Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (Hip-Hop Floetics: The Minimal Flow) – 24 May 09

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Good day, crew….

Thanks for joining me on the Sunday Soundtrack again, it’s always a pleasure to have u listening in. I hope and trust all is well with everyone and for those celebrating Memorial Day, please remember to honor our heroes that have fought, sacrified, and continue to sacrifice for the freedom of this great country. To them we owe great gratitude. All heroes, of all types, deserve this thankfulness.

This week, I felt a hip-hop vibe many days and the result is a mix of the conceptual flow of the Sunday Soundtrack with some organic instrumental hip hop vibe. Many of you have discussed music with me, know that I am a huge fan of, as well as being, the indie artist. I bring to you, this episode, two such indie artists in the genre of smooth, organic instrumental hip hop. My featured artist is Skipless…bring us tracks from a release called Rooftops. Special guest is none other than my man (who I have and have had the pleasure of musically collaborating with) Todd Kelley, aka The Big La, with two smooth selections from his EPs entitled “Blue, Kinda Grey” and “Water Under The Bridge”. I also have some spoken word interlude by a very good friend and poetess, Roqui, bringing us a piece entitled “Untitled”…flowing over a track by yours truly.

Without further adieu (u know me, a man of brevity), the playlist:

Rooftops Intro – Skipless/Rooftops
Climbing – Skipless/Rooftops
Freddie Knows – Skipless/Rooftops
Alter – Skipless/Rooftops
Ashes – Skipless/Rooftops
Ego – Skipless/Rooftops
Eclipse Outro – Skipless/Rooftops
Spoken Word: “Untitled” by Afro Bane/Roqui
Moment Of Truths (The Morning After) – Big La vs. Todd/Water… Under The Bridge
The Etry – Big La vs. Todd/Blue… Kinda Grey/
Water Under The Bridge – Big La vs. Todd/Water… Under The Bridge

Linkage:
Skipless/Rooftops EP
Todd Kelley Worldwide

This is how it’s often done…my boy Hedtec flowin’ a track using the Akai MPC 1000:

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Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 17 May 09

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Hello listeners…

As usual, glad to bring you another Sunday Soundtrack…a late Sunday Soundtrack, but one nevertheless. I hope you enjoy it.

All quiet on the Eastern front here. Coming off of a 3-day weekend, and even that was too short. I am starting a petition to Start Friday Over…u wanna sign it? 😉

I’m completing my offerings from the Obsession Lounge compilation, I hope they were enjoyable. Now it’s time to go on a track hunt…and I think it’s time for a fully laidback and mellow SSP….yes?

Here is the playlist, for your edification:

Sacra Samba (Original Mix) – Ante Rem/Obsession Lounge
Composite Five – Lounge Conjunction//Obsession Lounge
Hispanos In Space (Remix 2005) – Jam & Spoon//Obsession Lounge
Sand (Original Mix) – R. Eberspacher/Obsession Lounge
Dear Tryphonite – Nor Elle
Reflections – Jeff Lorber/Kickin’ It
Nia – Pete Belasco/’Deeper
Shadow Of Your Smile – Amel Larrieux/Lovely Standards
Like A Tattoo – Sade/The Best Of Sade
Get Back to Serenity – Vargo/Beauty

All tracks can be found at Amazon.com and iTunes

A special shoutout goes to the family of Wayman Tisdale, ex-NBA star turned smooth jazz bassist. The community will truly miss u. Thank you for your musical prowess and gift…

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Enjoy your moments in positivity…hopefully we can all learn, for the better, those of negavity.

peace/blessings.

F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 10 May 09

Crew…
Thanks for stopping in again for this week’s Sunday Soundtrack. As usual. always a complete pleasure in sharing this musical pallette every week that I can.

This week’s playlist includes a continuation of tracks from the Obsession Lounge compilation, first featured last week. The OL collection collection has a well rounded representation of tracks in the chillout genre, so I hope you enjoy another taste of such.

About half way through the week, I was auditioning tracks to feature this week, and stumbled into my Incognito playlist. While ‘Cog is not classified as downtempo, chillout, or the like, I think their vibe is right inline with the concept of the Sunday Soundtrack That being said I bring you a triple play of Incognito, as well. There is something about their music (to me) that lifts spirits each and every time. I’ve lost track of how many times, over the years, listening to their tracks has transformed my not so good mood into a much better one. I had to include them this week.

With that being said…here’s this week’s playlist:

1. Wonders & Signs – Buckshot LeFonque/Buckshot LeFonque
2. One Step Beyond – Fogger/Obsession Lounge
3. All That – Atjazz/LabFunk
4. A Past Life – Adam Singer/Gradient Sound
5. I Can See The Future – Incognito/No Time Like The Future [Bonus Track]
6. She Wears Black – Incognito/Beneath The Surface
7. Fountain Of Life – Incognito/Beneath The Surface
8. Moon B252 – Nor Elle/Mole Listening Pearls
9. Une Table B Trois – ZEN-MEN feat. Caroline/Obsession Lounge
10. Conmigo – Fous De La Mer/Obsession Lounge

All the tracks featured can found or identified at Amazon.com, iTunes, or discogs.com

  • atjazz
  • Adam Singer
  • Incognito
  • Nor Elle
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    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 26 Apr 09

    Hello Listeners….

    Glad to be back with another edition of the Sunday Soundtrack. Thanks for coming by to get a lil bit of smoothness during your day, night, or in between.

    I had a nice weekend last weekend and this weekend has offiicially started. Today was representative of a true spring day, in every sense of the word. Lots of sun, blue sky and very seasonable temps, even into the 7pm hour. It should be in the 80’s all weekend, so that’s a plus in my book. It’s a little after 9pm and I decided to get a little jump on the production of this podcast. I’ve got a few favorite tracks of mine on the playlist this time around, from Rae and Christian, Jazzanova, etc. I think the musical palette your about to sense is pretty good, if I may say so…(I guess I just did…:-P)

    I’ve a number of new tracks in store for you over the coming weeks. I was recently contacted by AstorBell Records, a new net label out of Sweden that has graciously given me access to all their artists tracks to feature on the Sunday Soundtrack at my leisure. it’s nice when u can forge global relationships such that the music can be put forth!. Since I am one for brevity…the playlist follows…

    1. Not Just Anybody (At Jazz Flugelhorn Remix) – Rae & Christian/Nocturnal Activity (Sleepwalking Remixed)
    2. Sudden Moments – Sunyata Project/Obsession_Lounge
    3. Konspiration V1 – Konferenz/Obsession_Lounge
    4. Didjital Vibrations – Jamiroquai/Travelling Without Moving
    5. Sound Burger – Akotcha/Sounds Like Inertia, Vol. 2
    6. Make It So (2008) – Chevalier/Balance
    7. Cross That Line – Sine/Cross That Line
    8. L.O.V.E. And You & I (Dr. Ghe Mix – Jazzanova/Jazzanova Remixed [Disc 1]
    9. Acre of Sun – Darshan Ambient/Autumn’s Apple
    10. Shelter – Rory Hoy/Cosmic Child

    That’s it…It’s my wish that u enjoy this podcast, it’s always a pleasure to bring it. Be sure to check out my fellow podcast massive in my blogroll. I’m certain you will enjoy what they have to offer.

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    Until next time, keep it chilled.

    The Sunday Soundtrack Pt. 2 – 12 Apr 2009

    (Thx to AK for the photo “donation” [wink])

    Welcome back (smile). This is a first…two podcasts in one day. I was going to save this one for next week, but I’m in the mood to bring it from both ends today. I like the tracks I found this week and wanted to bring them forth. One, of course, as mentioned is your’s truly, with a track I featured before, Cham’s Groove. This track is one I wrote while on business travel in Guam. Inspired by the people there, the city, the etc. I composed it and recorded it right there in my hotel room…ahhh technology (wink).

    On the playlist this week is the hip-hop influenced chill out of none other than the world renowned DJ Cam and independent artist, Skipless, of the indie label Dusted Wax, the smooth downtempo of pearlcoder out of Germany, and two new artists I just discovered week, via XM Radio, Rory Hoy and Bluemind. Presenting…the playlist:

    1. Kalimba Groove – DJ Cam/Liquid Hip Hop
    2. Alter – Skipless/Rooftops
    3. Cham’s Groove – Groove 7/SFTF – Barrigada Sky
    4. jazzilanvon – pearlcoder/moving pattern session 1
    5. Marrakech (Specek Main Mix) – Incognito/Future Remixed
    6. Hypnotease – Rory Hoy/Cosmic Child
    7. Really – Bluemind/Om Chilled, Vol. 2

    Seven tracks….a complete number. Enough to whet your musical appetite? I hope so. As always, u know I like to keep it short, sweet, and to the point…..the point being…chilled beats.

    Lazy with the links today, folks, grrr. All the artists above can be found on iTunes (with the exception of Skipless, and…..me). For more information, check Discogs.com as well.

    Two shout outs today. First, big up to my boy Donny Shelton. Donny and I go back to middle school. Thanks for the call about the Sunday Soundtrack enjoyment, both from a listening and audiophile standpoint…I appreciate the comment…let me know when you can listen to it on that high end system of yours!. Second one to Regina in NYC…hey you! Thanks for the e-mail comments on the podcast….glad it can get your through your work day and complaining co-workers (wink).

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    Enjoy your day!

    peace,

    F!

    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 05 Apr 09

    Photo Credit: Mr Fresh. All Rights Reserved 2009

    Welcome back again, friends/listeners. Ok, this is technically still the Sunday Soundtrack since it was uploaded before 12am PST (my rules…lol) I trust all is well. This particular SSP returns to the essence of downtempo and chill. It’s sorta off the cuff in that nothing particularly new came across my radar…but in the quick choosing of tracks, I like the end result. I hope u will as well. There are two tracks from your’s truly, Groove 7, as well as a childhood friend, Erasto.

    Been a long week, was in training Monday through Friday and had a very busy weekend, so this Sunday evening is the first I had a chance to wind down. With some documentation work ahead of me, I may just re-listen to this in The Lab…candles lit and all.

    Minimal commentary on this one folks….it’s back to grind tomorrow, and I hope to wind down as quickly as I can tonite. Your tracklisting is below:

    1. blue beach – boot cut rockers/moving pattern session 1
    2. Typewriter Lesson – Cornelius
    3. X Facto – Erasto/Man Of Peace
    4. Y-Factor – Groove 7/SFTF – Barrigada Sky
    5. Guidance – Headphonism Ft. Anna Meta
    6. Good Morning London – Kaya Project/Elixir
    7. Third Sky – Groove 7/SFTF Vol. 1

    A small plate of chilled beats for you this evening… Wishing u great times ahead….

    peace,
    F!

    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 22 Mar 08

    Hello listeners! Welcome back to the Sunday Soundtrack.

    HAPPY VERNAL EQUINOX (Spring has finally arrived….although the temps on Friday were NON seasonal…haha). In any event, bye bye Winter… I’m ready for spring and the birth of all things refreshing. Hope everyone is doing well. I don’t feel particularly chatty today, although I don’t really know if I’m ever seen as such in these blogposts….(I would say not but…). I will say that I like this particular assembly of tracks for this podcast edition. I went back and discovered artists such as Andy Caldwell and Sounds From The Ground. As you know, anything out of The Blackfish collective, I am thoroughly down with! I hope you enjoy this set as well.

    I’ve started paying more attention to Myspace as well as The Podsafe and Creative Commons networks. They happen to be most excellent resources for the tracks I feature here. Virtual head nod to them both. With that being said, the playlist is as follows:

    1. Invierno – Andy Caldwell/Pan Global Electro Lounge Vol. 1
    2. deepster – attic tree/moving pattern session 1
    3. Anagram – Dousk/D.I.Y.
    4. Deepness Is Served – J. Axel/Deepness Is Served
    5. 93 Reasons – Platonic/Sound In Color, Vol. 1
    6. Eclipse On 5th – Sounds from the Ground/Brightwhitelight
    7. Optymystic – Tom Middleton/Life Tracks
    8. Stay Home And Chill – Headphonism
    9. The Sweetness of Charity [spoken word] (The Groove 7 Edit) – Racquel
    10. Destiny – Zero 7/Ultra Chilled

    Next week…brand new tracks…I’m looking forward to bringing you those, as well as more material by yours truly…straight from The Lab. Stay tuned!

