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The LAST Free Soul Music Saturday, AKA What You Missed In December

You read it right. This will be my last Free Soul Music Saturday post for the foreseeable future. I’ve thought long and hard about this over the past few months, and I believe it’s time to pass the torch of blogging the best free Soul Music on the net to someone else.

The entire idea of Free Soul Music Saturday originally arose from the desire to carry on what HoneySoul was doing years previous. I loved her Free Music Friday blog; and when she decided to hang it up, I felt it was a necessary thing to carry it on in her stead. Hopefully someone will read this and take the initiative to do the same after I’m done.

The reason it’s time for me to stop is threefold. First of all, keeping track of the multitude of new music that hits the web is beginning to become a daunting task. Due to oversaturation, I had to stop including Podcasts a couple years ago and now it’s looking like I’ll have to stop including Beat Tapes. There is simply a ridiculous amount of material that’s being released that several other sources are already covering better than I am. So, for new R&B and Soul Music, I whole heartedly recommend you fix your RSS feeds to BamaLoveSoul, SoulBounce, ThisIsRnB.com and ThisIsRealMusic.com. There are a handful of additional sources that you can probably find with some creative Googling or by utilizing the means I use to find new music as I’ve covered on my YouTube channel. For Beat Tapes, there’s nothing I’m finding that Strictly Beats, VelvetBeat, Beat Tape Co-op and 92BPM aren’t finding first. Those are my main sources, not including discoveries I simply find by artists I follow on SoundCloud

Secondly, one of the main reasons I decided to do a Free Soul Music blog in the first place was to generate more traffic and/or money to my own website. To be honest, after a number of years, the blog hasn’t grown; neither have my website analytics or fanbase. In fact, I doubt there are many people even really paying attention to what I’m doing with it. And it’s certainly not generating any kind of money. I was ok volunteering my time for a couple years in the effort to build it, but at this point for the amount of time and effort I spend on this blog, it’s just not paying off. Which brings me to point #C…

Probably the best way for me to get new people visiting my personal website and blog on a regular basis is to actually start CREATING NEW ORIGINAL CONTENT. I’ve been stagnant as a songwriter and producer for the past year, mainly due to personal issues and my newfound family. But it’s time to get back to making music for myself. It’s time for me to commit to my own art once again. I’ll continue to enjoy all the wonderful music from other artists that’s hitting. But it’s past time for me to dive back into that ocean of creativity and start swimming for myself.

I’ve been proud to discover and feature the artists and friends that I have on this blog. And just because I’m not posting here doesn’t mean I won’t be putting up the occastional shout-out on my Facebook Page or Twitter feed. Please, by all means, follow me there if you have enjoyed me being your tastemaker for the past few years. And, please, also stay tuned to this space. I’ll be charting more of my progress as an original artist and posting new and exciting material. So I hope you’ll join me for that ride.

Anyway, that’s the long and short of why this is the last Free Soul Music Saturday. I hope you found something here at some point that gave you some pleasure. Now, onto the final list. As you know. I spent all of December posting the Best Of 2012. Well, music still came out last month, so here’s what you may have missed while I was recapping what happened all last year.

Here is my complete listening list for the December, and here is the Spotify playlist for December (good for one month).

Thanks, for the last time, to all the artists, producers, DJs, podcasters and music bloggers that bring this music to light!

 

THE BEST LP/EPs OF DECEMBER

QUASAR cover art
Adjoci – QUASAR


Elijah Blake – Bijoux 22 (EP)


Taps – Almost Home – TheNext2Shine.com

 

THE BEST SINGLES OF DECEMBER

Angels cover art
Tracy Cruz – Angels

Cocaine 80s - Lucid
Cocaine 80s – Lucid

Forecast
Ab – Forecast

 

EPs, LPs and MIXTAPES 


ADH – Vibe

The Analyst
The Analyst – NonStopFunctional


Austin Brown – Highway 85 (The Mixtape – Vol.1)

