• www.thewickedsound.com Black Pumas Colors Grammy live Inauguration Biden
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    Video of the Day: Black Pumas – Colors

    Black Pumas perform their big hit Colors for President Biden-Harris's inauguration welcome event. Black Pumas is an American psychedelic soul band based in Austin, Texas, led by singer/songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Grupo Fantasma, Ocote Soul Sounds, The Echocentrics). The band released their self-titled debut album in 2019, and the deluxe edition (one of The Wicked Sound favorite Soul Albums of 2020) a year later and received Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, for a deluxe edition. Colors came as a second single and it is their biggest hit so far. Black Pumas performed Colors already on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Reuben James, Tom Misch, Frida Touray, Daley, Tunnel Vision
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    Song of the Day: Reuben James & Tom Misch Tunnel Vision

    British singer and virtuoso pianist Reuben James today releases the second single Tunnel Vision from his forthcoming mixtape. A collaboration with South London jazz-soul singer and guitarist Tom Misch, Native Dancer’s Frida Touray & British singer-songwriter Daley, Tunnel Vision is the follow up to summer jam BBQ Energy and offers up an infectious slice of hypnotic neo-soul.  Exploring a variety of sound worlds - with deep beats, catchy grooves and heavy jazz and soul influences at its core – James’ mixtape is due for release in early 2021 and, alongside Tom Misch, Frida Touray and Daley, will feature an impressive rollcall of additional collaborators including HONNE, Adam Flowers and Keyon Harrold. “Tunnel Vision is my latest offering featuring the hugely talented Daley and Frida Touray. Super chill, winter, cosy vibes - a…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Joel Culpepper Tom Misch Poetic Justice.
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    Song of the Day: Joel Culpepper – Poetic Justice (prod Tom Misch)

    Poetic Justice is the new release from south-east London’s rising contemporary soul and funk purveyor Joel Culpepper produced by Tom Misch, taken from his forthcoming debut album Sgt Culpepper. The accompanying video is directed by London based interdisciplinary artist and poet JulianKnxx. Poetic Justice showcases Joel’s heavenly vocal and comes with a slick video that nods to a 70’s aesthetic, in which Joel is seen dancing whilst Tom Misch accompanies on guitar.  Speaking on the track Joel said: “I got to write this one with Tom Misch after a session for his album project with Yussef Dayes. Tom reached out after hearing “Afraid to be King” produced by Roy Davis Jr.…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Soul Supreme Huit Octobre 1971 Raid (Madvillain).
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    Song of the Day: Soul Supreme – Raid (Madvillain)

    Soul Supreme paid tribute to great Hip-hop legend MF Doom, by making a jazzy version of his Madvillainy track Raid. As we can read in the record note: "The ‘Raid’ b/w ‘Huit Octobre 1971’ 45 record we were about to discuss was in the making since mid-October. But the news of MF DOOM’s passing at the turn of 2020, made it a bittersweet release to talk about. There we were, instead of just geeking out over the Madlib production, DOOM’s buttery flow, or the sampling of Bill Evans, George Clinton, and “América Latina,” we had another thing to talk about: the last act of Daniel Dumile’s 23 years of metal-faced hip-hop…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ruffcats Andy Cooper On The Run Oonops Drops
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    Song of the Day: The Ruffcats – On The Run (Slick Walk Rmx feat. Andy Cooper)

    The Ruffcats song On The Run remixed by Slick Walk with Andy Cooper on the vocal is the latest offering from DJ Oonops, on his last Oonops Drops. As we can read in the record note: "After my 100th jubilee episode on Brooklyn Radio and the accompanying »Oonops Drops«-45 i am back with this new single. We gonna start with a funky rap-tune by The Ruffcats featuring Andy Cooper on the microphone. Slick Walk remixed »On The Run« and added hard-hitting drums and on-point-scratches to it and produced a sureshot party starter. On the flip you'll find two jazzy instrumental joints. First one is by japanese beatproducer 6th Generation and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Céline and the Blue Crave Love
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    Song of the Day: Céline & The Blue – Crave Love

    Crave Love is the latest offering from Céline and the Blue, the young, female-fronted five-piece band from London. Their music is a mixture of soul, jazz and funk, inspired by the likes of Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas and FKJ. They all met at university in Guildford in 2017 and played together since the summer of 2018. They've been working on a variety of projects together, such as their podcast Out of The Blue and YouTube channel, but most important released a bunch of soulful songs last year. This year shouldn't be different, they kicked it off already with the new song, exploring new musical and emotional territories. With the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Maxwell House Project
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    Song of the Day: Maxwell House Project – Buena Ventura

    The Maxwell House Project is a one-man musical project of trumpeter Max O’Leary, who just shares his first solo song Buena Ventura. After years of touring the globe with various artists (Mestizo Beat, Surefire Soul Ensemble, Mexico68, Tribal Seeds, Natural Vibrations, Save Ferris), Max decided it was finally time to sit down and start work on his solo project. Buena Ventura is essentially a Nu-Funk/Jamaican Disco mixed in an old tape-style sound. Reminiscent of a blend of Orgōne and Kraak & Smaak.  “I’ve always loved the sound that artists like Orgōne, Mestizo Beat, and Mexico68 have achieved at Killion Studios, and I have been lucky enough to record there! I do my best to emulate…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nubiyan Twist K.O.G If I Know.
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    Song of the Day: Nubiyan Twist & K.O.G. – If I Know

