Tag Archive for New Artist Thursday


Moodymann* – The thief that stole my sad days…Ya blessin’ me (NAT)

Moodymann is a DJ from Detroit, Michigan who makes thoroughly interesting music. It mashes up genres and styles to pleasing effect. It is mostly quite mellow and good to listen to while relaxing.

I like this tune particularly for the choice samples it contains. It reminds me a little in that regard of a Fatboy Slim song I used to love. 


*Artist #375

Octo Octa* – Memories (NAT)

I don’t much about this guy(s), or in fact anything at all really other than I like this track very much. It is hypnotic and urgent. I heard it on Tom Ravenscroft’s 6music show a couple of weeks ago and the loop has stuck been in my brain ever since.
*Artist #373

12th January 2012

Dark City Sisters* – Sekusile (NAT)

I heard these guys on 6music this week. I think they are South African and I have listened to this track endlessly since. It is so uplifiting, pure and joyous. What more could I can ask from a song?
*Artist #369

5th January 2012

Jay Electronica* – Mind detect heart 

As I mentioned earlier in the week finding a new artist every day was becoming too demanding, so after completing my year of new artists I began 2012 by revisting some of my old favourites. However, as I move forward I want to keep the spirit of new and varied music alive. To do this my plan is to post an artist that is new to the blog each Thursday. I may do this on other days also but I intend do it without fail on New Artist Thursdays.

I have been listening to this guy, a rapper from New Orleans quite a bit this week. He first grabbed my attention when this tune began with a sample of an impassioned preacher thundering the following:

You got a hell of a nerve! If my rhetoric is too strident, who better to correct me than my brothers and my sisters?…

My only response to that was wow! His rhymes are strong too, clever and nuanced. Overall it is just refreshing to hear something a bit different from a hip hop song. 


*Artist #366