Marvin Gaye x Yasiin Bey = Yasiin Gaye (Official Teaser)
Amerigo Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Formerly Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’ soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.
Download the lead single “Inner City Travellin’ Man” for free below and look out for the full album on February 25th!
Basically, we will keep it very simple and just say that Samuel Truth is the TRUTH.
There is soul emanating in every single thing that he does, whether its an original or remix. This time, he takes on J holiday’s ‘Bed’ and gives it that S.T vibe that he is slowly getting known for. The kicks, the snares and those synths!!!
Cop this one right now.
Source: SoundCloud / DARKERTHANWAX
Listen/purchase: George Benson Tribute by Amin Payne
TA-KU,BEN BADA BOOM, DOC MASTERMIND, K SABA, MIMISMOOTH
Miguel - candles In the sky
Take back the night - Justin Timberlake
After a Successful release of the GOD: LoFi EP MeLo-X releases the second installment of his three part EP series GOD: HiFi. GOD: HiFi sets the bar higher and represents an Indie artist rise to fame. First your LoFi (Underground) then you reach your high point (HiFi). Next up in the series is GOD: WiFi which represents an artist finally becoming internationally known and respected. stay tuned - It’s The God, God.
|TRACK 1 DEO OF SONNYMOON| TRACK 2 TOM RICHMAN | TRACK 3 ABJO |
TRACK 4, 6, 8, 9 MELO-X| TRACK 5 MSTK | TRACK 9 PRODUCER IS UNKNOWN |
RECORDED, MIXED AND MASTERED BY MELO-X
AT THE BERMUDA STUDIOS IN EAST FLATBUSH
BROOKLYN, NY USA
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY VISIONARY DARY
COVER DESIGN BY MELO-X
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SARAH KJELLEREN
Source: SoundCloud / MeLo-X
Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
Lianne La Havas - Gone
Lianne La Havas - Elusive
Lianne La Havas no longer needs any introduction; her trajectory has been well documented. Her name has become synonymous with beautiful, soulful, emotive songs about heartbreak. Aged 22, her debut album reached number 4 in the UK album charts, was nominated for this years Mercury Music Prize and she can now count Stevie Wonder, Prince, Erykah Badu, Bon Iver and Jill Scott as fans.
Lianne announces the release of a two-part video with Noisey.com and Essence.com for singles “Elusive” and “Gone”. Director Colin Solal Cardo (La Blogotheque) said of their partnership:
"I’ve been collaborating with Lianne for more than a year now, but working on this project felt like something completely new. Lianne’s a brilliant storyteller, there’s a true cinematic quality to her songs. When you listen to them, you go through all these emotions and narratives, like a collection of short movies. We felt like it was finally time to build a world around these songs, give life to these love stories and let Lianne actually become these characters. Be it a candid young girl falling in love, or a heartbroken femme fatale in the middle of the woods. I feel fortunate for the trust relationship I have with Lianne, it’s something any music video director has to cherish because it’s rare and precious. Ultimately, that’s what allows an ambitious project like this one to exist."
Directeor: Colin Solal Cardo
Director of Photography: Fabien Benzaquen
Art Direction / Stylism: Colin Johnco & Ylva Falk
Editor: David Poucet Color Grading: Julien Hery (Royal Post)
Produced by La Blogothèque: Matthieu Buchsenschutz & Chryde Lianne La Havas
Laura Mvula - She
She is taken from ‘Sing To The Moon’ available on the 4th of March.
Sing To The Moon available from Amazon: http://po.st/rAejxG // iTunes: http://po.st/2hYcWm // Laura’s Store: http://po.st/z4U7QV
For more information on Laura, please visit:
Official Website: http://www.lauramvula.com
(C) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
From My Father
My father was a South Korean immigrant that came to the United States with my mother to realize the ever-so-elusive “American Dream”. Fifteen years after being in this country, he found himself in the middle of a crisis that resulted in him being deported back to Korea, with the strict order that he would never be able to step foot in the States again. He was abruptly separated from his wife and children, returning to his homeland with essentially nothing to his name. However, through patience and perseverance, he rebuilt himself while in Korea, and eight years later, my mother reunited with him and has lived with him ever since.
Although this tale may seem specific to him, I felt that the nature of struggles, reflection, rebounds, reunification, and eventual triumph can resonate within any human being. Since I wanted this story to embody my father’s personal life, I only sampled material that my father listened to when he was my age, which consisted primarily of Korean folk music from the 70s and 80s. Also, much of the music was given to me directly from my father himself, adding to the significance of the album’s title.
"This project is dedicated to my father, Seong Ho Yeo, and my mother, Hee Sook Moon. Your love for each other and for your children knows no bounds, and the story you share together is a testament to the power of patience, persistence, healing, and unconditional love. Thank you for the warmth and care you continue to bring to my heart. Even through the distance, I feel it every single day."
All tracks produced and mixed by Trebles and Blues.
Mastered by K-Murdock.
Artwork by Vi Pham: www.vipham.de.
Download the promo mix here: http://www.mediafire.com/?yx7498k3ohm…