Soul Music of the World
A potent mix of neo soul, hip hop,and jazz to move and inspire...download, share, and enjoy. @djcomeofage
 
Bashiri Asad: Beautiful You ​Marion Lombardi and I are really onto something special. Each day we communicate and talk about the multitude of talent we have come across. Sometimes, we run out of time because the music has given way to new ideas and of course, more "work" to do. LOL How about this for discovering new talent? Check out the sounds of Bashiri Asad. Bashiri is currently working on his debut LP which will drop in July 2010. He was kind enough to send us a few tracks and we are going to honor his music by sharing "Beautiful You" with the world today. Do us a favor and reach out to him online. You can find our more about the man and his gift by reading the interview on Marion's blog titled "The Wonderful World of Carminelitta".  If this track finds you wanting more, then spoil yourself with some Hip-Hop Soul featuring Bashiri and Pariah da Poetic on Soundclick. 

We are going to continue to spoil you with wonderful music and passionate writings. Thanks for reading, downloading, and sharing our vibes. Together, we are all ONE.

DJ Come of Age
@djcomeofage

Marion Lombardi
@carminelitta

Direct download: Beautiful_You.mp3
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Tish by DJ Come of Age: Various Artists
Direct download: DJ_Come_of_Age_-_Tish_1.mp3
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Tish 2: The Complete Neo Soul Mix by DJ COA
Direct download: TISH_2_Continuous_Mix.mp3
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Jahah: Mamas Only Son
Direct download: 14_-_Leave_a_Message.mp3
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Thousands of One: No Separation
Direct download: 02_-_No_Separation.mp3
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Rachel Claudio: Claudiography
Direct download: Water_by_Rachel_Claudio.mp3
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Lauren Santiago et Freddie Joachim: YES
Direct download: Yes.mp3
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Lauren Santiago: Autumn Enemy
Direct download: 02_Lauren_Santiago-_Autumn_Enemy-_Sundays_EP.mp3
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Always Time To Celebrate with DJ Eric
Direct download: Deejay_Eric_s_April_15th_5djs_mixx_tape_2010.mp3
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Marion Lombardi Reviews Choklate (en francais)

J’ai découvert Choklate il y a plusieurs années, avec ce premier album éponyme et j’ai tout de suite été séduite. L’album a tous les critères pour être qualifié de classique, même si Choklate est relativement nouvelle sur la scène soul indépendante.

Ce qui m’a tout d’abord attirée est la très grande qualité des productions, qui créent une impression d’ensemble très soul, mais avec une touche moderne et des rythmes entraînants. Une grande place est donnée aux instruments (notamment guitare, piano et cuivres), ce qui est quelque chose que j’apprécie tout particulièrement. Cet aspect de l’album est l’une des raisons pour lesquelles je le qualifie de classique : il y a un côté intemporel, signe de qualité, et cela permet d’écouter l’album régulièrement sans se lasser.

Ensuite, un élément très important est la voix de Choklate, si particulière et agréable à écouter. Je me laisse bercer par les différents styles qu’elle adopte et avec lesquels elle est toujours à l’aise. Sa voix a une certaine chaleur, elle est apaisante et me permet de voyager encore plus facilement dans son monde.

Enfin, une autre raison pour laquelle je suis vraiment séduite par la musique de Choklate et par cet album est l’écriture et les messages qu’elle fait passer. Choklate est très honnête et ouverte lorsqu’il s’agit d’exprimer ce qu’elle pense et ressent, et cela me permet de m’identifier à elle et de me retrouver dans ses mots. Dans cet album, elle aborde le thème de l’amour, mais traite aussi de la vie en général et la société actuelle, toujours avec optimisme et beaucoup d’inspiration. Ses textes sont très bien écrits, pleins de métaphores et sont très motivants et encourageants.

L’album permet de découvrir son univers et de suivre ses traces en passant par l’amour et les relations de couple (Never change, Incredible, Amazing, Wish I hadn’t told you and Whenever), puis par les hauts et les bas de la vie (Thank you, Long way, Heavy, Bigger than you).  

Même si tous les titres sont très bons, il y en a quelques-uns qui sortent du lot et que j’apprécie tout particulièrement. Tout d’abord, sa très belle déclaration d’amour à la musique (Dedicated to music), car elle décrit très bien ce que je ressens personnellement, et elle imagine la musique comme un partenaire, et sa relation avec elle comme celle d’un couple. Je peux tout à fait me reconnaître dans ses mots : ‘it’s the music that keeps my sanity’. Ensuite,  Bigger than you est un message très positif, qui encourage ses auditeurs à réaliser qu’il y a une ‘force’ supérieure, une connection entre les gens, qui permet de voir la vie de façon plus spirituelle et de lui donner une signification plus importante. Enfin, le magnifique What’s about to go down est pour moi digne des plus grands classiques soul, par sa production parfaite, l’utilisation des instruments et surtout la place laissée à la musique elle-même, qui m’a beaucoup touchée. Dans ce morceau, Choklate encourage également à se retrouver, à se rapprocher les uns des autres, et je dois dire que grâce à cet album je me sens plus proche d’elle et des gens qui apprécient le même genre de musique.

