Monthly Archives: November 2020

SONG OF THE DAY Yard Act – Peanuts

Leeds-based Yard Act are a four-piece with a hell of an eye for detail.  Observing the ‘norm’ and bringing it to life with wit, detail and humor, their lyrical flair takes the lives of people/places, adding narratives to the everyday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Diasonics – Siracco

A very instrumental theme seems to be unravelling on my blog as of late and today’s song is the perfect addition to this!  Recommended to me earlier this week, I am very much loving the delights of Sirocco!   With its … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Stance Brothers – On Top

I need not reiterate my love for good beats and dark basslines, but for the purpose of introducing today’s song, I shall highlight these once more! This track encapsulates both! Released on Helsinki’s We Jazz Records comes the instrumental delights … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bubaza – Ice Breaker

Put out just over a week ago as an introductory release comes today’s highly charged and aptly titled, Ice Breaker. Brimming with enchantment and mystery, this Latin/Afro-inspired big-beat instrumental is the A-side to Bubaza’s debut single, released via Colemine Records. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bayeté (Todd Cochran) – Free Angela (Thoughts And All I’ve Got To Say)

“The passage I was to take began with this album. International influences, acknowledging, embracing, and celebrating the variations of diaspora, seeking the connections of humanity through musical expression—all was activated with this collection of music.”  (Todd Cochran speaking of his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sorry Bamba – Porry

One of the most pivotal figures in the history of Malian music is Sorry Bamba! Born to a noble and a veteran in 1938, it was music that shaped Sorry Bamba’s life and his birth home that sparked this lifelong … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shirley Bassey – Jezahel

Most of the time the original to any song is the one you prefer, even if its not the first version you heard?  I say ‘most’ of the time because I’m sure there will be exceptions? For me, today is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & The Simonsound – The Peruvian

Back in 2011 DJ Format and The Simonsound teamed up once again to begin work on a new two-track project.  Eight years later, this single was finally released and what came out was their own electronic interpretation of two classic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Palace Music – More Brother Rides

There are moments in this song where Joseph Will Oldham a.k.a Palace Music (a.k.a Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Admiral Wiley Balls, High & Blue, Little Willy Bulgakov, Pushkin Will, Tusitala De Las Olas, Wayne Olephant, Will Oldham) hollers out some real … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Joni Haastrup – Greetings (including a stripped-down raw funk demo version!)

Later known as Soul Brother Number One in Nigeria, Joni Haastrup was a bandleader and (striking) vocalist born in Nigeria to a Yoruban King. An early pioneer of the Afrofunk scene, he earned this title in 1966 after singing on Orlando … Continue reading

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