    Nubiyan Twist unleashes one of the big dancefloor tracks from the record, If I Know featuring guest vocals from Ghanaian dynamo K.O.G. (Onipa / K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade). The song features hard-hitting Afrobeat horn lines, jazz elements and dubbed-out production alongside K.O.G.’s traditional vocals and rap. "'If I Know' is all about needing to respect everybody and to let them do their thing. Whatever your feelings, you should not bring people down, you should always encourage them", the band explained. If I Know is the last single from their forthcoming album “Freedom Fables” out via Strut Records and now arriving 12th March 2021. The Leeds / London collective is effortlessly fusing…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Wax Tailor Just A Candle feat. Mark Lanegan
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    Song of the Day: Wax Tailor – Just A Candle feat. Mark Lanegan

    Renowned producer Wax Tailor just released his new single and music video for Just A Candle featuring Mark Lanegan, the singer from Screaming Trees nad Queens Of The Stone Age, one of the last greats of grunge era. The single was followed by Wax Tailor fantastic new album The Shadow Of Their Suns via Lab'oratoire. The LP is the producer’s first studio album to be released in 5 years; treating the fans to an array of darkly elegant "sound features' accompanied by a new and prestigious cast. On the album, listeners will find a wealth of impressive artists beside Mark Lanegan, including Del the Funky Homosapien (Gorillaz, Hieroglyphics), D Smoke…

  • www.thewickedsound.com ŻYŃY I Do Falling In Blue You Know Me Records
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    Song of the Day: ŻYŃY – I Do

    ŻYŃY new song I Do is a new release from U Know Me Records. The forthcoming album opens the second decade for the label, and a new chapter in the artist’s career.  ŻYŃY is a one-man project of Tomasz Woźniak, a graduate of the Jazz Department at the Academy of Music in Poznań (Poland) who also studied at Saint Louis College of Music in Rome. He is a multi-instrumentalist specialized in playing guitar and bass, a great turntablist, but most of all a producer, as proved by his latest album. He is inspired by many music genres, which you can clearly hear in his songs. ŻYŃY played on most of…

  • www.thewickedsound.com The Regulators Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis cover) Original Gravity
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    The Regulators – Don’t Look Back In Anger

    The Regulators Don't Look Back In Anger is the perfect song to start a New Year with a kick! Hello, welcome back at The Wicked Sound in the New Year 2021. I hope everyone is ok and we are all looking forward to what 2021 will bring us at least musically. I know that last year was really challenging, but give us a lot of good music, which was more needed than ever. This year might be not much different than the previous one, but hopefully will be full of wicked tunes. Like this cover from The Regulators, which came out on Original Gravity 45 A-side. It’s a proper grooving…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Piotr-Budniak-Essential-Group-Heart-Mind-and-Spirit
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    Polish jazz group Piotr Budniak Essential Group released an excellent new album “Heart, Mind & Spirit”.

    Polish jazz group Piotr Budniak Essential Group released an excellent new album “Heart, Mind & Spirit”. This is the group's fourth album, with all the music composed by the leader and drummer Piotr Budniak. This time, the band used both acoustic and electric instruments to enrich the sound. “Heart, Mind & Spirit” is full of warmth, melodies, drive and space. Wonderful composition and the band playing as one organism, absolute killer. If you like Mammal Hands, GoGo Penguin, Pink Freud, EABS / Bloto, then you will love this band. Essential Group features Wojciech Lichtański on saxophones, flute, David Doružka on guitar, Kajetan Borowski on piano and keyboards, Piotr Narajowski on double…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble The Underdog Implicate Order
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    Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble released new single “The Underdog” on his new label D.O.T. Records.

    Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble released new single “The Underdog” on his new label D.O.T. Records. The song is promoting the new album “Implicate Order”, third as a Nick Walters & Paradox Ensemble. This 11-piece band continues to break the mould of big band jazz, combining spiritual and eastern jazz moods with West African rhythms and a fusion of electronics. “Implicate Order” follows up the band's highly acclaimed “Awakening” released on 22a in January 2019, and their debut EP “Entanglement” released of Efpi Records in 2013. Nic Walters is a member of many musical projects: Paradox Ensemble / Ruby Rushton / Riot Jazz Brass Band / Beats & Pieces…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Matilda Bond To Time From Time
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    Swedish singer-songwriter Matilda Bond shares her new soulful single “To Time From Time”

    Swedish singer-songwriter Matilda Bond shares her new soulful single “To Time From Time”. The song is based on “Painted Poem” by Aldo Tambellini, a pioneering experimental artist and film-maker. “To Time From Time” takes shape as a musical exploration of the philosophical ponderings of the artist himself. The song is laced with neo-soul grooves, jazz style chords, smooth vocal melodies and atmospheric harmonies to create a soulful soundscape.  "To Time From Time" sees Matilda taking a lyrical dive into the tangibility of emotions, personification of light, time, love, lies and darkness and the movement of energy within people throughout the verse and pre-chorus; “time doesn’t breathe when it’s free”. Amongst…

  • www.thewickedsound.com David Hinckley Your Man (On The Inside)
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    Guitarist David Hinckley releases his new double single “Your Man (On The Inside)” / “Western Nights”

    Composer/guitarist David Hinckley releases his new double single "Your Man (On The Inside)" and "Western Nights". The tracks are modern takes on 70's instrumental symphonic soul informed by the cinematic sounds of Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, and Adrian Younge. Great composition, excellent string arrangement, and his guitar sounds so beautiful, a bit nostalgic, and very cinematic. This man needs more recognition! Hinckley's guitars call to mind everyone from Wes Montgomery and his smokey octave melodies to Ernie Isley's psychedelic solos. The string arrangements, composed by Hinckley and engineer Elio DeLuca, are straight from the playbook of Thom Bell and his iconic work with The Delfonics and The Stylistics.   Watch…