What a beautiful surprise to be once again reunited with this track in our inbox today. We heard this live at LA’s Strictly Social last month and it was amazing. Everyday is a day for love. Enjoy Afta-1 + Nikko Gray with “Chemical Reaction”. Download by clicking the down arrow :)
“Could you stay long enough for love, love, love…” Gladly. Everybody say hello again to Albert Vargas. Last month we wrote a raving review of the Miami-based singer/songwriter. The recently released debut EP and single, LoveLoveLove, is now accompanied with quite the visually pleasing video. Uptempo acoustics and electronically tinged mpc patterns keep the cinematic element of the track and video going strong. Now press play and take a momentary vacay…Enjoy! -Lady J
Our Minty New York fam L.E just dropped a super dooper Valentine’s Mix of his favorite love jams from the past decade. Peep the tracklist and you will see why its super fabulous. Listen, enjoy & follow L.E on Twitter.
1. Angel Feat Dwele - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson 2. Angel (Original) – Dwele 3. More Than You Know – Emanon 4. I Can Give It - Peven Everett 5. Cuz of U – Ave.To 6. All That I Can Say - Mary J. Blige 7. Call Me When You Get This - Corinne Bailey Rae 8. When I See Love (ColdFusion Mix) - Lizz Fields 9. LaLa - Lucy Pearl 10. Stay With Me ft. Tiombe Lockhart (Waajeed vs. DJ Topspin Rmx) – PPP 11. Found My Smile Again – D’Angelo 12. Gingolds Interlude - Damn In Love 13. In Love - Exile 14. Sky Can You Feel Me - Raphael Saadiq 15. Friendly Flowers - Simon S 16. Until - Musiq Soulchild 17. Weak - Gretchen Parlato 18. Don’t Let Me Down - Amel Larrieux
Nikko Gray, the multi-talented songstress, art goon and all around lover is back with a new project (with a lovely graphic we might add) - a collaboration with Pronounced Love’s own Imani Waddy, Love Letters From: Yellow. As a next piece in the journey that started with Imani’s Love Letters To: Yellow released last December, Nikko has put forth beautiful, raw melodies that she created mostly at home with the intention of capturing the first sparks of her creative energy.
One of our favorite djs is that dood they call Lefto. Belgium’s own seamlessly blends sounds into vast universes of unique, unlimited combinations that never cease to amaze us. Lefto linked up with Red Bull Music Academy Radio to make a nice mix in support of his recently released Worldwide Family compilation (Brownswood) he put together alongside his comrade and global tastemaker, Simbad.
Jay Electronica - Jazzmatazz (Guru Tribute) - CDR Illum Sphere - One For Dimlite - Fat City Lunice - Hitmane’s Anthem - LuckyMe fLako - Kelau - Project: Mooncircle Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - NY Is Killing Me - Young Turks Horsepower Productions - Poison Wine - Tempa Orchestre Baka De Gbiné - Bosenga - March Hare Los Mirlos - Cabalgando Con Ella - Vampisoul Owiney Sigoma Band - Margaret (Kubo Dub) - Brownswood Miles Davis - Spanish Key - Columbia Gabor Szabo - Spellbinder - Impulse Homework - I Got One (Mercury Remix) - Exploited Onra - The Perfect Match - Brownswood Cubic Zirconia - Fuck Work (Dâm-Funk Remix) - LuckyMe Disclosure - Street Light Chronicle - Moshi Moshi The Hi-Fly Orchestra - Hi-Fly Stomp - Freestyle doP - Hard Knock - Bootleg - CDR Curren$Y - A Gee - CDR
Just came across some pretty awesome footage of Badu in the studio recording “Fall In Love”. Everyone is in there - friends, kids, colleagues. It’s pretty much love. via @Creative Control & NuJazzSpirit.
Photo By: Chris Captain Last weekend marked the first m o o n f e s t i v a l in Pamona, CA with many of the fest happenings going down at The Breath, a boutique label, gallery, & workshop of artist ken barrientos (KenBTS). We just came across a whole live set from the uber talented Nikko Gray from last weekend’s m o o n f e s t i v a l and really wanted to share it with all of you. Stream and download here.
17-year old UK-based producer Hardy comes to Minty by way of Soulection’s Andre Power and his skillful ears. Hardy has an unforgettable and nostalgic sound, weaving everything from 808 trappy and trill sounds in with broken, angelic rhythms to create something new and fresh.