Posts Tagged ‘soul’
The Child of Lov is shrouded in mystery. Internet lore tells us that The Child of Lov was discovered in Georgia, by Trey Reames, the guy responsible for bringing Cee Lo together with Danger Mouse to eventually create Gnarls Barkley. According to legend, somewhere along the way, DOOM and Damon Albern (Blur, Gorillaz) got involved. When these powers of genius combined, a white dwarf burnt bright in the Eastern sky before exploding and showering the Earth with funkafied stardust, imparting an infinite groove upon all who touched it.
In the midst of the Great Recession, Nick Drum and Jon McNeill did the unthinkable – they quit their jobs. Feeling tied down in their respective corporate environments, the two friends took a leap of faith and decide to follow their musical dreams. All it took was one jam session for them to realize that they had something special. Thus the Brave Chandeliers, a soulful power-pop antidote to the 9-5 daily grind, were born.
It’s tough to pinpoint what genre the Dukes of DaVille’s fall into. Their sound is endlessly creative, following whatever inspirational impulse the duo feels. “Cancun (Spring Fever)” is a funky soul track, whose sunny upbeat melody makes it a perfect track for a summer day.
THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. The Seattle, WA based duo write, produce and perform their all of their own material – which, in their own words, is “funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip.”
Today the world learned the sad news that Don Cornelius, the ultra-smooth host of the iconic television show Soul Train, passed away. To commemorate him we’ve put together a playlist of some of our favorite soul tracks from the MP3 database. Take a listen, grab some free downloads, and pay homage to one of the great music hosts of all time.