August 27, 2013

Vibes4YourSoul Loves Edits#30 - Spandau Ballet - True (Lane 8 Edit)

I was looking for an end-of-summer-feel edit of the week...well, could I have chosen anything more suited than this sweet slo-mo rework of Spandau Ballet's claccic 80's song True by producer Lane 8?

Streaming and free dwlnd below courtesy of the cool swedish blog discobelle !



August 26, 2013

V4YS Album Review - Derrick Hodge - Live Today (Blue Note)

Let me pick things up where I left them before the summer break, with more ground-breaking nu-jazz vibes.

Long-time bassist of Robert Glasper as well as a regular collaborator of Maxwell & Common among others, Derrick Hodge just released Live Today, his eagerly awaited debut LP on Blue Note.

From classic Glasper-like hip-hop/jazz moments, to shades of gospel & spiritual jazz, flavors of world music or soul/folk, Live Today is a subtle snapshot of Derrick’s rich and diverse musical background.

Add to the mix some high profile guests, such as Robert Glasper himself, his incredible drummers Chris Dave & Mark Colenburg, sax player Marcus Strickland or Common, and you get an innovative nu-jazz cocktail I suggest you enjoy unreasonably !





Je reprends les choses où je les avais laissées avant les vacances, soit au beau milieu de la sphère nu-jazz. 

Bassiste de longue date de Robert Glasper mais aussi collaborateur de l‘ombre de nombreux noms du monde du Hip-Hop/R&B comme Maxwell ou Common, Derrick Hodge vient de sortir Live Today, premier album solo attendu de longue date sur le label Blue Note.
On y retrouve bien sur de superbes moments hip-hop/jazz «à la» Glasper, mais pas seulement. Musicien accompli aux influences très variées, Derrick nous offre aussi des compositions qui fleurent bon le spiritual jazz, le gospel, ou la soul mâtinée de folk. Ajoutez au mélange une pléiade d’invités de renom au premier rang desquels Robert Glasper bien sur, mais aussi ses incroyables batteurs Chris Dave et Mark Colenburg, le saxophoniste Marcus Strickland ou Common lui-même, et vous obtenez un cocktail nu-jazz innovant à déguster sans modération aucune !