Category Archives: cinematic soul

SONG OF THE DAY Ikebe Shakedown – Horses

The sound of howling wind and the cry of a lone guitar melody sets a lonesome scene for today’s song as Horses drifts into the ears.  Definitely a contrast to New York’s Ikebe Shakedown’s usual sonic frenzies, but one that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kunihiko Murai – Yajugari M-11 T-3

It’s only been a couple of days since I last posted, but it feels like ages! It’s good to be back!! Today I have a very very cool Japanese instrumental funk track to share with you!  Possibly issued on an … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ikebe Shakedown – Adonai

One of the last two cuts to appear as part of Colemine Records’ ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ series of weekly singles is new Ikebe Shakedown single, Adonai.  Ennio Morricone provided a huge amount of inspiration to Ikebe Shakedown so this piece was a pleasure for the band!  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Budos Band – Gun Metal Grey

Ahead of their upcoming sixth studio album, Long In The Tooth, Brooklyn’s electrifying psychedelic afro-soul instrumental funksters, The Budos Band, have released second single, Gun Metal Grey.  The song follows the record’s debut single and title track which, along with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Surprise Chef – New Ferrari

< Bursting with some delectably lush beats and a deliciously cool and cosmic funk melody, New Ferrari is the first single to be taken from Surprise Chef’s forthcoming album, Daylight Savings.  Melbourne’s Instrumental groovers, Surprise Chef, emerged in the Spring … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Life Of Pablo

“One of the beautiful things about instrumental music is that the listener can decide what the narrative is. With ‘Adult Themes’ El Michels Affair has created a “choose your own adventure” in musical form…..”  Yesterday, Leon Michel’s New York-based Funk/Soul … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Rubix

A brand new offering from Leon Michel’s New York-based Funk/Soul instrumental band, El Michels Affair was released four days ago. The elegant form of Rubix swaggers in with effortless style, the body of its cinematic melody is deep and shapely, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Cactus Channel – Leech

No longer purely an instrumental band, Melbourne’s Cactus Channel are to release their third studio album this November, with second single Leech setting a new vocal and very groove-laden pace. When you first listen to this track the upbeat, punchy rhythm … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Papa Chango – New Moon

I’ve been a big fan of the great Ethiopian Jazz musician, Mulatu Estatke for many years now and have more recently been delighted to stumble across like-minded bands such as, Family Atlantica, The Sorcerers, Karl Hector & The Malcouns…and now Papa Chango! Papa … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Crooked Spoke – The One You Left Behind

After featuring the marvellous Peder last night I embarked on a little journey of musical discovery and this rather fruitful expedition led me onto tonight’s little diamond of a song.  That’s the beauty of music exploration, you never know what … Continue reading

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