R&B, Soul & Funk

Lee Fields and the Expressions

Time to talk soul once again. Summer soul. How could anyone not love this? Lee…

Video: Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out

Nice vid for fly white soul boy Mayer Hawthorne’s “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” directed…

Inbox Jukebox

“Just a few things been running through my head..” – 9 treasures from my inbox.…

C.R.E.A.M (Soul band version)

Nice and chill late Good Friday afternoon instrumental version of Wu-Tang’s ‘C.R.E.A.M’ by the El…

Nialler9’s top 20 compilations/mixes of 2008

Counting down the top 20 compilations and mixes that rocked my world this year. 20.…

The 13 Faces of Lightning Heads

There’s a bit of an Afrobeat resurgence happening lately isn’t there? From the Nigeria Special…

The Bees – Sound Selection

Barry is back with more info and mp3s from the Bees camp. I only came…

Santogold & Diplo – Top Ranking Mixtape

I’ve been holding off on posting this as every music blogger I read has been…

Flying Lo in Los Angeles

If someone asked me what Flying Lotus sounds like, I would say head jams. Intense,…

Daedelus – Love to Make Music To

This is the album that DJ Shadow should have made after The Private Press. It’s…

James Pants – like breathe easy boxers

Let’s get this straight. James Pants is a nerd and his music is odd. He’s…

Unknown Pleasures # 1

In an effort to shine a light on the unknown artists and songs that pass…

Esau and Ezra Vampire Weekend – W.H.O.A

First listen to the Esau Mwamwaya and Ezra (Vampire Weekend) collaboration ‘Warm Heart of Africa’…

Esau Mwamwaya album imminent

Remember that Malawi-born London-based dude who owns a second-hand furniture shop and recorded a version…

Jamie Lidell Documentary and Tickets

Jamie Lidell’s new album Jim is one of my favourite albums of the year thus…

Ghostface Killah – Charlie Brown (DJ Mehdi remix)

This remix is packaged as part of some Scion A/V compilation which has a lot…

Video: Jamie Lidell – Little Bit of Feel Good

Lidell’s new album Jim is a stonker of funky proportions. Here he is with the…

Nigeria Special: Afro-Sounds & Blues 70 – 76

My recommendation for the week is the 2 part compilation Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-sounds…

Barry’s top 3 albums you may have overlooked

Well its nearly the end of 2007 so I asked nialler if I could do…

Favourite Songs of 2007

I relish compiling lists. So much so that I ended up with a list of…