Category archive: Soul

The Xtraordinairs X-Life
19.10.15

Kansas City ballers Leonard Dstroy and Dominique Sanders have released their debut The Xtraordinairs album titled “X-Life” via the mighty Laruche Records.

Two weeks ago we brought you their first single “No Pressure” featuring funk phenomenon Reggie B and it’s about time we did a little follow up. There are quite some soulful cuts on here featuring the likes of Chromadadata, Miles Bonny, Reach and Boombaptist.

One of my favorite tunes to max out to is “Theme to Dream” without a doubt. Thought I’d stream this little slice of heaven for you right before you decide to purchase X-Life on Bandcamp!

Penthouse Penthouse
13.10.15

Penthouse Penthouse first caught our attention with songs such as “Private Jet”. It didn’t take long before we got hooked on Mike Parvizi & Preston James from Los Angeles who also rep TeamSupreme. In case you haven’t listened to their “From the Besides” EP, we suggest you go ahead and do so.

Their soulful vibes are butter funk flavored, yet sound crisp and fresh as ever. On their latest “Grooves Vol. 1” freebie album they get some assistance from JNTHN STEIN and Djemba Djemba. There’s some ballads, love songs, club bangers, edits on here, so something for everybody. This pack of beats is available for free download and released as a token of Penthouse Penthouse’s gratitude.

Reginald Omas Mamode IV
09.10.15

As always South London is making steady ruckus once again. Think Henry Wu, Al Dobson Jr, Tenderlonious and Reginald Omas Mamode IV…or better yet think 22a. More importantly that ruckus comes in the form of soul-drenched exciting music that your body has been craving for.

Next month Reginald Omas Mamode IV returns with his 7-track “We Are The Universe” EP, that’s going to come out November 20th on Five Easy Pieces. The first single of the release is “Can You Dig It” and was premiered via Boiler Room. Reginald Omas Mamode IV’s shit is funky af and thanks to the warm analog sound and use of percussion the rhythm sounds almost hypnotic. ‘Let those drums bang out’ indeed!

Lizzie Nightingale Moods
05.10.15

Lizzie Nightingale‘s forthcoming “Dime” EP is a joined release with Rotterdam’s finest Moods. Songwriter and vocalist Nightingale plays his faithful sidekick on lyric and melody duty and the pair flow together quite well we might add.

The two discovered a mutual admiration for each other via Soundcloud and after hearing Moods’ “Love Is Real” on Majestic Casual, Lizzie Nightingale reached out as a fan and the rest history. For the past year they have been crafting soundscapes that have shaped into their own soulful take on alternative contemporary R&B.

As for Moods & Lizzie Nightingale’s Dime EP, it’s a sonic match made in heaven and we are happy to premiere their first single titled “Let It Go” on the site. Moods uplifting yet ethereal beats complement Nightingale’s mellow, soulful tones. We can only tell you to listen for yourself and let the music do the talking. This dynamic duo is definitely worth the ear time and first few downloads are free. Hurry up and get some of this yummy and pre-order if you like what you hear!

Lizzie Nightingale
22.09.15

After two weeks of exclusive premieres, it feels good to bring you some new music from miss Lizzie Nightingale. This singer / songwriter was born in Glasgow and now resides in the city of London.

Last month she released her “Transition” EP which was produced entirely by our Canadian brother Slakah The Beatchild and written by Lizzie Nightingale herself. The two got down and dirty on the Soul tip and on the track “Free”, which is our favorite track, it becomes clear why this collaboration is so good.

We suggest you get involved, listen to some good music and support by paying a few quid for five songs.

 

La Recette You Got Me
16.09.15

La Recette is a four man band out of Toulouse with a a sincere passion for Jazz music. They are involved in a resolutely modern project shaped around guitarist Oscar Emch’s musical creations.

The quartet’s sound is dynamic and lively, mixing improvisation and more written parts all together into their very own recipe. La Recette’s music is drenched in Soul it is a true pleasure to premiere their first single “You Got Me” of their forthcoming self-titled EP out October 5th on Cosmonostro. Pre-orders available on Bandcamp.

Track credits:
Oscar Emch on guitar
Etienne Manchon on keys
Philippe Burneau on bass
Théo Moutou on drums
Reno Silva Couto on additional alto saxophone

Kadhja Bonet
15.09.15

I fell in love with miss Kadhja Bonet at the beginning of this year and have been a fanboy ever since. Her arrangements combined with her airy angelic voice have caused me goosebumps on not one, but on several occasions.

Her latest adventure is titled “The Visitor” EP and on it she takes us on a journey through Jazz, Folk and Soul music with a twist of Electronica and Pop if you will. Me using all these genres basically means I’m at a loss for words and that miss Kadhja Bonet is in a league of her own. The EP was arranged and written by miss Bonet and produced together with Itai Shapira, who happens to be the other half of Genesea (you will want to check this out).

In case you would like to know a bit more about this wonderful soul, please check out our little interview with Kadhja from January. Her EP can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp and is out today!

Jonah Christian
13.09.15

Jonah Christian is a producer, composer, arranger and musician from Los Angeles, California that some of you might know about already.

He happens to also be one of the co-founders of a band name Joomanji, who’s music was featured on BamaLoveSoul’s compilation album “On Deck” 2. On this lazy Sunday afternoon, Jonah returns with a brand new track titled “Walk On” featuring the enchanting Joanna Borromeo and Austin Antoine.

We are giving away this lovely song as a free download on Soundcloud and in return we would like to ask you to show some love by following Jonah Christian on Soundcloud, hitting that Repost button or leave a nice comment.

James Chatburn Creator
07.09.15

James Chatburn is an Australian soul singer, songwriter and producer who’s music we have played on our radio show before. He brings that Aussie soul mixed with electronic feels and can easily be added to the list of artists that have a similar sound to Electric Wire Hustle.

For his latest single “Creator“, Chatburn teams up with Jordan Rakei who co-produced the song with him. Written last year, this particular track was geared to be part of an EP. However it was decided that James Chatburn would release a series of singles instead, starting with “Holiday Love” (another collaboration with Jordan), followed by “We Drink” featuring Frank Nitt and produced with Dizz1.

James recently made the move from Sydney to Berlin to work on his craft, so we advise you to see if you can catch him play somewhere. His nu soul flavor is exactly the type of music we love to write about, so please enjoy this exclusive site premiere. Make sure you ‘name your price‘ and pay what you seem fit for this sultry summer track on Bandcamp.

Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey
21.08.15

The Foreign Exchange, consisting of Nicolay and Phonte, has always sparked our curiosity. The duo’s extended family of collaborators has changed a little over the past decade, but on the new “Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey” we hear a lot of Carmen Rodgers Zo! and Tamisha Waden.

A few months back Dutch producer Nicolay released City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto and now he gets ready for The Foreign Exchange’s fifth full-length album. You can hear that Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey is all about fun and good music. It’s about dancing, smiling and takes you back to an array of many musical memories.

Although the album seems to flow naturally, we at Moovmnt do wonder about the balance between the new and the old on Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey. At times we miss a little bit of innovative sounds and rhythms, but aren’t we always picky as hell?! Purchase your copy at the FE store or look for their new album on iTunes.