Soul Music of the World
A potent mix of neo soul, hip hop,and jazz to move and inspire...download, share, and enjoy. @djcomeofage
 
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.

COA

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 Baby.com.

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

Peace,

COA

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!

 

COA

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.

 

COA

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