Monster Rally is Cleveland native Ted Feighan; he produces sample-based tropical pop. Here’s “Orchids,” a track from his last album, Return to Paradise. I think he makes the best music to work to.
Awesome slow jam from the oddly named Beerlover, I love the way he teases the vocal bits and groove. His music usually leans towards the French Disco style, but this slower style is what I really love.
Some nasty Italian acid jazz funk for you. “Say It Again” borrows heavily from the gut funk of “Good Good Feeling” by War and lays it on with vocals by none other than CeCe Rogers, psychedelic guitar riffs and live instrumentation that keeps it loose and oh so funky.
London-based dancer and chanteuse, FKA Twigs, has consistently been putting out amazing videos and songs within the past year. Her latest, “Two Weeks,” a teaser for her upcoming album LP1, brings about an even higher production value with an effects-heavy video.
“Everything is Nice,” the lead single from Popcaan’s debut album, Where We Come From, has become something of a ghetto anthem in Kingston, touching on struggles and triumphs of everyday Jamaican life. A working man’s feel-good anthem.
Standout track from Mister Saturday Night’s Brothers and Sisters compilation, General Ludd’s “C” slowly builds to its inevitable tribal conclusion.
From Ben Watt’s first solo full length, North Marine Drive in 1983 is “Some Things Don’t Matter.” His new record is called Hendra and it is out now.
Brazilian funkster Di Melo’s 1975 classic “Kilario” gets a beat-heavy rework from the Shaka Crew.
The music KING creates is so deliberate, so delicate and so intricately crafted that just one song packs the concentrated satisfaction of a normal album’s worth of material. “Mister Chameleon” continues their perfect record.
After a long absence, Death From Above 1979 released a brand new single titled “Trainwreck 1979.” Their follow-up LP is due in September.