Not too long ago we stumbled upon VI out of the city of London and were blown away by the sheer quality of this (seemingly) unknown producer.
VI is a mysterious new project based around the symbol above visualized in the artwork. The artist behind this project is already established in the scene, but wanted to take a step back and focus on his production and writing skills. Together with Grammy award winner Nikki Cislyn and stunning newcomer Poppy Ajudha, VI created an EP where the sound and collective vibe are the focus.
Since we loved the first two singles of the “VI” EP (forthcoming on LadenLife) it was a no brainer when we got the opportunity to premiere the third and final track titled “Odds Of Life“. This song really grows on you due to it’s massive soulful Reggae groove and features miss Nikki Cislyn on vocals. The “VI” EP drops later this month and is now available for pre-order on iTunes.
There are plenty of beautiful young women in the world of soulful music, but Briana Maddix aka Nai Br.XX caught our eye (and ear).
Growing up with Jamaican roots, she listened to artists like Gregory Isaacs, Sanchez and Beres Hammond and also admired female vocalists such as Tina Turner and Alicia Keys. Nai Br.XX was born in New York and at the age of thirteen she moved to Atlanta, where she met producer Sensei Bueno. He produced her first single “Bed Weather” and went on to produce Nai’s entire debut “Wasted Callaway” EP this Summer.
This ladies’ soulful sound might still be a tad rough around the edges, but that’s the way we like it. Not too smooth, raw and from the heart. Check out the track “Adventure Time” and if you like what you hear, purchase her EP on iTunes.
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 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.
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‘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!
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 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.
Oscar Emch on guitar
Etienne Manchon on keys
Philippe Burneau on bass
Théo Moutou on drums
Reno Silva Couto on additional alto saxophone
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).
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.