10 Free MP3 Albums To Download: Rock Jazz & Hip Hop Fusion [Sound Sunday]
Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting free album downloads. This edition gently flows from rock towards hip hop, passing pieces with elements of reggae and punk, as well as flavors of electronic, jazz, funk and soul music. Join us on this audio journey.
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Free Song: Zelliack – Smoove
Genre: jazz fusion, neo-soul, r&b, soul, progressive, rock
From their Facebook page: “Elliot Coleman and Zack Ordway combine forces to form Zelliack, A band that creates smoove jams that aim to soothe your aching soul.”
Smoove is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
– Always Anyway
Genre: alternative, reggae, rock, modern rock, pop
From the Bio on their Homepage: Always Anyway marked a couple milestones for the band including a #2 chart spot on iTunes Reggae, and is the band’s bestselling album to date. More importantly is the ability to play 150-200 shows this year. “We’ve gotten email, or fan mail…whatever you want to call it, from people for years from so many different places that we couldn’t get ourselves to. And so to have the chance to do that now is really a blessing. Music is fan driven, it has to be. The fans that we have, their support and loyalty is never lost on us. We appreciate it tremendously,” explains drummer Kory Kochersperger.
Always Anyway is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Acronycal – SHOWDOWN
Genre: alternative, modern, rock
From their Facebook page: “Our music only exists if you listen to it.”
SHOWDOWN is a free download from Bandcamp.
A Brighter Life – Move On & Move Up
Genre: alternative, pop, punk, rock
From their Facebook page: “We are a pop-punk band from Columbia, SC. Drawing influences from The Starting Line, New Found Glory, Cartel and many more. Come party with us.” A Brighter Life were previously featured on Sound Sunday with their debut EP Where Tonight Can Go.
Move On & Move Up is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
HR – Enemy
Genre: alternative, electronic, ambient, pop, post punk, rock, new wave, shoegaze
HR is pseudonym of musician and film maker Rudy Hellio, who has been involved in multiple other music projects, including The Stalactites.
Enemy is a free download from Bandcamp.
Halabisky’s Uprising – State of Emergency Extended and Remixed [Broken Link Removed]
Genre: indie, jazz, electronic, rock
From their Facebook page: “Halabisky’s Uprising is all about looking forward. Blending a love of jazz, ass-shaking grooves, hip-hop, rock and electronic music, saxman DAVE HALABISKY takes the listener on a fast paced journey through the past two years of his life. It’s all about living. Enjoying the good, learning from the bad, and appreciating what you have.”
State of Emergency Extended and Remixed is a free download from Bandcamp.
Jesse Futerman – Fuse The Witches
Genre: jazz, soul, funk, electronica, hop hop, rap
From the album page: “Fuse The Witches features seven distinctive tracks to take the listener into the next chapter of Jesse Futerman’s progression, including appearances from DJ Alibi and Milo (from Sibian & Faun) – plus the whole EP was mastered by fellow Canadian, Moonstarr. The cover art for this release was created by talented French aritst, Alice Dufay – who also created the cover art for Jesse’s first EP.”
Fuse The Witches is a free download from Bandcamp.
K-nite 13 – According to Plan
Genre: jazz, soul, hip hop, rap
From Soul Culture: “Following up on last year’s Drawing Board LP, 25-year-old Walthamstow/Trinidad representative K-Nite 13 delivers his sophomore effort, According To Plan. A solid 12-track project, K-Nite supplies all the production himself – instrumentals that occupy the soulful-yet-hard-nosed middle ground between that of 9th Wonder and Hi-Tek – and stands his own on the mic alongside his supporting cast of Loudmouth Melvin, Dream Mclean and frequent collaborator Jaunty among more.”
According to Plan is a free download from Bandcamp.
Yungun – FRMX2
Genre: electronic, soul, hip hop, rap
From his Homepage: “Born in a quiet North London suburb to an African father and English mother, he was educated at England’s most prestigious school, Eton College, where he excelled in literature, languages and drama. He went on to read law at UCL. Between lectures and exams, he dropped the classic albums The Essance and Grown Man Business (with DJ Mr Thing) establishing himself as a hero of UK hip-hop in what’s now heralded as its golden era. But every hero needs an alter ego…”
FRMX2 is a free download from Bandcamp.
KnowMads – Prologue
Genre: beats, hip hop, rap
From their Facebook page: “KnowMads grew up in Seattle and have been making music for the past 7 years. Tom “Pepe” and Tom “Cheef” Wilson are the MC’s and “Jester” Judd makes the beats. At age 21, the KnowMads have independently released 4 albums and two mixtapes, performed in over 200 shows (…)”
Prologue is a name your price download from.
Shai Mate [Broken URL Removed] – Flownominal
Genre: hip hop, rap
From his Facebook page: “Putting it down for Vancouver with on point flows, intellectual lyrics, soul, and complex wordplay.”
Flownominal is a free download from Bandcamp.
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