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3021821, NEW SOUL MUSIC POST 2020
Posted by tapedeck, Fri Jan-31-20 12:53 AM
Kicking it off with new music from Thundercat:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_p7dXbDAXuQ

Bumpin in the STEREO:
Gladys Knight&The Pips
The Pointer Sisters-Steppin
Vesta-Vesta
The Isley Brothers -Go All The Way
3021823, RE: NEW SOUL MUSIC POST 2020
Posted by Getyohandouttamypocket, Fri Jan-31-20 03:16 AM
Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/suite-for-max-brown
3021836, 'Lowdown' by Crowd Company
Posted by Af-1, Sat Feb-01-20 05:43 PM
UK funk & soul band produced by Alan Evans from Soulive.

https://crowdcompany.bandcamp.com/album/lowdown
3021991, KIRBY
Posted by tapedeck, Sun Feb-09-20 09:49 AM
https://youtu.be/iysEAx3c9TY

Bumpin in the STEREO:
Gladys Knight&The Pips
The Pointer Sisters-Steppin
Vesta-Vesta
The Isley Brothers -Go All The Way
3024255, This is fantastic
Posted by Hitokiri, Tue Apr-28-20 11:01 PM
One of favorites of the year
3021992, Junia-T - Studio Monk LP
Posted by wrecknoble, Sun Feb-09-20 12:37 PM
https://open.spotify.com/album/2TX2WnQmumRHMhiK22XfVO?si=mBnh6ACyQ6KhJeUGshJFNQ

don't sleep on this at all

3022238, really good
Posted by spitfire, Sat Feb-22-20 08:53 AM
thoroughly enjoyed that!
3022000, bookmark
Posted by normal35762, Mon Feb-10-20 12:09 AM
3022003, RE: NEW SOUL MUSIC POST 2020
Posted by Getyohandouttamypocket, Mon Feb-10-20 02:13 AM
Calibro 35. MOMENTUM

https://calibro35rk.bandcamp.com/album/momentum
3022026, Mausiki Scales
Posted by tapedeck, Tue Feb-11-20 10:04 AM
My professor!: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vzY3chL4wrg&feature=youtu.be

Bumpin in the STEREO:
Gladys Knight&The Pips
The Pointer Sisters-Steppin
Vesta-Vesta
The Isley Brothers -Go All The Way
3022036, Bastards of Soul - Spinnin'
Posted by JtothaI, Tue Feb-11-20 01:50 PM
Came out of nowhere for me. Throwback soul, filled with jams.
Outta Dallax, TX.

https://bastardsofsoul.bandcamp.com/album/spinnin
3022053, For folks still checking for Dolphin/Wardolphin
Posted by daskap, Wed Feb-12-20 10:55 AM
He just put up about 2 hrs of unreleased music for streaming. I just got thru Vol 1, shit is incredible if you dig dude's style.
https://open.spotify.com/track/5lb4TRAHVFIsZTsOIBwXek?si=hQd0Q0T6RuCn5GE68ngTug

https://open.spotify.com/track/62Ch9NrAhChrKbGExNkji2?si=Nl5supNhSWuQ5bn1fh41qA
3022090, 'Don't Forget It' by Prophet
Posted by Af-1, Thu Feb-13-20 06:04 PM
Released through Stones Throw...

https://prophetla.bandcamp.com/album/dont-forget-it
3022127, Adrienne Indigo - Rebirth + Paul Gant
Posted by JtothaI, Mon Feb-17-20 07:06 PM
Just found this this past weekend, really into it right now.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3HJlpiJX1lHHBPkTEZDUl0

Had never heard of her, or her producer Paul Gant (who has a couple albums of mostly instrumentals over the last few years) His music Kind of has some Sade/Stuart Matthewman vibes to it at times.

Which is good, because who knows when we'll hear more of him!


{edit}*** wrong link earlier https://open.spotify.com/artist/69FGWeFKaCyCjiDU2afEUl?si=pQdLUkiYSE6lg7_EbTkreQ
3022129, **edit paul gRant
Posted by JtothaI, Mon Feb-17-20 07:37 PM
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3022226, THE HAMILTONES
Posted by tapedeck, Fri Feb-21-20 05:24 PM
https://youtu.be/VN8YRe9HhHI

Bumpin in the STEREO:
Gladys Knight&The Pips
The Pointer Sisters-Steppin
Vesta-Vesta
The Isley Brothers -Go All The Way
3022326, Lianne La Havas
Posted by tapedeck, Tue Feb-25-20 04:26 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_YOvQNgpfXY

Bumpin in the STEREO:
Gladys Knight&The Pips
The Pointer Sisters-Steppin
Vesta-Vesta
The Isley Brothers -Go All The Way
3022929, hell yeah, been waiting for something new from her
Posted by Stevie Lee, Sat Mar-21-20 07:12 PM
3022399, Christian Kuria
Posted by tapedeck, Thu Feb-27-20 11:30 AM
https://youtu.be/0Dkxlhb2DfI

Bumpin in the STEREO:
Gladys Knight&The Pips
The Pointer Sisters-Steppin
Vesta-Vesta
The Isley Brothers -Go All The Way
3022946, This is really nice.
Posted by Af-1, Mon Mar-23-20 05:04 AM
3022409, Niya Levon singing SWV’s Rain
Posted by Phenomenality, Thu Feb-27-20 12:53 PM
https://youtu.be/tbwOcvPlP2Y
...

