soulsearching #683
w/michael rütten
a cosmic funk mixtape
by alexander antonakis

IAMNOBODI- BDKMV Refix feat. The Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra - Self Released
Drake feat. Sampha - Too Much - OVO Sound
Sampha - Happens - Young Turks
Jordan Rakei - Blackbird - Exclusive
Little River Band - Curiosity Killed The Cat - Capitol
Rare Times - No One's Looking Out - Feel So Real
Bill Withers - You Got The Stuff Part Two - Columbia
Theo Parrish - The Rink - Sound Signature
Stephanie Mills - What You Gonna Do With My Lovin' (Danny Krivit Re-Edit) - White
Thelma Houston - You Used To Hold Me So Tight - MCA
Alexander Antonakis all vinyl Cosmic Funk Mixtape
Con Funk Shun - Lovin' Fever - Mercury
Chris Turner - FlyLove (Andres Remix) - Rebirth
Pittsburgh Track Authority - Feel Good - Harmony Society
Kenny Dixon Jr. - No Time To Stop - KDJ
Charles Earland - Comin' To You Live - Columbia Promo
Nicolas - On My Mind - Hit
Unknown Artist - Physical - C-Edits
Chaka Khan - I Know You, I Live You - MCA
Dinky - Falling Angel (Pépé Bradock Remix) - Visionquest
Ahmad Jamal - Swahililand - 20th Century
The Live Band - Chance For Hope - TSOB
Osunlade - Dionne - Yoruba


now here you go, easin in on the newschool tip with that beautiful love song by Sampha and Jordan Rakei's brilliant live jam version of Fat Freddy's "Blackbird,
plus a real "personal music history" classic from down under, sounding so good again and another name to watch out of LA , Rare Times.
Leading Into this years Cosmic Funk edition, first out of my box and then Alexander Antonakis was diggin' deep as we always do for his all vinyl
Cosmic Funk Mixtape 2013. Big thanks !!! See you tomorrow downstairs then:

Cosmic Funk GoingDownstairs, Friday 15th November, 28 Steps Down Music Club/Freitagskueche Frankfurt.
Love Dancing all night long. Bozak & mirrorball, music and more. We do like intimate Cosmic Funk situations .

next week a mix by Jonny Miller plus new jams out of my box.

enjoy the music,
yours truly

DJ & Live Dates.

15.11.13 Frankfurt, 28stepsdown COSMIC FUNK JAM
28.11.13 Munich, 8Seasons, by invitation only

more soon to be announced....

soulsearching #681
w/michael rütten
DJ Ease N.O.W.
island mixtape

Andy Bey - Celestial Blues - Atlantic
Leon Thomas - China Doll - Flying Dutchmen
DJ Shadow - Midnight In A Perfect World - Mo'Wax
Donovan - Get Thy Bearings - Epic
Danny Breaks - The Jellyfish - Alphabet Zoo
Samiyam - On A Bad Day - Stones Throw
7 Minutes Of Funk - Faden Away - Stones Throw
Souleance - Georgian Kiss - First Word
Fatima - Black Dough - Eglo
William Kouan Djoko - Deflourished - Rush Hour
Hex - Jazzstep - Blue Note Japan
Fela - ITT (iZem Remix) - White
De Franks Band - Do Your Own Thing (Déni Shain Remix) - White
Lord Echo - Molten Lava - Bastard Jazz
Jacob Collier - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - Bandcamp

DJ Ease aka George Evelyn aka Nightmares On Wax Island Feel Good Mixtape
N.O.W. - Be I Do Remix - Warp
N.O.W. - Stars - Warp
Rahsaan Ahmad - The Pressure (DJ Vadim Mix Edit Instr.) - White
Kan Sano - Music Overflow - Razor 'n' Tape
Ian Blevins - Love Together - Unknown
N.O.W. - E.A.S.E. - Warp
N.O.W. - Thinking Of Omara - Warp
N.O.W. - Ease Jimi - Warp
Starship Connection - We Can Go - Bastard Jazz
The Electric - Overloaded (Sepalot Remix) - Organically Grown
James Brown - Locking Sick (JR Dynamite Lick My Stick Edit) - White
Guts - Brand New Revolution - Heavenly Sweetness
LTJ - Get Involved (LTJ Experience Edit Rework) - Promo Only
Only Children - Falling - Razor'n'Tape
The Legendary 1979 Orchestra - Close Your Eyes (No Drums Just Soul Mix) - LSR


welcome back to soulsearching, George Evelyn! the man who delivers the good music since almost 20 years now,
back with a new album simply called "Feelin'Good" and that's what it's all about the mixtape he delivered also .
Greetings from Frankfurt to Ibiza, this is how we roll. Muchas Gracias DJ Ease aka Nightmares On Wax.

