Soulpersona just released new album, Momentum featuring Deborah Bond, Pete Simpson, Princess Freesia and more. DJ Rahdu raps with Soulpersona to find out how he established the heralded, rare groove sound that make his releases instant classics. Enjoy stories from Soulpersona about gaining insight from Roy Ayers, chance meetings with his favorite artists and the impetus behind Momentum.
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SoulperFreesia - Don't You Wanna Be My Babe?
Joyzza & The Joyous Juice - If I Ruled the World
Lucy Pearl - Dance Tonight (Soulpersona Remix)
Vikter Duplaix - Fade It
The Foreign Exchange - Milk & Honey ft Shana Tucker
Soulpersona Interview 1
Charlie Wilson - I Still Have You (SoulPersona Remix)
Soulpersona Interview 2
Jamiroquai - Too Young to Die (Soulpersona Remix)
Soulpersona Interview 3
Soulpersona - Ride In Time
Dilouya - Over the Sun ft Omar
Rahsaan Patterson - It Ain't Love
Social Lovers - Baby Tonight
Dwele G - twuneandunda
D'angelo - Brown Sugar (Incognito Molasses Mix)
Erykah Badu - Umm Hmm
Ledisi - Stop Livin In Your Head
SoulPersona - Let it Go ft Deborah Bond
Piff Gang - Elevator Music ft Princess Freesia
DJ Rahdu sits down with one of the hottest producers in 2 countries, Tall Black Guy! Take a peek behind the curtain and find out the inspiration behind the man championed by everyone from Gilles Peterson to ?uestlove to get behind the boards, what not to do when collaborating with him, and one gem he learned while sitting with the greats!
80's Babies - I Digress
Zo! - This Could Be the Night ft Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington & Phonte (Tall Black Guy Remix)
Columbia Nights - My Groove ft SassyBlack
4Hero - The Action ft Ish AKA Butterfly
J Dilla - 36
Soulpersona - Ride in Time ft Princess Freesia & Carl Hudson
Tall Black Guy - WaterNoEnemy
Tall Black Guy Interview 1
Skyzoo - Spike Lee Was My Hero ft Talib Kweli
Tall Black Guy Interview 2
Tall Black Guy - Pay Me Back My Money
14KT x Tall Black Guy - Chop Field
Butcher Brown - Pimp Canes
Osunlade - Jus' Anuda Groove
N'dambi - Call Me
The Foreign Exchange - Asking For a Friend (Stro Elliot's Roller Rink Rework)
Illa J - Universe
Young Jazz Giants (Cameron Graves, Stephen Bruner, Kamasi Washington, & Ronald Bruner) - YJG
Turbojazz & Kae - Les Blackan
The Side Steps Quintet - Follow
The Jack Moves - Doublin' Down
Coultrain - Green (Tall Black Guy Remix)
Big K.R.I.T. - No Static ft Warren G
BB & The Underground Kingz - Get Out the Way
A Tribe Called Quest - Lyrics to Go (Jesse Fischer Mix)
Sleepy's Theme - Simply Beautiful
Tall Black Guy - Talk Together
Jose James - Trouble (Deep Shoq Remix)
Slum Village - Too Much ft Keely
Tall Black Guy - The Motor is Running
Erykah Badu x The Main Ingredient - Tyrone (Aint My Style Mix)
The Blackbyrds - Summer Love
No trick, DJ Rahdu delivers a treat of 19 amazingly mixed cover tracks to enjoy as the weather continues to drop! In classic Rahdu fashion, these covers range from soulful to jazzy featuring favorite artists like Tall Black Guy, Jesse Boykins III, Carmen Rodgers and their interpretations of D’angelo, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon & more. Grab your favorite pumpkin drink or confection, and cozy up in front of the fire to discover AND reminisce.
Tall Black Guy will be joining DJ Rahdu on The Diamond Soul Experience this Friday so looks out for the audio next week. To make sure you don’t miss any episodes of the show, make sure you subscribe on iTunes. Please rate and comment while you’re there!
Episode 29 is a testament to working hard and building as well as maintaining bridges. Georgia Anne Muldrow's album Olesi made such an impression on KrisWonTwo as a youth he worked hard to build up his skills to not only meet Georgia but produce for her and become an artist on her label, SomeOthaShip. Khari grew up in a musical climate that produced substantial musical acts, but had no idea he would be involved in one of the most important soul movements of this generation. Hard work and faith are words that are thrown around often when discussing success - listen to actual stories of their application.
