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YUM YUM Top Tunes for October

YUM YUM top tunes oct

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Mr Lexx “Dem a pree” (chrome YUM YUM edit)

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Ben L’oncle Soul “Seven Nation Army”

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Mark Ronson and the Business Intl “Bang Bang Bang”

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Kanye West & Bon Iver – “Lost in the World”

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Cecile “Ladies in the club”

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Aloe Blacc “miss fortune”

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Raphael Saadiq “Big Easy” (euro version)

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Beenie Man – “come from”

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J. Legend & the Roots “Our Generation” (J.Period Rmx) ft. Pete Rock & CL

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Aloe Blacc “loving you is killing me”

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Bedouin Soundclash “Brutal Hearts”

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Nicki Minaj “Monsta”

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Chiddy Bang “Don’t Worry Be Happy freestyle” (Bobby McFerrin Cover)

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Vampire Weekend “I’m going down” live (B Springsteen cover)

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Cee Lo & the Four Tops “F**k You” (Love/Hate) Goldenchyld Remix

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Dj Shadow “I’ve been trying”

Raphael Saadiq – Big Easy (the European Version)

Yes, you are most likely just like myself not attracted by songs that have a “Euro version” in brackets. Therefore I haven’t ever listened to this tune or version. Euro in Europe indicates some horrible dancefloor rubbish à la “Barbie Girl”. So I figured this was one of these versions, where a doomed record label attempts to make soulful and good music “dancefloor friendly” – with horrible results which are even an insult to crappy techno producers.

But on the contrary, this is just a European verison of the same song, that Rapahel Saadiq released 2 years ago and it’s one of these songs that is the pure & living essence of our YUM YUM sound. This version is just a bit more mellowed out, but beautiful nonetheless. Saadiq has always been a favourite in my book and almost every girl I was with got a Raphael Saadiq album (Instant Vintage) as a present to help her climax her musical taste, lol. This means the difference between having a Soul and a lot of so-called modern Soul music.

Big Easy’s actually a sad, sad story but the way he delivers it – I simply – love this tune – love it back

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Raphael Saadiq – Big Easy (Euro Version)

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PS: Check the video to another one of my favourites on his 2008 album “Way I see it”. Another definite YUM YUM tune – past & present! I Need to play all his music this weekend.

Raphael Saadiq – Let’s Take A Walk directed by Edouard Salier from edouard salier on Vimeo.

Levi´s Pioneer Session

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.


Raphael Saadiq – Its-a-Shame


John Legend feat. The Roots – Our Generation

For more information and and the whole album visit levispioneersessions

Raphael Saadiq @ La Bellevilloise, Paris

“Raphael Saadiq truly knows how to get down and GROOVE. His show for the now infamous “NUITS ZEBREES” parties by Radio NOVA at the Bellevilloise in Paris was a massive hit. The place was completely “souled out” with a French audience that was having an unusually VIBRANT and JOYFUL day! His music & the show’s vibe fit his wardrobe: classy, oldschool, and oozing sensuality. Killer show.” via grandcrew.com.