Resense 049 & Resense 050



 Oonops is back with his second selection for the Resense-Series and he selected two tracks from DJ and producer FLIPOUT out of Vancouver. He already opened shows for Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Master Flash, Mos Def, Ice Cube, Questlove and is known for his fiery gigs around the world. »Let The Soul Pride In« is a b-boy driven soul / psyche rock classic with heavy breaks and much energy for the dancefloor with a very DJ friendly intro and outro at 120 BPM. On the flipside we've got the Hip Hop monster »Clipse Comin' Thru« in a JBz style. It's a re-make of the Jungle Brothers »J Beez Comin' Through« blended with Clipse »When The Last Time« plus bonus beats for all the djs who love to play around. Both tracks are mixed by Nick Bike and the handwritten (as usual in this series) is by the artist 
himself. credits released October 11, 2000


 It's the 50th jubilee for our beloved Resense-series and we're happy to celebrate it with you including two good vibration tracks! This time Oonops selected two tracks from DJar One out of France and King Most from San Francisco. Starting on the A-side with DJar One's Boogaloo heavyweight »Smart Calypso« which will spread good vibes on all dancefloors out there. On the flip King Most brings the heat with a stunning edit of Sam & Daves »Hold On, I'm Coming« which has more soul than a sock with a hole. Don't miss this massive double-sider! credits released October 12, 2000

Introducing by Aaron Frazer

Colemine records


 Aaron Frazer (of Durand Jones & The Indications) is pleased to announce his debut album, Introducing..., out January 8th, 2021 via Dead Oceans and Easy Eye Sound, alongside lead single, “Over You,” and its accompanying video. A testament to his wide-ranging influence and deep gratitude for his musical community, Introducing... is both loving and gracious, critical without losing hope, and a showcase of a young artist on a seriously soulful ascent. Working with producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Frazer expertly calibrates consciousness-raising, as previewed by early single “Bad News,” and the desire to be enveloped by love. Where previous songs were written in a partial state of turmoil, Frazer’s debut LP shows maturation and range.
Soft-spoken with the look of a slightly disaffected 1950s matinee idol, Frazer possesses a unique voice that’s both contemporary and timeless. The Brooklyn-based, Baltimore-raised songwriter first came into the international spotlight as the drummer and co-lead singer for Durand Jones & The Indications. He’s certainly created a community through his work with the Indications, gospel-soul project The Flying Stars of Brooklyn, and countless side shows in Bloomington and New York. Throughout, Frazer has used music to call attention to issues of inequity and injustice, while highlighting the work of organizations like the Poor People’s Campaign. “It’s important ethically to try to use music for good. If you have something to say politically, don’t hide it until it’s asked about,” he says, adding that Introducing... balances songs of happiness with more political messages.
The 12 songs on Introducing... combine ‘70s soul with Auerbach’s particular sensibilities, and include songs with a message in the key of Gil Scott-Heron, as well as uplifting tales of love told through a blend of disco, gospel, and doo-wop. The album was recorded in a week at Auerbach’s antique and ephemera-laden studio in Nashville following a rapid and prolific songwriting session. “Dan likes to have this writing process where you just let go and embrace the kind of pressure cooker environment that comes with extreme time limitation,” Aaron says, adding that the writing sessions pushed him creatively. Dan brought in legendary songwriters such as L. Russell Brown, who wrote hits for fellow falsetto Frankie Valli and co-wrote the album’s opening track, “You Don’t Wanna Be My Baby”. Dan adds: “As soon as Aaron started singing, Russell looked at me and his eyes lit up. He instantly understood Aaron; it was a perfect, effortless way to start the record.”

New single “Over You” is telling of the collaboration between Frazer and Auerbach. “‘Over You’ is inspired by the legendary northern soul 45s that electrified dance floors across the UK in the 1960s,” says Aaron. “Breakneck speeds and breakbeat drums challenged even the best dancers to pull out all the stops. Lyrically, ‘Over You’ captures a moment of despair in the darkest hour of a breakup. But sometimes to feel better, you just gotta shake your ass.” The accompanying video, directed by Marc Parroquin, visualizes this spirit, with a psychedelic color scheme, a slick car, and a smoky dancefloor.

