SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: ALL BURGUNDY (NEO-SOUL SELECTION)
Another day, another good selection! We try to connect neo-soul lovers with our last selection titled All Burgundy. We selected 10 soulful and groovy neo-soul songs in order to promote one of the most interesting genre.
HIATUS KAIYOTE – MOLASSES
2013 was the year that legitimized the success of australian eclectic and avant-garde group Hiatus Kaiyote thanks their record Tawk Tomahawk .This year Nai Palm,Perrin Moss,Paul Bender and Simon Mavin released the EP By Fire giving us another proof of their unique style where future soul,psychedelia,funk and distilled neo-soul are skilfully blended! We selected the supa-soulful joint titled Molasses.
FRANK LIIN – SLEEP WALKER
Close your eyes, dim the lights and let the music of Frank Liin flows in your veins! Well, we think a trained ear will recognize the voice of Jordan Rakei…and yessir, the Brisbane superb neo-soul performer and musician sometimes produces under the moniker of Frank Liin delivering lil masterpieces like this one titled Sleep Walker. Definitely one of the most talented artist of the last decade!!
FATIMA – VISIT YOU
Fatima Bramme Say is a Swedish songstress ! She pop up under our radar with her great EP Follow You released in 2011. This year Fatima released another impressive opus titled Yellow Memories produced by well-known producers like Flako,Scoop Deville,Oh No and Floating Points. We are ready to set your soul on fire with the intimate rendition of the mellow Visit You included on Eglo Records Vol.1 .Fatima appeared on neo-soul selection Strictly A Vibe Thang
ERYKAH BADU – NEXT LIFETIME (LINSLEE CAMPBELL REMIX)
Jump in da past to travel through the road that drives you to Erykah Badu first album: Baduizm! With an excellent balance of laid back vocal,jazz,seductive bass lines and massive dose of soaring neo-soul , the queen bequeathed to the entire world her precious manifesto of nu-soul genre. Check out the treatment remix handled by Linslee Campbell of Next Lifetime.This is a rarity included on da Special Edition of Baduizm!
EBRAHIM – AFRICA
Pakistani-born artist Ebrahim is a gifted performer and we follow his “conscious soul” since early 2007 when he dropped Goldrush. In April we spotlighted Ebrahim collaborative project alongside skilful producer Hazel titled Zebrahim and we continue to spread Ebrahim’s music with his re-arrangment of a song from the classic neo-soul masterpiece Vodoo by D’Angelo. Check out the relaxing and touching vibes of the rhodes played by Aaron Hardin and the beyond amazing voice of Eb performing Africa.
CHILDREN OF ZEUS – PUSH ON
Manchester hip-hop group Children Of Zeus combines elements of hip-hop with soulful rhythm. The emerging duo is composed by Tyler Daley and Konny Kon and we bet you will appreciate their supa-catchy and mellow music hanging in the balance between nu-soul and hip-hop.Taste the sound of Push On
CHARLES X – DISTRACTED (CAT) (PRODUCED BY REDRUM)
Let’s groovin with one of our recent discovery. Charles X. The super-talented singer blew our mind in November with the amazing The Naked You and today we give ya another example of his finest musical chops with a masterpiece titled Distracted(Cat). The production handled by french producer Redrum melts like the sweetest honey and Charles’s voice bring your soul to another level.
CALVIN RICHARDSON – VIBE
Back in the 1999 to blow the dust off Calvin Richardson‘s album titled Country Boy. The project represents an assorted combination of intimate soul and seductive r&b with a line up of high-profile guests like K-ci of Jodeci, Chico Debarge and Monifah. We selected the eargasmic track titled Vibe. After a four-year hiatus, the prince of soul is back with his last opus titled I Am Calvin released under BMG/Primary Wave label.
CHRISTIAN GREGORY – WON’T GET NOWHERE
A talent so pure, an intriguing voice,consistent music…..you can find this and more behind the artist known as Christian Gregory. Our aficionados maybe stumbled upon Gregory’s music through his soulful re-interpretation of How Does It feel but now it’s time to focus the attention on Christian Gregory EP titled Count On You released in August. The U.K performer records a project with a soulful organic sound, soul-rooted feel-good vibrations ,availing himself of the collaboration of Michael Kiwanuka who co-written the lyrics. We chose the superlative track titled Won’t Get Nowhere.………goosebump is guaranteed! Don’t forget to watch the official video.
BOOM CLAP BACHELORS FEAT. COCO MALEIKA – LOB STOP SA
In 2011 Danish outfit Boom Clap Bachelors hit the music scene with the project Mellem Dine Læber. The collective composed by DJs /producers Ronni Vindahl, Robin Hannibal (1/2 of Quadron) David Cytryn ,Thomas Bisballe provide eclectic electronic music that spans from trip-hop to downtempo with emphasis on soul sonorities. We selected the centerpiece of the project , Lob Stop Sa with Coco O‘s warm,laid back and sensuous vocal.
All Burgundy is now available via Mixcloud