Chris Turner - LOVElife Is A Challenge [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

chris turner lovelife is a challenge

The Force is strong within The Romantic Movement, a collective of World Soul creatives comprised of artists who have graced these pages on several occasions including the likes of Jesse Boykins III, MeLo-X, Mara Hruby, MoRuf and now Chris Turner brings us something beautiful in the form of his mixtape/free album LOVElife Is A Challenge.Read more


Rihanna - "Stay" (MeLo-X Remix) | New Music

When he's not busy crafting spectacular collaborative albums with R&B/soul talent Jesse Boykins III, SoulCulture certified producer and rapper MeLo-X spends his time creating dope remixes from the melting pot of musical sounds that come his way. Read more


Jesse Boykins III x MeLo-X - "Black Orpheus" | Music Video

Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X unveil the visual for their hypnotic ZULU GURU single "Black Orpheus" and it's as rich and sensuous as the music itself.Read more


The Jet Age of Tomorrow reveal 'Jellyfish Mentality' LP's enticing guest features | Music News

The Jet Age of Tomorrow, i.e. the Atlanta-hailing duo of Matt Martians and Hal 'Pyramid Vritra', are set to release their Jellyfish Mentality LP before the end of the year, and they've just announced who will feature on the project, with guest artists to include everyone from masked production wizard SBTRKT to one of SoulCulture's favourite soulful artists, Jesse Boykins III. Read more


Jesse Boykins III x MeLo-X – Zulu Guru | Album Review


Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X are about forward movement; the singer/songwriter and rapper/producer make every song a journey. Collaborating together previously on solo projects, the two have joined forces to present Zulu Guru, a rumbling, floating, passionate trip inside the mind of a man, the space-age blues of romance and the complication of life’s issues.Read more


Jesse Boykins III x MeLo-X - Zulu Guru | Album Stream

After playing the album on loop over here at SC:HQ, the world finally gets to hear the collaborative Zulu Guru album from the incredibly talented homies Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X in it's entirety.Read more


Premiere: Jesse Boykins III x MeLo-X x Fink - "Naked For Life" (Zulu Guru RMX) | SClusive New Music

As the grains of sand gently trickle down the hourglass that is the countdown to Zulu Guru (the collaborative entity comprised of singer & songwriter Jesse Boykins III and emcee & producer MeLo-X)'s 1st headline London show at the Jazz Cafe in Camden this Sunday (get your tickets here) and the Zulu Guru album release on November 5th, the New York residents just dropped into the SC:HQ office to personally hand deliver this SClusive track.Read more


Zulu Guru (Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X) - "The Perfect Blues" (Machinedrum Remix) | New Music


Zulu Guru aka nomadic future-soul singer Jesse Boykins III & Brooklyn hailing rapper & sound wizard MeLo-X's eagerly anticipated LP is set for release on November 15th.Read more


Preview Zodiac's hypnotic self-titled EP | New Music

Jeremy "Zodiac" Rose's self-titled EP serves as an extremely impressive debut, and possibly a blueprint for future contemporary music. That's a rather bold statement considering that this is his first official release, however the EP itself is unusually refined and unique in it's composition. Read more


Chartreux (Sinden x Jesse Boykins III) – "Never A Dull Moment" | New Music


No this isn't some new music from a French cat (although that has now given me an idea for a viral for this song), the ridiculously talented Sinden and Jesse Boykins III have joined forces under the moniker Chartreux and today they bring us their latest effort titled "Never A Dull Moment".Read more


Jesse Boykins III - "Restless Dreamer" [King re.fix] | New Music

Take a listen as world soul traveller Jesse Boykins III flows over KING's dreamy, hypnotic song "Hey" with his own impassioned tale of a "Restless Dreamer" in this brand new re-fix. Read more


Zodiac f/ Jesse Boykins III - "Come" | New Music


Jeremy Rose aka Zodiac who has been noted as as the soundsmith behind The Weeknd's early work takes center stage with the hypnotic first release from his forthcoming self-titled EP.Read more


Jesse Boykins III x Gora Sou - "The Perfect Blues" | Music Video

Set to feature on his impending joint album with producer, emcee and all 'round creative wiz Melo X, titled Zulu Guru and anticipated for release through Ninja Tune in October, soulful New York residing singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III unveils the video for "The Perfect Blues." Read more


Jesse Boykins III + MeLo-X (ZULU GURU) - "Black Orpheus" | New Music


SoulCulture La Familia affiliates and brothers in music singer, songwriter Jesse Boykins III and rapper, producer and DJ MeLo-X have joined forces to become the genre blending entity known as ZULU GURU and the first offering from their forthcoming joint album is here for your listening/downloading pleasure.Read more


Moruf - "Lost In Translation" | Music Video

Back in the summer of 2011 BarrelhouseBKLYN's Slick "Action" Jackson and Jesse Boykins III worked with New Jersey lyricist Moruf on a few visual projects.
With the help of Boshia Rae-Jean the group created an ill video for "Lost In translation" taken from the rapper's Garden State Of Mind: Ready To Live project, which was filmed in Moruf's native city of Irvington, New Jersey. After a little over nine months, director Slick Jackson finally got the green light by the New Jersey-emcee to release this video entitled "Lost In Translation." Check it out below.

Watch: Moruf - "Lost In Translation"
http://vimeo.com/27385600

Although he released the soulful and smooth Garden State Of Mind: Ready To Live project over a year ago those new to Moruf should defiantly get hip to this upcoming artist. Check it out on his Bandcamp webpage.


Win Tix: Jesse Boykins III headlines AestheticSounds, London Jazz Cafe (May 19)

Pulling from a wide pool of influences from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway to Bjork, Sade and Pink Floyd - even literature greats Shakespeare and Langston Hughes - New York based singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III first began to establish his international global fanbase with his 2008 debut EPDopamine: My Life On My Back and popular longplayer The Beauty Created, named after his band.

Touring and collaborating with the likes of The Foreign Exchange, Theophilus London, MeLo-X, Machine Drum and Phantom Lover, Jesse's free release Way Of A Wayfarer and a string of accompanying videos - the likes of "Zoner" and "I Can't Stay" - kept the singer/songwriter fresh in our minds and speakers as he prepares to release his next full-length project.

Descending once again on London town on Saturday, May 19 for a headline show at the Jazz Cafe with Aesthetic Sounds, Jesse will be supported by an opening performance from Rotterdam hailing singer/songwriter Ntjam Rosie.

For your chance to win a free pair of tickets to the show and catch them both performing live, simply fill out the form below: Read more