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I'm Lucy Beer and I run this here blog. I like soul, hip-hop and electronic music, and anything that blurs those lines. You can reach me at: music[AT]beatlife.net - please don't attach MP3 files - provide links to download or listen to them. Also, if you're a rapper and your name is 'Lil something, it's probably not a good fit for this blog ;)

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The NicolayAway EP - Tribute To Nicolay

The NicolayAway EP – Tribute To Nicolay

The folks over at Dutch soul site Quality Time have put together this free EP tribute to Nicolay, in honor of The Foreign Exchange’s Grammy nomination in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category for the song “Daykeeper.” We’ve got our fingers crossed that they scoop up the award tonight! Tracklist: 01. The Foreign Exchange ft. Muhsinah...
The Shelltoes - I Was Told There Would Be Refreshments

The Shelltoes – I Was Told There Would Be Refreshments

No tea and biscuits?! Definitely a bummer. But don’t be fooled by the flippant title of this collection. The emotional output of this EP runs far deeper than such superficial disappoints. In fact The Shelltoes might be doing themselves a disservice by saying that their music blends jazz, hip-hop (this part is true) and “that...

Russell Taylor – Press Pause – Video

Independent soul artist Russell Taylor, who Soultracks describes as “..among the best kept secrets in contemporary music…” is re-releasing his well-received album Confessional next month.  The single “Press Pause” gives you a taste of what Taylor is all about as he humorously deals with an over-zealous lover.  Keep up with RT at http://www.russelltaylor.net/
Soulbounce Presents: Men Love Mary

Soulbounce Presents: Men Love Mary

The good folks over at Soulbounce present this tribute to Mary J.Blige’s breakthrough album My Life, which was released 15 years ago (damn that makes me feel old!). Men Love Mary: A Tribute to My Life features renditions from indie soul artist extraordinaire Eric Roberson, Bay-area soul funkster Nino Moschella, Brooklyn’s rising star Jesse Boykins...
Anthony Valadez X Beatlife Mix

Anthony Valadez X Beatlife Mix

The ever-prolific Anthony Valadez has been so kind as to bless this wee blog with a very special mix just for us.  He’s put together a soulful set featuring new and classic sounds side-by-side, including Beatlife faves Quadron, Replife and Comfort Fit. Download the mix below. Many thanks to A/V for showing us love! Tracklisting:...
Bilal Live At CMJ

Bilal Live At CMJ

Courtesy of ArtDontSleep, check out Bilal’s live performance of “Levels” from CMJ. He recently signed with Plug Research and is schedule to release a full-length album with them next year. The Sounds of VTech / Bilal: LEVELS
Afta-1 - Love Is Real Vol 4

Afta-1 – Love Is Real Vol 4

AFTA-1’s latest mix is simply beautiful. His description below really says it all, suffice to say that this mix is a must-have – beautifully crafted and a real inspiration. The months following the release of Love is Real Vol. 3 have again affirmed everything that GAS’D, myself and everyone else in the universe living for...
New Jams From Jose James

New Jams From Jose James

I’ve been having a serious Jose James phase as of late, and it’s a wonderful thing. Here’s two new jams from the man with the butter-voice, that will have you falling in love with him all over again. Props to HoneySoul for turning me on to “Lay You Down”. I believe this one will be...
DJ Destroyer - This Is My Loft Vol 1

DJ Destroyer – This Is My Loft Vol 1

I have been extremely remiss in holding on to this mix for so long. But the homie DJ Destroyer has come through lovely once again with another dope mix. This time the Strictly Social resident, Destroyer takes you on a journey encompassing funk, disco, soul and house and providing a nice mesh between old and...
Little Dragon - Blinking Pigs and Machine Dreams

Little Dragon – Blinking Pigs and Machine Dreams

I’ve been a major slacker as far as blogging goes lately. But that’s ‘cos I’ve been un-slacking in other areas. You know, work and such. So anyway forgive me for what could be a series of really late passes. But anyways, Little Dragon are near and dear to my heart so here’s the infos on...
Kinny - Idle Forest of Chit Chat

Kinny – Idle Forest of Chit Chat

Kinny aka Caitlin Simpson is a half-Jamaican, half-Native American, half-Swedish soulful, funky, jazzy, folksy singer from Toronto, who now lives in Norway. Her debut album, Idle Forest of Chit Chat on Tru Thoughts showcases the singer’s eclectic musical sensibilities, as she is a classically-trained Opera singer as well. So the album is a big bowl...
Lisa Shaw at Strictly Social - 05/20

Lisa Shaw at Strictly Social – 05/20

Can’t wait for this one! Lisa Shaw will be at Strictly Social this Weds! Nu-Soul Magazine & Soul Union are proud to present a very special edition of Strictly Social on Wednesday May 20, 2009. Salted Music recording artist and soulful house music legend Lisa Shaw will be gracing our stage for a very special...