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Soul - Verschenen op 22 mei 2020 | Born Bad Records

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In the Indian Ocean (or rather on its islands), one sega can hide another. This Creole dance music is sometimes played in traditional costume on traditional instruments, a bit like a postcard. But in the 70s, a new form of creolisation emerged: the sega of rockers, long-haired youngsters in flares with electric guitars. For a handful of years, record diggers from all over the world have been exploiting this vein. It started in 2016 with the Soul Sok Sega compilation by the English label Strut, then the two Soul Sega Sa! compilations from the Swiss label Bongo Joe. And now it’s the French label Born Bad Records’s turn to bring Mauritius to the fishing ground for old electric sega singles. The traditional instrument of the Mauritian sega is the ravanne, a large goatskin drum which is often used for the typical ternary rhythms. On Moris Zekler’s thirteen tracks, you can still hear the ravanne rhythm, but it becomes a crowded dance floor where psychedelic guitars and electric organs go wild. Mixed with a western style (rock, soul, funk), this sega remains a rustic, sticky, often melancholic and offbeat tropical music, which always seems to have been recorded in the open air under a blazing sun rather than in an air-conditioned studio. © Stéphane Deschamps/Qobuz
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Soul - Verschenen op 3 april 2020 | Brainfeeder

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His 2017 celebration, the smooth and funky Drunk should not obscure the fact that Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat had already been working his bass for quite a few years before then. The lit, unfiltered Californian has long been freelancing but also playing with Suicidal Tendencies, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington since the early 2000s. Always at home nestled between the seventies jazz fusion of George Duke & Co. and the wild funk of George Clinton's P-Funk galaxy to which he lends exuberance and a pop vision, on It Is What It Is Thundercat pursues his pluralistic goove orgies, smoky soul flirting with jazz rock and light funk. Still with Brainfeeder, the Flying Lotus label that makes an appearance on Dragonball Durag, with this fourth solo album he unfurls his true-false nonchalance baked together with chloroformed groove and afro-futurism. As so often with this fan of Kenshiro and Mortal Kombat, the compositions do not always take the form of traditional songs. As in a dream, realistic passages are overpowered by the surreal. And his high-pitched voice amplifies this improbable hedonistic feel... This time, Thundercat has invited Steve Arrington's seventies funk band Slave and Steve Lacy of The Internet for a sensual ballad (Black Qualls); Lil B and Ty Dolla $ign for a touching tribute to Mac Miller (Fair Chance ); not to mention Childish Gambino, drummer Louis Cole and comedian Zack Fox. We still feel the powerful influence of George Duke (one of his idols whose For Love (I Come Your Friend) he covered his 2011 album The Golden Age of Apocalypse ) as well as that of Californian soft rock on this endearing album which is soothing like a bubble bath... © Marc Zisman/ Qobuz
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Soul - Verschenen op 1 november 2019 | Polydor Records

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His third album is entitled Kiwanuka… does that mean that Michael Kiwanuka has finally come to peace with himself? Since starting out in 2012, the Londoner has not stopped questioning his place in the arts, his relationship to his musical influences, his own identity and his role in a society still plagued by racism… Following the release of his brilliant debut album Home Again, Kiwanuka was inaugurated as the next big thing for contemporary soul. His thought-provoking soul was blended with Terry Callier-style folk and scents of the seventies. Some even compared him to Bill Withers, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye! On his second album, Love & Hate, released in 2016, the songwriter explored his rock side without forgetting his gospel and soul roots, and was joined by Danger Mouse in the production studio.Kiwanuka walks in the footsteps of the artist’s previous records: the lyrics are still politically engaged and the instrumentals just as rich, though he seems more relaxed on this album. Danger Mouse is once again behind the production console, this time adding a new dimension and strength to the sound: we find cinematic soul, larger-than-life gospel, funky wah-wah guitars, sensual strings, big bass, long instrumentals… we could go on! It’s all there right from the opening track You Ain’t The Problem, a real masterpiece of soul. Michael Kiwanuka has never tried to hide his love for Marvin Gaye and What’s Going On (his favourite album of all time) and Trouble Man often come to mind, even if the two men’s voices are fundamentally different. This third work from the 32-year-old Brit reveals an unprecedented density. And each time you listen you notice something new, be it a subtle arrangement, a thoughtful lyric or a thinly disguised instrument. A magnificent album. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Soul - Verschenen op 12 april 2019 | Aftermath - 12 Tone Music, LLC

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Following Venice (2014), Malibu (2016) and Oxnard (2018), Anderson .Paak continues his tour of the west coast. Here, he’s arrived at Ventura, a love-letter to a neighboring town to the city of angels that flirts more with the fringes of old-school R&B and the new soul scene than his previous albums. This time, the Californian hasn’t waited 3 years to return to the studio, but just 5 months. Released on Dr Dre’s label Aftermath, Oxnard was compact and glossy, with a large number of featured artists (Pusha T, J Cole, Q Tip), but it was also more harshly criticized, even by his mother. Anderson opts for a return to his roots, with voluptuous R&B, fresh soul and cult rap, mixing timeless nostalgic flavorings with the modern era. To support his idea, there are even more carefully selected feats. For the silky softness of the 70’s/80’s, we find legend of the genre Smokey Robinson (Make It Better). For the 90’s golden age, Brandy (Jet Black).For the soul side, Anderson and Dre look to Donny’s daughter, Lalah Hathaway, on the groovy basslines of Reachin’2 Much, as well as Sonyae Elise (who already shows up in Malibu) and Jazmine Sullivan who was already on stage alongside Stevie Wonder at just 13 years old. But the two biggest surprises of the album are of course André 3000 in the opening track Come Home and especially Nate Dogg – who died in 2011 - on the gentle closing track What Can We Do?: both key figures of 90’s rap. The first put Atlanta back on the rap map with OutKast’s Dirty South and recently appeared on James Blake’s Where’s The Catch. The second was ubiquitous in the 90’s-00’s rap scene with legendary hooks and her G-Funk-rap-R&B formula alongside Warren G, Snoop and Xzibit. Anderson .Paak pays tribute to his elders and closes his fourth album in 39 minutes and 11 tracks. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz
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Soul - Verschenen op 30 maart 2018 | Verve

