Soul-Identity Music on Likwid #023 06/11/16 By Likwid

Weekly Sundays 5pm-7pm (GMT) on Likwid London ( Soul-Identity Music. 2 hours of upfront and classic soulful underground music. There’s plenty of goodness in this week’s show with new music from the likes of Common, Tenderlonious, Tall Black Guy, Gabriel Garzón-Montano and RC & The Gritz, as well as reissued material from Ojeda Penn and The Parker Brothers. In the second hour, it’s all about the vinyl, as we once again Dig A Little and drop some obscure and classic material from the shelves. Thanks for listening!

Originally aired Sunday 6th November 2016.


1. RC & the Gritz – Lessons (Ropeadope)
2. Tommaso Cappellato – R’n’Free (Mashibeats/Ropeadope)
3. Kenneth Whalum – Might Not Be OK (feat Big K.R.I.T.) (Whalum Records)
4. Common – A Bigger Picture Called Free (feat Syd & Bilal) (Def Jam)
5. Yussef Kamal – Black Focus (Brownswood Recordings)
6. Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Sour Mango (Stones Throw Records)
7. Tall Black Guy – Don’t Box Me In (feat 80s Babies) (First Word Records)
8. Fortunes – 501’s (Future Classic)
9. Aaron “Ab” Abernathy – Bachelorette (feat Phonte & Black) (Aaron Abernathy)
10. Gallant – Skipping Stones (feat Jhené Aiko) (Mind of a Genius Records)
11. The Parker Brothers – Lady Day (Favorite Recordings)
12. Tenderlonious – Song For My Father (22a)
13. Henry Wu & Tito Wun – Cheese N Kraut (Tartlette)
14. Manu Delago – A Step (feat Pete Josef) (Tru Thoughts)

15. Ojeda Penn – Brotherson (Rare Long Disco Instrumental Version) (Mukatsuku Records)
16. Corky McClerkin – Searchin’ For The Soul (WinCor)
17. Pleasure – Selim (Fantasy)
18. Shigeharu Mukai – Dragon Fanatic (Better Days)
19. Tom Browne – Fungi Mama / Bebopafunkadiscolypso (Arista)
20. Tribe – Tribe (ABC Records)
21. Dennis Coffey And The Detroit Guitar Band – Big City Funk (Sussex)
22. Sting – Pleasure (ABC Records)
23. Made in U.S.A. – Shake Your Body (De-Lite Records)
24. Ted Coleman Band – Sweet Bird (BBE / JSR Records)
25. Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle – The L.B.C. (Ropeadope)


Soul-Identity Music on Likwid #022 30/10/16

Weekly Sundays 5pm-7pm (GMT) on Likwid London ( Soul-Identity Music. 2 hours of upfront and classic soulful underground music. On the show this week, there’s more fresh sounds from Tommaso Cappellato, Josef Leimberg and MAST, as well as new cuts from Ash Walker, Jay Prince and Aaron “Ab” Abernathy, while Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge team up as NxWorries to deliver their debut LP. In the second hour, it’s all about the deep and soulful house sounds with news bits from Theo Parrish, Jullien Gomes and Josh Milan to name a few. Thanks for listening!

Originally aired Sunday 30th October 2016.


1. Maimouna Youssef – Metamorphosis (Self Released)
2. Tommaso Cappellato – Fly (feat Nia Andrews) (Mashibeats / RopeADope)
3. MAST – Me and You (feat Andrée Belle) (Alpha Pup)
4. Ash Walker – Dark Hour (Deep Heads)
5. Josef Leimberg – Between Us 2 (feat Bilal) (World Galaxy)
6. Jay Prince – Where You Belong (feat Jordan Rakei) (Dreamclub Music)
7. IAMNOBODI – Luther’s Joint (Jakarta)
8. Saun & Starr  – Another Love Like Mine (Daptone)
9. Aaron “Ab” Abernathy – Pretty Kind (Self Released)
10. NxWorries – Link Up (Stones Throw)
11. Joe Hertz – Swimming (feat James Vickery) (Juicebox Recordings)
12.Yussef Kamal – Yo Chavez (Brownswood Recordings)
13. Kadhja Bonet – The Visitor (Headcount Records)
14. Vibration Black Finger – Empty Streets (Enid Records)

15. Vick Lavender – So Watcha Got (Sophisticado Standard Jazz Mix) (Sophisticado)
16. Earth Trax X Newborn Jr. – Flute Track (Rhythm Section International)
17. Theo Parrish, Duminie Deporres, Wajeed – Leave The Funk To Us (Sound Signature)
18. Adesse Versions – Devoted (Toy Tonics)
19. Jay Ka feat Paula King – Only Grace (Kai Alcé Late Night Interpretation) (Saft)
20. Jullien Gomes – Out of My Life (feat Bucie) (Atjazz Record Company)
21. Josh Milan – I Will Wait (Honeycomb Music)
22. Stephanie Cooke – You Changed Me (Angeltown Recordings)
23. Byron J. Moore feat Amma Whatt – Sack Full Of Dreams (Libation Vocal) (Global Soul Music)


Soul-Identity Music on Likwid #021 23/10/16

Weekly Sundays 5pm-7pm (BST) on Likwid London ( Soul-Identity Music. 2 hours of upfront and classic soulful underground music. This week it’s all about the soul and hip-hop with a solid hour of smooth vibes from the likes of D.R.A.M featuring Erykah Badu, Tall Black Guy, Illa J, SumoChief and Nosizwe, as well as future Jazz stylings from Yussef Kamaal and Kaidi Tatham. In the second hour, there’s the customary deep and tropical house selections and a few deeper cuts for the heads! Thanks for listening.

