lördag 31 december 2011

>> Southern Man

One of my favorite Young songs from After The Gold Rush [1970]

onsdag 28 december 2011

>> Stevie plays the drums!

It looks like a marionette doll but its actually a young Stevie Wonder getting nuts behind the set. Dude!

>> Spejsy - Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never - the main project of the busy producer Daniel Lopatin.
He just released his new album Replica. This is from his previous called "Returnal" [2010]

lördag 24 december 2011

>> Next Stop...Soweto














The label Strut conclude their essential three-part excursion into the archives of South African music... Volume 3 is a long overdue retrospective of the rich jazz scene happening in South Africa. The album features many of the recognized South African jazz greats like saxophonist Dudu Pukwana and drummer Early Mabuza, the potent soul jazz grooves of The Heshoo Beshoo Group and The Drive.

I bought this on vinyl yesterday as a chrismas present to my friend Per...

...and I give you this amazing track from that album, Ou Kaas by Themba
Spotify

Merry Christmas.

fredag 23 december 2011

>> Love Song

Well nothing....simply a great pop song

onsdag 21 december 2011

onsdag 7 december 2011

>> Rock de Björn Borg

Rock dinámica... Si no te gusta esto, eres demasiado joven o no te gusta la música

tisdag 6 december 2011

>> Motor City Drum Ensemble

Good evening Stuttgart!

Basement Love (2011)


Raw Cuts 2 (2008)

fredag 25 november 2011

>> Low Roar - Thank you Island

Listen to this guy from Island, performs under Low Roar.





Whole album on Spotify

>> Sepalcure










Sepalcures combination of love for bass and 90s house acapellas is the collaboration between the New York duo Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma. Their mix of tribal dub, house and two step beats works equally well for both late nights in the club and rainy, introspective nights at home.

Check out new full-length album at Hotflush



torsdag 24 november 2011

>> Patrick Specke at Monkey Bar (Slow Club)

Sat. 19th of Nov. Not the best sound and a lot of Spanish conversations heard (like always) but who cares...

onsdag 16 november 2011

>> Aint Nothing Like Making Love


Sir John Roberts & The Sophisticated Funk Orchestra (1979)

Tracklist:
A1 Ain´t Nothing Like Making Love
A2 Make Love To The Music
A3 Can You Feel Me
A4 Disco Power!
B1 Love To The Bone
B2 Do You Believe In Fate?
B3 Sophisticated Funk

The name, the titles...no comments needed... Bailamos!

>> Buckets Of Rain

Great track from the album "Blood On The Tracks" (1975)

lördag 5 november 2011

>> Hotel Mexico

Dont let the name fool you: Hotel Mexico comes a long, long way away from south, Japan, to be exact. The group has a new release, His Jewelled Letter Box.



Listen on Spotify: HOTEL MEXICO – G.I.R.L

>> Táta Vega

Love the bass line! Get It Up For Love (1979). Enjoy your weekend /U



>> Sweet Music - I Get Lifted

I Get Lifted (1976) by Sweet Music is a cover version of the George McCrae track and is something of a rare-groove disco classic. Beautiful bassline and a very nice intro. I used to play the original but this is actually even more funky...or?





George McCrae

måndag 31 oktober 2011

>> Something About Us

Got to love the simplicity and the genius of this Daft Punk song. Both musically and lyrically. From the album Discovery (2001)

torsdag 27 oktober 2011

>>Youth Lagoon - live



Again, Trevor Powers, 22-years-old records under "Youth Lagoon". Charles Bergquist and Sezio capture Youth Lagoon's studio session of their Best New Track "July". Please be patient for short adv. and intro.

http://pitchfork.com/tv/tunnelvision/1823-youth-lagoon/2975-july/

tisdag 25 oktober 2011

>> Robyn & KESO

Some Swedish students doing more important stuff than studying...



The original

>> Eddie Hazel

No room for thoughts like "I dont like guitar solos" when it comes to Eddie Hazels magic performance on the title track "Maggot Brain" [1971] by Funkadelic.

According to legend, George Clinton, under the influence of LSD, told Hazel during the recording session to imagine he had been told his mother was dead, but then learned that it was not true.The result was the 10-minute guitar solo. Though several other musicians began the track playing, Clinton soon realized the power of Hazels solo and faded them out so that the focus would be on Hazel's guitar. The entire track was recorded in one take

lördag 22 oktober 2011

>> Youth Lagoon

Trevor Powers, 22-years-old from Boise, Idaho records under Youth Lagoon.

fredag 21 oktober 2011

>>Phantogram

I guess you like Blonde Redhead? Then you also like this New York psychpop band Phantogram.

From their debut album Eyelid Movies (2010)


And why not a Blonde Redhead classic as well...
"23"


/Urban K.

torsdag 20 oktober 2011

>>The Field















Swedish producer Axel Willner did it again! And I have a feeling its better than ever.


First time I heard The Field was after the release of his second album Yesterday & Today [2009]. I read about it, ran to the closest record shop to get my piece and it truly knocked me over. I have many times played the title track of this epos album to an curious audience getting into to the groove.

Now he released "Looping State Of Mind", again on Kompakt.

Axel Willner uses the software Jeskola Buzz and live instrumentation, mixing and recording tracks live for each album, although he uses a live band for live performances. After all, at its simplest, techno is music that can be built with just a few loops. And Willner's first few records certainly made effective use of the form, layering shimmering loops of voice and synth and guitar on each track until he'd built a fluffy and infinitely soothing wall of sound.

Here is the title track of his latest album, a track which so far is my favourite.

Here is the title track of the album "Yesterday & Today". Live drums and bass which you will hear very clear in the end.

And finally a sample from his "From Here We Go Sublime" from 2007


/Urban

onsdag 19 oktober 2011

>> M83

Since 2003 breakthrough Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts, M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez has created increasingly colossal records. His latest, a double album, could be his best record, its 74-minute runtime hardly daunting. It's actually the easiest M83 album to consume in one sitting, a reverse accumulation of past strengths for Gonzalez's most compact and combustive music to date. Also an immersive universe, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming serves as a framework to realize the marvelous capability of our dreams and daily lives. Read more...
I want to give you two clips, first one from the album Saturday = Youth (2008) with the official winning video.


And the song Claudia Lewis from the new album "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming"


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lördag 15 oktober 2011

>> Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. "Nothing but our love" - first track from the Horse Power EP (2011)













fredag 14 oktober 2011

>> Bring it on home to me

Percy Sledges amazing version of Sam Cookes "Bring it on home to me", originally recorded by Cooke in 1962.

onsdag 12 oktober 2011

>> Håkan speaks Svenglish

Please Håkan Hellström, never do like Kent and try to write lyrics in English...Thank you..

tisdag 11 oktober 2011

>> José Gonzalez

This is just so damned good. Loooong tuning but its all worth waiting for. Junip with José Gonzalez, the Swedish/Argentinian Singer-songwriter.

Junip will perform in Sala Razzmatazz, Barcelona the 21 October


Here is another live clip from Junip playing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NYC.

fredag 26 augusti 2011

>> Innvervision!

Take a minute and relax...This song Visions from the album Innervision (1973), its just the perfect tune. The chords, the melody...



Also the first track, "To high" is a good example of Stevies brilliance during the 70´s



Urban K.