“Stop The Violence” (Evolution Remix) is the blazing new single by The Chestnut Brothers.

World-Renowned Artists Seek World Peace Through Music

Their passion for social change has always been clearly reflected in their music and this third incarnation of the theme song they have been actively promoting with their world peace agenda is a masterpiece. Produced by Leroy Romans, the groove percolates with an island flavor that is fresh and innovative. Featuring Nisha, granddaughter of reggae icon Bob Marley & D-Tek, a rapper with a conscious flow, creates a Philly/Miami/Jamaica connection that is quite infectious.
The Chestnut Brothers will also, be cross promoting two additional projects in tandem with the release.  Rasta, A Soul’s Journey and The Struggle For Change. The brothers are honored to support these meaningful endeavors and have provided website links below for overviews.

“Stop The Violence” (Evolution Remix) available for download soon.

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Hailing from Chicago, Illinois comes an avid student of soul music raised on a healthy diet of funk, jazz, black rock, hip-hop, house, and of course rhythm & blues.

JROD INDIGO, a genuine soul singer, songwriter, and producer who has his goals set on giving the mundane and predictable trends of modern day R&B a much needed facelift. There are no boundaries set for this particular artist and his latest recording (Infectious) proves to be just the case. JROD INDIGO soulful sound brings to mind the sounds of Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, and Marvin Gaye, a much needed refreshing sound to this generation.

Brief Biography:

JROD moved to Atlanta, Georgia by the age of 9 and during the 15 years of his youth spent in the South, he completely immersed himself in the arts. Attending school in Atlanta, GA with such luminaries as the Goodie Mob, 1/3 of the production trio “Organized Noize” (Outkast’s producers on their first offerings), Chilli (TLC) and the one and only Mr. Jonathan Smith – better known to the world as ‘Lil Jon; as well as the BME crew (Rob, Vince, and Searcy).

With all of the transitions that music was going through during that time, especially within black culture throughout the 80’s and the early 90’s, JROD made it a point to keep his ear nourished with organic sounds that artists such as Prince, Sade, Terrence Trent D’Arby, Tony, Tone, Toni, Fishbone, A Tribe Called Quest, Jamiroquai, Meshell Ndegeocello, and a host of others who sonically refused to play the conformity game of commercial rap and overly produced R&B that relies solely on technology more-so than real musicianship and intricate songwriting.

The other half of the 90’s saw JROD heading out west for a brief stint absorbing the sounds of classic rock and underground hip-hop of Seattle, WA. A move in the spring of ’99 to the Bay Area saw JROD sharpening his writing skills and gradually blending in with the long dormant funk and soul scene with the hopes of resurrecting it. With that in mind, it makes sense that the basis of JROD INDIGO’s sound starts with live drums, bass, and guitar, paired with the versatility of a variety of keyboards (fender rhodes, piano, organ, and vintage synths).

JROD has shared the stage with the likes of Amel Larrieux, Martin Luther, The Perceptionists, The Coup, Dead Prez, Kev Choice, Crown City Rockers, and hopes to continue building with his fellow peers in creating a much needed movement within the industry. With nu-school soul artists such as D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, and Nikka Costa kicking the musical floodgates wide open, JROD is on a mission to keep those doors open with his brand of organic soul music. Keep your eyes open and ears out, because it is only a matter of time.

Look out fortcoming track  It Was Fun listen to it @

Joseph Junior


Born in London of Nigerian parents Joseph grew up listening to Jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Al Jarreau; George Benson to Motown and British Soul Funk acts such as Sade, Omar, Brand New Heavies etc.

After extensive training at the Soul Experience Vocal Academy in Voice building and techniques, Joseph had the opportunity to provide back up vocals for Desree; Maxi Priest; Mick Hucknall, Chrissie Hynde and Jocelyn Brown. He then went on to Showcase his talents at legendary venues as the Jazz Café, The Scala; Ronnie Scott’s Royal Albert Hall Soho Jazz Festival. An various festivals abroad  like Fest-neutch in Switzerland, and.

A chance meeting with an unsigned vocalist and songwriter, Queeley, led to recording and vocal arrangement session at the legendary Larry Gold and Gamble & Huff Studios in Philadelphia, USA.

