I seem to be drawn to the chilled out vibes in music this week. The cha cha cha chang (?) of this song is soulful, laced with moments of winding funk beats which lend it a cool, fleshed out tune. Sometimes, I enjoy listening to a bit of instrumental hiphop/triphop/ soul /funk. Instrumental music is cool to chill out to.
The saxophone gives the A-side a G-funk delight.
Is that even a music term?
I guess it is now. 😀
This is the first song I’ve heard of the BACO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND.
So it’s great they’ve got a B-side to sample.
On the B side, they have done a rework of Mobb Deep’s hit with the same name. In fact, the B-side has gone straight into my playlist. I adore sounds that immerse cultures and flaunt a multitude of sounds. This has a real Bhangra, anime, Bolly wood espionage feel. It’s playful and seriously cool. Bangerz delight.
For those of you who want to hear Mobb Deep’s ordinal song ‘Burn’ – yeah, they’ve done the song justice. It’s sweet!
Finally, to round up this post, if I may… I wish to impart and depart (lol)with a few words
.I always want to be successful in whatever I’m doing just like everyone else. I want to get it right. I want to see my “5-year GOAL/PLAN” results from the day I have an idea to do something different with my blog or with my Life.
It is cool to not have everything figured from the initial conception. Be cool with that and enjoy the process.
Every day is not going to be a day where we feel we have hit our creative goals.
Great or small.
Sometimes it’s cool to break down a big dream in to smaller chunks. Count all your achievements -great and small
Who else has heard of this search engine database for music you have yet to discover? the MUSIC MAP it generates is the GOAT.
I’ve been using Gnoosic for about 2 years (ish)
GNOD (The Global Network Of Discovery).It is an ongoing project developed by Marek Gibney, based in Germany.
if you are looking to find new music and artists to listen to or learn about this database is where you need to be.
Gnoosic is able to produce a personalised Music map of artists or music you may like based on your search results
Here’s how easy it is to use GNOOSIC
Type in up to three bands/names
I typed in two that the database knows & one that it didn’t know. I wonder if we can use it to introduce other users to new music artists and genres?
Based on my 3 choices it aks if its predictions are correct. You have the option of choosing you don’t know.
The other part of Gnod is MUSIC MAP.
It’s great for finding new artists similar to who you type in the database. What I love about this system is that it is a community project.
If the artist you want doesn’t come up you can ask to add it to the database. You can also verify other users artists uploaded.
There is a link to submit artists who aren’t on the map too. And if you are of the pedantic type you can fix typos too 😉
Gnoosic and the Music-Map are the music parts of Gnod. Together, they are visited by over 200000 music fans per month and provide them with millions of music recommendations.
I chose to look up Orsten
I’m impressed by the results closest /similar in style to Orsten Moderator, Nym, Boogie Belgique, Moderator are artists I already follow. I’m tempted to check out Madwreck.
It also brought up a bunch of bands/artists (not so similar) but who I enjoy too. A few examples are
If you pick an artist/band on the map it automatically regroups names to the most similar. It’s dynamic.
It would be great to be able to put in biographies too but I find a quick place to find new music to listen to, write to, write about or to submit yourself as an artist -its a great project.
The big test is to find a new artist & song that I love that will feature on this blog. I’m sure it will!
Simple to use.
Great for finding new music and artists & bands. its also great for understanding what music genres or (sub-genres) appeal to you & for helping people who want to write about music use this as a resource to research genres, news…