Safinia is an accomplished film composer who has been responsible for numerous soundtracks including HBO’s Warrior. He has also worked with greats such as Dr Dre and prior to that, enjoyed success as a songwriter and producer/engineer, working with artists as diverse as Britney Spears, Akala and Kylie Minogue. After a series of standout singles, he now unveils his stunning album ‘Yang’ on Music and Texture, out 16th July. His latest solo endeavour sees Safinia draw on his deep interest in Eastern philosophy and his own spiritual practices to inspire a sound that marries the ethereal with a call to the dancefloor. Which explains his quite beautiful Back To Mine 10…
This is the funkiest track ever with a killer bassline and bonkers keyboard solo… probably one of the most influential tracks on my style. The whole album this comes from (Dirty Mind) is an incredible fusion of funk and punk, with a bold AF cover.
Prince – Erotic City
Another funky Prince classic, that makes any dancefloor of any genre go nuts.
Dead Prez – Hip Hop
I love everything about this… simple but fat groove and bassline… timeless… Lyrics and flow are so deep. Very ahead of its time, conscious and hard.
dead prez - Hip Hop (Official Video)
Akala – Shakespeare
One of my favorite tracks I ever produced… Akala is one of the best MCs anywhere any time and he’s ridiculously on fire on this track, and I’m very proud of this beat.
Akala - Shakespeare (DIRTY)
Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
I feel about this the same as Dead Prez… sick groove with deep lyrics and just as relevant today.
Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
50 years old and every word relevant today! (Do you see a pattern here?) And Marvin’s singing is just angelic.
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
Incredible song still sounds fat as hell and I love this video. Watch what happens at 3.15 lol!
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax (Official Video)
Roberta Flack – Feel Like Makin Love
This is the sexiest song ever… it’s like butter melting. The sound of the electric pianos, bass drums and guitar melding with Flack’s vocals are beyond delicious.
Feel Like Makin' Love
Minnie Ripperton – Inside My Love
Another extraordinarily sensual song… I really love how the instrumentation forms this warm bed for the vocals that are so gorgeous.
Minnie Riperton- Inside My Love
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In the Name
No words needed for this one!
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In the Name (Official Music Video)