His music is laid back undiluted and honest as can be every song is a story and a journey

I want to keep evolving, inspiring and be inspired, I want  to keep raising my game, there are no short cuts , you either give the BEST or nothing at all

Currently recording with the BLACK STYLE MOOD a group project from Switzerland and working on his own solo album recorded in Switzerland and Philadelphia.

As well as being a recording artist, Joseph is involved in song writing for publishing and has written for other unsigned acts like Jazz Funk Band “Freefall” and various other projects.

Feautures with the BLACK STYLE MOOD on the compilation CD Soul Unsigned Vol 1 with a track called “Closer”

Solo EP “Healing Process” will be released soon

BIG THANKS TO Dj Christoss check him out on

Sweet Fruit CD….. available now at

In 2007 pre-release of the single, Can’t Tell Him No (included on the Sweet Fruit EP, 2008, 1st Mind Entertainment), was warmly received.  Can’t Tell Him No earned me the No. 1 Independent Artist and Song for all of November 2007 on the Vibe/BP Music page, garnering thousands of ongoing fans, personal page ad-ons and listens from the US (particularly the Deep South and East Coast) and across the globe. To date, the Sweet Fruit EP continues to be purchased and downloaded by music lovers from places as far-flung as the US, Germany, France, Amsterdam, South Africa and Australia. In June of 2008, Can’t Tell Him No spent the month in the Top 20 of French FM station RadioLaser, remaining in regular rotation for the rest of the year, and has also been in regular rotation on New York’s Rhythm & Soul Radio for the past two years.  “We just didn’t want to let it go,” Program Director Marko Nobles confessed to me at the Life & Soul Promotions‘  Independent Soul Mixer held March 2009 in Harlem. The song was also a favorite on Afternoon Groove Radio, Dread Daze, and other popular podcasts.

In the midst of all this activity, Phil Driver, of UK label Soul Unsigned, discovered me on myspace and kindly began playing my music on his various international radio shows.  Beginning in early 2008, listeners of KISS FM in Sweden, Solar Radio in the UK, and a number of other stations across the globe were first introduced to my music. The songs got such a great response that Phil decided to include his personal favorite, Tongue Tide, on his compilation “Contemporary Soul Songbook No. 1,” released in August 2009, and featured on BBC Radio, Starpoint Radio and Solar Radio, among many others.  Although recorded way back in 1996, Tongue Tide caught the ear of a number of established DJs in the UK, as well as program directors for radio stations such as KAZI in Austin, Texas, who put Tongue Tide into regular rotation.   A number of reviewers and DJs expressed surprise that they had never even heard of the song before.  Said SoulTracks, “Having listened to the track 20 times… I am still hypnotized by the smoky vocals that at times remind me of Chaka Khan… This for me is an example of what timeless soulful music is about, a breath of fresh air…”  Tongue Tide is also included in the Best Undisovered R&B Soul compilation released in January 2010 by Singapore/Malaysian Record Label EQ Music.

Thanks to the help of UK indie promoter Godfrey Fletcher and Neo2Soul Promotions, it wasn’t long before radio station DJ’s, Program Directors and podcasters began catching on to my newer music, which can now be heard on UK stations Solar Radio, Colourful Radio, Peace FM, Lightning 90.8FM… and many more.  the The Sweet Fruit Live Room Remix [CLICK PLAY Sweet Fruit Live Room Remix IN POST ABOVE]has rekindled growing interest in the song, giving the song new life as it makes the rounds once again on US, UK and international radio.

I’m looking forward to the creative and recording process as we collaborate with world class musicians to complete my upcoming full album CD, Music To Save My Life (2011, 1st Mind Entertainment). And I’m so very grateful as the world continues to discover and show appreciation for my music…

“Sweet Fruit Live-Room Remix” is featured on UK Mixtape “Across The Pond Mixbag of Music” from DJ Niceness… Hosted by Multi-Platinum Producer Herb Middleton and featuring A Great Mix of Talented Artists

For links to mixtape go to

Simply soul music is a fusion of jazz, soul and r&b. It is without a doubt the type of music that will get your shoulders in motion and your mind thinking. In a time of auto tune we have forgotten the sweetness and the truth of live performance with true vocals and a soul-stirring band. Introducing kashan. & the simplysoul band!