    Shout outs to my podcast massive over there to the right (in my blog roll), keep doin’ it right! Special shout to Lady T for the drop today, as well as the *six* others you emailed me. Highly appreciated!

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    I send well wishes to everyone…hope you are emjoying the morning/afternoon/evening/night…what ever time this post finds you.

    Peace…
    F!

    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack f/Jens Buchert – 15 Mar 09

    Chill, downtempo, electronica, ambient, nu-jazz
    Photo Credit: Jens Buchert

    Welcome, once again, listeners to this edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I trust you are doing well. I haven’t done a featured artist since last year, so I figured it was time to cross that bridge again. As you cross it with me, I am sure u will enjoy embarking on this journey for about an hour. During that time, you’ll discover the sonic landscape and musical scenery of Jens Buchert.

    1. Aerosol (Ice Lounge Mix) – Jens Buchert/Ice Lounge
    2. Variomat (Crystal Mix) – Jens Buchert/Ice Lounge
    3. Smooth Department – Jens Buchert/Intersphere
    4. Superdope – Jens Buchert/Intersphere
    5. Aztec – Jens Buchert/Sunrider
    6. Reflections – Jens Buchert/Sunrider
    7. M̩lange El̩ctrique РJens Buchert/Spa Lounge
    8. Plastic Heart – Jens Buchert/Spa Lounge
    9. Jade РJens Buchert/Caf̩ Lagoon
    10. Bamboo Sun РJens Buchert/Caf̩ Lagoon

    Discogs describes Jens as a prolific German producer of Chill, Downtempo, Lounge, Dub, Ambient & Techno and owner of JeBu Records. He is known under other aliases as Amberland, Dakini Mandarava, Hydra, and Noah. He’s performed in the group Noctemia.

    I discovered Jens, as well as a number of other artists via my long time two resources for The Sunday Soundtrack, XM Radio Channel 84 – Chill and Soma FM’s Groove Salad. He is a very good example of the kind of chilled beats and flow that I like in my downtempo preference…very smooth, laidback, and smooth. As I am typing this, I’m recording the music for this podcast on my Powerbook G4, listening back and enjoying the ambience here in The Lab.

    Now that you know a little bit of the man, let’s get into today’s playlist.

    You can find out more about Jens Buchert at his main websites:
    Jens Buchert’s Official Website
    Jens Buchert’s Myspace Page
    His expansive discography at Discogs

    I hope that u enjoyed the musical scenery as much as I did. Cherish the day, keep it chilled.

    peace,
    F!

    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 08 Mar 09

    Hello listeners…how’s everyone’s weekend going? I trust it’s going well. I’m sitting here in Panera Bread composing this post. I was interviewed today by a fellow follower on Twitter, Deb Allison Lee, a professional organizer here in the DC Metro area. The interview was one in a series of video segments for her website. The gist of the interview basically asks the question: How do you stay organized in your busy life? I was sought as a candidate because of the 80 bazillion things I’m involved with every day…LOL. It was really cool and we had a lot of fun. She tells me that the various videos will appear on her site by the end of March 2009, so make sure to stop by and check it out.

    4:59pm: The weather is really gorgeous out there, so I’m gonna head home, take advantage of this good temperature and get back to this post later…. Ciao

    9:52pm: Ok…so why am I sleepy…haha! I will press on though.

    I will take a moment to explan to some of my new listeners why The Sunday Soundtrack was created. The concept came out of desire to share these particular genres of music I tend to showcase with listeners I thought wouldn’t normally know of such genres. As you have noticed, downtempo, electronica, ambient, nu-jazz, chillout (or chill) is a feel that is very laidback, cool, collected, at times sensuous, but generally relaxing. As a person that stays busy with variety of things continually, I found my personal collaboration of similar tracks in my iPod library often became a nice way of chilling out my hectic schedule (music can be very medicinal and therapeutic as I’m sure you can attest to). The other primary for creating the podcast was to provide an alternative to the typical (and always popular) smooth jazz music that is commonly associated with a relaxing afternoon.

    I’ve found, as a musician for more than half my life. the discover of a genre or genres of music can b extremely exciting. Growing up on R&B, Soul and Jazz, I was able to develop a well respected love for those genres, especially being fortunate enough to see the evolutions in each. Discovering the genres I share in this podcast remains exciting and new, as I had NO idea how big the culture of chill is…from the beach bars of Ibiza to the cafes among the seas. I can’t seem to get enough of these musical vibes in what seems to be a never ending discover of new grooves

    That being said, I present to you….the playlist. I hope you enjoy it.

    1. afterthewoman – rdm
    2. Alternate Thursday – Platonic/Sound In Color/Mu.sic – Pixelated Pulse
    3. Second Cup Of Coffee – Big La vs. Todd/Blue… Kinda Grey
    4. Argha Noah – Nightmares On Wax/Carboot Soul
    5. Bay of Islands – Blackfish/Pole Navigation
    6. Bizarre Love Pentangle – Muzz/Sty Wars
    7. Breather 2000 (Arithunda Mix) – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove
    8. Gaze – Sweetback/Sweetback
    9. The Glass Bead Game – Thievery Corporation/Ultra Chilled
    10. If You Don’t Love Me, Understand Me – Vision
    11. Woman’s Mood – Lady Tha ProducHer

    That’s it…It’s my wish that u enjoy this podcast, it’s always a pleasure to bring it. Be sure to check out my fellow podcast massive in my blogroll. I’m certain you will enjoy what they have to offer.

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    As always, thanks for listening. Enjoy ….

    peace,
    F!

    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 1 Mar 09

    Kristof's Chill Spot
    Photo Credit: Christophe Sandot

    Hey everyone…welcome back to The Sunday Soundtrack. Goodbye February…hello March. Two months gone already in ’09…wow…somebody slow it down…geez!. In any event, glad you can join me again. Hope your day is going well.

    The type of week I have, along with the kind of tracks I discover or am feeling at the moment, generally determines the flow of the playlist I developed. While this past week wasn’t necessarily overwhelming by any stretch of the imagination, it was tedious. The perpetuation of such led me to put together more of a laidback playlist. I put it together, partly, as a result of having discussions with who seems to be my biggest fan on The Sunday Soundtrack Facebook Group, Christophe Sandot over in France!. Kristof has made himself my official global ourtreach PR man, as he says…hahah. Just wanna give you a quick shoutout, brotha. Thanks for letting me know about the tracks your are listening to, the stories of your travels, and most of all spreading the word about The Sunday Soundtrack to your crew abroad, I definitely appreciate it.

    This edition of the podcast sort of features an artist I discovered on XM Radio and subsequently found their tracks on iTunes – Blank and Jones. Blank and Jones is a top dance group out of Germany, known for their chill and downtempo tracks. If you love some seriously chilled tracks, check them out. Their official website is here.

    Let’s move to the playlist:

    1. Gotta Be Love – Joey Youngman/Om Lounge, Vol. 10
    2. Original Bedroom Rockers – Kruder & Dorfmeister/Ultra Chilled
    3. President Chimp Toe – Fila Brazillia/Power Clown
    4. Twilight – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 2 (Sun) – EP
    5. Cruisin – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 2 (Sun) – EP
    6. Die Blaue Stunde – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 3 (Sun) – EP
    7. ‘Lost In Thought – Jon Hopkins/Opalescent
    8. Florent 2 A.M. – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 3 (Sun) – EP
    9. Miracles – Afterlife
    10. Tone Poem – Third Face/Sty Wars

    For your viewing pleasure, here’s one of their videos.

    That’s it…It’s my wish that u enjoy this podcast, it’s always a pleasure to bring it. Be sure to check out my fellow podcast massive in my blogroll. I’m certain you will enjoy what they have to offer.

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    Keep it chill….

    peace,
    F!