Monkey_sequence.19 from Sendai Japan is one of those producers we don’t hear that much about here in Europe unless you hang out at the record shop all day long. Hopefully this is going to change with his latest 12″ single “Pretend” featuring Mar on the vocals. The original version is kinda on the smooth tip, but wait till you get to the two remixes on here! First we have Kan Sano coming with a beautiful feel good remix that sounds magical at times. As if that wasn’t enough we also have Julien Dyne droppin’ a heavy synth-filled remix that will knock your socks right off. You might have heard me play this in last January’s “Glimmering Fractions” mix, but it’s out officially via Wonderful Noise. Be on the look out for that at your local record shop or go ahead and order it at Rush Hour!
Monkey_sequence.19 – Pretend Ft. Mar (Kan Sano Remix)[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Monkey_sequence19-Pretend-Ft-Mar-Kan-Sano-Remix-MOOVMNT.mp3]
Saw this earlier today, but when Chris from Tensei reminded us about the free Plug Research compilation I listened to all the songs more carefully. Pretty cool freebie in celebration of their 15 year anniversary with music from our buddy Anthony Valadez with Miles Bonny, Hawthorne Headhunters, Sonnymoon, Tensei and Sene. For a free download of this 12-track compilation, just head on over to the Plug Research site
Sene. – Cult Classic[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Sene.-Cult-Classic-MOOVMNT.mp3]
Tensei – Passport[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Tensei-Passport-MOOVMNT.mp3]
I know some of you’ve been missing our Slept on Sundays a lot. In the future we’ll be trying our best to maintain the focus on providing you with a weekly dose of ‘throwback’ music. Since Moovmnt is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary in December, we must admit to have slept on some tunes over the years . Also some music we couldn’t post about simply because the blog did not exist yet. An example of some incredible music, we weren’t able to post about is Shuya Okino‘s “United Legends” album, which came out in 2006. There are a couple of dope songs on this release, but one of our favs is “What Would I Do Without You?” (produced by Mark de Clive-Lowe) featuring Vikter Duplaix.
Shuya Okino & Mark de Clive-Lowe – What Would I Do Without You? Ft. Vikter Duplaix[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Shuya-Okino-Mark-de-Clive-Lowe-What-Would-I-Do-Without-You-Ft.-Vikter-Duplaix-MOOVMNT.mp3]
For those that bought Robert Glasper‘s “Black Radio” on CD, already knew about that other dope bonus track entitled “Fever” featuring Hindi Zahra. To be honest, we never bought the CD. I got myself a vinyl copy, so I almost missed out on that one. This also needs to be heard, it’s simply too good to just be on somebody’s CD. Of course we urge you to buy the CD, vinyl and hell even the digital version. Buy everything from Glasper is our opinion!
Finally here is Chris Turner‘s first official release “Monk Tape”. If you check out MOOVMNT often enough you should already know Chris Turner from his first release “Liquid Love”, which is still available on . The real Jazz heads might also know he is the lead singer in Jamire Williams supergroup ERIMAJ, and Chris is also part of a soulquarian-esque collective called The Romantic Movement, along with Jesse Boykins III, Melo-X, Mara Hruby and others. Now please spend a few $$ so Chris can use the proceeds to mix and master his upcoming album LOVEchild..
Chris Turner – Aint Misbehavin (For You)[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Chris-Turner-Monk-Tape-04-aint-misbehavin-for-you.mp3]
Chris Turner – Liquid Love (Official)[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Chris_Turner_-_Liquid_Love_Official.mp3]
Here is one of just four vocal joints of Roddy Rod‘s new “Oakwood Grain II” album out on Nature Sounds. Make sure you grab “Truly 1Derful” featuring Cynthia Hawkes…why cuz it’s a free download on the Nature Sounds Bandcamp of course! If you want to cop the whole album, just visit for a purchase.
Here we have a taste of Kan Sano‘s upcoming “Bha” EP, which will be released April 4th on Spirit Notes. Probably a digital only release, so keep that in mind. Love the intricate play on Japan’s top notch pianists’ new song “Vayu”, but I guess there’s not a lot to hate about this one.
Kan Sano – Vayu[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Kan-Sano-Vayu-MOOVMNT.mp3]
Toronto’s baddest soul sensation, Slakah The Beatchild, just blessed the world wide web with a brand new leak of his upcoming “Soul Movement” Vol. 2 album. Incredible news seeing the first volume has been on heavy rotation for years now. Still too many cats be sleepin’ on Slakah…wake up!! If you hurry, you can still grab a free download seeing there are 100 free ones being given away on his Soundcloud page.
Slakah The Beatchild – Wanna Do[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Slakah-The-Beatchild-Wanna-Do-112-MOOVMNT.mp3]
Multi-talented singer/songerwriter/actress Sy Smith is back with her fourth album called “Fast And Curious” released on her own label Psyko Records. The album was entirely produced and co-written by Mark de Clive-Lowe. This right here is a nice fusion of soulful house, broken beat and downtempo electronic soul. Fellow soul singer, Rahsaan Patterson, joins Sy on her interpretation of Billy Ocean’s boogie banger “Nights” (Feel Like Getting Down), but one of our favorites is “Teena”. One of those albums you have to give a listen and buy on Bandcamp if you decide it’s worth it.
Sy Smith – Teena [112kbps][audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Sy-Smith-Teena-112-MOOVMNT.mp3]