The artist formally known as GDNA, multi-instrumentalist/song-writer Yared Yonas, has transcended from his 2015 EP Quadrants into a new era as 'Space Monk'. Embracing the light from within, Space Monk, expands into the cosmos vibranting the space around your face through identity, love, and freedom. Infusing sounds and motifs of the P-Funk movement, jazz and hip hop that mediates the boundaries of high energy bass heavy electronics beats to spacey r&b, funk and soul. Let your soul glow.
We're all about promoting good vibes and so is Space Monk. Let the heart guide you to where the mind cannot. Enjoy the featured track from the ep and the visuals for the track can be found on Space Monk's youtube channel as well. Download the ep and show him some love by donating funds on the project!!
'If you react to the dream, you are of the dream. If you react to the world, you are of the world. Action is Love.' - Space Monk
Sleepless is a 23 year old producer from London (UK) with a love for sample based music, jazz, soul and everything in-between. Since the release of his first beat tape ‘Thougthful Morning’ Sleepless has been featured on numerous compilations and projects.
His new album 'Progression' is Sleepless's first full lenght LP. Nice variety of sample loops will have you head nodding throughout the entire album. The album is now available for streaming and download. Keep your eye on this young producer for many years to come!!
Learn more about Sleepless:
Senpu (Laruche Records) is a 22 years young Parisian beatmaker. He started learning music in his early years, his parents enrolled him at the conservatory where he could learn to play guitar, violin and piano.
At the age of 17 he felt the need to create his own music for his songs.
After performing live on stage a few times he decided to focus more on making instrumentals using his families vinyl records as influences which range from Michael Jackson, Duke Ellington, Bob Marley to Stevie wonder, Luther Vandross or more modern producers like Evil Needle who remains one of his favorite beatmakers.
Senpu also just releases his 3rd project called "Natural EP (Laruche Recrods)" which as its title indicates it, proposes us to stopover at his home, in the heart of nature. Senpu allows us to discover his music and his universe brilliantly. Please support his latest project.
Mental Abstrato is one of many great hip hop groups to come out of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Here they show case and pays respect to the almighty Jay Dilla. Be on the look out for Bossa Beats x Mellow Orange collaboration in the near future. Big up to our man Omig One, Calmão Tranquis, Guimas Bass, Tasia Reis and Kentachis. Enjoy!!
Today we announce our affiliation with Soul Circle Radio. SCR is a weekly radio show broadcasting from Los Angeles, hosted by our very own DJ MZA. We join forces with SCR as we felt the show aligns perfectly with our vision and the movement. Tune into SCR every Saturday from 12-2pm pst!! To learn more about SCR, please see below:
With music as a means, Soul Circle Radio takes you on a weekly journey. For two hours every Saturday, take a mind trip on a musical quest, exploring sounds with soul. Each show has a different destination, ranging from the samba of Brazil, to the garage house sounds in New York, to the Afro-Beat of Nigeria, searching for the perfect blend of soulful music.
Broadcast live in Los Angeles by DJ Mza. Soul Circle Radio realizes that soulful music spans past a specific genre, pushing past genre barriers and blending sounds into one heavy soulful concoction.
Listen at www.soulcircleradio.com Saturday, 12-2pm pst
Host DJ Mza & Ebo
We're back with another volume to our Silent Selector mix series. This time our featured selector is Manofue Wurdz out of Oceanside, CA. Listen to this volume's mix and read more about this volume's selector.
We recently had an opportunity to collaborate with the talented Alice Koswara. Click on the pick to read more about it!!
We've been talking about this project since last December and it's finally here!! The trio (consisting of KidDragon, Manwell and QSTN) have put in some major work on this and the end result is straight fire!! The idea for the project came from 3 of them playing heavy funk sets one day and thought it would be dope to put together a mix to celebrate the 2 turntablists (KD & Manwell) joining the cr3w.
Download the mix (click on the link below) or pickup the limited run of cassettes (click on the photo) that's now available. Don't sleep!!
This is the 7th installment in my mix series as the title implies and is a "Labor of Love" featuring selections from both my vinyl collection and newer remixes and digital only tracks. Given that LOVE in all of it's forms isn't reserved for only 'ONE DAY' but ALL-WAYS! These mixes focus in on songs pertaining to love, but spans the gamut of Love. Love for God, people, a significant other, the love for dance, as well as the heartache of love lost and getting over it. I began this series for the LOVE of music and the love of sharing that music, both old, new and the unheard.
Music compilation and artwork by: Ohmega Watts
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