Laid back but technical rapping by RacecaR over masterfully constructed beats and production by Grant Phabao. I like the fact that every track is markedly different, definitely never boring. Very groovy.
This album truly brings together some of my favourite musicians: De La Soul and Fela Kuti. On paper it sounds scary right? But if you give this a listen you'll be blown away. Top production job Amerigo, loving listening to those classic rhymes reinvigorated.
Hey Paris DJs, you guys rock. Don't ever stop putting out these awesome compilations. Now I have to hunt all of these individual artists down and give all their stuff a listen. Great to hear Connie Price & The Keystones killing it on the first track and the arrangement of instrumental to vocal and back again - smart.
James Hunter's band play some serious in the pocket stuff. James, I love your raspy voice and guitar work. Definitively the kind of album you can do some daggy hip shaking to. It don't matter who watching because you'll be in the groove.
Charles Bradley is a legend. Saw him play at the Melbourne Zoo and he genuinely seems like the nicest bloke around. Charles sings from the heart and gives it his all and this album is no exception. Thanks Charles.
This is album is somewhat of new direction for C.W. Stoneking. It has a lovely rattley low tech vibe. The sound is less delta blues and more vintage rhythm and blues. Mr. Stoneking is a fine guitarist and this album gives him an opportunity to display his skills with the solid body.
The Bluebeaters have nailed what a modern ska/ rocksteady band should sound like. This album is packed full of great covers of great songs. I thought Mark Ronson had the drop on Britney's Toxic until I heard the Bluebeaters version! Their take on the 5 Royales' Catch That Teardrop is a blinder.