Marta Ren & The Groovelvets - Summers Gone (Didn’t Swim)
> Nice summer vibe from @recordkicks with lots of Swing (although sadly no Swim). Marta & her Groovelvets are a Portughese Retro Soul band from Oporto but there’s no hint of Fado in these tunes. Fitting in theme to our Dutch Summers, here’s hoping that our summer will be ‘swimming’ instead of ‘dipping one!
The song is available for preorder on a neat 7” together with the audibly ‘Marva Whitney inspired’ track ‘2 Kinds of Men’ (listen here) via teh RecordKicks bandcamp page. Also available digitally on iTunes. The band is currently working on a full LP slated for release around the end of the year. I’m sure I will be paying attention to them!
[MPFree] @HarMarSuperstar - Lady You Shot Me
> This is an excellent excursion in blue-eyed soul. In this lead single for his most recent album ‘Bye Bye 17’ there’s a good amount of dance moves, including some JB like steps. Har Mar Superstar’s entire album is inspired by artists like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke and was recorded at co-producer Jim Eno‘s (Spoon) Austin studio with a full live band. Lady, you shot me is available to download for free via Stereogum.com
Frameworks - Old Friend (feat. JP Cooper)
Very impressive, cinematic track with beautiful, emotional vocals. Frameworks build up the feeling of this track expertly, pulling you in to the state of mind of the subject of the video, making musical twists and turns to pull you in. JP Cooper’s voice conveys the emotion and compels you to listen to the story that unfolds in the song and accompanying video.
Alice Russell - Retrograde (James Blake cover) Live @ Soundcheck WNYC Studio
Very special track, really beautiful arrangement and sung in Alice’s own unique way full of emotion.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are back! The tune is called “Retreat” and is an impressive slab of raw soul. Looking forward to the upcoming LP!
From the upcoming album, Give the People What They Want, out this coming August (2013).
Pre-order the album on iTunes and get “Retreat!” immediately! - http://georiot.co/xQn
Renegades of Jazz - One Hundred Mix
An awesomely groovin’ mix, with a tempo that is excellent for free days like this ‘extra’ sunday called Ascension. Turn it up and relax to the max!
Slow mix I made on 100bpm…enjoy!
01. John Mayall “The Laws Must Change (Empire Fantastic Remix)”
02. Mop Mop “Runaround feat. Fred Wesley & Antony Joseph (Renegades Of Jazz Remix)”
03. Colman Brothers “El Nino (Frameworks Remix)”
04. Fab Samperi “Alcoholic Drinks (The Captain Remix)”
05. Monetrik “Blues Soup”
06. Alice Russell “Heartbreaker”
07. Fdel “The Crew (Remix)”
08. DJ Day “Land Of 1000 Chances”
09. Umoya “Inyanga”
10. Pedigree Cuts “Ritmo Da Rua”
11. Grupo Fantasma “El Desconocido (Panama Cardoon Edit)”
12. Kill Emil “Porfavor”
13. Los Charly’s Orchestra “Jumping With Symphony Sid (Latin Edition)”
14. Suonho “Northbound”
15. Ray Camacho & The Teardrops “Si Si Puede (Lack Of Afro Remix)”
This mix is NOT recorded on the fly, it’s a multitrack mix.
Hi-Fly Orchestra feat. Karl Frierson - Get Ready | retro sounds with good times vibes on Agogo Records!
Single now available: Get Ready / Uncle Green (7”, digital)
Album available for pre-order: Get Ready (LP, CD, digital)