Sunday, December 30, 2012

Favorite Songs of 2012


Favorite Songs of 2012


What a year for music !!  At the end of each year we go back and review the music that was released during the past 12 months to choose our favorite tracks. Before we see the DJs favorite songs, here are some of the most popular songs Black Soul Rhythms Radio listeners requested in 2012:

Diamonds - Rihanna
Poetic Justice - Kendrick Lamar
Thank You - Estelle
Refill - Elle Varner
Pop That - French Montana 
ICE - Kelly Rowland
Can't Look Down - Anthony David

Black Soul Rhythms Radio DJs have been in the laboratory mixing up their Favorite Songs of 2012. Interesting to see such a diverse group of tracks from WBSR Radio DJs. Surely you will find songs on their lists that you enjoy. 

 
DJ DIBOU 
For free download visit DJ DIBOU's podcast.
  • Black Radio (feat. Yasiin Bey) - Robert Glasper
  • Girl of My Life (feat. DJ Jazzy Jeff) - Mint Condition 
  • Mary, Did You Know - CeeLo Green 
  • Spread Love (feat. Sepesenahki) - DJ Kemit 
  • Can't Let Go - Lindsey Papion 
  • I Want A Love - Ashley DuBose
  • Harriett Jones - Eric Benet  
  • Flower Girl (feat. Dwele) - Maysa
  • Don't Wanna Fight - Maurice Kirya
  • CoSign - SWV
In 2013 check out the "NuSoul NeoSoul Show" with DJ DIBOU every Tuesday night from 10pm -12am EST 
   http://twitter.com/blacksoulrhythm 



DR. KEWL
For full list with commentary and free podcast download visit The KEWL Lounge

  • Worthy (Directors Cut Remix) - Richard Earnshaw, Jocelyn Brown
  • God's Message (Orginal mix) - Marlon D pres. Ultra Nate
  • Friends - Neil Pierce & Ziggy Funk feat. Kele Le Roc
  • Without You (Jamie Lewis House Mix) - Jamie Lewis, Marc Evans
  • Oh Yeah  (DJ Man X Sunset Night Vocal Mix)  - DJ Man X Feat. Natasha Watts
  • Magic in Your Eyes (GIOM REMIX) - Yse feat. Frank H. Carter III
  • I Believe in You (Main Vocal) - Stephanie Cooke & Diviniti
  • Don't Let Them In (Club Mix) - Audiowhores feat. Dyanna Fearon
  • My Love is Not Blind - Margaret Grace 
  • What You Afraid of (DJ Spen Original Re- edit) - Ziggy Funk, Taliwa 
  • Imagination  (Nikos Diamantopoulos Afro Experience Remix) - DJ Roland Clark presents Madame Simone   
  • I Am Blessed (Azza K Fingers Club Mix) - Mmelashon     
In 2013 check out the "Hump Day House Party" with Dr. KEWL every Wednesday night from 10pm -12am EST 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-KEWL-Lounge/266205311281?ref=ts&fref=ts



DJ SHINE 
For free download of "dec 2012 mix" visit DJ SHINE's podcast.

  • M.I.A. - Omarion & Wale
  • Climax - Usher
  • 2012 -  Chris Brown
  • Love's Withdrawal (feat. Omari Hardwick) - Eric Roberson
  • Adorn - Miguel
  • Listen to Your Heart - Alicia Keys
  • Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean
  • In The Parking Lot - Solange
  • Hardly Breathing - Brandy
  • Obey - Dwele
In 2013 check out "Soul Clap Fridays" with DJ SHINE every Friday night from 8pm - 10pm EST.


DJ LADY P
  • Remember December - Luxury Groove
  • Fall Into My Love - Black Box
  • Touch You There - Gordon Chambers
  • Come Victor - Sandra St Victor
  • All My Days (feat. Darien Brockington) - YahZarah
  • Can't Forget - Antoine Dunn
  • Love of A Lifetime (feat. Twyla) - King Britt
  • Scroll Call - Cody Chestnut
  • Mmm of My Hums - Kinny
  • Morning Glory - Jae Franklin 
In 2013 check out DJ LADY P every Saturday night from 12am - 2am EST 
 https://www.facebook.com/ladyphoenix.neosoul?ref=ts&fref=ts



 DJ SUNNY LOVE  
For full list with commentary and a free download of her favorite songs visit the DJ Sunny Love podcast.
  • Touch Me - Chris Brown
  • B***** Don't Kill My Vibe - Kendrick Lamar
  • Sweet Love - Chris Brown
  • Do You - Miguel
  • Numb - Rihanna
  • Clique - Kayne West
  • Bitch Bad - Lupe Fiasco
  • Compliments - Tank
  • So Sick - Brandy
  • This Time - Melanie Fiona
In 2013 check out DJ Sunny Love every Saturday night from 8pm - 10pm EST 

http://www.facebook.com/DJSunnyLove 
https://twitter.com/DJSunnyLove

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NEW MUSIC from Kinyanna


New debut CD “S to the 4th Power” from RnB NeoSoul artist Kinyanna.

Her most popular singles being , "Summer Night," "Presence," and "True Love."










Artist Site: www.kinyanna.com

Sunday, October 21, 2012

NEW MUSIC: Love Mechanic by Jesi Terrell

JESI TERRELL

Hails from “The Windy City” – Chicago, IL. Her new song  Love Mechanic  has ingredients that cross musical boundaries: Soul, Jazz, Blues, etc. Jesi Terrell has years of experience in the field of music. She has worked with some of the top names in the business such as Bobby Blue Blan, Peggy Scott Adams, Betty Wright, Ko Ko Taylor, Willie Clayton and has opened for B.B. King, Eric Clapton and more!  "Love Mechanic" is the first single from the new CD to be released in November 2012.

JESI TERRELL records for Sound Mindz Records – Birmingham, Alabama (USA) headed by veteran music man Tony Gideon.

 Follow Jesi Terrell on FaceBook
 Purchase "Love Mechanic" from Amazon.com




Sunday, October 14, 2012

NEW MUSIC from Winston Warrior: Elevator

"Elevator"

from Vintage R&B Recording artist

WINSTON WARRIOR
This single is from Winston's forthcoming and 2nd LP

"Lifeology 101.......Back To School"



Album launch date
October 16th, 2012

To purchase, order from Amazon.com
Contact Winston Warrior at unlimitedwealthent@yahoo.com


 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

NEW MUSIC from Vivian Green: The Green Room

After taking some time off following the release of her 2010 album, Beautiful, R&B singer Vivian Green re-emerged on the music scene earlier in 2012 by performing the vocal duties on "Still Here," a single taken from the latest album by Jazz musician Brian Culbertson. And now she's prepping her fourth studio album, The Green Room, for release later this year.
"I wanted to create music that's fun and sexy and soulful, and songs that are reflective but not morose. That's where I am in my life, and that's the kind of music I wanted to make," sherecently said of the recording of her new album."
The first single's a lush and romantic track called "Anything Out There," where Vivian gushes about the good loving her man's giving her. "Ooh baby you go hard, you sure know how to raise the bar, you're showing me all I deserve, you're bringing me heaven on Earth/I'm giving you five stars," she sings. The Green Room is due out October 9th, 2012, Courtesy of eOne Music.

Purchase your copy of this new CD from Amazon.com
Vivian Green - Anything Out There by eOne Music

Friday, September 28, 2012

2012 BSR Radio Soul Music Festival

Bobbie Naidoo
(SEPTEMBER 28, 2012) One full week has passed since the 2nd annual Black Soul Rhythms Radio Soul Music Festival kicked off with DJ SHINE. This festival is like no other because it is held in the virtual world of SecondLife. This year's theme was "GET OUT THE VOTE for OBAMA". 

