Hong Kong’s J-Hoon released “Favorite Line” off his debut solo album “Noodles” and asked us if we would like to premiere Opolopo‘s remix. Of course we said yes. This free download is being released independently in Manila & Hong Kong and features Phatkhat (no not the one from Detroit). Favorite Line displays the sentiment of reminiscing the ‘good old days’ and accepting that nothing lasts forever. Stemmed from a jam session in Manila during an Opolopo gig, “Favorite Line” remix was orchestrated by Opolopo, taking the sentiments and emotions of the song to a whole new level.
The weekend is here and thanks to DJ Azer from Belgium, we bring you part 5 of our Moovmnt Guest Mix series. Azer collected a gang of favorite songs that he’s had on heavy rotation on his weekly show available on Mixcloud. I bet you guys are going to dig this one a lot! Again we thank Duktus for coming through with the artwork.
WOW…this is some super sexy soulful stuff. My ears have definitely been waiting for this! Many thanks to Front2blaq for linking through this one. Shigeto was apparently working on an album last year, when his laptop got stolen. He lost most of it, but still had “What U Really Needed” featuring his good friends Brandon Mitchell (Kadence) and Carlos Garcia (L05) on vocals. Very nice gesture to give this one away to the fans. I know I really appreciate this.
Bulgarian Soul singer Ruth Koleva has been working on her new album with Dutch producer/keyboardist Seravince. The first single of their project is entitled “Better” and has Richard Spaven on drums and the warm vocals of Sharlene Hector on backing. Gary Nurse from the UK produced the video, so we suggest you get to know Ruth a bit better. Her single is available worldwide on iTunes, so make your move.
Zo!‘s sophomore album entitled, “ManMade”, is finally here. As a part of the Foreign Exchange music family, he works closely together with Phonte, Sy Smith and Choklate on this release. Other featuring artists are Anthony David, Eric Roberson, 1-O.A.K, and miss Carlitta Durand. The album may sound a bit tradional at times, but all in all I think the title song and “We Are On The Move” make it well worth your while. Be sure to pick this up at the FE shop…if you decide to cop.
A few days ago Tall Black Guy‘s “8 Miles To Moenart” was released into the world. Terrel has been on our radar for quite some time, but I have to admit his latest album got lost in our mailbox. His inspiration for this project was (his hometown) Detroit with it’s rich musical heritage. Luckily I did manage to find it in our messy inbox and I’m glad I did. Like the song with Diggs Duke, but my fave has to be that “Funeral Biz”/”Weclome To Detroit” jawn! Available on limited edition vinyl, CD and in digital format at the First Word shop.
It is our pleasure to introduce Poland’s Hip Hop duo, DJ Czarny & Tas, who asked us to premiere “Dreaming At The Surface” featuring soul singer AB on vocals and Marek Pędziwiatr (Night Marks Electric Trio) on piano and flute. Check out a Moovmnt exclusive stream on our Soundcloud page and be on the look out for their upcoming album due June 7th!
It’s been quite some time since I listened to Benji B’s ‘Deviation’ show, but very recently I heard some new material from fLako aka Dirg Gerner that I wanted to share. Don’t mind the fact that it’s a short low bitrate snippet ripped from the radio, because “Vicious Cycle” is something people should go apeshit about. Another song produced by fLako, of Fatima’s upcoming album entitled “Family”, was played by Benji on the same show. So be on the look out for some new tasty stuff coming out on Eglo Records later this summer!