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Best songs of 2019 this [2020-01-12]

The best songs of 2019. The top 3-5 songs are probably in right order but it quickly becomes more a group of great tracks.

  1. Savannah Cristina Rebound
    A slow beat on repeat, on a relationship lost to another woman and how to bounce back
  2. Lolo Zouai High hights to low lows
    A new refreshing sound from this French-Algerian singer-songwriter, perhaps it's the mix of the Amercan and European roots coming through, bittersweet dreamy pop and r&b with vocals in two languages, been on heavy rotation at home, also check out the track Chevy Impala.
  3. Moss Kena Nothing breaks like a heart (live acoustic)
    A cover of the Mark Ronson/Miley Cyrus song and far better than the original, the new Sam Smith?
  4. Maverick Sabre w/Chronixx Her grace
    A potent voice, modern british soul, absolutely heart-breaking story of abuse and unseen tears, gets me every time.
  5. Apparat Caronte
    Love the voice of Sasha Ring in this beautiful orchestral piece, this is the electronic club sound of Berlin (at least for me), also check out the track Dawan.
  6. Tove Lo w/Kylie Minogue Really don't like you
    Tove is perhaps Sweden's main pop star now as the A game collab with Kylie shows, catchy electro pop.


























December compilation 2019 this [2019-12-31]

Just in time. A lot of late album releases. Does this mean we still buying music for Christmas? A start with a couple really nice (jazz) fusion tracks here, then the usual mix of soul and r&b. Next up: best of 2019.

Always looking forward to new material from Pat Metheny but also afraid of experiments with new styles. This sounds like the old fusion style. Thanks.
Takeleave - Nicolas De Araujo Peixoto is a Berlin-based musician with an instrumental background as a songwriter and guitarist. Broken beats with a bit ambient and house.
Werkha - Werkha is from Manchester originally, now in Glasgow. Jazzy in its core, with funk and soul. This is something you want to see live.
Neue - french producer and DJ N'thepe mixes jazz and hiphop, some say a bit of grime as well. Going to play Stockholm 22 Feb 2020 (have my ticket).
Yussef - jazz percussionist and one of London's new jazz stars. Like the broken touch.
DCA -
Lolo - Californian child of French-Algerian immigrants, only 24, has written for H.E.R. Hip-pop and melancholy. Quite fond of this.
Sonny - a theory is that some songs get here because of the video.
Marie - Danish, London based singer. Classic r&b.
Daniela -
Solå - Sol SunnanÃ¥ Eriksenfrom NOrway. LoFi, own production.
Hemai -
Misha - it's very rare to find music from Finland on here.
Kaytranada's album is like a best of guest vocals.
Weeknd - I like going back to the dark lyrics. Less mainstream like this. Thanks.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]
  1. Pat Metheny You are
  2. Takeleave Climbing trees
  3. Werkha Generation X
  4. Neue Grafik Ensemble w/Brother Portrait Hedgehog's dilemma
  5. Yussef Dayes w/Roccy Palladino & Charlie Stacey Othello
  6. Deaton Chris Anthony & Umi Sonshine
  7. Lolo Zouai Chevy Impala
  8. Sonny OMG
  9. Marie Dahlstrom A loveletter - an improvisation
  10. Daniela Andrade Tamale
  11. Solå Dizzy
  12. Hemai w/FiFi Robo Euphonia
  13. Dog ear Can't complain
  14. Misha & Jussi Halme w/cocoabona Luv pact
  15. Kaytranada w/Iman Omari 2 the music
  16. Kehlani w/Keyshia Cole All me
  17. HERO Comfortable
  18. The Weeknd Heartless
  19. Bille Eilish Bad guy
  20. Ariana Grande Break up with your boyfriend, I'm bored
  21. Stormzy Crown

November compilation 2019 this [2019-12-01]

At least two songs here are going to the best of 2019 list.

Bembe Segue with Da Lata, a good combo. One of the best voices out there.
Kraak & Smaak, I slept on the album. It's seriously good, parhaps best this year. It's a style of its own - music for grown up club people, maybe?
Monogem (or Jen Hirsh), her first song in spanish.
Lolo Zouai, american/french/algerian singer. Seriously good stuff.
Ends with newly released italo disco by dutch DJ Masalo, featuring the vocals of Guineo-Malian singer Doussou Koulibaly.

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]
  1. Monogem Soy lo que soy
  2. Lolo Zouai High highs to low lows
  3. Savannah Cristina Rebound
  4. Niia Whatever you got
  5. Lolo Zouai Money diamonds roses
  6. Tinashe & 6lack Touch and go
  7. Billie Eilish Everything I wanted
  8. Savannah Cristina Spend it on me
  9. Lomboy Like me
  10. FKA twigs w/Future Holy terrain
  11. Incognito w/Take 6 The weather report
  12. Da Lata Thunder of silence
  13. The intergalactic republic of Kongo Her witchery
  14. Saint Bodhi FlowerChild
  15. Chloe Bodur Money
  16. Savannah Cristina One night only
  17. Kraak & Smaak w/Sanguita Soul liberator
  18. Basil Panagop w/Fauves Topaz
  19. GusGus w/Sisely Treasure Came back to life
  20. Masalo w/Doussou Koulibaly Yera