1nce again! This Sunday 1pm-6pm at the city’s #1 vinyl and magazine showcase, Wax Poetics Sundays, with DJ Rahdu, Don Johnson, Jubal John, and Junior Star.
Shout out to JayTeeDee who won’t be able to make it out due to his photography show at Malcolm’s Reading Room, so..why not make a BamaLoveSoul afternoon of it and check out the show, then slide through Charlemagne (or vice versa)??
Expect to hear the usual/unusual collage of sounds that has made this one of the most eclectic deejay sets around town. Thanks for your continued support.

We still have a few discounted back issues left so grab them while you can!

Charlemagne Records is located at: 1924 1/2 11th Ave S, Birmingham – (205) 322-5349

Photo courtesy of Wax Poetics Japan

This is just a quick compilation I threw together to bring attention to the interview I did with Amel Larrieux that you can check out HERE. It’s a great overview of the many MANY tracks she’s created and had a part in over the last 14 years. Check it out and if you dig it or not leave us a LOVE NOTE. BTW make sure you got to iTunes, if you haven’t already, and pick up her 2 latest straight to download releases Orange Glow and Don’t Let Me Down!

BLS Podcast – A Brief History of Amel
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BTW, what are your favorite Amel Larrieux (and Amel affiliated tunes)? Also, you get props if you know which book and author inspired the title and artwork for this post.

BLS Podcast: Sound Waves

April 13, 2009

1. Lootpack – Crate Diggin’
2. Rapper Big Pooh – Rear View Mirror
3. Keelay & Zaire; Tunji – Addicts for Real
4. OlivierDaySoul – Brain
5. OlivierDaySoul – Breathe
6. Choklate – To Whom It May Concern
7. Q-Tip – We Fight/We Love
8. Black Milk – Dreams
9. Ab & Daru – A Work in Progress
10. PPP – Pigeonhole
11. I.N.T. – Do You Want It?
12. Kan Kick – C’Mon Love, Let’s Dance
13. 3582 – Vanessa from Venezuela
14. Kero One – Bossa Soundcheck
15. Vikter Duplaix – Tropical Girl
16. Victor Davies – Brother
17. Tuomo – Firsts
18. The Brand New Heavies – I Just Realized
19. Chin Chin – Go There With You
20. Lisa Shaw – Honey
21. Durojaiye Versatile – Stay and Enjoy Life
22. MoO – Spacetravelin
23. Yellowtail; Jeni Fujita – Flow
24. Salah Ananse; Zynzelay – Wonder
25. The Rurals – Steps
26. DJ Jazzy Jeff; Erro – Rock With You (Osunlade Dub)

I hope everyone enjoys this! It’s just some of the new music that Ive been receiving lately mixed with some old favs. Thanks to On the Verge, Nu Soul Magazine, Audible Treats, MAC Media, Spectre and the artists featured in the mix for the inspiration!
BTW, More Changes to BamaLoveSoul.Com coming soon including new member, Pink Bubblegum, so Keep your eyes peeled and tell ya friends!

DJ Rahdu – Sound Waves
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1. 88-Keys; Serius Jones – Quit Playing
2. Hazadus; I.G.Off; J-Treds; Kwest tha Mad Lad; Thirstin Howl III – Bathroom Cipher
3. Truth Enola – Ill Love
4. Black Star – Thieves In The Night

…::88-Keys Interview Pt 1::..
5. Ra Ra Riot – Winter ’05
6. Schoolz of Thought – It’z Going Down, Now (Feel Good)
7. Mos Def – Love

…::88-Keys Interview Pt 2::..
8. Fonzorth Bentley; Kanye West; Andre 3000 – Everybody
9. Musiq; Bilal – Dontstop
10. J-Live – Don’t Play
11. The Pharcyde – Choices
12. Tanya Morgan – ThreeMcees

…::88-Keys Interview Pt 3::..
13. Lykke Li – Little Bit
14. 88-Keys; Phonte – Close Call
15. Talib Kweli – Right About Now
16. Mos Def – May-December
17. Consequence; John Legend – The Incredible Hulk
18. Scratch; Ciph Born; D-Ruck; Flo Brown; Spontaneous – Sumthin’ That U Missin’
19. Musiq – babygirl
20. 88-Keys; Tanya Morgan – Cuddle Bums
21. 88-Keys; J Davey – Dirty Peaches
22. 88-Keys; kanye West – Stay Up (Stoney Rock Remix)
23. Imagination – All Night Lovin’

DSXXX Interview with 88-Keys
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MORE: Someone asked why i used “some ol’ jazz song” at the end of interview part 1. Watch 88-Keys turn “some ol’ jazz song” into Mos Def’s Love

…::Dope Sounds::…

January 25, 2009

I’ve been following Boozoo Bajou for years, so when my man, Stephen (!K7) sent me this, I was elated. Same Sun is from their upcoming album Grains which will be released 02.22.2009. Same Sun’s featured vocalist is British singer-songwriter Rumer who is making a lot of noise, and based on her appearance here I know why. Listen to Same Sun and get addicted…

Boozoo Bajou – Same Sun

I love visiting my mail box and finding those gold cushioned envelopes with a record label or distribution company’s name on the front because it means that some great muic is USUALLY inside. Well, my girl Jessica (Spectre) rarely disappoints, and DJ Sun’s Para EP she sent is no exception. It’ a 5 track EP with some true gems, but this remix of Dubai is mad ill. Check it out!

DJ Sun – Dubai (Genre Jazz Remix)

Stephen (!K7) struck once again by sending me this CirclesquareDancers EP. I like the original version most because it feels like it’s being stifled or prevented from becoming a full-fledged dance song, but it has just enough to get you itchin’ to dance. It’s the perfect opening cut in a dance set to get the dancers ready for a long night of boogieing.

CircleSquare – Dancers (Original Version)

You know I had to bring it with the first Vinyl? Check! of 2009 (luckily my blindfold test hasn’t let me down yet). When I pulled this album from the shelf, I knew I was in for a treat because the first thing I saw was the SOLAR Records label on the back followed by the familiar names of some dope producers: Leon and Ricky Sylvers and Dick Griffey. From top to bottom, 8 tracks in all, this album is great! The second track, Turn Me Out (produced by Leon Sylvers), grabbed me from the beginning and didnt let go. The Whispers sound great and the beat is infectious! Once again I dare you to not cut a rug to this one.

The Whispers – Turn Me Out

1. Jermaine Jackson – Where Are You Now
2. Coultrain – Green
3. Stateless – Falling Into (swell Session’s Mix)
4. Donnie – Rocketship
5. Jazzanova; Vikter Duplaix – Soon (DJ Jazzy Jeff Mix)
6. Peter Hadar – Need Love
7. Lenny Kravitz – What Goes Around Comes Around
8. Big Brooklyn Red – Sexual Healing
9. Olivierdaysoul – Spaceship
10. Tortured Soul – Home to You (Chuck Love Mix)
11. Jazztronik – Warp
12. Peter Hadar – Planets

…::Peter Hadar Interview Pt 1::…
13. Peter Hadar – Too Fresh
14. Yarah Bravo – Cum Shots
15. Omar – Natural Mystic

…::Peter Hadar Interview Pt 2::…
16. Kanye West – Say You Will
17. Peter Hadar – Xplosive
18. Soulpersona; Replife – Memory Lane (SoulP’s Original Mix)

…::Peter Hadar Interview Pt 3::…
19. Peter Hadar – Laugh Together
20. Sly & The Family Stone – Mother Beautiful
21. “88 Keys”; Bilal – M.I.L.F.
22. Dela; Kev Brown – The City at Nightfall(D’Sxxxd Up Mix)
23. Brittany Bosco – 8-Trak
24. Tony Ozier; 14 Kt – Do u Agree
25. John Robinson; Peter Hadar – Mascot
26. Shin-Ski; Erykah Badu – Savanna Soldier (D’ Sxxxd Up Bump This Mix)
27. Jazzanova – L.O.V.E. and You & I
28. India.Arie – Get it Together
29. Ras G – J…..B……

DSXXX Interview with Peter Hadar
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MORE: Here’s the Alternate Version of Peter Hadar’s Watermelon. We posted the original version with production by Nicolay HERE. Let us know what you think!

Peter Hadar – Watermelon (Alternate Version)

The Realest? I’m not sure, but is it good, innovative & sincere? A resounding YES!
Brittany Bosco is quickly gaining listeners and comparisons to some of your favorite artists. This is not an easy task, of course, and Brittany deserves these comparisons AND carves her on lane as well. The Spectrum EP flirts with many genres and never chooses a suitor. Brittany’s choral and orchestral training are apparent as her voice ranges from soft and soothing to rough and bluesy. To describe this album, I would have to mention her current major at Savannah College of art & Design:Fashion. Brittany Bosco’s The Spectrum Ep has mad style to spare so make sure you check it out!

I was able to speak with Branden M. Collins (graphic designer) and OferReal? (producer) about their contributions to The Spectrum EP. These two, along with Brittany Bosco, Alex Goose, Kid Syc and Danny! make up TheBigUp! Collective. Check them out now because you’ll definitely be hearing more from them in the future.

The Big Ups on The Spectrum EP & Brittany Bosco’s Black & White

Click on The Image Below to get The Spectrum EP, so that you can virtually look like this
Check out DJ Rahdu’s Interview with Brittany Bosco on Soulinterviews.Com Coming Soon