11th July 2022

The Basic Soul Show
The Basic Soul Show
11th July 2022
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Natalie Duncan – Hearts In A Cage (4hero Remix) [Fallen Tree 1Hundred]
Middle Name Dance Band – Move Into It [Middle Name Records]
Renegades Of Jazz feat. Laura Vane & Diesler – Just Stirred [Bathurst]
Dego & Kaidi – Don’t Remain The Same [Eglo]
Isaac Birituro & The Rail Abandon – Dondomo [Wah Wah 45s]
Ka-La-Ka Afro Beat Band – Le Baiser De L’Elephan [La Voix De L’Ethiopie]
David Versace – Summer Party [La Sape Records]
Natural Lateral – Rendez-Rio [Social Joy Records]
Jasmine Myra – Awakening [Gondwana Records]
Ola Szmidt – Rooted [Accidental]
Bruno Berle – O Nome Do Meu Amor [Far Out Recordings]
Charles Stepney – That’s The Way Of The World [International Anthem]
Machine – World [Wewantsounds]
James Bright – Blush [NuNorthern Soul]
Ilija Rudman Presents Meteor One – Partition A [Soul Clap Records]
Freddie Hubbard – You’re Gonna Lose Me [Fantasy]
Lucky Sun feat. Porgie – Sunset [Luck Sun Recordings]
Tortured Soul – Your Body Doesn’t Lie (Atjazz Love Soul Remix) [TSTC Music]
Kovi – Affections (Mad Summers Mix) [Compost Records]
John Briggs – Smoke & Ceremony (II) [Atjazz Record Company]
Labelle – Moon Shadow (Mark E Edit) [Creative Use]
Musique – In The Bush (Special Disco Re-Mix By Francois K) [CBS]

Nikitch & Kuna Maze – Back & Forth [Tru Thoughts Recordings]

French duo Nikitch and Kuna Maze are firmly entrenched as masters of DJing and producers. Their catalog is filled with instrumental grooves shaped by electronics, broken beat and house. With their latest release “Back & Forth” they step outside of their comfort zone and work with an impressive set of collaborators who breathe new life into their compositions. On “Engatinhar” they inject a touch of Brazilian flavor in the arrangement and top it off with vocals from Joao Selva. “Zugzwang” is a blissful blend of jazz funk with a touch bruk for good measure. “La Di F..Da” is infectious house suitable for night clubbing or a midday chillout. “Back & Forth” marks an evolution in the duo’s sound. They could’ve rested on their laurels but by pushing the boundaries they’ve made arguably their best record to date.

https://nikitchkunamaze.bandcamp.com/album/back-forth

Handbook – Neighbourhood [Cascade Records]

UK producer Handbook has been dropping beats for a decade now. He first release dropped on Cascade records in 2012. “Neighbourhood”, his latest in two years picks up from where he left off. That means there’s an array laid back jazzy hip-hop beats with a number of guest appearances. Among the highlights are “No End”, a gritty drum snare tune featuring Supreme Sol. “Hear Me” is a piano driven beat treat featuring introspective rhymes from Rich Garvey. “Neighbourhood” explores the comfort of being part of a community through light and airy beats. They’re tailored made to get your head nod on. Definitely worth checking out.

https://cascaderecords.bandcamp.com/album/neighbourhood

4th July 2022

The Basic Soul Show
The Basic Soul Show
4th July 2022
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Andrew Weatherall – Unknown Plunderer [Byrd Out]
Quaid – Secret Colors [Apron Records]
Lyder – Helicrisum [Jazz-O-Tech Records]
Lakker – Halite [R&S Records]
Komo B – Birds Flying High’ [EPM Music]
DJ 3000 – In The Water [Motech Records]
The Maghreban feat. Omar – Waiting [Zoot]
JKriv feat. Toribio – Shoulda Been Me (Alton Miller Remix) [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
Osunlade – Black Woman Cry [Yoruba Records]
Michael Tarone – Don’t Let Life Get You Down (Basic Soul Unreleased Dub) [MouseTrap Records]
OuYu – Confetti
Pan Amsterdam – Mogwai [Def Pressé]
Kev Brown – Nitefall [Up Above Records]
Captain Planet feat. Taj Bethel – Mirage [Wonderwheel Recordings]
Sessa – Dor Fodida [Mexican Summer]
Joyce & Dori Caymmi ‎- Rio-Bahia [Far Out Recordings]
Paula Lima – As Famosas Gargalhadas Do Yuka (Sao Benitez Fuego Mix) [Mr Bongo Records]
Mark de Clive-Lowe – Colours [Soul Bank Music]
Michele Hendricks ‎– I Feel The Earth Move [Muse]
James Taylor Quartet – The New Money Spyder [Audio Network]
Kaidi Tatham feat. The Easy Access Orchestra – Don’t Rush the Process [First Word Records]
David Walters – No One [Heavenly Sweetness]
Luman Child feat. Joseph Junior – Loving You [Tru Thoughts Recordings]
Hardkandy feat. Phoebe Freya – My Head Is High [Wah Wah 45s]

