COVER OF THE WEEK: KILLING ME SOFTLY (ROBERTA FLACK/FUGEES) – JORJA SMITH

Whether you’re more familiar with Roberta Flack’s original version, or like me you remember the Fugees chart domination with their 1996 remake, there’s no denying that ‘Killing Me Softly’ is a great song. Here we have UK singer-songwriter Jorja Smith take on the number, giving it an uptempo jazz makeover. I do think the arrangement slightly takes away from the emotional depth, making it more … Continue reading COVER OF THE WEEK: KILLING ME SOFTLY (ROBERTA FLACK/FUGEES) – JORJA SMITH

SONG OF THE DAY: JAX JONES x YEARS and YEARS- PLAY

This song gives me maaaajor garage throwback vibes. It reminds me of a lot of Artful Dodger tracks from the early 00s that my friend and I used to blast in her clapped out Citroen Saxo as we drove around thinking we were the shit. I’m not really one for clubbing, but this song makes me want to go out and dance. Though having said … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JAX JONES x YEARS and YEARS- PLAY

SONG OF THE DAY: JANET JACKSON – NO SLEEEP

In May 2015, Janet Jackson surprised everyone by announcing she was set to release new music and head out on a world tour. The then-untitled album would be her first in seven years and would satisfy fans who at that point had no idea whether she would ever make music again. The star had been M.I.A. for a few of years, rumoured to be living … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JANET JACKSON – NO SLEEEP

SONG OF THE DAY: SAM WILLS – UNIFY

I remember first seeing Sam Wills a few years ago as a support act at a live gig and promptly downloading his first EP, ‘So Bright’. Not only does he have an incredible voice but his music is so transportive. With every song you really feel as though you’re entering another world and that’s down to the crystal clear production by Wills and Karma Kid. … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: SAM WILLS – UNIFY

SONG OF THE DAY: CIARA – I BET (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

I will always stan for Ciara. I think she’s one of the most hard working, humble artists out there and her ability to sustain a career for fifteen years should not go unacknowledged. Also, if Janet Jackson – one of the nicest legends around – likes you enough to call you a friend, then that’s good enough for me. Ciara NEVER gives a bad live … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: CIARA – I BET (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

SONG OF THE DAY: JENNIFER LOPEZ – EXPERTEASE (READY SET GO)

We all know J.Lo has put out a number of thumping dance tracks during her near-twenty year music career, but for me, some of my favourite songs by her are the mid-tempos. This particular mid-tempo was co-written by Sia and when that chorus kicks in there’s no denying her involvement. In fact, during the chorus you can hear Sia’s vocals more clearly than Jennifer’s, though … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: JENNIFER LOPEZ – EXPERTEASE (READY SET GO)

SONG OF THE DAY: MARSHA AMBROSIUS – OLD TIMES

Marsha Ambrosius could sing the phonebook and I would be happy, but when she came out with this song last summer I honestly don’t think I listened to anything else for about a week straight. There’s a spontaneity about Marsha’s songs that I love. In the way that many rappers will just improvise their raps in the studio in front of a mic, sometimes I … Continue reading SONG OF THE DAY: MARSHA AMBROSIUS – OLD TIMES