Thursday, September 30, 2010

VA - Let the Groove Move You: 20 Modern Funk Anthems (2006)

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Track list:
1. Bamboos & Alice Russell - Step It Up (3:33)
2. Cookin' On 3 Burners - Cressy St Breakdown (4:15)
3. Breakestra - Got To Let Me Know (3:26)
4. Poets Of Rhythm - More Mess On My Thing (4:03)
5. Quantic Soul Orchestra & Alice Russell - Pushin On (3:16)
6. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Genuine (3:53)
7. Orasio Garcia & Young Musicians Aware - Outer Space (4:17)
8. Marva Whitney - I Am What I Am (4:36)
9. Speedometer - At The Speakeasy (3:14)
10. New Mastersounds - Give Me A Minute (3:01)
11. Boogaloo Investigators - Let's Work A While (3:30)
12. Quartertones - Caffeine (3:24)
13. Limp Twins - Another Day In The Life Of Mr Jones (3:11)
14. Budos Band - Budos Theme (3:05)
15. Soul Snatchers - Get Yourself Together (3:13)
16. Kashmere Stage Band - Superstrut (6:38)
17. Apples - Attention (3:34)
18. Clarence Foster & The Internal - Fry Chicken In Your Hotpants (1:45)
19. Natural Self & Alice Russell - I Don't Need This Trouble (3:59)
20. Naomi Davis - Wind Your Clock (5:06)

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Following on from last years hugely popular 'Stay On The Groove ' compilation of modern funk anthems, 'Let The Groove Move You ' picks up where the last left off with 20 more slices of funk made to make you move your butt. As with the first compilation, all of the tracks are written and performed by bands in the modern funk scene: those who are not just re-living but also re-defining the funk sound for a new generation.All the big hitters are present - Quantic Soul Orchestra, Breakestra, The Bamboos, Poets Of Rhythm, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and The New Mastersounds alongside lesser known artists such as Natural Self (Tru Thoughts/Breakin Bread), The Budos Band, Cookin' On 3 Burners, The Soul Snatchers and the Limp Twins.As well as the above, there are also a number of exclusives: making their appearance on CD for the first time. James Brown's legendary soul sister Marva Whitney comes correct with the amazing 'I Am What I Am': amazingly still sounding only 20 years old! Canada's Quartertones drop a sleazy slice of carchase funk: with UK b-boy DJ Format applying the brakes on the remix. You will also find the rarer-than-hens-teeth 'Wind Your Clock' by Naomi Davis: only 10 copies of this track exist as it was never commercially released: what a killer!

VA - The Brazilian Funk Experience: Patrick Forge Presents Rare Grooves

VA - The Brazilian Funk Experience: Patrick Forge Presents Rare Grooves from the EMI & Odeon Vaults 1968-1980


01. Meirelles - No Baixo Do Sepateiro (3:16)
02. Os Devaneios - Embalo Diferente (3:28)
03. Som Tres - Homenagem A Mongo (4:24)
04. Elza Soares - Chove Chuva (2:04)
05. Marcos Valle - Garra (2:58)
06. Dóris Monteiro - Maita (2:56)
07. Claudia - Baoba (3:25)
08. Djavan - Nereci (3:22)
09. Claudio Jorge - Trem Da Central (3:01)
10. João Donato - Cala Boca Menino (2:23)
11. Simone - Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser (2:19)
12. Alaide Costa - Catavento (2:43)
13. 14 Bis - Bola De Meia, Bola De Gude (2:56)
14. Djavan - Aquele Um (3:06)
15. Elis Regina - Sai Dessa (2:11)
16. Dóris Monteiro - Se E Questao De Adeus Alte Logo (2:41)
17. Joyce - Banana (4:17)
18. Marcelo - Algo No Ar (4:06)
19. Toninho Horta - Aquelas Coisas Todas (Sanguessuga) (5:30)
20. Evinha - Que Bandeira (2:28)