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WEON (MonoNeon x KrisWonTwo) - Black, White ThenNeon ft Mojcksn
Renee Neufville - Watching Me
D'angelo - Brown Sugar (KrisWonTwo Remix)
DJ Rahdu - KrisWonTwo Interview 1
KrisWonTwo - Elevations ft Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oh No & El Da Sensei
DJ Rahdu - KrisWonTwo Interview 2
KrisWonTwo - Lost Gates feat MED, Ab & Nicholas Ryan Gant
Brenk Sinatra - Midnite Blue Pt 1
Mike Blankenship - Something Beautiful ft Juan Perez
Outkast - Prototype (Starro Bossa Edit)
Cecilia Stalin, Khari Cabral Simmons, Daz I Kue - Norwegian Wood
Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons - Dove (Jiva Remix)
DJ Rahdu - Khari Cabral Simmons Interview 1
Jiva - Love Chooses Lovers (The Heart Chakra Mix)
DJ Rahdu - Khari Cabral Simmons Interview 2
Monday Michiru - New Morning
DJ Rahdu - Khari Cabral Simmons Interview 3
india.arie - Litte Things
Anthony David - Yes (Salah Ananse Remix)
Seek - Something Real
Join DJ Rahdu in conversation with Diggs Duke and Kamasi Washington on this week's Diamond Soul XXXperience. Find out why Diggs Duke began his own label, why Kamasi Washington's The Epic landed on The BrainFeeder label and so much more. Visit iTunes to rate, comment and subscribe to The Diamond Soul XXXperience.
ClassicBeatz - My Fire feat Diggs Duke & Big Rube
Tall Black Guy - There's No More Soul feat Diggs Duke
...:iggs Duke Interview::...
Diggs Duke - Indiana Africana
...:iggs Duke Interview::...
Diggs Duke - We Grieve
Diggs Duke & ProbCause - Underestimated
Jesse Fischer - Mourning Dove feat Sarah Elizabeth Charles
Zara MacFarlane - Open Heart (Diggs Duke Remix)
Tom Misch - Raise Your Hands feat Illa J
The Xtraordinairs - Lock the Door feat BoomBaptist
Butcher Brown - Bailar
Kamasi Washington - Leroy & Lanisha
Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo - The Muse Inside
FloFilz - Basement Jazz feat Blu
Jennah Bell - Candied Delight
WOKE - The Lavishments of Light Looking feat George Clinton
...::Kamasi Washington Interview::..
Kamasi Washington - Re Run Home
Kendrick Lamar - Be Alright (Jarreau Vandal Remix)
Meshell Ndegeocello - Aquarium
Pyramid Blue - Rio Niger
Tonight's Diamond Soul XXXperience features Jesse Fischer and Mark de Clive Lowe, two artists who refuse to be confined by genre and push the musical landscape forward as a result. Find out their thoughts on being DIY vs Indie or Major label and more as they rap w/BamaLoveSoul's own DJ Rahdu.
Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirits (Jesse Fischer Remix) - Soundcloud
Byron the Aquarius - Daylight - Soundcloud
D Maurice aka DMO! - Shades of Gray - Download
Philippe Edison - Wonder Woman - King of Kings - Filthy Fortune Records
...::Jesse Fischer Interview::...
Jesse Fischer x Sly5thAve - Watermelon Man - Vein Melter - Tru Thoughts
...::Jesse Fischer Interview::...
Jesse Fischer - Suite for Blue Planet feat Takuya Kuroda - Day Dreamer - Rope a Dope
Shaolin Jazz - Love & Heat - Byrd Over Staten
Mark de Clive-Lowe - Prayer - Church - Mashibeats
The Dining Rooms - Space is the Place - Do Hipsters Love Sun (Ra)? - Schema
Jill Scott - Golden x The Politik - Money (Mark de Clive Lowe Mashup)
Aaries - Dont Give it Up (Mark de Clive Lowe Remix) - Messages Vol 8 - Reel People Music
Bobbito Garcia y Su Alala - Park Pick-Up Player (Mark de Clive Lowe Remix) - Park Pick-Up Player - ALALA records
Atjazz x Mark de Clive Lowe - Sweat No Sleep(Atjazz Astro Remix) - Sweat No Sleep - Atjazz Record Complany
Mark de Clive Lowe - Get Started ft Omar & Sheila E - Renegades - Tru Thoughts
Estere - Reptilian Journey (Jordan Rakei Remix) - New Species - Name Your Price
...::Mark de Clive Lowe Interview::...
