July 2017

Recommended for July 2017


We've been waiting (and waiting) patiently and Gwen does not disappoint with her eight track offering of ethereal magic... 

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie








The South Bend Indiana singer, producer has been steadily gaining a strong following and we can firmly say we are now on board as well...

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Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

June 2017

Recommended for June 2017


Dawaun Parker and Phil Beaudreau make up the duo "Ambassadors of Earth. Their experimental debut EP features a mix of R&B, Jazz, Rap and the results are catching the eyes and ears of music fans all over. 

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne


ARTIST:  AOE (Ambassadors of Earth)   ALBUM:  Homecoming

ARTIST: AOE (Ambassadors of Earth)

ALBUM: Homecoming

ARTIST:  Mali Music   ALBUM:  The Transition of Mali

ARTIST: Mali Music

ALBUM: The Transition of Mali


The Grammy-nominated Singer/Songwriter/Producer Mali Music is back from his hiatus with more love, hope, inspiration and powerful music...

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

May 2017

Recommended for May 2017

ARTIST:  Goapele   ALBUM:  Dreamseeker EP

ARTIST: Goapele

ALBUM: Dreamseeker EP


The California songbird is back with her first project since 2014 and the results are quite dreamy...

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie


This Los Angeles band has been on everyone's radar as of late, and with expectations running high, their new LP delivers...

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

ARTIST:  Moonchild   ALBUM:  Voyager

ARTIST: Moonchild

ALBUM: Voyager

April 2017

Recommended for April 2017





A move back to his hometown of New Orleans inspired a "Gumbo" of soulful songs dealing with life, love, religion and the current social climate of the world...

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie




Award winning bassist from the UK, delivers a 5-track release featuring some of the UK best and brightest rising talents... 

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

March 2017

Recommended for March 2017


Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One make their 2nd appearance on the Sound Affects recommended list, this time with "Tuxedo II", which is just as much of a party starter as the 1st...

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie








This West Coast Emcee deals with love, life, family and growth on her newest release, which is quickly turning heads and racking up praise...

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

February 2017

Recommended for February 2017

ARTIST:  Oddisee   ALBUM:  The Iceberg

ARTIST: Oddisee

ALBUM: The Iceberg

Less than a year ago Oddisee made our recommended list with ALWASTA. The New York based, Maryland born producer/emcee is a model of consistency, and never fails to deliver quality thought provoking hip-hop. 

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

Written and recorded in just seven days, DJ Jazzy Jeff assembles a talented team of producers, singers and songwriters to craft this one of a kind project.

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

ARTIST:  The Playlist Featuring Glenn Lewis   ALBUM:  Chasing Goosebumps

ARTIST: The Playlist Featuring Glenn Lewis

ALBUM: Chasing Goosebumps

January 2017

Recommended for January 2017


The British Soul Legend returns from a 4 year hiatus sounding like he never left...

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne









New comer Nick Grant has been making noise and impressing Hip-Hop greats for the past year, and doesn't disappoint with his major label debut...

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

Highly Recommended Albums For 2016

DJ Cleveland Browne's Album of The Year:
King - We Are King

DJ Nate Geezie's Album of The Year:
Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

2016 was a big year for Chicago's rising star. Chance grew up in front of our eyes, releasing a soulful yet playful album and made history in the process...

They made us wait patiently (and impatiently) for 5 years, but the end result was a lush musical journey with angelic voices as the tour guides. 

We are never at a loss for good music to listen to here at Sound Affects DC headquarters.

So to all those who shout "ain't no good music anymore" 

DJ Cleveland Browne and DJ Nate Geezie have this response for you. 

In case you missed it, here are all the Sound Affects DC "Highly Recommended" albums for 2016. Happy listening!



December 2016

Recommended for December 2016


Anderson.Paak  completes a monster 2016 by teaming up with producer Knxwledge to form "NxWorries"...dropping an album full of smoothed out, funky, street corner soul 

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

ARTIST:  NxWorries (Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge)    ALBUM:  Yes Lawd!

ARTIST: NxWorries (Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge) 

ALBUM: Yes Lawd!

ARTIST:  Record Breakin Ensemble    ALBUM:  Brazilian Love Affair

ARTIST: Record Breakin Ensemble

ALBUM: Brazilian Love Affair


Philly based label sends a musical love letter to Brazil with this album full of latin grooves...

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

November 2016

Recommended for November 2016

Artist:  Common   Album:  Black America Again

Artist: Common

Album: Black America Again


The Chicago emcee delivers a powerful and timely album reflecting the triumphs and struggles of current Black America.  

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

Artist:  Tall Black Guy   Album:  Let's Take a Trip

Artist: Tall Black Guy

Album: Let's Take a Trip


Detroit producer drops his highly anticipated album of hip-hop fused with soul, funk and jazz grooves.... 