For Introducing..., Auerbach called on a crew of heavy session players -- including members of the Memphis Boys (who played on Dusty Springfield’s “Son of A Preacher Man” and Aretha Franklin’s “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”), symphony percussionist Sam Bacco, and several members of the Daptone-Big Crown Records universe .“I really didn't want to make a retro record with Aaron; I wanted it to be its own thing, have its own sound. The crew had not made records together before, so it was a very fresh feeling that I think will strike a chord with people. There's this amazing cross-section of musicians, young and old, with Aaron leading the way.” With a collaborative vision, Introducing... manages to hit the sweet spot between intuition, intentionality, and craft – a love song that’s both personal and universal.

RELEASE DATE: 1/8/2021

1. You Don’t Wanna Be My Baby
2. If I Got It (Your Love Brought It)
3. Can’t Leave It Alone
4. Bad News
5. Have Mercy
6. Done Lyin’
7. Lover Girl
8. Ride with Me
9. Girl on the Phone
10. Love Is
11. Over You
12. Leaning’ On Your Everlasting Love

Ice Braker by Bubaza

RELEASE DATE: 11/13/20

Bubaza is a side project featuring members of Jungle Fire and The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble. Covering ground that each of their respective bands live in: latin jazz, instrumental soul, funk, etc., but while also extending this a little more into B-boy and DJ culture with fiery drum breaks and crafting tunes meant for the funk dance floor.

I'm Telling / Esperanza by The Black Dove, Tony From The Bronx

Mango Hill RecordsMiami, Florida
Miami based record label founded in 2016.

All the way from sunny Miami, Fl & the busy streets of the Bronx, New York , Mango Hill sub label Double Aside Records brings you a double dosin' debut of The Black Dove & Tony From The Bronx.
The Black Dove shrieks "I'm Tellin'!" In his funky JB-esque debut. Letting his lover who is up to no good know, that time is up! I'm telling rings The Beholders from Jason Joshua fame to come in and lay down the law in this modern funk scorcher! I'M TELLING!
Straight from the streets of Bronx, New York , Tony from Bronx brings his Boogaloo Babalu to the Mango Hill Universe, the illusive musician-mambolero brings "Esperanza" to a speaker near you, it's the old tale of "I love you, You drive Me Crazy!" & "Whats For Dinner?" as TFTB recites the pros & cons of his" cosita linda". Tony From The Bronx brings you back to a tough but lighter time in The Bronx, bringing reminiscence of Joe Cuba Sextet and the whole short-lived Fania Records boogaloo movement! Party with Tony & come tell with The Black Dove for this double header brought to you by Mango Hill Records.
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Release Date !2/11/2020

Moving Ahead by Gerardo Frisina


“Moving Ahead” is the long-awaited new work by Gerardo Frisina, a double LP worth of new material that gathers together the various sounds that have characterized his entire production. The experience collected over this long period therefore strongly affects a multiform album whose stylistic components are easily identifable (Latin jazz, nu-jazz, Afro-Cuban, dub, electronic music) but that transcends any possible classifcation as a whole.
The musical evolution of “Moving Ahead” is centered on hypnotic and pushing rhythmic patterns, on which the various guest musicians express themselves with all their melodic and emotional intensity. In addition to the already known Gendrickson Mena (trumpet), Ernesto Lopez (drums and percussion), Alfonso Deidda (baritone sax, flute) and Fabrizio Bernasconi (piano, Fender Rhodes), a special mention must be credited to Haruna Kuyateh, a young Gambian whom Gerardo saw performing as a street artist by pure chance by walking around the town of Milan: thanks to his instrument, the kora, the album’s sound spectrum is enriched with new sensations in the songs “Naihi”, “Naihi’s Son” and “Kerewan”.
From the “Marombo” EP, which anticipated this release, “Moving Ahead” also delivers a new version of its title-track, with a slightly different rhythm and with the addition of the vibraphone. The CD version of this record also includes the second part of “Marombo” and the exclusive “Mwanga”, a bonus track not present in the 2LP edition.
In short, “Moving Ahead” is the mature continuation of a 20-year long solo career, started in the early 2000s with “Ad Lib”, that once again demonstrates how Gerardo’s creativity still manifests itself today at very high levels.

