@@@ Sampha: Blood On Me (Young turks, 2016). Ivanka banger/little fuckface Jared Kushner owns the NY Observer (I guess he’s selling it so he can go be in service to the Dark Lord Trump.) The Observer has an article on the most anticipated music of 2017 and this UK singer is at the top of the list. The tune is uptempo with some simple ethnic percussion over a drum machine beat (I think). It’s an urgent tune with a fusion bass and a tinkling piano at the end of the tune. I like his voice, he’s got soul and I prefer his voice to the tune.
@@@ Sinkane: Life and Livin’ It (City Slang, 2017) A self confessed mash of party musics also off this Observer most anticipated music blah blah blah. There are two tunes on Apple Music from his upcoming record which emerges next month. This tune has Afrobeat threads as well as funk and frat boy jam music. The auto spell changed the brother’s name to Sinkage which is just not accurate as he’s mad positive. Maybe a tad too positive for my tastes. This second tune Telephone brings the four on the floor and the disco juicy bits. It sounds a bit square to be honest, nothing unexpectedly funky. Like some guy playing a chicken like an accordion. Or George Clinton talking about the mothership.
YTD recordings listened to: 32
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 22
Not good music: 9
Honorable Mentions: 0
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Divanhana, Moken, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, Acid Arab, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis,