Frisco Funkster Teeko recently created the track “Love Like This” together with Sonya Distel and fellow Mugpush member Devaun Bantu. Devaun is a student at Ex’pression College, which has several campuses throughout the Bay Area. It’s primarily an audio/recording college and this year they launched their new audio/video series ‘Artist In Residence’.
This particular song came from a live Mugpush jam session recording. The improvised vocal track passed to Teeko as he expressed that he had an idea for it. He then imported the vocals to his turntable, where he started to chop up all the vocal parts he liked from various sections of the jam. He then placed them and soon the song began to arrange itself. They later brought in the lush vocals of Sonya Distel to complement the sound and provide beautiful female representation.
The last step was to bring the track to Ex’pression College to utilize their facility and come together with the students to share the experience enjoyed by all. Watch the video below to get an idea of what went down.
Teeko is sharing Love Like This as a free download (and many other songs) at the newly launched Explore.fm. Appearing as the first free music ecosystem for verified artists. The music platform launched today and promises a pure online music experience, where everyone can listen to and download music for free.
In return listeners can show love and donate either to their favorite artist directly or subscribe. In the latter case you can choose how many artists your donation should be divided with. The top artists you listen to most will now get your support in the form of a contribution. The idea is to create a great community of like-mined creators, but we suggest you go grab yourselves a bunch of fresh new music and find out what Explore.fm is all about.
The time has come for Dornik, who happens to be Jessie Ware’s former drummer, to present his debut self-titled album to the entire world.
British music has never sounded as good as in these past few years and together with Australia/New Zealand this is the new music hotbed. Let’s get one thing straight by the way. Dornik is not a Michael Jackson wannabe! Yes, he is clearly inspired by MJ’s greatness, but which self respecting Soul & Funk lover isn’t?
The Croydon-born singer/songwriter/producer needed a little nudge from miss Ware, but when push came to shove it didn’t take very long for PMR Records to sign Dornik. Congratulations are in order. For today sees the official release of “Dornik“, the album you all have been secretly waiting for even if you didn’t know it. Check the man out on Soundcloud or visit his site to pick up a signed CD or 12″ vinyl album.
Once again it’s time to spoil you all with the outcome of our monthly Werk Space project recorded at the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam.
25-year-old Giorgio Oehlers knew exactly what he wanted to work on and record and brought Bennie Semil (drums) and Ben Stendam (bass) to work on an amazing song titled “Sunshine & Margaritas”. The vibe was wonderful and I’m proud of Giorgio! Together with Moods he has been representing both the Darker Than Wax family and the city of Rotterdam.
The song reminds me of Robert Glasper, Hiatus Kaiyote and so much more. It’s unlike anything I’ve heard made thus far during this monthly Dutch producer series. You only need one hit of this to get fully lit! As always we pamper you with a free download, so look for the ‘FREE DOWNLOAD’ button next to share button.
To my great pleasure I found an email in my inbox a few hours ago that made me curious at first and delighted a little later. Freddie Joachim decided to drop a seven track freebie EP entitled “Charcoal” via his own label Mellow Orange today (insert fist pump).
It is no secret that we have been a fan of this Californian producer for the longest. I personally got into him because of incredible cuts like “Sexual Chocolate” of Freddie Joachim’s “Tiger” EP from 2008. In the past years Freddie released “Midway“, followed by “Fiberglass Kisses“. A a free download like this is always hits the spot though!
Last Thursday we recorded Moovmnt Radio show #7 at Studio 80 Radio in Amsterdam. Had to fly solo on this one, so you’ll get almost two hours of me talking to myself.
We experienced a few minor technical difficulties, so the show is a little under two hours. I had a few Roy Ayers jams lined up, but had to leave some out. Hours before the show we visited an inspiring lecture with the vibe legend, made possible by the Red Bull Music Academy.
Catch our show every last Saturday of the month know that any type of support is highly appreciated. Enjoy!
Straight out of Tel Aviv, behold BEMET. The Israeli group used to consist of Hod Moshonov (keyboard, keytar, loops and vox) and Amir Bresler, but Amir left the group before the new album was recorded. Rejoicer (The Dove) and Free The Robots were just a few who accompanied Hod on his musical journey.
BEMET combines electronic music influenced by Afro, Rock, Space Jazz and Psychedelia with acoustic elements to create improvised music in real time. If you dig rhythms, melodies and harmonies with a slight sense of humor, you will love BEMET. Their first EP was released last year and in June 2015 the group released a new album titled “The Chase After Tomorrow“, which is mostly about love and embracing.
This came out via Time Grove Selections and is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
One of our favorite Canadian production duos, Potatohead People, have returned with a follow-up of their “Big Luxury” album. This features instrumentals, remixes and one new, unheard bonus cut that didn’t make the album.
Thanks to our friends at Bastard Jazz we gladly premiere this previously unreleased track “All The Way“. So much to say about this beautiful boom bap Hip-Hop banger, but the simplicity makes it really stand out. Love the combination of the silky rhodes, sexy female vocals from their friend Vanessa and random rhymes by Potatohead People themselves in the background. Oh and happy birthday Nate. Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday!
Pick up “Big Luxury: Instrumentals, Remixes & B-sides” containing a bunch of instrumental versions, “All The Way” and two remixes from Exmag and Noo-Bap.
As we all know, sometimes things don’t pan out the way we plan them. So half a decade later we find ourselves enjoying five previously unreleased tracks from Devonwho and Shigeto. They were sitting on them for such a long time that they decided to bundle them all on the “2010” EP, which is available for free download on Shigeto’s Soundcloud page.
For the longest, a handful of music enthousiasts have been anxiously waiting for Par-Le to release their debut EP. The duo out of London seems to have been in hiding for the past few years. Without warning and totally unexpected (to us at least) Alex Bonfanti (bass) and Miles James (guitar) released their “The Light Years” EP.
We could go on about how eighties Funk Par-Le is and how Par-Le is bringing the boogie back, but we’d rather have you listen to their music for yourself. Quite frankly the single “Exclusive” featuring Nadine Charles is pretty good, but it seems to have been released on…wait Movement Records?! Dunno about this sh*t though (insert emoji with raised eye brow).
Rotterdam’s finest, Giorgio Oehlers, came down to the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam to join us for our monthly ‘Werk Space’ project. Like Stevie it got hotter than July up in there.
The 25-year-old producer represents the Darker Than Wax crew and decided to invite two musicians and get busy on a yet to be titled track. Giorgio whipped out the stage piano, while Bennie Semil took place behind the drums. Multi-talented musician Ben Stendam was slappin’ some mean bass, but assured us the misses slaps a lot harder.
Look for the full song to come out next week and we hope to introduce you all to a vartiety of Dutch talented producers. Shouts to Joao MB Costa (shot & cut) and Lexflex81 (logo design). Could not have done this with out you guys!