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1. “Amerykahn Promise”
2. “The Healer / Hip-Hop”
3. “Me”
4. “My People”
5. “Soldier”
6. “The Cell”
7. “Twinkle”
8. “Master Teacher”
9. “That Hump”
10. “Telephone”
11. “Honey” (Bonus)

Appletree is doing things bigger and bigger each time. The releaseparty tonight and tomorrow there is the first of Appletree Nights. A fresh new serious party, that´s going to be held every last Friday of the month in the Bitterzoet, Amsterdam.
First edition with DJs SP, de Reiger and Sotu the Traveller.
Warm and soulfull music which Appletree and are used to bringing you, so be sure to go check it out!




And in the spirit of i just giving ya’ll a taste of some great live performances, now let’s do it for real. For all of our dutch readers, especially those living in Rotterdam, be sure to go check out Appletree Records’ own Ntjamrosie in Dizzy Jazz Cafe tonight!Ntjamrosie´s celebrates the release of her long awaited debut album ´Atouba´.For those of you who don’t know her yet, shame on you, take a look at her page and check out the audio/video section to get an idea of what she does. Nice warm Fender Rhodes mixed with some electro sounds, which is guaranteed for a great live performance.See y’all tonight!-Snatch-


We of Moovmnt are big fans of live performances and tend to go to as many as our budget and schedule allows. But still there are some big concerts that we sadly have had to miss, mainly because of our ages.

Kay of the Foundation , who’s cd with Nicolay will drop any time soon, has put together a fantastic Podcast for for all of us who haven’t had the opportunity to be at these concerts. It exists of live version of lots of my favourite soul tracks and probably of yours to. I’ve gotten goosebumps a few times just listening to this podcast, these live performances are not just some fools shouting on a mic but putting down a everlasting performance with sweet voices (no homo).

Be sure to peep the moment Marvin sings his first word on “Distant Lover”, the guitar solo on “Summer Breeze” from the Isley Brothers and Jill Scott doing a piece of “ATCQ’s – Find My Way”.
Thanks a lot Kay for making my day.

Download Here!


“Live” hosted & compiled by Kay of The Foundation & DJ Cipher

“Intro Theme” Live (Kay Commentary) Marvin Gaye
“Lady” Live D’Angelo
“Queen of Sanity” Live
“Hey Joe” Live Jimmy Hendrix
“You’ve Got A Friend” Live Donny Hathaway
“Intro Theme” Live (Kay Commentary) Marvin Gaye
“Summer Breeze” Live Isley Brothers
“Distant Lover” Live Marvin Gaye
“Devotion” Live Earth Wind & Fire
“Slowly Surely” Live Jill Scott
“Back In The Day” Live Erykah Badu
“Intro Theme” Live (Kay Commentary) Marvin Gaye
“Corner of the Earth” Live Jamiroquai


Just wanted to keep you updated on the latest fashion from Detroit.. starring Waajeed.

Take a look at this pic and remember Ta’raach saying: ”Yo Waajeed, I bet you these peeps think yo chain ain’t thick hahaha.”

Peace out and remember ”bootleggers eat a dick!”


Looks like Andwele Gardner also known as Dwele will be visiting our country ”once again” for a concert on March 31 in Paradiso. The question is: will he really be coming? Seeming that his last two attempts didn’t work out (he forgot his passport..).

Dwele is known for his smooth soulful tracks and voice to really set the mood. His 2 official albums Some Kinda and Subject were well received back in 2003 and 2005. He’s done a few featurings in the meanwhile with Slum, Kanye and Common but we’re still eager to hear some new solo stuff. Will 2008 be his year? Who knows.. let’s hope he’ll bring some new songs to the Grammy’s!

More updates on Dwele coming soon.


Brand New Jay Electronica poetry. No more information about Jay Electronica. Cause you really don’t want to know if he’s got a relationship with Erykah Badu. Check Departure/Are you watching closely, and if you need more of this look for Eternal Sunshine. More Jay Electronica coming soon on Moovmnt.

