The second instalment of the Groove Gems collection featuring an array of talented artists from my main collectives, @RhythmandReason and @ORPHGANG…

This project was a great opportunity to showcase some of the amazing talent I have come across since releasing the first instalment of Groove Gems; all of whom I can individually consider as close friends and musical inspirations. Furthermore, Groove Gems II also allowed me to solidify my sound (put a stamp on it if you like) and expose listeners to the musical development/growth I have experienced since the last album.

A massive thank you to EVERYONE who has supported me so far on my journey!

Listen, Enjoy & Share (If you like it haha). As Always, Keeping It Soulful :)

▶ Soulection ~ The Sound of Tomorrow |
▶ DL Compilation:

This compilation is inspired by our collaboration with one of the most culturally relevant and timeless brands, Stussy.

We’ve taken dozens of tracks into consideration to curate the finest selection of progressive music from around the world to bring visibility to the future sound. Because there is so much talent out there, it was challenging to pull this compilation together to showcase a progression and cohesive flow that reflects both Stussy and Soulection cultures respectively.

You will see familiar official Soulection artists on this compilation as well some new talent from forward-thinking and ambitious producers, emcees and vocalists that we’re excited about and feel have a bright future.

Our partnership with the iconic brand includes a ‘Soulection Tribe’ limited t-shirt designed by Stussy as well as a physical in-store event and after party at our Sound Of Tomorrow Los Angeles monthly at The Echoplex on 9.5.14.

Special Thanks to all the artists: @zikomo @iamnoboodi @goldlink @orijanus @beatsbyesta @mr_carmack @samgellaitry @connor-pearson-1 @evilneedleprod @10A @takugotbeats @jayprincemusic @sangobeats @jdreidmusic @sivey @thisjaylouis @pyrmdplaza @mikos-da-gawd @jarreauvandal @starro @lelandaleemfakir @midnightabjo

Much love to Neek and the whole Stussy team for making this collaboration a reality.

Compiled & Executive Produced by Joe Kay
Design by Andre Power
Words by Jacqueline Schneider

Danny Kings - Tonight

Playlist -
01- Where Else - 14KT
02- Ypsilanti - 14KT
03- The D Light in You - 14KT
04- The Night - 14KT
05- Reprise (Start Over) [Feat. Lovesong] - 14KT
06- Firstlove - Mr. Dibia$e
07- 14KT “Too Busy Smilin” - 14KT
08- Zones - Hi-Res
09- Searchin For It - Mr. Dibia$e
10-The Time (I Need) - Tall Black Guy
11- Stick 2 Freestylin - Mr. Dibia$e
12- Breath & AIR - Tall Black Guy
13- Reflectin - Mr. Dibia$e
14- All Because She’s Gone - Oddisee
15- Stays On My Mind - Soulfoul!
16- But Not For Me - Lauren Santiago - Question & Freddie Joachim
18- knfly - Knx
19- Ways of you are - TUAMIE
20- Flat Soda Chasers - Sango

J Dilla’s track “The Anthem” feat. Frank & Dank gets an essential remix by the prolific Cookin’ Soul, an Okayplayer exclusive for Throwback Thursday.

Artwork by Alexander Grahovsky ( )

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