For your listening pleasure...
Some of the links are more informative than they are musical, but - all in all - these are the new songs dominating my June 2008 playlist. Enjoy...
1. (Untitled 1974 snippet) - Stevie Wonder
2. You Know What - Idle Warship (I prefer Res' vocals to Pharrell's on the N*E*R*D version)
3. Universal Mind Control - Common
4. Quartet - Spanky Alford (Rest in Peace)
5. Computer Girl - Zaki Ibrahim
6. Reach Down in Your Soul - Sy Smith feat. Wes Felton
7. Honey (Seiji Remix) - Erykah Badu
8. Velvet - Jose James
9. Let Your Hair Down - Kidz in the Hall
10. Magnificent - Estelle
UPDATE: one reclusive friend of mine has put together a niiiiice mixtape of classic soul songs, some of which have been sampled in contemporary hip-hop and R&B tunes, others which are just plain enjoyable to listen to. Highly recommended.