Ronnie Herel’s new compilation ‘Neo Soul Sessions’ will be out on October 9th via BBE Music. Stream and buy here.
Ronnie Herel is a true ambassador of Urban Music having had over a decade at the BBC. He was one of 1 Xtra’s first DJ signings, formerly presenting their specialist slot ‘The BBC Radio 1Xtra R&B Show and The BBC Radio 1Xtra Showcase on BBC Radio 1. He was the most listened to DJ via the BBC 1Xtra website and a regular champion of new talent and a talent scout for The Voice UK.
As a broadcaster, he has interviewed some of the greats in the world of music from Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Erykah Badu, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, and John Legend to name but a few, and one of the highlights of his career to date, interviewing the legendary Stevie Wonder… Twice!
Ronnie has more than paid his dues in the Soul / R&B club scene, which dates back to 1989 with his first DJ promotion The Kat Club at Bar Rhumba. Moving on from this Ronnie established himself further with two impressive London residences “Club YoYo” and “Funk” @ Sound at which time he was voted best club DJ by the readers of ‘Blues & Soul’ magazine. Ronnie’s success has further been recognized with two MOBO nominations in the categories of ‘Best Radio Show’ and ‘UK Best Club DJ’.
His first-ever record, released in 1989 was a cover of the Carole King classic, ‘Its Too Late’ featuring Dina Carroll under the name of Quartz. He has continued to write and produce and is currently flying the flag for SoulfulMusic with a cover of Luther’s I Wanted Your Love, featuring Ali Tennant and much more in the pipeline.
01. The Foreign Exchange – Come Around
02. Myron – Free
03. Children of Zeus – Push On
04. Omar – Be Thankful ft Angie Stone (Dodge remix)
05. Rahsaan Patterson – Where You Are (Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley remix)
06. Rahsaan Patterson – Get Here
07. Jazzy Jeff feat Raheem Devaughn – My Soul’s Not For Sale
08. Terri Walker – Lose Twice feat. Floacist
09. Jill Scott – Love Rain
10. The Foreign Exchange – Shelter
11. Slum Village – Fall In Love]
12. Nine Yards – Always Find a Way (J Dilla Remix)
13. A Tribe Called Quest – Find a Way
14. The Brand New Heavies – Sometimes (Ummah Remix)
15. Eric Roberson – Been In Love feat Phonte
16. Raphael Saadiq – Live Without You
17. Maxwell – Dancewitme
18. D’angelo – Left & Right ft Method Man + Redman