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by vivrant thang on free music and great podcasts 


Even with 80G of music in the palm of my hand at any given time, I still manage to get bored by Pink Panther (aka the ‘pod) on occasion. When I actually practice some restraint and don’t go spending the gas money digging in the crates at a few of my favorite spots, I hit up some of my favorite music-loving folks who work hard to share the love by creating podcasts and mixes that showcase what they are digging at the time.

I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while and I think it’s especially relevant while we are in the midst of voting for the Black Weblog Awards. Ya’ll don’t seem to be that good at clicking on links 🙂 If there was ever a post to do so, it’s this one. Trust me on this.

Be sure to share some of your favorite podcasts in the comments.

Todd Kelly: Flowink.com  (Known to many as the “Kaing of R&B Podcasting” (rhythm & blues, vintage soul, hip-hop, jazz, house, world wide soul)

EJ Flavors (I call him the “Master Teacher.” One of the very first podcasts I subscribed to. Since I’m a 90s music junkie, I particularly love his New Jack Swing mixes. They got me through many a morning commute to a job that I hated with every fiber of my being.)

Friday Favecast (a glimpse of urban lifestyle with music, fitness tips and social commentary with a comical flavor)

Soul Sanctuary: Where The Spirit Dwells ( a plethora of mixes from various DJs available for download, including Soul Sanctuary Radio hosted by The Vibe Mistress Stephanie Renee)

Gordon Gartell Radio (Phonte of Little Brother’s podcast; pure tomfoolery and hot music)

RIBS (Rhythms In Black Satin)  (T Grundy always takes a sista to school with some classic soul. I wasn’t even a twinke in my Daddy’s eye when a lot of the music he features was released. So I learn a lot.)

DJ Stylus: (aka “The Vibe Conductor” and the name fits; lots of international flava in your ear here which sets him apart from a lot of other podcasts out there. Check out his Project Vibe mixes, a station you should be listening to)

DJ Diva (Do the ladies run this mutha – hellll yea! You know I got love for the female DJ. I love her artist spotlights which have featured music from Al Green, Luther, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and The O’Jays)

The Infinite Ink: Soulrific (the best in Nu Soul, R&B, conscious Hip Hop and Jazz)

My Love For Music (smooth jazz, world fusion, new age, ambient, downtempo music)

Deeper Soul (for those lovers of soulful house music)

Also check out Soul Bounce’s mixtape roundups.

 In addtion to the podcasts, on occasion someone will drop a gem in my inbox for me to groove to. This week DJ Cuzzin B  who you may remember from that hot True School Corporation party I raved about earlier in the year hit me up with his Soul For Sale mixtape which features tracks from as Jazmin Sullivan, Raphael Saadiq, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Teedra Moses, and Strange Fruit Project f/Erykah Badu, 9th Wonder and Q-Tip f/D’Angelo. Yup, it’s as hot as it sounds. Download here.

Summer is winding down which means that soon my attention will be split between The Green Nation and my musical adventures. Won’t be enough hours in the day. I’m taking the summer out with a bang though. This weekend, I’m excited to get a get a first look at Jazmin Sullivan and Raphael Saadiq who are putting out two of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. I’ve been watching clips of Jazmin today on You Tube and I. CAN’T. WAIT. You know I’ll do all I can to bring it to you here.

J*Davey and Jill Scott videos coming to you next week so stay tuned!