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I Ced/Mix #4

I Ced/Mix #4

“You have to find what works best for you. Some people got that It that is magical. Whatever that It is, you should use it and let it shine like the star that you are. It will take you far.” -I, Ced

You may know I, Ced from his composition and production collaborations with artists like Coultrain and Black Spade. What you may not know is that I, Ced isn’t just a beatmaker, he carefully crafts each body of work with inspired sounds, samples and his own live instrumentation.

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO. currently based in Los Angeles, I, Ced is poised to take his musical pieces to the next level. Heavily influenced by the sounds of vinyl, piano, strings, James Brown, The Sugarhill Gang and gospel music, I, Ced has a wealth of musical inspiration to tap into at any given time. From an early age Ced was seen by his peers and teachers as a musical tastemaker and someone who was to pave the way for like-minded musical heads. In high school he quickly moved up the ranks from a saxophone and clarinet player in the band to musical director in the school theater. This was only the beginning musical possibility for I, Ced.

Naturally Ced’s love of music gave him the opportunity to intern and work alongside some amazing projects and at R & B labels like LaFace and Hidden Beach. One thing lead to another and so came the opportunity to link with soulful vocalist Coultrain, long time friend, Blackspade and The “Love Meaning” 12” was released in 2008 on Ced’s own imprint, Move Next Music. Garnering much support and praise from music lovers, the blogosphere and publications worldwide these futuristic funky sounds Ced contributed to and created allowed a space for infinite possibilities. The musical chemistry between Ced and his collaborators is apparent in recordings and video making this next level music super palatable and undeniably drenched in love.

Unbeknowst to me I, Ced makes dope mixes so here’s his latest for you to enjoy!
http://www.mediafire.com/?4frggs2ffsbe6xw

Tracklist:

1) PUDGE and Dibiase – Smoke It Out (All City)
2) 14KT – On Ya Mind (14KT)
3) Primeridian – Brave New World ft. Ran Mega (Primeridian)
4) Funkdoobiest – Rock On (Buckwild Remix) (Immortal/Epic)
5) Tall Black Guy – I Wanna Play Summthin’ For You
6) The Acolytes- Solar Power (The Acolytes)
7) Hawthorne Headhunters – U Say (HVW8)
8. Black Spade – As We (I, CED’s Remix) (Black Spade)
9) Pacewon – I Declare War (Ruffhouse)
10) Elzhi – Represent (Elzhi)
11) Nas – Nasty (Nas)
12) Donald Byrd – Return Of The King (Blue Note)
13) Roger – A Chunk Of Sugar (Warner Bros.)
14) Slave – Feel My Love (Cotillion)
15) I, CED – Westcoast Rock (Unmastered) on Starship 27 Vol. 2 (Insect Records)
16) Coleman – Black Bush (All City)
17) Shafiq Husayn – Back At It (Poobah Records)
18) Le Pamplemousse – Le Spank (AVI Records)
19) Tai Allen (ViceLounge)) – My Kisses Are Brown (Recordbreakin.com)
20) Houseshoes – Castles on Starship 27 Vol. 2 (Insect Records)
21) J1 aka The Deer – Late Night In London Town (Recordbreakin.com)

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Eric Roberson/Summertime (So Hot) Free Download!

Eric Roberson/Summertime (So Hot) Free Download!

Eric Roberson is giving back to YOU for all you’ve given him! He’s done something SUPER special for us to get thru these hot days! New EXCLUSIVE single “SummerTime Anthem” feat. Chubb Rock!! Be sure you”like” his FB page http://www.facebook.com/BlueErroSoul, Join our Dfw Erf’ling FB page & follow us on Twitter @IAmEricRoberson, @ErroFam, & @DfwErflings to get the FREE download! Spread the WORD!

Get the free track here:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P2XDAF9S

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Olu Bliss/”En Contraste”

Olu Bliss/”En Contraste”

“En Contraste” is inspired by Olu’s love for art and his interest in the French New Wave Cinema. After watching the 1960’s black and white films by French director Jean Luc Godard, Olu Bliss themed the EP after the movie “Breathless.” He captures the relationship dynamics between two main characters, Michael, a petty criminal and Patricia, a young American student and aspiring journalist. With songs like “Bang Bang,” a song that parallels the demise of a main character and the consequences of falling in love and “Roller Coaster,” a song highlighting the indecisive nature of their relationship, Olu Bliss suggests a post-modern soundtrack to “Breathless” with a pop sensibility.

 

Olu shares with his followers the journey through the recording and production of the EP through a short documentary series, “En Contraste: Journey to the EP,” through which he highlights studio time and his thoughts behind the recording of various songs featured on the album.

Download Olu Bliss’s new EP Here:

http://olubliss.bandcamp.com/album/en-contraste

 

Olu Bliss is music, love applied and good vibes. An aspiring singer/songwriter with an affinity for live music and traveling, his sound can be classified as Soul/Alternative. Drawing inspiration from various musical influences from Coldplay to Sam Cooke, Olu’s captivating lyrics invite you into his lifelong quest to experience love in color.

 

About Olu Bliss

Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Olu learned to appreciate the diversity of music. With fragments of afro-beat, Jazz and Funk all around him, he was drawn to rhythms, scales and melodies of all sorts. Shortly before his 10th birthday, Olu’s family moved to New York City, opening him up to a world of new beginnings. Olu became the lead singer of the Soul/Alternative group “DejaVu” and recorded their EP “DejaVu” before graduating from SUNY Fredonia University and moving to Dallas, where he is collaborating with other local artists and showcasing his talent through live performances.

 

 

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Gil Scott Heron Tribute Mixtape/Cookin’ Soul

Gil Scott Heron Tribute Mixtape/Cookin’ Soul

Gil Scott Heron passed away less than a week ago and Cookin’ Soul has already produced an amazing tribute mixtape for your pleasure. I personally love this as I grew up with Gil Scott & Brian Jackson. This is the kind of music we are sorely missing today,with intelligent lyrics and masterful production. This musical genius will be missed. Enjoy this mix ! Thank you Cookin’ Soul go here to download the mixtape: http://www.cookinsoul.com/

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