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Our mission is to foster a learning environment through creative expression and exploration.

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Fatima - Soul Glo’ + Mindtravlin’ EP

Meet London-based vocalist, the lovely miss Fatima. You may recognize her fresh sounds from working on many collaborations with folks like Shafiq Husayn, Slum Village and Floating Points.  On March 8, 2010 her first official EP release, Mindtravelin is out on Eglo Records. Four tracks deep with production handled by the likes of Dam Funk (yep!) VeebeeO and Funkineven. BBC Radio host and musical tastemaker, Benji B, premiered the lead track 'Soul Glo' on his 1Xtra show last Sunday.

Read Fatima’s Blog

Listen to Fatima’s music.

Dope video compiled by LeftOoO during a Slum Village music celebration in Brussels.

Miss Fatima - ‘Soul Glo’ video/release

With the spring freshness in the air Miss Fatima is poised to make her first official video debut, ‘Soul Glo’ off of the Mindtravlin’ EP (Eglo Records).  A goofy take on an infomercial, accompanied by spaced out funky beats and Fatima’s angelic soul sound - it’s sure to refresh the ear. 

Fatima - Soul Glo by TheMintCollective

Thank you NuJazzSpirit for putting us on

Grown Kids Radio | Jay Scarlett

The Grown Kids Radio folk are back at it with a dope new episode featuring the maniac record collector, Jay Scarlett.


Beat Generation Intro
Marc Rapson - Click Loud

Jay Scarlett Ampsoulngeneration for Grown Kids Radio

1. The Clonious - Between The Dots
2. Marcus Interlect - Debbit
3. Choklate - The Tea (WD4D Remix) (CD-R)
4. Joker - Tron (VIP Mix) - (Kapsize)
5. Pure Phase - Untitled - (Om Unit Remix) (Test)
6. Afrika Hi Tech - Sound Of Tomorrow - (Test)
7. Mono/Poly - Ratbastid - (Dub)
8. Afrika Hi Tech - Set Speed Fri (Test)
9. Morpheground - No One Else (Test)
10. Kidkanevil - ZoOoOoOp!!! Feat Oddisee - (Justlikemusic)
11. Salva - Wake ups - (Test)
12. Princess Freesia - Stellar Sight - (Test)
13. Pariah - Detroit Falls - R&S
14. Sa - Ra Creative Partners - New York City - (Wonderful Noise)
15. Unknown - Wednesday - (CD-R)
16. Stevo - Untitled971 - (Justlikemusic)
17. Kenlo - Tidal Herbs - (Error Broadcast)
18. J-88 - Get It Together - Grooveattack
19. Lazorswords - Koopa Boss Mode - (CD-R)
20. Dilla - Sycamore - (CD-R)
21. Chauffeur - Soles Of Fire - (CD-R)
22. K-Kruz - Signals - (Organik Records)
23. Big Boi - Shutterbug - (CD-R)
24. Dimlite ft Ketepica - Rump Studies - (CD-R)
25. Cid Rim - Chp Suey Cide Step - (Test)
26. Stray - Not Gonna Waste my Time - (Test)
27. Fatima - On The Go - (Eglo)

DJ Diversify mix

1. AnalPhatBeat - Calques Lp Previsu #2 - Calques LP   
2. Onra - Rock On - Long Distance
3. InfinitiRock - BellPepPepper - 17Years
4. Alex B - Standing On Me - Moments
5. Om Unit - Light Grids - Lightgrids / Lavender
6. Samiyam - Brad - ACLA10x10x3
7. Devonwho - Red - AC1x12x1
8. Hi-Res - Savepoint - 1080 Beats

Eric Lau & Friends | See & Under Standing

Check out this latest charity project from Eric Lau in benefit of Save The Children.

Eric Lau & Friends are:
Rahel (Vocals) | Szjerdene (Vocals) | Fatima (Vocals) | Sarina Leah (Vocals) | Ben Jones (Guitar) | Akwasi Mensa (Bass, Piano) | Finn Peters (Flute) | Pauli Stan Mck (Drums) | Floating Points (Synths).

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p h a n t o m • l o v e r | ma u v e

Some really nice music coming out of Brooklyn these days.  Alex Hadyn a.k.a The Phantom Lover, just released his Mauve EP on the eve of his birthday.  With collaborations from Sarah White, Jesse Boykins III, Ghetto Falsetto and UK-soul singer Fatima, this soulful little package is poised for your listening pleasure. Don’t Sleep! Enjoy!

mauve ep by phantom lover

Fatima | Warm Eyes

The ultimate funkateer, Dam Funk linked with UK-based soul singer Fatima for this lovely throwback-esque jawn, “Warm Eyes”.  Definitely feelin’ the soul glo of this one!  Make sure to catch Fatima on Phantom Lover's latest EP, Mauve.

via @ the good folks over at Blind I.

Fatima | Innervisions


London-based songstress by way of Sweden, Miss Fatima is a shining star.  Her wandering soulfully decadent voice has been featured on several projects over the past couple years.  One of the first we remember was Shafiq Husayn’s “Little Girl" and since then the Eglo recording artist has been breaking down genre specific walls and carving her own niche into all things soulful.  The next EP she has coming out is produced solely by 23-year old Sam Shepard who goes by the name Floating Points.  Known for jazzy, synth-based dubstep, melodic floating sounds Mr. Shepard demonstrates sounds’ capability to transform moods.  Miss Fatima and Sam are sure to create some smashing sounds and as a preview from the forthcoming EP Follow You enjoy the beatless and magical journey of “Innervisions”.

Fatima just dropped her “Follow You” Ep on Eglo Records (Of course), if you’re a fan make sure you support the right way by buying it at your local recordstore or favorite online store.  Only on vinyl for now and digitally in a few weeks.  Vinyl comes first…Listen below + purchase here via @lefto:

Read full review of Follow You - Fatima on ©

Fatima just dropped her “Follow YouEp on Eglo Records (Of course), if you’re a fan make sure you support the right way by buying it at your local recordstore or favorite online store.  Only on vinyl for now and digitally in a few weeks.  Vinyl comes first…Listen below + purchase here via @lefto:

Read full review of Follow You - Fatima on ©

(Source: lefto)

Dirg Gerner | Preface EP

The Preface EP is launching on Ho Tep Records (London) from the mysterious Dirg Gerner featuring an all-star cast including Rahel, Fatima and Olmino. Drawing on soul, jazz, latin, hip hop and beyond the ep is a deep and colorfully layered affair, organic and warm, it displays an array of instruments and styles.

Lead track ‘My Queen’ is a dusty and delicate, blue eyed soul ode, sung by Dirg himself - while ‘Loose Lights’ draws on latin and folk influences, heavy on the percussion this time enlisting the incredible vocal talents of Rahel. You may remember Rahel from her fantastic work with MDCL on jammy jam “Hope”.

A1 Rubies & Diamonds feat. Fatima
A2 Attempting Cry feat. Olmino
A3 My Queen

B1 Loose Lights feat. Rahel
B2 Rubies & Diamonds feat. Fatima (fLako Remix)

Enjoy ‘Loose Lights’ and ‘My Queen’ below and support the whole EP which dropped today here.

Loose Lights feat. Rahel by Dirg Gerner

My Queen by Dirg Gerner

Funkineven & Fatima | Phone Line

The lovely Ms. Fatima and the majestic Funkineven at it again with a video for the summery 'Phone Line' jam.

LOVE it.