Frank Ocean “Swim Good” (Video)
Video Digs
Soul

Frank Ocean “Swim Good” (Video)

Dope video for one of Frank Ocean‘s best tracks off of his “Nostalgia, Ultra” mixtape which came out in February I think… I can’t say I’m always a fan of the new wave of r&b like The Weeknd and Frank Ocean but this one I like a lot and once …

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Phil Sparkz – “69ers : Breakadelic Lullabies Part 1″
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Soul

Phil Sparkz – “69ers : Breakadelic Lullabies Part 1″

69ers is a collection of trippy songs that all have one thing in common, their release year. I tried to explore every aspect of 1969 with a worldwide perspective. At that time, a lot of psychedelic bands were coming out of Argentina, France, Korea and pretty much everywhere. In Germany, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Roy Ayers “Chicago” (1983)
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Roy Ayers “Chicago” (1983)

In the category of tracks and artists that were before their time let me present “Chicago” by the criminally underrated Roy Ayers. This is the very foundation of house music, and is it any coincidence that the title bears the name of the birthplace of house music. I’m sure that …

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Future Classic: Ben Westbeech “There’s More to Life than This”
Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Ben Westbeech “There’s More to Life than This”

He hasn’t jumped the gun, that’s for sure. Having spent several rudderless years following the release of his debut album Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life, the re-energised producer, singer and DJ eased himself back in to the breach earlier this year with the single Falling and follow-up …

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SBTRKT “Pharaohs” Video
Video Digs
House / Techno Soul

SBTRKT “Pharaohs” Video

Second single from SBTRKT‘s pretty outstanding record. Easily a contender for one of the best electronic LP’s of the year.

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Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Give it up”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Give it up” (1969)

This track proves that when you ask for certain things nicely, you just might get lucky. Or you can just put on this great track which deserves a spot on everyone’s “let’s get it on” playlist. Lee Dorsey was an R&B singer from Louisiana singer during the 1960s. Much of …

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Forgotten Treasure: Soul Clan “That’s How It Feels”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Soul Clan “That’s How It Feels”

The Soul Clan were a short-lived but legendary supergroup comprised of some of the biggest names in ’60s soul, their proper recording career amounted to a mere two songs, but the act’s lineup was enough to make any R&B aficionado take notice: Solomon Burke, Arthur Conley, Don Covay, Ben E. …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Ghostpoet “Liiiines” (Lando Kal & XXXY Remixes)

Digital drop next Monday (5th September) on Brownswood Recordings featuring two of our favourite producers who have persistently expanded the boundaries of bass music in recent times. xxxy’s releases on Orca, Fabric and Ten Thousand Yen pushed all the right buttons for us – rooted in UK Funky but always …

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Guest Mix
Hip-Hop Soul

Guest Mix #06: BETA HECTOR (UK)

Just got a really cool treat in the good ol inbox. An upfront and exclusive mix from Beta Hector (the founding member of funk band Baby Charles) who is signed to Tru Thoughts and about to release his first LP called “Sunbeam Insulin” out on October 18th in the US. …

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Soul

Future Classic: Nicolas Jaar “What My Last Girl Put Me Through”

There’s been a lot of hype these past few years surrounding Nicolas Jaar and I’ve been slowly getting into some of his work. Can’t say i’m the biggest fan yet but he’s sure showing a lot of promise. The kid is only 21 and already putting out some pretty deep …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Mike & The Censations – There Is Nothing I Can Do About It (1966)

Wowza. This discovery just makes my day… I just shared my “future classic” pick of the day, a really great Nicolas Jaar remix of this track. I instantly wanted to dig out the original which wasn’t easy to find because the remix EP had no official credits and didn’t have …

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Future Classics
Soul UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Ben Westbeech “Something For the Weekend” (+ Roska Remix!)

It’s only Monday morning, but in the good spirit of making it alive to friday afternoon, Ben Westbeech, one of our favorite dudes, is offering his new single from the very anticipated upcoming LP to drop on Strictly Rhythm. and the Roska Remix! [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/20280685″] . The full Something For …

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