New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 5: The Jazz Edition’

 

Label Love is back! Now you’ve got an accompaniment to go with last year’s electro, soul, and funk grooves from Label Love Vol. 4 release. Contributions came from various rad labels galore: Tru Thoughts, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, and Ubiquity Records.

Label Love Volume 5: The Jazz Edition endeavors to ‘expand minds to the magical genre and its many forms.’ Sit down with this scrumptious grab bag of treats from Tru Thoughts, Impossible Ark Records, Gondwana Records, Jazzman Records, Edition Records, Katalyst Entertainment, Revive Music Group, and Basho Records. And while hard to believe, this incredible compilation is free for download and streaming below. Thursday never looked so good.

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New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 4′

 

But of course you remember Label Love Vol. 3 from last year. Now the fourth installment is here just in time for summer! Label Love Vol. 4. includes contributions from some of our favorite record labels, including Tru Thoughts, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, and Ubiquity Records.

Each label brings its unique flavor in putting together this yummy soundscape of soul, funk, folk, disco, house, and electronic music. Find classics, unreleased joints, and exclusives on this unique compilation. Makes being trapped inside during this heatwave that much more bearable.

And hella high fives to our boo Roland LeFox for hooking up the awesome album artwork!

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New Release: Colonel Red – ‘Keep Walkin’

 

London based Colonel Red has just released Keep Walkin on Tokyo Dawn Records and it’s sounding pretty awesome, folks. Taking a departure from the electronic sounds of his earlier work, this album is jazzy, soulful, and funky. Red’s voice holds a soothing, entrancing quality which just glides you through each song. The mixture of moods and grooves is also appreciated. Take a listen below and hear for yourself!

Colonel Red – Keep Walkin by Tokyo Dawn Records

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New Release: Tokyo Dawn Records – ‘The Heart Volume 2′

 

A couple of weeks ago, Tokyo Dawn Records released their second compilation from their ‘The Heart’ series, which pays “musical homage to the iconic heart symbol [that] refers to the core of the human being, representing love and passion worldwide.”

The Heart Volume Two includes unreleased love music, including previews from upcoming Tokyo Dawn albums. Hear music from Colonel Red, Diana Krall, Boom Clap Bachelors, Marc Mac, Erik Rico, and Amalia amongst many others. And many high fives to the Tokyo Dawn crew for the gorgeous artwork.

Stream a sampling of the compilation below!

Tokyo Dawn Records – The Heart Volume 2 by Tokyo Dawn Records

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SoulParlor “Nothing Ever Changes” feat. Jacob & The Appleblossom Video

This soulful little jam from Soulparlor feat. Jacob & The Appleblossom was brought to our attention and it was too awesome not to share. For the uninitiated, the group is a collective of DJs and Producers Frank Jensen, Frank Lotz and Tobias Müller, based out of Germany. Their 19-track album Evoluzion is set to be released in June through Tokyo Dawn Records and has them collaborating with a wide range of vocalists whom they consider their “musical partners over the years.”