I stumbled across this on YouTube earlier in the week and haven’t been able to shake it since. I love how smooth it is. Now Mos Def seems to be a full time actor activist it is easy to forget that he has got some significant music game.
The track is taken from Taken to the Next Phase (Reconstructions), a 2003 album comprising of remixes/reimaginings of Isley Brothers tracks.
I heard this on the radio earlier and was reminded of what a great track it is. I saw Bob Dylan play in 2001 at Kilkenny (I really can’t believe it was that long ago). It was one of the best gigs I have ever been to. He really knows how to put a backing band together. Also, with Elvis Costello supporting, it was a pretty stellar line up.
Bob Dylan (an all time favourite pic of mine):
This is a rarity on 365 days in that I wanted to post it more for the video than the track. I quite enjoyed the song, it’s rather relentless and full of energy but I was transfixed by the video. It features a phenomena called Double Dutch which was a new one to me and perfectly suits the beat.
DJ Fresh is an English Drum and Bass producer.
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.
CjK Guest Post – Summer Cover #8
My youngest son complains that he is woken at 3 in the morning by Northern Ireland supporters tunelessly singing Valerie.
Valerie is a song by the English indie rock band The Zutons from the band’s second studio album. I suspect not many had heard of the Zutons until Amy chose to do this cover, which is now very well known and you would have to say that Amy brings her trademark style to it, which many impromptu Karaoke versions do not…
The Late, Great Amy Winehouse:
I stumbled across a remix of this track earlier today and it reminded me of what a great tune it is. A classic feel good summer anthem. I can’t believe it was released in 1998! How can it be that long ago? I had also forgotten the video, it’s a good one.
Stardust were a once off collaboration between three French musicians including one half of Daft Punk (a fact I also learned today).
This is a wonderful slice of upbeat, joyous African music from South African legends Dark City Sisters.
I have been meaning to post them again for a long time having discovered them in 2012 with Sekusile being one of my favourite tracks of the year.
Dark City Sisters:
This soothing, ethereal number from English band Vondelpark is just what I need today. After a friend’s wedding yesterday I am feeling rather delicate.
It is taken from Seabed which they released earlier in the year and is well worth a listen.
I have developed a real soft spot this year for British singer (and modern day Sade sound-a-like) Jessie Ware. Running, which I posted in January has been one of my favourite tracks of 2013 so far.
Both tracks are taken from Devotion, which was released last summer.
The guys over at Far From Cyan posted this track from R&B Supergroup Lucy Pearl a couple of weeks back. It reminded me of being a teenager and what a great album they made.