record kicks 10th


After 109 releases, 51 international artists, Record Kicks celebrate their 10th anniversary. From deep funk to (northern) soul, afrobeat, dancefloor jazz and rocksteady. The compilation is a collection of Record Kicks hits filled up with many exclusive contributions that will give you a full spectrum of the sounds they love. Featuring songs by Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers, Dojo Cuts, Gizelle Smith, Third Coast Kings, The Strides, The Baker Brothers, The Liberators and many more. Available now on BandcampiTunes or Amazon.

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saturday shifting


The Gene Dudley Group represents an outpouring of deep soul and funk music from obscenely talented 27 year-old multi-instrumentalist, Gene Dudley. The debut album, „Saturday Shifting“, was recorded in a cupboard in Muswell Hill, North London, and features the man himself on trumpet, saxophone, drums, bass, guitar and piano. On a couple of occasions, though, Gene had to budge over to allow fellow musicians Ewan Whyte and Tom Jackson to fit in a play a solo or two, but other than that, everything you hear on this album comes from the mind, mouth, fingers and heart of Mr. Gene Dudley Esq. Fans of labels like Truth & Soul and Daptone will relish these sonorous soulful offerings, but the influences on this album are wide ranging. Now available on Wah Wah 45s.

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A four-track preview of Myron & E’s upcoming album „Broadway“ is available today on ITunes. Release-date of the complete work is July 7th. „If I Gave You My Love“ was shot in east Los Angeles at the UFW Hall in the City of Industry. Get the track for free here (right click).

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food for my soul – vol. 49


After more than six months without our „Food For My Soul“ mixtape series, we now uploaded volume 49 on our mixcloud. Nearly one hour filled with classics by artists such as Luther Allison, Bohannon, Marion Black, Geater Davis, Ernie Hines, Otis Clay, Al Green, O.V Wright, Leroy Hutson and some more. Listen on Mixcloud or below – enjoy!

Tracklist after the jump.

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movements 5


„Movements 5“ is another great soul compilation by Tobias Kirmayer and his label Tramp Records. As with previous releases in the Movements series, Volume 5 features detailed liner notes that include unpublished band photos that may have never seen the light of day had it not been for Tramp’s mutually beneficial artist/label relationships. Available from May 5th via Tramp Records or Amazon.

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lost soul


Luv N’Haight presents ‚Lost Soul‘, a comprehensive collection of material recorded by Geater Davis for the House Of Orange label. The name of the album is an accurate description of the life and career of the legendary blues and soul singer who passed away at age 38 while on the verge of breaking through. Release via Ubiquity Records, available on Bandcamp or iTunes.

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nobody can live forever


Tim Maia, the Brazilian Funk Soul Godfather was the real thing. His 1970 debut album introduced his audacious talent, as well as North American soul and funk musical influences, forever changing Brazilian popular music. His legendary appetites sought out carnal AND spiritual fulfillment in equal measure. He bought 100 hits of LSD and handed them out to the staff of his record label. At the height of his mid-70s success he joined the Cult of Racional Energy; watching for spaceships while wearing only white clothes and playing only white instruments! Yet the two albums he recorded for the Cult are among his best. His songs search for love, and they dig into the existential. His own lyrics say it best: “I am so groovy now and I don’t care!”. Stream the entire album below and watch the animated short movie on Tim Maia, narrated by Devendra Banhart. The album is available on Luka Bop, jump over and save a free download.

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shaolin soul selection


‚Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1‘ presents 24 original soul recordings – nearly 2 1/2 hours of essential soul music on 2 CDs or 3 vinyl LPs – from the vaults of STAX Records and its subsidiary labels that inspired The RZA and the classic sound of The Wu-Tang Clan. Listen to our preview-mix below.

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isle of magic


Mop Mop “… a bastard performance of modern jazz based on riffs looped till monotony…”, (from Nestor Ortiz Oderigo,Dictionary of Jazz-PBR 1961). Mop Mop is the brainchild of Andrea Benini, musician, producer, DJ who has been active for more than ten years exploring a large variety of musical genres, from club to jazz music.

