Archive for the ‘R&B’ Category

0183 – Frank Ocean – Endless (Slide on me) @ 20:34

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

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“…wrong side of average.”

One of my favourite parts of the visual album which is on endless repeat for me. So much fun listening to this.

From Endless, released through Def Jam records, 2016

0179 Dutch – No Measure @ 2:27

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Oh lets open…

6 got it cookin world.

0177 Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Peculiar @ 0:20

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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“can’t do without you”

Listen to this and it will all make sense. What a loop.

Ain’t that Peculiar 0:10 – 0:24

From Moods of Marvin Gaye, released through Tamla records, 1966

0171 Robert Glasper Experiment – Trust @ 6:12

Monday, October 27th, 2014

“hold me back together right now”

I can’t get enough of a good interlude, shout to Beastie Boys, Madlib, Pete Rock, Smif N Wessun.

Trust 6:10 – 6:24

From Black Radio 2, released through Blue Note Records, 2013

0168 – Lil Silva feat. Banks – Right For You @ 1:12

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

“I know where you want to be, right here next to me…”

2nd one on this AltR&B tip, muy bueno :36

Right for You 0:37 – 1:32

From Mabel, released through True Panther Records, 2014

0167 How to Dress Well – Words I Don’t Remember @ 5:15

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

I was calling this guy the white Weeknd for a while. Totally fresh sounding R&B.

I discovered him on a great RBMA documentary series which you should check out if you like this sound.

Words I Don’t Remember 5:07 – 5:53

From What is this Heart?, released through Domino records, 2014

0151 Big Boi feat. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram – Lines @ 2:04

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

“…the lines we’ve crossed, the lines we crossed, have always been why I’ve lost..”

This is such a strong album, I would have liked to have seen this given some respect at the Grammys. Big Boi is in a position to do whatever he wants, and here he goes crossover working with Wavves, Little Dragon, Jai Paul, and a group called Phantogram. Wait till you hear her voice below (@ 0:24). Combine that with a screwed intro, clipped sample, A$AP and Big Boi, and you’ve got a barn burner.

Lines 1:41 – 2:26

From Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, released through Def Jam Records, 2012

0146 Usher – Climax @ 0:32

Friday, January 25th, 2013

It’s not surprising to see Diplo (who produced this track) get put on by the mainstream. But I am surprised that he manages to sneak in a signature bass club “drop the hammer” sound effect. He’s letting us know he’s holding back a little, but still staying true to his original sound. Listen for it at 0:07 below.

Climax 0:24 – 0:37

From Looking 4 Myself, released through RCA Records, 2012