I love this song, It brings me affirmation and sets my heart alight with Jah’s peace. The when the groove drops the rhythmic interplay between Marcos Curiel’s perfect delayed guitar and Traa Daniels chunkily delicious bass is made all the sweeter by Wuv Bernardos stick work, and Santos’ percussive brilliance. these guys are a band to be envied.
Sony Sandoval sits wondrously on top of all this, and gives a performance worthy of recognition, his easy delivery and and distinctive flow is something special, the man is a natural preacher and his message of truth and beauty is designed to heard and appreciated.
Check this tune when you’re down and fancy a decent bounce around the living room
Firstly let me just apologies for the hiatus in reviews, the past month has been a Trial, But MRevue is back, and I’m still fresh.
Todays set of words belong to a woman who will always have my heart, an embodiment of strength and beauty who was taken from me years ago. I shall not weep, for she is singing with the angels and dancing with uJehova himself. This is for my Grandmother, Eunice Mbele, whos passing still hurts. Darkarai.
This is not only a an amazing piece of music, its a piece of beauty which goes beyond perceptions of Gospel. This song is so close to my soul I weep with pain and Joy whenever I hear it.
You don’t have to believe in Jah to appreciate Gospel, but you can’t deny the intensity of the passion which goes into these arrangements, this orchestration, It’s a genre for those who appreciate beauty and this song exemplifies that fact tenfold.
A Cappela is a form which is not to be taken lightly, the abilitie to create such intricate harmonies and keep a flow is just amazing. The Soweto Gospel Choir are a Tour De Force, and they amaze me with every listen.
This is another groove, one which inspires movement. A piece of music which in all honesty brings an aspect of both peace and anger to the table, to the dance floor, to your perceptions of groove.
Mezzanine, the eponymous Track of Massive Attacks 1998 epic, is hypnotic, it rolls with a power and exhilaration not often seen in music of any genre. The bass line brings an immolation, the drums force rhythm and groove down your throat and make you want more. The extension within the middle eight section will force you on to your feet, and make you grab anybody just for the sheer thrill of sharing the moment with somebody. This tune is simply amazing, it suffers no challenge.
If you’d like to hear more thoughts on this amazing triphop masterpiece, check it HERE.
This set of words are dedicated to a beautiful woman, a dreadlocked warrior, a fantastic piece of life, a pure soul and beautiful mind. Charlotte, you have my heart happy birthday.
Theres something seriously epic about this song. The original is an inspiration, its a journey, its pure unadulterated genius. Bob Marley himself was pure unadultereated genius, but there’s a purity and serene grace to his son playing his song. Listening to it makes me emotional, I can hear and feel things I didnt quite get with the original, its not better, its not even worse, its just different.
Hills voice is a a force of nature, it is passion incarnate. Her ability to switch between melody and flow with well practiced ease is a skill not many singers learn in their lifetimes. Marleys innate knowledge of his fathers song gives him the ability to pull this tune off. Its not a cover, my friends; this is a beautiful reinterpretation of a tune which continues to resonate through the ages.
Electronic music is a vast entity. The list of genres, and then sub genres is certainly a needle and haystack scenario, and it keeps changing. It’s a virus which isn’t going anywhere, and I for one am quite giddy about it.
This track adapts to the change with almost audacious ease, it moves and stays in control with an innocence, and a cheeky smugness. Silent Kill is a producer based in Leeds, and his sister, Sukho a prolific tabla player destroying the classical Indian music scene brings her smooth souful voice into the mix. The result, a vitriolic fusion of sound. This tune is powerful.
The duos mastery of rhythm is palpable from the off, Sukhos sensual voice layeres into a slightly jarring yet comfortable display of fortitude. The surrealism of hearing this nursery rhyme we were all raised on is reminiscent of Dali himself. The lull into a soft sense of security is like falling asleep in a warm summer rain, before the tempest rips you from reverie. The rolling drum patterns underneath brings the eastern sounds of Raja Ram to mind. The providencial counterpoints make the transition into the second section simply sensual. The compositional skill on display is hard not to take note of. Then it drops.
The obvious nod to Skrillex is hard to miss, the gauntlet has been thrown, they know they can make his sound better, something more visceral and simply epic. Silent Kills deft approach to creating his basslines is testament to the mans ability. His ability to coax a vibrant energy from his drum beats is not worth detracting. This tune blends the tribal quality of Shpongle, the mordant emotion of Enigma, the breakbeats of countless D’n'B artists and offer us something symphonic, orchestral. Beautiful.
This tune is smooth like glass, but when it breaks you’ll get cut. Enjoy Guys. Slojam
Today’s 100 are for a talent. A man who knows how to graft, who knows how to overcome his difficulties. An extremely skilled guitarist, producer, and all around friend to all, we’ve jammed together, played together and he’s the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. Joe Collinson, I’m proud to call you friend.
Well it was only a matter of time before I did a Dream Theater tune, (see what I did there?) This groove, screams color, a beautifully seductive palette of Indigo and deepest purple, Sherinian’s subtle synth work brings the hurt, how can an organ sound that good?
Petrucci’s skill brings the reality of the suburb for which this tune is named. Myung’s softly defined finger style of bass playing lays a smooth, sensual hint of urgency beneath. But somehow the first section of this piece belongs to Portnoy, the drums bring the pulse and heart of this instrumental, a powerful evolution layered with offbeats and groove, my metal face has returned.
The absolute highlight of this piece isn’t the softness, it isn’t the power, it’s the resolution. This outro has a gospel vibe to it. It fills you with hope, a new sun is rising. Experience and believe. There is a beauty in the world, enjoy it. Love this tune, its one of my favorites.
Hipoptimist is a creator, his work with Lamb long since fortified his position as a master producer, but he continues to amaze us with his frankly awesome beats
Fusion. This track exemplifies it, Its tribal, latinate, militaristic, ritualistic. It takes you deep into the Jungle and makes you want to stay their until your feet bleed from dancing. This groove is all about the layering of the percussive rhythms, its syncopation incarnate, every single hit, the postion of every bass note is hypnotic, its a musical collage, a tapestry of sound, in which you wrap yourself and become lost. It does not go against the grain, its molds the wood, and the wood gladly accepts.