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Yellow Ostrich – WHALE

This wasn’t the first track of theirs I heard. “Marathon Runner” came first – with its steady pace and spurring momentum I reckon it’d make a great running track.

But I wanted to share this one

Django Django – Waveforms

The intro actually reminds me a little of Flat Eric, but the similarity ends there – this one makes me zone out for a few minutes and just enjoy the buzz…

Frank Ocean – Thinking About You

This sounds like it should be Canadian hip-hop man of 2011 Drake – but it’s New Orleans-born Frank Ocean, who’s just been nominated in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll alongside the likes of…

Beyoncé – Countdown

It’s becoming a bit of an annual tradition for me to post an NYE party track, something that’ll get folks singing along and dancing as we count in the New Year. In 2009 it was Pitbull, in 2010 it was Gyptian, and this year…

Top of 2011 – Part 4

Some tracks from me this time – ones I’ve not blogged about so far this year:

1. The Rapture – It Takes Time To Be A Man. The piano riff is perfect for a meandering Sunday of driving and is the main reason this made my Top 10. Sunshine, convertible top down (or hatchback window open if you’re more like me), country roads – and definitely not in any rush to be somewhere.

Top of 2011 – Part 2

Second of the other people’s top tracks – we have some picks from our Austin-based drummer/pianist/remixer/ graphics whizz: 1. Active Child – Hanging On This was described to me as a ‘more mature James Blake‘ and I have to say –… Continue Reading →

Top of 2011 – Part 1

Instead of adding to the array of top 10 [insert music-related item here] of 2011 lists that are coming out as the end of the year approaches – I mean, let’s face it, I’ve probably written about most of the… Continue Reading →

Friends – I’m His Girl

Serious contender for my track of the year…

14TH – Hide Yourself

Found this gem of a track on blahblahblahscience – their myspace says soul/tropical but I completely agree with blah…this could be 90s garage. Not speed-garage….more bordering on house. 14TH – Hide Yourself 14TH are actually 2, Tracey Duodo and Tom… Continue Reading →

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