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Compiled by UK DJ Patrick Forge, The Brazilian Funk Experience hooks into Patrick's personal love affair with the funky 70s Brazilian sound, digging deeper than deep into the respected EMI Odeon Label. Here he presents 20 solid gold Brazilian nuggets, most as rare as hen's teeth and on CD for the first time. Strangely every melody and jazz break sounds sooo familiar... might just be you've heard it on a radio show or at a club round London town. And it might just have been Patrick or one of his followers that was spinning tunes behind the decks at the time. So people, get on your Rio shoes and enjoy the grooves.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bar-Kays - Propositions (1982)

Artist: Bar-Kays
Title Of Album: Propositions
Year Of Release: 1982
Genre: Disco/Funk
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 192kbps
Total Time: 39:22
Total Size: 55MB


01 Propositions
02 Tripping Out
03 Anticipation
04 Busted
05 Do It (Let Me See You Shake)
06 She Talks To Me With Her Body
07 I Can't Believe You're Leaving Me
08 You Made A Change In My Life

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Bar-Kays - Contagious 1987

Artist: Bar-Kays
Title Of Album: Contagious
Year Of Release: 1987
Genre: Dance/Funk
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 192kbps
Total Time: 45:04
Total Size: 62MB


1 Certified True
2 Don't Hang Up
3 Many Mistakes
4 Freak City USA
5 Contagious
6 Something In The Air
7 This Could Be The Night
8 Time Out
9 Touch

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bar-Kays - Too Hot To Stop (1976)

Artist: Bar-Kays
Title Of Album: Too Hot To Stop
Year Of Release: 1976
Label: Mercury
Genre: Funk, Soul, Disco
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 320kbps
Total Time: 34:45
Total Size: 86MB (Covers)


01. Too Hot To Stop (Part 1) (6:27)
02. Cozy (3:31)
03. Bang, Bang (Stick'em Up) (3:44)
04. Spellbound (5:04)
05. Shake Your Rump To The Funk (3:49)
06. You're So Sexy (3:48)
07. Summer Of Our Love (4:22)
08. Whitehouseorgy (4:00)

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VA - Stax Funk (Get Up And Get Down) 1998

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Stax Funk (Get Up And Get Down)
Year Of Release: 1998
Label: Ace Records
Genre: Soul, Funk
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 320kbps
Total Time: 60:21
Total Size: 144MB (Covers)


01. Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
02. Dynamic Soul Machine - Moving On
03. Fat Larry's Band - Castle Of Joy
04. Sho Nuff - Funkasize You
05. Sons Of Slum - What Goes Around (Must Come Around)
06. Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost
07. Dramatics, The - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
08. Bar-Kays - Son Of Shaft
09. Inez Foxx - Circuits Overloaded
10. Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers - The Dryer (Part 1)
11. Fat Larry's Band - FLB
12. Mar-Keys, The - Black
13. Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff
14. Dramatics, The - Get Up And Get Down

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Friday, September 24, 2010

The Holmes Brothers - Righteous! The Essential Collection (2006)

1. Got Myself Together - 4:54
2. Promised Land - 3:34
3. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - 6:32
4. Fannie Mae - 3:19
5. The New And Improved Me - 3:55
6. I Surrender All - 4:44
7. Train Song - 2:56
8. None But The Righteous - 5:58
9. Dashboard Bar - 3:44
10. Don't Spare Your Sword - 6:09
11. I've Been A Loser - 3:21
12. Please Don't Hurt Me - 4:19
13. The Final Round - 2:51
14. There Goes My Everything - 5:55
15. There's A Train - 3:55
16. And I Love Her - 4:50
17. Walk In The Light - 3:15

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Andy Breslau described the Holmes Brothers' music as "gospel-infused doo wop funk," which pretty much captures the spirit and synthesis of their style. Combining old R&B, soul, and gospel, brothers Sherman and Wendell Holmes along with Popsy Dixon create a rich sound filled with lovely harmony. The intensity of the group's studio performances evokes a live feel, offering an inkling of what their performances at Lynch's in Manhattan must have sounded like during the '80s. Righteous! collects almost 75 minutes of material from the group's four Rounder albums, beginning with In the Spirit in 1990 and ending with Promised Land in 1997. The album kicks off with a bit of electric blues topped with a healthy dose of soul on "Got Myself Together," a song that jumps out of the gate at a gallop and holds to a steady gait for five minutes. Gospel-drenched pieces like "Promised Land," complete with electric guitar, will have non-believers singing along, while classics like "There Goes My Everything" combine classic soul with a touch of country. One also wouldn't want to miss the Holmes Brothers' takes on Tom Waits' "Train Song" and the Beatles' "And I Love Her." Breslau's liner notes, which travel back to the Holmes Brothers' residency at Lynch's, are both edifying and fun to read. While all of the albums the Holmes Brothers recorded for Rounder are worthy efforts, Righteous! offers a solid introduction to anyone who has missed out on their wonderful music.

