M.I.A. has a new joint out called Baby on her SoundCloud page. Really exciting to hear her new sound after she signed with Roc Nation.
As a live performer, Dizzee Rascal is amazing. And this was my favorite song that I heard him drop at Treasure Island Music Festival in SF Bay. Dizzee can spit super fast and with the English accent, it’s a very unique flow.
Calvin Harris’s beat and Chrome’s chorus add well to this track.
I’ve been on a big reggae tip this past 3 months. And not just party reggae music (dancehall), but more mellow and lyrical songs.
This track “Your House” comes from Steel Pulse. They are a roots reggae band from England. A really cool fact about them is that their first album was called Ku Klux Klan 45 – which was talking about the evils of racism.
I first heard this track from Jason Joseph live at a performance with Karmacy. And it was my favorite song from this South Asian soul / r&B singer. The chorus line is simple, yet beautiful:
oooo living our lives away
if the love we had is given to no one
oooo giving our lives away
if you open up your heart you’ll see, living love will truly set you free
This song was played in the latest episode of “How To Make It In America”. And I feel instantly in love with it. Jamie Woon has a beautiful voice.