The Soul Travelers happily accepted an invitation to The Hip Hop Valley Show on Razo Radio hosted by DJ Sonsy and Robin where they played five songs (Road to Grow, Waiting for a King, Paint a Picture, Gold, and What I Am) live on air. The vibes were great and the hosts were top notch. Check out the video above of the complete performance and a bit of the happy banter. You can track The Soul Travelers tour schedule on BandsinTown and on their Facebook page. Listen, share, and enjoy!
A couple of days before the new Wu-Tang album dropped, G-DO was inspired to hit the lab and in two days sent Hermetic Chambers to Xception, at home from Amsterdam visiting Chicago for the holidays. Xception went to work immediately, writing the album from top to bottom in the following two weeks. The result is here for your listening pleasure.
Cop the new album for name-your-price download over at G-DO & Xception's Bandcamp here or click on the album cover below.
Breathe, listen, and love as Eric Ian Farmer ask's you to "take off your mask" at Green Couch Concerts. Once again, Eric bares his soul and fills the room with the power of his voice carrying the essence of his song before you can even digest the words. If you haven't already checked out Eric's beautiful EP Flower Water over at Bandcamp then stop waiting! Press play below and stay up-to-date with Eric over at VocallyGrown.com
Check out The Soul Travelers acousticly performing "What I Am" for Sofar sessions in Cafe Ruimte in Noord Amsterdam. Sofar knows how to bring together a group of music lovers and those who love to share music, so the vibe was electric. Check the video below (lyrics below the video), listen to some more of Sofar's sounds from around the globe and be sure to find out about the next Soul Traveler's show here. Peace.
What I Am
written by Donnie Adams
If I could say what I was really feeling you would feel like you had left from this planet and your breath had vanished / expanded to understanding / a plan perfect to free a stranded seed planted in weed sand and debris damaged indeed but ready to break the surface / simple / singular purpose / reach as high as it can despite the circus in the circuits of man / burning his hand to touch his turn to burn a buck but never he earn enough to affirm his lust for a hologram / a picture that he trust / mental image what it meant to be winning but my luck was broken back in the beginning getting in it for the wrong reasons / but through the wrong I’m seeing / the way glowing like auroras showing solar breezes / what my soul needed / to show me how to plug the holes I should know breathing / breaching my limits letting go of what I know is weaker / it’s in the air the ether / I play the receiver and let it seep from my fingers ‘til it’s complete and it lingers like something sweet the demeanor of dreamers who fiending to sleep be in it deep awake to the day and all that it keeps falling in peace no walls / no streets streaks of the all screech off and reach ya’ll to free ya’ll ‘til we all call the block / a place to raise a child / purple haze of days / finding a smile in this scrimmage of you versus you that never finishes and witnesses / a sad ending to a bad story call it allegory for pain / painted in shades of being a human being that wades in the water / and waits for Valhalla / the author at the altar of experience / impossible to altar Gibraltar with no fear in it / you hearing it but not to / listening but not you / whispering to spirits here and figures that’ll watch you / telling ‘em to trust that we’ll make it together we headed to better or bust we aching but shaking the weather with feathers on our backs we touch / a measure of heaven found resting in the crest of our lust / severed away the desert that begetted our crutch / so we shed for something wetter with the rest of what was setting us up / deaded the shuck confidence is alive / in the eyes of my eyes we all gods all good all hoods ready to rise until we arrive / mind on the job at hand / show my brother the plan to find bliss in the midst of what I am
Gone Fishing catches G-DO & Xception reachign for your heart through lyrics and your soul through sound. The track is a surprise of sound that's too good to spell out here. Hit play and travel through G-DO's sample driven soul influences and Xception's raw emotion as they take you on a trip fishing for balance. THE TRACK IS AVAILABLE BELOW, ON THE G-DO & XCEPTION BANDCAMP PAGE (limited time free download), ITUNES, AND SPOTIFY. STAY TUNED HERE AND TO THE DUO'S FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE AS WE MOVE CLOSEr TO THE RELEASE OF 2030.
"I Wish" is the first single from G-DO & Xception's new album 2030. "I Wish" initiates the listener through a burst of kicks keeping the pace, laced with an eerie bass and graginharp (created in 2022) to create a deep groove of movement and attention. Xception is right there from the first beat almost daring you to come along on the ride. Immediately, his flow hits as hard as the beat, but like the beat, falls into a brooding groove and carries through with a collage of 2030’s trip straight through the end of the track - when the transmutation actually begins. The track is available below, on the G-DO & Xception Bandcamp page, iTunes, and Spotify. Stay tuned here and to the duo's facebook page for more as we move closer to the release of 2030.
Check out a medley of Shishani giving a stellar performance to a packed crowd at The Sugar Factory as she opened as the support act for Scott Bradley.
This past friday, Febrauary 28th, The Soul Travelers (G-DO & Xception + Bernt Nellen + ?) had their first full live set at The Mixtup Project in Amsterdam, NL. The band served up a tight ten song set for the attentive and close crowd and it couldn't have gone much better. Stay tuned for more shows and releases from The Soul Travelers.
Another capture from Shishani, Bernt, Guido, and Donnie aka We're Still Working on a Band Name. Check out Road to Grow, performed and recorded from Caroline's kitchen in Swakop, Namibia. Something is being cooked up with this crew and we're excited to see/hear the rest.
Shishani is back and this time she's with The Dub Colours ( Vangelis Kalamaras [drums], Emilios Bariabas [bass], and Ernst Vranckx [keys])bringing you a live version of Minority recorded at the incredible Sierra Studios in Athens, Greece. Get to know these folks and stay on the lookout for more videos and releases from Shishani and The Dub Colours. The song is available on iTunes.