Hiram Bullock - Too Funky 2 Ignore (2006)

Artist: Hiram Bullock
Title Of Album: Too Funky 2 Ignore
Label: BHM Productions
Year Of Release: 2006
Genre: Jazz-Funk / R&B
Format: mp3, VBR
Tracks: 12
Total Time: 63:25 min
Total Size: 93.9 Mb

1. Give 'Em the Rock (4:23)
2. Everything U Do (4:26)
3. Mr. Brown (5:41)
4. You're Not What U Seem (6:01)
5. If You Don't Mean It Don't Say It (4:33)
6. Too Funky 2 Ignore (5:39)
7. Shine the Light (4:01)
8. Get in That Kitchen (And Make Me Some Chicken) (4:55)
9. Hang All Night (5:24)
10. Gimme the Night (5:24)
11. Quiero el Soy y la Playa (7:04)
12. Missin' U Tonight (5:54)

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Over the course of his career – from his run with the Brecker Brothers to various stints as a hired gun for everyone from Gil Evans and David Sanborn to Miles Davis – Hiram Bullock has earned a reputation as a bona fide guitar hero. Known best as a giant of jazz fusion, Bullock has been developing his skills as a songwriter all along. "Too Funky 2 Ignore" demonstrates just how accomplished he has become at the craft. Features special guests Randy Brecker, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Will Lee and other favorites.

Boosty Collins - The Best Of Bootsy (1994)

Artist: Boosty Collins
Title Of Album: The Best Of Bootsy
Year Of Release: 1994
Label: Warner Bros.
Genre: Funk, Soul, Disco
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: CBR 320kbps
Total Time: 01:16:05
Total Size: 176MB (Covers)


01. Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby (6:49)
02. Stretchin' Out (In A Rubber Band) (6:50)
03. The Pinocchio Theory (6:07)
04. Hollywood Squares (6:12)
05. I'd Rather Be With You (4:46)
06. Bootzilla (5:36)
07. What So Never The Dance (3:58)
08. Can't Stay Away (5:24)
09. Jam Fan (Hot) (3:50)
10. Mug Push (3:50)
11. Body Slam! (6:24)
12. Scenery (3:57)
13. Vanish In Our Sleep (5:46)
14. Psychoticbumpschool "Live" (6:36)

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Quinteto Violado - Quinteto Violado (1972)

01. Asa Branca (Luis Gonzaga / Humberto Teixeira)
02. Freviola (Marcelo Melo)
03. Sant'ana (Fernando Filizola)
04. Reflexo (Luciano Pimentel / Fernando Filizola / Toinho Alves)
05. Imagens do Recife ( Deda / Marcelo Melo / Toinho Alves)
06. Ciranda de Roda (Marcelo Melo / Toinho Alves)
07. Baião da Garoa (Luis Gonzaga / Hervé Cordovil )
08. Acauã (Zé Dantas)
09. Marcha nativa dos índios Quirirís ( Toinho Alves / Marcelo Melo)
10. Vozes da seca (Zé Dantas / Luis Gonzaga )
11. Agreste (Fernando Filizola / Sando )
12. Grilo, e Nara Leão (CD bônus track )
13. Pinga Fogo , e Nara Leão (CD bônus track )

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This is Quinteto Violado (1972), for Philips. Quinteto Violado music brings elements of the Brazilian Northeast region and folklore, blended with elements of the pop culture from the big cities. Their recording career spans more than 30 years with approximately 40 albums recorded in Brazil and overseas.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jorge Ben - Negro e Lindo (Remastered) (1971/2009)


