Erik Rico is launching a new series of digital EPs called Love’s Dance. Volume one is full of Future Soul, and features two vocal tracks by Rico himself (“The Way I Love You,” “So Divine”), and one featuring vocals by Taihisha (“Think of You”). Love’s Dance Volume 1 also includes instrumental versions of all three songs. Check out a preview below.
Ennio Styles of Heard and Felt Music has put together a massive compilation, called Stylin’ 600, featuring 30 unreleased, unavailable, and undiscovered tracks from an incredibly diverse set of artists including Danny Byrd, Slavic Soul Party, and Dessy Di Lauro among others. And you can get it for free. But this isn’t a throw-away download: the collection is filled with future funk and boogie that you need to hear. Listen below, and read comments on each track from Ennio Styles.
Marc Mac is bringing back his Nu Era persona for an album of vintage techno colliding with 4hero-style soul, and it’s called The Third Adam. Very much an electronic release, Mac relied on a laptop, vintage drum machines, and analog keyboards for composition and recording. But Nu Era is still Marc Mac so The Third Adam is filled with Future Soul, Funk, and Nu Jazz. The album is out on May 20, but you can pre-order now.
Tokyo Dawn Records wants to seduce you with this collection of romantic future soul ballads. Tracks like “Hoping” by Blaktroniks will have you ready for affection from the start. And Positive Flow’s flirtatious “Do What I Do” featuring the vocals of Omar is idea for more intimate dancing, as is the Rankine and Atherley joint, “Love Is Here Now.” Also sure to stoke the listener’s passion are Kyra Simone’s “Desire” and “Beauty” by Amenta.
With +FE Music: The Reworks, the Foreign Exchange family has released an album of beautifully progressive soul music. The release features remixes of past tracks – actually the word “remix” doesn’t quite capture the record’s adventurous sounds. These songs truly are reworks, most of them jumping into entirely different sub-genres from their original versions. And, while many remix albums are usually bonus projects or holdovers to satiate fans while they wait for the next real album, The Reworks stands on its own as a composition. In fact, it shines.