Tuesday, 17 June 2014

*** REVIEW*** Return Of The Rudeboy Exhibition - Somerset House, London


***NEW*** Charles Bradley & LaRose Jackson - Luv Jones - Daptone Records

Better Days With Special Guest DJ Sasha Gonzo (05/07/2014)

Norman Jay MBE / The Impellers / WWWG - Brighton Concorde (21/06/2014)

Eddie Piller's Eclectic Soul Show - Soho Radio

Eddie Piller’s Eclectic Soul Show Episode 1 – Soho Radio

Eddie Piller’s Eclectic Soul Show Episode 2 – Soho Radio

Eddie Piller’s Eclectic Soul Show Episode 3 – Soho Radio

Eddie Piller’s Eclectic Soul Show Episode 4 – Soho Radio

Eddie Piller’s Eclectic Soul Show Episode 5 – Soho Radio

Eddie Piller’s Eclectic Soul Show Episode 6 – Soho Radio

Soho Radio

First Soho Radio Record & Tape Exchange Challenge Featuring DJ Yoda

Soho Radio’s first ever ‘Record and Tape Exchange Challenge’ on the Soho Social was accepted by DJ Yoda. With £30 in his pocket to spend, he was given an hour to go to Berwick Street’s Record and Tape Exchange to purchase a selection of tracks to make a 30minute mix, which he performed live in the studio, putting his DJing prowess to the test.

Duncan Beiny aka DJ Yoda is no ordinary scratch DJ. Q Magazine have declared him “one of the ten DJ’s to see before you die”, whilst Hip Hop Connection voted him as “one of the top three DJ’s in the world.” Trail-blazing into the world of the audio-visual, he is a pioneer of a new art form, using cutting edge technology that he has been instrumental in developing, to scratch and mix visuals on top of his DJ sets in the clubs transforming the average night out into a fusion of clubbing and the movies.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

***REVIEW*** Lee Fields & The Expressions - Emma Jean (Truth & Soul Records)

Lee Fields' fifth studio LP, Emma Jean was released on Truth & Soul this week. Named after his late mother, this is another shining step in a career that has spanned just short of five decades. Lee Fields relentless touring schedule has truly honed his vocal and writing skills and in my opinion Emma Jean is his best LP to date.

'Emma Jean' has a clean and polished feel across the album whilst still holding onto the pure raw Soul sound that other artists would struggle to emulate.

Standout tracks such as 'Just Can't Win', 'Talk To Somebody' and 'Standing By Your Side' are surely set to become recognised standards on the Soul scene. Musically the level of playing across the entire album from The Expressions is also effortlessly accomplished.

There is a nod to the Oklahoma Tulsa sound with covers/reworkings of both JJ Cale's 'Magnolia' and Leon Russell's 'Out In The Woods' (Retitled here as 'In The Woods' The first single released off the LP, 'Magnolia' has a slightly uptempo pace, which alongside Lee's soulful injection give this classic a new lease of life.

Considering that the quality of his last three albums from Truth & Soul has only gone from strength to strength, it's a very exciting thought as to where Lee Fields & The Expressions will go next as I don't think we've quite reached the peak of this soulful mountain just yet!!

Buy Lee Fields & The Expressions - Emma Jean HERE

Shake! (07/06/2014)


Stay Greasy - East End Film Festival Screening (20/06/2014)


Mr Ducktail - Rockabilly Hairstyles

Stevie Wonder 1981 Atari Advert

Lee Fields & The Expressions Official Album Launch - XOYO, London (04/06/2014)

The Modcast Summer Boat Party (15/06/2014)

J.Period - The Big Payback Pt 2 - The Legacy Of JB

DJ Scratch - The Big Payback: The 45s Vol. 1 (James Brown Tribute Mix)