"THEY DON'T WANT" by ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE // soul
…smooth soul // PRESS*PLAY>>
"DEM PEOPLE GO!" (DF's KICKED OUT REMIX)
by DENNIS FERRER // afrobeat | afrohouse
…feel good afro grooves // PRESS*PLAY>>
HAPPY BIRTHDAY* MICHAEL JACKSON //
singer | songwriter | dancer | actor | producer | director | screenwriter | r&b | soul | pop | icon | legend
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers and with transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then-relatively-new television channel MTV to fame. With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream", he continued to innovate the medium throughout the 1990s, as well as forging a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop, post-disco, contemporary R&B, pop, and rock artists.
Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. His other albums, including Off the Wall(1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling. Jackson is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first and only dancer from pop and rock music. Some of his otherachievements include multiple Guinness World Records; 13 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; 26 American Music Awards, more than any other artist, including the "Artist of the Century" and "Artist of the 1980s"; 13 number-one singles in the United States in his solo career, more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era; and the estimated sale of over 400 million records worldwide. Jackson has won hundreds of awards, making him the most-awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. In what would have been Jackson's 52nd birthday on August 29, 2010, he became the most downloaded artist of all time in Nokia Music Store. Jackson became the first artist in history to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades when "Love Never Felt So Good" reached number nine on May 21, 2014. Jackson traveled the world attending events honoring his humanitarianism and in 2000, the Guinness Book of Records recognized him for supporting 39 charities, more than any other artist or entertainer.
Aspects of Jackson's personal life, including his changing appearance, personal relationships, and behavior, generated controversy. In the mid-1990s, he was accused of child sexual abuse, but the case was settled out of court for about $25 million and no formal charges were brought. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges after the jury found him not guilty on all counts. While preparing for his comeback concert series titled This Is It, Jackson died of acute propofol andbenzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide, and his personal physician Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson's death triggered a global outpouring of grief and a live broadcast of his public memorial service was viewed around the world. - wikipedia
WATCH "REMEMBER THE TIME" by MICHAEL JACKSON :: MUSIC VIDEO (1992) // PRESS*PLAY >>
"BULLY" FT. SCRATCH PROFESSOR by OMAR // r&b | soul
"FALL IN LOVE" (RATKING FALLING OFF REMIX)
by PHANTOGRAM // hip-hop | electronic
…deep beats // PRESS*PLAY >>
"ECHOES FROM THE SURFACE"
by TM JUKE & THE JACK BAKER TRIO // soul | swing | samba | percussion
TM JUKE & THE JACK BAKER TRIO // PRESS*PLAY >>
"Life on the road can be more than just getting drunk and throwing radiators out of hotel windows, it seems; new musical ideas can even arise. TM Juke and Jack Baker were on tour with the Alice Russell band, spending half their lives, hung-over, in airports or in the back of vans, cataloguing songs that could be remixed into a South American fashion, and Lo! their ‘Boto And The Second Liners’ project was born.
The original plan for ‘Boto And The Second Liners’ was for an album of covers, but once the pair got to work, original ideas came thick and fast. Written and recorded in less than two months, the final album left aside the cover versions, replacing them with original rhythmic masterpieces. ‘Boto And The Second Liners’ really represents TM Juke and Jack Baker’s last five years on the road together, from glass smashing competitions in Belgrade to drunken jams with Nigel Kennedy in Holland. Having frequented many a club around the world and seen some of the best bands in action, along with their own experience as international DJs extraordinaire, they know what works on a dancefloor. Embracing Junkyard grooves from New York; soul music from Memphis; blending swing music from New Orleans then mixing it with Brazilian samba to unleash a feast of carnival spirited songs; this album is pure party music, high energy, and not a ballad in sight.
The pair have employed the talents of some great players on the record, most notably singers Alice Russell, Kathrin deBoer of Belleruche and Andreya Triana, and Spanish singer Gecko Turner.
TM Juke has built a reputation as a prolific and acutely talented musician, producer and DJ. His previous solo projects have drawn inspiration from soul, funk, hip hop and jazz; with sublime hooks and a spirit of experimentation. As well as enjoying a successful solo career, with two solo albums for Tru Thoughts under his belt, he has also produced and co-written some of Alice Russell’s most highly acclaimed releases (he still collaborates and performs with Alice around the world) and he is one half of dancefloor-bothering duo me&you.
The Jack Baker Trio is, in fact, just Jack Baker – on his Jack, if you will. His other high profile musical endeavours include playing in the Bonobo band, which is how he became acquainted with the magical powers of Andreya Triana and Kathrin deBoer (Andreya is currently co-producing her first solo album with Bonobo, and Kathrin is the band’s live frontwoman of choice)." - tru-thoughts.co.uk
"SHAKE" from forthcoming album 'ISLANDS' by LV & JOSH IDEHEN // electronic | bass
"When LV & Josh Idehen released their debut album 'Routes' in 2011, it didn't come as much as a surprise that it was so well received. Before that release on Keysound Recordings, LV had been releasing cuts of the swanky dub variety on Kode9's Hyperdub imprint while Idehen was fronting London trio Benin City. Their second record 'Islands' is on the way, once again on Keysound, featuring the much-loved 'Imminent' and 'Shake', the latter premiering on Mixmag. Despite the bright opening, the atmosphere soon darkens thanks to a deep, underlying reverberation of bass with the sparse, electrifying synths unexpectedly causing a sting. Another fine offering on Keysound." - mixmag.net
"SHAKE" by LV & JOSH IDEHEN from forthcoming album 'ISLANDS' scheduled to release September 15th, 2014 ::
MIXMAG PREMIERE // PRESS*PLAY >>
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