Saturday, April 24, 2010

We've moved to BamaLoveSoul.Com!!!

I know many of you with RSS Feeds or those that have added us as a Google friend may be wondering why there havent been any posts lately. We've been working on our new website for a while now and it's finally complete. Please visit BamaLoveSoul.Com for the latest and greatest and thank you for your continued support and patronage.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Marc Cary - Focus Trio Live 2009

Marc Cary is an accomplished musician/producer whose collaborations in all musical genres across the board include work with Q-Tip, Stefon Harris, Meshell Ndegeocello, Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Arthur Taylor, Abbey Lincoln, Erykah Badu, Max Roach, Shirley Horn, Ani DiFranco, Wynton Marsalis and Roy Hargrove, among others.

With Focus Trio Live 2009, Cary returns to a live acoustic setting to showcase a collection of both standards and original compositions – 11 incendiary tracks, 10 of which Cary has never recorded. Attatchment sounds perfect for the beautiful weather we're having right now in the South, I'm definitely copping this one

Marc Cary - Attatchment (Download)

Michael Olatuja featuring Lynden David Hall - Ma Foya (The Remixes)

Ma Foya, the first single from British/Nigerian bassist Michael Olatuja’s award-winning album Speak features vocals by the late, great Lynden David Hall. With lyrics in both Yoruba and English, intense African rhythms, and an assortment of remixes from such notable studio impresarios as John Morales, Duce Martinez and Jason Michael Webb of the SubUrban remix team, this track encompasses the essence of Olatuja’s artistic vision. Each remixer applies his own creative brush strokes while keeping the focus on the soul, groove and deep spirituality that lie at the heart of the song.

MIchael Olatuja - Ma Foya (SubUrban's Small Room Mix) feat Lynden David Hall

Braille - Up

Brand new leak from Braille entitled Up produced by Xperiment. This track is from the Portland emcee's 6th studio album, Weapon Aid, which is due to hit stores and online April 27th.
Weapon Aid is now available for pre-order on humble beast records

Braille - Up (Download)

Unison - Outside (K15 3rd Time Lucky Remix)

K15 hit me yesterdday to inform me that their Remixes Vol. 3 was dropping the day after my birthday, April 29th. To help me pay attention, they sent a link to their earlier remix projects. When I heard these Unison remixes I had to stop cold in my tracks. Cop their Remixes Vol.1 and 2 HERE

<a href="">Unison - Outside (K15 3rd Time Lucky Remix) by K15</a>

Ras G - Breakfast Blunts

All City Record's LA Series #3 is Out Now. #3 features both Samiyam and Ras G, and a little bit back, we posted the song "Fishsticks" from Samiyam. In celebration of the 3rd installment of this 10 part series to highlight LA based producers, here is another track, this time from Ras G, entitled "Breakfast Blunts."

Ras G has been a staple LA producer for years now, part of Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder crew, while also working with the folks at Poo-Bah Records. His participation in All City Records, alongside Samiyam, continues to showcase the enormous amount of Los Angeles based talent that is taking the experimental beat scene to new levels.
All City Records LA Series #3 is Out Now!!

Ras G - Breakfast Blunts (Download)

Tokimonsta - Post Low End Theory Drunken Rhodes Pseudo-Jam

What do you get when you take Tokimonsta, a Rhodes that wont move, a late night of partying, and some intoxication? Apparently you get Almost Free, an all Rhodes jam that Tokimonsta made in her altered state; read more about what led to the recording HERE plus catch the download there as well. Her Cosmic Intoxication EP will be released April 19th

Tokimonsta - Almost Free

Dice Raw – Dice, Dilla, Pregunta

Remember the Dilla Joints project that we posted by The Roots? Now Dice Raw gets busy rhyming over them joints! Wanna see if he rocks it? Download Dice, Dilla, Pregunta HERE
and let us know what you think

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Clutchy Hopkins - The Storyteller

