Sunday, February 19, 2017

Low Res High Quality

Just heard it yesterday and found out it's from an experimental London-based producer, Low Res, pretty young at age and pretty full of inspiration.

Check out the whole debut EP called Outside, download for free and enjoy.

track's info
Low Res - Wild Things

Calico 2014

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Safe place

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

Sunday, February 05, 2017

The '90s have super powers

Just listened to it yesterday and it was a nice surprise from a Greek cover group, known for their 90s revival parties here in Greece, where they perform '90s party mash-ups -they surely can't miss in the 30-40 age groups.

                                               Wedding Singers - My Super Power

Simple, sweet and cozy. Can't help but love it.

Check out their fb page here to see what they're all about.  

track's info
Wedding Singers - My Super Power
Minos-EMI SA 2017


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Too little too late

I was a little late to get my hands on this album, as it was released in 2015 and I don't even know why, cause Joss Stone was one of my favorites, whom I've also got the chance to enjoy live in 2009. But you know what they say, better late than never. I'm still enjoying its soulful, reggae, dubbish, rnb tunes and the beautiful voice of Joss Stone, who was just 17 when she released her first album and was one of my first album reviews as a music critic back then.

These are my two favorites: a loving reggae, summerish tune and a more fierce, dubby one.

tracks' info:
 Joss Stone - Love me
Joss Stone - Cut the Line
Water for your soul 

Stone'd Records 2015

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dance bet

I'm feelin' really ecstatic about this sound right now.

Perfect beat, groovy bass, funky guitar, all put together in the best possible way by Rare Cuts, from the original by George and Glen Miller.

It takes this much to get you off the chair, doesn't it?

track's info:
Rare Cuts - It's time to dance
FKR Records 2016

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Back in 5

When I was about 5, I had my first really profound musical experience -at least the first one I can remember of. An aunt of mine (I think) had bought me and my brother and sister a cassette with kids songs about animals, some of them Greek. In this collection there were tracks like Ska' Chou Chou, Da Da Da and other italodisco hits, while among them, there was a synth-pop track with no words (apart from some animal sounds) by Harry Thumann.

It may sound ridiculous at the dog barking part (which I didn’t like even then), but if you listen carefully throughout, it’s quite good. This, my friends, was the first time ever in my life, at that sensitive age of 5, when I had my first musical heartbeat, when I had the chills for a melody, when I’d secretly take my bro’s walkman and play it back and forth, rewinding and playing it again, until the batteries would leave me listening to it slo-mo and my brother would chase me around the house for leaving it battery-less.

At the age of 6 we moved to another house and sadly this cassette never appeared again.

When we reached the google and downloading times, I tried several times to search for that track, but I couldn’t remember neither the title of the compilation nor the title of the track. I could only vaguely remember the melody in the parts that I liked.

Yesterday, 32 years later, a friend of mine posted on facebook a pic with the covers of his first and ugliest albums. There was it. As soon as I googled it and saw the tracklist, I instantly reckognised the title -which kinda surprised me cause at the age of 5 I’m pretty sure I didn’t speak, read or write any English apart from "hello" and "Michael Knight" (major crush). Five seconds later, that first favorite melody of mine was unwinding through my speakers.

Can’t quite describe the feeling, but if I could have my 5-year-old self in front of me, I’d give me a big and tight hug for letting myself appreciate music and feel it with all my heart at such a young age, with so few stimulus back then.

Harry Thumann  isn’t with us anymore as of 2001 and I didn’t even know him till yesterday, but from now on he’ll be in my heart forever. *Woof woof*

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Classy classic

Classic disco norms in a beautiful edit from Tony Loreto on The Night the Lights Went Out by the Trammps.

Tony Loreto seems to have been uploading some cool stuff on his soundcloud page. Check 'em out!

track's info
The Trammps - The Night the Lights Went Out (Tony Loreto edit)
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