Posts tagged soul
So Long (Feat. Ryan Lague)
Mister Rae + Teck-Zilla
Mister Rae(London based) and Teck-Zilla(Montreal based), founding members of the str8buttah crew are back with a one off single titled “So Long”. A song that deals with love from a quirky stand point. The single produced by Teck-Zilla is a laid back cut with boom bap-ish drums laced with a spacey/atmospheric background and its something to kick back and relax to. The track also features Montreal singer Ryan Lague whose pop styled vocals help add some extra variety to the mix.
Along with the song is a short animation using clips of retro cartoons.
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Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. When she began playing in a small club in Philadelphia to fund her continuing musical education and become a classical pianist she was required to sing as well. She was approached for a recording by Bethlehem Records, and her rendering of “I Loves You Porgy” was a hit in the United States in 1958. Over the length of her career Simone recorded more than 40 albums, mostly between 1958 — when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue — and 1974. Her musical style arose from a fusion of gospel and pop songs with classical music, in particular with influences from her first inspiration, Johann Sebastian Bach, and accompanied with her expressive jazz-like singing in her characteristic contralto. She injected as much of her classical background into her music as possible to give it more depth and quality. After 20 years of performing, she became involved in the civil rights movement and the direction of her life shifted once again. Simone’s music was highly influential in the fight for equal rights in the US. (culled from Wikipedia).
Slamdunk records head honcho, The Holstar drops this Jay Rox produced self poignant cut featuring singer Young N9ne on the hook. The feel is a bit uptempo with rock elements in the mix. Very different and fresh. Something for everyone to ponder on.
Depth And Teck-Zilla
STAR GAZER’ is the first single from the upcoming ‘Teck Meets Depth’ collab EP between Zimbabwean rapper/vocalist Depth and Nigerian producer and member of the Str8tbuttah crew Teck-Zilla. It’s a song about hope and the pursuit of one’s dreams. This song is also a special dedication to all those who were affected by the recent clashes in Kenya.
Check It Out After The Jump!!!