Writing up this week’s entry has been such a bizarre experience. Normally I’m not one to be stuck for something to say, but writing about my own track is like staring into the looking glass the wrong way.
Richard Spaven is a fantastic drummer from London, UK and this track is a single from his album “The Self”. I first encountered this track on Youtube when Spaven did a live performance version on Meinl Cymbals’ channel. If you have never checked out Youtube channels of drum manufacturers, you are in for a treat – I have discovered some amazing music through their gear videos.
I’ve been following J- Gutz for the last couple of years and am waiting on the meteoric explosion that will follow once he gets his break. His flow and voice are fresh, raw, and captivated me from the first 16 I ever heard laid out from this man. When it comes to the bars the man is next level.
La Reyna in english means The Queen.
This is a love song.
Immediately the scene is set after the drum fill as a comforting “ooos” and “ahhs” glide overtop of a mid-tempo rhythm, accompanied by a surprising groovy bass and precisely placed piano. The feeling of longing on a road trip starts to set in, a journey has begun and you’re along for the ride…
Avicii’s death is truly painful and still hard to come to terms with and i realize part of the reason i’ve taken it this hard is because this track was one of the songs that formed the basis of my playlist.
Sometimes the truth catches you by surprise, thats what happened to me when I heard this song.
Sisters, grown together, destined for different paths, move away from each other, over distances, over time.
“A Rollercoaster Jam Called Love,” features Musiq Soulchild and Gwen Bunn. Musiq and Gwen have clear chemistry as they harmonise beautifully over a beat that would typically fit Musiq Soulchild. Rapsody gives some insight on her “highs and lows” in her romantic relationships.
Following your friends on music streaming platforms can be quite rewarding. Stumbling upon Alfa Mist was one of the better things that came out of it.
When you think about the south and how it influences todays music you don’t always realize what it can breed into existence. When you think Texas hip hop most would think Paul Wall, LiL Flip, and more. But when I found this jewel I wanted to give you guys a taste of something a little different.
As soon as I heard this song, I knew it needed to be on the playlist. The Coastal Club sticks to their name and the sound really captures the vibe of the coast. Wavy feel to the songs that makes you feel great. Has a similar feel to Hippo Campus in my opinion, and incorporates fantastic guitar fills…
Every once in a while, we get a track sent to us that catches us quite off-guard. Sure, we’ve spent the past few months talking about the victories we overcome in our daily lives (and the music we listen to as the soundtrack to those victories), but it’s easy to forget that there are people out there going through a much more dangerous form of struggle. The kind that can get you killed…
Something Beneath, written by Douglas Holmquist and featuring a haunting vocal performance by Susanna Lundgren, is a track from Mediocre’s mobile masterpiece PinOut! for iOS and Android. PinOut! puts a beautifully designed new spin on the old arcade classic pinball, turning it into a race against the clock through a seemingly infinite range of intricate and varied pinball tables…
When you’re feeling blue, it takes time to bring yourself up out of the pits. If you’re looking for a drug-free mood lifter in under 8 minutes, then you’ve got it with this perfectly named tune by Gov’t Mule. Also lovingly known as “Mule” by fans, this southern rock band is a side project for The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. There is everything to love about this song, but what hooked me is this lyric…
“Life Song” – A psychedelic, kaleidoscopic trip into the colorless unknown.
Weightless, warbling keys, and the impassioned cries of Alex Mass guide you through this solo mission to the other side….of stardom…
I’m always happier when the artist of the track of the week is from Brazil, or when it’s a woman. When it’s both, I’m twice happier!
And that’s the case here: Tatiana Bispo is a rapper, singer and songwriter from São Paulo whose work, either solo or when collaborating with other artists, is definitely worth a listen.
El infierno nunca estuvo tan lleno de sintetizadores, órganos y moduladores burbujeantes como con Maus.
John Maus profesor de filosofía y agnóstico de las guitarras eléctricas a las cuales las considera como “instrumentos agotados” profesa una música infernal bajo modos sonoros eclesiásticos medievales.
Big Inf returns today with a new single off his ‘New Industry: The Playlist’. Big Inf hails from the Fordham section of The Bronx and has created and maintained an exciting buzz for himself online.
This track is about looking out from airplane windows and seeing the top of the clouds as far as your eye can see.
Piano creates a perfect harmonic carpet, mixed with a cello… and the celestial choir that underlines the melody, makes it perfect for being in the sky.
We jellyfish don’t fear the depths. We don’t easily succumb to pressure. It is believed that some of us even descend as far as 10,000 meters — almost to the bottom of the deepest place on earth, the Mariana Trench.
So – before we go any further – you should know that this one is for my Dad.
He died in 2015 and I miss him immensely. He was as flawed as the rest of us, but I remember him as just, a really good man. Husband for 51 years, father of three super capable children, Obstetrician & Gynecologist, served his country in the Air Force, lover of books, of music, of humanity, of laughter, of hard work and perseverance – I am incredibly grateful for what he gave me and thankful to have been his son.