2016 In Review

2016 In Review

Long overdue,  but since Valentines Day is in two days, ths was essential.  2016 In Review:  Groovement Spot with Hollie Smith and Isaac Aesili, Andersen.Paak, Robert Glasper, Childish Gambino, Kaytranada and Craig David, Isaac and Iva Lamkum, Tuxedo, D-I, Ed Motta, Ritual, ATCQ, DLS, MNEK, Nao, Terrace Martin, Tame Impala, and KING.

In Rotation, Volume 34
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Groovement Spot featuring Hollie Smith & Isaac Aesili – Pretending
02 – Andersen.Paak – Heart Don’t Stand A Chance
03 – Robert Glasper Experiment – Day To Day
04 – Collective Peace – You And Me
05 – Childish Gambino – Redbone
06 – Kaytranada featuring Craig David – Got It Good
07 – Isaac Aesili featuring Iva Lamkum – Chemistry
08 – Tuxedo – Watch The Dance
09 – D-Influence – Magic
10 – Ed Motta – Smile
11 – Ritual – Josephine (Alfa Mist Remix)
12 – A Tribe Called QUest – Melatonin 
13 – De La Soul featuing Estelle and Pete Rock – ….Memory Of (Us)
14 – MNEK – In Your Clouds
15 – Nao – Happy
16 – Terrace Martin – With You
17 – Tame Impala – New Person, Same Old Mistakes
18 – KING – Red Eye

The tracks selected here represent what were the most influential of tracks in 2016 – tracks that came out this year or that had a lasting impression on me, Please note thawt these do not include tracks from artists who have passed on- these will be part of additional postcasts for 2017.

At the beginning of this year, I started looking more carefully at music that came out of New Zealand. I came into this realization whilke being enamored with Sorceress (formerly known aqs Funkommunity. This allowed me to delve into the production of Isaac Aesili as well, whch unlocked a tresureful of tracks that I’m still grooving to till this day. “Pretending” and “Chemistry” are two tracks that I played on a regular basis.

Being in England and being able to witness D-Influence, one of my favorite bands of all time, is why D-Influence, as well as up and coming act from the UK, MNEK is present. Listening to them also introduced me to Ritual and Nao, which is why there are also on this list. In addition, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul came out with two great albums which are also represented here.

Thanks to soulful sister AR Hamilton, I was introduced to Ed Motta as well as affirming that Kaytranada’s 99.9$ album and Anderson.Paak’s album Malibu were also very good. KING, Tuxedo, Robert Glasdper and Terrace Martin are not to be slope on as well. Hope you enjoy.

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Slipback – It’s Time To Be Real

Slipback – It’s Time To Be Real

Summertime Old School in full effect.  On tap:  LTD, Raw Silk, Gwen McRae, Vicky D, EWF, Cashmere, Cameo, Leo’s Sunshipp, Hipnotic, Jean Carn, The System, Dynasty, Atlantic Starr, Alicia Myers, Chapter 8.

Slipback: It’s Time To Be Real
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – LTD – It’s Time To Be Real
02 – Raw Silk – Do It To The Music
03 – Gwen McRae – All This Love I’m Giving
04 – Vicky D – This Beat Is Mine
05 – Earth Wind And Fire – Fall In Love With Me
06 – Cashmere – Do It Anyway You Wanna
07 – Cameo – Groove WIth You
08 – Leo’s Sunshipp – Madame Butterfly (Min-Tro)
09 – Hipnotic – Are You Lonely?
10 – Jean Carn – Bet Your Lucky Stars
11 – The System – Lollipops And Everything
12 – Dynasty – The Only One
13 – Atlantic Starr – Love Me Down
14 – Alicia Myers – If You Play Yuur Cards Right
15 – Chapter 8 – I Just Wanna Be Your Gir

This is quite possibly one of the quickest  podcasts I’ve come up with (and lots of idle time helps too.)   Due to all of the political and social unrest going on, the LTD track was an easy choice for the first track.  Funky tracks from  Raw  Silk,  Gwen and Vicky start off the podcast, and the mid-to-uptempo tracks continue from the fellas from Earth Wind and Fire, Cashmere, Cameo, and a rare track from Leo’s Sunshipp.     The digging in the track continues with Hipnotic and Jean Carn, and the set concludes with The System, Dynasty, Atlantic Starr, Alicia Myers, and Chapter 8.  Hope you enjoy.

