I have always been a record collector and have also DJ'ed for periods of time. My love for music has been there since childhood, growing up on Soul, R&B and Disco Classics like Barry White and Gloria Gaynor. This blog is mainly for sharing and spreading my love for music.
The latest release from Pharell makes me “Happy”! Great throwback to the soul sound of the 60’s but still with a current feel, just lovin it! The song appears on the soundtrack for the movie Despicable Me 2 which will be released on June 18th.
It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here! The new album Random Access Memories by Daft Punk can now be streamed from Spotify. It’s so refreshing to hear some music released in 2013 with wah-wah guitars and talkbox, what a throwback to the golden days! That in combination with the unmistakable electronic sound and 80’s influences that is Daft Punks trademark is a win win in my ears. Sure not all the songs on the album are fantastic, but to be honest how many albums have that 100% consistency. I was surprised though that so many of the tracks seem to have a resemblance in style to the Tron soundtrack rather than their “own” older albums.
Angel has had a descent hit over the past few months with “The World”. That’s the type of R&B that I really don’t understand, it shouldn’t even be called R&B in my opinion, it’s pure and plain pop for the masses that consume all their music through Top 40 radio. And that’s fine but just call it pop then. But all ranting and raving aside, there is one track that stands out on his recently released album “About Time”. That track is “Rocket Love”, and why does it stand out, well it was written by Frank Ocean. When you listen to it, that becomes clear within the first few seconds where you can clearly the Ocean Sound. So give it a spin and see what you think.
When I first heard John Legends’s latest single “Who Do We Think We Are” I didn’t care for it very much. But now when I went back and listened to it again I like it a lot better. I think my initial reactions were clouded by the fact that I didn’t really like the video for the track. I’m glad I revisited it, and the song now made it onto my On Repeat playlist. Let’s see what the new album “Love In The Future” brings when it’s released on June 25th.
It’s been over 10 years since we last got a full length album from Glenn Lewis when he in 2002 released the much acclaimed “World Outside My Window”. Now he’s back with a new single “Can’t Say Love”, and an album “Moment Of Truth” due for release on August 20th via RuffHouse Records / EMI. It’s good to hear some proper soul again with real musicians playing real instruments, looking forward hearing the album.
Now this is something I’ve been waiting for, Jaheim is back! “Age Ain’t A Factor” is the first release from his upcoming album “Appreciation Day”. I know the track has been out for a few days now, but so have I, out with a cold that is. But I’m back on my feet again and figured I had to post this track now.
Now this is one of the best and most surprising covers I’ve heard in a long time. “No Diggity” originally released by Blackstreet in 1996, here jazzed up and performed live by Chet Faker. This cover first appeared in Beck’s Sapphire Beer Super Bowl Commercial, but I must say that this live version of it is a lot better.
Today we see the release of the much anticipated “7 Days Of Weak” mixtape by Raphael Saadiq’s protege Adrian Marcel. It’s a free release and can be streamed or downloaded from livemixtapes.com.
If you’re a soulhead like me that appreciate the more classic sounding R&B rather than much of todays pop-blended R&B this album is a must have. So what are you waiting for, go get it now and let me know what you think of it!
I first heard this Oliver Nelson Remix of “Undressed” by Kim Cesarion a few days ago and have been playing it repeatedly on Soundcloud since. I think the genre Nu-Disco describes it quite well. It has that uplifting feeling you get from the old disco classics but in a new format. I almost get Daft Punk or Chromeo vibes from this version… What do you think of it?
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love (Disco Tech Edit)
Sundays require some smooth soul… Here in the form of another classy Disco Tech Edit of “Inside My Love” by Minnie Ripperton. The original song is from the album “Adventures In Paradise” released in 1975, and was also featured on the soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s movie Jackie Brown in 1997.
The futures - Ain't no time fa nothing (Pulse Rework #005) DJ FRIENDLY
I can’t stop playing this Pulse Rework of “Ain’t no time fa nothing” by The Futures. Looped and speeded up quite a bit from the original with some added new drums and percussions brings a new dimension to the track. The original was released in 1978 on Philadelphia International Records.
Make sure you don’t miss the free download of the rework on Soundcloud.
Adrian Marcel follows up his first release “Waiting” with the even stronger track “I’m Still”. It’s a soulful R&B jam that will definitely make it on to my “On Repeat” playlist once his upcoming mixtape “7 Days Of Weak” has been released. Sit back, press play and enjoy!
I came across this track “Waiting” by Adrian Marcel last week and it has grown on me for the last couple of days. As a protégé of Raphael Saadiq Marcel does have quite a lot of expectations to live up to. We’ll see if he can, with the release of the mixtape “7 Days of the Weak” later this year.
Kim Cesarion is a very soulful tallent from Sweden. He was recently signed to Sony Music / RCA and his debut single “Undressed” was released today on iTunes. We should expect a full lenght album during 2013 that Kim has written together with Arnthor Birgisson, Gary Clark och Lukasz Lukipop Duchnowski.
The video for Undressed was recorded live at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm. Enjoy and support by buying the single!