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Sivey White Label 17
11.12.15

A producer we have been speaking highly of is Sivey from the UK. I’ve gone so far as to call him the future of Funk music, but only in private conversations.

The way this Manchester-based producer combines electronic beats with 80’s Funk is stupendous really. Great sounds and one can tell this guy actually knows his classics. It was about time he did a Soulection White Label EP and number 17 is his. A few days ago Sivey also released another banger titled “Waterbed” (Slow Mo) in case you missed it.

Free downloads galore so don’t hesitate to download the torrent file and take a ride on the funky side.

When We Meet
09.12.15

More than twelve years ago I met Mar through his big sis, who also happens to sing. Back then he was still a teenager, but over the years Mar has grown into a modern day R&B crooner, that sweeps women worldwide of their feet. When we meet again congratulations are in order.

A few weeks back Mar released his third EP titled “When We Meet“. With six brand new songs he ventures into deeper, uncharted territories of the sound we have come to love from the singer-songwriter slash producer. When We Meet will deliver an elevated musical experience to lovers of Alternative R&B music and “Majesty of Mystery” is the cherry on the pie.

Grab yourself a digital dose of Mar and purchase the EP on Bandcamp or iTunes.

KA-YU
05.12.15

The year is coming to an end and KA-YU from the far north delivers some November goodness for our Werk Space project.

KA-YU is a Moluccan/Dutch producer and percussionist who reps the Darker Than Wax crew. He came down to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to work on a Grime-inspired instrumental track titled “Near Extinction” and we love the soulful twist. Of course we believe you can never go wrong with rhodes and that a free download is still a beautiful thing, even in the age of streaming.

Some incredible artwork was made by Lucky Dubz, who tattooed his original design on actual pigskin. Also much love to Joao Costa for shooting and editing the video. Henning will end the year with some Christmas Funk, but more on that later.

APSD
30.11.15

APSD is the collaboration between Melbourne long time producers Amin Payne and Sean Deans. They both work non stop – as a part of the respected Melbourne music scene – on bridging the gap between Boogie, Beats, Disco and Future House sounds.

Their debut, “Digital Dust“, album will be released tomorrow on Hot Shot Records. It features guest collaborations from Cazeaux O.S.L.O., Miles Bonny, Rikki Gooch, Azteka and Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy’s Drop). We are thrilled to officially premiere APSD’s track “Homegrown”, which we’d like to describe as the perfect remedy for the bleak European winter weather we’re having at the moment.

Mike Lundy
29.11.15

Back in June we came across Honolulu-based record label, Aloha Got Soul, who has finally re-released Mike Lundy‘s holy grail “The Rhythm Of Life” album.

Four cuts of this Hawaiian Soul gem were released earlier this year by way of two 7-inch vinyl records. The title track is by far the most amazing song on there, but wait till you get a load of “Love One Another“. You will discover many more wonderful finds on The Rhythm Of Life…trust me! Sadly the master tapes were lost in a fire many years ago, so the seal on Mike’s only personal copy was broken. After being remastered by Aloha Got Soul, it finally found it’s way into the world again after 35 years.

Read this interesting interview with Mike Lundy before you pick up a digital copy (which came out yesterday) or pre-order the vinyl.

Erykah Badu Hello
27.11.15

Miss Erykah Badu hasn’t released any new music for over half a decade, since her previous “New Amerykah Part Two” album.

The first lady of Nu Soul releases her a new mixtape, “But You Caint Use My Phone“, which is a reference to her song Tyrone. She recorded the project together with producer Zach Witnessin in Dallas and defines the genre as ‘TRap & B’. Each song on her mixtape makes reference to telephones and our reliance on staying inter-connected.

The verdict? Well lets be real this is not a new Badu album. It is what it is, a nice snack in between with “Hello” featuring Andre 3000 being the best thing on there. I really don’t hope Erykah is trying something that a younger generation has been doing a lot better for the past few years. My two cents is that anything miss Badu drops has the potential to be amazing as long as it comes from her heart. But You Caint Use My Phone is available exclusively on iTunes today. In case you’re interested be Cleva and act accordingly.

Werk Space KA-YU
26.11.15

20-year-old producer KA-YU, from the far north of the low lands, was our guest for the November edition of Werk Space. This Moluccan/Dutch producer and percussionist came down to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to rep the Dark Than Wax collective.

KA-YU came with a draft for the track titled “Near Extinction” and ended up adding some soulful rhodes to the mix. The entire thing will be released next week on the Werk Space Soundcloud page, so be patient for another week please. We’ll end 2015 with Modern Funk producer Henning, so best believe we’ll go out with a bang.

Big up to Joao Costa for shooting and editing this video!

Moonlust EP
25.11.15

I have confessed to this before and will do so again. I’m a sucker for good looking women who make good music. Toronto-based vocalist A l l i e is easy on the eyes, but much more importantly she is even easier on the ears!

Her new “Moonlust” EP released today (on the full moon) and features some of Canada’s most delightful producers like Nick Wisdom, Elaquent and Da-P. Last week A l l i e released her new track ‘Tundra”, on which she tells the story of the inevitable end of an intense romance. Back in April we already wrote a little something on “Remedy” produced by Nicky Buckets.

Now both tracks produced by Elaquent are a doozy, but we thought you’d enjoy a low bitrate stream of “Keep On“. When it comes to my secret crush on A l l i e, I plead temporary insanity due to the Moonlust. All four tracks are available for purchase on Bandcamp in case you were wondering where to cop the EP.

tennyson like what ep
23.11.15

Tennyson consists of Luke Tennyson and Tess pretty, two sibling magicians from Edmonton, Canada. The duo brings you new magical Monday wonderland melodies in the form of their “Like What” EP.

So Tess is still in high school, but in their spare time the two write and make music. It seems like they’re both perfectionists and take their time when it comes to creating music. In the past year Tennyson worked on new material and today marks the release date of their free EP titled “Like What”.

I can’t imagine a better way to wake up at “7.00 am”, then this. Tennyson’s music is adorable, but in a good way. It speaks to the imagination and is youthful without sounding childish at all. We wish all of you lots of listening pleasure and make sure you purchase some of their music on Bandcamp.

Boyan Monday Morning
23.11.15

Meet Boyan, a 23-year-old producer from Sofia, who’s been making quite some noise lately. The Bulgarian beatmaker grew up playing the piano and singing in a choir. In 2009 he went on to obtain a degree in sound engineering and composing music. Fresh from school he started out doing Progressive House and Electro, but a few years ago Hip Hop music came into his life. It changed the way he listened to music and opened up the way for his (in Bulgaria) forward thinking R&B/Hip Hop inspired style.

His first release came out in May on Future Beats Records and featured Atlanta-based vocalist J-Rican. Since then we’ve heard a few serious instrumentals on Boyan’s Soundcloud page and when he told us he had something new coming up we were interested in premiering it.

The idea for the track “Monday Morning” came up on a sunny Monday morning, so it seems fitting to release it on (you guessed it) a Monday Morning. On his latest trip to London, Boyan recorded his sounds from his surroundings using his phone and ended up using these recordings as a soundscape at the beginning and ending of Monday Morning. Might be good to know that this one is a follow up to Boyan’s previously released “Sunday Evening“, which was presented to you by our friends over at INFINIT. Both joints are available for free download, so don’t hesitate and go snatch them up!