01. Rita Jeep (3:04)
02. Porque e Proibido Pisar Na Grama (4:57)
03. Cassius Marcelo Clay (3:45)
04. Cigana (3:16)
05. Zula (2:58)
06. Negro e Lindo (3:04)
07. Comanche (2:57)
08. Que Maravilha (4:07)
09. Maria Domingas (3:41)
10. Palomaris (3:04)

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Samba, Afro-Cuban jazz, or was it bossa nova? No sooner has the infectious mix of styles of Brazilian music begun its whirlwind around your ears than you start to lose your grip on the terminology. The Afro Samba, yet another Brazilian variant, which the singer Jorge Ben established during the rhythmic merry-go-round of the ‘60s and ‘70s, completes the cycle of confusion. Yet those who have heard “Mas Que Nada,” that huge hit for which artists such as Sergio Mendes and Dizzy Gillespie have recorded cover versions, will know the man behind this album, at least by name. Ben’s compositions and arrangements can only be compared to those of Jobim or Mendes in a rudimentary sense.

The Nite-Liters - A-Nal-Y-Sis (1973/2009)

The Nite-Liters - A-Nal-Y-Sis (1973/2009)


01. Serenade For A Jive Turkey (04:54)
02. Anything Goes (02:45)
03. The Happy Hooker (04:21)
04. Craaaashing (02:29)
05. Damn (03:47)
06. Valdez In The Country (02:48)
07. Drumology (07:38)
08. Cowboy (04:46)
09. Excuse Me While I Do My Thing (02:56)
10. Pee-Foul (02:51)

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The Nite Liters were a legendary funky combo that provided the backing for some of New Birth's best albums – but on their own, they were even funkier, and had a sound that was part JBs, part Meters, and all funky! This album may well be the group's best – their last for RCA, and a set that really has them honing their edge incredibly. The drums are amazing, the keyboards great, and the horns have this quality that's both complex, yet right on the money – making for a richness in sound that really sets the group apart from their contemporaries. A few singers from The New Birth provide chorus vocals on a few tracks – but most of the set is instrumental, and the record's one we'd gladly stack next to our Meters albums on Josie or JBs classics on People.

VA - Mirage Records Soul & Funk Collection Vol 1 (2008)

VA - Mirage Records Soul & Funk Collection Vol 1 (2008)


1. The System - This Is For You (Long Vocal Version)
2. Anthony Franklin - Hot Number (Vocal 12" Mix)
3. Fonzi Thornton - I Work For A Livin
4. Roz Ryan - Boy where Have you Been (Long Vocal Version)
5. T.S. Monk - Fantasy
6. Ingram - D.J.'s Delight
7. First Love - Things Are Not The Same (without You) - (Vocal Long Version)
8. Carl Weathers - You Ought To Be With Me
9. Nile Rodgers - Yum Yum
10. Carly Simon - Why (Vocal 12")
11. The M-Zee Band - bop Box (Long 12" Version)
12. Stroke - You Are The One (Tony Humphries Mix)
13. The Future - Nuclear Holocaust (12" Version)

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A cool collection of 80s groovers from the legendary Mirage Records – a relatively short-lived imprint, but home to some real classics from back in the day! The Mirage approach was a crucial step in the post-disco years – a way of bringing some leaner sounds to the dancefloor by picking up on the best funk and club elements of the time – yet also fusing the whole groove into some soulful leads that often put Mirage right in the middle of the mainstream too!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

" Os Gênios "

Os Gêmeos

Os Gêmeos são uma dupla de irmãos gêmeos idênticos grafiteiros de São Paulo, nascidos em 1974, cujos nomes reais são Otávio e Gustavo Pandolfo. Formados em desenho de comunicação pela Escola Técnica Estadual Carlos da Campos, começaram a pintar grafites em 1987 no bairro em que cresceram, o Cambuci, e gradualmente tornaram-se uma das influências mais importantes na cena paulistana, ajudando a definir um estilo brasileiro de grafite.

Os trabalhos da dupla estão presentes em diferentes cidades dos Estados Unidos, Inglaterra, Alemanha, Grécia, Cuba, entre outros países. Os temas vão de retratos de família à crítica social e política; o estilo formou-se tanto pelo hip hop tradicional como pela pichação.

