soulsearching #711
w/michael rütten
& Hiatus Kaiyote
words & music

Goldie - Inner City Life (RIP Diane Charlemagne) - Metalheadz
Gloria Ann Taylor - World That's Not Real - Luv'n'Haight
Ego Ella May - So Far - EGLO
Lizz Wright - Lean In - Concord
Anthony Hamilton - Lucille - Arista
Takuya Matsumoto - Vanishing In The Sand - Meda Fury
Obas Nenor - My Way Home - Mahogani

HIATUS KAIYOTE words & music
Hiatus Kaiyote - Shaolin Monk Motherfunk - Flying Buddha
Hiatus Kaiyote - Breathing Underwater - Flying Buddha
Hiatus Kaiyote - Fingerprints - Flying Buddha
Hiatus Kaiyote - Jekyll - Flying Buddha

Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Upside Down - Afrodisiac
Curtis Mayfield - If There's Hell Below (Live) - Curtom
John Klemmer - Free Soul - Chess
Nina Simone - Sinnerman - Verve
Eddie Harris - Turbulence - Atlantic
David Bowie - Fame - RCA
James Brown - Papa Don't Take No Mess - Polydor
Johnny Guitar Watson - Ain't That A Bitch - DJM Records

Souleance - New York (Uffe Remix) - First Word Records
Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Get Down - 022A


better late than never . . . finally the Hiatus Kaiyote words & music special.
met them in Berlin this summer again and recorded a few bobs and bits,
filled that up with music now here you go. just in time for the start of their
european / german tour 2015. go and see them live, it's a blast.

a little female section to kick off this weeks show . . . sad to hear
about the passing of Diane Charlemagne whose unique voice gave the
inspiration for a whole generation, Inner City Life ! R.I.P. !
more from the Gloria Ann Taylor LP, now out via those lovely
people at Luv'n'Haight California ! Lizz Wright always welcome
in the show, what a tune that is from her new album !

Second part back into summer 2015, a live recording of a pure vinyl
selection at Parkside Afternoon by yours truly.

enjoy the music ! michael

soulsearching #710
w/michael rütten
& Matthew Halsall
words and music

Petre Inspirescu - Delir 4 - Mule Musiq
Nicolas Jaar - Fight - R&S Records
Point Point - Morning BJ - Self Released
Idris Muhammad - Wander - Prestige
Kutiman - Space Cassava - Siyal Music
Sound Voyage - Golden Garuda - Free Soul Inc
St Germain - How Dare You - Parlophone
YSE - The Sky Fell Out - Apersonal
Maribou State - Midas feat. Holly Walker (Ben Pearce Re-Edit) - Counter

MATTHEW HALSALL words & music
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - Cushendun - Gondwana
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - When The World Was One - Gondwana
Matthew Halsall - Mudita - Gondwana
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - Daan Park - Gondwana
Yusef Lateef - Bamboo Flute Blues - Impulse!
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - Longshan Temple - Gondwana
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - As I Walk - Gondwana
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - The Land Of - Gondwana
The Cinematic Orchestra - Everyday - Ninja Tune
Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda - Impulse!


finally we made it, had Matthew Halsall on the phone a few weeks ago just one day before
he took off to his first trip to South Africa with the Orchestra. Halsalls music has been
a constant part of the show and my homelistening ever since he released his first
album. Now with his 6th album "Into Forever" he steps ahead, bringin vocals into
the world of the Gondwana Orchestra. brilliant. Thanks for taking the time Matthew
and i highly recommend to check him at this years Überjazz Festival in Hamburg,
where he will play two sets, 30-31 October that is.

kicking off the show with a few full length versions of brilliant tracks,
more on the jazz side of things with the replay of the full version of "Space Cassava" on
heavyweight orange vinyl, new project by Niko Schabel (Radio Citizen) and
Tom Wieland (7 Samurai), more St Germain and then into a couple of house tracks
which i am feeling right now . . .

soon come: words & music with Fat Freddys Drop. its an annual thing.

enjoy the music ! michael

soulsearching #709
w/michael rütten

Matthew Halsall & Gondwana Orchestra - Daan Park - Gondwana
Leon Thomas - China Doll - Flying Dutchman
Hiatus Kaiyote - Borderline With My Atoms - Flying Buddah
Jay Nemor - Music - Self Released
James Tillman - And Then - Self Released
Appendix - Autumn Song - BBE
Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments - Impulse
Gingerbread Express - Missed Another Day - Tramp
Pete Josef - Move On - Sonar Kollektiv
St. Germain - Hanky Panky - Parlophone
Sun Ra Arkestra - Strange Worlds - Strut
Sun Ra Arkestra - Blackman - Strut
Al Kooper & .Mike Bloomfield - Her Holy Modal Highness - CBS
Maalem Mahmoud Guinia - Marhaba - Border Community
Mr Raoul K - Sene Kela (Mr Raoul K & Laolu Version) - Baobab Music
Fat Freddy's Drop - Razor - The Drop
Maribou State - The Clown (Axel Boman Remix) - Ninja Tune
Damiano von Erckert - Work For Love feat Tito Wun - Ava
Mike Lundy - Love One Another - Aloha Got Soul
Alan Lee - The World Is A Ghetto - Jazzman


versions excursions.

