Now I know that it’s been a looooong looooong time since I wrote anything up in this humpy bumpy, but you will have to excuse me!
To get things kicked off, Mr Bo Saris with his super soulful “She’s on Fire“. A tune that would fit right in to your classic soul collection, sandwiched between Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers and Sam&Dave…illustrious company to be sure! Hailing from London, this cool cat has a striking voice and an ear for a tune. So much so that “She’s on Fire” has been remixed by none other than Calibre, Philly and Jazz and Maya Jane Coles…you know you’ve done something right when that happens! I’ve been sitting on this little number for a fairly long while now and it only seems right to unleash it upon the world once more! I can’t imagine anyone not getting up out of their seats and shacking a tail feather or two to this!
To find out more about Mr Saris or to listen to some of the remixes, visit his site http://www.bosaris.com/ or facebook http://www.facebook.com/BoSaris
Now, again, I realise that this has been out for a fairly long time (August I believe it was first released) but it has become a staple favourite of mine. Arlissa vs Nas “Hard to Love Somebody” has been played in my house more times than I care to remember and was the song that really turned me on to her. With a voice that is reminiscent of a cross between Florence and Lianne La Havas, Arlissa really nails it in this tune. But to truly appreciate her voice, just check out her album “Sticks and Stones” available now now now!
So without further a do, I present to you Arlissa vs Nas “Hard to Love Somebody” (Original) and the Zed Bias remix- one of many many remixes!
If you would like to find out more about Arlissa head over to her website http://www.arlissa.com/ or soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/arlissa
If you like what you hear there, you may want to turn yourselves towards Lianne La Havas who I suspect will be right up your street!
And now back to what we do best…a bit of drum and bass :p
Due for release on the 25th of March, Nu:Logic (Nu:Tone and Logistics hybrid) on their album entitled “What I’ve Always Waited For” have released a few tracks for us to delight in. This includes the following tune: Morning Light. Accompanied by a great video that really reflects the tone of the tracks, Nu:Logic have been “Working with director Nez Savaşkan, we wanted to create visual accompaniments for each of Nu:Logic‘s tunes which captured the vibe and feeling of each track. This resulted in a series of fourteen simple vignettes not conforming to the standard conventions you might expect from a promo video”. Good job well done I say! I’ll let you judge for yourselves though using “Morning Light” as an example. A smooth, liquid, almost old school style of drum and bass, this is perfect listening when you just want to chill, or on the road. Probably some of my favourite drum and bass to have been released recently! Here for your pleasure only- Morning Light.
If you want to see the rest of the series of videos, along with the lastest releases from Hospital, head over to the Hospital Records youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HospitalRecords or visit the site https://www.hospitalrecords.com/artists/
- Arlissa’s single Sticks & Stones released March 3 (hangout.altsounds.com)
- DNB | Nu:Logic’ ‘What I’ve Always Waited For’ Beautiful Video Series [Hospital Records] (thinksoul25.com)
- Lianne La Havas – review (guardian.co.uk)
- Top 10 Artists to Look out for in 2013 – #2 Arlissa (futurewritersmusic.com)
- Lianne La Havas’ star is rising at The Ritz, Manchester (manchestereveningnews.co.uk)