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Anderson .Paak – King James (2019)

Grammy award winning Californian singer / rapper / writer / producer Anderson .Paak has been putting out his own brand of soul music for the last decade. This track really captures some of his distinctive style, energy and heavy groove.

Kaidi Tatham – Carry It Mongo Man (2021)

Keyboard player / composer / producer / DJ – Kaidi Tatham is another of London’s broken beat originators. Here he combines electronic, jazz and afro- brazilian elements to deliver a brilliant contemporary dance fusion track.

Taken from the album ‘An Insight To All Minds’.

Ghost x MdCL – Cosmic Ride (2021)

Mark de Clive-Lowe is a Japanese-New Zealand DJ / producer / composer now based in LA. One of the pioneers of the West London Broken Beats scene, this track showcases the best of this style – cosmic funk.

Yussef Dayes – For My Ladies (2019)

This London based trio cooked up a serious laid back groove on this track. Unmissable.

Charlie Stacey – keys
Rocco Palladino – bass
Yussef Dayes – drums

Suff Daddy – Probably Broccoli feat. S. Fidelity (2020)

Berlin-based producer and DJ Suff Daddy with a slice of hip hop / soul that’s as smooth as butter and laid back as it gets. Brilliant.

Kaytranada – Lite Spots (2016)

Haitian-Canadian DJ / producer Kaytranada has been one of the most consistently innovative music makers of the last 10 years. This track is one of my favourites with a superb twist on a Brazilian sample (Gal Costa – ‘Pontos de Luz’) and a great AI video.

Kiefer – Superhero (2021)

Everything about this track from LA based musician/producer Kiefer Shackelford is just right. Outstanding melodic lines, harmony, production sound and the feeling of space accompanied by some cool animation work. Definitely one of the best tracks anywhere this year.

Kool & The Gang – Dujii (1971)

Known by many for a string of popular hits, Kool & The Gang were a group of highly talented jazz musicians who delivered some of the very best jazz/funk/soul of all time.

This is an excellent example of their lesser known music, a classic jazz/funk workout taken from the album ‘Kool Jazz’ and released as a B-side of the more popular ‘Hollywood Swinging’.

Creative Source – You Can’t Hide Love (1973)

Taken from the album of the same name, this LA group delivered one of the best of many versions of the Skip Scarbrough song – you can really hear the folk tinged harmonies and sunshine on this one.

The Black Science Orchestra – New Jersey Deep (1994)

London’s Ashley Beedle slammed it with this timeless soulful house track that still stands up on any dance floor on the planet…..including my kitchen