Clutchy Hopkins' The Storyteller is an album influenced by Hopkins time in jail, where, while in the courtyard, he met many international prisoners waiting to be deported. Lo-fi, acoustic, finger- snapping, hand-clapping, whistle-and-hummed jam sessions gave Hopkins the ideas which he later put to tape. The album booklet will include the entire story, unfiltered. Wow!
Download Nightshade by joining Clutchy's website HERE

Clutchy Hopkins - Nightshade (w/Fat Albert Einstein)

J-Live - The Way That I Rhyme

Where can you find NEW MUSIC from J-Live, J-Live box sets, and free J-Live downloads all in one place? J-Live's new website,, is where. So what are you waiting for???

J-Live - The Way That I Rhyme

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Nikki NTU - Upper Management prod. by Ras G

NEW Nikki NTU! Here is a little snip snip from Nikki's new project Nikki NTU
vs. Brainfeeder - Medulla Dinner
. This joint is called "Upper Management" prod. by Ras G. Peep her flow game on this. We turned you on to Nikki awhile back HERE

Nikki NTU - Upper Management prod. by Ras G (Download)
Also, check out Nikki NTU in the new issue of 21-7 magazine: Go Getters - 21 Artist of 2010

Want more Kweli before May 18th?

The new Reflection Eternal album drops next month on the 18th. Despite this cheesy lookin album cover, Ill admit that I'm excited to hear what this is gonna sound like and hope that I'm not disappointed like I was with "9th x Murs" and the Wu-Massacre albums. With this combo, though, something tells me that I can rest assured that this will be a solid purchase. Steady feenin' to get that Reflection Eternal fix? Download these 2 Kweli mixtapes to tide you over:
Hevehitta, DJ Unexpected & Talib Kweli-A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Download)
DJ Critical Hype & EscapeMTL Present: The Art of Kweli Blends (Download)

Guilty Simpson - Y'all Scared (Oh No Remix)

StonesThrow releases another track, Y'all Scared, off Oh No's collection of Guilty Simpson remixes, Ghettodes. Then doubles up by releasing another, Killer! Download them both HERE and keep stopping by their spot, they promise to release more!

Guilty Simpson - Y'all Scared (Oh No Remix)

Maxwell - Fist Full of Tears (Video)

NEW Maxwell video from his latest album. When is the next installment dropping though?

Janet Jackson - Control (The Platurn Remix feat Kat010)

DJ Platurn of the Oakland Faders remixes Janet Jackson's ode to independence with some help from fellow Oakland representer Kat010 of The Crown City Rockers

Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid (Teaser)

For everyoe who has been waiting for a Janelle Monae full length, wait no longer. May 18 2010, its coming!!! Missed the video for the first single, Tightrope? Peep it HERE

Daru Jones + Kissey Asplund 'So Good' EP

If you know me, then you know my unyielding and longtime Urkel like crush for Kissey Asplund. And not only because she's fine as May wine in the summertime (lame I know) but her talent is undeniable. Her unique voice and style is unlike anything I've heard before, and the way she flows effortlessly on the most unconventional of tracks is amazing. This time she linked up with equally talented producer Daru Jones, lending her voice to uptempo hip-hop influenced beats, and the combination definitely works. Daru's soulful hip-hop beats and Kissey's soft spoken singing style blend together seamlessly. I especially like the Mobb Deep flip on 'Sweetest Day,' the sample of 'Temperatures Rising' is dope, and Kissey's voice makes you instantly groove along to the music. This collaboration could turn out to be quite fruitful, I can't wait to hear more from the unofficial duo. You can download the project for the free from Daru's BandCamp. Leave us a Love Note and let us know what you think and better yet. Drop Daru and Kissey a line directly on the Twitter and tell them yourself.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Declaime - Fame (Download)

Fresh off the release of the most recent Georgia & Declaime album, SomeOthaShip, Declaime aka Dudley Perkins is preparing the release of his latest solo album as one of two initial releases from Georgia Anne Muldrow's and Declaime's own label, SomeOthaShip Connect. The album, titled FONK, will be available digitally as well as on CD and vinyl May 4th.

