Herbie Hancock – Butterfly

Herbie is one of my greatest heroes and Butterfly is a perfect example of his fusion of jazz and mellow, but extremely groovy, funk from the seventies. Benny Maupin’s bass clarinet will caress your spine like boa constrictor of love.

Herbie Hancock – Butterfly

 

Trian Kayhatu – Issey

Netherlands based producer Trian always hits the spot with gorgeous chords, innovative production and bittersweet melodies.

Trian Kayhatu – Issey

 

Peeano – Nothing2Something

Another hauntingly beautiful track with forward thinking production, perfect for those melancholic moments. Peeano also happens to reside in the Netherlands. Must be all the tulips they eat over there.

 

Gino Vannelli – Storm At Sunup

Gino Vannelli’s early records were part of the soundtrack to my childhood. Storm At Sunup is one my favorite tracks of his. Goes from calm and soothing to a bit of a frenzy then back again. Instant nostalgia for me.

GINO VANNELLI storm at sunup

 

Stan Tracey – Starless And Bible Black

Got turned onto this amazing smokey and dusty jazz number by Scottish DJ Rebecca Vasmant. She’s obsessed with this track and I understand why. Soul melting and mind expanding.

Stan Tracey Starless and Bible Black w/ Bobby Wellins 1965 Columbia records

 

Tomita – Claire De Lune

Tomita has been a huge inspiration for me. His electronic renditions of classical music in the seventies are absolutely mind blowing. His sonic landscapes, thanks to literally tons of modular synths, were so ahead of his time.

Tomita Dead 2016 RIP Clair de Lune from Snowflakes Are Dancing

 

Telefon Tel Aviv – Stolen Moments

Oliver Nelson’s jazz classic gets the rework treatment by Telefon Tel Aviv. No beats, just lush and glorious strings with a few bits of the original, sparkled with little electronic glitches here and there. Never underestimate the power of strings!

Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson) – Telefon Tel Aviv – Remixes Compiled

 

Vangelis – Blade Runner Main Titles

The amazing soundtrack to one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time. Instantly takes you into space, no space ship required.

Vangelis – (Blade Runner) Main Titles

 

George Duke – Love Reborn

Duke’s more electronic version of Love Reborn on the Brazilian Love Affair album.
Few keyboardists could make the Minimoog sing like him.

George Duke – Love Reborn

 

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Love From The Sun

And finally a vocal cut for those winter nights when vitamin D deprivation is at its peak in Sweden.
Dee Dee fills you with hope and warmth. No need for supplements.

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Love From The Sun

 

Soulnaturals ‘I Got Sunshine (Enough For The World) (Inc. Opolopo Remix) is out now on British Soul Standard.