Summertime..

Bit quiet in here last month, sorry for that. Summertime in Amsterdam can do that to you. Been working, spending time with friends and family, dj-ing a bit (guesting at Wicked Jazz Sounds was fire! Big up to Phil, Manne, Leroy and crew) and soaking up a lot of live music.

Anyway, for those who have not yet checked out Janelle Monae‘s fantastic album The ArchAndroid, just wanna urge you to do so. Twenty-first century soul music hasn’t sounded this fresh, diverse and addictive in a loooong time. Also if you don’t consider yourself a soul music fan, but just are into good music in general, don’t miss out! From cinematic orchestral pieces, folky dreamy pop songs, punky soul to futuristic afro funk, Janelle lays it down.

Above is one of my favorites (apart from the obvious instant classic Tightrope), featuring the kind of forgotten spoken word artist Saul Williams. Dope, pure and uncut.

Now it’s time i head on over to Amsterdam’s only free hip-hop festival in a park Appelsap – 10 Years featuring my man Rich Medina, Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, La Melodia, The Clipse etc..

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3 responses to “Summertime..

  1. HeroU2

    Thank You For Free Music

  2. Hi Jay, I recently bought the album on Amazon. It’s crazy! There are some awesome songs, but also some too weird ones to my taste. I’ll listen more carefully next time I’ll drive to NL & have lots of time to not be distracted by other stuff.

  3. groovearchitect

    hey Ann – yeah she’s out there. But in a good way i think. Echt luisteralbum. Freshhh

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