Saturday, February 27, 2010

Oghene Kologbo & Afrobeat Academy- Remember Fela Anikulapo Kuti



Here's a must have for every fan of Afrobeat music - 'REMEMBER FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI' - The eagerly-awaited album of the legendary bass- and tenor-guitar-player Oghene Kologbo.
He's one of the true legends of Afrobeat music. Kologbo olayed on 37 albums with Fela Kuti and the Africa 70. He's carrying on the tradition with 10 songs recorded with the Afrobeat Academy
Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was a well known highlife musician. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50 sides with Africa 70. He played the hypnotic tenor guitar lines, but often recorded bass and rhythm guitar too. Kologbo was Fela’s personal assistant and ‘tape recorder’. That is, it was his job to remember the melodies Fela would sing to him late at night, then teach them to the band at rehearsal the next day. In 1978, after a show at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Kologbo left the band (along with Tony Allen and a few others) and stayed in Berlin.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Kologbo worked with the legendary but short-lived Roots Anabo. He also toured and recorded with King Sunny Ade, Tony Allen, and Brenda Fosse, among others.

In 2005, Kologbo began working with the Afrobeat Academy, Berlin’s heaviest afrobeat ensemble.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

James Brown - Funk Power, A Brand New Thang (1970)


Mebusas - Blood Brothers (1973/2009)


Best known for their cut Son of Mr Bulldog which was made available on the recent Afro Baby compilation on Soundway Records, The Mebusas lone LP Blood Brothers combines elements of American soul and funk, psychedelic rock, latin/carribean rhythms and traditional African music. Innovative arrangements, deep rhythms and top-notch playing make this 1973 album a true classic. This is the first ever reissue of this landmark album.
Beautiful grooves from the Nigerian scene of the 70s -- a set of really unique grooves, and the only-ever album from the enigmatic Mebusas! There's kind of a tripped-out feel to some of these tracks -- Afro Funk, but taken left of center from the style of Fela -- thanks to some weird keyboard bits, odd production touches, and some occasional psychedelic guitar -- which really fuzzes things up, and almost creates a cross-cultural vibe that should have gotten this album play up in London, or over in New York! Lyrics are in English, and some of the tracks have a heavy dose of American funk, too -- yet others are pure 70s African funk all the way through -- a wonderful blend of modes that really keeps things interesting. Titles include "Son Of Mr Bull Dog", "Do You Know", "Grooving Out On Life", "Kwashioko", "Blood Brothers", "Return/Pada", and "I Wonna Do It"


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Mulatu Astatke- Mulatu Steps Ahead 2010


Following his acclaimed Inspiration Information collaboration with The Heliocentrics, the Father of Ethio jazz Mulatu Astatke presents his brand new studio album, Mulatu Steps Ahead, this Spring.

The album explores new directions in fusions of Western jazz with Ethiopian modes, moving forward the pioneering sound Mulatu developed during the '60s and '70s, showcased on the recent Strut compilation New York - Addis - London. For the new album, tracks were recorded with members of Either/Orchestra in Boston, with contributions by traditional Ethiopian musicians in Addis, members of The Heliocentrics and some of the U.K.'s leading jazz and African players during the final sessions in London in November 2009.

Each track on the album tells its own story. The reflective, meandering opener, "Radcliffe," was composed specifically for the Radcliffe Institute during Mulatu's time lecturing at Harvard in Boston – the original score is now framed on the wall there. "The Way To Nice" was written and arranged on the tour bus during Mulatu's recent French dates. "With this track, you are traveling on a long journey, talking and thinking," he explains. "It was inspired by the many beautiful places on the coast road around Nice."

"Assosa" adapts traditional music from the Assosa tribes in North-Western Ethiopia and "Mulatu's Mood" re-works a Mulatu jazz fusion composition from the early '90s into a new swinging Afro high life arrangement. "I wanted to use West African styles within this version and try new ways of using the beautiful sound of the kora," explains Mulatu.

"Boogaloo" and "I Faram Gami I Faram" reprise Mulatu classics with new, fuller scores while the bonus digital track "Derashe" highlights the traditional diminishing scales of the Derashe people of Southern Ethiopia, a musical technique that would later feature in the classical compositions of Debussy and the jazz of Charlie Parker. Says Mulatu, "Many debate how this music developed but the Derashe have played these scales for centuries. It is an untold story."


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Isaac Hayes - Tough Guys [OST] (1974)


One of Isaac Hayes' richest soundtracks — deeper and more complicated than the groove of Shaft and Truck Turner, and filled with some great tunes that glow with color, life, and imagination — showing an Isaac Hayes that almost seems to be moving beyond the usual blackploitation groove! The album sports 2 really classic tunes — the title theme "Tough Guys", and the classic "Hung Up On My Baby" — both of which have a solidly funky feel that will more than please the usual soundtrack beathead crowd. But overall, the other tunes twist and turn in a delightful mix of modes — expanding on the soulful territory Ike first explored in his original soundtracks, and offering up a great range of moods and emotion. The album's got some especially great chromatic guitar work.

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Isaac Hayes - Truck Turner [OST] (1974)


Massive work from Isaac Hayes — a hard and heavy soundtrack that we like even more than his classic work on Shaft! Unlike Shaft, Ike actually starred in the film Truck Turner — which may be one reason why he brought his full game to the table for the record — and scored a batch of badass tunes that still stand with some of the best funky soundtrack work of the 70s! The rhythm's especially hard on the best cuts — really crackling with a lot of intensity, and a stark, hard funky sound that's made the record a favorite of beatheads for years!