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

October 2016

Recommended for October 2016

Artist:  Solange   Album:  A Seat At The Table

Artist: Solange

Album: A Seat At The Table


More than just "Beyonce's sister"...Solange delivers a powerful, revealing and uplifting album that stands as one of the year's best...

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

Artist:  Aaron Abernathy   Album:  Monologue

Artist: Aaron Abernathy

Album: Monologue


One of the best kept secrets in soul music, Aaron Abernathy's "Monolouge" album is a up close journey thru his life and family upbringing that will turn any casual listener into an instant fan....

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

September 2016

Recommended for September 2016

Artist:  Robert Glasper Experiment   Album:  ArtScience

Artist: Robert Glasper Experiment

Album: ArtScience


Breaking the mold they created on "Black Radio" the band delivers a more daring and musically diverse album, free of guest appearances.

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

Artist:  Muhsinah   Album:  July EP

Artist: Muhsinah

Album: July EP

Artist:  Muhsinah   Album:  August EP

Artist: Muhsinah

Album: August EP


After making us wait awhile, Muhsinah delivers her July and August EP's together, included some live performances

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

August 2016

Recommended for August 2016

Artist:  Nao   Album:  For All We Know

Artist: Nao

Album: For All We Know


British singer delivers on the anticipation of her previous EP's, with a critically acclaimed full length project that was met with rave reviews...

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

Artist:  Jamila Woods   Album:  HEAVN

Artist: Jamila Woods

Album: HEAVN


The Chicago singer delivers her pensive debut album project full of pain and exuberance, deep reflection, and unapologetic blackness...

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

July 2016

Recommended for July 2016

Artist:  Phonte & Eric Roberson   Album:  Tigallerro

Artist: Phonte & Eric Roberson

Album: Tigallerro


Phonte Coleman and Eric Roberson combine forces to bring us this deeply soulful and personal project that does NOT disappoint. Aptly titled "Tigallerro"....

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

Artist:  Fantasia    Album:  The Definition Of....

Artist: Fantasia

Album: The Definition Of....


Fantasia delivers her most musically rich and diverse offering with her 5th studio album, weaving in elements of country and rock music with her signature vocals.  

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

June 2016

Recommended for June 2016


From 79th Street Southside Chicago, to top 10 on the Billboard Charts, Chance delivers another monster project...no record label, free of charge... 

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

Artist: Chance The Rapper

Album: Coloring Book

Artist:  Muhsinah   Album:  May (EP)

Artist: Muhsinah

Album: May (EP)


Muhsinah's monthly music releases continue, and "May" just may be the strongest... 

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

May 2016

Recommended for May 2016

Artist:  Corinne Bailey Rae   Album:  The Heart Speaks In Whispers

Artist: Corinne Bailey Rae

Album: The Heart Speaks In Whispers


The British songbird returns to form with her first full album in 6 years...

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

Artist:  ZO!   Album:  SkyBreak

Artist: ZO!

Album: SkyBreak


The multi-talented instrumentalist Zo! delivers a stellar 10-track album, with a dedication to his late father as the foundation...

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

April 2016

Recommended for April 2016

Artist:  Oddisee   Album:  Alwasta

Artist: Oddisee

Album: Alwasta

Oddisee surprises us with a 7-track EP full of the same dope beats and thought provoking rhymes that you've come to expect...


Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

Artist:  Black Milk + Nat Turner   Album:  The Rebellion Sessions

Artist: Black Milk + Nat Turner

Album: The Rebellion Sessions

Detroit's own Black Milk collabs with his D.C. based band Nat Turner to create this 10-track instrumental jam session. 


Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

March 2016

Recommended for March 2016

Artist:  Tweet    Album:  Charlene

Artist: Tweet

Album: Charlene


The Southern Hummingbird is back after a decade long hiatus, to deliver quite possibly her best work...

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

Artist:  Chantae Cann   Album:  Journey To Golden

Artist: Chantae Cann

Album: Journey To Golden


After working with the likes of India Aire, PJ Morton and The Foreign Exchange, the Chicago native Chantae Cann is making waves with her debut "Journey To Golden"

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

February 2016

Recommended for February 2016

The Chicago soul man, finally gets his chance in the spotlight on his Motown debut "In My Mind". 

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie

Artist:  BJ The Chicago Kid   Album:  In My Mind

Artist: BJ The Chicago Kid

Album: In My Mind

Five years after their EP took the internet by storm, the ladies of KING give us a debut album that does not disappoint. 

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

Artist: King

Album: We Are King

January 2016

Recommended for January 2016

Artist:   Muhsinah    Album:   January - EP

Artist: Muhsinah

Album: January - EP

The Grammy-nominated Washington DC singer/producer gives us the first of a monthly series of EP's for 2016  

Recommended by DJ Cleveland Browne

Artist:   Ryan Lucas    Album:   I Want Her Back

Artist: Ryan Lucas

Album: I Want Her Back

Washington DC emcee delivers a versatile, energetic full-length album, featuring production from Black Spade, Kev Brown and more... 

Recommended by DJ Nate Geezie