soulsearching #720
w/michael rütten

Sun Ra - I Am An Instrument - Strut
Dim Grimm - Blumen - Bandcamp
Coldcut - Only Heaven feat. Roots Manuva - Ninja Tune
John Ellis - Interlude One - Gondwana
John Ellis - Unidentical Twins - Gondwana
Bugge Wesseltoft - Yoyk feat, Mari Boine (2016 Version) - Jazzland
Nicolas Jaar - No - Other People
Aleke Kanonu - Mother's Day - PMG
Uffe - I Care For You - Tartelet
Arthur Russell - In The Light Of A Miracle - Compost
Yusef Kamaal - Strings Of Light - Brownswood
Anti-Pop Consortium - Disorientation - 75 Ark
Danny Brown - Downward Spiral - Warp
Billy Cobham - Stratus (Reflex Revision) - White
Josef Leimberg - Astral Progressions - World Galaxy
Joni Mitchell - Harry's House Centerpiece - Asylum
José Mauro - Apocalipse - Far Out
Spirit Of Love - The Power Of Love - Birthright
Tony Aiken & Future 2000 - Unity (Sing It, Shout It) - Kimsha
Prequel - Nothing Better - Rythm Section
Djrum - A LA - 2nd Drop
Creative Arts Ensemble - Unity - Space Talk Music

soulsearching #718
w/michael rütten
(Radio X edition 18.8.16)
Gregory Porter words & music
Shuya Okino mixtape

Bobby Hutcherson - Montara - Blue Note
Bobby Hutcherson - Maiden Voyage - Blue Note
Bobby Hutcherson - NTU - Blue Note
Bobby Hutcherson - Love Song - Blue Note
Bobby Hutcherson - Now Reprise (Live Version) - Blue Note

GREGORY PORTER words, music & selection
Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments - Impulse!
Gregory Porter - Take Me To The Alley - Blue Note
Gregory Porter - Holding On - Blue Note
Donny Hathaway - He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - Atlantic
Bob Marley - War/No More Trouble - Island
Max Roach - Members Don't Git Weary - Atlantic

Shabaka & The Ancestors - Natty - Brownswood Promo
Santana - When I Look Into Your Eyes feat. Leon Thomas - CBS

SHUYA OKINO mixtape4soulsearching
Kenny Barron - Swamp Demon - Muse
Miko Masuda - Let's Get Together - East Wind
Gap Band - Out Of The Blue - Tattoo Records
Byron The Aquarius - Moments In Life - Wild Oats
Orlando B - Jimmy's Groove - Contemplate
L.D. Nero - Put Your Heart Close To Mine - Studio Barnhus
COECO - Light Star (COECO Edit) - White
Shuya Okino - Give Your Love A Chance (replayed by Root Soul/DFP Edit) - Defected

Linus Love - The Love - Breastfed Recordings

soulsearching #717
w/michael rütten
Michael Kiwanuka
words & music

Mala - Sound Of The River feat. Sylvia Falcón - Brownswood
Sampha - Reverse Faults - Young Turks Promo
Jacob Collier - Saviour - Membran
Catalyst - Silly Games feat. Bembe Segue - Future Talk
Brexit Jazz - Brexit Jazz - Compost
Joseph Malik - Inside In Outside Out - Diverse Part Two Album Promo

MICHAEL KIWANUKA words & music (Berlin March 2016)
Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart - Polydor
Isaac Hayes - Walk On By - Stax
Michael Kiwanuka - Fathers Child - Polydor
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate - Polydor
Michael Kiwanuka - Black Man In A White World - Polydor

Joseph Malik - Vanguard - Diverse Part Two Album Promo
Linda Tillery - Freedom Time - Olivia

SKOLUDA High Steppin'3 soulsearching edit
Skoluda - Intro feat. Nicky Siano - White
Sylvia St. James - Motherland - Elektra
Side Effect - Private World - Fantasy
Barrabas - Sexy Lady (Edit) - Atco
The Dramatics - I Believe In You - Capitol
Cameo - Groove With You - Casablanca
First Love - It's A Mystery To Me - Chycago International
Jamiroquai - Alright - Sony
Charles Veal - If You Ever Need Somebody - Capitol
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again (Edit) - Atlantic
The Brothers Johnson - Caught Up - A&M
The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt - Philly International
Change - Heaven Of My Life - WEA
Mtume - So You Wanna Be A Star - Epic
The Supremes - High Energy (Skoluda Edit) - Motown


Spoke to Michael Kiwanuka about his new album "Love & Hate" (Polydor) end of March in Berlin,
had to hold that back until now. Album is out, so here you go, 30 minutes of words & music, nice one Michael !

Also in the show two exclusives by Joseph Malik who's been away a bit but is comin back stronger than ever,
album called "Diverse Part Two" and is looking for a proper label at the moment. Sneaky preview style soulsearching.

And as i have discovered the "High Steppin' 3" mixtape by Skoluda recently i've asked him for an edited version for the show,
positive vibes all over the place ... full mixtape is here: High Steppin' 3

now packing records for the first "Spread Love" at YachtKLUB Frankfurt am Main, 22nd July 22-4h.
alongside Matthias Vogt...all aboard!

enjoy the music,

soulsearching #716
w/michael rütten
Emanuela de Luca
"risotto mio" mixtape

Felix Laband - A Good Friend Is Hard To Find - Compost
Sarathy Korwar - Indefinte Leave To Remain - Ninja Tune
Magnus P.I. - Rootless - On The Corner
Art Of Noise - Moments In Love (Caspa Remix) - White
James Blake - Put That Away And Talk To Me - Polydor
24 Karat Black - The Best Of Good Love Gone - Numero Group
BADBADNOTGOOD - And That Too - Innovative Leisure
Worldless People - Positivity - Compost
Lars Bartkuhn - Tokyo Burning - Utopia
Sonzeira - Nana Nada feat Moses Boyd - Brownswood
Al Green - Simply Beautiful (MS Remix) - White
Four Tet - The Reservoir - Text
Stratavarious - Nightfalls - Roulette

EMANUEL DE LUCAs Risotto Mio Mixtape
Shuya Okino - Still In Love Epic Strings - Mukatsuku S.O.L.A.R. - Faith for my mind - Superfly Steve Kuhn - Something Everywhere - ECM Records Fertile Ground - Live In The Light - Giant Step Xavier - Love is on the one - Liberty The Rhythm Makers - Zone - Vigor Roy Ayers - Don’t stop the feelin - Polydor Prince - Purple Music (Jamie 3:26 edit) - Royal Breakdown Serge Gamesbourg Rework - Trust your Heart - Street Edits Maxine Sigleton - Don’t you love it - High Fashion Music Ripple - The Beat goes on and on - Salsoul

First Choice - Are You Ready (Moplen Remix) - Groovin' Records
Yotam Avni - Pentimento - Rebirth


.... more ladies on the decks please !
grazie mille, emanuela de luca. special vibes.
lookig forward to sharing the mixer again sometime soon, ok?

enjoy the music,


soulsearching #715
w/michael rütten

King Ghazi presents Abu Sayah - Houran (Gilb-R Simple Tone Mix) - Versatile
Melanie De Biasio - Darkened Cities - Play It Again Sam
James Blake - I Need A Forest Fire with Bon Iver - Polydor
Steve Spacek - Fate - SPA
Womack & Womack - MPB (Paradise Ballroom Mix) - Island
Joseph Malik - Country Yard - Demo
The Paul Weller Movement - That Spiritual Feeling - Freedom High Records
Miles Mosley - Abraham - World Galaxy
BADBADNOTGOOD - Speaking Gently - Innovative Leisure
Dani Siciliano - Chasing The Sun - Circus Company
Jordan Rakei - Talk To Me - 4101/Soul Has No Tempo
Blissom & Merkin - Tag Team Triangle - Spot Records
Lianne La Havas - Lost And Found (Matthew Herbert Remix) - Pampa
Dark Sky - Em Cy - Stamp The Wax
Axel Boman - In The Dust Of This Planet - Pampa
Floating Points - For Marmish - Pluto
Gregory Porter - Holding On - Blue Note


120 minutes out of my box this week.
so much good music and talent out there !

enjoy the music.


