The original clip of ‘Feelin’ hints at a real talented voice, minus the auto-tuning, but Tonefeld gave it a much needed production boost. And turns the tuned vocals into something tasteful.
On another note, this beat is so strange. I like it, especially with Samantha.
Sometimes I just cannot handle these downtempo producers. You know what I want to hear. So stop teasing me and get to the good stuff. Though I guess the tease is part of the trick. I’m just trying to say I like radio edits. But let’s be honest, I’ll never be happy, I’m a “critic” Ha.
SevnthWonder may only be taking on some already gorgeous vocals from a 90’s semi-hit, but I don’t see anyone else trying to top him. Vocals need updating every generation or so, so stop bitchin bout it and let’s actually do something for once. [note to self] And I’m not just talking about this song.
Check this out tomorrow in our Remixed Right 2014 (Vol. 2) (Vol. 1). I just wanted to preview a track from it, don’t mind the scrambled ramblings from above.
‘So High’ was originally released bout a year back but needed the mastering this latest release brings. Still does nothin for me compared to her ‘Nunchucks,’ now I’d love to see some fuckin around with that. But with this accompanying music video, ‘So High’ will do much more for her mass appeal. It’s Doja’s first fully produced track and it’s a polished prize to showoff that cunning lip of hers.
Figgy always gets me in a mood, a relaxed one at that. His music is meant for the tropics and it’s the closest thing I got right now. ‘Do It Like Us’ not only has the sound, but keeps the vocals fresh — which is where most producers fall off.
Zhu’s Nightday is the first album to come out in 2014 that I’ve even liked. Most music I like these days are released as singles, which honestly work best for many artists, but it’s nice to get a hold of stuff like this when I can. Great albums are far more rare than great songs.
I’ve already featured Zhu’s Superfriends track off of Nightday and in it I hoped dearly he was a she (there was alotta mystery going around at the time). But now we’re pretty 100% he’s a man, especially while finding something interesting in our inbox.
While going through our email to find some info a PR guy sent out about Zhu — oh, and how do you people find my email? ******! — I found a gentleman named Steven Zhu hit me up about a few of his remixes almost three years back. Now most likely they’re not connected and I’m just becoming my own little gossip blog, but they do both claim to live in Los Angeles …Steven Zhu has taken down his YouTube & SoundCloud links and…
Never mind. Just found proof. Zhu’s first name is Steven. Hello, Steven :P
… except Zhu does his own production.
Like Luminaire’s latest, it takes a few rounds of repetition to get a full sentence out of Pasta’s PB&J, but once you do you’ll be glad it did in such a way. It’s all about the build in these two, and all music really. Along with the drops of course.
I found Blood Orange in a peculiar way, through people in person. I know it’s not peculiar to most, but it’s been mostly the internet for me these days. I did however dig into Blood Orange and found something fresh of my own.
It isn’t so much about that sweet soul voice, but that ‘Sutphin Boulevard’ melody and its variations repeated. Kinda reminds me of Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost,’ another obsession of mine, just a bit cooler. Orange might actually beat out Ocean, only in instrumentals of course.
I’m not gonna make this a bigger deal than it is, we’re not here for the imagery, but Spook Black did a piss poor job on his visuals (mostly video). His voice, however, has something I’ve only heard from a few others in the last decade – the first I can remember from our very own The Weeknd back in 2010. Though The Weeknd went the elusive route in the beginning, something Spooky should have considered.
We did save him for our one-thousandth post, so hopefully that’ll show our appreciation for his potential.
So I’ve got a running playlist of what I want to talk about next on here and these three tracks were coincidentally placed one after the other on it. All of which subtly use “baby” beautifully. They’re all good individually, but better as our baby trio.