Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Whats I be Listening Vol. 2

What's I Be listening's To yu'Says?!?! Wells I'z be tellinz yaz -

Bonobo - Black Sands

Bonobo is Simon Green, UK beatsmith, musician, producer... & Black Sands is his latest effort released on March 23rd, 2010. What to say about Black Sands? It's possibly Bonobo's most diverse & striking effort yet, incorporating the most ecclectic musical elements into each track of any of his previous releases. Violin, flutes, bird calls, synths, chimes, triangles, etc. You name it instrumentally & I believe Mr. Green has included it here. It's not just a kitchen sink though, Bonobo manages to fantastically blend all of these ingredients together to make a relaxing but inspiring, downtempo collection of musing tracks. They make the head-nod & move the feet the same. Check it out.

Peanut Butter Wolf - Styles, Crews, Flows, Beats
Peanut Butter Wolf co-founder of the Stones Throw alternative funk & hip-hop label outta California. This is a collection of exactly what he calls it.. Style, Crews, Flows & Beats, the range on this one is incredible, its got Funk, Soul, Hip-hop, Jazz, R&B all pulled down into a hip-hop beat menagerie... mmm good.

Willie Bobo - Broasted or Fried!
Willie Bobo is a classic funk & Soul artist from the late 1960's that just knows what's good & how to kick it.

The Vitamin String Quartet - The Shape & Colour of my Heart: A String Tribute to The Foo Fighters
This really speaks for itself.. melancholy, while invigorating, all the classic Foo arrangements set to a classical string quartet. By now I'm convinced the members of Vitamin are huge classic metal & Modern Rock fans considered this is 1 in nearly 50 modern rock & heavy metal String Quartet Tributes they've put together now & this one does not disappoint if you're a Foo Fighters fan.

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