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GB - Birthmark Between Eyebrows

GB – Birthmark Between Eyebrows

Producer GB recently made available an album he completed in 2006, but was never released. Birthmark Between Eyebrows is available for free, no less! Download it here and get ready for some experimental, metaphyscial beats n’ soundscapes. tracks 01. a seed 02. sprouting of the seed 03. photosynthesis (water + sunlight + soil + soul)...
J Todd - Luxxxurious

J Todd – Luxxxurious

J Todd is another producer from the Frite Nite camp (home to B. Bravo). He has a wicked way of making synths sound downright sexy, and when he meshes them with his funky, glitchy, satisfying beats, he creates a sound that hits all the right spots. “Luxxxurious”, taken from his XOXO album, is a prime...
The Angel - Guest DJ on KPFK  + Covert Movements Instrumental

The Angel – Guest DJ on KPFK + Covert Movements Instrumental

Producer/composer The Angel is doing a 1 1/2 hour guest DJ spot on Kristi Lomax’s “Restless Soul” show on KPFK this Monday, March 23rd, at 10:30pm. You can listen live at: http://www.kpfk.org/listen-live.html The Angel will be playing some of the new material from her next album release, “Supa Crucial Downtempo Remixes & Rarities” which includes...
New Paul Pre Mix With Yes Yes Y'all and tRUEradio mhz

New Paul Pre Mix With Yes Yes Y’all and tRUEradio mhz

I do love me some Paul Pre. Here’s his latest selection of tastiness, this time in conjunction with YesYesYall.org and tRUEradio mhz. Savor the tracklist below and grab the download.Thanks Paul! tracklist: 01. Dorian Concept – Fort Teen 02. Exile – Your Summer Song 03. Floating Points – For You 04. Slumgullion – Disko Bowler...
GB Interprets His Contemporaries

GB Interprets His Contemporaries

Credit to Illmami @ Soulbounce for posting this. I was huge fan of GB’s Soundtrack For Sunrise album waaay back in 2004 but hadn’t heard much from GB since. Not sure if that’s because he wasn’t up to much, or I just wasn’t up on it. Either way I was excited to see that this...
B. Bravo - Midnite

B. Bravo – Midnite

Sometimes you just hear a track and love it practically from note 1. This is one such track. B. Bravo is my new obsession. He makes some soulful, bumpin’ future soulistic type beats – as if J. Dilla and Prefuse 73 had a musical lovechild. His label, Fritenite describe his sounds as “popping analog synth...
New Album From Tosca - No Hassle

New Album From Tosca – No Hassle

When I was first getting into electronic music, and downtempo in particular, Tosca was definitely one of my ‘gateway drugs’. The production duo of Richard Dorfmeister (1/2 of legendary electronic duo Kruder & Dorfmeister) and Rupert Huber have released some of the best downtempo there is – eclectic, accomplished and just generally wonderful. Five albums...
Circulations and Jay Scarlett Present New Worlds

Circulations and Jay Scarlett Present New Worlds

Gotta give Jay Scarlett a big THANK YOU for this one. New Worlds is a brilliant compilation of progressive, electro nu-soul. It’s being released in Japan as of right now via HMV, presumably with a worldwide release to follow. Do what you have to in order to get your hands on this one, you will...
Download New Paul Pre Mix

Download New Paul Pre Mix

Well, it’s not that new any more, but I’ve been listening to the latest mix from December by German DJ Paul Pre, and it’s sooooo good. I first heard of this fella via Moovmnt.com and after checking out this mix, I’ll definitely be raiding his online archives. He seems to specialize in beats rooted in...

Beat Dimension / Ampsoul Top 10 of 2008

Jay Scarlett let’s us know what’s up: Flying Lotus – Los Angeles Muhsinah – Day Break 2.0 Q-Tip – The Renaissance Santogold – Santogold Benga – Dairy Of An Afro Warrior Daru & Reggie B – Future Music Theo Parrish – Soundsculptures Vol 1 Aqeel – Inside The Mind Of An Afro American angel Erykah...

The Angel’s Top 10 Tracks of 2008

Producer/composer The Angel gives us her perspective on the best of 2008. Keep up with her at www.theangelsoundclash.com & www.myspace.com/theangelsoundclash The Angel – Top Ten Tracks of ’08 Roll Deep – Fat Mac 90 Bashy – Kidulthood to Adulthood Ghetto – What It Takes Ruste Juxx – Machine Gun Skunk (feat. Jahdan) Torae – Get...

Nu-Soul Mag’s Top 10 of 2008

Nu-Soul Magazine‘s eclectic picks for 2008: 1. Eric Lau – New Territories 2. The Foreign Exchange – Leave It All Behind 3. Kissey Asplund –Plethora 4. Afta-1 – Aftathoughts Vol. 1 5. Santogold –Santogold 6. Replife –The Unclosed Mind 7. Solange – Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams 8. Wayna – Higher Ground 9. Robyn...