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Dj Mindruss - Rico Rico Y Con Funkdamento Vol.2






Artist: VA - Dj Mindruss mix
Album: Rico Rico Y Con Funkdamento Vol.2
Released: 2009
Style: Funk / Soul / Latin / Mix
Format: mp3 192 kbit
Tracks: 19
Total Time: 65:02
Total Size: 93.6 Mb
http://www.myspace.com/mindruss

Track list:


1. Brass Construction - Love (3:26)
2. Clarence Carter - Snatchin (2:28)
3. Arthur Conley - Funky Street (2:18)
4. Soul Sourvivors - Beedo (2:58)
5. Jesse Green - Flip (4:14)
6. Bohannon - Lett+s Start Ii Dance Again (3:02)
7. Kurtis Blow - It`s Gettin Hot (4:04)
8. Curtis Mayfield & Ice T - Superfly (4:03)
9. Zapp - Dance Floor (4:48)
10. Freddie James - Get Up & Boogie (2:38)
11. Big Horns Bee - Vamp Intro (3:42)
12. Benjamin Hermann - Khat (4:08)
13. Breakestra - Miss Funky Sole (2:38)
14. The Soul Snatchers - People, People (3:49)
15. El Chavo Ft Poesh Wonder - Selectah (3:32)
16. Campeon & Calagad 13 - The King Of Funk Br Version (3:24)
17. Rabbits & Carrots -Pais Tropical (3:02)
18. Jose Chepito Areas - Funky Folsom (3:34)
19. Willie Bobo & The Bo Gents - Do What You Want To Do (3:14)


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Marva Whitney with Osaka Monaurail ( 2007)


Artist: Marva Whitney with Osaka Monaurail
Album: I Am What I Am
Label: Freestyle Records
Released: 2007
Genre: Funk / Soul
Format: mp3 vbr
Tracks: 10
Total Time: 48:25
Total Size: 62.1 Mb


Track list:
1. I Am What I Am (Part 1 & 2) (4:38)
2. Soul Sisters of The World Unite (5:26)
3. He's Mine (2:49)
4. It's Her Thing (6:41)
5. Wrap Things Up (5:18)
6. Saving My Life for My Baby (3:03)
7. Give It Up or Turn It Loose (Part 1 & 2) (5:41)
8. Every Little Bit Hurts (4:20)
9. We Sing Soul (4:05)
10. Piece in the Valley (6:24)

"Marvellous Marva", "Miss Excitement" Marva Whitney has been given a number of monikers over the years, but it was the late, great and sadly missed James Brown himself who summed it up best; dubbing her his "Soul Sister # 1".
Widely regarded as the funkiest of all James Brown's singers, Marva has been singing since childhood and first made her mark as part of the James Brown Revue in the late-1960's. However it wasn`t long before the Kansas born soulstress was cutting records of her own, many of which have since become rare-groove collectors items.

Marva`s aim to make "real soul music, that touches you and makes you dance" has seen a string of releases over the years, which have provided some of the hardest working samples in hip hop. The 45 King's classic "The 900 Number" features the looped sax intro from Marva's "Unwind Yourself", (although popularized by Chad Jackson's "Hear The Drummer Get Wicked"), along with many a career credited to her version of "It`s My Thing".

Since the rejuvenated interest in all thing funky (thanks to Mark Ronson et all!) the time is right for Marva to step back into the limelight and reclaim her crown as Soul Sister #1. Produced by Soulpower's DJ Pari and Ryo Nakata and recorded in Tokyo and Kansas City, this album features all new material, recorded in the style of 1969`s classic. It`s My Thing album. Fans will appreciate the raw and live, punchy feel of the tracks alongside some smoother moments which allow Marva to really do her thing belt out that classic soul!


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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Selecta Funk Vol. 2 - Mixed by Dj Uilson


- Essa mixtape foi postada para minha felicidade no melhor blog de mixtapes do mundo Pipomixes,por isso resolvi repostala.

1 - Super Erotica - Erotic Rhythm (Macumba)
2 - Super Erotica - Jungle Fever
3 - Super Erotica - Le Couple
4 - Waltel Branco - Meu Balanço
5 - João Donato ( A Bad Donato ) - Straight Jacket
6 - Free Sound Orquestra* - Tarcisiu´s Theme
7 - Ed kennedy * - I´ll Never Fall In love Again
8 - Orquestra CBD - Tema da Zorra
9 - Raulzito & Impacto 8 (Raul de Souza) - Cantaloope Island
10 - Azymuth - Melô da Cuíca
11 - Waltel Branco - Luar do Sertão
12 - Claudia - Vai Baby (Peter Gunn)
13 - Bertrami e Conjunto Azimute (Azymuth) - Pela Cidade
14 - Marcio Montarroyos - Makaha
15 - Airto* - Zuei
16 - Azambuja @ Cia* - Tema de Azambuja
17 - Wanderlea - Ginga da Mandinga
18 - Airto fogo* - Black Soul
19 - Helio Matheus - Boi da Cara Branca
20 - Odair José* - Nunca Mais
21 - Claudia - Poeta do Medo
22 - Trio Mocotó - O Xamego de Iná
23 - Tamba 4 - Samba Blim
24 - Super Som T.A - Agora Chega
25 - Tony Bizarro - Não Vai Mudar
26 - Marcos Valle - Mentira
27 - Eumir Deodato - West 42nd Street
29 - Paulinho da Costa - Toledo Bagel


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Pela Sombras - Arthur Verocai featuring Carlos Dafe and Justo Almario- TIMELESS


