For our fifth Werk Space edition we invited veteran producer Wantigga. Who we have always known as simply Wan. He thought it would be a good idea to invite fellow Soulection producer Jarreau Vandal for a collaboration at the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. Now we’re not exaggerating when we say the outcome of last months Werk Space adventure is truly phenomenal.
As a starting point the two Dutch producers used the infamous ‘So Flute’ sample. They completely switch it up with Jarreau going buck wild on the drums. At this moment the track is not entirely finished yet, but Wantigga suplied us with an exclusive Werk Space preview right here!
November last year I wrote a piece titled ‘A Rise To Power‘ explaining how artists these days form alliances.
We welcome a brand new collective that goes by the name of 1234 Creations. They are full of ambition and consist of a bunch of talented music makers such as Daniel D’Artiste, Jahkoy, Johnny Yukon and Crystal Mec. Why don’t you get acquainted and take a peek at the collective’s Soundcloud page?!
FYI 1234 Creations was formed in 2015 and has 17 members from across the globe. For the first four days of June Pigeons & Planes will be sharing their first four releases. On June 1st Jahkoy, Lean Ghost, and Mecca kicked things off and at this point most of the release is online. We picked “Round/Sleep” (free download) produced by Daniel D’artiste, Soft Glas & Kleber Jones and the organic version of “Nature” with vocals by Jahkoy, Mecca Kalani & Willow Smith (produced by The Johnny Frost Band).
Keep your ear out for this talented group of young music makers, they will grow and surprise you in the future!
Wayne Snow is a Nigerian born vocalist and songwriter who has returned with his sophomore “Rosie” EP on Tartelet Records. It comes as no surprise that one of our most beloved German producers, Max Graef is responsible for some of the tightest productions on Rosie.
Almost a year after having released his debut “Red Runner” EP, the falsetto fanatic returns to the Danish Tartelet imprint with a worthy follow-up. Wayne made his debut on Max Graef’s solo album and recently he was featured on Darius’ “Helios” EP. The title track Rosie is rough, rugged and raw yet soulful and warm at the same time. Another favorite is the track “Drunk” which was inspired by drunk-dialing and late night hook ups. Due to the label requesting us to take down the stream of Drunk, we now only stream the title track for your listening pleasure. We urge you to head over to the Oye Records shop and pick up the vinyl or visit iTunes to download some digital.
FilosofischeStilte aka Luuk Graham was given the nickname of the Philosopher by his mom and dad. Also being the quiet type, it didn’t take him long to find the perfect artist name. Seems like Luuk used to ask a lot of questions as a kid, so we thought we’d ask some of our own.
The 21-year-old producer, from the city behind the Dunes, returns with “Munch Palace“ Vol. 2. This second installment contains six hard hitting electronic tracks that can be quite extreme for some. The perfect balance between vibes and thumbs can be found on Sam A La Bamalot‘s remix of “Lost“. During the first minute you seem to gently ease into this soulful version, but it isn’t long until that haunting bass line catches up and smashes your eardrums to bits.
We’re pleased to exclusively premiere this track via Soundcloud and watch out for the new EP to come out this Monday. Shouts to Lowriders Recordings, who will be releasing this digitally and on vinyl as well.
[photo credit: Krijn van Noordwijk]
One of our favorite bands from Los Angeles, California is back with another hot one titled “Special Affair“! Consisting of Syd The Kyd, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige, Christopher Allan Smith, Jameel Bruner, and Steve Lacy, The Internet seems to be back in full effect.
They might be one of the most promising bands in the Future Soul genre and it’s clear we need more Syd in our lives and not merely during a special affair. With lyrics like ‘I can read your mind even from behind’ she lets it be known she’s got some serious playette moves.
We think it’s about time for a full-length album, so lets hope Odd Future Records has one slated for later this year. Fingers crossed, but till then bounce to this!
The Tender Games project from the Parisian producer consists of six tracks and shows his long lasting love for Chill wave, R&B and House music. Both songs with San Jose’s vocalist J-Rican are smooth as butta, but our song of choice has to be “Falling” featuring Tom Bailey. Clearly the a-side is made Tender Games in the bedroom (love making), while the b-side focuses more on getting that ass on the dance floor.
Tender Games will make a perfect soundtrack to your summer out as of today via Roche Musique. Visit the iTunes shop, spend a few bucks and thanks us later!
Welcome to Moovmnt Radio show #5 everyone! Again we had lots of fun recording this show at Studio 80 Radio in Amsterdam. We started the show off with some vinyl records and eased into some Future R&B and Beats as the show progressed. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone, so we’re pretty sure you will all love two hours of the best in contemporary soulfelt music.
We hope you’ll have as much fun listening to this as we had recording it. See you guys June 27th between 5 and 7pm (GMT+1) and every bit of support is highly appreciated.
Young Abraham Blue from Antwerp, has been on our radar for quite some time and it is no secret we are supporters of this young Belgian vocalist.
Together with British producer PYRMDPLAZA out of the Soulection camp, soon to be label-mate Ibrahim jumped into the Red Bull Studios London. The two chilled out, got into the right mindset and ended up creating the stunning track titled “Whatever You Want“. All that missing is a free download, but for now you’ll have to do with a Soundcloud stream I’m afraid.
Believe it or not Gravez actually has been kind enough to do the artwork for PYRMDPLAZA’s previous releases, including this one.
With mesmerizing songs such as “Mirror” and “Hypno” Kirkis has managed to win over our hearts and ears. The Australian bassist, slash producer, slash writer, slash painter Matthew Kirkis delivers four tracks that drop like electronic acid. The most amazing track for us is the super soulful, yet spaced out “Helium”. Such uncanny vibes! Both “Kirkis Runs The Woods” and “Vovo” mind-boggling too, but make sure you get into your spaceship before putting these two on.
The digital version of the EP is now available on iTunes or you could always visit the Eglo Records Bandcamp page too.
Ladies and gentleman, good news for all the lovers of true Jazz music. Kamasi Washington has his debut album (released on a label), titled “The Epic”, which contains enough material to split up into three albums. The shortest song on this album is six and a half minutes long and if you add all seventeen songs up, you have a whopping three and a half hours worth of Jazz goodness.
One of our favorite tracks is “Re Run”, but if you’re into contemporary Jazz music you will find many gems on here. The Epic is available worldwide via Brainfeeder and will be pressed on vinyl too I believe. For now you will have to do with a link to iTunes I’m afraid.