Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Rebirth: Being Thru The Eyes of A Child

I heard through the music grapevine that an album by The Rebirth was in the works and got really excited by the news. As of yesterday, the Los Angeles band released their second studio album in almost thirteen years. You can preview the album here, but I would suggest just getting it based on their track record and integrity. Being Thru The Eye of A Child is available now through online retailers like iTunes, CD Baby, and other music stores.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Turntable Tuesdays: DJ Kool Emdee: Sound Killah II

Here's a ragga Drum n' Bass mix I cooked up a few days ago. Get ready to get rowdy!

Turntable Tuesdays: Mr. Bogey

I recently joined the Hear This website that's similar to Soundcloud and came across this excellent mix of House tunes by Mr. Bogey, who hails from The Netherlands. Show some love and give this brother a follow. He does great work.

The Suffers: Make Some Room (Official Video)

Kam Franklin has the pipes to blow the roof off any venue she performs in. I'm not talking an instrument, per se, i'm speaking of the vocal swagger reminiscent of Chaka Khan, Bettye Lavette, and other greats before her. Fronting Houston's own funk band The Suffers, they are moving up in the ranks of people to look out for in 2015. Two nights ago, they did a very impressive set and tore it up in front of a jam packed house at Houston's legendary concert venue, Fitzgerald's.

The Suffers have recently released their highly anticipated Make Some Room EP, along with their first official video of the title track. You can purchase in physical form or simply as a digital download. Every physical copy comes with codes to access the digital format. Don't forget to pick up merchandise while you're shopping. Keep up to date with their upcoming tour by logging on to their website.

SiR: The Bullet and The Gun (HMLT Edit)

There are some grooves that are simply undeniable. HMLT has proven so with his uptempo edit, flipping the original of "The Bullet and The Gun" by SiR, taken from his Seven Sundays EP that dropped on New Year's Day. Take my word, the whole project is a banger, so it's highly suggested to get on this. And there needs to be an extended version of this edit in the works. So I hope some type of deal is made to make that happen. Press play and dance!

Beldina: Ocean (B. Bravo Remix)

For this Monday night late night chill, you have to take your hats off and pay respect to B. Bravo for his remix of Belinda's "Ocean" track, where he combines the sounds of old school R&B and current musical styling. The smooth vocals coming from Belinda gliding over the track reminds me of a sunny spring day. Her sense of style and appearance are eye catching. And by the homage she pays to the vocal greats, she's next in line among the ranks of Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, and Diana Ross.

Be sure to purchase her Intermission EP OUT NOW on iTunes, and have this remix on the house. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Yellowtail ft. Sara White: Dark Soul (NeoTokyo Soul Edit)

I just received a heads up via Facebook from singer Sara White about the new single "Dark Soul" that features her smooth vocals, track produced by Yellowtail, which drops on next Monday, Jan. 26th. This is a compelling ballad that encourages her lover to let go of the darkness within his soul to lover her and embrace the light she carries inside her. The production is euphoric and compliments both the vocals and content of the lyrics. You can pre-order this 4 track EP via iTunes.

Turntable Tuesdays: DJ Wonji

For my deep and soulful House heads, here's a new mix by one of our favorite DJ/producers, Wonji. Press play and enjoy!

WONJI In The Mix by Wonji on Mixcloud

Turntable Tuesdays: DJ Mizeyesis

For this go-round we are featuring the sounds of Mizeyesis and her live broadcast appearance from last month on DNB Girls Radio on uStream. She brought the funk by spinning the classics, as well as introducing new tunes. Give her a follow to keep updated on upcoming events, podcasts, and broadcast times.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Jneiro Jarel: Camouflaged Thieves

A major salute to my homie Jneiro Jarel as he kicks off 2015 with a single that's as aggressive as the soldiers and police officers in this military state these governments are trying to force us into. "Camouflaged Thieves" is a fusion of tribal drumming, a funky bassline, and the rhythmic styling of garage music. This is the first single taken from his upcoming Indio EP that will be dropping soon. Get the vocal and instrumental by way of Bandcamp.