Tag Archives: Beats

SONG OF THE DAY Shawn Lee and The Soul Surfers – Introduction

“Music is truly the international language and it’s not where you’re from, but where you’re at…..” Shawn Lee and the Soul Surfers eponymous border-breaking album has been a record described as deep in “raw grit and musical exploration!” Released last … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks and The Soul Investigators – Tracking Down

Earlier this year Helsinki’s Timmion Records released the deliciously cool and classic sounds of Scorpio man, Ernie Hawks debut album! Ernie Hawks has been creating music for the past two decades and for his debut album he teamed up with Helsinki’s soul revivalists … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elite Beat – Nook Lyfe

Elite Beat are an experimental 6-piece from Portland whose sound is inspired by music from around the globe! Coming together nearly a decade ago, Elite Beat have perfected the art of creating a live sound that is heavily based on rhythm…and, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lost Arts – Marlowe (L’Orange & Solemn Brigham)

“An artist afraid to overreach himself is as useless as a general who is afraid to be wrong” (Raymond Chandler)  Producer L’Orange & rapper Solemn Brigham have just joined forces under the name Marlowe and, true to the words of … Continue reading

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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

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SONG OF THE DAY Cut Chemist – Work My Mind (feat Chali 2na and Hymnal)

Eagerly awaiting the release of Cut Chemist’s second studio album this March (and first record in 12 years), I’ve been delving into the LP’s three available tracks so far! American DJ, producer and solo turntablist Lucas MacFadden, a.k.a Cut Chemist, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cut Chemist – Metalstorm feat. Edan & Mr. Lif

American DJ, producer and solo turntablist Lucas MacFadden, a.k.a Cut Chemist, is due to release his second official studio album this March.  Die Cut follows his 2006 debut LP The Audience’s Listening and is to be Cut Chemist’s first ‘artist’ album’ in over a decade. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ralph Lundsten & The Andromeda All Stars – Horrorscope

This wacky little track came to my attention the other day and at first I couldn’t put a year to it and it reminded me of the first time I heard Pink Floyd’s Set The Controls For the Heart of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sudan Archives – Come Meh Way

Who isn’t impressed by a self-taught musician?  I found it hard enough to learn an instrument with regular tuition on my side and often wonder how far I would have got if I had persisted?  Maybe that’s where I went … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY L’Orange – Look Around (feat. Oddisee)

“My new album is called The Ordinary Man, it’ll be out 10/27!   The first single with Oddisee is out today and it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever made.  Losing my hearing over the past few years has … Continue reading

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