Lord Echo is an eccentric and reclusive musician/producer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He played in The Recloose Band and after his debut solo album “Melodies” he has returned with his latest project entitled “Curiosities”. His music is a blend of Funk, Disco‐primed Reggae, futuristic Soul and timeless African rhythms.
The past months we’ve been hearing some incredible new joints from Marco Polo featuring golden era favorites such as Organized Konfusion, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C. and Mc Eiht. We thought we’d wait till “Port Authority 2: The Directors Cut” was out and that day is here. A lot of banging beats featuring a cast of incredible lyricists is the result. For the lovers of that original boom bap hip hop…this is for you!
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Benedek is a musician/producer who’s been representin’ the funk for a minute. You might remember “That’s My Jam!” featuring Dam-Funk from a few years back. If this is not the case we suggest you get acquainted! His latest “Untitled” project is out on PPU Records and available as an extremely limited test pressing.
Homeslice IAMNOBODI decided to hand out some of the tastiness, cuz he’s “A Sucker For Love”. This joint didn’t make the previous “Elevated” album, but is now available as a free download for everyone. More b-sides will follow so keep an ear out for those. Oh and for the fans in Amsterdam…this Thursday you can catch Mr. Nobodi at Wavefiles x Weboogie at Club Up!
Early 2012 the Robert Glasper Experiment unleashed “Black Radio” in to the world. It became highly celebrated and for this reason we at Moovmnt had high expectations of it’s successor. Though “Black Radio” 2 offers a solid seventeen songs with an impressive list of featuring artists such as Snoop Dogg, Common, Jill Scott, Brandy, Dwele, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Macy Gray and Marsha Ambrosius. In our opinion it lacks the freshness and originality of the first volume. Still we believe a lot of you will love this album and for this reason we suggest you listen to it from beginning to end, purchase it if you desire and enjoy it to the fullest if you can.
This weekend team Moovmnt was out and about enjoying the sound of Andreya Triana, Moodymann and Omar at Birdfest in Rotterdam. Quit the surprise when this morning we come across a brand new remix by our buddy Opolopo from Stockholm. The song “Treat You” featuring Caron Wheeler gets a super stylish soulful club rework. Both the 12″ vinyl and digital files can be purchased at Kudos.
A good colloboration is like gold. Hard to find and of great value. Grooveman Spot and Sauce81, both hailing from Japan, decided to team up and release a double-sided 7″ under the name 77 Karat Gold on Jazzy Sport. The title track “Love” is a beautiful, mellow Soul song slighty reminiscent of some old unreleased Dwele material from 2001. Let us remind you we l o v e that ish! Already available in Japan and in stores worldwide on November 15th. Juno and Rush Hour might be your best bet in Europe.