‘Groove Curse’ is Jordan Rakei’s long-awaited follow up to highly-acclaimed debut EP ‘Franklin’s Room‘, his modern take on reggae-infused soul music. ‘Groove Curse’ takes an evolved turn, with a sound Rakei describes as “raw, vocal-driven, groove”. With the first single off the EP, “Street Light”, featuring Gwen Bunn (vocalist and producer of Schoolboy Q’s Collard Greens), the release celebrates the skills of upcoming young musicians who are writing, self-producing and taking full advantage of their vocal and multi-instrumentalist talents.
bklyn’s latest soundcloud selection holds about 43 tracks out of various genres. The collection 5.14 includes tracks by Fink, Moods, Electric Wire Hustle, BadBadNotGood, Madlib, J Dilla, Tom Misch, Taylor McFerrin, Nick Price, Guts, Alice Russell, and some more. Check out our latest selections on the daily updated soundcloud page.
AB‘s debut EP “Prologue Vol. 1″ is the first part of a two-part series of cover songs. In the first volume he’s using songs by Total, Chaka Khan and Shuggie Otis. Listen below and download the EP for free here.
After ten years of touring worldwide french band Electro Deluxe are back with their new double live album. This time backed with a big band the album is a musical exploration between jazz, soul and hip-hop. Get your digital copy now via iTunes.
Hayling Price and John E Daise aka Columbia Nights released their soultronic album “Dawn | Dusk” via RecordBreakin. They have partnered with vocalist Sarai Abdul-Malik, who met the pair midway through her studies at Howard University’s Jazz Department. Stream and bag the album below.
Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie from swiss released their 2nd EP titled “Wasser” via Soul Section. Name your price and download the album below.
“Wasser means ‘Water’ in English. The reality is that everybody needs water, water is nature, water is real, it’s fresh and peaceful. All the tracks within this EP are very chill. We both love nature and this is where we find much of our inspiration. We worked on every track more than 6 hours, we sat together in the studio and drank Water, cause we’re both straight edge. We just live and want to spread love and nature.” Jazzo & Melodisinfonie”
Birthed from the Wesleyan University music scene (of MGMT, Das Racist, and general indie-rock fame), The Rooks find their home within the sounds of soul, funk, and R&B, while simultaneously incorporating the pop and indie sensibilities that surrounded them throughout their college days. Drawing from an eclectic catalogue of influences, from the melodic sensibilities of Stevie Wonder, to the staggered hip-hop backbeats of J Dilla, to the vocal intricacies of the Dirty Projectors. Get a free download of their studio recordings here.
Freddie Joachim just released two new tracks – first “The Lions Den” and then the first single “Keep Lovin’” of his upcoming new album “Fiberglass Kisses”. The song features Carlitta Durand and when it’s available on May 7th it contains also a remix version by Eric Lau.
The best things in life are free – Taran (a good friend of mine) yesterday told me about Chicago based band the O’My’s and their new album “Chicago Style”. On their soul-rock-funk fusion album they’re featuring Chance the Rapper, Nico Segal and GLC. Grab the album for free here and enjoy the sun …