• www.thewickedsound.com Funky DL HipHop Jazz
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    Funky DL released compilation album entitled, “Hip-Hop Jazz …with Voices”.

    Funky DL released a compilation album entitled, "Hip-Hop Jazz ...with Voices". Each track is laced with harmonic and melancholic jazz vocal-chorus chants throughout the audio as a soothing compliment to the boom-bap beats. The compilation emanates a cinematic vibe throughout, with the soundscape acting almost like an enchanting Parisian street scene. Featuring 17 instrumentals lifted from his albums "NANE", "Le Emporium De Jazz", "Incognito in Soho", "Blackcurrent Jazz 3", "Dennison Point" and "Life After Dennison", Funky DL also includes a brand new instrumental entitled "Star Hands", demonstrating once again how he taste-makes to perfection during this chilled playlist escapism. Funky DL produced and released this instrumental hip hop album based…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jay Kay Jamiroquai David Bowie Lets Dance
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    Virtual Sanity. Jamiroquai turned David Bowie‘s “Let’s Dance” into a coronavirus anthem

    Virtual Sanity. Jamiroquai turned David Bowie‘s “Let’s Dance” into a coronavirus anthem “Lockdown”   As coronavirus paralyzed already most of the world, locking down most of the people at homes. Many of them are getting creative during isolation. Some of the musicians are reworking songs with new, coronavirus inspired lyrics. Jay Kay, leader of Jamiroquai, made his own COVID-19 version of a David Bowie classic hit. Jamiroquai’s frontman has reworked the lyrics to Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” for a song called “Lockdown”. The original song was one of the biggest 80’s music hits. It was produced by Nile Rodgers for David Bowie 1983’s same-titled album “Let’s Dance”. The super catchy dancefloor…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.03.3 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/03/3 New Music Jazz Funk Soul

    The Wicked Sound 2020/03/3 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: Anderson.Paak, Justin Timberlake, The M-Tet, Tom Misch, Yussef Dayes, Rocco Palladino, L'éclair, Lucas de Mulder, The New Mastersounds, Lee Fields, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Roy Ayers, Chaos In The CBD, Lee Pearson Jr. Collective, K LaDawn, Joe Armon-Jones, Hania Rani, Avishai Cohen, Big Vicious, David Versace, Allysha Joy, Kurt Elling, Danilo Perez, Chico Pinheiro, Foehn Trio, Erik Truffaz, Wayne Escoffery, Sérgio Mendes, Common, Cimafunk, The Soul Rebels, Tarriona 'Tank' Ball You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice)   The Wicked Sound…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
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    Blue Note to release Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers long lost album “Just Coolin’”

    Blue Note to release Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers long lost album “Just Coolin’”. The album was recorded on March 8, 1959, in Rudy Van Gelder’s living room studio. Just a few months after studio session to “Moanin’” Art Blakey’s classic hard-bop album. Blue Note founder and producer Alfred Lion recorded the band again at Birdland in New York on April 15, 1959, just five weeks after the “Just Coolin’” studio session. Those live recordings ended up replacing the studio versions. Blue Note released them as the two-volume live album “At the Jazz Corner of the World” in the same year. “Just Coolin’” includes two previously unreleased compositions, including…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jose James Nobody Knows My Name No Beginning No End 2
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    Jose James released “Nobody Knows My Name” with Laura Mvula and Kris Bowers.

    “Nobody Knows My Name” is the latest single from Jose James new album “No Beginning No End 2”.  The song features neo-soul singer Laura Mvula and jazz pianist Kris Bowers. Jose James already released a bunch of singles from the new record, including “I Need Your Love” (ft. Ledisi and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah) and “Turn Me Up” (ft. Aloe Blacc). Often referred to as a jazz singer for the hip-hop generation, New York City-based vocalist José James combines jazz, soul, drum’n’bass, and spoken word into his own unique brand of vocal jazz. His music is heavily inspired by John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Billie Holiday, Terry Callier and Gil…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.03.2 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/03/2 New Music Jazz Funk Soul

