We are a few music industry cats, that love Soul, Nu-Jazz, Hip Hop, and Neo Soul type music. We are going to take you in the life of a music industry insider, and visit shows, in stores, and interviews with todays top Soul Music artists. We also have a radio show called “Soul Conversations”. Check us out

WPFW 89.3 FM

Soul Conversations

Friday Nights

11:00 pm – 1:00 am EST

online: wpfw.org


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  1. brandon says:

    WHUTUP J!! MAN THIS SHIT IS HOT! nice fresh start to incorporate all your shit

    let me know how I can help !

  2. brandon says:

    Also there should be a button on here for RSS feed so I can add it to my browser…

  3. bibomedia says:


  4. Dyrell says:

    Artmosphere would like to be apart of your family as we showcase all the unsigned acts we can from DC. We have a great roster of performers at our small cafe each month. We have only been opened for 1 year and have hosted Angie Stone, Raheem Devaughn, Dick Gregory and others.


  5. soulisms says:

    Please connect if you want to interview Tony Ozier or Purple St. James,


  6. Lena Jenkins says:

    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Lena Jenkins
    Phil’erzy Productions

    Legendary soul singer Linda Jones who recorded the classic soul recording “Hypnotized” has new CD to be released and produced by her daughter Terry Jones!

    (Philadelphia, Pa) April 9, 2008 – Philadelphia based Phil’erzy Productions will release summer of 2008 new material by the legendary soul singer Linda Jones produced by Terry Jones and Helen Bruner. Ms. Jones cd will include never before songs written and sung by Linda Jones which were never completed until now.

    Terry Jones the daughter of Linda Jones say’s “This has been a long time coming, my Mother was and still is loved by many people around the world and I’m so excited to be able to release new and re-worked music to the world from my Mom.”

    If you are a fan of Linda Jones stay tuned by joining the email list so you will be able to get updates and hear samples as they are finished. To listen to a samples as they are added visit Phil’erzy Productions download page: http://www.philerzy.com/download.html

    For additional information on Phil’erzy Productions and Terry Jones visit: http://www.philerzy.com

  7. Shell says:

    Hey DJ YZO,

    Great to see you @ Jin the other night and much thx for the cocktail. I just checked out Erik Rico and he’s the bomb for sure. But, the song that you played was a female artist not a male artist. All I remember from the track was….”free yourself” her voice was very similar to N’Dambi. You might have played on 4/11. Please repost playlist whenever you can. See you soon.
    All Best!

  8. Shell says:

    hey dj yzo,

    great to see you in my hood this am. lol! i found out who is singing the track, “free yourself”, AFI Soul. Love it. hope to see u soon.

  9. Deonna-Simone Perry says:


    I am working with a talented artist, Algebra Blessett, who’s has a lot of
    buzz and I would love to get coverage of her on your site. Algebra is
    signed to music industry veteran and former Motown President, Kedar
    Massenburg’s, Kedar Entertainment. Kedar has signed and developed
    acts like Erykah Badu, Indai.Arie, D’Angelo etc, and has taken Algebra
    under his wing and recently released her debut album, “Purpose”. Her
    first single “Run and Hide”, produced by Kwame (Tweet, Mya,
    Fantasia etc) is currently being played at radio.

    If you’re interested I will send you Algebra’s bio, pic and song for you to review. Please let me
    know if you’re interested in covering her on the site. I can also set up
    an interview if you like.

    Here is link to download her new video “Run and Hide”:

    You can also check her out at:

    I look forward to hearing from you.


  10. Douye' says:

    I am emailing you in regrad to a new artist on teh rise and her name is Douye’ and, Douye is a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. She just released a new album titled ” Journey” and I would like for you to view her work. You can view her work at http://www.douyetheartist.com or http://www.myspace.com/douyetheartist. Douye’s musical style is jazz, soul, and R & B. I can be reached at 323 828-3473, or betsybluemusic@aol.com. Douye’s music is on rotation at several radio stations nationally, including KJLH, Stevie Wonder’s radio station. Thank you for your time and have a great day.


  11. Ivia says:

    Hey DJ Yzo,

    Has Maiysha come across your radar yet? She’s a new artist whose music is an urban melting pot, combining the smoothness of a ‘90s R&B, jazz, funk and soul. Her album comes out August 26th. You’ve written about Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Anthony Hamilton in the past and I would put Maiysha in the same world musically, so I thought you would be interested in hearing her music.

    I have an mp3 of her first single that I would like to send you. If you’re interested in receiving this song and other information about Maiysha, please send me your email address and I would be happy to share it.

    Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


  12. sharon says:

    Hey Everyone!

    When you get an opportunity, please check out my client Darrius Willrich at http://www.myspace.com/darriuswillrich and http://www.darriuswillrich.com

    Darrius is among this year’s 2008 Los Angeles Music Award nominees. He’s nominated in the category of “Soul R&B Single of the Year” for his new song entitled “Can’t Get Enough,” which is available online at I Tunes and CD Baby. The song is also among a select few that was chosen to be used as “Hold Music” by the City of Seattle. Check it out.

    Darrius is performing in the Maryland/DC area Oct 3rd, 2008. If you’d like more information on the show, contact me at: sharon@franchiseartists.com


  13. Shakti says:

    I love the vibe on here. I hope I can be part of industry soul. anyway my site is http://www.shaktionline.com or http://www.myspace.com/shaktionline either way keep it up loveeeeely om, shakti

  14. Drea says:

    Cool stuff and great that you’re opening another door for soul music. Check me out at http://www.myspace.com/sounddoc2 and my new debut album on CDBaby at http://www.cdbaby.com/dreasounds.

    Love and Soul!


