Posts Tagged ‘Hip Hop’

Another absolute beauty from the lady of the moment: Azealia Banks.

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“Nice Music For Tired Ears”

Kalabi  has been making and producing music for the past twenty years. In the early days, Kalabi [Si Oliver] was playing bass and writing songs for rock, grunge and funk bands. However, for the past decade he has been producing chill out / trip hop  tracks under the name of Kalabi, with releases all over the world with a number of labels. Strongly influenced by Bill Laswell and Jah Wobble (the Radioaxiom album), and Ronnie and Clyde (the In Glorious Black and Blue album) the core concept of his work is “nice music for tired ears”. As if by musical fate, Kalabi sent through some tracks this week when the ears were in need of some seriously serene bassy sonority, and I found myself completely engrossed in his work. With a range of albums including, “The Bubble or the Spirit”, “The Wheel” and “Tone Poems”, Kalabi’s style and composition reflects and matches that of the work of many popular well-known electronic and chill out artists, which are hit with readers and myself.  Kalabi is sending over tracks from a number of his albums, and his work will now be posted as a regular chill out feature on the blog. His work certainly deserved some recognition and should be a big hit with the trip hop fans! Keep and eye out for next weeks collaboration track with UK Hip Hop producer Remulak entitled “Hypnosis”, which features singer songwriter Guy Osborn.

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It’s been two years since Kanye West released his last solo album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ but he has finally revealed the music video for ‘Lost in the World’ which features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. It was never officially released as a single, but the collaboration which samples Bon Iver’s ‘Woods’, received a lot of attention.  

Kanye is pushing the limits again with the release of this stunning video and there is no doubt that he’s still got it going on. I remember seeing him gig at Brixton Academy before he released his debut album ‘The College Dropout’ in 2004; he was epic a decade ago, and he remains so today.