Declaime - Fame (Download)

Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations Part 2

After the phenomenal success of Part 1, we're very pleased to finally be able to announce that Part 2 is now available to download via our Bandcamp page. Featuring 21 amazing tracks, including exclusive works by Slugabed, Alex B, Kidkanevil (feat. Oddisee), Suzi Analogue, 00Genesis and loads more, Part 2 is sure to turn more than a few heads!

<a href="">Roll Upon You Like XLII by Jus Like Music Records</a>

Green Tea - Who Woulda Thought (prod. by Applejac)

You up on Green Tea? If not, she has two CDs, Shades of Green and Dossage II: Choices plus a mixtape, Beutiful Weirdo thats available HERE. She's currently working on a remix project, Crazy Eights with producer Applejac thats already yielding some tasty fruit. Check it out below

Green Tea - Who Woulda Thought (prod. by Applejac) (Download)

Arthur Verocai x Jneiro Jarel - "Balada 45" (Like a Brazilian Girl Remix)

Jarel has long incorporated Brazilian funk and folk into his repertoire, so it makes sense that the folks behind the excellent Timeless series would tap him to rework an old tune by Arthur Verocai (whose work was honored in Timeless). Read more and get the download HERE
and you can check out more from Arthur Verocai HERE

Arthur Verocai x Jneiro Jarel - "Balada 45" (Like a Brazilian Girl Remix)

Plus peep this video from Jneiro Jarel's newly released Android Love Mayhem EP

Monday, April 12, 2010

Herbie Hancock - The Song Goes On

Herbie Hancock's The Imagine Project, the new CD from multiple Grammy-winning artist and musical pioneer Herbie Hancock, is an unprecedented international recording and film project featuring collaborations between music legend Herbie Hancock and over a dozen superstars from every region of the planet. Utilizing the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility, the musical collaborations combine Hancock's genre-defying musical vision with the "local" musical identity of cultures from around the world. Additionally, footage from each recording session has been shot in each locale to be included in a planned documentary. With veteran music producer Larry Klein serving as one of the album's producing consultants. The Imagine Project is set for release June 21st via Hancock Records/RED. Go HERE for D/L and More

Herbie Hancock - The Song Goes On

Erykah Badu - Chopped and Screwed

Being that Badu is from Tejas, guess it's no surprise that someone would chop and screw her music. Ever wonder what that would sound like? Nah, me neither but it doesn't sound bad. Shouts out to the good folks over at BlindI for posting this. Cop it HERE

Erykah Badu - Back in the Day (Chopped and Screwed)

YahZarah - The Ballad Of Purple Saint James album sampler (Download)

For all those that couldn't wait; FE Music proudly presents The Ballad Of Purple Saint James album sampler for your FREE listening and downloading pleasure! Get it HERE

YahZarah - The Ballad Of Purple Saint James album sampler


I really love this music produced by Full Crate and Mar's vocals over it add something quite nice to the vibe. Check it out! Also support good music and buy their ep Conversations with Her available on iTunes now!

Full Crate & Mar - I Said from Nalden on Vimeo.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Little Brother - Second Chances feat Bilal and Darien Brockington

Little Brother, the Durham, North Carolina group formed in part by Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh, released their debut album The Listening on ABB Records in 2003. They are noaw gearing up for the release of their fourth album, LeftBack, which will be the last of Little Brother’s illustrious career, available April 20th via Hall Of Justus. Continuing the tradition they set with the critically acclaimed third release GetBack, Big Pooh and Phonte have enlisted multiple producers for LeftBack, both from within and outside of the Justus League camp. The album features production from the likes of Khyrsis, Denaun Porter, J.Bizness and guest vocals from Torae, Truck North, Jozeemo, Chaundon, Median, and more. Also peep So Cold feat Chaundon below

Little Brother - Second Chances feat Bilal and Darien Brockington

Dam-Funk - Paradise

Dam Funk's Free Download Series are new, unmastered MP3 single tracks created & released by the man himself and continues w/ Paradise.
17:48 & recorded 2 cassette...on purpose!”
Grab them all HERE : Passion / Speak the Truth / Do U Feel The Same Way I Do?

