soulsearching #685
w/michael rütten
mixtape by lord echo (nz)

Jitwah - Rightaboutnow - The Jazz Diaries
The Undisputed Truth - You Make Your Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth - Gordy
Hugh Masekela - Stimela - Chisa
Horace Silver - The Gods Of The Yoruba - Blue Note
Anthony Joseph - Shine - Heavenly Sweetness Promo
iZem - Celia - Self Released
Turtle - Opposite Of Low - Beatnik Creative
Owiney Sigoma Band - Nyiduonge Drums (Champion Remix) - Brownswood
Salvia Kamili - K A M I L I - Self Released
Reginald Omas Mamode IV - You've Got - Five Easy Pieces
Beat Spacek - Alone In Da Sun - Ninja
Lord Echo - Put It In My Head feat. Mara TK - Bastard Jazz

LORD ECHOs soulsearching excursions
Orchestre Vévé Star - Niturudia - Soundway
Lord Echo vs. Biggie Smalls - Juicy (Echo Mix) - White
Shogun Orchestra - Mifune - Lucien Johnson/White
Tame Impala - Alter Ego - Modular
Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire - Je Ne Bois Pas Beaucoup - Soundway
Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space - Elite
Mbiri Young Stars - Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe - Soundway
Kelenke Band - Jungle Music (Echo's Edit) - Bandcamp
The Heptones - Now Generation - Upsetter
Placebo - Inner City Blues - CBS
The Elder Statesman - Flavor Spot - White
END OF MIX

Malauwi - Say A Little Prayer - 180 Proof Promo
Cybotron - Mumbo Jumbo - Compost Elaste 4
Al Kent - Yes I Do - Lumberjacks In Hell
END OF SHOW

words.

with much pleasure i do say welcome to another edition of soulsearching.
Including loads of very good stuff, from the lo-fi minimal soul adventures of 2013 to super hi-fi fpsychedelic soul from 1971.
and a heavy dose of bass and poetry (Anthony Joseph !), swingin nicely alongside a brief peace out to Nelson Mandela and
keep it up, one of the coolest cats in jazz, Horace Silver. Then iZem once again delivering it, and a guy called Jon Cooper aka Turtle on a real high, down low. bangin beats by Salvia Kamili and Spacek, amazing free interpretation of a classic by Malauwi as rediscovered by Amir Abdullah for the love of music. And Al Kent closing the show on a more than positive vibe.

In between a very dope and heavy dose of mixtape action by Lord Echo out of Wellington/NZ. Inspirations - Informations.
check his album "Curiosities" for niceness out of the echo chamber . . . soul is the word here. Jams to make you just feel good.
what else can you ask for ? yeah, probably a dj set and liveshow over here i'd say. bigthanks Mike Fabulous.

next show will be the annual "what the world needs now" edition. my present for you to keep you warm and safe into 2014.

merci bien, thanks a lot, muchas gracias, arigato, obrigado, dankeschoen for listening to soulsearching.
to be continued in 2014.

peace,
enjoy the music.

Michael

Dates.

13.2.14 Frankurt, Sucio soulsearching Aquarius Session

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

soulsearching #684
w/michael rütten
mixtape by jonny miller

Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo - That's How I Feel - Cosmic Compositions
Chico Hamilton - Gengis - Enterprise
Shigeto - Soulsearching - Ghostly International
Four Tet - Unicorn - Text
Hiatus Kaiyote - Breathing Underwater (Live KCRW Session) - CDR
Zara McFarlane - Angie La La feat. Leron Thomas - Brownswood
Chip White - Afternoon In Mombasa - Stylin'' 600/Heard And Felt Music
Carlos Garnett - Mother Of The Future - Muse
Stephen Encinas - Lypso Illusion - Invisible City
Gabriele Poso - Invocation 001 (Osunlade Remix) - White
Korova - Some People - Jus' Listen
JONNY MILLERs soulsearching "jus' listen" mixtape
Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood Ferguson - Antiquity (Jonny Miller Edit) - CDR
Rhye - Major Minor Love (JM Edit) - CDR
Sonarpilot - Open House (JM Remix) - Sonarpilot Audio CDR
K Alexi - You Are (Norman Chung Mix) - ePM Music
Dom Um & Jadir de Castro - Kaxcatribalim (JM Edit) - CDR
Jumping Back Slash - Thinking Of U - Okayafrica
Kid Fongue, DJ Whisky & Zaki Ibrahim - Be (JM Remix) - Atjazz Record Company
Mr Beatnik - Synthetes - Don't Be Afraid
2morrows Victory - Lift Off (JM Edit) - CDR
END OF MIX
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Shoes Slow Soul Food Edit) - White
Pieces Of A Dream - Warm Weather - Elektra
Dennis Edwards - Don't Look Any Further - Gordy
END OF SHOW

words.

warm music for you, from slow & easy to heat & tension.
all across the boards. pure soulsearching style. including a few exclusives
and a request (yes, i do accept this !) . . .

and yet another brilliant guestmix, this time by the one and only Jonny Miller out of London.
you might be familiar with his name, he's been around for a while now, delivering the good
dj mixes and edits and all that. "soulful afro deep . . . 23 years in the game..." as he puts his on his
soundcloud page. check him out whenever and wherever you can. thanks so much for this mix , Jonny!

next week all the way to new zealand, once again: Lord Echo words & music special.

off to Munich now, a bit of DJing and then on sunday: Hiatus Kaiyotes last show of their European tour 2013.
can't wait to meet & talk to Nai Palm and the band! watch this space.
(could not hold back playing this breath taking live version of "Breathing Underwater" recorded at KCRW in LA recently)

but for now,
jus' listen &
enjoy the music,
yours truly

DJ & Live Dates.

28.11.13 Munich, 8Seasons, by invitation only

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

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
END OF MIX
The Live Band - Chance For Hope - TSOB
Osunlade - Dionne - Yoruba
END OF SHOW

words.

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
END OF SHOW

words.

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
END OF SHOW

words.

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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 - Liveforthefunk.com
Ta-Ku - I Miss You - HW&W
Bedlam - Twist Of Fate - Unreleased
Amel Larrieux - For Real (Jael Remix) - Darker Than Wax
END OF MIX
S.O.S. Band - Even When You Sleep - Tabu
Mtume - Juicy Fruit - Epic
END OF SHOW

words.

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 soundcloud.com/missbadkiss‎. 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

FFD ROADTRIP EDITION 2013
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
END OF MIX
Kyp Malone And Tunde Adebimpe, Kronos Quartet + Stuart Bogie - Sorrow, Tears And Blood - Knitting Factory
END OF SHOW

words.

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 : fatfreddysdrop.com
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....