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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...
Garth Trinidad Hosts Maxwell - May 13 - KCRW

Garth Trinidad Hosts Maxwell – May 13 – KCRW

The official word from KCRW: Soul Master Maxwell Appears on KCRW TOMORROW, May 13 for a Rare Interview KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad will host the long awaited return of the soul icon at 9pm PST. KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad will host the long-awaited return of soul icon Maxwell live this Wednesday, May 13 at 9pm...
DJ Smiles Mixtape - Preach

DJ Smiles Mixtape – Preach

Here’s the latest mixtape from DJ Smiles who is the resident DJ for the Puma Monthly Music Series and can be caught spinning at various swanky LA spots. The album artwork was done by the awesome Ritzy Periwinkle. Download DJ Smiles – Many Styles Vol 3: PREACH!

Maxwell – Pretty Wings -Video

Maxwell is back! Yay!
Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No

Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No

Stones Throw’s latest find is the very soulful Mayer Hawthorne. He’s got a classic soul n’ funk sound that even your parents might appreciate. And in this case, that’s not a bad thing. “Maybe So, Maybe No” channels a time when soul was good n’ funky, catchy and melodious. No production frills, no freakin’ autotuney...
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

Sy Smith – Fly Away With Me – Video

Taken from the excellent album Conflict, available at MobileUnderground.com
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...

The Foreign Exchange – Take Off The Blues – Video

Possibly one of the best songs from the Foreign Exchange’s Leave It All Behind album. Check out the video for “Take Off The Blues”….. The Foreign Exchange feat. Darien Brockington – “Take Off The Blues” from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.
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,...

Slakah The Beatchild and Ayah Videos

Slakah The Beatchild’s Soul Movement Vol 1 was one of my Top albums of 2008, and I recently discovered this video for “Enjoy Ya Self” over at Fresh Selects.It’s self-directed, and nicely done. While on YouTube I then found the other video taken from the same album which shows a slightly different side of Slakah....
Soulful Selections

Soulful Selections

Time for my weekly roundup from some of my blogging colleagues. Here’s a look at what’s going on in other soulful parts of the interweb. Pinboard has a great video from BBC’s 1Xtra which features Ms. Dynamite (‘member her?!) channeling Lauryn Hill – fierce. Ms. Audio Diva highlights a new track from Chrisette Michele’s upcoming...