combining Bob Marley’s gospel of love, truth, justice, and economic equality with their mission to inspire all people to be more conscious of the social, economic and ecological impact of their actions. Rebel Tumbao, with their original compositions, awesome arrangements of Marley songs and progressive lyrics, will transport your mind, body and spirit to the healthier world we all know is possible.

Release date: 30 May 2014

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Marvin Gaye x Mos Def = “Yasiin Gaye” By Amerigo Gazaway‏


It’s been over a year since producer, Amerigo Gazaway, released *Bizarre Tribe: A Quest To The Pharcyde* and he’s been eager to finally share a taste of his follow up.

Advancing the direction of his Otis Redding x Big Boi, re-work “Shutterbugg”, Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were.
On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye.” Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.

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Alfa + Emmavie – Fly Away
New Sector Movement – The Sun – Dwelogy Remix
Hundred Strong Ft Alison Crockett – Dream On Delay – Break Reform Remix
Mo Kolours – Mike Black
Donna McGhee – Make It Last Forever. (Remix)
Shafiq Husayn – Le Star Ft. Rozzi Daime. Noni Limar + Nia Andrews
J. Mitchell – Rapture
Om’Mas Keith – All 4 You. Ft Erikah Badu & Shafiq Husayn. (Q3000 Remix)
Janelle Monáe – Tightrope feat. Big Boi (B. Williams SoulBounce Remix)
Jordan Rakei – Imagine.
Keziah – Escape (produced by Emmavie)
Wei Chi – Never Let Me Down.
Joseph Malik – Evil Things. Bobby Hughes Combination Remix
Salvador Group – Crosswinds
Beanfield – The Season (Swag Vocal Mix)
Xantone Blacq – Search For The Sun – YamWho Zanzibar mix
D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (Ay Remix)
Jordan Rakei – My Time.
Eric Roberson – Anymore.
Dwele – Drive The Future.
Rainy Milo – Bout You
A Tribe Called Quest Ft Busta Rhymes – God Lives Through
Shadow The Great feat. Kidaf – Sugar Shack (Prod. by Da Beatminerz)
Frank McComb – 24.365.10. (ApplieJac’s Jazzy Tofu Lounge Remix)
Donny Hathaway – Superwoman (TONIQ REMIX)
Beyonce & D’Angelo – Untitled Rocket (A JAYBeatz Mashup)
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Reva DeVito | Kisses (Produced By B.Bravo)

Reva DeVito - Kisses(Produced By B.Bravo)

The talented songstress Reva DeVito is back with B.Bravo in their latest collab, “Kisses” available today as a Friday Free DL.

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J.Mitchell | Rapture

Melodiousfly -  Rapture

2014 is already looking like a great year for music and yet again it’s the Indie artists that are killin’ it.  January has already seen an abundance of quality releases with a whole heap still in the pipeline. “Rapture” (produced by Shafiq Husayn) is a sample from Melodiousfly’s forthcoming album “The Pharaohs Parade” which she is offering up as a free download. Head over to Bandcamp and grab a copy !

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Alfa & Emmavie | Sing To The Moon (Laura Mvula Rework)

Alfa & Emmavie - Sing To The Moon (Laura Mvula Rework)

A rework of the amazing song by Laura Mvula from Alfa Mist & Emmavie’s forthcoming E.P entitled “Epoch”.

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