Category Archives: Nu Soul

MEGA JAWNS-LITTLE LADY.

MEGA JAWNS-LITTLE LADY. Nowadays, there aren’t many bands that manage to record an album in a week. Instead, some bands take years to record an album. Partly, that’s down to the way albums are recorded. Forty years ago, the only way to record an album, was in a recording studio. That  cost money. So, the …

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MEGA JAWNS-TEN LETTERS FROM HOME.

MEGA JAWNS-TEN LETTERS FROM HOME. From the day Bernie Lowe and Karl Mann founded Cameo Records in 1956, Philadelphia was on its way to becoming one of America’s musical capitals. Throughout the sixties, Philly’s reputation as a musical centre of excellence grew. This was in part down to a trio of songwriters and producers, known …

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TRUE INGREDIENTS-THROUGH THE LENS.

TRUE INGREDIENTS-THROUGH THE LENS. Over the last few years, the music industry has been forces to reinvent itself. There’s many reasons for this. This includes the way people consume and buy albums. Gone are the days of the vinyl, when it was a case of immersing yourself in the music. You sat and studied the …

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TRICKY D-EQUANIMITY.

TRICKY D-EQUANIMITY. Dean Bagar has done just about everything in music. He’s managed bands, founded record labels, owned a record shop, DJ-ed and worked as a producer. Back in 2000, Dean collaborated with General Electrick and DJ Deckar as Fab Factory. They released several singles and an album. However, the one thing Dean hadn’t done …

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MONICA AZULL-I LIKE IT.

MONICA AZULL-I LIKE IT. I Like It. That’s not just the title of Monica Axull’s new single, but what anyone whose heard the single so far, thinks of it. Monica Azull many people believe, is a star in the waiting.  She looks like she’s on the cusp of a successful career. She’s come a long …

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LADY DAISEY-IN MY HEADPHONES.

LADY DAISEY-IN MY HEADPHONES. Previously, Lady Daisey’s music has been described as: “sunshine for your soul.” That might seem like hype or hyperbole. It’s not. From the moment you press play On Lady Daisey’s new album In My Headphones, you’re captivated. Powerful, sultry, seductive, soulful and sassy, describes Lady Daisey’s voice. The thirteen tracks on …

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BAMALOVESOUL PRESENTS ON DECK 2.

BAMALOVESOUL PRESENTS ON DECK 2.  For anyone in Alabama who loved their music music soulful, there was no alternative to the steady diet of mainstream R&B local radio stations fed them. It was a case of Hobson’s choice. That’s until Roderick Moody decided to shake things up. Roderick, whose better known as DJ Rahdu is known …

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ALGEBRA BLESSETT-RECOVERY.

ALGEBRA BLESSETT-RECOVERY.  It was six years ago, that Atlanta born soul singer Algebra Blessett released her debut album Purpose. It was produced by Kedar Massenburg who previously, produced India Arie and D’Angelo. On its release in 2008, Purpose was released to critical acclaim. Comparisons were drawn with India Arie and Erykay Badu. Critics forecast great …

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HARTLEY AND WOLFE-BESPOKE FUTURE.

HARTLEY AND WOLFE-BESPOKE FUTURE. Last year, DJ Vadim released his tenth solo album, the critically acclaimed Don’t Be Scared. One of the singles from Don’t Be Scared was I’m Feelin’ U, which featured Essex’s finest purveyor of all things soulful, Greg Blackman. Now a year later, DJ Vadim and Greg Blackman are about to release …

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JAZZ P-IN MY HEART.

JAZZ P-IN MY HEART. In My Heart, which was recently released on Kingoloti Records, introduced the wider world to Jazz P, Swaziland’s First Lady of Hip Hop. Jazz P was always going to be a singer-songwriter. That was never in doubt. She’s been writing songs since the age of five. Brought up on a diet …

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ANERAH YASOLE-IDENTIFICATION E.P.

ANERAH YASOLE-IDENTIFICATION E.P. It’s been a while since we last heard from Offering Recordings. At last, the wait is over. They return with one of their best releases so far, Anerah Yasole’s debut E.P. Identification which will be released soon. Identification is a seven-track E.P. This includes six versions of Fazer Amor, which features the …

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GINA CAREY-MY SUNSHINE.

GINA CAREY-MY SUNSHINE. Back on 31st January 2013, Gina Carey released the ninth album of her career. This was Gina Carey…The Songbird. To coincide with Gina Carey…The Songbird’s release, Hey Mr was released was the lead single. Now two months later, Gina Carey releases the second single from Gina Carey…The Songbird My Sunshine. My Sunshine …

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GINA CAREY…THE SONGBIRD.

GINA CAREY…THE SONGBIRD. Recently, I interviewed American soul singer Gina Carey, ahead of the release of her ninth album, Gina Carey…The Songbird. During that interview, Gina spoke of how Gina Carey…The Songbird is the start of a new chapter in her seventeen year career. With a new manager guiding her career, the future looks bright …

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IT’S A NEW BEGINNING FOR GINA CAREY…THE SONGBIRD.

IT’S A NEW BEGINNING FOR GINA CAREY…THE SONGBIRD. 31st January 2013 marks the next chapter in Gina Carey’s seventeen year career, when Gina Carey…The Songbird is released. Gina Carey…The Songbird is the ninth album of Gina’s career, and her sixth soul album. This is the start of a new chapter in the career of Gina …

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BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2012 PART TWO-JUNE TO DECEMBER.

BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2012 PART TWO-JUNE TO DECEMBER. JOHNICK-YOU KNOW HOW WE DEW. One of the most eagerly awaited compilations of 2012, was JohNick’s You Know How We Dew, released by BBE Music in August 2012. You Know How We Dew was a double-album featuring twenty-two tracks from Johnick, Johnny D’s collaboration with Nicky Palermo. …

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6 OF THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2012.

6 OF THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2012. As 2012 reaches its final few days, and a new musical year beckons, it’s time to look back at the best music released during 2012. Over the next few days, I’ll look back at the best compilations, reissues and new releases. Before that, I’ll pick what I …

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S.E.L.-DAYDREAM.

S.E.L.-DAYDREAM. While many people may not yet have heard of S.E.L. or to give her, her real name, Emma Louise Bucknor, that could and should be, all be about to change. S.E.L’s new single Daydream has just been released. It’s the latest offering from one of the hottest names in the UK’s Nu-Soul and Nu-Jazz …

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GINA CAREY-LOVE ME TOO.

GINA CAREY-LOVE ME TOO. It seems Gina Carey is continuing her quest to be crowned the hardest working singer in music, by releasing her new single Love Me Too, on 1st November. This year, Gina has released three albums, with the second of the Live, Love and Laugh trilogy due for release on 1st January …

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OFFERING RECORDINGS ADE SAMPLER 2012.

OFFERING RECORDINGS ADE SAMPLER 2012. In an a constantly changing musical landscape, it’s becoming difficult for smaller record companies to discover new talent. All too often, artists with even a modicum of potential are signed by major labels, usually on a 360 deal. They hope they’ve just unearthed the next million-selling artist and Christmas has …

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ADE ALAFIA ADIO-O.R.G.A.S.M.

ADE ALAFIA ADIO-O.R.G.A.S.M. One of the most important parts of any record company is the A&R Department, which discovers new talent. For smaller labels, this is even more important as sometime, they can pick up some really talented artists early in their career, and nurture them. Often, new talented artists can be found in the …

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