Tag Archive: Songwriter

Diggin’ This: Royce Wood Junior ft Shirazpapi – “Graffiti”

  Rex Orange Country meets A.K. Paul.       Heavily into this new excellence from Royce Wood Junior featuring Shirazpapi (nice).     I’ve been into the London producer’s work ever since… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mahalia – “Back Up Plan” (Maths Time Joy Remix)

  Mightily diggin’ this synth-surgin’ remix from London producer Maths Time Joy of Leicester, UK chanteuse Mahalia‘s “Back Up Plan.”       Track of the day.   Mahalia – “Back Up Plan”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jesse Boykins III – “The Wonder Years” (Official Video)

  Despite being called “The Wonder Years,” this new future soul synth-simmerer from Chicago-born singer-songwriter-producer Jesse Boykins III contains approximately 0% guest raps from Fred Savage.       Big love for this one. Track of the day.  … Continue reading

BenZel & Stevie Neale – “Wasted Love”

  Electronic soul-pop is at its best when it’s equal parts sugary and bittersweet.       Diggin’ this new one from BenZel, otherwise known as Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco (or… Continue reading

Becky Hill – “Caution To The Wind” (Official Video)

  Hold tight the clockwork glockenspiel!   Love this brand new R&B-pop song strongly sung by Bewdley, England’s Becky Hill and produced by Two Inch Punch, he of the formerly mysterious BenZel duo (read… Continue reading

Banoffee – “Got It”

  Melbourne, Australia’s Martha Brown is Banoffee, a singer-songwriter with a taste for sweet retro synths and experimental, honeyed R&B.       Banoffee – “Got It”         With a track this good… Continue reading

Kidd Feather – “Sirene” (Official Video)

  Switzerland’s Kidd Feather creates kaleidoscopic, refracted, psychedelic electronic pop.       Now living in East London, he says that his homeland was instrumental in influencing his musical style.   “I grew up… Continue reading

WE ARE THE WEST INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THEIR UNDERGROUND PARKING LOT SHOW IN SANTA MONICA – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     I recently produced a story on the incredible We Are The West for NUVOtv‘s flagship music program, The Collective.   I’m honored to be able to tell… Continue reading

Ray LaMontagne – “Lavender”

  Those loose, loose guitar strings, that “Steady as She Goes” angular drum pattern.       Ray LaMontagne – “Lavender”         Ray LaMontagne‘s new album, Supernova, is out now.… Continue reading

Bibio – “Dye The Water Green” (Live) (Official Video)

Warp Records, you are good to us. This live version of “Dye the Water Green” by West Midlands, UK musician Bibio is some much needed Friday afternoon chill.       From Bibio… Continue reading

Erik Hassle – “Pathetic” (Produced by SOHN)

Disgruntled bass murmurs, upfront finger clicks, bell echoes, sandy shakers, and yearning Prince-alike vocals from Stockholm, Sweden’s Erik Hassle. “Pathetic”—this track is anything but—features production from England not Austria’s SOHN, fresh from teaming… Continue reading

James Vincent McMorrow – “Red Dust”

“Red Dust” isn’t a new song; it’s been a favorite of fans of the Irish troubadour James Vincent McMorrow for at least a couple of years now. This brand new remake improves on the… Continue reading

Slakah the Beatchild – “I Surrender” (Official Video)

That chunky bass guitar, that soaring soulful vocal, that acoustic guitar strim-strum, that pleasing woodblockish beat from Toronto’s Slakah the Beatchild. “I Surrender” sounds like it could be an unplugged Raphael Saadiq jam.   Slakah the… Continue reading

Sufjan Stevens – “Sister Winter” (Broke for Free Remix) (Free Download)

Oakland, CA’s Tom Cascino is Broke for Free. His remix of Sufjan Stevens’ “Sister Winter” is underpinned by a string of simple yet delightful tumbling drum rolls and throbbing piano pulses, making the… Continue reading

Lonnie Holley – “Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” (Official Video)

“Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” is quite possibly my new favorite song title. Lonnie Holley, born on February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama, is the seventh of twenty-seven children. Childhood was chaotic:… Continue reading

Lost Midas ft Taylor O’Donnell – “Love Undone” (Official Video)

My new favorite tune from Lost Midas, the very talented beat producer and songwriter, sporting an impressive mustache and an even more impressive, next-level, Minority Report-filmed-in-Silverlake, hipster edition of Google Glass in the video… Continue reading

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – “Midnight City” (M83 Cover) (Acoustic Version)

His name may make you think of a mustachioed, top-hatted Victorian industrialist aristocrat rather than a 23-year-old singer-songwriter-guitar strummer from York, England.   Benjamin Francis Leftwich – “Midnight City” (M83 Cover) (Acoustic Version)… Continue reading