Archive for the ‘Fatima’ tag
A little while back, we put up a track by Eric Lau that was released as a preview to his The Mission EP. Well, time flies, and The Mission has arrived. Lau is London’s maestro of soulful boom bap hip hop, and this seven track EP confirms that.
It’s a cohesive product, with a few well-selected co-conspirators: Olivier Daysoul, Fatima, and Guilty Simpson. In some ways, it feels more like a formal group than one-off collaborations, which seems fitting for a producer whose sound is so steeped in cohesion.
It’s another installment of Sunday Sweatpants Jams, aka songs to listen to while you’re comfy on a chilly Sunday, climate change be damned. Get some cocoa, turn the lights down low, or whatever it is that puts you in your lane. Ah, Sundays. And sweatpants. Enjoy!
First up is “Yesterday”, a new one from London superduperfly producer Eric Lau. You probably wouldn’t expect Guilty Simpson to be your Sunday relaxation music, but on this jazzy number, it works. Plus, vocals from fellow Brit Fatima (aka Eglo Records‘ soul diva) and DC/UK singer Olivier Daysoul round it out to something vurry nice.
And speaking of Olivier Daysoul, a little over a year ago he put out a smooth little collaboration with Diamond Districteer Oddissee, entitled Mr. Saint Louis. It may not be brand new, but Daysoul’s voice and Odd’s melodic production are a winning combination. And like a fine wine, some things get better with maturity.
Nextly, here’s a little something from another member of the Eglo Records familia. This time, it’s ARP101, whose productions have been making me smile very regularly. He’s got that Funkineven energy with a little extra slip to it, making for some heavy records.
And last, but certainly not least, is Seattle’s own Keyboard Kid. One of Lil B’s main producers and a longtime advocate for all things #based, dude’s been pumping out instrumental goodies for a years now. For some reason we’ve never highlighted him on these august pages, so we’ll start to make things right with his October release The Mind Is So Complex When You’re Based. Beautiful.
Hey Seattle. One of the fastest rising global music stars is headed to town this upcoming Saturday night and performing at the Showbox Sodo. It’s not our favorite venue in town either (we here you) but damn if K’naan isn’t one of the few performers out there that makes hitting up Showbox Sodo totally worth it.
From everything I can gather, K’naan’s literally traveled around the world and back since the last time he performed in Seattle at the Moore Theater on ’09 with Matisyahu. You might have seen him at the World Cup performing like a megastar or on Jimmy Kimmel Live two nights ago. He’s a good representative for a world music star should be: he’s not just doing hip-hop or singing or rock or whatever but rather he’s found his own genre that resonates with music fans around the globe. Just like you always knew that he would.
Here’s the best news of the day regarding K’naan: we’ve got free tickets to give away to a couple of lucky readers here on the blog. Here’s what you need to do: drop a line in the comments or hit us up on Twitter saying that you’d like a pair of tickets (some way to get a hold of you is helpful) and we will pick the winners in the next 24 hours. Winners will be decided semi-randomly, but trying to win always helps! Okay Seattle? We’re about to hook you up with free tickets, so let us know you want some K’naan in your life!
Check out footage of K’naan on Jimmy Kimmel performing “Fatima” below the jump.
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Daaaaang… it’s the last day of summer, y’all! Glad the sun came out to show some love today here in Seatown. But still, if you’re at all like me, you probably wouldn’t mind a little more warmth in the days to come. So, here’s Fatima‘s recently released video for “Warm Eyes,” from her March 2010 EP on Eglo Records, Mind Travellin’. This song has that warm, mellowed-out, last days of summer kinda feel, and its produced by noneother than the funkiest gangster in all of Los Angeles, Dam-Funk. Enjoy, amigos.
It’s almost painful to let this one out of the bag, but it’s too good to keep hidden away. FunkinEven is British producer Stevie-J, signed to London’s upstart space funk label Eglo Records. You may remember Eglo from the jammy Soul Glo, by Fatima, a track that was produced by the guy FunkinEven himself. It was/is filthy.
Well good news, there’s a short EP of FunkinEven production now floating around these webs. It’s titled “Kleer” and features Fatima again on two of the tracks. It’s on some neck-breaking Dam Funk mixed with Sa-Ra business, and earns the official LxNxM cosign. Download it below, and also make sure to get the most Last Night’s Mixtape, Volume 2, featuring some similar throwdowns.
All the better for getting your spacey trip-out on, my dear. This is a serious dose of future funk from the UK. On the Mind Travelin EP, Fatima gets it in over production by Dam Funk, Veebeeo and Soul Glo’s producer Funkineven – and in fact, the EP itself is a split with Dam Funk himself. This is one you’ve got to let wash over you…