I’m not sure if Tricky is responsible for seducing me on his latest single, “Tribal Drums”, or if the kudos should go to Francesca Belmonte’s soft whisper-singing because it happens to be the musical equivalent to a come-hither look from the most gorgeous person in the room. DAMN! Shut the door and turn of the lights y’all.
Not gonna lie – I think I might like Emeli Sandé‘s throwback cover version of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” more than I like the original. Props to Jay Z for including it given its super-status (although I’m assuming he and Bey will get hella royalties coming from five different directions anyway).
Last night, Beth Ditto brought her ferocious soul-punk voice to XL Bar in Hell’s Kitchen and while the set was a short one, she worked her thang and made the crowd move. As is usually the case, I stayed out too late (and honestly for no good reason – which I need to stop doing) and am paying for it today. That being said, it was great to see Beth again, particularly as up close and personal as I was able to get thanks to a friend’s press pass plus one I was able to get in on.
Since I’ve been whoring out my excitement over the little video remix I made everywhere else, I feel as though it deserves a home here as well.
Katy B & Jessie Ware are pretty much needed in my ears at all times lately. They’ve got seductive swag that flows so nicely on top of beats on beats on beats. Press play & repeat on this “Aaliyah” track and if you’re in the UK you can also download Katy B’s entire Danger EP (featuring Jessie as well as Iggy Azalea, Diplo, Geeneus, Jacques Greene, Zinc and Wiley)for free at her site. Unfortunately, us yankees will need to find other ways to enjoy the jams.