Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Upcoming Fall Releases (that I am sooo looking forward to!)

Foreign Exchange -lifcThe Foreign Exchange – Love In Flying Colors – Release Date:  Sept. 24th.  Nicolay and Phonte are back with their fourth studio album release since 2010’s “Authenticity”.  I absolutely love this team and the story behind how these two joined forces and became the dynamic group they are today.  Their combination of Soul, Hip Hop, R&B and Alternative Rock, leaves room for everyone to enjoy their music.  FE fans know that Nicolay’s undeniably infectious tracks, and Phonte’s smooth vocals, never disappoint.  There will be guest features as well on this album (which is expected with The Foreign Exchange experience).  I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us with “Love in Flying Colors”.  The awesome promotional trailers for the album as seen on their website, wets the appetite for what is sure to be another FE banger!  From what I’ve heard so far, I know this album will be in constant rotation on my iPod for MONTHS.

amellarrieux_icecreameverydayAmel Larrieux – Ice Cream Everyday – Release Date:  Oct. 1st.   We haven’t heard from this lovely songbird in six years, so when she released her single “Afraid” this summer, I was extremely happy to hear new music from her.  If the lead single is any indication, “Ice Cream Everyday” promises to be a wonderful collection of Soul and R&B that we have missed since Ms. Larrieux stepped away from the scene.   We all missed her, and we welcome her back with open arms.


Slakah SM Vol2Slakah The Beatchild – Love Movement Vol. 2 – Release Date:  TBD – Now, I have been anticipating this album ever since I heard his previous 2008 release of the vibilicious (is that a word??) “Love Movement Vol. 1”, along with all of Slakah’s fans, I have been waiting impatiently for the follow-up to that masterpiece of beats, rhymes and rhythms.  Well according to Slakah, it is on its way!  Yayy!  We just don’t know exactly when yet, but possibly this fall.  Hopefully it will see the light of day REAL soon.  In the meantime, I will just continue to vibe to Vol. 1 and the great “Something Forever” until he blesses us with Vol. 2.  I will continue to wait…(sigh)

New Music – Chantae Cann featuring Snarky Puppy, “Da Da ‘n Da”

I discovered this song last weekend on my favorite local radio station, Jazz 91.9 WCLK and it has been in constant rotation in my home and car all week! I just had to share this with my Soulsters! What a beautiful and melodic piece of music! Chantae Cann’s sweet and angelic vocals soar above and within Snarky Puppy’s musical arrangement as the song takes you on a whimsical journey! Well, that’s my take on it, anyway! Needless to say I love this song and I hear something different every time I play it. It just takes you somewhere and it is so jazzy and soulful all at the same time. The collaboration of Ms. Cann and Snarky Puppy is such a wonderful idea on so many levels. Both are powerful artists in their own right coming together giving you a complete eargasm. That’s what I like to hear!

Available on iTunes!

Take a listen:

Chantae Cann Official Website

Snarky Puppy Official Website

Concert Alert!

Zo! will be performing at Vinyl in Atlanta on this Saturday, August 10th. You certainly don’t want to miss his show. Part of the Foreign Exchange family be ready to have his music lift you up and have you feelin’ good! He will be performing tracks from his latest release, ManMade as well as from his previous offerings, of course. He also has so many collabs with some of our favorite underground soul artists (Anthony David, Phonte, Yahzarah, Erro) that you never know who will drop by! Don’t let the Atlanta rain deter you from enjoying the “Sun Storm” that will take place at Vinyl Saturday night.


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