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Poetry Sistahs

Dedication to all those poetry women out there.

video contains

bassey ikpi,brown suga poet, adina  nyree , Kelly  tsai, red  summer, ebony  washington, amanda  diva, jahipster, queen sheba, La  Bruja, tasleem, bridget  gray, shanelle  gabriel, helena.d.lewis, ishle  park, iyeoka, staceyann  chin, stephanie  renee, samantha  raheem  thornhill, tantra-zawadi. jessica care  moore, sarah  jones, ursula rucker, patricia smith, sunni patterson, fofeet, cheeraz, anaiis, scorpio blues, gina  loring, selena j, nikki skies,  terry o’neal, suheir  hammad, georgia ME, dana gilmore, mayda  del  valle, freedomspeakes, venus jones, sonja  marie, syndee  stewart,tara betts,rebacca vaughns, ms. nterpretation, dasha  kelly, sonya renee, mahogany brown, starlite, mocha sistah, shellie.r. warren, liza garza, da genius chyld, natalie patterson, lizz  straight, karen gibson roc , donalja james, trin-a-thoughtz, tiesha thomas, duewa frazier

by floyd  boykin  jr production

Music by Fertile Ground – You Take Me Higher

Produced by Progression and Script from Truth MoveMENT from “Introducing Miss Charles” EP
For enquires

Dwele – Angel remix

Video: Dwele ft. The Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra – Angel –
A beautiful performance by the Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra (directed by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) and Dwele. This was a 2009 concert that was dedicated to the music & memory of the late super-producer, J Dilla.

Dwele sang Angel that night without rehearsal. It is a classic. Miguel[ Atwood-Ferguson]’s arrangement is super heavy and Bob Powers made it magic.

Jovonnie Fans! Jadar Records has release Jovonnie’s self titled CD. You can view the video “Making of Jovonnie’s New CD” Tell us what you think.

Go to for addtional information regarding Jovonnie.

Soul Emotion Lelde Barbane-vocal Jānis Danevics-saxophones Normunds Piesis-trumpet Paul Murashov-keyboards Norberts Skraucis-el.bass Rihards Fedotovs-drums Dj Aspirins-vinyls music

Soul Emotion
Lelde Barbane-vocal
Jānis Danevics-saxophones
Normunds Piesis-trumpet
Paul Murashov-keyboards
Norberts Skraucis-el.bass
Rihards Fedotovs-drums
Dj Aspirins-vinyls

music style:Neo-soul/r&b/funk.

Mlu perform in Sydney LIVE 16th Jan 2010

MLU gets down to share the love with 80,000 + fans in Sydney. MLU performed as a support guest act at the recent concert by A.R.Rahman in Parramatta. Check out the video clip from the concert. MLU’s fan base is now really starting reach new highs.
This gives an idea as to what the music industry is yet to discover. You can purchase the album by simply searching ‘mlu’ on Itunes or any other digital stores worldwide. Mlu is currently working on the hard copy release, which will feature the song ‘So beautiful’… Get your own copy online now!

She was discovered by Amir “?uestlove” Thompson of The Roots.

Scott is a vocalist who infused jazz, R&B, spoken word, and hip hop among other genres to create a distinct style that many refer to as neo soul. Her vocal capabilities are so rich that a reviewer on Pop Matter, referring to Scott’s vocal ability, stated ‘Scott draws on her upper register, recalling the artistry of the late “songbird” Minnie Riperton and Deniece Williams‘.[12] The same reviewer in another article stated, ‘The song evokes the artistry of Minnie Riperton as Scott sings in the upper register that makes its only appearances on Who is Jill Scott? on the teasing “I Think It’s Better” and “Show Me.” Scott has “a very rare facility to hit notes in the sixth octave as displayed on songs such as ‘Gimme’ where she hits a D6 with full vibrato, and on ‘Spring Summer Feeling’ where she hits a C7 in the background

Two Videos from Gloria Ry’ann

Gloria Ry’ann’s debut single off her forthcoming 2010 cd release.

Gloria performs at Hot Chocolate Soul.

