It’s not often that we are super excited about artists, but it happens now and again. The super trio King was one of the last bands that really caught our attention. Get ready to fall in love with another trio (Max, Andris, and Amber) that goes by the name of Moonchild. They all met at USC where they studied jazz performance. After touring together as a horn section in 2011, they began co-writing and recording their first album “Be Free”, which they released this April. We almost missed out on this amazing band, but luckily the homey Blue tipped us. Earlier this month DJ Jazzy Jeff and James Poyser remixed the title track, which is available as a ‘name your price’ download. Very happy there’s still some musical gems out there to be found!
You might have already heard a couple of singles of Eric Lau‘s brand new musical endeavour, “One of Many”. We wanted to wait until the right moment to post, because the rest of the album is freakishly good. This is one of the few times that the rest of the album is even better than what you’ve heard so far. London’s top ranked producer (Mr. Lau) teams up with top notch singers Tawiah, Rahel, Georgia Anne Muldrow and miss Fatima on his fourth full-lenght album. The result is some pure awesomeness and straight up quality all recorded at London’s Par-lé studios! Mind you…this masterpiece will be available on double vinyl for the real fans (of Eric and wax) and can already be pre-ordered on iTunes.
One of my favorite newly born labels is Quieres Chicle Records, started by KCRW’S Mathieu Schreyer, based out of the always sunny California. They released a wonderful new Leon Ware record and are soon to release some new music by Bobby who is “More Than Just A Friend” to Robin Hannibal. More info about this soon, but for now just enjoy and let it soak!
Los Angeles’ bassist/songwriter/vocalist Stephen Bruner, better known as, Thundercat is gettin’ ready for the “Apocalypse”. His style is best described as a mix of indie rock and jazz, with a touch of electronic soul. On his second album Thundercat pairs up with executive producer Flying Lotus and goes deep into styles we aren’t really into. However we are diggin’ the imrpov recorded “Seven” a lot, so decided to post this one. Might be a killer album for some, so make sure you take some time to check it on iTunes.
Hong Kong’s J-Hoon released “Favorite Line” off his debut solo album “Noodles” and asked us if we would like to premiere Opolopo‘s remix. Of course we said yes. This free download is being released independently in Manila & Hong Kong and features Phatkhat (no not the one from Detroit). Favorite Line displays the sentiment of reminiscing the ‘good old days’ and accepting that nothing lasts forever. Stemmed from a jam session in Manila during an Opolopo gig, “Favorite Line” remix was orchestrated by Opolopo, taking the sentiments and emotions of the song to a whole new level.
The weekend is here and thanks to DJ Azer from Belgium, we bring you part 5 of our Moovmnt Guest Mix series. Azer collected a gang of favorite songs that he’s had on heavy rotation on his weekly show available on Mixcloud. I bet you guys are going to dig this one a lot! Again we thank Duktus for coming through with the artwork.
WOW…this is some super sexy soulful stuff. My ears have definitely been waiting for this! Many thanks to Front2blaq for linking through this one. Shigeto was apparently working on an album last year, when his laptop got stolen. He lost most of it, but still had “What U Really Needed” featuring his good friends Brandon Mitchell (Kadence) and Carlos Garcia (L05) on vocals. Very nice gesture to give this one away to the fans. I know I really appreciate this.
Bulgarian Soul singer Ruth Koleva has been working on her new album with Dutch producer/keyboardist Seravince. The first single of their project is entitled “Better” and has Richard Spaven on drums and the warm vocals of Sharlene Hector on backing. Gary Nurse from the UK produced the video, so we suggest you get to know Ruth a bit better. Her single is available worldwide on iTunes, so make your move.