Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Now, that Turkey Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in my rearview mirror at this point, it's time to get back to the music. Soul music that is, black gold, urban glee. I dig Indie soul artists, so my latest joint is showcasing some of my favorites. I call it the "Earotic Soul Shock Mixx" so put ears on it if you want to hear some refreshing musical vibes. If like something, please support the artist(s) by buying their music and spreading the word about them. Your musical investigation is only a Google search away. Quality music is slowly becoming overshadowed by the mainstream nonsense, so lets help keep this great music alive!
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Friday, November 19, 2010
It's time for some more musical goodies to satisfy your listening cravings. Music is pratically like family to me. It's been around as long as I can remember, so me and Mrs. Tones got a thang going on. Discussing and sharing music with this blog over the years has provided me the opportunity meet a few really cool and like minded individuals online. Two of those people are Fave and The Big La. These two music minded gentleman have joined forces with Mr. Fresh to create the group C3. Fave plays the keyboards, Fresh is on lead guitar and Big La is handling the drum programming. Together they create some smooth grooves that definitely set the mood! Their debut 5-track EP titled "ContempoJazzSoulHop" can be downloaded for free. Two of my favorite joints on this EP showcase classic tracks from Stevie Wonder and Tom Brock. Don't hesitate putting ears on this C3 EP immediately by clicking ---> c3music.bandcamp.com
Keep up the good work fellas...
Saturday, November 13, 2010
It’s time to drop another soul artist dedication mixx, and nexx up is Raheem DeVaughn. What I appreciate most about this artist outside of musical talent is his aggressive grind. The guy stays busy leaking free music and doing guest appearances with everyone. Personally, I appreciate it! Lyrically, Raheem touches on several topics like love, life, relationships and sex, but I enjoy his music the most when it’s socially conscious or politically motivated. There’s not enough of that in the music today, so I applaud artists that challenge the listeners. No matter what you think about the man or some of his past business decisions as an artist, you have to respect his hustle. For that reason I took some time out to put this mixx together I call the “Raheem Soul Hippie”mixx. This joint showcases some of his old, new, unreleased and remixed tracks, including some guest appearances. Enjoy!
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Support quality music and the artists that make it!!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This has been a great year for female soul artists coming back on the scene after years of being absent. Monica, Faith Evans and now Sunshine Anderson. True R&B is back in 2010! About four months ago I heard Sunshine doing a radio interview, and she somewhat explained her absence. To sum it up, it basically came down to label issues (which is typical). She took her time away from music to focus on her personal life and family. Sunshine wasn't sure if she would ever release another album, so it was nice to see that her new joint had dropped. It came out of thin air with little to no promotion. It's called The Sun Shines Again and after listening to it, I can hear that she hasn't lost a step musically. More music dealing with love, life and relationships with that Sunshine spin on it. Her facial expressions are priceless. Put eyes and ears on Sunshine speaking about her new album below:
Now, checkout the new video for the single "Lie To Kick It" below:
Friday, November 05, 2010
One of my favorite voices is back with on the scene with some new music, and her name is Chrisette Michele. Not only does she have new music, but she has a new look as well. If you look closely, you'll notice Ms. Michele has cut all of her hair off, and is currently kicking a natural style. She considers this transformation a rebirth of being healthy, and it starts at the top of her head. Nina Simone is one of Chrisette's greatest influences, and you can definitely tell by her overall style. Nina was a trendsetter back in the day, and I believe Chrisette is becoming just that in 2010. Chrisette's new album Let Freedom Reign hits store shelves on November 30, 2010. The first single from the project "I'm A Star" has been creating a buzz over the last few weeks. If you haven't heard it yet, put eyes and ears on the new video below:
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
I've had fun discussing and sharing music from the "new schoolers" over the last few months, but it's time to show some love to old school! If you consider yourself a scholar of soul classics (or just a fan), you definitely need to put ears my latest Lazy Afturnoon Mixx for sure. The mixx tracklist is in the comments section. I actually went crate digging for some of these jams in my private music stash. It was fun putting this joint together, so I hope you enjoy it.
Also, if you don't recognize that beautiful woman in the picture above, that's Minnie Riperton who had one of the sweetest voices ever heard by these ears. No music collection is complete without some Minnie, and that's why she starts my mixx off perfectly like an angel...