This intergalactic producer from London describes his music as ‘earthbound heart and soul music for good peoples’ and we love his organic soulfulness. Last year Reginald Omas Mamode IV dropped “Understand Me” on Five Easy Pieces and with the arrival of Summer, Marcel Vogel thought it would be the ideal time to spread the news about the All Together EP.
On Juno it says the release is due in September, but a little bird told me the vinyl will be ready in a few weeks. I suggest you pre-order here and keep it on lock!
A while back we came across a Honolulu-based record label, called Aloha Got Soul, that specializes in Hawaiian Funk, Soul and beyond. Their debut release was a reissue of Mike Lundy’s holy grail “The Rhythm Of Life” and “Tropic Lightning” on the flip side.
One of the main reasons why Roger Bong decided to start Aloha Got Soul, is so that people don’t have to pay a few hundred dollars to enjoy obscure, sun-soaked island-tinted rare grooves. We record collectors are purists, but not everyone has the money to pick up the original pressing of Mike’s album on Secor. If any copies are even still out there.
Back in 1979 Mike Lundy and his producer had made plans to record only one single and not a full-length album. Mike had forgotten all about their original idea to do a single, but in an old planner he discovered that Mike’s producer scrapped the idea. They wanted to release the exact same two songs AGS picked to be on the AGS-7001 release. As once intended the two gems are now available on 7” vinyl and sold so incredibly well that they had to press up a second batch.
June 22th a new 7″ single will release on Aloha Got Soul with on the A-side the space-funk anthem “Nothin Like Dat Funky Funky Music“. This song was originally unearthed by DJ Muro as the opening track to his 2009 mixtape, Hawaiian Breaks. And on the B-side we find the sweet Soul duet “Round And Around”.
Instead of releasing a single in 1980 the two decided to record a full-length album instead since they had plenty of material. Mike Lundy’s last remaining copy of the LP hung on display in his living room for years. The master tapes were lost in a fire years ago, so the seal was broken on Mike’s personal copy as the album was meticulously remastered for this Aloha Got Soul reissue series. Watch out for this big release to come out November this year.
We at Moovmnt would like to say…mahalo!
Today I woke up and remembered Dego‘s latest adventure was sitting there, waiting for me to discover it in full. Upon listening to this beautiful assortment of Soul, it became clear that “The More Things Stay The Same” deserves a second mention. So I thought why not write a nice follow-up post?
One of the most memorable songs on here is without a doubt “Own It” featuring Sharlene Hector and most likely Kaidi Tatham as well. His sophomore album sounds fresh, soulful and broken to bits in the jazziest way imaginable. Another straight killer is the Nu Jazz cut “We’ve Been Here Before” and on “Star Track 7″ the rhythm switches completely with some modern funk vibes.
I know the album has been out for a minute, but we think it’s never too late to support 2000black and Dego. New orders for vinyl copies will be taken once delivery dates are clear.
The fellas from Create & Explore came together with Street Dreams Magazine & the Soulection crew and announced a series, titled CESOULSD, of pop up photowalks across the United States. Before each walk only 24 hours notice was given and the response and attendance was quite massive. Lots of like-minded individuals came out for one purpose. To inspire and create with one another.
During this initiative the crew also visited the Red Bull Studios and sir IAMNOBODI and Chris McClenney got together on this dope production. Our guess is that the title of this track is ‘So Hard’, but the name of the project is CESOULSD. Watch the video here and soak up the good vibes.
Wayne Snow is a Nigerian born vocalist and songwriter who has returned with his sophomore “Rosie” EP on Tartelet Records. It comes as no surprise that one of our most beloved German producers, Max Graef is responsible for some of the tightest productions on Rosie.
Almost a year after having released his debut “Red Runner” EP, the falsetto fanatic returns to the Danish Tartelet imprint with a worthy follow-up. Wayne made his debut on Max Graef’s solo album and recently he was featured on Darius’ “Helios” EP. The title track Rosie is rough, rugged and raw yet soulful and warm at the same time. Another favorite is the track “Drunk” which was inspired by drunk-dialing and late night hook ups. Due to the label requesting us to take down the stream of Drunk, we now only stream the title track for your listening pleasure. We urge you to head over to the Oye Records shop and pick up the vinyl or visit iTunes to download some digital.
One of our favorite bands from Los Angeles, California is back with another hot one titled “Special Affair“! Consisting of Syd The Kyd, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige, Christopher Allan Smith, Jameel Bruner, and Steve Lacy, The Internet seems to be back in full effect.
They might be one of the most promising bands in the Future Soul genre and it’s clear we need more Syd in our lives and not merely during a special affair. With lyrics like ‘I can read your mind even from behind’ she lets it be known she’s got some serious playette moves.
We think it’s about time for a full-length album, so lets hope Odd Future Records has one slated for later this year. Fingers crossed, but till then bounce to this!
Young Abraham Blue from Antwerp, has been on our radar for quite some time and it is no secret we are supporters of this young Belgian vocalist.
Together with British producer PYRMDPLAZA out of the Soulection camp, soon to be label-mate Ibrahim jumped into the Red Bull Studios London. The two chilled out, got into the right mindset and ended up creating the stunning track titled “Whatever You Want“. All that missing is a free download, but for now you’ll have to do with a Soundcloud stream I’m afraid.
Believe it or not Gravez actually has been kind enough to do the artwork for PYRMDPLAZA’s previous releases, including this one.
It’s a while since we’re heard any new music from the master of contemporary Soul music, sir Jordan Rakei. This ultra talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist out of Brisbane has been traveling the world a lot lately and we can’t wait to greet him in out little country.
After Jordan’s second “Groove Curse” release on Soul Has No Tempo, it’s been a little quiet. No worries, for a collaboration with Kiran Kai from South London hit the net yesterday. The track is called “Maya” and is super sultry and just what we were waiting for. Kinda sounds like this was created a while ago, but even an early draft from Jordan sound better than most producers best attempts.
Look out for Jordan Rakei to visit a city near you. It seems he will be touring a lot this Spring and Summer!
At times like these I realize how much talent actually comes out of London. Miss Obenewa is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and one of many ultra talented soul vocalists that have been making me wonder why I am not visiting their wonderful city more often.
She was classically trained on piano from the age of four and picked up the guitar in her teens. After having contributed on music by Plan B’s music, Obenewa started her own musical journey and released her “Once Upon A Time” EP in 2011. Her music was played on BBC1 Radio and now many years later she’s back with a breathtaking new song entitled “He“.
This particular song was written while she was sick in bed with the flu and later with the help of Raffertie & Walter Ego (Ninja Tune) it came to be her first new single out on Wunderkind.
I’m sorry for all you Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo fans out there, but lets get one thing straight. Until now Hiatus Kaiyote has released the best album, entitled “Choose Your Weapon“, of the freakin’ year…period!
My love for the band from Melbourne has grown over the past few years and in particular for Nai Palm. This lady has captured my heart and touches my soul so deeply I cannot help but cry at times. It is rare that music does this to me. Especially contemporary music, for my true love (as some of you might know) is 70’s Soul and Jazz Fusion. You might also want to check out our previous post on the singles “Breathing Underwater” and “Shaolin Monk Motherfunk” of the incredible Choose Your Weapon album.
Thank god Choose Your Weapon in finally out on Flying Buddha Records. We have picked two of our favorite songs, but really you will want to hear and buy the whole thing. It’s a masterpiece of music that will trigger a heap of emotions!