Mark de Clive Lowe - Brukstep (Atjazz Astro Remix) - Church Remixed - Mashibeats
DJ Mitsu the Beats - Rendezvous ft Mark de Clive Lowe - New Awakening - Planet Groove
Erykah Badu - Afro (Jalal Remix) - R.O.U.G.H (GAME OVER) - Name Your Price
Abnormal - If Only Day Dreams Were Real - Narcissistic Euphony - Name Your Price
Friday night's Diamond Soul XXXperience featured two artists who have persevered amidst negative perceptions. Dam Funk's allegiance to the funk was strong when no one else was funkin' with it and Illa J had to fight emerge from his big brother's shadow. Today we find each of them with new releases, intense passion and desire to ascend even higher. Find out what bag we may hear Dam coming from in the future and what Illa J has in store for solo album #3!
Torchlight Commission - Whatever It is, It's Working ft Illa J, Frank Nitt & Jon Rogers
Common - Resurrection (Kazumi Kaneda Remix)
Madlib - Life ft Karriem Riggins
Samm Henshaw - Best Song Ever
D'angelo - Prayer
..:::Illa J Interview:::..
Illa J - Perfect Game
Mabanua - Trap
PotatoHead People - Back to My Shit ft Frank Nitt
White Boiz (Shafiq Husayn x Krondon) - Mary's Son
Mark de Clive Lowe - Hollow (QBs Afrikan Freedom Mix)
J-Zen - What A World ft Stro Elliot
Illa J - Never Left
BusCrates - Cut Out the Lights
Outkast - Da Art of Storytellin' (Part 1)(T-Funk Night Ride Thru LA Remix)
Erykah Badu - Orange Moon (Mr Joseph Remix)
Dam Funk x Junie Morrison - Magic
Lucas Arruda - Melt the Night (XL Middleton Remix) ft Leon Ware
Baron Zen - Burn Rubber (Dam Funk Remix)
..::am Funk Interview:::..
Columbia Nights - Now ft Diggs Duke
Computer Jay - Sundial Meltdown ft Gaslamp Killer
Master Blazter - ProtoBlazter
Dr. MaD - Stanky
Hawthorne Headhunters - PCH ft Dam Funk
Benedek - That's My Jam (Benedek's Midnight Cruiser Mix)
Tyler Ambrosius - 1time ft Byron the Aquarius
DJ Rahdu linked up with The Dutch Master, Nicolay and discussed what Nic is listening to now, the best album of 2015 and gathered advice for musicians releasing albums in todays musical landscape. Check out the convo now!
The Foreign Exchange - Can't Turn Around (Nicolay's Houstyle Takeover Mix)
Nicolay - Sun Rings / Uprising
Phuturistix - Let There Be love feat Chris Jam
Nicolay - I Am the Man feat Black Spade
...::Nicolay Interview 1::...
Thundercat - Lone Wolf & Cub
...::Nicolay Interview 2::...
Foreign Exchange - Milk & Honey
...::Nicolay Interview 3::...
Nicolay - We Can Fly
The Foreign Exchange - Asking For A Friend (Stro Elliot's Roller
Jazzanova - Soon (Jazzy JEff Mix)
Dam Funk x Nite Jewel - Can U Read Me
Makaya McCraven - Sticky Notes
Abnormal - If Only DayDreams Were Real
DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson - T'es Qui
D.R.A.M. - Cha Cha (Applejac's U Didn't See This Comin Remix)
Blackalicious - Twist of Time
Headnodic & Raashan Ahmad - Celebrate Yourself
Disclosure - Holdin On (Dam Funk ReFreak) feat Gregory Porter
Nicolay - Saturday Night feat Carlitta Durand
D'angelo - Jonz in My Bonz (DJ Mitsu the Beats ReWork)
Jill Scott - Whatever (AudioSavage's Summer Madness Remix)
Dornik - Second Thoughts
Clara Hill - Endlessly (Freddie Joachim Remix)
Christian Scott - Of a New Cool
In 1996 I was fiercely committed to East Coast Hip Hop and discovering the breaks used to create it. I had a friend who worked at a local music shop located at a strip mall perpendicular to my job, and during my scheduled break I would visit, kick the Willie BoBo and in turn be laced with whatever I could carry out. I remember one evening, while staging the purchasing of a large amount of Hip Hop and Breaks, seeing a white cardboard display at the checkout for an artist I’d never heard of with unique, attractive packaging and a really cheap price point, like .99 or so. I picked up the CD single, mulled over adding it to the pile, decided I would never have the opportunity to listen to it with the large amount of music I was amassing and set it down.
