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Archive for August, 2012

Song of the Day: “Bucket” by Stik Figa

Stik Figa (Topeka, KS) released his Oddisee-produced From The Top EP in late 2010. I usually don’t check for lyrics but “i lied a couple bars ago, you know these broads ain’t feelin’ me” tuned me into this anti-baller ode.

Song of the Day: “One Daaay” by Brenk Sinatra

Brenk Sinatra (Vienna, Austria) released his album Gumbo 2: Pretty Ugly last year on Melting Pot Music out of Cologne, Germany. I’m really looking forward to Supa Soul Sh*t – his collaborative album with Miles Bonny under the name S3, coming out October 26th.

Song of the Day: “I’m Not Listening” by Rumpistol / Red Baron

Rumpistol / Red Baron (Copenhagen/Los Angeles) released their album Floating April 13th on Project Mooncircle. This is my favorite track.

Song of the Day: “A Place In My Heart” by Taylor McFerrin featuring RYAT

This song was featured on Brownswood Bubblers 6 and was supposed to be the lead single from Taylor McFerrin‘s Early Riser album on Brainfeeder last year but I don’t think that the album ever came out – anyone know differently? (Official video here, available on iTunes here). Bonus points for the 7/8 time signature.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #168 (August 28, 2012)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #168 (August 28, 2012)
a taste of honey – rescue me (capitol)
isaac hayes – bumpy’s lament (enterprise)
the emotions – if you think it (you may as well do it) (volt)
bohannon – save their souls (dakar)
sylvia – private performance (vibration)
friends of distinction – my mind is a camera (rca)
the main ingredient – california my way (rca)
the fatback band – keep on steppin’ (event)
moments – next time that i see you (stang/platinum)
leroy hutson – so in love with you (curtom/charly)
the impressions – we must be in love (curtom)
joni mitchell – edith and the kingpin (elektra/asylum)
jerry butler – i need you (mercury)
aretha franklin – i get high (atlantic)
willie hutch – hospital prelude of love theme (motown)
vanessa kendrick – 90% of me is you (glades)
the memphis horns – just for your love (rca)
the pointer sisters – easy days (blue thumb/abc)
grover washington, jr. – black frost (kudu/cti/motown)
5th dimension – black patch (bell)
marvin gaye – soon i’ll be loving you again (motown)
harold melvin + the blue notes – you know how to make me feel so good featuring sharon paige (philadelphia international)
crusaders – a message from the inner city (blue thumb)
lani hall – love song (a&m)
the new birth – ooh baby (rca)
jon lucien – rashida (rca)
irma thomas – anyone who knows what love is (mint)
baby washington – care free (master five)
marion black – who knows (capsoul)
greg perry – come on down (get your head out of the clouds) (casablanca)
jeff perry – love don’t come no stronger (than yours and mine) (arista)
johnny hammond – can’t we smile? (milestone)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

Song of the Day: “Every Pharoah Needz A Queen” by Reggie B

Innate Sounds posted this Reggie B song in late 2010 as “part of the Reggie B sides series.” If that organ is a sample, someone PLEASE send the original song. Reggie B is based in Kansas City.

Song of the Day: “Stop & Go” by Muhsinah

This is my favorite song from Muhsinah‘s Gone EP, which she released last year as a free download. I especially enjoy the synth line at 2:27 & 3:37.

Song of the Day: “Loavhorts” by Knxwledge

Knxwledge released this fun bastardization of Musiq Soulchild’s “Be Friends” on his Hexual​.​Sealings​.​LP last summer. [via freshselects]

Song of the Day: “C(h)ampagne” by Roane Namuh & Reva DeVito

Roane Namuh & Reva DeVito (Portland) released their Cloudshine album (as a free download) February 14th. [via bamalovesoul]

Song of the Day: “Orchids For the Sun” by Leon Ware & Quadron

The unlikely combo of Leon Ware & Quadron (Los Angeles) released this single May 14th on Quieres Chicle.

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