The Red Bull Music Academy alumna Kadhja Bonet visited Tokyo last year and is working on her solo project. Together with Grammy nominated engineer/producer Itai Shapira, she began working on seeds that would eventually blossom into a duo project titled GENESEA. The duo is based in Los Angeles and are about to release several singles over the Summer.
Their debut single, “Her : Part 1” is officially out now and was co-produced by Nesby Phips. It sounds like heaven poured into a small portion-sized cup greeting you upon awakening. Kadhja’s angelic voice penetrates with a ruthless force, yet feels like the most gentle touch to the soul. Been a fan since the moment I came across this young lady. If she keeps making music as heartwarming as this, I will have to join the official fanclub.
GENESEA seems to be the perfect marriage. Kadhja’s mesmerizing vocal and string arrangements, are an intriguing compliment to Itai’s drums, synth layers and textures. Lets pray this musical matrimony will last forever and bares us lots of musical seeds. For now savor the flavor and purchase the first single on Bandcamp plus press replay!
Berlin’s best Max Graef delivers the face melting track “Tittenkuschler“, a slow heater that will surely soothes your soul and mind. What an ultra melodic cut from the Money $ex producer…phew didn’t see this one coming at all.
Other dopeness by Cuthead’s, S3A and Moony Me can be found on the Give’n’take EP, which you should listen on Bandcamp. Credits to Lucas Hunter aka Luca Lozano for providing the artwork for this one.
Daniel Crawford has always been an amazing musician, but when an artist creates a tribute for a wonderful human being, Robert Pelenkahu, it gives us goosebumps. They too had connected through music and talked often. Robert helped with some music business in Indonesia and they spoke the day before Robert passed away.
This weekend I read some status updates on Facebook myself and got sad for a brief moment. Robert, who was known as the ‘friendly big guy’, passed away on July 4th. I won’t lie, a few tears were shed even though I never met Robert in my life. We had talked a few times, but more importantly, I knew deep inside he was a beautiful person with a love for music.
He had worked closely with a my brother Leno (Goodnws) and my thoughts go out to him and all others that were close to Robert. Rest in power and may he be remembered for all his positive and good deeds. The bad we will forgive and forget! And thank you Daniel Crawford for
The funky brotha from down under, Inkswel, has recently released Volume 2 of his retrospective Super Foods series on BBE (Barely Breaking Even). Super Foods Vol. 2 gives you a good idea of Inkswel’s credentials as a producer of ‘Dance’ music. On it he ventures into the realms of Modern Funk, House and even Techno.
Feast your ears on the track “Saturated” featuring Isaac Aesili and Charli James. Inkswel made the beat on a friends MPC whilst on tour, then sent it to Isaac, who was touring Europe himself at the time. Isaac recorded the entire song on his iphone and in addition the lovely Charli James added some backup vocals. It was originally released on vinyl via Burek Records and is one of our favorite songs on Super Foods Vol. 2.
Good news…you can grab a free download right here!
This intergalactic producer from London describes his music as ‘earthbound heart and soul music for good peoples’ and we love his organic soulfulness. Last year Reginald Omas Mamode IV dropped “Understand Me” on Five Easy Pieces and with the arrival of Summer, Marcel Vogel thought it would be the ideal time to spread the news about the All Together EP.
On Juno it says the release is due in September, but a little bird told me the vinyl will be ready in a few weeks. I suggest you pre-order here and keep it on lock!
We knew Masego was destined for greatness thanks to his sparkling personality, great sense of humor and most importantly his musical background. This often mistaken Jamaican has skills upon skills and it was no surprise to read he recently was signed by Windish Agency. Big things homey!
You probably have heard “Girls That Dance“, which makes for the ultimate feel good club song if you ask me. The second single “Shut Up & Groove” is more on that laid back TrapHouseJazz vibe and the rest of the EP…well I suggest you take a listen yourself. We think it’s extremely refreshing, honest good music and well worth picking up.
Miss a l l i e is already considered one of Toronto’s finest by us. This blossoming young lady is a stunner and with her previous song “Remedy”, produced by Nick Wisdom, she completely blew us away.
This time around she collaborates for the first time with Toronto producer Birthday Boy. The fruit of this collaboration is a new track titled “I Can’t Wait“. Besides a l l i e’s soothing vocals, Birthday Boy lays down a few vocals himself. The music scene in LA has always been bubbling, but as of lately it seems Toronto is becoming a new musical hotbed.
Yung money baller PATCHWORK aka Koen Hesp out of Haarlem, came down to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to join us for our ‘Werk Space’ project. The ZenSupremacy producer invited his label buddy Chef Red and recorded a gang of new material.
The instrumental version of “So Far” was also birthed during his visit to the studios and was supposed to have singer Danny Cainco from Dallas on vocals.
Sadly he was unable to record the vocals on time due to technical difficulties.
Later this week we will have Rotterdam beatmaker Giorgio Oehlers join us in the studio. He will be the second producer out of the Darker Than Wax camp to represent, but best believe you will come to discover, love and respect many more talented Dutch producers. Please grab a free download and be so kind to check out more music from PATCHWORK.
Miss Emily King is one of the most amazing song writers coming out of New York. Probably one of the reasons she has been nominated for a Grammy.
Emily King is a beautiful soul who has returned with a new album, to match that soul, titled “The Switch“. King’s third album contains eleven songs and showcases her incredible range and song writing ability as an artist.
Her music sounds like feelings and makes R&B sound like something sophisticated yet oh so sexy. The album is out on her own label, Making Music Records, so make sure you purchase the entire release on iTunes.
We had to start our show a few minutes later then planned, because of not being able to get into the studio. Fortunately we got everything ready on time, but we had to cut the last track short.
Big up to my, not s0 charming co-host Deluge, for providing some proper covert art for Moovmnt Radio Show 06. In case you missed out on our previous shows, please find them all here. We had a blast recording almost two hours of radio at Studio 80 Radio. We hope you’ll have as much fun listening to Moovmnt Radio Show 06, as we had recording it. Next month we’ll be back on the last Saturday of the month, so tune in once again!