- I found this earlier today whilst browsing for new music on the Indie Shuffle app (a great source for music I may add). ‘Gracefully’ was originally recorded last year as part of an E.P. entitled The Brooklyn Sessions Part 1. Her confident delivery shines throughout this up-tempo soulful track.
'Woods - Moving To The Left'
- I’m a little short on time and tracks to share at the moment. This indie shuffler certainly fits the bill for now though.
'Hansi - Liquidator'
- This track is actually a few years old now but I couldn’t resist digging it out. You can never go wrong with a bit of Q-Tip. Here he’s been added to Liquidator by the Harry J Allstars. Both elements work together really well.
'Say Lou Lou - Everything We Touch (Yannis remix)'
- This is a last minute post as I’m a little on the hop today. Yannis Philippakis from Foals remixes Everything We Touch by Say Lou Lou. Some solid synth-pop goodness.
'Monogem - Wait And See'
- It may sound kinda simple when it begins but this dream-pop track from Monogem becomes a real ear-worm of a song over time.
'Yasiin Gaye - Ms. Fat Booty'
- If you only download one free album this weekend makes sure it’s Yasiin Gaye’s - The Departure. An excellent project combining Marvin Gaye and Mos Def. These mash-ups are sublime, they’re less about throwing songs together and more about combing musical elements in intricate ways to create an even more coherent whole.
You can download the full album here (but don’t hang about, it’s already been taken down previously) : soulmatesproject.bandcamp.com/album/yasi…e-side-one
Here’s the full sales pitch:
Amerigo Gazaway’s *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ latest installment, Amerigo unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-purposes the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s tangled raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality much closer to an authentic collaboration than a lukewarm “mashup” album.
'RAC - Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)'
- RAC brings the goodness once again. This bright breezy synth based track is absolutely worth your time and attention.
'Caitlyn Scarlett - Bad Love'
- Well this is a track with a bit of bite, not that you would know if from the opening minute. Just as you think you’ve got it sussed BOOM! the track kicks in. Give it a listen.
'DJ DSK & Mystro - I Know You Got Sole (Heaven) - Silverbak Gorillzz Remix'
- Silverbak Gorillzz featured on the blog about a month ago. Here they come good again with a live funk / hip hop remix of DJ DSK & Mystro (which in itself is a riff on ‘I Know You Got Soul’ by Eric B & Rakim). Looks like it’s part of a remix competition over here - http://www.remixcomps.com/contest/dj-dsk-mystro-remix-contest
Good luck guys. Fingers crossed.
'Lyla - Get Away'
- 2Pac fans will no doubt spot the riff from ‘Dear Mama’ (which was lifted from ‘In All My Wildest Dreams’ by Joe Sample).
Lyla adds a heavenly vocal whilst the production hops around various soulful styles.