After teaming up for 'Take It Back' last year, Toddla T & Shola Ama have been back in studio cooking up some magic in the form of 'Alive'. As with their previous collaboration, this has an old skool Garage feel to it and has all the right elements to be a smash hit this Summer. Big fan.
Here are my two favourite tracks from the new compilation release by Joey Negro's label Z Records, which is called 'Joey Negro Presents Nu Disco Daze And Re-Edit Nights' and, as you can probably guess, is packed full of exclusive and classic edits/mixes that have been released on the label over the past few years. My favourite producer, my favourite label and one of the best compliation albums you will ever buy. Dripping with Soul & Funk from start to finish. Pur-chase HERE.
No Regular Play come through with a sexy remix of one of my favourite tracks from Soul Clap's debut album 'E:FUNK, which was released earlier this year. The remix features the newly released 'E:FUNK Remixes' EP, alongside two other reworks from Nitetime Aka DJ Kon & The Whiskey Baron and Slow Hands & Tanner Ross. Get you copy HERE and have a good ol' two-step.
After recently being given the all clear from prostate and colon cancer, Bobby Womack has announced that he plans on doing a world tour in the near future to promoted his first album in 18 years 'Bravest Man In The Universe'. During an interview with BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme he revaled that he has had pneumonia twice and suffered collapsed lungs, but was "feeling better, even though there is still a long way to go". He continued; "They keep telling me one step at a time, one day at a time - but I am planning on going around the world and letting these people know what soul singing really was about". I saw Bobby play last year after he had been cleared of cancer for the first time, and he wasn't in a good way, so hopefully this time around he'll make sure he's fully recovered before embarking on a world tour. 'Bravest Man In The Univers' is out now, get your copy HERE.
Last night saw OutKast member Big Boi reveal the lead single from his forthcoming sophmore album 'Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumours', which is set to be released later this year. The track is produced by Organized Noize and features verses from UGK & Big K.R.I.T., making this a very Southern sounding record. Strong.
SB.TV today uploaded this exclusive A64 of Angel performing his new single 'Wonderful', which features a little help from Ed Sheeran & Michael Kiwanuka. Three very talented men on one screen.
Radio rip of the new single from Alex Phountzi & Leo Greenslade, better known as Greenmoney, which features the stunning vocals of Terri Walker. Can't get enough of that grumbling bassline.
A massive new Garage/Jackin' House single from Doncaster-born production duo Mista Men, which dropped this week on Unknown to the Unknown. The whole EP is cool, but this track stands out for me and is one of the best pieces of Garage I've heard in 2012 - smashing vocal sample. Cop HERE.
After featuring on the Lovebirds anthem 'Want You In My Soul' last year, Irish-born singer/songwriter Stee Downes lends his vocals to Kruse & Nuernberg for their new single 'Last Chance'. This is the the latest release on Lazy Days Recordings and will act as the lead single from the Hamburg duo's highly anticipated debut album 'Let's Call It A Day'. Get your copy HERE, and dance the night away - can't wait to hear the Spiritchaser remix.