Yung player Frank de Bruin aka Singularis from Gorinchem has been on my radar for a while and when he told he was approached by Soulection to do a white label release, I was very excited for him.
Now I thought it would come out early 2015, but to my surprise it dropped this weekend. And this “Soulection White Label 012” ladies and gentlemen is another fine release, we Dutchies can be proud of. Guess I can let the cat out of the bag now. In 2015 we will be doing a monthly Dutch producer series in which we shine the light on ultra talented, underrated and up-and-coming local producers. Y0ung Singularis is one of the first in this series, so get ready to get to know him and a gang of others a bit better next year.
In the meanwhile get crunk to this free downloadable EP and DJ’s sure to play out “Head Up” in the club.
If you didn’t know any better, one would almost think it’s B. Bravo week here. What a bunch of flavorful tracks have been flowing our way. We love it!
His brand new freebie “Soprano“ has nothing to do with mobsters or gangsters though. This one is for his pops who got Adam into music way back when. I’m proud to say I met pops (and the rest of the fam) back in 2010 and what a nice guy he is. He wanted to show off some martial arts skills and I’m sure he would’ve thrown me to the floor if I would’ve let him.
Not many of you know that B. Bravo also plays a little saxophone, but in combination with the DX7 and those 808’s it sounds so jazzy and laid back. Get ya sexy on to this one fellas and snatch a free download right here.
Very very very happy to hear so many Funk bangers coming out of camp Salva this week. His collaboration “I Could Be” with B. Bravo and Rojai was straight crackin’, but man it just keeps getting better and better!
His “Peacemaker” mixtape released earlier this week and features Young Thug, Schoolboy Q, ASAP Ferg, Kurupt, E-40, Freddie Gibbs and more big names. It’s available for free download as of now, so grab that asap. First track on there is another slap of Funk in your face. Salva is “Freaking U” together with Starship Connection (B. Bravo & Teeko) and it’s so damn sexy. Good to hear so much California G-Funk from my mens.
Follow Salva on Soundcloud in case you weren’t doing so yet.
He has collaborated with J Rawls, Young RJ (Slum Village), Rapper Big Pooh and produces for The Action Figures. Mozaic drops his “I-95” album on the world which dives into his journey of 2014. From heartbreak, to finding new love, to failures and accomplishments. He combined those experiences and created a soundtrack real people relate to.
JTRP consists of two guys, Jorge Takei & Phillip ‘Robophil’ Morris, from Cologne Germany who have been making music as a duo for a while now.
They started out making a few bass heavy releases on T. William’s Deep Teknologi imprint. Followed by several sidekicks in Belgium, UK and finally landing closer to home on Beef from Prague. JTRP’s debut 4-track EP entitled ‘You And Me‘ on Beef is mix between techno and acid house. But when you have Glenn Astro on the remix…man it just adds a so much additional flavor! Anything this producer from Tartelet/Box aus Holz touches turns to liquid crack.
Shout out to Michal from Beef for letting us premiere Glenn Astro’s remix of “You And Me”. You need to get the 12-inch vinyl that will be available November 10th.
The homie Paulie Salva from San Francisco, moved to Los Angeles a few years ago and he has blown out of proportion ever since.
Salva is about to release “Peacemaker”, a 13-track mixtape that features big names like Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, Schoolboy Q, Freddie Gibbs, Problem and more. Instead of electronic music, like we heard on his debut “Complex Housing” album, the focus at the moment is on Hip Hop music. For his new track “I Could Be” Salva called in the help out Bay brothers B. Bravo and Rojai. Both are my dudes and I’m so happy they can share Paul’s succes. Jairo’s raspy voice sounds superb on this cut and sexes it right up! Adam’s funk-influences make this a perfect late night lounge and Rome Fortune is on point with the rhymes.
Looking forward to more of this California sexy oh and thanks to Mixmag for premiering this one!
Lately I have been searching for new talent a little closer to home. Right before the weekend I came across 18 year old Jengi Beats (Jan Berendsen) from the Dutch city of Den Bosch.
He has been crafting beats since high school and went to the Dutch Pop Academy (NLPA) in Utrecht. He is currently building on his own Koninkrijk Van Muziek label, which roughly translates into kingdom of music. Jengi has won several remix contests and thanks to various radio shows, that picked up his music, he is gaining international recognition. Our favorite track is “Carrot Juice“, but also check out his latest music. Some nice freebies available for free download!
We are working on a fresh new project where we put a spotlight on talented Dutch producers. More info on this soon, but rest assured that young Jengi Beats will be a part of this.
Erik Tagg’s obscure album “Rendez Vous” is one of those albums you don’t come across much. I guess at times I’m a lucky bastard, for I have found two copies of this wonderful LP. And get this at the same record shop.
One of my favorite record stores is located just a few blocks from where I grew up and I remember visiting it first at the age of fifteen. As a youngster my knowledge of records was not what it is now…almost two decades later. The small shop is ran by a guy called Erik (is this a coincidence or what?), who has been the nicest guy for almost twenty years.
The shops basement once housed over twenty-thousand records, but throughout the years numbers have decreased. A few years back Erik was cleaning up the basement and I helped him alphabetize a couple of thousand records. Of course I came up with more one great finds, most memorable being a copuple Erik Tagg or Eric Tagg albums.
Erik Tagg was born in Illinois and began his musical career in the Netherlands as band member of Beehive (1973-1974) and Rainbow Train (1975-1979). During the 1980’s he worked with Lee Ritenour. His Rendez Vous album on Poker is not only a rare find. It contains “Got To Be Lovin’ You”, which is one of my favorite AOR songs. His blue eyed soul was recognized worldwide and in 2001 Zafsmusic and Mark Goodvibes Taylor licensed the previously unreleased track “Living Off The Love” for the compilation album Americana: Rock Your Soul – Blue Eyed Soul And Sounds From The Land Of The Free.
Sorry it took me almost two years to do a follow up Random Record Rants post. I realize this is a great way for some of you to get to know me a little better and I truly hope you will dig the records I’m sharing here.
Little miss SIAM from Ghent, Belgium heard our souls shout. It kept begging for more new music and our prayers have been finally answered.
SIAM, who goes by the name Isolde in every day life, is one of the most promising vocal artists out of Belgium to blessed our ears this year. She studies Jazz at the conservatory of Tilburg and amazed us with her debut solo release “Same Thing“. SIAM’s brand new sophomore single entitled “Paradise” was also produced by Faisal and has an electronic feel to it. Gotta mention Meindert Peirens for supplying the artwork and Emilio who was responsible for mixing and mastering.
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Well Matt Martians is the genius behind their music and together with Bobby Earth on vocals, Jameel Bruner on keys and Steve Lacy on bass he dropped the outstanding track “I Kno U Kno“. Enjoy an amazing display of Future Soul music that will probably never see a release. Sadly the song is also kind of short with just under two minutes worth of deliciousness. Just put it on repeat, that’s what we did.