Posts Tagged ‘Soul Food Music’


Introducing MAGEE

February 1, 2012

An exclusive upfront taste of some firin’ U.S hip hop to drop this spring.

Hailing from Jamaica Queens, New York, and now based in Colorado, former member of Juvenile Delinquintz, Magee, is preparing to drop his debut solo album on Urban Vibes Entertainment.

Magee has had an interesting journey leading to the creation of his solo record. From achieving a #1 rap single on the Billboard’s Rap Single Chart with Juvenile Delinquintz, to supporting Terminator X, and to his current position developing Rap artists such as Jamaica’s Daddy Screw, Nicole Singa, Vital, vocalist Nyla Jamil, Paris, Hood Ratz, and Black Smurf.

It’s a summation of these experiences you can hear on this exclusive sampler video sampler: four tracks cut especially to give an upfront taste of Magee’s flow.

Tracklisting: 1) Sweat, 2) Sweat (UKG Mix), 3) Stress Control,  4) Ima Own It

Watch here:

The sampler runs the gamut of Magee’s style and sound: from harder krunk of Ima Own It and Sweat, to the dancefloor buzz of Stress Control. 

Also included is a KILLER UKG mix of Sweat, which marries Magee’s swag to the UK underground. So hot you’ll sweat…

Expect to hear more from Magee as we head into Spring with his debut single release, with the album to follow….but in the meantime, enjoy these great new cuts.


IMAGINATION feat LEEE John at Jazz Cafe Oct 22

October 18, 2011

Quick reminder that Imagination featuring Leee John will be playing London’s Jazz Cafe, this Saturday October 22nd.

This is the debut Jazz Cafe show for this legendary 80s soul/funk supergroup!

Leee’s new single is a fantastic new interpretation of the Stylistics’ classic Betcha By Golly Wow, available now on Avco.

Ticket booking details here:


Introducing YOUNG ERA

June 16, 2011

Young Era are set to captivate with their dynamic blend of Hip-Hop as heard on their debut street cut “Let ‘Em Know”.

Stackz and Inferno are the heart and soul of the group, which originate from Redditch, a town near Birmingham, Central England.

Young Era: “We want people to know that we are two young men with lyrical talent and the hunger for success. We’re striving to fulfil our dreams and bring to the world a new flava in urban music.”

Having formed Young Era back in 2001, Stackz and Inferno quickly staked their claim as the image of success, in contrast to the street struggle. The duo has a total appreciation for the new digital era and together with their talent for writing and producing all of their music, they are the essence of today’s Young Era.

Musically, Young Era deals with the issues affecting young and determined British people including the turmoil of striving forward in our competitive world. Their debut album “The Best Kept Secret”, which is currently in production, touches on the subjects of family, relationships, friendship, the importance of knowledge in our new technology driven world and the importance of being a young modern day professional.

Young Era have performed all over the UK and have supported acts such as N Dubz, Skepta, Montell Jordan and Jagged Edge. From nightclub shows to events and festivals, Young Era have done it. Young Era are currently working on their follow up single to the street cut “Let ‘Em Know” and concentrating on finishing their debut album “The Best Kept Secret”.

Check out Let Em Know on the official Young Era website here:

The single is set to drop imminently on iTunes and Amazon.  Download link here:

Connect with Young Era here:

Also, watch out for the Let Em Know video dropping soon!



Stax Records statement on the passing of Teena Marie

December 27, 2010

Stax Records/Concord Music Group’s statement on the passing of Teena Marie:

December 26th, 2010 – Stax Records, the Concord Music Group family and millions of fans around the world, lost a great artist and friend on Sunday when soul music icon Teena Marie died at the age of 54.

An internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer, Teena Marie, released her thirteenth and final album, CONGO SQUARE on June 9, 2009 for legendary soul music label Stax Records. The critically acclaimed collection was a personal milestone for the iconic, Grammy nominated soul music star and Rhythm &Blues Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient as it marked her 30th year in the industry she loved.  

