Post election and we are still in one piece(ish). One for the history books!
Things are looking good for future funk producer, Onra. His next album ‘Fundamentals’ is set to be released in May. I’m a big fan of his stuff as he is a master of reworking underrated gems from the 80s.
Teaming up with rapper Daz Dillinger and the ever cool and groovy Olivier Daysoul, ‘Ridin’ is a fresh spin on the west coast sound that we all know and love from the 90s.
Driving around with your top down and sunshades are well advised when playing this record.
So we are half we through the week which is a good thing because I need to sleep a ton on Saturday. Seriously, the media hustle is real. Feeling a need for some soul, I had to brush up this classic by Womack & Womack. It’s called ‘Baby I’m Scared of You’, from their 1982 album titled Love Wars.
The funky bass, tight conga drums and airy lyrics are just right to get through the day ;D
I’ve got D’angelo’s to pretty much thank for my recent soulful appetite. His new track ‘The Charade’ is killing it right now.
If you like versatility then Aminu is your guy. His music is a hybrid of soul, pop and several flavours of Latin music. If you’ve been knocking around Dubai long enough then you would have certainly seen him perform at several of the big music fests. Right now he is working on some new material which he is keeping tightly to his chest and online!
‘All The Way’, is a classic composition with very minimal features. Though one of his older RnB tracks I feel it really showcases his talent and potential.
You can check out his more recent Afro beat party jammer ‘Shake’ at the bottom if you are in need of some Friday night material:)
If you’ve been following us here at Wazzos you would’ve spotted that I’m a huge supporter of Jason Jermaine. The man is one of the realest people you will ever meet in the London urban music scene. Fact! Going by his latest moniker, Jodie Abacus, his latest single,’I’ll Be That Friend’, is slowly catching steam on the airwaves.
Sounding what could have been a collaboration between the Beatles and Stevie Wonder – Jodie Abacus delivers a punchy heartfelt performance, that would lighten up a rainy day. Definitely a feel good track for the summertime. We salute you, mate!
Keeping up with the latest dance moves from Africa can be seriously exhausting. One moment you are on that Azonto tip then you wake up the next day to find out that Skelewu is what’s hot at the moment.
Short film producer Adi Shankar has brought a dark and quite frankly disturbing alternate world of the Mighty Power Rangers. Striking an agreement with the owners of the 90s franchise, his bootleg version starring James Van der Beek and Katee Sackhoff has captivated fans worldwide.
I must warn you. If you’re not ready for some high octane action, sex, drugs and graphic violence that would put a smile on Quintin Tarantino’s face then you better head on out of here. Now!
Solana Rowe, otherwise known as SZA is a bit of an odd ball in the contemporary neo-soul scene. Her music is often described as alternative RnB, mixed with minimal soul, hip-hop and chillwave. She cites several of her influences, including Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Billie Holiday and even Wu-tang.
‘Teen Spirit’ is quite an ethereal piece exploring the concepts of the many stages of abandonment and desperation.
Behold, surface dwellers! Jason Momoa will be returning to the silver screen as Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s anticipated movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Snyder broke the news late last Thursday night, tweeting the first image of the actor as the classic king of the seven seas. My fear once hearing that Mr. Drogo had been selected was how they were going to handle the transition of the comic book character to the big screen without him coming off ‘naff’.
Judging by Snyder’s direction his look is anything but classic . The blond – Caucasian, orange clad Aquaman of the comic books has been dumped for a dark edgy imposing monarch, draped in body tattoos with a scraggly beard – invoking the image of Neptune of ancient mythos.
The king of Atlantis will only be making two appearances in the movie but we will be able to catch him in two Justice League films as well as his own stand alone movie which are under development.
Feeling a tinge of nostalgia today before work starts. It was great to be a kid in the 80s. I swear, we had the best cartoon shows to date. She -Ra, Dangermouse, Voltron, and M.A.S.K just to say a few.
Tell me Thundercats didn’t change your life every time it popped up on the tele. *Hands in the air*.
Stumbled upon this dancehall riddim that references a few well known lines from the series before the bass absolutely mashes it up. Turn up your speakers for maximum enjoyment.
No details on who it’s by so far but feel free to shoot me some info if you come across it.