Em 22 de maio de 2008, executaram a pintura da fachada da Tate Modern, de Londres, para a exposição Street Art, juntamente com o grafiteiro brasileiro Nunca, o grupo Faile, de Nova York; JR, de Paris; Blu, da Itália; e Sixeart, de Barcelona.

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974)

Artist: Herbie Hancock
Title Of Album: Thrust
Year Of Release: 1974
Label: Columbia
Genre: Jazz, Fusion
Quality: APE / Mp3
Bitrate: Lossless / CBR 320kbps
Total Time: 38:50
Total Size: 186MB / 96MB (Covers)


1. Palm Grease 10:38
2. Actual Proof 9:42
3. Butterfly 11:18
4. Spank-A-Lee 7:12

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Herbie Hancock — Keyboards
Bennie Maupin — Clarinet (Bass), Flute (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Paul Jackson — Bass
Mike Clark — Drums
Oren Waters — Vocals
Bill Summers — Percussion

"The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup — swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark — and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex. Hancock continues to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string synthesizer which was already becoming a staple item on pop and jazz-rock records. Again, there are only four long tracks, three of which ("Palm Grease," "Actual Proof," "Spank-A-Lee") concentrate on the funk, with plenty of Hancock's wah-wah clavinet, synthesizer textures and effects, and electric piano ruminations that still venture beyond the outer limits of post-bop. The change-of-pace is one of Hancock's loveliest electric pieces, "Butterfly," a match for any tune he's written before or since, with shimmering synth textures and Bennie Maupin soaring on soprano (Hancock would re-record it 20 years later on Dis Is Da Drum, but this is the one to hear). This supertight jazz-funk quintet album still sounds invigorating a quarter of a century later."

The Bossa Nova Modern Quartet - Bossa Nova Jazz Samba (1963)

Artist: The Bossa Nova Modern Quartet
Title Of Album: Bossa Nova Jazz Samba
Year Of Release: 1963
Label: Musidisc subsidiary
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 00:29:34
Total Size: 70 MB (+3%)

The Bossa Nova Modern Quartet, an obscure group assembled by Sinter in the early 60's. Obscure no more, now we have this album taken from the original master tapes, never made public before this post. (Courtesy, Caetano Rodrigues.) The sound is 100% clean and musicians -- Jorginho (sax, flute), Plinio (drums), Luiz Marinho (bass) and Claudio das Neves (vibraphone) -- play beatufully.


01 - Bossa Nova Jazz Samba (Ed Lincoln)
02 - Brincando Gostei (Waltel / Orlandivo)
03 - Fim de Semana Em Eldorado (Johnny Alf)
04 - Sambette N° 3 (Ed Lincoln)
05 - Chora Tua Tristeza (Oscar Castro Neves / Luvercy Fiorini)
06 - Corcovado (Tom Jobim)
07 - Garota de Ipanema (Tom Jobim)
08 - Do Jeito Que a Gente Quer (Ed Lincoln)
09 - Vira Lata (Orlandivo / Roberto Jorge)
10 - Reduíno (Waltel)

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Sfonx - Like A Monkey (2010)

Artist: Sfonx
Title Of Album: Like A Monkey
Year Of Release: 2010
Label: Mvs Distibution
Genre: Funk / Soul
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: VBR
Total Time: 40:56
Total Size: 61.06 MB


1. Happy People (3:43)
2. Like A Monkey (3:49)
3. Cocoon (4:23)
4. Deep Breath (4:26)
5. Everything You've Got (3:15)
6. Behind The Glasses (3:34)
7. Babbles Of Voices (4:06)
8. Time For Fever (4:39)
9. Nursery (4:02)
10. Speed Dating (4:59)

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VA - Bombay The Hard Way: Guns, Cars and Sitars (1999)

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: ombay The Hard Way: Guns, Cars and Sitars
Year Of Release: 1999
Label: Motel Records
Genre: Funk, Hip Hop, Indian
Quality: 192kbs
Total Time: 00:49:43
Total Size: 68mb

Collection of luxury to those of the early Indian films 70 - crazy patchwork of funk, surf, psychedelia and disco go-go rhythms - powerful percussion section (drums Slaughter added Josh Davis (Dj Shadow)), inconsolable sitar, lots of original wind instruments - all kitch is filled with phrases in Hindi that adds exoticism.


