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April compilation 2018 this [2018-04-22]

Many songs this month discovered by random browsing of music videos.

Calvin Happis - could be the hit of the summer. Tracey - the disco remix does it, a real boost. The Weeknd - dark and in his old style, maybe less pop in the future. Tom Misch - great new album, plenty of good songs. Khruangbin - weird style, a mix of funk, western and soundtrack style. Nice piece in The Guardian.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Calvin Harris w/Dua Lipa One kiss
  2. Drake God's plan
  3. Tracey Thorn Dancefloor (Powerdance extended disco version)
  4. The Weeknd Try me
  5. Daeull & Jordan Lee Don't forget it
  6. Sinead Harnett Body
  7. Kenneth Whalum Motive
  8. Tom Misch w/Loyle Carer Water baby
  9. Tom Misch w/JOrdan Rakei Wake up this day
  10. Alex Szotak w/Mulherin Words to say
  11. Cleo Sol Try and you try
  12. Robert Glasper w/Lalah Hathaway Cherish the day
  13. Empress Of In dreams
  14. August Greene w/Brandy, Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins Optimistic
  15. Tom Misch South of the river
  16. Will Heard Fallin' 4 you (Joe Hertz remix)
  17. Khruangbin Maria También
  18. Booka shade Tyrell
March compilation 2018 this [2018-04-02]

Softer and more soul this time. The Weeknd, less pop, sounds darker and more like when he was not signed, thank you. Braxton, a fine line, the quality of the songs. So many big voices end up sounding like Celine Dion (technique, not soul). India Shawn, one of the highlights this month, like the bass and confident sound. Louis Samson, great voice, and album cover! Ab-soul, a great track, mixes the different sounds of .Paak and Blake. Big. Duke, famous for fantastic videos, so we are just waiting...

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Submotion orchestra Kites
  2. The Weeknd Call out my name
  3. Toni Braxton Long as I live
  4. Alex Isley When it rains
  5. India Shawn Water me w/Alex Isley & Re Lxuise
  6. Louis Samson Reflection
  7. Will Heard I better love you
  8. Leo Kalyan Stranger
  9. Kllo Last yearn
  10. Yangze Sometimes
  11. The Weeknd Wasted times
  12. Calvin Harris w/Kehlani & Lil Yachty Faking it (radio)
  13. Toni Braxton Deadwood
  14. Tracey Thorne w/Corinne Bailey Rae Sister
  15. Ab-soul, Anderson .Paak, James Blake Bloody waters
  16. Duke Dumond & Ebenezer Inhale
  17. Booka shade Night surfing
February compilation 2018 this [2018-03-09]

Slightly more towards soul this time. Again, decent videos.

Going to see Jordan Rakei live in Stockholm, really looking forward. WONK - quality soul out of Tokyo, who knew? Moss Kena EP is out, quite fond of MK. Marian Hill, weird, experimental soundscape, nice and refreshing. U.S. girls, a bit too indie for my taste but I like the video and her voice. A touch of Berghain at the end.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Jordan Rakei Eye to eye
  2. Munro Calm waters
  3. Kaidi Tatham Hard times
  4. Maydien With it
  5. WONK Midnight cruise
  6. Moss Kena Square one
  7. Malia Simple things
  8. Soft Glas Sky in the lake
  9. Marian Hill Subtle things
  10. U.S. girls Rosebud
  11. Sidibe Unreachable
  12. SRNO Try
  13. Snoop Dogg Waves
  14. Matt Martians w/Syd & Stave Lacy Dent Jusay
  15. IAMDDB Shade
  16. Hugh Hardie Nightgale
  17. Answer Code Request Knbn2
  18. Shlomo Vertigo