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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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Limited Edition Signed Erykah Badu Prints On Sale Now!

Limited Edition Signed Erykah Badu Prints On Sale Now!

The wait is over! 100 limited edition 40” X 30” giclee prints signed and numbered by Erykah Badu and artist Steven Lopez are now available exclusively at: www.aftermidnightsoul.com Go claim yours now -these collectors’ items are sure to be snatched up quickly. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Badu’s non-profit, Beautiful Love Incorporated...
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...

Soul Discoveries Sampler

Here’s a soulful sampler courtesy of souldiscoveries.wordpress.com. With a healthy mix of familiar and up and coming names, you might unearth some soulful gems. Grab the download 01.  Jeff Bradshaw – Guess You’ll Never Know 02.  Lizz Fields – Say The Word 03.  Monique De Bose – Captivity 04.  Myron – I Can’t Deny 05. ...
Omar Live In Los Angeles - April 7

Omar Live In Los Angeles – April 7

On Tuesday, April 7th, UK Soul Sensation, Omar will perform live at The Conga Room. The show starts at 9pm and will showcase KCRW’s Garth Trinidad as host and DJ + DJ Kaleem closing out the night! After a five-year recording hiatus – during which time he’s built his own studio, set up his own...
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...

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Go Buy Lisa Shaw - Free

Go Buy Lisa Shaw – Free

Thanks to the lovely EMusic I recently grabbed Lisa Shaw’s brand new album “Free” and I’m pretty much in love with it. It’s full of the soulful downtempo-y, housey goodness you would expect. Lisa Shaw does this better than anyone else so grab this album for a wonderful end-to-end listen. She has just released a...
New Album Coming From Jonas - Waitt

New Album Coming From Jonas – Waitt

The most soulful dude ever to come out of Denmark – Jonas has just announced his new album WAITT will be released in May: My new album “WAITT” will be released 25th of May 2009 through Playground Music Denmark, including a DVD documentary. 13 songs recorded live with a full band in the studio in...
Soul Good - Soulful Drum n Bass

Soul Good – Soulful Drum n Bass

MediaContender has got an exclusive soulful drum n’ bass mix from LA DJ Jayvon. Even if you don’t think you like D n’ B, but you like soul, I encourage you to check this out – it’s soulful and vocal so it’s very accessible. If you are in LA you can catch Jayvon along with...
Strictly Social Mix Vol 4 - DJ Myxzlplix

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Those Strictly Social fellas just don’t stop bringing the soulful heat! Volume 4 in the Strictly Social mix series has arrived courtesy of one of the resident DJs – Myxzlplix. And this guy doesn’t just blend and splice the beats with style – he’s nice with the pixels too. He’s responsible for all the fly...
New Music From Leela James - It's a Man's Man's Man's World

New Music From Leela James – It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World

It’s good to see Leela James back on the scene. Her authentic and earthy style of soul broke out with her debut “A Change Is Gonna Come” and the long awaited follow up “Let’s Do It Again” hits the streets March 24th: Let’s Do It Again, is Leela’s long-awaited follow-up to her powerful debut which...

Soul + Paint = Dope Art by Steven Lopez

Steven Lopez contacted me the other day and just about knocked my socks off with his awesome video series “After Midnight.” The concept is that he takes a song from a soul singer he digs (Jill Scott, Sade, Erykah Badu for example) and records a time-lapse video of him painting a portrait of that singer,...