Archives for posts with tag: Soul

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So we are half we through the week which is a good thing because I need to sleep a ton on Saturday. Seriously, the media hustle is real. Feeling a need for some soul, I had to brush up this classic by Womack & Womack. It’s called ‘Baby I’m Scared of You’, from their 1982 album titled Love Wars.

The funky bass, tight conga drums and airy lyrics are just right to get through the day ;D

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If you’ve been following us here at Wazzos you would’ve spotted that I’m a huge supporter of Jason Jermaine. The man is one of the realest people you will ever meet in the London urban music scene. Fact! Going by his latest moniker, Jodie Abacus, his latest single,’I’ll Be That Friend’, is slowly catching steam on the airwaves.

Sounding what could have been a collaboration between the Beatles and Stevie Wonder – Jodie Abacus delivers a punchy heartfelt performance, that would lighten up a rainy day. Definitely a feel good track for the summertime. We salute you, mate!

Check it out below

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Something a bit on the alternative side.

Solana Rowe, otherwise known as SZA is a bit of an odd ball in the contemporary neo-soul scene. Her music is often described as alternative RnB, mixed with minimal soul, hip-hop and chillwave. She cites several of her influences, including Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Billie Holiday and even Wu-tang.

‘Teen Spirit’ is quite an ethereal piece exploring the concepts of the many stages of abandonment and desperation.

Have a listen.

The video is also full of hipster cool too.

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I was happy to see a couple of familiar faces at salsa on Friday at Casalinda.It always helps me blow off some steam after a long week.

Unfortunately, the BBQ event at the Sarius Palmetum, was a bit dry. We got to spot for 5PM and the food was still not ready with very few people in attendance. We blew off into the night for a drink at Traffic an hour after.  Hopefully, it kicked off much later in the evening.

Going with something light today. This is  a rework of a classic Brit soul track from Loose End’s called ‘Feel The Vibe’.

Definitely to be played with your feet up drinking something cold.

Enjoy

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If you like your soul music well done, then you should be on a steady diet of Rahsaan Patterson. The man is a musical savant. Though he never experienced the same success as his peers such as the likes of D’angelo and Maxwell, he has always been credited for his unique sense of musical direction and his fanatical fan base that has given him cult status.

Feeling charitable he has decided graced us with one of his demo tracks from 1996 when he recorded his first album with MCA. It never made the cut but it is certainly nothing short of perfection. 100% Abuja terrace music!

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Two afropop tracks to look out for are from the artist called Di’ja. Her song Dan’Iska (Rudeboy) feat. Maytronomy is a saucy club banger with some Hausa lingo to spice it up. She definitely deserves mad props for being the first female artist to do it so well. On “Hold On (Ba Damuwa)” Di’ja shows here more soulful side and deliver a positive message.

Here is a link to Hulkshare to get the tracks. Spread the love.

http://www.hulkshare.com/DIJAMUZIK

When it comes to future funk, nobody does it quite like Jamie Lidell. The English born resident of Nashville has never failed in delivering gut moving soulful hooks over seductive experimental productions. His latest track ‘You Naked’ is from his self titled album ‘Jamie Liddell’ out Feb 18/19.

Not a 100% on the trench rocking throwback but the track is definitely sub-zero slick!

Welcome back to Wazzos people! Sorry for hitting the hay to the tail end last year. Had my brother’s big fat Nigerian wedding to help out with. For those of you who haven’t been to one, you should. Murder to plan but one great party.

Anyway (sob), enough of the teary stuff. 2013 awaits!!

Big Krit, Rapsody, 9th wonder and Heather Victoria in the studio last night made this track. Krit and 9th wonder used twitter to release it via the Jamla soundcloud page. No info on whether this record will see a release date yet but its definitely worth checking out. 9TH Wonder always provides that signature soulful sound that is sorely missing in hip-hop today.

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Hello Abuja/Naija/World,

Thought we kick off this Ramadan month with a track from the great rhythmic revolutionary, Idris Muhammad.

Recording with jazz legends like Ahmad Jamal and Grover Washington, he earnt a reputation for his distinct RNB syncopations to jazz. As a leader of a band he recorded classic cuts such as “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This” and “Booggie to the top”.

Check out his romper stomper of a disco -soul groove, “turn this mutha out”. Pure class:)

Enjoy and happy Ramadan!

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AB is another fresh voice on the soul music scene. Hailing from Washington D.C on the back of his free project,Prologue Vol. 1, AB is certain to make an impact. The 6 track EP beautifully covers tracks from Nate Turner, Chaka Khan and Shuggie Otis. He owns the all time classic, ‘Strawberry Letter’ with lovers-rock gusto, doing Shuggie Otis massive justice.You can grab the track here for free.