Welcome to the opening edition of a new playlist series here at the Fox, titled StereoSoul !
In here you can expect a combination of sounds in the genres of R&B, soul, jazz and all fusions, nu-'s and derrivatives from those that have developed over the years. I've been meaning to start these lists, because I think there is a missing spot on Stereofox where one can find a curated selection of the aforementioned genres. I see, and contribute to, a lot of related song posts but it is time to put it together!
I often get asked by friends what exactly "soulful music" is and I try to explain it as a piece of music that resonates with you on a specific personal level- it could be a set of lyrics that you can relate to and get the earworms for a week, a specific hit of a snare at the perfect moment, a groovy bassline or a vocal note, which gives you frission every single time. Often you will notice such sounds by the calmness that follows and the pure appreciation of the moment that you are listening to a track, where someone has poured all their love and awareness into. I hope that people come to these playlists and be able to find that said calmness and charge up some fresh energy for their day.
Now, for the first edition, I have selected 6 tracks to give a feel for the soundscapes you can expect with a specific focus on female vocalists. Special shout outs to the jazzy trio of Moonchild, who are represented by their track "The Truth" from their 2014 Please Rewind release (highly recommended). The track uses the gentle vocals of singer Amber Navran, over a beat with vibes reminiscent of D'Angelo's Voodoo. Featured also is a track from AJMW's upcoming album release Unity (stay tuned on the Fox...) to give a taste of a some fusion production .Later on, there is a track from Submotion Orchestra with vocalist Ruby Wood (there is something about names of colours isn't there) to finish off the list. I hope you enjoy this edition and stay tuned for a next volume!
Link to FULL playlist on our SoundCloud. Appologies, but those are the SC regulations ;)