SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS:NEO-SOUL TRIP
On da new neo-soul selection we selected a lot of real good music focusing the attention on some interesting rookie that deserve your attention!
J-FELIX FEAT. ABI FLYNN – PATIENCE
Last year in September we recommended the interesting project by The E.M.E titled R.O.D.S . The collective consisting of Musiq Man , Blake Mostyn,Will Gardner,,Tom Alterman , Jack Kendon,Jack Loudoun,Stan Critchley and Joe Newman. Joe Newman is a talented self-taught musician from Bristol who earned recognition working under the moniker J-Felix . The Tru Thoughts affiliate dropped in June the project 101 Reasons flaunting a plethora of influences,from funk to electronic,from nu-soul to jazz and the list goes on. The project includes the supa soulful Patience featuring Abi Flynn an emerging jazz and soul singer based in Brighton.
IMPACT FEAT. DWELE – RIGHT HERE
Back in 2012 when North Carolina rapper Impact dropped the album titled The Reset. The work boasts appearances from rapper Nas and neo-soul crooner Dwele. We highly recommend the fantastic Right Here alongside the wonderful voice of Dwele.
HIATUS KAIYOTE – FINGERPRINTS
With the followup to Tawk Tomahawk titled Choose Your Weapon, the experimental group Hiatus Kaiyote confirm their immeasurable talent as bearer of real fresh and refined music , delightfully defined as future soul. Nai Palm and co. take your hand to drive you through soulful and fantastic twists and turns,relaxing your senses and stimulating your soul! Fingerprints is a clear example of the gourmet music performed by Hiatus Kaiyote.
DJ JAZZY JEFF FEAT. DEMIEN – EROTIC DREAMS
If you are a scratchtheblock.com aficionado maybe you know we’re great great fans of DJ Jazzy Jeff. We spreaded and spotlighted so many masterpieces by the Philly mastermind and today we’d like to spin something eargasmic from his dope compilation titled The Soul Mixtape.In November we compiled a sophisticated selection titled Avant-Garde including a superlative gem from The Soul Mixtape and performed by Valvin Roane. Dim the light,press play and enjoy yourself with the intimate sound of Erotic Dreams performed by Philadelphia DJ, producer, artist Demien DeSandies who will enrapture your soul with his warm vocals.Don’t miss the last work by Jeff and Dayne Jordan titled The Memoirs Of Dayne Jordan.
CATHERINE SERA – STUCK (PRODUCED BY REISS G)
Deeply influenced by 90’s r&b groups such as SWV,702,Escape to name a few, the brilliant U.K singer/sonwriter Catherine Sera is ready to flex her abilities as gifted performer. Let us serve you up the charming neo-soul joint titled Stuck,a perfect example of Catherine solid vocal quality. Her delectable voice glides over the groovy instrumental handled by South London multi-instrumentalist and producer ReissG who worked with other interesting artists such as Ego Ella May and Warren Xclnce for the tracks Scale It Back and How Far
BILAL – WHITE TURNS TO GREY
Nine years ago panty-dropper neo-soul crooner Bilal dropped his sophomore studio album titled Love For Sale almost entirely written and produced by himself.We celebrate the infinite talent of the Philly artist selecting the beyond amazing White Turns To Grey. This year Bilal released his last opus titled In Another Life working alongside veteran composer, arranger and music producer Adrian Younge.
BCRAY & ACE – STREETLIGHTS
New entry at scratchtheblock.com!!! California young brother and sister Bcray and Ace impress us with their smooth tune titled Streetlights. Bcray is a young female able to sing,produce and drop rhymes and Ace is a rapper. You can get familiar with the duo listening to the mixtape titled Untld Stories from which we chose the compelling Streetlights.
BRIK.LIAM – SHINE (PRODUCED BY JAIRUS “J.MO”MOZEE)
Petersburg native r&b/neo-soul singer/songwriter Brik.Liam released last year the album Mr.Liam’s Neighborhood. Like a breath of fresh air, the talented singer gives us a superb example of panache with the must have song titled Shine.The well-appointed production slightly jagged with feel-good jazzy and soul sonorities is perfectly handled by Jairus Mozee.
ANI DAE – CRACKERJACKBOX
Washington singer Ani Dae hit our soul with her supa-groovy joint titled CrackerJackBox. The outstanding joint is included on Ani’s EP titled Back To The Future released in 2008.
ALFA MIST FEAT. EMMAVIE – SUNRISE (PILLOWS)
U.K super-talented musician/producer Alfa Mist satisfies eager-eared listeners with the entrancing oeuvre titled Nocturne EP. It’s a compelling work with interesting features such as: Tom Mish,Jordan Rakei,Carmody. The hushed rhythm of the track titled Sunrise (Pillows) featuring one of our fave artist Emmavie will make your skin shudder !!! Alfa and Emmavie joined their skills in 2014 to record the masterpiece titled Epoch
Neo-Soul Trip is available via Mixcloud