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.
SUMMER 2016 SHOW DATES
June 24 - Ceuvel Unplugged Amsterdam, NL
June 25 - Groote Weiver Festival Amsterdam, NL
June 26 - Konijn Eiland Festival Amsterdam, NL
July 02 - Manifestival at Ruigoord Amsterdam, NL
July 03 - Badplaats Session at Volkshotel Amsterdam, NL
July 24 - Onder de Boom Festival Alkmaar, NL
August 13 - Landjuweel at Ruigoord Amsterdam, nl
Almost exactly one month after the 5 ft. Assassin passed on, one of our greatest soul singers and people, Billy Paul also made his transition. In addition to blessing millions of listeners over the span of his 50-year career, Billy Paul's music also served as a one of G-DO's favorite treasure trove of samples put to use throughout many of G-DO & Xception's early work. In his tribute, G-DO seamlessly weaves together four new Billy Paul-inspired beats, with four older Xception verses, from four different songs on four different albums. Click play, enjoy the music, and join us as we wish Mr. Billy Paul a very safe journey. 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.
Over the past year G-DO & Xception have been quiet to say the least, but out of nowhere we get a loosie from the duo that lets us know they haven't missed a beat. Check G-DO & Xception doing what they do best on "NOW" and find the lyrics below as well. Stay tuned for new music from G-DO & Xception as they get ready to leave footprints all over 2016.
Lyrics from Xception:
best believe that I said it, don’t need credit, for, lifting low enriching poor they gifted but missed it I switch the course brick walls, turn to mystic doors with no kicking or four fours, all you hear is bliss so forget it no more, all you fear is history all you need is lips to kiss air to breathe with no war, this is elevation, welcome now awaken, esto es tierra, everything here flies together like feathers, through rain, wind ignorance and change, pain and possession, snow and illusion through time and confessions order and confusion the strength of the truth is fluid, ooh, what is it, maybe it’s a who, who me, you, we, everything everything, diamonds and your wedding ring your hair and your scare in dreams in everyone you meet and every song that you ever sing the better or the worse of the times out of the time into the heart making it start feelin that beat, ba-bump there it is where it lives where we look where we read right on the page or under the book, thundering love flooded in hugs proud, clouds above for miles or kilometers smiles are all around the frowns we don’t need ‘em feed em greetings of peace ‘til they eatin belief jeez, US, what we need what we trust you and me yeah that’s the key, touch, hold it to mold into one let’s grow, never letting go of the whole and that is soul, sold out never the stock is infinite, check your socks it might be stuffed in it, in your shoes dreadlocks your pockets and your spinach, this is no limit and I’m bout it bout that life watch me live it shout it out in mics the gift that I’ve been given and I only want to give it so, if you get it bro, then you helping me complete my path of miracles, here it goes out of spirits to speakers into your ear it flows free in the ether being the seer and we now, live, eyes on the prize fly
If you haven't caught Kauw, the incredible trio of bass, drums, and key(s) grooving around Amsterdam yet, then be sure to make it a priority because they got IT! Check out some photos of Zubi (bass), Dali (drums), and Boye (keys) rocking with Goal Music Group's Donnie of G-DO & Xception and The Soul Travelers during the HoodStock Block Party recently held in East Amsterdam and follow Kauw on their Facebook page here.
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!
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.
The first review of The Soul Traveler's EP "The First stEP" is in and, we have to say, it's a good read. The review appears in The Holland Times and was written by Athena Zapounidi and can be found online in PDF and in print around Amsterdam and especially at The American Book Center (you can also click on the picture for a larger view). The EP can only be purchased at The Soul Traveler's shows, which you can stay up-to-date on through their facebook page and through the Bandsintown app. Stay on the look out for new content and music from The Soul Travelers and be sure to give the review a read. Peace.
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.