Posts Tagged ‘soul’

Free MP3: The Child of Lov, “Rotisserie”

Sep 24, 2012 3:07 PM by Peter Grumbine
Free MP3: The Child of Lov, “Rotisserie”

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.

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The Endangered, “Calling On You”

May 14, 2012 1:35 PM by Will Durkin
The Endangered, “Calling On You”

Los Angeles based soul group The Endangered chose their name because they believe their classic style of music is under the threat of extinction. It is their mission to ensure that that does not happen.

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Brave Chandeliers, “Mad Men”

Apr 18, 2012 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Brave Chandeliers, “Mad Men”

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.

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Dukes of DaVille, “Cancun (Spring Fever)”

Apr 9, 2012 12:34 PM by Will Durkin
Dukes of DaVille, “Cancun (Spring Fever)”

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.

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Goapele, “Play”

Mar 6, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Goapele, “Play”

More than just another beautiful woman on the R&B scene — though she’s every bit of that — Goapele‘s new single, “Play,” brews a mix of 70’s pop, 80’s rock and 90’s R&B into a decidedly sexy musical cocktail.

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Nneka, “My Home”

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Nneka, “My Home”

Called a rising star of black-consciousness music, Nneka is an award-winning singer whose third album, Soul Is Heavy, releases onn February 28. To prepare us for the heavy truth, the Nigeria-born Nneka offers us a preview single called “My Home.”

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THEESatisfaction, “QueenS”

Feb 29, 2012 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
THEESatisfaction, “QueenS”

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.” 

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Ayah, “Real Woman”

Feb 27, 2012 6:00 AM by Staff
Ayah, “Real Woman”

Singer, songwriter, and composer Ayah has a smooth, inviting voice and creates songs with easygoing rhythms based in soul, hip-hop, and R&B. She’s based out of Toronto and claims influences such as Sade, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.

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Playlist: One Last Soul Train for Don Cornelius

Feb 1, 2012 4:40 PM by Will Durkin
Playlist: One Last Soul Train for Don Cornelius

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.

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Najee, “Just to Fall in Love”

Jan 9, 2012 6:00 AM by Will Durkin
Najee, “Just to Fall in Love”

One of the preeminent figures in 80’s and 90’s “quiet storm” smooth jazz, Najee is one of the best selling instrumental artists of all time.

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