Jas Kayser – Jas 5ive [Jazz Re:freshed]

Award winner drummer Jas Kayser is the latest in an array of ultra talented UK musicians to emerge out of the London based Jazz Re-freshed label. Kayser’s debut fuses Jazz along with afrobeat rhythms. The five track EP is aided by an array of premiere musicians. “Darkness In The Light” is spirited fusion enhanced by Ava Joseph on vocals and Giacomo Smith’s alto sax phrasings. Jamie Leeming’s electric guitar flurries are the icing on the cake. “Stupid On The Beat” is anotherhighlight with West African rhythms and Afrobeat grooves. With influences such as The late great Tony Allen, it’s easy to understand Kayser’s approach to the drums. Kayser manages to drive the groove yet sounds more like a percussionist. A thrilling debut that only begins to scratch the surface of this talented drummer.

https://jaskayser.bandcamp.com/album/jas-5ive

Inkswel & The Snaglepuss – Chasing Infinity [Cosmocities Records]

DJ/Producer Jules Habib, aka Inkswel has proven to have traces of funk and a knack for the groove in his DNA. He has compiled a catalogue of essential grooves ranging from boom bap hip-hop to funk n soul. Inkswel’s latest release “Chasing Infinity” is no exception. It’s a album filled with bumpin tracks aided by a star studded lineup. “Everything” is tasty hip-hop featuring veteran rapper Dudley Perkins. “Butterflies” is laid back cosmic funk featuring the familiar falsetto vocals of Steve Spacek. The title track is an infectious dance track with a thumping groove that features veteran House vocalist Oliver Knight. We’re just scratching the surface here as there’s notable contributions from Kylie Audist, Amp Fiddler and more. An energetic album filled with various tempos certain to shake your hips and press repeat.

https://inkswel.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-infinity

27th June 2022

The Basic Soul Show
The Basic Soul Show
27th June 2022
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The 1860 Band – Keep That Same Old Feeling [Favorite Recordings]
Captain Planet feat. Taj Bethel – Mirage [Wonderwheel Recordings]
Bokoya – Migera [Melting Pot Music]
Inkswel & Colonel Red – Make Me Crazy [Compost Records]
Eric B & Rakim – Follow The Leader [4th & Broadway]
Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul [4th & Broadway]
Dannu feat. DJ Rhettmatic & Shexist – Summer Love
Natalie Duncan – Hearts In A Cage (4hero Remix) [Fallen Tree 1Hundred]
B-ahwe – Circles (Tommy Villiers Remix) [Bridge The Gap]
Melonyx – Energy (Zero T Instrumental Remix) [Tru Thoughts Recordings]
Joyce Moreno – Feminina (Claus Ogerman Version) [Far Out Recordings]
Madalitso Band – Musakayike [Bongo Joe Records]
Choro Da Madunina – Tò Da Madunina [Apparel Red]
Chip Wickham – Cloud 10 [Gondwana Records]
Jazzberry Patch – Sand ‘N Your Blues [Jazz Room Records]
Chico Hamilton – Mysterious Maiden [Elektra]
Marta Acuna – Dance, Dance, Dance [P&P Records]
Darran P – Into The Light [Minor Notes Recordings]
Mistura feat. Tiffany T’zelle – If You Ever Need Somebody [Z Records]
Kerri Chandler – Let it (Kerri’s Original Full Vocal Mix) [Kaoz Theory]
Boddhi Satva & Freddy da Stupid – Kotto River [BBE Music]
Sentinel 793 – Solar Returns [Universal Magnetic]
Makèz feat. Ava Lava – Holy Sun [Heist Recordings]
Donna McGhee – Make It Last Forever [Wewantsounds]

