Saturday, 25 January 2014

A Morpheus Soul Pod-Cast {25th Jan 14}

"I'll play it and tell you what it is later." [Miles Davis].

Peace and blessings music lovers, and welcome to a brand new edition of your favourite artists, favourite pod-cast. I'm starting out on a sad note this week as we say farewell to guitar supremo and acid jazz legend Ronny Jordan who passed away on Monday 13th January. My condolences go out to his family & friends. This episode begins with a small tribute to Mr. Jordan with tracks featuring DJ Spinna, Shaun Escoffery, Mos Def, Ovasoul7, D.J. Krush and Guru. R.I.P.

Also featured on this edition is a selection of the very best in progressive soul & hip-hop. Another supa-dope musical showcase, including the nicest jams & joints with Amp Fiddler, Rapsody, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Common, Lux DeVille, The Alchemist, Ozay Moore, Talib Kweli, Xiomara, Dag Savage, Shafiq Husayn, Quelle Chris, Phonte, Ray West, Clear Soul Forces, Murs, Elzhi, Raphael Saadiq, J. Mitchell (MelodiusFly), Anthm, Moka Only, Mulatto Patriot & Primeridians Simeon Viltz, Evidence, Greg Blackman, Khrysis, DjemeiaSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings & Ronny Jordan. R.I.P.

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Parental Advisory Explicit Content. Link after track-listing: ENJOY!


Ronny Jordan - Cool And Funky (The Antidote) 1992 Island Records
Ronny Jordan Meets D.J. Krush ft. Guru- Season For Change
[Dawn Of The Season Mix] (Bad Brothers) 1994 Island Records
DJ Spinna ft. Ovasoul7 & Ronny Jordan- Surely
(Here To There) 2002 Rapster Records / BBE

Ronny Jordan ft. Mos Def - A Brighter Day [DJ Spinna Remix]
(A Brighter Day) 2000 Blue Note
Ronny Jordan - It’s You (Light To Dark) 1996 Island Records
Ronny Jordan - So What (The Antidote) 1992 Island Records
DJ Spinna ft. Shaun Escoffery & Ronny Jordan -
Music In Me [Come Alive] [Co-producer Mark De Clive-Lowe]
(Here To There) 2002 Rapster Records / BBE

Djemeia - Not In Love (Change)
Amp Fiddler ft. Raphael Saadiq - Take It (Basementality 2)
J. Mitchell (MelodiusFly) w/ Taraach - Thinkin Of Robin [money]
(LOve Kills The Demon an EP) 2011

J. Mitchell (MelodiusFly) - Flawless [Prod By. Exile]
(LOve Kills The Demon an EP) 2011
Djemeia - How It Is (Change)
Xiomara - Electric Relaxation [Prod By. Billion Coast] (ATCO: A Tribute)

Rapsody - Illuminaughty [Chinchilla] [Prod By. 9th Wonder]
(JamlaIs The Squad: The Compilation)
Step Brothers [Alchemist & Evidence] ft. Styles P - No Hesitation
(Lord Steppington) Rhymesayers Entertainment
Ozay Moore fka Othello - Don’t Cry [Prod By. Stro Elliot] Mellow Orange Music

Common - The Sun God [Robot Orchestra Remix]
Talib Kweli, Elzhi & Phonte - No Competition
[Prod By. Khrysis] (Jamla Is The Squad: The Compilation)
Dag Savage [Exile & Johaz] ft. Anthm, Co$$ & Nanna B - Heavenbound
(The Warning Tape) Mix-tape
The Alchemist ft. Blu, Killer Ben & Planet Asia - Doo Wop
(The Cutting Room Floor 3) Mix-tape

The Alchemist ft. Action Bronson & Roc Marciano -
Pool Hall Hustler (The Cutting Room Floor 3) Mix-tape
Shabaam Sahdeeq - Conceited Confidence [Prod By. Ran Reed]
Quelle Chris - Going Swell (Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows) Mello Music Group

Clear Soul Forces ft. Brogainz - Won Too
[Prod By. Ilajide] (Clear Soul Collection)
Murs & Apollo Brown - The Pain Is Gone
(Mandala Vol. 2, Today’s Mathematics) Mello Music Group
Lux DeVille [PVD & Darryl formerly 8thW1] - One Two
(Live AtThe Loft EP)

Park & Wreck Collective // Rebecca, Sammy & L-TEC -
Picture On The Wall [Prod By. Danny Da BeatO] (Seasons)
Anthm - Imagine Nation (interlude)
[Prod By. Blu as GODlee Barnes] (Handful of Dust)
C. Lewis - HeaaavenOnEarth [Prod By. FlamesYall] (Pieces Of Me EP)

Moka Only - PizzaJazz (Martian Xmas 2013) Urbnet
Ray West & OC {D.I.T.C.} ft. Milano & AG - Go Back
(Ray’s CafĂ© EP) Red Apples 45
Clear Soul Forces - Push It To The Max
[Prod By. Best Kept Secret] (Clear Soul Collection)

Oddisee - Invisible Walls (Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows) Mello Music Group
Mulatto Patriot & Primeridian’s Simeon Viltz ft. Greg Blackman - Crazy Love
(Ray Elementary) All Natural Inc. / Bonafyde
Lux DeVille [PVD & Darryl formerly 8thW1] -
Thank You For Coming (Live At The Loft EP)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - We Get Along
(Give The People What They Want) 2014 Daptone Records
Melodiusfly - Rapture [Prod By. Shafiq Husayn] (The Pharaohs Parade ) 2014
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Slow Down Love
(Give The People What They Want) 2014 Daptone Records


Friday, 10 January 2014

A Morpheus Soul Pod-Cast {Feeling Godlee But Sometimes Blu ~ The Johnson Barnes Edition ~ Volume Won}

In Hell Happy With Your Imaginary Friend... [Below The Heavens].

A new year, a new beginning and a brand new Morpheus Soul pod-cast to kick things off nicely. It's a supa dope special edition dedicated to one of the illest emcee/producers in the rap world today. Johnson Barnes aka Godlee Barnes aka Blu has been keeping me edutained for just over a decade with beats, rhymes & life of the highest order. Not too many hip-hop artists can produce joints and spit bars above standard but Blu is most definitely at the top of the game. Off the dome, I can only compare Oddisee, who's back catalogue speaks for itself in terms of them both putting out excellent pieces of art, constantly. Big Ups!!

This is volume one of Godlee knows how many, and I'm in nod-factor mode as I type this forward. So let's rewind selector and drop the needle on the John Lennon. It's your favourite artists, favourite pod-cast finely tuning your ears onto Blu's joints, collaborations, production, wordplay and guest appearances. Soul music, jazz moods and raw hip-hop aplenty with tracks featuring Mainframe, Exile, Sene, Ray West, King-I-Devine, Tanya Morgan, Pac Div, L’Orange, MED, Alchemist, Jimetta Rose, TiRon, The Roots, Dela, 9th Wonder, Nottz, Klaus Layer, Madlib, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Black Spade, Pete Rock, Arima Ederra, Miguel Jontel, Cookbook, Mayer Hawthorne, Roc Marciano, Blame One & much more. #WinterBlu

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Johnson&Jonson - Hold On (Johnson&Jonson) 2008 Tres Records
Blu & Exile - In Remembrance Of Me (Below The Heavens) 2007 Sound In Color
King-I-Devine & ScienZe ft. Sene, Blu & Britain Parker - Happiness Is
(Devine ScienZe) 2012 Mixtape

L.A.U.S.D. ft. Miss Jack Davey & Blu - iFeel
Blu & Cookbook - Soul Baby (Yes) 2013 Just-Us Records
Sene & Blu - TheWonderers (A Day Late & A Dollar Short) 2009 Shaman Work
Magr ft. Blu - Laminated Looseleafs (No News Is Good News) 2009

The Roots ft. Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash - The Day
(How I Got Over) 2010 Def Jam Recordings
Andy Allo ft. Blu - DreamLand (UnFresh) 2009
Ray West ft. Blu & Dave Dar - Stay Still
(Berrii Lipstick) 2013 Red Apples 45
Danny! ft. Lil B & Blu - Misunderstood (Payback) 2012 Okayplayer Music

Johnson&Jonson - Bout It, Bout It
(Johnson&Jonson) 2008 Tres Records
Johnson&Jonson - Oh, Oh Ox [Unreleased]
Johnson&Jonson - Wow! (Johnson&Jonson) 2008 Tres Records

RaelBlz - Wake Up (remix) [Prod By. Godlee Barnes] (RaelBlz)
Pac Div ft. Blu - Cringe (Our Old Shit Is Better Than Your New Shit)
Blu & Nottz ft. Rashad - End Of The World (Gods InThe Spirit EP) 2013 Coalmine Records

Blu & Exile ft. Jimetta Rose - The Only One
(Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them) 2012 Dirty Science/Fat Beats
Tanya Morgan ft. Blu - Morgan Blu [Prod By. Von Pea]
(Brooklynati) 2009 Interdependent Media
Blu & Exile - A Letter
(Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them) 2012 Dirty Science/Fat Beats

J&J - RockSt.Park
J&J - GoodVibes
Johnson&Jonson - Baby, Don’t Leave Me Now

Klaus Layer ft. Blu - Illest In Charge
(The Adventures Of Captain Crook) 2013 Redefinition Records
9th Wonder ft. Blu & Sundown of Actual Proof - Piranhas
(The Wonder Years) 2011 It’s A Wonderful World Music Group
Dela ft. Blu - Vibrate (Changes Of Atmosphere) 2008 Drink Water Records

Blu ft. Nola Darling - Never Be The Same
[Prod By. Sa-Ra Creative Partners] (NoYork!) 2013 NewWorldColor
TiRon ft. Blu - All The Kings (Ketchup) 2009 Mixtape
Alchemist ft. Blu - Yacht Rock [Edit] 2013 Chemistry Set 7” Single
MED & Blu ft. Jimetta Rose - Burgundy Whip
[Prod By. Madlib] (The Burgundy EP) 2013 Stones Throw

Blu & Exile ft. Black Spade - Maybe One Day
(Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them)
2012 Dirty Science/Fat Beats
Blu & Exile ft. Miguel Jontel - First Thing First
(Below The Heavens) 2007 Sound In Color
Blu & Exile - LoveLine(s), Dedicated To Last Fe’vrier

Blu - 4U [Prod By. Knxwledge] (Jesus) 2011 Nature Sounds
Blu - Just Another Day (Lifted EP) 2006 Sound In Color

L’Orange ft. Blu - Alone (The Mad Writer) 2012 JAKARTA
Blu - Amnesia (Her Favourite Colo(u)r) 2011 Nature Sounds
MED & Blu ft. Mayer Hawthorne - The Buzz
[Prod By. Madlib] (The Buzz EP) 2013 Bang Ya Head
Roc Marciano ft. Blu & Quelle Chris - Cut The Check (Marci Beaucoup) 2013

Mhz - Yellow & Blue [Prod By. Suroc] (Mhz Legacy) 2012 Man Bites Dog Records
Blu & Sene - True Love [Prod By. Chief] (Collabo Collection) 2009 Feelin Music
Arima Ederra ft. Blu - Questions [Prod By. Bhonstro]
(EarthTo Arima EP) 2012 Ashley Outrageous

Blu - The Clean Hand [Prod By. Pete Rock]
2013 Redefinition Records / NewWorldColor 12” Single
Blame One ft. Blu & Exile - Wonder Why
[Prod By. GODlee Barnes] (Days Chasing Days) 2009 Soulspazm Records
Shingo Suzuki ft. Blu - Hi(gh) Music (The Abstract Truth) 2008 Origami Productions
Johnson & Jonson - Nuts Hang (Powders & Oils) 2008