enjoy the music ! michael

next week:
words & music matthew halsall (gondwana)

soulsearching #708
w/michael rütten
into indian summer

Pete Josef - Spring At Last - Sonarkollektiv
Pete Josef - Mistress - Sonarkollektiv
Matthew Halsall & Gondwana Orchestra - Into Forever - Gondwana
The Crusaders - Lilies Of The Nile (RIP Wilton Felder) - Little Thumb
Lovebirds - Icarus feat. Galliano - Teardrops
Roy Ayers - A Tear To A Smile - Polydor
Gecko Turner - I'll Do That (Mo Kolours Remix) - Lovemonk
Mo Kolours - Tears & Sand - One Handed
Mo Kolours - Texture Like Sand - One Handed
Fat Freddy's Drop - Makkan - The Drop Promo
Van Hai - Dernier Amour (Ripperton Mix) - White
Mieux - Technotrap - Jazz & Milk 10
Fat Freddy's Drop - Wheels - The Drop Pormo
Floating Points - Silhouettes I, II & III - Pluto
Dwayne Morgan - Everything - Counterpoint
Edmony Krater & Zepiss - Gwadeloup - Heavenly Sweetness
Aron Ottignon - Waves - Fling
DJ Paypal - Awakening - Brainfeeder
Geo-logy & Mark De Clive-Lowe - A Moon Circultry - Sound Signature
Tommy Stewart - Practice What You Preach - Luv'n'Haight
Nina Dunn - Stay & Dance - BBE
Eddie LaTour - Skindeep (Re-Edit) - White


indian summer vibes.
so much good music out there,
new & old.

enjoy the music ! michael

soulsearching #707
w/michael rütten
thomas herb
soul/love mix

Leon Vynehall - Midnight On Rainbow Road - Rush Hour
Seven Davis Jr - Try Me (I'll Funk You) (Mono/Poly Remix) - Ninja Tune
Taylor McFerrin - Already There - Brainfeeder
Shigeto - Pulse - Ghostly International
Sonzeira - The Mystery Of Man (Truccy Remix) - Brownswood
Skymark & Lady Blacktronika - Use Me - nsyde
DJ Khalab & Baba Sisoko - Tata - Wonderwheel
Kutiman - Space Cassava - Self Released

Thomas Herb’s Searching For Soul/Love 20 Years Of Compost Records
John Talabot – Zanzibar (80’s Tapemix) – Permanent Vacation
Classsic Man – Rapid Winds – Nervous
The Books feat. Jose Gonzales – The Cello Song (Nuno Dos Santos Edit) - unreleased
Matthew Styles – Codex – No Fit State
Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points – Mimoun Marhaba (Truccy Edit) - unreleased
Love Over Entropy – Fortyfour – Lossless
Portable – Surrender feat. Lcio (Dub Version) - Live At Robert Johnson
Young Marco – Later Than You Think – ESP Institute
Sam Halvag – Maddalenas Story (Peter Pardeike Remix) - Extravaganza
The Legendary Lightness – Hey Ron (Ripperton Remix) - Zukunft
I Have A Tribe – Yellow Raincoats (Frank Wiedemann Remix) - Grönland
Iz & Diz – Love Vibe (Pepe Bradock’s Conflote de Bits“ Mix - Aesoteric

Damiano von Erckert - Marcos, Jean, Ralf - Ava Records
Roy Ayers - Don't Stop The Feeling - Polydor


celebrating 20 years of Compost Records once again
with a very nice mix by Thomas Herb out of Munich.
He will be on the decks alongside Christian Prommer,
Michael Reinboth and yours truly 19th September in Offenbach, Hafen2
for the Book Release Party of Soul/Love - 20 Years Compost Records.
Join us. Danke Thomas !

and Happy 75th Birthday Mr Roy Ayers !

enjoy the music ! michael

DJ dates.

