9 Lives does a really classy and great rework of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Sexual Healing” that does the original justice while doing something new and fresh with it.
21 year old Chicago rapper, Vic Mensa, part of the 2014 XXL freshman class, released the video for his upcoming single, “Down On My Luck” over a month ago, and surprisingly it has a heavy UK garage deep house vibe.
Twin Shadow released the “To the Top” single a month ago as a teaser to his upcoming follow-up LP to his 2012 album, Confess.
“Love Will Never Do (Without You)” is a song of off Janet Jackson’s fourth studio album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. The tune was written and produced by the dynamic duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, so you know it’s good.
Kenny Loggins has become kind of cool again these days with the yacht rock thing bringing this 80’s classic back to life.
The elusive Detroit champion Moodymann has been churning out deep, sample-based soul music for late-night dance floors for 20 some years. This self titled LP, in my opinion, is his greatest achievement.
Cousin Cole’s reggae-fied “Happy” remix is the official antidote for Pharrell phatigue.
Ed Sheeran & Passenger’s “No Diggity Thrift Shop (Kygo Remix)” gets a really well done remix from Kygo. This has a nice mellow fun vibe.
Janelle Monáe’s “What is Love” appears in the animated feature Rio 2. The tune mixes a Brazilian beat with Monáe’s soaring vocals and an infectious hook; all the makings of a summer jam.
Here’s a couple hours of Stereo Faith and Stylus rocking on H St. one Saturday night.