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A great, revived soul voice. Politically-conscious songs from the Great American Songbook. This project harks back to the 1960s (and beyond), but it finds a strong echo in today's America, divided and rocked by President Trump... By dedicating the whole record to covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Bettye LaVette makes her voice heard, literally and figuratively. Produced by Steve Jordan, Things Have Changed which features, amongst others, Keith Richards and Trombone Shorty, alternates between warm, vintage soul, and funkier bursts of real rock'n'roll. Above all, the 72-year old soul artist from Michigan continues to prove that she has a lot of singing in her yet. LaVette made her definitive comeback as long ago as 2005, with the album I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise, itself also made up of covers, this time of songs from artists like Sinéad O'Connor, Lucinda Williams, Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Dolly Parton, Aimee Mann and Fiona Apple. Two years later she confirmed her vocal powers with The Scene Of The Crime which revisited Eddie Hinton, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, John Hiatt and Elton John. Coming, like all good things in spurts of threes, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, from 2010, saw her taking on compositions by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Traffic, the Animals, Led Zep, George Harrison, Pink Floyd, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, the Moody Blues, Derek & The Dominos and the Who… This latest 2018 offering, though, stands head and shoulders above the others, thanks to the hair-raising sincerity that the singer brings to Dylan's repertoire. Great art. © Max Dembo/Qobuz
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Soul/Funk/R&B - Verschenen op 16 maart 2018 | naïve

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Throughout his albums, you quickly understand that Meshell Ndegeocello was more than a Prince-ss. It’s easier to just see in this amazing singer, bass player and songwriter the female counterpart of the small genius from Minneapolis… For a quarter of a century, she has created the perfect alchemy between jazz, soul, rock, pop, funk, new wave and hip-hop, a true custard pie that is usually indigestible when tried by her competitors. With her, free as a bird never rang so true. It’s only logical, as this is the meaning of Ndegeocello in Swahili… Her 2018 batch sounds like a return to the groove roots; Meshell entertains herself by revisiting songs from the masters of the genre (Prince, TLC, George Clinton, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Sade) and also from some forgotten names (Force MDs, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Surface, Al B. Sure!). Recorded in Los Angeles with her faithful Chris Bruce (guitar), Abraham Rounds (drums) and Jebin Bruni (keyboards), the aptly-named Ventriloquism is much more than a simple “cover album”. Stripped-down of their sometimes dated original sound, her songs are completely restored with care and taste by a Meshell that is as inspired as ever (TLC’s Waterfalls sounds like some Neil Young!) and yet beset by a rather dark personal touch. “The year around the recording of this album was so disorienting and dispiriting for me personally and for so many people I know and spoke to all the time. I looked for a way to make something that was light while things around me were so dark, a musical place to go that reminded me of another, brighter time.” This sensation of plenitude can be redeeming, and also kind of beautiful. All of that exudes from Ventriloquism, the strong work of an upstanding as ever and really unique artist. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Soul - Verschenen op 15 juli 2016 | Polydor Records

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28-year-old Michael Kiwanuka's second album, Love & Hate, comes 4 years after his first, and with it, a more refined sound. The same soulful tones that gave Kiwanuka such a broad following remain the focal point of the new album, as do the lilting melodies and baleful lyrics, but thanks to producers Dangermouse and Inflo, as well as a huge supporting cast of musicians, this album manages to throw the punch we were promised by the first. Beginning with a 9 minute, Pink Floyd inspired 'opus', the album feels expansive and varied. It feels like a coming of age record, a musical maturation for this singer, who is already being hailed as one of the greatest voices around. Ranging from sweeping orchestral arrangements to melancholy introspections, this second effort seems more mature and measured, but remains a 'nearly' moment. Overdone and overloaded, this second album has lost some of the immediacy and realness that made the first stand out. Kiwanuka's voice is sometimes overwhelmed by the size and scale of the arrangements, rather than playing to his strengths. Nevertheless, the overall quality of the record will undoubtedly make it a big winner this year. RK/Qobuz
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Soul/Funk/R&B - Verschenen op 21 augustus 2015 | Epic - Legacy

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Soul - Verschenen op 15 december 2014 | RCA Records Label

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Soul/Funk/R&B - Verschenen op 21 april 2014 | Ninja Tune

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Soul - Verschenen op 1 januari 2012 | Polydor Records

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Home Again is het langverwachte debuutalbum van de Britse singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka. De Londenaar begon zijn muzikale carrière als sessiegitarist voor Britse R&B-acts zoals Chipmunk and Bashy, waarna hij zich richtte op zijn eigen op soul geïnspireerde muziek. Kiwanuka won de BBC Sound of 2012-verkiezing. Een schare aan invloeden waaronder Bill Withers en Otis Redding draagt bij aan zijn volwassen, stijlvolle sound. © TiVo