The Berlin-based artist weaves together soul, hip-hop and house on his first mix CD.
Kalkbrenner may be the younger brother to one of Germany's biggest electronic acts, but that hasn't stopped him from carving out his own musical identity. Through his productions and his DJ sets, the Berlin-based artist wears his soul and hip-hop influences on his sleeve, and sings over many of his own (and other people's) tracks, most notably 2009's "Sky and Sand," a collaboration with his older brother. Suol Mates highlights his eclectic approach to house music, with selections from artists like Roy Ayers and J Dilla slotted in next to deep house cuts from Lawrence, SoulPhiction and Motor City Drum Ensemble.
01. SoulPhiction - Soul Print
02. Black Milk - U‘s A Freak B*tch (Instrumental)
03. Roy Ayers - Funk In The Hole
04. Plantlife - When She Smiles She Lights The Sky
05. Pete Rock - Back On Da Block Feat. CL Smooth (Pete's Block Party Dub)
06. J Dilla - Won't Do (Instrumental)
07. Johnson Products - Johnson Jumpin'
08. RJD2 - Clean Living
09. Oddisee - When Everything Changed
10. Fritz Kalkbrenner - Ruby Lee
11. Lawrence - Precious Hall
12. Memoryman aka Uovo - Sleepless Disco Night (Terje Bakke's Afterhour Remix)
13. Owusu And Hannibal - Lonnie's Secret
14. NUfrequency Feat. Ben Onono - Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
15. Fantastic Man - From Start To Finish
16. Boo Williams - Fruits Of The Spirit
17. Fritz Kalkbrenner - Right In The Dark (Henrik Schwarz Remix - Chopstick & Johnjon Edit)
18. Missing Linkx - Got A Minute
19. Tom Trago - Lost In The Streets Of NYC
20. Robag Wruhme - Robellada
Suol will release Suol Mates on March 16th, 2012.