Something we at Moovmnt headquarters have been waiting for for a while is Jordan Rakei‘s new “Groove Curse” EP.
The first single featuring Gwen Bunn is entitled “Street Light” and gives you an impression on how wonderful this project is going to sound. We were fortunate to get a full listen and let me tell you this is some next level S O U L music. Other tracks such as “A Tribe Called Government” and “Add The Bassline” are so good that I just had to take a deep breath and sigh. Thank you Jordan for being one of the few to keep Soul music fresh and organic. And yes I will go as far as to call you the future of Soul. Goodbye D’Angelo, hello Jordan Rakei. All we need now is Jordan to strip naked and do a video for the ladies.
Pre-order the vinyl 12-inch on the Soul Has No Tempo Bandcamp page. Incredible first release on this new label out of Brisbane.
There elements of Disco, Soul and Funk in his sound, but even though it’s a little smooth at times it sounds quite refreshing and melodic. It’s real feel good music! FKJ claimed some serious fame with his previous “Time For A Change” EP and is now well on his way to makin’ it big.
The first single featured Madelyn Grant (who we are sure you will hear more from in years to come) and the second song with Damon Trueitt sounds a bit like an Electric Wire Hustle cut. Since I’ve been in a Jordan Rakei mood these past 24 hours, it seems only natural to stream “Learn To Fly” featuring this super talented Australian guy on vocals. Last but not least let’s end with the fourth and final track “Open The Door”. Now enough with the reading and streaming already…purchase on iTunes if you like really what you’re hearing.
With music as his liberator Wayne Snow can now look back at his tough past and use it to draw strength from. The Nigerian born vocalist and songwriter resides in Berlin at the moment where he recently created his debut “Red Runner” EP. This is a collaborative project between Tartelet and Comet Records.
The EP contains two original tracks plus two insane remixes. The title track is an uptempo funky jam that will make you boogie on the dancefloor, while “Under The Blue Moon” takes a more hip hop approach. At first you might some doubts about Wayne’s quirky vocals, but it doesn’t take more than a few listens to get past those. That remix by Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND…seriously?! Bomb diggity synth synthesis right thur. And man that Session Victim remix is on point too.
So now you have four reasons to pick up the 12-inch vinyl at your local record shop or at Oye Records.
In Februari there was a Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in San Francisco. This collaboration between starRo, Mr. Carmack, Teeko, Mikos Da Gawd and Jusmoni was recorded in a hotel room. It took a day and a half and some gear that RBMA provided and of course a lot of
Quite honestly a bit on the late side with this one, but had to share it anyway. Maaaaaaan this “Catch Me” jam is straight methamfetamine mixed with some crack and a line of cocaïne. Now I’m waiting for somebody to send over a high quality version for my personal music collection.
Chris McClenney from Maryland has been releasing some top notch tunes lately. From soulful jazz music as MisterMack to electronic heavyhitters under the alias Fractions and now under his real name he releases some straight up soul.
Peep the demo version of “Live It Up” where Chris displays just how multi-talented he really is. On this homage to the soul & neo soul legends he gets down and dirty on the vocals. Letting us all know not to worry about those ups and downs.
We at Moovmnt are big fans and think young Chris McClenney is destined for greatness!
Night Marks Electric Trio is releasing “Walk Inside Your Dream” of their upcoming debut EP released on U Know Me. The track features Washington-based vocalist AB who most of you might know from his work with Black Milk and Slum Village.
The Polish trio, heavily influenced by jazz, soul and hip-hop, received worldwide recognition after having released their first single “Glorious Tune” with Raashan Ahmad. Rumor has it that Bilal was so impressed by the Trio after having heared Night Marks Electric Trio during the soundcheck, that he requested promoters to bring him to the venue earlier to be able to see their show.
Their EP also will have a heavy hitting remix from IAMNOBODI on there, but more on that later. Radek Drutis, also known for his covers for Madlib, is responsible for the artwork. Digital release will be in late July and a limited run of 500 vinyl copies are scheduled for early September.
Very thankful that it’s another one of those WOW weeks again! Incredible new music has been making it’s way into my ears lately and I feel blessed.
Meet 18 year old SIAM from Ghent (Belgium). This astounding vocal artist goes to the conservatory of Tilburg (the Netherlands), where she studies jazz/light music. Miss SIAM is inspired by The Weeknd, Lykki Li and Miles Davis. Her debut solo release, “Same Thing“, was produced by Faisal and sounds refreshingly nice. We have high expectations already, so keep a close watch on young Isolde. Spread the word and you know where you heard it first!
Steve Nalepa is an esteemed music technologist and audiovisual producer, who is also a DJ/VJ who’s mentored many of today’s top artists in Ableton Live. Together with Penthouse Penthouse he runs the label Team Supreme and today he has a brand new song out called “Paradise Of One” featuring the lovely Jimetta Rose. Visit Nalepa’s Bandcamp page to scoop up this little gem.
Now as a frequent visitor of the site you might be familiar with Jimetta Rose. If you’re not go ahead and educate yourself, because she has an impressive resume. Loving the new track she did with Steve, because it’s a super soulful and almost ambient ballad that will tickle your ears and make your soul giggle with delight. Hence the track title!
Young buck Jarreau Vandal from Amsterdam has been making some serious WAVE(file)S this year. Together with Vincent Paolo & Blaxton he’s been succesfully throwing Wavefiles parties at Club Up for two years. Last December four of his tracks were released on the Soulection White Label 003. Before he blows way out of proportion lets talk a bit about his latest remix of Alina Baraz’s “Paradise” featuring label buddy Esta. Man do the percussion and synths flow fluently like water…très bien.
I tip my hat to Ell and join the long list of fans to come. Thanks for the free download available right here.
Young Taylor McFerrin has been amazing us with beautiful music lately. The three singles leading up to his full-length “Early Riser” album have been nothing but astonishing. With an all-star lineup including Nai Palm, Emily King, Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Ryat and father Bobby McFerrin this was bound to be superb. Luckily the rest of this masterpiece is just as good as what our ears have been fed till now.
We picked our two favorite songs (“Florasia” and “Stepps”) of Taylor McFerrin’s Early Riser to give you an idea how incredible this really is. I’m definitely purchasing this on vinyl and I suggest you too pick up one of the best releases of 2014. The album is available via the Ninjatune shop or at your local record store.