THANK YOU to all the DJs who performed during the 2012 Black Soul Rhythms Radio (a.k.a. WBSR-DR) Soul Music Festival. Most are resident DJs from WBSR-DR and if you are a regular listener you know them but you may not know the other DJs who made a guest apperance by participating in the Soul Music Festival this year. The following is a peek at who they are:
 



DJ SHINE
Sean Namori a.k.a. DJ SHINE has been doing it and doing it well as a popular DJ in Second Life and on Black Soul Rhythms Internet Radio. Have you ever teleported to a Second Life club and the energy of the music hits you like a lightning bolt? When DJ Shine spins, it will electrify you. DJ Shine has been crafting his talent as a DJ in Second Life for over a year; bring party goers and BSR Radio listeners the hottest Neo Soul, R&B Classics, Hip Hop and Funk music. Learning new techniques that enhances the music that makes it fun to listen to and the energetic vibe of the crowed is what DJ Shine spins for. Don’t blink because this Second Life DJ has his crosshairs set for shooting beyond the realm of Second Life into to "Real Life" Djing.  You can hear DJ SHINE every Friday @ 8:00PM ET (5:00PM PST) or download his podcast http://djshine1.podomatic.com/




DJ Suz E-Q “I always bring the truth”
Suzette Laviolette-Abbot a.k.a. DJ Suz E-Q has set sail on a fantastic music voyage for his listeners and Second Life party people for over 3 years. Music can change your mood with a single rhythm, beat or sound. DJ Suz E-Q can change her listener mood from mellow, to hot, to let’s shake it up with here Old School R&B, plus a little of this and a little of that. What is it about DJing in Second Life that DJ Suz E-Q  enjoys? In her own words “I like DJing in Second Life because I have a love for music and the ability to speak the truth through my music. I believe that I could do that whether Real Life or Second Life but in Second Life you can work around your real life schedule.” DJ Suz E-Q is one many talented DJ’s in Second Life that you can hear every Friday @ 10:00PM ET (7:00PM PST)


DJ SUNNY LOVE
Love Holiday a.k.a. DJ SUNNY LOVE has been rockin Second Life with her DJ talents for over five years. When she spins her music will wash over your body like a wave of pure music pleasure leaving you breathless and satisfied.  Every Monday you can catch the wave of music with DJ Sunny Love 's  "SUNNY MONDAY" radio show  spinning live on Black Soul Rhythms Internet Radio.  DJ Sunny Love is a hot DJ in Second Life giving her listeners and party people the music pleasure of Hip Hop and R&B tunes. After her real life work at a hospital, DJ Sunny Love stress reliever is spring music for friends, family and new friends. She DJ’s because she loves music and you can hear the love and feel the heat each time DJ Sunny Love steps on deck. You can take a copy of her radio show with you by downloading her podcast http://djsunnylove.podomatic.com/




DJ CREAMY “She is ready for you are you ready for her….Tune her in and let her .... Turn you on”
Creamy Mynx a.k.a. DJ Creamy has kept her listeners pulse thumping and their heads bopping for over 1 year in Second Life and for 6 years on the Internet. Music is a universal language that bonds people that are miles or worlds apart when DJ Creamy spins she brings her listeners together in perfect harmony. DJ Creamy is shaking Second Life up with her Alternative Rock, Classic rock, Pop, R&B, Neo-soul, Classic Soul & Funk, techno and club mix & dance. When the mood hits her she loves listening to and spinning Love Songs (the ones that Lyrics speak to one's Lover), Reggae and Dancehall plus anything kinky or sensual or with a wicked beat. DJ Creamy enjoys the opportunity to share music that makes listeners and party people want to get up and dance. In her own words “I love bringing music that one can truly feel.” Back in college DJ Creamy use to DJ in Real Life, having DJ in Real life and now and Second Life DJ Creamy shared her thoughts on the differences and the similarities. In DJ Creamy own words, “I did DJ in Real Life, two differences are, one can find a party and good music in Second Life 24/7 every day of the week anywhere in the world unlike Real Life. Secondly, one can dance non-stop in Second Life and do dance moves that would break something if done in real life…Grins . If I did DJ in Real Life, two similarities would be that good music is universal (enjoyed by all - old, young, all races) and secondly, there are very good and very bad DJ’s in both Second Life & Real Life.

