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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jesse futerman

So as I was scrolling through my favorite blogs today I came across a post from A grumpy old man with a beard (one of my favorites).

who posted this amazing beat tape from a 19 yr old (w.t.f) canadian kid name jesse futerman.

Gotta say this is seriously dope very soulful with jazz elements and some drums that make me wanna give up the beats! haha. just kidding.

Available for free download at his bandcamp page check here
http://jessefuterman.bandcamp.com/

watch out for this kid.
http://agrumpyoldmanwithabeard.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

BY MY SIDE

PURE PLEASURE - BY MY SIDE

TUUUUUUUNNNNNNEEE!!!!

this track has always been a favorite of mine. Not sure If I would call it rare groove, modern soul or just soul, but whatever it is this 45 is hot.

From the intro horn stabs to the sweet soulful vocals this tune has you hooked in the first 2 bars. I'm surprised it hasn't been sampled more often!

Released in 1980 on QC records this tune proves soul music has the power to break through all trends and prove why its the greatest music on earth.

peep the DL below


Sunday, June 19, 2011

MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY

GARY BARTZ - MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY

The title track from his 1977 release on capital. Music is my sanctuary is an absolutely essential piece of jazz funk. Produced by none other than Larry Mizell from the legendary Mizell brothers.

With Mizell on keys next to Bartz soulful sax playing this is a sure fire winner. My only complaint with this is the intro. I never feel the fade intro but there is dozens of re- edits available with a strong break intro. Infact if anyone knows a good one or wants to get busy on one themselves holla at a brother. Cop the DL below.

Monday, June 13, 2011

SWEET MOTHER OF MERCY

NASTY (PRODUCED BY SALAAM REMI) NAS

HIP HOP TUNE OF THE YEAR!!!

NAS is back with a ferocious new beat thats so ridiculous I played it 7 times on repeat I haven't felt a good hip hop banger like this in a long time.

released today as a free download on Nas's soundcloud page serious heat

http://soundcloud.com/nasirjones/nasty-produced-by-salaam-remi

HAWAIN FUNK

LEMURIA - HUNK OF HEAVEN


A dope slice of funky rare groove from the pacific ocean.
Lemuria were a 16 piece group from Hawaii that featured around 4 vocalists. In 1978 they released "Hunk of Heaven" on a 45 to promote their self titled LP.
The 45 is stupidly rare and I only have a copy on a BBE compilation. check the DL below







Thursday, June 9, 2011

NEW BEAT

CHARLIE BUCKET - NEW HORIZON


for new horizons I took a sweet philly soul loop chopped up with 909's and claps and homemade basslines. Hope you enjoy.


check it here

http://soundcloud.com/charlie-bucket

MADELINE & THE MONTICELLOS

MADELINE & THE MONTICELLOS

BLINDING RING OF GOLD


A great crossover 45, nice slice of female soul with a killer groove. And the best thing is you can still find this for under $40.



peep the Dl here



GIL SCOTT HERON

As I'm sure your all aware by now "Gil Scott Heron" passed away May 27th 2011. Truly a living legend. He was a poet, singer, activist, author and musician who created a fusion of blues, jazz and soul as well as lyrical content concerning political and personal issues.

Sadly after a long struggle with HIV he passed away but his memory lives on. I could post my favourite Gil song but have decided instead to post a tribute mix by none other than BBC presenter and "Brownswood" head honcho "Giles Peterson". I think "Giles" nailed it with this mix and anyone who is a gil fan should give it a listen.

link below




http://soundcloud.com/gillespeterson/gil-scott-heron-tribute-mix-by

Sunday, June 5, 2011

BILL SPOON

BILL SPOON - I BET YOU CAN'T LOVE ME ONE TIME.


track 1 on side b of Bill Spoon's 12" from 1990
"The One who really loves you" on BMI.

A seriously funky, folky almost bluesy soul tune. Nice guitar intro making it easy to mix and fits snuggly in between a soul tune and a funk tune making it a nice transition record.
For me "I bet you can't love me one time" is the standout track by far. Although the rest of the record is nice this is the only track I would play in a dj set.

cop the DL below




Thursday, June 2, 2011

CAROLYN FRANKLIN

CAROLYN FRANKLIN - DEAL WITH IT.

Carolyn Franklin one of the 3 Franklin sisters . The Other Irma who has some dope music as well, and of course the most famous The Queen of soul Aretha Franklin.

Deal with it is a tight funk workout from 1976 from her LP If you want me.

nice drums and vocals with that Don't F@#k with me sister funk attitude.