19.9.15 Offenbach, Hafen2, Compost 20 Years Party

more in the making, soon to be announced....

soulsearching #706
w/michael rütten
thristian benjamin
words & music

Quintus Project - Nightflight (Psychemagik Remix) - Compost 500
Hunee - The World - Rush Hour
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Rhapsody In Berlin - Philophon
Billy Wright - Summer Love - Counterpoint
Sean Haefeli - Cosmic Blues - Self Released
D'Angelo - Betray - Ugly Edits
Quantic - L'Atitude - Tru Thoughts
N.E.R.D. - Exclusive Jam - Ether
Bilal - Open Up The Door - BBE
DJ Kawasaki - It's Your World (Root Soul Version) - White
St. Germain - Real Blues (Terry Laird & Run Island Jazz Band Mix) - Parlophone
Sunny Adé & His African Beats - Syncro System - Island

Thristian Benjamin words & music
Ossie - Alva Flex - MTA
Fela Kuti - Beasts Of No Nation - Universal
Zombies In Miami - El Rito - Gasoline
Menchess - Mistubishi Song - Goon Club Allstars

DJ Aakmael - Jazz Piece 2 - Unxpsd
Renovation Unlimited & Roy Ayers - Atonata (Atjazz Remix) - Obliq Sounds
Kerrier District - Brush The Bush - Hypercolour



a full on improvised 120 this week.
lets just press "record" and see where we will go to....
from soulsearching to dark & lovely global roots and back again.
Thristian Benjamin on the phone out of London, nice one !
Words, funny stories and a little 2 track selection, one mexican,
one south african...the man loves to travel around.

enjoy ! michael

summer DJ dates.

13.8.15 Frankfurt, Sucio
20.8.15 Frankfurt, Blaues Haus, Sundown Set
19.9.15 Offenbach, Hafen2, Compost 20 Years Party

more in the making, soon to be announced....

soulsearching #705
w/michael rütten
roadtrip edition 2015
recorded live in Weimar Hinterzimmer

Stanley Cowell - Travellin Man - Strata East
Cherenee Wade - Offering - Motema Music
DJ iZem - Sadeo - Self Released
The Mysterious Flying Orchestra - Shadows - RCA Victor
Freda Payne - I Get High - Capitol
Roy Ayers - The Memory - Polydor
Gloria Ann Taylor - Love Is A Hurting Thing - Luv'n'Haight Whitelabel
Max Graef - Tittenkuschler - Uncanny Valley
Ian Simmonds - A New Beginning - Goldmin Music
Kyoto Jazz Sextet - Succotash - Blue Note Japan
Maalem Mahmoud Guinia - Mimoun Marhaba (Floating Points Version) - Border Community
St. Germain - The Real Blues - Parlophone
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse (Pepe Bradock Mix) - Olsen

Marlow & Skoluda live at Hinterzimmer mixtape
Don McCaslin's Warmth – A Song The Children Dance To – Tramp Records
Amado Maita - Os Mergulhadores – Copacabana
Wlodzimierz Nahorny – Melodia Z Filmu „Dziura W Ziemi“ – Muza
Enoch Light & The Light Brigade – Scarborough Fair – 3 Project Total Sound
Alessandro Alessandrini – Fields Of Flowers – Coloursound
Claudio Medeiros Victor M & friends - Soar - Nucleus Records
Waltel Branco – Lady Samba – CBS
Moodymann – The Thief That Stole My Sad Days... Ya Blessin' Me - KDJ
IMYRMIND (w/ Max Graef) – Deephouse-Track des Jahres (Vocal Mix) – Moneysex Records
Chris Turner - Fly Love (Andrés Mix) - Rebirth
Marlow feat. Pete Josef – Backroom (Album Version) – unreleased
Deodato – Space Dust (Skoluda Edit) – unreleased
Sugarhill Gang – Hot Hot Summer Day (Instrumental) – Sugarhill Records
Selfmademillionaire - Calypso Disco - SMM


now here it is....summer 2015,
The Roadtrip Edition of soulsearching is back.
Volume 1 for this year, recorded live in Weimar / Hinterzimmer.
Lovely place, lovely people, lovely city ! big thanks to Rafael Skoluda, Marlow and Niclas
and all who came by . ..
120 full of some back in time moments plus new music by the likes of
Ian Simmonds, St. Germain, Pepe Bradock, Gloria Ann Jones and Charenee Wade.
And a supernice mixtape by Skoluda and Marlow, done live and direct at Hinterzimmer.
Lets see where we can take this . . .

much love,

enjoy ! michael

summer DJ dates.

31.7.15 Zurich,, 20-22h live
7.8.15 Offenbach, Hafen2 summer session with Thris Tian
13.8.15 Frankfurt, Sucio
20.8.15 Frankfurt, Blaues Haus, Sundown Set
19.9.15 Offenbach, Hafen2, Compost 20 Years Party

more in the making, soon to be announced....