The homie Front2blaq hit me up on Facebook the other day and told me to check out Viridiana. Together with Mr Day she worked on the song “My Happiness” which is out via Favorite Recordings and available for purchase on .
Viridiana – My Happiness Ft. Mr Day
L.A.’s Terrace Martin has returned with some sweet new baby making Valentine music in the form of “4 Luv Suite”. Lots of slow sax solo’s which may very well lead to some slow sex action later tonight. Some really good soulful stuff on there like “Your Eyes” featuring Deonas. Make sure you cop this on via and enjoy this day of love!
This super fly tribute from Diggs Duke fuses two of Herbie Hancock‘s most hypnotic grooves into a slow jazz-funk grind. Soothing to the ears and lovely wake up to early in the morning. This is available as a limited free download so hurry up and snatch this little nugget!
Diggs Duke – Vein Melter / Hidden Shadows
The time of Robert Glasper Experiment‘s “Black Radio” is nearing and in case you totally missed it, there’s a remix contest going on right now. Not only can producers win $500, they also win a royalty-free one of a kind piano sample from Robert himself. Find all the details on www.indabamusic.com and get to remixing this incredibly beautiful song featuring KING! You’d better hurry, because submissions are due February 20th. Thought you guys also might like to hear what our Dutch buddies Koen & Wantigga have been cooking up for this contest.
Robert Glasper Experiment – Move Love (Koen Remix)
Robert Glasper Experiment – Move Love (Wantigga Remix)
Our buddy with the million dollar smile, Isaac Aesili, is soon to release a brand new single entitled “Dandilion”. He’s not alone on this one, since he’s releasing this together with Rachel Fraser under the collective name Funkommunity. This song was produced by fellow Kiwi Christoph El Truento while the b-side “Never Fading” was produced by Julien Dyne and Isaac together. Both songs are from their upcoming “Chequered Thoughts” album by the way. The 7″ is going to be released later this month via Wonderful Noise Japan so keep an eye out for that one! Oh
A few weeks ago Mark de Clive-Lowe and Nia Andrews did an amazing live session on Santa Monica’s KCRW. Now one track in the session stood out in particular to me and that was their rendition of Aaliyah’s “More Than A Woman”. I’m usually very picky when it comes to covers, especially covers of songs I love, but they nailed this one. Enjoy, and if you haven’t already go check out the full session over at KCRW.
Mark de Clive-Lowe & Nia Andrews – More Than A Woman (Live)
“Breathtaking sparkles, glimmering fractions. What melodical madness causes such satisfaction?”
Yes, yes…finally it’s here. A monthly selection of gems for everyone to enjoy in the form of a 1 hour mix (give or take a few minutes). Since the number 12 is also known as the number for perfection, we have chosen a birthstone for each month. So if you’re into diamonds by the dozen or you like rubies in the rough, you’re in the right place.
January’s birthstone is the Garnet. It’s name comes from the 14th century Middle English word, gernet, meaning ‘dark red’. Enjoy our first mix of the year and spread the word if you dig this.
OH SHIT…Peter Opolopo just hit me with this instrumental Jazz-Funk/Boogie jam called “Twenty-Second Thoughts” that’s been rotting away on his hard drive since 2005. Besides being Amalia’s hubbie, the tallest man I ever picked up (and threw over my shoulder) & Tokyo Dawn’s parade horse. Peter is also a generous fellow. I suggest you go get that free download over at his Soundcloud page and savour the flavor.
Opolopo – Twenty-Second Thoughts [left click]
Seravince consists of producer/keyboard player Vincent Helbers and drummer Richard Spaven who have been working together for quite some time now. The band is heavily influenced by Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop and as you can hear Broken Beat. Their upcoming album, “Hear To See”, will have guest vocals from Renee Neufville (Zhane) and Sharlene Hector. When we got the opportunity to share this unreleased song entitled, “Unrequited Love”, featuring Renee Neufville with you guys we were more than happy to do so. Sit back and enjoy this lovely song. Oh in case you’re in the neighborhood. This Friday the whole band, including Renee Neufville and Sharlene Hector, will be performing live at BIRD in Rotterdam!
Seravince – Unrequited Love Ft. Renee Neufville
You might have noticed that all of us here at Moovmnt HQ are really excited about Robert Glasper Experiment‘s upcoming “Black Radio” album. Undoubtebly the best album of 2012 already and we haven’t even passed the first month yet. Enjoy this EPK for some interesting background info and behind the scenes recordings. And trust us you’ll be hearing more music from this amazing album soon.