Oddisee – Beach Dr.
I always start my hip hop sets with this one. It’s a perfect song for every time of the day. Especially when the sun rises.
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose – Too Late to turn back now
I’ve discovered Soul Music at High School in a motown compilation of the 100’s biggest hits of the label. I’m a big fan of Soul music, this song is one one of my favorite, so much emotions at the time.
Roy Hargrove Quintet – Strasbourg Saint Denis
My all time favorite jazz song and performance. The groove, the skills of the musicians, the entire vibe. The musicians are counting us one of the most beautiful story in the world. It every time makes me so happy. Each time I start it I can’t stop the video before the end ahah !
Shout Out the incredible Roy Hargroove who passed away last year.
CunninLynguists – Seasons (Feat Masta Ace) Instrumental by RJD2
One of my favorite rap song, I first felt in love with the instrumental by RJD2 (the strings are so beautiful). I had the chance to see CunninLynguistsa few years ago in brussels with one of my favorite friends, the did the song I got tears in my eyes.
L’Or du Commun – Poignée de punchline
I got a friend who was at the same photography school as Roméo Elvis, a famous belgian rapper actually. She told me to check his work and he was every time with this band. When I saw this clip I broke down ahah. A lot of good lyrics, awesome flows and my favorite energy in hip hop, powezrful.
Népal – Rien D’spécial
Perfect song to listen when there’s nothing special to do. That’s also the name of the song. It’s perfectly said and made. The instrumental is one of my favorite, it really makes me fly.
Shout out to Népal who passed away just a few month too, he was one of the best in this music.
Weval – You’re Mine
Wonderful trip by weval, it reminds me my childhood when I was listening to Daft Punk Discovery album in the bus all day.
Rival Consoles – Recovery
I discovered this song last year, it instantly became one of my favorite. For me this song tell the story of life. It’s sometimes beautiful, sometimes hard, sometimes sad sometimes happy.
I can’t explain how many feelings are passing thru me when I listen this song. All that with 2 song of synths and a drum kit. Masterpiece.
Bonobo – Kiara
Bonobo is one of the artist I’ve listened the most, he is really important in my learning of electronic music. The song is one of my favorite, the melodies are beautiful.
Cri – Rush feat Ouri
Cri is underrated, he is so talented. This song is a demonstration of it. Wonderful from the begining til the end.
Blutch – La Cité Des Etoiles (inc Michael Mayer remix) (Astropolis Records
The long standing and hugely respected label and events company Astropolis welcome Blutch for a new single that comes ahead of his debut album on this same label later in 2020, and includes a remix from Michael Mayer. Blutch has had numerous releases on the likes Nowadays, Dance Around 88 and Délicieuse Musique, has collaborated with heavyweights like Terrence Parker and Red Rack’em and has received support from NTS and Radio 1. He is a respected talent in France and deals in classy electronica that blurs the lines between dream states and reality, and the forthcoming album will be presented as a gripping audiovisual tale with the help of video maker Romain Navier. First up here is expressive techno masterpiece ‘Beau Rivage’ which soars on supple synth lines and elastic drum programming. It’s elegant stuff awash with melodic beauty and emotion. Single, ‘Compétition’ which gets an early release on December 18th is another excellently mature and musical track with symphonic synths reaching to the heavens and colourful arps lighting up the uplifting grooves. ‘2014’ is driven by vast, pounding and cavernous drums, with distant vocal harmonies bring an angelic feel to the celestial synths and chords. Buy the digital version and you’ll get the added bonus of ‘Vorlen’, another gem that brims with The EP concludes with two brilliant versions of ‘La Cité Des Etoiles’. The original is layered up with pixelated leads, soft chords and found sound percussion samples that fire your every synapse. Remixing is Kompakt label boss and one of the most revered names in electronic music, Michael Mayer. He flips ‘La Cité Des Etoiles’ into deeply rooted techno that is riddled with claps and synth lines that bright real light.