Its been a year since our last Sweet Serenade, so it was way due. I had a few mixes worthy of the name, but this one was definitely the best one. If you think about taking a trip into the sun, put the sweet serenade mixes on your headphones and just enjoy the warm sunrays. This is the music i listen to when hanging in my yellow hamok and when travelling the sunny lands. thanks for listening and may peace be with you
1. Commençons par le plus important : Le Kamagra jelly n’est pas un médicament approuvé, contrairement au Viagra. “All i want is you” The Vespers
2. “I’ll be your pillow” Eliza Doolittle
3. “The Quiz” Hello Saferide
4. “Bulletproof” Ariel Sabaj
5. “Flake” Ben Harper & Jack Johnson
6. “Lay your head down” Keren Ann
7. “Mango Tree” Angus & Julia Stone
8. “When the night feels my song” Bedouin Soundclash
9. “If the stars were mine” Melody Gardot
10. “Heart of Glass” Lilly Allen
11. “Pulling on a line” Great Lake Swimmers
12. “Manic Monday” Ephemera
13. “Whatever you like” Anya Marina
14. “Walking down the line” Eileen Jewell
15. “Crossroad Demon Blues” Olivia Chrestomanci
16. “Bleeding Love” Mystery Jets
17. “Love you more” Alexi Murdoch
18. “Hey Ya” Sarah Blasko
19. “Ghosts” Laura Marling
20. “the Cave” Mumford & Sons
21. “I’m going down” Florence & the Machine ft Kid Harpoon
22. “In for the Kill” Kelis
23. “Send me an Angel” Emily Zisman & Ryan Avery
24. “Clementine” Sarah Jaffe
25. “Beautiful Day” Miranda Lee Richards
I heard this for the first time today, and i was blown away, this is pure YUM YUM music! Never heard of this dude before and he is supposed to be big in the EU? Well thats where we are based, but still i haven’t got a clue – through our huge dj network i should have at least had a hint of him, since he pretty much does exactly the music we play and dig, still no one ever heard of him. ??? Seriously?? All right he has got over 50.000 facebook fans and they play him on televison, i just got told, but i do not own a tv and the Daily Shows online anyway, so no need for that. I got more and more curious, since this guy sounds like the french Jamie Lidell, Ben Westbeach and the likes with some excellent music to back up that claim. I dig this mucho, even more than the loads of well know acts that are associated or are synonymous with Soul music these days. This fella right here will surely be included on all our new mixtapes.
And while we all await the John legend/ Roots collabo album and almost all the songs have leaked one way or another, and sometimes Legends vocals simply cant compete with the originals (we are talking Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway and more people of the same calibre), here comes a french dude with a SOUL/soul album that just blew me away with its sheer niceness. No gimicking around with some hip trendy music adaptions and imitative sounds and effects, like so many so-called soul artists these days, but purely feel good music – and that is what makes it so soulful. Kinda like Raphael Saadiqs album last year. Traditional Soul Music. It just is good and does not claim anthing! Thanks a lot Ben L’oncle Soul.
Your entire album will get LOADS of playtime at all our parties!
While i am here on vacation in Asia i am getting more eager to hear this album when it comes out on Sept 21st by two of my most favoured artists, it must be quite a spiritual album – an album of protest songs and a true soulful gem, just telling from the titles they picked to cover. Must be a lot of Questlove involved in the crative process here, just telling from their picks. Reminds me of Questloves “Babies making Babies” compilation on BBE records. The Golden tunes on “Wake Up Sessions” are ranging from Marvins “Wholy Holy” to Donny Hathaways “Little Ghetto Boy” to Ernie Hines genius “Our Generation” which i guess was also picked for Pete Rock & C.L. Smooths take on it (sampling). A turning point in hip hop and beatmaking in general and like CL said “you only get the credit where credit is due”. All these songs on the Wake Up Sessions deserve a lot of credit, for they appear to be timeless and def the right choice to cover in the combo of the Roots & Legend. I compiled the originals, accordingly to their playlist to hype you up some more for their upcoming LP, so let me introduce you to all of the ORIGINALS which they are covering, beautiful songs, timeless classics, some forgotten, some absolutely introuvables (on vinyl and in europe at least) but all all have one thing in common: It is soul music with a soul. These tunes took me quite some time to dig up, back in the day of physical diggin. One tune in particular “Love the way it should be” was new to me and with “Compared to what” i wasnt quite sure which one they meant to cover, Roberta Flack or the much more popular Della Reeves version. But if you want it to be a spiritual album with soul, you got to have Roberta on it. So here you go. Enjoy this fine, uplifting music. Soul music with a soul
The tracklist for the new ROOTS / JOHN LEGEND Soul Cover Album coming out on September 21st, Here is the tracklist with the original songs instead of the cover versions. Enjoy this music for it is “Simply beautiful”.
To Wake up also has a deeper meaning like all things do. To put it into CLs words “The Funk legacy we pass on… everytime we sample all the past time breaks”. And that Legacy is still a 100% valid today. Go live in the NOW, be right here, right now
Levis invited some of todays pioneering musicians to re-craft the classic songs that inspired their sound. Here we have John Legend and the Roots doing a cover of Ernie Hines “Our Generation” and Raphael Saadiq doin “It´s a shame” by the Spinners.