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
Brother I, Ced has been telling me about his upcoming album for a while now, but “Insanity” featuring L.A. songstress Jimetta Rose is the first song to reach my ears this week. Ya’ll better sit tight, because Cedric is coming to touch ya’ll this summer! The Insanity EP also features long time collaborater Black Spade and Quelle Chris and is out on Insect Records. Grab some Insanity on iTunes or pre-order the blue limited edition 7-inch in the Fat Beats shop. Oh sorry for the lateness, but it’s Ced’s b-day today. Congrats homey!
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.
Twentythree year old electronic savant and jazz trained keyboardist, Pomrad, released his second EP today. The refreshing sounding “This Day” EP is out on Earnest Endeavours and is the successor of last year’s “Vlotjes” EP. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by Pomrad’s funky electronic talkbox-type-of-sexy-stuff. Vinyl will be out in two weeks!
Now we don’t have to school you guys on Omar…right? This legendary Soul singer has done so much over the past decades that he needs no introduction. You all might be interested to know that Freestyle Records is releasing a new single entitled, “The Man”, containing a few interesting remixes. Both Zed Bias and Shafiq Husayn deliver a fresh rework in their own style (more on this soon), but wait there’s more. Omar re-recorded the classic love song “There’s Nothing Like This” with the one and only Pino Palladino on bass! The single will be out May 27th, but enjoy a sneak preview below.
K-Maxx and the Sweater Funk crew are releasing Ken’s new self-titled 4-track EP. The project has already won the endorsement of the no. 1 Modern Funk brotha, DaM-FunK, and will soon be played at a party near you! When I was in San Francisco a few years back, I noticed that the Funk was strong in the Bay Area. Feast your ears on “My Medicine” and make sure you pre-order the vinyl at Sound Boutique or get yourself a digital dose on Bandcamp.
Slum Village (in it’s new formation) returns with their new “Evolution” album in June. Now without Elzhi, we’re curious how that’s gonna sound. Listen to “Forever” and tell me this doesn’t take you back to memories of peace, prosperity and Hip Hop.