Vee is I and I am She

...

http://ascensionlifestyle.org
http://twitter.com/phenomenality
http://instagram.com/therealphenomenality
3022446, fantastic
Posted by JtothaI, Thu Feb-27-20 07:07 PM
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3022853, Jhene Aiko - Chilombo
Posted by organix, Tue Mar-17-20 12:13 AM
anyone else feeling this?

https://jheneaiko.lnk.to/Chilombo

she recorded it based off jam sessions on the Big Island, and used "healing crystal bowls" through the entire project, lol. overall probably not feeling it as much as Trip, but i have to say it cast a warm calming spell over me yesterday morning when i rinsed the whole thing.

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my music: www.soundcloud.com/jessewarren
my mixes: www.mixcloud.com/jessewarren
my label: www.fb.com/mettamuzik
3022864, I like it better than Trip and less than Souled Out
Posted by Hitokiri, Tue Mar-17-20 11:36 AM
I think that Jhene's music got much worse after that debut album. This is a step in the right direction. Someone needs to tell her that 20+ track albums are not that move. It's way too long. But I really like Tryna Smoke and 10k Hours.
3022897, 'No Beginning No End 2' by Jose James
Posted by Af-1, Thu Mar-19-20 11:56 AM
He's off Blue Note now and set up his own Rainbow Blonde label which seems promising. New album has an excellent guest list including Pino, Christian Scott, Aloe Blacc, Ledisi, Laura Mvula, Kris Bowers and more...

https://josejames.bandcamp.com/album/no-beginning-no-end-2
3022962, thx for this
Posted by organix, Mon Mar-23-20 10:40 PM
dude is smooth. i'm really enjoying his "love in a time of madness" album, but from what i gather on youtube comments his fans weren't too happy lol. time to absorb his original NBNE album now...

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my music: www.soundcloud.com/jessewarren
my mixes: www.mixcloud.com/jessewarren
my label: www.fb.com/mettamuzik
3022974, Unfortunately I was one of the ones a bit confused by the 'Madness' album...
Posted by Af-1, Tue Mar-24-20 06:06 PM
His Brownswood years were his golden period for me. He's absolutely done some incredible things since those first two albums but that period was him at his best - the albums ('The Dreamer' and 'Blackmagic'), the remixes, the guest spots, b-sides. It all really connected for me.
3022986, I hated Love in a Time of Madness
Posted by Hitokiri, Wed Mar-25-20 01:31 PM
Just a trash offering.

I have a similar view of his peak. I think it's Blackmagic through No Beginning, No End.
3022993, I really really like NBNE...
Posted by Af-1, Wed Mar-25-20 08:09 PM
but I far preferred the first half. The second half - as the jazz offering - to me didn't match anything on 'The Dreamer'. As a complete project though I really liked it, the people he worked with, the Spinna, Taylor McFerrin and Oddisee remixes, the iTunes live set.

I remember the promo that came out for 'Madness' and he talked about being inspired by artists including Ellie Goulding which was a huge record scratching comparison to make.
3023540, RE: I really really like NBNE...
Posted by thebigfunk, Thu Apr-09-20 08:18 AM

>As a complete project though I really liked it, the people he
>worked with, the Spinna, Taylor McFerrin and Oddisee remixes,
>the iTunes live set.

Whoa - where are those remixes?

-thebigfunk

~ i could still snort you under the table ~
3023848, RE: I really really like NBNE...
Posted by Af-1, Fri Apr-17-20 10:15 AM
Oh yeah man: Oddissee and Spinna both remixed 'It's All Over Your Body', fLako remixed 'Vanguard and Taylor McFerrin remixed 'COme to My Door'. All were excellent! Should be available on iTunes I guess.
3023539, i'm enjoying this record overall
Posted by thebigfunk, Thu Apr-09-20 08:17 AM
The madness album was awful - the lyrics were terrible and the music felt like pandering. While You Were Sleeping was actually pretty good overall. The Billie Holiday and Withers tributes were really meh (how do you get to "meh" with such stellar material?) and kind of uninspired imo, especially the latter.

