Enjoy today's Music Monday offering, Some Jazz 20! This entry is packed to the brim with fantastic Jazzy vibes to keep the "blues" associated with today away. BamaLoveSoul favorites SouthWes Terminal are in the mix, alongside Laurin Talese's fantastic cover of Bilal's Love Poems as well as Mark de Clive Lowe and friends leading things off! New music from Derrick Hodge, Deborah Jordan, and Butcher Brown are also thrown in to keep you up to date with the latest, greatest. Get plugged in and turned out
Like a cool glass of lemonade on a warm Souuthern Summer's afternoon, Covers 8 is the perfect, refreshing tonic for your hectic day! Covers 8 contains remakes of some of my personal old and new favorite tunes; Everyone from Gil Scott Heron and War to N.E.R.D. and Schoolboy Q is represented by an artist affected by their music. Kick off your heels or loafers, pop in your earbuds, enjoy their take, download and spread the word. Thanks for listening
The Unpacking is a mix I recently created to have something to relax to while returning clothes, albums and equipment to their proper place after performing several consecutive gigs or just a weekend of travel. Unpacking is inevitable and like most things, it's easier to do when good music is involved. This mix is equally effective for mentally unpacking and unwinding after a long day, or shedding prohibitive thoughts in preparation for an ambitious endeavor. Press play, enjoy this cocktail of Soul, Jazz, Funk, & Hip Hop and prepare to move to the next step.
Thanks for listening to The Diamond Soul XXXperience!
The passing of Malik "Phife" Taylor affected me more profoundly than the death of any previous musical celebrity to date. I never met him personally but bonded with A Tribe Called Quest's aesthetics as a Freshman in high school. During this period of self discovery I began to select music that was derived from my tastes, not the influence of my peers and immediately felt a connection to the "Bohemian" band of brothers. Their nonconformist approach to style and music set them apart from their counterparts who embraced them wholly and showed others, me specifically, that standing out isn't always the polar opposite of fitting in. The sentiment was much-needed at the time and still holds true to this day.
Phife's passing sucked the desire to listen to, enjoy, and share music from me. Only when I began to prep for my DJ gig in St Louis this past weekend did I begin to rediscover the joy I find in music. Grief affects us all differently I suppose. This mix is my release of the sadness I felt and a true expression of my love of music. Thank you for your patience during this time and I'll resume providing consistent quality content on BamaLoveSoul shortly. Until then, enjoy
Put some soul in Women's History Month with our latest mix of female vocalists. DJ Rahdu throws down one hour of Classics, Remixes, Flips, and Brand New joints featuring only women on the mic for your listening pleasure. Tune in and bear witness to wonderful women from around the world
Finally, here's the followup to our first instrumental mix, Shop Music 001! The premise of the initial mix was to create hip, diverse musak for shop-owners but the feedback has shown it's good for other things as well: rides w/the kids, co-workers, bosses, & parents as well as for entertaining mixed company withouth knowing everyone's proanity limit. Part 2 is filled with new music, as well as treats from past interviewees like Tall Black Guy, Freddie Joachim, and Elaquent. Enjoy
One year and 2 entries later, Some Jazz returns for Super Bowl Sunday! No matter which team you're pulling for, Some Jazz 19 is perfect for bringing your pressure down if the opposing team is running the score up. This episode is dedicated to the passing of singer/songwriter/drummer/producer, member of 9 man crew Earth Wind & Fire, and so much more Maurice White. His passing, amidst other recent home-goings personal and otherwise, reinforce the powerful effect we can have on others when we stay true to our art and are given the opportunity to share it. Truly a Shining Star, he will not be soon forgotten and I encourage all to lead their lives so this sentiment will be bestowed upon you as well. Enjoy!
Shout out to Cleve Eaton!
As the month of February began I read a FB status requesting the favor of no mixes or reworks of Dilla's work this year. Discontent with the trendy and overwhelming amount of Dilla output this time of year, I could understand the intent of the statement but disagreed with the sentiment. To many, Dilla is a mark to be achieved or surpassed and recreating or remixing his work may be just the tool to help them find their own sound. Just as Dilla admired Pete Rock and probably tried his hand at flipping some of Pete's works, these producers/singers/MCs are showing their love and respect to a fallen hero.
Since his passing, I've collected a large number of hours of Dilla tributes, jacks, remakes, flips, etc and here is my hour long mix of these reworks. Please enjoy!
Tonight's Diamond Soul XXXperience features prolific producer Freddie Joachim, who I place in my top 10 favorite producers list. You may have heard him on Joey Badass 2015 B4.Da.$$ or read about him on Okayfuture's best Erykah Badu remixes post. I sit down with him and find out what producers he's listening to, discuss technology and find out who he would like to work with. Listen and enjoy then rate, review and subscribe on iTunes
After summoning the courage to perform in an Alice Coltrane tribute in 2007, tonight's guest, Brandee Younger has become a force on the NYC music scene. You may have heard her on the intro to Common's Finding Forever, or even with John Legend, but you must make time to preorder her upcoming album Wax & Wane. Her sophomore project is described as a fusion of Jazz, Hip Hop & Funk and I call it a "must listen" for any fans of her idol Dorothy Ashby. We discuss her idols, the obstacles of toting a Harp to gigs, her upcoming album and much more!
Brandee Younger - Oriental Folk Song
Columbia Nights - Didn't Cha Know
Mark De Clive Lowe - Move On Up (Opaque Remix)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (Stro Elliot Flip)
K-Def x AG x Damu the Fudgemunk - Gotta Get Away
Kev Brown x Grap Luva - Power Packs 101 (Kenny Keys Mix)
Ta-Ku - Fourteen
Jill Scott - Slowly Surely
Andra Day - No Make Up (Kendrick Lamar Cover)
Diggs Duke - He Wants to Live Like you
Brandee Younger - He Has A Name (Awareness)
Brandee Younger Interview pt 1
Brandee Younger - Dorothy Jeanne
Brandee Younger Interview pat 2
Brandee Younger - Soul Vibrations
Blackalicious - Swan Lake
The Dangerfeel Newbies - Swingin With the New jacks (Kai Alce's Distinctive Remix)
Yusef Rumperfield - Coffe Room Goodbyes Outro
Static KXNG - Dead or Alive
INI - Fain' JAX
Towa Tei - Chrysalis
Brandee Younger - Wax & Wane
Jose James - It's All Over Your Body (Oddisee Remix)
Sweetback - Au Natural ft Bahamadia
Kris Bowers - Forget-Er ft Julia Easterlin
Flako - Twelve O'Clock Shadow ft Miguel Atwood Ferguson