Originally aired Sunday 23rd October 2016.


1. D.R.A.M. feat Erykah Badu – WiFi (EMPIRE / Atlantic Recording Corporation)
2. Iamnobodi – Imani (Faith) (Jakarta)
3. Tall Black Guy feat Mooonchild – I Will Never Know (First Word)
4. Illa J – Spiders ()
5. Mick Jenkins feat Noname & Xavier Omär – Angles (Free Nation)
6. Takuya Kuroda feat Corey King – Do They Know (Concord)
7. SumoChief feat Joel Bailey – Cosmic Reaction (SumoChief)
8. Nosizwe – So Gone (So Real International)
9. Bobby Oroza – This Love, Pt. 1 (Timmion)
10. Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – Dazed and Confused (Record Kicks)
11. Brian Auger – Light on the Path (Freestyle Records)
12. Yussef Kamaal – Lowrider (Brownswood)
13. Kerem Akdag – Steppin’ Out (Darker Than Wax)
14. Kaidi Tatham – The Shadow Ain’t Going Nowhere (2000Black)
15. Uffe – Whose Life (Blueberry Records)

15. Josef Leimberg feat Jimetta Rose – Echoes of One (World Galaxy)
16. Mast feat Taylor McFerrin – The Letting Go (Alpha Pup)
17. Pete Josef – The Travelling Song (Kyoto Jazz Sextet Remix) (Sonar Kollektiv)
18. Tommaso Cappellato feat Victor Lewis – Team Ball (Mashibeats)
19. The Brothers Nylon & The MK Groove Orchestra – Cloth of Gold (Ropeadope)
20. Penya – Acelere (DJ Jose Marquez Remix) (On The Corner)
21. Antonio Ocasio – Whisper Loudly (Body & Soul Edit) (Wave)
22. KiNK – Chorus (Midnight Shift)
23. Sarathy Korwar – Dreaming (Tenderlonious Remix) (Ninja Tune)
24. Solange feat Sampha – Don’t Touch My Hair (Columbia Records)


Theo Parrish, Duminie Deporres, Wajeed - Gentrified Love Part 2.

There’s always cause for some sort of celebration when Sound Signature drops a new twelve-inch. The last time it happened was back in January when Byron the Aquarius blessed us with a killer two tracker of future Jazz-inflected deep house. Well some nine months later we finally get word of a new entry in the label’s vinyl catalogue, SS064, courtesy of a surprise drop at the imprint’s new website launch. And what a gestation period it has been, as Mr Parrish not only steps up with his first new material since last year’s ‘American Intelligence’ opus, but also teams up with two Detroit musical luminaries in the form of Waajeed (Dirt Tech Reck, PPP, Bling47) and guitarist and frequent collaborator Duminie DePorres (Rotating Assembly, Submerge).

Dubbed ‘Gentrified Love Part 2’ (assuming Part 1 is on its way too, gotta love those pressing plant delays!), the record features two tracks of mechanised funk, of which by now the label and its boss have become celebrated for. Both ‘Warrior Code’ and ‘Leave The Funk To Us’ originally featured on the ‘These Songs That Should’ve Been Out On Wax By Now’ CD compilations (see, clues in the name, right?) released earlier this year but both now find themselves sharing etched grooves on vinyl, just in time for those claustrophobic winter months.

Pull up a chair and enjoy the short clips below then head over to here to grab the tunes. And for those of you who aren’t wax fetishists, there’s even a digital alternative in the form of WAV files (saves on shipping!). Now we just need the GBP/USD rate to sort itself out…

Tommaso Cappellato

It’s been a while since Tommaso Cappellato’s last album was released – just over three years to be exact. The project, entitled ‘Cosm’ethic’ and put out at the time by the ever excellent Jazz Re:freshed crew, is a superb collection of spiritually charged contemporary Jazz (you can read a more detailed rundown of the album from my 2013 self here), so when Mark de Clive-Lowe disclosed that the follow up would be appearing on his own Mashibeats imprint, our interest was immediately piqued.

Whereas the previous album was a deep and dense ensemble piece, the new release, ‘Aforemention’, appears to be a slightly more reflective affair with Cappellato working pretty much solo, concocting otherworldly rhythms from a melange of drum, percussion, synth, and other electronic gadgetry. Furthermore, the guest list is sparse, with internationally acclaimed drummer Victor Lewis dropping some spoken word on lead single ‘Team Ball’, while elsewhere vocalists Nia Andrews and Dulcinea Detwah are the only other individuals credited with an appearance on the project. ‘Team Ball’ is a languid and drawn out percussive beast of a track, awash with lush synth lines and a bass line that ebbs and flows above chattering drums. Not too dissimilar to some of the more organic Jazz inflected experiments of Carl Craig, this wears it’s blurs the lines between past, present and future well.

You can stream the composition, as well as another track from the forthcoming album, ‘Pastlife Flashbacks’, below. The digital and CD release is scheduled for Friday November 11th, while a strictly limited 300 run of double vinyl is expected to follow a week later on Mental Groove Records.

For a little flavour of the influences behind the album, you should take a listen to this recent mixtape selected by Cappellato, an excellent mix of deep Jazz, Brazilian vibes, soulful electronica and techno. Listen below: