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  • 5th February
    2013
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  • 13th September
    2012
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  • 25th January
    2012
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Lianne La Havas - Forget

Song of the day.

Lianne la Havas - Forget - Forget EP.

Fresh from the UK, along with many new artists of her ‘kind’, and by this I mean, indie, interesting, and innovative. 

She reminds me of Andreya Triana (who sang on a couple of Bonobo’s tracks on his album Black Sands.) Her voice is smooth, and her melodies are delicious, this song just takes you somewhere else! 

Oh and p.s.

Here’s a great remix of her single. 

So cool.

  • 28th November
    2011
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Song of the day.

Bonobo - Stay the Same Ft. Andreya Triana - Black Sands

I’m going to the Bonobo concert in a couple of weeks and in preparation for the great experience that I am sure I will enjoy, I’ve been listening to this song on repeat. 

Timing is interesting. The words cut right through me, making a whole lotta sense these days. 

  • 27th October
    2011
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  • 4th October
    2011
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  • 13th September
    2011
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  • 29th August
    2011
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Jamie Woon - Lady Luck

Song of the day.

Jamie Woon - Lady Luck - Mirrorwriting

Fresh on the scene, with a voice like butter and a great sense of melody. One song and you’re hooked! He has backed up Amy Winehouse and is probably known for his single Night Air, co-produced by Burial! 

If you like him, also check out Spirals (my personal fave)

  • 18th August
    2011
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Blundetto Ft. Hindi Zahra - Voices

Song of the day.

Blundetto Ft. Hindi Zahra - Voices - Bad Bad Things

If you haven’t heard of Hindi Zahra, she’s has a refreshing and mesmerizing sound. A blend of soul/jazz/folk/african styles, with a voice like no other!

Check out Kiss & thrills and At the same time (I couldn’t resist a song that started with “Here comes the time, For my heart to heal the past”)

Enjoy!

  • 18th July
    2011
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Song of the day.

Sade - All About Our Love - Lovers Rock

One of the best vocalists of all time! With an album out in early February of last year, entitled Soldier of Love after a 10 year hiatus, she found a way back into our hearts.

She always finds a way to soothe the soul.

  • 9th June
    2011
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  • 26th May
    2011
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Frank Ocean - Swim Good

Song of the day.

Frank Ocean - Swim Good - Nostalgia ULTRA EP 2011

He’s fresh on the scene and very talented. You can see where he gets his influences from but respect him for what he can do with that inspiration. I love this song, I’ve been listening to it on repeat all week, I never want to stop! He’s got a great ear for beats and talks about things we all want to hear him talk about. Big things coming from this one. A fantastic mixtape.

Check out a great interview he’s done here: http://www.complex.com/music/2011/03/who-is-frank-ocean/

  • 28th April
    2011
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  • 25th April
    2011
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Nujabes - Reflection Eternal

Song of the day.

Nujabes - Reflection Eternal - Modal Soul

Nujabes was a Japanese hip hop producer and DJ who tragically passed away too young in February of last year.

I can listen to him for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He had the ability to capture moments and moods perfectly. He was known to use Jazz samples, which has made me love him more.

If you like this, please also check out Love (Sic) Pt. 1 (one of my favourites) Kumomi, and Aruarian Dance among many more. He has collaborated with all kinds of artists from across the world and the results are clearly seen in his music.

  • 21st March
    2011
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