Dam-Funk - Paradise

Richie Cunning - Night Train

Heard of Richie Cunning before? Until today, neither had I. He is however a dope emcee that deserves your attention. Download Late Night Special, a collection of rare tracks and new material and watch the teaser to get better acquainted. Once completed pick up Night Train which is now available on iTunes

Richie Cunning - Night Train (Download)

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Geaux - Adieux re-edit

Doesn't quite feel like Spring to you yet? Well pop this joint in your player and get prepared to summon easy afternoons sippin something good while chatting with friends. This is just a feel good joint that is taken from the debut instrumental album Quarter Mile which is coming May 18th 2010. I cant wait

The Geaux - Adieux re-edit (Download)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band - Think Twice (4hero Remix) ft. Danay & Carina

Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band featured an interpretation of J Dilla's Think Twice from Welcome to Detroit that we shared with you HERE. The song is now remixed by Marc Mac of 4hero featuring Danay & Carina w/ a nice Cuban twist. Taken from the upcoming Brownswood Recordings release, Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura Remixed, other remixes features Louie Vega, MJ Cole, Carl Cox, Seiji, and many others, creating new interpretations to the already amazing project featuring some of Cuba's most inspiring new generation of musicians.

Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band - Think Twice (4hero Remix ft. Danay & Carina) (Download)

BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble 'Two'

When he's not busy wilin' out on Twitter, BusCrates actually makes beats, and good one's too. My good friend BusCrates blessed my inbox with these smooth grooves that upon hearing made me click the repeat on my media player. These 'Two' gems are what make BusCrates one of the most innovative and creative producer's out. I could listen to a whole album's worth of this and it would never get old. Go on over to his BandCamp site and download for the free, music this good deserves to be heard. And pay attention, this is what the future is gonna sound like.

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Arthur Lewis - If We Were (Download)

I love it when someone shares really great music. This album landed in my inbox on Tuesday and Im slapping myself for not listening to it earlier. This is just a really great EP and Arthur Lewis is allowing you to name your price for the album on his bandcamp page. Arthur sez, "I studied music at Yale, and in my spare time, I’d practice jazz piano and learn D’Angelo covers." You can hear each of these things in his music, PLEASE DONT SLEEP ON THIS

<a href="">If We Were by Arthur Lewis</a>

Space Invadas (Steve Spacek x Katalyst) - Imagnist

Shouts out to my people over at OKP who let me know that the Space Invadas Soul Fi album was out as well as other Spacek related projects. We put you on to their Follow the Signs Mixtape HERE. Now on to the business of hunting down these other joints...while we do that check out the video for their 2rd video Done It Again below

Space Invadas (Steve Spacek x Katalyst) - Imagnist (Download)

Jay-Z - Song Cry (Severe Beats Remix)

On April 30th Swedish producer Severe Beats will be releasing his new mixtape titled "I Killed The Remix" which features remixes of some of his favorite tracks.
The first remix off the mixtape is the classic Jay-Z record Song Cry.
Download the remix for free at HERE or visit HERE

Jay-Z - Song Cry (Severe Beats Remix)

BazBiz - That Swang!

Bazbiz is a Norwegian DJ/producer and labelhead of Streetology Studios. In addition to staying busy, he's also appearing on Produced in Norway 2. This is the second release in the Produced in Norway series on Plastic Strip Press, a series showcasing beatmakers, DJ`s and rappers from Norway
All the artists on this release produce music within the extended field of the hip-hop genre and are representatives of a new scene of beatmakers from Norway which are producing music on a high international level and are getting recognition far beyond Scandinavia.

