Via Far From Cyan.
Via Far From Cyan.
I thought this track from London dream pop band Vondelpark was a good way to start the week. It’s mellow, quiet sound is just what I need, even more than a normal Monday, having spent a weekend carousing and catching up with old friends in London.
It is taken from their album Seabed, which was released earlier in the year.
A friend gave me an excellent tip last week about London Fields Radio. My usual sources of new music were starting to run dry and it has a wealth of new and interesting shows to delve into so it was fortuitous timing.
And it was on the LFR show Everything is Borrowed that I discovered London band Arthur Beatrice. I don’t know too much about them beyond the fact that they seem to be somewhat enigmatic and this is an enjoyable remix of their debut single which was released last year.
This remix of a 2004 track from American singer Teedra Moses is by Montreal Dj Kaytranda. It is a little cheesy but I haven’t been able to get it out of my head since discovering it earlier in the week on Far From Cyan.
This is an excellent, chilled out re-imagining of an early-90’s classic by British band Soul II Soul. I discovered it via the excellent Far From Cyan blog.
A smooth remix of Oxford band Foals by youthful Glasgow DJ Koreless. It is another track that I discovered via Far From Cyan.
I am not even that guilty about this. It really brings the funk and is perfect Friday night listening.
The amazing video is merely a bonus.
This is just so ’97! The intro is still one of the most infectious I can think of and within a few bars I am always transported back to happy schooldays trying to workout what a “Brimful of Asha” was. (Apparently it is a tribute to Indian singer Asha Bhosle.)
Have a great weekend. I am off to see Homeboy Sandman tomorrow night at The Sugar Club. Should be a fun night, I’ll let you know how I get on. March is proving to be quite a musical month so far.
Brimful of Asha:
Belouis Some* – Imagination (Mr Rossi False Opposition Edit)
Mr.Rossi, the DJ who remixed this sent it to me speculatively over Soundcloud. It was great that someone took the time to send me something, particularly given that it is exactly my kind of thing.
I really like it’s sound – a modern take on a quintessentially 80’s track. I also think it follows on rather well from Helen’s Ian Dury post yesterday given both track’s somewhat irreverent vibe.