Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bobby Tank: Cherry Drops (Birthday Giveaway)

Massive birthday shouts out to our brother from across the pond, Bobby Tank! As usual, he keeps dropping epic tunes and grows as an artist. To celebrate life and his love for music, he's giving away "Cherry Drops" as a limited download. Be sure to send some good cheer his way.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Brian Brainstorm & Dan Killz - Turn It Up (VIP)

Here's some Monday madness for you to help close out the month of March. A massive VIP version of "Turn It Up" has been released as a freebie from Brian Brainstorm & Dan Killz of Colonge, Germany. I featured this tune in my "Jump Up!" mix that uploaded a couple of weeks ago, that is also a free download.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Flashback: Shaun Escoffery: Let It Go

I planned to go with another tune that featured this gifted vocalist, but decided to go with "Let It Go", taken from the self-titled debut LP by Shaun Escoffery. Spring is here, which has also been a season of change for people spiritually and mentally. This song is the perfect message to help get rid of unneeded baggage and progress forward on a lighter and brighter note. This song is featured in my "Reflections" mix.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Turntable Tuesdays: DJ Day: Credit Is Due

In a short video I saw two days ago, DJ Jazzy Jeff recommended this dope mix by DJ Day from 1999 where he's bringing the funk like you know he's known for. Jeff said this is his favorite mix to listen to before he gets on the decks himself. Stream or download the goodness.

Friday, March 13, 2015

808: The Movie

My apologies for not posting this sooner. For those in the Austin area, you still have a bit of time to catch the premier of this historical movie, that's already raising eyebrows, about the TR-808 drum machine that revolutionized and changed music forever. Log on to the 808: The Movie official website for more information on additional showtimes and theaters that will host the viewing.

King Bayaa Ft S'bu: Phela Nguwe

For those who have seen "The Five Heartbeats" movie (scroll to 2:22 if you haven't), like the mother who stood up in this clip, that is the same feeling I had in listening to the soul filled production on "Phela Nguwe", the latest single from King Bayaa, the South African DJ/producer who is set to release his Been Around EP on Baainar Records. To help kick off the celebration and a bit of anticipation, he's offering his first single as a free download. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mor Loud & Rahj Mason: How Many Shots

While many people tend to label others, it goes to show you that a lot of ignorance is not going away any time soon. However, there are people who work tirelessly to extinguish it. Enter Rahj Mason and Mor Loud, the Brooklyn spiritual brothers who have teamed up to release this massive rock tune that asks the serious question about police brutality in its title; "How Many Shots?"

Artists from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds have unified in the past and there are those presently who continue to unify and use music and their art as a tool to awaken the consciousness of the people to help bring about more unity and change. Support for artists like Rahj and Mor, who also encourage people to love, is very important. Not only are they composing battle cries to fight oppression, they are asking for basic life fundamentals for the masses to respect and honor one another. Change has come.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Turntable Tuesdays: DJ Kool Emdee: Traveling

This is a repost of a mix I did some months back that blends a few feel good soulful House, broken beat, and a few other goodies that are perfect for listening to while you're on the road traveling from city to city. Don't forget to share so others can enjoy!

Traveling by Djkoolemdee on Mixcloud