Thursday, August 12, 2010
A mix of old and new, mostly chill r&b and nu-soul stuff. You can download it for free from the player below.
RIP DJ Randy Flash.
1. adrianna evans - say you won't
2. erykah badu - gone baby, don't be long
3. kissey asplund/soliloquy - move me
4. kissey asplund - 6am
5. outkast - she lives in my lap
6. raphael saadiq/teedra moses - i want you back
7. nina sky/rick ross - curtain call
8. sylk 130 - gettin' into it (brother ? mix)
9. kelis - marathon
10. the roots - no great pretender
11. erykah badu - back in the day (puff)
12. jay-z - dear summer
13. bahamadia/dwele - philadelphia
Double L by Sundae
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Philly friends Dirty South Joe & Flufftronix have released a new Luvstep mix, this time a live recording of their set at last week's Mad Decent block party in Philadelphia.
For those who know not what Luvstep is, check this link and get up to di time.
This mix is hot. Definitely different from what anyone else is doing right now.
Luvstep Live at the Mad Decent Block Party (7/31/10) by flufftronix
Monday, July 26, 2010
Oh, and they DJ now as well. I would like to check out one of their parties sometime.
Anyway, back to the track at hand. This is on their self-titled debut album from 2004. The track was produced by Cipha Sounds and the late Disco D.
Nina Sky "Your Time"
Thursday, July 22, 2010
It clearly states on the flyer that it is scheduled for next week, the 29th.
Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. It's been a long week. Not a lot of sleep and long days into nights are taking their toll on my brain. Looking forward to a full 8 hours of sleep tonight.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I can't believe he is gone. I had run into him about a month ago at the Chinatown bus station in Philadelphia. We were both waiting for the 6:30 am bus to NYC. It was great catching up and talking shop. Sad to think that that was the last time I was to see him.
A memorial event is taking place this Thursday, July 22, from 6pm-2am at Octo (221 N. Columbus Blvd. aka Delaware Ave., Philadelphia). Admission is $20 and all proceeds are going to the Randall Miller Memorial Fund.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Sound Liberation Front + buhbOmp + The BRMG + Rappers I Know present:
[[ SOUNDLIB WEDNESDAYS ]]
WEDNESDAY | 21 JUL 2010 | 9p-1a | NO COVER | No dress code
80 Lafayette Ave
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY, 11217
718.797.9536 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 718.797.9536 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
C to Lafayette Ave / G to Fulton St
Also within walking distance from the Atlantic Ave station (B-Q-2-3-4-5 trains)
maps: google | hopstop
/// This week's SOUNDLIB will feature the Bronx's double L, a founding member of G13 Sound International who made a name for himself over the past decade spinning hip-hop, reggae and dancehall at parties and clubs as part of Philly's reputed DJ scene.
A classically trained musician with a love for music across genres, double L's range extends well beyond the usual party fare. Lately, he's been showcasing his diverse tastes and mixes through two music blogs: Nite Cap Selections (http://nitecapselections.blogspot.com), focusing on downtempo and soul; and, In Your Blood Clot Face (http://bloodclotface.blogspot.com), dedicated to reggae, dancehall and soca.
We're excited to have him demonstrate some of that musical versatility in person on the decks at SOUNDLIB this week.
DJ LIL TIGER will also be in the place with his trademark selections of soul (new and old), funk, Hip-Hop, afrobeat, reggae and much more.
As always, the party is FREE all night. We start and end EARLY (9pm-1am), so we won't keep you out too late. Hope to see you there. ... ///
[[ DOUBLE L ]]
( Nite Cap Selections, In Your Blood Clot Face )
[[ DJ LIL TIGER ]]
( --=(] buhbOmp [)=--, Sound Liberation Front, touch&feel:radio, Soular Grooves )
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SOUND LIBERATION FRONT is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization devoted to the power of music as a socially liberating and unifying cultural force. More importantly, we want to liberate your ass on the dancefloor. Our previous productions include the Sound Liberation Festival '09 in Brooklyn and the Soundlib parties at Moe's in Fort Greene.
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Monday, May 3, 2010
I definitely recommend checking out his site and supporting on iTunes or your preferred digital download store.
This track (featuring the lovely vocal stylings of Phoebe Hall) is getting a bunch of "pull-ups" in my iTunes rotation as of late.
Parov Stelar/Phoebe Hall "My Inner Me"
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I'm on a classic R&B tangent at the moment.
The late Aaliyah had a vibe about her. Smooth, strong, sexy. She had what a lot of acts nowadays can only dream of having.
Her last self-titled LP is a great work and this single, which she passed away at the ending of the filming of this video in the Bahamas, is a timeless masterpiece.
Aaliyah left us way too soon.
Aaliyah "Rock The Boat"
The track was produced by the Neptunes and features Pharrell Williams in the hook.
702 "I Still Love You"
So what ever happened to D'Angelo? Dude was runnin things for a minute. Rumors are circulating about a new album coming soon, but I'll believe it when I see it.
For now, we're gonna flashback to 1995 and his debut LP "Brown Sugar" for this self-explanatory selection.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This selection is from The Roots third LP from 1996 "Illadelph Halflife". One of my favorite songs, "No Great Pretender" conjures up memories of living in Philly back in the late '90s and early 2000s.
