Hi there boys and girls. We took a long time off to get back in the groove and hopefully you’re ready for some superb new music from Max Graef Band.
Having previously impressed us with a range of loose, organic House tunes, the German music producer strikes back with a scrumptious album full of live instrumentation. “DOG” is the debut album from the Max Graef Band, a five-piece featuring Max Graef on bass, Kickflip Mike on drums, Gerry Franke on guitar, Alex Seidel on synths/percussion and Ludwig Labuzinski on samples/effects & percussion.
It seems that most of the music was the product of impromptu jam sessions and it shows. Be prepared to be taken on a journey through Jazz, Funk, Disco and organic Deep House. There is no excuse not to get loose really! Out now on Money $ex Records, so go cop that LP.
Funk producer extraordinair Henning is from the city of Arnhem, which is considered the far east of the Netherlands. Earlier this month he dropped by the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to close out the first year of Werk Space with a bang. Along with guitar player Raphael Devante, he got down & dirty and worked on some nasty ass Funk. Next week the track “Tru Funksta” will be available on the Werk Space Soundcloud page, but until then enjoy a brand new episode shot by Joao Costa.
We’ll be back in 2016 with more Dutch producer talent, so happy holidays and keep it funky!
In case you haven’t heard about Teklun from Baltimore, wake up you have been snoozing. This kid has been droppin’ heaters for a minute and we suggest you take a listen for yourself.
So back in 2014 he released his debut album,”Ridin’ Round”, via HW&W and that track “Wurly” had us like whoa. Today marks the release of “Ridin’ Round” 2. Trust me when when I say there are some raw beats on here no doubt. A strong personal favorite is “SUB CLIQUE”, but go ahead and browse through the entire thing for yourself please.
Former b-boy Inkswel brought us a ton of funky music made in Australia. Not too long ago Jules Habib decided to try his luck in Germany and moved to Berlin.
He’s connected with the Rush Hour crew and is getting ready to release his forthcoming debut album on BBE. The album, titled “Unity 4 Utopia” will be released (in January) on vinyl through Oye Records as well. The track “Outerspace Connection” is the first single to drop and it features none other than Steve Spacek & Harvey Sutherland.
Catch a cosmic vibration and pre-order Inkswel’s album right here!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.