February 24, 2010

KeishaLeisha - Lay With Me

While I've been preparing for my upcoming event, I've not been able to peep who's new coming onto the scene as much as before. But staying connected with the right people sure has its benefits. So thanks to the good folks over at Usoulmag, I was put on to the warm soul sounds of KeishaLeisha. Hailing from Sauga City, Canada, these 25 year old twin sisters add to the wealth of talented independent/underground artists worldwide. Upon first listen to the featured song, it took me back to Floetry's "Getting Late". Not a bad comparison, but after checking out their myspace, I heard something more. Subtract the English accents and the spoken word, and you've got yourself a harmony that's tailored perfectly and sung with such uniformed passion. Peep the short but exquisite "My Life" with it's straight forward lyrics, then "Hold On" which the twins croon lovely over 9th Wonder's remix of Jay Z's "Fallen" off the American Wonder album. To be quite honest, all the tracks on their myspace are dope! I'm really excited about this group and the sound their bringing. Keep an eye out for them. But in case you forget, I'll be here to remind you. Support the artists.


KeishaLeisha - Lay With Me (produced by Slakah The Beatchild)

February 22, 2010

DJ Niceness Gives Us A Mixbag of Music

The name Herb Middleton may not be known to many, but he's without a doubt a big deal in the record industry. The multi-platinum, producer/songwriter and arranger has produced and written for the likes of Usher, Al Green, Mary J Blige, Nas, Fatih Evans and many more. With his incredible ear for discovering new talent, along with DJ Niceness, Herb introduces a new rise of artists from the states to the UK and compiles them on a two disc set entitled Across the Pond. With over 20 names of fresh and exciting new sounds, your sure to take delight in some of the best to come in soul music. Enjoy 2 of my favorites below from disc 2 and get your download of the rest of the project here.


Gloria Ryann - OMG

Colie Williams - All You Need


01 - Nikki & Lenora Intro
02 - Nikki Wade – Whipped
03 - Chinah Blac - Get Away
04 - Guilty Pleasures Feat Mycah Chevalier - The Urge
05 - Herb Middleton Speaks
06 - Jeff Murrell – Whatever
07 - Darien – Composure
08 - Tommy D - Dance For Me
09 - Carmicheal - What If
10 - Clover Ray – Worrier
11 - Juliette Leon - Love Lost Reggae Mix
12 - Veronique - Veriations (Essence Of Soul)
13 - Salakida Kali - For Ever In Love
14 - Jay Diamond & Nicky Johnson – Touch
15 - Kyra Simone - Cup Of Coffee
16 - Gloria Ry'ann - O.M.G.
17 - Colie Williams - All You Need
18 - Collette - You Don't Know
19 - Trizonna McClendon - Find My Way
20 - Gwen Maul – Goodbye
21 - Princess La Tremenda - Bendiciones
22 - Chaquis Maliq - Let Me Be
23 - PDB Productions Feat Entice - Hey You
24 - Gianna Outro

Bug - Cosmic Lab/20 Winks

About 2 months ago, I was privy to hear some exclusive works by London’s BUG courtesy of Gavin from Jus Like Music. What an honor that was for me as both tracks were straight up genius. Well, BUG is now officially on the scene repping the dynamic UK sound as they do so well. "Cosmic Lab" is a lush groove filled with an assortment of keys, strings and some spacey extras that make this track an instant head bobber. This is BUG's debut release which dropped today as a FREE release via Jus Like Music. Don't sleep! This is only the beginning. Give it a spin, then download the single here. Continue to support the artists as always. 

BUG - Cosmic Lab

February 6, 2010

New Erykah Badu - Window Seat

I can't even begin to describe the feeling I got when I first heard this joint. For a brief second, I lost all sense of thought, then snapped back quickly as I noticed I was missing out. Ms. Badu drops the 1st official single from the highly anticipated New Amerykah pt.2: Return of The Ankh(3-30-10). Produced by James Poyser and Questlove, "Window Seat" is an chill type of vibe that allows you to mellow out and just escape for a moment. It's a blissful departure from the eclecticism of New Amerykah Part I: 4th World War, beautifully arranged for the ears who appreciate her subtle vibe better. I love her both ways. Give it a listen for yourself, and make sure to peep her website for another gem. Continue to support the works of talented artists.  


Erykah Badu - Window Seat

February 1, 2010

SLE Presents: Celebrate The Art of Soul

I've been building my company for the past year and a half now, and it's truly been an experience that only I and those who know my struggle can speak on. But through trial and error and continuous growth, dreams are soon to come to fruition. I'm so excited, and with great delight, I proudly present to you, my first event. On Saturday, March 6th, 2010 come on out and show your support for a fun and engaging evening designed to introduce a new type of adult nightlife in Tampa, Bay Fl. Details below: