Archive for June, 2010
A first for the blog, Classic Slow Jam Wednesday. Here I will be bringing you the classic slow jams from every single genre possible, putting it more simply, these are the jams that I love and hope you do too. First up, Sardool Sikandar with one of my all time favourite Panjabi slow songs, Nazron Ton Gir Gayi. The track featured on the Dard-E-Dil (Vol 2) album and was originally produced by Jaidev Kumar (I always thought Charanjit Ahuja produced it but iTunes told me otherwise).
Two legends of the game return together to make a jam which sounds like a typical classic, Joe and Keith Sweat. Unquestionably they both have left a legacy behind them and I for one am glad that they are still going because their jams will be hard to replace.
Kano goes hard on his East London neighbour Maxsta’s track East London is Back. The video (minus the Kano verse) released two weeks ago and you can view that here.
Slightly late on this one but Donaeo looks to have another club banger with his new track I’m Fly. Pure summer funkyness.
On my normal quest for some fresh music, I stumbled over this London based poet and his amazing piece of music ‘New Year’. Speaking over a beat fused with lyrics from ‘Journey Home’ (song once featured in Bombay Dreams), I was instantly grasped by Mr Atta’s deep rhymes. I suggest you do the same by checking out his music on his bandcamp and downloading his music totally free.
Held aloft by you but exposed by this rhyme
You take the easy way out
You’re so proud about your once a years success
Earth rotates in distress
A smoke signal ascends
To universal friends
For some sort of solution
To this state of revoltion
I feel repulsion
Yet I feel alive
If were not aiding were adding to it
That is undeniable.
After Maxwell’s eight year break from the soul music scene, I still to this day rate his return album BLACKsummers’night so highly for an individual soul album let alone for an album from an artist who has been away from the game for so long. Maxwell performs here on The Today Show (America) for the Toyota Concert Series. Amazing live performance.
Snoop Dogg wowed the Glastonbury fans with his hit tracks Who Am I? and Gin and Juice but for me it clearly showed that the most popular performance of his came from the remix with Tinie Tempah’s track Pass Out. Check out the performance above
and also watch Snoop’s gueat appearance with the Gorillaz who headlined Glastonbury on its final day. Darn BBC and their copyright claims.
DJ Khaled (feat Busta Rhymes, Nicki Minaj, P Diddy, Fabolous, T-Pain, Fat Joe + Jadakiss) – All I Do Is Win Remix (Video)
This original to this which featured just Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain + Snoop Dogg never got the heat it deserved from the UK but DJ Khaled goes one further by premiering yesterday the new video of All I Do Is Win remix featuring a whole load of stars including Fabolous, Busta, Nicki Minaj and P Diddy. I still love the original but I am never going to throw away a solid remix.