Truth is I'm not into traditional Greek music. I may like some pieces here and there, especially some polyphonic ones from Epirus, but I don't really have a special interest in this kind of music. "Pikrodafni", though, is one of those tunes, which I must say I loved when listening to it from a jazzy point of view by a kickass Greek group, Mode Plagal.
Up till yesterday, that was my favorite version. Until I got my hands (ears) on this groovy piece of music by another freaking talented Greek ensemble, On The Road.
Whatever shit we're into in this country, these are stuff to be proud of.
track's info: Στης πικροδάφνης τον ανθό (traditional Greek song) 1. Mode Plagal version 2. On The Road version
For the past few weeks, I've been listening to soulradio while working, a Dutch online radio station playing, soul, rnb, disco and all these wonderful stuff from mostly past decades. Stuff like these:
Turns out, can't work.
tracks'info: Shalamar - Make that move Three For Love RCA Victor 1980
Maxwell - Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Columbia 1995 Aaron Neville - I wanna love you Apache Tell It Records 2016 Aretha Franklin - Soul Serenade I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You Atlantic 1967
Yesterday I returned to the place I used to have drinks and fun in my college years, probably the darkest (literally) and at the same time the purest reggae joint in Athens, Red Sea. After 17 years, the gang was different, the feeling was kinda weird, but the music was top-notch. Still authentic and awesome.
Reggae is my safe, happy place. It will always be.
track's info Wackies - African Roots Act 2 Dub Various - African Roots Act 2 Wackie's 2002