Yesterday was the official end of summer, but you’ve still got some time to enjoy al fresco drinking, dining and socializing, preferably on a rooftop. If you can be somewhere to catch a great sunset, DJ Stylus put together a soundtrack.
Boss UK bass music by the Owiny Sigoma Band on Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood Recordings label.
Kelela is a phenomenal singer/songwriter who is pushing the boundaries of R&B with her futuristic, eerie yet enchanting song stylings.
Pied Piper’s reworking of Marvin Gaye’s immortal “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” is one of the deepest, most respectful remix I’ve ever heard anywhere.
I may be a wee bit obsessed with KING. After melting in adoration over their recent single, I had to revisit it in Vibe Conductor style.
The standout track of my new Madchester Monday night was Paul Oakenfold‘s remix of “W.F.L. (Wrote For Luck)” by the Happy Mondays (re-titled “W.F.L. (Think About The Future Mix)”).
This remix of “Just the Way You Are”—from Bruno Mars’ debut album, Doo Wops & Hooligans—brings the pop R&B of the original into the disco.
I’ve always liked Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing).” Its a great track! We get a really nice update and a future feel on this remix care of the modestly-named producer Mikos Da Gawd.
I don’t want summer to end so I’m going to post one of my all time favorite reggae songs, Gregory Isaacs 1978 classic “The Border.”