Thursday, 27 February 2014

Yasiin Gaye - The Departure (Side One)

This is dope!...Amerigo Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.
And all dropped for free...

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Yasiin Gaye is available below.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Gimme That Funk # 20

I just can't believe it's been 4 years since we last dropped into the "gimme that funk" posts on here..Just what the fuck have we been doing? Oh yeah having kids and all dat!! So to do tha doo rightly for post #20, there is only one man/band and sound that will do it justice! No need for any introduction just a killer four part mix-up of the tune that started it all.."make it fooooonky" 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Wayne Smith R.I.P

5 December 1965 - 17 February 2014

Sad to hear the passing of anyone in their Fourties and with the singer of records you grew up with...Wayne is credited for igniting dancehall’s digital revolution because of the computerised production on his worldwide hit..."Under Mi Sleng Teng" in 1984, produced by Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

You’re a Melody #2

artwork by aliaugurartworks

Fancy 5 hours of soulful music from around the world?  Recorded live @ DJ/producer/label boss, Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points club night at Plastic People club in LDN on 25th Jan, and delivered with amazing craft courtesy of the night's curator and NYC selector DJ Love on the Run.  a free download It would be rude not to!

And don't forget to check out the first installment You're a Melody #1 for another dose of quality soulful music..

Saturday, 15 February 2014

De La 4 Free

Check dis OUT! In honor of next month's 25th anniversary of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul are making their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on the group's website. The download bonanza will begin on Friday, February 14th at 11 a.m. EST until Saturday at noon...Grab..grab..grab!!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Habibi Safr Mini

This is stunning!....A live performance of a mash up of two Sudanese songs from the 'Aghani Albanat' folk tradition of women's music by Alsarah & Nahid..FreeD/L
Check out Alsarah take on Sudanese music heard through the sonic lens of French artist, producer, D├ębruit on Soundway