Sunday, 17 February 2013

Taste of Honey (From the City)


Romare is back with another EP "Love Songs: Part One" after his much acclaimed "Meditations On Afrocentrism" from last year..On this track he's taking it in a more early '90's clubland style creating impressive rhythmic ripples by layering a variety of vocal samples atop a dusty break. Available next month 25th via Black Acre. Love this guys work, Highly Recommended!

1.Your Love (You Give Me Fever) 
2.Jimi & Faye (Part One) 
3.Taste of Honey (From The City) 
4.Hey Now (When I give You All My Lovin’) 

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Donald Byrd R.I.P.

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II -  December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013

Great sadness this week learning of the passing of one of my musical inspirations last Monday at the age of 80. From my early teens he became the soundtrack to so many episodes in my life. See my Artist Review from 2008. For now we'll just leave you with the track  'The Emperor'  from the 1972 LP 'Ethiopian Knights'. 

Bless you Mr Byrd and thank you for the music sir!