1 Bombay 405 Miles 2:13
2 The Good, the Bad and the Chutney 4:06
3 My Guru 4:11
4 Ganges a Go-Go 1:59
5 The Great Gambler 3:17
6 Professor Pyarelal 3:54
7 Fists of Curry 3:55
8 Punjabis, Pimps & Players 3:04
9 Inspector Jay from Dehli 5:56
10 Satchidananda 3:07
11 Theme from Don 2:45
12 Fear of a Brown Planet 1:40
13 Uptown Bollywood Nights 2:31
14 Kundans Hideout 3:24
15 Swami Safari 2:15

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All music composed, arranged, and conducted by Kalyanji & Anandji Shah
Nana Simopoulos - Sitar
Dan “The Automator” Nakamura – Producer / Remixer
Josh “DJ Shadow” Davis – Additional Drums

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

VA - Sister Bossa Vol. 6 (2006)

Artist: VA
Title: Sister Bossa Vol. 6
Label: Irma Records
Year Of Release: 2006
Genre: Bossa Nova, Chillout, Latin
Quality: VBR kbps
Playtime: 143:20 min
Size: 225 Mb


CD 1

1 JPG feat. Sereia - Vem (Nick Layne club mix)
02 M Swift feat. Arcoiris - Swifty (Fake reprise)
03 12 Fingers feat. Viviane Cruz - Glassol (Agoria Rhythm Soulflower remix)
04 Bossa Nostra feat. Silvia Donati - Dorival
05 Soul Quality Quartet - Toda Tercafeira
06 Sirius B - O Sol Nascer
07 Bella Donna - Brazillian Beat
08 Sicania Soul - Sorriso Do Universo
09 Arcoiris - Volta Par Mar (M Swift remix)
10 Japan Iris feat. Diego - Sushi Or Something
11 Cargo - Seasons
12 De Souza - Garota Brasilera

Cd 2

01 Riovolt - Brisa
02 Dirty Worx feat. Barbara Mendez - Belly Dancer
03 Kaleidoscopio - Tem Que Valer (Bora Bora remix)
04 Brisa - Place In The Sun
05 Helen Cristina - Nossa Historia
06 DJ Rodriguez - Nao Para
07 Le Berry - Felicidad
08 Cris Delano - Felicidade
09 South Park - Sister Tata
10 United Peace Voices - Michel Rimpoche (DAT remix)
11 Claude Monnet presents Monica Nogueira - Bahia Groove (Pastaboys main mix)

12 LTJ Xperience - Bossa Du Maron

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VA - Tru Thoughts Compilation (2010)

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Tru Thoughts Compilation
Year Of Release: 06 Sep 2010
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Funk, Soul, Future Jazz, Lo-Fi, Downtempo
Quality: mp3
Bitrate: VBR kbps
Total Size: 102 mb (+5%rec)


1. Quantic & His Combo Barbaro - The Dreaming Mind (Part 1) (04:35)
2. Kylie Auldist - In A Week In A Day (Ashley Beedle's Streetsoul Edit) (06:31)
3. Flevans - Lay Back Feat. Sarah Scott (Regal Mix) (04:30)
4. Belleruche - The Itch (Acoustic Version) (03:37)
5. Bonobo - Kota (05:24)
6. Quantic - Time Is The Enemy (03:41)
7. TM Juke - Pencils For Dolphins (05:49)
8. Nostalgia 77 - Quiet Dawn feat. Beth Rowley (Bonobo Mix) (07:08)
9. Natural Self - The Rising feat. Andreya Triana (Broken Keys Remix) (03:29)
10. Kinny - Afro Love Forest Feat. Hint (04:13)
11. Milez Benjiman - Chop That Wood (05:40)
12. Lizzy Parks - Forever And A Day (Eric Lau Remix) (03:20)
13. The Bamboos - I Don't Wanna Stop (Acoustic Version) (03:47)
14. Alice Russell - Sweet Is The Air Feat. Natureboy (04:47)
15. Stonephace feat. Adrian Utley (Portishead) - Yellow Brick Road (07:21)

