Márcio Local Says, ”Don Day Don Dree Don Don”: Adventures In Samba Soul + Free MP3 Download

With Márcio Local Says, ”Don Day Don Dree Don Don”: Adventures In Samba Soul (out now on Luaka Bop), he stands at the crossroads of two great traditions in modern Brazilian music: one foot in samba (the heavily percussive Afro-Brazilian dance music that took its modern form in the early twentieth century) and the other in soul.
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Joy Jones’ Video For “The Joy” (Original Mix)

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Here’s another Joy Jones treat with broken beat and soul vibes for you as we eagerly await her full-length, Godchild (out June 9th on Future Soul Recordings).  The album will feature the Daz-I-Kue (of West London’s Bugz In The Attic fame) mix of “The Joy.”

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DJ Center’s Push The Fader Radio & “Tout Passe” MP3

toutpasse800Brooklyn’s DJ Center offers his latest track, “Tout Passe” (French for “everything shall pass”) featuring Samia Farah, for a free download.  It is the first song on Center’s upcoming debut EP Everything In Time.

“Tout Passe’s” deep grooves are flavored in equal measures with downtempo, soul, roots and dub reggae, while  Tunisian-French singer Samia imbues shades of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.

Center and Giant Step are also celebrating the return of his Push The Fader radio show.


Stream Push The Fader Radio Show

DJ Center – Tout Passe featuring Samia Farah (right-click, save as)

Friends We Love: 120 Seconds with N’Dea Davenport

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Soul singing sensation N’Dea Davenport of the internationally critically acclaimed R & B group, The Brand New Heavies tells us a very personal story about her struggle overcoming uterine fibroids.

Check out N’Dea at: myspace.com/ndeadavenport