Sunday, 1 May 2011
TAPE DECK SHUFFLE
The playlist of our favourite songs this week. 'Side A' features some latest cuts, while the classics make the 'B Side'.
RAPHAEL SAADIQ-GOOD MAN: Good man? He's better then that, with an epic, differently deep single from what's set to be another classic L.P. Raphael truly is one of the greats.
KID CUDI Feat KANYE WEST-ERASE ME: With a rocky edge, Cudi and Kanye get sly on a single stronger then Stallone. Truly something else.
RICK ROSS Feat STYLES P- B.M.F. (BLOWIN' MONEY FAST)-In Miami last week this track from the cities native dropped to a 'whoa' of applause. Still a club favourite and anthem, this goes even harder with 'MC Hammer' before it...the song, not the baggy pants.
LUPE FIASCO-ALL BLACK EVERYTHING: Taking a leaf out of mentor Jay-Z's rhyme book, Fiasco's stylin' as he fashions a hit.
FOO FIGHTERS-WHITE LIMO: Now for something completely different but still the same old brilliance from everybody's favourite band. A distorted sound but a clear winner.
LUCY PEARL-DANCE TONIGHT: Back to Saadiq and his En Vogue, tribe questing super-group this classic still sounds so fresh and uplifting a decade later and trust me even more later people will still want to be dancing and toasting.
TONI! TONY! TONE!-ANNIVERSARY: Keeping it with Ray, Ray for one more cut from another supergroup, let's hope the Prince and Princess and many other couples toast to this signature matrimony for many happy returns.
NE-YO-PART OF THE LIST: Keeping with tradition. In a weekend dominated internationally by the celebration of love how about a royal declaration of the finer points of a lady from a true gentleman and prince of R&B?
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND-PROVE IT ALL NIGHT (LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY): With the release of his heavily booted 'Live At The Main Point' from '75 how does a classic live boss track suit you? And we aint talkin' bout Rick Ross. Besides some Springsteen live sounds are even more audibly appealing then the studio cuts.
WEEZER-ISLAND IN THE SUN: The Summer just about feels here so here's to a classic Summer track from a band timelessly suited to the season. TIM DAVID HARVEY.