One of the many good aspects of soul and funk music is that it is somehow timeless. Seriously, that sort of sound kind of always works, no matter if it’s a classic from the golden 70s or brand new material. The authentic emotional approach never gets old and its lovely to see new generations exploring its roots while creating something entirely new. And no, we’re not just talking about DAFT PUNK right here.
Berlin-based label SUOL is a long time favourite of NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION. Well, you might know this by now (check last year’s story about them right here). Marlon Hoffstadt and HRRSN aka TENDER GAMES are the latest addition to their line-up. Last week the duo released its satisfying self-titled debut album which works as a bridge between house music and soulful songwriting.
And while their label bosses CHOPSTICK AND JOHNJON focussed on club material during their recent NBHAP Guestmix, TENDER GAMES take care of the ‘soul’ aspect. The result is the perfect combination to fight the ‘Monday blues’ – listen to their selection right here.
01. SAM COOKE – A Change Is Gonna Come
02. JERRY BUTLER – No Money Down
03. ASA – The Way I Feel
04. SELAH SUE – This World
05. STEVIE WONDER – Superstition
06. MAGNET & GEMMA HAYES – Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan Cover)
07. LEE FIELDS – You’re The Right Kind Of Girl
08. JUNGLE – Drops
09. MAYER HAWTHORNE – The Walk
10. JEFFREY WRIGHT – I’m A Man
11. CHARLES BRADLEY – Why Is It So Hard