March 23, 2015 - On its way to becoming another much - loved series in the tradition of Stop and Listen, the Spectrum compilations, or perhaps more aptly Kon & Amir’s Off Track sets all from BBE, On Deck has been a music-format manifestation of the Birmingham, Alabama-based website BamaLoveSoul for the past couple of years.
Originally conceived as a two-hour haven from R&B/AOR mediocrity for soul folk on radio, DJ Rahdu’s Diamond Soul Xxxperience reflected the neo-soul /conscious hip-hop underground, attracting a devoted audience of more alternative, sophisticated listeners who had been waiting for just such a show to represent their tastes.
Rahdu –real name Roderick Moody – responded to the massive success of his baby with, first, a string of open-mic street shows, and then with the launch of BamaLoveSoul in 2008. Despite its local roots, the website has had well over a million hits annually and has become an important must-view for the global neo-soul massive.
For the third in the On Deck series, Rahdu introduces another scintillating taster for the more mature musical palette, featuring contemporary up-up-and-coming artists generally not too well-known on the international scene yet, with a bias towards artists sharing his own southern roots.
released March 11, 2015
Waju, Garimastah, Muc J, Salah Ananse, Columbia Nights, Idesia, Renee Dion, Dos Angeles, Sean Haefeli, Mental Abstrato, Joycee Weza, Doc Mastermind, Rob Milton, Ill Camille, J Mitchell Melodiousfly, Ced No, Shafiq Husayn, AbJo, Jazz Spastiks, Henry Wu, Saturn's Children, Suede Jury, Chris Faust, Chris Turner
BamaLoveSoul is a Movement carefully overseen and facilitated by artists and music appreciators alike. Created to change the
perception that everyone in Alabama listens to a certain type of music, BamaLoveSoul has become so much more! The website has become the “Go To Spot” for exposure to New and Alternative music, as well as old tunes that you may have missed....more