February 28, 2017

Rufus & Chaka Khan - Live In Me (V4YS Rework)

One of the many recordings of Chaka Khan with Chicago band Rufus, "Live In Me" is part of their 1979 album "Masterjam", produced by Quincy Jones.

Warm and groovy, this song is also a bit "cheesy" to me by moments, so here is a nudisco rework, where I kept the grooviest parts while adding some punchier beats & bassline.

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February 27, 2017

Bonobo - Migration (Ninja Tune)

Lots to catch up with. Let's start. It's hard to be caught out wrong when praising a Bonobo release. Ever since his first productions, back in the early 2000's, Simon Green has established himself as a cornerstone of the lo-fi/electronica world. His albums are exquisite sound forays, where organic instruments melt into fascinating sampling backbones.

Over the years he's also been increasingly incorporating guests vocalists and musicians to the mix, adding an ultimate layer of smoothness and exoticism to his overall work. This time around, Rhye singer or Australian producer Chet Faker (aka Nick Murphy) join the party alongside a few others.

While maybe not reaching the heights of Blacksands (still my personal favorite record to date by Simon, from 2010), Migration is nevertheless getting close to it. So relax, and immerse yourself into this new exquisite journey.

Full streaming below: