Saturday, November 30, 2013

Guy: Groove Me (Buscrates Funk Hop Swing Remix)

Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble uploaded a remix of Guy's new jack swing dance classic "Groove Me" to his Soundcloud page a few hours ago. It's simple, sweet and sure to get a few headnods out of you. Download and ENJOY!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Flashback: Org Lounge

The sun has set for the day, and a lot of you might have just finished leftovers from the day before, after spending the day with family. For this week, we're going to help you relax a bit by taking you back to 2003 with the sounds of Org Lounge [Ole Roar Granli] and the number 2 track, "Amon Dur" featuring Sister Tone, off his Has It Come To This? LP.

This was another track that I hadn't played in quite some time, but hear it minutes ago at one of my favorite eateries. If you don't have this album, here's another suggestion to add to your music collection. Grab it quick, because it's getting pretty hard to track down in print.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Insightful: Annoying Voices

True story...I'm sitting here in the coffee shop close to my house, grab a cup of Joe, and sit down to rummage the fields of Soundcloud. A group of people sit down at a table close by and there's one guy in the group who's pretty much bullying the conversation. At the same time, I come across "Annoying Voices" by Insightful, while he's continuously running off at the mouth. I don't think i've ever heard the word "shit" so much from one person in one sitting. Anywho...I put on the headphones to listen and crank up the volume to drown this guy out. Finally, I find this picture, enlarge it on my laptop, set my laptop down so the screen is facing them, then make a dash to the bathroom. While i'm walking back to my seat, I noticed they got up to leave. I take it he got the message [finally], since everyone else who kept giving the "will you shut the f**k up?!" deep sighs weren't enough.

All that aside, this song is complimentary. Leave a comment to say thanks while you ENJOY!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

UST Woodwind Ensemble: Divertimento For 3 Basset Horns No. 4 in Bb Flat Major KV 439b/IV

This evening, the University of St. Thomas Woodwind Ensemble under the direction of Richard Nunemaker will have a free concert tonight playing the works of Wolfgang A. Mozart, Franz Haydn, Phillip Glass and Phillipe Gaubert. An associate of mine named Kristen will be playing the piece by Mozart below on bassoon. For more details, click on the poster to enlarge or call the number listed.

The Find Presents: Jazzvolution Chapter One

For your mid-day chill, The Find Magazine has released the first volume of what will be an ongoing series of compilations to focus on Hip-Hop beats with elements of Jazz done by producers from all over the globe. For a free download of the compilation, visit their site, but don't hesitate to donate.

Troumaca: The Sun

Locally, we have been getting a lot of rain, so I thought I would post this to add a little sunshine to your morning, regardless if it's cloudy or not. On yesterday via Soundcloud, Brownswood Recordings uploaded a freebie titled "The Sun" by Birmingham, England recording artists Troumaca. Hopefully this is the lure to get you hooked so you will show your support for this band by purchasing their album, The Grace, which is out now.

Monday, November 25, 2013

OiSiMA: Everything About Her (Sweatson Klank Remix)

Australian producer OiSiMA is ready to release his forthcoming Nicaragua Nights album that's coming out in the next few weeks. The first single, "Everything About Her", that features the rich vocals of Annabel Weston has gotten a touch-up from Sweatson Klank doing a remix. Get the free wav download, but don't forget to mention where you got it from. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

DJ Kool Emdee: CHILL

Once again the temperatures have dipped into the frigid zone here in Houston [surprisingly]. As we are gearing up for the winter months, I have already put together another mix to get you into the groove. This time around, it's a journey through deep, melodic Dubstep with some soul. Drop me a line in the comments section if you all would like a download of this mix. Enjoy!

CHILL by Djkoolemdee on Mixcloud

Friday, November 22, 2013

Jo Def: Steps

I'm one who doesn't tire easy when it comes to releases on Soulection. I take it they take good care in hand picking good artists. Next up is Jo Def, another dope producer from Cali who I've been listening to for quite some time. His Steps album takes juke/footwork and makes it more soulful. As good as these tracks sound, it was hard to pin down a favorite, as well as a choice for this post. "Swim" takes on a filtered Sade sample, and he does a great job with flipping J-Dilla's voice for "TookItThurr". Then you have "Ask Anything" and "My Heart" that takes things down a notch for more romantic forms. This is one that should grab the attention of music lovers from all over. Out of love, this is a free download. Feel free to donate.

Karaoke Tundra: Krakatit

November newness comes from the Mad-Hop family with the release of Krakatit from Karaoke Tundra. For me, this has got to be one of the best electronica releases I've heard recently, however, the only drawback is the tracks are too short. This is the final part of Karaoke Tundra's "Monster Trilogy" that is inspired by Czech writer Karel Čapek's sci-fi novel of the same name, about a scientist who has invented a nuclear explosive. By the's a freebie. Be sure to say thanks!

