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Future Classic: Slakah the Beatchild “Something Forever”

What do you get when you mix the flavour of Raphael Saadiq with the musical genius of J-Dilla, then throw it in a pot and season it with a little Stevie Wonder & Quincy Jones? A glimpse into the soulful fresh style & sounds of Slakah the Beatchild. Slakah who …

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Forgotten Treasure: “Brother” Jack McDuff “Oblighetto”

This one’s for the diggers and beat heads! Timeless 1970 jam from jazz organist “Brother” Jack McDuff. You know the track is a diggers’ classic when there are different samples along the track used for different tracks. Yes, you heard correctly this is the original for ATCQ’s “Scenario”, another Black …

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Aloe Blacc presents “A Take Away Show”

Here are four beautiful live performances by Aloe Blacc and The Grand Scheme, both shot in Paris, France. The first video includes “Hey Brother” and the instant classic “I Need A Dollar” at a restaurant and the second one includes “You Make Me Smile” shot in the metro and an …

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Music Documentaries
Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Zapp “Computer Love”

Ultimate gangster lovin’ right here. Keeping in mind this track was released in 1984, if Roger Troutman and his talkbox only knew how much computer lovin’ was coming. Come to think of it what the hell where they talking about? The Internet was still 10 years away… and it was all …

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Forgotten Treasure: Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band “Sunshower”

Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band was a big band and swing-influenced disco band, formed in the Bronx, New York. They are best known for their #1 US dance hit, “Cherchez la femme” sampled by Ghostface Killah on his Supreme Clientele record. Their 1976 song, “Sunshower”, has been sampled by a …

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble “Heritage”

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble can do no wrong. The brothers have gained well-deserved respect all over the world for their hot brass sound (not to mention consistent Lab best sellers), and now they give the fans a taste of the music that has influenced the band’s sound and musical direction. On …

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Future Classic: Erik Rico & Marc Mac “Direct Soul”

I’ve been waiting a few weeks to hear what else the mighty Erik Rico and Marc Mac duo has cooked up since ‘Destiny’ the first single from their ‘Direct Soul EP’ due for an October 24th release. Direct Soul is the highly anticipated EP by L.A.-based multi-instrumentalist, Erik Rico and …

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Music Documentaries
Soul

Gil Scott-Heron “New York Is Killing Me” Video

New video from one of the art form’s undisputed kings Chris Cunningham to complete the haunting and cinematic track “New York Is Killing Me” from living legend Gil Scott-Heron. Nuff’ said.

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Aloe Blacc “Good Things”

Following the huge success of the first single “I Need A Dollar”, Aloe Blacc, the talented multi-instrumentalist, is finally releasing his second album for Los Angeles’ Stones Throw record label. Along with Mayer Hawthorne, the classic soul music sound of the 50’s-60’s is popping up more and more these days …

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Fatima + Dam-Funk “Warm Eyes” video

Fans of Floating Points, Muhsinah or Sa-Ra Creative Partners this one’s for you ! How can you go wrong when you cross the modern funk beats of Dam-Funk and the soulful voice of Fatima in one song. This ‘modern soul’ song sounds amazing and remind me vaguely of ‘On & …

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Music Documentaries
Soul

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson + Aloe Blacc “Deliver the word” video

Here’s the final and 3rd video from the recent free event by The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble in Los Angeles, CA. Hopefully by now, you’ve checked the previous two videos, one featuring Bilal (video here), and the other featuring Flying Lotus (click here for the vid). Backed by some of today’s …

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Forgotten Treasure: The Time “Get it up” (1981)

Little 80’s Boogie action to start the week nicely. For those who didn’t know The Time was a group in the 80s consisted of some of Prince’s entourage and musicians but most notably Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (the decade most prolific production duo). Anyyyywho, bought this record in Toronto …

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