1. Michael Jackson -- Thriller
This for me is the best track ever. Back when it came out its unique groove caught immediately my ear. Combined with the most controversial music video at the times Michael Jackson’s Thriller, shook up the world with it. Millions of people were dancing his choreography and celebrating this song. This is and was one of the most epic tracks there is worldwide.
2. Marvin Gaye -- I Want You
This track by fabolous Marvin Gaya from 1976 is an emotional funky groove with lots of emotions that got to me right away. I was fascinated by the various musical styles he implemented in the track, from disco to funk elements with his smooth more R&B voice.
3. Color Me Badd -- Sexual Capacity
One of my favorite R&B tracks when I started to get interested in women around the age of 15 and started to dance “slow” in the discoteque. Yes I am a romantic guy.
4. Lost Boyz -- Me And My Crazy World
Released in 1997 by Universal Records I fell in love with this track and Lost Boyz first and foremost because of the smooth vibe and feeling of the track as well as the idea of being in a love triangle. From all Hip Hop bands, this one is my favorite.
5. 112 feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase -- Only You
What I liked about this track from 112 feat. Biggie and Maze is the combination of smooth rapping and R&B.
6. Horace Brown Feat. Lost Boyz -- One For The Money (Buttnaked Tim Dawg Remix)
this track reminds me of the time when I was 14 years old. I was so happy when I got this record still back then in the days recorded from a radio show on tape. I am in love with this track
7. Marvin Gaye -- Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Sounds like it was written yesterday. sends prayers to the human race with his message. Mr.Marvin Gaye. Amazing bassline, with funky guitar and percussive elements..
8. Busta Rhymes -- Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
What I love about this track is that Busta did an hommage to Eddie Murphy’s film “Coming to America”. The track has an excellent groove and the melody of the track is extraordinary.
9. Sade -- Nothing Can Come Between Us
Wonderful Sade. For me the best bassline ever heard in any track. Also i love the message in the track that “nothing can come between us”. Especially in those times of the Pandemic, when loved ones are far away, this song still gives hope even after 30 years.
10. Stereo MC’s -- Connected
I am gonna get myself I am gonna get myself connected.) One of the most epic tracks ever made. groovy funky song with a message that will stick around for centuries.. very well done: ) love it.
Darksidevinyl feat. Ayah Tlhanyane – Inyembezi EP (connected)
Hailing from Egypt, Vienna-based DJ and producer Darksidevinyl is a multifaceted talent with a passion for contemporary Afro sounds and progressive melodies. He has released material via Go Deeva Records, Wired and Selador whilst regularly performing at local clubs and events in Austria. He now joins forces with vocalist Ayah Tlhanyane on the alluring ‘Inyembezi’ for his latest offering. The record opens with the delightfully deep ‘Inyembezi’, a Zulu term for tears. The track combines luscious chords with soothing pads and subtle melodic touches to create a slow-building experience, whilst laying the focus on Ayah’s captivating and soulful vocals. ‘Ekon’ serves up an electronic work of art; sensual drum programming and distorted tones play together below the surface as soaring synths, and chuggy kicks roll between euphoric keys.