Thumpday 11!!!

Soulful & Jazzy

Welcome to tHumpday, a weekly post I provide as a public service for all of the HOT, artistic underdogs you might not know, but secretly wish you did! As always, if you like any of this, stop trying to find that free download and support these struggling artists that have bills to pay, just like you!

Todays post is mostly a mixture of classic soul and jazz...or jazz fusion!



Time Moves Slow // Toronto, Canada

Let's start this post off right. Um... Have you ever heard of BADBADNOTGOOD? They're kinda popular. I wonder why? Maybe, it's all that delicious soul they bring. Check 'em out! Remember... Running away is easy. It's the leaving that's hard!



Gates // New York, New York

Feeling this... This lovely New York artist brings us, Gates. It's pretty interesting. A lot of songs I've been listening to these days have references to 90's R&B/Alternative R&B material. Anyways....Open up your gates and let someone in your life. Life is short!


Jay Daniel

Paradise Valley // Detroit, Michigan

Let's get chill and instrumental. Words just get in the way. Hailing from the remnants of that great city, Detroit, Jay Daniel brings you the pleasantly percussive Paradise Valley. Now, lay back and relax.



Frigid Air feat µ-iq // Brooklyn, New York

Speaking of chill instrumentals, Brooklyn's FaltyDL delivers the vibe with Frigid Air, off of the Heaven is for Quitters album.


Adam & Kizzie

Smile // Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A modern jazz song with interesting timing and a message... Checkout this combination of acoustic instruments and modern tech in this creation from the Oklahoma duo, Adam and Kizzie.


Terrace Martin

Think of You // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Let's elevate the energy a bit... Staying in the realm of jazz, I'm so happy to share this grand dose of beauty from Phili! Yes, the city has way more to offer the world then a damn sandwich! Hot! I love this song. Check out the mans collection of work if you feel this.

Thumpday 10!!!

New York. Ohio. California.

It's time for another tHumpday post, a weekly covert attempt to expand the global awareness of good, indie music from around the world. I do this all for free. There is no pay to play, though I wouldn't mind some dollars!!! If you're an artist or know of anything I should feature here, reach out to me via the contact page.

Todays tHumpday post keeps it all in the United States and brings you bits of modern classic soul music, R&B and... hmmm... alternative R&B, I suppose. As always, if you love these tunes, buy them. Chances are, they're struggling artists like me and could be use a love and appreciation in the form of your purchase! Spread love!


Slice of Paradise // New York, New York

Yeah... A bit of Afro pick. Cool company brings us a modern song with a classic vibe. Hailing from , NY. We could all use a bit of paradise these days.



Ode // New York, New York

Also hailing from the infamous city of NY, I bring you Seedah. This song reminds of that type of modern classic soul Amy Winehouse helped bring back. Delicious... and with a sexy voice too (hear the end of the song)!



Day and Night // Los Angeles, CA

Changing positions and getting realllllllly R&B, I bring you a man simply known as Davie. All the way on the other side of the United States, Davie dishes up that R&B goodness, Day and Night.


Tracy the RRaebreed

Bomb // Toledo, Ohio

I have a confession. I have no idea what a "Rraebreed" is... Rare breed, maybe??? But -- Whatever it is, Tracy is one of them... Not only is Tracy a Rraebreed, but he's also bring you Fifty Shades of Tray... Yep, 50. Someone bring me my handcuffs. Also on the R&B path, this piece has something 90's R&B lovers will know from way back.



Grab the Sky // New York, New York

First, I'd like to say a big, all caps CONGRATS to Ms. Valverde, an artist I've known mostly by name for quite some time. Here is a cool piece that was featured in the TV show, Queen Sugar!



tHumpday 9!!!

Hello, world. If you don't know, it's tHumpday, a weekly post consistently tempting you to decrease the storage space on your hard drive with indie music from around the world! I do this all for the love, not for no money or personal favors!  This week, we have a bit of everything... A little slow and sensual, a touch of jazz from Germany and a bit of chill and some



The Travelling Song // Bristol, UK

Mark. De. Clive. Lowe. Remix. --- Need I say more?



Music Madness (Tom Noble Remix) // Paris, France

Speaking of remixes, here is a Tom Noble remix of a classic Parisian disco gem. If you're open to the classic disco sound, I highly recommend you grace your ears with the original here.  The Violaaa Remix is another groovy arrangement of this tune with a cool break down and build up moment!


Good Life // Hanover, Germany

From the debut album of Seraleez entitled, Good Life, I bring you the title song, Good Life! Cool. Jazzy. Hailing from a country with great brown bread, Germany.



What We Had ft. Vanessa Elisha // London, UK

Getting low and slow with Break featuring Vanessa Elisha... What We Had. Slow bass music from London!



Cygnus // Silver Spring, Maryland

Sweetness from Maryland... There is nothing to fear. Stay open. No borders.

tHumpday #8


Back again and the first song in this weeks post is so... RELEVANT! But first... Thumpday! Hot music picks from indie side of the game. Today, we get into some jazzy hiphop with too many good messages, that good soul, house beats and chill treats!



Too Many Of Not Enough (Alternative Mix) featuring Aisha Sheerena // London, UK

Listen! Hailing from London with all the right things to say, Funky DL. This joint has everything I love, a bit of jazz, some boom-bap and words worth considering. Add some grove laden intellect to your life and cop this now!



I Will Never Know ft Moonchild (TBG Remix) // Detroit, Michigan

Tall. Black. Guy. Remix... + Moonchild. I'm sayin'... A bit of neosoul, hiphop deliciousness from the infamous producer hailing from Detroit. I won't lie. I know the name Tall Black Guy, but I never really got into his work. I don't know why I deprive myself sometimes. Now, I have to dig through this mans catalog of treats. If you're feeling this, perhaps you should too!



I Light a Candle // Wellington, New Zealand

I've been an Electric Wire Hustle fan for many years. As a maker of electronic music and someone with a very nerdy interest in technology, I thought the name Electric Wire Hustle was brilliant. I really enjoy the strings in this song, as well as the Stevie Wonder reference from his iconic classic, All I Do.



WhatYouDoin' // Paris

Ooooooooo-la-la! Chill goodies from Paris, from BluesTaeb. Add this to your chill playlist and help yourself take it down a notch in this crazy world.



Jazzman // Los Angeles, CA

Taking a slight detour, we get into a bit of jazz from Beth Hart. Jazzman! I'll be adding this one to my Sunday Jazz playlist, indeed.


The Tale of Randolph Williams III

A Man with a Smooth Voice.

Have you ever heard of Randolph Williams III??? If the answer is no, let me help you get familiar. Randolph Williams III is the singer, songwriter and brilliant musician behind... well... Randolph Williams III (solo releases), Bright Beast (often played on KCRW in Los Angeles and around the globe) and a band that has earned a special place in my heart, One Trick Pony (iTunes link).

"My love you can't divorce. You made that mistake of thinking I'm afraid like you are... a slave like you are."

One Trick Pony was Randolphs 3 or 4...or 5 piece band in the mid 2000's consisting of Randolph on lead vocals and guitar, a drummer with a minimal kit (think early White Stripes), a violinist and at times an a banjo player, string player or bass player. Man... Most of the material for the band came from the mind an heart of Randolph. The video above is a live, in studio version of one my favorite One Trick Pony songs, Loose Talk found on the Full of Life album!  Highly Recommended.

This man is brilliant and, in my humble opinion, his music has yet to get the appreciation it deserves! Above is a clip of another One Trick Pony (OTP) favorite from a live show in Los Angeles about 8 years ago. It's called Box Song. You can find it on the Phantom Pains release. The quality of the audio in the video is a bit sketchy. You can hear a better clip here. A great break-up song.

I'm going to feature Randolph in a future Thumpday post. In fact, in Thumpday 4, I really thought a collaboration with Marylands, Mel Devisa would be interesting. It's a bit of a music lovers wet dream, I suppose. Maybe I can interview him and mention such a thing!

I'm sure there will be more posts about Randolph and his work in the future so I'm going to close out with the recorded version of Box Song! Enjoy!