Friday, October 10, 2014

Jon Lucien: Listen Love

Jon Lucien (January 8, 1942 – August 18, 2007) was a vocalist, songwriter, and musician from the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1974 he released Mind's Eye on RCA Records and it contains my favorite song by him titled "Listen Love", a funky, yet soul filled uptempo tune with cultural elements. Other than Lucien's outstanding performance on several instruments and vocals, there was an impressive line-up of talented musicians who took part of the project. Most notably, Dave Grusin on piano and percussion, who also conducted the orchestra, and Ralph McDonald on percussion as well.

Pete Rock: Dilla Tribute 2014

The legendary Pete Rock, one of Hip-Hop's most prolific producers has paid homage again to late producer J-Dilla by mixing up tunes from the latter's body of work on Sirius XM's Backspin station a few months ago.

Koda & Bijou: There (A Sol Mechanic Remix)

Los Angeles based producer Koda has collaborated with Montreal based vocalist Bijou to work some electronic magic. A year ago they both dropped their single "There", but a few days ago, a friend of theirs, A Sol Mechanic gave it a retouch and released it on Bandcamp as a gift to listeners.

Beeisthefuture: Twisted Intafuation [Music Video]

About a month ago while at work I met this talented young artist from New Orleans who calls himself Beeisthefuture. After his performance grabbed my attention and to hear more of his tracks, that he produces himself, his sound and style gives him rights to the name. Recently, he gave me a heads up on the new video for his "Twisted Infatuation" single taken from his For You album that he released via Soundcloud. Grab the album for free, but don't forget that artists love support. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Captain Planet: Esperanto Slang

I'm surprised at myself for not having posted in a month. During that long break, I have received a gang of good music that I will share in the days to come. To start things off again, here's the latest from DJ Captain Planet that dropped two days ago, called Esperanto Slang. In his usual music quests, CP conquers dancefloors with his global grooves. I have included several of his tracks and remixes in my live DJ sets and online mixes. Grab the freebie called "Cicada", but don't forget to purchase the deluxe vinyl package that's loaded with goodies. Digital and CD formats are also available for purchase.