Soul Music of the World
A potent mix of neo soul, hip hop,and jazz to move and, share, and enjoy. @djcomeofage
Maty Soul
Maty Soul is a Soul singer, songwriter and composer. Born in Paris in 1981, she studied the piano from the age of 4 to 11. She moved with her family to the South of France when she was 12 years old. From an early age she fell in love with the music of Miles Davis, Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye. She was moved by the rhythms, the voices and the messages of protest in their songs, and developed her own style of singing from these influences. Maty Soul moved back to Paris in 2000, after finishing high school and a short stint at university. She found her home in the Montmartre-district of Paris well-known for its artistic and multicultural vibe. In pursuing her musical career, Maty Soul opened up for a gospel choir in 2000 and recorded her first demo in 2001. Since 2003 she has been singing regularly at Soul and Jazz venues in Paris, including l'Opus Cafe  where independent artists are able to showcase their talent. In April 2006, Maty Soul launched her page on Myspace. She received a warm welcome here in France and also from the U.K. and the U.S..Maty Soul has also been encouraged by the feedback she has had from Karen Bernod (background vocalist for D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige); Peter Black (a Hidden Beach artist who appears on the Unwrapped compilations) , Nicole Russo (who sang with the Brand New Heavies). Maty Soul is working on her album and has just recorded two songs, « My Mind Went To The 70s an Love Jones . with a backing lineup of seasoned jazz musicians such as Michel Alibo (Les Nubians, Manu Dibango, Sixun). Maty Soul's music deals with social and political realities. She feels deeply concerned by injustice and inequality, and dedicates one of her songs to Martin Luther King, Jr. Her voice has been compared to that of Lauryn Hill and Jill Scottt. She has a voice that is warm and powerful, that ranges from the rhythmic force of Soul to the subtle charms of Jazz. Her passion for both is undisputed. And this passion she wishes to share with you.
Direct download: 01_My_mind_went_to_the_70s_-_mp3_perso.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:03pm UTC

Above Ground Music: Brass King Soul Selections

We close out 2006 with the first of two mixes by Bekay the Brass King! Get a full dose of hip hop and soul and witness the blendmaster at work once again. Straight from Miami, Florida to the four corners of the globe. My brotha sets the standard again as he continues the underground scene to the forefront.

Find Bekay at Myspace and at his homesite for Above Ground Music. We welcome your feedback, comments, suggestions, and support.

DJ Come of Age

Bekay the Brass King



Direct download: RBekays_Soul_Selection_Vol_3_sampler.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm UTC

An Evening With Mr. Frizzy!

The new cd is available now!!! A digital only release, it features 12 beautiful instrumentals from producer Sean Mooney and DJ Come of Age. "An Evening With Mr. Frizzy" was designed, readied for licensing and use by DJs, Podcasters, television and radio stations, and artists alike. Also primed to be enjoyed by the masses and supporters of smooth, soul music. Get a taste of this gem titled "Jezebel" and get your copy of the full album now at iTunes and all digital stores. This project will soon be announced and paired up with the Downloads For Dollars Program by DJ COA! I also have to introduce our featured model, Anna, who generously lent her talent for this piece. Find her at Myspace  and contact her for your projects as well.




Direct download: Jezebel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06am UTC

Niki Andre: Lost Girl

It's fumbling in the dark but knowing I have wings...and so do you.
First Light has been a labour of love and determination for me.  And
Girl is the single that started it all...Stay tuned for Dawn's Rise."

Niki Andre is the daughter of a jazz musician and a child of music
theatre, whose format-defying blend of hip hop and jazz has attracted
world wide.  Her debut release, First Light, is catching spins at over
stations and shows - from Australia to North America and all across
Europe.  This self-proclaimed diva has coined the term "Dirty Jazz" to
describe her raw improvisational sound.  If you haven't heard of her
you will.  First Light has already crept onto college charts and itâ??s
gaining accolades from hosts and DJs around the globe!  Niki has been
performing since she was a child and works as a studio background
vocalist.  Past shows include performances at Revival, Trane, Ciao
The Drake and The Urban Music Association of Canada's Future Soul
Showcase.  Internationally, Niki headlined at the exclusive Summer Fete
Festival in Alys Beach, Florida.  She's  been invited back to
in their Casvita Fest in the Spring of 2007.



