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26th April 2023: H. Hawkline beautifully bares his blood, bones and soul for latest offering – which was released last month (I’m a bit late to this one!)
31st March 2023:Dream by name, dreamy by nature! Orions Belte release new track and it’s a steel!
15th March 2023: Boston’s WRINKLER releases new album: “For You, Now” & I like what this DIY outfit have to offer!
24th June 2022: Wax Machine’s latest double A-side single includes a FINE rendition of Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell’s seminal 1966 “Canto De Iemanja” (24.6.22)
9th November 2021:Record Kicks presents “Origin of Forms” the vibrant debut album by Moscow funk band The Diasonics – due January 2022! (9.11.21)
8th July 2021: Savila releases MAYAHUEL as the follow-up to their self-titled debut LP and further explores the realms of cumbia, dream-pop, spirited vocals, hallucinatory riffing and driving percussion
1st June 2021: BBE Music issues instrumental versions from classic DJ Vadim album “The Soundcatcher” for the first time since its original release in 2007! (1.6.21)
17th Maruch 2021: SOARING SUNSHINE FOR THE EARS! Uplifting sounds look set to erupt from Fimber Bravo’s forthcoming album, “Lunar Tredd”! Due this week!!
26th February 2021: COSMIC CHAOS OF THE HEADY KIND!! The Writhing Squares forthcoming release looks set to be a blast!
29th January 2021: Sitka Sun’s sophomore release promises more cosmic escapism!
1st September 2020: Latest single from London’s Chelou is “Real” dreamy!
9th July 2020: Now-Again releases the third album for Brazilian guitarist, Fabiano do Nascimento
19th June 2020: Melbourne’s Midlife announces new album, “Automatic”, with first single, “Rare Air” being a rather lovely chunk of cosmic escapism!
30th May 2020: Kutiman releases the first single from his long awaited forthcoming album, “Wachaga” – Due for release on 19th July
25th May 2020: Liotia’s upcoming haunting new single “SILENCE” is announced – Due 2nd June!
15th May 2020: ATA releases/reissues “Early Works: Funk, Soul And Afro Rarities From The Archives”
4th May 2020: Orquesta Akokán’s latest single, “4 de Octubre”, is a lucumi fever dream of sublime mambo..out NOW on Daptone Records.
24th April 2020: Berlin’s Shika Shika records announces new album: “A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean”
17th April 2020: East London’s post punk purveyors share first track from upcoming EP
12th April 2020: LA’s finest, The Buttertones release new album: Jazzhound
31st March 2020: Michael Clark is to release haunting new single: “Winter Song”
- SONG OF THE DAY Mary Afi Usuah – Tenkim Kpoho June 7, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Charlie Musselwhite – Strange Land June 6, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Carlos Puebla – Hasta Siempre June 5, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jo Jo Bennet – Leaving Rome June 4, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Arif Sag- Su Samsunun Evleri June 2, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Hoodna Orchestra – Ben Yehuda June 1, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Duy Quang & Thái Hiền – Mộng Về Quê May 31, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Squid – The Blades May 30, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Los Lazos – La Rola May 29, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Nathan Davis – Cecen Kizi May 28, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Patricia Conley & The Royal Robins – Mama What’ll I Do May 26, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Chewy She – Shine May 24, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Connie Kim – Lý Luận Tình Yêu May 23, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Claudio Villa – Claudio Villa A Mezza Coce (Stornelli amorosi – Parte II) May 22, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Chase Webster – Moody River May 21, 2023
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Category Archives: Soul beat
SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – Journey to the Bottom
“Take a chance with the Scorpio Man, his sting will give you a funky high much better than what they sell in the streets…” As we embark full speed into 2018, Helsinki’s Timmion Records are preparing to release Ernie Hawks … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – Dazed & Confused
I was fooled when I first heard this song, I thought it had been recorded a few decades ago, turns out it was only a few months ago! There are plenty of covers out there but it is hard to … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – Scorpio Man Theme
If only my headphones were cordless, I’d be boogying all over the room by now, getting down to this awesomely groovin’ tune! Releasing on December 16 via Helsinki’s Timmian Records, ‘Scorpio Man Theme’ is a gloriously percussive, superbly soulful, flutey-funk frenzy … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Fugitives – Love Come Down
Germany’s fantastic Tramp Records re-issued this rare soul classic at the beginning of this month. This wonderful example of underground Chicago soul was first released on Sandman Records in 1971 and is real stand-out soul track, featuring a rather funky … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Bells Atlas – Spec and Bubble
No stranger to the Listening Post Blog, Oakland’s Bells Atlas first came to my attention early last year, and have provided that perfect sunshiny musical retreat ever since. This Californian four-piece are made up of Sandra Lawson-Ndu, Derek Barber, Geneva Harrison and Doug Stuart, … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Bettye LaVette – Let me down easy
There is a sublime balance of blues and soul in this song, its union offers a sense of depth and texture to soulful vocals and piercing blues guitar riffs, adding weight to each tender note that plays out in this pleading … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Wanda Stafford – Blue Guitar
Jazz vocalist Wanda Stafford emerged in 1961 when she released (what has become her rare and sought-after) debut album, ‘In Love For The Very First Time’ for Roulette records. Six years later she was signed to RCA Records and it … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Nick Waterhouse – It’s Time
Anytime’s a good time for Nick Waterhouse as far as I’m concerned and his aptly titled new single ‘It’s Time’ is a superb taster of what’s to come in September when third album, ‘Never Twice’ is due for release. The album … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Marie Queenie Lyons – See & Don’t See
Well, they say that good things come in threes and this is my third day of music orientated around a soul/funk theme. I first heard this track a few years ago but so much can get lost and temporarily forgotten … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Breakdown Brass – Nautilus (Hijacked)
It’s time to get funky, so prepare to shake down and groove it up with Brooklyn’s finest! Breakdown Brass are a diverse group of young musicians hot in the soul and funk scene right now. Touring with the likes of … Continue reading
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