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Acid Jazz, Volume 12

Acid Jazz, Volume 12

Volume 12 in full effect.  On tap:  Madhouse, Jazzanova with Paulk Randolph, 4Hero, Afro Elements, The Hue, Albin and Kelli Sae, Jhelisa, Atjazz and Clara, Daniel Crawford, The Family, Phony Ppl, Kero One, Workshy, Hardkandy, Damani, Nicola, Solaa, Terace Martin
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Acid Jazz, Volume 12
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Madhouse – Ten
02 – Jazzanova – Let Me Show Ya Featuring Paul Randolph
03 – 4Hero – Look Inside
04 – Afro Elements – Take A Look At Yourself
05 – The Hue – Slick (featuring Ladybug Mecca)
06 – Albin Janoska – All I Wanna Do featuring Kelli Sae
07 – Jhelisa – Sally’s Knocking
08 – Atjazz – Sense Of Life featuring Clara Hill
09 – Daniel Crawford – The One featuring Vikter Duplaix
10 – The Family – Mutiny
11 – Phony Ppl – John Jay.
12 – Kero One – Fly Fly Away
13 – Workshy – Blue Murder
14 – Hardkandy –  Dunks
15 – Damani – Now That’s Love (featuring Musiq Soulchild and Robert Glasper)
16 – Nicola Kramer = So Long
17 – Solaa – Sylphlike featuring Ladi6
18 – Terace Martin – With You

This has been a joy to make as usual.  While there haver been many tribute to Prince, there weren’t many that played to his jazz funk side, as is prevalent in Madhouse and The Family. The Hue featuing Ladybug Mecca, Kero One, and Damani bring hip hop into the mix, while  Phny Ppl injects some insanity into the mix as well.  Tracks from Daniel Crawford and Albun Janoska were very new to me and I look forward to hearing more from them as well.    Hope you enjoy.

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In Rotation, Volume 34

It’s about that time.  On tap: Louie Vega with Bucie and Roots,l Satoshi Tomeii with Diane Charlemagne, Timm, Lay-Far with Pete Simpson and Atjazz, Disclosure, Iva Lamkum, Anderson.Paak, SG Lewis with Dornik,Lipstick Gypsy, Dwele with Phife Diggy, Blackalicious, Phony Ppl, Hiatus Kaiyote, Columbia Nights, The Nth Power, Chantae Cann, Carmen, KING.

In Rotation, Volume 34
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Louie Vega Starring Bucie and Roots – Angels Are Watching Me (Roots Mix) [Traxsource]
02 – Satoshi Tomeii – Inspired (featuring Diane Charlemagne) [Full Lick]
03 – Tim’m featuing Damien Nova – Godspel [Bandcamp]
04 – Lay-Far with Pete Simpson and Atjazz – Stand Up (Atjazz Mix) [Traxsource]
05 – Disclosure – Molecules [Site]
06 – Iva Lamkum – Doo Bop [Bandcamp]
07 – Isaac Aesili – Media (featuring Rachel Fraser) [Amazon]
08 – Anderson.Paak – Lite Weight (featuring The Free Nationals United Fellowshipo Choir) [Amazon]
09 – SG Lewis – All Night (featuring Dornik) [Explicit] [Amazon]
10 – Lipstick Gypsy – Infatuation [iTunes]
11 – Dwele – What Profit (remix Featuring Phife Diggy) [BamaLoveSoul]
12 – Blackalicious – That NIght [Site]
13 – Phony Ppl – Why iii Love The Moon [Amazon]
14 – Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire [Site]
15 – Columbia Nights – Glide (featuring Vaughan Octavia) [Site]
16 – The Nth Power – Spirits [Site]
17 – Chantae Cann – Free Your Dreams [iTunes]
18 – Carmen Rodgers – Stargazing [Amazon]
19 – KING – Red Eye [Site]

From the US to South Africa to New Zealand to Australia to Englasnd and back again, this podcadt is a mix of some of the finest  tracks I heard back in 2015 combined with the new ones  which just came out this year.  This year promises o be a good year as I receive the news about new tracks weely, and this year shows no signs of slowing down.  Hope you enjoy.

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We Remember Natalie, Volume I

We Remember Natalie, Volume I

Vacation does a mind good. A little late, but here we go….

We Remember Natalie, Volume I.

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Annie Mae (Thankful)
02 – You’re So Good (I Love You So)
03 – Gotta Serve Somebody (Snowfall On The Sahara)
04 – La Costa (Thankful)
05 – More Than The Stars (Everlasting)
06 – Miss You Like Crazy (Good To Be Back)
07 – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
08 – Unpredictable You (Unpredictable)
09 – Movin’ On (I’m Ready)
10 – Reverend Lee (Snowfall In The Sahara)
11 – We’re The Best Of Friends f/.Peabo Bryson ()We’re The Best Of Friends)
12 – Let There Be Love f/ Johnny Mathis (Unforgettable – A Tribute To Mat King Cole)
13 – Better Than Anything f/Diane Krall (Ask A Woman Who Knows)
14 – Acercate Masf/ Nat King Cole (Natalie Cole en Espanol)
15 – Route 66 (Unforgettable…. With Love)
16 – Inseparable (Inseparable)
17 – Our Love (Thankful)
18 – I’ve Got Love On My Mind (Unpredictable)
19 – Unforgettable (Unforgettable….With Love)

Not being an expert on Natalie Cole’s discography I had to depend on good friends who knew the discography and had listened to Natalie regularly while growing up.   Their assistance resulted in this podcast, which is the first volume of three.  Special thanks to T. Grundy and T. Bell for helping to make this into a reality.

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