Azymuth, from the 70’s funk fusion era in Brazil, brings such a strong groove and harmony that it’s hard to believe it’s only a trio. The song starts with a simple - but unbelievably groovy - organ line, and it gradually and mysteriously builds until the end.
The quick drum fill brings us right into one of this funky Chicago brass ensemble’s own brand of “now music.”
Virgina/DMV producer Ohbliv has made a name for himself, placing mesmerizing r’n’b grooves on a loop with his own laid back beats.
Just as the title suggests, the music turns up the listener’s energy level while delivering a slow laid back dance groove. BJ’s rich falsetto vocals are reminiscent of the Reverend Al Green.
Talented singer and producer Iman Omari declares, “if it’s not on your level, then why don’t you just let it be,” before the sweet trumpet line introduces the head-nod inducing beat.
This classic jam by the legendary Brothers starts off with a smooth piano intro, then slowly builds up with the electric guitar. By the time the drums bring the groove together, the refrain, -“summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine of my mind” - has us hooked, and feeling that breeze.
Blending world music, soul and hip hop, the young Brooklyn group perfectly encapsulates a world where sometimes it’s hard to rely on anything but the moon – “it’s constant, unlike these human beings…”
The intro to the song is reminiscent of the beginning of the day, pulling back the curtain and revealing the sunshine. When the full beat drops, we are cruising through our day.
The song starts with just percussion, slowly bringing in the backbeat of the drums and MNDR’s vocals, letting us know she will never steer us wrong. The track is relaxing and reflective, yet intricate and danceable, making a great transition into the rest of the Music To Forget Your Troubles playlist.
Solange, Beyonce's sister, released this track on her third album, entitled "A Seat at the Table," released in 2016. Although she had been an artist for many years before, this album has allowed Solange to connect with a wider audience.