Arthur Verocai performing "Pela Sombras" at the TIMELESS series. Presented by VTech and Mochilla.
The Timeless Series is about celebrating music. Great music, big music. Arthur Verocai's Self Titled album from 1972 is that. When Nuts told me that carlos dafe had sung on the original album and that we might be able to get him - I was totally sold. When Carlos Nino expressed that we might be able to get Justo Almario I was equally excited.
What happened that night as captured in the attached video is musical history. One of the leaders of the Black Rio movement - Dafe gets to trade his beautiful vocal stylings with Almario an Afro-Columbian who had come to the US and ended up playing with Mongo Santamaria, Roy Ayres (yes the Roy Ayres orchestra that toured Nigeria with Fela) and Mulatu. Yes Mulatu.
Across bars, across continents, across a stage on Cal State campus histories were rejoined and hearts beat faster to joyous music. Pela Sombras a song against the US backed dictatorship in Brasil from 1964 to 1985.... thank you Arthur.

PELAS SOMBRAS
(through the shadows)

quem viaja nas sombras / those who travel through the shadows
por detrás dos seus ombros / behind your shoulders
por detras desta blusa de lã / behind this blouse made of wool

ensaiando a morte / rehearsing the death
encolhendo o corpo / shrinking the body
Pro seu bote ou golpe final/ for your final strike
sim / yes

mais uma vez / one more time
outra vez / another time
é manhã / it's morning

tomo um banho inteiro / I take a full shower
com as águas de cheiro / with the good smelling water
ainda sonhando as fronhas / still dreaming of the pillow covers
do hotel / of the hotel
sim / yes

mais uma vez / one more time
outra vez / another time
é manhã / it's morning
é manhã / it's morning
é manhã / it's morning

Translation Debora Pill

Italian Spider Man




Dica de um amigo de Portugal: Filme muito engraçado com uma trilha sonora incrivel !!!

Confira trilha sonora



Alrugo Entertainment, bring you:

ITALIAN SPIDERMAN

Unearthed for the first time in 40 years and lovingly restored at Alrugo Studios Milan, this rare theatrical trailer for the 1968 Italian classic 'Italian Spiderman' is a real treat. Featuring Franco Franchetti of 'Mondo Sexo' fame in his last ever role before being killed in a spear fishing accident in 1969. Alrugo entertainment will be releasing the FULL, remastered ITALIAN SPIDERMAN film on the web starting MAY 22. STAY TUNED

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Grain Zero - Live & Let Live (2009)


Artist: Grain Zero
Album: Live & Let Live
Label: Loop Department
Release date: 15 May 2009
Genre: Electronic, Funk, Hip Hop
Style: Funky Breaks, Hip Hop, House
Format: mp3 320 kbit
Tracks: 8
Total Time: 33:49
Total Size: 80.1 Mb
http://www.myspace.com/grainzero

Track list:


1. Your Love (4:47)
2. Drop The Oooohhh (4:42)
3. Caravan (part 1) (4:36)
4. Ghost Rider (2:12)
5. Kodiac Jam (Grain Zero remix) (4:29)
6. Da Bass Jump (5:14)
7. Phunky Feelone (4:28)
8. Shut Down (3:21)


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Emicida - Triunfo


Direção: Fred Ouro Preto
Direção de Fotografia: Carina Zaratin & Fred Ouro Preto
Câmera : Carina Zaratin & Felipe Igarashi
Edição: Fred Ouro Preto
Assistente de produção: Felipe Rodrigues da Silva

http://www.emicida.com/
http://www.myspace.com/emicida

Clipe Oficial Jaçanã Picadilha - Relatos da Invasão



Produzido pela Kultur, o clipe foi rodado no Jaçanã em setembro de 2008.
Ficha Técnica:
Direção: Alexandre Charro
Fotografia: Fernando Fonini e Alexandre Charro
Coordenação de Produção: Carol Pessini
Assist. de Dir.: Mariana Zdravca
Montagem: Alexandre Charro e Luciano Valério
Telecine e Correção de Cor: Luciano Guimarães
Data de Lançamento: Jan/2009

www.kulturstudio.com

Pentagono - É O MOIO

Kamau - Só (Remix) - Video Oficial



Artista: Kamau Música: Só (Remix) - Produzido por Nave Direção e Câmera: Fred Ouro Preto Fotografia e Câmera: Carina Zaratin

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Aflex Combo - The Sound Of Feeling (2008)


01: Introduction 00:42
02: Somethin Blue 05:27
03: Biliyala 05:13
04: The Latin Thing (AC Stomp Mix) 04:51
05: After The Rain 02:43
06: Dazzling 07:51
07: Intermezzo 04:11
08: Skit Funky Yeah 00:56
09: Time Flows On (Beat Addict Mix) 05:45
10: Yearning For 04:08
11: Freedom Hill 06:37
12: Magic Mood 06:34
13: The Sound Of Feeling 03:01

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Just Banks - Under The Influence (2008)


Artist: Just Banks
Title Of Album: Under The Influence
Year Of Release: 30 May, 2008
Label: Etage Noir Recordings
Genre: Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz Funk, Broken Beat
Quality: mp3
Bitrate: VBR kbps
Total Size: 75.5 mb
WebSite: JustBanks

Tracklist:

01 Everything But Me feat. Laine 03:09
02 Wildlife Winds (Streets is Hot) feat. Blaktr 03:28
03 Two Things One 04:08
04 360 Degrees feat. Blaktroniks 03:48
05 Call Me 04:11
06 Blockparty feat. Coppa 04:18
07 Midtown Medley 03:35
08 Under The Influence feat. Veda36 04:14
09 All Her Present Things 03:07
10 Channels feat. BluRum13 03:19
11 Jazz Break 03:41
12 Bust A Move feat. K-Sun 03:54
13 Bin Reprise feat. Kuba Connect 03:49
14 Lingering In The Sky 04:34
15 Under The Influence (Remix) feat. Veda36 04:40

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The Austrian musician and multi-talent Just Banks demonstrates his remarkable versatility in debut album “Under the Influence”: Hip-Hop, funk, jazz, breaks and a pinch of minimal house come together here in flowing and coherent whole. The musical frankness of the tunes is continued when various guest artists are invited to contribute vocals, solos or phrases.

This is an album that also reflects the development and background of a musician who started his career in the mid nineties and who has never been prepared to nail himself down to any one single genre since then. “Under the Influence” refers to all that wide range of contemporary musical genres Just Banks has opened himself to, explored, fallen in love with.

He spices a relaxed stew of downbeat, midtempo breaks and solid electronica on “Under the Influence” with vocals from the Blaktroniks, BluRum13 (as known from Dj Vadim & Ninjatune), Coppa, Kristina Lindberg (Laine), Veda36 and others.

In 2006 Just Banks engaged the talents of the Bay Area-based collective Blaktroniks, who came up with the catchy vocals for his first release on Etage Noir entitled “360 Degrees”.

“Under The Influence” is now his first full-length album and it also includes the title track of his most successful EP to date “Bust A Move”.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

VA - Jazz Funk And Groove (2009)


Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Jazz Funk And Groove
Year Of Release: (2009)
Label: Buckworth & Co
Genre: Jazz / Funk
Quality: MP3
Bitrate: VBR ~320kbps
Tracks: 13
Total Time: 71:49 min
Total Size: 106 MB

Tracklist:

01. Roy Ayers - Running Away
02. Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
03. War - Galaxy
04. The Fatback Band - Spanish Hustle
05. Earth Wind And Fire - Running
06. Patrice Rushen - Number One
07. Curtis Mayfield - Freddies Dead
08. Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto
09. Jimmy Caster Bunch - Potential
10. War - Me And My Baby Brother
11. Don Blackman - Holding You, Loving You
12. Kool And The Gang - Hollywood Swinging
13. Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars


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Friday, February 12, 2010

Aja West and Friends - Total Recall 2012 (2007)




Artist: Aja West and Friends
Title Of Album: Total Recall 2012
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Mackrosoft
Genre: Jazz-Funk / Urban / R&B / Soul
Format: MP3
Bitrate: VBR ~210 kbps
Tracks: 13
Total Time: 52:23 min
Total Size: 80.5 MB
WebSite: myspace.com

Tracklist:

01. Penny In A Fountain (3:32)
02. The Getaway (4:31)
03. Wanna Get Up (5:07)
04. Out Of Control (3:16)
05. My Modo (3:49)
06. Point. Click. Drag. Drop (3:55)
07. Clouds Imitate Life (7:03)
08. I Don't Need Love (4:00)
09. How Many Lumps? (2:53)
10. 2012 Suite (4:24)
11. What's Really Going On? (2:56)
12. What's Really Going Off! (3:02)
13. Wattstax (3:55)

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Album Notes

Aja West, producer of hybrid funk jazz and soul presents his long awaited masterwork, "Total Recall 2012". After leading super group The Mackrosoft through ten fantastically successful albums, Aja West takes a solo turn bringing along his most talented and prestigious friends.

Reggie Watts (Maktub/Soulive) co-writes and lends his incredible vocal styling to a slew of new funk pop jams. His sweet and strong voice has been compared to everyone from Chris Cornell to Marvin Gaye. The adventurous lyrics of "The Getaway" and "Out of Control" showcase Watt’s funky Sly Stone/D’Angelo type of vocal seduction at it’s absolute finest.

Composer Aja West keeps the production crisp and clean playing multiple instruments and easing in and out of the jams on vocoder and slinky effected vocals. Female sirens tempt the listener over the sparse groove of "How Many Lumps?" and "Penny in a Fountain" showcasing classic funky rhythm and blue.

Calibro 35 - Calibro 35 (2008)


Artist: Calibro 35
Album: Calibro 35
Label: Cinedelic Records
Released: 2008
Genre: Funk / Soul, Rock
Style: Alternative, Funk, Psyhedelic
Format: mp3 320kbit
Tracks: 14
Total Time: 49:33
Total Size: 114 Mb

www.myspace.com/calibro35


Track list:
1. Italia a Mano Armata (3:12)
2. Summertime Killer (4:04)
3. Notte in Bovisa (2:13)
4. Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (3:44)
5. Milano calibro 9 (Bouchet funk) (2:39)
6. Trafelato (4:33)
7. Una Stanza Vuota (2:51)
8. La mala ordina (3:14)
9. La Polizia s'Incazza (2:20)
10. Preludio (2:56)
11. Gangster Story (4:24)
12. Spiralys (6:13)
13. Shake Balera (2:08)
14. L'Appuntamento (5:02)

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VA - Tru Thoughts Covers (2009)


Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Tru Thoughts Covers
Year Of Release: September 8, 2009
Label: Unfold / Tru Thoughts
Genre: Electronic I Funk I Nu Jazz
Quality: Mp3 I 320 kbps I 44.1 Khz I Joint Stereo
Total Size: 173 Mb
Source: WEb

Tracklist:
01. Nostalgia 77 feat. Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army
02. Quantic & his Combo Bárbaro - Wandering Star
03. Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing (Re-Edit)
04. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Hold It Down
05. The Bamboos - Happy
06. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Get A Move On
07. Lizzy Parks - It Was A Very Good Year
08. The Bamboos - King Of The Rodeo
09. TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
10. J. Viewz (feat. Noa Lembersky) - Smooth Criminal
11. Jumbonics - Last Nite
12. Aldo Vanucci presents Amie J - Naive
13. Nostalgia 77 feat. The Fiction Band - My Name Is...
14. Me&You - Brown Paper Bag
15. Bonobo - Super 8
16. Kylie Auldist - Everybody Here Wants You
17. Woon - You'Re Not Alone


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VA - Soulsugar Volume 4 (2009)


Artist: Neural VA
Title Of Album: Soulsugar Volume 4
Year Of Release: Dec-22-2009
Label: Universal Music Group
Genre: Soul
Bitrate: VBRkbps 44,1kHz Joint-Stereo
Source: CDDA
Total Time: 79:59 min
Total Size: 110 MB

TrackList

01 Barbara Lynn - Nice and Easy 01:51
02 Sweet Charles - Soul Man 02:59
03 The Jackson Sisters - I belive in Miracles 04:44
04 James Brown - Funky President 03:54
05 Tony Clarke - Landslide 02:10
06 Isley Brothers - It moves me to tears 03:16
07 Nick Ashford - I don't need no doctor 02:34
08 Wilson Pickett - Let me be your boy again 02:46
09 Hoagy Lands - Baby let me hold your hand 02:35
10 Marv Johnson - Come on and stop 02:10
11 Singin Sammy Ward - Who's the fool 02:40
12 Ray Bryant - Sack o woe 02:51
13 Gino Parks - For this i thank you 02:16
14 Little Walter - Up the line 02:03
15 Bobby Bland - Yield not to temptation 02:35
16 Gal Costa - Tuareg 03:23
17 Jorge Ben and M Bethania - Manu Caetano 02:32
18 Ella Fitzgerald - Can't buy me love 02:36
19 Sugarpie De Santo - Going back where i belon 02:28
20 Boots Brown - Cerveza 02:05
21 Roy Ayers - Running away 05:31
22 Clark Terry and C O'Farrill - Spanish Rice 02:43
23 Lenny Curtis - Nothing can stop you now 02:42
24 Tony Middleton - To the ends of the earth 02:05
25 Buddy Johnson - Goodbye Baby here i go 02:14
26 Clyde Mc Phatter - From one to one 02:21
27 Sarah Vaughn - Sneakin up on you 02:19
28 Eddie Holland - What about me 02:31
29 Bobby Scott and Margie Day - Don't you pay t 03:05


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VA - Shapes 10:01 compiled by Robert Luis [2010]


Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Shapes 10:01 compiled by Robert Luis
Year Of Release: April 2010
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Electronic, Acid Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Soul
Bitrate: CBR 320 Kbps
Source: CD
Total Time: 126:54 min
Total Size: 290.93 MB


Tracklist

CD1 :
01. Lizzy Parks - Forever And A Day (Eric Lau Remix)
02. Nostalgia 77 Sessions feat. Keith & Julie Tipett - Visions
03. Kylie Auldist - In A Week, In A Day (Ashley Beedle's Streetsoul Edit)
04. Azaxx - Play Again
05. Belleruche - It'll Come
06. Lizzy Parks - Forever And A Day (Instrumental)
07. Stonephace - Stonephace
08. Up Hygh - Be Known feat. Eska
09. Natural Self - The Origin
10. Kinny - Forgetting To Remember feat. Nostalgia 77
11. Quantic And His Combo Barbaro - Canção Do Deserto
12. The Bamboos - Move One feat. Paul Macinnes

CD2 :
01. Lizzy Parks - All That (Natural Self Remix)
02. Kinny - Petrified Dazed feat. TM Juke
03. Kylie Auldist - One Goodbye (Flevans Remix)
04. Azaxx - Autumn Dreamy (Hint Remix)
05. Flevans - Hold No Water (Azaxx Remix)
06. Quantic - Tell It Like You Mean It
07. Azaxx - Le Millionnaire
08. Quantic - Mishaps Happening (Flux Pavilion Remix)
09. Fredo - Squadron Face
10. Natural Self - Days Get Brighter (Club Version)
11. Lanu - Beijo Do Sol
12. Hint - One Woman Army feat. Laura Vane (Hint Club Mix)

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Press Release :

"Tru Thoughts is easily one of the UK's best independent labels, regardless of whether its audience is energetically twitching on the dancefloor or bobbing about in a chilled boudoir" – BBC.co.uk

The first label compilation since Tru Thoughts celebrated its 10th Anniversary last year, 'Shapes 10:01' showcases an eclectic stable of musical talent with its collective eye on a new decade. And the future's looking, and sounding, bright.

'Shapes 10:01', a double CD collection spanning 24 tracks, features acclaimed current material from acts including Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro, The Bamboos, Kylie Auldist, Hint, Azaxx, Belleruche, Lizzy Parks and Stonephace; plus a generous pick of upfront exclusives; and reworks from the daddy of UK dance music, Ashley Beedle (X-Press 2), rapidly rising dubstep star Flux Pavilion and many more exciting musical talents.

The first track, Lizzy Parks' "Forever And A Day" (Eric Lau remix), is a twisted modern soul version that takes Parks' timeless sound into club turf and sets the tone for the happy integration of classic and cutting edge that characterises this compilation, and indeed the Tru Thoughts roster. The song makes its first, eagerly awaited CD appearance here, as does CD 2 opener "All That" (Natural Self Remix) - both having originally appeared on a 12" which sold out in days.