Raquelle feat. Intense
Big Dreamz Entertainment
College Boy
Dir: Def Prime
Prod by Herb Middleton

This time around, I called on my Facebook, Myspace & Twitter friends to help me with the video.

A few weeks ago, I posted a request asking all my friends who are engaged or married to email me pictures of themselves featuring their significant others. I had such a great response and it was really hard to choose from the loads of photos I received but I managed to get it done! I could feel the LOVE coming though each email & I’m so excited to share the finished product with the world! My grandparents even got in on the action! They’ve been married for 55 years; so look for their smiling faces at the end!

Please take a moment to post your thoughts on my youtube page in the comments section! I can’t wait to hear from you!

Learn more about me @

Directed by:W.Ellington Felton and Jason Orr
guest starring: Sy Smith, Eric Roberson, Russell Taylor, and visitors of the 2009 International Soul Summit in ATL.

“Get Away” is the 1st single off of Chinah Blac’s “Introducing Eugenia Shata”.

About ChinahBlac:
The legend of Chinahblac has long been one of waiting for soul music fans. We discovered the voice long before we knew anything about the artist. After making a name for herself in the background, supporting such acts as Erykah Badu, Dave Matthews, and Jill Scott, the soul music world wondered when the Newark, New Jersey native would record her own solo project. The wait is officially over, as Chinahblac is officially a solo artist, with the much of her debut CD, Introducing: Eugenia Shata and the anticipated release of her new mixtape, “EARGASMIC” by DJ Conscience feat. R.Devaughn, Musiq, Wes Felton, Black Ice, Eshon Burgundy and more.

She was truly an angel and she is dearly missed.

Here is her very first video:

Her very last:

R.I.P. Aaliyah Haughton (1979-2001)

The OFFICIAL music video for Sy Smith’s newest hit “The Art of You” from her critically acclaimed album CONFLICT (PSKYO!/MDI Distribution)
Directed by shawn carter peterson, produced by Neecole Cockerham, edited by Jeremy Thomas.

Available at iTunes,,,, Dr. Wax, Dusty Groove Records and more!
Get Sy’s Live DVD “Worship At The Temple” at
Also get her music at

Watch Melanie Fiona perform an acoustic version of her chart-topping single, “It Kills Me.”… Videographers: Jeff Chan & Hanon Rosenthal Editor: Matthew Campbell

The 5th Annual International Soul Music Summit
August 19th – 22nd 2010 Atlanta, GA. Hotel: Hyatt Regency Atlanta
The largest music conference in the world dedicated to the soul genre; the International Soul Music Summit provides mainstream, emerging and independent soul artists, retailers, consumers and executives with information, networking opportunities, and technology on how to build noteworthy careers while continuing to make passionate, timeless music.

A great song that was originally written for a PBS documentary. It found its way onto the “Is” cd by Chilton. J Knorr and Chilton shot most of this video in one day. Its great gorilla filmmaking and a great video to watch.

Get a glimpse of Lisa Zure aka Lady Zure talking about her new ep: Sweet Fruit- includes the songs Sweet Fruit, Gotcha (remix), Can’t Tell Him No (just to name a few). Available on itunes, cdbaby, …

From the streets of East London to the ears of the UK, Cyclonious is the rapper with a message that involves all. Raw and uncompromising Cyclonious is a gimmick free artist for real hip-hop heads. From his forthcoming debut album, The Revival, Whats a Postcode is his first single that is not just a thumping hip-hop track, but a powerful message too. This impressive debut tackles the increasing levels of street violence in the UK and offers hope to all the teenagers lost in the struggle. Knives, gangs, which bandana represents you and the all-important postcode war are dissected in Cyclonious explosive track giving all listeners the chance to make up their own minds. Are you a part of the struggle or against it? Cyclonious writes, raps and shares from experience. Born and raised in East London, his history in producing music for other rap artists and appearing on various mix tapes has led him to a debut that is revered by DJs and loved by fans. Whats A Postcode comes in five mixes so whether you love funky house, dance or are straight hip-hop, there is a version for you.

