We’re big fans of Bandcamp for discovering music. In fact, we waste a lot good time on it browsing by musical genre and location. We couldn’t help but notice how many Philadelphia bands distribute their music on Bandcamp so we’ve decided to let you know about some of our favorite local finds with a semi-regular feature called Philadelphia Bandcamp Hunter (with a nod of inspiration to one of our favorite music blogs Bandcamp Hunter).
The Ishe + Hezekiah Project are a neo-soul duo who released their self-titled in June. Vocalist Ishe is a singer and songwriter from San Diego and Philly’s Hezekiah is an MC, producer and songwriter. The duo have a made a sweet and soulful collection of jams that bring to mind a 21st Century musical repositioning of the R&B/soul stylings of Womack & Womack and Ashford & Simpson. There are flourishes of electronica and hip-hop on the album, but the vibe is pure soul. Below, check out “Stand Guard” from the album, followed by a brand “new” song, their “Otis pt 2”, “cover” of the recent Kanye West/Jay Z song “Otis.”