Friday, April 20, 2018

K Civ 4/20 Music Chart

K Civ 4/20 Music Chart!
Coming Soon!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Artist Spotlight : April : Manoo

Artist Spotlight : April 2018 : Manoo



Born in august 1974 under the sign of the Leo ascendant Sagittarius cant live without music, ladies and smoked chicken Manoo began his carreer in 1995 in Lyon .His musical culture at this time included a wide range of styles: Hip-hop (De la soul), (A Tribe called Quest), Afro-beat (Fela Kuti, high life music..)and more specifically House music. He built himself a strong reputation as a Dj ,and more precisely for his capacity to dig out hot and exclusive tracks. In 1996 he became resident of the Ambassade known in France for having amazing sets and regularly hosted famous DJs. Thats how Manoo got the opportunity to heat the crowd for stars such as: David Morales; Kerri Chandler ;Todd Terry; Little Louie Vega; Dimitri from Paris; Dj Deep ;Saint Germain Thanks to his passionate and burning sets ,he gained week after week a larger and devoted following.

As a dj , Manoo is undoubtedly one of the greatest talent and a rising star of the French House community. In 2001,he made his first attempt as a producer. He started the Rodamaal project with his friends Alex and Rocco. Their first release love island on Jazz-up records obtained the press and Djs approval. This furthered their reputation and led Ben Watt -Everything but the girl , who is now a Dj and a label manager-to sign them on his own label BuzzinFly records. So they released the track Musica Feliz Rodamaal feat Nicinha on the English label. Manoo also made his solo debut on the same label the weeks after. In 2003 Manoo worked with Allen another Dj in Lyon. This first co-production proved to be a success too. Recognizing his talent Dj Deep managed to expose commercially the track The good reason .This co-production released on the excellent Parisian label Basenotic was played for months by DJs like Deep of course ,Laurent Garnier, Little Louie Vega , Dj Grégory , Llorca , David Duriez and many more 2004-2005 were also busy years including a co-production for Buzzin Fly records with a friend: Manoo & Francois A (6 in the morning & New life),a 4-tracks on Dj Deeps Label (Deeply rooted house records)..a new Rodamaal Remix for several artists and the outline of his solo album. Manoo:I was made for house music and music is my house.My motto is dance or die,when I see people standing still during my sets I feel like beat the shit out of them!






K Civ Favorites
Emile Nana "Music" (Manoo Remix)
Maurice Aymard feat. J.E.E.P. "Mellocoton" (Manoo Remix)
Lana Del Rey "Video Games" (Nooma Main Mix)
E&P feat. Jinadu "Sundroina" (Manoo Remix)
Nandu feat. Tyra "Glömde" (Manoo Remix)
Diephuis feat. Nathasja "Inside Me" (Manoo Drum Remix)
Kendrick Lamar "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" (Nooma's Beatbroken Remix)
SIRS feat. Cinnamon Denise "What A Day" (Manoo's Batucada Remix)
Sister Pearl "Feel It" (Manoo Remix)
Manoo & Mr. Raoul K feat. Ahmed Sosso "Toukan" (Dixon Rework)
Ron Trent & Manoo "The Sound"
London Grammar "Hey Now" (Nooma's Touch)
Stones & Bones "Wrong U" (Manoo Deep Remix)
Sister Pearl "Bang The Drum" (Manoo Remix)
Manoo "Kodjo" (K Civ Hook-up)
Boogymann "Take a Chance to Dance" (Manoo Deep Remix)
Manoo & Mr. Raoul K feat. Ahmed Sosso "Toukan" (Trikk Dub Mix)
David Anthony feat. Beverlei Brown "I Don't Know Why" (Manoo Remix)
Black Motion feat. Celimpilo "Ndinokuda" (Manoo's Aitf Remix)
St. Germain "How Dare You" (Manoo Remix)
MA/JI "Unchain" (Manoo Remix)
Nomisupasta & Vanco "Musukungsukela" (Calvin Manoo Aitf Remix Dry)
Black Motion feat. Soul flow "Mumi Wango" (Manoo Afro Mix)
Manoo feat. Alex Finkin "Soy Latino" (Main Mix)
Hyenah "The Wish" (Manoo Darkside Remix)
Manoo "Electronikart" (Original Mix)
Palamino "Oh My!" (Manoo Vocal Remix)
GummiHz "Secret Voyage" (Manoo Remix)
Manoo feat. Alex Finkin "Soy Latino" (Anane & Louie Vega Remix feat. Jose Mangual Jr.)
Black Coffee feat. Thiwe "Crazy" (Manoo & Francois Aymonier Deep Journey Remix)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Vinyl Essentials 2018

Vinyl Essentials 2018

Some extremely exceptional music pressed on vinyl this year.
Pick these up before it's to late!




