So, welcome to 2011!
Not been a great start for me to be honest, had tickets to the Foreign Exchange /Zo! / Sy Smith / Marc Mac bonanza hosted by SoulBeautiful at Cargo, but got sick and couldnt go. My mate went and assured me that they were the business !!
Band was tight, Phonte sounded great, had some fun with doing a reggae version of a Caribbean restaurant menu, and they produced a couple of hours of great great stuff. One of the things that gave me real heart was the his reporting back on the audience demographic: All ages, all races. Its great to see young people enjoying this music as ive got stuck in the ways of believing they all enjoy autotuned artists murdering some cheesy 80's pop songs/samples. (Stand up Will I Am!!)
So to those going next week in the UK, I'm jealous. And if you havent got a ticket...Its SOLD OUT.
But heres a little treat from the gig.
...time to get the back to work blues out of our heads with the first of my Street Sounds double bills. Vol.30 Includes new music from Truth Hurts, a great up'n'coming UK talent Olivier Daysoul, the aforementioned Phonte on a Roddy Rod tune, plus some nice RnB from Ne-Yo and Mike Winans.
SouNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 30
And Vol.31 has the talents of Raheem Devaughn, Novel, Jazzy Jeffs remix of Mayer Hawthornes new tune, a tune from Eric Benet's new LP (Get it, its good), and some nice hip hop feat. Talib Kweli.
SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 31
Enjoy these and get them quick, as the Xmas one was deleted quick time. Arn't these mixes promoting the music?!?!?!?!?!
Grizz Back in the new week, lets be careful out there.