Our 2nd video is finally online! This time it’s our debut cd’s title track Eye Wonder that received the visual treatment. We hope you like. If so, please help us spread the word by sharing, commenting, liking etc.
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AM444 is ChaCha & Jay.Soul and our first video is done! Shot, directed and edited by our friend Esia (Uprooted Sunshine), it’s a trippy black & white video, matching the dubbed out sounds of 神经末梢 (Shen Jing Mo Shao) perfectly.
The song is available on AM444’s debut cd Eye Wonder (PAUSE:MUSiC, 1 April 2011). Buy link coming soon!
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Gianpaolo Lupori – Roving Dreams:
A few months ago i made music for a documentary by Gianpaolo Lupori called Roving Dreams. It’s about the life of a Shanghai taxi driver working the night shift and is part of the ongoing series of short films Shanghai Portraits, produced by Lazy Susan Productions.
Since i hadn’t shared it on here yet, here goes! Hope you enjoy watching it.
Little to be said. Almost 50 (!) years after this was recorded, I can still listen to this on repeat. Speaking of timeless… Will try to post videos of music I really love more frequently.
Jay.Soul – Sometimes It’s Raininggg:
A video-that-is-not-really-a-video for a track i made earlier this year and which has received a lot of love so far (especially on Soundcloud).
Will be part of upcoming beats EP.
Play loud & enjoy. Download music here.
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..
New song by The Roots called “Dear God” on YouTube
Deep. Must hear.