Osunlade – Dedication EP [YSD082]

Yoruba presents a new Osunlade release. The high priest of house, his sound legitimizes the unseen spirit world that informs the pulse in every song he crafts. ‘Dedication EP’ functions like a sound library, a place where you can find indigenous rhythms from around the world, making Osunlade’s musical signature both ancient and futuristic. Jazz and global citizenship come through in his latest work, a decade based in Greece and a lifetime submerged in the participation, creation and production of music. With ‘Dedication EP’, Osunlade boldly presents a mid-tempo meditative musical essay with reflections in the form of everyday conversations and everyday life. These selections meet global feelings of political anxiety with rhythm patterns that bring you closer to the gift of transcendence.

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Osunlade – Dedication EP [YSD082]

Afefe Iku – Order of Direction [YSD062]

Beautiful electronix on the latest installment from the label’s mystery man takes us out of the jungle and into the mountains, where syncopated analog rhythms dance beside electric melodies surrounding a caravan of textures and reflection. Including a collaboration with Osunlade.

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Afefe Iku – Order of Direction [YSD062]

Hipodrome’s 2013 Review (Part 1 of 3)

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This post is about the followers of my blog and the most successful posts, the releases that gathered the most likes and clicks in 2013 from my visitors.

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Osunlade – Human Beings [YSD060]

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Yoruba serve up the second single taken from Osunlade’s album “A Man With No Past Originating The Future”. Classic co-founder Luke Solomon gets things started with a sizzling tech house make over of Osunlade’s deep gem. On the A2, the master of all things deep, jazzy and experimental Isolee delivers a stunning rework. On the flip, the third remix offering comes from long time Yoruba associate and musical brother Atjazz.  With his signature sound he brings undeniable soul to the bunch while keeping the song’s integrity in tact. Our journey is completed by Yoruba’s own Rafael Moraes, one third of Nomumbah. Deep is the word for this one.

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Osunlade – Human Beings [YSD060]

Osunlade – Dionne / What Gets You High? [YSD56D]

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‘Dionne’ is a one of a kind rarity. Osunlade pulls and draws from the lovely days of old, paying homage to house music as it once was, when vocal edits were the vibe and pulse of an emerging sound. With traditional bata drums, filters and just good old fashioned groove on top of groove. The b-side is an ode to the bossa sound with a pulsating heart beat, funky melodies and smooth rhodes topped with a quirky yet fun vocal asking the question “what gets you high?” It’s music here that gets us high.

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Osunlade – Dionne / What Gets You High? [YSD56D]

Git feat. Brooklyn Red – Higher [YSD053]

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Yoruba Record’s own Git is back with his acclaimed song ‘Higher’ which features the silky vocals of Brooklyn Red. Together Git and Red explore the evolution of love. Adding to this evolution are remixes from the Afefe Iku and label head Osunlade with his signature Yoruba Soul Remix.

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Git feat. Brooklyn Red – Higher [YSD053]

Atelewo / Osunlade – Infinity / Sendai [YSD049]

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The return of Atelewo (Osunlade & The Pasta Boys) on Yoruba. Percussive, brass driven soul song about  love. Infinity proves to continue with solid production and sound of the teams collaborative efforts. Sendai is a simple mood based groove honoring and acknowledging the loss in the tsunami of 2011. A simple gesture of remembrance this one adapts a local newscaster explaining the devastation and sorrow.

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Atelewo / Osunlade – Infinity / Sendai [YSD049]

Donnie – Olmec Save Us [NDATL009]

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Kai KZR Alce of NDATL announces the upcoming release of Olmec Save Us by R&B powerhouse Donnie. The original mixes produced by Alce is marked by high-end tones and layered, multitracked vocals. The musicality conveys an otherworldly, high-frequency vibration and is generally more percussive, with greater emphasis on the keyboards (played by Ricky Corey). While listeners are treated to the full-length orignal versions of Donnie’s epic tale, the Yoruba Soul Mix by noted house producer Osunlade allows for a deeper interpretation of the overall message. Also included are instrumentals of both versions that will have house heads anticipating personal and creative transformation through the sound and on the dance oor.

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Donnie – Olmec Save Us [NDATL009]

VA – Moxa Vol 1: Follow The X [REB059]

Rebirth Records is proud to present one of the most important Italian clubs: Moxa. ‘Born’ in Mantova in 2006/2007, Moxa experienced an amazing artistic grow in the last few years, becoming a true staple of the worldwide clubbing scene, having played host to world renowned DJs, from Frankie Knuckles to Soul Clap and everyone that’s anyone in between. This sampler, taken from the forthcoming “Moxa Vol.1” compilation, includes unreleased material from Moodymann, Larry Heard and Osunlade!

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VA – Moxa Vol 1: Follow The X [REB059]