DJ Chicken George x J-Boogie: Jazztronic Boogie 3

DJ Chicken George and J-Boogie have struck again with Jazztronic Boogie 3. Who would doubt that this wouldn't be massive coming from two gifted veterans on the wheels. Tune in and get your lunchtime recharge. EFF a five hour energy! [LOL]

J Boogie & DJ Chicken George - Jazztronic Boogie 3 by Dj Chicken George on Mixcloud

Friday Flashback: Nirvana

We're rockin' it this week with the grunge sounds of Nirvana and their smash hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from their second album Nevermind (1991). An unexpected hit, which is the band's biggest single, Nirvana were a bit uncomfortable with the new found success at the time. Before recording the album, Kurt Cobain only had a basic melody and a few riffs and hadn't wrote lyrics for the tune. Bassist Krist Novoselic dismissed it as "ridiculous", but Cobain made the band play the riff for an hour and a half. Novoselic recalled mentioning to slow it down a bit, drummer Dave Grohl added a beat and thus it took shape. It's the only song on the album where all three members are credited as songwriters.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Origami Sound: All Stars Volume 1

Earlier today Origami Sound released their All Stars: Volume 1 after reaching 10,000 Facebook followers. As a special thanks for all the support, they are letting music lovers have this album at "name your price" on their Bandcamp page. Let's keep the good vibes going by helping them to double that number and beyond. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ECHO: Morning Dew EP

For a debut EP, Morning Dew is one imaginative piece of work from 16 year old Russian producer ECHO, who hails from Moscow. This is another young talent I stumbled across while browsing for deep, melodic Dubstep tunes for a mix called Chill I did recently. Listening to "After Rain" raised my eyebrows and I knew from the jump that this was the one to add to the mix. He pretty much states that this is just the beginning of more things to come. Let's support him by purchasing. Enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Célia WA: Di Yo

Here's more Parisian soul music from flautist-songwriter Célia WA from her debut EP released a few days ago called WA. WA in itself boasts some impressive instrumentation, along with the work of Buddy Sativa on Rhodes/piano and Nicky Lars on the MPC programming for tracks 2 and 5. The most interesting track for me was the opener "Di Yo". The flow of the track is delightful. Not to mention the melting pot of musical styles ranging from Reggae, Salsa, Jazz and African rhythms. Stop by her Bandcamp page to get the EP and check out her other sounds on Soundcloud.

Project Mooncircle: Label Love Vol. 6

It's been just a little over a year since the last volume of Label Love series was dropped by the Project Mooncircle and Tru-Thoughts crews. As usual, they have released another eclectic compilation that's enjoyable from start to finish. This is love from the labels at its finest, meaning, you get this "fantabulous" music as a gift. Be sure to follow them on Twitter to send thanks!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Blacc El x Kriswontwo: Clap, Snap, Rock [OUT NOW]

I personally would like to thank Kriswontwo for sending me a fresh copy of the limited edition vinyl of Clap, Snap, Rock all the way from Denmark. I'm enjoying it thoroughly. For those who want to get your hands on your own vinyl copy, please visit his website to order it. Just for visiting, click on the album art and get a free digital download of the title track.


Friday, November 15, 2013

DJ Kool Emdee: Mix Madness

I titled this blend Mix Madness because of the way if flows from Hip-Hop to Drum n' Bass, to Reggae, Jungle and Bass music. If you need a lift to get your adrenaline going, this would be the perfect "ear energizer".


Friday Flashback: Martha Reeves

We're going to take you back to 1974 to the self-titled first solo LP of Martha Reeves, who was the lead vocalist for Martha Reeves & The Vandellas off the Motown label. Martha Reeves was produced by Richard Perry [Planet Records] and reportedly cost $250,000 to make. The album failed to produce commercial success.

My favorite cut is "Sweet Misery", which was penned by Hoyt Axton and was also covered by John Denver. For all my J-Dilla fans, this version was sampled by the Detroit Hip-Hop pioneer for his "Thunder" tune off Donuts.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Flashback: Oaktown's 357

Normally I post the Friday Flashback earlier, but this week we're going to help get you in a dancing mood before you hit the club scene by posting the moderate hit "Juicy Gotcha Crazy" from Oaktown's 357. The song did not chart on Billboard, but did get a good amount of airplay on urban radio.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Diggs Duke: Harsh Words With The Oracle

It is official! Multi-instrumentalist composer Diggs Duke has signed to Gilles Peterson's Brownswood family and is set to release a new album in December. For now, we have a sneak peek of what's about to come with this new venture that will take him worldwide.

Friday Flashback: Mr. Scruff

Trouser Jazz is one of those must have LP's from Mr. Scruff (born Andy Carthy) that was released in 2002 on Ninja Tune. Although the album is very solid from start to finish, the song that really amazes me, even to this day, is "Come Alive" that features the vocals of Seattle native Niko, now is based in Brooklyn, NYC, who has collaborated with AIM to release her own music. The feel of this tune is perfectly matched for its title, giving the sense of feeling free. Press play and take flight!