Thursday, 26 January 2012
The Artists - Miles Bonny PLUS UPDATE
OK, before we talk about this weeks Artists mix, just want to let you know that I've re-upped the Street Sounds Session from Vol 70 onwards (Volume 70 is a MEGA PACK that includes other Street Sounds mixes of the year); The Top 11 mixes of the 70's,80's,90's and Top 11 mixes of 2011 and 2010 (Both links on the 2011 post); All the Artist mixes; Nu-Soul Jazz; Soul Jazz SAMPLED; plus Nu-Soul Vol.2.
Thats not even a drop in the ocean for the 300 odd mixes we had on the blog, but best I can do. RIP to The Soul Mixtape vol 1-5, Rare Groove mixes Vol 1-12, Soul Show LIVE 1-4 mixes, Great Producer Mixes. Maybe one day Ill have time to re-up some of them, but ive got to concentrate on the now, and that means a new Artist Mix!
Who is Miles Bonny?
Miles Bonny is a producer, DJ, Singer and plays the Trumpet like his father Francis Bonny. He began producing music and started the regional hip hop website Lawrencehiphop.com which helped bring media attention to hip hop artists. He founded groups and worked with other labels, soon becoming more acquainted with the New York independent hip hop scene, which informed his ability to later start his own label, INnatesounds.
In 2006, he released his 1st debut solo project, "Smell Smoke?". and in 2007 he released the "Closer Love EP" in conjunction with Melting Pot Music. Other LP's include "Incense and Wine", last years "Lumberjack Soul" LP, and work with Reggie B on "Doing my Thing".
Vocally, Miles has a real "Neo Soul" sound and his music mixes Hip Hop, cutting edge electronic Soul and Jazz with his ever present Trumpet playing. A real all rounder, you need to check out the mans work and what better place than the mixtapes own Artist Tribute mix. (His version of Raphael Saadiq's "Still Ray" is class.)
Grizz back with you Monday, Internet police and the USA permitting, and youll get another edition of Upfront Street Sounds mix from me.
The Artists - Miles Bonny