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The original spacey jazz funk sound of the Brighter Days album by Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism band has been championed by everyone from Gilles Peterson to Andrew Mason of Wax Poetics to hip hop producer and rapper Madlib. Isis Voyage is a collection of unreleased music and alternative mixes from the Brighter Days sessions.
Many of the tracks on Brighter Days were shortened to be more accessible to the listening public. Isis Voyage contains the original, longer versions of many of these songs including “High Jazz” and “High Jazz Reprise.”
Back in October 2012 Stanton Davis and Cultures of Soul Records’ label head, Deano Sounds, went into the studio to mix down tracks from the original multi-track reel to reel tapes. Two unreleased tracks, “Odwalla” and the title track “Isis Voyage,” were among the material discovered while mixing down the music.
Also included are extended instrumental versions of “Things Can Not Stop Forever” and “Funky Fried Tofu.” Bonus tracks include remixes of “Things Can Not Stop Forever” and “High Jazz” by UK disco remix expert Al Kent.
Coming out on January 21st on 2LP and CD you can pre-order it here.
Vocalo's Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza checks in with Antman Wonder, one of the masterminds behind the Jay-Z tribute album, An Ode To Reasonable Doubt. The Philadelphia Producer, Antman Wonder explains the rush to get the project out on Jay-Z's birthday, working with Skyzoo, the fear of receiving hate tweets, and details on the upcoming instrumental and deluxe versions of An Ode To Reasonable Doubt.
If you enjoy hearing views and criticism of art, life and Hip Hop culture by a talented and intellectual MC, this interview is sure to be a good listen. Enjoy an inside look into various aspects of Paranom's life, music, and future to coincide with the release of his 2013 album. The Boston MC provides insight behind what inspires his thought-provoking music which giving you the chance to listen to a couple selections from his album, "Life Outside The Frame", released 12/10/2013 on Ill Adrenaline Records.
Paranom & Purpose
"Interlude To Your Mood"
Produced by Purpose
Second single taken off the Paranom & Purpose "Life Outside The Frame" album, dropping worldwide 12/10/2013 on Ill Adrenaline Records.
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Album available on CD and digital formats (12/10/13).
Worldwide distribution by Fat Beats and Foundation Media.
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Ill Adrenaline Records & Tragic Allies strike again! Adding onto previous releases: Purpose & Confidence, and 7 G.E.M.S. (Tragedy Khadafi & Tragic Allies), Purpose of Tragic Allies teams up with up-and-coming lyricist and latest Tragic Allies member Paranom to deliver a 19-track, strong boom-bap heater entitled "Life Outside The Frame".
As already the case for the critically acclaimed 7 G.E.M.S. project, Purpose once again handles the entire production on this offering, ranging from rugged uptempo joints ("Interlude To Your Mood") to jazzy, conscious, and mellow vibes ("Dayz Go By" and "Night Gallery"). Being featured only on two tracks, Purpose this time concentrates fully on providing stellar instrumentals that complement Paranom's excellent lyrical, and even cryptic skills. With the ability to fuse different musical influences into a raw, but soulful sound of Hip-Hop, Paranom's aim is to further evolve an ever growing culture into a more balanced art form, one that's rooted in self-empowerment and realization, freedom, and discovery.
Willis Hickerson Jr's smooth approach on keys is the driving force behind a beautiful new arrangement of the Bill Withers classic "Lovely Day". Experience a new vision of this soulful song as Willis slows down the groove and demonstrates a modern R&B flare withGospel roots to satisfy your musical cravings and soothe your soul at the same time! From his 2013 album "Soul Searching".
Producer Moods carries the legacy of Dilla forward with a futuristic thump of Hip Hop sound on the remix of "Game Over". As one of many emerging new school producers who are inspired after Jay to create an expansive sound of beats, Moods sets the tone for this duo to kick braggadocio rhymes over a melodic composition of layered synths and thumping drum groove. Witness a new generation of producer who plays to win in homaging Dilla to prove "Detroit makes the world go 'round".
Thanks to Yancey Media Group, legendary Detroit producer J. Dilla‘s Dillatroit, a project in which the fallen hip hop hero’s music clashes with another Motown music titan, house producer Moodymann, has received an official digital release.
The project originally was released on vinyl-only in 2012, but now Dillatroit is available to the masses, including two bonus tracks from J. Dilla’s #LostScrolls project.
Dillatroit is available for free stream and direct purchase. All files are high quality MP3s (320 kbps).
Enjoy the sounds of Moosicus Germany, a modern label which represents outstanding quality and assorted styles of Jazz. With a catalog of music by legends such as Maceo Parker, Larry Graham and Randy Brecker aside emerging talent who lead a new generation, Moosicus proves to be an ear-opening label for the modern fan of Jazz and soulful music.
