Weekly Vibes

Another instalment of Weekly Vibes, we are back and ready, bringing you a mix of old and new underground sounds. Happy listening! Confessions – Sudan Archives ‘There is a place that I call home But it’s not where I am welcome’ ‘Confessions’ is a beautifully shot video that explores dark yet hopeful themes of duality…

A summer in London Sound:

Remembering you belong and feel at home in a city is so refreshing when you come to revisit it. Home is always home no matter how far you branch out, for myself home is London Town and for every music lover out there it’s the perfect place for experiencing live music/ concerts and events in…

A Mood: Hype chill

Hype chill zone is for songs that mask themselves as mellow tunes but lowkey go hard. These tunes have a lower frequency sound to the hype of the tunes you listen to in the club, that bang better when you’re in the mindset to accomplish everything you set out to do. Whether it be in…

A mood: Lounge Relaxation

With summer coming to an end the feel good chill season is almost over. My Lounge relaxation playlist is for those good moments in the sun, alone time and letting the positivity surround you; reminisce on that event you went to or tune out the noise of the day. With so many things that plague…

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…

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…

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 Just fight the feeling,…

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 This compelling visual, transports the viewer to Sampa’s creative abyss which celebrates…

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…

A mood: Early Hip Hop chill zone

Hip hop has taken on many shapes and forms in the last 40 years and we are going back to the early stages pf the era with a collection of chill songs and some new tunes that have captured the vibe of a time that went before. These old school tunes never get old for…

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.

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;…

A mood: Study zone

Music for studying is very important to get right, despite the numerous studies that say that music is no benefit when studying, I have to strongly disagree. But, in saying that, you need to listen to the right type of music to be in the mindset to carry out productive work, as loud, fast music…

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…

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.

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…

A mood: R&b Day time chill

Let me take you on a journey through my mind With mix of my daytime fav chill R&b tunes,  I like to listen to when I have a short break in my day, the smooth vocals and deep beats create a frequency to vibrate to, and chill for a moment.

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.

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…

Weekly Vibes

Another instalment of my weekly vibes, bringing new and old finds to your ears, happy listening.

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…

Weekly Vibes

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…

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…

Weekly Vibes

More of my weekly vibes, this week we have a true mix across an array of genres and times. 

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…

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

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.

#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. 

Weekly Vibes

New finds: The second instalment of weekly vibes, this week’s mix is a collection of mostly chilled out songs. 

#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…

Weekly Vibes

New finds: The first instalment of my weekly vibes, keep up with my new finds every week, a mix of everything I like. Freaky – Santi I stumbled over Santi almost by mistake whilst scrolling on YouTube, and was introduced to  ‘Alte Cruise’, a new style of alternative Nigerian music and was instantly captured by…

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…