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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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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 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
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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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The Time - The Time
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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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Forgotten Treasure: Timmy Thomas “Why Can’t We Live Together”

I was just having a conversation with my good friend Bowly(who by the way just happens to be on fire production-wise, go check out his new EP out on Berkane Sol) about the last forgotten treasure I posted which was from Shuggie Otis. He was saying this Timmy Thomas is …

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R.Kelly “When a woman loves” video

Following in the classic soul revival of the last few years (Raphael Saadiq, Adele, Mark Ronson, etc…) the R is bringing it back to the doo-wop steez. Just plain and simple Sam Cooke gangster soul! I would make a joke about peeing on that very woman who loves, but i …

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Quantic – Live Set @ Do-Over in Los Angeles

Here is a preview of the awesomeness to come, for everyone in Montreal looking forward to the Quantic party i’m putting together on Sunday 19th @ Salon Daome (info here). The recorded set is courtesy of the Do Over crew and the video was put together by my good friend …

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D’Angelo “Interpretations and Remakes”

While we wait (and wait and wait) for D’Angelo, check out this dope compilation of covers of his favorite soul jams.

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