More beats and all that jazz beforehands in the first part of the show, kicking off on the old school , finishing on the very new school
with that young man out of London, Jacob Collier. A star is born. Nuff said.

enjoy the music,
yours truly

DJ & Live Dates.

07.11.13 Frankfurt, LUCIA soulsearching sessions
15.11.13 Frankfurt, 28stepsdown COSMIC FUNK JAM

more soon to be announced....

soulsearching #680
w/michael rütten

The Jettsons pres. Jessica Lauren 3 - The Name Of Fela Will Always Stand For Freedom - People
My Morning Jacket - Trouble Sleep Wake AM - Knitting Factory
Pharoah Sanders - Rejoice - Theresa
Mop Mop - Let I Go (Mr Raoul K Remix) - Agogo
Bonobo - Cirrus - Ninja Tune
Mark Pritchard - Make A Livin' - Warp
Fatima & fLako - Black Dough - Eglo
Mieux - Greek (We Sink Remix) - UpMyAlley
Diggs Duke - Harsh Words With The Oracle - Brownswood
Nightports - Skywide (Acoustic Version) - Nightports Bandcamp
Billy Cobham - Heather - Atlantic
10 cc - I'm Not In Love - Mercury
The Invsible - Wings (Floating Points Remix) - Ninja Tune
Zero 7 - On My Own - Make Records
Fat Freddy's Drop - Never Moving (Ashley Beedle Afrikanz on Mars Remix) - exclusive
Space Dimension Controller - First Glance - Royal Oak
Herbert - It's Only (DJ Koze Remix) - Pampa
Debruit & Alsarah - Alkoan Baladi - Soundway
Lewis Bones Lock - Five Nation Army Dub - Oak Sound
Richie Phoe - I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You - Wah Wah 45s


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enjoy the music,
yours truly

DJ & Live Dates.

16.10.13 Cologne, Live Music Hall, warming up for Fat Freddys Drop
18.10.13 Frankfurt, D3, Cosmic Funk

more soon to be announced....

soulsearching #679
w/michael rütten
feat. ms badkiss (manila)

Mala - Como Como (Theo Parrish Remix) - Brownswood
The Blaxploited Orchestra - Until The Day - Compost Disco
Bobbi Humphrey - Smilin' faces Sometimes - Blue Note
MopMop - Kamakumba (iZem Remix) - Agogo White
Diggs Duke - Something In My Soul - Brownswood Album Promo
Oddisee - Be There - Bandcamp
Donny Hathaway - You've Got A Friend (Live Version) - Atlantic
Jordan Rakei - My Time - Bandcamp
Bet E & Stef - Wish You Well (Marlow & Trueby Extended Refix) - Universal
Nightmares On Wax - Be, I Do (Planty Herbs Remix) - Warp
Shawn Phillips - I Don't Want To Leave I Just Came To Say Goodbye - A&M

Ms Badkiss Rainy Season Manila Mixtape
J.A.M. - Spirit (Intro) - RCA Victor
Amel Larrieux - Searching For My Soul - 550 Music
Pasta Groove - Solar Whispers - Temo
Souls Of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity - JIve
D'Angelo - Left And Right (Acapella) - Virgin
French Kiwi Juice - Lying Together - Soundcloud
Amerie - One Thing (Blacksoul Remix) - Unreleased
Banks - Warm Water (Chuck Wild Bootleg Remix) - Bootleg
Daims - Mas Cerca (Goapele) - Moombahsoul Vol. III
Letherette - After Dawn (Bibio Remix) - Ninja Tune
Perseus - Love In Zanzibar - French Express
Klaves - Somebody - Unreleased
Stwo - Work -
Ta-Ku - I Miss You - HW&W
Bedlam - Twist Of Fate - Unreleased
Amel Larrieux - For Real (Jael Remix) - Darker Than Wax
S.O.S. Band - Even When You Sleep - Tabu
Mtume - Juicy Fruit - Epic