20th June 2022

The Basic Soul Show
The Basic Soul Show
20th June 2022
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Linn & Freddie – Keep On Playing [Swedish Brandy]
Freddie Cruger – The Hustle (B-Boy Disco Edit) [Jugglin’]
Red Astaire – Follow Me [G.A.M.M.]
Freddie Cruger & Anthony Mills Are Wildcookie – Jackson Miles [Tru Thoughts Recordings]
Quaid – Quantum Prophets [Apron Records]
Kuma – Niffty Teddy [Rocafort Recordings]
Daniel Villarreal – 18th & Morgan [International Anthem]
Adriana Vasques – All Dressed Up [Da Lata Music]
Djavan – E Que Deus Ajude [Vinilisssimo]
Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek – Bal [Bongo Joe Records]
Freddie Hubbard – Sky Dive (Live at Maison de la Radio) [Wewantsounds]
Sam Sanders – Funk’ed UP [BBE Music]
Bobby Hutcherson feat. Harold Land – Goin’ Down South [Blue Note Records]
The Quiet Ones feat. Dochi – Whispering Nights [Humble Records]
Total Science – Right Angles [Renegade Records]
Kloke – Dreams [Unknown to the Unknown]
Divorce From New York feat. Sara Zazoya – Holly Grove [High Praise]
Adibanti – Heal [Bridge the Gap]
Michael Tarone – Don’t Let Life Get You Down (Sanza’s Vibe Hit) [MouseTrap Records]
Jhelisa – Oxygen [Dorado Records]
Sai Galaxy feat. Vanessa Baker – Rendezvous [Soundway Records]
Paxton Fettel – Aurora [Greta Cottage Workshop]

Harvey Sutherland – Boy [House Anxiety]

Melbourne based producer/pianist Mike Katz aka Harvey Sutherland has dropped a number of EPs since 2014 that demonstrated a flair for soulful grooves and infectious piano rhythms. “Boy”, his full length debut is filled with future funky synth grooves and dreamy rhythms. The title track is a mellow cascade of swirling synths and hazy vibes. The tempo picks up with “Time On My Side”, an ambient fusion of beats and synths. “Age Of Acceleration” goes one step further, the thumping beats and bass set up the groove. Sutherland lays down dazzling synths along with his honey tinged vocals on top. “Angry Young Man” flirts with a boogie groove primed to whip you into a party mood. Recorded between London and Los Angeles which feels approiate. The album certainly has a LA vibe which suits him well here. An impressive release that ensures you’re gonna have a funky good time.

https://harveysutherland.bandcamp.com/album/boy

13th June 2022

The Basic Soul Show
The Basic Soul Show
13th June 2022
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Marvin Hannibal Peterson – Mother’s Land [Enja Records]
Joanne Grauer – Frog Child [MPS Records]
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Time & Space [Polydor]
David Mrakpor – Lonely [Jazz Re:freshed]
Charles Stepney – Look B4U Leap [International Anthem]
Gene Harris – Always In My Mind [Blue Note Records]
Sessa – Pele Da Esfera [Mexican Summer]
Mark Capanni – I Believe In Miracles [Mr Bongo]
Subjective – Dollis Hill Rufige [Three Six Zero Recordings]
Melonyx – Energy (Zero T Instrumental Remix) [Tru Thoughts Recordings]
PFM – Cruisin Detroit [Moving Shadow]
DJ Swagger – Cheex [Goddess Music]
Komo B – Birds Flying High’ [EPM Music]
Fernando Falcao – Curimāo (Acid Mondays Temple Edit)
Georg Levin – It Was Fun For A While [Highscore Vision]
Cody Currie – The Returner [Toy Tonics]
Inkswel & The Snaglepuss feat. Amp Fiddler – How I Feel [Cosmocities Records]
Arno E. Mathieu – Ficus Carica (Beanfield Remix) [Compost Records]
Frederick Alonso & Pat Lezizmo – Asturias [Atjazz Record Company]
B. Bravo – Moon Bounce [Bastard Jazz Recordings]
Jade Kenji – Tell Me The Time [Inner Tribe Records]
Allysha Joy – G.N.D. [First Word Records]

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