soulsearching #714 international
presented by michael ruetten
produced 10.5.16 @ soulsearching studio frankfurt

w/michael rütten
MPS words & mixtape
with stephan steigleder

George Duke - Statement - MPS
Stanley Cowell - Equipoise - Strata East
Mark Pritchard - Beautiful People feat. Thom Yorke - Warp
Mala - Kotos - Brownswood
Billy Paul - East - CBS
Prince - Forever In My Life (Live Version) - White
Kaytranada - Despite The Weather - XL
Fatima - It Keeps Raining - Blue Note
Robert Glasper - Ghetto Walkin feat. Bilal - Sony Music
Robert Glasper - The Can't Hold Me Down feat. illa J - Sony Music
Dani Siciliano - Take Two - Circus Company

The Sound Of MPS by Stephan Steigleder & Tobi Neumann
Th Singers Unlimited - The Famous Sound Of MPS - MPS/Variation 72
Don Ellis - Dew - MPS/Haiku
Mary Lou Williams - It Ain't Necessarily So - SABA/Black Christ Of The Andes
Mark Murphy - Just Give Me Time - SABA/Midnight Mood
Erwin Lehn - Color (Stereo MC's Edit) - MPS/Jazzreworks
Wolfgang Dauer - Cubano Chant - SABA/Jazzstudio
Horst Jankowski - Speech Craft (Forss Remix) - MPS/Jazzreworks
Gustav Brom - Waldmaedchen - SABA/Swinging The Jazz
Nathan Davis - Along Came Byrd - SABA/Happy Girl
Fritz Pauer - Terra Samba (soulpatrol Variation) - MPS/Jazzreworks
Jasper van't Hof - Titty Chickie - MPS/Palais Anthology
George Duke - Au Right - MPS/The Inner Source
Don Menza - Morning Song (DJ DSL Remix) - MPS/Jazzreworks
Jasper van't Hof - Poobli - MPS/However
Sun Ra - Walkin On The Moon - MPS
George Gruntz - Triple Hip Trip - MPS/Live At The Schauspielhaus
Peter Herbolzheimer - Wild Chick - MPS/Waitaminute
Rimona Francis - Bulgarian Beans - MPS/Rimona Francis
Clare Fischer - African Flute - MPS/Machaca
Roland Kovac - Service I - SABA/Trip To The Mars
Monty Alexander - Monticello - BASF/We've Only Just Begun
Smoke - Curtis - MPS/Everything
Wolfgang Lauth - Denn Liebe Ist Starl Wie Der Tod - MPS 7inch

Moses Boyd - Rye Lane Shuffle - Exodus
Fertile Ground - Yellow Daisies - Counterpoint



yes, the music is out there, comin through ! a few new bits and pieces mix with the classic stuff in the first hour of this weeks show.
and a big goodbye to gentleman Billy Paul and the one and only Prince who left us far too early. their music will stay "Foerver In My Life" though.

for the second part Stephan Steigleder, who wrote the brilliant linernotes for Gilles Petersons "Magic Peterson Sunshine" compilation,
dug deep into his MPS archive and recorded a very special mixtape all across the musical flavours of this legendary label - with a little
help by Tobi Neumann who 's been so kind to lend his studio and hand for the recording. and i really like mixtapes with a certain idea
behind. a big dankeschoen Stephan &Tobi!

enjoy the music !


soulsearching #549 replay 2016!
with michael ruetten
Analog Africa Special
w/Samy Ben Redjeb
recorded August 2008.


Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Dis Moi La Verité - Analog Africa
Conjunto Son San - Cumbia San Pablera - Felito Records
Alemaheyu Eshete - Kenoru Lebitcha - Philips
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Malim Kpon O - Analog Africa
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Gberti Madjro - Analog Africa
Les Ya-Toupas Du Zaire - Je Ne Suis Pas Votre Ememi - Editions Bowane
Orchestre Vevé - Unknown - N/A
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Beautiful Dancer - EMI Nigeria 7inch
Abafana Basegibixhegu - Ngiyafunga - Ingqungqulu
Conjunto Ana N'gola - Kidingo - Ngola
Os Bongos - Kazucuta - Rebita
Abel Lima - Unknown - N/A
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu - Worthy
N/A - N/A - Analog Africa 5
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Mi Ni Non Kpo - Analog Africa
El Rego - Vimado Wingnan - Aux Ecoutes
Quinson Corneille & Black Santiago - Vinon So Minsou - Analog Africa
Los Electronicos - Mi Gran Noche - Analog Africa