domingo, 3 de abril de 2011

AFTERDARK - MILAN



Curto muito alguns, não, vários temas deste duplo....
Faz-me regressar a certas noites do Artebar, é o house predilecto !!!
Tonight é sábado e estou no groooove !!!
Dance music da boa ....

This installment of the long-running Kinkysweet Afterdark mix series comes courtesy of two DJs synonymous with the deep house scene in Milan: Harley and Muscle. This installment in the series stands to place among the top percentile of the series, as the tracks are carefully chosen and blended with nearly seamless ease from one to another. It's fashionable, even tempoed deep house guaranteed to appease even the most demanding of house heads. ~ Rob Theakston
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sábado, 2 de abril de 2011

Chezidek - Judgement time 2010











 Já um dos grandes do novo reggae, do reggae que renasceu numa forma diferente, com muita personalidade...
Foram precisos quase 30 anos para que o reggae de Marley desse espaço para o novo.
Curto bué...




James Hunter - People GonnaTalk







"2006 Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year"
Van Morrison calls James Hunter "the best voice and best-kept secret in British R&B and soul." And the Colchester native and former busker does, indeed, sound like a one-man blue-eyed revival on his U.S. debut, People Gonna Talk. He navigates 14 self-penned ska (the title track), soul-blues ("Kick It Around"), and primal funk ("No Smoke Without Fire") tunes with panache. Hunter's voice unerringly carves out graceful melodies and soars into falsetto at whim over his horn-sparked band as he digs through his vast bag of traditional, stinging blues'n'soul licks on electric guitar. But... there's something missing. Although the disc was cut live in the studio, it lacks the vibrant energy of his stage performances. And Hunter borrows so extensively from his influences that he sounds like he's covering Bobby Bland, Howard Tate, James Brown, and the Studio One roster rather than traveling his own path. Nevertheless, as Morrison intimates, Hunter's estimable singing and playing will please fans of classic R&B and soul. --Ted Drozdowski
On his U.S. debut, James Hunter proves to be a man of impeccable taste who has learned from his influences rather than simply imitating them. 'People Gonna Talk' features 14 original tracks written and arranged by Hunter, who partnered with producer Liam Watson to create a wonderfully rich, classic soul sound. The album was recorded at Watson's Toe Rag Studios in East London (also home to The White Stripes' 'Elephant'), where vintage analog equipment captured the warmth of Hunter's authentic and heartfelt sensibilities.
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Protoje - Seven Year Itch 2011















Since his emergence on the local music scene last summer, budding reggae artist Oje Ollivierre, otherwise known as Protoje, has made quite an impression on Caribbean music lovers as well as industry insiders.
Ollivierre was one of those persons who was born in the 1980s but wished he was born in the '60s because of his love for vintage reggae music.
The artiste who hails from St Elizabeth said he is happy with his music and thinks it is unique.
"It's not really a present-day sound but it offers me the opportunity to experiment with music while at the same time bringing a vintage sound to it. That's the type of music I grew up on and that's what I want to do, but it's just that it's not the norm right now," he said.
Protoje's music can be classified as dubstyle reggae.
"There's a bit of dub in the music, there's a rock guitarist in the band and my writing style represents the subtle hip-hop aspect so when all of them are fused you get a unique sound," he said.
The singer has been busy. He recently released two new music videos for his singles Dread and JA. Apart from that, he has been in the studio with his cousin, chart-topping producer Donovan 'Don Corleon' Bennett, working on his debut album, The Seven Year Itch. The album, he said, should be ready for release by the end of summer.
According to Protoje, the sky is the limit but he hopes to start travelling soon. "I want to start travelling and getting on the road, as well as working on other album concepts although it's more about getting on the road now," he said.
"The response of the people has been so good. I think it is time to take it to the streets. The most common thing that I have heard from people about my music is that it is different. Even established entertainers tell me that and it really means a lot because I am trying to be as different as possible while at the same time keeping the message positive."