18 posts tagged r&b
Yet another banging remix from Kaytranada… The homie from Montreal takes on Erykah Badu’s Love of My Life and adds character with a smacking snare and lovely harp/guitar groove.
As I’ve mentioned many times before, Montreal is amazing. It’s a beautiful, diverse, cultured city with gorgeous, well dressed locals. Lucky me that I live in Boston, Mass - just a 5*ish** hour drive from Montreal. 5* hours and you step into a new country with a completely unique style. Quebec is a great place and the Quebecois are great people. If you haven’t been, check it out. Summer’s the best time. Festivals regularly occur. Try to check out the Picnique Electronique - a sick electronic music festival at a HUGE park on an island in the St Lawrence river next to Montreal (also an island). Grab brunch with Sangria at Jardin Nelson in the Vieux Porte(Old Port). If you didn’t know, now you know…
**I say *ish because on the way back, US Customs can be a pain. Especially if your name is Marwan…
Love of My Life - Erykah Badu - Kaytranada Remix <- Click to download.
Hold the phones people! The greatest thing has happened. Outkast is back on a track together. Well, kinda…
Big Boi has dropped his remix/lyrical insertion of Frank Ocean’s Pink Matter featuring Andre 300. This track really drives home that Outkast is/was the best emcee duo to ever do it. Please Jah(or whoever is listening) bring us another album or EP or SINGLE or ANYTHING of Outkast. They are too good to be done making music together.
Pink Matter - Frank Ocean feat Andre 3000 - Big Boi Remix <- Click to download
Another stellar musician from Montreal, Kaytranada, brings us tonight’s remix. TLC’s “Creep” is a serious piece of 90’s nostalgia and I love the vibe our Quebecois friend brings out on this cut.
TLC - Creep (Kaytranada’s Creepier Edition) < - Click to download
AlunaGeorge is back on the blog (after a 12 hour hiatus) with this dope cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You”. It’s a reinterpretation that maintains much of the original while being adapted to this London based duo’s style. Dig.
Daaaaaaamn. Monolith, why you gotta do this track so damn dirty?
Monolith repping NYC drops this heater remix of the goddess Aaliyah’s hit “Are You That Somebody?” Amazing dubstep/edm remix full of insane drums, synth and intensity. Dig it.
Are You That Somebody - Aaliyah - Monolith Remix <- Click to download
Frank Ocean blesses us with this Christmas blessing, Wise Man. It was supposed to be on the Django Unchained soundtrack but for whatever reason was left off. Enjoy.
Los Angeles based band, The Neighbourhood, are back on the blog with new song “A Little Death” released as the B-side to “Let it Go”. Dig it.
Friend of City Hall, The Melker Project sent me this heater. Superthug vs Midnight City vs Get Me Bodied aka Nore Vs. M83 Vs. Beyonce <-download - Question Mr. Melker - You kidding me? Heatttt.
Robert Glasper’s “Black Radio” is one of the best releases of the year. With features from a who’s who of modern music, you can’t deny it’s greatness. Glasper continually refuses to dumb down his jazz sound for the masses. I dig it. If you don’t appreciate his music, chances are you don’t know good music. IF this is you - Read a book.
Angels Roulette - The xx vs Rihanna - The Melker Project - Click to download
Our friend, The Melker Project (formerly DJ Scott Melker) released this heavenly remix of The xx’s Angels mashed up against Ri Ri’s Roulette. The outcome is phenomenal. Enjoy this friends.
Frank Ocean strays from singing on this and raps/tells us a story on Blue Whale. Frank dropped this on his Tumblr recently. Thank jah for that. This is a gem. Dig it.
Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean - Ryan Hemsworth Remix - Click to download
Canada’s Ryan Hemsworth kills this remix. Adding nice synth and a new groove. Enjoy.
Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean - Lonsdale Boys Club Remix - Click to download
I love this track. Frank Ocean is so damn good and Lonsdale Boys Club does a great job of remixing this track while keeping the original feel. The sped up drums actually enhance this song tremendously. Dig it.
Thinkin' Bout You
by Frank Ocean
album Channel Orange
Do NOT sleep on this album. Buy it now and thank me later. It’s undoubtedly going to be one of the best albums of 2012. Wow. Enjoy this banger.
Sweet Life - Frank Ocean - Click to download
Frank Ocean dropped his new album Channel Orange last night. Thank Jah. It’s a banger. Do yourself a favor and Buy Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange”