Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Sound Defects

The Sound Defects, aka Brian Witzig from Indianapolis, create the perfect soundtrack for our next cinematic adventure - the soundtrack to a great film we’ve never seen.
The music sounds everything from gritty orchestrated scores to uptempo funk to laid-back downbeat including smoothed-out jazz style motifs and heavy rock elements all laced with masterful breaks and samples.....

Listen to at soundcloud  and sounddefects.com

James Beige

UK duo James Beige - bringing downtempo funk to global go-go, acid jazz to cosmic soul, mambo to psychedelia, freestyling all the way.

Listening and some free downloading at soundcloud
Also listen (and buy digital downloads) at kraakrecords.bandcamp

Shanti Roots & Scheibosan

Shanti Roots a.k.a Markus Dohelsky and Gerald Scheiber a.k.a Scheibosan, based in Vienna Austria, are known for more than 15 years of Dj-ing, producing and spreading the good vibes of great music..
from minimal to tech house and crossing the borders of new electronica from global grooves to strict club and freestyle sounds

Listen to at  soundcloud (including some free downloads) 
Listen and buy their music at kraakrecords

Friday, March 30, 2012

Dub Pistols

Dub Pistols are a London based dub and big beat band project.
To date, they have released three studio albums as well as contributing to numerous soundtracks and remixes

A lot of downloads and more than 190 tracks to listen to at soundcloud

BRIXTONBOOGIE

BRIXTONBOOGIE is an urban-blues-bandproject from Hamburg, Germany.

The music of BRIXTONBOOGIE is inspired by the blues and mainly the american black music from the 30's to the late 60's; BRIXTONBOOGIE 's music is a hybrid of blues, r&b, hip-hop and soul. The tracks of Urban Blues" containes programmed beats with a complement of real musicians, rappers, singers and the vocals of blues originators like Son House, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wayne Martin and others - a trippy spell on the blues, urban & deep (bassomatic.de)

Listen at brixtonboogie.com and  soundcloud

 

Drunksouls

Drunksouls is a 4 headed rock-reggae-groove funk - fusion band from Aix-en-provence, France.
Their music sometimes sounds like a cross between The Gorillaz, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Jason Mraz (if you need big names) and comes with an important humanitarian message relating to conciliation and tolerance. Most of their tracks are very bass heavy and incorporate relatively unique atmospheres not the least according to the lyrics.

Download their first album "On verra plus tard ..." and the complete remix-album for free at jamendo

(--> it's free but the idea of FAIR MUSIC allows to support the artist)

Listen to their second album "Revolution" (2011) at soundcloud


Casbah 73

Casbah 73 is Oli Stewart, music lover, musician and DJ,  born in Maine, USA. He grew up in Madrid, then lived in Glasgow, Scotland.; now (?) he is based in Madrid.

Casbah 73 is composing, selecting samples from a huge rare record collection, he's playing guitar, bass, keyboards and electronic programming.... leading to a soulfully fresh blend of jazz, disco, latin and electric soul - big bad basslines and funky beats, deep rhythmic journeys, trippy soul grooves or breezy skipping jazz vibes, it‘s all here

Listen to Casbah (tracks and remixes) at soundcloud (including some downloads)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Timewarp Inc.

Timewarp Inc is a project from Athens, Greece, producing awesome downtempo funk and broken- hiphop spiced up with soulful vocals & blues

Timewarp Inc. is also headliner artist and label owner of Timewarp Music

Listen to a lot of songs (and download a few) at soundcloud
 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fat Jon

Fat Jon (the Ample Soul Physician - John Marshall) is an American downtempo hiphop producer from Ohio and one of the four members of Five Deez

Free download of "Free Motion" at tonspion

Styrofoam

Styrofoam (Arne Van Petegem) is a Belgian one man glitch electronica project on the independent record label Morr Music. He also releases under the moniker Tin Foil Star and works as a guest musician with The Go Find and Orange Black.

Listen and download at soundcloud
Watch a new video at tape.tv

SPECIAL FOR GERMANY: Most styrofoam-videos are GEMA-blocked in Germany -
Highly recomended: Use ProxTube (addon for firefox) to unblock these (and all other) blocked videos!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Basement Freaks

Basement Freaks is the the brainchild of George Fotiadis, born in Greece, living in Hamburg/Germany since 2012, a leading act in funky breakbeat - or name it  booty shakin low slung badass electronic funk with hip house tendencies (sic)
He released his work on labels like Jalapeno, Goodgroove, Wack und Sunset Soul - leading labels in socalled Nu Funk

Listen to many tracks and download some mix-tapes at soundcloud
Download (and view tracklist of)  "Bounce that Jam Mix-CD" at soulguru

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mr. Confuse

Mr. Confuse is a producer & DJ from Hannover/Germany.
In early 2005 he founded the producer team Breakout and came up with the idea of reworking the 80s classic “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa by transforming it into a heavy funk tune. In early 2007 the Breakout project split, Mr. Confuse remained busy and  released besides some Mix-CD's his full length solo album "Feel The Fire" followed by "Feel The Fire Remixed" (with reworks from Smoove, Ed Royal, Lack of Afro AIFF and many others)....

 Listen to Mr. Confuse/Breakout-songs here

Milto Eph

Milto Eph is the project behind the Greek Downtempo artist Miltos Fotiadis.
Orchestral 70s funk, trip hop, breakbeat, downtempo and nu soul are the main sound elements of Milto Ephs music, enriched with cinematic soundscapes which refer to the blaxploitation movie atmosphere as well as early seventies British spy films.

2econd Class Citizen

2econd Class Citzen, London-based Aaron Thomason,creates kind of instrumental alternative ambient hip hop beats and electro-folk melodies with a patchwork quilt of influences (stereokill.net)

Highly recommendedhttp://2econdclasscitizen.com/

Free download of the "Divided Reality EP" here
Listening and some more downloads at soundcloud
Listen to "One By One EP" at Equinox


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Space Invadas

Space Invadas is a soul-meets-hip-hop venture that finds the UK's silky-voiced Steve Spacek working in collaboration with Australian DJ/producer Katalyst (Sydney-based Ashley Anderson). Their debut, ARIA-nominated album , Soul-Fi, captures the essence of classic soul meets bigbeat, hiphop & funk-breakbeat

Listen to the whole debut album SOUL:FI  (--> Music)
Download a (free & legal) Space Invadas Mixtape here

Gramatik

Gramatik from Slovenia is probably the best producer in downtempo hip hop-breakbeat, electronica, drum’n'bass (heavily influenced by classical, jazz, blues, funk, and soul) that you’ve never heard of.

Discography overview and listening to nearly all tracks at beatport 
Free download of  "Beatz & Pieces Vol.1" here
Free download of "Digital Freedom" (2012) here

Visit Gramatik at facebook. 

Check out the silky smooth rendition of BB King’s, ‘The Thrill Is Gone,’ sampled in ‘I’m Free:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pepe Deluxe (II)

Pepe DeluxĂ© is a Finnish band, now an electronic-Duo, at home at the  Brightoner Label Catskills.
They experiment with sounds of hiphop, breakbeat, bigbeat and downtempo - Wah-Wah-Guitars, Hammond-Soli, Scratches, Funk, Dance, Jazz, heavy rock, strings and brass - everything is possible

Besides many remixes now the 4th studio album  Quen of the Wave (2011)  is available
(1.Super Sound (Catskills Records,1999)- 2. Beatitude (2003) - 3.Spare Time Machine (2007)

Erik Sumo


Erik Sumo is the surrealist in a band of outsiders based in Budapest, Hungary.
Their music is kind of Polka Power, Wild Western, Orient Express, Tango Forte, between Psycho Rock, strange Soul/Funk and Future Blues, Dub and ....?


After two albums (My Rocky Moutain , The Trouble Soup and two Remixe-CDs of parts the first) now the third studio album is available   
 for free download!  
 if you want to - but supporting the artists "with a few bucks" is the idea of FAIR MUSIC -pay what you can afford directly to the musicians


More free downloads here