DJ Rahdu – Shop Music 002: Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop Instrumental Mix

DJ Rahdu – Shop Music 002: Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop Instrumental Mix

Finally, here’s the followup to our first instrumental mix,  Shop Music 001! The premise of the initial mix was to create hip, diverse musak for shop-owners but the feedback has shown it’s good for other things as well: rides w/the kids, co-workers,  bosses, & parents..

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BamaLoveSoul presents Some Jazz 19

BamaLoveSoul presents Some Jazz 19

One year and 2 entries later, Some Jazz returns for Super Bowl Sunday! No matter which team you’re pulling for, Some Jazz 19 is perfect for bringing your pressure down if the opposing team is running the score up. This episode is dedicated to the passing of singer/songwriter/drummer/producer,..

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The Diamond Soul XXXperience 037 // Freddie Joachim Interview | 01.29.16

The Diamond Soul XXXperience 037 // Freddie Joachim Interview | 01.29.16

Tonight’s Diamond Soul XXXperience features prolific producer Freddie Joachim, who I place in my top 10 favorite producers list. You may have heard him on Joey Badass 2015 B4.Da.$$ or read about him on Okayfuture’s best Erykah Badu remixes post. I sit down with him and find out what producers..

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DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 036 // Brandee Younger Interview | 01.22.16

DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 036 // Brandee Younger Interview | 01.22.16

After summoning the courage to perform in an Alice Coltrane tribute in 2007, tonight’s guest, Brandee Younger has become a force on the NYC music scene. You may have heard her on the intro to Common’s Finding Forever, or even with John Legend, but you must make time to preorder her upcoming..

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DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 035 // Cecilia Stalin Interview | 01.15.16

DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 035 // Cecilia Stalin Interview | 01.15.16

Last Friday I interviewed Cecilia Stalin who I first discovered on Swedish electronic duo, Koop’s 2001 sophomore album waltz For Koop. She’s released several Jazz oriented projects since then including John Coltrane tribute Step Like a Giant and last year’s amazing The Story of Love with Daz-I-Kue..

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DJ Rahdu – Mental Evolution 3

DJ Rahdu – Mental Evolution 3

I like to put a lot of thought into each entry in The Mental Evolution series because they’re really personal and extend beyond just the mere expression of my usual, musical preferences. I’ve procrastinated creating a new one for the past few years but have been filing selections away..

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DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 034 // Farnell Newton Interview | 01.08.16

DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 034 // Farnell Newton Interview | 01.08.16

We’re excited to bring you our first show of 2016 featuring trumpeter, educator, and label head, Farnell Newton. Find out his inspirations, some of his philosophies and how he linked up with Bootsy Collins, Jill Scott and up and coming musician Jarrod Lawson. We pay respects to Nick Caldwell..

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BamaLoveSoul presents Some Jazz 18

BamaLoveSoul presents Some Jazz 18

The New Year begins with a new Some Jazz! DJ Rahdu compiles musicians from points across the world to satisfy your Jazz jones. However you want it, avant garde, straight, cool or with a slight Hip Hop edge, you can find it all right here. Subscribe to our iTunes page to make sure you don’t miss..

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DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 033 // Elaquent & Marcus Machado | 12/11/15

DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 033 // Elaquent & Marcus Machado | 12/11/15

On this episode of The DSXXX, DJ Rahdu chats with Canadian producer Elaquent and Brooklyn guitarist Marcus Machado about their recent releases, Less is More and 29. Join him as he peeks behind the window to discover the motivation behind these albums and gain insight into their chosen musical aesthetic…

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DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 032 // Miles Bonny Interview | 11/20/15

DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 032 // Miles Bonny Interview | 11/20/15

DJ Rahdu sits down with producer/DJ/horn-man/ label head Miles Bonny on the cusp of the release of his new EP,  I Bring You Love on Osunlade’s new label Yoruba Soul. They discuss Miles’ musical origins, the evolution of his sound, his thoughts on collaborations and more. Sit back, relax..

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DJ Rahdu – Shop Music 001: Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop Instrumental Mix

DJ Rahdu – Shop Music 001: Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop Instrumental Mix

One of the most amazing stores I’ve ever visited was The Blue Marlin, a boutique sneaker store in Rome, Italy. Everything about the store was couture including the music, which the owner and I discussed although there was a small language barrier. I’ve often fantasized what the music..

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DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 031 // SoulPersona Interview | 11/06/15

DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 031 // SoulPersona Interview | 11/06/15

Soulpersona just released new album Momentum featuring Deborah Bond, Pete Simpson, Princess Freesia and more. DJ Rahdu raps with Soulpersona to find out how he established the heralded, rare groove sound that make his releases instant classics. Enjoy stories from Soulpersona about gaining insight..

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DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 030 // Tall Black Guy Interview | 10/30/15

DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 030 // Tall Black Guy Interview | 10/30/15

DJ Rahdu sits down with one of the hottest producers in 2 countries, Tall Black Guy! Take a peek behind the curtain and find out who inspired the man championed by everyone from Gilles Peterson to ?uestlove to get behind the boards, what not to do when collaborating with him, and one gem he learned..

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BamaLoveSoul.com presents Covers 7

BamaLoveSoul.com presents Covers 7

No trick, DJ Rahdu delivers a treat of 19 amazingly mixed cover tracks to enjoy as the weather continues to drop! In classic Rahdu fashion, these covers range from soulful to jazzy featuring favorite artists like Tall Black Guy, Jesse Boykins III, Carmen Rodgers and their interpretations of D’angelo,..

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DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 029 // KrisWonTwo & Khari Cabral Simmons Interviews | 10/23/15

DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 029 // KrisWonTwo & Khari Cabral Simmons Interviews | 10/23/15

Episode 29 is a testament to working hard and building as well as maintaining bridges. Georgia Anne Muldrow’s album Olesi made such an impression on KrisWonTwo as a youth he worked hard to build up his skills to not only meet Georgia but produce for her and become an artist on her label,..

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