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The Future And Music Collectives (Video)

Very interesting. Music/culture collectives – already seen as go-tos for indie and underground (read: real) music and movements – could very well be controllers of the world of tomorrow. Time was, we went to other taste makers – deejays, radio, clubs, label imprints, print and video magazines – to learn what was new and worthy. Nowadays, largely enabled by Internet and mobile channels, we turn to curators who are independent themselves (e.g. not beholden to station management, programming consultants, the ‘charts’ or record/media manufacturers). Could it be that enough of us have turned away from old commercial channels that big name companies of all kinds who want to reach us reach out to Soulections and OKPlayers (and ehem JAYFORCEs) of the world? Real music, real culture from real outlets NOT begging or cowering for big ad bucks.

Could be. Check out the discussion above.

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LAKIM – “I’m Rick James B!tch”

Every day people make remixes to classic and not so classic tracks.  Sometimes the track sounds the same other times completely different.  With that said sometimes producers are able to take just a little bit of the original track and make it their own while holding to true to what the artists created in the beginning.  Well LAKIM has done just that with his latest remix track titled “Im Rick James Bitch” where he flips the Rick James classic “Super Freak”.  I mean he adds some drums and a different baseline and it is a head nodder from start to finish.  The only problem is it is too short only lasting for under two minutes.

“What did the five fingers Say to the Face? S-L-A-P I’m Cold Bloooooooded”

– Dave Chappelle as Rick James


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ArtByOdell Interviews WALDO (AGO/Soulection) [Video]

Recently Grand Rapids native Waldo made his Atlanta performance debut rocking at The Basement in East Atlanta.  The show was put together by Hometown Heroes and Beatz & Lyrics co host ArtByOdell was front and center to see it all happen.  ArtByOdell gets the exclusive interview speaking with him about touring the states and overseas off of his mixtape and collaborations.  Waldo details working with Sango also an upcoming collaborative mixtape with Tre Capital (Xzibit’s Son) and he also gives Odell the exclusive on the title of his upcoming project!


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Hometown Heroes ATL Present Waldo (Soulection), DJ Gravez (HW&W), & Xavier BLK (WERC Crew) Saturday April 4th, 2015

HH-4-4-with-sponsorsIf you are in Atlanta and want to check out some great music, people dancing, and see an emcee who is making waves in the game right now then Hometown Heroes has you covered.  This Saturday April 4th at The Basement in East Atlanta they have Waldo (Soulection) performing along with producer/DJ Gravez (HW&W) and producer/DJ Xavier Blk (Werc) spinning.  The local Heroes brought us Dpat & Atu of Soulection for their last event a few months back I was in the house and it was a Party!  So listen to their latest volume of Hometown Heroes radio after the jump below in the meantime to get you ready for the show!

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ArtByOdell Welcomes Atu & Dpat of the ‘Soulection’ Crew To Atlanta (Audio)

ArtByOdell sat down with local Atlanta promoters HomeTown Heroes to discuss their first ATL event. On the bill they had Dexter Brandon of Kolossus Records along with Thrice Groove of WERC Crew.  To headline the event was Dpat & Atu of Soulection who made their Atlanta debut.  Like past Soulection DJ’s (LAKIM, Jo Def & Sango)making their first trip to ATL Dpat & Atu spoke with ArtByOdell. The discussion talks music what inspires them and their international backgrounds.  Odell also speaks with Dexter Brandon 7 Thrice Groove both DJ/Producers telling him what they have planned for listeners in 2015.


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R&B/Soul: Esta – “Can’t Wait” featuring SPZRKT

They say Patience is a virtue, but some things in life are just hard to wait on.  Like waiting on food at a restaurant when you are hungry or waiting in line to get into a popular club.  One thing I know a lot of men can agree on is they can’t wait to see that special lady in their lives if they have said lady.

Well the DJ/Producer Esta (Soulection DJ) teams up with singer SPZRKT explaining this nicely with the track you guessed it named “Can’t Wait”.  This track will have guys thinking they can sing to their ladies.  I suggest you just play the song by Esta (featuring SPZRKT). Fellas trust me, I already attempted and the lady enjoyed the song more! Check out SPZRKT new album BONFIRE.

– Odell | Soundcloud


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Zikomo – “Champion Riddim”


Interesting. Soulection and Stussy ‘let their powers combine’ on this mix project.

We’ve taken dozens of tracks into consideration to curate the finest selection of progressive music from around the world to bring visibility to the future sound. Because there is so much talent out there, it was challenging to pull this compilation together to showcase a progression and cohesive flow that reflects both Stussy and Soulection cultures respectively.

This is Zikomo with “Champion Riddim” off the “The Sound of Tomorrow” – a Soulection and Stussy compilation.


Alternative: Frank Ocean – “Novacane” (LAKIM Edit)

Novacane Artwork by Andre PowerLAKIM puts his spin on “Novacane” by Frank Ocean. Remember when we posted on Young Guru speaking on how modern music gets made by taking-and-remaking? This is that… in the best and most classic way! Good trance music refixx for weekend vibing. Respect to DJ Rahdu over at BamaLoveSoul for hipping us to this.