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Future Soul Records is proud to announce the release of ‘Supahero’ – a full length album from Andrea Clarke & Daz-I-Kue
British singer Andrea Clarke is no newcomer to soulful music; since year 2000, her powerful vocals have been featured on releases for some of the best underground soul labels around. She has worked with an array of respected producers and other vocalists from across the globe and now presents, ‘Supahero’, a collection of self-written songs, produced by Daz-I-Kue.
Now a resident of Atlanta GA, Daz-I-Kue has become a legend within the broken beat scene following his years of involvement within the underground music scene in London as a DJ, sound engineer and promoter. Daz is a member of the nine-people collective from London, Bugz in The Attic and has already made his mark for Future Soul Records having co-produced the critically acclaimed Joy Jones album, ‘GodChild’, which was released in June 2009.
‘Clap Your Hands’, adopts an electronic party vibe. The track is full of positivity and focuses on the ‘light which shines within us all’ – in which we’re all beautiful people.
The bumping sounds of title track, ‘Supahero’, and a fresh ‘n’ funky beat complements the message: each and every one of us is a super hero.
On the hip-hop vibe with some arresting spoken word, ‘You Got’ is about seeing what you like – and getting exactly what you want!
‘What Do You’ is a track which really showcases Andrea’s vocals and Daz’s tight production skills and asks the question we ask time and time again in our lives.
‘How Can I’ incorporates underground street vibes with meaningful vocals for a head-nodder with a difference!
When asked what people can expect from this album, Andrea Clarke thinks people should expect a ‘fusion of sounds: funk, soul, salsa, and broken beats.’
Daz-I-Kue explains why an album with Andrea Clarke was ALWAYS going to happen:
"Andrea and I first met at West London’s top night, Rotation, back in the day. I didn’t know she was such an awesome singer but I loved her energy. When I discovered her singing abilities, I had to find a project that would suit her to the ground. It’s taken till now to sort it out an album but I got the beats done and we joined forces to get the vocals out in just a couple of magical weeks. Andrea’s a true professional and has a beautiful positive energy about her.”
One thing you’ll notice about ‘Supahero’ is how perfectly the pairing of meaningful lyrics and modern, futuristic music works to create a release which showcases true vocal talent, fresh music and most definitely SOUL.
Andrea Clarke & Daz-I-Kue ‘Supahero’ Tracklist:
?uestlove of The Roots
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Kevin Saunderson, Epsilon Project, Mophono featuring Flying Lotus, Mi Ami, Phonte produced by 9th Wonder, Apollo Brown, Royksopp, Kavsrave vs. Joy O
MIXTAPES & PODCASTS:
J*DaVeY, DJ Ant B’s SWEAT Soulful House, Stevie’s Soul, DJ Groweyez, Eric Lau
FREE DOWNLOAD: Kevin Saunderson, “The Sound”
FREE DOWNLOAD: Epsilon Project, “My Sunshine”
FREE DOWNLOAD: Mophono featuring Flying Lotus, “Cut Form Crunch”
FREE DOWNLOAD: Mi Ami, “Hard Up”
FREE DOWNLOAD: Apollo Brown, “Time Passed Autumn”
FREE DOWNLOAD: Royksopp, “Keyboard Milk”
FREE DOWNLOAD: Kavsrave vs. Joy O, “Untightled”
PODCAST: J*DaVeY, “Evil Christian Cop: The Great Mistapes!”
PODCAST: SWEAT Soulful House, “DJ Ant B’s Heat Session”
PODCAST: Stevie’s Soul, “Love 101 Chapter 20″
PODCAST: DJ Groweyez, “Planet Rock Mix 1″
PODCAST: Eric Lau, “Quadrivium” sampler
The first ever Paid Dues Habitat for Humanity Project 2011, which took place on Saturday, February 12th, was a huge success! It was such a fun, inspirational and empowering day. Murs and Guerilla Union would like send a very special THANK YOU to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) for all of their hard work and dedication to help provide affordable and sustainable housing to families and individuals in the Los Angeles community and around the world. This project couldn’t have happened without the generosity and compassion of the Paid Dues fans! The 25 fans that registered and volunteered embodied the true spirit of what Paid Dues and Hip Hop is all about.The movement is not over yet! YOU can still support The Paid Dues Habitat for Humanity Project. With a monetary, 100% tax-deductible contribution, you will share in the mission of HFH GLA and make a positive impact in our community. Donations start as low as $15.00. A small donation WILL make a BIG difference!
