Gabriel Garzón-Montano | Jardín

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On his debut LP „Jardín“, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of living in America today, and the universal challenges of love.

A Brooklyn-born and raised child of immigrant parents, Gabriel’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage. His influence is a pastiche of Bach sonatas, Cumbia records, and the machine gun funk that echoes up and down Nostrand Ave. His mother, a member of the Philip Glass ensemble in the 1990s, instilled within him a painstaking attention to detail that remains a hallmark of his process. “She is the reason that I love music,” he says. Her rigorous classical instruction formed the foundation on which he honed his skills over the years in the lab, copping Stevie’s changes, studying Prince’s lyrics, and absorbing the beat theses of Timbaland, Dilla, and Pete Rock.

Fans of „Bishouné“ will find familiar ground in the organic sounds and impressionist narratives of Jardín: the Moog-heavy “Fruitflies” reads as a lyrical epilogue to “Keep on Running,” while “The Game” brings the folkloric percussion of “Me Alone” home from Cartagena to Crown Heights. The enduring choruses of “Sour Mango,” “Crawl,” and “My Balloon” exhibit a melodic and compositional craftsmanship reminiscent of the fan favorite “Everything is Everything,” confirming Garzón-Montano’s innate pop sensibilities, and his knack for fusing a wide range of classic influences and cutting-edge ideas to create a sound all his own.

Available Januar 27th on iTunes or Stones Throw Records.

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Lee Fields & The Expressions | Special Night

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Lee Fields released his new album “Special Night” on Big Crown Records. The album was produced by Leon Michels and Thomas Brenneck, and brilliantly performed by the Expressions. „Special Night“ was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely to tape in three weeks at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. It is also the first record in the Expressions catalogue in which every song was written jointly by Lee Fields and The Expressions.

“When I record, I make every song like I actually mean it. I mean every word I say. On Special Night I’m talking to my lady — literally, expressing the way I feel. You can tell if a song is real or not, and every moment I’m recording, those moments are real, this is a record about what people do in real life”. – Lee Fields

Listen to the entire album below. Out November 4th, on Big Crown Records, order online at HHV or direct.

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food for my soul | vol. 51

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After a two years hiatus, i finally uploaded the new episode of bklyn’s ‚Food For My Soul‘ compilation series. #51 is a slow but powerful selection of soul by great artists such as Kool Blues, Black Merda, Lee Bonds, Eunice Collins, Albert Smith, Thomas East, or Eddie Finley. Unmixed 50 minutes of music – enjoy.

Listen below – Find more bklyn ‘Soul Food’ on Mixcloud.
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leon bridges | coming home

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Leon Bridges‚ first strides as a retro-soul artist prompted comparisons to R&B legends like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. A singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Bridges performed in and around Fort Worth, Texas and stirred up music industry interest with analog recordings, produced by Justin Block and Austin Jenkins of White Denim. Signed to major-label Columbia, his first singles — including a rich ballad written about his mother — appeared in February 2015 with a sound that evoked mid- to late-’60s soul.

His debut album „Coming Home“ will be released on 23rd June and is now available for pre-order at iTunes or Amazon.

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scotch

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Swarvy links with bassist Jerry Thompson III and band mate Ryan McKenney to compose „Scotch,“ his first official release of original, sample-free music. Channeling the grooves and moods of 70s jazz and funk, Swarvy shapes the raw instrumentation with modern production techniques to make an album that sounds distantly familiar, yet still new and unique at the same time.

Out now on Feelin‘ music Switzerland, available on Bandcamp.

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magnetica

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‚Magnetica‘ the new album from Quantic, is out now! The LP finds British born Will “Quantic” Holland revisiting his roots as an electronic producer, blending cutting-edge and distinctive production with elements of folk, reggae, soul, highlife, cumbia and more, and demonstrating the rare quality and artistry that has enchanted fans and tastemakers across the world, over more than a decade of releasing music on Tru Thoughts.

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please rewind

 

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The Moonchild trio from L.A. released their second album. “Please Rewind” is a very soulful jazz influenced album. The vocal additions comes by Amber, have a listen to the whole album below. Order your copy now on Bandcamp and iTunes.

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soul movement vol. 2

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After some preview tracks/videos over the last months, Slakah the Beatchild has finally dropped his new LP. „Soul Movement Vol. 2“ is the fourth release of the canadian producer since 2010. You can stream the entire album below! The album is available on Bandcamp or iTunes

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emma jean

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Lee Fields has re-teamed with The Expressions for a new album, „Emma Jean“ out June 3rd on Brooklyn’s Truth & Soul Records. The cover version of JJ Cale’s “Magnolia” is the first single lifted from the album. Pre-order soon!

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bishouné: alma del huila

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Singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzón-Montano, spent his early years mastering the violin, guitar, and drums, before turning to the piano and bass guitar to better complete his compositions. He now released his debut album debut EP „Bishouné – Alma del Huila“ via Styles Upon Styles. Stream the entire LP below via Bandcamp.

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expansion sound vol. 1

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To celebrate the relaunch of their musical family, enjoy 30 tracks of soulful goodness from the Expansions Collective, as well as some of their extended family. Featuring some tracks by well known producers such as Amin Payne, Buscrates, Handbook, Mecca:83, Moods, Question,Vanilla and many more. The album is available as Bandcamp donation.

All profits from this release will go towards helping the brother Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble with his medical bills, after recently being hit by a car. Learn more and/or donate some funds here.

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i’m tryin‘

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DeRobert & The Half-Truths return with their sophomore LP „I’m Tryin'“ available since January 14th. The new record was recorded almost two years ago at Poor Man Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Following the path set by 2011’s „Beg Me“ EP, the record features lush melodic layers of syncopated soul under the gorgeous vocals of the one and only DeRobert Adams. Download at here or on Bandcamp, get LP’s and CD’s at G.E.D. Soul Records.


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favourite things | 12.13

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Our latest soundcloud selection of december ’13 contains another 43 fine songs by bklyn’s favourite artists and producers. Feel free to check out the playlist and don’t forget, some tracks are free-downloads. Find all previous sets and more music on our soundcloud page.

food for my soul | vol. 50

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Food For My Soul Volume 50 features powerful songs by artists such as Otis Clay, The Temptations, Isaac Hayes, Syl Johnson, Solomon Burke, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Aretha Franklin, and more. 70 minutes unmixed, one fades out, then another begins. Listen mobile on Soundcloud or Mixcloud. Enjoy. Tracklist after the jump. Continue reading

master plan inc.

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Jazzman Records recently released very rare material from Master Plan Inc., a band from Chicago led by Fred Shorts. All songs are previously unreleased, so if you’re into modern soul, 70s funk, smooth mid-tempo crossover dancers or high energy funk blasts – you’re in for a treat! Available now at Jazzman’s online store.


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september 1200

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SePtember 1200 is a 12-track instrumental album inspired by Preservation’s sharing of the same birth date – September 12th – as the one and only Barry White.  The concept of the album is based on material sourced from the maestro’s discography and produced solely on the 10-second sampling time of the classic drum machine, the SP-1200.  The result is an outstanding 30-minute presentation of Preservation’s approach to constructing albums with a deeply personal touch that takes the listener on a journey of styles and moods.

You can download the album for free here or via Mondieu Music.


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