• www.thewickedsound.com Takuya Kuroda Change Fly Moon Die Soon
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    Takuya Kuroda announces a new album “’Fly Moon Die Soon” and shares his first single “Change” with Corey King.

    Takuya Kuroda announces a new album “'Fly Moon Die Soon” and shares his first single “Change” with Corey King. Takuya Kuroda is a  highly-respected trumpeter, is a forward-thinking musician that has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending classic groovy hard-bop, post-bop, soulful jazz, contemporary funk, fusion and hip hop music. The album consists of nine tracks, seven original compositions, and two classics Ohio Players “Sweet Sticky Thing” featuring Alina Engibaryan on vocals, and Herbie Hancock “Tell Me A Bedtime Story”. For this record Takuya Kuroda freed himself from the constraints of standard tracking with a live band and made hearty use of beats, sampling, overdubs, and other studio magic while also inviting musicians into the…

  • The-Wicked-Sound-Playlist-2020.07.3-cover-Jazz-Funk-Soul-Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist July 2020/07/3 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound July 2020/07/3 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar, Tigran Hamasyan, Zara McFarlane, Poppy Ajudha, Christian Sands, Nubya Garcia, Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright, Lianne La Havas, The Allergies, Timewarp Inc, Georges Perin, Jay Papa, Ego Ella May, Ledisi, Makaya McCraven, Mammal Hands, The Bahama Soul Club, Josephine Nightingale, Her Songs, Marie Dahlstrom, Emmavie, Emily C. Browning, Dani Murcia, The Naked Eye, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Christian McBride, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Saxappeal, Samora Pinderhughes, Red Astaire, STEIN You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube.…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Black-Music-Songs-of-Protest-Hope-Healing
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    Black Music: Songs of Protest, Hope and Healing

    The Wicked Sound Special Playlist Focused On Black Music: Songs of Protest, Hope and Healing across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop music.   We are here because of Black Music, and for Black Music. Black Music always inspired us, motivate, gave us joy, hope, and reflection. Birth of Jazz, Soul, Funk, Reggae, and Hip Hop are all rooted in black artists fighting against systematic oppression. But it’s enough! We believe that that it’s only One Race – Human Race. The message is short: Fight racism in any form! Love your Black Sisters and Brothers like you love Black Music.   We made this playlist of important for us…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Lianne-La-Havas-Bittersweet-Paper-Thin
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    Lianne La Havas plays live at Tiny Desk (at home) her new single “Paper Thin”

    Lianne La Havas plays live at Tiny Desk (at home) her new single “Paper Thin” and announces her new self-titled album. Lianne performed her tender new song "Paper Thin" in the intimate settings of her room. After the debut of the new track, she sang "Midnight", from the previous album “Blood”. At the end of her short show, she presents her beautiful "Bittersweet", which he released as an album teaser back in February in Colors Session. From our blog: Lianne La Havas shared her new single “Bittersweet” Watch the video to Lianne La Havas new song "Paper Thin", the second single from her forthcoming self-titled album below: “Wanting to make…

  • 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 Lianne La Havas Bittersweet
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    Lianne La Havas shared her new single “Bittersweet”

    Lianne La Havas new single “Bittersweet” is here with us. And is such a joy! La Havas is half Greek half Jamaican British born singer-songwriter and guitarist. She just returns after five years with a new delightful single. The song is called “Bittersweet” and has its premiere on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 Future Sounds show this evening. Single is promoting her long-awaited third studio album—the follow-up to acclaimed 2015’s “Blood”. “I’d forgotten how much I love singing. I’ve tapped into the best and worst parts of me and while I didn’t expect this to be the direction of my new music, it’s my reality and it’s driven by emotion”…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Yelfris Valdes
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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 10

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 10 : You can listen to it also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice) 01. Fat Freddy’s Drop – Kamo Kamo – excellent come back from New Zealand’s dub warriors [ The Drop] Buy here   02. Gardna, Omar – Good Time Not a Long Time –  Bristol’s dub and bass scene representative with help from Omar [ Gardna Music] Buy here 03. Yelfris Valdés – After Sly – marvelous debut from Brazilian trumpeter [ Música Macondo Records] Buy here   04. Samm Henshaw – Only One to Blame – a catchy and feel-good new single from talented young singer [ Columbia Records] Buy…

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    Celeste delivers a gripping performance of brand new single ‘Strange’

    So simple, and so beautiful. incredible talented singer/songwriter Celeste delivers a gripping performance of brand new single ‘Strange’, with string arrangement by Seb Plano in popular YouTube series COLORS.  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZbO3pq9qq4[/embedyt] Celeste wrote “Strange” in Los Angeles last November, after driving down the freeway and seeing plumes of smoke emerging from the California wildfires. “Immediately I found myself becoming quite overwhelmed,” she remembers. “I began to think of all the destruction the fires caused, the loss, the isolation, people finding themselves in a situation where they have no home, no sense of familiarity.” “In the first verse I talk about the breakdown of certain relationships, when the burning passion or the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Sampa The Great
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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 7

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 7 is on the corner, waiting for your speakers.  New funky groove from YouTube sensation Otis McDonald; Brighton based Tru Thoughts’s “new queen of Hip Hop Soul” Harleighblu with Bluestaeb and Janne Robinson; my favourite track from latest Kuba Wiecek Trio album featuring Marcin Masecki; Monty Alexander putting reggae vibes into Thelonious Monk songs on his new record; atmospheric soulful track from singer and beatmaker Emmavie; brilliant funky groovy gravitating Oscar Jerome; magnetic electro-soul promoting new Sudan Archives; DJ Krush as always on the top of his game; massive energetic return to final form from Australian MC Sampa the Great; heavily Fela Kuti inspired afrobeat…

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    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 2

    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist Week 2 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. It's the second week of my blog and the second playlist with a selection of wicked tunes. A little bit of jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, Japanese boogaloo, Arabic funk, and even opera. Please listen, share and enjoy! Comments are also really welcome.   New music from: Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Andreya Triana, Nas, Al Jarreau, Keyon Harrold, DJ Yoda, Nubya Garcia, Henry Wu, Theon Cross, Minyo Crusaders, Attarazat Addahabia, Faradjallah, Quantic, Sly5thAve, Joe Armon-Jones, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Connie Price & The Keystones, Brand Nubian, Macy Gray, Starship Mantis, Sean Jones,…