Autumn most definitely arrived here in Frankfurt, indian sunshine but coldness.
So here is the music to keep you warm inside and make you feel good.
A little selection all across the boards including a new name on the scene,
out of Brisbane, Jordan Rakei, sounding very soulful and warm, one of the great three reconstructions
for MopMop, remix by iZem, more music by Diggs Duke, maybe my fave tune by the man out of D.C., full album
comin through Brownswood in December, great Theo Parrish extension for Mala, a rare occasion to play that full version of the Shawn Phillips tune plus a couple of 80s Soul Grooves at the end. Let me know if you want more of this . . .

AND. another great mixtape by the one and only DJ Ms Badkiss out of Manila. Lady playing ladies music. Lovin it.
Check her stuff via‎. thanks a lot Maria !

enjoy the music,
yours truly

DJ & Live Dates.

16.10.13 Cologne, Live Music Hall, warming up for Fat Freddys Drop
18.10.13 Frankfurt, D3, Cosmic Funk
09.11.13 Frankfurt, Fox

more soon to be announced....

soulsearching #678
w/michael rütten
roadtrip edition 2013
Fat Freddys Drop words&music

Zbonics - Nowhere To Run - Membran
Diggs Duke - Harsh Words With The Oracle - Brownswood
Shigeto - Ringleader - Ghostly International
Bobby Hutcherson - NTU - Blue Note
Robert Glasper Experiment - Jesus Children Of America - Blue Note
Bonobo - Don't Wait - Ninja Tune

Fat Freddy's Drop - Blackbird - The Drop
Grace Jones - Feel Up - Island
Fat Freddy's Drop - Bones - The Drop
Fat Freddy's Drop - Never Moving (Ashley Beedle Remix/MR Edit) - White
Close - My Way feat. Joe Dukie - !K7
Chopper Reeds (Fat Freddys Drop) Vinyl Only Roadtrip Mixtape
Rocking Horse - Wind Chimes - N/A
Earl Brown - Get It Together - Jericho
Pure Essence - Third Rock From The Sun - Mantra
Phil Upchurch - Black Gold - Cadet
Mara TK - Run (Taniwhunk Mix) - On Gravity
Julien Dyne - Steel Legs 11 - BBE
MCDE - L.O.V.E. - !K7
Tony Grey - Time Factor - EMI
Lijadu Sisters - Orere Elejigbo - Soul Jazz
Don Cherry - Brown Rice - EMI
Linkwood - Secret Value (Fudge Fingas Mix) - Firecracker
Stan Tracey - Starless & Bible Black - Trio
Kyp Malone And Tunde Adebimpe, Kronos Quartet + Stuart Bogie - Sorrow, Tears And Blood - Knitting Factory


now here it is:
Roadrip Edition 2013 featuring Fat Freddy's Drop.
DJ Fitchie, MC Slave, Chopper Reeds & Joe Dukie in the interview backroom of Summerjam Festival Cologne in July this year after a storming gig late afternoon & a quick swim in the lake in the warm sunshine.. Talking about the new album, solo projects, cooking in the kitchen and the forthcoming european tour in October. Nice one guys, see you in Cologne 16th October then! Records are packed for the warm up ! all tour dates and stuff here :
plus brandnew music and catching up with stuff by the likes of zBonics feat. Gregory Porter, Diggs Duke, Bonobo, Shigeto and that sublime and stunning version of Felas "Sorrow Tears + Blood".

All here, next week it's the return of DJ Badkiss out of Manila in the mixtape section of the show.

enjoy the music,
yours truly

DJ & Live Dates.

03.10.13 Frankfurt, LUCIA, soulsearching private sessions
16.10.13 Cologne, warming up for Fat Freddys Drop
18.10.13 Frankfurt, D3, Cosmic Funk
30.11.13 Frankfurt, a soulsearching presents night, tba/tbc

more soon to be announced....

special new years morning rewind 2012.

soulsearching #483 (2006)
with michael ruetten
4 hero's soul inspiration mix.
soulpatrol's souljazz special.



