The title of this song is what the DC hip-hop community collectively sighed upon finding out that Akil Nadir (aka Cool Cee Brown) passed away last weekend.
While many fans of the band cite “Silver Machine” and “Motorhead” as Hawkwind favorites, mine is definitely the heavy “Orgone Accumulator.”
Like some lost Prince outtake, Inc. deliver a nice catchy slice of stripped down funky soul on “Swear.”
Ash Reynolds really kills it on this re-edit called “Into My Life” for his new label venture called Slightly Transformed.
Psychemagik’s remix of Blamma! Blamma!’s slo-mo nu-disco gem, “Zsa Zsa” is a stylish guitar and synth bed, ensuring us (at least for its seven minute length) that the future is a warm and welcoming place.
I don’t know much about Yumi Zouma, but the few songs that I’ve heard from them are enough to garner my attention, including this dreamy one, “The Brae.”
Seeing Kraftwerk at the 9:30 club this week reminded me how much I love “Computer Love”!
TOKIMONSTA takes Tinashe’s produced-for-prime-time R&B pop tune, “2 On,” and gives it more of an organic feel with bells and syncopated percussion, giving the track a bit of that “Me & You” vibe. It’s a pretty fun pop remix and I almost prefer it to the original.
It’s no secret that I love old school hip-hop. “On & On” from Bam and Mr. Dero definitely has that throw back feel on it that I love to hear.
Spoek Mathambo is part of the vanguard of young, African artists rewriting all the rules of dance and pop music. “Let Them Talk” is reworked here from its original appearance on Mathambo’s debut album Mshini Wam.