Happy Birthday Daptone Records (Video)

              You know how much we’re die-hard fans of Daptone Records, here at Strictly Niceness HQ. For ten years, Gabe Roth and Neil Sugarman have been the heroes of that soul sound we love that much and most definetly put that sound back on the musical map … They [...]

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2011 according to Rik-O

Your second resident dj in the Attic is called Rik-O … a man of few words (and many 45′s) … instead of sending us a list, he sent a picture … Nothing released in 2011 ion this list, but hey, who cares ? The selection is dope !!

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Lee Fields & The Expressions : You’re the kind of girl (Free Download)

                          Lee Fields & The Expressions will be releasing a new album called “Faithfull Man” in march 2012. This is a great news for soul music fans as the inimitable Lee (go check him live, you’ll understand my point) is always on point [...]

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2011 according to Funky Bompa

As 2011 comes to an end, we’ll share our favourite releases from this year. Round 1 is with Funky Bompa, your Attic Resident Dj’s … lots of “tropicalia” in this chart as Bompa has great knowledge in afrolatin beauties … Click on the title for soundclips … Vis-a-Vis – Obi agye me dofo (Secret Stash) [...]

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It seems Black Star is coming back …

                          So, it seems that 2012 might be the year of the return of Black Star…The infamous hip hop duo composed by Mos Def (now called Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli unleashed some tracks … “Fix up” is a heavyweight hip hop track [...]

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Gonjasufi Presents the Ninth Inning EP (+ Free download)

                            Here is a free release by the mystic man called Gonjasufi. it features some old unreleased songs to keep you waiting for his forthcoming commercial release. Some weeded beats and abstract rhyming. One less abstract and smokey song is called Eat [...]

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Brownswood label Night at Het Depot (+ Free Download)

                        So, basically, two days before we are welcoming Gilles Peterson at Strictly Niceness on november 12th, our good friends at Het Depot are setting up this Brownswood Label Night on the 10th in Leuven. For those who were at Le Bar du Matin [...]

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The Roots ready to release a new album

                          So, this afternoon, The roots announced the forthcoming release of their new album … Excellent news if you ask me … And, naturally, the unleashed the first “leak” … a track called “Make my” and featuring Big K.R.I.T …   Via Okayplayer

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Randa & The Soul Kingdom : What you need (Out now)

                          I really like this release from Randa & The Soul Kingdom. A band hailing from the Antipodes (New Zealand, to be precise), deep rooted in soul and funk “à la ” James Brown and produced by Lance Fergusson Aka Lanu, producer extraordinaire [...]

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Lack Of Afro : “this time” out now

                This nice and new Lack of Afro album was released yesterday. My personal favorites are “One for Bielski” and “The importannce of elsewhere”. It’s being released on Freestyle Records and should be available at any good record store near you. Listen and evaluate HERE

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