Crystal Wind - Signs Of Winter Time - Escrow Records
Curtis Mayfield - The Makings Of You - Curtom
Marvin Gaye - Life's Opera - CBS
Mel & Tim - Keep The Faith - Stax
Jon Lucien - Lady Love - RCA
Rufus with Chaka Khan - Magic In His Eyes - ABC
Waters - Tryin Hard To Look Inside - Blue Note
Undisputed Truth - Walk On By - Motown
Earth, Wind & Fire - Devotion - CBS
Silk - Can't Stop (Turning You On) - Philadelphia
O'Bryan - Doin Alright - Capitol
Dexter Wansel - The Sweetest Pain - Philadelphia
Don Blackman - Holding you Loving you - Arista
Roy Ayers - Sweet Tears - Polydor
Gil Scott Heron - Lady Day And John Coltrane - Flying Dutchmen
Sly Stone - Running Away - Epic
Minnie Ripertron - Only When I'm Dreaming - Epic
Ramsey Lewis - Cry Baby Cry - Columbia
Greg Perry - Come On Down - Casablanca
Stevie Wonder - Superwoman (live) - Motown
Weldon Irvine - I Love You - RCA
The Sylvers - We Can Make It If We Try - N/A
LTD - Love To The World - A&M
Herbie Hancock - Thought It Was You - CBS
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda - Impulse
Lalo Schifrin - Lalos Bossa Nova  - MGM
Pharoah Sanders - Love Will Find A Way - Theresa
Donald Byrd - Christo Redentor - Blue Note

soulsearching #656 REPLAY - more drums drums drums.
w/michael rütten
spiritual drums mix
by emanative (uk)

Long Arm - After 4AM - Project:Mooncircle
The Roots - Possibility (2nd Movement) - Def Jam
The Roots - Make My - Def Jam
The Roots - One Tome - Def Jam
The Roots - Kool On - Def Jam
Burnt Friedman - Meets Zinja Hlung N'wagezani - Honest Jons
Kinshasa 1/2 - We Come From The Forest - DRS Music
Mutabaruka - This Poem - White
Scuba - Never (Close Remix) - White
Lana Del Rey - Video Games (Joy Orbison Remix) - White
Larry Heard - Winter Flower - Rebirth
Tigran Hamasyan - Carnival - Verve

SPIRITUAL DRUMS MIX by emanative (London/UK)
Elivn Jones & Jimmy Garrison Sextet - Half And Half - Impulse
Max Roach - Effi - Atlantic
Art Blakey - Free For All - Blue Note
Doug Hammond - Reflections In The Sea Of Nurnen - Tribe
Chester Thompson - Powerhouse - Black Jazz
Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker - Ye Ye De Smell - EMI Nigeria
Steve Reid (R.I.P.) - Centre Of The Earth - Soul Jazz
Roy Haynes - Quiet Fire - Galaxy
Emanative ft. Ahmed Abdullah - Lions Of Judah - Brownswood
Tony Allen - African Message - Strut

Pharoah Sanders - Love Is Everywhere - Impulse




120 minutes full of tension out of the soulsearching studio ffm
and emanative's spiritual drum chamber.

this is a special show - sometimes you do feel it a bit more.

2011 has been a strong year full of musical discoveries.
be it in jazz, crossover electronic goes band stuff and also very good pop music
came along. all artists, keep on delivering - and we'll keep spreading then.

and just when you think all is being delivered another strong album arrives - real hip hop
by the roots. go and get the album, this is one for rap and hip hop history.
also check for more bass heavy remix action by new mysterious producer team close.
massive remix for scuba this time, little dragon next time. and song of the year?
lana del rey is definately up there, about time to give you the strong joy orbison remix.
plus a very beautiful winter flower which grew already in summer this year and a stunning remix
by burnt friedman, doin the shangaan shake. kickin off with another project:mooncircle gem btw . . .
this label is getting better and better. and finishing my little warm up set for the spiritual drums session
with a great piano player from armenia. highly recommended album !

this is not a 2011 rewind though. just another spontaneous soulsearching excursion.

and what can i say about the mix this week - the heavy hitters on the jazz drums,
from max roach to tony allen and roy haynes plus chester thompson and of course
steve reid. all in, 61 minutes of pure energy. listen very loud. big thanks to the man,
nick woodmansey aka emanative for this journey to the spiritual drums.

getting ready for 2012 with so much inspiration floatin in.
. . . soon back on the decks then. it's been a while . . .

next week:
the annual christmas special with rainer trueby and yours truly.

love is everywhere.

enjoy the  music.