released September 25, 2020

Follow the sun by Kinobe


Fondue Party by Polyrhythmics


Fondue Party is a concept record of tracks recorded during the Man from the Future sessions, but deliberately saved for this EP. This collection of songs explores the group’s downtempo, chilled-out side with heavy dub influence. While past releases mirror the group’s live performances with diverse and dynamic sets taking you on a journey with lots of twists and turns along the way, Fondue Party fits a vibe of its own and is intentionally different than past releases. The EP will also commemorate the band’s 10th anniversary and serves as a special treat to longtime fans while making ears perk up for new listeners.
Hot off the heels of their most recent record ‘Man from the Future,’ Seattle-based psychedelic funk group, Polyrhythmics have announced a follow-up EP ‘Fondue Party’ that will come out on Color Red on December 4, 2020.
Fondue Party is a concept record of tunes recorded during the ‘Man from the Future’ sessions, but deliberately saved for this EP. This collection of songs explores the group’s downtempo, chilled-out side with heavy dub influence. While past releases mirror the group’s live performances with diverse and dynamic sets taking you on a journey with lots of twists and turns along the way, ‘Fondue Party’ fits a vibe of its own and is intentionally different than past releases. In addition, the EP commemorates the band’s 10th anniversary and serves as a special treat to longtime fans, while perking up the ears of new listeners.
“We wanted to do something different this time. It feels appropriate given all the changes happening in our world and 2020 marking the 10th anniversary of the band’s existence,” says drummer, Grant Schroff, “ We wanted to make an EP that has a vibe to it as a whole. As COVID rages on and the weather turns colder, we will once again be retreating back into our homes. We wanted to offer a record that people can reach for when they want to light a candle and have a chill night at home, take a puff and do the dishes or have a Fondue Party with some close friends.”
The lead single “Zion” comes out this Friday, October 9th. Featuring a sauntering bass line by Jason Gray, swirling synthesizer leads of Nathan Spicer, and echoing horn response lines, the track thrives on open space and layers. Just as the EP itself is a launchpad into slower grooves, the single itself is a catalyst for laid back, cooled out vibes as seasons change and we enter the autumn months. It sets the table for the ‘Fondue Party’ to come.

releases December 4, 2020

Pay Your Tribute To Felix by Ramyen

Broken by Nikos Diamantopoulos feat. Toshi

Nikos Diamantopoulos is a producer, musician, DJ, born and raised in Greece.
He is a House Music veteran and been serving the music industry for more than 30 years, numbering more than 200 releases, including 4 full length albums and collaborated with the most famous artists including Louie Vega, Roland Clark, Lustral, Jask, Jamie Lewis, Hiroshi Watanabe.

Leave your head On by Cubaneros

Cubaneros are back with an amazing music video of their new cover of the classic "You Can Leave Your Hat On"! Cubaneros is a Greek-Cuban band formed in the summer of 2015 by singer Anaisa Vega Castillo, keyboardist / singer Panos Panagopoulos and singer / percussionist Indhira Xiques. Their repertoire includes Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton and other latin covers by artists such as: Celia Cruz, Mark Anthony, Los Van Van, Gente de Zona, Enrique Inglesias and others.
However, the list of covers has recently grown with the addition of the unforgettable "You Can Leave Your Hat On" to a Salsa Version. The song was first released in 1972 by Randy Newman and became even more famous in 1986 when Joe Cocker performed it for the movie "9“ Weeks "and the now legendary striptease scene with Kim Basinger! "You Can Leave Your Hat On (Salsa Version)" is accompanied by a beautiful video clip directed by Pericles Papandreopoulos. In the video, Panagiotis Artemakis and Sofia Spyropoulou (Greek champion in salsa solo and salsa in pairs) dance.