Three months ago we released the 8th installment of Stay Mellow series and with the ninth volume we continue to spread and promote the best smooth,soulful and chill beats around the globe!
We will thrill the audience with a superb selection that spans from hip-hop to neo-soul , so open your mind and dive into Stay Mellow Vol. 9
VIKTER DUPLAIX – FOR LIFE (PRODUCED BY JUNIUS BERVINE)
In 2006 songwriter (he penned hits for Eric Benet,Norman Brown,Leela James,Erykah Badu,Earth,Wind & Fire), producer (he produced for Musiq Soulchild,Ronny Jordan,Erykah Badu,Jaguar Wright), DJs (memorable his Kiss & Grind‘s parties) and extra-refined singer Vikter Duplaix released his epic opus titled Bold & Beautiful. Mr.Duplaix engaged our soul with his voice included on Stay Mellow Vol. 6,Jazz Is The Keyword,Giant Steps,Class In Session,Eargasmic Jazz. Today we selected the smooth,eargasmic and intense tune titled For Life produced by Junius Bervine the mastermind behind tunes for Musiq,Vivian Green,Anthony Hamilton,Jeff Bradshaw,Sunshine Anderson.
REdefinition FEAT. NARDO SAYS – BAHIA AFFAIR
Three skilful hip-hop artists Mecca:83, Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble and DistantStarr joined their prowess to record one of the most impressive album of 2014 titled Bahia Affair under the moniker of REdefinition.Let’s vibe with the smooth beat of Bahia Affair alongside Nardo Says. Make sure you to check out Mecca:83 last project called Ain’t Done Too Bad , The Spectrum by Buscrates and The Vibe by DistantStarr.
DWELE – SUGA SWEETUMZ
In 2010 DJ Rahdu from BamaLoveSoul.com compiled a sumptuous selection of unreleased tracks by neo-soul crooner Dwele titled Keep RIZEing To The Top. We chose the sweet like honey Suga Sweetumz. As great fans of the Detroit performer we selected hot gems included on the selection called Dwelicious.
DJ QUIK FEAT. 2 PAC AND NUTT- SO – WORDS TO MY FIRST BORN
A real hip-hop lover knows the great music played by Compton rapper and record producer DJ Quik. In 2008 Quik dropped The Death Row Sessions EP from which we selected the top-tier tune titled Words To My First Born. On da mic you can taste and appreciate the rhymes of 2 Pac and Outlawz member Sean Cole better known as Nutt-So. Last year DJ Quik released his last work titled The Midnight Life
CARLOS M – FOR YOU
It’s time to spotlight something new and we bet you will be satisfied!!! New Jersey producer/singer/songwriter Carlos M. intrigued us with the beyond amazing downtempo track titled For You. The track is imbued with laid back vocal and mellow vibes and you can taste the talent of this performer listening to Soul Music EP.
ESTHERO – THANK HEAVEN 4 YOU (CALVIN FLOWERS REMIX)
In 2013 producer Calvin Flowers dropped a serious and extra-smooth treatment remix of an interesting piece performed by canadian songstress Esthero titled Thank Heaven 4 You. The original track is included on Esthero’s sophomore album Wikked Lil’ Grrrls. Calvin Flowers appeared on Stay Mellow Vol. 4.
BLACK MILK – STORY AND HER
Detroit emcee and super-producer Black Milk represents an artist who embodies rare prowess to excel both as a rapper and as a producer creating standout gems for artists like Elzhi,Pharoahe Monch,Slum Village,Strange Fruit Project,Guilty Simpson,KRS-One,Georgia A.Muldrow and the list goes on and on!! Last year the Motor-City artist dropped his last opus titled If There’s A Hell Below with a line up that includes L.A rapper Blu, veteran record producer Pete Rock and Bun B. Let us serve you up the soulful masterpiece titled Story And Her (make sure ya to peep the official video)
ASHTRAYNUTZ – JAZZY GIRL
We continue to ride the wave of new entries here on scratchtheblock.com! Dutch ensamble Ashtraynutz is a band that earned positive reviews for their debut EP titled City Lights. Composed by Joel Gaerthe (lead vocals) , Joel Dieleman (keys), Darryl Ciggaar (drums), Bill Scott Mookhoek (bass), Nick Croes (guitar) and Tess Gaerthe (backing vocals) the group played a music that flecked with soul,folk,jazz and urban sonorities. In order to get familiar with Ashtraynutz we recommend the buttery tune titled Jazzy Girl.
ANDY COMPTON FEAT. JAIDENE VEDA – RECORD BY RECORD
Andy Compton is one of the most refined music producer. The Bristol mogul is always a valid choice if you are looking for enticing and sought-after productions. During his respectable career, Mr.Compton cooked peerless albums involved in several projects like The Rurals (make sure you to grab the amazing Rural Soul) or L.A.M.P (taste the epic and soulful sound of Shades Of Green). Today we selected another masterpiece from Andy Compton milestone Compton’s Soul. The track is called Record by Record with the smooth voice of Jaidene Veda.
ALFA MIST AND EMMAVIE – SING TO THE MOON (LAURA MVULA RE-WORK)
The superb smooth sound that you are going to taste comes straight from U.K. Producer Alfa Mist and singer Emmavie teamed up to record a sumptuous collaborative project titled Epoch. We can assert we are in front of one of the most intriguing opus of the last decade! The touching sonorities played by Alfa Mist and the seductive vocal skills of Emmavie creep up on your soul, whispering feel-good vibrations!! The project includes a re-interpretation of Laura Mvula’s Sing To The Moon