    The Wicked Sound 2020/03/2 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: Smoove & Turrell, Cory Henry, José James, Laura Mvula, Kris Bowers, Gallowstreet, LYMA, Gotts Street Park, Flikka, Ego Ella May, Greentea Peng, Kansas Smitty's, Butcher Brown, FloFilz, PYJÆN, Blue Lab Beats, HOWES3, Kan Sano, J-Felix, Sol Goodman, Hailu Mergia, GoGo Penguin. You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice)   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/03/2 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist: 1            Smoove & Turrell - Do It 2            Cory Henry - Happy Days 3            José James, Laura Mvula, Kris Bowers -…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Pyjaen Blue Lab Beats Sage Secrets
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    Pyjaen and Blue Lab Beats on “Sage Secrets”

    Pyjaen teamed up with Blue Lab Beats on new track “Sage Secrets”. Pyjaen is a band with its common link in improvised music and the jazz tradition, but with the vision of pushing music forward in new directions. Dylan Jones (of EZRA Collective), Ben Vize, Daniele Diodato, Benjamin Crane and Charlie Hutchinson, all met at Trinity Laban College of music. The collective has the shared goal of exploring life through musical expression and perfecting their art. More than a quintet, Pyjaen is the unified expression of the emotions, journeys and influences that comprise its diverse members. The group melds funk, afro-beat and contemporary sounds with nods to hip-hop and disco.…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Greentea Peng Ghost Town
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    Greentea Peng put out “Ghost Town” with a powerful message.

    Greentea Peng put out new her single “Ghost Town” with a powerful message about modern-day life in a big city. The song is inspired by The Specials’ track of the same name. The song is a mellow dub-infused soul-jazz track, with some extremely important and powerful message about the negative impact that gentrification is having on the working class in London. Greentea Peng has lived in many, very different places – London, Hastings, Mexico, but London in her own words “It’s the most diverse city I’ve ever been to. Growing up I very much loved London, my Dad brought me up very ‘yeah London town, the best town in the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Bebel Gilberto
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    “Deixa” is a new single from Bebel Gilberto.

    "Deixa" is a new single from bossa nova superstar Bebel Gilberto. The song is promoting Gilberto's first new record in six years entitled "Agora". Album will be available May 1st, 2020 Pias Recordings. Gilberto recorded the album after several personal tragedies, including the deaths of her parents, legendary Brazilian musicians João Gilberto and Miúcha. "Agora" was produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent).  "I have gone through a lot while we were writing and recording this album. I lost my best friend, then six months later my Mom and then six months after that my Dad. It was very hard for me and still is,” says Bebel Gilberto. “I took a different approach…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Kokoroko Carry Me Home
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    KOKOROKO came back with “Carry Me Home”

    London’s afrobeat sensation KOKOROKO shared a new song called “Carry Me Home”. This beautiful song reminds us of every positive thing from the band’s debut EP. It’s rhythmic, peaceful, harmonic, uplifting, soulful and melodic. This slow-rolling track has some brass-heavy accents which brings to mind Manu Dibango’s “Soul Makossa”. “Carry Me Home” is inspired by the wonderful Dele Sosimi, a Nigerian-British musician, keyboard player, and member of both Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Egypt 80 and Femi Kuti’s Positive Force band. The track was inspired by conversations with the Dele Sosimi, whose technical ability in bridging the gap between the West African afrobeat sound of his roots, and the London energy of his…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.03.1 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/03/1 Jazz Funk Soul

    The Wicked Sound 2020/03/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: Jordan Rakei, Common, Jerome Thomas, Blue Lab Beats, Quantic, Denitia, Charlotte Dos Santos, Anderson Paak, Emil Miszk, Jaga Jazzist, Kutiman, Fazer, Lakecia Benjamin, Gary Bartz, Mulatu Astatke, Black Jesus Experience, Lettuce, Jungle Boogie, Big Tony, Octavepussy, George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic, Flevans, Laura Vane, Melt Yourself Down, MEUTE You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice) The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/03/1 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist:   1            Jordan Rakei, Common - Signs 2            Jerome Thomas, Blue Lab Beats - I Don't…