So I didn’t write a post last week as I was at Tramlines. I had so much fun, I didn’t see tonnes of music but the bits I did see I really enjoyed, highlights were Mr Scruff, Dizzee Rascal, Kelis and Leon Vynehall. So this is a collection of my favourite songs I’ve been listening to the past two weeks. Comment below and let me know what you think of this week’s choices.
- Roy of the Ravers – Emotinium – This is a loooong track but it’s worth listening to all the way through. I wouldn’t say I ordinarily listen to much acid house but I really like this.
- Fool to Love – Nao – I have been following Nao for a while and she has finally released her debut album For All We Know, I love her unique sounding voice and have been a big fan of the singles she’s released. This isn’t a new track as none of her new ones are available on Youtube yet. However her album is gold, a brilliant debut and definitely worth a listen so go check it out!
- It Always Rains – Lukas Nystrand von Unge – This is a fairly new one from Swedish producer Lukas Nystrand von Unge, it’s a really nice disco influenced house track.
- Kiburu’s -Leon Vynehall – This is from Leon Vynehall’s latest album, it’s more dancey than some of his previous works which I really like and I love the hand-drums and the bird sounds in the background, it sounds like it’s been produced in a tropical jungle. Resident Hope Works DJ’s Lo Shea played this song before Leon Vynehalls set at Tramlines last week and it was really nice to hear it live.
- *Sweetz – Zomby & Burial – I couldn’t decide whether to include this song this week as i’m not sure how I feel about it. I absolutely love Burial and Zomby has a similar sound so I was extremely excited to hear that they were collaborating and I expected huge things. On first listen I wasn’t taken aback but it’s growing on me. It’s every bit as dark, distorted and strange as you would expect a Burial track to be. Unfortunately I can’t embed this video, so click here to listen and tell me what you think!
- Could Heaven Ever Be Like This – Idris Muhammad – You may recognise this song as Jamie xx sampled it on his 2015 track Loud Places. It’s a eight minute journey through jazz, disco, funk and soul; beautiful vocals, incredible instrumental. ‘
- *Out of My Control – HONNE – HONNE are a London duo described as ‘electronic soul’, they have just released their debut album to mixed reviews but I enjoyed it, it’s smooth, easy listening. There’s a few really strong songs on the album, this is the one i’ve been listening to the most.
*New music alert!