CharlieRED - Religion EP Cover
CharlieRED – Religion – TheNext2Shine.com

Chris Turner LOVElife Is A Challenge
Chris Turner – LOVElife Is A Challenge
 +CERTIFIED HOT+

Chrisette Michele - Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation Cover
Chrisette Michele – Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation


Donnie – Live at the O.A.S.I.S. MJQ Concourse ATL


Ginette Claudette – Everything’s Comin Up


Kevin Cossom – Hook Vs. Bridge 2


Luke James – Whispers In The Dark
 +CERTIFIED HOT+


Marsha Ambrosius – Hors D’Oeuvres

Adaptation cover art
MYK & Shirosky – Adaptation

80 cover art
Osmojam – 80
 +CERTIFIED HOT+

GreenHouse
Piff Gang – GreenHouse

Eclectic State Of Mind
Rickstar – Eclectic State Of Mind

 

SINGLES

Ciara "Got Me Good" [BGP RMX]
Ciara – Got Me Good [BGP RMX]

Consequence - "When I Woke Up" (co-starring Estelle)
Consequence – When I Woke Up (co-starring Estelle)

Craig David
Craig David – Fill Me In (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)

Dessy2013-sq.jpg
Dessy Di Lauro – Jump N Jivin

So Good cover art
the ISH Productions – So Good

Let It Snow cover art
Jesse Fischer – Let It Snow
 +CERTIFIED HOT+

High City Express
Midnight Runners – High City Express

miguel
Miguel – On These Wings
 +CERTIFIED HOT+

Miles Bonny x Ta-ku - As You Sleep On My Lap
Miles Bonny – as you sleep on my lap [beat by Ta-Ku]

Jamescorp Feat. Morris Alan Spirit Of Christmas
Morris Alan – The Spirit Of Christmas

Mr. J. Medeiros "Two Light Beams"
Mr. J. Medeiros – Two Light Beams


Mylah – Honesty
 +CERTIFIED HOT+

Robert Glasper Exp (feat King) - Move Love (SaysWho? Remix) cover art
Robert Glasper Exp (feat King) – Move Love (SaysWho? Remix)

Single: Dirty (Original Mixes) - FREE DOWNLOAD cover art
Tortured Soul – Dirty (Original) – FREE DOWNLOAD
 +CERTIFIED HOT+

Cocaine 80s
Cocaine 80s – Higher Self

 

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That’s the news, and I’m OUTTA HERE!!

Free Soul Music Saturday for April 14, 2012

Another huge quality week for independent Soul Music. Rather than rattle on about it, I’ll simply let you scroll down and click away.

Here is my complete listening list for the week, and here is the Spotify playlist for the week (good for one month).

Thanks to all the artists, producers, DJs, podcasters and music bloggers that bring this music to light!

LP/EP OF THE WEEK


Evin Amiri – A Prelude to Freedom Music

SINGLE OF THE WEEK

Choice Cuts Cover Art
Cooly’s Hot Box: Wasted Time

BEAT TAPE OF THE WEEK

Go IVth Cover Art
freshvilla – Go IVth

HONORABLE MENTION


Q-Tip and TenDJiz – Q-Tipokratiya

EPs & LPs 

Broken Glass, Shattered Syllables and Stained Thoughts Cover Art
Ako – Broken Glass, Shattered Syllables and Stained Thoughts

Revised Interpretations Vol. 1 Cover Art
B.Lewis – Revised Interpretations Vol. 1


DJ Jamad – Velvet Reasons (Mix)

I Heart Esperanza (EP) Cover Art
Katrah-Quey – I Heart Esperanza (EP)
 *HOT*


Kev Brown – Random Joints PROMO EP
 *HOT*

Pale Blue Dot EP Cover Art
Mr. J. Medeiros – Pale Blue Dot EP


Ninety One – Short Nights


The Yes Ma’ams – Taste Test
 *HOT*

BEAT TAPES 

Shades Cover Art
Ackryte – Shades
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chillist. Cover Art
Ahwlee – chillist.

