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Nu-Soul Magazine: Best Albums of 2008, Grace Jones, Stanton Warriors, Atlantic Connection

December 3, 2008
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There is plenty new at Nu-Soul this week. For the electronica fans we have interviews with Stanton warriors and Atlantic Connection. On the review tip, peep the new release from Grace Jones. We have lots of photos from recent events. Be sure to peep our BEST ALBUMS of 2008 list from myself. Our writers will be submitting their own lists as well so stay tuned.

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Top 10 Albums of 2008 – Editor’s Picks
As 2008 comes to a close it is time to take a look back at those moments that made the year so special. There were plenty of great albums that came though our office in 2008 but alas there can only be 10 on this list (so sorry if you didn’t make it. don’t send hate mail). Contrary to what many may think Nu-Soul is not simply about soul music or the neo-soul and R&B world but the soul music diaspora and we really pride ourselves on bringing to light the talents of underexposed or unknown artists.

The following list does not reflect the opinions of everyone at the company but simply those of Norman Mayers, our editor in chief. Out of hundreds of CDs that came across his desk in 2008, these 10 discs created the biggest impact. Feel free to take a listen to the sample tracks to get a taste of the sounds and then download or order the album for yourself or for a Holiday gift. Every album on this list is a solid listen!

Read the list

New Interview: Stanton Warriors


London’s breakbeat duo the Stanton Warriors have got it made. With a rabid international following, several acclaimed and top-selling mix CDs, killer remixes that are played by the world’s best DJs, and a popular night at famed nightclub Fabric, these boys are living their dream.

Read the interview by Norman Mayers

New Interview: Atlantic Connection

Since the late 1990s Nathan Hayes aka Atlantic Connection has gone from drum & bass DJ to label owner and multi-genre producer. After years of establishing his name as a purveyor of sexy, soulful DnB, AC has morphed into an artist of the highest caliber with his genre-defying album Tomorrow’s Not Enough.

Read the interview by Norman Mayers

New Reviews: Grace Jones, Bryn Christopher

Grace Jones is back on the block. Check out our review of her new album. Also check out what we have to say about UK soulster Bryn Christopher.

Artist: Grace Jones
Title: Hurricane
Genre: Electronica/Experimental
Read the review

Artist: Bryn Christopher
Title: The Quest EP
Genre: Pop/Soul
Read the review

New Review: 14KT

Check out some beats from hot producer 14KT, recent Red Bull contest winner, on his debut LP The Golden Hour Soundtrack.

Artist: 14KT
Title: The Golden Hour Soundtrack
Genre: Hip-Hop/Soul/Electronica
Read the review

Event Recap: Strictly Social w/ Daz, Q Dixon, Jamila


Read the review

Event Recap: Future Sound of Breaks LA

Download: Strictly Social Mixed Vol. 2 by DJ Myxzlplix

ss vol. 2

Nu-Soul’s signature event Strictly Social continues to bring the heat with the second installment of Strictly Social mixed. This time around resident DJ Myxzlplix gives us a taste of his flavor with an impeccable mix of electronic frosted hip-hop and soul. Featuring sounds from The Politik, Digable Planets, Black Spade, Flying Lotus, and Amp Fiddler, Strictly Social is sure to keep your soul nourished in between events.

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Track Listing
1. Dial 7-Digable Planets
2. If I Fall-Naked Music
3. Pray Together-Amp Fiddler
4. Actioneer (Wajeed Remix)-Black Spade
5. Massage Situation-Flying Lotus
6. Could It Be-Noel Zancarella f. Baatin
7. My First Love (K2wizzle Rmx)-DJ Syren
8. We All Want The Same Thing-Kevin Michael F. Lupe Fiasco
9. Sweet-The Politik F. Replife
10. Me And Armini-Emiliana Torrini
11. The Duck-Belleruche
12. Crucify-Milez Benjiman
13. Inhale Exhale-J Rawls, Venus Malone & Wordsworth
14. What Do You Know-Beatphreak
15. Northern Girls-Belleruche

About DJ Myxzlplix

About Strictly Social

Strictly Social is fast becoming one of Los Angeles’ most unique monthly events incorporating listening parties for major releases, guest DJs, visual artist exhibitions and intimate performances from rising stars in the soul community. Organized by DJ Destroyer of Soul Union, Norman Mayers of Nu-Soul Magazine, and Lucy Beer of Elemental Consulting, this night if “Eclectic Soul Fusion” aims to provide a non-traditional perspective on soul by fusing genres and styles. With recent events in New York City and Atlanta, the brand has begun to spread beyond its original home. Artists that have performed at Strictly Social include Sy Smith, Anthony David, Lina, Peter Hadar, Jimi James, Maya Azucena, and Kissey Asplund.


LA: Bounce Rock Skate
Friday December 5, 2008


Get ready for some sexy good times as Bounce Rock Skate finds a home at the chic Blue Velvet Lounge in Downtown LA. This swanky venue is sure to create the perfect atmosphere for the hip-hop and soul grooves from DJs Kaleem, Destroyer, Loslito, and 7.

Plus we will be celebrating the birthday of Lola Android, blogger behind Positive Soul Movement

This event is FREE with an rsvp to rsvp@bouncerockskate.com

Bounce Rock Skate
Friday December 5, 2008
Blue Velvet Lounge
750 Garland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Nu-Soul bridges the gap between the world of R&B/soul and the underground vibes of electronica, the common factor being a grounding in funk, soul and urban lifestyle. This is a place where the sounds of neo-soul, drum and bass, deep house and breakbeat are a part of the same family. Through fascinating articles, engaging interviews, and the latest reviews, Nu-Soul hopes to open minds to the incredible array of soul influenced music available today.


Norman Mayers

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