I would have to say that "Illadelph Halflife" is my favorite Roots record period. It provides the perfect soundtrack for travelling around the City of Philadelphia at any time of day, any time of the year.
The Roots "No Great Pretender"
Add vocals from singer Vanessa Daou, and we have a sexy smooth track on our hands.
Check out the full project "Reordered"
Blank and Jones/Mark Reeder/Vanessa Daou "Heart of Wax" (Heart of Crystal mix)
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
This is a smooth-grooved instrumental track that can be found on the "Break N' Bossa" compilation series. I highly recommend the entire series (I believe it is up to 8 volumes currently). If you like the music on this blog, then you will not be disappointed.
Faze Action "Samba"
One of the most recognizable voices behind Naked Music recordings is Toronto's Lisa Shaw. She has collaborated with many artists/producers such as Lovetronic, Central Living, Blue Six and Aquanote.
Her debut album from 2005 "Cherry" is also on the Naked Music label. The first single from "Cherry", "Always", has been remixed multiple times.
Here is the original version, produced by Jay Denes.
Lisa Shaw "Always"
Friday, February 19, 2010
Here's another gem from the Naked Music label.
Atlanta-based Gaelle has a laid-back yet smooth, soulful delivery in her vocals. "Falling" is a perfect example of this balance.
"Falling" appears on Gaelle's 2004 debut album Transient and the Carte Blanche compilation series, both released on Naked Music records.
Usually, for me at least, when I hear "Acid Jazz" I automatically think of the Brand New Heavies or perhaps Soul II Soul. I'll post some material from both of those groups at a later time.
For now I'm gonna stick with that same early-'90s British Acid Jazz scene. This group is D'Influence. They hail from London, UK and this was their debut single from 1991 "I'm The One".
Definitely pioneers of Acid Jazz and later Nu/Neo-soul and Downtempo music. Overflowing with soul.
D'Influence "I'm The One"
Some beautiful Swedish soul music here. I recommend Natalie Gardiner's first LP "Ramjac introduces Natalie Gardiner".
I can seriously say that my mind was officially blown the first time I heard it. Beautiful music.
Natalie Gardiner "For Your Love"
She had a cameo in the video for Talib Kweli's 2002 single "Waitin' for the DJ" and actually contributed a, in my opinion, mediocre track to the "Akeelah and the Bee" soundtrack but has yet to deliver a sophomore effort.
I'm hoping to see a second LP at some point in the near future.
Here is a selection from the debut "How I Do" LP.
Res "700 Mile Situation"
It was one of the most slept-on R&B records of 2003. It was the overwhelmingly huge success of "Milkshake" that overshadowed the rest of that album. There were no other hype tracks like "Milkshake" so it was kinda hard to follow-up on the momentum that single started (just my POV).
Of all the tracks on "Tasty", this track has gotten the most spins from me in the early portion of the night. Produced by Raphael Saadiq, "Attention" gets my vote for smoothest single of the album.
Kelis f/Raphael Saadiq "Attention"
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here is a selection from Opus 2.
Tassel and Naturel f/DJ Cam, Laurent De Wilde & Nawfel "D-miles"
A short-but-sweet instrumental track that's perfect for that Spring walk. You know the feeling; warm sun, fresh breeze, invigorated sensation.
Good stuff, good music.
Thievery Corporation "Samba Tranquille"
I have so many great memories listening to Les Nubians debut record "Princesses Nubiennes".
I remember reading a review of the album in the Philadelphia Weekly back in 1999 and that really sparked my interest. I went to that old HMV on Walnut St. (it's a Gap store now) and copped it and fell in love.
I have a thing for French soul. Admittedly, I barely understand what is sung but it just sounds so sweet.
According to their website a new album is on the way. This is new music that I'm genuinely excited to hear. Can't really say that about any music nowadays.
Now on to the track. "Les Portes Du Souvenir" is a beautiful composition worthy of many a listen. Only one word can describe this track: Sexy.
Les Nubians "Les Portes Du Souvenir"
As it's name implies, this mix is a sexy take on dubstep music. To be completely honest, I have never really listened to dubstep until I heard this mix for the first time. Actually, I think this is the only style of dubstep that I can listen to lol.
This mix is perfect to enjoy some wine by candlelight with that special someone. Who knows, you might "get lucky" as well.
Read what thefader.com had to say about the mix.
Check out the site and add this mix to your playlist.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
I'll start off with one of the smoothest tracks in my entire music collection.
The first time I heard "J'avance" was on OM Records' Lounge series, volume 6. This was one of those tracks that you listen to over and over and over and over! It never gets old. So smooth and sexy, it just puts you in a happy and relaxed state of mind.
The artist is Rollercone and I believe the vocals were done by one of the Les Nubians sisters. Seeing that the entire song is sung in French, I only understand the title meaning "I advance" in English. I do find myself singing along to it at times though lol.
Welcome to "Nite Cap Selections"!
This blog will mainly be concentrated on Downtempo music. Chill vibes to relax to.
For me, Downtempo encompasses other genres such as, but not limited to, Nu/Neo Soul, Acid Jazz, Lover's Rock, Deep Soulful House, R&B, and even some Rock tunes. Downtempo is more of a feeling that the music gives the listener.
If you're in more of a Reggae mood, than please visit my other blog, "In Your Blood Clot Face".