A little after listening to more of DJ Harrison, I told myself “That settles it, Richmond, VA is home to where some of my favorite contemporary music comes from.” Reasons? Well there’s this guy, oh there’s this guy too, another, can’t forget him too & others.
Devonne does practically everything (beats, plays actual instruments & what not) and it all sounds so welcoming. Allow me to set a scenario — It’s colder outside & sunset comes earlier than usual. The only source of comfort happens to be sitting beside an electric fireplace, a fresh mug of hot chocolate & "My Frainds" on repeat in the background. You’re in for a great evening ahead of you …
Off of DJ Harrison’s DJ Harrison and Friends: Polytonedthat’s available now.
I need a breakevery once in a while from the much-busy present more often than ever before. At times there’s nowhere else to go except for an audio trip upward. Arriving back down is unavoidable, but there’s this phenomenon called “replay” that makes life at little easier.
The ultimate Black church experience you’re hearing right now — handclaps, grunts & singing meshing ever so well.
Bap-Tizum is the end all, be all gospel archive. The best I’ve ever seen on the web, my jaw dropped when I first laid eyes upon it a few days ago. It’s ridiculously huge, I even found some mp3s from albums I only have the sleeve for (this onein particular by Norris Turner). So far "Sounds Like Thunder"has been my favorite discovery on the site, coming in second for me is the possible child prodigyStevie Hawkins. I suggestexploring& finding your own.
I binge through music on the regular, which results into sometimes forgetting the titles of songs that even strike me as amazing. It’s up to me to retrieve information. The task is either successful or not so much. Tracking a certain one down could last for weeks on end. “There’s a Sade sample”, I told myself regarding the latest suspect — “What’s a song you listened to lately that had a Sade sample?”. And whew, I found it & you can download it here.
… not sure on how Vex entered my noggin, took my exact current thoughts & made these — but he executed them so perfectly & I’m glad he did. As a matter of fact, I’m thrilled that he’s made much needed appearances throughout the year, but THESE, wow, they take the cake. They’re going to be treasured for a rather long time, from his self-titled LP on Stones Throw.
"I want you realize, men The way I feel in me (How do you feel?) / I want you realize, women The way I feel in me (How do you feel?) / I’m gonna explode (You mean you gonna explode?) / I’m gonna explode I’m gonna explode Like Atomic Bomb."
Everyone is accounted for in a William Onyeabor song. For example, "Heaven & Hell" explains afterlife agenda detailing his plan to give God the names of people who’ve shown him kindness. They’ll come join Onyeabor within the pearly gates. As for those who rubbed them the wrong way, he’ll simply ask God to escort them in the opposite direction. "Atomic Bomb" is a selected favorite by the Nigerian musician that . I gravitate to it because i can relate to those times when having much unneeded pressure to the point of “detonating” — and also the somber-funk vibe isn’t bad either.
Myrna Summers & The Interdenominational Singers “Said He Would”
I picked this up around the time when I was literally trying to bring home every gospel record within my sight — before the bond with my vote for the best gospel song ever made "It’ll All Be Over"came to be.A majority of the gospel records I own are too banged up to play properly, I’ve without a sleeve or are simply whats left of a sleeve.
"Said He Would" is a diamond in the rough on my copy of Tell It Like It Is(1970)that can play just fine without skipping. The lead vocals by Myrna Summers on this one — very climatic. You can download ithere. I’ll keep you updated on more future finds I can dig up.
Free Willis GSH in a nutshell, the both outlets he used to share his thought-provoking messages on present on the album — soul/funk ballads are on the A-side, hard-hitting poetry backed by drum playing are on the B-side. Many key points are scattered about such as "Ain’t No New Thing", "No Knock", "Speed Kills", really difficult for me not to consider it just flawless.
And then there’s "Did You Hear What TheySaid?”, I’ll let Gil take it from here …
Time & time again, James Matthew comes through. Mainly with instrumentals, I tend to come up with a harmless hidden story to accompany them (I suppose that it isn’t a very common practice). Some I share (the descriptions of the songs you see on here are prime examples), some I just keep tucked inside my head, but with "you 2" off of James’ untitled album it’s calling for me to let the following one loose. —
We’re humans, which means that we’re bound to be error-prone once in a while Some have it worse than others when it comes to that department. The people in our lives have various thresholds when dealing with our faults. It’s up to them to decide when it becomes too much.
I woke up today feeling under the weather, and during times like this it everything becomes a bit irritating (you’ve been there)— including my favorite escape, music. But how is it possible to be groggy while listening to something soothing as this? dil withers sure knows his way around some jazz, and he uses it to make the calmest, non-combative loops. What I’d do for a day with no plans, a nice day out and a collection of everything he’s made so far along with me …
From the NEWSUN(S) split-tape out now on bootleg tapes. Speaking of bootleg tapes, that label has other great releases available as well.