October 27, 2014

V4YS Concert Review - Chris Dave & The Drumhedz - Live In Paris, New Morning - 241014

My favorite rhythm architect was back in town last week for another very special drummin' odissey.

After blowing me away with his first Drumhedz crew last year, Chris "Daddy" Dave gathered a new explosive team for this second tour, which will give birth to a proper LP, to be released in March 2015.

Marcus Strickland, Paris, 241014

In a sax / keyboards / bass formation, Chris once again offered a fascinating journey into the rhythmic foundations of Black music.

From  the 50/60's classic Jazz era to the 70's Hancock-fusion style sound, from Fela's afrobeat to the golden hip-hop years of the 90's, this true beats historian knows it all. His crazy covers are authentic creations, his freaky drum solos some kind of magnetic black hole, where we all end up slave to the rhythm.

Add to the mix three talented musicians, among whom Sax player Marcus Strickland, and you certainly do not want to miss the action of his upcoming tour dates.

A few video extracts below to get a grasp of the fun:

For the drums freaks around, some solos:

October 21, 2014

Ned Doheny - To Prove My Love (Vibes4YourSoul Edit)

Here is a little edit I made of this classic 70's disco/rock song from American songwiter Ned Doheny.

I've been enjoying this song for a long time, and was looking to give it a nudisco's touch in a "DJ-friendly" format.
Hope you'll enjoy it, feedback welcomed!

Streaming below, dwlnd link here.

October 17, 2014

Erlend Øye - Legao (Bubbles Record)

From the sweet folk sound of Kings Of Convenience, to the deep electro/pop of Whitest Boy Alive, or his own solo adventures, I'm always on he hook for more Erlend Øye's surprises.

My favorite Nordic dandy troubadour is finally back with Legao, a rejoicing LP blending his pop songwriting talent, to the soulful sound of Icelandic reggae band Hjálmar
Soothing melodies, gentle lyrics and an irresistible tropical feeling makes this record the perfect companion to bravely face the upcoming short and cold winter days.

Side-note: if you're lucky enough to have Erlend and his live band The Rainbows play anywhere near you, don't miss them. Their Paris stop yesterday night, was simply the best gig I've been to so far this year...groovy sound, lots of humor, and a guaranteed lasting smile on your face afterwards.

Extracts below:

Depuis le folk délicat des Kings Of Convenience en passant par l'electro/pop de Whitest Boy Alive, ou ses propres pérégrinations en solo, je guette toujours avec émotion les nouvelles douceurs sonores concoctées par Erlend Øye. Mon dandy troubadour nordique préféré est enfin de retour avec une nouvelle perle, Legao, album solo enregistré à Reykjavik, où il dilue avec bonheur son talent d'écriture pop au son ensoleillé du groupe reggae islandais Hjálmar.
Mélodies apaisantes, refrains doucereux, et ambiances parfois tropicales font de cet album le compagnon idéal pour se faire à l'idée des jours qui déclinent et de l'hiver qui approche.

P.S.: si vous avez la chance, comme moi cette semaine à Paris, de le surprendre sur scène dans les semaines à venir, vous succomberez à coup sur au cocktail d'humour, de groove distingué et de joie de vivre qu'il essaime avec ses compères des Rainbows.

October 14, 2014

Vibes4YourSoul Loves Edits #46 - George Jackson - Aretha (Shoes Slow Soul Flow Edit)

If you're into smooth & warm Soul gems, then check out US digger Earwig and his Shoes crew for regular moments of editing grace.

Case in point with this little loop exercise on George Jackson warm and lovin' Aretha song.

I highly recommend his sweet Slow Soul Flow mixtape too!

Streaming and free dwlnd below:

October 13, 2014

Lucas Chambon - Instinct EP

Some electro joy from sunny Aix-en-Provence, with a young underground producer's splendid debut EP.

Already spotted these last few months for some great deep-house remixes, Lucas Chambon spreads some nudisco magic around with this ultra-deep 4-track release. Irresistible!

Streaming and free dwlnd below.

October 5, 2014

Vibes4YourSoul Mixes#27 - Groove Station

Here comes a new Vibes4YourSoul mixtape!

Back to the groove side of things this time, with a selection of disco/boogie classics, that got the right edit/nudisco's touch. 

I hope you'll enjoy it!

Streaming below, dwnld link here: