New beautiful jazz piece by our guy Kwesi.
I am a designer living in New York and I have been in love with Jazz for as long as I can remember. When I began making music, thought I loved the 808’s and electronic synths, I always wanted a little more fulfillment. Through a combination of a very tough year and frustration, I eventually stopped making music completely; until I found myself in a park one day listening to Jazz musicians.
For the first time in a while, I fell in love with the freedom of music. Making what the heart wanted to hear and feel rather than what I believe fit the mainstream Soundcloud persona. As a result, I deleted most of my synths and made a deal with myself to stay true to what I deemed fit for my emotional story.
“This, Always” is a tribute to music and love. It is a promise that I will do my best to continue tugging onto my heart stings to feel what needs to be felt rather than holding back; to let the heart lead me on unexpected journeys of memorable passion and beyond.
I hope you will follow my journey of discovery, and hope you will be inspired just as I was in that park.
Save the date!! We're taking over Devil's Pie Soul event in Los Angeles, Jan 20th, 2016. Freddie, Manwell and Mza will be on hand with resident host Phatrick & Seano. This is gonna be a fun night. Hope to see LA come out and represent!!
Farm to Turntable is an event that we created out of our love for food and hip hop. 10+ San Diego chefs will be serving up dishes inspired by the Philippines. Freddie Joachim, Manwell and QSTN will be serving up good music to complement the food. For more details and tickets, check out: https://onoyum.webconnex.com/ftt2016
For a limited time our merchandise items are on sale plus free shipping for orders over $75 (domestic shipping only). Check out the new store page and be sure to use the discount code 'staymellow' when you check out (yeah we know how cliche it is...lol). We will open up the shipping to international locations later on next month.
For the new year, a few of the MO members got together to vibe out. Here is just one of the jam sessions featuring QSTN, Aso, and Kidragon, with some appearances from the rest of the crew.
Recorded on: 01/02/2016
Shot & Edited by: Jason Encabo | www.jasonencabo.com
2nd Camera Op: Kit Ayala
Stay tuned for some upcoming releases for 2016, including exclusive cassette / vinyl, podcasts, shows, merch and more!! Thanks for the support as always. Much love from the crew. Peace.
L2R: Kidragon, Manwell, Ohmega Watts, Freddie Joachim, MZA, TPHR, Aso, QSTN, Yusai
Here's a short clip of Aso's live set with BLVNT x Beat cinema.
Freddie Joachim (JO-AH-KIM)
Always an avid listener and collector of hip hop, jazz, and soul music, Freddie finally began djing in the mid 90's, which slowly progressed into recording and production. Since then, he has continued to produce music featuring such artists as, Aloe Blacc, Blu, Grap Luva, LMNO, Kev Brown, Joey Bada$, Carlitta Durand, and has had his music mentioned by Erykah Badu,Phonte, Slum Village, and more, and his music has been praised by such publications as Wax Poetics, Okayplayer, and more. His production has been featured on major television networks such as MTV, NBC, and HBO, as well as licensed songs with many popular brands and companies, including DC Shoes, Nike, Adidas, Monster Energy, K-Swiss, and more. Freddie has also performed around the world, headlining shows in countries such as Japan, South Africa, Europe, and North America, sharing the stage with aritsts such as,Ohmega Watts, Jean Grae, Joss Stone, Jimmy Cliff, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (ATCQ), Teeko, DJ Babu, Rakaa Iriscience, Bobbito, Scoop Deville, Blu, Choice37,and more.
Robert Glasper - Somebody Else feat. Emeli Sande
Jordan Rakei x Kiran Kai - Maya
Pieter T - Miss December
Corrine Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On (Nehzuil Remix)
Reva DeVito & Roane Namuh - Should Have Known (Tall Black Guy Remix)
The Xtraordinai$ - Lock The Door feat. Boombaptist
Benny Sings - We’ll Make Lovesongs
Slum Village - Look Of Love (Dillatronic 35 edit)
D’Angelo - Left & Right (Dilla Beat edit)
D’Angelo - Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine (Daru Jones Edit)
Jazz Liberatorz - Breathing Pleasure feat. Rico
Freddie Joachim x Slakah The Beatchild - Crossings
Kendrick Lamar - You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
The RH Factor - On The One (Sa-Ra Remix)
Moods x Nightingale - Let It Go
Yancy Boys - Beautiful feat. Posdnuos & Botni Applebum
Maxwell - Bad Habits (TheKnownUnKnown Remix)
Mos Def - Summertime (Ishfaq Remix)
The Internet - Just Sayin I Tried
Freddie Joachim - Breeze
Ugly Duckling - Another Samba Instrumental
Blu - Clean Hands (Exile Remix)
Stro Elliot - Kamaal Coltrane
D’Angelo - She’s Always In My Hair (14KT Remix)
Freddie Joachim - May
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"THIS WORLD" EP by Freddie Joachim - listen, support, download.
Rhythm Section is an eclectic mix of jazz breaks & rarities curated by Hot Peas and Butta's QSTN & MARSELLUS WALLACE. Expect nothing less when you hear the Butta Bros take you on a musical journey through their comprehensive record collection.
A Toast To The People - Gil Scott-Heron
Everybody Loves The Sunshine - RAMP
Round Midnight - Luchi De Jesus
Love Beat Of The City - Les Baxter
Over The Hill - Oliver Sain
Le Miroir Noir - David Baker
Jagger The Dagger - Eugene McDaniels
Fin Janvier - Late January
Easy To Be - Rene Costy
Book Of Slim - Gene Harris
Wichita Lineman - Frank Cunimondo Trio
Je Veux Te Dire Une Chanson - Angelillo & Hamel
On A Clear Day - O.C. Smith
Good Humor Man - Blue Mitchell
A Rose For Booker - Chico Hamilton
Sweet Tears - Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Diana In The Autumn Wind - Gap Mansion
Between Thoughts - Quintessence
Welcome New Warmth - Michel Sardaby
First Impressions - Shamek Farrah
Ray Ban - I Marc 4
Blues For Alexandra - Romano Mussolini
Our Love Will Grow - Sunrise Ltd
Gimkana - Franco Micalizzi
Inner Beauty - Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes
Quiet Dawn - Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes
Sustah, Sustah - Ahmad Jamal
An artist who goes by the moniker, Namuuna. laced her smooth cafe jazz like vocals over Aso's 'love journey' beat. The end result turned out to be one heck of a beautiful track called 'one way'. She further explains:
'the song is dedicated to an old friend... time goes on, things change and people grow apart. It'" something we all need to deal with but most importantly: Accept it & leave the past peacefully (I know it's not easy). Give it a listen, it's soul food!".
If you ever thought
I would stay the same
If you ever thought
You could frame me
Make the time freeze
Rewinding old days
Girl, you mistaken your chase
Can't you feel the breeze
Listen to the tune
Can't you realize
As long as the moon
Appears in different shapes
And snow comes after fall
Girl we can't escape
No, no we're all
Pray to stop the train
Go back or just to stay
But we all know
There's only one way
I never said it was easy
To let go
Golden times with ya
I won't change for you
I won't change for you
Don't expect anything, anything from me
I'm young and free, young and free, young and free
Beatpete is back at it with his Vinyl Session series. his latest episode features beatmaker Lex de Kalhex on the SP404. enjoy!!
Wes Pendleton will be taking over our Instagram account (@melloworange) next week. Be sure to follow us on Instagram. It should be interesting to see Wes share some behind the scene, day to day stuff throughout his trip to California. #StayMellowWithWes