The Modern Jazz Quartet is one of the editions in a first time original remastered release of groundbreaking concert and studio recordings from 1953 onwards recorded by NDR Radio on CD and LP by Moosicus.
Grammy nominated guitarist, composer, and producer Chuck Loeb of the group Fourplay presents the 2013 release of “Silhouette”, featuring an all-star lineup with legendary musicians Nathan East, Peter Erskine, Steve Gadd, Will Lee, Eric Marienthal, Mitchel Forman, Wolfgang Haffner, Andy Snitzer, Pat Bianchi, David Mann, and David Charles, as well as introducing some fresh new talent with Oli Rockberger and Giulio Carmassi.
Head over to the SC of Moosicus for much more good music!
Canadian producer-in demand Frank Dukes lends his experience in crafting bangers for Hip Hop's elite to compile a custom set of original samples for producers to sink their teeth into! "The Kingsway Music Library Vol.2 Sample Kit" by Frank Dukes is a new breakthrough of celebrity producer sample kits by The Drum Broker as one which contains sounds produced by Frank and built from scratch using live studio musicians and vintage gear. In collaborating with The Drum Broker and Kingsway Music, Frank lends his ear for crate digging and production combined with the resources of professional musicians and engineering on a vintage signal chain to create a final audio product which is tailored to re-creating a specific sound for the sample-based producer.
Enjoy samples and a best-of set from Frank's catalog of productions in the sets below, then head over to The Drum Broker to hear samples and download this Kit!
Press Release by The Drum Broker:
Introducing a new concept from Kingsway Music and The Drum Broker, The Kingsway Music Library Vol.2
The Kingsway Music Library is a collection of 15 original samples (master clearance guaranteed) created by multi genre music producer and composer, Frank Dukes. Frank has been composing original samples for the industries top producers including Jake One, Illmind, Cardiak, and more.
The Kingsway Music Library was created for the sample based producer, DJ, and beatmaker who wants original music to chop, flip, and arrange into headbanging beats without the hassle of digging through endless stacks of vinyl or worrying about sample clearance issues.
The Kingsway samples were recorded to 1 inch tape at 30 IPS, using an onslaught of rare vintage gear and instruments that the average beatmaker, producer, & DJ don't have access to.
As a heavy collector of records and former sampling beat maker, Frank has an intimate knowledge of what makes a great sample and what makes a dope beat. These samples were created using extreme attention to detail specifically with the beatmaker and producer in mind.
Kingsway Music Library was composed and created using top notch studio musicians recorded through NEVE or NEVE equivalent pre-amps and mic'd using vintage mics (some of which are worth upwards of $20k). The recording and equipment used to create this unique music library is also the same equipment used on classic 60's psych, prog rock, and soul library music people have been sampling since the inception of hip hop music.
Instruments featured in these samples:
Rare Vintage Synths: Yamaha CS80, Memorymoog, Korg Monopoly, Polymoog and more
Vintage Guitar Amps
Vintage Bass Amps
*Samples will be delivered in HQ 16-Bit .WAV files
*Samples can also be downloaded as individual files vs. whole library. Pick and choose your sounds. But save a bundle by getting the whole library!
Take Ella Fitzgerald’s clear vocal tone, Jill Scott’s spunk and Chaka’s Funk and you have New Jazz Vocalist Rajdulari.
"Honey Wine is sophisticated and soulful. Swingin. Latin. Funky. Poetic.Vocalese. Sensual. The album opens with Into the Light, a magnetic awakening and introduction to Rajdulari and her masterful band..."-HarlemTrends.com (harlemtrends.com/2011/10/rajdulari-you-me-us-we-rising/)
"Rajdulari's new CD Honeywine is a must have on the Diva’s List!"-Diva In Every City Blog
"A journey to the Grammys doesn’t always begin with a lot of cash and an entourage. Sometimes it begins simply with a huge talent, a lot of perseverance, and a dream."-Album Review-TheBigBoldBeautifulBlog.com (www.thebigboldbeautifulblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-voice-of-beauty.html)
"One quality I really love about Rajdulari is her comprehensive beauty – inside and out – she shatters perceptions, expectations – she boldly puts her true self out there and what results is mind expanding for anyone taking her in..." HoneyWine Music Video Review-HarlemTrends.com (harlemtrends.com/2012/02/rajdularis-honeywine-video-more-than-sizzles/)
released 05 October 2011
Rajdulari-Lead & Background Vocals
Enrico de Trizio & Aaron Brooks-Roberts- Keys
Giancarlo de Trizio & Avery Hartgrove-Drums
Sam JC Lee-Bass
Monique Brooks-Roberts on Violin
Freddy Deboe-Saxophone & Flute
Letta Neely (featured poet on "America")