intense, epic buildup!
Tessellate (Alt-J Cover) produced by Xaphoon Jones
transported. #chillhouse #deephouse #fadedfridays
#gratitude for all the people I’ve met and shared times with. #quote #mondays
This post is long overdue.
Jeff Buckley is a rock legend. Most have heard his famous rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ but not his famous LP ‘Grace’, the only album he recorded before his untimely death. Its still hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time according to Rolling Stone.
He was fearless in his approach to music. Singing a beautiful ballad one minute and edgy rock the next, he pushed boundries no one dared. I was floored the minute I heard him sing a song by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Knowing the vocal chops of the qawwali master I started to laugh (you can hear the crowd do it too) but after a minute he hits a note that is so close to the Nusrat original…I was transported.
Enough..if you aren’t familiar with him here’s a sampling..
BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH
this man Diplo
#music #diplo #electro #electronasty
Revisiting Matisyahu: Live at Stubbs from 2005. Just in a spiritual mood I guess..Sure I was skeptical on first glance. A Hassidic Jew singing reggae and rap? But you can’t deny Matisyahu believes in what he says. Its evident in his passionate and focused delivery. Listen close to the lyrics. The spiritual themes are universal; love, divinity, humility and keeping faith in tough times.
Strip away the layers and reveal your soul Got to give yourself up and then you become whole You’re a slave to yourself and you don’t even know Want to live the fast life but your brain moves slow If you’re trying to stay high then you’re bound to stay low You want God but you couldn’t deflate your ego
Looking for help from God you say he couldn’t be found Searching up to the sky and looking beneath the ground Like a King without his Crown Yes, you keep fallin’ down.
The Bliss Album…? was grossly underrated, and mostly overlooked save for this track and I’d Die Without You. Maybe no one could catch Prince Be’s lyrics?
'Ways of the Wind' & 'About Nothing' gave me reason to dub the album as spiritual R&B. Find the liner notes, or listen line by line. Pure poetry.