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It’s Wednesday… Let’s Dance

There has been so much music in my life this week, I’ve discovered Van Morrison, been mesmerised by Mary Clark but how could I not pick a track from J Dilla’s The Diary.

Listening to new Dilla is a timely reminder to appreciate what we have, the album’s not a classic but it’s incredible to hear music from someone so influential and he made Donuts, if you don’t know what donuts is, buy it and listen from start to finish and you’ll fall in love.

I’ve chosen this track because of the beat! I don’t need to say much more it speaks for itself, the track isn’t mind blowing but I can’t help but do the scrunched up hip hop face when I’m listening and that’s always a good sign.

RIP JD Dance on!

 

 

It’s Wednesday… Let’s Dance

Sometimes you have one of those weeks where you feel like you’re swimming through shit. This is one of those weeks and to top it all my tooth broke, in moments like these there’s nothing else to do than lose yourself in a mesmerising album. Luckily for me Kowton released one, Utility is the other world I needed to hide away in.

A Bluish Shadow is the kind of track that leaves you hypnotised and as you’re about to nod off the album throws you off the bed. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

 

It’s Wednesday… Let’s Dance

I forgot how much I love Broken social scene.

People have been asking me who I’d want to see at Glastonbury this year and I hadn’t really given it much thought. There’s actually a pretty long list that include the impossible (Smiths) to the confirmed (Floating Points) but it would be incredible to see BSS reform and smash out classics like this, however unlikely it now is.

It’s hard to ignore such beautiful, life defining music that makes you feel things you don’t want to

It’s Wednesday… Let’s Dance

Another week has passed, I now have a job! Although, I’m still looking for something more fun. In the meantime, when I’m not working myself into an early grave for my corporate overlords, I’m lifting my spirits with this track from Ethiopiques Volume 1 and good God… it’s funky.

 

It’s Wednesday, Let’s Dance…

I was looking through the notes on my phone earlier this week. I found this track played by a friend I’d made in Cambodia a few months ago and my God it’s even smoother than I remember it.

Can you imagine being this suave?

It’s also coincided with a week of positivity, remembering good times and thinking about the future so it’s been played a whole lot. Let’s be happy!

 

 

It’s Wednesday, let’s dance…

Each week I’m going to put up a link to a track I’ve been playing the most or has had the biggest impact on me.

There’s no better way to start this than the menacing, panic attack inducing production of Dat Oven. I found this jewell while listening to Oxyd’s Boiler Room Set and it’s been playing as loud as possible all week.

 

So… let’s dance!

5 Lyrical Tracks

I’ve made a little list of 5 of the best tracks for word lovers.

This National Track is raw and insecure, it’s the type of sound that made me fall in love with their music in the first place. Baby, We’ll Be Fine is a ‘will anyone ever love me’ kind of sad Sunday afternoon song (if that’s even a thing) but it gets me every time!

Sufjan Stevens makes amazing music, with so many beautiful lyrical tracks alongside more experimental ventures makes him a really exciting artist to follow. His latest album was pretty much a lyrical feast and this track, that describes the day his estranged mother died, is so so good!

The Smiths.
That’s I should have to say but to be precise, Morrisey’s lyrics have it all, they can be gloomy & sad, funny, desperate, ridiculous or all those at the same time. It can be quite intense listening to too much of The Smiths but it’s always worth it. Good lyrics mean good music for years to come and this is the case with The Smiths.

I found out about tobias jess jr recently and this was the track that got me started, this song gives me the music shivers and makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Enjoy!

Jean Grae is the shit. She’s done so much and is constantly developing her style. She’s an inspiration for anyone that thinks there shouldn’t be limits on what you can do with your life. I could really put any Jean Grae track up on this list. If there’s 1 artist I could recommend you listen to more, it’s Jean. Listen to this track and try and get a hold of the lyrics, then go to the Rap Genius page and prepare to have your mind blown.

You don’t like this list, so what, I don’t care!! MOTHERFUCKERRRRR!!!!!

 

 

 

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