When will our secrets be revealed?

5 12 2009

From the boilerplate:

Emanative is the project of drummer, percussionist and producer Nick Woodmansey, who brings together and co-creates with a select tribe of acclaimed musicians and vocalists.

This soulful jazzy joint is a case in point:

Emanative – When on earth (Rapson remix) (Futuristica Music, 2009)





First Ironman, now José James: K-Swiss

4 11 2009

First, K-Swiss partners with IM, then with kspace.tv and now with the man.

I can’t wait for José’s sophomore effort, Blackmagic, to drop. I know what I’m buying my family and friends for their 2010 birthdays/anniversaries/newborns/sex changes.





Quietly taking over the world: LeFto

20 10 2009

His taste in music is cut from the same eclectic cloth as Gilles Peterson, he’s a Nike sneakerhead, a resident DJ at  GP’s Worldwide festivals and a Brownswood regular, a radio show host at StuBru and quietly making a name for himself internationally: LeFto.





You’re who you think you are

30 09 2009

A whopping 11 minutes of symphonic soul jazz. This song put honey-voiced Randy Crawford on the map and makes me dance. No matter what.

Picture courtesy of Steve Greenwood (drop.io wizard)

The Crusaders (feat. Randy Crawford) – Street life (MCA, 1979)





I can see myself go passing by

30 09 2009

Here you go. A wholesome blend of soul, hip hop, jazz and funk. You’re welcome.

The Rebirth – This Journey In (vocal) (Kajmere Records, 2002)

Lyrics. Purchase. MySpace. Unwind.





José James’ blend of black magic

31 07 2009

“My goal is to combine all the music I love: jazz, soul, hip hop, blues, funk into one thing. And everyday I’m getting closer to that sound and goal.”

— José James

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Video courtesy of friendswelove.com [via LeFtOoO @ Brownswood]





All school flavor on your iPhone

9 07 2009

The iPhone version of the LDBK player is now available in Apple’s application store. This is definitely the way forward for the radio concept that’s slowly but surely taking over the world of online radio. The LDBK player is nothing short of a grassroots media revolution. I’m supporting this any way I can.