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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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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...
MJ Cole ft. Digga - Gotta Have It

MJ Cole ft. Digga – Gotta Have It

I do love me some MJ Cole. I haven’t been keeping up with him over the past few years, so when I came across this track, it reminded me of my younger days (sigh), discovering 2-step/garage and MJ Cole’s wonderful album Sincere back in 2000 or so. This new track “Gotta Have It” has a...
Beat Dimensions Vol 2 - Compiled By Cinnaman and Jay Scarlett

Beat Dimensions Vol 2 – Compiled By Cinnaman and Jay Scarlett

Rush Hour Recordings and Beat Dimensions have compiled another volume of futuristic, mind-bending beats. The list of featured artists gives you an idea of the pedigree here – producers include Nosaj Thing, Samiyam, Dorian Concept and more. The collection is a no-holds barred selection of tracks straight from the year 3000 or so. These producers...
Kwatro presents Hubert Daviz - Sketches (mixed by illiaz)

Kwatro presents Hubert Daviz – Sketches (mixed by illiaz)

More hip-hop niceness from the Kwatro peoples. This time it’s a digital tape (meaning there’s two 15 minute long mp3s – Side A and Side B) from Hubert Daviz featuring a selection of his dope beats, mixed together by Illiaz. Daviz’ beats are nicely crafted – he has a knack for soulful sounds as well...
Tony Ozier - Futuristic Soul - Free Download

Tony Ozier – Futuristic Soul – Free Download

Thanks to the folks at A-Side for this free joint from Tony Ozier’s Aural Penetration album.”Futuristic Soul (Do You Agree?)” is produced by 14KT who’s got that Midas touch with tracks – pretty much anything he touches turns to dope. Listen to “Futuristic Soul”: [audio:tony-ozier-futuristic-soul.mp3] Download Tony Ozier – Futuristic Soul You can find Aural...
Ancient Astronauts - Mixtape Download

Ancient Astronauts – Mixtape Download

The production duo of Ancient Astronauts are getting ready to release an artist album on ESL, June 9th – We Are To Answer. They have previously remixed the likes of Up Bustle & Out, Ladybug Mecca of Digiable Planets, Zion I, and Dr. Rubberfunk, and show off their musical pedigree with this excellent freebie mix...

Listen To Garth Trinidad’s Interview With Maxwell

Garth Trinidad hosted Maxwell for an in-studio interview on Wednesday night. You can listen to the interview in the player below and hear some of your fave Maxwell tunes, as well as the new track “Pretty Wings” from the (finally!) forthcoming album BLACKSummer’sNight – to be released in July -which is the first of a...
fLako x Noir = Pearls

fLako x Noir = Pearls

Well now, this was a lovely treat in my Inbox just now. Beatmaker fLako has collaborated with vocalist Noir to produce this collection of progressive soul tracks, aptly entitled Pearls. Thanks to the folks at Kwatro for this. Take a listen to this track “Milky Way”: [audio:milky-way.mp3] and then Download the EP.
Wandering Feet Podcast

Wandering Feet Podcast

Red Bull Music Academy presents Wandering Feet podcast James Pants (Stone’s Throw), Chas Jankel (The Blockheads) and Fatima feature this month. Download the Wandering Feet Podcast and join music journalist, and Red Bull Music Academy team member, Emma Warren, for her take on new music, collaboration and emerging talent with a special UK focus. In...
Weekly Round-Up

Weekly Round-Up

Here’s some thangs my soulful colleagues are blogging about this week: Nu-Soul Mag talks to soulstress Amel Larrieux Pinboard has an in-depth interview with Muhsinah As usual, SongsInTheKeyofLife has the scoop on another great show, this time from UK soul legend, Omar Check out Anjulie’s “Boom” video at Adventures of An Audio Diva
Steph Jones - Shooting Star

Steph Jones – Shooting Star

What is it with major labels scooping up talent and then not doing a damn thing with it – J*Davey, Miguel to name a couple, and in this case – Steph Jones. He was signed to DTP/Def Jam for about 5 minutes but now he’s a free agent again. Hating that played-out vocal effect on...
Kero One - Early Believers

Kero One – Early Believers

I first came across Kero One several years ago on MySpace and was diggin’ his jazzy, souful hip-hop sound. Since then his career has been blossoming and he recently dropped his second album Early Believers which is really dope. I’m not sure what it is about the Bay Area that produces such sunny, organic hip-hop,...