Direct download: 01___Niki_Andre___Lost_Girl.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45pm UTC

Downloads For Dollars takes flight!

The advent of digital downloading has created a vast medium for musicians to sell their music to the world.  Modern technology has made it possible for independent artists to promote cds to fans all over the globe. Community websites such as Myspace, Hi5,etc., couple with internet radio and popular podcasts to bring beautiful music to the masses.


In the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, many musicians donated proceeds from album sales to victims of this catastrophe. The healing power of music came to the forefront to help those in need. The sincerity of collective artistic efforts was duly noted. What effect would music have on society if it were continually used to garner attention for the less fortunate?  In a digital society, shouldn't digital sales play a major role in fundraising?


We are pleased to announce the launch of our new program Downloads for Dollars. A revolutionary idea, it partners stellar independent musicians with established non-profit organizations . The program has a dual purpose (1) Give deserving artists much needed recognition and a viable outlet to sell their music (2) Provide a continuous opportunity for non-profit organizations to raise money for their stated aims.


Downloads for Dollars was created by DJ Come of Age and Markus Ekholm. A world renown dj/producer combo, the two have garnered international acclaim with the podcast 'Soul Music of the World'  and a catalog of over 200 songs, beats, and graphic designs.  Each week, thousands of listeners tune in for a welcome introduction to new musicians in soul, jazz, house, spoken word, and neo soul music. To date, podcast episodes have featured over 150 bands, labels, producers, and have been downloaded over 100,000 times! From the Americas to Asia, Africa to Europe, the music has both educated and entertained to the delight of thousands. To see the program in action, click on the links below. Stay tuned for more partnerships and announcments to come!

Animus Association--Bulgaria

Cheetah Conservation Fund

Direct download: M-A-C.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30pm UTC

Music to smile about!  Stico Von Drake

This post is borne out of love! See, I love all the support I receive from everyone. It motivates me to achieve more every day. As a result, the effort remains intact to find music which will touch your very soul. In the modern era, no sound exudes my vibe more than the music of Stico Von Drake. From Richmond-VA, Buck Buck Productions is as sweet as it gets. The album is titled "Sacrifices" and it will make you a believer like the Loose Ends of old. In a word, it's marvelous!  Read more about Sticko below and be sure to get your copy of "Sacrifices" today! You owe it to yourself.


STICO VONDRAKE was born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. He lost his sight at the age of 7, and was totally blind until the age of 17, at which time he regained sight in his left eye. Stico moved to Richmond, Virginia at the age of 14 due to his motherâ??s job. He graduated from high school in 1993. Instead of college, he took up part time jobs at McDonald's,  Burger King, TIME LIFE, Inc., landscaping companies, etc...,all to support his music career. He is currently devoting 18 to 24 hours a day to changing other peoples lives through the gifts given to him by the Creator. He is a session producer as well as a fluent drum, bass, and keyboard player. Stico has been producing for 12 years. He is currently the sole producer for production company, Buck Buck Productions, located in Richmond, VA. His production artillery includes the Roland VS2480-CD, Roland VS2400, ASR-10, and ASR Rack mount, Ensoniq Workstation MR-76, A Station made by Novation, Ibanez acoustic bass, Fender P-Bass, Fender Fretless J-Bass, all percussions, drums, and acoustic piano just to name a few. Stico Vondrake has worked with a host of creative beings such as Black Waxx recording artist Nana Soul, worldwide recording artist Jarrard Anthony, recording artists S/O/U/N/D/P/R/O/O/F, former Miss DC and recording artist Rashida Jolley, up and coming recording artist Goldie Braun, world renowned poet Latisha Devine, The Dells, The OJays and countless others.