Previously unreleased goodies include Azaxx's downright mischievous dancefloor track "Play Again", Natural Self's Club Mix of "Days Get Brighter" from his recent album, 'My Heart Beats Like A Drum' and the Andy H remix of Kinny's "Petrified Dazed" feat. TM Juke. The combination of modern soul voice Kinny and Alice Russell co-writer TM Juke was already a bona fide winner, so when Andy H (aka the man whose day job has seen him sign the Haggis Horns and Kidkanevil to First Word records) got involved, the result was one hell of a track, which appears here as an exclusive.

Elsewhere, Hint's slant on bleeding edge UK funky, and the bassline-heavy dusty reggae vibes from Fredo, whose track "Squadron Face" is a straight-up exclusive, segue into the vocal bluesy jazz of Nostalgia 77 featuring legendary singer Julie Tippetts (nee Driscoll) and Motown-laced funk of The Bamboos and Kylie Auldist (note a first CD release for the crisp, streetwise re-edit by Ashley Beedle). And, paradoxically, one of the many inclusions here that define Tru Thoughts' commitment to future-looking sounds is an oldie, in the shape of Quantic's "Tell It Like You Mean It", a genre-leading piece that still sounds as progressive today as when it came out – wait for it – back in 2006.

Tru Thoughts A&R Robert Luis has once again compiled the perfect selections for home listening and DJing - and his commitment to fellow vinyl junkies continues, as 'Shapes 10:01' is also out on delectable Double LP + full 2CD.

The Bamboos - 4 ( 2010 )


Artist: The Bamboos
Title Of Album: 4
Year Of Release: 3-3-2010
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul
Bitrate: CBR 320
Source: CD
Total Time: 45:27 min
Total Size: 104.36 MB


Tracklist

1. On The Sly
2. Turn It Up (feat. Lyrics Born)
3. You Ain't No Good
4. Red Triangle
5. Kings Cross
6. The Ghost
7. Up On The Hill
8. Never Be The Girl
9. Like Tears In Rain
10. Keep Me In Mind
11. Got To Get It Over
12. Typhoon


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There comes a time in every band when their sound crystallises; The Bamboos' fourth LP is one of the most exciting, original, vibrant and downright addictive albums of the coming year, and could easily see them catapulted beyond the confines of a genre to permeate the international mainstream musical consciousness... The Bamboos have arrived!

The Bamboos have been championed by Mark Lamarr (BBC Radio 2), Craig Charles, (BBC 6Music), Kenny Dope and Keb Darge, and are widely acknowledged as one of the best and tightest live bands on the planet. They are up there with Sharon Jones' Dap Kings in the danceability, authenticity and cool stakes and – oh ok, if you insist we go there – bandleader Lance Ferguson (aka production wunderkind Lanu) more than rivals your Mark Ronsons in the categories of 'busiest man in funk' and 'crossover cover version genius'... not to mention that all important tie-breaker, 'pop star looks'.

Their version of Kings Of Leon's King Of The Rodeo last year scored the XFM 'X-Posure Hot One' accolade, BBC 6Music daytime play, and nearly 150,000 YouTube hits. Their sound is soul and funk music for today, not mired in over-the-top adherence to simply copying what has been done many times before.

Vocalist Kylie Auldist's work on this album could truly be described as virtuoso, with tracks such as first single On The Sly, huge live number The Ghost, and the hard-hitting track Keep Me In Mind, that sees Kylie delivering possibly her best ever recorded vocal performance.

Other vocalists also add a major degree of excitement: adored US rapper Lyrics Born on Turn It Up; and mysterious Tongan, King Merc, on the incredibly catchy, fresh and unique You Ain't No Good. The brooding guitar figure, '60s soul drums and reverbed-out claps come across like the mutant love child of Phil Spector and Gnarls Barkley - setting up King Merc's soul-drenched vocal like a rough mounting for a fine stone.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Brothers Unlimited - Who's For The Young (1970)


A excellent album of southern funk — and darn rare, too! We know almost nothing about the Brothers, but they're a 14 piece combo with a tight ensemble funk sound that clearly shows roots of both the Memphis and Muscle Shoals scenes where the album was recorded! There's a lot of fuzzy guitar, almost in a Detroit Westbound mode — but the band's also got a sweetly southern funk style, with lots of organ bubbling underneath the tracks, punctuated by some pretty tight drum work that really makes the best cuts groove nicely in a more righteous take on the Stax/Volt sound of the time. A really wild one — and the kind of record that makes your jaw drop when you realize that some lucky A&R guy was actually able to get an underground soul album released by a major label!

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Monday, February 08, 2010

The Remix Project - Mixtape (2009)


01. Tribe Called Quest- Electric Relaxation
02. Snoop Dogg- Drop It Like It's Hot
03. Scarface- On My Block
04. Nore- Nothin
05. Jay Z- I Just Wanna Luv U
06. Punjabi MC- Beware of the Boys
07. Soho- Hot Music
08. Ol' Dirty Bastard- Got your Money
09. Talib Kweli- Get By
10. Outkast- Spottieottiedopalicious
11. Big Boi- The Way You Move
12. Ol Dirty Bastard- Shimmy Shimmy Ya
13. Black Sheep- Choice is Yours
14. Digable Planets- Rebirth of Slick
15. The Foreign Exchange- Sincere
16. Destiny's Child- Girl
17. Elton John- Benny and the Jets
18. Outkast- Prototype
19. Missy Elliot- Get your Freak On
20. Missy Elliot- Work it
21. Amerie- One Thing
22. Beyonce- Crazy in Love

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VA - Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (2010)




