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was speaking with a DJ and friend who said, “Dangelo should have released his album immediately after his BET appearance in 2012 in order for it to be successful.” I’m unsure if it’s the optimist in me or the pursuit of nostalgia but after much thought I was inclined to disagree. The brother has made music that still feels good and we’re still discussing 18 years later plus with the distinguished, discerning members in his camp and the pressure I’m sure he’s facing, I can’t imagine him releasing a bomb. However, many things have changed since Brown Sugar was released, and disposable income for music isn’t the priority it once was for his target audience. Critical vs commercial success aside, the brother has a following that will support him and his next musical offering barring it sounds like complete and utter trash.
In addition, much like his musical heroes, D’angelo has influenced so many, and it’s these fanatics that will mine Mr.Archer’s release for any musical nuggets of note and spread his gospel. It’s also these musically gifted fans that have remixed, flipped and covered his previous offerings to add their interpretation to his musical dialogue. Enjoy Follow Me, our tribute to the fans that have been inspired by and hopefully inspire D’angelo and encourage him to release the next album we’ll be enjoying even 18 years later.
D'angelo - Brown Sugar (Incognito Molasses Remix)
D'angelo - Brown Sugar (Budamunk Remix) feat Mabanua
Ebrahim - Paris 2 D'angelo
D'angelo - Me & Those Dreaming Eyes of Mine (Arkiv Remix)
D'angelo - Feel Like Mkain' Love Rework aka Straight Love
D'angelo - Shit Damn Motherfucker Remix
Exile - Stay Tuned (Here)
Muhsinah - Stay Here
Ekundayo - D and Jello
Abjo - ThrsLove
Q-Tip - I Believe (Simbad Remix) feat D'angelo
Mark Ronson - Glass Mountain Trust (B.Bravo & Teeko Re-Funk) feat D'angelo
D'angelo - Spanish Joint (Miguel Macedo Soulful Mix)
D'angelo - Lady (Manmademusic Remix)
Red Astaire - Follow Me
L33 - D'angelo Impro.. (L33 Refix)
D'angelo - Devil's Pie (Talpas Remix)
Daru & Dena - Take Your Hand Pt2
Easy Lee - Searching for James River
RoddyRod - Line Dance (Shine Mix)
Raphael Saadiq - Be Here (JBird Remix) feat D'angelo
Boom Baptist -D'angelo (Interlude)
Next Collective - Africa
D'angelo - Cruisin' (God May Be Funky Remix)
Chris P - ??
D'angelo - Left & Right (Ishfaq Rework)
D'angelo - Devil's Pie (D-Felic Broken Refix)
i-D Online - (How Does it Feel) (L-Vis 1990 Own Way Edit)
Lauryn Hill -Nothing Even Matters (The Electric Boutique Remix)
Tony Ozier - Ode to D'angelo (The Root)
If you've been following along for the past few months, you'll already know what this is about and how it will change your outlook for the week.
We're featuring a wider spectrum this time around due to extensive scouring of the Innanet for lesser known artistic ladies with a unique sound. All that extra work should make this volume the most diverse set we've put together so far if not the smoothest as well.
Hit play to judge for yourself, then grab the download and tell us what you think in the comments.
The concept is the same on part 1 or our Covers compilation. We’ve assembled others’ takes on some of your favorite tunes but these have a particular jazzy or acoustic take. Grab this and take a walk on the jazzy side! Enjoy
1. BinkBeats – The Healer
2. The Stepkids – Suit & Tie
3. Hyleen Gil & Gotta – Get Lucky
4. Jessica Newry – Affinity | Download
5. Meshell Ndegeocello – Please Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood
6. Anu Sun – Iron Man
7. Next Collective – Africa
8. Humus – Whole Lotta Love
9. Jayanti – Tell Me | Download
10. Quadron – Baby Be Mine
11.Kiah Victoria – Thinkin’ Bout You | Download
12. Darryl Reeves- Everytime I See you
13. Diggs Duke – Bubbles | Download
14. Medline – Red Clay
15. BJ Smith – Runnin’
While the first two incarnations of this popular series were impromptu, this one was actually planned and the planning pays off in spades, showcasing a wide array of grooves that live up to our steady standards.
Some of the tracks are recently released fare, others we lucked upon while looking for something else and a few we've been stashing away for just the right time and place to share. Enjoy!
Over the past few weeks, there have been a few really dope James Brown remixes to cross my inbox so I decided to grab a few of my favorites (old and new) and pay tribute to the Godfather. Here’s 30 minutes off flips, chops, remixes, blaps and tributes by Waajeed, Kev Brown, Madlib and many more. Enjoy!
If mimicry truly is the sincerest format of flattery, then a cover song should certainly qualify as one of the purest ways to convey it.
We looked around for some of the best examples and came across a plethora, so many in fact that we couldn’t possibly use them all in one set. Some tracks stay close to the original format, taking just slight liberties, others push the boundaries a bit more and a few are tried and true staples re-drawn, re-shaped and reimagined.
While trying to keep my DJing chops fresh I decided to upload a crate of tunes I acquired in June and go to work. This is the result - a groovy mix of various genres placed together into an hour long mix for your listening pleasure. Artists include Stephanie Nicole, Ta-ku, The Stuyvesants, L.A.M.P. and many more!
Check out pt2 of our tribute to women of alternative soul compilation. Many are new to our ears and we've included others we feel need to be given extra attention in your playlists. Shouts out to all vocalists included and to everyone that shared the mix with their friends.
The Friday before my birthday I went record shopping and came up on a really good haul. I picked a few joints to give me doubles but the rest were all records that were not in my collection. I’ve been doing Vinyl? Check! (view) on the site since it’s inception and promising myself I’d do a mix but never got around to doing it. This isn’t a mix per se but I have arranged it to give it an agreeable flow.
I can’t recall the first albums I picked up while digging but when I found The Crusaders’ Street Life I knew I was in for an excellent excursion; This mix showcases my haul. The tracks are lesser known gems, at least to me, with the exception of Street Life, a personal favorite. I hope you enjoy this “mix” as much as I enjoyed discovering these treats and choose to share as I have with you. This is just part 1
DJ Rahdu has mixed together 45 minutes of music for you to chill or dance to. From traditional house to remakes of funk jazz classics, Le Moelleux de Danse V2 is a listening experience sure to be enjoyed. Put on your headphones or your dancing shoes and let's start the dance!
Rippy Austin - L.O.V.E Remix ft Nasty Nate & Robert Casey
Uptown Funk Empire - Last Trip to Nowhere
9dw - Boby's Jam (12" mix)
Delta Quadrant - Carried Away
Melodiesinfonie - Breitgefachertsein
Elements of lIfe - Children of the World
The Foreign Exchange - So What If It Is (Remix)
J Finesse - Let It Be ft Sybil Shanell & Atoyia Keys
Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz - The Way You Love Me (Dim’s T.S.O.P. Version) Dubstrumental Ft. Marc Evans
The Robert Glasper Experiment – Ah Yeah ft Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michelle (Zepherin Saint Remix)
Donald Byrd - Loves So Far Away (Soulpersona Tribute)
Medline - Expansions ft Roni Alkekengie