DJ CLYDE 
Silas Gabardini a.k.a. DJ CLYDE has been hitting that music spot that makes your body hot for over 5 years. Music can touch one’s body in a way no other forms of art can when DJ Clyde spins, his music reaches out and grabs you in a way words cannot describe. DJ Clyde is one of the hottest DJ’s in Second Life that keeps the music thumping and keeps the beat bumping with R&B, Hip Hop, Neo-Soul, House, Rock, Pop, Jazz and Alternative music. What sets DJ Clyde apart from his fellow DJ’s is his passion for creativity, when he spins he likes to incorporate themes with his sets. Once a Real Life DJ and now one of the hottest DJ’s in Second Life DJ Clyde shares his thoughts on the similarities and differences of DJing in Second Life and Real Life. In DJ Clyde own words “People make noise when the music feels good to them, they shout like gestures. Music tends to bring out the same emotion in people in both RL or SL. However in Second Life people can TP out but in Real Life if they don't like the DJ it takes them longer to escape so, have more time to change direction and keep them there.”


DJ Brotha Cos "Simply A Nice Place For Grown Folks"


Cosmo Kawabata a.k.a.  DJ Brotha Cos has been taking listeners and Second Life party people to another realm of music pleasure for over 6 years. Blast off in Three….Two…One…..Engage your music journey with DJ Brotha Cos spinning  an eclectic  mix of RnB, neo and nu soul, Chill  and alternative rhythm based music . DJing in Second Life is fun, entertaining and a great platform for one to express their love of music. There are those that DJ in Second life for many reasons DJ Brotha Cos enjoy DJing in Second Life and in his own words the reason why he enjoys DJing is “The crowds and the conversation and listening to people light up as they either get into the art of music that I am spinning that night, or remembering a song that they hadn't heard in years or hear a song that they hadn't heard before but that they truly like."


Many of these events were only available inside the virtual world of Second Life. Join today so you do not meet the next live DJ event ... its  FREE: http://SecondLife.com/


Monday, September 17, 2012

Chillout Sessions Comes to BSR Radio




Announcing the new radio show Chillout Sessions on Black Soul Rhythms Radio every Thursday at 12:00PM ET. The 2 hour Chillout Sessions with Donald Isaac is an Internationally Syndicated Weekly Radio Show.

On the show, Donald mixes a unique and sophisticated blend of Smooth Jazz, Smooth Vocals and Chill Music. The show also gives listeners access to exclusive national & international artist interviews as well as World Premieres of various albums.

Smooth Jazz is our basis and Smooth Vocals from a wide variety of genres such as Sophisti-pop, Blue-eyed soul, and R&B/Soul Music as well as Chill or Chill-out music along with Nu-jazz and Acid Jazz will be sprinkled in. Latin Jazz and other variations of Jazz will also be sprinkled in occasionally.

Listen to the weekly webcast of the ChillOut Sessions on:  TuneIn or Radio Station Website.


