Music of the week

Good evening everyone! Hope that you are well? So I decided that I will post at least twice a week. So for this week’s second post, let’s focus a bit on music. As I work in the same agency as my girlfriend and that we share a Spotify account, we can’t use it at the same time and one of us ends using other great online services to listen to music. So here is my top 5 tracks that I’ve been listening the last few weeks.

#5 – UNCLE TONA BY DREW HOWARD

Drew Howard – AKA 88 Camino – is a Canadian rapper and member of GET HOME SAFE from Toronto. I discovered him through a Noisey interview. The track is really slow, chill and pretty easy to listen to when focusing on something important.

#4 – SET FIRE BY JAZZ CARTIER

Jazz Cartier – AKA Jacuzzi La Fleur – is another Canadian rapper and… Also member of GET HOME SAFE. I discovered him through the previously mentioned Noisey interview. I realised that I really listened to that track when in a rush to finish something. Really intense and energetic, it kept me going when I was slowing down.

#3 – LIVE @ FESTIVAL HAUTS DE GARONNE BY SHIGETO

Compared to the 4 other music videos of this TOP 5 tracks I listened to lately, this live by Shigeto is awesome! I’m a huge fan of Shigeto and his music really talks to me. But I must say that while working, I like to listen to something with a lot of drums and/or bass. Which is why this live comes in third place. It’s really good to focus for a long period and if you want to put your eyes on something else, seeing Shigeto in action is simply brilliant. Since I’ve haven’t got the chance to see him live, this video is perfect!

#2 – KING OF MY CASTLE BY BOOM BAPTIST

Here is another live performance. This time we are listening to American beatmaker and MC Boom Baptist. Their are actually 2 songs in this video. “Are and Bee” and “King Of My Castle”. Both songs will be featured on his new forthcoming album. I didn’t have a particular moment to listen to that track, apart that once I did, it got stuck in my head and didn’t want to leave it. This is why I ended up listening to it over and over again last Thursday (all day long)! Listening to it is a great pleasure, specially when the lyrics come in… Not going to spoil it for you!

#1 – XMAS IN PADOVA BY TACTEEL

In first position comes French producer Tacteel. This song is most definitely one of my favourite french electronic songs! I remember buying the CD at the Lazy Dog in Paris, when they had their second shop at the Citadium. It is one of the rare albums that I’ve never downloaded and possess in both CD and vinyl. Now this song is number one for a simple reason. The first time that I ever listened to it, I’ve notice a small hint to another of my favourite songs (again, I’m not going to spoil it). That song also made me understand that making music is all about fun and what you enjoy the most and helped me a lot one I “released” my very first EP. This is just one of these tracks that I would like to “hear” at my funeral or save if we ever needed to before the Apocalypse.

What song/track/album/video did you listened to/watched most the last few weeks? Let me know what you think of that selection and if you have any suggestions, I’m all ears.

Have a sound day!

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Can’t wait!

MADLIBGIG

A few weeks ago, I saw a gig announcement on spotify and told my girlfriend that I was getting tickets no matter what. She agreed even more once I told her for what gig they were. They are for the one of the greatest hip-hop producers and multi-instrumentalists. He goes by the name of Madlib. I went back on several ticket booking websites and realized that the gig wasn’t sold out. I don’t understand why and decided to make a little poster/animated gif to promote that rare event! If you want to discover one of the major hip-hop artists and get to see Jerimiah Jae, Moire and Kutmah, just click the poster above.

Now, just like for the Bad Bad Not Good fake poster, I didn’t/don’t/won’t sell this design because it features an image that isn’t mine. If you are the photographer of that Madlib portrait, please, email me if you have a problem with me having fun with your photo.

Have a sound day.

Fifi Rong

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Originating from Beijin, Fifi Rong is a brilliant London based singer, songwriter and producer. 

If you haven’t heard of her, and have no idea of how she sounds like, let me tell you this: she has a beautiful and bewitching voice that floats over very acoustic drums, layered with poetic pads and chords playing with very dubby bass-lines.

Last year (already) she released her very first, self produced/mixed album “Wrong” on ITunes. So here’s what I can add, she represents the true meaning of independent music, and that’s just the way I feel about her music. 

Now if you want to show her some love, you can purchase her album here and check out her new music video “Over You” just below.

Have a sound day!