To all lovers of independent talent this is a project that is going to rock your world! DJ Niceness from Neo2Soul Promotions unleashes his debut mixtape after tearing up the airwaves and clubs for over twenty years. Even though there’s snow on the ground, DJ Niceness gives us some sunshine with a selection of forty-eight tracks spread over two CD’s. This quote from DJ Niceness sums things up well…

“Neo2Soul Promotions is all about promoting talent regardless of its origin or status! There is so much quality music out there and that’s what inspired me to do this project. The response has been so positive and all the acts involved are some of favourite acts in the music game at the moment. I just hope that people enjoy the project as much as I enjoyed doing it.”

‘Mixbag Of Music’ is exactly what it says on the tin. From Soul & R’n’B to positive Hip-Hop, Jazz, Slow Jams, Gospel and a touch of reggae all styles are covered in a quality way, with all the independent artists here making this very entertaining. This is an audio journey that is easy of the ears and features some of the best voices and talent on the underground scene.


01 – Herb Middleton Intro
02 – Herb Middleton Allstars – Herb’s Megamix
03 – Coco Brown Feat B’Wellz – Dreams
04 – K. B. Brosia – Love Is
05 – Aaron J Washington – High
06 – Paul Rivers Bailey – Holla
07 – Emmanuel Lewis – Where Do I Go
08 – D. Cody – Don’t Say No
09 – Dezzie – Move
10 – Grace Barrett – All Of My Love
11 – Herb Middleton Speaks
12 – Raque’lle  – College Boy
13 – Teisha Marie – Awake
14 – Lisa Zure – Sweet Fruit Remix
15 – Brooke Bailey – So In Love
16 – Antonia Jenae – Purple Haze
17 – Laura Jane – The Journey
18 – Euphemia – Daydreaming
19 – TwinSpirit – Little Brother
20 – Drea – Fantasy
21 – Lyrical Feat Mau – No One Like You
22 – a.k.a. Subliminal Feat Lisa Banton – Beautiful To Find
23 – Nicky Taurus Feat Jay Diamond – Family Life
24 – Kipper Jones – Better Outro


01 – Nikki & Lenora Intro
02 – Nikki Wade – Whipped
03 – China Blac – Get Away
04 – Guilty Pleasures Feat Mycah Chevalier – The Urge
05 – Herb Middleton Speaks
06 – Jeff Murrell – Whatever
07 – Darien – Composure
08 – Tommy D – Dance For Me
09 – Carmicheal – What If
10 – Clover Ray – Worrier
11 – Juliette Leon – Love Lost Reggae Mix
12 – Veronique – Veriations (Essence Of Soul)
13 – Salakida Kali – For Ever In Love
14 – Jay Diamond & Nicky Johnson – Touch
15 – Kyra Simone – Cup Of Coffee
16 – Gloria Ry’ann – O.M.G.
17 – Colie Williams – All You Need
18 – Collette – You Don’t Know
19 – Trizonna McClendon – Find My Way
20 – Gwen Maul – Goodbye
21 – Princess La Tremenda –  Bendiciones
22 – Chaquis Maliq – Let Me Be
23 – PDB Productions Feat Entice – Hey You
24 – Gianna Outro




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This mixtape is marketed & promoted by Park Street Promotions

Russell Taylor is re-releasing his well-received album Confessional next month. Here’s the humorous video for the single Press Pause.

Joyo Velarde’s debut full-length album Love and Understanding is set to be released on February 16, 2010 (Quannum Projects). Joyo was born in Manila but later relocated to the Bay Area, where she is known as the female voice behind the seminal independent label Quannum. Love and Understanding consists of twelve tracks that were specially assembled by Joyo, Lyrics Born and fellow producers Jake One, RJD2, Headnodic (Crown City Rockers), and the Lifesavas’ Jumbo the Garbageman. Think Vanessa Williams meets Amel Larrieux (Groove Theory). Joyo blends soul and hip hop stylishly with her stunning vocal range at the forefront. Pulling from Minnie Riperton, Chaka Khan and Tina Marie

Maty Soul – Herbal Tea

Maty Soul performing “Herbal Tea”. Produced by That Natural High, Drum Programming by Rashad Smith (Lauryn Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu, Notorious BIG) Directed by Kourtrajmé. © 2009 NO WAITING IN VAIN


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