Direct download: 07_Smile.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47pm UTC

Salakida: Like Heaven

It's great to have many talented friends who play beautiful music. It's even better to be able to tell you about them all. Let me introduce you to someone I fell for at first sight, first listen. This is 'my girl' Salakida. Today we share her wondrous debut titled "Like Heaven". She's been in the mix before on the show but I wanted to bring you a bit closer. Reach out for the full effect and find her album online and at CD

We have more on Salakida coming soon. This is just the beginning!



Direct download: Salakida_Kali-Like_Heaven.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35pm UTC

Untamed Tongues: The Encore Presentation

The Untamed Tongues episode touched some of our listeners tremendously. By popular demand, we bring another feature of the show for your enjoyment. This time, we link to their page at Myspace...take note of Keith 'Versatyle" Washington as he delivers his underground piece titled "Art of Being A Black Man". Without further adieu, we give you a little more from the Untamed Tongues Poetry Show!



Direct download: Untamed_Tongues-Funky_Ride.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm UTC

For Goldrose, Suga Shock, Trel, and Gary Anderson

It feels so good to be back in the mix! Thanks for everyone who knew my hiatus was all but planned. I've been balancing a lot of projects, some of which took me by surprise with the public response. "Download for Dollars" has taken flight. During the week I've been promoting, calling, networking, explaining, and all things in between. In the end, it will be well worth the grind.

When the schedule gets too hectic, I resort to doing what I know best...playing some sweet , soulful grooves and having a bit of fun with it. This mix episode ushers in a new era for me and hopefully for you as well. In the next three weeks, we have new music mixes from DJ Purple, The Brass King, more spoken word from The Untamed Tongues, and new full length COA mixes. So for Trel, Goldrose, Suga Shock, Gary Anderson, and all those people who help keep my faith on solid ground, this is for you.



Direct download: For_Goldrose_Suga_Shock_Trel_and_Gary_Anderson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm UTC

Cheetah Conservation Fund: Download for Dollars Campaign


Downloads for Dollars

An Innovative Partnership to Benefit Music and Conservation


Namibia, 14 September 2006 â?? The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) proudly announces ' Downloads for Dollars'  in partnership with DJ COA and Markus Ekholm of  the Swedish band Slowmo. DJ  COA and Ekholm, a world-renowned production duo, have pledged to donate fifty percent of the revenues from Internet downloads of their hit single" From A Window ". This soulful, acoustic track garnered critical acclaim in the U.S., Japan, France, and Sweden during its initial release in 2005.


Music lovers everywhere can now help the wild cheetah each time they download the hit song" From a Window,"  performed by Slowmo. The single can be found on digital music stores such as Apple's iTunes, MSN Music, Rhapsody, and Music Net. Each download will send a heartfelt donation to the Cheetah Conservation Fund on behalf of the artists.  

In the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, many musicians donated proceeds from album sales to victims of this catastrophe. The healing power of music came to the forefront to help those in need. The sincerity of collective artistic efforts was duly noted. What effect would music have on society if it were continually used to garner attention for those in need?  In a digital society, shouldn't digital sales play a major role in fundraising? Downloads for Dollars  hopes to answer these questions. The program is a revolutionary idea partnering stellar independent musicians with established non-profit organizations, and addresses a dual purpose: (1) Give deserving artists much needed recognition and a viable outlet to sell their music; and  (2) Provide a continuous opportunity for non-profit organizations to raise money for their stated aims.


"Downloads for Dollars" was created by DJ Come of Age and Markus Ekholm of Slowmo. Together, this DJ/producer combo has garnered international acclaim with the podcast Soul Music of the World and a catalog of over 200 songs, beats, and graphic designs!

If you would like more information on CCF's research, conservation and education programmes, please contact: Heike Stackmann on +264(067) 304806 or e-mail, or Dr. Laurie Marker on +264(08)11247887) or email


DJ Come of Age/Slowmo/

Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm UTC