LATIN FUNK GIVEAWAY WINNERS

The winners of the Brownout album are Harry from blustery Minnesota, Bao from Washington, and Mark from Maryland.

You can still download this FREE mixtape of Brownout mixed by DJ Chicken George. And don’t forget to check them out on tour. If you like what you hear, give ’em your hard-earned dollars and buy the new album.

LATIN FUNK GIVEAWAY

Brownout: Olvidalo
From Aguilas And Cobras (Six Degrees, 2009)

Six Degrees has been kind enough to give us THREE copies of a Brownout’s latest effort, Aguilas And Cobras, to give away. This is a great precursor to next month’s Latin Music PBS special OW mentioned about a month ago.

The album is musical hot sauce and is sure to set your feet ablaze when you’re grooving to their heavy riffs – the guitarist absolutely smokes! You can download this FREE mixtape of Brownout mixed by DJ Chicken George if you aren’t familiar with the band.

Brownout has […]

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BREAKESTRA 12” GIVEAWAY WINNER

The winner of the latest contest at Soul-Sides is Asad from the Windy City. Congratulations on winning the new Breakestra single! Don’t forget that the album, From Dusk Till Dawn, is out on September 29th. For the rest of you wanting to hear the new song, it is out NOW on vinyl and digital formats. Many thanks to Strut Records for sponsoring the contest and especially to you, our readers, for your continued support!

Contest Questions/Answers:

Q1. Breakestra is led by this “Music Man,” Miles ________. Fill in the missing word.
A1. Tackett
Q2. Name the title […]

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NEW BREAKESTRA 12” GIVEAWAY

Breakestra is back with new music! The album, From Dusk Till Dawn, is out on September 29th. Here at Soul-Sides we have ONE copy of their latest 12” to give away as a sneak preview. It retails next week digitally and on wax.

The tracklisting is:

A1: “Joyful Noise” (12″ Edit)
A2: “Dark Clouds Rain Soul” (Dub Version)
B1: “‘Posed To Be” feat. Mixmaster Wold, Chali 2Na & DJ Dusk (12″ Version)
B2: “‘Posed To Be” (Instrumental)

Answer the 3 questions below for your chance to win. Good luck!!

Contest Rules:

1. Contest ends at midnight on […]

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TRY IT, LIKE IT, THESE RAPTURES OF THE DEEP

Jewel Bass: I Tried It & I Liked It b/w Richard Stoute: What Bag I’m In (snippets)
From 7″ single (Sticky Records, 2009)

HE3 Project: Rapture of the Deep b/w Funk Punk (snippets)
From 7″ single (Family Groove, 2009)

For those of you rockin’ turntables, we have a special 7″ giveaway – two new reissues. One is for a great slice of Southern funky soul by Jewel Bass, described as, “a backing singer…acknowledged as ‘Mississippi’s most recorded voice.’” Well, on this one, she gets to step out in front…on a Malaco single that is apparently […]

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FREE PROMO MIXES OF RECENT COMPILATIONS

Last week, we posted about the Horse Meat Disco compilation recently released on Strut. They sent me a 30-minute promo mix to share with all of you. Download away!!! Only the Empire Projecting Penny track is on the actual album.

Tracklist
Hot Chocolate – Disco Queen
Queen – Dancer
World Premier – Share The Night
Empire Projecting Penny – Freakman
Cerrone – Hooked On You
Charanga 76 – Music Trance
Fonda Rae – Heobha
Melba Moore – Standing Right Here

Additionally, another 30-minute promo mix encompassing tracks from the Black Rio 2 Samba Soul comp that they […]

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JOHN LEGEND SUMMER TOUR TICKET GIVEAWAY… PART 2 WINNERS!!

The winners for the John Legend tickets are listed below. Thank you again to the Creative Artists Agency for sponsoring the contest.

August 15 – Philadelphia, PA (The Mann Center) – Debbie Belgrove – WINNER!
September 1 – Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre) – Jason Gilmore – WINNER!

I had the chance to see John in my hometown and he put on a very energetic show. He’s much more comfortable away from the piano now than he was earlier in his career. The show featured a return to a lot of material from “Get Lifted,” and of […]

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JOHN LEGEND SUMMER TOUR TICKET GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Here are the winners for the cities/dates for which the contest was run. Thank you to all who participated and to Creative Artists Agency for sponsoring the contest!

June 30 – St. Louis, MO (Fox Theatre) – Cheryl Jackson – WINNER!
July 5 – Atlanta, GA (Chastain Park Amphitheatre) – Martina Efeyini – WINNER!
July 21 – Chicago, IL (Ravinia Festival) – Julian Rosenberg – WINNER!

Questions:

1. What song from Evolver did John sing at the 2008 Democratic National Convention?
2. True or False: John Legend graduated from an Ivy League school.
3. What is […]

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BRAZILIAN SOUL CONTEST WINNERS

The winners of the Black Rio 2 CD are:

Ruben Mendoza of California
Ian Taylor from the Windy City
Jason Villani from Connecticut
Bill Belanger from Massachusetts
Brad Shapiro from The Big Apple

Again, thank you to Strut for the giveaways, and to you, our readers, for your continued support of Soul-Sides! Answers are below.

Questions:

1. The Batmacumba is a club where DJ Cliffy spins Brazilian music in what city?
2. Name the world-famous landmark seen here.
3. What is Brazil’s official language?

Answers:

1. London, UK
2. O Cristo Redentor (aka Christ The Redeemer)
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BRAZILIAN SOUL – WIN IT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT!

Guimaraes E O Grupo Som Sagrado: Our Sound + Os Diagonais: Na Vou Chorar
From Black Rio 2: Original Samba Soul 1971-1980 (Strut, 2009)

June 23rd sees the release of the second volume in the Black Rio series. The first in the series is now out of print. Compiled by DJ Cliffy, an expert in the field of Brazilian music, the set explores an explosive period in Brazilian soul and funk.

The album features a wide range of style with two of my favorites I’ve posted above. The first by Guiamaraes E O Grupo […]

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