What’s special about true artists?

Ever wonder if you are walking on the path you are called to and how to really level up to your own expectations for yourself? Pursuing your dreams involves riding a creative roller coaster in order to make them come alive. If music is sound that feels and something that shapes identity, allow it to … Continue reading What’s special about true artists?

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Unique gems found underground

This is for the budding artists in their early early stages of development who are crafting their sound. Some may only have a couple songs, a small fan base and/or still crafting their own sound but the seeds are sowing. Here are a couple very new/underground unique artists I've been listening to of recent, including … Continue reading Unique gems found underground

Weekly Vibes

This weekly vibes has an array of fresh finds, to discover and enjoy! A mix of soulful, Afro and alternative hip hop songs you didn't think you needed but do! A collection of the best of what my playlists looks like at the moment, happy listening. Sandstrom - Mereba ft JID https://youtu.be/KHqsrAPgjO0 Just fight the … Continue reading Weekly Vibes

Video appreciation post

It's all about the visuals!! There are some amazing videos out there, pieces of audio-visual art which leave you speechless, in awe and sometimes a little confused. Here are a couple of videos that I was inspired by. Energy - Sampa the great https://youtu.be/dDubhAKSeB0 This compelling visual, transports the viewer to Sampa's creative abyss which … Continue reading Video appreciation post

A mood: Neo Soul zone

Going to Neo-Soul night at the Jazz Cafe early last week has really re-ignited the spark for the genre, similar to the first time discovered Neo-soul as a young 13 year old. Listening to 'On & On' by Erykah Badu on repeat, I cultivated a love for lyricism and spoken truths, different from the hum … Continue reading A mood: Neo Soul zone

Weekly vibes

We are back again with another weekly vibes, this week's weekly has an array of sounds from the past, present and future all that curate a timeless vibe. Jungle - Casio https://youtu.be/7nJRGARveVc Don't think that my love is goneIt's all up in your head now 'Casio' has a 80s feel good vibe to it showing … Continue reading Weekly vibes

The cure to musical boredom…

Everyone has experienced that time when your favourite songs you would always listen to lose their special spark. Initially the listening experience is amazing, there's nothing like the feeling of experiencing something for the first time, but as time passes the spark fades away. This effect of musical boredom arises in a number of ways; … Continue reading The cure to musical boredom…

Music: Political outcry

Music, the human portal of expressing happiness, discontent, fantasy, love ect. For centuries it has been used to express political discontent and motivate change. For a long time, mainstream music has censored the types of songs that address hard topics in fear of sparking debates and uprising, but what type of art form isn't meant … Continue reading Music: Political outcry

Weekly Vibes

Another instalment of my weekly vibes, this week I introduce more new artsists to listen and add to your playlists. All picked from a mix of genres. Song 32 - Noname https://youtu.be/0a4PD4SwEAs Finally Noname makes a come back with song 32, the Chicago rapper is an underrated gem from the underground who is gaining more … Continue reading Weekly Vibes

Remixes that got it right

Remixes, sometimes they can be hit or miss, although when they're a hit they almost threaten the existence of the original....or sometimes they're just on par. Here are some of my fav lowkey remixes mostly found on YouTube or SoundCloud. Erykah Badu - Drama (Manuel Ricciardi Deep Mix) Erykah Badu is up there in my … Continue reading Remixes that got it right

Weekly vibes

It's been a while but here we go again with this week's tunes, this week we have a lot of alternative r&b jams to enjoy and listen to. Solange - When I get home "Nothing without intention, Do nothing without intention!" Solange's new album 'When I get home' is another creative masterpiece, straying away from … Continue reading Weekly vibes

The overlooked power of Instrumentals

Just scrolling through a list of my saved songs on Spotify, I realised I have quite a few jazzy instrumentals that I enjoy listening to. For those who find that instrumentals help free thought or prefer background music, I'm here to share some songs which are full of substance without the overlay of lyrics. Sometimes … Continue reading The overlooked power of Instrumentals

Weekly vibes 6

Another instalment of my weekly vibes, bringing new and old finds to your ears, happy listening. Climax- Slum Village 'I want you right here in the world, being with you all alone is like dream come true' Taking it back to old school 90s soul-hip hop, Slum Village always deliver on quality, especially with 'Climax'. … Continue reading Weekly vibes 6

