Aviador DRO – La ciudad en movimiento
Simple Minds – Theme For Great Cities
Les Fleurs by 4Hero
Nuyorican Soul ~ I am The Black Gold of The Sun (4 Hero Remix)
Asi Se Baila Zapateado en Hermosillo, Sonora
A charming video documenting a localized style of zapateado dancing from Hermosillo, Sonora in Northern Mexico. The homeland of my maternal ancestors. Interstingly, I dance a lot like this and I had no idea that I probably learned this style from my family.
Also from Sonora, a mesmerizing video showing the skill required to make perfectly round and paper-thin flour tortillas. Crossing my fingers traditions like these continue in our bulldozer of cultures world.
BLADEE FT. BONES – SHADOWFACE (JACKY LAVISH’ SLOW DOWN)
What I’m listening to nowadays. Swedish teenagers. Part of the Yung Lean crew.
Farhot – Represent Heart
Mark Ronson – Stop Me (Kissy Sell Out Remix)
Ebony Bones – What Difference Does it Make
Jabberwocky feat Elodie Wildstars – Photomaton
my best song of the year.
lots more below…
Kingdom – Bank Head (feat. Kelela)
Noriel Vilela – 16 Toneladas
If a band is going to make a remake of a popular song, it’s important to make the song your own and in my opinion, these two song remakes not only are owned by their respective groups but are better than the originals.
Los Rockin’ Devils – Gloria
Orchestre Polyrythmo – Min We Tun So
Another fantastic tune from Orchestre Polyrythmo, this one a bit more on the downtempo, melancholy side than the song I featured by them previously. (please click the link to see one of the best videos ever posted on this blog)
More on the band from Discogs:
The T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou hails from the West African nation of Benin. The “T.P.” stands for the French “Tout Puissant”, which means “All Mighty”. The band was formed in 1966 and still records to this day, although band members have changed along the way. Their output has been extremely prolific numbering upwards of 50 LPs and a hundred 45s.
As their name implies, the music relies on a blend of rhythmic persussive elements. It draws from the French heritage of Benin along with the influence of their anglophone neighbors like Nigeria and Ghana. These influences and rhythmic elements form the backdrop for varied styles they play, a mix ranging from afrobeat, highlife, jazz, soul, rhumba and latin music. Tracks are sung in either French or their native Fon tongue.
Romuald – A Strange Light In Your Eyes
More melancholy music for the cooler days and darker nights. A downtempo track full of energy. Love the distorted echo vocals, the haunting synth melody, the old-school backing vocals and the subdued funk that keeps it all together.
The last track from the first compilation album on Kitsune Music, called Kitsune Love. This track is exclusive to the compilation, and it’s REALLY good. Romuald can make some good tunes, and he’s back working on a Re-Edit of In Love With You with Alan Braxe at the moment. Enjoy this really calm track for now though.