mixamelo#2 Mihan “Introduction”

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mixamelo# “a mix/mixtape every monday”: This Monday by Mihan from Slovenia. “Introduction” is a live vinyl mix recorded during this winter thinking of summer, sand, rivers and sea. As you can see from the tracklist below it features few classics and a bunch of obscure but cool ex-Yugoslavian songs, stream below, enjoy!

1. Brainticket – Feel The Wind Blow
2. More – Horizont
3. Alan Parson – A Dream Within A Dream
4. Zlatko Manojlović – U Sumraku
5. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – JW
6. Stevan Radosavljević – Transformacije
7. Lou Rawls – Natural Man
8. Josipa Lisac & B.P. Convention Band – Nema Sunca
9. J. Pyykkö – Kahvilaulu
10. Ultimat – Dežuje
11. More – Novi Horizonti
12. Ghana Soul Explosion – Soul Makossa
13. Barrabas – Woman
14. Hermans Rocket – Space Woman
15. Brooklyn Express – Burning Hot
16. Can – Unters And Collectors

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everybodydigs#86 Horace Silver – Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

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everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!

This is the seminal album that gave birth to the Blue Note Sound, to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and to the Horace Silver Quintet. Shifting be-bop into an earthier, more blues-gospel orbit connected with audiences and forged the direction that hard bop would take for years to come. Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley, Silver, Doug Watkins and Blakey deliver Horace’s compositions with panache and solo with heart-felt invention. A classic.

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

everybodydigs#85 Jackie McLean – One Step Beyond

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everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!

In 1963, alto saxophonist Jackie McLean was well aware of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. He assembled a band with vibist Bobby Hutcherson, who had already played with Eric Dolphy, drummer Tony Williams, bassist Eddie Khan, and trombonist/composer Grachan Moncur III. While still adhering to the hard bop principle, One Step Beyond’s title is literal. The introduction of space as an element in the twin-horn front line is consistent with what would come later that year on Destination Out! McLean is clearly hearing the Eastern modalism and intervallic invention in Coltrane’s sound at this point, but still moves in his own direction, sticking very close to the blues and the hard, even relentless, swing provided by Williams on the kit. The CD version of the album contains two takes of McLean’s “Saturday and Sunday,” which make use of the insistent blues line and Williams’ driving and dancing drumming style. But the true visionary compositions here are Moncur’s “Frankenstein” and “Ghost Town.” Their unconventional solo horn melodic statements followed by two horn choruses and their irrepressible urge to use Hutcherson’s vibes as a contrapuntal element, while spreading out his chords so wide that he comes off as a pair of pianos playing complementary harmonic strategies, are revolutionary. Add to this Moncur’s insistence on soloing inside the changes as McLean moves through the register and becomes increasingly dissonant, and you have a true doppelgänger effect — but one that swings like mad. One Step Beyond may have been the first volley McLean fired in the direction of the new jazz, and played it safe enough to ride out the hard bop he helped to create, but he cannot be faulted as a bandleader, as this music still sounds fresh, vital, and full of grainy mystery. (allmusic)

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Video: Soul Combo feat. Nicole – Miracle Man

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This is “Miracle Man” the first single from the forthcoming album “Bless The Ladies” by Soul Combo, the italian collective formed by the soul singer Al Castellana and his fellow Daniele “Speed” Dibiaggio. “Miracle Man” features the voice of the italian lady Nicole, nothing but great soul music, watch the video below, enjoy!

sampleecious#12

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sampleecious#: a post every Friday where i choose just one great track sampled for one or more other great tracks, also you can listen to (when it’s possible) a small preview on the video below, enjoy!

#12: “Could This Be The End” by The Stylistics from “Rockin’ Roll Baby” released in 1973 > sampled in > “Lystics” by S3  from “Supa Soul Sh*t” released in 2012.

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Dusty Milk Crates Vol​.​3

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Dope compilation full of beats compiled & curated by Amin PaYnE & Jackson Miles ( Ty Tai), available now at: cdmk.bandcamp.com enjoy!

This is our final installment from the 3 volume series of Instrumental Compilations. Condensed Milk have carefully selected a number of beat makers that we feel embody the essence of creativity outside of the status quo and represent a part of their city’s involvement in the beat movement. Condensed Milk are proud to have each artist on board the Dusty Crates project as we hope to bring theIr music to a much larger audience.

Much love and respect to all the great talented individuals involved in this compilation, and of course the supporters.