Monday, March 19, 2018

K Civ March Madness Music Chart


     K Civ March Madness Music Chart
1. Ezel feat. Rebel Layonn "Let Go" (Original Mix)
2. Tony Allen & Oumou Sangare "Fadjamou" (St Germain Remix)
3. Kadebostany "Save Me" (Laolu Remix)
4. Kuniyuki vs Soul of Hex "Dampé"
5. Sister Pearl "Feel It" (Manoo Remix)
6. Soul Clap feat. Nona Hendryx "I Feel Joy (Feel The Spirit)" 
7. Zapatilla "Crumbling Down"
8. Jiwa "Dance With Me" (Coflo Afro Tech Remix)
9. Anthony Nicholson & Jaidene Veda "We Work Best" (Miquifaye Vocal Mix)
10. Ancient Deep "Master Faster"
11. Oumou Sangare "Djoukourou" (Auntie Flo Remix)
12. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 "Last Revolutionary"
13. Bosq feat. Kaleta "Gatekeeper" 
14. Marter "Comfort" (Kuniyuki Takahashi Remix)
15. Armonica feat. Toshi "Ngeke" (andhim remix) 
16. youANDme feat. Black Soda & The Analog Roland Orchestra "Reflection" (Hyenah Remix)
17. Model 500 "No UFO's" (Luciano Remix)
18. Snide Rhythms "Ginger Baker In Africa" (Auntie Flo Remix)
19. M. Caporale & Justin Imperiale "Picture"
20. Ancient Deep "Kill Switch"
21. OVEOUS & QVLN "Queimar" (Original Mix)
22. Amadou Balaké "Massa Kamba" (Ben Gomori's Massabbatical Edit)
23. Hanna Hais "Ta Reine" (Je ne veux plus être) [Mark Deutsche & Musoé Remix]
24. RY X "Bad Love" (Rampa Remix)
25. Jager feat. Golden Parazyth "Lustral" (Francesco Chiocci Offline in the Jungle Dub)
26. IMPS "Heaven and Bagpipes" (Koss Remix)
27. Compuphonic feat. Marques Toliver "Sunset" (Andre Lodemann & Fabian Dikof Remix)
28. Brad Ashwell feat. Don Forner & Buck Colson "Water In A Thousand Places" (Original Mix) 
29. Blaze feat. Palmer Brown "More Than Gold" (Doug Gomez Deep South Merecumbe)
30. SIR "The Canvas" (Applejac's Unhooked Generation Remix)
31. Vails & LOR "Line Of Your Soul" (Francessco Chiocci Remix)



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Artist Spotlight : March : Osunlade

Artist Spotlight : March 2018 : Osunlade 



"Osunlade is an artist who personifies art. His music as well as his being creates unified melodies manifested with balance, life and wisdom. Hailing from St. Louis Missouri,
 a place known for pioneering blues, ragtime and jazz as well. At age seven Osunlade discovered the piano and the vision of his life’s destiny was born. By the age twelve he found an interest in creating song. He later formed local bands, taught himself several instruments and studied further the development of his craft.

His professional journey began in 1988, at age seventeen during a visit to Hollywood. He quickly caught the ear of choreographer/performer Toni “Mickey” Basil. Offering him a role in the development of musical pieces for several projects including the children’s television series Sesame Street. With her encouragement he quickly moved to Los Angeles and began what would become a long history of music production. A few years later he would produce the very first album for the then independent Interscope Records. The artist was Gerardo, a long time friend and aspiring actor/dancer. “Rico Suave” one of the very first Latin pop songs and novelty catch phrases to date was born. Now with a multi-platinum album and four gold singles to his name, it wasn’t long before he was afforded many opportunities to master his craft.

Within the next years and over twenty albums credited, Osunlade felt the pressures and practices of the music business overshadowed his passion of music. He deciding to no longer work under the influences of corporate ideals and demands. Choosing to find spiritual solace and honor his soul, he was led to Ifa, an ancestral based culture/religion based on nature, deriving from the Yoruba tribes of Africa and practiced by the slaves during the Diaspora to America.

In 1999, Osunlade would embark on what is now his dream come true. The founding of Yoruba Records. Recognized as one of the most important dance music labels worldwide, Yoruba Records is purely a source of music created to elevate the soul.

As the success of the label grew, so did the demand for Osunlade to expand. In 2001 he released his debut album on the respected Soul Jazz Records label. “Paradigm” quickly became on of the biggest house albums that year and dubbed him the messiah of ancestral house music. With the support of dj’s worldwide and his music now introduced to a wider spectrum of listeners, this veteran musician/composer/producer becoming the artist finally achieved balance within.

Now known for his legendary dj sets, remixes and albums including several mix cd’s, Osunlade has placed himself on solid ground maintaining his reputation of unparallel quality in music" ~ FB Bio 



Thank You Osunlade for all that you have done.

