Archive for December, 2006

R.I.P. James Brown

Xou will always be the Godfather of Soul

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Sade is Love

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FG is 10 next year

Baltimore’s leading spiriutal soul band, the almighty Fertile Ground will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2007. So next year they will commemorate this special occasion with a new album, a Live Performance DVD and various solo projects. During winter, I always relisten some of their albums alongside some orange tea and godiva as they are the best soulfood around – especially at the end of the year! Happy anniversary to FG and thanks for the past ten years!

Fertile Ground & Chico Hamilton – Timeless

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at kindred spirits night

Tawiah is a young rising soul vocalist out of South London. Currently supporting Mark de Clive-Lowe (he is everywhere!) on his worldtour, she’s also a member of London’s Kindred Spirits music family, singing with Eska, Natalie Williams, Brotherly, Freesoul Sessions and now collabing with Jazzy Sport cats in Japan as well. Most of all, she is working on her solo debut album coming out hopefully next year. Chek her myspace for more info and read about her in The Guardian.

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[Red Box] Selection

Selected some of my fave cuts to my first kinda mixpodcastselection for the Xmas and beyondjazz.net. The selection includes Kamu who is my most loved band from Hungary, same with 4hero, Brotherly from UK and Amalia‘s Sekoya from Canada. There are also some forthcoming gems from amazing vocalists like Eska, Lady Alma or Jose James. Klikk on the image for the podcast and playlist:

…and couple of heats for the winter:

[Red Box] Chart

Jose James – Let it Snow (CDR)
4hero – Play with the Changes LP (Raw Canvas)
Third Eye – Macedonia (Sonar Kollektiv)
Kenny Garrett – Beyond The Wall LP (Warner Bros)
Brotherly – Super Sensory/Elevate (Monumental)
Flowriders – R.U.E.D.Y LP (CDR)
THO – Skybreaks/Skybreaks (J-Nova Edit) (Brownswood)
Slowly – Universal Thing LP (Flower)
Alma Horton Presents Lady Alma EP (Kindred Spirits)
VA – Beyondjazz Vol. 3 (Beyondjazz)
Raythought – I’m Curious (Jazzy Sport)
Skream – Skream! LP (Tempa)

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mashi n bembe

Mark de Clive-Lowe and Bembe Segue are not only the most exciting duo in today’s bruk and soul world but their collab project The Politik is to be setting new standards for soul music next year. Their forthcoming album, mingling elements of jazz, soul and funk and twisting them with brukstep and hip hop beats, all touched by the magical voice of Bembe and many guest vocalists and MCs like Blu or Ta’Raach, will be 21 Century Soul in its every sense.

Out on Village Records JP in April ’07.

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After a remix for the Parisian band Outlines, two fresh compilations “Va – Secret Love 3” & “Homecooking” and a brand new 7″ ‘The Siren’s Call’, Berlin’s supergroup Jazzanova‘s been fully prepared for next year with nuff new music:


Jazzanova – New LP – (feat. Thief, Valeire Etienne, Clara Hill and many more) – Sonar Kollektiv


Thief – New LP – Sonar Kollektiv
VA – ‘Belle et Fou’ Soundtrack -Sonar Kollektiv
(a little preview tune)


Amp Fiddler Faith (Jazzanova Remix) – Genuine
The Heritage Orchestra
Skybreaks (Jazzanova Remix) – Brownswood
Furry Phreaks
Travel All Over The World (Jazzanova Remix) – Defected
Paul Randolph
Believer (Jazzanova Remix) – ItStill
Greyship Davis
Get Up And Let Your Body Pop (Jazzanova w. Henrik Schwarz Remix) – Past Due …and one future remix for Leon Ware.

[J-Nova mixtape at futureboogie]

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