Wednesday, 23 November 2011

LyricL - Amazed

For those who maybe unfamiliar with the lyrical delights of LyricL throw back your mind and pin back your ears...

London based rapper and spokenword artist Nkechi da LyricL is British born with Nigerian origins. Her parents hail from Imo State (now Abia State), Isuikwuato and settled in the UK after fleeing during the Biafran War.

One of the UK's leading female emcees. LyricL has appeared on stages worldwide from St Petersburg to Lisbon, and released singles in New Zealand, Austria, Japan and USA. Sought after by many producers for her lyrical ability and creativity within Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro and Broken Beat and Soulful House.

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When we received this album from old NuNorthern Soul Fam member, Sarah Sweeney who we first met when she was one of the Chibuku Shake Shake residents in Liverpool, and now resides in Cardiff, and  runs Fresh Rotations the label behind this release!

We couldn't believe our ears... Tight production, plenty of soul and killer lyrics and delivery so good, even UPS couldn't match!

NuNorthern Soul contender for album of the year!

Check out the sampler below... Then go and support the artist and label by purchasing a copy...

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LyricL - Amazed - Preview by Fresh Rotations

Friday, 18 November 2011

NuNorthern Soul Session 35 Guest Selector Mr Doris

First off, lets apologise for the numbering of the NNS sessions, we are at number 35, not 34 as this cloud cast may suggest...

Anyway, up to the plate is Mr Doris, Ibiza standard when it comes to something fresh and not mass produced, main stream junk food, this boy is straight up grade A connoisseur business, the Mac and cheese, the real tasty stuff... Mr Doris holds it down for We Love at Space on Sundays where he hosts his 'After Dark' sessions.

NuNorthern Soul first met up with Mr Doris many Ibiza full moons ago at the legendary Ancient People where NNS often shared the space to host leftfield parties, funky treats and beats order of the day (and night)... Ancient People has grown up in to an amazing Indian restaurant now, but back in the day it was the freshest party place for odd beats and pieces...

Our own Phat Phil clearly remembers hearing Mr Doris drop the following one afternoon, it was then he realised this man had soul! Perfect vibes!!

So here we have the Mr Doris guest selections for NuNorthern Soul.

Track List
This Is London  - Unforscene
The Roosevelt Blues feat. Megan Washington - Lanu
Mockingbird - Nostaligia77
In Your Eyes - Oddisee
Mutes & Drops - Hint
I Just Can't - Mozez
In the Twilight  - TM Juke
The Truth - Handsome Boy Modelling School 
Heroes (Kruder's Long Loose Bossa) - Roni Size
Rio De Noche - Red Astaire
Alcazar (Instrumental) - Tape Five
Pretty Little Thing - Fink
Sweet Thang - Shuggie Otis
Billy Jack - Curtis Mayfield 

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Mr Doris is also touring hard over the next months, be sure to try and check him
07 /12/11 After Dark, Red Bar, Ibiza   
11/12/11 Lock Tavern, Camden, London 
16/12/11 Tonic, Sydney
17/12/11 World Bar, Sydney
24/12/11 Fundafied. Sydney
25/12/11 TBA Melbourne
26/12/11 Newcastle Raceway
26/12/11 The World Bar, Sydney
30/12/11 Funkdafied, Sydney
31/12/11 Bellavista, Cairns
01/01/12 Space Festival, Sydney
01/01/12 High Flyers, Sydney
01/01/12 The Jam, Melbourne 

Saturday, 12 November 2011

NuNorthern Session #34 Guest Selector - DJ Rich Ears

Our good friend from Amsterdam, DJ Rich Ears has sent us this lovely blend...

This is one to lull you back to the White sands of Formentera and the blue Med waters... This is a truly Balearic session!


Of a Star - Sun Yawn on Me
The Orb - Hamlet of Kings
Pink Floyd and The Orb - Is there anybody out there
Jonathan Jeremiah - Happiness (Quiet Village Remix)
AKmusique - Saudade (Inside Mix)
Laura Bee - Lovebleeps
The Verve - Lucky Man
Oasis - Wonderwall (LDM's Dry Stone Remix 2008)
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (eleventhirtyeight edit)
Zero 7 - Destiny (Irrelevant Remix
Aretha Franklin -  I Say a Rittre Player (Dimitri Flom Paris Le-edit)
Henry Mancini - The Pink Panther [Lennart Ibizarre's El Cielo Mix]
Rhian Sheehan - Essáy x Rhian Sheehan x Morning Mountain (Borrowing The Past)
Global Communication - 807 (Young Edits Cosmic Communication Version)
Kiky Dee feat Pied Piper - Got Music In Me (Extended NuDisco Mix)
Alicia Keys - Feeling u (Freddie Joachim remix)
Flanger - Innerspace suit
Baz Luhrmann - Always Wear Sunscreen

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