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Bringing together some of the most popular songs on the Tru Thoughts catalogue and a sprinkling of timeless instrumentals, from world-respected acts including Quantic, Bonobo, Alice Russell, Nostalgia 77, Belleruche, Hot 8 Brass Band and Stonephace (featuring the Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley), the compilation is packed with quality. Alongside these Tru Thoughts signings, past and present, you’ll also find an impressive roll call of guest artists, including rising UK soul singer of the moment Andreya Triana (Ninja Tune); BRIT nominated blues/jazz singer Beth Rowley (Universal),whose 2009 debut album went Top 10 in the UK charts; and remixer Ashley Beedle. In addition to the musical pedigree on offer here, the Tru Thoughts Compilation’s striking cover artwork features the painting, ‘Destiny’, by the rising US-based street artist René Gagnon, making for an all-round irresistible physica package, all for roughly the price of a couple of single track downloads. A fantastic introduction to the label for the uninitiated, and a handy bonus buy for those in the know, the aim is to re-emphasise the satisfaction and value that can be found in the legal purchase of good quality music, with the obvious bonus of introducing a new set of music lovers to the oeuvre of Tru Thoughts.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Afro Elements - It Remains To Be Seen (2008)

Artist: Afro Elements
Title Of Album: It Remains To Be Seen
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Freestyle
Genre: Nu-Jazz / Funk / Soul
Format: MP3
Bitrate: CBR 256 kbps
Tracks: 15
Total Time: 01:17:07
Total Size: 140 MB


01. Think - Afro Elements, Heidi Vogel (5:40)
02. It Remains to Be Seen (6:02)
03. Ju Ju (4:16)
04. Things You Do - Afro Elements, Gerry Williams (6:47)
05. Latinspiration - Afro Elements, Heidi Vogel (4:51)
06. Volcano (5:18)
07. Afrolude... (1:13)
08. Four Letter Word (6:18)
09. Lift Your Life - Afro Elements, Benny Diggs, (5:31)
10. Volcano [Raydio Mix] - Afro Elements, Jeff Lorber (4:10)
11. Chocolat - Afro Elements, Gerry Williams (5:06)
12. Stop You're Killing Me (3:34)
13. Casa del Ritmo (5:07)
14. Heavy Hands (5:31)
15. Chocolat [Mr. Gone's Club Sandwich] (7:37)

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Live band:

Simon T Bramley - Bass
Phil Nelson - Drums
Neil Burditt - Keys
Robin Jones - Congas
Tommy Emmerton - Guitar
Jamie Harris - Sax
Ben Searle/Graeme Flowers - Trumpet
Tim Smart - Trombone
Cherri Voncelle - Vocals

VA - Pulp Fusion,Vol.1 : Funky Jazz Classics & Original Breaks From The Tough Side

Title Of Album:Pulp Fusion,Vol.1 : Funky Jazz Classics & Original Breaks From The Tough Side
Year Of Release:1997
Label:Harmless Recordings
Genre:Jazz/Jazz Funk
Bitrate:192 MB
Total Time:01:11:56
Total Size:100 MB


1. Johnny Hammond - Shifting Gears
2. Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers - Chitterlings Con Carne
3. Pointer Sisters - Don't It Drive You Crazy
4. Rueben Wilson - Inner City Blues
5. Ramon Morris - First Come, First Serve
6. Booker T & The MG's - Melting Pot
7. Minnie Ripperton - Every Time He Comes Around
8. S.O.U.L. - Burning Spear
9. George Freeman - The Bump
10. Idris Muhammed - Crab Apple
11. Herbie Hancock - Hang Up Your Hang Ups
12. Lonnie Smith - Afrodesia

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Despite the cash-in title, Pulp Fusion is an intriguing compilation of mostly obscure jazz tracks that have been sampled by hip-hop and dance musicians over the years. Besides the delight inherent in spotting the sample, the songs work excellently by themselves, including Herbie Hancock's "Hang Up Your Hang Ups," Reuben Wilson's version of "Inner City Blues," Lonnie Smith on "Afrodesia" and the Pointer Sisters' "Don't It Drive You Crazy."