Posts Tagged ‘uk’

0170 Laura Mvula – I don’t know what the weather will be @ 2:13

Friday, October 24th, 2014

“Or if today is all I have to live…”

Someone will be digging for tunes online 40 years from now, find this, and be soooo happy. Such a special record; warm, and built on the shoulders of giants.

I don’t know what the weather will be 2:13 – 2:58

From Sing to the Moon, released through RCA Victor records, 2013

0169 – Sam Smith – Like I can @ 1:37

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

“I never love you like I can”

The chorus hits 3 times in a song that is only 2:47. I’m choosing the middle as the best part so that you recognize how great the chorus is after the first time, and still get another hit before the song is over. So bueno.

Like I Can 1:33 – 1:52

From The Lonely Hour, released through Capitol Records, 2014

0159 Drake – Too Much @ 0:47

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

“most people in my position get complacent, want to come places with star girls”

There are some great moments on the Drake album, the sample on the Jay Z track, the intro to Connect, the chorus on Furthest Thing, and then the way the drums drop here on Too Much. It feels like they’re late. Love the flow too, and hearing Sampha takes me back to that great SBTRKT album. The Jimmy Fallon performance is worth a look too, great stuff from our hometown representative.

Too Much 2:45 – 5:45

From Nothing Was the Same, released through Cash Money Records, 2013

0158 South London Ordnance – Black Acre @ 3:12

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

While the UK beatheads keep pushing the sound further, it’s great to see vocalists jumping on board. Drake’s on it… listen to his new album.

Black Acre 2:48 – 3:27

Single Released in 2013, South London Ordnance Soundcloud

0154 James Blake – Overgrown @ 3:35

Monday, July 1st, 2013

“..time passes and the constants stay”

While the bass that opens up this first track of the album is amazing, it’s this big orchestral sound at 3:35 that announces and confirms what he’s all about, and where he’s going.

Overgrown 3:03 – 3:50

From Overgrown, released through Atlas Records, 2013

Related Posts:

http://www.thebestpartsofsongs.com/2011/09/0125-james-blake-deeds-120/

0149 Burial – Rough Sleeper @ 2:14

Monday, February 4th, 2013

If you like Burial, make sure you read Pitchfork’s review of this 12, it’s great.

It’s tough to pick the best part, because like they say in the article, there’s really 3 tracks over the course of Rough Sleeper’s 14 minutes.

But I keep coming back to the organ, listen to the funny way it loops.

Rough Sleeper 1:58 – 2:28

From Truant, released through Hyper Dub Records, 2012

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0001 Burial – Shell of Light @ 3:30

0142 The XX – Sunset @ 3:04

Monday, October 8th, 2012

There were lots of choices on this standout track from the new XX album. I had 2 parts chosen as the best part, when I realized it’s this part at the end that has it. It’s the post club, post dubstep, underwater atmospherics that take this part to the next level. It’s Jamie XX’s shout out to London, to Burial, and to his contemporaries in the happening UK bass scene. It’s a headphone listen, and oh man I’m hoping for a remix to hear this part get extended.  Best Part on the clip below at 0:33.

Sunset 2:30 – 3:15

From Coexist, released through Young Turks Records, 2012

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http://www.thebestpartsofsongs.com/2011/03/0111-jamie-xx-gil-scott-heron-ill-take-care-of-you-044/
http://www.thebestpartsofsongs.com/2010/06/0079-the-xx-stars-246/

0125 James Blake – Deeds @ 1:20

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Hey, welcome back. Here’s one that’s nice for Fall. I thought this was going to be released on his upcoming EP Enough Thunder, but it’s not showing up on the advance tracklist. Found it on the BBC special that just aired, which has all sorts of gems in there. This one is stand out.

He plays Toronto on Sept. 30th, might want to check it out!

Deeds 1:20 – 1:50 (approx)

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