01. Cumbia Moderna De Soledad - Shacalao
02. Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band - Woman Pin Down
03. 6th Infantry Brigade Of The Nigerian Army - Black & Proud
04. Bola Johnson - Hot Pants
05. Segun Bucknor - Adebo
06. Bola Johnson - Never Trust A Woman
07. Jerry Hansen - Sisi Mi
08. Daktaris - Up Side Down
09. Phirpo Y Sus Caribes - Comencemos
10. Lever Brothers Gay Flamingoes - Egbi Mi O/Black Man's Cry (Medley)
11. Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra - Black Man's Cry
12. Sylvania East Side Symphony - Egbi Mi O/Black Man's Cry (Medley)
13. Lisandro Meza - Shacalao
14. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Toure Samar
15. Whitefield Brothers - Lullaby For Lagos

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Meters — Zony Mash


For the first time anywhere—an entire album filled with vintage rarities and non-album B-sides by the Meters, all glittering gems by New Orleans’ wizards of slinky funk

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Monk Higgins - Heavyweight (1972)


Quite possibly the best album ever from funky maestro Monk Higgins! The record's got some of his tighest work of the time — with plenty of tight breaks, nice keyboards, and soulful sax riffs — and Monk is going full-out on the arrangements, in the manner that he used for his best late Blue Note work with The Three Sounds or Blue Mitchell. The group's listed as "The Specialties" on the cover, and they vamp along nicely, like some of Monk's funky groups from the late 60s funky 45 days

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Monk Higgins - Little Mama (1972)


An excellent batch of soulful and funky instrumental tracks — super-dope 70s work from funky arranger Monk Higgins! The album grooves in the best blacksploitation soundtrack mode — as Monk plays tenor sax and organ in the set, over slinky stepping arrangements that feature Paul Humphrey on drums, and Freddy Robinson on guitars — all coming together with Monk in a sweet LA style of early 70s funk! The groove is funky, yet laidback at the same time — and with some soulful backing vocals behind the instrumentation on a number of cuts — really the perfect sort of approach for a hip crime or action soundtrack.

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VA - Love's A Real Thing: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds Of West Africa


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Friday, February 05, 2010

VA - Cool Funk (2009)


ARTIST : VA
TITLE : Cool Funk
DATE : 2009-12-15
GENRE : Funk, Smooth Jazz
LABEL : Universal Music
QUALITY : 320kbps avg / Joint Stereo
SOURCE : Webrip
TRACKS : 36
TIME : 151:22
SIZE : 347.71

01 James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Part 1) 2:06
02 Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie 3:03
03 Rick James - Super Freak 3:23
04 Kool & The Gang - Hollywood Swinging 4:35
05 The Commodores - Brick House 3:28
06 Incognito - Love Is The Colour 3:55
07 Va - Petals On Your Path 4:01
08 Laura Fygi - Dream A Little Dream 3:36
09 Billy Preston - Outa-Space 4:06
10 Russell Malone - Soulful Kisses 7:42
11 Freddie Ravel - Sunny Side Up 4:08
12 Patti Austin - Love Is Gonna Getcha 4:59
13 George Benson - Song For My Brother 4:12
14 David Benoit - Drive Time 4:35
15 Parliament - Flash Light 5:45
16 Rick James - Bustin' Out (On Funk) 3:52
17 The Temptations - Cloud Nine 3:29
18 Cameo - Word Up 4:20
19 Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It 3:33
20 The Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster 4:47
21 James Brown - Get On The Good Foot, Pt. 1 3:28
22 The Commodores - Slippery When Wet 3:16
23 Norman Brown - That's The Way Love Goes 4:43
24 Cameo - Candy 5:39
25 Dj Whitney - What Do I Have To Do To Prove My Love To You 2:26
26 The Undispted - What It Is? 4:56
27 Lyn Collins - Think (About It) 3:20
28 Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine 3:53
29 The Ohio Players - Who'd She Coo? 4:30
30 Con Funk Shun - Confunkshunizeya 4:18
31 Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) 5:44
32 Yarbrough & People - Don't Stop The Music 4:08
33 Kustis Blow - The Breaks 4:04
34 Chris Botti - Irresistible Bliss 4:54
35 Roy Ayers - You and Me My Love 3:10
36 James Brown - Sexmachine (Part 1 and 2) 5:18

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Adriana Evans - Walking With The Night (2010)


Artist: Adriana Evans
Title Of Album: Walking With The Night
Year Of Release: 2010-02-22
Label: Expansion
Genre: Soul, Neo-Soul, R&B, Jazz
Bitrate: 186 kbps avg
Source: CDDA
Total Time: 0h 58min Total
Total Size: 78.32 MB

Tracklist

01. Waiting 4:15
02. Suddenly 4:15
03. Midnight 4:01
04. Love Me On The One 4:12
05. Never Thought 3:57
06. Surrender 4:45
07. Astral Project 2:13
08. Let You Get Away 4:04
09. Sooner Or Later 3:36
10. Walking With The Night 4:02
11. Weatherman 3:58
12. El Sol 6:14
13. Set In Stone 3:35
14. Weatherman (Extended 12-Inch Version) 4:55

2010 album from the Neo-Soul vocalist and daughter of Jazz vocalist Mary Stallings (and goddaughter of Pharoah Saunders!). Features the critically acclaimed single 'Weatherman' and more.


