Artist Spotlight
Soul

Remembering Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley was a truly inspirational figure in the music world and his passing is a tough blow to Soul fans across the world. His journey, as documented in the excellent Soul of America Documentary is not only uplifting and the ultimate ode to perseverance in music, but it is …

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Future Classics
Soul

Jordan Rakei “Wallflower” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Jordan Rakei has battled his inner demons and written an inspirational, soul-stirring record in the process titled “Wallflower”. At only 25, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer – born in New Zealand to a Kiwi mother and father from the Cook Islands – is a rare talent whose …

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Exclusive Preview
Electronic Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Tawiah “Queens (Rosie Lowe Remix)”

Soon after the release of Tawiah’s fantastic “Recreate” EP comes an official remix of the powerful second cut “Queens” by Britain’s own Rosie Lowe. When asked about her vision behind the remix Rosie replied, “Tawiah is one of London’s best vocalists so I was really excited to be asked to …

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Guest Mix
Hip-Hop Soul

MIMS Guest Mix: Jitwam (The Jazz Diaries, India)

India’s Jitwam comes in hot with a bent and woozy mix of Hip Hop & Soul influences as well as some traditional and folk songs to give a wonderful taste of his musical palate. “Something to listen to with open ears, hearts and minds. A moment of joy, peace and surrender. …

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InterviewsTribute Mixes
Soul

The Essentials of Omar: An Interview & Tribute Mix

My first introduction to Omar was around the mid 90s, which were also my early teens, at a time when I was still scratching the surface of what would eventually become my musical taste. As the years went by, I realized that with each new album, his name would pop …

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Future Classics
Soul

The Pollyseeds “Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol. 1” (Ropeadope Select)

via Ropeadope: The Pollyseeds are a collaborative group of A-List producers, musicians, and creators who have found great success in the world, yet understand the source from which their creativity and success flows. After many years of celebrity driven music, The Pollyseeds come together inside the SONGS. The songs that …

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Future Classics
Soul

Technoir “NeMui” (Cane Nero Dischi)

Technoir is a psychedelic soul/nu jazz duo based in Milan active since 2014. The duo’s sound mixes jazz, electronica, soul and improvisation with a restless sonic research. During the last year they started releasing a series of ‘3Ps’ (three song Eps published every three months) that now form their debut …

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Guest Mix
Soul

MIMS Guest Mix: Tawiah (London, Lima Limo)

“This mix includes tracks that represent childhood memories, friendships and musical collaborations. I have had the pleasure of knowing or working with all the people in this mix and wanted to share the good vibrations” Tawiah is a singer/songwriter and DJ. Her sound is unprocessed and uncompromising, her voice a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

The Exciters “Caviar And Chitlins” (1969, Nature Sounds Records)

From the fairground organ whimsy actualized in the opening bars of “Blowing Up My Mind” immediately supported with an uptempo female vocal assault in triplicate, to the non-manipulated, sample ready horn line delivered on-beat at the start of “Give It Up”. The Exciters, a dynamic R&B quartet consisting of lead …

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Future Classics
Soul

Rob Milton “Healer”

It was Nina Simone who once famously said that it is an artist’s duty to reflect the times. This powerful EP finds Rob Milton honouring that mantra and legacy, while also paying homage to the project’s producer, Georgia Anne Muldrow. With a strong message and mission, Rob Milton speaks the …

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Interviews
Soul

Diggs Duke Places An 8-Year Musical Progression Front And Center

Baltimore-based soul singer Diggs Duke’s two most recent releases were recorded eight years apart, but oddly were released ten days apart this past May. Subject matter that once drew inspiration from the boudoir is now extracted from the output of work via turn of the century African-American poets and musicians. “Suckas, …

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Future Classics
Soul

Cody ChesnuTT “My Love Divine Degree” (One Little Indian Records)

Cody ChesnuTT, the legendary soul troubadour known for his frank and raw storytelling, is set to release his first album in four years, the RnB and gospel-flecked ‘My Love Divine Degree’. Cody saw critical praise as well as swathes of excitement from fans when he dropped his neo-soul single ‘Bullets …

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