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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 Angel ft. Jhelisa "Ultra Light"

The Angel ft. Jhelisa “Ultra Light”

The Angel, one of the most versatile producers around, and Jhelisa, an inspired vocalist, come together to create a magical tune that combines progressive soul, downtempo and dub. Atmospheric and soulful, hopefully this collabo will be the first of many. Learn more about the behind-the-scenes of the track at The Angel’s blog. Download “Ultra Light”...
DJ Destroyer - Strictly Social Mixed Vol 5 - Free Download

DJ Destroyer – Strictly Social Mixed Vol 5 – Free Download

DJ Destroyer drops the next volume in the Strictly Social series. If you are not in LA to experience the progressive soul monthly event Strictly Social, these mixes are the next best thing.Destroyer has lined up another stellar selection of tunes. 1. The Highest – MeLo-X 2. Melody (Featuring Shabaam Sahdeeq and Erik Rico)- DJ...
Anthony Valadez - Stay Connected Vol 2 - Free Download

Anthony Valadez – Stay Connected Vol 2 – Free Download

Another dope mix from Anthony Valadez. The concept for this one, according to mr. AV is “the spirit of optimism for the future from a youth’s perspective.” The sounds are soulful and futuristic. Whet yer whistle with the tracklist and then go download. Also congrats are in order because KCRW has given Vala a weekly...
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...
Brittany Bosco Live In Los Angeles

Brittany Bosco Live In Los Angeles

Progressive soul newcomer Brittany Bosco is coming to LA! She will perform at The Dakota Lounge on April 26th, along with Mike Baker, Definite, Joe Wells, and Nola Darling. Should be a good ‘un!
Erik Rico + Kissey Asplund Wrap Up

Erik Rico + Kissey Asplund Wrap Up

Strictly Social was off the chain as usual last night. Excellent performances from Erik Rico and Kissey Asplund were just the beginning….an impromptu freestyle session featuring cameos from Jimi James and Babystone’s Novena Carmel, and orchestrated by fantastic beat selections from DJ Anthony Valadez, was the highlight. Their birthday serenade to organizer and Nu-Soul founder...
New BamaLoveSoul Podcast

New BamaLoveSoul Podcast

Thanks to DJ Rahdu at BamaLoveSoul for this great podcast. Check out the tracklisting below and grab the download here 1. Lootpack – Crate Diggin’ 2. Rapper Big Pooh – Rear View Mirror 3. Keelay & Zaire; Tunji – Addicts for Real 4. OlivierDaySoul – Brain 5. OlivierDaySoul – Breathe 6. Choklate – To Whom...
Scanning the web for Soul

Scanning the web for Soul

Here’s what some of my blogging brethren have been talking about this week: Pinboard has got a bit of a Theophilus London fest going on. Grab a new track from the emo-soul man and check out his Vimby video here. And he’s also got a nice unreleased Brandy track. Nu-Soul Mag has got an in-depth...
Erik Rico + Kissey Asplund

Erik Rico + Kissey Asplund

Strictly Social is hosting Erik Rico and Kissey Asplund next week – two of the brightest stars in progressive soul. Can’t wait for this show. DJ Anthony Valadez is the guest DJ, along with residents Destroyer and Myxzlplix. There will be soulful drum n bass in the smaller room, courtesy of Jayvon and guests. Admission...
Soulful Bits n Bobs

Soulful Bits n Bobs

The interweb is just too darned big for one wee blog to cover. So here’s some interesting finds you’ll no doubt enjoy, courtesy of my soulful blogging brethren. Nu-Soul Mag has a review of the awesome new Yellowtail album. SoulBounce has got some steamy shots from Maxwell’s new project…which is up there with D’Angelo’s allegedly...

Peter Hadar – Planets Video ft. Selita Ebanks

“Planets” is taken from Peter Hadar’s Well Dressed For The Art Show album. Given Peter’s unique style and futuristic spacefunk music, this quirky video is very fitting. And of course there’s the added touch of model Selita Ebanks playing leading lady.