 Marion Lombardi

Direct download: Choklate_-_6.8_Billion.mp3
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If it were I,
I'd take you there on the warmest of days
The sand of the beach upon which we would play
In that moment, genuflect, as if in worship
Existing only to witness your receipt of full pleasure

If it were I,
I'd tender your womanhood with no less than
A thousand gentle lashes from the warmth of my tongue
The intensity of which would consume you and your
Moans would echo loudly, the words of a song only
You and I would understand..

The gentle aura would be as if forever
Your legs would spread as if the wings of angels
The rush of your waters so strong but not
A drop of your essence would spill
My stay between your wings lasting long
Long enough to know each hair of your
Womanhood, by name.

If it were I,
I'd watch from the corner of my eye even
As the anklet rolled South, the moment
Of finding your rhythm, an orgasm to take
You high it would be as if your feet touched
The bottom of the clouds...

The gentle lashes now too much to bear
You become mine, the waters now overflow
And meeting the rays of the sun,
A small rainbow will begin to form

My desire now at it's greatest
The longing for you at it's peak
For your tenderness has given me
Strength and vigor, I'd take you
And plunging deep within your walls,
So powerful and strong my thrusts
Would bury you in the sand...
Damn!

But only if it were I...
And You.



Category:DJ COA's Blog -- posted at: 12:53am UTC

Salakida: The Resurrection (Kiss the Sky) Salakida is back and her timing is just right! Her new album is titled "The Resurrection" and we've been given an advance screening courtesy of this featured download. In the office, it's unanimous! Today's track is none other than "Kiss the Sky" and it's laced with all of the funk, soul, and signature grooves that Salakida is known for. Our podcast first featured her music about five years ago and we held on to our claim that she was more than one to watch. Now, in 2010, we are more than proud of her body of musical contributions. From shout outs, videos, album release parties and then some, Salakida continues to stay true to her talent and we won't hesitate with keeping her in heavy rotation. Feel free to download, share, and enjoy this track and let's hear from you....

DJ Come of Age

Salakida
Direct download: Kiss_the_Sky_by_Salakida.mp3
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1. Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long
2. Choklate - Incredible
3. Jean Baylor - Morning Time
4. Algebra Blessett - Do It For Me
5. Steve Wallace - Searchin' (Vibey Ayers Mix)
6. Blackshire - Tonight
7. Elliot Luv - Letting You Go
8. Common Feat. Marsha Ambrosius - The Light (REMIX)
9. Darien - Gone
10.Brian McKnight - Grown Man Business
11.Anonamas - Soul Flo Powers
12.Ayah-might not be
13.Jerzee Monet - Most High
14.Fertile Ground - Like Poetry
15.Zap Mama ft Erykah Badu - Bandy Bandy
16.keke wyatt-who knew
17.Colonel Red - The Flow
18.Gianna-picking up the pieces
19.Philip Clark - World Turns Around

SUPPORT THIS GREAT ARTISTS! GET THEIR MUSIC FROM STORES ACROSS THE GLOBE!!!
Direct download: deejayeric_May_Mixx_Tape_2010.mp3
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Anesia Williams is determined to make 2010 her breakout year. She began with new vision, website, and of course, some new tracks! We are happy to have the live, instrumental version of her song "Can't Be A Fool" which is flying off the digital shelves online. You can follow up to sample her vocals and support her indie release! In the meantime, we'll keep you posted on the release date of her full album. Also, stay tuned for our Q&A session with Aniesia as we continue to put you in touch with the artists. Download, share, enjoy...and do keep in touch.

DJ Come of Age

Aniesia Williams
Direct download: Aniesia_Williams-Cant_Be_a_Fool_Live.mp3
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Jaleenah Birdland by Marion Lombardi  Marion Lombardi's interview with Jaleenah Birdland has done wonders to expand the audience of both artists. The passion that Marion exudes , when coupled with the gifts of a stellar chanteuse, are more than enough to capture our attention. We are pleased to share in the connection of beautiful music as we offer a featured track from Jaleenah's upcoming debut album.  "Out of My World" comes from the soon to be released 'Just Jalee'. As we aim to keep you posted on the album's developments, we hope that you will enjoy this exclusive interview and delve deep into the life of this future star. You may indulge here: Marion et Jaleenah and please share your thoughts and comments with us.

DJ Come of Age

Marion Lombardi

"download, share, enjoy..."
Direct download: Out_of_my_world_by_Jaleenah.mp3
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