"This mix was made over the course of 2-3 weeks. Within that time period, I started to grow a deep love for boogie. The innovative use of drum machines and synthesizers was mind bending to me. Upon first hearing "Welcome Aboard" by Webster Lewis (the first song on the mix) I was absolutely entranced by the genre. Shades of hip-hop, house and soul were very apparent, including splashes of electro and jazz. These songs have changed the way I view music production for myself and have truly influenced me to change the way I approach drum programming. While the music on this mix may be a far cry from what I usually make, its most definitely opened up my eyes and ears to the importance of groove. I hope you all enjoy this mix."
Belgian producer ShunGu just released his sophomore beat tape All I Do with New Zealand's Cosmic Compositions crew. Gems from Dwele, N'dambi, & Badu among others are rearranged by his quirky style and the treatment creates new joints for you to love.
Love Joints is a passionate, personal album with wonderful harmonies that shows a clear appreciation for the Soul Masters. From track one to finish, you'll groove and fall in love with this joint. Definitely one of my favorite albums for the final quarter of this year!
Earlier this year East London producer EVM128 released his Naked Truth album which included the incredible synth bass banger Beyond. He linked up with Omar to replace his sparse vocals on the track and he definitely takes it "Beyond."
Think CTI meets Soulive and Large Professor and that gives you an indication of what you'll discover once you press play.
After all the recent negativity surrounding St Louis in the media, it's fantastic to hear something so good and positive. St Louis DJ Needles releases his frustration with his city creatively over the course of 1hr20minutes with JazzyPhatNappy No.9.