Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Birthday: Michael Jackson

Here we are celebrating the life and legacy of "The King of Pop", Michael Jackson, once again. As usual, you know I had to do a tribute mix in his honor. This one is filled will all remixes of your favorites by DJ's and producers from around the world. Enjoy!

Rock My World 2014 by Djkoolemdee on Mixcloud

Monday, August 11, 2014

Otis Brown III ft. Bilal: The Thought Of You - Part I

Happy Monday readers! Here's a brand new track to help get your work day started off on the right foot. Drummer Otis Brown III gives us a glimpse of his upcoming project titled The Thought of You, due out on September 23rd via Revive/Blue Note. The first of three parts of the title track features vocals from Philadelphia soul singer Bilal. The crew on hand to help kick off Brown's debut as a band leader are pianist Robert Glasper, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, saxophonist John Ellis, and bassist Ben Williams, with organist Shedrick Mitchell and guitarist Nir Felder. Other vocalist to round off the project are singers Gretchen Parlato and Nikki Ross.

You can pre-order the album now on iTunes.

Track Listing:

1. The Way (Truth & Life)

2. The Thought of You – Part I featuring Bilal

3. Interlude I – Truth

4. Stages of Thought

5. The Two Become One (For Paula)

6. You’re Still The One featuring Gretchen Parlato

7. The Thought of You – Part II

8. I Love You Lord/We Exalt Thee/In The Beginning featuring Nikki Ross

9. The Thought of You – Part III

10. I Am Your Song featuring Nikki Ross

11. Interlude II – Life

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stephen Marley ft. Capleton & Sizzla: Rock Stone

As I should be posting more Reggae to the blog, here's one of the latest big tunes from Stephen Marley that features Capleton and Sizzla to ride alongside pon di riddim, taken from the highly anticipated Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life album that dropped this summer. This is the follow-up of Revelation Part I: The Root of Life, which won Marley his eighth Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2013. Stephen Marley is currently on tour. Find out more info by visiting

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Georgia Anne Muldrow: Dimensions [Video]

Over the past weekend, SomeOthaShip Connect uploaded the brand new "Dimensions" video from Georgia Anne Muldrow, a follow-up from her Ms. One EP, that takes you on a kaleidoscope journey through the direction of Thomas Piper. GAM's flawless vocal delivery laid over the hypnotic production of Kriswontwo can make you get excited about Hip-Hop again. Not to mention she erases all doubt that there are no women who represent the artform and have messages on life, love and culture. Don't forget to order your digital copy via Bandcamp or iTunes. Vinyl copies will be available soon. Stay tuned!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Rebel Sound: David Rodigan + Shy FX + Chase & Status

I just logged on to Facebook to see this announcement posted on David "Ram Jam" Rodigan's page. For those who are fans of Reggae and Dancehall, along with Drum n' Bass, know how beyond epic this announcement is. Keep it locked right here for more details, which i'm sure will be coming soon.

Friday Flashback: Pamoja: Oooh, Baby

Here's a rare funky Northern soul groove that has recent come back on radar. It's been many years since I've heard this record and am enjoying to hear it again. Pamoja (means "together" in ki-swahili) was a group from Chicago that consisted of songwriter and arranger Keith Stevenson and his former wife, who originally released "Oooh, Baby" as a b-side in 1975 on his own Keiper Production label. Originals of this record are very hard to find because there were only 1,000 pressed for the Chicago area. However, in 2009, Lotus Land Records & Tapes reissued the 45 RPM single with one of Stevenson's other tunes called "Paradise" with a group he later formed called Jewel.