"Amerigo Gazaway’s *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ latest installment, Amerigo unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-purposes the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s tangled raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality much closer to an authentic collaboration than a lukewarm "mashup" album".
Review taken from Bandcamp because I had no time to write my own. But I still have to translate it in French so it’s okay to say I’ve worked a little. http://dlvr.it/6Pgm1B
3 Flavors of 8bit by Dainumo, Jeesh, P SUS
When you see those names, Dainumo, Jeesh or P SUS, or better, the three of them together, do not hesitate and listen. It’s always a bunch of aural pearls in their own styles. I discovered them with the compilation Far Far Away that was suggested by Maxime, a friend of mine, thanks a lot to him.
Full of groovy 8bit goodness, ranging from pure video game tribute to electronica and techno, these three flavors of 8bit really put the mind at ease and in the mood for good old remembrances. Good times brother, good old times. http://dlvr.it/6LRfp8
Halo - Song Of The Highest Tower by astrangelyisolatedplace
A bit of beautiful piano, inspired by the perfect moments we can sometimes capture in our minds’ eye. http://dlvr.it/68M1nn
Until now, I had never heard anything about Andrew Dyche, aka Bioscape, and just when the time was right and my ears ready to be soothed, I wandered a bit on Ektoplazm in thePsydub section, I found myself listening to this album, and soon I was completely overwhelmed with delight, sorry if I always exaggerate but it is for a good cause. An atmosphere like a tropical forest, perfectly blended instrumentals. Very soft, soothing, harmonious, a real neural massage.
Interesting fact, Bioscape is produced by the Gliese 581c netlabel , on which I have already discovered some really amazing artists such as HelixNebula or Globular, so there is a good chance that there still is some incredible pearl of music to be found there… Oh, and thanks to Ektoplazm for the music they share, and for their extra-efficient sharing on their Youtube Channel.
Yeah I know, there are a lot of links to be clicked on in this article, isn’t it marvelous ? http://dlvr.it/66gtsy
Slowly, let’s go slow, an album per week, giving you time to enjoy every bits and pieces of it, sometimes more, sometimes less. Boogie Belgique always stays very good. Haven’t seen them live yet, but that won’t be long I think, seeing how they are becoming more famous and making more and more concerts, lives and DJ sets. Swingy chill to download at Dusted Wax Kingdom, one of the best Netlabels I have heard of yet. http://dlvr.it/62PhN2
Four tracks of pure groove from the québecois X-Ray Zebras, the first album of whom is by the way an aural earthquake to discover. We’ll talk about it later. Let this small step for man be a reminder of what is to come. A tender mix of electronic music, instrumental gimmicks and hip-hop. To be listened. http://dlvr.it/5vt792
A Tale Of 3 Heads by Wax Triptych
Wax Triptych, a brilliant trio featuring Jenova 7 (USA), Mononome (Greece) and Mr Moods (Canada). Beautiful musical pearls to be found here, in a dusted wax jazzifying atmosphere. Even if some of these tracks are close to becoming clichés of urban chill (almost hipster) music, those three heads still represent some of the very best of what the free trip-hop scene has to offer. http://dlvr.it/5tFwKs