Feel free to contact Donald through any of the sources listed below:

Like The Chillout Sessions on Facebook: facebook.com/thechilloutsessionsradio
Friend Donald on Facebook: facebook.com/donald.isaac91

Follow Donald on Twitter: @_donaldisaac

E-mail Donald directly at: donald.isaacjr@sbcglobal.net


Sunday, August 26, 2012

NEW MUSIC: OYA THOMAS DEBUT SINGLE “LOVE”

Independent Artist Inspires and 

Uplifts The Soul 

Soulful independent artist, Oya Thomas, highly anticipated new single “LOVE” is now available It is a heartfelt tribute to the divine beauty of the world as felt through the Spirit of Oya. 
"LOVE" is one of 10 tracks off her soon to be released debut album “Spirit of Oya”. The project is a fusion of R&B/Soul, Jazz, Funk, Pop and Gospel and will be released on September 23, 2012. Infused with compassion and divine energy, Oya uses her voice as an instrument to weave textured stories and melodies, that vibrate with the transformative power of music.
Her original songs and thoughtful interpretations of timeless favorites, pay homage to the authentic storytellers and creators that most influenced her, including Whitney Houston, Prince, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
Oya voices her interpretation of music by stating, “Music is a movement. It is the flow and breath of life born of rhythmic and melodic essence and, much like our spirit, imbued with infinite possibilities.” Her mission behind the music is to spread love, inspiration and joy while raising the vibration and connection of people.
The musical vibrations come to life on “LOVE”, as Oya has enlisted the artistic vision of Ryan Cross, a celebrated cellist and bass player, who has graced the recording studio and stage with Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight and Rihanna. And Brandon Coleman, a highly renowned pianist who has worked with notables such as Rachelle Ferrell and Babyface.
With an innate fervor for growth as an artist, Oya continues to ignite her exceptional spark through her art. Her debut solo album "Spirit of Oya" will release September 23, 2012.
Spirit of Oya Music Entertainment


Love (Radio Edit) by spiritofoya

Saturday, August 18, 2012

BROTHER ALI RELEASES TITLE TRACK "MOURNING IN AMERICA"


 


"MOURNING IN AMERICA" "This song is an observation on the culture of murder and death and our society. It's a critique of our hypocrisy as it relates to the taking of innocent lives. Power to the peaceful."     ~Brother Ali

 



"The underground Albino best known for his bare honesty and daunting sociopolitical messages is back upon the always-groovy Jake Uno beats that are hard not to like"  ~VIBE

Fully recharged and inspired by his eye-opening first trip to Mecca, the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East, and the world wide Occupy movements, Brother Ali is prepared to unveil his fourth full-length offering Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. Created during a self-imposed two-month exile in Seattle and helmed by platinum-selling producer Jake One (50 Cent, T.I., Wiz Khalifa), the album presents a scathing yet honest critique of America and its many flaws while simultaneously presenting a hopeful outlook of its possibilities. Preceded by the release of free music downloads with accompanying music videos such as “Shine On," "Writer’s Block,” and “Not A Day Goes By," Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color is the pièce de résistance.

In an age of hip-hop where the paradigm of swag over substance reigns supreme, few emcees are willing to use their platform to tackle the hot-button topics and pressing social maladies of our time - but it’s apparent that Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist Brother Ali is one of those few. Over the course of 14 tracks with assists from esteemed author/ professor Dr. Cornel West, revered Southern hip-hop icon Bun B, and Def Poetry Jam poet Amir Sulaiman, the album brazenly holds a mirror to the idiosyncrasies of American life while simultaneously painting a vibrant portrait of its wondrous potential. Actualizing hip-hop’s full range of motion as a gage for the times, Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color asserts itself as the definitive soundtrack of a disenchanted, disenfranchised, and wildly optimistic citizenry during a landmark period in American history.

Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, in all its sonic and lyrical glory, promises to be both the voice of a burgeoning new critical American consciousness and the beacon of hope for those that hold fast to its ideals and potential.

On September 12th, Brother Ali and friends will kick off his promotional North American tour appropriately entitled, Mourning in America. The 38 show dates start and end on the beautiful California coastline but will hit every major city from Dallas, Texas to Vancouver, Canada. Ali will be accompanied by his new band, Blank Tape Beloved, a 5 piece ensemble that incorporates Jake One's thundering drums with a powerhouse horn section, keys and guitar.

Pre-Order the CD "Mourning in America Dreaming in Color" from Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CVIR2C/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B008CVIR2C&linkCode=as2&tag=blabearad-20 
CD will be released September 18, 2012


Brother Ali - Mourning in America by rhymesayers

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Smooth Jazz of Yolanda Rabun


The North Carolina based Soul-Jazz artist, Yolanda Rabun, collaborated with the late Soul singer Isaac Hayes, sang with R&B crooner Howard Hewitt and opened for Grammy and Tony winner, Jennifer Holiday. In 2011, Yolanda toured her So Real single and project in Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Jordan and Diego Garcia via Singapore and left crowds screaming for more. In 2012, Yolanda Rabun's project SO REAL, charted in the US and Overseas and Yolanda has exploded on major festival stages, including the 33rd Annual Artsplosure Festival in Raleigh and Atlanta's prestigious 35th International Atlanta Jazz Festival.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

NEW MUSIC: In My World by Jah van I



Jah van I
Dubbed “The new Golden Voice”, Jah Van I (Vanern Dwayne Tulloch) brings an incomparable unique sound to Reggae music. His first single on Royal Warriors Muzik label, “In My World”, debuted at number 4 on the widely acclaimed Stampede Street Charts, in Jamaica.

Jah Van I made his first professional recording in 1999, a single called “Pictures Frame” for producer Chris Knight, but there was very little promotion behind the project. It was in 2010 when he encountered Royal Warriors Muzik by coincidence at Anchor Recording Studio where he met Owner/ Founder, Bhyrr. Bhyrr was working on a project with Clive Hunt. Jah Van I gave Bhyrr a sample of his music. The following year, when Bhyrr happened to be with Mavado’s brother (Muskilla), they met Jah Van I again. On that occasion Royal Warriors Muzik decided to sign Jah Van I. Almost immediately they began work on their first record “In My World”. Royal Warriors Muzik now exclusively produces and and manages Jah Van I. They are currently promoting Jah Van I’s debut album entitled In My World.







WHERE TO BUY JAH VAN I MUSIC
Amazon:  Available July 25th, 2012

PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT
Royal Warriors Muzik 
website = http://rwmuzik.com 

PUBLISHING & BOOKINGS
Working Company – workingcompany972@gmail.com



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

FEATURED ARTIST: KYONTE











KYONTE
A Black Soul Rhythms Radio Featured Artist. Definitely an artist to watch!  http://www.kyonte.com/
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Motown Moe

Motown Moe is a Detroit area producer and keyboard player with six CD’s to his credit. Moe’s playing style ranges from Herbie Hancock to Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Motown Moe has worked with the likes of fellow producer and keyboardist Nate Harasim, guitarists Daniel Domenge, DF Michael, James Davis, and Mike James, along with sax players Randy Sherwood, and Martin Sharpe. His previous albums range from chill, rnb, to smooth jazz. Motown Moe describes his sound as very relaxing and soothing to the soul and spirit, classy music to warm your heart and mind. Moe’s influences include Greg Karkus, Marcus Johnson, Kevin Toney, Bob Baldwin, Jeff Lorber, and Nate Harasim. ~ Biography on CD Baby

















Purchase on Amazon.com = http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00820GY7I/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=blabearad-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00820GY7I 

NEW MUSIC: Terri Tobin "Love Me"

International Indie Soul Artist, Ms. Teri Tobin has been diligently perfecting her forthcoming sophomore LP, SO GOOD TO ME and we are sharing with you her second new smash-hit single, "Love Me" (produced by award winning, up-and-coming producer, Tall Black Guy).



The New*Single, "Love Me" will be available on May 22, 2012 (CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers).

LOVE ME by Teri Tobin

Photo CreditPhoto by Mike Quain
Hair/Makeup: Daniel Chinchilla
Stylist: Robyn Dixon