To celebrate the release of MOP MOP’s forthcoming new album ‚Isle Of Magic‘ you can now grab the song ‚Run Around‘ featuring funk legend Fred Wesley & Anthony Joseph for free on Bandcamp! Release is march 2013, pre-order now via iTunes or Amazon.

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acting, thinking, feeling

Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling

‚Acting, Thinking, Feeling‘ the Stark Reality’s complete works is out now on Now Again Records. Available on 3CD box set/digital. LP box set out March 5th. You can still download Monty Stark’s ‚All You Need To Make Music‘ and, if you’d like, subscribe to Now-Again Deluxe and get get the entire box set and a bonus album for $15!

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Stark Reality – All You Need To Make Music

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to dust

Alice Russell - To Dust

‚Twin Peak‘ is the second track lifted from Alice Russell’s upcoming first solo album since 2008’s acclaimed ‚Pot Of Gold‘. ‚To Dust‘ is coming on 25th February via Differ-Ant in Europe and Tru Thoughts in the UK and rest of the world. Pre-order now via iTunes.

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victim of love

Charles Bradley - Victim Of Love

Since the release of 2011’s award winning debut, ‚No Time for Dreaming‘, Charles Bradley has transformed from a rising star in the Daptone galaxy into a bona-fide headliner, now affectionately known across the globe as the „Screaming Eagle of Soul.“ Bradley and writer/producer/multi instrumentalist Thomas “TNT” Brenneck returned to Dunham studios in 2012 and recorded the most exciting Daptone release to date, ‚Victim of Love‘. In this album Bradley moves past ‚Heartaches and Pain‘ and closer to the promise of hope. ‘Strictly Reserved For You’ is the first single from the upcoming album, stream below.

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hands on

Soul Sugar - Hands On EP

Soul Sugar is a Paris-based musician collective led by Guillaume Metenier (organist/keyboard player/producer/arranger-studio/live musician). On this new record, Soul Sugar offers a mix of the best psychedelic soul jazz funk and early reggae that never sounds cliché or déjà vu, but keeps you under a spooky groove, and automatically takes you there.

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super soul christmas

G.E.D. Super Soul Christmas EP

G.E.D. soul records put together a modest collection of songs to get your heart and soul in the spirit of the season. Five super heavy holiday soul songs from five super heavy G.E.D. Soul artists! The EP features some holiday favorites as well as a couple tasty originals! Originally this album was released in 2011 in MP3 format only. This year they’ve pressed it to vinyl, hand screen printed each front and back cover of the record jacket, to give you exactly 500 copies up for grabs. Available now on G.E.D..

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„Machine“ is the firt single of Krystale’s upcoming new album which will be released next week on Dec. 13. If you don’t know her, check out „Good Fight“ her previous EP on Bandcamp.

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more than material

Roseaux feat. Aloe Blacc - More than material

Roseaux are producer Emile Omar, cellist Clément Petit and multi-instrumentalist Alex Finkin from France, they released a new collaboration album featuring Aloe Blacc. Stream “More Than Material” and „Walking On The Moon“ below. Roseaux and Aloe Blacc’s album is now available via TotoutardiTunes and Amazon.

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derobert & the half-truths

DeRobert & The Half-Truths 012

DeRobert & The Half-Truths return with their first 7 inch since 2011’s much loved „Beg Me“ EP. As the reigning champions of Nashville’s G.E.D. Soul Records, DeRobert & Company bring forth fire on this new heavy duty raw soul 45! The lofty burner on the A- side, „I Got Burned“, highlights the groups knack for throwing a raw soul lean on modern subject matter. DeRobert’s powerful vocals are complemented nicely by the toughest of beats and hardest of grooves. On the B-side, the band has a chance to stretch out with the tasty instrumental „Nashville Country Bump“. This joint features a nasty little groove complimented by some honkey tonkin‘ guitar. New Release on 45RPM record out November 20 on G.E.D. Soul Records.

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