Aqua Breezin' Cover Art
The Aqua League – Aqua Breezin’
 *HOT*

The Golden Era Beat Tape Cover Art
Hexsagon – The Golden Era Beat Tape


J.Rocc – Flaunt Edwards Edits

ROCK BOTTOM Cover Art
JuSoul – ROCK BOTTOM

More out of the I Cover Art
Meftah – More out of the I
 *HOT*

Beats for the Weekend Cover Art
N/A (No Alias) and Naj Ahead – Beats for the Weekend
 *HOT*

The Instrumental LP Vol. 1 Cover Art
Thomas Prime – The Instrumental LP Vol. 1
 *HOT*

SINGLES


Temika Moore – I’m Not Ok
 HOT


Occult & Vantage – Rapture v.3

 


The Nikki O’Neill Band-The Problem Ain’t the Man
 HOT

 


less footsteps remix BAGO – DR. LOCK
 HOT

 


InTurn (prod. phedeee)

 


William Kurk – New Millennium Drumless

 


White Denim – Get Back To Love (Street Joy)

 

theDream Cover Art
patCash – theDream

 


OPOLOPO – Nano Tubes (Made with OPOLOPO sample pack for Loopmasters)

 


Hawthorne Headhunters – Yellow Cougar
 HOT

 

Frank Ocean - "Whip Appeal" (SBTRKT edit)
Frank Ocean – Math
 HOT

 

Invincible Promo Photo
Colin Munroe – Invincible ft. RZA & Memoryhouse

 


coffee garner – kinda wax?!

 


BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble – Theme For The People
 HOT

Free Soul Music Saturday for April 7, 2012

Welcome to Free Soul Music Saturday, your source for the best in free, independent Soul Music!

This week was HUGE. Tons of singles, tons of beat tapes. Just an overall quality week of free music. Scroll down and make with the clicky. You’ll be thankful you did.

Here is my complete listening list for the week, and here is the Spotify playlist for the week (good for one month).

Thanks to all the artists, producers, DJs, podcasters and music bloggers that bring this music to light!

 

LP/EP OF THE WEEK

Kilo Kish – HomeSchool

 

SINGLE OF THE WEEK

Amber Ojeda

Amber Ojeda – Galactic Love

 

BEAT TAPE OF THE WEEK

blockhead – Throwawayfiles

 

HONORABLE MENTION


BADBADNOTGOOD – BBNG2

 

EPs & LPs 

The Blue Bird Refix EP Cover Art
Alex Mills – The Blue Bird Refix EP

 


A.M. – Bonobo featuring…

 

LOVE MUSIC (the pretty dope promo) Cover Art
vicelounge – LOVE MUSIC (the pretty dope promo)

 


Bama Love Soul – Loose Joints #11

 

BEAT TAPES 

Return of the Tec: The Beatnuts Beat Tape Cover Art

The Beat Tape Project – RETURN OF THE TEC: THE BEATNUT BEAT TAPE

 

The Lost Files Vol. 1 (2003-2005) Cover Art
BoomBaptist – The Lost Files Vol. 1 (2003-2005)
 *HOT*

 


dj mentos – Field of Vision

 


Equalibrum – Beats 4 Sale #2
 *HOT*

 

Feather'd Son Cover Art
Insightful – Feather’d Son

 

Blue Dream Cover Art
Jordan – Blue Dream
 *HOT*

 

Beats on the weekends vol.1 Cover Art
OffBeatkid – Beats on the weekends vol.1
 *HOT*

 

SINGLES

Adele – Rolling in Deep (Grand Ear Remix)

 


Adi Dick – Runnin From Marvin
 *HOT*

 


Columbia Nights – Feel

 


DâM-FunK – DX Heaven

 


Digits – Because It’s Wrong
 

Digits – Because It’s Wrong (Nite Jewel Remix)

 


Donae’o – When Angels Sing (TEED Remix)
 *HOT*

 


Mayer Hawthorne – Henny & Gingerale (ADN 12″ Edit)
 *HOT*

 


Paris Toon – Sweet Tooth Ted B Remix

 


For The Nasty feat. Busta Rhymes (Freddie Joachim Remix)
 *HOT*

 


Warren Xclnce – Last Train Home (Bjork x Dilla)

 


Joy_Denalene-Should_Have_Never_(Jake_One_remix)_f_Bilal
 *HOT*

 


One Self – Bluebird

 


Free Soul Music Saturday for March 31, 2012

Ok, this week was more like it.

A very plentiful and well-rounded week in free Soul Music. We got a magnificent new EP from PJ Morton which is an absolute must-download. Also check out the great beat tapes this week and the free offering from Tony Lucca, who’s currently competing on NBC’s The Voice. I know it’s probably more in the genre of singer/songwriter, but it has some very good songrwiting and performances on it, and I highly recommend it.

Here is my complete listening list for the week, and here is the Spotify playlist for the week (good for one month).

Thanks to all the artists, producers, DJs, podcasters and music bloggers that bring this music to light!

 

LP/EP OF THE WEEK

PJ Morton – Following My First Mind

 

SINGLE OF THE WEEK

Ruth Koleva – 4 Letter Word

 

BEAT TAPE OF THE WEEK

Journey Cover Art

Sinitus Tempo – Journey

 

HONORABLE MENTION


Tony Lucca – Rendezvous With The Angels (Noisetrade Exclusive)

 

EPs & LPs 

@BrooksOfMHS – Addicted to the Stage 2012

 


Dom O Briggs – Always Inspire(d)

 

Cherokee
Four demos by Cherokee

 

The Introduction Cover Art
Kirby Lauryen – The Introduction

 


Miguel – ART DEALER CHIC Vol. 2
 *HOT*

 

Love, Life, Trials & Tribulations Cover Art
John Frost – Love, Life, Trials & Tribulations
 *HOT*

 

BEAT TAPES 

Aquatic Pulsations Cover Art

Necedah  – Aquatic Pulsations

 

Figub Brazlevič - Oldschool Future Cover Art
Figub Brazlevič – Oldschool Future
 *HOT*

 

Midnight Demo Cover Art
Midnight Smack – Midnight Demo

 

SINGLES

Patiently, We Bloom Cover Art

Diggs Duke – Patiently, We Bloom (Master) *HOT*

 


Esprit De Corps – Is It Too Late

 


induce – Hot As Love

 

My Name Is ft. The GTW (Remix by Peter CottonTale) Cover Art
Lili K. Ft. The GTW – My Name Is (Remix by Peter CottonTale)
 *HOT*

 

Theophilus London feat Blood Orange – Take it off (Dim The Lights)

 


Urban Thermo Dynamics –  My Kung-Fu

 


J4j – RLP™

 


Joe-G – L’écriture (Face B)

 


jupiter tuning center – turbine gumbo


Free Soul Music Saturday for March 24, 2012

Welcome to Free Soul Music Saturday, your home for the best free Soul Music offerings that hit the internet every week.

Well, I’m not going to lie. It was kind of a slow news week. For the first time since I began this blog, there are no real LPs or EPs this week, and only a handful of Beat Tapes that passed muster. That said, there is a significant amount of singles, so that’s where your going to get your band for the buck this week.

Here is my complete listening list for the week, and here is the Spotify playlist for the week.

Thanks to all the artists, producers, DJs, podcasters and music bloggers that bring this music to light!

 

LP/EP OF THE WEEK


Vindahl – Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Remix Contest Finalists)

 

SINGLE OF THE WEEK

Frank Ocean – Whip Appeal

 

BEAT TAPE OF THE WEEK

EP2: Banana Wine Cover Art
Mo Kolours – EP2: Banana Wine

 

HONORABLE MENTION


Esperanza Spalding – Radio Song

 

EPs & LPs 

No featured LPs or EPs this week. Artists and producers, get on the stick!

 

BEAT TAPES 


blockhead – Throwawayfiles

 

Perfect Night EP Cover Art
Kratos Himself – Perfect Night EP

 

Mash-Up Contest - Enter Here! Cover Art
Roddy Rod – Mash-Up Contest – Enter Here!

