When the entire country you live in is experiencing a heat wave, the first thing you do is hit the beach hard of course. In between I thought I’d do a quick post about Quadron‘s latest “Avalanche” album. Enjoy and live the good life..
Bobby V was born Bobby Wilson in Mississippi, but grew up in Atlanta. The smooth R&B crooner (formerly known as Bobby Valentino) hooked up with the Organized Noize Productions team at the age of 16 and later on recorded with the likes of Timbaland and Raphael Saadiq. Bobby went on to become a billboard artist, releasing albums on different major record labels. His latest slick jawn is entitled “Back To Love” and is a summer smash that deserves a listen (or two). Available for purchase on iTunes by the way.
Now I’ve known Jameszoo for a while and am glad to write a little something about his “Jheronimus” EP out on Rwina Records. His inspiration for Jheronimus comes from the work of Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch (born Jheronimus), who was known for his fantastical paintings. A perfect fit, since Jameszoo’s music is equally fantastical and very much out there. I’m glad he gave this one some soulful twists. Take a listen to my favorite pick “Poek” and pick up the 10″ vinyl if you like what you hear!
By now you must know we have nothing but love for fLako’s alter ego Dirg Gerner. With each release he seems to get better and better and on his newest “Dirg Gerner” EP, he exhibits his wonderfully warm vocal talents once more. This release is out on 12″ vinyl via Eglo Records and is delicious from beginning to end. My copy is already waiting for at Rush Hour, but I suggest you be quick about getting yours too!
This time around we have producer duo Nangdo & Koen from Groningen, the high north of the Dutch low lands. You must have heard their music on the site in the past. If you haven’t, I suggest you get hip to it. Many thanks for supplying us with another free downloadable Moovmnt guest mix and shout out to Duktus as well.
After a seven year hiatus, Omar is back with “The Man”. A very solid Soul album if you ask us with quite the collection of gems on it. Of course you already heard a Shafiq Husayn remix and a brand new version of “There’s Nothing Like This” with Pino Palladino on bass. We picked “Fuck War, Make Love” to get you in the mood for this funky piece of art, out now on Freestyle Records. Make sure to purchase your copy if you dig!
It’s not often that we are super excited about artists, but it happens now and again. The super trio King was one of the last bands that really caught our attention. Get ready to fall in love with another trio (Max, Andris, and Amber) that goes by the name of Moonchild. They all met at USC where they studied jazz performance. After touring together as a horn section in 2011, they began co-writing and recording their first album “Be Free”, which they released this April. We almost missed out on this amazing band, but luckily the homey Blue tipped us. Earlier this month DJ Jazzy Jeff and James Poyser remixed the title track, which is available as a ‘name your price’ download. Very happy there’s still some musical gems out there to be found!