Come inside today's rehearsal space of The Soul Travelers. With the Mandeiro, Bernt Nellen, away on vacation, The Soul Travelers cooked up this smooth version, of the ever so timely, "We Alive." The song calls for recognition of our unity, freedom, and greatest hopes given the miraculous fact that we are alive. Get comfortable then get inspired to do what you've been waiting to and be who you are.
Check out the debut single, "A toutes les choses," from the dynamic trio Shakuar. A project years in the making is finally making it to the light. TAKE A RIDE ALONG WITH THE GROOVE OF GEMBRI, guitar, THE EASE OF ANGELS SINGING, AND THE RHYTHM OF beats and LIFE GUIDING THE WAY. Check out the stunning visuals of a journey into everything as Shakuar present an arising of vibes, which in writing may seem like they don't belong together, but in sound, you'll wonder why you haven't heard this before. Stay up-to-date with all things Shakuar over at their Facebook page and enjoy the music! Peace.
WHILE THIS IS YOUR FIRST REAL SIGHT OF DE PROF ON GOAL MUSIC GROUP, HE IS NO STRANGER TO MICS, LIFE, AND BLENDING THE TWO WITH HIS UNIQUE WIT, SKILLZ, CRAZY FLAVOR, AND AN HONESTY THAT COULD ONLY BE ROOTED IN THE TRUE SCHOOL. HIS DEBUT ALBUM 'ONDERWEG,' DUE OUT MARCH 1ST, IS COMPLETELY PRODUCED BY G-DO OF G-DO & XCEPTION AND IS SIMPLY FIRE. PEEP THE VIDEO FOR THE FIRST SINGLE 'DE AANKOMST,' SHOT IN AMSTERDAM, PARTLY AT THE NOW EVICTED AND DESTROYED SQUATTERS HAVEN VILLA FRIEKENS. DE PROF IS HERE AND YOU WILL WANT TO GET USED TO IT. PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM NOW TO GET THE SINGLE IMMEDIATELY AND THE REST AS SOON AS IT'S ON THE AIRS.
I was lucky enough to be on hand as Homeboy Sandman and J-Live brought a flurry of dopeness to The Melkweg in the heart of Amsterdam. Check below for some footage of the Sandman giving his all into a high-energy performance of "Watchu Want From Me" and "Table Cloth," both performed as a result of crowd requests. If you haven't already, be sure to check Homeboy Sandman's Hallways and J-Live's His Own Self to stay up on their latest.
Another creative set of visuals to accompany the constantly witty, vulnerable, and superbly entertaining music of Nele Needs A Holiday. This time around it's the single, What Am I To Do, from the album It's My Party and it finds Nele going to the altar with wheels on her feet questioning the worth of monogamy. Hit play and get ready to smile and feel like you and your friends just made an awesome song and video for something you've probably talked about a million times before (or just wanted to). Stay up to date with all things Nele over at her Facebook page and cop the new album It's My Party now on iTunes.
Check the second installment of the Woonbootsessies featuring a fiercely talented crew with Mark Nieuwenhuis on trumpet, Jur de Vries on guitar, Jack Julian on Moog, and the lyrical mastermind Haas on the mic. Enjoy as these guys create, record, and share a beautiful day's fun.
Just yesterday we got the premiere of Shishani's new quartet, Shishani & The Afro Namibian Tales, by way of the beautiful and thankful "Ndapandula." Check the video below to hear exactly what "an eclectic acoustic band that fuses sounds from different cultures [and] merges black American music traditions with Cuban, African, and European aural flavours" sounds like - you won't be disappointed. You can catch them performing on June 3rd at Mezrab in Amsterdam. Enjoy!
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!