Happy Valentines Day,
Whether you’re celebrating the day or not, this collection of chilled out songs are the perfect addiction to the romance that comes with the day. Some people like to give out flowers, others chocolates, but I think the best way to show someone you care is through some music and I hope these songs will help to set the mood for whatever it is you’re getting up to today.
Earlier today, Ninja Tune Records released an album of remixes for Bonobo’s album Black Sands. The album offers up the interpretations of some of his songs from some of his label mates like Lapalux and Falty DL as well as some artists that I have never heard of. So it looks like Nero isn’t the only one to be feeling the admiration from his peers right now. The album stays pretty true to the laid back style of Bonobo, but you can hear how each artist put a different spin on the track that chose to remix, evidenced by the fact that four separate remixes appear for the song Eyesdown.
This Saturday, I’ll have the pleasure of seeing legendary Japanese trip-hop artist DJ Krush for the first time at Wrongbar, but from what I’ve hear this guy puts on a crazy show, so I fully expect to get krushed by the music, sorry for the cheesiness with that one. He’s currently celebrating his twentieth anniversary and has been releasing a new single each month. His music is very chilled and epic at the same time, all I can say is that if his tour brings him to France, I hope he doesn’t get Paris Syndrome.
Former bassist from The Roots, Owen Biddle, decided to leave the band so that he could focus on his new project Mister Barrington. His idea was to assemble a crew of fantastic musicians and create some crazy electronic music. The band has just finished recording their second album and says they are going to be releasing it soon, so keep an eye out for that because based on what I’ve heard from the first album I know that it’s going to be crazy.
Finally, I gotta wish a happy belated birthday to the greatest hip-hop producer of all time Mr. J Dilla, who passed away back in 2006. He has been a huge influence to rappers, DJs, Producers and musicians alike.
-Signed Sincerely, Hooch