I’m taking it back to 1998 with this Aaliyah hit, which was actually recorded for the Dr. Doolittle soundtrack (you might remember that as the point of no return into Eddy Murphy’s now crap-tastic movie career). Aaliyah was the “Princess of R&B” and Timbaland was really making a name for himself both as a performer and a producer.
Timbaland’s beats (and rhymes) and Aaliyah’s soft, soulful vocals still make this a club jam, not to mention how unforgettable that baby sound in the back ground is.
I remember having such a crush on Aaliyah then, and the clothes she wears in the “Are You That Somebody” video only cemented the fact that I have hella good taste in ladies.
It’s such a beautiful, sunny day here in Austin. It’s also all sorts of hot, but let’s focus on the positive: this fantastic, soulful Mayer Hawthorne cover of the ELO classic, “Mr. Blue Sky.”
Have a great Sunday, kiddos!
Mayer Hawthorne | “Mr. Blue Sky” (Electric Light Orchestra cover) [mp3]
It’s weird to think of Girl Talk as a “featured” artist, but it seems to work on this Jim Jones track, cuz Lloyd’s hooks are soulful and the Girl Talk beats are bumpin.
Jim Jones feat. Girl Talk & Lloyd | “Believe In Magic” [mp3]
Regardless of the temperature topping 100 for the last month, yesterday was “technically” the first day of summer. To celebrate this insane heat, here’s a summer-y new track from our boys The Cool Kids, featuring soul-man Mayer Hawthorne.
It was only a matter of time before two artists we’ve featured on our mixtapes would collaborate. Now, we don’t want to say we’re solely responsible, but they know where credit is due.
The Cool Kids feat. Mayer Hawthorne | “Swimsuits” [mp3]
You can also snag tracks from The Cool Kids on our Fall 2010 Sampler and You Say Party, We Say Mixtape. Mayer Hawthorne is featured on our I’ve Got Neo-Soul But I’m Not A Soldier Mixtape.
The Jane Doze has dropped one of the most creative and soulful mash ups I’ve heard in quite a while. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell vs. Ratatat, how awesome is that?
Ratatat vs. Marvin Gaye | “Ain’t No Drugs High Enough (The Jane Doze mash)” [mp3]
Here at The Party Line, we always like to jazz up our playlists with a lil’ soul. That’s right, we have brought you a mixtape with some of the coolest in neo-soul that will make you fall to your knees holding that imaginary mic while co-workers pass by your cubicle. Sure we like our dance and rock, but what’s a party without some funky soulful tunes.
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Madcon | Beggin’
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings | Got A Thing On My Mind
Mayer Hawthorne | Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’
Soul Track Mind | I Get My Groove From You
Raphael Saadiq | Love That Girl
Charles Bradley And The Menahan Street Band | The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears | Sugarfoot
Gnarls Barkley | Run (I’m A Natural Disaster)
Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi | Tightrope
Binky Griptite | A Lover Like Me (with The Sugarman Three)
Cee-Lo Green | Fuck You
The Heavy | How You Like Me Now
Here it is, the video to match the best song of the summer. Seeing a little, chubby, Cee-Lo Green as a kid is friggin’ hilarious, especially when his mom pops him for dropping the F-bomb.