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.
Zo!‘s sophomore album entitled, “ManMade”, is finally here. As a part of the Foreign Exchange music family, he works closely together with Phonte, Sy Smith and Choklate on this release. Other featuring artists are Anthony David, Eric Roberson, 1-O.A.K, and miss Carlitta Durand. The album may sound a bit tradional at times, but all in all I think the title song and “We Are On The Move” make it well worth your while. Be sure to pick this up at the FE shop…if you decide to cop.
It is our pleasure to introduce Poland’s Hip Hop duo, DJ Czarny & Tas, who asked us to premiere “Dreaming At The Surface” featuring soul singer AB on vocals and Marek Pędziwiatr (Night Marks Electric Trio) on piano and flute. Check out a Moovmnt exclusive stream on our Soundcloud page and be on the look out for their upcoming album due June 7th!
It’s been quite some time since I listened to Benji B’s ‘Deviation’ show, but very recently I heard some new material from fLako aka Dirg Gerner that I wanted to share. Don’t mind the fact that it’s a short low bitrate snippet ripped from the radio, because “Vicious Cycle” is something people should go apeshit about. Another song produced by fLako, of Fatima’s upcoming album entitled “Family”, was played by Benji on the same show. So be on the look out for some new tasty stuff coming out on Eglo Records later this summer!
Now I’ve had this lying around quite some time, but lost track of it I guess. Tokyo Dawn’s “The Heart” volume 3 is not their best compilation ever in my opinion, but worth mentioning at the least. Numbera’s “There I Go” featuring Frank Nitt was a good enough reason for a late write-up.
Mr. Terrel Wallace, better known as Tall Black Guy, has a new song out entitled “Mon Amie De’Troit” featuring Ozay Moore (formerly known as Othello). It paints a picture of Tall Black Guy’s hometown…Motown city. Delighted to hear Terrel has an album coming out soon entitled “8 Miles To Moenart”. We expect nothing but greatness there! Go ahead and pre-order your very own limited 7″ record over at the First Word Records Bandcamp page
Latinaotearoa is a latin funk & soul outfit from the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. She consists of miss Jennifer Zea, Bobby Brazuka and our buddy Isaac Aesili. Have a listen to the last song, “Where The Heart Is…”, of their “Sonido de Latinaotearoa” album, produced by Isaac Aesili and with Steph Brown on piano.