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May compilation 2018 this [2018-05-27]

Nothing says summer like yet another version of "Tudo que voce podia ser", this time less latin sounding, more regular jazz. Amber Mark and her EP Connexao is highly recommended. Jungle and their videos, nice. Still figuring out if I like the new Roisin track, quite a bit of a 90s sound. Didn'y expect to listen to Simple minds ever again (last good album was in... '82 I think).

[Preview: 20 seconds from each song]

  1. Sunni Colon Yours truly
  2. Sarah Elisabeth Charles The fold
  3. Amber Mark Connexao
  4. Jungle Happy man
  5. Sean Khan w/Sabina Malheiros Tudo que voce podia ser
  6. SIROJ w/Nelson Clark Traction
  7. JD Reid w/Katy B Call your bluff
  8. Chromatics Black walls
  9. Simple minds Summer (Gary Numan and Ade Fenton edit)
  10. SueLily Two minds
  11. Kllo Potential
  12. Amber Mark All the work
  13. NIKI Dancing with the devil
  14. Roisin Murphy All my dreams
  15. Eli Escobar Body and soul
  16. ZHU Save me
  17. SW:SVN la-400x
  18. Disclosure w/Fatoumata Diawara Ultimatum
  19. Nightmares on wax Deep shadows (Moodymann remix)
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