Hot on the heels of last night's inaugural SMP Jazz Club, we bring you a quartet of our best new soul mixtapes. Eyeballs south to check them out...
First up, soul music with a hipster twist. You won't find any fusty old warblers here. No way. This is a proper trendy soul sampler: Cee Lo Green, Frank Ocean, Aloe Blacc, Jamie Woon, Janelle Monáe, Los Granadians del Espacio Exterior and the brilliant Alabama Shakes. Thanks to hoxsd1 for this playlist. Like it? Check out Hipster Soul Volume 2.
SMP user surrendertoalex has created this playlist, "28 modern takes on soul, funk, doo-wop and gospel, from the likes of The Go! Team, Michael Kiwanuka, Dr. John, Aloe Blacc and Lewis Taylor." We love it. And we think you will, too. Check it out.
Looking for something smooth? Something a little bit sultry? Sexy? Seductive? Sensitive? And, any other word beginning with S? Well, Reggie Prim has got your back, with this playlist full of 70s guy who "really know how to emote." Bill Withers, Al Green, Barry White and more.
Old soul not your bag, man? Try some new soul. Man. 31 tracks – that's just over three hours – of the newest, hottest soul singers around: Raphael Saadiq, Benny Sings, Sonnymoon, Aloe Blacc and more. Another Reggie Prim production – there's no stopping this fella at the minute. More from him here.
Long live the mixtape!
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