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Beverley Knight - 100% (2009)


Artist: Beverley Knight
Title of Album: 100%
Release Date: 7 September, 2009
Genre: R&B, Soul
Quality: Mp3 I VBR kbps I 44.1 Khz I Joint Stereo
Total Size: 103 Mb
Source: WEb

Tracklist:


01. Beautiful Night (Album Version)
02. Breakout
03. In Your Shoes
04. 100%
05. Every Step
06. Soul Survivor (Feat. Chaka Kan)
07. Turned To Stone
08. Bare
09. Square Flag
10. Gold Chain
11. Moneyback
12. Painted Pony
13. Too Much Heaven
14. A Love We'll Never Know [Amazon Exclusive]


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Root Soul - Root Soul (2009)


Artist: Root Soul
Title of Album: Root Soul
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Funk , Dance , Electro
Quality: Mp3 I 192 kbps I 44.1 Khz I Joint Stereo
Total Size: 100 Mb
Source: WEb

Tracklist:
1. Spirit Of Love (Feat. Vanessa Freeman & Mike Patto) (4:35)
2. Sky High (4:55)
3. It's The Way (Feat. Vanessa Freeman) (6:07)
4. Override & Fly (Feat. Andrea Clarke & Lyric L) (5:39)
5. Moog Rock (7:15)
6. Fuselage (Feat. Leon King) (6:14)
7. Feeling Good (8:43)
8. Disco-Tech Tribe (Feat. cro-magnon) (7:03)
9. On & On (Feat. Shea Soul) (5:48)
10. My Dream Came True (Feat. Leon King)(6:13)
11. Spirit Of Love (Feat. Vanessa Freeman & Mike Patto - Phil Asher's restless soul Boogie mix) (12:45)


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Baker Brothers - Avid Sounds (2009)


Artist: Baker Brothers
Title of Album: Avid Sounds
Release Date: Jun, 2009
Genre: Funk , Soul
Label: Freestyle Records
Quality: Mp3 I VBR kbps I 44.1 Khz I Joint Stereo
Total Size: 69 Mb
Source: WEb

Tracklist:
01 Cola Bottle Baby
02 Couldn't Get It Right
03 Family Tree feat. Vanessa Freeman
04 Fly Like An Eagle feat. Matt Mcnaughton
05 If You Want Me To Stay feat. Hamish Stuart
06 Lady Day & John Coltrane
07 Rock Creek Park
08 Shack Up
09 Space Funk
10 Street Player feat. Talc
11 The Mexican feat. Katie Holmes


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Breakestra - Dusk Till Dawn (2009)


Artist: Breakestra
Title of Album: Dusk Till Dawn
Release Date: 28-09-2009
Genre: Funk , Soul , Hip Hop
Label: Strut/K7
Quality: Mp3 I VBR kbps I 44.1 Khz I Joint Stereo
Total Size: 155 Mb
Source: WEb

Tracklist:
1 Need a little love 4:53
2 Dark clouds rain soul 6:08
3 Come on over (feat. Afrodyete) 4:26
4 Back at the boathouse 3:21
5 Get it right 3:12
6 Show you the way 4:53
7 Me & Michelle 5:00
8 I dont wanna wait 2:51
9 No matter where you go 5:51
10 Posed to be (feat. Chali 2na, Mix Master Wolf & DJ Dusk) 5:20
11 North-East to Nippon 5:29
12 Lowdown stank 6:41
13 Joyful noise 5:36
14 Youll never know 5:58
15 Set the Sun (for Dusk uno) 4:35


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VA - Soulshaker vol.6 (2009)


Artist: VA
Title Of Album: SoulShaker vol.6
Year Of Release: 9 Nov 2009
Label: Record Kicks
Genre: Soul, Funk, Jazz
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Source: WEB
Total Time: 61:57 min
Total Size: 142.27 MB

TrackList

01) Mishal Moore - Oh Lord (Kenny Dope/Kay Dee version)
02) Laura Vane & The Vipertones - Did It Anyway
03) Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators - You Better Change (feat Jimi Tenor)
04) Dojo Cuts - Uptight (feat Roxie Ray)
05) Ray Lugo LES Express - I Dream Of Bahia (feat Elani)
06) Diplomats Of Solid Sound - If You're Wrong (feat The Diplomettes - Lack Of Afro remix)
07) The Hi Fly Orchestra - Roda De Samba
08) Milano Jazz Dance Combo - Turn Up The Heat
09) The New Mastersounds - Bus Stop No 5 (Afrokats Crew remix)
10) Kokolo - Afrika Man (feat Jojo Kuo)
11) Trio Valore - El Compadre
12) Joe Kane & The Privates Hammond Orchestra - I'm Sorry (Can I Please Come Home)
13) The Link Quartet - Purple Haze
14) Soulful Torino Orchestra - Soul Burger
15) Shaolin Temple Defenders - International Soul (Dynamics remix)
16) The Crabs Corporation - Reggae Power
17) Baby Charles - Jackson Fingers
18) Gizelle Smith - June[/SIZE]

The new volume as usual is plenty of future classics, remixes & unreleased tracks that see the light on CD and compilation for the first time. We have Mishal Moore remixed by Kenny Dope, Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators joined for the occasion by Nicole's husband Jimi Tenor, sensational Laura Vane with a northern soul stormer picked up from her amazing deep funk full length feat Diesler & The Vipertones, new tracks by Kokolo with Fela Kuti/Antibalas/Dakaris legendary drummer JoJo Kuo on vocals and Ray Lugo new side / solo project LES Express in between afrobeat, brazilian and funk. Also just to name a few, brand new singles available only here by new deep funk queen Gizelle Smith - her solo debut album is expected on Record Kicks for 2010 - German jazz-dancers The Hi Fly Orchestra and Scottish The Private Hammond Orchestra a brand new combo born from the aces of legendary Boogaloo Investigators/Five Aces. Remember if you're looking for the real stuff, SoulShaker is the real deal.. see you on the dance floor fellas!


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