Tag: soul

  • Saturn Never Sleeps – Yesterday’s Machine

    Yesterday’s Machine is the debut release from King Britt’s Saturn Never Sleeps project, his collaboration with singer/artist Rucyl. The blurb from the label describes it as well as I could: Their debut album, Yesterday’s Machine, combines an experimental create-in-the-moment vibe with inspirational lyrics and vocal sonics that range from Sade tones to Flora Purim’s ethereal […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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” […]

  • Beatlife Top 8 of 2008

    I don’t usually do year-end lists, but this year I decided to go full force and not only do my own, but gather a few from some esteemed musical colleagues which will be posted separately. Beatlife Top 8 of 2008 (in no particular order) Little Dragon – Little Dragon I said no particular order, but […]

  • BST Collective – Music For A Saturday Evening

    Alumni of URB’s Next 100 feature, Black Stone Theatre Collective are making old school soul, funk and disco sound good as new on their album Music For A Saturday Evening. Producer Andy C is the mastermind behind it all and he is joined by a selection of Chi-town vocalists – Keanna Johnson, Tunji, Yaw, and […]

  • Replife – Change 4 A Dolla – Featured Download

    I’m on a bit of a Replife roll at the moment, so I thought I’d give y’all a little taste of the man’s music in case you happen to still be sleeping. “Change 4 A Dolla” is taken from his album The Unclosed Mind which was recently released via Futuristica and can be copped at […]

  • Eric Lau – New Territories (Ubiquity)

    Eric Lau’s debut solo album New Territories is a discovery I made on Emusic. I stumbled upon it and haven’t stopped listening since. Recently released on Ubiquity Records, New Territories is an excellent progressive soul album. Lau’s hip-hop influenced beats and funky, soulful production are the mainstay of the album which features several guest vocalists, […]

  • Rep Life on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide

    Everyone’s (well, definitely mine anyway) favorite sound scientist from outer space, mr Rep Life to you, recently appeared on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide radio show for an interview. Futuristica label head Simon also drops a wee dj mix full of gems. Download the podcast with all this otherworldly goodness here. If you are not already familiar […]

  • Remix The Politik Contest

    Here’s a great opportunity for all you would-be producers out there. A chance to remix The Politik album and artwork, and have your work included on the official Remix album. The official blurb and linkage follows:“Bembe Segue and Mark de Clive-Lowe welcome you to The Politik Remix Album + Artwork Competition. We had a lot […]

  • New 4Hero Album

    Finally, after 6 years, the UK’s 4Hero are back with a new album. Play With The Changes drops Feb 27th on Milan Records. We’ve heard it and with their sound still as fresh as always, it definitely won’t disappoint their diehard fans while hopefully attracting some new ears. TRACKLISTING1. Morning Child – feat. Carina Andersson […]