• Listen to Jorja Smith cover of St. Germain song “Rose Rouge” leading single from the new album “Blue Note Re:Imagined”
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    Jorja Smith cover of St. Germain song “Rose Rouge” is a leading single from the new album “Blue Note Re: Imagined”.

    Jorja Smith's cover of St. Germain song “Rose Rouge” is a leading single from the new album “Blue Note Re:Imagined”. This compilation contains a number of top young British musicians covering tracks from the phenomenal back catalog of iconic jazz label Blue Note Records. “Rose Rouge” was originally released in 2000 by French musician Ludovic Navarre aka St. Germain on his album “Tourist”, and used a sample from Marlena Shaw's “Cookin With Blue Note At Montreux”. Jorja recently released the jazz-infused song “Kiss Me in the Morning” for Netflix’s musical drama "The Eddy". From our blog: Jorja Smith sang the main song “Kiss Me In The Morning” from the Netflix musical…

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    Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin shared new song “Sweeter” inspired by a racial injustice

    Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin shared the new song “Sweeter” inspired by racial injustice. The song was originally intended for a future album, but the singer decided to release the track early in light of current events. Bridges collaborated on that track with Terrace Martin, the LA jazz and hip-hop producer, who already released all his anger in the protest anthem “Pig Feet” with Denzel Curry, G Perico, Daylyt and Kamasi Washington. Leon Bridges released recently an EP with the psych-funk trio Khruangbin called "Texas Sun". From our blog: Black Music: Songs of Protest, Hope and Healing Watch below the video to Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin new song “Sweeter” a…

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    RZA pays tribute to Bruce Lee on his new single “Be Like Water”

    RZA pays tribute to the late martial icon and a movie star Bruce Lee on his new single “Be Like Water”. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper’s song was inspired by the 30 for 30 documentary about Lee, “Be Water”, premiered Sunday on ESPN. RZA is well known as a fan of eastern philosophy and martial arts and has a history of idolizing Lee in his music. The Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” was a homage to Bruce Lee’s final film before his death “Enter The Dragon”, as well as fellow kung fu classic the Shaw Brothers’ “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin”. Watch below the video to RZA…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.06.2 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist June 2020/06/2 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound 2020/06/2 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Nicola Conte, Gianluca Petrella, Raashan Ahmad, Carolina Bubbico, Magnus Lindgren, Tommaso Cappellato, Maxwell Owin, Phoebs, Graham Costello's Strata, Prince Fatty, Shniece McMenamin, Horseman, The Brand New Heavies, Candy Dulfer, Cory Henry, The Funk Apostles, New Cool Collective, Idris Ackamoor, The Pyramids, J-Felix, Sol Goodman, Bryony Jarman-Pinto, Gerald Clayton, Cochemea, El Michels Affair, Bobby Oroza, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, Feiertag, James Alexander Bright, Rejoicer You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube.   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/06/2 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist: Nicola…

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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…

  • The-Wicked-Sound-Playlist-2020.06.1-cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist June 2020/06/1 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound 2020/06/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Derrick Hodge, Nubya Garcia, Jake Milliner, Howard McNair, Kamaal Williams, Tigran Hamasyan, Maria Chiara Argirò, Jamie Leeming, Zara McFarlane, Nubiyan Twist, Ego Ella May, Will Sessions, Amp Fiddler, Dames Brown, Oscar Jerome, The Bamboos, Tenderlonious, Hamish Balfour, Pete Martin, Tim Carnegie, Aiden Shepherd, Nick Walters, Gary Bartz, Maisha, Ryan Porter, Tall Black Guy, Mark Farina, Homero Espinosa, You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube. The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/06/1 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist: Derrick Hodge - Not Right Now Nubya Garcia -…

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    When the Music Drops – New Music Selection June 2020 part 1: Gary Bartz & Maisha, Tenderlonious, Hania Rani & more

    New music round-up. New music albums which came out 29 May 2020 part 1: Gary Bartz & Maisha, Tenderlonious, Hania Rani, Pyjaen, Jamie Saft, AuB, Cory Wong & Jon Batiste. Read Part 2: When the Music Drops – New Music Selection June 2020 part 2: Flying Lotus, Lexsoul Dancemachine, Footshooter & more Hania Rani Home, Gondwana Records   Hania Rani is a talented Polish pianist, composer, and musician. Her debut album "Esja", a beguiling collection of solo piano pieces on Gondwana Records was released to international acclaim on April 5th, 2019. She presents her new music at the new album "Home", which is very much a continuation of the work she…

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    When the Music Drops – New Music Selection June 2020 part 2: Flying Lotus, Lexsoul Dancemachine, Footshooter & more

    New music round-up. New music albums which came out 29 May 2020 part 2: Flying Lotus, Lexsoul Dancemachine, Footshooter, Jonny Drop, Ol’Burger Beats & Vuyo, Camarao Orkestra. Read Part 1: When the Music Drops – New Music Selection June 2020 part 1: Gary Bartz & Maisha, Tenderlonious, Hania Rani & more Lexsoul Dancemachine Lexplosion II, Funk Embassy The 8-track LP with new music provides firepower for the funk-soul-disco DJ, albeit remaining a pleasure treasure for the leisure listener. The first time, the 6 piece Estonian group has invited collaborators: the loose-wristed guitar funk icon Cory Wong; the Brazilian percussion maestro Luiz Black who’s gigged with James Brown. Raw street funk on…

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    Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray shared two new songs “One World Family” and “In My House”

    Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray shared two new songs “One World Family” and “In My House” from their new collaborative album “Spirit Groove”. It will be their fifth album as a co-leaders, and eight when they recorded together. “One World Family” is a new 16 minutes long version of a song co-written by the duo in the 80s. This track was closing the live album from 2000 with the same title. Watch the video to Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray new songs “One World Family” and “In My House” from their new collaborative album “Spirit Groove” below: "Spirit Groove intends to move you nakedly with a deep sense of dance…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Mulatu Astatke, Black Jesus Experience To Know Without Knowing
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    Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience released a new song “Lijay”.

    Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience released a new song “Lijay” the second single, after “Kulun Mankwaleshi” from their new collaborative album “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo Records). The previous record  “Cradle With Humanity” came out in 2016. This one was recorded in Melbourne, Australia and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and contains Ethio-jazz at its best with some Aussie funky flavors. Watch the video to Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience new song “Lijay” the second single their second album together “To Know Without Knowing”. Video below: Mulatu Astatke is the Father of Ethio-Jazz and one of Africa's most influential and enduring musical figures. Black Jesus Experience is a community of…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.05.3 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/05/3 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound 2020/05/3 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Timewarp Inc, Beat Ride, Damu The Fudgemunk, Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, Mestizo Beat, Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Mulatu Astatke, Black Jesus Experience, Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Tucker Antell, Jacob Collier, Mahalia, Ty Dolla $ign, Brasstracks, Samm Henshaw, Butcher Brown, Victor Rice, Kamasi Washington, Angel Bat Dawid, Adam Deitch, Walter Smith III, Matthew Stevens, Micah Thomas, Linda May Han Oh, Nate Smith, Rudresh Mahanthappa, You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer or Soundcloud. The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/05/3 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist: Timewarp Inc…

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    Mighty Maceo Parker is coming back with the new single “Cross The Track” from his forthcoming cover album “‘Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo”.

    Mighty Maceo Parker is coming back with the new single “Cross The Track” from his forthcoming cover album “Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo”. That album blends raw, old school funk with the flavors of New Orleans, as Maceo and the band takes on iconic songs from Mississippi masters like Dr. John (“Right Place, Wrong Time”) The Meters (“Just Kissed My Baby”) and Allen Toussaint (“Yes, We Can Can), as well as Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady,” Prince’s “The Other Side of the Pillow” and David “Fathead” Newman’s “Hard Times.” We also get funky workouts from Parker’s own back catalog on "M A C E O" and "Cross The Track”. Watch…

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    Khruangbin unveils two new songs “Time (You and I)” and “So We Won’t Forget”

    Khruangbin unveils two new songs “Time (You and I)” and “So We Won’t Forget” first two singles from their forthcoming third, full-length studio album “Mordechai”. “Mordechai”  follows the band’s previous 2018 album, “Con Todo El Mundo”, and the collaborative EP with Leon Bridges, “Texas Sun”, from earlier this year.  Watch the video to Khruangbin new songs “Time (You and I)” and “So We Won’t Forget” first two singles from their forthcoming new album “Mordechai” below: Khruangbin is a three-piece band from Texas, formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson on drums. They took influences from the 1960's Thai funk, even in their name, which literally…

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    Aaron Parks come back with the second chapter of his “Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man”.

    Aaron Parks come back with the second chapter of his “Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man”. Aaron Parks with his band members Greg Tuohey on guitar, David Ginyard Jr on bass Tommy Crane on drums, are playing together as one. Slow soft ballads but melodic and hypnotic at the same time. Such a beautiful album, highly recommended, one of our favourites this year for sure. “Today, the band operates as a single organism. The first record was about the tunes and the aesthetic. This album keeps that focus and also captures the chemistry we’ve developed on the road, the way this band feels as it makes music at…

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    22a present new two-track 7″ single “Sun Khosi / Chrysalis” from the Tenderlonious-led jazz quartet Ruby Rushton

    22a present new two-track 7" single “Sun Khosi / Chrysalis" from the Tenderlonious-led jazz quartet Ruby Rushton. The band kicked down the door for the UK jazz renaissance back in 2015, and continue to lead the way in 2020 with this electrifying new recording. It’s joyous, energetic afrobeat infused fusion jazz. Somewhere between Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, and Yusef Lateef. “Sun Khosi" is a tribute to Tenderlonious 's father who spent many years in Nepal working as a Gurkha officer. the name is taken from one of the most famous rivers in Nepal, which runs through the Himalayas. Listen to Ruby Rushton new song “Sun Khosi” below: 22a Music…