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Bilal - "Levels" Video - Directed by Flying Lotus

Bilal – “Levels” Video – Directed by Flying Lotus

Lots of Bilal goodness for you today via ArtDontSleep: Finally, the video everyone has been waiting for…..Bilal’s “Levels,” directed by super producer Flying Lotus a.k.a. Steve Ellison . Lotus is making his directorial debut and this marks as sort of a Plug Research reunion, where his debut 1983 was released. The visually, stunning video was...
Ben Westbeech - Slowly

Ben Westbeech – Slowly

Ben Westbeech is back, and back in style, by the sounds of this new track “Slowly.” He’s currently giving it away in exchange for your email address at his official site, so head over there and grab it while you can. Meanwhile, take a listen below. His new album, There’s More To Life Than This,...

Sade – Soldier of Love – Making of the Album – Video

This video provides a fascinating look into the creative process of a Sade – a true musical genius. We learn about what goes into making a Sade album and get some great behind-the-scenes insights into how Soldier of Love came to be.

Jose James – Code – Video

Jose James’ new album Black Magic is out today, but while I impatiently wait for Emusic to get their ‘ish together and make that available here’s a lil something from Friends We Love. “Code” is produced by Flying Lotus and here we get a lil sneak peek at Mr. James laying down those silky vocals....
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...