 

SINGLES


Alabama Shakes – Heavy Chevy
 *HOT*

 


kevin moore – rainmaker – speak your mind

 


Vindahl – Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Monsieur Greg & Vicky Flint remix)
 *HOT*

 


Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Vilhelm Sundin Remix)
 *HOT*

 


stronger than me – Alby D bootleg

 


Marvin Gaye – I heard it through the Grapevine (Mez & Sensay Remix) *HOT*

 


Fathom 9 – Fathom 9-Hotness Swing2 (Hot sex on a Plat!)

 


JUELS – Elements 263

 


DâM-FunK – Serious – DāM-FunK (Unreleased)

 

Black Girl Cover Art
Waz Most – Black Girl

 


UHNEEKUH X URIYAH X HENMUSIK – KIDS PROD. BY OHBLIV

 


Tall Black Guy – What’s Good

 

Oddisee
Oddisee – Slow It Down

 


Murs – Gods Gone Crazy
 *HOT*

 


Memphis – (Everybody Loves) The Sunshine (HipHop Abstract Free Mp3 Instrumental)

 

Chapter Two (For Lucie) Cover Art
Mecca:83 – Chapter Two (For Lucie)

 

Climax (Refix) @jermaine_riley Cover Art
Jermaine Riley – CLIMAX (REFIX)

 


Dramadigs – Wurst Kaese Szenario feat. Flo Mega

 


Doodlebug Ft DOR – Sweet Music RMX_Feat Blame One

 

Easy As 123 Cover Art
Chesterfield – Easy As 123
 *HOT*

Free Soul Music Saturday for March 17, 2012

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend. I intend on making it even better by dropping the best in free independent Soul Music on you.

This week was kind of light in the LP and EP department, but there some really great beat tapes that hit, so enjoy.

Here is my complete listening list for the week, and here is the Spotify playlist for the week.

Thanks to all the artists, producers, DJs, podcasters and music bloggers that bring this music to light!

 

LP/EP OF THE WEEK


TgooCH – LionHeart

 

SINGLE OF THE WEEK


Al Green – SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL (KING MOST REDIRECTION)

 

BEAT TAPE OF THE WEEK

Urban Romantic CIty aka URC- Urban Beats Vol.1

 

HONORABLE MENTION


Jazziel & Melaz present: Double Decker Vol. 2

 

EPs & LPs 


Teyana Taylor – The Misunderstanding Of Teyana Taylor

 


Josh Osho – The Manifesto

 

BEAT TAPES 

Romo – Listen, Love

 


Hannibal King – Villains Gone Bad IV: The High Times of Don Chiesel
 *HOT*

 

David Bocuse – The Yard Sale *HOT*

 

Daily Routine Cover Art
Brock Berrigan – Daily Routine

 

Anime Buffet EP Cover Art
brandon* – Anime Buffet EP

 

Remix EP Cover Art
Lee Spacey – Remix EP

 

Curses from past times EP Cover Art
ProleteR – Curses from past times EP

 

foka – midnight marauding *HOT*

 

SINGLES


Chris Turner – Push the Limit 

 


Equalibrum – This Love

 

Inside My Love ~Remix(DJ Pete Marriot) Cover Art
Gloria Ry’Ann – Inside My Love (Pete Marriott Remix)
 *HOT*

 


Lee Fields & The Expressions – I Still Got It

 


Piece of Mind – Rap Phenomeneon

 

Dr. John: Revolution
Dr. John – Revolution

 

The Funk Ark: Hey Mamajo
The Funk Ark – Hey Mamajo
 *HOT*

 

Truly 1Derful Cover Art
Roddy Rod (ft. Cynthia Hawkes) – Truly 1Derful
 *HOT*

 

Slakah The Beatchild – Bare Naked (Freddie Joachim Remix) *HOT*

 


Slakah The Beatchild – Wanna Do
 *HOT*

 

Still Strugglin' [Instrumental] Cover Art
Thomas Prime – Still Strugglin’ [Instrumental]