VIBE

Vibe – a word that always seems to crop up when describing music, but what does this term really mean? What does it feel like? and how can we explain it? According to many sources ‘vibe’ is interchangeable with ‘energy’ and ‘atmosphere’, something we can’t see but feel instinctively. The reason why ‘vibe’ is hard…

Into the Ritmo Latino

When we think of music it always associated to a place, location and a group of people. This is the first post of my Diasporic Sound series – mapping the influence of the African diaspora. I’ve always been a fan of Latin music from Central to South America where the music originates from three different…

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…