It’s been a while since we’ve had an offering from housemate ‘Debonair’ and what a positive return with this head nodder. With the roots of this track firmly planted in Reggae sensibilities and an extremely hooky vocal this one will be knocking around our heads for some time.
We’ve not heard a peep from Finnebassen in over 6 months, the hiatus was due to the artist needing some personal time for family and other private things (yes thats right artists do still have private lives). We for one are really happy to see him back producing again, we were there in the beginning for Finn and we’re here now, hoping that he’s resolved everything he needed to and it wasn’t too hard, which these things very often are.
Anyway back to the music, this slow & seductive but sad original ushers in the winter with ease as chilling but cosy feelings emanate from Finn’s guitar and his friend Martin’s piano. Music always comes out better when you write what you feel and there is just so much feeling in here, this one could make you shed a tear or crack a smile, depending on the context. 10 minutes of beautifully honest music.
There’s a social media chain thing going around at the moment, people have to post one track a day for 7 days (sounds familiar) and up pops this little beauty that we have somehow snoozed on. Bonar Bradberry (1/2 of PBR Streetgang and all-round indestructible buzzer) has delicately toned up the original and given it a lot more swagger, love the cosmic melodies and driving key changes in this. It’s the kind groove that could wear out your knees before it tires.
In the words on Cam, the gentleman that is Late Nite Tuff Guy.
“About 6 months ago, just before I set off on my 5 month tour of Europe I got a message from a good friend of mine asking me if I would edit a track that he loves. I said of course, and asked him what track. Turns out its a big favourite of mine also.’Why Can’t We Live Together’ by Timmy Thomas is an amazing song with a strong message that is even more relevant today than it was back in 1972.
The message is clear, it’s simple, it’s beautiful. I’m saddened by recent events around the world and I’ve always tried to spread love through music, because for me, music is love.”
I don’t think we need to say more, thank you for the music Cam and keep on feeling!
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Things get a little spicy today as Tim Zawada’s edit of La Primavera (We can’t find the original, can anyone help here) dons a full brass ensemble and a distinctly latin groove. Lovely interplay or percussion and horns set this one off and get the blood pressure up. One of those tunes that’s more fun if you have someone to dance with.