Monday, March 30, 2009

Strictly Social March Photos & Video

Strictly Social's March edition was our biggest event so far as we finally fulfilled our promise of bringing together the worlds of soul and electronica. We brought you two rooms of sound which included stellar live performances from an eclectic trio of artists in the main room and a whirlwind of soulful drum&bass in the second room.

The night got off to an early start as special guest Rasheeda Wallace stepped onto a West Coast stage for the first time and wowed the growing crowd with her incredible voice and stage presence. Watch out for this girl from Harlem! Next up was local MC Brother Dvoaa who charmed the now packed house with his vibrant mic skills. Then former Mulatto frontman Diondre Jermaine showcased his new sound causing the Little Temple the rock out! The DJs brought the heat too! Our residents Myxzlplix and Destroyer kept it bouncing all night with their perfect selections and guest Al Jackson tore up the dancefloor.

Finally Strictly Social has grown to include a second room. Our friend Jayvon hosted Soul Good, an excursion into soulful drum&bass that was a much appreciated element in the Los Angeles scene. Sets by Jayvon, Reason, and Atlantic Connection kept it soulful all night. Check out a taste of the Soul Good flavor!

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Win tix to see India.Arie in LA!

India.Arie is coming to Los Angeles on Wednesday April 15 and Nu-Soul Magazine has a pair of tickets to give away. Simply send an email to with the subject India.Arie and include your full legal name and contact information (phone number or email). The winner will be notified on Friday April 3, 2009!

Please note all entries will be added into the Nu-Soul Magazine subsciber list to be considered eligible for the prize. Good luck!

Purchase tickets for this show HERE

Monday, March 23, 2009

Omar in LA - April 7th

Los Angeles (March 20, 2009) – On Tuesday, April 7th, UK Soul Sensation, Omar will perform live at The Conga Room.
The show starts at 9pm and will showcase KCRW’s Garth Trinidad as host and DJ before and after Omar’s set.

After a five-year recording hiatus - during which time he’s built his own studio, set up his own label and been touring like a madman – the one and only Omar is back. Sing [If You Want It], released on Ether Records, the British soul supremo’s sixth and perhaps funkiest album so far features guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Common, Estelle, Rodney P, JC Bentley, Canitbe and Ashman, and with additional production from Omar’s brother, Scratch Professor.

It’s a brilliant collection of music that manages to break new ground for the artist, yet at the same time re-establishes that unmistakable, unique Omar signature sound with his army of fans. “On the last album, Best By Far, I was very influenced by soundtracks and Latin jazz,” explains Omar. “This time I wanted something a bit more funky, something to put my music back in the clubs. I still use the live instruments and the strings when I feel them, ‘cause that’s me, but the kick and the snare are much louder this time. That’s why my brother’s more involved, ’cause he’s great with those hip-hop beats.”

Tickets are priced at $30 for VIP and $18 for GA.
There is a special LIMITED $12 ticket for Fusicology readers - just type in code FUSEOMAR when checking out via this Ticketmaster Link - General Admission (GA) only.

Tickets can also be purchased through The Conga Room Box Office. For more information please call 866.95.CONGA.

Omar on Myspace


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lisa Shaw interview on Nu-Soul

Lisa has been a staple on the electronica scene for years. She was the voice of the Naked Music label and the enigma behind some of the most popular songs that burn up dance clubs throughout the world. Nu-Soul had the opportunity to catch up with the woman behind one of the most beautiful voices on the planet and talk to her about her new album Free, why Sade has the perfect career and why she is happy to be under the radar.

Read the interview by aRaSia

Monday, March 16, 2009

Nu-Soul/Om records/Osunlade APRIL 3

Nu-Soul partners up again with Om Records for this sexy event featuring house legend Osunlade!

Get your tickets and additional details HERE

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Peter Hadar Review

Artist: Peter Hadar
Title: She's 4 Months
Genre: Soul/Electronica
Read the review

New Music from Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas come back strong with a nice little electro style ditty. Check it out!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mark de Clive-Lowe Photos & Video

In case you didn't know, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Vanessa Freeman graced the Strictly Social stage in February as part of their World Tour. This dynamic duo performed for a whopping 90 minutes to a packed house and were joined onstage by birthday girl Sy Smith. This was one hell of a party! Enjoy the photos and check out the video clips.

Strictly Social w/ Kissey Asplund, Erik Rico 4/15

Nu-Soul Magazine and Soul Union return once again with our signature monthly event of Eclectic Soul Fusion. It’s STRICTLY SOCIAL on Wednesday April 15, 2009!

Strictly Social is the physical embodiment of Nu-Soul Magazine, allowing music lovers to witness the convergence of soul and electronica through our carefully selected monthly showcase of cutting edge artists and DJs.

Featuring LIVE Performances from:

Read the Kissey Asplund interview

ERIK RICO W/ Joel Matthews
Read the Erik Rico interview


Special Guest DJ Anthony Valadez (KCRW)

Come celebrate Nu-Soul Magazine editor Norman's birthday!

In the B Room - Soulful Drum&Bass hosted by Jayvon and special guests

Admission is $10
$5 before 10:30 with an RSVP to with the subject Strictly Social April

Strictly Social
Wednesday April 15, 2009
Little Temple
4519 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Flyer design by myxmedia (

Strictly Social January Video

Check out some video from the January 2009 edition of Strictly Social featuring performances from Jimetta Rose and Mic Holden.

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