HeavySoulBrutha Selects The Best Of 2016!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! How’s things? Been a while since I hit you up with some music. I thought I’d slide in with a late mix before we say goodbye to 2016. Here’s some of the things that really made an impression on me this year. A couple of joints were released very late last year,…

Light In The Attic Records Reissues Lee Moses’ “Time And Place!”

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Quite often, you’ll hear crate diggers talk about “holy grail” records. Generally, it means stumbling upon a super rare record that you completely love at a good price. One of mine is Lee Moses’, “Time And Place.” For such an incredibly gifted artist, Lee only made one full length LP and a…

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…

Record Store Day 2016 Spotlight: James Brown “Apollo” Vol. IV

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Been hitting you with a few Record Store Day posts this week. Here’s another super cool release I’m hoping to put my mitts on this Saturday. If you’re a James Brown fan, you certainly know his legendary performances at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. James did two “James Brown Revue”…

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,…

New Music From Oddisee: The Odd Tape!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! One of my favourite cats out of the DC/Maryland area is Oddisee. A supremely talented producer and MC, he’s been releasing a great mix of vocal and instrumental projects for a while now. Last year he dropped one of the finest Hip-Hop records of 2015 with, “The Good Fight.” His upcoming release,…

Record Store Day 2016 Spotlight: New Orleans Funk 45rpm Box Set!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Well, it’s here again. This weekend is Record Store Day 2016! While we celebrate great music releases, we also celebrate independent record stores. These small businesses are great for the community, and most of all, after almost losing all of the shops in my city, we now have multiple thriving shops. That’s…

Free Music From The M-Tet: “Carol Of The Bells”

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Love this band out of San Francisco called, The M-Tet. They lay down some real tight Funk, Soul and Jazz and have, for all you vinyl lovers, put out three excellent 45’s! They’re now working on a new full length LP, and I can’t wait to spin it. They just sent out this…

“Holiday Love” From Tuxedo!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) put out one of my fav LP’s of the year. It’s a tight throwback to some 80’s Boogie/Disco jams. Lucky for us, Tuxedo dropped a little year end capper Holiday themed joint this week. An original song, and absolute gem called, “Holiday Love.” It’s so much fun….

New Artist Spotlight: KING

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Just got hip to KING. Judging by the real nice lead single from their upcoming debut LP (out Feb 5), they’ve got something special in store for us. With decidedly retro synth-pop SOUL sound in their music, wonderful harmonies and super cool old school video, I can’t wait to hear more! Find out…