Sunday, March 19, 2017

Gradual

The other day I caught this one on internet radio.


And remembered this one.


And ended up listening to this one.


Cool stuff.

tracks' info
-Quincy Jones feat. Patti Austin - Razzamatazz
The Dude
A&M Records 1981


-M.F.O. - I know
Subliminal 1999

-Culture Club - Miss me blind
Colour by Numbers
Virgin 1983



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Groovy pikrodafni

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

No soul in work

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

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
Outside

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
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