Here’s a little something you might enjoy. A mix i made two years ago, full of those funky & soulful sounds from the 70s.
Posting it now because tonight is FEEL SOUL GOOD at The Shelter, Shanghai (with DJ V-Nutz and myself on the decks). Come out and enjoy the goodnessssssss! If you bring USB stick we’ll hook you up with a cool free mix too.
Maybe it’s the upcoming 4th anniversary of J Dilla‘s untimely passing (10 Feb – R.I.P. – we miss you) or the fact that it was his b-day yesterday, but I’m a in a beat mood. Kicks, snares, samples and basslines.
So here’s another 2 free downloads 4 your aural pleasure.. Instrumental funk flavored hip-hop.
Just came across an old track from the vaults again and I thought i’d share it here. It’s called “Tears Inside” and is a really soulful, organic and funky tune I produced back in 2001 with singer Dee Ferguson (also: Rice, Krewcial, Heavenly Social, the Proov etc.). Together we formed the relatively successful nu-soul duo NineFifty; nice reviews, label interest, various Top-10 hits at then leading music site MP3.com and various songs have been licensed to films and tv shows.
I think it’s still a pretty strong song and I’m kinda proud we did this so long ago, with VERY basic equipment and without any outside musicians – Dee came up with the main bassline while i played, chopped, sampled and programmed the rest. What do u think? (caaaan youuuu dig iiiiiiiiiiiiiiit?)
joy denalane – change (ft. lupe fiasco) [germany/usa]
sy smith – aquarius rising (prod. by nicolay) [usa/netherlands]
zaki ibrahim – grow [canada]
platinum pied pipers – stay with me (ft. tiombé lockhart) [usa]
And another exclusive track (well, it was until i just published this post and made it available to every single living, breathing, internet access having human being in this solar system from now til cyberspace eternity).
Anyway. O.Boogie is a cool producer/dj cat from Amsterdam who asked me some time ago to do a promo remix of this track Paperchaser he was gonna release with rapper Tableek from the group Maspyke. So i did. On some old nasty synthy rough drum sounds hip-hop vibe. Play loud.
Now for some much deserved bloglight on longtime collabo artist Sole Profit, who I’ve been making tracks with since hooking up through mp3.com (remember when that was THE music site?).
This Californian cat – currently living in Atlanta – is seriously one of the nicest mc’s you never heard. Hard hitting punchlines, story telling skills, versatile flows, a sense of humour and the ability to translate a wide variety of ideas and emotions into dope rhymes.
Man, i’m getting the hang of this blogging! Hehe.. Since I’m sharing some of my music, here’s a mix i did last year that is perfect for the (upcoming) Spring and Summer nights. It starts off really laidback and relaxed and slowly picks up speed and energy. Some Brazilian and latin vibes, soulful electronic music, DEEP house joints and jazzy disco. So much for the label sticking, just play loud and enjoy..