Teena Marie left a sensational musical legacy.  Making her debut in 1979, her sublime musical eclecticism took soul music in new directions, swiftly earning her a hallowed and singular place in the hearts of R&B purists.  Throughout her groundbreaking accomplishments, Teena remained humble, unpretentious and refreshingly down-to-earth.   Her talent was matched only by her kindness of spirit.  She collaborated with musical giants throughout her career and they reciprocated with the kind of love and respect that indicated she was truly one of them. 

“The enduring influence of Teena’s inspirational, trailblazing career, could only have been made possible through her brilliant song-writing, showmanship andhigh energy passion which laid the ground work for the future generations of R&B, hip-hop, and soul,” stated Concord Music Group chief label officer, Gene Rumsey.  “We feel extremely fortunate to have worked with a visionary who changed music in indelible ways.  Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and of course, millions of fans around the world.”


MICHAEL JACKSON is a Record Breaker!

December 9, 2010


The 29,070 sq ft poster smashes the previous record by more than 100 sq ft.

London, UK (9 December 2010) – Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking, today confirms that a poster erected to mark the release of Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ album (released 13th December) has set a new record as the world’s largest poster.

Guinness World Records confirmed that the poster of Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ measures 171ft by 170ft with a total surface area of 29,070 sq ft, smashing the previous record – held by the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver – by more than 110 sq ft.

To put it into perspective, the ‘Michael’ poster would take over three quarters of the pitch at Wembley Stadium, is longer than the equivalent of six Routemaster buses end-to-end and if upright would be higher than Nelson’s column.

The poster, made of PVC and weighing one ton, took engineers three hours to install – and is less than 3,000 metres from one of Heathrow’s main runways, literally viewable by all planes arriving/departing.

Guinness World Records requires the world’s largest poster to be publically displayed and formed of one single piece of material; it must also advertise a commercially available product. Guinness World Records sent an official adjudicator to the site situated at Rectory Farm in Middlesex to officially verify and measure the ‘Michael’ poster.

Tarika Vara, Guinness World Records adjudicator, said: “This is a massive achievement and it brings me great pleasure to confirm that with this new world record, Michael Jackson’s ‘Michael’ has earned its place in history. The poster has not only achieved incredible scale but it has combined this with intricate detail and having seen it up close I can confirm that the quality of the image is fantastic. Michael Jackson already holds a number of Guinness World Records and we are thrilled to award another title to the King of Pop.”

The image of the album cover of ‘Michael’ was created by painter Kadir Nelson in 2009. In the original oil painting, Kadir – who is known for story telling through his art – takes us on a journey through some key moments and important people in Michael Jackson’s life.  ‘Michael’ is the much-anticipated album of newly completed recordings by the King of Pop.

The poster will stay at what will be known as ‘Michael’s Field’ until 23rd December, after which, the poster will travel via sea container into continental Europe where it will be toured and displayed.

Michael Jackson’s Guinness World Records include:

– World’s best-selling album for ‘Thriller’

– Highest annual earnings for a pop star from 1989 and this record remains unbroken 21 years later

– Most hit singles on UK singles chart in one year in 2006 when Michael had 19 singles in the UK Top 40


Soul Tracks review SUNSHINE ANDERSON

December 2, 2010

There’s a great write-up of the new Sunshine Anderson album The Sun Shines Again in Soul Tracks.

They write:

“It’s been a hectic and heart-wrenching decade for Ms. Anderson, but with music like this, the past shouldn’t have the power to eclipse her future as one of her generation’s most soulful conveyors of contemporary R&B. Catchy, yet cathartic, this third time is the charm and proves that even in the midst of darkness, true talent can prevail and eventually, The Sun Shines Again. Highly Recommended.”

Loving that!

Read the review in full here:


Soul Cuts interview TOM GLIDE

November 11, 2010

There’s a great interview with Tom Glide  speaking with Soul Cuts about the fantastic new album In The Name Of Luv.

Says Tom on the making of the record:

“Back in the eighties, everybody was smiling. It was about fun, about pleasure, no problems. People went out to party not just to go out. And the music of that time, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Duke, Slave, Pleasure, so many great, great artists. We just wanted to capture that retro feel.”

Read the interview in full here:

Nice work, guys!