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…

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;…

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.

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…

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.

Weekly Vibes

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