Tag Archives: Soul

New Joint – Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On” (@Motown / 2019)

This is powerful! Marvin Gaye’s classic 1971 slice of social commentary has been given a new video treatment, combining the soul legend’s heartfelt vocals from yesteryear with present day images of police brutality, political protest and human tragedy.

New Joint – Show Tyme / Pharoahe Monch

Show Tyme ft. Pharoahe Monch – “T.Y.L.A. – Remix” (@ShowTyme710 / 2019)

True-school Hip-Hop flavour meets strong soulful vibes on this remix lifted from New Jersey vocalist Show Tyme’s “Love Truth” project.

New Joint – Terri Walker / Ty

Terri Walker ft. Ty – “OK” (@TheRealMzWalker / 2019)

Rousing, life-affirming, funk-fuelled soul off the talented London-based vocalist’s Joe Buhdha-assisted EP “Breakout”.

Switch Up Beat Tape Stream – BobaFatt

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An eclectic blend of flavours from the longstanding UK deejay, ranging from melodic drum & bass (“Make Moves”) and stripped-down space-age jazz (“Casey Freqz”), to broken-beat boom-bap (“Enquiring Minds”) and future-shock soul (“Shum Shum”).

This is a journey into sound….

New Joint – Terri Walker / Rodney P

Terri Walker ft. Rodney P – “Breakout” (@TheRealMzWalker / 2018)

This is something a little different to the usual Hip-Hop steez featured here on Old To The New. But when a tune is this heavy, it deserves all the support it gets.

Soulful vocalist Terri Walker showcases her Jamaican influences on this reggae-flavoured track produced by Nottingham’s mighty Joe Buhdha, with UK Hip-Hop pioneer Rodney P on-hand to deliver some lively Riddim Killa vibes.

Lookout for Terri’s new EP dropping early 2019.

Songs In The Key Of Marvin EP Stream – Maja7th

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Indianapolis producer Maja7th celebrates the musical genius of soul icon Marvin Gaye with this superbly-crafted release, an uplifting, creative blend of lush samples, polished beats and live instrumentation.

Popping Funk Vol. 4 Mix Stream – DJ Mel

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Russian music man DJ Mel pulls together an addictive selection of synthesized soul and feel-good funk with an electro thump.

New Joint – Mo&Grazz

Mo&Grazz – “Defiant (You Can’t Break Me)” (@MoGrazz / 2017)

Soulful vocals, rolling beats and deft cuts from Philadelphia-raised vocalist Monique Harcum and Belgian turntable legend DJ Grazzhoppa’s collaborative album “Defiant”.

New Joint – Mo&Grazz

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Mo&Grazz  “Defiant (You Can’t Break Me)” (@MoGrazz / 2017)

Organic, Hip-Hop-influenced soul from husband-and-wife duo DJ Grazzhoppa and Monique Harcum’s forthcoming album “Defiant”.

Cornerstone Selections 002 Mix Stream – DJ Sheep

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Australia’s brilliant DJ Sheep makes a welcome return to the mix game with this collection of funky jewels found during a number of diggin’ missions across the globe.

Outta Pocket V.1 Mix Stream – DJ Epik

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California’s DJ Epik pulls together a quality selection of funky mid-to-late 70s gems from the likes of The Headhunters, Ohio Players, Brass Construction and more.

The Ride Mix Stream – DJ Scientist

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Dusty funk nuggets from the crates of Germany’s DJ Scientist.

Third Eye Vision Mix Stream – DJ Manipulator

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Diggin’ In The Crates affiliate DJ Manipulator drops an eclectic mix of psychedelic vibes and funky flavours.

Prince Tribute Mix Stream – Spin Doctor

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The UK’s Spin Doctor pays homage to the musical genius of Prince with this strictly-vinyl mix of purple classics.

Toulouse Soul Club Mix Stream – P Brothers

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Nottingham’s mighty P Brothers drop a sublime selection of vintage soulful science from the likes of Eddie Kendricks, Bobby Byrd, Milton Wright and more.

Funky Love Tonic 3 Mix Stream – DJ Matman

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The UK’s DJ Matman drops something for the Valentine’s Day crew with this soulful mix featuring the likes of Jodeci, Leon Haywood, Roy Ayers and more.

Coolout 2016 Mix Stream – DJ Doo Wop

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Mix-king Doo Wop returns with another batch of smoothed-out classics from the likes of Keni Burke, Entouch, Michael Jackson and more.

Kay-Dee Webstore Mix #1 Stream – Kenny Dope

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The always-impressive deejay-slash-producer Kenny Dope digs into the Kay-Dee store catalogue for this lengthy mix of funk, soul and Hip-Hop.

Lady Tee Sings The Blues Mix Stream – Kil

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Regular visitors to this blog may find it hard to believe that I don’t listen to Hip-Hop all of the time. With that being said, California’s Teena Marie is my favourite female vocalist of all-time.

After discovering her music as a young kid back in the 80s I was hooked by that incredible voice and have continued to be captivated by the soul icon ever since, from albums like “It Must Be Magic” and “Starchild” up to her more recent output such as “Sapphire” and “Congo Square”.

So when I stumbled across this new tribute mix to the former Rick James protege by Philadelphia’s Kil, it had to be posted.

RIP Teena Marie.

Circa 1993 Album Stream – Sean C. Johnson

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Redefining the term “Hip-Hop soul”, Oklahoma artist Sean C. Johnson seamlessly mixes gospel, R&B and rap on this autobiographical project, which ranges from the mellow optimism of the smoothed-out “Mountains” to the boom-bap thump and thoughtful wordplay of “Magic And Kareem”.