Well, I kinda enjoyed putting the last list of ‘what I’ve been listening to’ together so I thought I’d make this a somewhat more regular thing. So in what will now become a time-honored tradition, here’s a quick playlist of a few recent discoveries:
‘Be Free’ [Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser Remix] - Moonchild
I stumbled onto this one by complete accident and while I’m completely unfamiliar with who Moonchild were before (I’ve since discovered they’re an LA-based horn trio with two albums to their name so I hope to explore further soon) – the production combination of James Poyser and DJ Jazzy Jeff is something only a fool could ignore. Needless to say, the end-result is excellent and here it is…
‘What It Takes’ - Bridgette Amofah
Bridgette Amofah was one of the standout names on Nicola Conte’s new album, ‘Free Souls’, and to my excitement, she has a double A-side out from 2008 pairing ‘What It Takes’ with ‘Not Your Style’ along with a good bunch of guest spots on other projects available too. Fingers crossed we’re treated to a lot more from Bridgette really soon!
‘Come To Me’ – Apple Juice Kid featuring Yahzarah & Raheem DeVaughn
Another song I’m a little late in getting my hands on… Apple Juice Kid superbly (and bravely I might add) remixed a collection of Miles Davis records and thoughtfully gave the whole project away for free, which you can download from SoundCloud. Anyway, this absolute gem provided the only vocal track and expertly incorporates Davis’s trumpet and Bill Evans’ piano.