   K Civ Favorites 
Osunlade "Atsuta Jingu"
Osunlade "Sendai"
Musiq Soulchild "Aimewitue" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Vivian Green "Emotional Rollercoaster" (Osunlade Mix)
Sir LSG feat. Jaidene Veda "Memories" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
AbysSoul feat. SIo "Words" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Oveous feat. Manchildblack "Never Fall" (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade "Envision" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Gabriele Poso "Invocation" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade feat. Divine "My Reflection"
Osunlade "Stomp"
Andres feat. Monica Blaire "Learn To Love" (Yoruba Suite)
Zara McFarlane "Angie La La" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade "Nyepi"
Wahoo "Shine" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Floetry "I Want You" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Erro "Rock With You" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Ben Westbeech "So Good Today" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Prince "The Dance" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Roy Ayers "Tarzan" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Yoav "Adore Adore" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Erykah Badu "Twenty Feet Tall" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Miguel Migs feat. Meshell Ndegecello "Close Your Eyes" (Osunlade's Yoruba Soul Mix)
Sin Palabras "Yemaya" (Yoruba Afro Mix)
Indigénes "Da Hoti" (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Mix)
Luke Solomon feat Natalie Broomes "Say Something" (People Stamp Your Feet) (Yoruba Soul Mix Parts I & II)
Oskar Offermann "Banauamas" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Electric Wire Hustle "By & Bye" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Deetron "I Cling" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Fleetwood Mac "Dreams" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade feat. Maya "Same Thing"
Elise "Poseidon" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Guti "Hurt" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Cesura Evora "Bondade E Maldade" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Radiohead "Feral" (Yoruba Soul Re Edit)
Alma Negra "Safari" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Renato Ratier "Teatime" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Wagon Cookin "En El Barrio" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Siji "Feels Like" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Ian Friday feat. Chris Rob "Found Myself" (Unreleased Yoruba Soul Dub Vox)
Voodoo Game "On Se Pousse" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Sunlightsquare "Celebration Of Oggun" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Fantasia Burino "Free Yourself" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade feat. Wunmi "Rader Du" 
Quetzal Guerrero "Morning Gaze" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Masters At Work feat. Victor Duplaix "Reality" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Osunlade "A Cloudy Mist"
Michelle Amador "Because of You" (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Ciara "Promise" (Yoruba Soul Mix)



Saturday, March 10, 2018

Coming Soon ~ K Civ "Sounds of Merita" Immers Music


K Civ "Sounds of Merita" Immers Music

K Civ brings together sounds from across Merita while infusing rhythms and beats yet keeping the raw aspects of the original sounds. Sounds of Merita is inspired by devotion to bring indigenous sounds to the diaspora through aural expressions.

Merita is the original name for the continent known today as Africa. It is still currently used by ritual societies around the continent and world. The original Medu (hieroglyphics) word when translated reads Meri - Beloved and Tah - Land; Merita - Our Beloved Land.

Artwork:
Who made north/north and south/south? Who decided the direction to put the maps? “Research suggests that north-south positions on maps have psychological consequences. In general, north is associated with richer people, more expensive real estate, and higher altitude, while south is associated with poorer people, cheaper prices, and lower altitude (the 'north-south bias'). When participants were presented with south-up oriented maps, this north-south bias disappeared.” - wiki

Music:
“Afrigogo” (Original Demo Mix)
Traditional Tanzanian players of the marimba chant a carefree dance, along with a type of spider’s web over a hole in the sound box which produces the resonating buzz sound. Add all of that with an african drug sample brings together Afrigogo.

“Tuareg” (Original Demo Mix)
Mali Chants like this are performed by the nomadic Tuareg people of the western Sahara to cure the ill. The music excites the sick person to dance in an increasingly vigorous manner until either cured or totally exhausted. The dance motion is similar in appearance to that of someone falling over his feet while running in place at top speed. This chant is performed by three men and four women, the lead singer is a female medium who first enters a trance then improvises florid melodic lines in seven languages, alternating between them so frequently that her words cannot be understood. Occasional outbursts of unusual vocal sounds are intended to represent the devil being chased away.

“Ahanta” (Good Night Axatse Mix)
At sunset a gathering of 18 females from Ghana perform this ceremony far into the night. Each member of the group sings and plays a large rattle (the axatse). While finding a comfortable range and harmony with the repeated choral phrase and the axatse, the participants achieve a level of total concentration.

"Ahanta” (Ancient Deep & K Civ Original Demo Dub)
Ancient Deep & K Civ give Ahanta a rhythm and flow that expresses a deep dark afro tech house vibe sure to entice any listener.

Immers Music 
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Worldwide Release: 4/4/2018

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