BazBiz - That Swang!(Download)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars Return To Birmingham + New Album!

For the follow up to their acclaimed debut, Living Like a Refugee, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars began recording in their hometown of Freetown, Sierra Leone then traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana. Rise & Shine reflects how far the band has come in the past few years, realizing a unique and seamlessly coherent sound: a fusion of traditional West African music and roots reggae, inflected with New Orleans styles. The album’s 13 tracks embrace the wide array of musical influences the All Stars have encountered on their rise to international fame. To purchase the album, read about their inspiring story, download the free track, and learn more about the documentary film that helped propel them to international attention, please click the links.

Be sure to catch them at Workplay Theater on
Saturday May 1, 2010 8:00 pm with DJ Coco. Purchase tickets here.
The fam and I saw them at the Carver Theater a couple of years back and I am guaranteeing this to be a great show :)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars - Living Stone

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Rise & Shine Preview from Cumbancha on Vimeo.

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Vivian Green - Too Intense

Vivian Green's first album, A Love Story (2002), showed a lot of promise to me of things to come. It wasn't a fantastic album, it was just ok to me. 3 yrs later she returned with Vivian, which had an entertaining video for Gotta Go, Gotta Leave but besides that, I can't recall anything but being sorely disappointed. This year she brings us Beautiful, which I purchased with much apprehension because I wasn't feeling the lead single. I don't want to say the album is bad, because it isn't, its just not for me. Here's one track from the album that I am feeling though, I'll probably spin it while I'm djing Saturday night. Have you heard the album yet? What are your thoughts?

Vivian Green - Too Intense

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Grooveman Spot - Affection feat. Ahu (Dolly)

Grooveman Spot is a producer from Japan who’s second album Change Situation was supposed to be released today thru Jazzy Sport. It doesnt look like it's hit stateside yet, but you can enjoy snippets HERE. Featuring Muhsinah, Kissey Asplund, John Robinson, Aaron Phiri, Erik Rico I know its gonna be the truth. Make sure you check out the first single from this release…Affection feat. Ahu (Dolly)…Enjoy!!

Arthur Verocai - Flying to LA

For those or you unfamiliar with the work of Arthur Verocai, he has been sampled by MF Doom, Little Brother, 9th Wonder for Ludacris, and many others. The video and audio that we present today is a never before heard composition specifically written and performed for last year's Timeless event, and today, is the first time we share this with the world, in support of the Timeless DVD Box Set brought to you by the good folks at Mochilla. I'm even more geeked to share the remix that we have for Verocai dropping next week!

"I could listen to the (Arthur Verocai) album everyday for the rest of my life" - Madlib

Arthur Verocai is a mysterious figure even in his native Brasil. He has composed and arranged for such giants as Jorge Ben, Gal Costa and Leny Andrade. But hip hop heads know him for his often sampled (see Ludacris, MF Doom and Little Brother) self-titled solo album. The album came out at the height of the Brasilian dictatorship and was a commercial failure. His performance of this seminal 1972 record complete brought the sold out crowd at the Luckman Theater to a stand still. According to Verocai, he had never played the record "alive or dead!" His delight at the opportunity to play this music in it's complete form can be seen on the Timeless DVD box set.

This song, "Flying to LA" was written specifically for the concert at the Luckman. It starts with open drums by Mamao from the famed Brasilian trio Azymuth, and then goes on a beautiful harmonic journey. Enjoy, share and turn it up and peep the video HERE

Arthur Verocai - Flying to LA

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

K-Kruz - Look Honest EP feat Steve Spacek

When I saw this album was featuring Steve Spacek, my hands had selected purchase before I even realized it. To be fair, this is K-Kruz's album and he did a great job with this project, but Ive been a Spacek fan for years now. There are a total of 8 tracks, with Steve Spacek appearing on Look Honest and its remix. The rest of the tracks which are instrumentals are dope as well. This EP is def worth your patronage

K-Kruz - Look Honest feat Steve Spacek