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1990 Hip Hop LP by The UK's MC Mell'O', Now Streaming @ Bandcamp


There's more to Bandcamp than meets the eye, including the funky fresh rhymes of MC Mell'O' who comes correct for 1990. Turn this one on for some of the funkiest Hip Hop of this celebrated era, featuring witty rhymes by an MC who sticks his chest out proud over the kick and snare.

Eric Roberson, Moonchild & Tall Black Guy Connect On "The Moon"


The bounce of Tall Black Guy Productions and vocals of Erro equals a moment of galactic Soul to behold. Feel the power of progressive Soul as three of the genre's foremost leaders come together on "The Moon". This K Smith Soultronic mashup borrows the instrumental which TBG produced for Moonchild on his song "I Will Never Know".

Pete Escovedo & Bobby Caldwell Unite On "What You Won't Do for Love"


In 2018, music greats Pete Escovedo & Bobby Caldwell encourage you to never give up on love in this swinging Latin rendition of "What You Won't Do for Love". Get on the floor and do the mambo or salsa as this timeless tune receives a nice rework by award-winning musicians who know what love is. From Pete's Spring 2018 album "Back To The Bay" which features more nice covers featuring Sy Smith on vocals.

Singer Melba Moore Ascends To The Heavens On "Someday"

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With a stellar career as a soloist and collaborator on classics by Galt MacDermot, Freddie Jackson, Lillo Thomas plus more, vocalist Melba Moore continues to discover her purpose. Journey to the heavens with this special lady who shines forever moore in a powerful tribute to the afterlife. This thumping and soulful tune demonstrates Melba's love, spiritual belief and ability to groove with the best of them in modern soul.

"Put A Smile On Your Face" With The Soul of Durand Jones & The Indications

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The type of soothing Soul music that is a welcome good invitation to your home after a long day of enduring life's trials and tribulations. When times are hard, Durand Jones & The Indications step in and put a hand on your shoulder with the mellow swing, passionate message and sweet falsetto backgrounds of "Put A Smile On Your Face".

Loopmasters Announce Loopcloud Sample Plug-In & Remix Contest

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https://www.loopmasters.com/register/loopcloud#a_aid=53f42d0cc0b50

From the company who supply producers and DAWs worldwide with a hefty stock of cutting-edge sounds. For summer 2018, Loopmasters celebrates the release of their innovative cloud-based sample library plug-in Loopcloud with a special remix contest!

Loopcloud is FREE to download and comes with over 1GB of free sounds, 500 free shop credits & 150 new free samples weekly.

If you haven't joined the Loopcloud platform yet, sign up here at Loopmasters' website and check out an intro below. The Loopcloud remix contest gives you the chance to showcase your production skills and win £2K in great prizes.

Good luck and enjoy this new streamlined approach to digital sample digging!

Witness Skills As MC Niles Strives To Be The Livest On The Mic

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So fly that his heart pumps rocket fuel, Niles blast off with a spactacular display of lyrcism as an emerging taletnt of Soundcloud. Press play and enjoy a slew of dope freestyles over raw beats he's got on his account. This is a certified heat-dropper who doesn't hestiate to show off on the mic.



'77 Funk LP "Free Yourself" by Experience Unlimited Reissued For 2018

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"An early record by Experience Unlimited – better known to most of the world as EU, the DC funk outfit that went onto become pretty big in the GoGo scene, and who scored big with the 80s party cut "Da Butt". This one's nothing like that stuff – and instead catches the group when they were part of a more spiritual scene, the same DC one that gave the world Oneness Of Juju.

This album has the group very much in a mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire mode – jamming hard and free, with plenty of electric guitar riffing, funky keyboards, horns, and lots of percussion. Some tracks have vocals, and some are instrumentals – but the whole thing's an extremely unified album with a great overall vibe. Titles include "Functus", "Free Yourself", "Hey You", "It's All Imagination", and "Funk Consciousness"." - Dusty Groove

Willie Stubz, Shawn Black & Sadat X Form The "Bronx Queens Connect"

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Previously unreleased music from the pimpin Queens cat and Beatnuts affiliate known as Willie Stubz. "Bronx-Queens Connect - Willie Stubz, Shawn Black & Sadat X was recorded back in '98 and released from Willie's vault for 2018. More Sadat and Shawn Black flavor from the late-90's below.

Title: M.I.C.
Artist: Willie Stubz, Shawn Black & Sadat X
Production: SPK
Label: Pentagon/SMG

Jorun Bombay & The Agricolites' "Do You Wanna Hear It" 7" Reissued


Released in 2017 as a limited 100-pressing single, the funky "Do You Wanna Hear It" b/w "N.T." features original music from DJ Jorun Bombay plus a Kool In The Gang cover by The Argricolites!


Order your copy here at Juno Records, dropping June 8th, 2018

Side A – “Do You Wanna Hear It”.

Produced by Jorun Bombay and recorded at Cafe Cempoal De Le Calavera Negra

Side B – “No Title” by the Agricolites.

Cover of the instrumental “NT” by Kool and the Gang.

Recorded, Mixed, Arranged and Produced by Jorun Bombay.

Recorded at Cafe Cempoal De La Calavera Negra.

Bassist Robin Bramlett & Singer Tasha Larae Cover Teena Marie Classics


It's time to get funky to the sounds of Lady T! Enjoy as artists Robin Bramlett, Tasha Larae and others bring you jsut a little l-o-v-i-n in the name of a truly great woman of Soul. Robin Bramlett gets smooth on the strings to the tune of Teena Marie's Firm-sampled classic "Square Biz" while Tasha Larae gets down to a Soulful House version of Teena's "I Need Your Lovin'".

In 2018, The Last Poets "Understand What Black Is"

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"This is The Last Poets' 50th anniversary year, and they've celebrated it with an album that matters - not just musically, but as a record of the times we're living in. The Last Poets are weathervanes, warning of the future and past sins in poems that are indivisible from the rhythms they're voiced on. Think warriors reporting from the battlefield; but their work is also a test of our own courage, because are you ready to receive what they're saying? And is your heart clean and strong enough to withstand the truth? "

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