“Freedom & Good Times” A Mix By: HeavySoulBrutha

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! I hope all is groovy in your world! Nothing like the freedom of a day off, and the good times of playing records. A couple of these are recent finds, the incredible O’Donel Levy & Larry Willis LP’s on the Groove Merchant label were particularly smile inducing. Somehow Donald Byrd’s “Street Lady”…

E. Blaze: “For The Luv’ Of It, Vol. 3”

SoulSistas & SoulBruthas! I stumbled on this cat’s facebook page, I don’t know, about a year ago. There were regular posts of videos from a back room of, I’m assuming, a record shop. Usually with his enthusiastic intro of, “Yeah, Yeah,” all the vids featured E. Blaze playing a bunch of excellent records and samples….

Digging In John Peel’s Archive!

SoulSistas & SoulBruthas! Talk about a dream day for a record digger. I’m always shouting about my favourite things and people, and DJ Mr. Thing is a cat that definitely makes the cut. He and some friends were granted the opportunity to dig through legendary British disc jockey, John Peel’s music archive. They were allowed…

Classic HeavySoulBrutha Mix: The Record Shop!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! I always get excited for Record Store Day. I mean, to all serious music lovers and vinyl collectors, every day is Record Store Day. But, this little mid-April celebration of independent record shops is really an official holiday for me. I love the excitement of lining up with, mostly, other music lovers,…

Boiler Room Collections: Breakbeat Lou!

SoulSistas & SoulBruthas! If you’re an old skool Hip Hop head and love DJ culture, you’ll no doubt be fascinated by this Boiler Room session featuring Breakbeat Lou talking about the beginnings of “Ultimate Breaks & Beats” compilations. It’s a very cool conversation, hosted by Rich Medina, with Lou playing and discussing some of the…

Adventures In Cratedigging: Larry Willis “Inner Crisis”

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! There’s a few things I’ve learned over the years when digging for records. One of those things is most definitely, any record on the Groove Merchant label is gonna be dope. Inner Crisis from Larry Willis is no exception. Larry is a badass keyboard player who toured with Blood, Sweat & Tears…

“Needle Drops” A Mix By: HSB

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Got a chance to do a few NEEDLE DROPS this afternoon. Was in the mood for some Jazzy Funky joints. Had a nice dig in my own collection and the fingers landed on these. Might be a couple in there I’ve shared before, but there’s just some records that need to hit…