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June compilation 2017 this [2017-07-20]

Again a late compilation but worth it I hope! Some quieter songs this time, like the cool jazzy start with Brian Blade. I like the (a bit) dirty production on Naji's. He seems to be hot at the moment with plenty of good songs and collaborations. AOE is my favourite track on this comp, but it needs a remix and a beat. SZA's new album is going to the best of 2017 draft list. Lamar/Rihanna is going to the best song of 2017 list, for sure. Mwuana and Lorentz are both Swedish. Don't really know what to say, a mix of the Swedish hiphop scene and Drake, trap and so on. A finish with long time fav Azymuth, in a 12 minute long remix. The intro video is great for hardcore fans. Check out Ivan Conti's "sound check" of the drums...

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Brian Blade Brother
  2. Naji w/Sara Diamond Thoughts
  3. Sabrina Claudio Unravel me
  4. Sinead Harnett So solo
  5. Naji Do you
  6. AOE My world/R Revolution
  7. KWAYE Little ones
  8. Alison Moyet Reassuring pinches
  9. SZA The weekend
  10. SZA Normal girl
  11. Everything is recorded w/Sampha Close but not quite
  12. DJ Khaled w/Rihanna & Bryson Tiller Wild thoughts
  13. Kendrick Lamar w/Rihanna Loyalty
  14. Mwuana Se dig
  15. Lorentz Schnip schnip
  16. Azymuth Fênix (Ron Trent remix)
May compilation 2017 this [2017-06-11]

Not yet started on the summer-easy compilation, even if Calvin Harris here would be perfect. As per usual a focus on vocal performance. Moss Kena and AOE the strongest possible start, even better than Jhené (which is quite something). Same thing for Pete Josef. The youtube compilation is surprisingly complete, almost never happens. A lot of the videos also happen to be better than average. Jhené Aiko's often are like short stories, here as a version (?) of "50 first dates" (Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler).

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Calvin Harris w/Future & Khalid Rollin
  2. Moss Kena w/Jay Prince 48
  3. AOE Never know me
  4. Jhené Aiko While we're young
  5. Niia Hurt you first
  6. Homeless w/Pete Josef Movement
  7. Kehlani Undercover
  8. Fatima Yamaha Love invaders (Redinho remix)
  9. Tinie Tempah w/Tinashe Text from your ex
  10. Jordan Rakei Add the bassline
  11. Omar w/Leon Ware Gave my heart
  12. Shelter point Velvet
  13. RAY BLK Baby girlz
  14. Frank Ocean w/Jay-Z & Tyler the creator Biking
  15. Mary J Blige w/Kanye West Love yourself
  16. Lane 8 Fingerprint
  17. ZHU Intoxicate
  18. Peggy Gou Jen high
April compilation 2017 this [2017-04-17]

Section boyz has a free mixtape, I like the UK hiphop style here. Tinie Tempah continues the south London contribution - less grime, more pop on this accessible album. Lou Phelps, the bass and the basic old school beats is quite addictive. Kaytranada's kid brother I understand. Syd's album, just as good as expected. I like the retro style by Dabeull, love the vocals! Booka shade is what Depeche Mode could/should sound like, if they hadn't gone to the dark side (rock with live drums and guitar).

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

Cannot find all tracks on Spotify (and not many videos at all) so cheating a bit on the playlists.

  1. Section boyz Good stuff
  2. Tinie Tempah w/MNEK Not for the radio
  3. Lou Phelps w/Innanet James What time is it?
  4. Daniel Caesar w/Badbadnotgood & Sean Leon Paradise
  5. Haute More
  6. Syd Treading water
  7. RAY BLK Durt
  8. Sampha Plastic 100°C
  9. SIAM Paradise
  10. Dirg Gerner Got your back
  11. Vanessa White Trust me
  12. Little dragon w/Agge Celebrate
  13. SRNO w/Naaz Stay sane
  14. Dabeull w/Holybrune TR 707
  15. The Kenneth Bager experience w/Damon C Scott Sunshine stereo
  16. Booka shade w/Craig Walker Loneliest boy
  17. Lee Foss & Lee Curtiss Living in the city
  18. Booka shade w/Craig Walker All falls down