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Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:39 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altFlorida born NATHAN MITCHELL is a smooth jazz performer, composer and producer and though he plays numerous instruments, his talents on the keyboards has made him an in-demand session player. Nathan has worked with people like Ricky Lawson, Jackiem Joyner, Paul Brown, Jonathan Butler, Elan Trotman, Mindi Abair and most recently Stokley Williams. His own 2012 release of 'For All Eternity' was well received and as 2018 gets into gear his latest release 'Inspiration' is climbing the Billboard Smooth Jazz charts. No wonder, the soulful groove and guitar/piano interplay ticks all the right smooth jazz boxes.

NATHAN MITCHELL: 'Inspiration' is out now on ENM music.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 January 2018 13:29



Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:36 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altWhitfield Batson is a London born singer who was brought up, though, in Barbados. When he returned to England his love of music drew him into management .... eventually working with the Undivided Roots Band in 1984. Whitfield also penned songs for Glen Goldsmith before going on to work with Jet Star music distributors. He returned to Barbados in the 90s and continued to work in the music biz though he also took up acting.

Right now, though, Mr B has stepped out from the background to cut his own single... a steady, catchy groove, 'Put That Love On Me'. Given Whitfield's pedigree you won't be surprised to learn that alongside the main mix, 'Put That Love On Me' also comes in a bright Maxi Priest-ish reggae mix.



Friday, 19 January 2018 19:05 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altTo remind us that early February sees the much anticipated release of 'BRIAN POWER Presents SOULHOUSE Vol 1', Mr P has been previewing one of the album's three new cuts.... a wonderfully uplifting sweep of soulful house from MARC EVANS 'You Mean The World To Me'. The collection's two other newies are Mike Delgado's 'Memoria De Roberto' and Michelle John's 'You Win'.

The rest of the compilation is made up of the best of Soulhouse's singles and included is the still monumental Eric Kupper mix of Rebecca Scales' 'So Long Gone'. The album is a double CD pack; CD 1 has 11 cuts while CD 2 is a Brian Power mastermix and it'll be available from February 2nd.



Friday, 19 January 2018 19:00 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altSALVATORE MANALO is a young singer/songwriter/guitarist who enjoyed an itinerant upbringing. His father was in the US Navy and on his travels young Manalo took to the guitar. In his teens, living in Japan, his guitar skills improved and he started to write songs and develop his own sound and style which is maybe best described as blue-eyed soul with an AOR rock overlay... a little like John Mayer, if you would.

By 2010 Mr M was attending the Berklee College of Music and his online music postings started to draw decent audiences. After gigging round Southern California, Salvatore returned back to Portland and on the back of a successful kickstarter campaign, he's just released his first proper recording – a five track eponymous EP that kicks off with a rumbling blues-tinged 'Always'. The song features a memorable hook – something shared by 'This Feeling' and the jauntier 'Rolling'. 'Stay' offers something different... it's a gentle acoustic ballad that allows the warmth of the vocal to shine.

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Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2018 19:09



Friday, 19 January 2018 18:57 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altMF ROBOTS (Jan Kincaid and Dawn Joseph -who met during their respective tenures with the Brand New Heavies) released some tasty singles through 2017, creating a buzz for the upcoming album which is promised March.

In the meantime Mr Kincaid has been back in the studio and remixed the last single 'Show Me The Love'. This new tweak is a longer, tougher and funkier than the original. Garnished with the odd electro effect, it's more focused too and Ms Joseph's vocal is well up in the mix and the more convincing for it.

We're told that the new mix is available now from the usual download portals.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2018 19:10




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