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Some more tunes I'm feeling atm

I kinda got a bit annoyed with the length of the previous post so here's a part deux of my favourite songs at the moment. The last had commercial house and d&b, afrobeats and a helluva lot of bashment.

First up

"German Whip" by Meridian Dan featuring JME and Big H

This song is awesome. This has top 20 written all over it. Meshes US trap sounds with British drums and London accents. Sounds so refreshing. Dan shows it doesn't matter if you weren't the most talked about MC previously, a big tune changes everything. Club tunes are much easier to convince radio. As I've said for the past 2-3 years. Out tomorrow. Get on iTunes and buy the tune. We need it.

Moelogo (ft. Giggs) - "The Baddest"

Bayoz Muzik laced Moelogo something Giggs should've or would've had circa Let Em Ave It. That undeniable club flavour which made Giggs incredibly popular beyond UK rap fans. Them beats which merge a few influences, but ultimately BANG! Thankfully, Giggs jumps on the remix. Don't get it twisted though, Moelogo more than delivers.

Machel Montano featuring Boyz II Men - Can't Let Go

As far as unexpected collaborations go, this has to rank quite high up there. Boyz II Men doing groovy soca isn't something I ever imagined I'd hear. It's a pleasant surprise though. A nice little evening on the balcony with a drink and nice conversation. White furniture, rugs, champagne bucket with a bottle of Sprite in there. Sorted, guv.

Chris Brown featuring Lil' Wayne & Tyga - Loyal

R&B has crept back into my playlist of late. Producing some sexy dance floor songs. Headed to a really good place for people who don't want to jump and shout to the latest hip hop anthems. Something you can skank and scout the local talent on display, may be buss a little two-step facing a member of the opposite sex while singing "There hoes ain't loyal!" You know them playful banter ones? Just me then?

Anyone who knows me or follows me on Twitter knows how overrated and boring that "Fine China" song was. This is definitely where Chris Brown need to go. Some real thug r&b that bounces in the club without man thinking I need to actually be able to dance.

Oh and dropping Too Short and French Montana out for Tyga was a good move. He delivers. And I don't even like the geezer.

p.s. I hate the Americans reducing Bob Marley's legacy to some metaphor for marijuana.

Tinashe - "2 On"

Banger. DJ Mustard is vibsing up the r&b club stuff. I wouldn't be surprised if Tinashe's live voice leaves a bit to be desired, her tone is awesome. Proper seductive tones. Big up Schoolboy Q but I'm not really here for you, still, my don. The fact she interpolates Sean Paul's melody on We Burnin' just helps compound that this is a banger and woman worth watching.

Yandel - Déjate Amar

Don't ask me what he's saying, just know the song is a vibes. Definitely matches the sexy dance floor vibe I'm feeling at the moment. I can just imagine the piping hot Latina's dancing to this. I used to despise reggaeton once upon a time, now I'm loving it. The "Dem Bow" type aka PocoMan Jam riddim-influenced is so infectious. And Spanish sounds sick.

Bunji Garlin - Carnival Tabanca

Everybody should be familiar with Bunji after last years breakout success of the mid-noughties dancehall-sounding "Differentology" equipped with its rap feature from the man on every single Caribbean crossover song, Busta Rhymes. I think it's still on rotation over on Hot 97 after winning the Battle of the Beats contest.

This sounds a lot like Differentology, but tell me you wouldn't believe this is an Afrobeats song if you didn't know he's actually Trini.

Vybz Kartel "Addi Truth"

Can't remember which song the Teacha samples but its either Little Lenny or Baby Wayne. Either way the song a shot. Old skool flow with a new skool vibe. This sound is prevalent in dancehall right now and I'm not complaining.

Mafikizolo ft. Uhuru - Khona

Dare you to keep still this one. I believe it's South African. Everything about this song is perfection. I don't understand the lyrics for obvious reasons but the way the ride the riddim satisfies my needs.

DJ Djeff ft. Nacobeta, Agre G, e Game Walla - Mwangolé

Pretty similar to the last one, don't understand a word they are saying but try keeping still to this one. This one is from Angola according to my little Google search for more info. Could be mistaken though.

JP Cooper - "What Went Wrong"

Not even heard a studio version of this, but it's awesome. Listen to that voice. Been watching this guy for a while now, keeping an eye on how he develops cos the future looks bright. The falsetto.

Justin Timberlake - Not A Bad Thing

JT finally records and video for the only song I like on 20/20 Experience part 2. This is a great song.

Mr Williamz - Miss Brown

You see when it comes to riding the riddim, Mr. Williamz has that skill mastered. Similar to Super Cat but is that a bad thing? I don't think so. Cat doesn't record much so it's minor. From the UK. This jungle-friendly dancehall riddim suits his vocals perfectly.

Kranium - Nobody Has To Know

This youth is from New York, delivered a nice little jam for the females them who appreciate their dancehall. Bit raw. Here's the clean version cos I think it's cooler than the original

Can purchase all these songs on iTunes. Here's the link to the above

Mr Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz remix)

Heard this song a while back on Spotify as part of my "what's hot in the world" search, seen it's getting an official release now in UK (and unavailable on Spotify). This is a tune

Raheem Bakare - Portrait of Love

This song is absolutely beautiful. UK r&b as it can sound. Dancehall drum and bass pattern provide a twist on the general contemporary atmospheric emo r&b sound of the riddim. We are the best at taking various influences and mashing them up into wonderful creations. English accent on deck too. Wicked lyrics for the ladies too. Wicked voice too. Definitely gonna keep an eye on this guy.


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