Months later when Urban Hang Suite was released, I realized the error of my decision. UHS signaled not only the introduction of Maxwell, it was also a harbinger of the Neo Soul Movement. In addition, the Ascension maxi-single I passed up, ironically included a remix by Hip Hop’s most respected producer, Dilla. Over the next 2 years, Maxwell continued to drop maxi singles from UHS with alternate versions and remixes of its beloved tunes much like the Hip Hop 12”s of that time.
As time went on and I became immersed in music overall I discovered there were others touched by Maxwell’s music who decided to share their spin on his music. It’s a combination of these remixes, covers, and edits I have mixed and share with you today. Enjoy!
GDNA - (RE) Fixing Bad Habits
Maxwell - Unsung
MeLo-X - The Highest
Pro Era - Maxwell ft Dirty Sanchez, Rokamouth & Capital STEEZ
Maxwell - Sumthin Sumthin GDNA (RE) Vision
Maxwell vs Busta Rhymes - Sumthin to Put Your Hands In
Maxwell - Sumthin Sumthin (The Mantra)
Katrell - La Jeunesse Retrouvee
Maxwell - Ascension (Touchsoul Lover's Only Edit)
Maxwell - Ascension (aywy. & Shem Edit)
Maxwell - No One ft HB & Mother's Favorite Child
Maxwell - Stop the World (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix)
Maxwell - Luxury:Cococure (Mixzo Mix) (Uncut)
Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) The Tribute
Maxwell - Get to Know Ya (DJ Dodge Mix)
Maxwell - Til the Cop's Come Knockin' (Tony Loreto & Toro Remix)
Maxwell - Sumthin Sumthin (Karizma Edit)
Maxwell -Everwanting: To Want You To Want (Black Label Mix)
Maxwell - Fortunate (Naked Music Mix)
Maxwell - Til The Cops Come Knockin' (The Opus Pt. 02)
Yarra Rai - Whenever, Wherever, Whatever
Little Brother - Whatever You Say (The Maxwell Mix)
MeLo-X - Dance of the Wings(MeLo Suite)
YP - Softly
Illustration by DJ Rahdu
This interview aired in 2008, immediately after the release of The Beauty Created and shortly after I saw JBIII live in concert. I knew from that performance and his releases at that time, which included the highly acclaimed Dopamine, that this brother was gonna turn the music world on it's ear. Little did I know that he would go on to start his own movement, Schwaza, while appearing on incredible releases by The Foreign Exchange, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Brandon Williams and many others along the way. Take a trip back in time as Jesse and I chat about his inspirations, labels and more while enjoying some good tunes
1. Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine (9th Wonder Remix)
2. N'Dambi - Deep
3. YahZarah - Love is You
4. Part Time Heroes; Jono McCleery - Angels Fly
5. Lenny Kravitz - If You Can't Say No
6. Raheem Devaughn - Love Drug
7. Kindred the Family Soul - Stars
8. Meshell N'degeocello - Smoke My Herb
9. Jesse Boykins III - Tabloids
...::Jesse Boykins III Interview Pt 1::...
10. Jesse Boykins III - Baby "I Don't Know"
11. Jill Scott - Slowly Surely
12. YahZarah - Shook
...::Jesse Boykins III Interview Pt 2::...
13. Jesse Boykins III - Sobriety
14. Kutiman - I Just Want to Make Love to You
15. Tony Ozier - Nobody
...::Jesse Boykins III Interview Pt 3::...
16. Jesse Boykins III - Think
17. Sa-Ra - Fantastic Vampere
18. Presto; Kim HIll - Plain Jane
19. Madlib; Frezna - Yo Yo Affair Pt 1 & 2
20. Bilal Salaam - Fourfit
21. Illa J - Timeless
22. Jesse Boykins III - Pantyhose
23. Robert Glasper - J Dillalude