Archive for the 'Soul' Category


DJ Mitsu the Beats – “Promise In Love”

DJ Mitsu the Beat, the producer and beat maker of the Japanese Hip Hop unit, Gagle. He has recently ventured out to countries outside of Japan to share his musical creations. In “Promise In Love” DJ Mitsu collaborates with Jose James to create a very groovy R&B/Soul track. It reminds me of some classic Soul joints my parents used to play to me.


DJ Deckstream and his Soundtracks

If you dont already know, DJ Deckstream is getting major support out in the Japan Hip Hop Scene. Originally know and Monosorick, when on NUJABES’ label HYDEOUT PRODUCTIONS, DJ Deckstream is working with a handfull of talented artist and producing quality Hip Hop and R&B Music. What is special about Deckstream’s production style is his ability to use renown samples and then transferring them to a new level.

DJ Deckstream has worked with a variety of artist including, T-Boz, Mos Def, Verbal(of m-flo), Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Jean, Bahamedia, Camp Lo, and DJ Premier.

He has recently released his second album entitled “Soundtracks 2” featuring some very refreshing Hip Hop & R&B Combos.

01. Screwtape / Feat. L-Universe
02. Unconditional Love / Feat. Nice & Smooth
03. Exit Sign / Feat. Nikki Jean
04. Around We Go / Feat. Novel
05. Recall The Scene / Feat. Junji Chiba
06. For My Ladies / Feat. Melodee
07. Real Thang / Feat. N’Dea Davenport (From The Brand New Heavies)
08. Life Is Good / Feat. Mos Def
09. This Is / Feat. Spree Wilson
10. Destination Sky / Feat. Substantial
11. Someday / Feat. T-Boz (From The Legendary TLC)
12. Funny Love / Feat. Milka

Sample the album at


Amel Larrieux – FOR REAL

I felt that I’d be a great to follow up after Mondo Grosso with a Amel Larrieux classic. Off her sophomore album, Bravebird, this is “For Real”.

Mrs. Amel Larrieux is a 8-year veteran to the R&B genre. She was the amazing vocalist from the Groove Theory. You may know their hit single “Tell Me”. After persuring her solo career, Amel has now reached a position where she is renown throughout the mature R&B and NeoSoul scenes.

Those who enjoy Anita Baker, Goapele, Sade, and the like, will enjoy many more songs from Amel Larrieux.