A mood: Afro chill

Looking through my music playlists, I have realised that I listen to a lot of chill mood music; however they vary in style and genre and each category has a different chill vibe that essentially help you to relax, focus and wonder at any given moment. I want to walk you through these categories, the … Continue reading A mood: Afro chill

Weekly vibes 5

This week's weekly has a little Valentine's day touch, including the usual songs from an array of genres for you keep consuming and exploring your taste in music as I do. Radio (refix) - Masego This refix of Nonso Amadi's 'Radio' displays Masego's ability to always deliver chill sultry tunes, collaborating with Juls on the … Continue reading Weekly vibes 5

Edutainment

Music is a vessel for entertainment, yet also sub/consciously educates us and influences the way we perceive society and our view of the world. Personally, I am very interested in how music makes me feel and the deeper meaning behind the songs I listen to. Now I know not all songs have a deeper meaning … Continue reading Edutainment

Weekly Vibes 4

More of my weekly vibes, this week we have a true mix across an array of genres and times.  BEAMLIGHT - Jay Prince We start off with the new and fresh. Jay Prince is an East London hip hop artist with a smooth flow, his new song 'BEAMLIGHT' off the album WONDER was released early … Continue reading Weekly Vibes 4

Music sampling: Where does it stem from?

Ever listen to a song and hear remnants of another song in it, if the answer is yes, this blog post will take you through couple songs and their samples. Throughout hip hop sampling has always existed, I find it  shows how old music continues to live on in newer forms. Also, music sampling displays … Continue reading Music sampling: Where does it stem from?

Joey Bada$$

Joey Bada$$ is another underrated rap artist, I was introduced to him through the freestyles he used to do on 'Sway in the morning' and 'Hot 97', and from there on I saw his true talen. He is a restless advocate for social change, and always conveys his strong sentiments through his music. The album 'All -Amerikkkan Badass ' is a powerful impacting body of art, and as the Joey says himself the album is like 'vegetables' good for you, even though hard to swallow.

Weekly vibes 3

It's that time of the week again, tune in to my weekly vibes, including new releases and new finds from a range of genres and moods. Selfish - Little Simz ft Cleo Sol This song collab with Little Simz and Cleo Sol is a breath of fresh air, Simz's smooth flow and piano riffs accompanied … Continue reading Weekly vibes 3

#Alt R&B: ELECTRONIC GIRLS

A collection of female artists in the grey space of alternative r&b with chill, intergalatic and soul vibes. This genre of music shows the future variations of r&b, and its a promising future.  ABRA:  ABRA is a talented singer and producer, her music doesn't fit into one category, though if I were to describe her … Continue reading #Alt R&B: ELECTRONIC GIRLS

World: French Hip Hop/Trap/Afro

 Recently I've been listening to more French hip hop/trap/Afro and have been loving it! Imported by the USA with an African flavour, it always gets me hyped and in a lit mood. Here are a few special artists.  Niska Niska always goes hard and his flow is straight fire. Even though I don't understand the … Continue reading World: French Hip Hop/Trap/Afro

Weekly Vibes 2

New finds: The second instalment of weekly vibes, this week's mix is a collection of mostly chilled out songs.  CHANCES - KAYTRANADA The Montreal DJ KAYTRANADA has been steadily producing future atmospheric beats year on year. His latest EP 'NOTHING LIKE U/CHANCES' continues to add flavour to his musical collection Manga - Mayra Andrade For … Continue reading Weekly Vibes 2

#Neo-soul: Current jams

If you ask me what genre makes me feel good in my soul, it has to be neo soul. The artistic freedom of expression, deeper meaning of songs and conscious driven lyrics in this style of music, is magical. It combines soul with contemporary r&b, which fuses hip hop, jazz and electronic in its current … Continue reading #Neo-soul: Current jams

Brent Faiyaz

 About the artist:Brent is a relatively new r&b/Soul artist, with a smooth but gritty voice. The Maryland born singer has three incredible EPs 'A.M Paradox', 'Sonder Son' and 'Lost' each which show his growth into one the most underrated top r&b artists today. His songs carry deep meaning that intertwine his outlook on society with personal … Continue reading Brent Faiyaz