Jay Electronica – Departure/ Are you watching closely


Dâm-funk (pronounced: Dame-Funk), a true ‘Modern-Funksta’, was born in Culver City, CA, raised in Pasadena, CA. and is now based in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles, CA. dâm-funk grew up listening to many styles of music: Funk, Soul, Disco, New-Wave and even Metal. Drums was his first instrument playing along to records lick for lick from the likes of The Ohio Players and Rose Royce, to KISS and Rush in his bedroom from around the young age of 6 until his early high school years.

You may know dãm-funk from his remix of Baron Zen’s “Burn Rubber” & his debut solo joint “Sidewayz” both out now on Stones Throw yet, he also throw’s one of the freshest Monday nite parties in L.A. called Funkmosphere which focues on rare joints via ‘original wax’ from the early 80’s based Boogie/Funk, Modern-Soul, & ‘current’ Modern-Funk sub genres respectfully. An L.A. native, raised in Pasadena, CA & now based in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles, dãm is now currently recording his debut ‘EP’ for Stones Throw Records with full support from label president & friend Peanut Butter Wolf which promises to be the ‘Modern-Funk’ project everyones been waiting for to emerge from the left coast. “dãm-funk is a man that’s almost single-handedly brought the ‘Boogie’ scene to life here in LA.” – Ty G ~

Dâm-funk is also on this months Stonesthrow podcast.

Dâm-Funk – Sidewayz

Dâm-Funk – The sky is ours



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With a catalog that dates back to 2001, Zo! has generated creative interest by completing eight different projects between 2001 to March of 2006. During that period of time, he worked with artists such as Prophetix, Athletic Mic League, Asheru, Phonte of Little Brother, and Slum Village. He also teamed with producer Waajeed of the Platinum Pied Pipers to play keys on both PPP’s lead 12″ single “Stay With Me” (featuring vocalist Tiombe Lockhart) and “No Worries” (featuring Steve Spacek) from the 2004 album, Triple P. In 2005, Zo! released a remix album (Re:Definition). In 2006, he followed with a vinyl-only album entitled …just visiting. The latter contains six classic recreations and a guest appearance from Phonte of Little Brother.Freelance is a well-crafted spectrum of music that places a heavy emphasis where it should be…on the music. The album showcases Zo! playing every instrument on each of its 15 tracks.

Freelance opens with an up-tempo, ‘ode to the supporters’ entitled “Yooou” which features the sultry vocals of Virginia-based vocalist Tiffany Paige. The energy remains a constant through the molasses-thick groove of “Welcome Home”, the funk riffs of “Overnight Experience” and the 10-minute percussion-heavy movement session of “SwingTime”. From the spacey synth-driven sounds of “I-94 East” to the high adrenaline, broken-beat energy brought by the album’s closer, “Inertia”, the album shows incredible range. Zo! has a hunger to create consistently great music and Freelance makes that evident. This array of sound will attract a variety of soul, R&B, hip-hop and jazz fans alike. This quality-driven and cohesive project is certain to peak the interest of listeners while proving itself solid enough to pass the musical test of time.
“Timeless music that massages your soul”
Zo! – Before Day
Zo! – Time Table


Raach City Riot 10″-4
Pooh-Bah records has just released a brand new 10″ from Detroit’s own Ta’Raach called, “Raach City Riot”-all grimey Detroit Hip Hop instrumentals at it’s finest. The record, which seems to be of another limited Pooh-Bah release, also features a lot of movie dialogue to keep the mood and the theme behind Raach’s music flowing. Following up his Lacks project with singles with acts like J Dilla, Platinum Pied Pipers, Exile and Giant Panda Raach has come back around to his roots with this 10” release. “Raach City Riot” is a Rapsploitation concept album about bar-b-que, triumph and infiltration. This EP captures the essence of a people living in a bleak society and how they face down a bloated regime and its’ jive idealisms.

Ta’Raach & The Lovelution – Fallen Soldiers/Us

Ta’Raach is also teaming up with “Okayplayers rookie of the year” Blu as C.R.A.C Knuckles.
The album called Piece Talks will be released Spring 2008. Listen to a snippet first on Moovmnt.

C.R.A.C Knuckles – Activate too