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The Wordstress | Story Of My Skin

The Wordstress | Story Of My Skin

More talent out of London UK and another artist with something to say.
Iv only recently come across The Wordstress but after listening to her work i can’t help feeling that iv been missing out on something. “Story Of My Skin” gets on the subject of Colourism and features a dope Dilla beat to push it alone..It’s one of several tracks featured on her soundcloud page and someone you should check out.

Keep a look out for her upcoming mixtape.
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KeziahWho | Escape (produced by Emmavie)

KeziahWho - Escape (produced by Emmavie)

A new song from London UK singer/songwriter KeziahWho with beats produced by Emmavie. I gotta say it’s the first time iv heard this lady and instantly became a fan. She’s offering the single as a free download so head over and grab a copy.

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Snakehips | On & On

London-based production duo Snakehips present their debut release ‘On & On’ – an impressive musical slice of electronica, featuring the sultry vocals of hotly tipped Australian beauty, George Maple. Having recently been compared to the likes of Jessie Ware and Sade, Maple’s dulcet tones fit seamlessly within ‘On & On’. Combining the sounds of hip-hop and soulful R&B, ‘On & On’ is an impressive and memorable track in what is set to be a staple sound of the summer.

Released: May 20th. 2013

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Sherry Davis | “Aint That Love” Official Video 2012

NEW SOUL MUSIC:  from South East London singer/songwriter Sherry Davis  performing the brand new promo video to “Aint That Love”, produced by UK Soul Legend Omar featuring Don E (Guitar) + Mark Crawford (Rhodes).

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Personal Life | “Bring It Back” | # 4

London based collective Personal Life have just released the next single in the exclusive series of promos from their debut album. Well known for dropping classy Soul material, the group (Formed by Musician + Producer Robert Strauss) have done it again with their 4th single entitled “Bring It Back” featuring the classic voice of Stuart Lisbie and various key players. Head over and grab a copy HERE

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The Sunburst Band | “In The Thick of It” CLIP

The Sunburst Band have done it again with a wicked summer dance groove ! Check out the clip of the first single from the new upcoming album “The Secret Life of Us”. due for release soon via Z Records.

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TOTO productions + Urban Street Soul Orchestra | Unreleased Tracks

After being locked in a vault for around 15 years we’re finally getting to hear more of what London UK’s TOTO productions recorded back in the early + mid 90’s. TOTO which created Urban Street Soul Orchestra (Daz-I-Kue, Don Ricardo, Hil St Soul, Steven Ville, Julie Smith and Paul ‘vibe’ C) originally produced a catalog of material that was never released, and after USSO went their separate ways the tracks stayed locked away until the group eventually rejoined in 2011 and started to release their back catalog.

The first to surface was the long over due Spice Of Life album originally recorded in 1997 which finally saw an official release in December 2011.
Here are two more unreleased joints from the USSO vault.. the killer “Grapevine” features Stevie Ville on vocals who joined TOTO Productions in the early 90’s + also featured on the “Slice of Life” lead single with Don Ricardo. “Never Had A Love” is another quality track featuring vocalist Jennifer Phillips.. It’s good to know they’re currently working on new material which could hopefully get a release later this year..
In the mean time, enjoy these vintage gems.

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M3NSA | “Fanti Love Song” feat. Terri Walker | Remix

Produced by Darek Dar-o Tomczyk (Poland) + London-based Ghanaian singer/songwriter + MC M3NSA (pronounced Mensa) “Fanti Love Song” Remix features guest UK Soul singer Terri Walker. Already a long-time admirer of the classically trained Walker,  M3NSA recalls bumping into her on the odd occasion before they formally met while being cast for the Africa Express 2011 line-up.
The two wrote a couple of songs together for that event and knew from then on there had to be another opportunity to work in the studio together. M3NSA recalls luring her with the promise of Jollof rice and she caught the bait! Twenty minutes into the session for the remix it was already magical!  The track glides along nicely on a dope mid-tempo bounce, and repartees in pidgin to Walker’s seductive beckoning, while he massages it into a sensual groove which anyone who has felt love’s aches and yearnings will totally understand. Pick up the track digitally HERE

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Zansika | UK music | Rewind

North West London, singer songwriter, and producer, Zansika‘s influences range from Jazz Fusion, House, Soul and Experimental. Im definitely a fan of the Soul and Soulful house tracks she’s been posting and looking forward to something new hopefully soon. In the mean time enjoy these two..
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Vodpod videos no longer available.

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DivaGeek | “He Said, She Said” | Live

Check the live video from UK duo DivaGeek‘ aka Vula Malinga (Basement Jaxx) & her partner in crime, Geek of the duo, Ben Jones. “He Said, She Said” was recorded @ Fish Factory studios London and is taken from the upcoming album. Stay tuned for more..

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Urban Street Soul Orchestra | “Slice Of Life” | Out December 30th

Uncle L, founder of TOTO Productions returns with the group he created in 1992... Uncle L built TOTO on a philosophy of integration and unity and has used the same philosophy to create Urban Street Soul Orchestra, “A collective of urban – minded people with a soulful message to the world.” The album “Slice Of Life” tells the story of how their shared love of music helped them through the hard times of the 90’s. U.S.S.O songs and productions are timeless and relevant, blending the soulful influences of past greats with the unique sounds of USSO – “Rare groove meets New Soul”. The musical family who grew up together, left home and are now “Back together again”.
V’Essence – Former producer of Hil St Soul and Blak Twang, produced and recorded this amazing cover of the Mtume classic, “Back Together Again” at TOTO Productions studio in Brixton. A talented producer/songwriter who has worked with a number of artists from Whitney Houston, Brenda Russell, Roots Manuva to  Hil St Soul and Beverly Knight.  The long over due album “Slice Of Life” is available from December 30th HERE

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LyricL | “Amazed” | New album October 2011

Fresh Rotation is proud to present to you “AMAZED”, the long-awaited debut album by LyricL. Mixed by DazIkue (BB Boogie/Bugz In The Attic) LyricL promises, “a refreshing new outlook on spoken word hip hop,” a myriad of musical styles (Heidi Vogel, Kevin Mark Trail and DJ Spinna feature) and unapologetic originality. One of the UK’s leading female emcees, LyricL has appeared on stages worldwide from St Petersburg to Lisbon, and released singles in New Zealand, Austria, Japan and USA. Sought after by many producers for her lyrical ability and creativity within Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro, Broken Beat and Soulful House, her full length album is due to drop 24th October 2011..Check the preview mashup here !

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Baby Sol | “No, No,” | Official Video

UK-via-Zaire diva Baby Sol just released the second single from her Before I Begin (The Journey) EP which comes complete with a sunshine feel good factor, exactly what i needed on a dark rainy Manchester evening! “No, No,” is a breezy reggae inflected love song with a perfect rainbow colorful video to match. Pick up the full EP HERE

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Ivy Chanel | “Make you mine” | Live Video

The talented Ivy Chanel LIVE @ Plan B, Brixton/London performing “Make you mine”. Sign up to her website here> to get her HOT new Summer single first! “Wind Blows” ft mixes from Scratch Professer and Omar! (street date: 21st July) more here>

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