  15. Lexie says:

    Hey Industry Soul,

    So, I was just stumbling around Google and came across your blog, Industry Soul. Kudos on the great work you have done in keeping readers up to date on the “goings-on” in the world of soul music. Thanks for all the Q-Tip posts, can’t get enough of him.

    Clearly Industry Soul is into all forms of soul music, including RnB and I really dig the artists you post! With that said I’m hoping you’re open to receiving music for consideration. We here at Ariel Publicity do digital publicity for independent musicians, and we focus on blogs and podcasts, so I’d love to send some music your way.

    We have over 80 bands (all podsafe and precleared for mp3 downloads), but off the top of my head, I noticed you included Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke and many other signed and unsigned artists in your blog. In that case, you might dig one of our new artists Rhoda. Her style is a mix of R&B, soul with a little pop. You can check out her VPK below and get an idea of how we do things.

    View Rhoda’s profile here:

    In addition to hooking you up with some free downloads from independent artists such as Rhoda, we’ve created a profile for you in our system. You can log in here:

    username: industrysoul
    password: industrysoul

    If you are NOT satisfied with the profile, we can delete it at any time- simply
    notify us.

    Please contact me if you place any of the following information on your site, or to
    request an interview. Thank you for your time!

    Lexie Peréz

    Digital Music Campaigns



  16. John Sproul says:

    Looks great Jay! Found some new artists. John/CD Warehouse Georgetown

  17. John Sproul says:

    A few others for you to check out.

    Jazz Liberatorz
    Melo (from Sweden, my favourite)
    Elizabeth Shepherd
    Lizzy Parks
    Trina Broussard
    Ashley Thomas
    Eric Lau

    Take care.

    CD Warehouse Georgetown

  18. John Sproul says:

    Hi Jay,

    Also wanted to mention the new Alice Russell CD “Pot of Gold” which just became available in the US on Six Degrees in December. It is her first US release. Sadly, she has left the Tru Thoughts label in the UK.

  19. Lena Jenkins says:


    December 14th Proclaimed Linda Jones Day in Hometown of Newark, NJ

    During a live televised program on CBS, GRAMMY® Nominations for the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards were announced and Philadelphia-based Phil’erzy Productions basks in an emotional triple threat: The Empress of Soul Linda Jones, her daughter Terry Jones, and singing/business partner Helen Bruner all earned a GRAMMY nomination for a song that all three sang and that T. Jones and Bruner co-wrote, produced and distributed on their own independent label Phil’erzy. “Baby I Know,” a song off this year’s critically acclaimed Linda Jones CD “Soul Talkin’” is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. The City of Newark, New Jersey, Jones’ hometown, will honor her contribution to R&B/Soul music with a proclamation declaring Linda’s birthday, December 14, Linda Jones Day. On that day an intimate gathering will take place in Newark with local government officials, family, friends and R&B legends of the 60s and 70s all coming together to celebrate Linda’s legacy.
    Music industry trades and national publications including Billboard Magazine, USA Today, and Urban Network are all talkin’ about soul-talkin’ and soul singin’ Linda Jones”: Billboard Magazine: “One of the more distinctive voices in R&B/Soul history is Linda Jones…(and) Jones…is back, thanks to ‘Soul Talkin’…both (Terry) Jones and Bruner are featured on the noteworthy track “Baby I Know.” USA Today: the track titled “Things I’ve Been Through ’08” is a “revamped version of the titanic ’70s vocal performance from the greatest soul singer…” Urban Network: “This writer believes “Soul Talkin'” is chock full of undeniable songs like the powerhouse “Can I Dig It,” and the sass of “Linda’s 2 Minute Slow Jam.” Part of Linda’s musical charm was her penchant for soul-talking; an engaging conversation that takes place during interludes or breaks on her recordings, pre-dating today’s prevalent rap style cadence.”
    Born in Newark, New Jersey, Linda Jones entered the charts for the first time in 1967 with the classic R&B ballad “Hypnotized” which in 1967 topped the Billboard Black Music Charts at No. 4. She recorded many chart-topping hits after that until March 14, 1972, when Linda’s career was cut short. She died of complications from chronic diabetes at the young age of 27, leaving two daughters behind, Terry and Robin.

    Jones, Jones & Bruner Grammy Nom
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    “This is my Mother’s first Grammy nomination and it has been a long time coming for a singer/songwriter whose artistry was as prolific as the myths that have swirled around her art and her death, until now,” said Terry Jones. “ I am very proud that she is as relevant today as she was before her untimely death, and I’m so amazed that we can share this honor together.”
    “I’m so proud of this Grammy nomination, especially for Mom Linda,” said Helen Bruner. “This is a great day for Terry and me as artists, songwriters, producers, label owners, and intimate fans of this legendary woman.”
    Vocalists, songwriters, producers and label owners, Helen Bruner and Terry Jones have had No. 1 songs on the Billboard Dance charts, been featured on television and on soundtracks, as well as the blockbuster film The Score starring Robert DeNiro. The duo’s vocal talents also can be heard on national commercials and numerous recording projects. For additional information visit http://www.philerzy.com.

  20. Laura says:

    Where are the clubs that play house music – especially deep house in DC? I’m from Chi-town and when I listen to Soul Conversations many times I feel as if I’m back home.

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  22. will says:

    sorry the above post is for the love of music and r&b

  23. james lewis says:

    hey yzo,like what your doing.i need to be a peep for my radio show”reflections” on wtcc 90.7 fm tuesdays 6-9pm http://www.wtccfm.org,and the showcase i’m doing in hartford, ct “organix soul hartford” plus my little store “reflections emporium” still need some of your mix cd’s
    james lewis/413-883-6216

  24. Stanley says:

    Please check out BSoul.tv and hit me up if you would like to do a link exchange.


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