Like some lost Prince outtake, Inc. deliver a nice catchy slice of stripped down funky soul on “Swear.”
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.
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.
Stevie Wonder’s 1971 pop-soul single, “If You Really Love Me,” gets a tasteful re-work by JR.Dynamite. A reminder that warm summer days are not too far off.
“Again and Again” is a soulful slice of electronic pop from GiBBZ’ debut EP, Who Gibbz A F#@$.
“Thinkin’ Bout (Doin’ U)” is the teaser single from LAKIM’s full length, This Is Her, released February 25.
The Allergies have returned with another scorcher of a tune, “Special People.” Sounding something like a turbo-charged O’Jays, this is an absolute monster of a dance floor track.
Little Feat, fronted by former Frank Zappa protege Lowell George, was one of the most admired bands in the ’70s.
R&B newcomer Oceaán delivers with “Neéd U,” a seductive slow jam straight out of Manchester.
Thanks to DJ Day, we’ve got Patrice Rushen’s “Remind Me” and Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” in a sweet mash-up.