Following his debut release “Meditations On Afrocentrism” last year, producer Romare now dropped his new EP. Be sure to listen to “Hey Now” featuring Nina Simone’s voice. “Love Songs: Part One” is now available on iTunes or HHV.
With his latest full-length album, “PA2: The Director’s Cut”, slated for release this July via Soulspazm Records, Marco Polo is tiding fans over with the release of free album “Newport Authority 2″. The album features Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Das EFX, The Artifacts, and others - download for free here!
The “PA2: The Director’s Cut” drops July 2013 on Soulspazm Records. Check out the first single “G.U.R.U.” featuring Talib Kweli and DJ Premier here.
“The Newport Authority 2″ album was inspired by politics and industry bullsh*t that prevented this material from being included on PA2: The Director’s Cut. Shylow and I went in and created a separate album to hold people over until PA2 drops in July. Attached with Intro, interludes and fully mixed & mastered by Joe Nardone. With confidence I can say this is not a mix tape. It will also be available on vinyl LP via Fat Beats for the heads that appreciate physical product, because I still do. I’ve included songs I recorded with legends such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Tragedy Khadafi, Lil Fame and The Artifacts. But, I’ve also got joints on here with some talented up and comers such as First Division, MidaZ and Big Gutta. Plus the sh*t is free – so enjoy!” - Marco Polo
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.
Jesse Futerman returns once more to complete his trilogy of free digital EPs for Jus Like Music Records with his Exquisite Basement EP.
Following on from “Super Basement” and “Fuse The Witches“, the new EP, “Exquisite Basement” exudes a grown sound from Jesse. Commencing with the house-like ‘Trouble Man’ – a glimpse into his more uptempo material – the EP showcases that typical Futerman dusty, jazz breaks soulful sound, but with more body and soul than ever before.
Drops on May 6th for free via Bandcamp.
Brad Baloo and Dom Search from The Nextmen joined forces with Fat Freddy’s Drop frontman Dallas Tamaira aka Joe Dukie – in the Summer of 2003 to flesh out & record an idea hatched by Christopher Tubbs who, at the time, was working for ill fated London label Carbon Records. The trio met during Freddy’s first trip to London and with just four days in a front room to record, the boys enlisted band mates Toby Laing and Joe Lindsay on horns, along with the lyrical endeavours of Hamish Clark from Breaks Co-op to forge what would become something very special. The result was simply stunning, but like the path much trodden, the label folded, the record was never released & the DAT tapes lay undiscovered in a dusty archive until now.
Free download on Nextmen’s website.