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PAID DUES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT 2011
Bright and early on Saturday, February 12th, Murs, Guerilla Union, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) and 25 extraordinary Paid Dues fans came together for the first ever Paid Dues Habitat for Humanity Project.
Walking on to the build-site that morning, the Habitat for Humanity crew leaders were already a flutter getting everything arranged as the volunteers began to show up. There was an overwhelming sense of excitement and anticipation, and a tiny bit of anxiety from not knowing what the day would bring. For some of us, this would be the very first time on a construction site, handling a power drill, or even a hammer for that matter. But, that wasn’t important. Skilled or not, we were all prepared that morning with the will and desire to step out of our comfort zones and build a house!
Within moments, we were putting on our hard hats and grabbing our designated tools. We were split up in to various groups, each lead by the most admirable construction supervisors on the planet (many of whom also volunteer their time and expertise to Habitat for Humanity year-round). With a little bit of guidance and A LOT of patience by our crew leaders, we were measuring, sawing, drilling and hammering away.
Talib Kweli, Buff1, Tyler Woods featuring Heather Victoria, Rucyl, Alain Clark featuring Diane Birch
MIXTAPES & PODCASTS:
Gil Scott Heron remixed by Jamie XX, RES, Houseshoes’ Dilla tribute, Jihad Muhammad “Bang The Drum”, Jazzface “New Cool is Old Skool”, Beat Society Live
FREE DOWNLOAD: Talib Kweli “I’m On One” (feat. Cyhi Da Prynce) (DJ Smallz Remix)
FREE DOWNLOAD: Buff1, “Get Money, Have Fun“
FREE DOWNLOAD: Tyler Woods featuring Heather Victoria, “You and Me”
FREE DOWNLOAD: Rucyl, “Heart Awake”
FREE DOWNLOAD: Alain Clark featuring Diane Birch, “Too Soon To End”
PODCAST: Gil Scott-Heron “We’re New Here” with remixes by Jamie XX
MIXTAPE: RES, “A Box Of Chocolates”
MIXTAPE: DJ Houseshoes, “Dilla: The King James Version”
MIXTAPE: Jihad Muhammad, “Bang The Drum”
MIXTAPE: Jazzface, “New Cool is Oldskool”
MIXTAPE: Beat Society “Live”
The 53rd Annual GRAMMYS turned out to be quite surprising in many ways. Esperanza Spalding, who won for best new artist, is being threatened by Justin Bieber fans over her win – she beat Drake out too – shocking for sure, although she is a great talent.
The Roots & John Legend winning 3 GRAMMYs (yes!), Herbie Hancock, beat out the likes of Eminem, Elton John, Leon Russell, Lady Gaga and Beyonce for best pop collaboration with vocals and the Stanley Clarke Band winning for best contemporary jazz album.
We loved that Sade won for best R&B performance by a duo or group and Fantasia won best female R&B vocal performance. Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z and Alicia Keys) won for best rap/sung collaboration and best rap song.
The Aretha Franklin tribute by Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson + the Machine’s Florence Welch, Martina McBride and Yolanda Adams was amazing and Aretha herself looked great!
Fusicology’s staff put together a list of our favorite Grammy Nominees and decided to share it with you. Congratulations to all of the nominees recognized for an amazing run this year.
All beats are composed and produced by Chief from the Drone Beats & Electric Waves LP+MP3 CARD. You can find out more at http://chiefbeatmaker.bandcamp.com/
Fusicology’s Grammy Nomination Podcast
1. Scanner Resurrection - Chief
2. Nothin’ On You – B.O.B. (ft. Bruno Mars)
3. Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles) – Jazmine Sullivan
4. The Fire – The Roots (ft. John Legend)
5. Anyway – Chief
6. Fuck You [Explicit] – Cee Lo Green
7. Stylo – Gorillaz (feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack)
8. Robots – Bilal
9. Wake Up Everybody – John Legend & The Roots feat. Common & Melanie Fiona
10. Vibrator Cat – Chief
11. Can’t Hardly Wait – N’dambi
12. Why Would You Stay – Kem
13. Still – Eric Roberson
14. Soldier of Love - Sade
15. Music For A Black Berret – Chief
16. Winter Sun – Esperanza Spalding
17. Locked Inside – Janelle Monáe
18. The Real Thing – Sergio Mendes (ft. Katie Hampton)
19. Going Out – Chief
20. Outro – Chief
Hosts – Nina Morena & Asya Shein