SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: STAY MELLOW VOL. 5SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: STAY MELLOW VOL. 5
Many people mailed us asking for a new volume of Stay Mellow. After a selection cared by our staff, we are ready to satisfy your hunger with 10 mellow masterpieces for an intimate voyage into touching good good music!!!
Every track is a real MUST HAVE, so sit down and enjoy!
The first track we selected is a so,so beautiful gem performed by The Tony Rich Project, an unadulterated r&b singer that won a grammy in 1996 thanks his debut album titled Words. We want to spin a marvelous record remixed by heavy-weigth producer Salaam Remi, titled Leavin . Salaam blew the dust off a 1977 record by RAMP called Daylight,produced by music icon Roy Ayers, using the sample for his remix!
Todd M. Simon, Itai Shapira and Adam Berg aka The Decoders are back on da block. Recently L.A production team and band collaborated with Anthony Valadez,for his new album In Search of and today we offer you the possibility to taste their talent and class with a sumptuous single from their REVISITED & REWORKED VOL 2 released in 2013. The track that we chose is What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me featuring Alex Isley (daughter of Ernie from The Isley Brothers) and remixed by Los Angeles producer/songwriter David Burris. Alex super-warm laid back vocals bring our soul so high.
In 2011 one of the most talented and multifaceted artist, Terrace Martin released the second volume of the mixtape Locke High , enlisting many important names like: Bobby Valentino,Problem,Bad Lucc,Wiz Khalifa,Kendrick Lamar,James Fauntleroy.. We serve you up the intense experience of the lil gem titled In The Sky featuring Inglewood repping singer & songwriter Tiffany Gouche and Iman “Emon” Omari.
Are you ready for the class,the elegance and the emotion that spills out from the music performed by East-London singer/songwriter/musician Sampha? In 2013 he dropped the sumptuos single Happens (that includes a b-side track featuring Drake titled Too Much) that caught our attention with an outstanding falsetto performance enanched by nostalgic piano melody.
You can taste jazz and soul music on da album titled Hard Melk released in 2010 by the super-voice of the young dutch songstress Joya Mooi. Check out the wonderful single My Day, featuring anotha dutch neo-soul star, Mar.
Chief protegé Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie, are an interesting duo producers from Zurich and they really impressed us with a extra-smooth electronic downtempo,relaxing beat. In 2012 they released the EP titled Wasser under the Soulection label. Check out the mellow single called Stiller See featuring anotha swiss artist: Soia. The songstress appeared on Neo-Soul Nite.
Grammy winner guitarist,composer,singer George Benson released in 2003 Irreplaceable an album with the magic touch, that conquered us with softly tints of smooth jazz,soul and contemporary r&b. We chose the great single titled Missing You
The next track is a must have remix version cared by Chucky Thompson the man behind Big Poppa by Notorius as well as success for the likes of TLC,Faith Evans,Mary J Blige,Mariah Carey and many others. We chose a flawless single from My Heart Belongs To You by r&b underrated crooner Frankie.For this album Frankie could count on the help of Faith Evans and Daron Jones as background vocalists. Now put If I Had You on your own music collection !!
Last but not least an exclusive mix that combines Angie Stone vocals from the single Wish I Didn’t Miss You over an outfuckinstanding sample produced by Nightmares On Wax,titled Les Nuits. The result is something really really hot,seducing and arresting. Def a perfect interlude for your magic rendezvous between the sheets.