Well, here we are at the half century for these mixes and no signs of slowing down. There's a wealth of independant artists making good music out there, and one or two attached to labels who are producing the goods too. Which is great, because if you take a listen to the charts (The recent success of Aloe Blacc not withstanding) then you would be fooled into thinking we had entered a time where the same 3 chords of "Euphoric House" where necessary in every single "R & B" tune.......
Cover star Rahsaan Patterson has now gone the independent route and has released his new LP recently of which another track is featured, contenders for newcomers/LP of the year Electric Empire with thier Hathaway/Wonder/Gaye like compositions and organic sound, Reggie B with more galactic soul, plus new Pharrell and Jazzy Jeff (From the great, FREE LP with Ayah).
And then we have the excellent Anthony Hamilton with a contender for "Tune of the year" with the Jack Splash produced YOU, RnB from stalwarts Jahiem and Monica, and great independent tunes from Hollie Smith and Mara TK and 1 OAK (With a heavily 80's influenced tune).
Enjoy the marking of the half century of mixes with this double bill. Grizz back next week after his excellent Versions mix this week (Really enjoyed that one).
SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 50
SoulNRnB's Street Sounds Sessions 51