This feels like a bit more of a return to form and he feels very at home on a lot of these tracks. Solid arrangements overall. This will get played for a while.

Although I hate when folks tack on a "2" to something and call it a sequel for no real reason...

-thebigfunk

~ i could still snort you under the table ~
3022973, 'Jazz Is Dead 001' by Ali Shaheed & Adrian Younge
Posted by Af-1, Tue Mar-24-20 06:03 PM
https://jazzisdead.bandcamp.com/album/jazz-is-dead-001
3023825, hate the title
Posted by thebigfunk, Thu Apr-16-20 02:43 PM
but this album is *greatness* many times over - just about every track keeps surprising me as I go back for more

-thebigfunk

~ i could still snort you under the table ~
3023259, 'I Am a Man' by Ben Williams
Posted by Af-1, Thu Apr-02-20 03:51 AM
More jazz than soul but it's by bassist Ben Williams who's singing on this one. Another release for Jose James's Rainbow Blonde Records and it's genuinely excellent. Guests include Kendra Foster, Muhsinah, Keyon Harrold, Kris Bowers and Marcus Strickland.

https://benwmsonbass.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-a-man
3023532, Giveon - Take Time
Posted by Hitokiri, Thu Apr-09-20 01:47 AM
Goddamn dude got a rich ass voice. I was trying to figure out how processed these vocals are, but now I'm thinking it's just him.

This is the single, Like I Want You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCPjdfCUowg

This is probably my favorite cut early on, World We Created
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n30BHPW0w3Y
3023591, Alfa Mist & Emmavie "Epoch"
Posted by LeroyBumpkin, Fri Apr-10-20 08:56 AM
Epoch
by Alfa Mist & Emmavie

https://alfamist.bandcamp.com/album/epoch

Due to popular demand, Sekito are releasing a re-mastered version of Alfa Mist & Emmavie’s collaboration project from 2014, with a brand new bonus song ‘Energy’.
3023850, Definitely picking this one up!
Posted by Af-1, Fri Apr-17-20 10:18 AM
3023592, Project X (2000Black, Dego)
Posted by LeroyBumpkin, Fri Apr-10-20 08:57 AM
https://2000black.bandcamp.com/album/project-x

Really digging that first song S-Kai
3023691, Cleo Sol - Rose in the Dark
Posted by thebigfunk, Mon Apr-13-20 06:20 AM
Highly recommended - she brought it on this one. I think the work she's been doing for the Sault records really shaped this (and vice-versa, I'm sure). Everything is hitting here: the writing, the arrangements, beats, melodies, everything. I would not be surprised in the slightest if this reaches into my top 10 for the year.


-thebigfunk

~ i could still snort you under the table ~
3023849, RE: Cleo Sol - Rose in the Dark
Posted by Af-1, Fri Apr-17-20 10:18 AM
I just got this too. Haven't heard it all the way through but really liked the snippets I heard so far. Is she the Sault vocalist? I noticed they were on the same label.
3023936, quality stuff
Posted by organix, Sun Apr-19-20 06:58 AM
crazy to think she wasn't about to put it out either

probably making my top 10 as well

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my music: www.soundcloud.com/jessewarren
my mixes: www.mixcloud.com/jessewarren
my label: www.fb.com/mettamuzik
3023941, RE: quality stuff
Posted by thebigfunk, Sun Apr-19-20 03:11 PM
>crazy to think she wasn't about to put it out either

What's the story on that?


-thebigfunk

~ i could still snort you under the table ~
3023956, This is great
Posted by Kosa12, Mon Apr-20-20 10:05 PM
I can always rely on you to put me onto dope stuff
3023959, can definitely hear the sault on this.
Posted by LeroyBumpkin, Tue Apr-21-20 07:42 AM
good lookin' out on this.
3024721, If anyone is interested, they're selling vinyl on her bandcamp
Posted by Hitokiri, Sat May-23-20 12:51 AM
preorder.
It's hella expensive though.
cleosol.bandcamp.com


I wish I loved this album like ya'll do.
A lot of the arrangements are a little to sparse for me.
3024725, I passed.
Posted by LeroyBumpkin, Sat May-23-20 08:27 AM
Copped the digital release instead.
It was coming out to about $50 to eventually ship.

I know that's hypocritical considering I paid $50 for the Slingbaum vinyl..ha.
3024726, RE: I passed.
Posted by thebigfunk, Sat May-23-20 08:43 AM
I've been a bad listener and almost entirely relied on streaming the last few years aside from the occasional one-off purchase. I'm trying to be better and grab at least one physical a month - last month I chose Skyzoo's Bluest Note EP on vinyl, only to realize it was shipping from Europe (Italy, I think?)... between that and the exchange rate, I think it wound up being about 45 bucks. I think it was a limited pressing and I figured it's best to put that kind of money toward a lesser known artist in the long run...

I guess it's a weird calculus that you kind of have to perform with every release. I'm seriously thinking about making this my May purchase, though I'll probably grab Moses Sumney's "Grae" too, at least.

-thebigfunk

~ i could still snort you under the table ~
3023914, 53 Thieves - after hours
Posted by catalyst, Sat Apr-18-20 12:28 PM
Dope, 15-minute EP. Very chill.

https://youtu.be/uKSAqOZpaQs
3024487, thanks for this
Posted by thebigfunk, Tue May-12-20 06:03 AM
Gave this a spin - I really like the doubled male-female vocals. Only one track got a bit of an eyeroll from me (the trappish one, heat? it felt unnecessary). Will revisit soon for sure - nice late night burner I think.


-thebigfunk

~ i could still snort you under the table ~
3023950, Diana Gordon - Wasted Youth
Posted by organix, Mon Apr-20-20 01:06 PM
https://wr.lnk.to/wastedyouth

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check the vibes y'all: www.mettasonic.com
3024026, Rip Tapedeck
Posted by Warren Coolidge, Thu Apr-23-20 10:50 PM
3024256, Erica LeShai - Water Me ft. Tyrese
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Wed Apr-29-20 08:21 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un3v1K7FqWI
3024258, Lucky Daye - Fade Away
Posted by Boogie Stimuli, Wed Apr-29-20 08:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns41a6YpuBU
3024293, New Chaka Khan & Marvin Gaye
Posted by BlakStaar, Fri May-01-20 12:18 AM
Homecoming - Chaka Khan (Dropped in March 2020)
https://chakakhan.com/chaka-khans-latest-live-album-homecoming-available-march-13th-2020-in-the-us-and-april-24th-2020-worldwide/

More Trouble - Marvin Gaye (Dropped April 3, 2020)
The album is filled with outtakes from "Trouble Man."

"More Trouble collects tracks from Trouble Man’s recording sessions, including an unedited version of ‘“T” Plays It Cool’ and an extended version of the titular song.
While the recordings were previously released on CD as part of Trouble Man’s 40th anniversary, More Trouble marks the first time they’ve been available on vinyl."
https://thevinylfactory.com/news/marvin-gaye-trouble-man-more-trouble-vinyl/

I copped the Chaka. Might pass on "More Trouble" because I have the original LP and the newer MP3 tracks from the 40th-anniversary edition. Only thing that might make me change my mind is the liner notes, which can be viewed on Discogs:
https://www.discogs.com/Marvin-Gaye-More-Trouble/release/15044516

It doesn't appear to be available on CD, the cheaper option. ;-/
3024323, Forever, Ya Girl by KeiyaA
Posted by organix, Sat May-02-20 08:35 AM
from chicago, sounding really fresh: https://keiyaa.bandcamp.com/album/forever-ya-girl

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check the vibe y'all: www.mettasonic.com
3024324, Thee sacred souls
Posted by spitfire, Sat May-02-20 08:44 AM
can i call you rose?
https://youtu.be/vKJhzL16woE


RIP Tapedeck


3024339, 'See in the Dark' by Deborah Jordan
Posted by Af-1, Sun May-03-20 05:15 PM
Really a wonderful album and her lead single 'I'll See You Again' will have a place on so many end of year lists:

https://futuristicamusic.bandcamp.com/album/see-in-the-dark
3024375, free album from Lorine Chia
Posted by organix, Thu May-07-20 12:09 AM
https://mixtapemonkey.com/663/lorine-chia-lorine

loved her Burn One tune from a few years back. this one is sounding nice.

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my music: www.soundcloud.com/jessewarren
my mixes: www.mixcloud.com/jessewarren
my label: www.fb.com/mettamuzik
3024378, okay whoops this is from 2012 but...
Posted by organix, Thu May-07-20 01:58 AM
spotify has it listed as 2020 and some blogs as well, ha. still worth a check.

and...her new video that just dropped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qEUcJ2H68Y

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check the vibes y'all: www.mettasonic.com
3024380, Thanks for this...
Posted by Af-1, Thu May-07-20 04:59 AM
There's some really cool tracks on here. Love that she flipped 'Purple' too.
3024377, RE: 'See in the Dark' by Deborah Jordan
Posted by organix, Thu May-07-20 12:19 AM
wow, based on those two tracks this album gonna be good

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check the vibes y'all: www.mettasonic.com
3024744, RE: NEW SOUL MUSIC POST 2020
Posted by ToneNice, Sat May-23-20 07:26 PM
Deep Miami Soul from Jason Joshua and the Beholders:

https://mangohillrecords.bandcamp.com/album/alegr-a-y-tristeza-2